On this podcast, Tim interviews Ben Kuzmich, Mr Kuzmich is a professional geologist with a proven track record of exploration success throughout Ontario, Manitoba, and the Yukon. His accomplishments include the delineation of the E-Zone at Barrick’s Hemlo mine, where he managed a $20M drill program, and where his reinterpretation of geologic models resulted in a 23% improvement in underground head grade for 2019. Outside of Hemlo, he led the discovery of the Little Wing occurrence at Alamos’s Lynn Lake project and numerous REE pegmatite, precious, and base metal occurrences throughout the Superior Province. He completed his MSc thesis at Lakehead University on the highly endowed, critical mineral-rich Ring of Fire in northern Ontario, and his undergraduate thesis on S-type granitic intrusions. Ben has been involved in the exploration of the Georgia Lake Pegmatite field and has been contracted to produce numerous 3D geologic models of LCT pegmatite deposits.