Mr. Dufresne brings to Prism more than 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration and development industry. He has held senior positions with major mining companies including Anglo American Exploration (Canada) and Falconbridge (which was subsequently acquired by Xstrata/Glencore). More recently, he was a senior geologist for Balmoral Resources in northern Quebec and prior to this role between 2009 and 2014 he held the position VP Exploration for Camino Minerals in Mexico.
Mr. Dufresne has considerable international exploration experience in Peru, Mexico, Dominican Republic and the Ivory Coast. He has participated in several new discoveries in the Raglan district of northern Quebec and the central lead-zinc-silver belt in Peru, where one discovery was recognized as the Mining Prospect of the Year by the Peruvian Mining Merit Awards Committee in 2002. Mr. Dufresne graduated from the University of Montreal with a B.Sc. in geology and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) and of Ordre des Géologues du Québec (OGQ). Richard is fluent in English, Spanish and French.