Gerry Carlson's career has spanned four decades of precious and base metal exploration throughout the Americas, focused on Yukon and northern British Columbia. His career has included independent consulting assignments and management of exploration programs for both junior and major mining companies. He is President and CEO of Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd., a junior explorer with gold and copper projects in British Columbia and Yukon and a board member of Almaden Minerals Ltd., developing the Ixtaca gold-silver project in Mexico. He is a past President of AMEBC (formerly the British Columbia and Yukon Chamber of Mines). He is a recipient of the SEG's Ralph Marsden Award for distinguished service and CIM's J.C. Sproule Award for the advancement of geology and mineral exploration in the Yukon.
Robert Valliant is currently Chairman of NewOrigin Gold (formerly Tri Origin Exploration). Mr. Valliant has a Ph.D. in Economic Geology and has more than 30 years of experience in base and precious metals exploration, discovery and development. He cofounded Tri Origin and was responsible for its listing on the TSX in addition to the financing of the Corporation since its inception. Prior to founding Tri Origin, he was VP Exploration for LAC Minerals Ltd., a leading North American gold producer until its takeover by Barrick Gold Corporation. With Tri Origin, Dr. Valliant was co-discoverer (with the late Dennis Sheehan) of the Lewis Ponds gold and base metal deposit in New South Wales, Australia. During his career he has been intimately involved with the discovery of gold deposits in Canada, Australia and the United States and participated in their development into profitable operating mines. He is also founder and was responsible for the listing of TriAusMin Ltd, the Corporation’s former subsidiary on the ASX and TSX. Mr. Valliant currently serves as a director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and as a director of two TSX-V listed companies, Midland Exploration Inc. and International Prospect Ventures Ltd.