Kerry Sparkes has over 30 years experience in the mineral exploration business as both an exploration geologist and executive. His career has included the exploration, delineation and development of two major Canadian deposits, both of which were the subject of takeovers. He was previously Vice President-Geology for Franco-Nevada Corp., Vice President-Exploration at Rainy River Resources Ltd., Vice President-Exploration at Messina Minerals, Inc., Senior Geologist at Voisey’s Bay Nickel Co. Ltd., Exploration Manager of Archean Resources Ltd., as well as President of Sparkes Consulting, Inc.
Kerry has previously held a number of board seats, including the Board of Directors of Sphinx Resources Ltd., Knight Metals Ltd., and was a founder and director of Orla Mining Ltd. He received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Memorial University of Newfoundland., and started his career as an exploration geologist for Noranda Exploration Co. Ltd.
Kerry is a native Newfoundlander with significant experience particularly in the Buchans camp as VP Exploration at Messina Minerals. He was on the teams that discovered the Domino and Boomerang VMS deposits in the Buchans camp and also led the exploration teams at Voisey Bay Nickel before being acquired.