Robert William Allen
Mr. Allen has over 40 years of mining experience in identifying, financing and developing mines in the Americas. He originally entered the mining world by helping to dispose of the coal mines of the Hunt Brothers, who at one time attempted to corner the global silver market and failed, leaving Mr. Allen as his fee the best among these mines. In 1988 he founded the Latin American Mining Institute in Washington D.C. The publication was responsible for translating and updating the foreign investment rules and regulations of all Latin American countries since this information was not available at the time. The business was successfully sold following steady subscription growth from government agencies, mining investors and operators alike. At one point Mr. Allen owned and operated 16 coal mines in West Virginia, five gold mines in Colombia and other mining projects in the Americas. Mr. Allen is an Arkansas native and is the Chairman of Grupo de Bullet S.A.S. and Bullet Holding Corporation, being the largest mineral title holders in Colombia.
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Bringing more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry working at Collahuasi, Chuquicamata, Zaldivar, Relincho, Gaby, Carmen de Andacollo, Cerro Colorado, Escondida and several other mining projects, gaining in-depth experience of both mineral exploration, as well as operating mining projects. Victor specializes in copper porphyries in Chile having completed several technical courses in volcanism, structural controls, metallurgical processes and tectonomagmatic controls on porphyry and ephithermal mineralization in the Central Andes.
Among his responsibilities he has supervised drilling campaigns for mining projects at various stages from conceptual design, pre-feasibility, to bankable feasibility and finally production. Victor implemented geological procedures for QA-QC by delivering guidance and controls to geological exploration studies and production teams thereby establishing best practices in the mining industry, from grass roots greenfield exploration to production.
Daniel Weinstein has led mining-related transactions for over US$20 billion in recent years, including joint ventures, strategic alliances, farms-in, engineering and construction contracts, and procurement and supply agreements, with experience in mining across five continents. Additionally, he has led exploration ventures over 2+ million hectares of mining claims, representing both junior and major companies. Furthermore, in the last years, he has advised projects under construction in Chile and abroad worth over US$18 billion, ensuring the delivery of vital infrastructure for mining and desalination.
Daniel joined Urzua Abogados in 2022 after a successful career of nine years in renowned law firms in Chile and abroad, followed by another nine years leading the legal departments of prestigious companies, as Head of Legal for Chile and Peru at SNC-Lavalin; General Counsel at Quantum Pacific Exploration; and finally, as Legal Manager of BHP for five years. At BHP, he led the legal teams responsible for Exploration globally, for the Projects, Supply, Contract & Procurement, and Commercial areas of the Minerals Americas division, and for the Potash business unit.
Dr. Harry Esterio
Harry received his PhD from Southern Cross University in Australia and his undergraduate degree from the Universidad de Concepción in Chile. Harry has carried out extensive work for EMSA, E-Mining Technology S.A. and carried out multiple consulting assignments. His field of study has specialized in conceptualization, development, coordination and evaluation of geological and geotechnicals works. Conceptualization and generation of structural models, lithological – alteration – mineralization and geotechnical models in 2D and 3D for opencast and underground mining. He has carried out work for Antofagasta Minerals at the Los Pelambres and Michilla mines, among many other properties.
Carlos started his career at BHP Billiton becoming eventually the Head of Remote Sensing (GIS) following which he worked at Minera Anaconda Chile (Antofagasta Minerals) and carried out multiple assignment for Major and junior exploration companies culminating in identifying over 100 Areas of Interest (AOI) for copper and gold targets. By using satelliteme imaging, spectral sensoring and ASTER and LandSat imaging among other tools. Jorge has designed, administered and delivered GIS exploration studies in various countries including Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia Venezuela and Australia among others.
Jesse has worked as a Partner of The RBS Investment Group since 2003, gaining a focus in the mining space since 2008 in fields of finance, exploration, mineral processing and operations. The RBS Investment Group was founded in 1999 and is based in Toronto, where the firm invests and advises companies in the natural resources sector, as well as in the renewable energy and real estate space globally. Jesse as well worked as a Principal of Edmond de Rothschild (Asia), in the Development Group of RioCan REIT and served as Vice President of Finance and Investments of Element Commodities in Hong Kong. He is as well a Senior Advisor to Grupo de Bullet since 20008 prior to its Reverse Takeover (RTO) on the Toronto Stock Exchange of Continental Gold. Continental Gold was the largest Colombian gold mining company by market capitalization prior to its $1 Billion takeover in December 2019, hosting one of the largest and richest gold mines globally, being the Buritica mine containing approximately 10 Million ounces of gold at 10 grams per ton.
Dr. Richard Sillitoe
Dr. Sillitoe provides valuable insight and recommendations regarding identification and evaluation of mineral exploration projects and is one of the most respect porphyry copper experts globally. Dr. Sillitoe has served as an Independent Economic Geological Consultant for various International Mining Companies in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Australasia, Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific for over 45 years. After working for the Instituto de Investigaciones Geológicas (Geological Survey of Chile) and then returning to the Royal School of Mines at the University of London as a Shell postdoctoral research fellow, he began his consulting career with mining companies, international agencies and foreign governments. He has been wholly or partly responsible for the discovery of Copper, Molybdenum and since 1979 as well as notable Gold Deposits. He was the first non-American President of the Society of Economic Geologists and is the author of over 130 economic geological articles and also two books. Dr. Sillitoe studied PhD., degree in Economic Geology from London University in 1968.