Peter J. Cashin Joins The Critical Minerals Institute As Director

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Toronto, May 11, 2023 – The Critical Minerals Institute (CMI), founded for education, collaboration, and to provide professional opportunities to meet the critical minerals supply chain challenges, is pleased to announce that Peter J. Cashin, P.Geo., Founder and Strategic Advisor of Imperial Mining Group Ltd., has joined the Board of Directors of the Critical Minerals Institute (CMI).

“I am delighted that Peter has joined the Board of the Critical Minerals Institute as a new Director,” said CMI Founder Tracy Weslosky. “Peter is a respected minerals industry executive with over 40 years’ experience in all facets of the Canadian mining exploration and development sector. He joins a strong team of distinguished experts and industry leaders. He also joins the CMI board at an exciting time with our annual Critical Minerals Summit being held next month on June 14-15, 2023.”

Mr. Cashin obtained his Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of New Brunswick in 1979 and a Master of Science degree in Mineral Exploration from McGill University in 1985. He has been a Practicing Professional Geoscientist with the Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (PGO), Canada, since 2008. Peter is Founder and President & CEO of the Imperial Mining Group Ltd., and has also served as the President & CEO of Peak Mining Corporation since 2015. Previously he was President & CEO of Quest Rare Minerals Ltd from 2008 to 2015. It was with Quest that Peter and his exploration team was credited with the discovery of the Strange Lake B-Zone heavy rare earths deposit in northeastern Quebec in 2009, considered the largest deposit of its type in the world outside of China. His success at Quest resulted in Peter receiving the Quebec Prospector of the Year Award from the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association in 2010.

“I am pleased to bring my experience and industry knowledge to the Critical Minerals Institute,” Peter said. “There has never been a more crucial time or greater opportunity for the development, funding and the CMI has brought together explorers, developers, producers, investors, battery makers and governments all trying to reach the same goal – western self-sufficiency in the materials and technologies that will power a greener future.”

The Critical Minerals Institute will be holdings the Critical Minerals Summit II on June 14-15, 2023, in Toronto. This year’s Summit has the theme Under Pressure: The Critical Minerals Industry Addresses EV 2030 Demands. It will feature two days of panels and international speakers including keynote speakers Constantine Karayannopoulos, CEO & Director from Neo Performance Materials Inc. (TSX: NEO) on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, and Mark Chalmers, President, CEO & Director, Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU | TSX: EFR) on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The full schedule of panels will include representatives of Canadian and American governments. Details and registration for the Summit is now open at

The Critical Minerals Institute was created to offer education, collaboration and an online resource to learn about critical mineral projects, emerging technologies, legislative initiatives, government funding, human capital needs, and capital market investment opportunities. There is no charge or sign up required for access to the Critical Minerals Institute website: A range of enhanced benefits are available to individual and corporate members of the CMI, including attendance at the CMI Summit, virtual events and additional resources. For details see:

About the Critical Minerals Institute: The Critical Mineral Institute (CMI) is an international organization for companies and professionals focused on battery materials, technology metals, defense metals, ESG technologies and practices, the general EV market, and the use of critical minerals for energy and alternative energy production. Offering an online site that features job opportunities that range from consulting roles to Advisory Board positions, the CMI offers a wide range of B2B service solutions. Also offering online and in-person events, the CMI is designed for education, collaboration, and to provide professional opportunities to meet the critical minerals supply chain challenges.

Special Thanks to the Critical Minerals Institute Corporate Sponsors, which include the following companies: Acme Lithium Inc., American Rare Earths Limited, Appia Rare Earths & Uranium Corp., Ara Partners, Auxico Resources Canada Inc., Avalon Advanced Materials Inc., Clean Air Metals Inc., Critical Metals PLC, Critical Minerals Americas Inc., Defense Metals Corp., dynaCERT Inc., Elcora Advanced Materials Corp., Energy Fuels Inc., F3 Uranium Corp., First Phosphate Corp., Fjordland Exploration Inc., Geophysx Jamaica Ltd., Grant Thornton LLP, Imperial Mining Group Ltd., Karbon-X Corp., Kraken Energy Corporation, Lithium Ionic Inc., Molten Metals Corp., Nano One Materials Corp., Neo Battery Materials Ltd., Neo Performance Materials Inc., Panther Metals PLC, Power Nickel Inc., Sage Potash Corp., Search Minerals Inc., Silver Bullet Mines Corp., Ucore Rare Metals Inc., VATIC Ventures Corp., and WCPD Inc.

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Critical Minerals Institute (CMI)

The Critical Minerals Institute (CMI) is a worldwide entity established to cultivate collaboration and specialized knowledge within the critical minerals market. It acts as a central hub for…