Solutions in geoscience - from the micro to the regional scale


  • MCC Geoscience is the outgrowth of a private consultancy started in 1992 by Dr. Tom E. McCandless to address the increasing needs of public exploration companies as they entered the new field of diamond exploration in North America. During this time, Dr. McCandless also provided advice in the metals industry, including beneficiation issues with copper-gold and manganese ores, and platinum group elements.

  • Dr. McCandless moved to Canada in 2000 as Chief Mineralogist for Ashton Mining of Canada, and was instrumental in the discovery of Quebec’s first diamond mine. In 2008 he incorporated MCC Geoscience, based in North Vancouver, B.C., and continues to provide exploration and mining advice to companies throughout the world.

  • Dr. McCandless is a member of the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, and as such is a qualified person for reporting purposes.

  • As an Adjunct Professor at both the University of Arizona and University of Alberta, Dr. McCandless has given well over one hundred presentations to international audiences.

  • Dr. McCandless' links to his university webpages are: