Greg Neeld, President & CEO., during twenty years in private and public business, invented and patented an industry-spawning, first-to-market protective head device for hockey players, and invested in the resource sector, concurrent with an 8-year professional hockey career. In addition to raising capital for both private and public companies, Mr. Neeld specializes in corporate structure, mergers and acquisitions, targeting and retaining industry management and marketing teams, and liaison with the investment community.
Dr. Stewart A. Jackson, PhD., P.Geo., Senior Technical Advisor; has over fifty-seven years of experience in the mining and oil and gas industries.
Dr. Jackson is a Qualified Person (QP) as defined under National Instrument 43-101 and will be the Qualified Person for HAWKEYE. He has been involved in the discovery and development of several major mineral discoveries including the Red Dog multi-billion dollar zinc-lead deposit in NW Alaska for Cominco, and the Borealis, South McCoy and Manhattan gold deposits in Nevada for Houston Oil and Minerals. He participated as one of the vendors of uranium properties in Sweden, held by Continental Precious Minerals, of which the Viken deposit alone contains resources of over 1 billion pounds of U308, and multi-billion pound resources of molybdenum, vanadium, and nickel. Dr. Jackson founded Crown Resource Corporation which discovered in the Republic District of Washington State, USA, some 4.5 million ounces of gold. This deposit is currently in production by Kinross. During his career, Dr. Jackson has raised $150 million for the discovery and development of projects including gold, silver, diamonds, and base metal; nickel and uranium. Dr. Jackson is a Professional Geologist in the Province of Ontario, Canada. He gained a B.Sc, in Geology from the University of Western Ontario, an M.Sc. in Stratigraphy and Mineral Deposits from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D in Stratigraphy and Economic Geology from the University of Alberta. He is the author of many industry publications, and one of his papers was awarded the Barlow Medal of the Canadian Institution of Mining and Metallurgy. Dr. Jackson is a member of several professional and scientific organizations.
Ralph Stricklen, Senior Technical Advisor; is a mine manager with extensive mining industry experience with a strong balance between technical and practical in a foreign environment (Africa, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, Zambia). His experience includes surface mining and milling; gold, nickel, copper, lead, iron and zinc smelting, refining; material handling and storage; acid water treatment, and oxygen plant operations; project maintenance, purchasing / warehousing, and engineering management; safety and environmental program implementation and compliance; financial, cost, and capital spending analysis, and planning; human resource, employee and industrial relations management. He has performed Haz-Op on plants prior to start up and risk assessments, and has started up numerous metallurgical projects in various countries, ensuring operators were well trained in operations and safety. Mr. Stricklen has developed outstanding teams that understood the process and were able to operate the plant in a safe and efficient manner. Mr. Stricklen, who reads and speaks Spanish, has a BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Texas Western College at El Paso, TX. He is a member of the SME and published several mining papers, including TMS 1994 Converters, and several on Acid Plants
Dr. Malcolm E. McCallum, (A.B., M.S. and Ph.D), Senior Technical Advisor; Emeritus Professor of Geology and Research Geologist. Dr. McCallum graduated from Middlebury College, The University of Tennessee, and the University of Wyoming with A.B., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology (1956, 1958 and 1964 respectively). He was Professor of Geology in Minerals Exploration at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, from 1962 through 1995. He is co-founder of HDM Laboratories Inc. that specializes in diamond and gold exploration sample processing and evaluation. He was employed as a part time (WAE) field research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey from 1956 through 1984. He has been a consulting geologist for mineral exploration companies since 1985, specializing primarily in diamonds and precious metals, and has practiced in the United States, Canada, South America, Africa and Europe. He has been involved in kimberlite and diamond related research and exploration since 1964, and was a major participant in the discovery of a number of diamondiferous kimberlite occurrences in Colorado, Wyoming, Venezuela, and the NWT and BC, Canada. He has also worked on kimberlite/diamond projects in Alberta, Nunavut, Ontario and Quebec Canada, Guyana, Brazil, South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Finland, Sweden and Russia. He has served as a Technical Advisor to a number of diamond and gold exploration companies. Mr. McCallum is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, the Society of Exploration Geochemists, the Society of Economic Geologists, and the Mineralogical Society of America.