Our corporate objective is to deliver long-term value to shareholders through the exploration and development of critical rare earth element properties in Canada.

Board of Directors

Dr. David Dreisinger, Ph.D

Director; Vice President, Metallurgy

Dr. Dreisinger holds the position of Professor and Industrial Research Chair, Hydrometallurgy at the University of British Columbia where he has been a professor since 1988. He has published over 250 papers and has been involved as a process consultant in industrial research programs with metallurgical companies. He has participated in 19 U.S. patents for work in areas such as pressure leaching, ion exchange removal of impurities from process solutions, use of thiosulfate as an alternative to cyanide in gold leaching, and leach-electrolysis treatment of copper matte. Dr. Dreisinger also co-invented the Mt. Gordon Copper Process for copper recovery from sulfide ores and the Sepon Copper Process for copper recovery from sulfidic-clayey ores. He has been actively involved in the development of the proposed metallurgical flow sheet for Boleo and is one of the recognized experts in the world in the area of hydrometallurgy. He is also a director of Polymet Mining Corp. and Search Minerals and holds officer positions with Search Minerals Inc. and Trimetals Mining Inc.

Roberto Giannetti da Fonseca


Mr. Giannetti da Fonseca, is a Brazilian national residing in Sao Paulo. He is currently CEO of Kaduna Consulting Group, which provides extensive service as a business advisor to more than 50 Brazilian and multinational companies. He is also Executive Director of International Affairs and Foreign Trade (FIESP), a Sao Paulo State business industrial association with more than 130,000 associates. From 2000-2002, he was the Secretary of Foreign Trade, Brazilian Federal Government.

Raymond Saunders


Mr. Saunders has been an entrepreneur and businessman in the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador for 40 years. His primary focus related to the start-up, purchase and consolidation of several transportation companies providing services throughout the province. Having retired from the transportation business Mr. Saunders continues to be an active investor and shareholder in a number of businesses throughout Atlantic Canada. He is a co-founder of Alterra Resources and a director of Search since 2009.