Dr. Stone is a mining engineer with over 30 years of consulting experience in the metal mining industry.
principal expertise is in mining rock mechanics, where he
has provided designs and operational advice for both open pit and underground operations worldwide.
has also authored a number of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies based on his
broad knowledge of current underground mining methods, capital and operating costs and project development requirements.
Dr. Stone currently serves as the US representative on the International Minefill Council, and is past Chairman of the 7th International Symposia on Mining with Backfill, held in Seattle, Washington in September of 2001.
received a B.Ap.Sc. in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia
, a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and an Executive MBA from Queens University.
Dr. Stone is a licensed professional engineer in a number of US and Canadian jurisdictions, and is an active member of CIM, SME, NWMA and PDAC.
Dr. Stone is a director of Formation Metals, President, COO and a director of Damara Gold Corp., and a director of Hillcrest Petroleum and Javelle Capital Corp., all TSX Venture Exchange listed companies.