Marc Blythe, P.Eng.
Marc 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 projects worldwide, providing advice on 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. As the 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 was previously the founder, CEO and a Director of Terrane Metals Corp., which owned the Mt. Milligan project until it was acquired for $700 million in 2010 by Thompson Creek Metals. He is also a former Director and Strategic Advisor to Richfield Ventures Corp., a junior gold mining company in British Columbia which was acquired by New Gold Inc. through a plan of arrangement valued at approximately $550 million. Previously, he was employed by Placer Dome for twenty-five years, most recently as General Manager, Canada Exploration and Global Major Projects.
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. Julia was also responsible for bringing the Cerro Casale project to the Bema Group, now in excess of 23 million ounces of gold. She also serves as an Advisor to the IMT Exploraciones Chile Fund.