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Management

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President and CEO, Director

Kerem Usenmez

Mr. Usenmez is a Geological Engineer and a mining entrepreneur with over 20 years of global experience and has worked in various technical and leadership roles.

After working with various VMS deposits and discoveries while working with Inco, Vale and Amec, he managed a drilling company, where the company grew during the downturn. He worked in numerous VMS deposits in Canada, such as Duck Pond NFLD, Bathurst in New Brunswick, and in Northern Manitoba, mainly in base metals, such as Zinc.

He co-owns Atom Bits, a rapidly growing diamond drilling bit manufacturer in Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the PDAC, is the Chair of the Securities Committee of the PDAC, and the Co-Chair of the Public Affairs Committee of the PDAC. 

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Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Bales

Mr. Bales has over 20 years of financial reporting experience in mining and information technology industries. He currently serves as CFO for several public junior exploration companies with operations in Canada, the U.S,. Latin America, and Europe. Mr. Bales holds a Bachelor of Management degree with a major in accounting.

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Exploration Manager

Andrew Tims

Mr. Tims is a seasoned exploration geologist with more than 30 years of experience. He has worked in the gold camps of Geraldton, Kirkland Lake-Timmins, and Red Lake including 8 years with Rainy River Resources in northwestern Ontario.

Mr. Tims has led and managed a number of successful exploration projects including platinum exploration in the far north of Ontario, kimberlite (diamond) exploration in the Timiskaming structural zone, and volcanogenic massive sulfide exploration in the Abitibi and Wabigoon greenstone belts.

 Andrew recently worked for the Ontario Geological Survey as the Regional Land-Use Geologist, Mineral Deposits Compilation Geoscientist for northwestern Ontario, and as a Mineral Exploration and Development Consultant dealing with Exploration Plan and Permit applications.

Board of Directors

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President and CEO, Director

Kerem Usenmez

Mr. Usenmez is a Geological Engineer and a mining entrepreneur with over 20 years of global experience and has worked in various technical and leadership roles.

After working with various VMS deposits and discoveries while working with Inco, Vale and Amec, he managed a drilling company, where the company grew during the downturn. He worked in numerous VMS deposits in Canada, such as Duck Pond NFLD, Bathurst in New Brunswick, and in Northern Manitoba, mainly in base metals, such as Zinc.

He co-owns Atom Bits, a rapidly growing diamond drilling bit manufacturer in Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the PDAC, is the Chair of the Securities Committee of the PDAC, and the Co-Chair of the Public Affairs Committee of the PDAC. 

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Board Chairman 

Tony Wonnacott

Tony Wonnacott is a corporate securities lawyer based in Toronto, Ontario with over 20 years of experience.  

He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and holds a B.Comm. (cum laude) from Saint Mary’s University and an LL.B. from Dalhousie University.  

He began his career at a major Toronto law firm in the banking and securities field before moving to work as a legal consultant to a number of companies, primarily in the mining and resource industry.  

As a consultant, officer and director of several of these companies, Mr. Wonnacott has been involved with the successful listings of private companies, the outright sale of a company for approximately $750 million and capital raisings in excess of $1 billion.

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Director

Adam Kiley

Adam Kiley has over 18 years’ experience in the mining sector with a depth of experience in providing corporate and financial advisory services. Adam holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University in Western Australia.

He is also currently a corporate development executive with Lotus Resources Limited (ASX:LOT) and Frontier Energy (ASX:FTE).

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Director

Grant Davey

Grant Davey is an experienced entrepreneur with 30 years of senior management and operational
experience in the development, construction, and operation of precious metals, base metals, uranium, and bulk commodities around the world.

More recently, he has been involved in venture capital investments in several exploration and mining projects and has been instrumental in the acquisition and development of the Honeymoon uranium mine in South Australia, the Panda Hill niobium project in Tanzania, the Superior Lake zinc project in Ontario, the Cape Ray gold project in Newfoundland and the acquisition of the Kaylekera Uranium mine in Malawi from Paladin.

He is currently a Director of Cradle Resources Limited
(ASX:CXX), Lotus Resources Limited (ASX:LOT), and Frontier Energy (ASX:FHE), and is a member of the
Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

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