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Mr. Rayani for the past 15 years has been focused on financing both domestic and international mineral exploration and development projects. Mr. Rayani is currently Chief Executive Officer, Director of Falcon Gold Corp.; Chair of R7 Capital Ventures Ltd.; Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of District 1 Exploration Corp. Prior to these postings, he worked independently as a management consultant and financier to companies in the junior mining, biomedical, and technology sectors raising over $100 Million in the last few years, for both public and private companies. Mr. Rayani brings an extensive network of contacts throughout North America and Europe, with a focus on Institutional accounts.
Pekeski is a Professional Geologist with over 20 years of experience in mineral exploration and project development. From 1996 to 2008, he served as exploration geologist and project manager with Rio Tinto Exploration exploring for base metal and diamond deposits in Nunavut, North West Territories, Northern Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, Southern Africa, and India. Mr. Pekeski was the project manager for the Rio Tinto exploration team that discovered and evaluated the diamondiferous Bunder kimberlites. As Executive Vice President, Western Potash Corp., he successfully managed the Milestone Potash Project in Saskatchewan from discovery, through pre-feasibility and feasibility, environmental permitting approval, and project financing. Current Vice President - Project Development for Crystal Peak Minerals. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Earth Sciences.
Mr. Graham is an accomplished mining executive with over 20 years of international experience exploring and developing mineral deposits. He has spent over half of his career working for major mining companies, including roles at Rio Tinto and Anglo American. Mr. Graham possesses industrial minerals experience and is well known for his successes within the diamond sector. From 1990-1994, Mr. Graham acted as Principal Geologist in exploration for Anglo American and partner in De Beers Group’s South Africa division. In 1994, he joined Rio Tinto in Canada as the evaluation manager for the Diavik diamond mine, then went on to become Chief Geologist for diamonds with Rio Tinto’s Project Generation Group. During his 15 years at Rio Tinto, Ian was involved with the evaluation and pre-development of several projects, including the Diavik diamond mine in the Northwest Territories and the Resolution copper deposit in Arizona. While at Rio Tinto he also oversaw permitting for the Eagle Nickel mine in Michigan and played a key role in developing the initial economic assessment for the Bunder Diamond Project in India.