Technical Advisors

Ben Whiting, M.Sc., P.Geo.

Ben Whiting is a professional geoscientist with more than 35 years’ experience in the international mining industry. He has worked for both major & junior companies, managing a wide range of operations from exploration through to production. He has also acted as a special advisor on mining industry matters to government agencies, the World Bank, and is a past Adjunct Professor of Queen’s University in the Geological Sciences & Mining Engineering departments. Mr. Whiting is an “Economic Geology” medal award winner and winner of the 2008 IAC “Explorer of the Year” award. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO), La Asociación de Ingenieros de Minas Metalurgistas y Geólogos de México (AIMMGM), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and a Fellow and past-editor of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG). He is the current Vice President of Exploration for Orex Minerals Inc., Barsele Minerals Corp and Dolly Varden Silver Corp.

Rob Van Egmond, P.Geo.

Rob van Egmond is a professional geologist with over 25 years of experience in the international mining industry. His career encompasses a wide spectrum of experiences ranging from grass roots project generation to pre-feasibility level resource development and mine geology. He has worked with major mining companies (Cominco, BHP, Kennecott) and junior explorers (Orex Minerals, Platinum Group Metals, Candente, Northern Dynasty, Keewatin) gaining experience in a wide variety of commodities and deposit types spanning locations North and South America as well as Africa. Included in his experience are several years of exploration and pre-development work in the Iskut River/Golden Triangle area with Cominco. Mr. van Egmond holds a B.Sc. degree in geological sciences from the University of British Columbia and he is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). He is the current Chief Geologist for Dolly Varden Silver Corp.