Dave Swanton

BSc (UBC), MSc (Acadia), PGeo


Equity Yellow Arrow
Dave Swanton

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Dave joined Equity in 2010 and with over 10 years of industry experience across Canada he is a skilled technical geologist and project manager. Dave has excelled in managing a diverse range of projects, from leading small fly camp crews to managing advanced stage multi-drill exploration programs.

Dave enjoys the variety of challenges encountered while guiding the course of project development, from the initial planning phase through to execution and completion.

Significant Projects

PureGold RED LAKE MINE, Ontario, Canada

Managed 300,000 m of brownfields drilling ($52M budget) focused on a structurally-hosted orogenic gold system in the prolific Red Lake gold district.

homestake ridge Project, British Columbia, Canada

Managed a multi-faceted exploration program on an epithermal gold-silver prospect near the town of Stewart. Work  included 6,500 m of drilling, geophysics, geological mapping and surface sampling.

BanditO Project, Yukon, Canada

Managed a soil sampling and mapping exploration program of a fenite-hosted rare earth element - niobium system.


M.Sc. thesis project focused on the petrography, geochemistry and economic potential of Neoproterozoic igneous and metamorphic rocks within the Bras d'Or terrane of the Appalachian Orogen.

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