Technical Team

Waldo Cuadra, General Manager, Chile

Mr. Cuadra brings over 40 years of experience both as a geologist and an executive within the mining industry. He has led multi-disciplinary teams in exploration, development, construction and production in Chile, Argentina and Peru. Mr. Cuadra has held senior management roles for Shell-Billiton, Noranda-Falconbridge, Placer Dome, Newgold and Goldcorp, focusing on projects from grassroots to feasibility stage. He also played a key role in the acquisition and discovery of the La Fortuna (El Morro) copper-gold deposit, which is now part of the Teck-Newmont joint venture, Nueva Union.

Javier Rojas, Exploration Manager, Chile

Mr. Rojas brings over 27 years of experience in copper, gold and silver exploration, project development and mining in Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Mexico. Recently, Mr. Rojas led the exploration and development teams in the discovery of the Totora copper-gold porphyry in Chile. Additionally, he has advanced the resource expansion of the Delirio and Puquios copper mining projects for Santiago Metals Limited. He holds an MBA from the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile

Piotr Paleczek, Principal Geologist, Chile

Mr. Paleczek is an exploration geologist with 40 years of experience in epithermal and porphyry environments in Chile and Argentina. He has held senior exploration roles with LAC Minerals, Barrick, Noranda-Falconbridge and Xstrata. The range of his experience spans from grassroots through to development stage projects with notable success in early stage prospects. Mr. Paleczek played a key role in the discovery of La Fortuna (El Morro), which is now part of the Teck-Newmont joint venture, Nueva Union, and he also participated in the West Wall discovery, now held by Anglo American. He has significant experience in exploring within the El Tambo District and the Pascua Lama (El Indio Belt).

Luciano Bocanegra, Chief Exploration Geologist, Chile

Formerly worked with Rio Tinto and Hochschild Mining as an advisor and technical consultant. Over 18 years of experience in mining in Latin America, specializing in project evaluation and exploration.

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