Mr. Gunning is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and
holds a B.A.Sc., in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering (mining
option). A member of the Association of Professional Engineers and
Geoscientists of British Columbia, Mr. Gunning is a practicing mining
engineer with over 30 years experience in mineral exploration,
development and operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia.
Since 1996, he has provided operations and project management, resource
estimations and property evaluations for various mining companies,
primarily for precious metal projects.
Mr. Gunning has served as COO of the Company since April 2009, during
which time the plant throughput has increased 10% (from 275,000 tpy to
305,000 tpy) and reserves have been replaced each year.