Mitch Bernardi, M.Sc. Geology
Chief Geologist

Mr. Bernardi has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry and a proven exploration track record of mineral resources and discoveries in gold, zinc, copper, yttrium, rare earths, and uranium. The bulk of Mr. Bernardi’s experience, some 20 years, has been in precious metals property generation, exploration, and development, having worked on numerous deposit types while employed by Latitude Minerals, Echo Bay Mines, Cyprus Metals Exploration, Meridian Minerals, Unocal - Molycorp, Inc., Amoco Minerals and Magnum Uranium Corp.

Discoveries directly associated with Mr. Bernardi as project leader or as co-discoverer of include the Kilgore gold deposit, Idaho (706,000 ounces Au), Coulterville gold project, California (70,000 ounces Au), Crypto zinc deposit, Utah (6.01MM Tons @ 8.68% sulfide zinc), Pan gold deposit, Nevada (400,000 ounces Au), Santiam copper breccia pipe, Oregon, and the Blue Hill Creek gold/silver deposit, Idaho (230,000 ounces Au.)

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John Carden, Ph.D Lic. Geo.
Consulting Geologist

Dr. Carden has more than 30 years experience in exploration management, teaching, and research. He has broad experience in managing large exploration programs including tracking costs, managing personnel, negotiating leases and contracts, writing technical reports, delivering verbal presentations, writing permitting and compliance documents for state and federal agencies, and managing remote drilling programs involving camp logistics. He has a proven track record for discovery of ore deposits in the western United States, with a gross metal value of more than $765 million.

From 1986 through 1998, Dr. Carden was with Echo Bay Mines. During the period from 1992 to 1998, he was Echo Bay’s Director of U.S. Exploration, where he directed the work of two district geologists, eight senior geologists, and a GIS specialist. This group was successful in generating 35 funded projects over a five year period. While at Echo Bay, he discovered the 600,000 ounce Lamefoot gold deposit, Echo Bay’s highest grade and lowest cost producer, and the Easy Junior gold deposit, a 250,000 ounce sediment-hosted gold deposit located in White Pine County, Nevada. Most recently, Dr. Carden has consulted on gold projects in Mexico for Minefinders in Chihuahua and Sonora states, in Zacatecas for Corex Gold Corp. and in the U.S. for Magnum Uranium Corp. Dr. Carden has a Ph.D. in Geology from the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, and an M.Sc. degree in Geology from Kent State University. He is a Licensed Geologist in the State of Washington and a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.

Dr. Carden is currently a Director of Paramount Gold and Silver Corp.

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Bruno Barde, MSc, PGeo
Consulting Geologist

Mr. Buno Barde provides the Company with extensive mineral exploration experience, both domestic and international. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Barde has managed large mineral exploration programs in North America, South America, Africa and Europe. Previously he held senior positions with Placer Dome Inc. and, more recently, served as Regional Chief Geologist for Alamos Gold Corp.

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