Special Advisory Board

Andrew Mitchell, P. Geo

Technical Advisor

Mr. Mitchell most recently served as Vice President of Exploration for Evergold Corp. His early career was spent with Archer, Cathro & Associates Ltd. where he managed soil sampling and mapping crews, and diamond drill programs. He was the project manager for SSR Mining Inc.’s SIB project in NW British Columbia where he managed multi-million dollar exploration programs. He furthered his experience internationally with Sun Peak Metals Corp. in Ethiopia where he managed their drilling operations.

Eric Roth

Technical Advisor, President, CEO & Director of Capella Minerals Ltd.

Eric holds a Ph.D. in Economic Geology from the University of Western Australia and is an economic geologist with over 30 years of experience in international minerals exploration and mining project evaluation. He was most recently Chief Operating Officer of Mariana Resources Ltd., which was acquired by Sandstorm Gold Royalties in July 2017 for the high-grade Hod Maden copper-gold discovery in NE Turkey. Prior to this, Mr. Roth was Chief Executive Officer of Aegean Metals Group Inc. (original acquirer of the Hod Maden project) and President and Chief Executive Officer of Extorre Gold Mines Ltd. (discoverer of the high-grade Cerro Moro gold-silver deposit in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, which was acquired by Yamana Gold Inc. in mid-2012 for CAD 440M).

Eric worked for AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (“AGA”) between 2002 and 2008, initially as the Lima-based Peruvian project and South American opportunities manager and subsequently as the Johannesburg-based Global Head of greenfields exploration. During his Johannesburg tenure, AGA’s greenfields exploration teams brought in over 20+Moz Au in new Inferred Resources through discoveries in Colombia (Colosa, Gramalote), Australia (Tropicana), and the DRC (Mongwalu) at a discovery cost of <USD 15/oz. Prior to AGA, Eric worked with TSX-listed Aur Resources Inc., discoverer of the high-grade Louvicourt VMS deposit located near Val d’Or, Quebec.

Eric is currently a Non-Executive Director of Ivory Coast-focused Awale Resources Ltd. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM), a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG), and principal of consulting firm ER Global Consulting SA.

Jennifer Shaigec

Special Advisor, Business Development & Communication

Ms. Shaigec is a Commodity Specialist for CommonStock Inc. and a former Energy Trading Analyst for TC Energy, Alliance Pipelines, and Reliant Energy. She has experience in commodity trading, mining projects, marketing, regulatory affairs, compliance, mergers & acquisitions, as well as extensive business contacts across North America.

Frida Vonstad

Special Advisor, Exploration Technology

Frida holds a PhD in geotechnical engineering from University College London (UCL) and Oxford University. She is currently the CEO and Founder of The Coring Company, a start-up company focusing on innovative software and hardware solutions for the mining and construction segments. Frida’s expertise lies within management and innovation with a deep focus on ground investigation, drilling equipment and data management.

Sylvain Laberge

Special Advisor, President & CEO and Director of 1844 Resources Inc.

After obtaining a degree in hotel management, Sylvain entered into a sales career in different sectors. He became part of a new company founded in 1999, Renmark Financial Communications Inc., an enterprise specializing in investor relations, where he became Vice-President and developed an interest in emerging companies, and especially mining exploration. Sylvain has been managing 1844, formerly Gespeg Copper Resources Inc., since 2013, and also managed other junior companies during that period. Over the years, he assisted a number of companies in raising over 100,000,000 dollars. He is presently a director of Omineca Mining and Metals Ltd. and a director of Royal Helium Ltd. Sylvain has also been on the Board of Directors of La Maison des Greffés Lina Cyr for the last 20 years, a Non-Profit Organization that helps people from regions outside of Montréal waiting for transplants. Sylvain a long-time cyclist, is also on the organization of Défi Vélo, an annual 330 km two day event from Montreal to Québec City that raises money for La Maison des Greffés Lina Cyr.

Rob Duncan

Technical Advisor, M.Sc. - VP Exploration of Alianza Minerals

Rob has over 30 years of experience in mineral exploration with a wide range of companies, from major producers, such as Rio Tinto and Inmet Mining Corporation, to junior explorers. He has held senior management positions at several junior explorers exploring throughout the North American Cordillera, Canadian Shield and Eastern Europe on a wide variety of deposit types including orogenic gold, porphyry copper (gold), VMS, intrusion related gold, and epithermal gold-silver systems. He also has over ten years of management experience specifically with prospect generator companies, having held the position of Exploration Manager at Rimfire Minerals Corporation and VP Exploration and Project Development at Evrim Resources Corp.

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