March 26, 2019 --- Subsequent to our Management Changes of December 20, 2018, we are happy to announce the following persons are assisting us as Corporate Advisor (Sveinson), and as QP for our Silver Queen Property (Hutter) and as QPs for our Monument Diamond Property (Kivi and Rocco).
Frederick James Sveinson, B.A., B.Sc., P. Eng. - Mr. Sveinson is a professional mining engineer with more
than 45 years' experience in Canada and internationally in the exploration, development, construction, operation and financing of mineral projects. His experience includes the development and operation of underground mines from l0Otpd to 2000tpd in Zambia, USA, Venezuela and Canada including the Arctic. He has been involved in projects with major logistics challenges including construction and operation in remote areas requiring fly-in, fly-out camps with access via long winter roads and by air. Mr. Sveinson has been involved with negotiating Impacts and Benefits agreements with First Nations and training of aboriginals. He has held senior positions with major consulting firms and contractors such as SNC Lavalin Inc. and Dynatec Corp. Fred has been an entrepreneur and founder of several junior companies which have re-started Brownfield's sites or developed new mining operations. Mr. Sveinson is currently working as a Senior Mining Advisor/ Consultant via his wholly owned company, International Mine Builders Inc. where he is currently leading the resurrection of the historic Bralorne underground gold mine owned by Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. in British Columbia. He is also a Founder and Director of First Vanadium Corp. which is developing a major Vanadium project in Nevada. He
also is a Director and Advisor to European Electric Metals which recently acquired the Skroska Brownfields
underground Nickel-Cobalt mine in Albania which the company aims to return to production. Mr. Sveinson is a
graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering. He is
also a graduate of the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts in General Economics in 1985.
James Hutter, P. Geo., and independent Qualified Person re Silver Queen Project in British Columbia, has
a wide range of experience in the mineral exploration industry as a geologist, exploration contractor and
consultant for over forty years. He has specialized in the geology and mineral deposits of Northern BC,
including porphyry copper-moly-gold, porphyry molybdenum, and both precious and base metal vein
deposits, from grass roots exploration to pre-production programs. Mr. Hutter is focused on producing
reliable and accurate results to advance projects through the use of modern technology.
Kevin Kivi, P. Geo., and Independent Qualified Person ("IQP") has 35 years of mineral exploration
experience in search of diamonds, base and precious metals in Canada and other countries. He was a
member of Rio Tinto's Canadian diamond team at Lac de Gras from 1993 through discovery of the Diavik
Diamond Mine, and also built and managed the company's diamond laboratory in Thunder Bay. Kevin
became a consultant in 2004 and now explores for diamonds, gold and base metals with junior and private
companies. He is currently active exploring for gold in Finland and Ontario, exploring for Placer Gold in
the Klondike, Yukon, and exploring for diamonds in Ontario and Nunavut, and base metals in Ontario. Mr.
Kivi consults via KIVI Geoscience Inc. and conducts other business via Orebot Inc.
Justin Rocco, P .Eng. B.A.Sc. in Geological Engineering. - Mr. Rocco graduated from the University of
Toronto in 2003 and for the past 16 years has been in search for diamonds, base and precious metals
mainly in Canada. He was involved in the early stages and grassroots exploration of the Lac de Gras
region in the Northwest Territories with SouthernEra Resources. He also explored for diamonds
throughout northern Ontario on properties near the Victor Mine with SouthernEra. He built and
managed the company's diamond sampling laboratory in Toronto. Justin became a consultant in 2013
for diamonds, base and precious metals in Canada for various companies. Mr. Rocco consults under
Rocc Exploration & Contracting Ltd.