Mr. Peter J. Hawley, BSc, BEng, PGeo. adds significant depth to the
board with his 36 years of geological and mining experience spanning
grassroots exploration through to development and production. Having
worked extensively with a large number of intermediate and senior mining
companies including Teck, Noranda, Placer Dome and Barrick Gold, Mr.
Hawley was also the founder, and currently Chairman of Scorpio Mining
Corporation from 1998 to December 2014 when Scorpio combined with U.S.
Gold and Silver Inc to form Americas Silver Corporation, where he still
remains a Director. Peter is also the Chairman of Scorpio Gold
Corporation, a low cost open pit heap leach gold producer in Nevada,
USA. Mr. Hawley has a track record of raising significant funds for
private and public companies along with structuring mergers and