David VolkertVice President of Exploration
David Volkert is a mine finder with a long, successful career in the mining industry and has held various senior positions, including Exploration Manager and Chief Geologist for Barrick Gold Corporation where he was instrumental in the discovery of the Laguna Norte gold deposit and the acquisition of the Pierina gold deposit in Peru. As Vice President, Exploration for Bear Creek Mining Corp., he spearheaded the discovery of the Corani and Santa Ana silver-lead-zinc deposits in Peru.
A successful mineral exploration geologist with 40 years international experience (USA, West Africa, Peru, Ecuador, Turkey, Mexico, Canada, Serbia and Argentina) in the technical, managerial and business aspects of mineral exploration programs, David holds a B.Sc. Geological Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG), the American Institute of Professional Geologists (Certified Professional Geologist) and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (Professional Geologist).