David C. Jonson – Chief Geologist


Mr. David C. Jonson, from 1974 to 1976, Mr. Jonson acted as Vice President and District Exploration Manager (covering six western states) for Freeport Exploration Co. From 1969 to 1974, Mr. Jonson was engaged as an assistant manager and subsequently as manager (North American operations) for Midwest Oil Corp. From 1956 to 1969, Mr. Jonson acted as a senior geologist and project manager for Climax Molybdenum Co. From 1955 to 1956, Mr. Jonson was employed as a mine geologist for Newmont Mining Corp. He is a well-respected, independent consulting geologist who has particular expertise in the design and management of regional and mine site exploration programs, property evaluations, and ore reserve calculations. Previously, Mr. Jonson served in management positions with Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold and Midwest Minerals (Amoco Minerals), specializing in precious metals exploration programs and mine geology. Mr. Jonson has amassed over forty-four years of experience as a mining geologist, half of which were spent in management and the other half as a geological consultant. During the course of a long and distinguished career, Mr. Jonson has discovered several precious and base metal deposits that have been profitably mined, as well as ten other significant mineral deposits presently in the feasibility or development stages. He serves as Director of Brownstone Resources, Inc. He serves on the Board of Directors at Millennium Silver Company since April 2004. He is also the Director at Mercantile Gold Company since November 2004. After spending two years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mr. Jonson earned a Master of Sciences in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines in 1955. Mr. Jonson is a Fellow with the Society of Economic Geologists.