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Paul A. Bailly
Castle Group, Inc.
Denver, Colorado

Dr. Bailly retired in early 1997. He was the Chairman of Castle Group, Inc., a small professional team managing venture-capital investments in new gold mines throughout the world. Previously, he was President of Occidental Minerals Corporation, a division of Occidental Petroleum, and before that he was with Kennecott Copper, where he started as field exploration geologist in Africa, then became district exploration manager in the Midwest, and later President of the U.S. exploration subsidiary.

A geologist by training - Geological Engineer, University Nancy, France, and Ph.D. in mineral deposits, Stanford University - he and teams working under his management are credited with the discovery of several large deposits. He is the author of 25 papers on exploration and discovery management, exploration economics, mineral and environment policy, and resource-reserves appraisal. He has served on several committees on mineral resources and the environment of the National Academy of Science and the National Research Council, and on visiting committees to the Earth Sciences Department at Colorado School of Mines and Stanford University.

He is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists (President, 1981), the Geological Society of America (President, 1983, Trustee of Geological Society of America Foundation 1991-1996), the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (Councillor, 1973), and the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Engineers (Krumb Lecturer, 1975; Jackling Award, 1979; and AIME's Mineral Economics Award, 1993). He is a Director of the Mineral Information Institute.

He and his wife are residents of Denver, Colorado.

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