Moose Mountain Mining and Geology Principals are industry leaders. MMTS principals have a combined experience of more than 300 years of in mine operations, consulting and design. From preliminary resource estimation and pre-feasibility studies to production optimization in operating mines, MMTS provides a comprehensive range of evaluation and reporting services. Expertise includes coal and oil sands operations, gold, copper and other metal extraction, open pit and underground mining. Moose Mountain is a team of around 40 members and has developed synergies with many other firms and subcontractors in the industry. Principals and associates at Moose Mountain are highly skilled in using mine software applications, specifically MineSight®. Brief biographies for each of our management team members are provided below. Their full resumes are available by request.
Jim Gray, President and Principal, P.Eng., Mining Engineer (NI 43-101 QP): Jim has 45 plus years of consulting and mine operations experience encompassing resource estimation, conceptual scoping studies, strategic planning, detailed designs, production schedule optimization, capital and operating costing, permitting, new mine start-up, operations management, and operations planning and supervision. He has worked in underground tin in Tasmania and open pit operations in Canada for Fording Coal in the Elk Valley and in Prairie strip mining. Since leaving operations, he has been consulting internationally for 15 years in Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Australia, Iran, and North America. Jim was involved with the Quebrada Blanca project in Chile from original conceptual planning through resource development, financing, and start -up and productions reconciliation for non-recourse funding conditions. He is a NI 43-101 QP, has provided review consulting for Transalta, Teck Cominco, Placer Dome, and consulted on numerous projects around the world. Jim has been involved in equipment control and production monitoring systems for large mining equipment and fleet management as a Director of Aquila Mining Systems.
R.J. (Bob) Morris, Principal, M.Sc., P.Geo., Geologist (NI 43-101 QP): Bob is a veteran geologist with 45 plus years in operations and consulting on metals, soft rock, coal, and oil sands projects. Gold exploration includes three years as VP of Exploration in Argentina, work in Bralorne area, Colombia, Nicaragua, China, and Saskatchewan. Base metal work includes evaluations in BC, California, NWT and the Yukon. Coal related assignments include exploration and development at all five of the mines in the Crowsnest and Elk Valley coalfields as well as regional mapping in southeast BC. He has done property evaluations in NE British Columbia, Northumberland (British Coal), Iran, Indonesia, Colombia, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Thailand. Oil sands work includes due diligence review on the Fort Hills project for Teck-Cominco, geology and resource reviews for both Suncor and Mobil, and winter drill programs at OSLO and Synenco.
Michael Petrina, Principal, P.Eng., MBA, Mining Engineer (NI 43-101 QP): With 35 years working in the mining industry, Mike delivers a vast array of underground and open pit mining expertise. He is knowledgeable in management, operations and mine engineering aspects of the industry; able to provide a global perspective on the diverse issues associated with mine permitting, planning, economics, and all issues in between. Strong competencies include technical/operational problem solving, project optimization, managing large budgets, working with organization stakeholders, and project development. Mike is fluent in Spanish.
Roger Berdusco, Principal, Sustainability, B.S.F, RPF, Professional Forester: Roger has over 45 years of experience in coal mining management focused on Environmental, Permitting and Regulatory, Aboriginal, and Community Affairs. During those years, he also had responsibilities that included operational and exploration geology, and Public Affairs. He worked for over 30 years at Teck and its predecessor mines in the Elk Valley, and three years at the corporate office in Calgary, AB. There he supervised Corporate Environmental and Aboriginal Affairs for six coal mining operations in BC and Alberta, the United States and Mexico. Roger and the companies he represented were recognized on many occasions for excellence in Environmental Management at provincial and federal levels.
Tracey Meintjes, Principal, P.Eng, Metallurgy: Tracey has over 25 years of experience in metallurgy, minerals processing, and mine planning in North America, South America, Europe and Africa. Tracey has worked on a broad range of projects including gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, and Rare Earths. Tracey became a consultant in mining and metallurgy in Canada following a number of project successes under Anglo Gold and Rio Tinto in South Africa and Teck in Canada. Tracey has been involved in a large number of projects, including mine planning for Pueblo Viejo for Placer Dome in 2003 which was commissioned by Barrick/Goldcorp in 2012, and strategic planning for Seabridge’s KSM project one of the worlds largest undeveloped polymetallic (copper, gold, silver, moly) which recently had environmental permits approved. Tracey’s most recent project success includes the Moose River Consolidated Mine gold project where Tracey was involved from project acquisition in 2014 through to successful construction and commissioning in 2017.
Ricci Berdusco, Principal, P.Eng., Geological Engineer: Ricci Berdusco has almost 40 years of mining experience covering a broad spectrum of operational and regulatory activity. For over 20 years, he was a senior manager in Elk Valley Coal mines as Department Head in Engineering, Mine Maintenance, and Mine Operations. He subsequently became a regulator with the Ministry of Energy and Mines as a district Inspector of Health and Safety and Regional Director of the southeast region of BC. During this tenure he also spent a brief time as Acting Chief Inspector of Mines for the Province.
Sue Bird, Principal,M Sc., P.Eng.,Geological and Mining Engineer (NI 43-101 QP).Sue is a Geologic and Mining engineer with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, including resource estimation, mine planning, cash flow analyses and geotechnical engineering on projects throughout the Americas, Europe and Africa. Experience includes work on projects from prospecting through to scoping studies and to operations of both open pit and underground mines. Deposit type experience includes varieties of epithermal Au, Porphyry Cu-Au-Mo, vein gold, base metal, rare earth, iron ore, bauxite and complex coal deposits. Sue is currently focusing on resource modelling, reconciliation and drillhole targeting. Current expertise includes: QP for Resource Estimation on numerous NI 43-101 reports, auditing, due diligence and fatal flaw analysis, exploration and in-fill drillhole placement optimization, dilution estimates and reconciliation of resource/reserve estimates.
Jesse Aarsen, Vice President and Principal, P.Eng., (NI 43-101 QP) Jesse has 18 years of experience as a Mining Engineer in mining operations and consulting. His operations experience has been in northern Canada at Ekati, western Canada at Gibraltar, and western Canada in the Elk Valley Operations with the predecessors to Teck Coal (Fording Coal and Elk Valley Coal). At these sites he learned the day to day application of Mining Engineering and pit planning, suitable for his future assignments in Mine Engineering studies, as a consultant.In the last 5 years, Jesse has been also working in South America(Peru and Guyana) completing PEA’s and Feasibility studies for clients.