Geological Team

Northern Lights has a strong in-house geological team with many years of experience in exploration globally. NLR employs fundamental geological exploration and advanced geophysics techniques to explore and evaluate its projects. Critical time is spent completing background geological work including mapping, sampling, aeromagnetic/IP geophysics, ionic leaching soil geochemistry, spectral analysis and GIS geological modelling to get an understanding of the geological systems associated with each project prior to drilling. The team is led by Gary Artmont one of the foremost epithermal and porphyry exploration geologists globally. Northern Lights has in-house GIS expertise that allows us to utilize 3D modeling of all historic information together with new geological information to get clear picture of the structure and potential of each deposit.

Gary Artmont

Head Geologist

Senior exploration geologist with over 40 years of international experience in regions including Canada, USA, Mexico, South America, Indonesia, Africa, Russia, China and Mongolia.  Fellow member of AUSIMM and qualified to write NI 43-101 or JORC Competent Person reports for various exchanges.  

Exploration background extends from grassroots to project pre-feasibility studies. Working experience related a wide variety of mineral settings that include, precious metals, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, industrial and energy commodities.

Mr. Artmont has held senior positions with Rio Tinto, Kennecott Australia, Freeport McMoran Indonesia, Union Carbide, Norilsk Nickel and Ivanhoe Mining. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Artmont served as the Chief Exploration Geologist for Freeport responsible for conducting exploration over a 57,000 km2 Contract of Work surrounding the world-class Grasberg deposit.

Mr. Paul Q Warren

Project Geologist

Paul is a highly experienced Professional Geologist with over 25 years of experience in exploration, geotechnical, structural geology and mine operations. From 1995 to 2017, Paul worked for PT Freeport McMoran (“Freeport”) at the company’s copper and gold mine in Irian Jaya, Indonesia (one of the largest copper/gold mines in the world).

Paul held a range of operating and management positions at Freeport including Exploration Geologist where he conducted helicopter assisted exploration in remote locations; General Superintendent roles leading and training Freeport geological teams in resource, geology and hydrology modelling.

Paul is an expert at computer based modeling and early stage exploration of Cu-Au porphyry skarn deposits.

Paul holds a Master of Arts in Geology and a Bachelor of Science Geology from University of Texas. Paul is a Professional Geologist and is a Certified Professional Geologist. Paul is based in Tucson, Arizona.

Mr. William (Bill) Tafuri

Geological Consultant

Bill oversees Northern Lights exploration at Medicine Springs. Bill has over 40 years of experience working on a wide range of gold and base metals exploration and development projects throughout USA, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia.

Bill’s experience includes senior roles with: Getty Mining Company where he managed exploration and project evaluation for porphyry copper as well as gold projects; Senior Geologist at Santa Fe Gold and subsequently Newmont Gold; Phelps Dodge where he directed and lead local geological teams in Kazakhstan and evaluated gold and polymetallic deposits; Chief Geologist for Kinross Gold where he was responsible for all exploration projects in the Western Hemisphere.

Bill holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Utah and a Masters in Geology and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Nevada. Bill is based in Park City, Utah.

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