Management and Directors


Derek Bartlett, B.A. Geology – Director – Mr. Bartlett was Vice-President Exploration and Senior Manager for Goldfields Mining Corp. He has over 35 years of industry experience. For the past 20 years, he has been active in the exploration field, both as a CEO and a director of junior exploration companies.

Michael Ellingson, B.Sc. Mining Engineer – Director – Mr. Ellingson graduated from Michigan Technology University with a B.Sc in Mining Engineering and has had a career in both mining and the capital markets, where he has spent the last 30 years focusing on the junior mining sector as an investment executive.

Gary O’Connor, B.Sc., MAusIMM – Director – Mr. O’Connor is currently CEO and Chief Geologist and Director of Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc. He has over 30 years of experience of international mineral exploration and development. Mr. O’Connor was Vice President of Dundee Resources from 2007 to 2017, where he guided investment decisions with his technical due diligence on 200 plus resource projects across all continents and covering gold, diamonds, base metals, bulk commodities and uranium.

Richard Williams, LLB. – Director, President and CEO – Mr. Williams was Vice- President, Secretary, Counsel to a group of publicly listed companies for 10 years before founding Blackwell Investor Relations Corp., a firm specializing in introducing public companies to the investment community. He has been active in the mining industry for over 30 years and has been a member of the teams that have brought four mines into production. He currently sits on the Boards of several public mining companies.


Mr. Williams is the Company President. It has been determined that in this day of regulatory compliance, where independent varification is needed in most areas of  the industry, reliance on joint venture partners and out-side consultants is the route adopted.  In so doing, the Company is able to maintain an extremely modest overhead cost and ensure that funds are used primarily for in the ground exploration.

Technical Advisory Committee

The Company relies upon the experience and expertise provided by its Technical Advisory Committee.

  • Brian Arkell – B.Sc.Geo, M.S. Econ Geo. brings over 30 years of world-wide experience in team building in base, precious metals, coal and uranium operations and exploration. Featured among his many accomplishments, is an extensive international career with Newmont Mining Corporation.
  • A. Lee Barker – P.Eng., P.Geo. brings over 40 years of international mineral exploration and development experience. For the past few years, Mr. Barker has been the Qualified Person under National Policy 43-101, overseeing the reporting of results from the Company’s Battle Mountain Ridge gold project in Nevada. Mr. Barker is also the current President and C.E.O of Spartan Resources Inc.
  • Gary O’Connor – B.Sc. Geo. Geophysics & Environmental Studies also brings over 30 years of mineral exploration and development experience, having worked on all continents of the world. He is currently Co-CEO of Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc. where he is responsible for the technical due diligence and review of resource projects for the corporation.
  • Alexander Po – B.Sc. Mining Engineering, M.Engr. Mining Geo. brings over 45 years of mineral exploration and development experience, including extensive work in Nevada, Canada, the Philippines and Guyana. Mr. Po recently retired from Guyana Goldfields Inc. where he lead the team in the delineation of the Aurora Gold Mine.

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