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Commercial/Technical Advisory Committee

John Robins , P. Geo 

Mr. Robins is a professional geologist based in Vancouver, BC, with over 25 years of experience as an independent exploration geologist and entrepreneur. A 1984 graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Geology, Mr. Robins initially worked as a self-employed prospector and geologist in BC and Northern Canada. In 1988, he founded Hunter Exploration Group, one of Canada's most successful private exploration companies. Mr. Robins has also been active in starting several successful public exploration and development companies culminating in 2005 with his co-founding of the Discovery Group of Companies and most recently the Aurora Resource Group. In addition to his role with the Aurora Mineral Resource Group, Mr. Robins also sits on the Boards of several successful publically traded exploration companies.

Jim Dawson,  President of Dawson Geological Consulting Ltd., is a registered professional engineer with 40 years of hands-on fieldwork experience examining, exploring and evaluating a wide range of geological and mineralized settings around the globe. As a partner with Kerr, Dawson & Associates Ltd. 1972-1985, Mr. Dawson participated in the discovery of the Blackdome Mine, Frasergold and Taurus Properties in British Columbia and the Big Horn Mine in Arizona. Mr. Dawson has been a Professional Consulting Geologist for over thirty years, and has been a director of public companies in the mineral resource industry for more than twenty years. He was an independent director of Minefinders Corp. Ltd., from March 18, 1996 until its acquisition by Pan American Silver Corporation in January 2012 for $1.5 billion. Mr. Dawson has been a member of the technical advisory board of Kaminak Gold Corp. since December 11, 2006 and he was part of the original Pan Ocean team which made the discovery of the Lac Cinquante U-Mo Occurrence (now held by Kivalliq Energy Corporation) in 1975. Jim Graduated from Memorial University with a B.Sc. in 1960 and an M.Sc. in 1963.


Dale Wallster  is a geologist and a prospector with over 30 years of experience in North American mineral deposit exploration, with a focus on the targeting and discovery of unconformity-related uranium deposits since 2002. He was president and founder of Roughrider Uranium Corp., a company acquired by Hathor Exploration Limited in 2006 for its 1,000,000 acres of strategically located uranium properties in the Athabasca Basin. Dale and his team are widely credited in the mineral exploration sector for the discovery of the Hathor's Roughrider deposit. In January 2012, Hathor became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto as part of a CAD$650 million acquisition.


Doug Hurst has over 25 years of experience in the mining/resource industries having acted as geologist, consultant, mining analyst, and senior executive. Mr. Hurst holds a Bachelor of Science in geology from McMaster University (1986). He was a mining analyst with McDermid St. Lawrence and Sprott Securities and a contract analyst to Pacific International Securities and Octagon Capital up until 1995. From 1995 to 2003 Mr. Hurst operated D.S. Hurst Inc. a company offering corporate, evaluation and financing consulting services to the mining industry. He was a founding executive of International Royalty Corporation from 2003 to 2006 and a director of the company until 2010 when the company was purchased by Royal Gold for $700 million.


Adrian Fleming, P. Geo 

Adrian Fleming is an Australian geologist with over 30 years of global diversified experience in the mining industry, including exploration, project development, and operations. Mr. Fleming was most recently the President and Director of Underworld Resources Inc. which made a significant gold discovery on the White Gold Property in the Yukon. Mr. Fleming has held a number of senior positions, including Exploration Manager for Placer Dome in Sydney, President of Giant Yellowknife Mines in Toronto, and Vice President of Exploration for Golden Star in Denver. Mr. Fleming presently serves as an officer and director of other TSX Venture Exchange listed issuers. His successes include involvement with teams that discovered, advanced, and developed gold mines, including Porgera in Papua New Guinea, Big Bell in Australia, Gross Rosebel in Suriname, and the new discoveries at Naartok and Suluk in Nunavut.