Mr. Klepfer, who is an Idaho resident, has been in the mining industry for over 30 years. He earned his B.S. in Mining Engineering and Engineering Administration from Michigan Technological University. He has held management positions in engineering, production and environmental. As a mining engineer, Mr. Klepfer provides senior level management assistance to companies overseeing their technical, environmental, and corporate development programs. His experience covers international as well as domestic projects for base and precious metals, coal, and industrial minerals in both surface and underground projects. He has worked for Placer Dome, Newmont Gold, Coeur d' Alene Mines and Mines Management Inc. where he was Vice President of Operations for the Montanore Project. Mr. Klepfer's work experience covers; Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Oregon, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Uzbekistan, Peru, Bolivia, and Indonesia.
Mr. Michael Vint, P.Eng.
Mr. Vint is a Vice President of Endeavour Financial Ltd., responsible for technical reviews and assessment of mining projects worldwide. Endeavour is focused on structured finance, project financing and M&A in the natural resources industry. He has over 20 years' experience in the mining sector including mine operations and construction for precious and base metal projects. Mr. Vint has worked at open pit mine operations in Nevada and California and underground at Hemlo and Eskay Creek. He has worked with independent engineers and companies to provide comprehensive reports for financial institutions for mine credit approvals and has also worked in the equity research department of CIBC World Markets covering the gold sector. Mr. Vint is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia and received his mining engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines.
Dr. Roger Morton, P.Geol. – In Memoriam
Dr. Morton, who passed away in February 2019, was a Professor Emeritus in Economic Geology at the University of Alberta (Canada). Dr. Morton enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the field of geology, having been a Research Fellow at the University of Oslo (Norway), a Lecturer in Geology at the University of Nottingham (England), and a Professor of Economic Geology at the University of Alberta, prior to his elevation to the status of Professor Emeritus. In addition to his academic career, Dr. Morton was a co-Founder and Vice President of Golden Star Resources Ltd., during which time he initiated the acquisition and development of the Omai Gold Project in Guyana, which subsequently produced approximately 3.8 million ounces of gold from two open pits. He had worked in the field in Guyana, French Guiana, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica and Canada in a variety of senior geological roles. Dr. Morton had a B.Sc (1st Class Honours) and a Ph.D (Geology) from the University of Nottingham and was a registered P.Geol with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.