Mr Basha has been working in the mineral exploration industry for more than 23 years with major and junior companies domestically and internationally. His experience includes project generation, fieldwork, and senior management experience in gold, base-metal and magmatic nickel-copper-platinum group elements exploration. Mr Basha was instrumental in the discovery of the Hammerdown Gold deposit in Newfoundland. Mr. Basha was formerly Vice-President of exploration of Cornerstone Capital Resources Corp., leading the generative initiative that led to development of a large portfolio of projects and many successful joint ventures in eastern Canada and Ecuador. Mr Basha holds degrees in geology and engineering and in addition to his exploration experience has worked as a consulting geotechnical and environmental engineer in the past.