Mr. Cole has over 25 years of industry experience, coming to Eurasian Minerals from Newmont Mining Corporation. At Newmont, he held a number of management and senior geologic positions, gaining extensive global experience as a project, mine, and generative exploration geologist in Nevada, Southeast Asia, South America, Europe, and Central Asia. Mr. Cole's success as part of Newmont's exploration team includes contributions at the world class Carlin Trend, Yanacocha, and Minahasa mines. Subsequently, he established and managed Newmont's exploration programs in Turkey while also identifying early-stage acquisition targets in Eastern Europe. Mr. Cole specializes in developing new exploration ideas and opportunities, based upon solid technical expertise coupled with a keen business sense. He studied under Dr. Tommy Thompson at Colorado State University, earning an M.S. in Geology.
Christina Cepeliauskas is a CPA, CGA professional accountant with more than 20 years of financial accounting and treasury experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Eurasian Minerals Inc., Atico Mining Corporation and Reservoir Capital and is a Director and Chairperson of the Audit Committee of Iron Creek Capital Corp. Ms. Cepeliauskas also hold the volunteer position of Treasurer and Board member of Fraserside Community Services Society, an organization committed to helping people overcome challenges.
Ms. Barlow is currently Corporate Secretary for Eurasian Minerals Inc. Previously, Ms. Barlow was the Corporate Secretary of Sierra Geothermal Power Corp. and of Jinshan Gold Mines Inc. (now China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd.). She has over 12 years' experience working in the mining industry. Ms. Barlow graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and has completed her Canadian Securities Course.
Jan Steiert brings a wealth of professional accomplishments and expertise in mining and natural resource law to EMX. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, General Counsel at Electrum Ltd., a privately-held global gold exploration company, and was a partner at the law firm of Holme Roberts & Owen LLP (now Bryan Cave HRO) in Denver, Colorado where she practiced law for 28 years. While in private practice, Jan counseled clients, including major international mining companies such as Newmont Mining, Apex Silver and Royal Gold, on mining law in the United States and internationally. She is the immediate Past President of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, where she served for many years as a Trustee, a past president of the Colorado Bar Association Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law, a past chair of the Denver chapter of International Mining Professionals Society, a past member of Advisory Board of the University of Colorado Natural Resources Law Center and a past University of Denver Distinguished Natural Resources Practitioner. During her period in private practice, she was listed for many years in The Best Lawyers in America and Who's Who of Mining Lawyers. Jan is a member of the Colorado Bar and holds an A. B. from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Dr. Jensen has over 17 years of industry experience including positions as mine geologist, mine-site exploration geologist, grassroots exploration geologist, and as a consultant to several major mining companies. Dr. Jensen is a co-founder of Bronco Creek Exploration and has extensive experience in the planning and implementation of regional-scale sampling programs and geologic evaluations of properties and prospective terranes. He has relevant exploration, research and academic experience in mineral deposits related to alkaline magmatism, "high- and low-sulfidation" epithermal gold deposits, porphyry-style deposits, mesothermal lode gold systems, and iron-oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) systems. Dr. Jensen graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1993 with a B.A. in Geology, and received his Ph.D. in Economic Geology from the Center for Mineral Resources at the University of Arizona in 2003.
Dr. Johnson has more than 18 years of industry experience in generative exploration and consulting for major mining companies. Dr. Johnson is a co-founder of Bronco Creek Exploration, where his responsibilities include business development, target generation, land acquisition, and overseeing project activities. He excels in designing, implementing, and managing broad-based mineral exploration programs, ranging from region-selection to property evaluation. Past research activities focused on the application of ore genesis and mass-transfer to mineral exploration where he co-developed a new deposit model for iron-oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) deposits and co-authored review papers on porphyry and IOCG deposits for the Economic Geology 100th Anniversary Volume. Dr. Johnson graduated from The Colorado College in 1988 with a B.A. in geology, and later earned his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2000.
Mr. Close has over 40 years of experience in investing, business development and operation. With an education in Geology, he's worked in both the planning and operation of underground, open-pit and insitu uranium, base metal and coal mines, as well as experience in the oil and gas sector.
Mr. Sheehan has over 19 years of international experience in mineral exploration. He has worked in diverse international exploration environments that include porphyry, high- and low-sulfidation, orogenic, and shear zone hosted deposit types. Mr. Sheehan previously was EMX's Technical Services Manager and his re-assignment as Exploration Manager not only reflects his accomplishments as an exploration geologist, but also highlights the importance that the Company places on the program and projects in Turkey. Mr. Sheehan holds a BSc in Geological Engineering and M.Sc. in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines and is a Certified Professional Geologist (AIPG).
Chris Spurway has 20 years of industry experience including exploration management, resource definition and business development. He has a demonstrated track record of mineral deposit discovery and development in Australia, South America, and Canada. Mr. Spurway has worked for larger international organizations such as AngloGold Ashanti and CRA Exploration, as well as smaller, entrepreneurial exploration companies. Mr. Spurway holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in geology from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Certificate in Management from the University of New England and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM) and Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG).
Dr. Enders has over 36 years of diversified executive and leadership experience in mineral exploration, project startup, and mine development and operations. He previously held the positions of Senior Vice President of Worldwide Exploration for Newmont Mining Corporation and President of Phelps Dodge Exploration Corporation. He has led teams in a number of new discoveries, as well as in the expansion of mineral resources and reserves for many properties and mines around the world. Dr. Enders is well-published, a frequent speaker on industry topics, and a leader in several professional organizations, including the Society of Economic Geologists and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration. He is the recipient of several academic and industry awards, including the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Medal from the Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Enders is a graduate in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines (B.Sc.) and the University of Arizona (M.Sc.), where he also earned a Ph.D. in geosciences.
Mr. Cockle is a Professional Engineer who has over 40 years of worldwide exploration and mine development experience. His career includes 33 years with Newmont Mining, most recently as the Vice President of Technical Services. After retiring from Newmont in 2007, Mr. Cockle has been providing consulting services to the international mining industry, specializing in mine project valuation at stages ranging from exploration to pre-feasibility, feasibility and production. Recent assignments have included the valuation of precious metal, base metal and industrial mineral deposits; quality of resource and reserve estimates; crafting of requirements for project development; analysis of production royalties; and assessment of organizational capabilities. Mr. Cockle has B.Sc. and Professional Masters degrees in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Dr. Large is a European-based geologist with over 40 years of experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry. Dr. Large's professional record includes six years with Rio Tinto Finance and Exploration Ltd., four years of applied exploration university research in Germany, and the past thirty years as an independent consulting geologist working on base and precious-metals exploration and mining projects throughout the world. He is a graduate in geology of the University of Oxford (B.Sc.), Royal School of Mines, London (M.Sc.) and the Technical University of Braunschweig (Ph.D.), and is registered as a Chartered Engineer by the Engineering Council (UK) and "Eur. Geol." by the European Federation of Geologists.
Mr. Royle has extensive international experience in exploration for precious and base metals and diamonds over the past 40 years for companies such as AMAX, Newmont, Newcrest and MIM. He has a proven track record for the discovery of significant mineral deposits in Australia, South America and the Southwest Pacific. Mr. Royle's experience includes strategic planning and design, budgeting, and implementation of exploration projects. Mr. Royle is a Fellow and Chartered Professional of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology from the University of New England, NSW.