John M. Mirko
President, CEO, and Director
Mr. Mirko has 40 years of extensive experience in the mining industry. His most recent work was with Roca Mines Inc. as a founding Director for nine years, where he was instrumental in putting into production a 500 tonne per day (TPD) mine and concentrator. He was co-recipient of Association for Mineral Exploration BC's "E.A. Scholtz Medal" (2008) for excellence in mine development, and the Mining Association of BC's "Mining and Sustainability Award" (2009) for Roca Mines' MAX Molybdenum Mine.
From 1986 to 2010, Mr. Mirko was a founding Director of Auckland Exploration Inc., Pacific Rim Mining Corp., Frontier Pacific Mining Corp., and Stikine Energy Corp. In addition, he held management positions with Skylark Resources Ltd., Solitare Minerals Corp. and Calypso Uranium Corp. Mr. Mirko has been self-employed since 1977 through his company, Canam Mining Corp., as a mining contractor and prospector involved in the exploration, development and construction of numerous mining projects in 11 countries and the production of mineral resources from five such projects.
Mr. Mirko's past clients include Hudson Bay Mining, Corona Corp., Homestake Development, Kennecott, Extotal Resources, Equity Engineering, Stikine Copper and Pioneer Metals. His work included prospecting, geology, geophysics, geochemistry, property evaluation, project management, property acquisition, catering, camp/road/airstrip construction, mine development, mine rehabilitation, concentrator construction and operations, contract negotiations, financing and strategic planning and development.