Mr. Oliva has acquired a remarkable experience in planning, execution and supervision of mineral exploration programs with emphasis on gold. Besides his most appreciated knowledge of the Brazilian Mining Code and operational & administrative framework, he has expressive experience in exploration management, property evaluation and joint venture & acquisition transactions.
M.Sc., Economic Geology - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1983;
B.Sc. , Geology - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1977.
Independent Consultant. 1998 - Present;
General Manager, Canyon Resources Corporation, Brazil. 1995/1998;
Manager of gold, diamond and nickel projects as well as assignments for mineral property evaluation and joint venture negotiation for WMC, Brazil. 1990/1994;
Senior Geologist of WMC (Kalgoorlie, Australia) in charge for regional exploration and target selection for gold. Mine geologist at Victory gold mine, Kambalda. 1988/1989;
Gold project manager in northeast and mid-west regions of Brazil for WMC, Brazil. 1982/1987;
Geologist (part time) with Cia. Meridional de Mineração (US Steel), Brazil. 1979/1982;
Professor of Mineralogy - Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1979/1982;
Geologist with NUCLEBRÄS S.A. engaged in uranium regional exploration, Brazil. 1977/1979.