Technical Team

Delio Tortosa

Geological Consultant

Mr. Tortosa is a geological consultant currently specializing in gold, copper, and uranium exploration, with a technical background in the application of geographic information systems and 3D modeling for the geosciences. He has over 30 years of experience, having worked both in the mining and mineral exploration industry, in government as a geoscientist with the Ontario Geological Survey, as Resident Geologist for the Wawa District, and in academia teaching GPS, GIS, and Remote Sensing at Lake Superior State University. Mr. Tortosa holds an Honours B.Sc. in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University (1974) and a M.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan (1983).

Bill Kerr

Geological Consultant

Bill Kerr is a geologist with over 40 years in the Canadian and international exploration and mining industry. His primary interests are gold and uranium exploration and mining. He was directly responsible for discovery of two of the worlds four highest grade uranium deposits, (Phoenix and Midwest A) and was a geophysical contractor 40 years ago for the surveys that defined the conductors that became the other two (McArthur River and Cigar Lake). He was QP for the mining of all the McClean Lake deposits, by operator AREVA. He has spent many years in Ontario, and was exploration manager for Dome Mines for the Red Lake and Timmins offices. During that time, he was involved, in varying degrees, with discovery and delineation of economically mineable gold deposits at Dona Lake, Detour Lake, and Musslewhite. He has personally staked more than 500 claims, and was awarded in 1996, and maintains, a lifetime Prospector Licence through MNDM.

Dr. Charles (Jay) Hodgson

Research Exploration Geologist 

Dr. Hodgson is a Research Exploration Geologist with over 40 years of worldwide experience in base metal and precious metal exploration. He is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal and received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. From 1972 to 1995, Dr. Hodgson was Professor of Economic Geology at Queen's University where he taught and carried out a program of mineral exploration research on gold, base metal VMS and Sedex, and copper-gold porphyry deposits in collaboration with the mining industry. During his tenure at Queen's University, he supervised over 50 graduate theses and published 45 scientific papers including several landmark articles on economic geology and exploration. From 1996 to 2006, Dr. Hodgson was Chief Geologist at Barrick Gold Corp. where he was involved with designing Barrick's worldwide exploration programs and ensuring that the company maintained its technical edge among the gold exploration world. During his mandate at Barrick, he was involved with the exploration of several world-class gold deposits such as Pierina and Alto Chicama in Peru, Pascua-Lama in Chile, Valadero in Argentina, and Bulyanhulu in Tanzania. Dr. Hodgson brings an invaluable wealth of experience and his passion and enthusiasm for exploration to Argo Gold.