Project Partners

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Rob Scargill

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Project Development

Rob Scargill has over 30 years of experience in the global mining sector, in minerals as diverse as base metals, precious metals, sodium bicarbonate and lithium. He is a qualified Mining Engineer and has managed exploration teams, mineral processing teams in addition to holding CEO roles on both Toronto Stock Exchange and Australian Stock Exchange publicly traded companies.

Rob has been intimately involved in starting or reopening six mining operations, as well as leading major expansions at three other operations. Rob has 20 years of experience in underground mining which ideally suits him to the development of the Black Butte underground copper project in Central Montana.

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John McGonigle


John been in mining for almost 30 years with three international mining companies including Phelps Dodge (now Freeport), Newmont Mining and Lundin Mining. He has worked in Arizona, Nevada, Indonesia, Colorado, Ghana, Michigan and now resides in Montana. Prior to joining Sandfire America Resources, Inc as their CFO, his previous roles include site CFO, site Controller, Exploration & Projects Business Manager and Read More

Jerry Zieg


Senior Vice President

With a Masters of Science in Geology from the University of Montana, Jerry Zieg has over 35 years of mining exploration experience for copper, zinc, and precious metals in a variety of settings, countries and geography. He spent 24 years working for Cominco American Inc. (later Teck Cominco American Inc.), participating in the discovery of the Black Butte Copper deposits and lead the exploration team responsible for the Pend Orielle Mine resource expansion.

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Nancy Schlepp


VP Communications and Corporate Secretary

Nancy Schlepp has worked for SFR since 2013 and has over 25 years of business world experience through the private sector, publicly traded sector, international trade, communications, legislative relations, and forming public policy at the local, state, and federal level. Before joining the Company, Nancy was the Executive Director of the Montana Taxpayers Association and prior to that was the National Affairs Director for the Montana Farm Bureau Federation.
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