Ms. Tirschmann has 25 years of exploration experience specializing in magmatic nickel-copper sulphide deposits. Most recently, Patti served for six years as Vice President, Exploration for Continental Nickel Limited where she assembled and led the exploration team which discovered and delineated new nickel sulphide zones and established NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimates at the Ntaka Hill project in Tanzania. Prior to joining Continental Nickel, Patti worked for over eighteen years with Falconbridge Limited/Xstrata plc in various roles including Senior Geologist, International Nickel Sulphide Exploration. She has extensive experience developing, implementing and supervising exploration programs in the major Canadian nickel belts of Sudbury, Thompson and Raglan and has international experience comprising projects in Norway, Greenland, Alaska, Chile, Australia and Tanzania. Patti possesses graduate and post-graduate degrees in Geological Sciences from the University of Manitoba and is a registered professional geoscientist in the Province of Ontario.