Paul Zweng, PhD
Dr. Zweng has blended a technical and financial background in exploration and mining over the past 30 years. Dr. Zweng is CEO of Bellhaven Copper & Gold and co-founder of Sand & Gold, LLC. Prior to this, he was co-founder of Antares Minerals before it was acquired by First Quantum, CEO of QGX Ltd. before it was acquired by Kerry Group, and Partner at Palo Alto Investors. Earlier in his career, he led BHP Copperꞌs new business development efforts in the Copper Belt of Africa and was Manager of Exploration & Geology for the Tintaya mine in Peru. He has founded and led exploration companies that have discovered several significant mineral deposits including Haquira, Coroccohuayco and Antapaccay copper deposits in Peru, Baruun Naran metallurgical-thermal coal deposit and Golden Hills copper deposit in Mongolia, and La Garrucha gold-copper deposit in Colombia.
He received a PhD from Stanford University, United States, MSc degree from Queens University, Canada and two BSc degrees with distinction in Geology and Applied Earth Sciences from Stanford University.
Ross Sherlock, PhD, PGeo
Dr. Sherlock is a professional geologist with over 28 years of experience in the mining industry and academic research. He has held senior positions with major mining companies including Vice President, Geoscience at Kinross Gold Corp., Exploration Manager, North America at Gold Fields and Project Manager, Senior Research Geologist at Miramar Mining Corporation/Newmont Mining Corporation. Prior to this, he was a Research Geoscientist at the Geological Survey of Canada and Senior Geologist at SRK Consulting Engineers. He led teams that are responsible for a number of new discoveries and significant reserve and resource addition while working with Kinross Gold Corp., Gold Fields and Miramar Mining Corporation.
Dr. Sherlock completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of British Columbiaꞌs Mineral Deposits Research Unit, PhD at the University of Waterloo, MSc at Lakehead University, and BSc (Honours) at McMaster University, Canada. He is a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC and Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO). He was awarded the William Gross award in 2003, which is bestowed annually by the Geological Association of Canada, to a geoscientist less than 40 years of age, who has made a significant contribution to the field of economic geology within Canada.
Curtis Clarke, BSc, MMSA
Mr. Clarke in a mining engineer with over 30 yearsꞌ experience in the mining industry. He started his career as an underground miner, which was followed by mining equipment sales and managing international engineering companies. His areas of expertise include business strategies and management, feasibility studies, underground mining methods and equipment, public reporting and mining valuations. Mr. Clarke has extensive international experience managing technical studies from resource estimation through to feasibility studies for both open pit and underground mines for a range of commodities. He has advised investors, financiers and project developers throughout the various stages of project development.
Curtis completed a Certificate in International Trade at York University, Canada, BSc (Mining Engineering) at Michigan Technological University, USA, and Mine Engineering Technologist Diploma at the Haileybury School of Mines, Canada. He is a qualified professional licensed with the Mining & Metallurgical Society of America.
Enzio Garayp, BSc (Geology)
Mr. Garayp served as the Exploration Manager for Kinross Gold Corporation in Brazil where he oversaw the delineation of an 8 million ounce expansion of the 15 million ounce Paracatu gold mine. He has over 25 years of experience in various stages of the mining industry, from grass-roots exploration to underground and open-pit mines. During his career, he has worked with numerous multinational mining companies including Teck Cominco where he served as Country Manager-Brazil, CVRD, Anschutz, Falconbridge and Goldfields.
Enzio holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Minas de Gerais in Brazil and a Diploma in Structural Geology from Ouro Preto University in Brazil.