Mr. Talbot has over 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry as both a lawyer and an exploration geologist. As a geologist he has worked with both junior and major resource companies. As a lawyer, he has practiced exclusively in the areas of mining and securities law in private practice and as in-house counsel with BHP Billiton World Exploration Inc.
Mr. Longhurst is a Vancouver based marketing and communications professional specializing in services to the financial and investment industry. His firm produces the World Outlook Financial Conference and MoneyTalks Conference series. He currently serves as a director of the Association of Mineral Exploration BC and the Architectural Institute of BC.
Mr. Gray is a Chartered Accountant and a partner in the Vancouver accounting firm of DeVisser Gray. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC and is a founding director of GeoScience BC, an applied research non-governmental organization formed in 2005 and funded with an initial $25 million grant from the Province of British Columbia.
Mr. Paulson is the founder and president of Falcon Drilling Ltd., a specialised diamond drilling services company servicing the Canadian and international geological exploration communities since 1986.
Mr. Blythe has a Master of Business Administration from La Trobe University in Melbourne and a Bachelor of Mining Engineering degree from the Western Australian School of Mines.
Mr. Blythe is currently and has been since September 2006, Vice President, Mining of Almaden Minerals Ltd. He was Corporate Senior Mining Engineer for Placer Dome Inc. based in Vancouver from 2004 until 2006, where he completed internal and external mine evaluation, including advising on potential acquisitions and mining technology implementation. Mr. Blythe joined Tarsis in his current role in July 2007.
Whilst working for Auriongold (which was acquired by Placer Dome), Mr. Blythe led the successful completion of a Bankable Feasibility Study on the Raleigh Mine, Kalgoorlie, Australia, which is now in production and owned by Barrick Gold. Mr. Blythe developed a novel mining method which was successfully adopted and the mine has exceeded production forecasts estimated in the Feasibility Study. The mine produces in excess of 100,000 ounces of gold annually.
Prior to this, Mr. Blythe completed the internal Feasibility Study for the Bullant Mine, Kalgoorlie, Australia. Previous studies had indicated that the mine was sub-economic. The mine which was initially scheduled to last just 18 months, has been in continuous production since 2002 and now has a projected mine life of approximately two years. The mine is owned by Barrick Gold and produces approximately 50,000 ounces of gold annually.
Mr. Blythe holds a Western Australian First Class Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency and has managed mines for both Placer Dome and WMC Resources (formerly Western Mining Corporation).
Mr. Blythe is a third generation prospector.