Jose Antonio Berlanga Balderas, P.Eng.

Mr. Balderas is a Mining and Metallurgist Engineer with 37 years of experience in evaluation, design, planning, engineering, construction and operation of mining and metallurgical units.

He is currently President and CEO of Reyna Minas S.A. de C.V., a Mexican company, founded in 2001, formed by Mexican professionals with extensive experience and skills in the development and operation of mining projects throught the application of technology and high optimization methods in extracting minerals.  Some of the projects that Antonio through Reyna Minas has participated include: El Oro in the State of Mexico, La Negra in Queretaro and Pinzan Morado in Guerrero, among others. He has also promoted important mining assets with Canadian companies, the latest being the Morelos Sur and El Barqueno projects with Cayden Resources.

Additionally, he is a partner and CEO of Cortez Gold Corp., a Canadian company which owns a concentrate treatment plant in Matehuala, San Luis Potosi.

During his professional career, he worked eight years as mine superintendent with Servicios Industriales Penoles, SA de CV on various projects between 1978-1985 and with Minera Autlan in 1993.

From 1993 to 2001 he obtained invaluable knowledge of the deposits and mines in Mexico as deputy technical director of the Trust for Mining Development in Mexico, a development bank specializing in the mining industry.  He has been a two term President of the prestigious College of Engineering Geologists and has occupied executive positions in the AIGMM as well as an advisor in the Engineering faculty at UNAM.