Catherine McLeod-Seltzer, a recognized leader in the minerals industry, is the Chairman of Pacific Rim Mining, Bear Creek Mining, and Stornoway Diamonds.
Ms. McLeod-Seltzer is well known in mining circles for backing proven mine finders and building successful mineral companies, including Arequipa Resources, Francisco Gold, Miramar Mining, Bear Creek Mining, Stornoway Diamonds and Peru Copper Inc. Catherine has raised over $350 million in working capital for exploration to date, and been involved in over $4 billion in corporate transactions in the mining industry. Her leadership experience, financial savvy, access to capital, and respect from the exploration and mining community has been an invaluable asset to the companies she is involved in.
The feasibility study at Santa Ana in Peru for Bear Creek Mining (V.BCM) brings them one step closer to becoming a leading silver producer. Santa Ana now has 63.2 million ounces of silver reserves, bringing the company's total to over 321 million ounces. Santa Ana should be in production by 2012, and Corani by 2014. Once both mines are in full operation, BCM will be producing 15 to 20 million ounces a year, putting it among the top pure silver companies in the world.