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About West Kirkland


The Company is following a proven corporate approach for success;

  • Directly on trend of current and historical large scale production.
  • Well established geological positions and showings along the major trend to guide exploration.
  • Majority interests are acquired for operational control.
  • Large scale land positions of more than 20 sq/km are consolidated - this increases probability of success.
  • Work with and in partnership alongside knowledgeable local technical teams.
  • Look for paradigm shift in belt knowledge - a new discovery or scientific advance that opens up a new part of a well known trend.
  • Set realistic expectations for 3 year targeting phase.
  • Apply $2-$5 million budget per year so that knowledge can build up in an area and thereby increase the probability of success.
  • Institutional investors are accessed for a patient, diligent approach to exploration.
  • The Company has more than one target area and is prepared to reassess what is working and switch resources from one area to another quickly.

Company management has experience in both Ontario and Nevada including the discovery of new mines and the development and operations of gold mines.

The Company is committed to pursuing its goal of a major gold discovery and meeting or exceeding expectations for environmental and social responsibility. Part of our responsibility includes open and ongoing communications with all of our stakeholders.

R. Michael Jones , B.A.SC., P.Eng
Director, President & CEO

Michael Jones brings 25 years of experience as a professional geological engineer and has been involved with raising over $300 million for exploration, mining development and production. He was a founder of Glimmer Resources Inc. and was responsible for the discovery of the Glimmer Gold mine, now Blackfox, in Ontario. During a six-year tenure as President of Cathedral Gold, Mr. Jones ran a producing mining company and was involved in the review of a feasibility study and financing for a $1 billion mining project during two years as Vice President with Aber Resources. He is also a co-founder of West Timmins Mining that was purchased by Lakeshore Gold in 2009 and is a director and co-founder of MAG Silver. Mr. Jones served on the Securities Policy Advisory Committee of the British Columbia Securities Commission for six years and holds a B.A.Sc. in geological engineering from the University of Toronto.

Frank Hallam, B.B.A., C.A.
Director, CFO & Corporate Secretary

Frank Hallam was the original founder of New Millennium. He was previously an auditor in the mining practice with Coopers and Lybrand. Mr. Hallam has extensive operating and financial experience at the senior management level with several publicly listed resource companies and has over ten years of experience working in East and South Africa, including his role as CFO and Director with Tan Range Exploration. In addition to his involvement raising over $75 million for exploration, mining development and production, he has set up and administered exploration offices in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Eritrea, among others and has been involved in negotiating and managing exploration deals with Barrick Gold Corporation, Johannesburg Consolidated Investments and Newmont Mining Corporation. He is a chartered accountant and has a degree in business administration from Simon Fraser University.

Pierre Lebel

Chairman of Imperial since 2003, and its prior President from 1986-2003. Pierre has extensive experience in managing public companies serving as a Director of a number of public companies during his career. In 1998 he was awarded the E.A. Scholz Medal by the BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines for excellence in mine development in British Columbia.

Pierre is presently Director and Chairman of Homeq Corporation, a director of SouthGobi Energy Resources Ltd. and Zedi Inc., and an executive committee member of the Mining Association of British Columbia. Pierre holds an MBA from McMaster University and an LLB from the University of Western Ontario. He is a member of the law societies of British Columbia and Alberta.

Eric Carlson

Mr. Carlson has over 17 years of real estate investment, development, and management experience. Mr. Carlson has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Anthem Properties Corp. since July 1994. Anthem is an investment group that specializes in the acquisition and management of Class B retail, multi-family residential and office properties in high growth markets in Canada and the United States. Mr. Carlson has also been President and a director of Kruger Capital Corp. since December 1992. Mr. Carlson is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. 

John Brock

John Brock, based in Vancouver, holds a B.Sc in geology and geophysics and has over 40 years service in an executive role with 20 public junior exploration companies. Through companies under his management, he has participated in 12 major mineral deposit discoveries in north and western Canada, Nevada, Mexico, Ecuador, Sumatra, and Mongolia. Since 1973, Mr. Brock has  played a significant role in the equity financing of public companies under his management.

Mr. Brock served six years as a governor/Board Member of the Vancouver Stock Exchange and CDNX Exchange and two years on the TSX Venture Exchange Advisory Board. In recognition of his contributions to Canadian mineral exploration and finance he is a recipient of a number of awards. Today Mr. Brock continues with his public mineral exploration company involvement, serving as CEO of Pacific Ridge Exploration and a director of US Silver Corporation. 

Michael G. Allen, P. Geo
VP of Exploration

Mr. Allen joined West Kirkland Mining on May 31, 2010 as Vice President of Exploration.  Prior to joining West Kirkland, Mr. Allen worked on numerous gold, diamond and base metal projects both in Canada and Internationally.  He received degrees from the University of Alberta, graduating with a Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Physical Geography in 1997 and a Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Geology in 1998. Mr. Allen is a Professional Geoscientist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientist of British Columbia.

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