Dr. Michael Byron, PhD

Director Dr. Michael Byron has more than 26 years of domestic and international experience in research, field work, and senior management in gold, base metal, magmatic nickel and PGE, REEs and uranium, diamond, and gemstone exploration, spanning employment within the mineral exploration industry, government, and educational institutions. He is a professional geoscientist registered in Ontario and the Northwest Territories, and holds advanced degrees in Geology including a PhD from Carleton University of Ottawa, Ontario. Prior to Merc International Minerals, where he is currently the Chief Geologist, Dr. Byron served as Vice President of Exploration at Lake Shore Gold Corp. and Aurora Platinum Corp. where he was instrumental in advancing both companies from initial startups to successful enterprises culminating in the sale of Aurora Platinum to FNX Mining Company Inc. and the resource expansion at Lake Shore that eventually led to the development of its Timmins West Gold Mine.