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Brian McEwen on the Chinchillas Opportunity Amidst the Rising Price of Silver

from The Daily Bell:

The Daily Bell: Tell us a little more about your background.

Brian McEwen: I graduated from UBC in 1981, with a BSc in Earth Sciences, the worked in the coal mines of SE BC for 10 years, moved on to consulting with Cominco Engineering, MRDI and then AMEC. I worked around the world in open pit and underground project and mining evaluations, mostly development or production companies, as Chief Geologist, Manager of Geology, and finally Mining Manager for AMEC Peru. In 2003 I incorporated my own consulting company and worked mostly in senior or executive roles for junior companies, including Dynasty Gold, Buffalo Gold, London Mining, New World Resources, Northern Lion Gold, North Arrow and now Golden Arrow.

The Daily Bell: We want to ask some technical questions to begin with because of your role, and then we’ll get a bit more general. Tell us about your time with MRDI.

Brian McEwen: I worked with Dr. Harry Parker, my technical supervisor. I was Chef Geologist for Canada, followed by Manager of Mining in Peru. I worked on many major projects throughout the world but mostly in Latin America, including Antamina, Cerro Colorado, Spence, Quebrada Blance, Alumbrera, Lomas Bayas, Petaquilla… to name a few.

The Daily Bell: How is Golden Arrow positioned in Argentina from a success standpoint.

Brian McEwen: We have defined resources which continue to grow, and Silver Standard’s Pirquitas mine 35 kms away is running out of ore. Silver Standard is currently paying for all the pre-development costs for advancing our exploratory effort and evaluating a joint mining operation, so the project is moving forward at no dilution to shareholders.

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