Mr. Fred Leigh has played a key founding and executive role in the junior mining sector for nearly four decades, and has founded and directed, and invested in many public companies. He plays a critical role at Forbes and Manhattan in assisting CEO’s and CFO’s in funding, market support and business advisory services. Forbes and Manhattan is based in Toronto, ON, and is a leading merchant bank with a global focus on the resource, agricultural, technology and telecommunications sectors.
Christopher J. Hale, Ph. D., P. Geo.
Dr. Chris Hale (“Chris”) is a Canadian Geoscientist with more than 45 years in exploration.
He received his B.Sc. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Erindale College, University of Toronto in 1974. He then worked for a short period of time but quickly returned to academic life where he then completed a Masters of Arts Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and then a Doctorate degree at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hale’s research interests included applications of rock and paleo-magnetism to structural problems in Precambrian terrains including the determination of structural controls on gold mineralization in the Uchi and Abitibi subprovinces.
From 1984 to 1995 he held faculty positions at McMaster University and the University of Toronto where his teaching responsibilities included applied geophysics and bridging the gap between geology and geophysics.
He has since held positions with various exploration companies and has worked throughout North and South America as well as other continents.
In 2008, Chris joined with John Gilliatt to form Intelligent Exploration (“IE”), private consulting firm based in Ontario. John has over 30 years of mineral exploration experience. He holds a B. Sc. (1986) from the University of Alberta and is registered as a P. Geoph. (Alberta). He was also a Senior Geophysicist at JVX from 1996 to 2007, managing the daily operations for more than a decade in addition to processing and modeling magnetic, IP and EM data. Both partners hold a P. Geo. registration in Ontario and are members of the Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society (KEGS). Chris is also registered as P. Geo. In Newfoundland & Labrador (PEGNL).
IE provides consulting services under a Certificate of Authorization from the APO (Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario). IE promotes geophysical exploration in which techniques are individually tailored to each type of target. Their particular areas of expertise include magnetic surveys and geologically constrained interpretation of magnetic data, DC Resistivity and IP applications in gold and base metals exploration. IE also provides survey selection and implementation based on measured physical properties of target mineralization. IE is equipped with a portable laboratory for detailed measurements of physical properties in the field.
Chris will be utilizing his expertise and that if IE to provide advisory services to CMC Metals Ltd. on exploration of their properties.
Kristian Whitehead, B.Sc, P.Geo
Kristian Whitehead has over 20 years of exploration experience in senior geological roles throughout the Americas, including Yukon, British Columbia, Alaska, Guyana, Mexico, and Brazil. He has previously operated his own drilling and service companies and has worked with companies such as Eureka Resources, Levon Resources Ltd., Kootenay Silver Inc., Fortunate Sun Mining Ltd., Hunter Dickinson/Taseko Mines, Copper Creek Gold Corp., Stratagold Corp., Fire River Gold Corp., and Hawthorne Gold Corp.