Mr. Palka has 40 years of experience in mining. He is an internationally known exploration and mining geologist having accumulated an remarkable experience in mineral exploration projects' management in senior positions in such a diverse geological environment like: Brazil, Canada, Western U.S., Germany, Spain, Chile and Argentina;
In due course of its differing assignments to major Canadian and American corporations - St. Joe Minerals, US Steel Corp., Patino Mines, Quibeck - and junior exploration companies deserves mention his responsibilities regarding the selection of the best exploration techniques, prospect evaluation, joint ventures negotiations and relation with governments authorities.
B.Sc., Geology - Academy of Mines, Cracow, Poland, 1958;
M.Sc., Mining Geology - Academy of Mines, Cracow, Poland, 1960;
Director and General Manager Exploration - Brazil with Lysander Gold Corporation of Vancouver, B.C., Canada. 1995-1997;
Director and Exploration Manager with ITAOCA Holding (Mining) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Gold Exploration in greenstone environment. 1993-1995;
Manager - South America with KLM AEROCARTO N.V., The Hague, Holland. Responsible for negotiating and management of remote sensing and air photogrametry projects in Argentina and Chile. 1990-1993;
Vice President Exploration and Development with International Coast Minerals Corp., Vancouver, Canada. In charge of gold exploration projects in Western Canada and negotiation of option agreement with Polish authorities regarding valuation and reprocessing of Lubin copper mine's tailings. 1987-1990;
Chief Geologist - Brazil with St. Joe Minerals Corp.. Implementation and Management of the company's successful gold, diamond and tin exploration programs. Also involved in copper exploration in Cupferschiefer/West Germany and in Yuba Gold/California. 1981-1986;
On behalf of his activities as Exploration Consulting Geologist should be mentioning clients of the caliber of Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corp., Gregory Hoyl & Associates (Denver), Cedar Capital Corp. (Vancouver) and M.I.M. Exploration Pty.