The Team

Managing Partners

Senior Advisers

Francis Tucker Manns

Former Senior Manager Compliance & Disclosure, Mining
Toronto Stock Exchange

Fran Manns is a dual Canadian and US citizen with 14 years of experience in the Compliance and Disclosure department of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). He has had a 25 year career in the exploration industry in Canada as a geologist in exploration for lead, zinc, and gold ranging from the Queen Elizabeth Islands to Newfoundland to Alaska with particular experience in the Canadian Shield, and the Canadian Rockies.

Fran was CEO of an exploration team in Indonesia, spent time as a mining analyst for a brokerage firm specialised in small cap equities, and as a consultant to the mining industry having experience in resource audits and nugget effect issues.

With the Toronto Stock Exchange, Fran was responsible for technical due diligence with respect to the original listing requirements for mining companies and technical and scientific compliance with TSX timely disclosure policy.

Fran earned a PhD in geosciences from the University of Toronto and MA and BA in geology from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His particular area of research has been the study of the stratigraphic aspects of carbonate hosted lead zinc deposits often termed Mississippi Valley "type" deposits, and he has published on gold resource estimation and the nugget effect in gold deposits.