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Animas Resources Management

Gregory E. McKelvey

President and C.E.O., Director

Mr. McKelvey, MS. Geol., has more than forty years of extensive, international experience in Latin America, Africa, and Europe in expanding responsibilities for signiificant mining companies such as Kennecott, Cominco, Homestake, and Phelps Dodge. He also acts as an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Arizona in their International Center for Mining Health, Safety, and Environment and worked for the USGS in Latin America. He has also consulted for Lundin, Codelco, Phelps Dodge, Newmont Mining, Gerald Metals, and Quadra Mining.

Mr. McKelvey has successfully directed and led innovative exploration efforts, resulting in the discovery and identification of several major ore deposits. He participated in or led the teams that discovered Sossego (Cu/Au) in Brazil; Sheep Creek (Zn, Cu, Co) in Montana; Spar Lake--Cabinet Mts. (Cu, Ag) in Montana; Sechura, (P2O5) in Peru; extensions of the Punta de Cobre (Cu/Au) deposits in Chile; extensions of ore at Chino (Cu) in New Mexico; the Codelco IOCG discovery in Brazil, and the recent new porphyry copper center at Sierra Gorda in Chile

As the former VP of Exploration-Latin America for Phelps Dodge, Greg will lead for the strategic and tactical exploration plans for Animas Resources.

John Wilson
V.P. Exploration
Mr. Wilson has over forty years of experience and success in all aspects of base and precious metals exploration, discovery, reserve definition, and mine development. His work has included discoveries in Brazil, Nevada, and Peru. He has also done detailed evaluations of numerous deposits and prospect types in varying geological settings throughout the western U.S., Russia, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Central America, and Asia. His work for Cyprus Minerals Company, Codelco Corporation, Amoco, Kinross Gold Corporation, AMAX Mining Corporation, and Essex has ranged from initial prospect evaluation to the design and management of regional exploration, deposit modeling, and development programs. Mr. Wilson has a strong field orientation with excellent development skills and a proven record of discovery.

Winnie Wong
Winnie Wong C.A received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Honours) from Queen's University in 1996 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. She is currently Vice President of Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd.. Her role is to manage the financial administration team and to assist Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd.'s management group on corporate finance projects. Prior to joining Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd., Ms. Wong was the controller of Pivotal Corporation, a company providing software, services, and support to a variety of businesses. Between 1996 and 1999, Ms. Wong worked with Deloitte & Touche, Chartered Accountants.

Don Ranta
Dr. Ranta is an exploration and development mining executive, experienced in planning, implementing and directing successful exploration and acquisition programs throughout North America, South America, Africa, and other international locations. He has extensive experience in generative exploration, project exploration and appraisal, geologic-engineering, and economic evaluation as well as strategic and business planning. In addition, he is a former President and Board member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration and the current Vice President-Finance and a Board member of The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers. He has been a director of several junior exploration and mining companies

He has had a significant role in the successful exploration, discovery, and acquisition of several major ore deposits including the Sleeper gold deposit in Nevada, the Emmons molybdenum deposit in Colorado, the McDonald gold deposit in Montana, and the Santa Gertrudis gold orebodies in Sonora, Mexico. His exploration teams participated in the acquisition or discovery of a number of other deposits including: the Paradones Amarillos gold deposit in Baja California, the Aquarius gold deposit in Ontario, Canada, the Kilgore gold deposit in Idaho, the Seven-Up Pete gold deposit in Montana, the Dolores gold-silver deposit in Mexico, the Youga gold deposit in Burkina Faso, the Kuranakh gold deposit in Russia, and the Cochise copper deposit in Arizona.

Mark Brown
Mark T. Brown is the President of Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd. headquartered in Vancouver B.C. Pacific Opportunity is a financial consulting and merchant banking firm active in venture capital markets in North America. Mr. Brown has assisted in the successful establishment of several private and public companies. In the mining and mineral exploration sector, Mr. Brown has played key roles in the success of Rare Element Resources Ltd., Sutter Gold Mining Ltd., Portal Resources Ltd., Pitchstone Exploration Ltd., and other junior exploration companies. His corporate activities include merger and acquisition transactions, financing, strategic corporate planning, and corporate development. Prior to joining Pacific Opportunity, Mr. Brown managed the financial departments of two TSE 300 companies: Miramar Mining Corp. and Eldorado Gold Ltd. Mr. Brown has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993 while working with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Vancouver, Portal Resources Ltd., Pitchstone Exploration Ltd. and other junior exploration companies.

Bryan Morris
Until his retirement in August 2003, Mr. Morris worked for Teck Cominco Limited as Vice President, Business Development, and was responsible for identifying, evaluating, and negotiating acquisitions, primarily in the zinc business. Prior to that appointment he had been Vice President, Finance and Director of Cominco Resources International Ltd., the listed international exploration arm of Cominco Ltd., and had held senior positions in Cominco's finance organization. During his career with Teck Cominco he also served as a director of several subsidiary and associated companies. Between 1965 and 1974 Mr. Morris worked in Peru for Cerro de Pasco Corporation and Centromin. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and is also a director of several junior mining companies. Currently he is a director and CFO of Andean American and Sinchao Metals; a direcor of Inca Pacific and Mediterranean Resources and, until late June 2007, a director and CFO of Morgain Minerals.

Dr. Hugh Miller
Dr. Miller is an Associate Professor in the Mining Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines, and has a long history of working with mining and exploration companies. Before joining CSM in 2005, he spent 6 years teaching at the University of Arizona and was the Director of the San Xavier Mining Laboratory and Co-Director of the International Center for Mine Health, Safety, and Environment. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Miller worked 13 years for several mining and engineering companies, including 5 years as Director of Operations for International Engineering Technology, Inc. Dr. Miller consults, teaches courses and conducts research in a variety of specialized areas, including project feasibility/valuation, mine design and operations and occupational health and safety. He has also served on the boards of several companies and professional organizations. He regularly consults in the economic and technical evaluation of mining properties and mineral resources. Dr. Miller received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Colorado School of Mines.

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