Silver Hammer Mining’s flagship Silver Strand is a brownfield project located in Idaho within one of the world’s most prolific silver districts. Idaho consistently ranks among the top jurisdictions in Fraser Institute’s investment attractiveness index. Silver Strand comprises 78 contiguous claims along a 5.8-kilometer strike near Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.
The company’s other two projects are in Nevada, another tier-1 jurisdiction frequently in the top ten of Fraser Institute's Survey of Mining Companies for both the policy perception and investment attractiveness indexes. The Eliza silver project comprises 98 claims covering 5.5 square kilometers within the Hamilton district of Nevada, an area from which over 40 million ounces of silver was produced in the late 1800s. The Silverton project, consisting of 31 claims, has received little to no modern-day exploration, presenting discovery potential as exploration commences.
An expert leadership team with a proven track record in precious metals exploration, development, production, M&A and capital markets leads Silver Hammer toward fully realizing the potential of its portfolio.
Peter Ball, president and CEO, has led and assisted in raising more than US$250 million of capital in the mineral resources sector. Donald Birak, board advisor, is the former senior vice-president of exploration for Coeur Mining from 2004 to 2013 and was responsible for global greenfields and brownfields exploration. The rest of the management team brings additional experience and expertise to lead the company toward improving shareholder value.
Peter A. Ball - President, CEO and Director
Peter Ball brings a progressive track record of proven leadership experience covering more than thirty years in the mining and finance sectors. He has demonstrated competencies in the resource industry on an international level and held various senior management roles with precious and base metals mining companies in mine engineering, corporate finance, securities trading, business development, corporate communications, public relations and marketing functions. Ball began his career in the late 1980s working as a mining engineer at Sherritt Gordon Mines, Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting, and Echo Bay Mines. He has since held various management and senior executive and corporate roles for numerous companies, including Eldorado Gold, RBC Dominion Securities, Adriana Resources, Century Mining, Argentex Mining, Columbus Gold, Redstar Gold, NV Gold, and most recently Noram Lithium. Ball has led and assisted in raising more than $250 million in capital in the resource sector, is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines, Georgian Business College, UBC’s Canadian Securities Course and is a member of CIMM. Ball is also an independent director of Big Gold Inc. (CSE:BG).
Alnesh Mohan - Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Director
Alnesh Mohan is a finance executive with more than 20 years of experience providing advisory services to a wide array of clients. He has been a partner at Quantum Advisory Partners LLP, a professional services firm focused on providing CFO and full-cycle accounting services to private and public companies, since 2005. Acting on behalf of several public companies, Alnesh has acquired considerable experience in financial reporting, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, a Master of Science in taxation from Golden Gate University and is a chartered professional accountant.
Phil Mulholland - Chief Geologist
Phil Mulholland has more than 35 years of geological experience from mining projects in the western United States, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Guyana and Tanzania. He has worked extensively in Montana and Idaho working on a range of precious metals projects. His diverse background includes exploration, development and production, including both underground and open-pit projects, with an array of minerals and mines. Mulholland has held senior-level positions in the region, including principal mine geologist and chief geologist, at Kinross’ Kettle River Buckhorn gold project, the Butte Highlands joint venture and Barrick’s Golden Sunlight mine. Since 2003, his primary focus has been transitioning late-stage exploration projects through development and into production.
Donald Birak - Board Advisor
Donald Birak has more than 40 years of experience in mineral exploration and operations, including as senior vice-president of exploration with Coeur Mining (2004 to 2013) responsible for global greenfields and brownfields exploration, vice-president of exploration for AngloGold North America (1998 to 2004), Independence Mining Company (1995 to 1998) and Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Ltd. (1992 to 1995), and chief geologist and exploration geologist for Freeport-McMoRan Gold Company (1978 to 1991).
In 2000, he received the Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year award presented by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, for several copper and zinc deposit discoveries in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake region of Manitoba, Canada. Birak has a Master of Science degree in geology from Bowling Green State University and has authored and co-authored several professional publications on the geology and metallurgy of sediment-hosted and epithermal precious metal deposits and on the use of geostatistics in resource modeling and grade control. Birak has co-authored publications and presentations on the new US SEC S-K1300 regulation and on best practices in mineral exploration.
Warwick Smith - Advisor
Warwick Smith is a seasoned venture capitalist with decades of experience in leadership, corporate finance and M&A, with a focus on the resource sector since 1999. Warwick became a founding shareholder of Riverside Resources Inc. at the age of 30 and was appointed CEO of Western Pacific Resources at age 33, where he successfully negotiated the transaction to acquire the Deer Trail Mine (now operated by MAG Silver).
As current CEO and director of America Pacific Mining, Smith negotiated the transaction to purchase the past-producing Madison Mine in Montana, a joint venture, earn-in agreement with major Rio Tinto, a transaction that was nominated for the S&P Global Platts Deal Of The Year for 2021. Subsequently, Smith led American Pacific in its takeover of Constantine Metals. This acquisition brought into the fold the Palmer Project, a 14-million-tonne VMS in Alaska, under partnership with Dowa Mining and Metals.
In 2022, Smith was nominated for CEO of the Year by S&P Global Platts. As an industry expert, Smith has been featured on Bloomberg, Benzinga, Investing.com, Mining Journal, Northern Miner, S&P Global Platts, Globe and Mail, Kitco, Traders TV and Mining Weekly, and continues to be a significant early investor in both technology and mining companies.
Kurst Hoffman - Advisor
Kurst Hoffman brings considerable expertise in complex land transactions and acquisitions gained while serving on the boards of Trident Exploration, Bullion Gold Resources and United Mine Services. Predominantly involved in mineral property acquisitions and transactions, Hoffman currently serves as an independent contractor, providing consulting services to start-up mining ventures and companies.
Kristina Pillon - Investor Relations
Kristina Pillon is the president and CEO of High Tide Consulting Corp., an investor relations advisory firm focused on creating and implementing marketing strategies for public companies, specializing in the mineral resources sector.
Pillon has over a decade of capital markets experience focused primarily in the resource sector holding various roles, including six years at a Toronto-based boutique exempt market dealer as head of retail marketing and vice-president institutional equity sales. Prior to that, Pillon acted as manager of investor relations for several junior mining companies. She has a public relations degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and has completed the Canadian Securities Course.