Kurt Allen has over 25 years’ experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry, with emphasis on volcanic and sediment hosed epithermal gold-silver deposits. Kurt holds a B.Sc. in geology from Boise State University and a M.Sc. in geology from Idaho State University, and is currently the Director - New Projects for Hecla Mining Company. He has worked for Hecla since 1991 holding various positions, including Senior Mine Geologist, Chief Geologist, Manager of Exploration at Hecla’s Rosebud deposit and operation from 1995 - 2000, and District Geologist, Chief Geologist, Exploration Manager, and General Manager at Hecla’s San Sebastian deposit in Durango, Mexico from 2000 - 2010. While at San Sebastian, Kurt managed the exploration group responsible for the discovery of the high-grade Ag-Cu-Pb-Zn Hugh Zone. Prior to joining Hecla, Kurt also worked for CoCa Mines Inc. and Geodome Resources Limited.