Peter Howe is a mining engineer who graduated with a B.Sc. at Imperial College, and an A.R.S.M. at the Royal School of Mines, London, England. He attended schools in England and Australia. He is a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario, and a Fellow of the Canadian and Australian Mining and Metallurgical Societies. Mr. Howe’s experience includes the management of small gold mines in Zimbabwe prior to becoming a resident of Canada in 1995.
In 1960 he commenced consulting for exploration companies in Canada and founded the consulting firm of ACA Howe International Limited (“HI”) in Toronto. During the ensuing years, HI expanded with the opening of offices in Australia, England, South Africa, and Indonesia.
Mr. Howe also founded Howe Exploration and Development Co. Ltd. (“HED”) to operate as a mining contractor. HED’s main purpose was to re-open old mines, drive tunnels and ramps to facilitate the exploration of ore deposits prior to a feasibility study.
During his career as a consultant Mr. Howe was in charge of exploration that resulted in several producing mines, including Tantalum Mining Corporation of Canada’s Bernic Lake tantalum mine, the Jabiluka uranium deposit in Australia, the Wheal Jane tin mine in Cornwall, England, and three gold producers in Indonesia; the Mt. Muro, Ampalit, and Mirah mines, plus an alluvial diamond deposit in the Central African Republic.