Tom Lewis, President
Mr. Lewis has more than 35 years experience in the Oil and Gas and Mineral exploration industries. He has held various positions including Project Geologist, Project Manager, Senior Project Geologist, and Vice President Exploration. He also was an integral member of the development team that explored, and developed the Cortez Hills deposit in Crescent Valley Nevada.
In 1973 Mr. Lewis started his career in the Oil Fields, and worked in the Geophysical, and Drilling industries until 1981, when he became a Petroleum Landman for Westburne Petroleum & Minerals. While there he was responsible for the acquisition and disposition of interests and maintaining title to petroleum lands in various locales in the United States, and Western Canada.
In 1989 he started his own business as a consulting geologist and has worked in numerous locations over the past 20 years, including the United States, Mexico, Canada, Portugal, Chile, Africa, India and Honduras. Some of the positions he held include: working with Teck Cominco in 1996 evaluating and exploring precious metal deposits in Southern Mexico; Project Manager on the Farim Phosphate deposit for Champion Resources in Guinea Bissau, West Africa in 1998; Project Geologist in 2001 and 2002 for Crystal Graphite Corporation, Project Geologist on the Midway Gold project in Tonopah Nevada, followed by two years as Senior Geologist at the Cortez Joint Venture in Crescent Valley, Nevada.
By August 2005 he was named Vice President of Exploration in Portugal for St Elias Mines, working on the Jales project, and developing grass roots projects in Nevada. Following his experience in Portugal and Nevada he consulted to Selkirk Metals and New World Resource Corp. on projects in western Canada and Nevada. Most recently he consulted to Kinross Gold USA evaluating possible acquisitions.