Mr. Trudel graduated from Laval University in 1989 with a B.Sc. in geology. He has 26 years of experience in economic geology, including the past five years working as a senior reserve and resource estimation geologist in West Africa. Over the course of his career he has worked on more than 17 gold deposits, including 10 underground or open pit mines, and has been involved in all stages of a mining project from exploration and development to production.
He has worked for a number of mining companies, including Minnova, Inco, TVX Gold, Placer Dome, Richmont and, most recently, Semafo, and has held the positions of exploration geologist, production geologist and Chief Geologist. Over the years he has often been called upon to prepare resource and reserve estimates and participate in the preparation of 43-101 reports, prefeasibility studies and feasibility studies.
Mr. Provost earned a B.Sc. from UQAM in Montreal and a M.Sc.A. from École Polytechnique, University of Montreal Is master thesis was about a Rhyolitic complex in the Rouyn-Noranda Mining Camp. He has been active in geology since 1977, initially as a field geologist before joining management either as Vice-President Exploration or President for several companies namely Maufort Resources, Charlim Exploration, Ormico Resources, Demontigny Mineral Resources, Pro-Veinor Resources and Provenor.
As geologist consultant he has been involved in South America project in Peru and Colombia and in Guinea, Africa. More recently, he was involved through Golden Goose Resources as senior geologist in the development of the multi-million once Magino gold deposit in Ontario now property of Argonaut Gold.