Technical Advisors

Andrew Tims, P.Geo.


Andrew Tims is a Registered Professional Geologist in Ontario and Manitoba and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.  He is an exploration geologist with more than 30 years of experience working throughout Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, spending significant time the in Kirkland Lake-Timmins, Red Lake gold camps plus the  Wabigoon area of Northwest Ontario where Usha Resources' Nicobat Project is located.  He has worked for Major companies including Teck Resources and Hemlo Gold Mines in Hemlo gold camp, as well as junior exploration companies before joining Rainy River Resources, in 2006, as a senior exploration geologist until it was taken over by New Gold in 2013. Andrew was part of the exploration team that developed the Rainy River resource from 550 000 ounces of gold in 2005 to over six million when it was acquired by New Gold. 


Andrew has lead and  managed a number of successful exploration projects over the last 30 years covering a number of commodities including platinum group metal (reef) exploration for Aurora Platinum Corp in the far north of Ontario to kimberlite exploration in the Timiskaming structural zone for Tres-Or Resources to volcanogenic massive sulphide exploration in the western Wabigoon for Abitibi Mining Inc. Andrew is a past president of the Porcupine Prospectors Association and a past director of the Ontario Prospectors Association plus a former director of Gold Bullion Development Corp.


Elisabeth Ronacher, P.Geo.


Elisabeth Ronacher is a geologist with a passion for ore deposits. Her formal training is in epithermal and porphyry deposits. She worked on the Porgera gold deposit, Papua New Guinea, and on the giant Hugo Dummett Cu-Au porphyry deposits at Oyu Tolgoi, Mongolia among others. During the last ten years, Elisabeth has been involved in exploration for a variety of commodities (including Au, Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, PGE) and ore deposit types (including orogenic, orthomagmatic, VMS, Sedex) worldwide. She received a PhD from the University of Alberta and was a Post- doctoral Fellow at the Colorado School of Mines. Elisabeth is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO), the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) and the Society of Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA).


Helgi Sigurgeirson, P.Geo.


Helgi Sigurgeirson has worked as an exploration geologist since 1995 on projects in Canada, Mexico and China. He is a professional geoscientist with APEGBC and has worked on a variety of exploration programs, including VMS, porphyry, epithermal and orogenic Au veins, and anorthosite hosted Ti. Since 1999, Mr. Sigurgeirson has developed and operated several dimension stone quarries on the BC coast. He has considerable experience permitting and running small mines and exploration projects, and holds a BCMEM Surface blasting ticket, as well as an Open Pit Shiftboss Certificate.