Technical Advisory Committee

Technical Advisory Committee

Chris Osterman, BSc Mining Eng., MSc Geol. Eng., PhD Geology

Chris Osterman

Dr. Osterman has thirty years of experience in both metal production and exploration in North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Most recently, Dr. Osterman played an integral role in the discovery and development of the San Jose silver deposit in Oaxaca, Mexico; and the Zuun Mod molybdenum deposit in Mongolia. Dr. Osterman’s area of expertise lies in new project reconnaissance and exploration strategy. Dr. Osterman completed a Ph.D. at the Colorado School of Mines focusing on sediment-hosted copper deposits in Namibia.

“There are few events in my professional experience where decisive leadership has been coupled with a superior technical team. First Mining, for me, was one of those rare opportunities. We have moved rapidly to secure multiple valuable assets. Our mission now is to apply maximum effort to advance the projects technically, environmentally, and socially, while continuing to scout the Americas for new opportunities.” - C. Osterman

William (Bill) Tanaka

William (Bill) Tanaka

Mr. William (Bill) Tanaka graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering and brings over 24 years of consulting experience and eight years of project development and operating experience in the areas of resource and reserve estimation, mine design and planning, production scheduling, and capital and operating cost estimation. Over the past 18 years much of Mr. Tanaka’s consulting work has involved technical due diligence for debt finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Tanaka has provided review and guidance services to First Mining on a consulting basis from the Company’s inception in the areas of assessing the reliability of resource estimates and proposed extraction scenarios presented for potential acquisition targets. More recently, he provided guidance for and oversight of activities related to advancing properties acquired by First Mining.

"I’m very pleased to be a part of the First Mining team in these exciting times. The downturn in the resource sector over the past four years has created tremendous opportunities for acquiring significant advanced-exploration and development projects and First Mining is a clear leader in aggressively seizing those opportunities." - W. Tanaka

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