Marc Blythe, P.Eng.
Mr.Blythe has extensive international mining and mineral exploration experience for gold, copper, silver, nickel and zinc. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from La Trobe University in Melbourne and a Bachelor of Mining Engineering degree from the Western Australian School of Mines. He has evaluated numerous projects worldwide, providing advice on project transactions and the associated debt and equity financing, to buyers, sellers and financial institutions. Mr. Blythe has managed mines for both Placer Dome and WMC Resources (formerly Western Mining Corporation) during his 22 year mining career. He has a strong understanding of mine feasibility and led two feasibility studies which resulted in successful operating mines; the Raleigh Mine and the Bullant Mine, both located near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. The Raleigh Mine exceeded its projected production rate, in part due to the development of innovative mining methods by Mr. Blythe. During his tenure as Corporate Senior Mining Engineer for Placer Dome Inc. based in Vancouver he completed internal and external mine evaluations, including advising on potential acquisitions and mining technology implementation. Mr. Blythe holds a Western Australian First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency and is a member of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, the British Columbia and Yukon Chamber of Mines.
Mr. Pease has been involved with mineral exploration and mine development projects worldwide for the past 30 years. He had recently joined Richfield Ventures as a Director and Strategic Advisor which was acquired in 2011 by New Gold Inc. through a plan of arrangement valued at approximately $550 million. In 2006, Rob formed Terrane Metals with the intent to develop the Mt Milligan Gold-Copper project northwest of Prince George. Terrane advanced the project thru exploration, development, and permitting. Construction commenced in spring 2010, and Terrane Metals was acquired by Thompson Creek Mining in late 2010 for $700 million. Orestone’s Captain property is situated 40 KM south of Mt. Milligan Mine.
Ms. Aspillaga has more than 30 years of minerals industry experience in Chile and other Latin American countries. In the 1990’s she was manager of Bema Gold in Chile and played a key role in the development of the 5.4 million-ounce Refugio Gold Deposit and brought the Cerro Casale project to the Bema Group where a mineral reserve and resource in excess of 23 million ounces of gold, 5.8 billion pounds of copper and 58 million ounces of silver have been drilled off. Julia has been a manager or an advisor to management for various international companies including Mineral Resource Development (Great Britain), Yorkton Securities (Canada), Endeavour Financial (Canada), and Global Hunter Corp. (Canada). She currently participates in the IMT Exploraciones Chile Fund as a Member of the Advisory Team. Julia holds two degrees from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, one in Business Administration and the other in Education.