Our Partners - YQ Gold de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
YQ Gold was founded by three accomplished geologists to acquire and explore promising mineral projects in northern Mexico
Alfonso Daco, BSc. Geology, President
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, BSc. Geology, Country Manager
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(Argonaut) with more the 1 million ounces of 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 fo 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.
Jonathan George, BSc. Geology, Director
Jon has been involved in the mineral industry for over 35 years, having founded, financed, and managed numerous publicly traded junior resource companies with projects throughout the world.
Jon was the President, CEO, and Co-Founder of Creston Moly Corp, advancing Mexico’s largest molybdenum deposit to the Prefeasibility stage in under 2 years, resulting in an NPV of $561 million. Creston combined with Mercator Minerals in a transaction valued at $ 176 million in June 2011.
Jon was the President and CEO of ESO Uranium Inc, who assembled one of the largest and most prospective land packages in the uranium rich Athabasca Basin , Saskatchewan. ESO morphed into Alpha Minerals who along with partner Fission Energy, made one of the most significant uranium discoveries ever-the Patterson Lake South deposit.
Jon is a dedicated team builder creating exceptional value for shareholders.