Management & Directors

The company’s core competence is the discovery, exploration, successful First Nations relations, permitting, development, construction and operation of hard rock, underground mines plus managing and promoting junior companies.

Paul Cowley, P. Geol.

CEO, President and Director

Mr. Cowley is a professional geologist with over 30 years experience in exploration, project management and consulting including 18 years with BHP in Canada, Chile and Bolivia. He led the team that made 4 significant gold discoveries at Hope Bay, Nunavut for BHP, which now have over 5 million ounces of gold. Cowley has been involved in the discovery, permitting, development and construction of mineral projects and successful negotiations with First Nations. At Gold City he was a key player in the acquisition of the Bissett Mine, and merger with San Gold. Cowley led the exploration work for Merit Mining when the Lexington Grenoble deposit was put in to production and is currently VP Exploration at Huakan International Mining working on the J&L poly-metallic deposit near Revelstoke, BC. Cowley is currently a director of two other TSXV companies and is QP for Cornerstone Metals Inc.

Fred Sveinson, P.Eng.


Mr. Sveinson is a professional mining engineer with +40 years experience in all aspects of the mining industry, in the financing, exploration, development, permitting, First Nations negotiations, construction and operation of mineral projects. His career has encompassed underground mining in Zambia, the US, Venezuela, and Canada, to senior management levels with such companies as Echo Bay Mines Ltd. and Dynatec Corp. Sveinson has established a solid reputation assembling successful operating teams, evaluating projects, re-structuring operations and rejuvenating mines from 100 tpd to 2000 tpd. Sveinson is president of Valterra Resources Corporation and is director of 5 mining companies. He currently provides strategic advice and management services to clients through his consulting company. 

Jason A Nickel, P. Eng.


Mr. Nickel has been involved in advancing several mining projects in BC, the Yukon, NWT and Alaska, most recently with Banks Island Gold. Previous to that, Nickel was VP Mining for New Pacific Metals, responsible for advancing the Tagish Lake gold project in the Yukon. Prior to that he held the position of Mine Manager and Chief Engineer of Capstone’s Minto Mine. He has spent most of his career at operating mines including De Beers' Snap Lake operation and Highland Valley Copper operations, in management and engineering capacities. Nickel is also a director of TSX-V listed Banks Island Gold.

Robert McMorran, B.Sc., MA, CA


Mr. McMorran is president of Malaspina Consultants, Inc, a private company that provides accounting, CFO and administrative services to junior public companies. He has been directly involved in several mineral exploration and development companies as a principal. McMorran has a wide range of experience in disclosure and financial structuring that enables junior companies carry on business in the public markets. He provides advice on acquisitions and mergers.

Thomas R. Kilbey, B.Sc., M.S.

Vice President Exploration

Mr. Kilbey has over 27 years of grassroots exploration, property evaluation, and mine/project development experience all over the United States and parts of Mexico. He has worked for majors (Amax, Cyprus, Newcrest, AngloGold) and juniors (Copper One, Romarco). Much of his major company experience includes developing and prospecting sediment hosted, skarn, porphyry gold and copper deposits along with epithermal gold vein systems and bulk mineable gold-silver resources. Tom is a Qualified Person and a C.P.G. with the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

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