Dr. Laine is a geological engineer with over 40 years of experience in advanced mineral exploration projects, specializing in geo-statistics and reserve estimating, copper, copper-gold porphyry, gold and uranium deposits, underground and open-pit mines, grade and quality control using advanced computerized information systems. During his extensive career, he has held senior executive positions with several mining exploration companies working in the Americas, West and Central Africa and Europe. He also served a 7-year tenure as Vice President of Exploration for Amok Ltd. (a subsidiary of COGEMA, now part of AREVA).
As Founder of Forsys Metals, Mr. Parnham developed the Valencia uranium prospect in Namibia 2006-2010 to become a licensed uranium producer. Forsys, a $45,000 start-up, grew to C$860,000,000 market cap under his leadership. He has spent his 30-year+ career developing and founding several resource-focused companies, including Temex Resources, UNX Energy, Giyani Metals, Canoe Mining Ventures and Broadway Strategic Metals. To date, he has created over C$1.2 billion in shareholder value for companies in which he has been directly involved.
Credited with the discovery of several significant economic mineral deposits including: the David Bell Mine (Hemlo), the Golden Giant Mine (Hemlo), the Redstone Nickel Mine (Timmins), and the Bell Creek Mine (Timmins).
More than 10 years of experience in Namibian mining, energy and oil & gas. Strong business relationships with major national and international corporations within Namibia and South African Development Community.