FRANK H. BLAIR, CPG - PRESIDENT, CEO AND DIRECTOR
Mr. Blair received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1958 from Oregon State University. Mr. Blair is a Certified Professional Geologist, CPG, Number: 03517, and certified by the state of Idaho, Number: 414. He is a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists and a Honorary Life Member of Northwest Mining Association & Society of Mining Engineers. From 1964 to 1974, he was managing geologist for Freeport Exploration Company and evaluated mineral deposits in the Northwest and oil and gas projects for Freeport Oil Company in the states of Colorado and Wyoming. From 1974 through 1994, Mr. Blair offered a wide variety of geological services and operated at F.H. Blair & Associates. During this period Mr. Blair had contracts with; 1) The Anschutz Corporation, which was a combination of oil, gas and mineral exploration; 2) Placer Dome, Inc.; 3) Puget Sound Energy; 4) Earth Resources, Inc.; 4) Pegasus Exploration, Inc.; 5) Agnico-Eagle (USA); 6) Bunker Hill Corp; 7) Gulf Resources, Inc.; 8) Fremont Mining Co.; 9) Canadian Superior; and 10) numerous small to mid-sized mineral and oil exploration companies. From 1995 to 1997 Mr. Blair managed a 500 square mile concession for Minerea Yamana, Inc, based in Asuncion, Paraguay. From 1997 to present, Mr. Blair has owned and operated Blair Exploration Associates (BLEXAS) based in Spokane, WA. BLEXAS specializes in resource management, and formulating and implementing exploration projects in North and South America. The primary targets of the exploration program are base metals and precious metals, which resulted in the discovery of the first lode gold deposit discovered in Paraguay.
DWIGHT WEIGELT, CPA - CFO, TREASURER, SECRETARY AND DIRECTOR
Mr. Weigelt received his Bachlor of Business Administration in Public Accounting in 1975 from Gonzaga University. From 1986 to 1997, he was the President of Convergent Systems, Inc., a company that specialized in marketing and consulting for MAS 90/MAS 200 Accounting software. Convergent Systems, Inc. was part of the MAS 90/MAS 200 Software Beta Test Team for over ten years. From 1997 to 2000 Mr. Weigelt was the Manager of the Information Systems Group at LeMaster & Daniel PLLC, which was th 40th ranked CPA firm in the U.S. For a period of 5 years, from mid 2000 through 2005, Mr. Weigelt was the Senior Business Information Systems Analyst at World Wide Packets, Inc. In this capacity, he managed the MAS 200 accounting system; designed and implemented an integrated cross- function program and seamless system to support management, sales, operations, product production, finance and customer service. From 2006 to the present, he has been an independent software consultant and utilized his skills to develop specialized software for the insurance industry.
GERALD J. FRANKOVICH - VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR
Mr. Frankovich received a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Washington State University in 1968 and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Eastern Washington University. From 1988 to 1992 Mr. Frankovich was mine engineer and general mine foreman for Firstmiss Gold, Inc. As the mine engineer and foreman he was responsible for developing the mineral model and updating the model to include new drill assay and geologic data, and mine planning, where he utilized the Medsystem for these functions and the economic pit design. As the mine forman he supervised a three million ton per month mine operation.
From 1992 to 2002 he was employed in many different capacities by Kennecott Utah Copper, Inc. Mr. Frankovich held the following positions over the ten year period: Foreman, Barney’s Canyon Mine where he supervise a 600 ton per hour crushing plant and heap leach stacking, 1000 ton per day sulfide mill, 4000 gallon per minute process pumping for five heap leach pads and carbon strip plant; 2) Mine Foreman, Barney’s Canyon Mine where he supervised pit operations consisting of three 992 Cat loaders, twelve 777 Cat trucks, support equipment, and a crew of 18 people; 3) he was foreman at the Bingham Canyon Mine and supervised pit operations consisting of ten shovels including P&H 30, 43, and56 yard capacity and 55 trucks included CAT 789 and 793’s; 4) he was the mine operations superintendent for Kennecott’s Rawhide Mine where he supervised engineers, geologists and mine supervisors for a 50,000 ton per day operation with eight 95 ton trucks and three 992 loaders. Responsible for the mineral model, mine planning, pit design, ore control, surveying and all production reporting for mine operations. Hourly and daily interfacing with maintenance shop integral with meeting operational goals.
From 2002 to 2004 Mr. Frankovich was employed by Unimin Corporation as a plant and Quary superintendent in Ione, CA. In this capacity he was responsible for producing 500,000 tons per year of glass-quality sand production and managed a staff of 30 people. Equipment utilized consisted of draglines, trucks and loader operations, pumping of slurry to plant, wet flotation process, drying, and magnetic separation are some of the processes utilized. Mine dewatering was utilized with multiple 200 hp pumps.
From 2004 to present he has engaged in a series of consulting contracts with the following companies, Remediation Risk Management, a subsidiary of Triton Construction, Placerville Industries, Inc., Cemex Cement Corporation and Mitsubishi Cement company.
DAVID E. BOLENEUS – DIRECTOR
Mr. Boleneus received his Bachelor of Science in Geology and Certificate in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) from Eastern Washington University. He earned a Master of Science degree in Geology from Louisiana State University. He also earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in Denver, Colorado. He is proficient in geohydrology, geophysics, Spanish, and computer (GIS) mapping. Mr. Boleneus' professional experience includes working as a Petroleum geologist in Denver, Colorado, at Sohio Petroleum Co. (Standard Oil Company of Ohio) from 1980 to 1985. From 1985 to 1996, he was a mining engineer in Denver, Colorado, with the U.S. Bureau of Mines. From 1997 to early 2007, Mr. Boleneus served as a Research Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey. From early 2007 to the present, Mr. Boleneus has been a consultant for InfoMine, Inc., based in Spokane, Washington concerning mining and milling cost engineering, and economic analysis of mining operations. At the beginning of 2007 through the present, he has been the owner of HydroImaging, Inc. based in Spokane, Washington, which consults on electrical geophysics, mine cost engineering. Mr. Boleneus has authored over 100 professional reports including: in-house reports, staff reports, technical presentations, and industry publications.
LOUIS G. CORNACCHIA - DIRECTOR
Mr. Cornacchia received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College in 1955 and has taken special courses at Iona College in Computer Language and Business Law Courses at Manhattanville College. From 1955 -1958, Mr. Cornacchia was employed by Hazeltine Electronics Corp. as Engineer, Designing Signal Processor and Radar Display Module for The SAGE System, Primary Early Warning System or DEW LINE, the TPS-1-GROUND BASED SEARCH RADAR SYSTEM and AWACS (A6E) RF/Power Systems. From 1958 - 1961, Mr. Cornacchia was employed by Loral Systems Design Team developing the AN/ALQ58 Reconnaissance System and developed (two man team) the precursor YIG TUNER - [ALR-20] Crystal Scanner covering the full 200 megahertz - 12 gigahz Frequency Range Surveillance System for interception of Enemy Navigational Fire Control and Homing Devices for purposes of Identification and Signal Jamming for a specific bomber. From 1961 to 1963, Mr. Cornacchia was hired as Chief Engineer by Victory Electronic to Develop the Image Intensifier or Night Vision Scopes (Using Star Light) for the Fort Dix Army Command including development of a short circuit proof magnetic amplifier for a tank turret driver. From 1963 – 1969, Mr. Cornacchia was employed At Norden Systems, Developed heads Up display, TF Radar System, Lou developed unique, more aggressive programs incorporating Built-In Test Equipment (BITE) to detect on-coming circuit failures of the F111D-E Avionics to increase reliability and was responsible for presentation of same to Air Force procurement Officer General Esposito which required the modification of Automatic Test Equipment Mil Specifications to accommodate this innovation. 1970 to Present, Mr. Cornacchia formed and owns SCINETX llc, a company specializing in Mobile Cellular and PCS FCD EMF Compliance analysis, Intermodulation studies, RF/EMF Site studies and Site propagation analysis. A partial listing of companies SCINETX has contracted with and employed state of the art engineers, technicians and programmers, are as follows: Port Authority NY/NJ (Designed Emergency Communications Network for Newark & LaGuardia Airports), Airborne Instruments Laboratories, United Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, Sirius Satellite Radio, Loral Electronics Systems, Cingular ITT, New York Telephone Co., Sprint / Nextel, Fairchild Camera Division, Shore Media Inc., T-Mobile, Syracuse Scientific Corp, Fox News, Martin Marietta and Allied Signal - Bendix
MANUEL F. GRAIWER, ESQ - DIRECTOR
Mr. Graiwer is a managing director of Graiwer & Kaplan, a professional law corporation in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Graiwer received his B.Sc. degree from the University of California in Los Angeles and J.D. degree from the University of California Davis School of law. In 1975, Mr. Graiwer was admitted to the Supreme Court of the USA. He was former Pro Tempore Judge for the Workers Compensation Appeals Board and an Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association. Mr. Graiwer is a member of the California Bar Association, California Trial Lawyers and California Applicant Attorney Association. Since 1994, Mr. Graiwer has led a private venture capital group focusing on small cap biopharmaceutical and resources companies. From 2007 to 2010 he served as a director of Cordex, Inc., a public traded pharmaceutical company based in Philadelphia, PA.