Board of Directors

Gino Chitaroni, President

Mr. Chitaroni is a lifelong resident of the Town of Cobalt, Ontario. He is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines, Northern College with a diploma as a Mining Technologist in 1985; and then later completed his Bachelor Science degree in Geology at Lake Superior State University in 1988. Mr. Chitaroni has extensive experience in the mining sector and as prospector since 1982. He has also worked as a miner with Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. in mid to late 1980's with a short stint as a student geological technician with Teck-Corona Corporation in Hemlo. In the early to late 1990's, he worked as a project geologist for EGO

Resources Ltd-Cobatec Inc. before forming Blackstone Development IncB. to handle the management of various exploration projects and economic development projects in the Temagami, Matachewan and Cobalt areas. In 2000, Mr. Chitaroni formed Polymet Labs and is president of the company to present day. In 2006, he and partners formed Legends of Cobalt Corporation in order to re-energize the Cobalt Mining Camp; and then again later in 2011, he and another set of partners created Canagco Mining Corp, acting as President, is active to present day in Cobalt. Moreover, Mr. Chitaroni served as a long time town Councilor and has recently retired from politics in the Town of Cobalt.  His family proudly owns and operates Portage Bay Lodge Tourist Camp.

Martin Ethier, Vice-President

Martin Ethier graduated from Mount Allison University in Sackville New Brunswick (1997), majoring in Geography, and minors in Geology as well as Environmental Studies.  In addition, he completed an intensive Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems from the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) in Lawrencetown (1998), Nova Scotia.  He obtained a Master’s of Science Degree in Geology from Acadia University in Wolfville (2001), Nova Scotia.  Mr. Ethier has worked since 2001 as a geologist/remote sensing/GIS specialist in the mining industry on a variety of exploration projects such as diamond-bearing kimberlites, silver-cobalt deposits, gold, Ni-Cu-PGE and in the industrial mineral industry including sand/gravel deposits and rock quarries.

David Pinkney, Secretary-Treasurer

David Pinkney was educated at Temiskaming District Secondary School and Canadore College in the Accounting and Business fields.  Mr. Pinkney has held varies positions in the Accounting and Management fields including Brayford Chartered Accountants, Leisure Inn Motel, and Polymet Labs.


Brian Youngs, Advisor

Brian Youngs is a graduate of Northern College Haileybury School of Mines, Mining Engineering Technician program and is a member of Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). He has worked in the mineral exploration industry for over 20 years. Mr. Youngs has worked with several public junior mining companies including Randsburg International Gold Corp., Wabana Exploration Inc. and Meegwich Consultants. He is working throughout Canada and internationally, as senior airborne geophysics technician with Geotech Ltd., for over 6 years.



Temagami First Nation Representative, Advisor

To be determined at a later date.