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T.J. Quesnel B.Sc.
1231 Highway 17
P.O. Box 20007
Sturgeon Falls, ON POH 2BO
fax (705) 753-6113
Bachelor of Science, Geology.
Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, 1987
Technology Honours Diploma
Cambrian College School of Mineral Resources Technology, Sudbury, Ontario, 1985
Consulting Geologist - Due
Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, March 1994 - present
Preparation and Certification of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Aggregate Resource Site Plans, mine reserve estimate studies, geologic mapping and prospecting, plane table and alidade surveys, topographic mapping and 3-D modeling, as well as supervision of sand, gravel, and rock core drilling, logging and sampling programs. Preparation of New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation Mined Land Use Plans, Draft Environmental Impact Statements and New York State Dept. of Transportation Geologic Source Quality Reports
Mining Licence and Permitting Projects
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation require that any mining require a mining permit or licence. These licencess involve the preparation of a mining and rehabilitation plans map as well as a report extensively detailing the sites current status, and post mining land use. Larger projects often involve the preparation of Environmental Impact Statements. Many clients require assistance in compliance with mining permit conditions. Prominent applications I have completed include:
- Original Licence Application - 40 Acre 8 million Tonne Limestone Quarry - in process
- Original Permit/Licence Application for a 176 acre sand and gravel mine. Licence Status - in litigation.
- Original Permit/Licence Application for 20 acre sand and gravel mine. Licence Status - Permitted.
- Original Permit/Licence Application for 40 acre sand and gravel mine. Licence Status - Permitted.
- Original Permit/Licence Application for 100 acre sand and gravel mine. Licence Status - In Process.
Over 60 mining permit renewal and permit modification applications, which included updating topographic features as well as future mining areas; all successfully permitted.
Miscellaneous Aggregate Reserve Studies
Many companies look to consultants for studies and site reserve estimations that will be used for informational purposes in projects including sales transactions and mine planning. Some notable studies include:
- 60 million ton quarry reserve study and compilation report, Lockport, New York.
- 3 million ton sand and gravel site reserve study, with attendant drilling, Buffalo, New York.
- 150 million ton sand and gravel deposit with heavy mineral potential, reserve study with attendant drilling, Aiken, South Carolina.
- 40 million ton reserve study, with attendant drilling, Rochester, New York.
- 40 million ton reserve study. compilation report, Albany, New York.
- Annual royalty reserve estimations for 3 sites producing from 15,000 to 90,000 tons annually.
Consulting Aggregate Geologist
Continental Placer, Inc., Albany, New York, April 1989 - March 1994
Duties include preparation of New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation Mined Land Use Plans, New York State Dept. of Transportation Geologic Source Quality Reports, mine reserve estimate studies, geologic mapping and depositional environment interpretation, dust control permits, plane table and alidade surveys, supervision of sand, gravel, and rock core drilling, logging and sampling programs. Assisting in the preparation and review of Environmental Impact Statements. Marketing of own client base. Manage computer services, including ongoing automation of manual tasks using industry standard micro-computer word processing and spreadsheet software Project locations include New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, and South Carolina.
Minnova, Inc., Ontario, October 1988
Responsible for geologic mapping, prospecting, geochemical sampling, and data plotting.
Project locations include Sudbury and Hagar, Ontario
Kerr Addison Mines Ltd., May - September 1988
Responsible for geologic mapping, diamond drill hole proposals, core logging, and supervision of 5,000 feet drilling program, includes logging of data on a field computer, prospecting, VLF-EM and magnetic data collection and plotting. Discovery of a significant gold bearing zone which was later stripped, trenched and drilled.
Project locations include Chibougamau, Quebec and Timmins, Ontario.
Middleton Exploration Services Ltd., February - May 1988
Responsible for reverse circulation drill hole spotting, logging and supervision. Access road construction supervision. Max Min II data collection, plotting and interpretation.
Project locations include La Sarre and Casa Berardi, Quebec, as well as Detour Lake, Ontario.
Noramco Exploration, Inc., September 1987 - January 1988
Responsible for geologic mapping, assay sampling, prospecting, diamond drill hole proposals, drilling supervision, and core logging. Also responsible for heavy equipment stripping program.
Project Locations include Red Lake and Zahavy Mines, Ontario.
Ontario Geological Survey, Kenora, Ontario, 1986 and 1987
Responsible for geologic mapping, remote navigation, assay sampling as well as remote fly in camp logistics and supervision
AFFILIATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
Certified by The Ministry of Natural Resources to Prepare Site Plans under The Aggregate Resources Act.
Fellow, Geological Association of Canada #F6124
Certified Professional Geologist #9186, American Institute of Professional Geologists
Registered Professional Geologist #1366, State of Wyoming
Registered Professional Geologist, State of Pennsylvania #PG0465
Member of Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.
Member, Geological Society of America
References and work portfolio available upon request.
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