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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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President & VP Exploration

Jeremy Hanson is professional geoscientist with fifteen years of experience in mineral exploration throughout Canada. He graduated with a B.Sc. Hons with distinction from Simon Fraser University. He is an active members Smithers Exploration Group and Director of Garibaldi Resources Corp, Carlyle Commodities Corp and Miramus Mining. He is also a Geological Advisor for Grid Battery Metals.  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.

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Senior 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 Resources initial discovery in 2017.



Exploration Manager

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. Mitchell is experienced in permitting, reporting, geological mapping, project management across a variety of deposits.



Project Manager

Luke is a geologist with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in geology and a minor in geophysics from the University of Calgary. He has been active in the mining industry since 2011 with 5+ years experience as a geologist managing programs ranging from grassroots exploration to drill campaigns on numerous deposit types across British Columbia and Yukon Territory. Luke is apt at executing exploration programs in remote and challenging areas from planning and logistics through to program completion.

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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.

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Project Coordinator

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.



Executive Administrator

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

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