“Gold mines are not found, they are made, a few key ingredients consist of persistence, patience and of course the ever essential abundant presence of some high grade Gold, topped off with a lucky streak that aligns with Mother Nature.”
Mr. Anderson brings over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience with an astute emphasis on strategic planning, communications, and creative marketing. He has been instrumental in facilitating tens of millions of dollars of financing for both public and private enterprises. With a specific focus on mining over the last decade, Mr. Anderson has successfully navigated the waters of one of the toughest bear markets in mining history.
Mr. Kent brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience to the team. For many years, Mr. Kent has provided public relations counsel to various sectors, including mining and manufacturing. He currently holds directorships with several public companies and provides finance and management consulting for both listed and private issuers.
Mr. Davis holds an honours degree in mining engineering from Imperial College London and was an associate at the Royal School of Mines. Throughout his career he has held senior positions in both private and public mining companies, including practical experience in exploration and production mining with, among others, the UK National Coal Board, New Jersey Zinc Co., Noranda Inc., Inco Ltd., and GoldQuest Mining Corp. Mr. Davis has also held senior agency positions in both advertising and PR with Burson Marsteller and J. Walter Thompson, specializing in copywriting, account management, and new business development. He founded Short, Curnow and Cuthbert Media before merging it to form Mediaplus International (MPI), one of the foremost independent global media specialists in London. He was managing director of MPI for more than ten years.
Mr. Warthe-Anderson holds an honours degree in economics from the University of Victoria. He also has formal training working with public companies, financing, and governance compliance through Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Mr. Warthe-Anderson has an extensive background in marketing and statistical analysis. Since 2010, he has worked on various mining projects throughout Canada.
Ms. Keith has over 20 years of accounting and managerial experience in both the public and private sectors. She previously acted as CFO of public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and held a senior accounting role for a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Areas of focus for Ms. Keith include regulatory reporting, capital management, business process improvements, system optimization, internal controls, and management reporting. She earned an bachelor’s degree in arts and science from the University of Victoria and subsequently obtained the certified general accountant (CGA) designation.
Dr. Ball has over 30 years of worldwide geological experience, including running underground precious metals mine development programs. Dr. Ball is also currently interim chief executive officer, chief operating officer, and chief geologist of Golden Dawn Minerals, located near Greenwood, BC. Previously, he held positions as president and chief operating officer at the Bralorne gold mine in British Columbia. Dr. Ball brings a wealth of practical experience and knowledge of lode and epithermal gold-silver, porphyry copper-gold, and related skarn deposits, all of which potentially occur in Ximen's three 100%-owned projects in British Columbia.
Mr. Cooper has over 40 years of experience in the mineral exploration and mining business, working primarily for major producers in North America. He has been involved in three successful gold mine start-ups and has overseen projects from the exploration stage right up to production. Mr. Cooper played a significant role in the exploration, preproduction, and development of Kinross’s Buckhorn gold mine, located in north-central Washington State, close to the border with British Columbia. In 2007, Mr. Cooper became chief geologist and then manager of operations strategy for Kinross Gold’s Kettle River operations. Prior to this, he spent the better part of 20 years working in the Republic Gold District of Washington State.
Mr. Martin is a professional geologist with 20 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Geology and from the New Brunswick Community College in 1994 with a Diploma in Business Technology. Mr. Martin has been as a geologist on numerous mineral exploration projects involving a variety of commodities, including gold, silver, tin, tungsten, molybdenum, indium, copper, lead, zinc, and antimony. He has held senior managerial roles since 2005, including as regional manager and vice president of New Brunswick operations with Geodex Minerals Ltd. and vice president of exploration with Great Atlantic Resources Corp. Many of the exploration projects he has been involved with were in New Brunswick, and he has also worked on exploration projects and project generation in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, British Columbia, Spain, France, and Ukraine. Mr. Martin has played a key role during numerous mineral discoveries, the most significant being at the Sisson Tungsten-Molybdenum Project and the Mount Pleasant Tin-Indium Project, both in New Brunswick.
Mr. Vulimiri has many years of public company experience and has been involved in the management of numerous junior and established companies. A graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, he holds a B.Sc. Honours in Applied Geology as well as an M.Sc. in Economic Geology from the University of Washington, Seattle. He has over 30 years of experience in the exploration and delineation of ore deposits with emphasis on structural controls and modes of occurrence of mineral zones.
Mr. Dykes has over 35 years of practical experience in the management, exploration, and analysis of mineral properties at varying stages of development from grassroots to predevelopment. He has been directly involved or responsible for the discovery of several mineral deposits, five of which have been placed into commercial production. Mr. Dykes spent 16 years as exploration manager for Mosquito Consolidated Gold Mines Ltd., during which time he played a key role in the acquisition and development of Mosquito’s principal mining properties: CuMo, Pine Tree, Spring Creek, Trikay, and Blackpoint. Prior to this, Mr. Dykes spent 15 years as a project geologist for Westmin Resources Ltd., where he managed a wide variety of projects with budgets ranging into the millions. He was responsible for the outlining and discovery of the Premier open pit deposit as a result of the analysis and computerization of an extensive historical database. Mr. Dykes also founded Geologic Systems Ltd. in 1994 to supply geological expertise to the mining and exploration community. Geologic’s clients have included Cominco Ltd. (now Teck Resources Ltd.), Rio Algom Ltd., Echo Bay Mines Ltd., Billington, Placer Dome Inc., and Redfern Resources Ltd. Mr. Dykes has been involved in the evaluation, exploration, and development of some of the world’s major mineral deposits including CuMo, Voisey’s Bay, Cariboo Gold, Petaquilla, Dunka Road (now Northmet), Red Chris, Tulsequah, Pine Point (extension), Wernecke, HW and Myra Falls, and Premier.
Mr. Beaton has been involved in mining operations for over 40 years. Since becoming a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia in 1974, he has gained over 30 years of experience as mine manager for mining and development operations throughout Africa and across Canada. Mr. Beaton was the mine manager for Erickson gold Mmne from 1979 to 1986, which at its peak was the top gold producer in British Columbia. He was also the mine manager for Huldra Silver Inc., which produced ore from the Treasure Mountain mine in British Columbia. He has been president of A.J. Beaton Mining Ltd. since 1987. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in over 50 mining projects and civil jobs in British Columbia and as such has gained a strong perspective on mining techniques across a wide range of mining projects.
Mr. Penner brings many years of experience and knowledge to the Company. A large part of his 30+ year career has been spent exploring, developing, and mining western canadian gold deposits. He has worked from the coastal mountains of British Columbia to the gold camps of northern Canada and as far as west Africa. His well-rounded skill set includes planning, project organization, surface infrastructure setup, and conventional underground mining. His mining career began by developing the high-grade, narrow veins of the Bridge River Valley of British Columbia in 1986. Notable projects to date include the position of mine manager of the QR Mine in the British Columbia interior – a 1,000 tonne per day cyanide operation with multiple underground and open pit mines operating. His other projects include late stage exploration properties such as Selkirk Metals’ Ruddock Creek property, Imperial Metals’ Red Chris property, and Avion Gold’s production gold mine in Mali. His background includes more than eight years of management in development, exploration, and production in both Africa and British Columbia. Mr. Penner also has experience working in custom test mining and exploration management of a narrow vein gold project in British Columbia. He is familiar with current mining, government agencies, and environmental regulations in British Columbia, and he holds current UG certifications. Mr. Penner’s knowledge and experience with the Kenville Gold Mine (having spent several years assessing it), and with other high-grade vein properties like it, makes him an integral component in the success of this venture.
Mr. Teymouri has acted as a consultant, engineer, and operations specialist as a mining engineer for base, precious, and industrial metals projects. His financial and mining engineering experience have both contributed to his significant skill in interpreting, evaluating, and commenting on the feasibility of mining projects, whether underground or open pit. His involvement in mine finance and strategic mine planning has focused on the maximization of mine returns and aligning mine planning with project financial objectives. Prior to founding Mineit Consulting Inc., Mr. Teymouri was a senior mining engineer with Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. and a senior mining engineer developing mining projects at Alexco Resource Corp.
Mr. Mcpherson has over 60 years of experience in mining and mineral exploration. He has done extensive underground work for a variety of private and public companies, including drifting, stoping, sinking shafts, driving raises, timbering, blasting, and much more. Mr. Mcpherson has worked on many notable projects across Canada and the United States. Some of his work in British Columbia includes sinking shafts for Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd. and working underground at the former Dentonia mine.