Neb Zurkic

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Neb Zurkic "is a geologist with over 18 years of experience. A Competent Person under the JORC Code for several types of deposits, Neb is also familiar with SEC and NI 43-101 reporting standards.

"Primary areas of expertise include deposit modelling, resource estimation, ore control and technical auditing. Neb has been involved in resource estimation, due diligence reviews, ore control and mine to mill processes for a range of commodities and geological settings in Australia, Indonesia, Peru, Ghana and Kazakhstan.

"Starting his career as a mine geologist in 1990 for Perseverance Corporation Limited, Neb took on more senior roles at Fosterville in 1993, including taking the lead in the first feasibility study to mine the significantly larger sulphide resource.

"In 1999 Neb joined the world’s largest gold producer, Newmont Mining Corporation, as part of the team that was responsible for commissioning the giant Batu Hijau porphyry copper-gold project in Indonesia. Later, Neb initiated and led the project team that identified and quantified sampling biases that culminated in the addition of 4 million equivalent reserve ounces in the 2002 reporting year. Neb then moved to the giant Yanacocha gold mine in Peru in 2004. That year Yanacocha was the highest producing single site gold mine in the world.

"After a six month stint with premier worldwide mining consultancy AMC Consultants in 2006, Neb now runs his own consultancy." [1]

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  1. Directors, Republic Gold, accessed March 19, 2008.