Eugene is a professional geologist with more than 35 years experience in Canada and internationally, most of this in orogenic gold terranes. He graduated from Lakehead University with a B.Sc. degree in geology in 1985. Eugene discovered what is now called the Flood Zone on the Ulu property in June 1989 for BHP Minerals. From 1989 to 1994 he also discovered several additional mineralized zones on this property including the Central Zone, West Limb, East Limb, South Zone, Gnu Zone, Zebra, Apex, and the Northern Fold Nose Zone. During this time as the Ulu project geologist, Eugene was involved in all aspects of the Ulu project including mapping, drilling and calculating the first resource on the Flood Zone. In 1994, while still with BHP Minerals, Eugene identified the Doris Lake area in North Hope Bay, Nunavut as highly prospective for gold. He completed the first mapping and drill programs at Doris resulting in this high-grade discovery which achieved commercial production in 2017. Eugene has authored papers on gold mineralization at Ulu and Hope Bay.
Mr. Flood specializes in project and target generation and has experience from reconnaissance to resource development with junior and major mining companies in over 20 countries. As the owner of Flood Consulting, he has provided GIS-based spatial prospectivity analysis for such clients as Goldfields, B2 Gold, and Goldcorp, and currently acts as technical advisor to Aurion Resources in the Central Lapland Greenstone Belt in Finland. In addition to 10 years working in the Slave Structural Province Eugene has also worked on orogenic gold deposits in Ontario, Sweden, Finland, French Guyana, and Brazil.