Corporate Information

ALTERRA Mining Inc. is a private company incorporated in British Columbia, Canada.

#260 – 2780 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3J3

Legal Counsel:
David Wallace
McInnis Cooper Solicitors
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Neil E. (Ric) Tornroos

Founder, CEO and Director

An entrepreneur with experience in finance and mining investment. Business owner and employer in the property management sector.

Over 40 years of family involvement in the Canadian mining industry through brokerage financings and project engineering and advancement. 

While at UBC spent many summers on the ground in the BC hinterlands surveying, claim staking and prospecting.

Graduate of the University of British Columbia with major in economics.

Gord Ellis


Mr. Ellis has been involved in the mining industry since the 1960’s. A Professional Engineer, he has participated in the management of numerous public companies, and was directly involved in the financing and construction of several mine sites and processing plants.

He has been involved with the mining industry and resource development for over 40 years. He is a former owner/manager of a geophysical exploration consulting firm and has held senior management and director roles with a number of publicly-traded mining exploration and development companies. The last two companies for which he was chairman were acquired by much larger firms in 2003 and 2010.

Kent Pearson


Kent Pearson is a professional geologist with more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry and in the capital markets sector. His mining experience spans from grassroots exploration through to mine production. In the capital markets sector, his experience includes equity and debt research, as well as executive roles in investment banking in the resources sector. Since 2008, Mr. Pearson is President of Locarno Advisory Inc., a firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, mineral and mining asset review and disposition and strategic planning. Kent holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Queen’s University.

Dr. Bob Thompson

Geological Consultant

Bob is a field geologist. He earned a PhD in geology, led multidisciplinary mapping projects for the Geological Survey of Canada, mentored graduate students. Now he consults for the mineral exploration industry, focusing on gold, base metals and graphite. His wife Renee and he are partners in RIT Minerals Corp., a private exploration company focused on new discoveries – they have two zinc and one graphite discoveries to their credit.

Bob has previous experience in Arizona and Idaho open pit/heap leach type gold projects. His knowledge and experience.