Francisco Soria Venegas, P.Geo
Francisco. Soria has 39 years experience as a geologist, principally in Ecuador. He worked 8 years at Newmont Overseas Exploration Ltd. from 1990 - 1998 and was “Cangrejos” Project Manager (Copper-Gold Porphyry 1.6 mill oz Au). He was Senior Geologist for the International Minerals Company for 4 years (1999-2002), being an integral part in the discovery of the Rio Blanco Deposit (0.7 mill oz Au, 5.00 mill oz Ag) and Gaby (estimated 3 mill oz Au). Francisco is a key part of the Salazar team with his vast knowledge of Gold-Copper Porphyry deposits in Ecuador. Since 2005 he has led the exploration team in Salazar Resources Limited.