CEO - Director
A seasoned resource company professional with over 25 years’ experience in exploration, operations, business development, and executive roles for various companies, including: Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Newmont, and Lithium One.
Mr. Highsmith has evaluated and worked on more than 250 projects around the world. His project management experience includes leading diverse teams through major engineering and development milestones, including delineating several mineral resources, a successful PEA on the Sal de Vida lithium brine project.
Patrick has BSc and MSc degrees from the Colorado School of Mines in Geological Engineering and Economic Geology (Geochemistry
Experienced Geoscientist with a PhD in Geochemistry from the University of Bristol and 20 years experience of successful project development. Over a decade working for an international engineering consulting company, including a wide range of groundwater-focused projects in the resource and energy sectors. Last decade, focus on senior technical and executive management roles for publicly-listed companies, including Swift Power Corp and Veresen Inc. During this time, he has successfully taken projects from inception to production while delivering sustained corporate growth.
More than 25 years mining industry experience, including senior technical and business development positions at Newmont, Cyprus Amax, and WMC Ltd., and fifteen years in Latin America.
Serves on the board of Sandstorm Gold Ltd. and Tinka Resources. Founding CEO of Mirasol Resources; led multiple joint ventures and a major asset transaction, valuing the project at more than $60 million.
Mary has an MSc Earth Science University of Calif. MBA University of Colorado.
Mr. Dake has 15+ years experience providing Investor Relations and advisory services for a number of public companies. Mike serves on the Board of Directors for several TSXV companies and has had led several financial capital funding successes during his career.