SILVERCREST Metals Las Chispas and William Tell Veins Prove Prolific

October 12, 2016
Hosted by Ellis Martin

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In this episode, Michael Rapsch, VP of Corporate Communications for SILVERCREST Metals -SIL.V discusses recent news with regard to the Las Chispas Project in Sonora State Mexico. Yannis Tsitos, President of GOLDSOURCE Metals -GXS.V- catches us up on Eagle Mountain in Guyana. Dr. Brad Thompson with Oncolytics Biotech -ONCY- discusses their proprietary Reolysin technology fighting cancers and Ellis speaks with Brent Bergeron of Gold Corp in the Canadian Yukon Territory.

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Ellis Martin

Ellis Martin, President and CEO Big Sky Productions, Inc, created The Opportunity Show in 1999 as a successful terrestrial radio resource for small and mid-cap public companies seeking to vastly expand their shareholder base as they in turn grow their companies. Now as The Ellis Martin Report, this investment oriented program airs throughout the United States. Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President for the Phoenix Media Group in Burbank, California, Station Manager for WHB-AM in Kansas City, Missouri, Instructor/Lecturer for the Academy of Radio Broadcasting in Huntington Beach, California and a variety of broadcasting positions across the US. Mr. Martin has been an entrepreneur with interests in media, entertainment and financial concerns since 1978.

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Susan McIntosh

After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley with a major in English, SUSAN MCINTOSH attended Columbia University’s MFA program in film where she wrote and directed a feature film, Circus Lives as part of her final thesis. For that, she won Panavision’s Young Filmmakers Award which drew international buzz and lead to placement in The Berlin International Film Festival. That same year, she wrote and directed a short film, taking first place in New York’s Student Academy Awards. Soon after Susan began development with Comedy Central to write an original series, The Temp. Susan optioned a feature biopic, Mata Hari and soon after went on to option another biopic based on original source material, about an eighteenth century French diplomat entitled, My Secret Life. She then began development with IFC on a television series, Crafted that was pick-up by Starz Network. In 2010, Susan wrote the one-woman show for stage, Midnight in Brooklyn, which MTV pulled characters from to appear in their promotional campaign at the MTV Music Video Awards. Susan has worked as a professor at the City University of New York (CUNY), Lehman College, Katherine Gibbs College and taught urban high school kids how to make videos at The High School for Enterprise and Technology in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Most recently, her original series Juiced, was optioned by Stardust Visions and is currently being shopped to television. View Guest page

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Robert Mintak

Robert Mintak CEO – DIRECTOR 25 year portfolio of executive administration, experience in a variety of industries. Management consultant with several private and public lithium exploration companies. Founding director of Pure Energy Minerals with an in-depth understanding of the Lithium mineral and processing technologies industry, and numerous strategic relationships through the engineering, manufacturing and capital market subsectors. View Guest page

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Paul Mladjenovic

Paul Mladjenovic is a CFP, national seminar leader, author and consultant. Since 1981, his specialties have been investing, financial planning and home business issues. During those 30-plus years, he has helped thousands of students and readers build wealth through his nationwide seminars, workshops, conferences and coaching program. Paul has written Stock Investing For Dummies (all four editions), Zero-Cost Marketing, Precious Metals Investing For Dummies, the Job Hunter’s Encyclopedia and the latest book, Micro-Entrepreneurship For Dummies. He has done many seminars such as “The $50 Wealth-Builder,” “Ultra-Investing with Options” and the “Home Business Goldmine” among others. The full details on his (downloadable) financial & business start-up seminars are found at He has been interviewed or referenced by numerous media sources such as Comcast, CNN, MarketWatch, Bloomberg, Futures Magazine,,, and many more. View Guest page

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Simon Moores--Benchmark Minerals

Simon Moores is managing director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, an online publishing and consultancy business specialising in critical minerals and metals, disruptive technology and emerging markets. Moores has also worked as business journalist focusing on non-metallic minerals such as lithium, graphite, rare earths, potash, TiO2 pigment and feedstocks (rutile, ilmenite). View Guest page

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David Morgan

A precious metals aficionado armed with degrees in finance and economics as well as engineering, he created the website and originated The Morgan Report, a monthly that covers economic news, overall financial health of the global economy, currency problems, and the key reasons for investing in precious metals. David considers himself a big-picture macroeconomist whose main job is education—educating people about honest money and the benefits of a sound financial system View Guest page

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Gordon Neal-Silvercorp Metals VP Corporate Development

Gordon Neal VP Corporate Development
Mr. Neal has more than 30 years experience in governance, corporate finance and investor relations. He founded Neal McInerney Investor Relations in 1991. Through marketing more than $4 billion in debt and equity financings, the company grew to be the second largest full service Investor Relations firm in Canada with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Los Angeles. Clients included; BCE, Nortel, Bell Canada International, Bell Mobility, Clearnet, Intrawest, Canaccord Capital, BMO Nesbitt Burns, and Blackberry (RIM). Mr. Neal was VP Corporate Development at MAG Silver Corp. where he was the key personnel is providing capital market strategies and solutions to the board. He has served on the board of Falco Resources, Balmoral Resources, Americas Petrogas, Rockgate Capital, and Xiana Mining. He has raised more than $500mn for resources companies since 2004. Mr. Neal graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.Sc. in Biochemistry. 1977. View Guest page

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Michael Nelson

MICHAEL NELSON VP of Operations Michael brings extensive experience in healthcare operations and provides leadership for Nobilis’s network of ASCs and healthcare facilities. Prior to joining Nobilis, Michael has served in leadership roles in areas of group practice, hospital operations, healthcare commercial construction, and most recently a large multi-hospital integrated health system. He has co-authored publications in the Journal of Emergency Medicine and The Center for Health Design. Michael is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is active in multiple Texas and Arizona professional healthcare organizations. Michael earned a BBA from Texas Christian University and holds master degrees in business administration and healthcare administration from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. View Guest page

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Keith Neumeyer

Keith Neumeyer - President & CEO Mr. Neumeyer has worked in the investment community since 1984. He began his career at a number of Canadian national brokerage firms. Mr. Neumeyer moved on to work with several publically traded companies in the resource and high technology sectors. His roles have included senior management positions and directorships responsible in areas of finance, business development, strategic planning and corporate restructuring. Mr. Neumeyer was the original and founding President of First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (T-FM). Mr. Neumeyer founded First Majestic Silver in 2002 and First Mining Finance in 2015. Mr. Neumeyer has also listed a number of companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange and as such has extensive experience dealing with the financial, regulatory, legal and accounting issues that are relevant in the investment community. Mr. Neumeyer also won the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2011 for the Metals & Mining category. View Guest page

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Ross Orr

Ross Orr initially brought BacTech Mining Corporation to Canada from Australia in 1997 and was instrumental in the success of the Company's IPO. He sat on the board as an outside Director until taking the role of President and CEO in 2006. Following completion of the Plan of Arrangement in December 2010 which split BacTech Mining into two new companies, REBgold Corporation and BacTech Environmental Corporation, Mr. Orr assumed the position of President & CEO of BacTech Environmental. Mr. Orr is a graduate of the University of Calgary. View Guest page

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Kolin Ozonian

With more than a decade of experience, Kolin Ozonian has helped companies and their clients realize multimillion-dollar growth through mergers and acquisitions while overcoming financial, strategic and operational obstacles. Whether directly contributing to shaping a company's future, leading performance, or brokering deals, he thrives on gaining a competitive edge in an entrepreneurial culture. Prior to joining Nobilis Health Corp., Mr. Ozonian was instrumental in growing McKesson's Solutions Group to an internal firm dedicated to improving the business of healthcare via the execution of merger-and-acquisition transactions alongside strategic M&A advisory services, both in the United States and globally. In parallel, he spearheaded a five-year plan to quintuple the business through organic growth, new market penetration, acquisitions and funding. Directly impacting the evolution of the healthcare landscape, Mr. Ozonian's strategic execution has garnered bottom-line results. View Guest page

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Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Dr. Cheryl Pappas has been an on-air host, psychotherapist, media commentator, consultant and contributor for a variety of cable, network, satellite and web programs.
Successful with a long-established Beverly Hills psychotherapy practice, Cheryl was first sought after by national and foreign news networks as an on-air commentator for the O.J. Simpson trial and the 9/11 tragedy. She has been featured on NBC Nightly News, CBS News, The CW, Fox, E! as well as on local Los Angeles ABC, CBS, and NBC news affiliates.
In print, she has been interviewed for Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New York Daily News, WebMD, and She is obsessed with hearing what people and the news are really saying, interpreting the numbing hysteria that passes as truth. Her commentary is featured on her website, View Guest page

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Michael Rapsch-SilverCrest Metals

Michael Rapsch Vice President, Corporate Communications
Mr. Rapsch has a decade of in-depth investor relations and corporate communications experience. He joins SilverCrest Metals after four years at SilverCrest Mines Inc. ("SilverCrest Mines") which was recently acquired by another precious metal producer. He was responsible for the implementation, management and execution of all marketing and investor relations related programs, including but not limited to communicating with retail and institutional investors across North America and Europe. During Mr. Rapsch's tenure at SilverCrest Mines it was nominated as a finalist at the 17th annual IR Magazine Reward in the category for "Best IR by a TSX Venture Exchange-listed company" in 2014 View Guest page

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Steve Roebuck, President and CEO-Enforcer Gold

Mr. Roebuck is a registered professional geoscientist with over 25 years of international mining and exploration experience. Most recently Steve was the President of Scorpio Gold Corp., a 40,000-ounce-per-year gold producer with assets in Nevada, responsible for corporate matters that included investor relations and business development. Steve has been the Vice President of Exploration for two publicly listed companies with interests in gold, diamonds, iron ore and base metals. Early in his career Steve mined and explored for gold in Val d’Or and Desmaraisville, Quebec at the Sigma and Bachelor Lake Mines and the plus 8 million ounce Giant Mine in Yellowknife, NT while working for Royal Oak Mines, Aur Resources and Placer Dome. View Guest page

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Rick Rule--Sprott Global

Mr. Rule has dedicated his entire adult life to many aspects of natural resource securities investing. In addition to the knowledge and experience gained in a long and focused career, he has a worldwide network of contacts in the natural resource and finance worlds. As Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott US Holdings, Inc., Mr. Rule leads a highly skilled team of earth science and finance professionals who enjoy a worldwide reputation for resource investment management.
Mr. Rule is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and is interviewed for numerous radio, television, print and online media outlets concerning natural resource investment and industry topics. He is frequently quoted and referred by prominent natural resource oriented newsletters and advisories. Mr. Rule and his team have long experience in many resource sectors including agriculture, alternative energy, forestry, oil and gas, mining and water. View Guest page

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Shawn Ryan

Shawn Ryan was the brilliant prospector behind the multi-million ounce White Gold deposit in Yukon, continues to seek the next big deposit in the region. Shawn Ryan has proved himself a force to be reckoned with, and not only with the White Gold discovery, but also with the many projects he optioned off as a result of his groundbreaking exploration methods that perfectly suited the region. Mr. Ryan is an Advisory Board member and shareholder of Stakeholder Gold (SKHRF)(SRC). View Guest page

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John Sagman

John Sagman (P.Eng., PMP) Interim President and Chief Operating Officer Appointed to Wellgreen Platinum in fall 2012, John Sagman holds a degree in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering from the University of British Columbia and has over thirty years of mining experience including the design, development, commissioning and management of both open pit and underground mining projects. Mr. Sagman formerly held the position of Vice President of Technical Services with Capstone Mining Corp. where he oversaw reserve estimates, 43-101 compliant technical reports, mining methods, equipment selection and design/implementation of technical improvement projects.

Mr. Sagman has an extensive background of related project management success with major mining operations, including Vale’s Totten Ni-Cu-PGM mine as well as Xstrata Nickel’s Craig, Fraser, Lockerby, Strathcona and SMRQ Raglan operations/projects and Placer Dome open pit/underground operations/projects. View Guest page

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George Sanders--Goldcliff Resource Corp

George is a mineral exploration and development entrepreneur with over 35 years of exploration, development and mining finance experience. He spent over 15 years as a Registered Representative and Precious Metals Specialist with the investment firm Canaccord Capital Corporation. He has held executive positions with several junior exploration and mining companies including Consolidated Cinola Mines Ltd., Richmont Mines ltd., and Shore Gold Inc. He is currently also a Director of Bitterroot Resources Ltd. and SliverCrest Mines Inc. View Guest page

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Jared Scharf--Desert Gold

Mr. Scharf served as Chief Financial Officer of Desert Gold from 2009 to 2016. In January 2017 he was appointed to the position of President. His background is in corporate finance and financial accounting. Over the last eight years Mr. Scharf held senior finance and accounting positions in the alternative energy, mining and technology sectors. From 2005 to 2009 Mr. Scharf held the position of senior associate for ITM Corporation, a Toronto-based asset management firm, where he worked with a variety of development companies ranging from Geothermal projects in Latin America to oil and gas projects in Eastern Europe. Mr. Scharf holds an Honours Commerce degree in Finance from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa as well as a Bachelors of Administration also from the University of Ottawa. View Guest page

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Micheal Skerry for SHGT

Success Holding Group International is among Asia’s leading providers of self-improvement products and programs. Led by China’s foremost motivational speaker and marketer, Steve Chen, SHGT has established an umbrella organization acquiring rapidly growing companies in the self-help, inspirational and health drink sectors. Among these is a company producing and marketing personal improvement seminars featuring Mr. Chen, another entity marketing inspirational short films for pay-per-view online audiences worldwide, and a third business marketing China’s only health drink made from black rice. In its first nine months of operations as a public entity, ended March 31, 2015, SHGT had revenues of $24.7 million and earnings of $3.7 million. Spurred by growth of our two primary businesses, and expanding sales of our new ‘888’ health drink, we anticipate significant improvements in top and bottom line performance in 2015. Going forward, the company will continue its drive to acquire expanding View Guest page

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Michael Sweatman-Eureka Resources Inc.

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Michael D. Sweatman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has operated MDS Management Ltd., a Vancouver-based management consulting company, since November 1992. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and commerce from Simon Fraser University, gained his CA designation in 1982, and is a member of CPA British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. He has served as a director and officer of a number of public companies over the past 25 years and is currently a director and Chairman of Nevada Sunrise Gold Corp. (TSXV: NEV), a Director of Marifil Mines Limited (TSXV MFM) and Red Hut Metals Inc (TSXV ROB) formerly a Director of Mega Precious Metals Inc. (TSXV: MGP), which was in 2015 acquired by Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX: YRI), and Cortez Gold Corp. (TSXV: CUT), which was by Starcore International Ltd. (TSX SAM) View Guest page

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Dr. Brad Thompson

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Oncolytics Biotech, Inc.
Dr. Thompson has held the positions of Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oncolytics Biotech Inc. since April 1999. He has provided leadership to various organizations within the biotechnology sector for more than twenty years. Prior to his role with Oncolytics, Dr. Thompson was the Chief Executive Officer of SYNSORB Biotech from 1994 to 1999. From 1983 to 1994, Dr. Thompson worked in a senior role at the Alberta Research Council. He is a current member and Emeritus Chairman of BIOTECanada and sits on the boards of various other biotechnology companies. He received his PhD from the University of Western Ontario in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. View Guest page

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Anthony Tse--Galaxy Resources

Anthony Tse has been managing director of Galaxy Resources since June 2013. He has 20 years of corporate experience in numerous high-growth industries, including the technology, Internet and mobile, media and entertainment, resource and commodities sectors. He has worked primarily in senior management, capital markets and merger-and-acquisition roles across greater China and the Asia Pacific. His previous management roles include various positions in News Corporation's STAR Group, the deputy general manager of TOM Online, director of corporate development at Hutchison Whampoa's TOM Group and President of China Entertainment Television, a TOM/Time Warner joint venture. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a member of the Hong Kong Mining Investment Professionals Association. View Guest page

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Yannis Tsitos

Ioannis (Yannis) Tsitos, President and Director Mr. Tsitos has over 26 years experience in the mining industry, having spent 19 years with BHP Billiton group. In his time in the industry, he has lived and worked in South Africa, Ecuador, Greece and United Kingdom, and has been working in Canada since 2000. Originally a physicist-geophysicist, he left BHP Billiton in December 2007, where he had the title of New Business Manager for Minerals Exploration with a global reach, but based in Vancouver. He has been instrumental in the identification, negotiation and execution of more than 50 exploration agreements with juniors, majors, as well as with state exploration and mining companies. Mr. Tsitos has also been part of two discovery teams with BHP Billiton in porphyry-copper and nickel-sulphide deposits. He holds a B.Sc degree in Physics from the University of Athens and a master's degree in Applied Geophysics and Geology from the University of Birmingham, UK. View Guest page

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Yannis Tsitos

Ioannis (Yannis) Tsitos, President and Director Mr. Tsitos has over 26 years experience in the mining industry, having spent 19 years with BHP Billiton group. In his time in the industry, he has lived and worked in South Africa, Ecuador, Greece and United Kingdom, and has been working in Canada since 2000. Originally a physicist-geophysicist, he left BHP Billiton in December 2007, where he had the title of New Business Manager for Minerals Exploration with a global reach, but based in Vancouver. He has been instrumental in the identification, negotiation and execution of more than 50 exploration agreements with juniors, majors, as well as with state exploration and mining companies. Mr. Tsitos has also been part of two discovery teams with BHP Billiton in porphyry-copper and nickel-sulphide deposits. He holds a B.Sc degree in Physics from the University of Athens and a master's degree in Applied Geophysics and Geology from the University of Birmingham, UK. View Guest page

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Al Unser Sr.

Alfred "Al" Unser (born May 29, 1939) is an American automobile racing driver, the younger brother of fellow racing drivers Jerry and Bobby Unser, and father of Al Unser, Jr.. Now retired, he is the second of three men to have won the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race four times, the fourth of five to have won the race in consecutive years, and won the National Championship in 1970, 1983, and 1985. He is the only person to have both a sibling (Bobby) and child (Al Jr.) as fellow Indy 500 winners. Al's nephews Johnny and Robby Unser have also competed in that race.
After his son Al Jr. joined the top circuit in 1983, Unser has generally been known by the retronymic name of "Al Unser, Sr." or "Big Al. View Guest page

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Dr Marcello Veiga

Dr. Veiga has worked for the past thirty one years, as a metallurgical engineer and environmental geochemist for mining and consulting companies in Brazil, Canada, US, Venezuela, Chile and Peru. He has worked extensively on environmental and social issues related to mining. As an associate professor of the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia, since 1997, his research and teaching topics are focused on different topics that lead to improve the image of mining and contribute for sustainable mining communities. View Guest page

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Dr. Eric Owens/Mary Vorvis--Alexandria Minerals

Dr. Owens co-founded Alexandria Minerals and helped guide the company to its present status as one of the principal explorers in Val d’Or, Quebec. With 27 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry in North America, Mexico and Central America, he previously held positions with Newmont Mining, BHP Minerals, Phelps Dodge, and Echo Bay. His accomplishments include the discovery holes at the El Zapote silver deposit in El Salvador, definition drilling of the American Girl and Madre-Padre gold mines in California, and at the Brookbank gold project in northern Ontario.
Mary Vorvis – Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor RelationsMary Vorvis. Over 15 years in natural resources and technology industries venture capital; strategic relationships with financial institutions, fund managers, brokerages. View Guest page

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