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.
Director, interim CEO & President
Mr. Shearer joined Cornerstone in January 2012 to find a project for the company and secure financing to advance sustainable projects to build the Company. He has a business background in all resource-based industries with the majority of his career in mining. He has been president and CFO of junior exploration companies and was a director of San Gold from 2005 to 2011 during its development from an exploration company to an emerging producer. He has been directly involved in the promotion and financing of a number of early-stage projects and companies. Shearer is currently also a director of another TSXV company. Shearer provides management services to clients through his consulting company.
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.
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.
Mr. Nickel has been involved in advancing several mining projects in BC, Yukon and NWT. He is currently VP of Operations at ROCK Construction and Mining Inc., a mining contractor based in Kamloops, BC and focused on drilling and blasting services across Canada. Previous to that, Nickel was VP Mining and Engineering for New Pacific Metals, responsible for advancing the Tagish Lake gold project in YK. Prior to that he held the position of Mine Manager 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 another TSXV listed mining company.
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.