|Ben Ainsworth, M.A. (Oxon), F.G.S., P.Eng. (BC)|
Mr. Ainsworth graduated with an Honours Degree in Geology and has been active in mineral exploration for 40 years. A Senior Geologist with Placer Development Ltd (the former owner operator of Sultan's Salmo mineral projects), he held assignments as Chief Geochemist, Exploration Manager - Eastern Canada, Exploration Manager during more than 20 years with that company. He carried out extensive exploration work in Canada and Yukon, which lead to the discovery, in 1972, of the world class Howards Pass lead - zinc deposit, and the re-discovery of the Clea tungsten deposit. In 1986, he formed an international mineral exploration consultancy and serves as "Qualified Person" on the board of several junior mining companies, working with a wide range of commodities.