Dr. Peter Megaw, Mr. Frank Hallam and Mr. John Prochnau are members of a technical advisory panel established by the Company and provide the Company with strategic and technical advice from time to time on an ad-hoc basis. The panel members are not directors or officers of the Company.
Dr. Megaw has a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Arizona and more than 30 years of relevant experience focussed on silver and gold exploration in Mexico. He is a certified Professional Geologist by the American Institute of Professional Geologists and an Arizona registered geologist. Dr. Megaw has been instrumental in a number of district-scale mineral discoveries in Mexico including Excellon Resources’ Platosa Mine, and MAG’s Juanicipio and Cinco de Mayo properties. Dr. Megaw is the author of numerous scientific publications on ore deposits, and is a world-renowned expert in carbonate replacement silver, lead-zinc deposits. He has received several major awards for his work, including the 2017 Thayer Lindsley Award from the PDAC. He is currently the Chief Exploration Officer of MAG Silver Corp.
Mr. Hallam is a founder and a director of Platinum Group Metals Ltd. Mr. Hallam has extensive operating and financial experience at the senior management level with several TSX and NYSE listed resource companies and has over twenty years of experience working in East and South Africa. In his role as Chief Financial Officer and director with Tan Range Exploration he set up and administered exploration offices in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Eritrea, among others. Mr. Hallam has been involved in raising over $1 billion for exploration, mining development and production and has taken part in negotiating and managing property deals with Anglo Platinum Ltd., Barrick Gold Corporation, Johannesburg Consolidated Investments and Newmont Mining Corporation. Mr. Hallam was a co-founder and director of West Timmins Mining that was purchased by producing company Lake Shore Gold Corp. in 2009, where he now serves as a director. Mr. Hallam was a co-founder and former director until 2014 of MAG Silver Corp. Mr. Hallam also serves as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and director of West Kirkland Mining Inc. and is a director of Nextraction Energy Corp.
Mr. Prochnau has extensive experience as a successful explorationist and public company executive. Mr. Prochnau is an inductee of the Casey Research “Explorers’ League, Miners and Explorers Hall of Fame” (2005) and is associated with discoveries at Alligator Ridge (Nevada) and Esquel (Argentina). Mr. Prochnau has experience with Irish exploration through the founding and managing of Billiton’s Irish operations in the 1970s. Mr. Prochnau founded and managed private and public mineral companies including Brancote Holdings and is currently a director of Carolina Gold Resources. Mr. Prochnau holds a B.Sc. Mining Engineering degree from University Washington, USA and an M.Sc. Geology degree from McGill University, Canada.