Operations Team

Tamarack Gold Property

Steve Mortensen, Mine Manager
Mr. Mortensen is a local resident with over 40 years of practical experience in the mining industry where he served as both a miner and mine manager. His hands-on-experience has rendered him invaluable to operation team and his role as a supervisor and manager have provided him with extensive knowledge of the mining industry, notably in prospecting, exploration, development, milling and mineral beneficiation (preparing extracted ore for further processing).
Mr. Mortensen worked at the Tamarack Property as an underground miner in the 1960s and has been periodically involved with the property from its early stages. His experience and familiarity with the property and with Montana mining regulations have proven him to be a critical resource to the company.


Ronald Blais, P. Eng., Chief Engineer
Mr. Blais has over 40 years experience in the mining and construction industries. He was instrumental in conducting the extensive work in aerial and ground control surveys, geological mapping, geophysical surveys, design engineering, and mine planning. He currently serves as project engineer and manager of gold/silver operations.


Philip A. Brown, P. Geo., Chief Geologist
An honours graduate of the Royal School of Mines and London University in mining geology, Mr. Brown has extensive knowledge and experience in exploration, production, and extraction of noble metals. He is author of the National Instrument 43-101 Geologic Report which was submitted for the Tamarack Gold Property.


Monitoring Team


Ernest W. Harrison, E.M.
Ernest Harrison graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a Silver Diploma, also known as an Engineer of Mines degree. He has over 40 years of direct experience in the global mining industry. As a member of the Harrison Group of Companies (founded in 1934 by Patrick Harrison), he interfaced with the industry at the highest corporate levels, directing a complete range of contracting management, engineering, and construction services.


Edward Bettiol, P. Eng.
Edward Bettiol has over 40 years experience at senior levels in planning, constructing, rehabilitating, operating, including closure of precious and base metals mining and extraction operations. He has served in mining management positions for over 24 years and worked at production facilities producing from 200 tonnes to over 4,000 tonnes daily. Mr. Bettiol has also acted as an international consultant preparing sections of audit reports in processing, mining, and feasibility.


Robert J. Chase
Robert Chase is a graduate of the University of Toronto. Over a 10-year span, he has held several leading positions within the financial industry- which includes serving as an associate director in the treasury department of the Bank of Nova Scotia and as chief funding officer for Scotia McLeod Inc. He is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and has a fellowship at the Canadian Securities Institute. Mr. Chase has been in the mining industry for the past 14 years.