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Roman Shklanka, B. Comm. Ph.D

Chairman & Director

Dr. Shklanka is an explorationist with over 45 years of international experience in the mining industry which included positions as Chairman of Canico Resources Corp. (Onca-Puma laterite deposit, Brazil was purchased in 2005 by CVRD, now Vale, in a $940 million takeover); Chairman of Sutton Resources Ltd. (Bulyanhulu deposit – Tanzania), which was acquired by Barrick Gold Corporation; founder and chairman of Polaris Minerals; and Vice President of Exploration for Placer Dome. With Placer, Dr. Shklanka was involved in the acquisition and exploration of numerous mines, among them the Australian Granny Smith gold mine, the Osbourne copper mine, and the Kidston gold mine, at that time the largest gold mine in Australia. He is the recipient of a number of achievement awards, and in 2009 was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

Chris McLeod, M.E., P. Eng.

CEO & Director

Mr. McLeod has spent more than 30 years in senior management positions in Canada, USA, Russia, Europe and Asia. Mr. McLeod is currently the CEO and Director of Gold Mountain Corporation, a junior resources company based in British Columbia. Previously he was CEO and member of the Board of Directors for Borets-Weatherford, a major oil service company. Prior to Borets-Weatherford Mr. McLeod spent 20 years with Schlumberger involved in mergers and acquisitions, business development, operations, and marketing. Mr. McLeod has start-up operations project experience as well as merger and acquisitions experience in a variety of geo-political environments.

Mr. McLeod holds a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Engineers from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

Richard Gosse, B.Sc., M.Sc.


Mr. Gosse is a highly seasoned exploration geologist with 35 years of experience, including 15 years at the Vice President level. Mr. Gosse earned his B.Sc. in Geology at Queens University and his M.Sc. in Mineral Exploration at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.

Mr. Gosse is currently Vice President, Exploration at Trilogy Metals Inc.. Previously, Mr. Gosse was the Senior Vice President Exploration at Dundee Precious Metals Inc. (“Dundee”) where he provided leadership, exploration strategy and oversight of initiatives to achieve corporate targets to replace mine reserves with near mine discoveries in Bulgaria and Armenia. Prior to his time with Dundee, Mr. Gosse was the Vice President Exploration at Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (now Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.) where he led the exploration efforts at the world class Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia. Mr. Gosse also represented Ivanhoe on management and exploration committees with Rio Tinto Plc and other partners and worked closely with independent exploration groups in Ivanhoe subsidiaries.

Peter Holbek, P.Geo, M.Sc.


Mr. Holbek has 35 years of experience in mineral exploration and mine development. Mr. Holbek is Professional Geologist (P.Geo) and graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree (hons) in Geology and a Master of Science degree in Economic Geology.

Mr. Holbek is currently Vice President, Exploration at Copper Mountain Mining Corporation.  Prior to joining Copper Mountain he served as Vice President for Western Keltic Mines and Blackstone Ventures working on the discovery and development of VMS and Nickel deposits. Previously, he served as Vice President, Exploration for Atna Resources Ltd. Prior to that, he held the positions of Exploration Manager and Mine Geologist for Princeton Mining Ltd. and Senior Exploration Geologist at Esso Minerals Canada and Homestake Canada Ltd.