Richard W. Hughes, Chair
Mr. Richard Hughes is widely recognized as one of the original people behind the discovery of the Hemlo gold mines in Ontario and was also behind the discovery of the Balmoral Mine in Quebec. He was also instrumental in discovering and putting into production the Sleeping Giant Mine (owned 50% by Aurizon Mines and 50% by Cambior), and also the Beaufor Mine (owned by Aurizon Mines). Richard assembled the land package that became Integra Gold’s Lamaque Gold Project (Eldorado Gold recently offered $590 million to acquire Integra).
Mr. Makepeace is a senior geologist-environmental engineer. He holds a B.A.Sc.(Hons) degree in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He also has a M.Eng. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Alberta. He is a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia and Alberta and has 36 years of geological, mining and environmental experience throughout North and South America and Africa. He presently works for Micon International Limited. From 1983-1989 (Dickenson Mines Ltd.) David Makepeace was responsible for the continuous mining and exploring at the Silvana mine, in his position of exploration geologist and then as chief geologist-engineer.
Steve Phillip, B.Geology from Leeds University UK – Geologist with extensive experience in the Slocan Silver Camp. Steve Phillips worked at the Silvana mine (Dickenson Mines Ltd. & Treminco Resources Ltd.) from 1977 to 1992 ending as mine manager.
Locke B. Goldsmith
Locke B. Goldsmith, M.Sc., P.Geo., P. Eng. Has been engaged in mining exploration for the past 55 years and has conducted exploration programs and evaluations of mineral deposits worldwide. Mr. Goldsmith has also been familiar with the underground working in Sandon for over 40 years.
William (Bill) Morton
Mr. Morton M.Sc, B.Sc., P. Geo. has been employed as a professional geologist for over 30 years. Prior to starting Eastfield Resources, he held positions with several mining companies such as Giant Mascot Mines Limited, Sumitomo Metal Mines (Sumac) and Imperial Metals Corporation. In 1987 Mr. Morton merged his geological practice with Glen Garratt’s and together they formed Eastfield Resources.