Defense Metals Corp. has an Indicated Mineral Resource of 5 million tonnes averaging 2.95% TREO (Total Rare-Earth Oxide), and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 29.5 million tonnes averaging 1.83% TREO
Defense Metals Corp. is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition of mineral deposits containing metals and elements commonly used in the electric power market, military, national security and the production of “GREEN” energy technologies, such as, high strength alloys and rare earth magnets. The 100% owned Wicheeda Property consists of 9 mineral claims covering an area of 4,244 hectares, located approximately 80 km northeast of the city of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.
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CRAIG TAYLOR | CEO & Director
Since 2018, Mr. Taylor has been a Director and the CEO of Defense Metals Corp. and has helped advance the project from the exploration stage with the recently completed robust PEA. From 2007 until 2016, he was a director of Advantage Lithium Corp, a TSX-V listed junior exploration company. From April 2012 until April 2016, he was a director of Clear Mountain Resources Corp., a TSX-V listed company, now named Patriot One Technologies Inc. Mr. Taylor has served as director and officer of several other public companies engaged in mineral exploration and development throughout his career.
LUISA MORENO, PHD | President & Director
Dr. Luisa Moreno is a Physics Engineer, with a PhD in Materials Science and Mechanics from Imperial College London, in the United Kingdom. She has held positions as Senior Analyst at various Toronto-based investment companies. She is known as a leading analyst in rare earths and has published several reports and articles for the investment community. Currently, Dr. Moreno is the Chief Executive Officer of Graphano Energy Ltd. and the Managing Director of Tahuti Global Inc., a company that she founded. As a strategic consultant she assists both public and private companies and institutional investors with economic and technical assessments of mineral assets and technologies. She also works with government institutions tasked with overseeing mineral development, value addition and supply chain development. Dr. Moreno is also on the board of directors of several companies exploring and developing strategic minerals and green technologies. She is a recognized strategic minerals specialist and a common valued guest speaker on television and at international conferences.
KRISTOPHER J. RAFFLE | NI43-101 Qualified Person & Director
Kristopher J. Raffle, B.Sc., PGeo, serves as the Qualified Person for Defense Metals Corp. Mr. Raffle is also a current director of New Placer Dome Gold Corp. Mr. Raffle is a Partner and Principal Geologist with the Edmonton-based leading geologic consulting firm, APEX Geoscience Ltd. Mr. Raffle has over 20 years’ experience conducting property evaluation, intensive exploration data analysis, exploration-program design, and geological modelling, with respect to Archean and Calrin-type-gold, copper-gold-porphyry, gold-silver-epithermal, volcanic-hosted-massive-sulphide, rare-earth-element, and kimberlite-diamond deposits throughout Canada, USA, and Mexico.
WILLIAM H. BIRD | Director
Dr. William H. Bird, PGeo, has a unique combination of business credentials and mineral-industry expertise, with a broad background as officer and independent director for publicly traded mineral-resource companies. He was the CEO of two publicly traded rare-earth companies. He also has solid academic and research experience. He began his career as a mineralogist with the Anaconda company’s Extractive Metallurgical Research Division, where he worked directly with Anaconda’s worldwide exploration, mine, and metallurgical personnel to solve mineralogical problems. At the University of Colorado and Colorado State University, Dr. Bird taught various mineralogy courses. His research has generally dealt with the mineralogy and ore deposits of precious, base, and minor metals. As a consultant and a company executive, he managed projects involving industrial, ferrous, precious, minor, and base metals. Recently, he has focused on developing low-cost, long-term supplies of the rare-earth elements.
RYAN CHEUNG | CFO & Director
Ryan Cheung, CPA, CA, has been providing accounting, management, securities regulatory-compliance services to private and publicly listed companies. Mr. Cheung also serves as an officer and/or director of a number of publicly listed companies. Mr. Cheung holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
MAXIMILIAN SALI | Director
Mr. Sali has been in the capital markets for ten years managing private family assets. He is the president of Baccarat Investments Inc., a private company providing investing and management consulting services to publicly listed companies.
ANDREW BURGESS | Director
Mr. Andrew S. Burgess, C.A., C.P.A. is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Public Accountant, and the former CFO of Spectrum Mining Corporation. He is an experienced professional with more than 35 years accounting, finance, and financial reporting experience with listed companies. Mr. Burgess has a broad base of experience with natural resource, service, and industrial companies in the areas of general management, financial and management reporting, taxation, corporate reorganizations, investments, acquisitions, divestitures, equity and debenture financing, budgeting, investor relations, and administration. He has extensive public company and IPO experience.
JOHN GOODE | Head of Metallurgy
Mr. Goode has been responsible for design, monitoring, and interpretation of several programs of beneficiation and hydrometallurgical testwork, engineering and economic evaluations of new and existing processing operations for the recovery of rare earth element (REE), and other elements from ore and other sources. John graduated from the Royal School of Mines, London University, where he obtained a B.Sc. (Chemical Engineering in Metallurgy). John spent 18 years at Kilborn Engineering, where he attained the title of Vice President, Mining and Metallurgy and Director, managing a team of mining and metallurgical engineers responsible for feasibility and due diligence studies, and the design and commissioning of REE recovery and separation facilities, and he also has experience with gold, base metal, and uranium plants. He has over 50 years experience as a metallurgist and has worked on numerous rare earth projects located in Canada, USA, China, Australia, Russia, and elsewhere. Some of the projects include Niocan Inc. Nb, Ta, REE project; Rare Element Resources’ Bear Lodge REE project; Avalon Rare Metal’s Thor Lake project; Hudson’s REE Sarfartoq project; Appia and Pele Mountain Elliot Lake U-REE projects; Serra Verde ionic clay project in Brazil; Quest’s Strange Lake project; Pea Ridge Fe tailings project; Search Minerals Foxtrot deposit; and Polymetal/Vostok’s Tomtor REE-Nb-Sc-V-Th project in Siberia, among others.