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.
Dr. Roger Morton
Dr. Morton is currently a Professor Emeritus in Economic Geology, in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, at the University of Alberta (Canada). Dr. Morton has 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 more recently 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 has worked in the field in Guyana, French Guiana, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica and Canada in a variety of senior geological roles. Dr. Morton has a B.Sc (1st Class Honours) and a Ph.D (Geology) from the University of Nottingham and is a registered P.Geol with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.