Mr. Nordin is a leading exploration geologist with a proven track record of identifying and developing mining projects. As a co-founding Director and Vice President of Bema Gold Corporation, he successfully identified significant open pit type heap leach gold reserves in the United States and Chile, including the Refugio deposit (6 to 8 million oz). Subsequently, as a founding Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Consulting Geologist of Eldorado Corporation Ltd. from 1990 to 2000, Mr. Nordin participated in the discovery and development of several important gold deposits, including the La Colorada Mine in Mexico (1.0 million oz.), the Kisladag deposit (8.0 million oz.) in Turkey. Mr. Nordin has served on the Board of Directors of several publicly listed exploration and mining companies, such as Nevada Pacific Gold before its takeover by US Gold, and continues to serve as a Director of several publicly listed companies.