With almost 20 years of combined experience, we have been involved in several different facets of the gold mining industry, from our own mining operations to subcontracting services for other commercial placer mining operations in the historic Klondike and Cariboo regions of Canada.
With MAP Exploration & Mining, we wanted to do something entirely different from the standard model of alluvial gold mining. By drawing inspiration from the incredible advances being made in other industries, our goal is to deliver a game changing alternative to conventional practices.
By combining an advanced exploration program with highly targeted extraction, we are able to process alluvial gold deposits with virtually no disturbance to local ecosystems while using a fraction of the resources employed by conventional mining practices. Through extensive use of data and technology, we target only high-grade material in the deposit, leaving everything else untouched.
Michael has 10 years of experience in the placer mining industry spanning both BC and the Yukon. He started out with his own operation and continued on to hold senior roles running sites for other mining companies. His professional career also includes over 15 years of professional experience in project management for architectural firms in BC, Alberta, and Manitoba, including government, commercial, and residential markets. His educational background includes professional training and academic qualifications in architectural design, as well as studies in earth and ocean sciences at the University of Victoria. Michael is fully bilingual, having studied and worked in both Canada and Italy.
Patrick has been involved with placer mining for eight years, both in the field and in an independent research capacity. His main focus has been on plant design and processing efficiency as well as the historical development of placer mining practices. His professional career also includes management in CRM and Marketing Operations, along with owning his own businesses where he gained experience in fabrication, design, carpentry, teaching and agriculture. Patrick’s education spans an MA in Diplomatic Studies & International Relations (Westminster University, London) and a BA in Hispanic and Italian studies (UVic). Through his career and education, which he obtained both locally and living abroad in Venezuela, Italy and the UK, he is fully proficient in Italian, Spanish and English, with a good knowledge of French and German.