Technical Team

Dawn Evans-Lamswood, MSc, P.Geo

VP - Exploration

Ms. Dawn Evans-Lamswood’s career spans two decades of exploration experience exploring the Voisey’s Bay district after joining the Archean Resources drilling team in 1995, immediately following the discovery of the Ovoid Zone. Her career continued in the area with Inco and its successor company Vale Inco, recently retiring with the position of Exploration Manager, Brown Field Exploration, Vale North Atlantic. Ms. Evans-Lamswood has co-authored numerous publications on the Voisey’s Bay deposit and district.


Allan McTavish, MSc, P.Geo

Project Manager

Allan MacTavish is a specialist in PGE-Cu-Ni exploration and obtained a B.Sc. (Honours) Degree in Geology from Laurentian University in 1977 and a M.Sc. Degree in Geology from Lakehead University in 1992. He has been actively involved in the mineral exploration industry since 1975 with various major and junior mining/mineral exploration companies and has also worked as a Field Geoscientist for the Ontario Geological Survey. He has been Exploration Manager, Canada for Magma Metals (Canada) Limited and its successor Panoramic PGMs (Canada) Limited since May 2007, and is based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He and his staff were instrumental in bringing the Magma/Panoramic Thunder Bay North Pt-Pd-Cu-Ni deposit from a newly discovered raw prospect to a well-defined, polymetallic, magmatic sulphide deposit with a 9.8 million tonne indicated resource. Before joining Magma Metals/ Panoramic Resources he was a Consulting Geologist specializing in PGE-Ni-Cu exploration.


Justin Johnson, M.Sc. P.Geo.

Senior Geologist

Justin Johnson is a registered Professional Geologist with nearly 20 years of experience in exploration for base and precious metals. He was involved in all aspects of exploration on the Thunder Bay North deposit prior to its option to Rio Tinto. Justin received his H.Bsc. and Master of Geology from Lakehead.


Derek Wilton, PhD, P.Geo.

Senior Geological Advisor

Dr. Derek Wilton is Honorary Research Professor (from 1995) in the Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University. Much of his research has been conducted in Labrador, from Cape Chidley to the Straits to Labrador West. He has authored or co-authored over 40 papers in referenced journals, 30 books, 45 referenced government papers, over 180 published abstracts, and in excess of 225 contract reports for industry government and aboriginal groups. In 2013, he received the inaugural “Geoscientist of the Year” award from the NL section of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM). He was elected an International Fellow of the Explorers Club in 2010, and elected as Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2013. His research was recognized by Royal Canadian Geographical Society as one of “Seven Amazing Projects in 2018”.


Bruce Mackie, P.Geo.

Senior Project Advisor

Mr. Bruce W. Mackie, P. Geo., a senior Exploration Geologist with 38 years of progressive experience in all phases of exploration program management, including as VP of North American Palladium Inc., from concept, acquisition, budgeting, evaluation and ore reserve definition.


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