Vice President Exploration
Mr. Rideout has 34 years of experience in advanced exploration practice, responsible business management, scientific team building, and mining integration with local communities and indigenous peoples.
In recent positions, Mr. Rideout has directly managed the acquisition and exploration of dozens of lithium properties in northern Argentina. Previously he served 5 years as CEO of Latin American Minerals, Inc. (TSX VENTURE:LAT), advancing gold and diamond projects in Paraguay, and 23 years with Quantec Geoscience, Inc., where he initiated operations in South America and managed subsidiaries in several countries. He has experience in mine permitting, financing, construction, and operations (implemented the first operating mine in Paraguay). In addition, Mr. Rideout has deep expertise with all major geophysical technologies applied within the mining industry, and decades of experience working with many of the most successful exploration teams in South America. He participated in the discovery of several world-class deposits including the Collahuasi and Ujina copper-porphyry deposits, Veladero epithermal gold deposit, and Navidad VMS/epithermal silver deposit. Mr. Rideout holds a B.Sc. with Honors Certificate in Geophysics, from the University of Western Ontario (1987). Fluent in English and Spanish, he has lived in Mendoza, Argentina for more than 20 years.