David C. Carter, M.Sc., P.Geo.
President / Senior Geoscientist
David Carter is Vice President, Senior Geoscientist and a principal of Hy-Grade Geoscience. He is a native of Nova Scotia and earned a B.Sc. (Geology) from Mt. Allison University and a M.Sc. (Geology) from the University of New Brunswick. He is registered as a Professional Geoscientist (Geology and Environmental Geoscience) by the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia (APGNS).
David has over 29.5 years of professional geoscience experience with an extensive background the geological evaluation of base metals, energy minerals and industrial minerals as well as environmental geoscience work. His experience includes academic, industry and government survey work. His key assignments have included:
the evaluation of the mineral exploration assessment and potential of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in preparation for a Canadian Geological mission to the Kingdom; the program focused on industrial and non-metallic minerals,
Chief Geologist for an exploration (diamond drilling) and economic feasibility program leading to a 1.5 to 3.0 million tonne per year rock salt mine to be located in western Newfoundland; development of conceptual mining plans and environmental impact assessment data;
Site Geologist on a team assigned to evaluate a diamond drilling/exploration program and determine the source of water incursion into an underground salt and potash mine; the project involved re-drilling a previously abandoned diamond drill hole, using controlled drilling procedures, downhole cameras and custom designed and fabricated wedges to establish communication with the operating mine, evaluate the in-flow and complete a grouting program;
Senior Geologist on a delineation drilling program to evaluate a potash (sylvite) and salt deposit; the deposit had been encountered during a petroleum exploration program; and
Senior Geoscientist on the Project Management Team evaluating a salt deposit in eastern Canada for the development of a 20 million barrel underground storage project; the scope includes environmental permitting and project registration, geotechnical evaluation and design of a solution mining operation to develop underground storage caverns, as well as preparation for operations as a petroleum handling facility.
He has completed over 300 environmental geoscience projects throughout Atlantic Canada, ranging from phased environmental site assessments and site remediation to regulatory compliance and close out of remediation programs. Assignments have been completed for individuals and corporations, with a significant number of repeat clients. He is a sessional lecturer at Dalhousie University (Department of Science) offering a senior level course in Environmental Site Investigation.
David is a founding member and past-President of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia (APGNS). He currently serves on the Executive Committee of APGNS Council and several Boards of the Association. He is also the Nova Scotia representative on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists (CCPG).