Solitario is a well-funded emerging zinc exploration and development company traded on the NYSE American (“XPL”) and on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“SLR”). Solitario holds 50% joint venture interest (Teck Resources 50%) in the high-grade, open-pittable Lik zinc deposit in Alaska and a 39% joint venture interest (Nexa Resources holds the remaining 61% interest) on the high-grade Florida Canyon zinc project in Peru. Solitario’s Management and Directors hold approximately 9.3% (excluding options) of the Company’s 58.1 million shares outstanding. Solitario’s cash balance and marketable securities stand at approximately US$8.0 million. Additional information about Solitario is available online at www.solitariozinc.com.
President, CEO and Director
Christopher Herald is currently President, CEO and Director of Solitario Zinc Corp. Mr. Herald also served in various senior management roles and finally as President, CEO and Director of Crown Resources Corporation from 1990 until Crown was acquired by Kinross Gold Corp in 2006. Prior to joining Crown Mr. Herald was a senior geologist for Echo Bay Mines and Anaconda Minerals. Mr. Herald was a past chairman of Denver Gold Group, a not-for-profit industry association recognized for organizing preeminent North American and European gold conferences for institutional investors. Mr. Herald received a MS in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines and a BS in Geology from the University of Notre Dame.