Dr. Keith Barron, Chairman & CEO, is an exploration geologist with over 33 years experience in the mining sector. He has consulted on all continents except for Antarctica, searching for commodities such as gold, silver, diamonds, uranium, copper, platinum, and industrial minerals. In 2001, he co-founded Ecuador gold explorer Aurelian Resources Inc., which made the colossal Fruta del Norte gold discovery in 2006. The company was bought by Kinross Gold in 2008 for $1.2 billion. Dr. Barron has received several awards for his role in the discovery of Fruta del Norte. He holds a PhD in Geology from UWO and a BSc. (Hons) in Geology from U of T.