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Management Team

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Pierce Carson - President, CEO and Director

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W. Pierce Carson, PhD, was appointed President and CEO and a Director in June 2016. Dr. Carson is a well qualified mining executive who has managed the discovery, development and operation of mining properties internationally and domestically in an accomplished career spanning over forty years. He has been closely involved with a number of mineral deposits that have been developed into mines in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the United States. Among the companies he has worked for are Exxon Minerals Company; Kennecott Copper Corporation; Nord Pacific Limited and Santa Fe Gold Corporation. Dr. Carson holds a PhD in Economic and Structural Geology and an MS in Ore Deposits from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Princeton University.

Michael Martinez - CFO, Secretary and Treasurer

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Michael P. Martinez, CPA, was appointed CFO, Secretary and Treasurer in September 2017. He brings 25 years of financial management and accounting experience with private and public companies. Currently Mr. Martinez is CFO of GandyDancer, LLC, a company that operates in heavy construction. Previously he worked as a senior financial manager with Ernest Healthcare, served as CFO of Santa Fe Gold Corporation, and was employed as a financial officer for an aerospace manufacturer. Early in his career, Mr. Martinez served as a staff accountant for KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Martinez graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Business Administration. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the New Mexico Society of CPAs.

John Power - Director

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John C. Power, co-founder and director of the Company, has served in senior capacities since the Company’s inception in 2010. Mr. Power has 30 years experience in managing public and private companies across diverse industries including mining, oil and gas, real estate, broadcasting and a closed-end mutual fund. Mr Power also is president and a director of Athena Silver Corporation (OTCBB: AHNR) and serves as co-manager of Silver Saddle Resources, LLC., a private exploration company. Mr. Power attended Occidental College and the University of California at Davis.

Doug Bowden - Senior Consulting Geologist

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Douglas R. Bowden has over 35 years experience in the minerals exploration industry focused on gold, uranium and base metals throughout North America and Mexico. Mr. Bowden’s career evolved rapidly from field geologist to a variety of management and executive positions. Mr. Bowden successfully managed exploration programs for Amselco Minerals, Kennecott, and Great Basin Exploration, directing regional generative exploration programs and managing large projects. He also served in senior executive positions with Western Energy Development Corp, Concordia Resource Corp and Gold Summit Corporation. Mr. Bowden holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Grand Valley State University, and a MS Degree in Geology from Michigan Technological University.