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Saskatchewan Potash Experts

Buffalo Potash Corp. is made up of local Saskatchewan residents that have been serving the potash industry for over 75 years combined. Our local team has invented an innovative way of solution mining potash with our industry knowledge and business expertise. Adapted from ‘tight oil’ horizontal drilling used in the Saskatchewan oil patch, our technology, Horizontal Line Drive (HLD) Selective Solution Mining, is a capital-friendly and environment-friendly way of mining potash.

Our adaptation of solution mining eliminates the need for fresh water usage, which is a significant drawback of other solution mining practices. 75% of Saskatchewan’s potash resources (125 billion tonnes) can be economically mined in an eco-friendly way using our HLD Selective Solution Mining technology. We have currently partnered with two local communities, the City of Estevan and the Ocean Man First Nation, to construct two HLD mines to feed a centralized crop nutrient facility based in Estevan. At Buffalo Potash Corp, we wish to engage our local communities and Indigenous First Nations in creating sustainable economic opportunities for our potash. We want to give back to our communities by using local supplies, services, and labour.

To learn more about our Horizontal Line Drive Selective Solution Mining technology, get in touch with us.

Management Team

Steve Halabura, P. Geo | CEO

40 years of Saskatchewan geological practice

U of S – B.Sc. And M.Sc. Geology

Founder/Co-Founder of :

North Rim Exploration, Saskatchewan premiere potash consulting company (RESPEC)

DEEP Earth Energy Inc., Saskatchewan’s first demonstration geothermal power project

Invictus Minerals Corp.,/Potash One: now the K+S Bethune Potash mine

Nexxt Potash Corp., now Gensource Potash Corp. (Tugaske Project)

Prairie Hunter Energy Corp. (light oil, southeast SK) sold to Renegade Energy in 2011

Rallyemont Energy Corp., a SAGD prospect sold to Husky Energy in 2013

Buffalo Potash Corp., co-author of HLD mining patent

NuCoal Energy, Coal-to-Liquids polygeneration (Estevan and Coronach)

Quinton Hardage, P. Eng., PMP | President & COO

15 years of Saskatchewan resource practice

U of S – B.Sc. Geological Engineering

Operations and engineering for Invictus Minerals Corp./Potash One (now the K+S Bethune Potash mine), and Prairie Hunter Energy Corp. (light oil, southeast SK),

Co-Founder and COO of Rallyemont Energy Inc. (heavy oil SAGD)

Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Admiralty Oils Ltd. (light oil southeast SK)

Co-founder at Buffalo Potash Corp., and co-author of HLD mining patent

Jared Galenzoski, P. Geo | VP Operations & Technology

Over 15 years in the resource industry with primary commodity experience in potash followed by gold, diamonds, uranium and petroleum, primarily in a project management or technical lead roles.

Jared started his potash career at K+S Bethune focusing on geology, project management and operations, including cavern management.

Most recently, Jared led the successful prototype potash horizontal drilling and solution mining program at the Milestone Project – Western Potash.

Mr. Galenzoski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Regina as well as a Petroleum Engineering Technology diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (Calgary, AB).

Randle Green, CPA | CFO

20 years experience as finance leader in potash

Former member of Mosaic’s Potash leadership team responsible for finance at all potash operations – held multiple senior roles including controller of Belle Plaine and Hersey solution mines

Controller at Bayer Crop Science Canada

Provided financial consulting for multiple potash projects:

K+S Bethune

Vale Kronau

Western Milestone

Gensource Tugaske


Ken Thomas

CEO of Agency Tribal Council, co-founder of Buffalo Potash 

Steve Halabura, P. Geo

CEO of Buffalo Potash

Brent Rheaume, P. Eng., PMP

Entrepreneur –founder of Sandtinel Technology Inc., Radix Innovation Corp., Rheaume Engineering & Pipewise Technology Inc.

Dean Potter, P. Geo.

Entrepreneur –founder of Medora Resources Inc., Elkhorn Resources Inc., Burgess Creek Exploration Inc. & Steel Reef Infrastructure 

Chief Constance Big Eagle

Chief of Ocean Man First Nation

Expert Team

Irwin Ewen, P. Eng. - Process Engineer

PM/Lead Process Engineer (surface facilities) at PCA while converting Patience Lake to a selective solution mine 

Greater than 30 years in Operations Management and Process Engineering

Chris Hawkes, P.Geo. & P. Eng. - Mining Plane

Leading expert in rock mechanics, geo-mechanics and fracture simulations

Geological Engineering Professor at the U of S

Norbert Grüschow - Dissolution Chemistry

Global leading dissolution chemical engineer

Provided dissolution chemistry consulting to multiple global potash projects

Michael Rembe - Downhole Simulations

Leading expert in COMSOL and downhole simulations

Ryan Joki - 3D Modelling and Development

Created 3D models for multiple potash projects in Saskatchewan and other facilities

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