Management Team


Chad Ulansky B.Sc., PGeo (President and CEO)

Mr. Ulansky commenced his career over 20 years ago working for Dia Met Minerals Ltd. on the project that yielded the Ekati Diamond Mine. Since then, Mr. Ulansky has led exploration programs in over 15 countries on four continents. Mr. Ulansky is a graduate of the University of Cape Town where he studied under the renowned diamond specialist Dr. John Gurney.

Beyond being involved in the discovery of Ekati he has been on the ground for the discovery of three significant nickel-copper deposits and two large gold deposits in the Republic of Yemen.

In addition to his hands on experience in managing projects Mr Ulansky has significant corporate experience. He is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of Cantex Mine Development Corp (since 2003), Metalex Ventures Ltd (since 2006), and Northern Uranium Corp (since 2014). He has also served as a director on the boards of Golden Touch Resources Corp / Arian Resources Corp, Consolidated AGX Resources Corp (now Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp) and Valley High Ventures Ltd.

Chad Ulansky, P.Geo. has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this website. Mr. Ulansky is a Qualified Person as defined by Canadian Securities Administrator National Instrument 43-101 “Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects”.

Join Venture Partner, Dr. Charles Fipke

Mr Fipke received an honors degree in Geology from the University of British Columbia in 1970 and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Technology from Okanagan University College. He worked as an exploration and research geologist for Kennicott Copper in New Guinea, Samedan Minerals in Australia, Johannesburg Consolidated Investments (“JCI”) in South Africa, and Cominco in Canada and Brazil.

In 1977, he founded CF Mineral Research, which is amongst the leading heavy mineral and diamond exploration research laboratories in the world. For the past 35 years, he has been involved in heavy mineral exploration projects for diamonds as well as base and precious metal projects worldwide.

In 1984, he founded Dia-Met Minerals Ltd. Additionally, Fipke founded Cantex Mine Development Corporation in 1996. As Chairman of both companies, he has led his teams using his patented and proprietary heavy mineral technologies to discover the Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories as well several metal deposits in Yemen.

He authored and co-authored several publications on diamond exploration worldwide including the first publication on Diamond Exploration published by the Geological Survey of Canada.

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