AJG EXPLORATION LTD.
Andrew Gracie BSc., PhD., P.Geo.
Consulting Geologist and Owner
La Ronge, SK S0J 1L0
Tel. (306) 425-2217
A licensed PhD geologist with 50 years of experience seeking work on a value for money basis of $50.00/hour (CAD).
- Particular strengths:
- Geology, exploration and mines in northern Saskatchewan.
- Property selection research, field examination, evaluation, program planning and reporting.
- Assessment work research.
- Report writing including 43-101 compliant and past reports that have resulted in several large exploration programs.
- Core examination.
- Licensed geology and mineral exploration consultant.
- Member of Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) supported locally by facilities in the Saskatchewan Precambrian Geological Laboratory.
- Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) (non-practicing member).
- Possess up-to-date knowledge on mineral exploration in northern Saskatchewan.
- 13 years of experience as a consulting geologist.
- 37 years of experience as Resident Geologist La Ronge, SK.
- 6 years of experience as Chairman of New Moon Minerals Corp.
- 2 years of experience as party chief geologist in the Saskatchewan Geological Survey Precambrian shield field mapping program.
- Computer equipped home office including scanner, printer and digital camera.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Good contacts in the mining industry.
2003 – Present Time
NORTHLANDS COLLEGE: Mining Engineering Technician Course
January 2014 – Present Time
- Preparation of a course to demonstrate mineral potential of northern Saskatchewan.
- Mine Engineering Technician Program: prepare and demonstrate Northlands College mineralized core and rock collections to the students using material from the Saskatchewan Geological Survey collections.
- Taught one Northlands College geology course for B. Karstad prior to 2014.
CORPORATE: New Moon Minerals Corporation
2010 – Present Time
- Since 2010 served as New Moon Minerals Corporation’s Board Chairman. Successfully prioritized four notable gold properties in Saskatchewan plus others in British Columbia and Ontario. Supervised and reported on a 2010 gold back hoe basal till sampling program on a Berven Lake La Ronge Domain property (see photos 1, photo 2 and photo 3), and provided input on small drill programs at the Rio mine (2013) and Cor showing (2014). Both were part of the Creighton property near Flin Flon. Other corporate duties included the company prospectus, field programs and raising money.
URANIUM: (See Andrew’s Photographs: Uranium)
- Note: 43-101 Technical Reports listed are 43-101 compliant but not all were listed on SEDAR.
- Majesta Minerals Inc. was formed from Majesta Resources Inc. and Hodgins Auctioneers Inc.
- Majesta Minerals Inc. is supported by 2012, 2013, and 2014 43-101 compliant Technical Reports. The 2014 Technical report is listed on SEDAR. http://www.sedar.com
- Majesta website links are http://www.majestaminerals.com/our-team; and http://www.majestaminerals.com/project-c1zuq
- A link to Dr. Roberta Morse Majesta Minerals Inc.’s radon expert is http://www.finderschoice.com/radon/midwest.php
- 43-101 Technical Reports (2012; 2013; 2014) on the Key Lake Southwest property (Athabasca Uranium District) for 101101588 Saskatchewan Ltd., Majesta Resources Inc. and Hodgins Auctioneers Inc. (See 43-101 Technical Report (2015); See 43-101 Technical Report (2016); Dr. Robert Morse)
- 43-101 Technical Report (2009). A Technical Report on the Key Lake Southwest Properties of Majesta Resources Inc., Athabasca Uranium District, Saskatchewan surveys. Programs totaling approximately $1.5 million followed this report including Airborne Mag/EM, HLEM and radon gas soil and water surveys.
- 43-101 Technical Report (2007). Majesta Development Corp. on the Key Lake West Property in the Athabasca Basin Uranium District of Saskatchewan. Work totaling approximately $2 million followed this report. These programs included Airborne UTEM, ground HLEM and drilling.
- CIM Uranium Field Conference: Field Trip #4 (2006). The field trip core display used the La Ronge Mineralized Core Collection which I created as resident geologist. (See Andrew’s Photographs: CIM Geological Field Trip).
- La Ronge Mineralized Core Collection. Demonstrated selected uranium cores to company personnel from Lateegra Gold Corp., Purepoint Uranium Group Inc., Northern Canadian Uranium Inc. and Titan Uranium Inc. These companies had or were considering uranium exploration programs.
- Assessment File Compilation (2005). Forum Development Corp. Key Lake Road Property and Maurice Bay Athabasca Lake area properties. Information was plotted on maps then forwarded to Saskatoon for GIS treatment. This work was an essential first step to a multi-year uranium exploration program.
- Uranium Assessment File Compilation (2004). Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. Files for all Purepoint’s Athabasca properties were examined and copied if high priority. A first step to a multi-year exploration program.
- UEX Corporation (2004). Short Report on the Christie Lake Project for the company CEO.
Purepoint Uranium Corporation (2004). A Short Report on the McEwen Lake Property to provide CEO Chris Frostad with a quick assessment of the property’s potential.
GOLD: (See Andrew’s Photographs: Gold)
- Revised 43-101 Technical Report (2010): Technical Report on the Pap-Preview Property of North-Sask Ventures Ltd. in the La Ronge Gold Belt. Following this report and an agreement with North-Sask Ventures, La Ronge Goldcorp spent approximately $4 million on drill programs to develop an indicated resource of 158 300 oz. Au (2.61 million t grading 1.89 g/t Au) and an inferred resource of 270 800 oz Au (5.70 million t grading 1.48 g/t Au) based on a 0.50 g/t Au cut off.
- 43-101 Technical Report (2006). North-Sask Ventures Ltd Pap Lakes – Preview Property in the La Ronge Gold Belt Saskatchewan.
BASE METALS: (Cu/Zn/Pb and Ni) (See Andrew’s Photographs: Base Metals)
- Votorantim Metals Canada Inc. Drill Program (2012). Duties were to relieve a company geologist on a Brabant Lake base metal drill program to evaluate the “MacKenzie orebody” area for new base metal deposits.
- Manicouagan Minerals Inc. (2011). Wrote a 2011 Saskatchewan Assessment Work Report on a Brabant Lake Airborne Survey which kept the company property in good standing.
- Major Drill Program (2008). Murgor Resources Inc. Geological and geotechnical core logging on the company’s major drill program on their Manitoba Hudvam and Wim properties for 5 weeks. I formed part of the 5-man geological team logging deep holes. Geotechnical logging was completed at the request of the company’s consultant.
- Golden Arch Resources Ltd. (2008). Logged five holes from the company’s Wakefield Lakes property south of Wollaston Lake in a La Ronge warehouse. Set up core for saw sampling. Worked with a geotechnician and two helpers. The program attempted to define resources in a new area.
- Manicouagan Minerals Inc. (2007). A Technical Report on Northern Saskatchewan’s Base Metal Potential. The company wished to define opportunities in Northern Saskatchewan.
- Pacific Northwest Capital Corp. (2007). La Ronge Domain Gochagar Lake Nickel property. A GIS compilation by R. Polischuk of Draftech Ltd. La Ronge presented the results.
- Base Metals Drill Program (2006). Manicouagan Minerals. Inc. asked me to start a diamond drill program on the “MacKenzie Orebody” Brabant Lake Saskatchewan.
MY RESPONSIBILITIES ARE LISTED BELOW.
- THE SASKATCHEWAN PRECAMBRIAN GEOLOGICAL LABORATORY ACHIEVED ITS GOAL TO ASSIST MINERAL EXPLORATION, DISCOVERY OF NEW MINES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN.
- Managed a team that included three permanent and two to four seasonal employees. The mining recorder was a permanent employee.
- The La Ronge laboratory became the only mineral resources office in northern Saskatchewan.
- My principal function was to assist the mineral exploration industry in and provide my department in Regina with up to date reports on exploration. From 1966 – 2003 the uranium mining industry was very successful with new mines found and developed at Rabbit Lake, Collins Bay, MacClean, Cluff, Key, Cigar Lakes, MacArthur River and Millennium. Saskatchewan produced 17% of world uranium production in 2011. The Seabee gold mine has operated since 1991. Other gold mines were Contact Lake, Bingo (Roy Lloyd), Jolu, Star Lake, Komis and Star. Gold mining was also attempted at the Rio and Henning Malone properties near Flin Flon. New base metals production was from the Anglo-Rouyn, Callinan, and Konuto mines. The small Rottenstone mine contained nickel and PGEs. Total exploration expenditures, a figure available from the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy for the period 1984 – 2003, were $2399.06 million excluding industrial minerals and REE’s.
- Clients. The mineral exploration industry and the general public used the La Ronge laboratory as a resource. The laboratory offered: 1. a library containing the mineral assessment files for study, geological and geophysical reports for sale; 2. mineralized core and rock collections for laboratory examination and sampling; and, 3. my assistance and knowledge. The laboratory’s clients included persons from Europe, America and Asia working in Saskatchewan for the first time.
- Development of the mineralized core and rock collections.
- Exploration Activity. Reported to Regina on a monthly and the quarterly basis. These reports were based on consultations with mineral exploration personnel (i.e. geologists, geophysicists, prospectors, company officers, stakers and promoters), property visits to showings, drill programs and mines. Stockwatch and websites became important sources too.
- Saskatchewan Exploration and Development Highlights: an annual publication distributed as a hand-out at the Saskatchewan Geological Survey’s at home scientific meeting in Saskatoon.
- Annual Estimate of Mineral Exploration Expenditures in Northern Saskatchewan. Using information provided to me by companies my department tracked mineral exploration in the province and used the figures in publications.
- Prospectors School held from 1972-1982, 1985-1988 and 1990-1993 mainly in La Ronge but also at Creighton and Southend. Many of the students were of Cree or Dene origin. My responsibility was to teach minerals, rocks, structural geology, aerial photographs, topographical and geological maps.
- Saskatchewan Industry and Resources representative on the La Ronge and North Central Land Use Plans.
- After 2003 Saskatchewan Mining Association representative on the Saskatchewan Environment sponsored North Central Land Use Plan.
- URAG: Uranium Reserves Appraisal Group. 1980s. Served as the Saskatchewan provincial representative when the federal URAG group visited uranium exploration and mining companies in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Department of Mineral Resources
Party Chief Precambrian Mapping
1964 – 1966
- Party Chief of a 5-man party mapping Precambrian rocks at a scale of 1” = 1mile in a fly in situation. We completed two 15’ sheets Hickson Lake DMR Report No. 100 and Maribelli Lake DMR Report 113.
- Saskatchewan Geological Survey Open House short courses:
- 2014 “Hydrothermal Alteration Mapping”
- 2009 “Applied Structural Geology”
- Prospectors and Developers Association Conventions short courses:
- 2007 “Diamond Drilling
- 2006 “Uranium”
- Other courses attended were on diamonds and ore reserve calculations
- All SGS Open House meetings
- Monitor Stockwatch and Northern Miner Northern Saskatchewan articles
Edinburgh University, Scotland, United Kingdom
1956 – 1960
Bachelor (Honours) Geology
Reading University England United Kingdom Graduated 1964
1960 – 1964 Ph.D Geology
- Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (No. 02277).
- Non Practicing Member of the Association of Profession Geoscientists of Ontario Member No.(1597)
- Member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (No. 92630).
- Senior Member of the Prospectors and Developers Association
- Saskatchewan Geological Society
- La Ronge Kinsmen Club. Served a one-year term as President in 1973.
- La Ronge Wolf Cub Pack.
- La Ronge Lutheran Fellowship. An active member since its formation in 1979. We dedicated a new church building in September 1986. Chairman of the Board of Elders for 25 years.
- Volunteer for the Food Bank (active) and Meals on Wheels (now inactive).
- Jonas Roberts Community Centre Gym; 5 days a week. I follow a physiotherapist’s/ chiropractor program.
- Keeping in touch with two adult sons.
- Gardening, golf, reading: with a strong interest in history.
- Cross country skiing: completed two La Ronge Saskaloppets.
Pearson Exploration Ltd.
1418 Fairbrother Crescent
Saskatoon, SK S7S 1H7
Tel. (306) 651-1966
Cell. (306) 229-3223
Director, Saskatchewan Geological Survey
1000, 2103-11th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 3Z8
11th Floor, 1945 Hamilton Street
Regina, SK S4P 2C8
Tel. (306) 787-2585
Pastor Wayne Olson (Retired)
La Ronge Lutheran Fellowship
715 Studer Street
PO Box 1887
La Ronge, SK S0J 1L0
Tel. (306) 425-2329
Gracie, A.J. 1964. The Torridonian Rocks in the Area of Cnoc Mor an Rudha Bhig in the Coigach Peninsula, Ross-shire. Univ. Reading Ph.D. thesis (unpubl.).
Gracie A.J. 1965. The Geology of the Hickson Lake Area (East Half), Saskatchewan 74-A-8-E; Sask. Industry and Resources, Geol. Rept. 100, 45p.
Gracie A.J. 1967. The Geology of the Maribelli Lake Area (West Half), Saskatchewan, 74-A-1-W; Sask. Industry and Resources, Geol. Rept. 113, 27p.
Gracie A.J. and Stewart A.D. 1967. Torridonian sediments at Enard Bay, Ross-shire. Scott. J. Geol. 3, 181-94.
Gracie A.J. 1970-85. Reports on Mineral Exploration covering combinations of the La Ronge, Reindeer and Athabasca Mining Districts in Summary of Investigations, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Industry and Resources, Misc. Reports.
Gracie A.J. 1972. Mineral Developments and Potential of Saskatchewan Metavolcanic Belts. PDA Convention.
Gracie A.J.and de Zoysa T.H. 1973. Northern Saskatchewan Uranium Tour. GAC-CSPG-MAC Convention; Saskatoon.
Gracie A.J. and Scutt, A.G. 1990: Index to La Ronge core collection; Sask. Industry and Resources, Data File 15, 228 p..
Gracie A.J. 1986. Mineral Exploration in Northern Saskatchewan, 1986. Sask. Industry and Resources. Handout at the Saskatchewan Geological Survey’s Open House.
Gracie A.J. 1987 and 1988. A Review of Mineral Exploration Activities in Northern Saskatchewan. Handouts at the Saskatchewan Geological Survey’s Open House.
Gracie A.J.and Schwann, P.L. 1989-1994; Gracie A.J.,Schwann, P.L. and Patterson, W.A. 1995; Gracie A.J., Gracie A.J. and Bennett, R.W. 1996+1999;Gracie A.J.,
Lafrance B. 1997+1998; Gracie A.J. and Tourigny, G. 2000-2002 Saskatchewan Exploration and Development Highlights. Handouts at the Saskatchewan Geological Survey’s Open House.
Sibbald T.I.I., Quirt D.H. and Gracie, A.J. 1990. Uranium Deposits of the Athabasca Basin , Saskatchewan; Field Trip Guidebook; 8th. IAGOD Symposium; GSC Open File 2166.
ANDREW’S ECONOMIC MAPS
These five maps were produced on mylar for reproduction in the La Ronge Saskatchewan Precambrian Geol. Lab. office.
Gracie A.J. Anglo-Rouyn Mine Area. Parts of NTS areas 73P-7-SE and 73P-7-SW. Scale 1’ = 1/4 mile. Assessment file data non-confidential to April 1st. 1973 plotted.
Gracie A.J. and Charles T. Nemeiben Lake Area. 2 Sheets.1st. Sheet. Part of NTS area 73P-06-SE. Scale 1’ = 1/4 mile. Assessment file data non-confidential to April 1st. 1973 plotted. 2nd Sheet. Pipestone Bay Area. Part of NTS Area 73-P-07-SW. Scale 1’ = 1/4 mile. Assessment file data non-confidential to April 1st. 1973 plotted.
Gracie A.J.and Bienia A. Flin Flon Area. Scale 1” = 1 mile. 2 Sheets. 1st. Sheet. Includes parts of NTS areas 63L16-SW and 63K13-SW. 2nd. Sheet. Includes NTS areas 63L9-NW and 63K16-SW. Only assessment file data non-confidential by 1st January 1975 was plotted.