Metals Group is leading a resurgence in the junior mining sector.

With a renewed sense of purpose and opportunity, emerging with several companies engaged in the exploration and development of highly prospective Gold, Silver, and Copper projects in North and South America, our brand is based upon our hard-won reputation for successful entrepreneurship and professional management.


  • 0120-year track of debt financings totalling > $500 Million and > $36 Million within the last two years
  • 02Successfully Pursued Projects in Challenging Jurisdictions
  • 03TSX Venture 50 Winner
  • 04Top Performers of Edmonton Portfolio Index (EPI)

0120-year track of debt financings totalling > $500 Million and > $36 Million within the last two years

Metals Group (Formerly Discovery Group) and its Principals and Key Members have led equity and debt financings totaling in excess of $500 million over the past 20 years, and over $36 million within the last two years. The group has founded, acquired, restructured or taken over management of more than 20 publicly listed companies, building value through its initiative, expertise, work ethic and innovation to identify, develop and monetize geological opportunities.

During this period, the group has advanced exploration from concept through to project evaluation, advanced exploration, discovery, development and production scenarios in over 20 jurisdictions for more than 10 different commodities, having successfully managed individual project budgets of up to $100 million in expenditures.

02Successfully Pursued Projects in Challenging Jurisdictions

First-movers in diverse settings such as…Nunavut, Yukon, British Columbia, Labrador, Alaska, Idaho, Nevada, Western Australia, Botswana, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Russia, China and Indonesia, targeting commodities including Gold, Silver, Nickel, Copper, Iron Ore, Uranium, Lithium, Graphite, Diamonds and Coal. These efforts have not gone unnoticed or unrewarded...

03TSX Venture 50 Winner

The team has been recognized in the top 10 mining category multiple times for the TSX Venture 50, an annual award for the top performers on TSX Venture Exchange based on three equally weighted criteria and one prerequisite: market capitalization growth; share price appreciation; trading volume amount; and compliance with Exchange requirements.

04Top Performers of Edmonton Portfolio Index (EPI)

Committee Bay Resources Ltd. and Shear Minerals Ltd. were recognized in 2004, 2005 and 2006 as top performers of the annual Edmonton Portfolio Index (EPI) representing publicly listed companies based in Edmonton. The EPI outperformed all senior market indexes, powered by surging interest in junior mineral exploration stocks during the crash in technology stocks from 2000-04. Similarly, the group’s companies excelled again in 2010 after the global financial crisis of 2007-08. And, with prevailing economic and geopolitical uncertainty, Metals Group companies and their investors are poised for repeat performances.


Metals Group is an award-winning team of professionals, that has managed its way through decades of extreme volatility in the international mineral exploration and junior mining industry by consistently adding value and delivering tangible results through operational excellence and technical innovation, negotiating and executing bold win-win entries to and exits from Joint Ventures, while returning exceptional rewards for shareholders at every turn. Our mission is to gain and share access to windfall, as we have done repeatedly throughout our careers.

  • John Williamson
  • Sean Mager
  • Jim Greig
  • Jeremy Yaseniuk
  • Ian Harris
  • Justin Bourassa
  • Ewan Webster

John Williamson

John Williamson, B.Sc., P.Geol.

John is a mining executive and investor with more than 30 years of experience as a founder, promoter and leader in the formation, financing and operation of private and public companies with exploration and mining interests worldwide. On more than one occasion his teams efforts have been recognized for excellence by being named to the TSX Venture 50TM. He holds a B.Sc. in Geology and is a registered Professional Geologist (P.Geol.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (APEGA) and the Geological Association of Canada.

Sean Mager

Sean Mager, B.Comm.

Sean has thirty years of multidisciplinary experience in the development and governance of a wide range of private and public enterprises. He received a Commerce degree (1989) from the Alberta School of Business and is well versed in strategic leadership and logistics, complex agreements and transactions, shareholder and stakeholder relations, financial reporting, audit and regulatory compliance. Since 1998, he has served as founder, promoter, president, vice-president, director, advisor, CEO, COO and/or CFO for numerous listed companies with mining interests in North and South America, Australia, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Jim Greig

Jim Greig, MBA

Jim holds an MBA from the University of Calgary, a BA Geography from Carleton University and 20 years of experience in the resource sector, including advancement of the 5 million ounce Esaase Gold Project in West Africa as a member of mine development team at Keegan Resources Inc. (now Asanko Gold). Other resource sector engagements include the Hunter-Dickinson Group, Kennecott Canada, Breakwater Resources Ltd, McIntosh Engineering and Stantec Engineering.

Jeremy Yaseniuk

Jeremy Yaseniuk

Jeremy is a management professional with more than 20 years of experience in the business of financing, restructuring, recapitalizing and assisting public companies. He has aided more than 12 public companies in going public, facilitated debt restructuring for 3 others, directly raised more than $25 million in equity and assisted in raising more than $300 million. His previous positions as Broker, CFO, Chief Compliance Officer, Director and Manager of Growth and Development are the foundation for his business acumen, professional network and expertise in capital markets.

Ian Harris

Ian Harris, B.Sc.

Ian is an accomplished mining engineer, team leader and executive with over 20 years' of experience, managing mining projects in more than 20 countries with a wide range of mining methods, commodities, phases and sizes. He is bilingual in Spanish and English and proficient in financial and production modelling. Mr. Harris was CEO of AMK Mining Company (first private mining company in Saudi Arabia), also Senior VP and Country Manager in Ecuador for Corriente Resources Inc., and was directly involved in the operations and negotiations that led to the sale of Corriente for $690 million.

Justin Bourassa

Justin Bourassa, B.Sc.

Justin is an entrepreneur and financial professional with more than sixteen years of global experience in the management, governance, and reporting of private and publicly-listed mineral exploration and mining companies operating worldwide. Mr. Bourassa is also the principal at a corporate services provider where he drives productivity and efficiency through complex and challenging scenarios. He is bilingual in French and English.

Ewan Webster

Ewan Webster , Ph.D., P.Geo.

Ewan is an exploration geologist who has worked for a number of public companies in North and South America, on a variety of different deposit types. He holds a First-Class Honours degree in geology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, a Geoscience B.C funded PhD from the University of Calgary, and is a registered professional geoscientist in British Columbia. His PhD research focused on unraveling aspects of the structure, stratigraphy, tectonics, and metamorphism of southeastern British Columbia.