Mr. Duval is a 45-year veteran of the Canadian minerals industry. A graduate Engineering Technologist, he has over a decade of engineering and production experience in both underground and open pit mines. Mr. Duval has served as a director, officer and audit committee member of several public companies including Primary Corp., a TSX-listed investment bank.
An internationally recognized mining author, he also served for a decade as Western Editor of The Northern Miner, the largest weekly mining publication in the world. In the 1990s, he worked as a Technical Advisor to the United Nations, coordinating the pre-feasibility study for a potash project in Thailand. In 2002, he accepted a position as Special Advisor to the President of a NYSE-listed gold royalty company with a development-stage gold project in Tanzania. In that capacity, he facilitated the raising of more than $50 million via private placements with Wall Street and European investment banks.