Tri Origin Exploration Ltd was founded in 1989 by Dr. Robert Valliant and the late Dennis Sheehan, formerly Vice President and Senior Vice President-Exploration respectively with LAC Minerals Ltd., a leading North American gold producer until its takeover by Barrick Gold in the early 1990’s. While at LAC Minerals, Mr.Sheehan was responsible for growing LAC into an internationally recognized mining firm. Dr. Valliant was closely involved with the discovery and development of two world-class gold districts, Bousquet/Doyon/LaRonde in Quebec and Hemlo in Ontario.
Tri Origin has a broad base of experience augmented by conducting successful exploration programs at most of the important gold districts in Ontario, Quebec and Nevada, USA. The Company’s early work in Australia resulted in the discovery and delineation of gold and base metal deposits now at the development stage. Tri Origin has inherited this background and its current board of directors bring a high level of additional varied and successful experience in exploration, ore-deposit science, mine development and financing to the benefit of the Company’s shareholders. The Company’s technical team and supporting consultants and contractors are fully-versed in their trade and bring a wealth of enthusiasm and experience to the Company’s projects.
Since inception, the Company’s objective has been, and continues to be, to leverage off management’s successful track record and broad experience base to increase shareholder value through the discovery of profitably mineable ore deposits.
With many decades of combined exploration, mining and financial experience, Tri Origin's team has been involved in the discovery and development of substantial and productive mines throughout North America and internationally. Tri Origin’s board of directors has a strong background in the financial industry and in financing junior resource companies. The Board also has a broad depth of experience in corporate and best governance practices.
Dr. Valliant co-founded Tri Origin Exploration in 1989 and completed its listing on the TSX in 1991. He also founded and subsequently completed TriAusMin Limited's Initial Public Offering and listings on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2004 and Toronto Stock Exchange in 2010. Dr. Valliant has more than 30 years of experience in base and precious metals exploration, discovery and development. Prior to founding Tri Origin, he was VP Exploration for LAC Minerals Ltd a leading North American gold producer until its takeover by Barrick Gold Corporation. Dr. Valliant's responsibility for exploration activities at LAC included the participation in significant discoveries in the Bousquet and Doyon area which became the largest gold producing district in Quebec. Dr. Valliant was also responsible for the management and direction of all exploration work conducted by LAC resulting in the discovery of the Page-Williams mine at Hemlo, one of Canada’s largest gold deposits. He initiated exploration activities for LAC in Australia and the western United States, leading to discovery of gold deposits at Ortiz, New Mexico and the Rosebud gold deposit in Nevada. With Tri Origin, Dr. Valliant was co-discoverer (with the late Dennis Sheehan) of the Lewis Ponds gold and base metal deposit in New South Wales, Australia. Dr. Valliant is a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada, a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, and the Society of Economic Geologists and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Dr. Valliant is currently a director of Midland Exploration Inc and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
Mr. Janson joined the board in 2004 and chairs the Governance and Compensation and Audit Committees. Mr. Janson brings extensive senior management and financial leadership skills to Tri Origin. He has a Company Secretary Certificate and has extensive experience working in brokerage firms. He is currently Managing Director- National Wealth Management for Richardson GMP. Formerly, Mr. Janson was Managing Director for Eastern Canada – CIBC Wood Gundy and has also held senior management positions with Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. and Midland Walwyn Inc. Mr. Janson maintains a b relationship with the resource industry and its involvement with the financial community.
Ms. Marcotte is currently the Vice President, Project Coordination for Osisko Mining Inc. Ms. Marcotte started at Osisko as a Senior Geologist in March 2017. Prior to joining Osisko, Ms. Marcotte held increasingly senior roles in junior exploration companies internationally and across Canada. She started her career in base metals working underground at the Kidd Creek mine. Ms. Marcotte is a director of the Canadian Museum of Nature Foundation and is a member of the Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and the Sustainability Committee of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada. Ms. Marcotte received an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, a Certificate in Mining Management from Ryerson University, and is an MBA candidate at the Schulich School of Business, York University.
Mr. Tyshynski currently serves as a director of O3 Mining Inc., along with acting as a Strategic Advisor to other Resource and Development Organizations. He has almost two decades of experience in international capital markets as a Structurer, Trader, and Portfolio manager. Mr. Tyshynski was a Portfolio Manager for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan until 2019, where he managed the funds exposure to emerging markets. He has also served as Director, Head of Trading, for the Standard Bank of South Africa, in Johannesburg, where he gained considerable exposure to infrastructure and commodity financing on the African continent. Prior to this, he served as a VP at Morgan Stanley & The Royal Bank of Canada in London, England. Mr. Tyshynski graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
Mr. Thomson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Palamina Corp., a junior exploration Company active in Peru. Mr. Thomson’s previous company, Soltoro Ltd., was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in June of 2015. Mr. Thomson is an entrepreneur who has been actively exploring in the America’s since 1993. Mr. Thomson is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Palamina Corp., Winshear Gold Corp. and Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd.
Mr. Santarossa brings over 15 years of mining experience in various corporate, capital markets and investment banking roles. He is currently the Vice President of Corporate Development for Aurion Resources Ltd. and was previously the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development for GT Gold Corp. Prior to joining Aurion, he was a Director at Origin Merchant Partners, Canada’s largest independent Mergers and Acquisitions advisory firm based in Toronto. Mark has deep capital markets experience, having worked at both bank-owned and independent Canadian investment dealers, devoting much of his career to the resource sector. Over his long career, Mark has built numerous institutional buy-side and corporate relationships. Mr. Santarossa holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.
Mr. Jennings has over 30 years of financial experience and holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation combined with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Geology. Brian has 15 years of experience as a CFO or member of the Board of Directors of several public companies in the resource, internet technology, manufacturing and aerospace industries. He has significant experience specializing in corporate restructuring with Ernst & Young and contract positions as interim CFO, turnaround management, and distressed investing.
Mr. McGuinty has worked in Canada and internationally for Canadian stock exchange listed junior mineral exploration companies since 1981, holding progressive positions as project geologist, exploration manager, country manager and Vice-president Exploration. He served as VP Exploration for Eastmain Resources prior to its acquisition by Fury Gold Mines in 2020. Prior to Eastmain, Bill served as VP Exploration for Intrepid Mines Ltd. until its takeover in 2008 and for Queenston Mining Inc. until its acquisition by Osisko Mining Corporation in 2012. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish, and is a registered Professional Geoscientist in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Mr. Blackwell is a professional geologist and self-employed consultant based in Vancouver. He has worked in the mining exploration industry for 45 years and has extensive greenfields and brownfields exploration experience worldwide with a current focus on new projects in Latin America, the western USA and Canada. Mr. Blackwell has previously acted as an officer and senior executive for both Toronto and Venture-listed companies and continues as an ad hoc technical advisor and QP.
Dr. Galley brings a high level of knowledge of Canadian mineral deposits and exploration techniques to the board. He is chair of the Company’s Geotechnical Committee. Dr. Galley is Exploration Research Director for the Canada Mining Innovation Council (“CMIC”), based in Ottawa, where he works closely with partner companies and university researchers to develop research projects in support of more effective mineral exploration in the deep, covered and remote terrains of Canada. Alan has a Ph.D. in Geology and more than 30 years’ experience, initially as a field geologist, but primarily as a mineral deposit researcher with the Mineral Resource Division of the Geological Survey of Canada, finishing his career there after 27 years as GSC Minerals Director. Dr. Galley was the 2013 recipient of the Duncan R. Derry Medal, the highest award bestowed by the Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada.
Mr. Holter is a precious metals specialist. He writes and is partnered with Jim Sinclair at the newly formed Holter/Sinclair collaboration. Prior, he wrote for Miles Franklin from 2012-15. Bill worked as a retail stockbroker for 23 years, including 12 as a branch manager at A.G. Edwards. He left Wall Street in late 2006 and currently resides in the south-west United States. He was a well-known contributor to the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) commentaries from 2007 to present.
Mr. Nolan is a member of the Missanabie Cree First Nation, a former Chief and the first Indigenous person to serve as president of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Presently Glenn is Vice President, Government Affairs, Noront Resources that is developing a nickel and copper deposit in Ontario’s Ring of Fire. He has been involved in the mining sector for more than four decades.Glenn has long been an advocate for sustainable inclusive mineral development in Canada and globally. He continues to provide advice and support to Indigenous communities and governments seeking to better understand opportunities in mining.Glenn serves on numerous not for profit boards with local, national and international focus. Glenn is also a board member of a junior diamond exploration company with properties in Canada and Africa.
Mr. Petersen is currently Vice president Exploration for Calibre Mining Corp. He is a professional geologist with an extensive background in exploration and value creation from early greenfields discoveries to fast track development projects to brownfields reserves replacement at operating mine sites. He has been a key contributor, manager and leader to new deposit discoveries, M&A acquisitions and mine start-ups in North America, Latin America and Australia. Over the past number of years Mark has been vice-president, exploration for New Gold Inc. and prior to that for Metallica Resources Inc. He gained valuable earlier experience with LAC Minerals USA Inc, St. Joe Gold Inc. and Bond Gold Inc. He promotes a leadership style of continual improvement and collaborative relationships based on creativity and teamwork.
Tri Origin encourages a culture of transparency, accountability, technical excellence and environmental best practice. Corporate leadership and good governance are important to the Company as are sound safety practices.
Committed to act ethically, lawfully and with integrity in all dealings: The Company has established a number of governance policies which provide guidelines to the overall responsibilities and actions of directors and employees. These policies are clear in their intent and are reviewed on a yearly basis to ensure that they meet the ongoing needs of the Company. These policies are:
Committed to responsible stewardship of our natural resources and the ecological environment:
Tri Origin conducts its work in an environmentally and socially responsible manner and is proactive in remediation of project areas and recognizes the importance of this approach to the long-term viability of the global mining industry. Tri Origin requires that its staff abide by the applicable laws and regulations within each region which we operate. In addition to adherence to legislation, Tri Origin’s work is conducted to the highest standard of "best industry practice". Tri Origin believes that the environmental impacts of early-stage mineral exploration are minimal, manageable and can be rehabilitated. A fundamental respect for the environment (the flora, fauna, landscape) where we work and appropriate planning are essential to the Company's approach to conducting its programs. With early application of these principles, sustainable development follows from successful exploration.
Committed to developing long-lasting, beneficial relationships with all stakeholders
The Company will maintain a consistent, transparent and rigorous system for identifying and reaching out to all stakeholders.
Tri Origin Exploration Ltd. (TSX-V: TOE)
Auditors: Stern & Lovrics LLP - Chartered Accountants 1210 Sheppard Ave E, Suite 302 Toronto, ON Canada M2K 1E3
Solicitors: Peterson McVicar LLP 18 King Street East, Suite 902, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1C4
Transfer Agent: Capital Transfer Agency Inc. 390 Bay St, Suite 920 Toronto, ON Canada M5H 2Y2
Tri Origin Exploration Ltd. is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and trades under the symbol TOE.
Capital Structure as at April 13, 2021;
|Common Shares Issued and Outstanding:||51,691,681|
Special Meeting of shareholders is to be held April 12, 2021 at 11 am EST by teleconference. Voting of shares is by proxy only. No votes will be taken during the teleconference meeting. Shareholders are asked to please submit their voting instructions by proxy. Special Shareholder Meeting documents can be found on Sedar at this link: Link to Documents on Sedar