Extensive Experience in Geology and Business
BoreSight LLC has attracted executives and a Board of Managers with experience in geology and mining, legal affairs, financing, marketing, human relations and negotiation.
Matthew James Ure, President and Chief Exploration Officer
Matthew Ure’s exploration experience covers 30+ years with 70,000+ hours of field and textbook time. Matthew, age 49, has extensively studied metallic ore deposits and in particular, those of the Western United States. Matthew scored in the top two percentile for the natural sciences on his college entrance exams.
“Geology has always been a part of Matthew’s fabric”. While other children were out riding dirt bikes, Matthew’s passion for geology had him trenching and tunneling in his backyard, mapping soil horizons and putting together the geologic history of where he lived. Occasionally, during a dinner party tour of their property, guests would find themselves sinking into a void left behind by Matthews’s inquisitiveness.
As a young man, Matthew prospected with the late William (Bill) Blazzard, who in 1955 re-filed claims on the Lyn Big 6 and Boot Strap formerly owned by Senator Thomas Kearns, Samuel Newhouse, and John Daly of Park City Utah and of Butte Montana mining fame. This was also the area in which John Livermore while working for Newmont Gold discovered the now famous Carlin Trend. It is now incorporated into Barrick’s Gold Strike Mine in Elko County, Nevada. Matthew Ure and William Blazzard prospected in Utah and Nevada and explored topics related to mineral associations, alteration and variations within the major gold deposits types worldwide. Matthew introduced William to a “systems thinking” approach, magma chemistry, timing of deposit formation and noted the varying deposit types and styles of mineralization associated with differing magma associations generated in compressional and extensional tectonic settings. William Blazzard graciously shared a lifetime of prospecting secrets and experience with Matthew Ure, many of the prospecting techniques having been passed down to Bill from several successful prospectors who helped open the west through mineral development. Since his time with the late Bill Blazzard, Matthew’s focus has been on critical deposit level aspects such as alteration mineralogy, parentage of metals and ore fluids, geochemistry, geophysical interpretation, geomorphology and geo-dynamics.
Matthew has worked on several precious metal and mineral projects in Utah including projects in the Raft River Mountains, House Range, metalliferous black shales of eastern Utah and the Paradox Basin and on precious metal projects in the North Tintic and Camp Floyd Mining Districts.
Matthew Ure attended Realms of Inquiry, a private high school in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tracy Smith, Vice President
Tracy most recently was Mining Manager at Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Mine at Bingham, Utah; prior to that he was Business Improvement Manager for Rio Tinto at the Kennecott Mine; Tracy was Superintendent of Geology and Senior Staff Geologist for Kennecott. He is certified as sixth degree Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt and was a business improvement project leader for Kennecott Copper. He has extensive field experience as an exploration geologist and as a “Qualified Person” contract professional geologist.
Over 25 years of safe work experience in the Mining Industry including; exploration, technical, Business Improvement and management roles. Tracy has worked in open pit and underground environments to develop and produce economic metals and commodities in the U.S. and internationally. Authored and lead training as well as conducted development workshops, also authored many professional papers within the geosciences community. Over six years’ experience in leading a broad spectrum of mining and administrative projects for Kennecott and Rio Tinto. Ability to provide leadership and analysis to complete sustainable and value adding improvements to any work process.
Stuart Burgess, COO and Director of Economic Growth
Stuarts’ most recent mining development projects include but are not limited to: Playing a major roll in developing Western Sands Company from a $100,000 startup to a $100,000,000 buyout offer from Shlumberger Ltd.
Facilitated the closure of $5,000,000 low interest financing with favorable terms while building a full exploration program to produce an NI 43-101 reserves report as V.P. of Exploration for WPCC in Nevada.
Stuart is a featured keynote speaker on the benefits of mineral development in Nassau at the upcoming Spirit of Entrepreneurial conference and is currently completing two valuations worth $20,000,000
Stuart Burgess is a high profile mineral exploration consultant and has worked his way up from the bottom. His passion, quick learning abilities and attention to industry trends have enabled him to the top in the field of exploration and mining as well as being a lecturer at universities and industry conferences around the world on mining history, sustainability and exploration trends. Through the company he co-founded, Burgex Inc., he is an active consultant on over a dozen emerging mining and exploration projects throughout the United States and the world. Stuart has been featured in Forbes Magazine and currently is in an active dialog with several heads of state to develop countrywide mineral diversification programs.
Chris Summers, CFO
Chris is a senior finance professional with extensive experience in mining and exploration activities and over 20 years in financial management. Chris earned an MBA from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT and has completed courses in Ore Body Knowledge / Strategic Mine Planning (Rio Tinto), Professional Negotiation and Influencing, Mineral Economics (Colorado School of Mines) and Rio Tinto’s Operations Leadership Development Program (Rio Tinto / Duke University).
Chris has held various senior finance and business analysis roles with Rio Tinto and Nyrstar and has represented several mining companies as a senior consultant in finance M&A related roles. He has played a vital role in analyzing and reviewing key mining and exploration projects and has helped secure funding used to advance several high profile projects. Among Chris’s inventory of accomplishments is the valuation of the world class Oyu Tolgoi mine during his time with Rio Tinto.
Arthur J. Mendenhall, V.P. of Ground Operations
Arthur Mendenhall has over 35 years of experience in precious metals geology. He has extensive experience in the applied geological sciences. His experience includes mine site geologic work to boots on the ground exploration. He has broad experience in sulfide analysis and thin section studies. He has the ability to think outside the box when it comes to possible locations of ore deposits.
Most recently, he spent nine years with Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation where updated metallurgical models using the MineSite Program by collecting samples, lithologging tails, concentrates, and thin sections from Bingham Canyon Mine. He also did microscope and image analysis work on copper sulfide minerals.
Previous to his work at Kennecott, Arthur was a drilling engineer/geologist for Nye County’s Early Warning Drilling Program. As the drilling engineer/geologist for Nye County, he was in charge of keeping records for all drilling activities including tracking pipe and materials used to complete boreholes as water-monitoring wells, monitoring the ground water levels and testing measuring ground area flooded. He also drafted cross-section maps by collecting and lithologging cuttings and core samples.
North American Exploration hired Mendenhall as Manager and Mine Geologist for Nevada Manhattan Mining, Inc. where he supervised underground long hole and core drilling. He was also responsible sampling, lithologging, and mapping underground and surface Paleozoic rocks.
He also was the Senior Geologist and Drilling Engineer for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). At TRW, he linked common objectives, activities and parameters of their Study Plans for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project in Nevada.
Arthur’s other experience includes geological work in gold drilling operations for Houston Oil & Minerals Corporation; he explored for barite for both Milchem, Inc. and All Minerals Corporation: he evaluated mining properties and staked claims for Placid Oil Company; he explored for bentonite and iron ore for U.S. Steel Corporation in Montana and conducted uranium exploration for Kerr-McGee Corp.
His substantial experience includes lithologging, sampling, core drilling, staking, mapping, borehole summaries, National Instrument 43-101 technical reports on mining claims, interpretation of electrical and gamma logs, IP and SP geophysical surveys, and operation of portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometer identifying metals and elements.
Arthur is a Registered Professional Geologist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (inactive) and the State of Utah. He is a Member of the Geological Society of America (GSA) and Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. (SME). His articles include “Structural Geology of Eastern Part of Richmond and Western Part of Naomi Peak Quadrangles, Utah-Idaho.” A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science in Geology, 1975. He holds a Bachelor and Masters of Science degree Geology from Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
Charles W. de L. Aitchison, Bt, Board Member
Charles Aitchison was educated at Gordonstoun School. Later he studied Rural Estate Management at The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, obtaining a degree-standard diploma. He subsequently qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, becoming ARICS (now MRICS).
For many years, Charles was a director of two family companies, a multiple grocery business operating in the northern counties of England called Walter Willson and a commercial property business called De Lancey Lands. The companies are no longer owned by the family. He was pro-bono director of The Lune Valley Housing Association, a not-for-profit provider of social housing in Cumbria and Lancashire, England, for four years; the latter two years of which he served as chairman.
Charles studied psychology and personal development, both in the context of working with individuals and corporations (the latter addressing issues of inter-departmental and inter-company communications and culture, particularly in the context of mergers and acquisitions). In this context, he founded and managed the Lemmington Hall Centre for Personal Development (now closed) in Northumberland, England. He remains to this day a keen student of psychology.
Ronald N. Cerny, Board Member
Ron Cerny is President and CEO of Connor Sport Court International Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of indoor and outdoor sports flooring, providing a wide range of wood, modular and synthetic sport surfaces.
Previously, Ron was the President and CEO of American Electronic Components, Inc. (AEC), a highly successful automotive sensor company that was sold by The Riverside Company to Siemens. Under his leadership, AEC substantially increased its industry leadership position and annual sales while successfully diversifying its business.
Before assuming that role, Cerny served as President of The J.M. Ney Company, a vertically integrated manufacturer of custom engineered components. Under Cerny, the company was a recipient of the Connecticut “Fast 50” Award two years in a row which recognized Ney as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the state.
Ron Cerny uses a dynamic management style that consistently motivates individuals, departments, divisions and companies to record-breaking performance levels through a shared vision with an empowered team approach.
Ron Cerny earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College and a Masters in Business Administration from Villanova University.
Nicholas Stevens, Member of the Board of Managers
Nicholas Stevens is Vice President of Stevens and Sons Drilling and is based in Boise Idaho. Nic has over twenty years of drilling experience and recently finished a five year stretch teaching hydrology for Boise State University. Nic’s drilling experience includes reverse circulation, air rotary, core, directional and cable-tool drilling and spans water well, mineral exploration, oil and gas, and geothermal. Nic has an intimate understanding of the drilling business including project logistics, job costing, cost accounting, policy and procedure, geology and geologic structure.
Nicholas assisted United Water and Idaho Water Resources with well remediation, developing test well protocols and proper well abandonment techniques in addition to investigating and enforcing Idaho state drilling standards.
Nic graduated from Boise High school and lives in Boise Idaho.
Dr. Abani Samal, Contributing and Consulting Geologist
Dr. Abani Samal has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of economic geology and valuation of mineral resources. He has extensive training (MS and PhD) in economic geology and geostatistics. He is also well recognized for his expertise in advanced geostatistics and mineral resource estimation.
During the last 20 years in the industry Dr. Samal has gained experience in various commodities including gold, iron ore, Cu-Mo-Au-Ag and Pb-Zn-Ag deposits around the world. His outstanding contributions to the industry are widely acknowledged through publications and presentations of his research and findings in various national and international conferences. He is well known for emphasizing the importance of strategic application of economic geology throughout the value chain of mining projects. His mentoring skills are highly acclaimed among industry professionals.
Dr. Samal is a registered member of SME (RM-SME), a certified professional geologist (CPG) and Fellow of the Society for Economic Geologists (SEG).
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