Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited

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Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited
Private limited company
Industry Engineering
Founded 1962
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Joe Hinzer, President
Albert Workman, Vice President
Michael Kociumbas, Vice President
Kurt Breede, Vice President, Marketing
Number of employees
15 (2010)
Website www.wgm.ca


Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited ("WGM") is one of Canada's longest running independent firms of geological and mining consultants. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the firm provides professional services to the global mineral resource industry, including exploration project management, property valuations, Mineral Resource and Reserve estimates, National Instrument 43-101 and JORC technical reports, and due diligence reviews.

Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time.

National Instrument 43-101 is a national instrument for the Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects within Canada. The Instrument is a codified set of rules and guidelines for reporting and displaying information related to mineral properties owned by, or explored by, companies which report these results on stock exchanges within Canada. This includes foreign-owned mining entities who trade on stock exchanges overseen by the Canadian Securities Administrators, even if they only trade on Over The Counter (OTC) derivatives or other instrumented securities.

Due diligence legal term

Due diligence is the investigation or exercise of care that a reasonable business or person is expected to take before entering into an agreement or contract with another party, or an act with a certain standard of care.



Established in 1962, the firm was co-founded by Murray Edmund Watts, [1] Arthur Thomas Griffis, [2] and Jack McOuat, [3] each of whom have been inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. [4] WGM was a founding member of OMESE, the predecessor of CAMESE (Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export).

Murray Edmund Watts, was a Canadian mining engineer and prospector. He is known for a series of important ore discoveries in the Arctic regions, beginning at the age of 22,and continuing through a long career.

The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame was conceived by Maurice R. Brown as a way to honor Canada's mine finders and builders, in recognition of accomplishments by leaders in the Canadian mining industry.

The Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export (CAMESE) is a Mississauga-based trade organization supporting the export of Canadian mining exploration equipment and services to mining companies around the world. The organization introduces foreign mining companies to Canadian suppliers by publicizing the expertise and success of domestic mining technologies and mining operations.



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