Directors and Officers
Nell M. Dragovan
Founder of Corona Explorations Ltd. which acquired the lands, carried
out the exploration work, and subsequently discovered the Hemlo gold
deposits in Northern Ontario. Three gold mines eventually arose from
the Hemlo discovery in 1980 for a total annual production of 1,058,000
ounces of gold. The mines are controlled by Teck Corp., Hemlo Gold Mines
Ltd. and Homestake Mining and are still in production. Ms. Dragovan
is an active participant in corporate financing including venture situations.
Vivian L. Danielson
Ms. Danielson is a journalist and author with more than 20 years of experience covering the international mining and metals sector. She is a former reporter and editor of The Northern Miner, a weekly mining and exploration newspaper, and co-author of Bre-X, Gold today, Gone Tomorrow: Anatomy of the Busang Swindle.
President and Director
In 1990, Mr. Idziszek received the "Mining Man of the
Year" award in recognition of his vital role in the discovery and
development of the Eskay Creek gold deposit in Canada, as well as the
prestigious "Prospector of the Year Award for 1994" in recognition
of the major role he played in the discovery and development of the
Eskay Creek gold deposit, as well as for his leadership of Adrian Resources
Ltd. during its exploration and development of the Petaquilla copper-gold-silver-moly
deposits in the Republic of Panama. He also served as director of Arequipa
Resources Ltd., which discovered the Pierina gold deposit that was subsequently
acquired by Barrick Gold Corp. in mid-1996 for more than $1 billion.
Mr. Idziszek also serves on the Boards of Directors of Lund Gold Ltd.
and Oromin Explorations Ltd.
Vice-President Exploration (Minerals)
Mr. Mallo has over 20 years experience as an exploration geologist.
After graduation from Brandon University with a degree in geology, he
commenced his career as a geologist with Gold Fields Mining Corporation.
Other [previous working experience includes geological positions with
Prime Resources Ltd., Adrian Resources Ltd. and Madison Minerals Inc.
Mr. Mallo was an integral part of the geological teams responsible for
exploration of Eskay Creek gold deposit in British Columbia, Canada,
the Petaquilla copper gold porphyry deposit in Panama and the Mt. Kare
gold deposit in Papua New Guinea.
Mr. Sibthorpe holds a B.Sc. in geology and an M.B.A. from the
University of Toronto. He worked as a mining analyst and director of
Yorkton Securities Inc. in Vancouver from 1986 to 1996. He was an independent
mining consultant from 1996 to 1999 when he joined Canaccord Capital
Corporation as a mining analyst from 1999 to 2001. Since 2001 he has
worked as an independent mining consultant.
James G. Stewart
Secretary and Corporate Counsel and Director
Mr. Stewart has practiced law in both private practice and
as corporate counsel since 1984. He has extensive experience in the
fields of mining, corporate and securities law. Mr. Stewart has served
as a director of senior officer for a number of publicly traded companies
including Prime Equities ltd., Adrian Resources Ltd., Buffalo Gold Ltd.
and Oromin Explorations Ltd.