Caracle Creek Team: CCIC South Africa

John Hancox (PhD, Pri.Sci.Nat): Managing Director CCIC Coal/Coal Specialist
[coal, precious metals, magmatic sulphides, base metals, copper (porphyry/stratiform), graphite, diamonds, uranium, heavy mineral sands, REE]

Dr. John Hancox, a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand (B.Sc. (Hons.), 1991 and PhD, 1998), has more than 19 years post-doctoral experience in the sub-Saharan African Minerals industries. He lectured in the Department of Geology at the University of the Witwatersrand between 1995 and 2004, and is currently the Managing Director of Caracle Creek International Consulting Coal (Proprietary) Limited. Dr. Hancox is a member in good standing of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions, as well as a Member and Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa and the Society of Economic Geologists. He is also a lifetime Member of the Geostatistical Association of South Africa, an Executive Committee Member of the Fossil Fuel Foundation, and a Core Member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. He has also authored over 75 peer reviewed scientific papers (www.researchgate.net/profile/John_Hancox) on various aspects of economic and sedimentary geology, palaeontology and basin analysis, as well as numerous in-house reports and documents for the Johannesburg, Toronto, Australian and London stock exchanges. Dr. Hancox has been involved in a number of exploration drilling projects in Sub-Saharan and West Africa, including coal, graphite, stratiform copper-cobalt, gold (conglomerate and vein hosted), Mississippi-Valley Type lead-zinc, iron ore, chromite, platinum, diamonds, rare earth elements, and uranium. John has extensive experience in implementing and managing exploration projects including drill hole planning, drill rig management, stratigraphic sequence determination, core logging and sampling, and quality assurance/quality control. He also has extensive experience in site investigations for various commodities, including projects in countries such as Angola, Botswana, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauretania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Dr. Hancox is fluent in English and working knowledge of Afrikaans.

Desmond Subramani (HB.Sc., Pri.Sci.Nat): Mineral Resource Geologist
[precious metals, base metals, magmatic sulphides, copper (porphyry/stratiform), coal, iron, graphite, manganese, heavy mineral sands]

Desmond Subramani is an expert Mineral Resource Geologist with more than 20 years in the mineral exploration and mining industries, with international experience that includes Ghana, DRC, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Madagascar, China, Australia, Canada, and Saudi Arabia. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, he is a member of the South Africa Council for Natural Scientific Professions (Pr.Sci.Nat). Desmond specializes in all aspects of economic geology and related to geostatistics for resource estimation, from early-stage projects to mining feasibility studies. Mr. Subramani’s expertise includes the design, implementation and management of exploration programs, geological assessment of mineral deposits, geological modelling and geostatistics, resource estimation and Competent Person reporting (JORC code, NI 43-101), feasibility studies, and due diligence reviews. Desmond’s key technical strengths are in 3D geostatistical resource modelling and estimation, geo-risk assessment (using conditional simulation), resource classifications and reporting, due diligence and reviews, plus compilation of independent technical reports for public companies. He is a super-user of Datamine Studio and Leapfrog 3D, with the core strengths being advanced geological modelling, geostatistical resource estimation, conditional simulation and elementary open pit optimization (using NVP Scheduler). Mr. Subramani is fluent in English and Afrikaans.

Eva Schneiderhan (PhD): Coal Resource Geologist
[coal, precious metals, base metals, magmatic sulphides, copper (porphyry/stratiform), iron, graphite, manganese]

Dr. Eva Schneiderhan is an expert Coal Resource Geologist with more than 10 years in the coal exploration and mining industries. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, she is a member and Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa, a Member of the Fossil Fuel Foundation of South Africa and a Lifetime Member of the Geostatistical Association of South Africa. Her M.Sc. thesis focused on the manganese deposits of the Kalahari Manganese Field and her PhD focussed on the Neoarchaean supracrustal successions on the Kaapvaal Craton. Dr. Schneiderhan has been involved in various projects for Caracle Creek (CCIC) including lead-zinc, copper, gold, platinum, iron ore, manganese, coal, and graphite. Eva specializes in all aspects of coal geology from early-stage projects to mining feasibility studies, and has considerable experience in quality assurance and quality control, being a specialist in improving the quality and reliability of the data obtained. Dr. Schneiderhan’s expertise includes the design, implementation and management of exploration programs, geological assessment of mineral deposits, geological modelling and geostatistics, resource estimation and Competent Person/Qualified Person reporting (SAMREC, JORC code, NI 43-101). Eva’s key technical strengths are in 3D coal resource modelling and estimation, geo-risk assessment, resource classifications and reporting, due diligence and reviews, and the compilation of independent technical reports for public companies. She is a super-user of Datamine Studio software, with her core strengths being advanced geological modelling and resource estimation. Dr Schneiderhan is fluent in German, English and Afrikaans.

Trevor Richardson (B.Sc., Pri.Sci.Nat): Director (CCIC SA)/ Senior Geologist
[precious metals, magmatic sulphides, copper (porphyry/stratiform), base metals]

Mr. Richardson (South Africa), a co-founder of Caracle Creek along with Scott Jobin-Bevans (Canada), has extensive exploration experience in Africa and Canada, in numerous commodities including precious metals (specifically gold and Platinum Group Metals) and base metals. Registered as a Professional Natural Scientist, under the South African Council of Natural Scientific Professions, Trevor has managed many multi-million dollar projects from conception through to exploration and into production. Trevor has also been a co-founder, CEO, President, Vice President, and Director of various junior exploration companies on the TSX-V.

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