George S. Young BSc. Eng, LLB, JD – Chairman & CEO
Mr. Young has over 40 years of management, project finance and development experience in the mining and utility industries, including the development, construction, permitting, acquisition and/or financing of over 20 mining & utility projects in North and South America. After working at Kennecott’s (Now Rio Tinto’s) copper smelter as a metallurgical engineer he received his degree in law, and then served in a number of legal and managerial positions of responsibility in the industry, including as General Counsel of Bond International Gold, Inc., a NYSE listed company until its acquisition by Barrick Gold Corp.; founding President of MAG Silver Corporation; Co-Founder of International Royalty Corporation; as well as in senior roles in many successful public companies (American Resource Corporation, Canyon Resource Corporation, Oro Belle Resources, Lion One Metals, e.g.,). Mr. Young graduated with a B.S. degree (with honours – Magna cum Laude) in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Utah in 1975, and also received a JD degree (with honours – Utah Law Review) from the University of Utah College of law in 1979.
Michael Nelson Mining Eng. PhD. – Independent Director
Mr. Nelson is a professor of Mining Engineering at the University of Utah. He holds degrees in metallurgical engineering, applied physics, and mining engineering. Mike has worked for Kennecott Copper, Westinghouse Electric, Consolidation Coal, and EIMCO Process Equipment, and has served as a director for several mining and exploration companies. He holds nine patents in mining and mineral processing technology. He has given invited short courses in the U.S., Australia, Ecuador, and India, and has been an expert witness in the U.S. and Australia.
Dorian L. (Dusty) Nicol MA, B.Sc. – Vice President, Exploration
Dorian L. (Dusty) Nicol has a B.Sc. degree in Earth Science from M.I.T. and an M.A. degree in geology from Indiana University. Dusty has over 45 years of world-wide experience in gold exploration and mining. He has designed and managed successful gold exploration programs throughout North and South America, Africa, Russia and the Former Soviet Union, and Papua New Guinea. He has also designed and managed generative gold exploration programs in Africa and Europe. At Jerritt Canyon, Nevada, he designed and managed the exploration program which discovered over 1.5 million ounces of gold at a discovery cost of about $18 / ounce over a 5-year period. His exploration program at the Tulkubash oxide deposit, Kyrgyzstan, added over 600,000 ounces of gold to M&I Resource in the first year, at a discovery cost of $11.40 / ounce.
His experience spans the spectrum of virtually every type of gold deposit in a variety of geologic settings. Dusty has also efficiently managed due diligence of gold projects at every stage of exploration, development, and production for investment funds and corporate acquisitions. In addition to his exploration experience, he has managed the construction, development, and operation of open pit and underground gold mines in Nevada and Mexico.
Dusty has held senior corporate positions on several publicly listed companies (TSX, TSX-V, ASX, AIM, and ASE), having served as a CEO / President, VP-Exploration, Technical Director, and Independent Director. Dusty speaks six languages fluently.
Stewart Jackson PhD – Professional Geologist, Technical Advisor
Professional Geologist with over 55 years in mining. Involved in discovery & development of the Red Dog multi-billion dollar zinc-lead deposit in NW Alaska for Cominco and Manhattan gold deposits in Nevada. Raised $200 million for the discovery and development of these and other projects including silver, diamonds and author of award winning industry publications.
Jack R. Cartmel CPA, CA – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Cartmel has >15 years of experience in the mining industry, and extensive experience in M&A, public and prospectus offerings, public company accounting and disclosure, as well as financial and risk management. He was Interim CEO & CFO of Resource Capital Gold Corp & previously a senior manager of Financial Reporting & Internal Audit for Monument Mining Ltd. Mr. Cartmel obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Capilano University.
Nick Demare CPA, CA – Financial Advisor
Mr. Demare is the President of Chase Management Ltd., a private company providing a broad range of administrative, management and financial services to private and public companies engaged in mining and oil & gas industries and venture capital.