Advisory Board


Exploration Manager, Advisory Board

Tom O’Connor has been active in the Ontario and Quebec mining scene from grass-rooted exploration to development to production for over 30 years. He has managed his own projects and for companies in the Kirkland Lake district as well as prospective gold and base metal projects in nearby Gowganda, Ontario. For more than 10 years, he was a mining claims inspector for the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development. Tom is an invaluable asset as iMetal’s hands-on exploration manager, ensuring that all aspects of the company’s ongoing exploration and development programs proceed as planned.


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Gary Grabowski, who held the post of district geologist for the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines for more than 35 years, is currently a director of both the Northern Prospectors Association and the Ontario Prospectors Association.  He is also a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.

During his tenure with the Ontario government, Gary Grabowski was responsible for monitoring, facilitating and stimulating exploration, development and production of the district’s mineral resources and providing professional technical advice and information about the district’s geology and mineral potential to a wide range of client groups.


M.Sc., P.Eng., Advisory Board

Jim Dawson is President of Dawson Geological Consulting Ltd., a successful thirty-five-year-old geological consulting company, headquartered in Vancouver, BC. He has been a Professional Consulting Geologist for over thirty years and a Director of Public Companies in the Mineral Resource Industry for over twenty. As a partner with Kerr, Dawson & Associates Ltd. from 1972 to 1985, he participated in the discovery of the Blackdome Mine, Frasergold and Taurus Properties in British Columbia, and the Big Horn Mine in Arizona. He was an Independent Director of Minefinders Corp. Ltd. for sixteen-years until it was acquired by Pan American Silver Corp. for $1.6-billion. He was a Director and Member of the Technical Advisory Board of Kaminak Gold Corp. since December 2006 until it was acquired by Goldcorp in May 2016 in an all-stock transaction valued at $520-million. Jim was also part of the original Pan Ocean team which made the discovery of the Lac Cinquante U-Mo Occurrence in 1975. Currently, he is a director of Kivalliq Energy Corp., Wealth Minerals Ltd., and New Dimension Resources. He graduated from Memorial University, Newfoundland, with a B.Sc. in 1960 and an M.Sc. in 1963. Jim’s input and insight on iMetal’s geological matters will be invaluable.


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Michael Blanchard is a seasoned Digital Marketing executive with a focus on market penetration, online lead generation, increased investor engagement and interaction, effective social media, and mobile device presence. Previously a managing partner of WSI, the world’s largest Digital Marketing agency, he is Google AdWords and Google Analytics Certified. He has worked with business leaders and entrepreneurs across Canada to cost effectively unlock the full potential of the Internet through innovative digital marketing. Michael is creating a digital platform that will enable iMetal to exponentially increase its ability to deliver its development story to the investment public.