Richard Kern is an exploration geologist with over twenty-five years experience in base and precious metals exploration in the United States, Central and South America, and Australia.
Mr. Kern worked for Homestake Mining for over thirteen years, where his positions included Exploration Manager Eastern Australia and District Geologist Western United States.
Mr. Kern directly managed major exploration programs in diverse locations, including Malaysia, Ecuador, Mexico and the Western U.S. In Nevada, his team drilled the discovery holes into a 1.6 million ounce gold deposit which has since gone into production, and a 9 million ounce gold-equivalent deposit in Australia, also in production.
Mr. Kern has operated as an independent mineral exploration geologist for the last several years, with a focus on the Western United States. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology (Montana State) and Master of Science in Geology (Idaho State).