Since 1984, CSA Global’s consultants have worked on a diverse range of projects in Canada and the United States and in Central and Latin America. Our Vancouver and Toronto offices provide more localised exploration solutions and geoscientific advice across commodities such as gold, silver, copper, nickel, platinum group elements (PGE), zinc and lead among others.

Our Canadian based team provide expert geoscientific, mining and corporate advice across all commodities. 

With regional knowledge and extensive in house experience, we cover all stages of the exploration and mining cycle from exploration and evaluation through to due diligence and NI43-101 Technical Reports. Our local team is supported by a global network of experts across the range of resource industry practices and commodities.

CSA Global Canada Geosciences Ltd
(Vancouver Office)
Suite 610, 1155 West Pender Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6E 2P4

T +1 604 681 8000
F +1 604 684 6024

CSA Global Canada Geosciences Ltd
(Toronto Office)
Suite 501, 365 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2V1

T +1 416 368 7041
F +1 416 368 2579



CSA Global was commissioned by the Yukon Geological Survey to generate a series of digital map products based on new geochemical data from the re-analysis of ~20,000 archived stream sediment samples covering ~290,000 km2 of the northern Cordillera in Canada.

CSA Global was commissioned by Ardiden Limited to assess graphite mineralisation at the Manitouwadge project and make recommendations on further exploration.

CSA Global was commissioned by PepinNini Minerals Ltd to undertake geological, geochemical and geophysical investigations of the Santa Ines project in Salta Province, Argentina.

Prosperity Goldfields retained CSA Global to provide specialist technical support for their early-stage gold exploration project at Kiyuk Lake in Nunavut. CSA was involved in and directed many different aspects of the summer and winter programs in 2012 and 2013 with key input into the development of an property-wide exploration strategy.


Dennis Arne - Director - CSA Global Canada

Dennis Arne

BSc (Hons) Geology, MSc, PhD, Grad Diploma
Managing Director (Vancouver), Principal Consultant

Dennis has over 30 years' experience in applied geochemistry in a wide range of environments, in both the minerals and the petroleum industries, and as an academic and in geological surveys. For the last 10 years, he has been involved as a consultant in the development of geochemical exploration programs for precious and base metals exploration in Australia, North America, South America and Africa. Dennis works with our clients to better understand and use their geochemical data to target new deposits and optimise the understanding of the entire mineral system to ensure cost effective and well targeted exploration.

Eric Grunsky

PhD (Geology), MSc (Geology), BSc Geology (Hons)

Eric has more than 35 years of experience in a range of geoscience disciplines, including mineral exploration, geologic mapping, geochemical surveys, resource assessment and geospatial analysis.  He is an internationally recognized expert in the evaluation and interpretation of geochemical survey data at continental, regional and camp scales.  His experience includes geochemical data derived from exposed rock, till, lake sediment, stream, soil and weathered materials geochemistry. Eric’s expertise has been used to identify and isolate areas of mineralization for a range of commodities, including precious metal, diamond, base metal and uranium deposits.  He employs the use of advanced statistical methods that include spatial analysis to characterize and validate geochemical processes associated with background lithologies, alteration assemblages and key mineralization signatures. Eric has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has made many presentations at mineral industry conferences.

Felix Lee

B.Sc (Geology), M.B.A., P.Geo.
Director (Toronto), Principal Consultant

Felix Lee is an economic geologist with more than 28 years’ experience in independent geological due diligence reporting and mineral property valuation opinions to clients. He has been instrumental in assisting companies on the stock exchanges and has helped to raise finance for their projects. Felix has worked on a number exploration and advanced-stage development projects in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, South America, Central Asia, Asia and Africa. He is the 2nd Vice President and a Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and chairs the PDAC’s Governance and Nominating Committee. Felix holds a B.Sc. degree in geology from McMaster University and an M.B.A. degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and Schulich School of Business, York University.

Rob Mackie

MSc, BSc (Geology), P.Geo

Rob is a professional geologist with more than 10 years’ experience in the mineral exploration industry with a focus on Ni-Cu-PGE sulphide and gold exploration. Through his involvement in numerous reconnaissance and early-stage drilling programs, Rob has gained significant experience in a full range of technical and managerial aspects of exploration including data compilation, targeting, design and management of field campaigns, bedrock mapping, core logging, mentoring and reporting. He has a strong background in the interpretation of surficial media and rock geochemistry, and is an advocate of team-based targeting studies involving the integration of geological, geochemical, geophysical data.

Leon McGarry

BSc (Honours) Earth Sciences, P.Geo
Senior Resource Geologist

Leon McGarry is a Senior Resource Geologist with more than nine years’ experience as a consultant to the exploration and mining industry. Leon has a strong background in project development from exploration to economic assessment and is a Qualified Person for mineral resource estimation of many types of gold, base metal and diamond deposits. He is a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and is a specialist in NI 43-101 technical reporting. His work has taken him to Africa, the Americas, Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Chris Pennimpede

BSc (Earth Sciences)
GIS Geologist

Chris has more than eight years' experience working in mineral exploration in Canada and the United States of America.   He has focused on utilizing geographic information systems (GIS) to plot, analyze and interpret field data for clients.   As a Project Geologist, Chris has led several successful gold and copper exploration projects in Yukon, Nunavut and Alaska.  He has extensively used GIS and modeling software for project planning and marketing materials, and has completed annual technical reports and NI43 - 101 reports.   His strong analytical skills and geological knowledge have been utilized in completing research and valuation of mineral properties for potential merger and acquisition opportunities.

Ian Trinder

BSc (Honours) Geology, MSc Geology, P.Geo
Principal Geologist

Ian Trinder is a professional geologist with more than 30 years’ experience in working with junior exploration, mining companies and mineral exploration consultants. He has considerable field exploration and project management experience in glaciated, desert and tropical terrains and has extensive experience in compilation, integration and interpretation of exploration datasets and authoring of exploration summary reports, assessment reports and, NI 43-101 technical reports. Ian is an expert in mineral exploration including compilation, integration and interpretation of drill hole, surface geology, geophysics, geochemistry and satellite imagery exploration datasets and technical reporting. He is a Professional Geoscientist in the Provinces of Ontario (APGO) and Manitoba (APEGM), Member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Member of the Society of Economic Geologists.