Newfoundland & Labrador Prospectors Association (NLPA)


Jul 22, 2020
Over the past couple of months, your Association has been working on a New Mentorship Initiative which has been requested by a number of members in several regions of the province.
A number of experienced Prospectors and Mineral Exploration Geologists responded to our Call and are offering their vast experience, knowledge and skill sets to other members of the Association.
The New Mentorship Initiative is on a Strictly Confidential Basis and all experienced members who have agreed to act as Mentors with the Association have agreed to this going forward!
Personal Contact Information and Brief Summaries of Experience on each Mentor will be posted on the Website, and as new Mentors step forward to volunteer, they too will be added!
Please take the Opportunity to contact either of the Mentors listed below, as they are quite interested in assisting you with your Prospecting Activities in the Province!
Our Mentors:
Peter Dimmell of St. John's
Prospecting geologist
President of an active local junior exploration company
Has a wide variety of geological, mining, mineral exploration, prospecting and managerial experience
He is a Past President of the National PDAC.
Jason Flight of Baie Verte
Professional Geologist and Genuine Prospector with 6 years industry experience in combined exploration and mining.
Currently Employed as a Mine and Exploration Geologist working with Rambler Metals and Mining.
Familiar with a variety of mineral deposits and exploration techniques.
I am very appreciative of all the great work prospectors do, and understand that this work is responsible for generating many jobs in the natural resource sector (myself included) and appreciate the opportunity to assist them in any way I can.
Wayde Guinchard of St. John's
Active prospector
With over 30 years’ experience in the banking sector
Has a wide variety of managerial and financial experience
With knowledge in marketing and promotion of mineral properties
The structuring of private prospecting companies.
Jim Harris of Bay Roberts
Graduated from MUN in 1977 with a BSc
Have worked as a geologist since giving me over 38 years of experience
I have mostly worked on the island of Newfoundland but have had jobs in Labrador, Quebec and the NWT.
I have experience with all types of exploration
I spent  5  years as a mine geologist at Hope Brook.
Norm Mercer of Mount Pearl
Active prospector
Former Provincial Government geologist
Has a variety of geological and mineral exploration, prospecting experience
Along with knowledge of promotion and public awareness.
Current President of NLPA
Len Muise of Gambo
Experienced Prospector and Senior Executive Manager
Part Owner of several Private NL Junior Mineral Exploration Companies
Wide array of knowledge in structuring Private Mineral Exploration Companies, Prospector Training Programs, Variety of Mineral Deposits and in planning and conducting Mineral Exploration and Prospecting Programs
Ray Penney of Gambo
Experienced Prospecting and Mapping Geologist and Retired Science Teacher
Has worked with a variety of mineral exploration and mining companies in a number of provinces and one territory, across Canada
Vast Knowledge and Experience of planning and conducting Prospecting and Mineral Exploration Programs for a variety of Mineral Deposits including Precious and Base Metals, Iron Ore and other Specialty Metals
Diamond Drill Hole Logging Experience along with Report Writing
Andy Thomas of CBS
Prospector and former Provincial Government, Labrador Mapping Geologist
With many years of experience with the Labrador Mapping Section with the NL Geological Survey out of St. John's, NL.
Extensive Experience in the Field and with Office Geoscience Report Writing and Map Preparation
Has worked with several Junior Mineral Exploration Companies in Labrador as a Senior Project Geologist.
Has significant knowledge of a variety of Mineral Deposits associated with Intrusive and High Grade Metamorphic Rocks in Labrador.