Developing Mexican Silver-Zinc Production




The Company's technical and administrative management team is mainly based in Zacatecas Mexico.


Gerald J Gauthier
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Gauthier is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario and has over 40 years international experience in the mining industry building and operating open pit and underground mines in Canada, USA, Mexico, Central America and West Africa. Mr. Gauthier was previously Chief Operating Officer at Nevsun Resources Ltd. and previously Vice-President Operations at Glencairn Gold Corp. He is a graduate of Queen’s University in Mining Engineering. He is currently a director of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited, Conquest Resources Limited and Gold World Resources Ltd. Mr. Gauthier was formerly General Manager of the Page-Williams gold mine at Hemlo, Ontario and Senior Vice President North American Operations for Lac Minerals Ltd.


Luis De La Fuente
General Manager
Luis De La Fuente Duarte is the company's Manager of Operations (Mexico). Luis is a professional engineer in Mexico and a graduate of the University of Guanajuato. He has 35 years experience in the mining industry with mine development and operation of open pit mines and processing facilities and has held senior administrative, planning and operations positions with Canadian, US and Mexican companies, including Compania Minera de Cananea, Minera Real de Angeles, Hecla Mining Co. and Santa Cruz Gold Inc. For the past eight years, Sr. De La Fuente has provided administrative and engineering consulting services to a number of Canadian and Mexican companies. He holds a diploma in Administration from the University of Aguascalientes and was formerly president of the Mining Association of Mexico.


Alejandro Alaniz
Manager - Finance & Administration
Mr. Alaniz is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac, Mexico and a Diploma in Industrial Chemistry from the Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico. He has 20 years experience in financial administration of Mexican public and private companies. Prior to joining the Minco group in May 2005, Mr.Alaniz was Finance & Administrative Director of Industrias Nigua C. por A. based in the Dominican Republic. Mr. Alaniz has been responsible for the administration and financial control of the Orca Group in Mexico.


Anthony C. Gallon
Chief Geologist
Dr. Anthony Gallon is a professional geologist with B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in various geological and geochemical disciplines from the Universities of Nottingham and Leeds. He is a Member of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy and a Chartered Engineer. Tony has worked in the minerals industry for forty years with several companies including Roan Selection Trust, Anglo American Corporation, Robertson Research International and Oxus Gold.


Rodel Ortiz
Manager - IT, CAD & GIS


Victor Rodriguez
Senior Exploration Geologist
Victor Rodrigues Olivo is a Senior Geologist with Minera Orca and associated companies. He is a professional geologist and graduated from the School of Earth Sciences at the University of San Luis Potosí. He has 30 years of practical experience with both Mexican and international mining companies in Mexico and has been involved in the exploration and development of a variety of types of mineral projects. He spent seven years as Chief Geologist with Industrial Minera de México SA de CV (IMMSA) on the Velardeña project in Durango, supervised drilling operations for Gammon Lake at Ocampo in Chihuahua for two years and before that was an exploration geologist for Minera Portree in Zacatecas. He has worked for Minera Orca since 2004 and is responsible for the Bilbao project exploration and resource development.


Eduardo Davilla
Data Manager
Eduardo is a professional Computing Systems Engineer and a graduate of Tecnologico de Zacatecas. He has 19 years experience in computing systems and information technology. He joined the company in 2005 in charge of CAD and Information Technology. He previously worked in the National Institute of Statistical Geography and Information (INEGI), Nebulink-Intersat and at Cervezas Moctezuma.


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Project Spotlight

Bilbao Ag-Zn-Pb-Cu Development Project, Mexico (Zacatecas)

The Bilbao project is located in the Panfilo Natera Mining District, approximately 50 km east of the state capital, Zacatecas and consists of 1,406.7 hectares comprising nine exploitation concessions.