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Technical Committee

Fred Graybeal, PH.D.

Dr. Fred Graybeal is a geologist who spent most of his 45 year career focused on base and precious metal exploration with ASARCO Incorporated, prior to retiring in 2003 as Chief Geologist. He is currently involved with several  public exploration companies as member of technical advisory committees, and  consults on various exploration projects. Dr. Graybeal also provides technical advice to financial institutions and is a member of a U.S. Geological Survey group researching copper deposits in Arizona. He is a past Vice President of the Society of Economic Geologists, has served on two committees of the National Research Council, and is a recipient of the SME Dickerson and the SEG Marsden awards. He holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College, and  M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arizona.

Stephen Quin, B.Sc., P.Geo.

Mr. Quin is a mining geologist with over 40 years’ experience in the mining and exploration industry, including finance, development, and the operation of producing companies. Over his career he has held senior management positions with numerous mining and exploration companies, including President and CEO of Midas Gold Corp. (now Perpetua) and Sherwood Copper Corp., President and COO of Capstone Mining Corp. and Executive VP of Miramar Mining Corporation. At Sherwood Copper, he led the advancement of the Minto Mine through exploration, feasibility, construction and production. Mr. Quin is a graduate of the Royal School of Mines, London, with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Mining Geology.
 

John Wakeford

Mr. John Wakeford, has served as advisor and strategic technical consultant to the exploration team of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. since 2012, after retiring as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. He was instrumental in the acquisition of Sabina’s Back River project in 2009 and in the subsequent discoveries increasing the Back River resources from 2 to 7 million ounces. Mr. Wakeford has 40 years in worldwide exploration with extensive experience in Archean greenstone deposits, including the Hemlo and Timmins gold camps. On the creation of Hemlo Gold Mines, he led Hemlo's international gold exploration activities. Following the merger of Hemlo with Battle Mountain, he eventually became responsible for Battle Mountain's exploration efforts. He also served as the VP Exploration at Miramar Mining Corp. from 2003 to 2007 during which time his experience and knowledge of Archean greenstone belts enabled it to grow the Hope Bay project resource to over 10 million ounces of gold. He also spent 14 years with Noranda, where, among other things, he played a key role in the discovery and evaluation of the Holloway gold deposit located in the Abitibi greenstone belt.