Dr. Marcello Veiga has worked thirty one years as a metallurgical engineer and
environmental geochemist for mining and consulting companies in Brazil,
Canada, US, Venezuela, Chile and Peru. He has worked extensively on
environmental and social issues related to mining. As associate professor since
1997 of the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of
British Columbia his research and teaching topics have focused on features that
lead to improving the image of mining and contributing to sustainable mining communities.
From 2002 to 2008, he worked as an expert and Chief Technical Advisor of the GEF/UNDP/UNIDO Global Mercury Project for UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organization, in Vienna. This included implementation of Environmental and Health Assessment of mercury pollution in artisanal gold mining in Asia, Africa and South America. The project also included implementation of procedures to reduce mercury emissions, and local fabrication of pieces of equipment to reduce exposure of miners to mercury vapors and increase gold recovery. See full resume
More than 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry and is currently President and CEO of Caracle Creek International Consulting, a private international consulting firm. Scott brings to the Newlox team a strong background in economic geology with international experience in a variety of deposit types and commodities and numerous years of experience in public markets.
Metallurgical Engineer graduate of the Universitatii Politehnica din Bucuresti with a Masters of Science Degree
in Extractive Metallurgy, the Universitatii Politehnica din Bucuresti Doctor of Philosophy Degree.
He has practiced his profession continuously since 1983.
From 1983 through 1984 was employed by ALUMINASA (the National Aluminum Company of Costa Rica) as the Head Metallurgical Engineer in Esparza, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
From 1984 through 1985 was employed by INA (National Learning Institute of Costa Rica) as the Head of the team to develop their Metallurgical Laboratory in La Uruca, San José, Costa Rica.
From 1985 through 2000 was employed by TEC (Technological Institute of Costa Rica) as Professor in the area of Metallurgy in Centro, Cartago, Costa Rica.
From 2000 until the present he has been involved in the invention, research, development, patenting and manufacture of a series of metallurgical products, under his brand Perbols38. Providing important Public and Private Companies.
Involved in the evaluation, design, and operation of mineral processing facilities and recovery systems similar to that utilized by Newlox Gold Ventures Corp. at Las Juntas, Costa Rica during his career.
His products have received awards and special recognitions.
Member of the Association of Engineers (C.I.Q.P.A.), Costa Rica,
Member Number 2529, with the designation of Metallurgical Engineer.
Member of the National Teaches Association of Costa Rica.
Consulting Metallurgist since June 1989. As a result of his experience and qualifications.
Registered member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration (SME), (Registration # 04206042)