Technical Team & Consultants

Garth Wilcox, P.Eng., Interim Mine Manager

Mr. Wilcox is a professional engineer with over seventeen years of international mining experience. Most recently, from September 2006 until the company was bought by Argonaut Gold Inc., he worked for Castle Gold Ltd., where he was a key member of the development team that designed, constructed and operated gold heap leach facilities in Guatemala (El Sastre) and Mexico (El Castillo). Mr. Wilcox has extensive project development experience (gold, nickel, molybdenum, copper, zinc) as a process engineer with AMEC and Aker Kvaerner/Davy, as well as experience with JNE Consulting as a supervisor for steel processing facilities to ensure compliance with Ministry of Labour standards. His roles included engineering study development and costing, commissioning and plant operations.

Yungang Wu, P.Geo., Chair of Technical Committee

Professional geologist with 30 years of experience in both Canadian and international mineral exploration, resource estimating and mining.  He is a member of the professional geoscientists of Ontario and holds a Master’s Degree in Mineral Deposits from Jilin University, China.

Noris Del Bel Belluz, P.Geo., Consultant – Chief Geologist 

Professional geologist with over 35 years experience in geology, mining operations, and consulting in Underground/Open Pit mines and Mining Studies in Canada and internationally. Has held senior positions leading mine technical groups and mining operations, most recently as Manager of Technical Services and Operations Manager at PT Freeport Indonesia and Bisha Mining Share Company, and Director of Mining Evaluations at Stantec Engineering Ltd.

John Frostiak, P.Eng., Consultant – Metallurgy

Professional engineer, with over 40 year’s experience  in operations and projects globally, a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum and of the Society for Mining Engineers. Currently Chairman of Colossus Minerals Inc. Previously spent 17 years in project management at Barrick Gold Corp.