Long Range Exploration Corporation [LREX] is a Canadian-based exploration and development company focused on the Simms Ridge Property in Newfoundland, Canada. We believe this area is very prospective for a new orogenic gold discovery and have assembled an experienced mining and exploration team for this prime exploration acreage that has been historically under-explored for gold.

The Board of Directors and Officers is comprised of industry leaders in the Canadian resource sector, gold exploration and corporate finance. With numerous decades of combined experience, the company’s board and management team possesses the strategic knowledge to execute on the company’s mission and goals for the Simms Ridge project. The company’s Operations Contractors and Technical Advisors are experienced prospectors with demonstrated success in the mineral exploration industry.

Directors & Officers

Darrell BrownP.Eng., BSc., BASc. / Director, President & CEO
Mr. Brown is a professional engineer (APEGA) with over 30 years of experience in the resource sector in Canada and South America. He has been responsible for project management, exploration, drilling, regulatory, negotiations and operations. Mr. Brown is principal of Metal-Ox Ventures Inc. and previously served as a director and senior officer on four publicly traded companies. He is a native of Newfoundland and grew up in the Baie Verte mining district just two hours drive from the project.

He was formally VP Operations of Lightning Energy Ltd., a junior oil & gas company that grew from 0 to 6,000 BOE/D and went from $0.50 to $8.00 per share when it was acquired 2 years after starting up in 2005. Mr. Brown was also Director & VP Operations for Drilcorp Energy Ltd., a junior oil & gas producer that tripled production, trading up from $0.10 to $0.70 per share when it was acquired a year later in 2006.

Chris GulkaCPA, CA, CFA / Director, CFO & Treasurer
Mr. Gulka is a chartered accountant with over 25 years of experience in the capital and public markets. He founded Working Capital Corporation in 1999, a corporate finance firm specializing in valuations, due diligence, corporate finance and management consulting. Mr. Gulka has been a director & CFO of numerous public companies in the mining, oil & gas, cannabis, and industrial sectors.

He was formally a director and CFO of Inner Spirit Holdings [CSE:ISH] which was sold in 2021 to Sundial Growers Inc. [NASDAQ:SNDL] for over C$130 million. Mr. Gulka was also head of investor relations for uranium junior Hathor Exploration Ltd. [TSXV:HAT] during its meteoric rise from C$0.25 to C$5.00 per share which was sold to Rio Tinto Ltd. for over US$642 million back in 2012.

Colin J. DaviesBSc. / Director & VP Exploration
Mr. Davies is a structural geologist with over 40 years of experience in gold exploration and deposit discovery. He is the founder and managing director of GeoToria Holdings Ltd., a think-tank providing knowledge-based and investment services and a former director of Baru Gold Corporation [TSXV:BARU] until 2022.

He was formally the independent director of PT J Resources Asia Pasifik Tbk. [IDX:PSAB] for eight years until 2020, a gold producer with four operating mines in Indonesia and Malaysia. Mr. Davies has also led and been associated with exploration teams over the past decade that have been credited with the discovery of 5 million ounces of gold.

His early career included roles with Anglo American Corporation and BP Minerals International Ltd. in South Africa and the UK, Pelsart Resources NL in Indonesia, and Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corp. in Uruguay, South America.

Bill de JongCorporate Counsel
Mr. de Jong is a lawyer in the Calgary office of the international law firm DLA Piper LLP. His practice primarily involves securities regulation, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. He is a Member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Alberta, Canada.

Prior to private practice, Mr. de Jong spent several years as in-house counsel and as a business ‎development professional for TSX and TSXV listed companies, in addition to currently acting as a director for multiple public, private and not-for-profit entities. Mr. de Jong was recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada in both 2022 and 2021 for Securities Law and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Operations Contractors

Wesley KeatsExploration Manager
Mr. Keats is the Fourth Generation of a multi-generational family of professional prospectors with 30+ years of exploration experience. He is currently the owner of project generator G2B Gold Inc. and co-owner and operator of Planet X Exploration Services Ltd., a service company focused on Newfoundland & Labrador.
Neal BlackmoreProject Manager
Mr. Blackmore has been an active prospector and mineral industry entrepreneur for over 17 years in the Newfoundland & Labrador mineral exploration industry. Since 2014 he has served as an Executive Member of the Newfoundland & Labrador Prospectors Association (NLPA). Mr. Blackmore is the owner of Grassroots Prospecting & Prospect Generation Inc. and co-owner, and operator of Planet X Exploration Services Ltd.

Technical Advisors

James ReevesP. Geo., BSc.
Mr. Reeves has more than 50 years of experience in exploration, mining, environmental and petroleum geology. His mineral exploration experience in precious metals, base metals and uranium has been gained in various locations within Canada, New Zealand, China and the United States. Mr. Reeves has also been involved in resource pre-feasibility studies and NI 43-101 reporting.
Arden ThompsonP. Geo., BSc.
Mr. Thompson has more than 30 years of experience in mining and petroleum exploration. His skills include planning, implementation and management of core drilling programs, core logging and sampling programs. Mr. Thompson has worked as a Mine Geologist and Chief Geologist at both open pit and underground mines. He has also worked in various local geological environments including Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and the Yukon.