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Technical Advisors and Consultants

Mark Smethurst

Senior Geologist

Mr. Smethurst has over 25 years of experience in the mining and metal-mineral resource development industry. He has held previous appointments including Vice President of Resource Development, Chief Operating Officer and Board Director for exploration companies. He has participated in sourcing capital to fund corporate development projects and has been responsible for assessing properties for acquisition and development. He has been instrumental in key discoveries and has had multiple successes in expanding resources for companies. He is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is currently a Level 3 CFA candidate. He holds a Bachelor of Science in geology from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science in geophysics from the University of Windsor.

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Terre Lane

B.Sc., Mining Engineer

Ms. Lane is a Mining Engineer with more than 35 years of experience. Her career has included in-charge management of feasibility studies, mine and process engineering, and project development for surface and underground greenfield mines, and brownfield expansions. She has experience with a range of minerals including base and precious metals, and industrial minerals including potash, uranium, and sands and gravels. She has managed projects throughout the world, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Russia, China, Bolivia, Peru, and Africa. Ms. Lane holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering, from Michigan Technological University, 1982. She is a Registered Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.

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Hamid Samari

Ph.D., Senior Exploration Geologist

Mr. Samari is highly experienced in exploration geology, including geological and stratigraphic modeling, seismic design and stability modeling, structural geological modeling, and multiple aspects of structural and physical geology. He has published multiple papers in the areas of tectonics and related ore body genetics and faulting and seismic studies. Mr. Samari holds a Ph.D., Geology, Azad University, Sciences and Research Branch, Tehran, 2000, a MS, Geology, Beheshti University, Tehran, and a BS, Geology, Beheshti University, Tehran, 1991. He is a member of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America and the Denver Region Exploration Geologists Society.

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Michael Feinstein

Ph.D., Senior Exploration Geologist

Mr. Feinstein has over 15 years of experience and is currently the President of Mineoro Explorations, leading exploration and development of mineral properties in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. He acted as Geologist and Petrophysicist at Chapparal Energy from 2013 to 2016, Research Geologist at Golden Predator Corp. from 2008 to 2011, Wellsite Geologist with Riley Geological Services from 2012 to 2013, and Geologist at Cardon Geoscience from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Feinstein holds a Ph.D., Geological Sciences, from the University of Texas El Paso, 2011, a M.Sc., Economic Geology, from the University of Texas El Paso, 2007, and a B.Sc., Geology and Geography, from Sam Houston State University, 2005. He is a Registered Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists and member of the Society of Economic Geologists, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Austin Geological Society, and the Geological Society of America.

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