Bradford Cooke, M.Sc., P.Geo., Chairman and CEO of Endeavour Silver Corp., is a professional geologist with over 32 years of experience in the mining industry, specializing in the financing, acquisition, exploration, development and exploitation of precious-metal properties. As the founder and/or director of several public resource companies, he has successfully raised over C$250 million equity and joint venture financings for several resource projects since 1988. Mr. Cooke participated in the discovery of several mineral deposits, including uranium in Labrador, gold and tungsten in British Columbia, gold in Suriname and silver in Mexico. He graduated with honors with a B.Sc. in geology from Queens University in 1984. From 1976 to 1987, he worked as a Project Geologist for Noranda Mines, Shell Minerals, Chevron Minerals and as a Geologist Consultant. In 1998 he launched Canarc Resource Corp. to focus on gold exploration in the Americas. In 2003 he formed Endeavour Silver Corp. with the express purpose of acquiring advanced high-grade silver mining projects in Mexico. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief historical sketch of Canarc Resource
Corp. and a picture of the things you are doing at the present time?