Our corporate objective is to deliver long-term value to shareholders through the exploration and development of critical rare earth element properties in Canada.

Board of Directors

James Clucas

Director; Executive Chairman

Mr. Clucas was Chief Financial Officer of Inco’s Canadian operations until 1984 and has been involved in the development of several mineral deposits, including the Snow Lake Mine (High River Gold Mines), Montana Tunnels (Pegasus Mining), the Fenix Project (HudBay Minerals Inc.). He was the founder of International Nickel Ventures Inc. which acquired and developed the Santa Fe/Ipora Nickel Laterite deposit in Brazil.

Dr. David Dreisinger, Ph.D

Director; Vice President, Metallurgy

Dr. Dreisinger holds the position of Professor and Industrial Research Chair, Hydrometallurgy at the University of British Columbia where he has been a professor since 1988. He has published over 250 papers and has been involved as a process consultant in industrial research programs with metallurgical companies. He has participated in 19 U.S. patents for work in areas such as pressure leaching, ion exchange removal of impurities from process solutions, use of thiosulfate as an alternative to cyanide in gold leaching, and leach-electrolysis treatment of copper matte. Dr. Dreisinger also co-invented the Mt. Gordon Copper Process for copper recovery from sulfide ores and the Sepon Copper Process for copper recovery from sulfidic-clayey ores. He has been actively involved in the development of the proposed metallurgical flow sheet for Boleo and is one of the recognized experts in the world in the area of hydrometallurgy. He is also a director of Polymet Mining Corp. and Search Minerals and holds officer positions with Search Minerals Inc. and Trimetals Mining Inc.

Leo Power, BA, MBA, MOGS, ICD.D


Mr. Power has demonstrated leadership within the mining and oil and gas sectors and understands the complexities of the markets for minor metals. He brings a wealth international project finance and development experience to Search and years of experience in dealing with government agencies in Newfoundland and Labrador and in Ottawa. He is graduate of the Kellogg-Schulich Joint MBA program at York University, Toronto and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and holds a Masters in Oil and Gas Studies from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. He is also a graduate of the Directors Education Program of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Mr. Power currently holds the following positions: Executive Chairman - Barite Mud Services Inc.; CEO and Director- Ptarmigan Energy Inc.; Director - Canada Fluorspar Inc.; Board Member - Institute of Corporate Directors, Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter; Board Member - Atlantic Cabinet, Nature Conservancy of Canada and Newfoundland; and Labrador Vice Chair - Atlantic Institute of Market Studies (AIMS).

Roberto Giannetti da Fonseca


Mr. Giannetti da Fonseca, is a Brazilian national residing in Sao Paulo. He is currently CEO of Kaduna Consulting Group, which provides extensive service as a business advisor to more than 50 Brazilian and multinational companies. He is also Executive Director of International Affairs and Foreign Trade (FIESP), a Sao Paulo State business industrial association with more than 130,000 associates. From 2000-2002, he was the Secretary of Foreign Trade, Brazilian Federal Government.

Dr. James Patterson, Ph.D


Dr. Patterson is a professional geologist and an independent economic and exploration geological consultant. Dr. Patterson, with a Ph.D from London University, England, has over forty years experience in initiating, developing, conducting and supervising all phases of mineral exploration, ore reserve audits and valuations worldwide including Canada, Ireland, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. He was Exploration Vice-President of FNX Mining Inc. and assisted with the revival and building of FNX from a $20 million company to a $2.5 billion leading Canadian mining company. Dr. Patterson is currently a Director of Merrex Gold Inc., International Millennium Mining Corp, Acme Resources corp., Frontline Gold Corp. and Southeast Asia Mining Company.

Raymond Saunders


Mr. Saunders has been an entrepreneur and businessman in the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador for 40 years. His primary focus related to the start-up, purchase and consolidation of several transportation companies providing services throughout the province. Having retired from the transportation business Mr. Saunders continues to be an active investor and shareholder in a number of businesses throughout Atlantic Canada. He is a co-founder of Alterra Resources and a director of Search since 2009.