|Dr. James M. Patterson, PGeo.|
Dr. Patterson is a professional geologist and an independent economic/exploration geological consultant. He is also Executive Consultant to FNX Mining Company Inc. Dr. Patterson has forty years experience in initiating, developing, conducting and supervising all phases of mineral exploration, ore reserve audits and valuations in numerous parts of the world including Canada, Ireland, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. He was involved with the discovery of several mineral deposits in Ireland and immigrated to Canada in 1978 to bring a lead mine into production in Nova Scotia.
Dr. Patterson also serves as a director of Southeast Asia Mining Inc., Search Minerals Inc., International Millennium Mining Inc., Frontline Gold Corp. and Acme Resources Corp. Dr. Patterson was a Director of Jilbey Gold Exploration prior to its takeover by High River Gold Mines in 2005.
Dr. Patterson was Exploration Vice-President of FNX Mining Inc. and assisted with the revival and building of FNX from a $20 million company to a $2.5 billion leading Canadian mining company. In addition, Dr. Patterson has held numerous senior positions in various other mineral exploration companies during his career.
He graduated with an Honours Geology Degree from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and obtained his Ph.D. in Mining Geology from the Royal School of Mines, London University, England. Dr. Patterson is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, former member of the Society of Economic Geologists and is the founding President of the Irish Association for Economic Geology. In addition, Dr. Patterson has written numerous publications on mineral exploration aspects and on development of mining environmental frameworks.
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