Mark Grubb is presently employed with the Illinois State Geological survey. He has a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Geology. Mark has been involved with the identification and evaluation of diamond and gold placers in Guyana, sedimentary and geomorphological studies for eluvial fans in Montana, and a geomorphic research of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers.
James Hodos graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Geology in 1973. James spent 11 years as a geologist, project engineer and manager for Placer Service Corporation on various projects around the globe. Some of JamesÕ other achievements are the development of the cason drill, property evaluation, mine planning, construction supervision and consulting.
Tom Watterson graduated from Arizona State University in 1966, then he joined the U.S. Geological Survey as a research chemist.
W.D. Elsdon's experience with gold first began in 1930 when, at the age of ten, he panned for gold in the Kootenays, B.C.
Ted Yardley works for a division of Wilson Creek Placers in Vancouver, B.C. He has owned and operated numerous placer mining operations in the Yukon and Northern B.C. where he has gained extensive knowledge in the industry. Marv Sherman invented, designed and tested the Rotary Boil Box along with Ted. Marv is presently on the Board of Directors for Canova Resources Ltd.
Lawrence Turley is the President of Teaco Services Corp. in Phoenix. He is a mechanical and metallurgical engineer, and has spent several years in the development of chemical recovery systems. He has also been involved in the upgrading and manufacturing of the Crusher.
Tom Bergman has a considerable amount of placer experience in the Alaskan placer field. He also has many years of placer experience on various sites in Costa Rica.
Bill Lanning is presently working for Sphinx America in Fairbanks, Alaska.
G. Poling holds a B.Sc., a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in mineral processing. He has had experience in research for Texaco in N.Y., in the uranium industry in Eldorado and in the copper industry in Zambia. He was head of the mining department at the University of British Columbia from 1978-1986. J. Hamilton discusses the results of his thesis for a M.Sc. in mineral process engineering. HeÕs a consulting engineer with experience in lab testing on sluice techniques, supervising and designing testing and sampling programs in Alberta, B.C. and California.
Alex Burton is an engineer for his own consulting company in Vancouver, Burton Consulting Inc., since 1975. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1954. Alex has managed exploration efforts for mining companies in Canada, the U.S., Australia and Africa.
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