Management

Jonathan George

CEO & Director

Jonathan George

Mr. George is a geologist and mining entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in mineral exploration, development and financing of projects globally. Mr. George co-founded Creston Moly and served as President and CEO where he spearheaded over $40 million in equity financing to acquire and advance the El Creston project in Mexico. Under his leadership, the El Creston project advanced to become Mexico’s largest molybdenum deposit, advancing through to Pre-Feasibility in under two years, and was subsequently acquired by Mercator Minerals for $195 million.

Mr. George also previously served as President and CEO of ESO Uranium, which subsequently became Alpha Minerals, and was instrumental in both assembling and exploring one of the largest land packages in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. This land package was where Alpha Minerals and its partner, Fission Energy, made one of the Basin’s most significant uranium discoveries – the Patterson Lake South project.

Mr. George also founded Dynasty Gold Corp, serving as President and CEO, where he and his team secured the largest land package of exploration rights held by a foreign company in China, conducting gold and base metals exploration in Xinjiang, Gansu and Qinghai provinces.


Erwin Wong

CFO & Director

Erwin Wong

Mr. Wong has been involved in corporate finance since attaining his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 1994. Since then, he has served in senior management and board level positions for numerous Chinese based enterprises, both public and private, which were involved in various sectors including transport, real estate, and investment banking. Mr. Wong has also acted in a management and Board level capacity for Canadian-listed public companies involved in the mining telecommunications, and life science arenas. Mr. Wong had also founded a corporate advisory firm which assisted a number of companies with the complexities of initial public offerings, corporate governance and regulatory compliance in various jurisdictions.

Mr. Wong received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and articled with Cooper’s Lybrand to attain his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation.


Dr. Steven Weiss

Chief Independent Technical Advisor

Mr. Weiss has worked as an exploration geologist since 1979 in various roles from generative through to senior project management.  Mr. Weiss began work in Mexico in 2003 when he joined Glamis Gold to lead their exploration team at the El Sauzal gold mine (total of 1.7M oz gold produced) and in the surrounding Sierra Madre Occidental.  He continued working in Mexico for Goldcorp, following their acquisition of Glamis Gold in 2006, where he built and led the team at its Camino Rojo gold-silver deposit, which proved up an initial 1.6M oz gold in reserves and more than doubled its gold resource from 3.4M oz to 7.5M oz gold.  Steve held the position of Mexico Exploration Manager when he departed Goldcorp in 2013.

Since 2014, Mr. Weiss has been a Senior Associate Geologist with Mine Development Associates, headquartered in Reno, Nevada, and has also provided independent exploration consulting for companies with projects located in the USA and Mexico. 

Mr. Weiss is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Colorado College and MSc. and PhD. degrees in Geological Sciences from the Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada, Reno.


Alfonso Daco

Principal of YQ Gold de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V.

Alfonso Daco

Alfonso has had a long and illustrious career in mineral exploration since graduating from the University of Philippines in 1967. After working for Nippon Mining and Metals exploring for copper and gold in the Philippines, Alfonso immigrated to Canada and was hired by Ned Goodman’s Campbell Resources and sent to Chibougamou, Quebec. 

When offered the opportunity to be their Country Manager for Mexico, he exchanged -40 degrees Celsius for + 40 degrees Celsius and established Campbell’s first office in Hermosillo, Sonora.

While with the Goodman Group of companies, Alfonso was instrumental in the discovery of the El Castillo Gold Mine (more than 1 million ounces gold), the La Colorado gold Mine (more than 2 million ounces gold and 18 million ounces silver) and the Lluvia de Oro/ Jojoba Gold mine (more than 500,000 ounces of gold). Alfonso has served as the President of numerous subsidiaries of Canadian exploration companies, including Creston Moly Corp, Morgain Minerals Inc., Valdez Gold, and Columbia Metals Corp. Alfonso resides in Hermosillo Mexico.


Francisco Navarro

Principal of YQ Gold de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V.

Francisco Navarro

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.



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