Advisor to the Board
Mr. Ewen is a professional prospector. He graduated from the Haileybury School of Mines in Ontario in 1972, and has spent his entire career exploring for and finding gold and base metals in Canada, and West Africa. He first came to West Africa with Carlin Resources exploring for bedrock sources for diamonds, and later along with Godfried Kesse, the recently retired Director of the Ghana Geological Survey, in the year 2000 formed Goknet Mining Company Limited.
From 2005 to 2010 he was the Managing Director of Keegan Resources Ghana, where he was instrumental in acquiring the Bonte Gold mining lease – a former alluvial gold mining operation located just north of the Asanko Mine (Obotan). He commenced wide spread soil sampling lines prospecting for the bedrock source of the alluvial gold – and is credited with discovering and drilling off the Esaase gold deposit which is the subject of the Phase 2 expansion of the Asanko Gold mine. The geological resource base for the Esaase and Obotan projects is circa 11 million ounces of gold.