Principal of YQ Gold de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V.
Francisco received his BSc. Degree in Geology from the University of Sonora in 1986 and has been actively involved in mineral exploration and project management since then. Born and raised in Hermosillo, Sonora, Francisco has held senior management positions with numerous subsidiaries of Canadian junior resource companies, including Creston Moly Corp., Morgain Minerals Inc, Valdez Gold and Columbia Metals. Francisco’s exploration expertise resulted in the discovery and expansion of a number of precious and base metals deposits including the El Castillo Gold Mine (more than 1 million ounces gold), the Lluvia de Oro/Jojoba Gold Mine (more than 500,000 ounces of gold) and the Cuatro Hermanos Copper deposit (More than 800 million pounds of copper and 95 million pounds of molybdenum). Francisco’s extensive network within the Mexican mining community, particularly Sonora, is invaluable to all aspects of the Company’s endeavors in Mexico.