The Team

Alan Carter
Alan Carter - President & CEO
30 years in minerals exploration (Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, ECI). Founder of Magellan Minerals (recently acquired by Anfield Gold). Director: Anfield Gold, Cuprum Resources, Peregrine Diamonds.
Kyler Hardy
Kyler Hardy - Chairman, Director

16 years in the resource sector as an entrepreneur & executive. Experience in operating remote & logistically complex exploration projects. Successful in building early stage businesses.

Everett Makela
Everett Makela - VP of Exploration, Director

30 years of exploration experience as a geologist. Spent career with INCO/Vale holding increased roles ranging from grassroots evaluations to near mine resource definition. Extensive experience with joint ventures and alliances. Retired as Principal Geologist, Vale North America.

Michael O'Brien
Michael O'Brien - Chief Financial Officer

Experienced CFO of TSX and TSXV-listed junior mining companies, including Golden Predator Mining Corp. (TSXV: GPD), Africo Resources Ltd. (TSX: ARL), and BHK Mining Corp. (TSXV: BHK). Mr. O’Brien is a Chartered Accountant and, including the above, brings more than 25 years of financial management and regulatory compliance experience to the Company.

Chris Harris
Chris Harris - Director
30 years in energy, commodity trading & mining finance (Ernst & Young, CIBC, Enron UK, BHP Billiton, GMI Resources UK). Multiple principal investments & director roles.
Michael Bennett
Michael Bennett - Director and Officer of Alta Floresta Mineracao (Equitas' operating subsidiary)

With over 30 years of mining experience (23yrs in South America) Mike brings a wealth of experience as well as a deep understanding of South American culture and logistics. He was responsible for overseeing mining and exploration projects with over 100 employees in Brazil and Mexico for ECI. He has also held senior local government appointments in South America including Mayor of Porongo, Bolivia; President of the Municipal Association, Bolivia; and President of the Chamber of Mines in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Responsible for three gold discoveries including Equitas’ Cajueiro (0.5Moz), Anfield Gold’s Coringa (1.1Moz) - both in Central Brazil, and Pucquio North (0.5Moz) in Bolivia.

David Hodge
David Hodge - Director

Extensive experience in management and financing of publicly traded resource companies. Dave’s success has been founded on a belief in team building, consultation and strong leadership, as well as a willingness to incorporate expert advice into a viable working enterprise. Was involved in raising over $250M for several resource focused companies. He is founder and President of Zimtu Capital Corp. since July 2008.

Sèrgio Amaro Aquino
Sèrgio Amaro Aquino - General Manager
Mr. Sèrgio Aquino, P. Geo., brings over 35 years of experience in the mining sector and has a proven track record in successful project management and construction. He will take responsibility for leading the Brazilian team on exploration, government relations, mining and for the construction of the Cajueiro gold project.
Elvis Alves
Elvis Alves - Project Manager to Alta Floresta Mineração
Brazilian geologist focused on mineral exploration and mining. Project Manager for Alta Floresta Mineração.
Jon Coates
Jon Coates - Advisor
Has spent thirty-six years in exploration, mine geology and business development on five continents, with experience of a wide range of mineral resources, including gold. He spent much of his career at BHP Billiton with roles such as Regional Manager Latin America, VP Business Development China & Chief Geoscientist. He was until recently Executive Geoscience Advisor for Saudi Arabian Mining Company “Ma’aden”.
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