Ron has 30 years of work experience in the minerals industry, primarily focused on generating and evaluating exploration properties. Ron most recently worked at Centerra Gold Inc. as VP of Exploration. Prior to this, he held the positions of VP, Exploration and Chief Geologist at Silver Standard Resources Inc. where he contributed to discoveries that resulted in the definition of a world-class silver resource at the Pitarrilla project in Durango, Mexico and major gold resources forming the Snowfield and Brucejack deposits in northern British Columbia, Canada. Prior to joining Silver Standard in 2004, Ron had worked since 1989 as an exploration geologist for Teck Resources Ltd. and its predecessors, focused on target generation and property evaluations in Canada, Mexico and South America.
Locke Goldsmith has advised Riverside on exploration approaches, sampling, and other work over the past years. He has extensive experience in exploration and mining with over 50 years in the field expertise. Mr. Goldsmith has been a self-employed mining exploration geologist since 1970. He has consulted for many companies with work around the world including through out North and South America. He has worked on projects in Mexico and brings vast knowledge to advise Riverside. He is a registered professional engineer in the Canadian Provinces of Ontario and British Columbia. He is a registered professional geologist with the Province of British Columbia and the States of Oregon, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Mr. Goldsmith is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists and the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. Mr. Goldsmith is a Graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines in Ontario, Canada. Mr. Goldsmith received his B.Sc. (Honours) in Geology from the Michigan Technological University. Mr. Goldsmith received his M.Sc in Geology from the University of British Columbia, Canada.