Our Senior Technical Professionals
Peter Webster is the President of Mercator Geological Services Limited and has worked as a geologist and senior manager in the resource industry with both small and large mineral exploration companies for over 30 years. He is a Professional Geoscientist registered with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia and with the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador. He graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.Sc. in Geology in 1981 and holds a Certificate in Environmental Management from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, 1996 (C.E.M.). He has provided professional oversight on property assessment, technical assessments, project design and program implementation for projects relating to precious metals and base metals as well as industrial mineral commodities for clients in Canada, Mexico, Australia, South America, Africa and Russia.
Michael Cullen is the Chief Geologist at Mercator Geological Services and is a graduate of Mount Allison University (B.Sc., Hons.) and Dalhousie University (M.Sc.). He is a Professional Geoscientist registered with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia, Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientist New Brunswick, and is a Director of the Mining Association of Nova Scotia. He has over 30 years of combined experience as a geologist and/or Senior Manager within the mineral exploration industry and, more recently, as a geological consultant to government and industry. He has been employed with Mercator Geological Services Limited since 2001. Technical assignments have included locations throughout Canada as well as in the United States, Africa, Australia, Bolivia, Columbia, Chile, Finland and Russia. He has a strong background in detailed geological evaluation of mineral deposits with specific experience in precious metals, uranium, base metals and coal. He has also been involved in exploration and assessment of other commodities, including barite, gypsum, limestone, marble and coal bed methane.
Matthew is a graduate of Dalhousie University with Combined Honours in Earth Sciences and Biology and concentration in Environmental Studies. He joined Mercator in 2004, and has since focused on the evaluation and management of various geological projects through the use of Surpac© 3D software to reporting standards of National Instrument 43-101. This has involved design of diamond drill hole programs, drill hole database management, 3D wireframe and solids generation, geological interpretation, geostatistical analysis and block model resource estimations. Matthew has experience with various deposit styles present in Eastern Canada, including coarse-grained and disseminated gold, carbonate hosted base-metal, and porphyry polymetallic mineral deposits. In coordination with senior staff, his experience in deposit modeling through the use of Surpac© 3D software provides clients with management and support services through various project phases, including historic drilling database evaluation and validation, design of new drilling programs and completion of block model resource estimations.
Stewart graduated from Saint Mary’s University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science with honours in Geology. He joined Mercator Geological Services in 2007 as a field geologist and is registered as a Professional Geologist with Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia. Stewart has extensive experience with supervising diamond drill and reverse circulation drill projects in exploration for base metals and gold, as well as, bituminous well site and drill site remediation projects. Field work also has included geochemical sampling, mapping, prospecting and gas absorption sampling. In the office he has participated in research, graphical presentation, mapping, data compilation and verification, as well as the writing of technical and property reports.
Our Senior Associates
Tony Gilman is a Structural Geologist and Geological Engineer with extensive experience in geological mapping, slope stability analysis (soil and rock), and project management. Mr. Gilman’s masters degree at Penn State University involved mapping and structural analysis of a large intensely deformed crustal block in central Alaska near the Golden Zone Mine. Mr. Gilman has over 14 years of experience working in environments varying from mineral exploration and mining to geotechnical engineering, always with a focus on structural geology and rock mechanics. Additionally, Mr. Gilman is a professional engineer (P.Eng) and professional geologist (P.Geo) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL).
Stefan Kruse specializes in determining structural controls and geometry of mineralized systems. His Ph.D. from the University of New Brunswick focused on polyphase deformation in the Canadian Cordillera. Based on this work he was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal and GAC Structure and Tectonics division Best Ph.D award. He has extensive technical and project management experience in structurally controlled U, Au, Cu-porphyry and PGE deposits. Dr. Kruse is a registered professional geologist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB) and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL).