Natalie Pietrzak-Renaud

Natalie Pietrzak-Renaud


Dr Natalie Pietrzak-Renaud is a Professional Geologist with more than 20 years mineral exploration and research experience in a variety of deposit types. She has extensive experience in developing and managing exploration programs including world-class gold and rare earth element (REE) deposits.

Dr Pietrzak-Renaud has acted in the Vice President Exploration role in publicly-traded and private junior exploration companies focused on gold and REEs. She has led and managed the development and execution of geological and testing programs for Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. and later Torngat Metals Ltd., at the Strange Lake REE deposit in Quebec, Canada.

She brings expertise in REE mineralogy, processing and ore deposit modelling to the Nechalacho deposit.  Dr Pietrzak-Renaud holds a PhD. in Geology from Western University, Ontario with specialisation in ore deposit modelling and geometallurgy. She also completed her post-doctoral research in REE mineralogy at Western University, Ontario, Canada.