Laurence G. Martin, Director of Exploration & Mineral Development since 2010, and Chief Geologist since 2008. He brings over 40 years of successful precious metals exploration, mine development and production experience. He participated and supervised exploration projects in Northwest Territories, Canada; Liberia, West Africa; Honduras, Central America; Sinaloa, Mexico; and the western region of the United States, predominantly Nevada. Mr. Martin’s supervisory production experience includes the following Nevada mines: Manhattan, Borealis, Hog Ranch, and Denton-Rawhide.
Mr. Martin’s geologic technical expertise overlapped into the environmental and civil engineering disciplines of geology. He was an instrumental member of the geologic team reporting to the U.S. Geological Survey during a three-year program conducting detailed geologic and structural mapping of the proposed nuclear repository site located at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Mr. Martin participated in the Vadose Zone Hydrology studies of the environmentally sensitive sites of Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington and Anniston Army depot, Alabama. Mr. Martin was a key member of a geologic team supporting Atkinson Construction, Washington Group and Zachry Construction Group during the construction of the largest earth-core rock-fill dam in the United States, East Side Reservoir Project, Riverside County, California.
Mr. Martin received his Bachelor of Science in Geologic Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1978. He is a Qualified Person (QP) and a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) accredited by American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG). In two separate trials before the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Hearings and Appeals, Mr. Martin was qualified as an expert in two categories: mining exploration geologists and mining structural geologists.