William (Bill) Stone
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGeo
MSEG, MPDAC, MAME
Associate Principal Geologist
Bill is an exploration geologist and research gesoscientist with 30 years of experience in the minerals industry. His experience includes mineral exploration from target generation through exploration project management and development to mining of precious and base metal deposits in North America, Australia, Europe and Africa. Bill is also experienced in evaluation of exploration properties and development and mining projects for acquisition. Commodity experience gold, platinum metals, nickel-copper sulphides, and volcanic and SEDEX base metals across all scales and settings, including open pit and underground mines.
In his 30 year career, Bill has worked in many world-class settings, including: Canada (Hemlo, Red Lake, LaRonde-Bousquet-Doyon, Kirkland Lake, Casa Berardi-Amos gold mining camps; Lac des Iles, Current Lake, River Valley PGM deposits; Raglan, Shebandowan, Timmins nickel-copper camps; Bathurst zinc-lead-silver camp and Selwyn Basin zinc belt); USA (Tintina gold belt and Wrangellia nickel-copper-PGM belt); Australia (Kambalda, Leinster, Mt Keith nickel camps and St Ives gold camp); Finland (Arctic Platinum Project); and Africa (Central African Copper Belt). Technical specialization includes integration of exploration datasets for 3D analysis of greenfield to brownfield and near-mine settings for drill targeting. Recent projects include studies of dispersion patterns and alteration halos for exploration vectors, grade distribution patterns for controls on high grade, and mineral resource estimations for internal and planning purposes. Bill is a proficient user of GIS, Micromine, Target and FracSIS.
Bill holds a B.Sc. Honours degree from Dalhousie University (Halifax) and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Western Ontario (London). He held senior technical and management positions with industry companies and research universities, including WMC Resources Limited, LAC Minerals, North American Palladium and the University of Western Australia (Perth). Bill has also published research papers on mineral deposits in leading scientific journals and is a registered Professional Geoscientist based in Toronto, Canada.