Harold Gibson, PhD., P.Geo
Dr. Harold Gibson is a world-renowned expert on Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) deposits, and is working with Galway principally to assist in the exploration and advancement of the Estrades VMS project. He is Professor of Volcanology and Ore Deposits at the Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University. He was Director of the Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) from 2002 to 2017, and is the Founding Director of the $104M, Metal Earth Research Project, Canada’s largest mineral exploration research initiative. Harold joined Laurentian University in 1990, after leaving a successful 12-year career in the mining exploration industry. His research is field based, focuses on volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) ore systems, and over the past 40 years he has developed extensive expertise on the geology and setting of VMS deposits globally, including those in Canada, USA, Mexico, Sweden, Australia, Turkey, Morocco, Oman, Eritrea, Saudia Arabia and on the modern seafloor. Harold has more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and has consulted for Canadian and International Mining Companies and governments. Harold is a recipient of the William Harvey Gross Award and the Duncan R. Derry Medal from the Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada, the Barlow Memorial Medal and the Julian Boldy Memorial Award from the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and the Research Excellence Award form Laurentian University.
Debbie G. Laney, P. Eng
Mrs. Laney has over 30 years of experience as a Metallurgical Engineer in the United States and overseas covering all facets of the metallurgical/mining industry. Debbie has extensive knowledge of oxide, sulphide and refractory processing of gold, silver, copper, and polymetallic ores. She provides engineering and management oversight for field trials and pilot plant studies; develops detailed process designs for feasibility studies and provides data analyses for successful full-scale production plants. Debbie holds both Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from Montana Tech of the University of Montana and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Nevada and Arizona. She is a member of SME, CIM, MMSA, and CMP. She is on the advisory board for the Women’s Mining Coalition and a member of the PE exam committee for SME. Throughout her career Debbie has worked for both small and large mining companies, chemical companies and research firms.
David Rhys, P.Geo
David Rhys, P. Geo, will assist Galway in evaluating and interpreting structural settings, with a focus on expanding existing deposits and identifying new ones at both the Clarence Stream and Estrades projects. Mr. Rhys is a consulting geologist based in Vancouver, Canada. He studied at the University of British Columbia and subsequently has worked for more than 25 years in the mining industry applying geological studies with a structural geology focus to exploration, development and mining. Much of his work is on advanced projects and active mining operations, aiding in the interpretation of mine site ore controls and applications of mine geology to local and district scale exploration activities, and participation in multi-disciplinary technical teams to provide guidance for project investment and acquisition. He has extensive experience in the evaluation of gold deposits globally, including work throughout most Canadian gold districts, having implemented studies that have resulted in orebody definition, expansion and new discoveries at several deposits. He is an advisor to several companies and provides training to technical staff enhanced by the presentation of applied short courses for various societies and conferences.
Phil Walford, P.Geo
Phillip Walford, has extensive experience in mine geology and exploration, most recently as President and CEO of Marathon Gold Corporation, who’s Valentine Lake Project in central Newfoundland was advanced into a 4-million-ounce gold project. Mr. Walford’s vast experience at Valentine Lake will assist Galway in advancing its Clarence Stream project in nearby New Brunswick. Both Valentine Lake and Clarence Stream are located along the Appalachian Trend and have similar geologic features. Mr. Walford is a registered Professional Geologist with over 40 years experience in mine geology and exploration. He has extensive international experience in gold and base metal deposits with a focus on resource development and mining. As a founder and former CEO of Marathon PGM Corporation, Mr. Walford oversaw the expansion of the resource to more than 4 million ounces of PGMs at the time the company was sold to Stillwater Mining. Marathon Gold was spun out of Marathon PGM and Mr. Walford served as President and CEO until August 19, 2019 when he retired from management. Previously Mr. Walford also held senior management positions with Geomaque Explorations Ltd., Lac Minerals Ltd., Pamour Porcupine Mines Ltd and Hudson Bay Exploration and Development Ltd. Mr. Walford directed the exploration program while at Lac that found the Dona Rosa zinc/gold deposit in southern Chile. During his career he has raised significant funds for exploration and mine development and his teams have won Developer of the Year in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. He is currently a board member and technical advisor to several mining companies.