Hardline Exploration, founded in 2014 and headquartered in Smithers, BC is a local consulting firm for the Golden Triangle and western Canada. We work directly with local contractors and First Nations to ensure your project receives the most efficient & dedicated exploration. We specialize in executing programs on complex exploration projects to generate new discoveries. We have a proven track record of successful projects and a highly skilled team with vast experience across Canada on a variety of deposit types. 

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Jeremy Hanson P.Geo
President & VP Exploration

Jeremy Hanson is professional geoscientist with over a decade of experience in mineral exploration throughout Canada. He graduated with a B.Sc. Hons with distinction from Simon Fraser University. He is a director of the Smithers Exploration Group and VP Exploration & Director for Garibaldi Resources Corp where he guides exploration at the recent discovery of the Nickel Mtn E&L deposit. Jeremy brings a strategic mindset to every project and broad geological knowledge with experience in magmatic Ni-Cu, porphyries, epithermal, lode gold, and VMS deposits.

Jim Hutter P.Geo
Sr. Geologist

Jim Hutter is a professional geoscientist with nearly 50 years of experience in global mineral exploration and mining. With over three decades of local experience.  Jim is a specialist in northwestern B.C. geology and exploration, as well as a certified Underground Shift boss. Jim is also a Mine Manager and has been instrumental in the discovery of the E&L deposit since Garibaldi's initial discovery in 2017.

Mitchell Patitucci B.Sc.
Project Geologist

Mitchell Patitucci is a geologist with a B.Sc. from the University of Victoria. He has managed complex aspects on some of the most challenging projects and areas of British Columbia. Notably he has been overseeing drilling operations at Garibaldi's E&L project since 2018.

Thomas Baechler HBSc.
Database Geologist

Thomas is a geologist with a HBSc. from Western University and is currently finalizing his MSc. thesis with a focus on magmatic the Ni-Cu-PGE deposits of Sudbury. Tom has experience throughout Canada with a variety of commodities and deposit styles, and is proficient in  database, analytical and modelling software. 

Matt Fraser B.Sc.
Project Manager

Matt Fraser has been actively engaged in mineral exploration since 2007, operating and managing countless projects in western Canada from grassroots to brownfields. Matt specializes in remote access data acquisition and project logistics.

Russell Ashton HBSc.

Russell Ashton is a geologist with a BSc in Geology from the University of Calgary and is finishing a MSc. at the University of Western Ontario where he is conducting a study on mineralogical and geochemical aspects of the Ni-Cu-Co-Au-Ag-PGE sulphides of the E&L deposit . Russell has multiple years of industry and academic experience in British Columbia.


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Sabrina Boisclair
Jr. Geologist

Sabrina is Geologist with three years of exploration experience with Hardline Exploration. She is a graduate UBC-Okanogan.

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Cyrus Pereira
Sr. Geotechnician

Cyrus is a graduate of the highly recommended BCIT Mineral Exploration Program. Cyrus is a professional at managing and collecting geotechnical survey data in some of the most challenging terrain possible.

Shaele Hanson
Executive Administrator

Shaele is an entrepreneur with experience in business, marketing and accounting. She is responsible for the day to day operations of Hardline.