About Us

Overburden Drilling Management Limited (ODM) was founded by entrepreneurial geologist Stuart Averill in 1974 when heavy mineral geochemistry was emerging as the key investigative tool for finding mineral deposits buried under thick overburden.

Based at our laboratory in Ottawa, Canada, our highly experienced staff of exploration geologists hold all key management positions. ODM holds a Certificate of Authorization from the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.

We work as a partner with our clients to solve exploration problems. Not only do we provide solid expertise in recovery and identification of heavy mineral grains, we offer significant insight into geological and geochemical processes written onto those grains.

Our Team

Donald Holmes, P.Geo
President, Manager of Field Operations
37 years at ODM
donholmes@odm.ca
Mike Michaud, P.Geo
Vice-President, Director
26 years at ODM
mikemichaud@odm.ca
Stuart Averill, P.Geo
Chairman, Founder
47 years at ODM
stuaverill@storm.ca
David Hozjan, P.Geo
Director, GIS Specialist
21 years at ODM
dhozjan@odm.ca
Mike Crawford
Laboratory Manager
36 years at ODM
odm@storm.ca
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Remy Huneault, P.Geo
Technical Consultant
35 years at ODM, Recently Retired
odm@storm.ca
Stephen Keays, P.Geo.
Indicator Mineralogist
24 years at ODM
odm@storm.ca
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Karen Ovington
Executive Secretary
3 year at ODM
odm@storm.ca
Clara Ma, P.Geo
Indicator Mineralogist
15 years at ODM
odm@storm.ca
Kevin Papineau, B.A.
Concentrate Finishing Supervisor
26 years at ODM
odm@storm.ca
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Ben McRae, B.Sc.
Geological Technician
2 years at ODM
odm@storm.ca
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Dean Anthony
Geological Technician
16 years at ODM
odm@storm.ca
Mark Cooper, G.I.T.
Geologist
1 year at ODM
odm@storm.ca
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Michel Briere
Geological Technician
10 years at ODM
odm@storm.ca