Michael Dufresne MSc, P.Geol., P.Geo.

President and Principal

Mr. Dufresne is the President of APEX Geoscience Ltd. as well as a principal and a co-founder of the company. Mr. Dufresne received his B.Sc. in Geology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1983 and his M.Sc. in Economic Geology from the University of Alberta in 1987. He is a registered Professional Geologist (P.Geol.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) since 1989. He has worked as a consulting geologist for over 30 years conducting and directing exploration programs for junior and major exploration companies and mining companies. The breadth of his work has encompassed a variety of commodities and deposit types including diamond, gold (placer and lode), base metal, uranium and industrial minerals in Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut, Quebec, the Northwest Territories (NWT) and internationally. Mr. Dufresne has authored numerous Technical Reports and a number of Valuation Reports for public companies for early to advanced exploration stage projects including resource work for a variety of commodities and deposit types. He has additionally published extensively on the mineral potential of Alberta, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territories and was first author of "Diamond Potential of Alberta" Alberta Geological Survey Bulletin 63. Mr. Dufresne was personally involved with and part of the exploration teams responsible for the discovery of the George Lake – Goose Lake gold deposits, Nunavut, the Three Bluffs gold deposit, Nunavut, and the Perseverance gold deposit, in the Coolgardie area of Western Australia.

Since 2012, Mr. Dufresne has become extensively involved in a number of USA based projects in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Montana and California. For these he has conducted numerous property visits, completed property evaluations, designed and executed dozens of exploration programs, completed mineral resource estimates and NI 43-101 Technical Reports. Mr. Dufresne has been involved in numerous assessments of a number of Nevada based Carlin and volcanic hosted gold deposits and projects including but not limited to Railroad, North Bullion, Pinion, Dark Star, Pony, Mineral Ridge, Pan, Gold Rock, Battle Mountain, Northumberland, Iceberg, Manhatten, Camp Douglas, East Bailey, Reward, Mt Hamilton, Bolo, Kinsley Mountain etc.

Services Provided

  • Exploration targeting via geological mapping, sampling, data interpretation
  • Qualified reporting
  • Project and exploration management: grassroots to mine feasibility and small open pit productions
  • Senior Technical, Resource and Valuation Oversight and Reporting
  • External and internal project reviews
  • Database due diligence of databases
  • Geological and resource estimation modelling and reporting
  • Technical Reporting (JORC, NI 43-101)
  • Personnel recruitment
  • Business development

Deposit Styles

  • Orogenic Gold Deposits (Archean terranes – Western Australia, Canada)
  • Gold and Nickel Greenstone Belt Hosted Deposits (Western Australia, Canada)
  • Sediment Hosted Bulk Tonnage Gold Deposits – Clastic and Carlin Type (Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, Utah, California, British Columbia)
  • Volcanic Hosted Epithermal Vein and Low Grade Bulk Tonnage Precious
  • Metal Deposits (Western US and Canada; Peru)
  • Polymetallic Skarn Deposits
  • Placer Gold Deposits
  • Mesothermal Polymetallic Vein Gold-Silver Deposits
  • Copper and Copper-Gold Porphyry Deposits (Western Canada, US, Peru and Chile)
  • VMS Base Metal and Precious – Base Metal Deposits
  • Kimberlite Diamond Deposits (Western Australian and Northern Canada)
  • Vein type and sediment hosted Uranium Deposits (Athabasca Basin and Nunavut)
  • Iron Ore, Intrusive and iron Formation styles iron deposits
  • Polymetallic Sediment Hosted and Black Shale Hosted Deposits
  • Potash Deposits