Management & Directors
Peter Hawley, B. Eng, BSc, PGeoCEO, Director
Co founder of Fabled Copper Corp, now Fabled Silver Gold Corp, founder of Scorpio Mining Corporation (renamed Americas Gold and Silver Corporation). Founder of Scorpio Gold Corp, a Nevada open pit gold producer. Co founder of Niogold Resource Corp (renamed Osisko Mining). He has over 35 years of mining industry experience that spans grassroots exploration through to development and production.
David Smalley, BA, LLBChairman, Director
David Smalley is a corporate finance and securities lawyer who has practiced for 28 years. He has been a director and officer of public companies for over 19 years. Mr. Smalley was one of the founders of Canaco Resources.
Mr. Pelchat is the founder and President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in North Mexico. Following 24 years with a Canadian multinational company operating in the construction industry, Mr. Pelchat formed a number of his own companies and has realized multiple projects in the construction industry in Mexico.
Louis Martin, P.GeoDirector
Mr. Martin has been a major contributor to the co-discovery of several gold and base metal deposits during his more than 35-year career working for major, mid-tier, and junior mining companies. His experience includes exploration and development roles throughout Canada. Mr. Martin has been fortunate to be part of the exploration teams that were awarded the Discovery of the Year by the AEMQ (Quebec Mineral Exploration Association) for the West Ansil Deposit (2005) and the Louvicourt Deposit (1989). For the last 6 years Mr. Martin has worked as a technical advisor and geological consultant for numerous junior and major mining companies. Prior to this, Mr. Martin was Vice President of Exploration with Clifton Star Resources. Previous experience on several world-class deposits includes work with Yamana, Agnico-Eagle, Noranda / Falconbridge / Xstrata Copper, Goldcorp, Teck and Aur Resources. Mr. Martin is a professional geologist graduating from Concordia University (1983), Montreal, QC, and is a member in good standing with both the Ordre des Géologues du Québec and the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario. Mr. Martin has sat as a director on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations.
Mr. Donovan is a retired geologist with over 30 years in mineral exploration and project development experience. A former director of the Prospectors and Development Association of Canada, he was the Vice President of Corporate Development with Detour Gold Corp. Previous to this he was employed by Hunter Dickinson Inc. from 2006 to 2008 managing and delivering a positive feasibility studies for both the Chinese and Canadian requirements on the Xietongmen copper-gold project in Tibet, China for Continental Minerals Corporation. From 1999 to 2006, I was with Barrick Gold Corporation managing advanced exploration projects in Tanzania (Tulawaka and Buzwagi projects). Previously he managed all exploration programs for Consolidated Trillion Resources Ltd. in Zimbabwe. He was with Placer Dome Canada from 1991 to 1996 responsible for all Québec exploration activities. He is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University with a major in Geology.
Eric Tsung, CPA, CGA, FCCA (UK), MBACFO
Mr. Tsung has over 15 years of experience in financial services and consulting. He has developed extensive experience in internal and external financial reporting, operations, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), public and private financing.
Currently, Mr. Tsung is a senior manager of Quantum Advisory Partners LLP, a professional services firm that provides Chief Financial Officer, Controller and day-to-day accounting support services to private and public companies in Canada and the United States. He is now serving as Chief Financial Officer of Eco Oro Minerals Corp. (CSE: EOM) and VP, Finance of Premier Diversified Holdings Inc. (TSXV: PDH.V). He was the controller of a multinational public company listed in OTC.
Mr. Tsung is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) (UK), and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
Brian R. Booth, P. Geo.Advisor to the Board
Brian brings more than 30 years of experience in mineral exploration throughout Canada, Europe and southeast Asia. Brian was previously CEO and Board Member of Pembrook Copper Corp., where he developed the copper resource at Pecoy in Peru. He also served as the CEO, President and Director of Lake Shore Gold Corp., where he completed an acquisition of the Bell Creek mine and mill and led the team that discovered the Timmins West, Thunder Creek and Bell Creek deep deposits. Brian began his career as a geologist on the Casa Berardi gold discoveries in Quebec. He opened Inco's exploration office in Val d'Or, Quebec and is credited with the discovery of the Douay West gold deposit in 1990 and was subsequently appointed to the board of Societe D'Exploration Miniere Vior Inc. In 1994, as Inco's Manager Exploration, Eastern North America, he conducted the preliminary assessment of the Voisey's Bay Ni-Cu-Co discovery. Brian later managed Inco's exploration office in Jakarta and was involved, through a JV with Highlands Gold, in the discovery of the Beutong copper porphyry in Sumatra. He holds a B.Sc. in Geology from McGill University and is also a member of the Professional Geoscientists of Ontario. Brian is also a director of SSR Mining Inc. and GFG Resources Inc.