Mr. Leveille has over 40 years of international mineral exploration experience, with particular expertise in copper. He was Sr. VP of Exploration for Freeport Copper & Gold for 10 years until his retirement in 2017, where he led a team that added 54 billion lbs Cu to reserves and made the Chukaru Peki discovery in Serbia, for which he won the PDAC Thayer Lindsley International Mineral Discovery Award. Rich spent 13 years at Phelps Dodge Exploration attaining the role of President of Exploration, where he led the team that made the Kisanfu discovery in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Sossego discovery in the state of Para, Brazil. While Senior Geologist with Kennecott, he made the Penasquito discovery in Zacatecas, Mexico. He holds a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Alaska, and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Utah. Richard Leveille has numerous scholarly publications on mineral exploration and porphyry copper systems as well as the nature of business cycles related to mineral exploration and development. Since 2017, Mr. Leveille has acted as consulting geologist to a number of companies and projects across the globe, including directing the porphyry copper exploration for Tintic Consolidated Metals, an affiliate of IG Global Group, as well as overseeing the technical development of the Company’s lithium brine project in the western US.