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.

Dean Besserer, P.Geol.

Mr Besserer has more than two decades of exploration experience working in over 50 countries including across much of Africa, often leading annual exploration budgets exceeding US$20 million. Previous clients include BHP Billiton, DeBeers and Ashton Mining. Mr Besserer is a former Director of Brilliant Mining listed on the TSX-V, and was previously a partner and Vice President of APEX Geoscience Ltd. Mr Besserer is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101 and is presently Vice-President of Exploration at Freeman Gold Corp. and Apollo Gold Corporation and General Manager of Exploration at Jervois Mining Ltd.

Adrian Smith, P.Geo.


Adrian Smith, P.Geo., B.Sc., has worked as a professional geologist for over ten years with experience working in the Mining and Exploration industries. Mr. Smith began working for Exploration Companies as an Underground Mine Geologist in the Shasta Gold-Silver Mine in Northern BC. He then began work for North American Tungsten Corp. at the Cantung Mine in the Northwest Territories where he was involved in successfully identifying, modeling, and producing ore in addition to known reserves. Since then Mr. Smith has taken his mining and exploration experience from underground and applied it to exploration projects across Canada and the United States. Currently Mr. Smith is CEO of ArcPacific Resources and sits on the boards of ML Gold Corp. and Go Cobalt Mining Corp., and founded Divitiae Resources Ltd. Mr. Smith graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Geology, and has been a member of APEG BC since 2008.


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.