Elton L.S. Pereira is a geologist with more than thirty years of experience in the mineral exploration industry in Brazil, with solid skills, know-how and leadership in managing teams, projects and exploration companies. Mr. Pereira spent twelve years as an exploration geologist and project manager at Rio Tinto Brazil, where he was directly involved in the discovery of several gold, gold/copper, kaolin and bauxite deposits in the country. After Rio Tinto, Mr. Pereira spent fourteen years in the junior exploration market, where he was V.P. Exploration and country manager at Brazauro Resources Corp. and at TriStar Gold Inc. At Brazauro, he leaded the team that defined Tocantinzinho, the first world-class gold deposit (2.5 Moz) ever found in the Tapajós Mineral Province which subsequently sold to Eldorado Gold in 2010. At TriStar, he was instrumental in the discovery of Castelo de Sonhos, a paleo placer gold deposit, currently with ~2 Moz of total resources. Mr. Pereira graduated with a B.Sc. in Geology from Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos-RS in 1987 and holds a M.Sc.in Structural Geology at Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto-MG (1996). He is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists-SEG and of the Brazilian Society of Geologists-SBG.