Dr. Steininger has more than 40 years of experience in exploration, evaluation and development of metal deposits. He is credited with the discovery of the South Pipeline and Long Valley gold deposits, as well as participating in the discovery or expansion of gold reserves at numerous mining operations. Dr. Steininger is the Qualified Person with respect to NI 43-101 criteria.
Dr. Steininger started his career with the Climax Molybdenum Co., and then served as Exploration Manager for Amselco Minerals (part of BP Minerals) for seven years, after which he maintained a consulting practice for 20 years. Clients included numerous major mining companies such as Royal Gold, Phelps Dodge, Amax Gold, Gold Fields Mining and Glamis Gold, in addition to a selection of junior development and exploration companies. Dr. Steininger earned his Ph.D. in Geology at Colorado State University.