Nick Gardner- PEng., Director & Principal Consultant
BSc. Hons. (Mining Engineering), MEng. (Mining Engineering & Mineral Economics)
Nick is a professional mining engineer, mineral economist, computer programmer and blockchain enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in open pit and underground mining. He has worked as a consultant and in mine operations as well. He has been involved in various Due Diligence, Preliminary Economic Assessment, Scoping, Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility studies for many mining companies ranging from Newmont, Vale, Arcelor Mittal, and Kinross etc.
He has worked in operations for AngloGold Ashanti, Newmont, Teck Resources, Rio Tinto and Kinross Gold Corporation. Nick has worked and gained exposure to a wide range of commodities including coal, alluvial diamonds kimberlite diamonds, bauxite, iron ore, copper, gold and nickel.
Besides his mining engineering background, he is also a tech-savvy with computer programming skills, Linux OS(Ubuntu) and Ethical Hacking(Kali Linux and Python). Nick is proficient in Qt C++, Python and Solidity (Ethereum) programming languages.
He has a bachelor's degree in Mining from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology School of Mines, Kumasi, Ghana and master's degree in Mining Engineering (Mineral Economics) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is currently studying MSc. Digital Currencies and Blockchain at University of Nicosia, Cyprus. He sponsors UBports (https://ubports.com/) and Compassion Canada (https://www.compassion.ca/).
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