Gary Cope

President & CEO  

Gary Cope has accumulated over 33 years of experience in Corporate Management & Strategy, with a specific emphasis on Public Company Finance. Mr. Cope arranged financing for the South Kemess project, and later became heavily involved with the negotiations & selling of the deposit to Royal Oak Mines. In the past 12 years, he has acted as a Senior Officer & Director for various publicly held companies, such as St. Phillips Resources. Mr. Cope served as the President, CEO & Director of Orko Silver Corp., and was instrumental in negotiating and arranging the sale of Orko Silver to Coeur d’Alenes Mine Corp in 2013, and currently holds those positions with Orex Minerals Inc., and Barsele Minerals Corp.

Stephen Brohman

Chief Financial Officer  

Mr. Brohman has nine years of working experience in a variety of roles with public companies and has become proficient in corporate finance, project acquisition, executive management, corporate communications, corporate branding, shareholder relations and investor lead generation. Mr. Brohman has extensive experience in the audit of publicly traded companies on the TSX, TSX-V and OTC markets, and has worked with mining and exploration, oil & gas, real estate investment, and merchant banking companies during his time in public practice. Mr. Brohman serves as either a Director and/or Officer for several publicly traded companies, including as CFO of Silver Viper Minerals Corp.

Ben Whiting, P.Geo.

Vice President Exploration  

Ben Whiting is a professional geoscientist with more than 35 years experience in the international mining industry. He has worked for both major & junior companies, managing a wide range of operations from exploration through to production. He has also acted as a special advisor on mining industry matters to government agencies, the World Bank, and is a past Adjunct Professor of Queen’s University in the Geological Sciences & Mining Engineering departments. Mr. Whiting is an “Economic Geology” medal award winner and winner of the 2008 IAC “Explorer of the Year” award. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO), La Asociación de Ingenieros de Minas Metalurgistas y Geólogos de México (AIMMGM), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and a Fellow and past-editor of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG). He is the current Vice President of Exploration for Orex Minerals Inc. and Barsele Minerals Corp.

Robert van Egmond, P.Geo.

Chief Geologist  

Rob van Egmond is a professional geologist with over 25 years of experience in the international mining industry. His career encompasses a wide spectrum of experiences ranging from grass roots project generation to pre-feasibility level resource development and mine geology. He has worked with major mining companies (Cominco, BHP, Kennecott) and junior explorers (Orex Minerals, Platinum Group Metals, Candente, Northern Dynasty, Keewatin) gaining experience in a wide variety of commodities and deposit types spanning locations North and South America as well as Africa. Included in his experience are several years of exploration and pre-development work in the Iskut River/Golden Triangle area with Cominco. Mr. van Egmond holds a B.Sc. degree in geological sciences from the University of British Columbia and he is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC).

Melissa Martensen

Corporate Secretary  

Melissa Martensen has served as Corporate Secretary to junior mining companies since 2008 with Orko Silver Corp. and others. Currently, she serves the Boards of Orex Minerals Inc., Barsele Minerals Corp., Silver Viper Minerals Corp., and Dolly Varden Silver Corp. She has a B.Comm (Finance) from UNBC.

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