Ricardo Valls, As a professional geologist with thirty years in the mining industry, I have extensive geological, geochemical, and mining experience, managerial skills, and a solid background in research techniques, and training of technical personnel. I am fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Russian. I have been involved in various projects world-wide (Canada, Africa, Russia, Indonesia, the Caribbean and Central and South America). Projects included from regional reconnaissance to local mapping, diamond drilling and RC-drilling programs, open pit and underground mapping and sampling, geochemical sampling and interpretation, and several exploration techniques pertaining to the search for diamonds, PGM, gold, nickel, silver, base metals, industrial minerals, oil & gas, and other magmatic, hydrothermal, porphyritic, VMS and SEDEX ore deposits. Special strengths are related to acquisition of new properties, geochemical and geological studies, management and organization, geomathematical analysis and modelling, compositional data analysis, structural studies, database design, QA&QC studies, exploration studies and writing technical reports. P.Geo. registered in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Membership in the Ordre du Géologues du Québec, the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, the Geological Association of Canada, the Mineralogical Association of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum, the International Association of Applied Geochemistry, the Association of Exploration Geochemistry, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the Society of Economist Geologists, the Asociación de Ingenieros de Minas, Metalurgistas y Geólogos de México, and several other North and Central American professional associations.