Advisory Group

Thomas Patton

Dr. Patton is the CEO of Quaterra Resources, Inc., and has worked in the exploration industry for 35 years as a field geologist, consultant, and executive at both junior and senior mining companies. He was previously the President and CEO of Western Silver Corp., where he led the exploration team in the discovery of the Peñasquito silver-gold-lead-zinc deposit in Zacatecas, Mexico. Dr. Patton graduated from the University of Washington.

Will Robinson, P.Geo, CPG, Technical Advisor

Mr. Robinson is an exploration and mining professional with 20 years of industry experience, primarily in precious metals, planning and successfully implementing exploration programs at all stages of advancement, from remote grassroots field programs to advanced-stage resource development projects. He has a comprehensive understanding of mineral resource development from taking reconnaissance-based field programs to target generation and exploratory drilling through to resource/reserve definition and mine development.

Mr. Robinson served as Exploration Manager for Coeur Mining, Inc. where he focused on sourcing and evaluating new gold and silver opportunities for Coeur’s project pipeline, as well as providing technical support and leadership to mine site exploration teams to systematically develop and advance regional concepts and near-mine exploration targets at operations such as Kensington, Silvertip, and Rochester. Additionally, he was part of the team that discovered the Manh Choh gold-silver deposit in Alaska that is currently being developed by Kinross Gold and Contango Ore.

Mr. Robinson is a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo) licensed in British Columbia, Canada, and a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) with the American Institute of Professional Geologists. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a Master's in Mining Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

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