J. Patricio Varas, P Geo.
Executive Chairman and CEO
Professional Geoscientist with over 30 years’ experience in exploration, project development and corporate management. Mr. Varas has worked at operating mines, exploration projects (concept inception to discovery), feasibility studies of world-class deposits and mine development. Patricio founded and led Western Potash Corp. as its President and CEO, where his team discovered and developed the world class Milestone Potash deposit in Saskatchewan. In difficult financing markets, Patricio and his partners raised over $240 Million for Milestone, where a change of control transaction was delivered in 2016. Patricio was instrumental in the discovery of the Santo Domingo Sur, deposit in Chile with Far West Mining, and was a member of the discovery team for the Diavik Diamond mine as a project manager while at Kennecot Canada Inc.
VP Corporate Development
David Thornley-Hall is a senior executive with 25 years of diversified experience in the mineral exploration, mining and finance industries. Previously David spent 8 years with Western Potash Corp., most recently as Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary. He was a leading member of the Commercial Team at Western Potash Corp., responsible for securing over $110 Million in strategic equity investment in two separate transactions.
Jeannine Webb (CPA, CGA) has over 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration sector, serving as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Director for private, and junior "small cap" domestic and international public companies. She has a wide range of skills on financial management and regulatory reporting, and currently serves as CFO and Corporate Secretary for private companies and various Canadian venture companies with operations in Canada, the US, and South America. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant of British Columbia.
Dan MacNeil, MSc, P. Geo.
Vice President of Exploration
Precious and base metal specialist with over 16 years of experience with continental-scale project generation to in-mine resource expansion, in a wide variety of geological settings throughout the Americas and Eastern Europe. Expertise include exploration strategy, target and opportunity identification, district entry strategy, business development, strategic evaluation of geologic terranes, and execution of target testing.
Over 26 years of mineral exploration and mine geology experience in Arizona and Nevada. David has worked in copper exploration and mine modeling with Magma Copper Co, BHP, and other companies in Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico. David joined Bronco Creek Exploration in December 2007, and EMX Royalty Corp (formerly Eurasian Minerals) in 2010.
Economic geologist with 39 years of experience in mineral exploration and geological research of complex ancient volcanic regions. He has carried out assignments for over 50 mining and mineral exploration companies, universities and government agencies in Australia, Europe, Canada, Turkey and Japan. He was Manager, Geology Research and Development for the Boliden Group, in Sweden for 10 years and is currently Consultant Geologist and CEO for Volcanic Resources. Mr. Allen’s geological interpretations were instrumental in the discovery of zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold ore bodies worth over $33 billion at Garpenberg and Renström in Sweden and Rosebery in Australia.