Exploring Prolific Copper and
Gold Belts of North America

Management

Vince Sorace

President, CEO & Director

Mr. Sorace is a mineral exploration and mining entrepreneur with over 25 years of international business and capital markets experience. Mr. Sorace has financed and led several resource companies with assets in the U.S., Canada and Europe, and has raised over $100M in equity and debt financings for public and private entities. He has been the founder, served as a Director and held CEO positions for numerous companies with extensive experience in development, management and public company governance in the resource and alternative energy sectors. Mr. Sorace is also an officer and director of Black Sea Copper & Gold Corp.


Rob Duncan, M.Sc.

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Duncan has over 26 years of experience in mineral exploration for major mining companies (Rio Tinto, Inmet Mining) and junior explorers. Mr. Duncan has held senior management positions at several junior explorers and has conducted exploration throughout the North American Cordillera and Canadian Shield on a wide variety of deposit types including orogenic gold, porphyry copper (gold), VMS, and high sulphidation gold-silver. His extensive technical background in VMS systems includes Kudz Ze Kayah and Wolverine in Yukon’s Finlayson District, Izok Lake in Nunavut, Pine Bay in Flin Flon Manitoba and the Copper Creek – Delta Junction Districts of Alaska.


Allison Rippin-Armstrong

Community & Environment

Ms. Rippin-Armstrong has 20 years of experience working in permitting, regulatory processes and environmental compliance for resource companies, Aboriginal organizations and NGOs. Most recently, Ms. Rippin-Armstrong served as the Vice President, Sustainability for Kaminak Gold Corporation, which was acquired by Goldcorp Inc. in 2016 for $520 million. Her experience includes roles in environment, lands and permitting for the Ekati Diamond Mine, Dene Nation and numerous resource proponent companies for projects in the NWT, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario. Ms. Rippin-Armstrong has also participated as an industry representative in the development of draft regulations with the federal government.


Rory Kutluoglu, B.Sc. P.Geo.

Vice President, Exploration

Mr. Kutluoglu is a professional geologist with over 10 years of mineral exploration experience across North America, and has held several executive management roles in Canadian junior exploration companies. As Exploration Manager for Kaminak Gold Corp. from 2012-2015, he was instrumental in delivering the maiden resource, positive preliminary economic assessment and positive feasibility study for the Coffee Gold Project, Yukon, which was acquired by Goldcorp Inc. in 2016 for $520 million. In addition to designing and executing multiple exploration programs, Mr. Kutluoglu has managed comprehensive environmental baseline and feasibility study programs, and participated in effective community engagement. Mr. Kutluoglu obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Lakehead University, is a Professional Geoscientist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, and is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.


Eva Nakano, MBA P.Geo.

Corporate Development

Ms. Nakano has been involved in mineral exploration and mining for over 10 years with junior explorers, and with major and mid-tier producers (Anglo American, B2Gold Corp.). Her experience spans all phases of exploration, from grassroots to advanced stages, and a range of deposit types including porphyry, epithermal, IOCG, VMS, unconformity uranium, and magmatic sulfides. At B2Gold from 2010-2014, Ms. Nakano contributed to project evaluations and resource delineation which led to the successful acquisition of several key projects, advancing the company towards mid-tier status. Additionally, Ms. Nakano has built a strong foundation in financial modelling and business strategy. Ms. Nakano holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geology and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of British Columbia.


Gavin Cooper, CPA CA

CFO & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Cooper is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in all aspects of corporate and financial management. For the past 35 years, Mr. Cooper has been providing strategic and financial advice and corporate administration services, and has held senior positions with a number of public and private companies with local and international operations. He was formerly the CFO of VRB Power Systems Inc., a TSXV listed company involved in the development and production of flow-battery energy storage systems, CEO and a director of a ship-construction project with a budget in excess of $400 million, and Director of Finance & Administration at a shipyard that had employed over 1,000 workers. He is currently CFO of Black Sea Copper & Gold Ltd., and acts as CFO, corporate secretary and director of various other TSXV listed companies. He has a Hons. Bachelor of Accounting from the University of South Africa and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.


Leanne Smar, M.Sc.

Project Geologist

Ms. Smar graduated in 2009 from Carleton University with a BSc Honours in Earth Sciences, and completed her MSc in Geology in 2013 at The University of British Columbia, with a specialization in structural geology, metamorphic petrology and geochronology. She comes to us with a strong background in detailed structural mapping, having worked in northern Ontario’s granite-greenstone terrains, Labrador’s Central Mineral Belt (uranium exploration), Yukon’s Tombstone intrusive suite (gold exploration), and the Northwest Territories’ Wopmay Orogen. Leanne draws from six seasons of field experience in remote camps, with TSX Venture listed companies, as well as provincial and territorial geological surveys.