Director & Geoscientist
Riaz Mirza is a founding Director and Geoscientist of Simcoe Geoscience Limited. Throughout his 15 years in the environmental, engineering and exploration industries, Riaz has worked on projects in Canada, the United States, South America, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia. His experience includes working with major engineering, mining and energy companies at various stages of the projects from exploration to reclamation. He is an experienced geoscientist who has years of field experience from project management to completion.
Riaz started his career as a geophysicist with Geophysics GPR International Inc. and moved to Aeroquest Limited as a processing and interpretation geophysicist. From 2010 to 2015, Riaz worked with Quantec Geoscience as a senior geophysicist and business development executive. Currently he is also executive director of IT Solution Works, a Toronto based information technology company.
Riaz holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Applied Geology from University of Punjab, Pakistan, M.Sc. in Applied Geophysics from Quaid I Azam University, Pakistan and advanced master degree in Environmental Geosciences from the University of Tuebingen, Germany.
Mr. McCrea has 30 years experience in exploration and mining geology, and more than 20 years experience in mineral resource estimation. Jim’s experience was gained through working for junior mining/exploration companies and engineering companies SRK and Snowden. His geological expertise ranges from technical review and due diligence to resource estimation and feasibility studies. Jim has experience in a range of commodities, but primarily gold, silver and copper, in a variety of geographic settings around the world with particular focus on North and South America. Having performed ore body modelling and resource estimation for the successfully targeted take over company Cumberland Resources Ltd. by Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. and more recently Mr. McCrea completed a mineral resource estimations underpinning the purchase of Duran Ventures’ Aguila porphyry by Peñoles and recent work for companies such as Minera San Cristóbal S.A. of Bolivia, Arena Minerals Inc. and Montan Mining Corp. to mention but a few.