Chris Dupont, P.Eng.

President and Director

Chris is a mining engineer and has been active in the mining industry since the early 1970’s. He has been involved with junior public companies for more than 15 years. Chris has previously held positions as senior mining engineer for Noranda and chief engineer for Exall Resources, as well as project manager for Luzenac Inc., a producer of micronized talc products. His past experience includes President and Director of Kayorum Gold Mines from 1992 to 1997, Director of Fieldex Exploration from 1997 to 1998 and Vice President and Director of TOM Exploration from 2000 to 2006.

Geoff Carter, P. Eng.


Geoff is a mining engineer and has been active in the mining industry since the late 1960’s and involved with public companies for more than 30 years. He has held positions at Anglo American, Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting, and was Vice-President at Inspiration Coal. He has also been a director and president of Ourominas Minerals, director of Bankers Petroleum and Trans Atlantic Enterprises. Since 1990, Geoff has been involved in independent research, due diligence reports, NI 43-101 reports and valuations, as well as general corporate advisory for the mining industry.

Mario Colantonio


Mario is a civil engineer and has been active in the mining industry since the mid 1980’s. He received his B.Sc. degree in civil engineering from Queen’s University in 1985. His primary focus has been with the engineering and management for capital and maintenance projects mainly for mill/mine infrastructure including feasibility studies. He has held senior engineering management positions for AMEC and is presently President of a privately owned engineering consulting firm.

Gerhard Merkel


Gerhard has extensive experience as a CEO and CFO. His past experience includes being the CEO and CFO of Metex (Germany) Trading Company from 1994 to 2005. From 2005 to present, he has been CFO and COO of CGM Import-Export Ltd (Portugal) Import/Export. This company deals in the wholesale and retail of catering equipment. They are also involved in the production of catering accessories.