Management & Directors
David Smalley, BA, LLBChairman of the Board
Mr. Smalley is a corporate finance and securities lawyer who has practiced for 28 years. He has been a director and officer of public companies for over 19 years. Mr. Smalley was one of the founders of Canaco Resources.
Peter Hawley, BSc, PGeoCEO, President, Director
Peter Hawley, Co founder of Fabled Copper Corp, now Fabled Silver Gold Corp, founder of Scorpio Mining Corporation (renamed Americas Gold and Silver Corporation). Founder of Scorpio Gold Corp, a Nevada open pit gold producer. Co founder of Niogold Resource Corp (renamed Osisko Mining). He has over 35 years of mining industry experience that spans grassroots exploration through to development and production.
Mr. Pelchat is the founder and President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in North Mexico. Following 24 years with a Canadian multinational company operating in the construction industry, Mr. Pelchat formed a number of his own companies and has realized multiple projects in the construction industry in Mexico. He has extensive business, financial and human resources experience in Canada, Mexico and Africa. Mr. Pelchat is currently a director of Scorpio Gold Corp. listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Roger Scammell, BSc (Geology) and a non practicing PGO (Ontario)DirectorDirector
Has 50 years experience in the mining and exploration industry in North America, México and Guatemala principally with epithermal gold/silver, polymetallic base metal, and nickel and coal deposits.
He was the Country Manger (México) for Teck Corporation and its Mexican subsidiary, Minera Teck S.A. de C.V. from 1992 to 2002. Under his direction, Minera Teck discovered the 72 million tonne San Nicolas volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit in Zacatecas, México and the El Limon gold skarn in Guerrero, México.
From 2004 until December 2010, he was initially the Vice President of Exploration and later President of Scorpio Mining Corporation and its Mexican subsidiary Minera Cosalá. During this time, he was involved in the administration and execution of the exploration, development and initial production of the Nuestra Señora polymetallic silver mine in Sinaloa, México and the construction of the 1,400 tonne per day flotation mill.
In 2011, he joined Tamaka Gold Corporation as Vice President of Exploration primarily to oversee the exploration of the Goldland gold deposit located near Sioux Lookout, Ontario. Over the next four years, Tamaka delineated a multi million ounce deposit that was subsequently acquired by First Mining Corporation in 2016.
Currently he is retired but remains a director Southern Silver Exploration Corporation.