James M Franklin PhD FRSC, P Geo

Special Advisor

Jim specialised as a geochemist in Canadian shield ore deposits (Chief Scientist for the Geological Survey of Canada 1992-1998), VMS deposits (led the GSC’s Marine Minerals Program 1981-1991, discovering and drilling “black smoker” systems on the modern seafloor which helped develop a robust set of guidelines that help steer modern exploration), a board member of three companies (Ur Energy, Nuinsco Ltd., and Gold79Mines) and advises for other companies in the Ring of Fire, Sturgeon Lake, Nevada, Wyoming and Mexico. Jim is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of Lakehead University, an Adjunct Professor at several Ontario Universities, and a Past President of both the Geological Association of Canada and the Society of Economic Geologists. In January 2019, he was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame and has published over 200 papers and book chapters, and innumerable abstracts.