David Ernst

VP Exploration

Mr. Ernst is a professional geologist with over 34 years of experience in mineral exploration and project management in the Americas. He graduated with a B.A. in Geology from Western State College, Colorado in 1978 and a M.S. in Geology from Eastern Washington State University in 1980. Mr. Ernst was most recently Chief Geologist for Pacific Rim Mining, which was recently acquired by Oceana Gold, and played key roles in the discovery or expansion of several mineral deposits, including Hog Ranch, Red Canyon, and Hidden Hill in Nevada, Lomas Bayas and Fortuna de Cobre in Chile, Luicho in Peru, and Nance Dulce and Santa Rita in El Salvador.