Our Team

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." --Helen Keller


Richard (Rick) Hurt

Rick is an expert in large project management in difficult logistical locations. His background in the precious metal industry spans over two decades with projects ranging from North America, West Africa, and Southeast Asia.


Shawn Newcombe

Shawn has a bachelors degree in geology from Southern Oregon University. His expertise in extractive metallurgy is unprecedented, and has been mentored by some of the very best experts in the industry.


Mike Irish

Mike is a chemical engineer with University of Idaho (BS, MS) and also PE, QP. Previous positions include: Sunshine Refinery plant metallurgist. Formation Metals Idaho Cobalt project, general manager of the silver refinery. Anglo Gold, chief metallurgist.


Dr. Jerry Demenna

Doctor Jerry Demenna has a BS in chemistry and a PHD in analytical chemistry from Rutgers University. Doctor Dā€™s name is on the patent for the first nebulizer used in spectrography analysis and has been lab manager or director of research for various prestigious laboratories across the US.


Chris Christopherson

Chris has been an umpire assayer to the precious metal industry for 40 years. His knowledge and experience of analytical metallurgy is unmatched in the industry today.


Robert Jones

Robert is an expert in logistics and operations for managing events and projects. His background includes Banquet Manager at Hagadon Hospitalities.