Mr. Iain Kelso, P.Geo has over 10 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry with extensive experience in mineral resource estimation, NI 43-101 reporting, and management of exploration programs involving a variety of commodities and projects in North and South America, Africa and Central Asia. Mr. Kelso is a Qualified Person under the terms defined by NI 43-101 and has been living in Colombia for the past 4 years. Mr. Kelso has been working for the Company as senior project geologist overseeing the Santa Elena exploration program since July, 2012
Dr. James Franklin PhD
Dr. Franklin has over 40 years of experience as a distinguished geologist evaluating mineral deposits. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Since January 1998, he has been an Adjunct Professor at Queen's University and, since 2001, at Laurentian and Ottawa Universities. He is a past President of the Geological Association of Canada and of the Society of Economic Geologists and is a recognized expert in VMS deposits
Mr. Benalcazar has been involved in mineral exploration, mining property evaluation and acquisitions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He has held managerial and consulting positions with several international mining companies, including Homestake International Minerals Ltd., Pancontinental Mining Ltd. and the U.S. subsidiary of Belgium-based Union Miniere. Mr. Benalcazar was also general manager for several subsidiaries of the Swiss Holderbank Cement Group. He has additionally served as director of ready-mixed concrete for HolcimCementos Caribe SA in Venezuela and CemetosBoyaca SA in Colombia, which included responsibilities in the Caricom trade market. In the past three years, Mr. Benalcazar served as country manager for several Ecometals Ltd. subsidiary companies in Ecuador. As a former president and member of the board of directors of the Ecuadorian Chamber of Mines, Mr. Benalcazar has actively represented the mining industry in discussions with government authorities. Mr. Benalcazar holds a BA in geology from North Carolina State University and has completed the program for management development at Harvard Business School.