Corporate Officers

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Christopher E. Herald
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Herald has been a director of Solitario since August 1992. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer since June 1999 and President since August 1993. Mr. Herald also served as a director of Crown since April 1989, as Chief Executive Officer of Crown since June of 1999, President of Crown since November 1990 and was Executive Vice President of Crown from January 1990 to November 1990. Prior to joining Crown, Mr. Herald was a Senior Geologist with Echo Bay Mines and Anaconda Minerals. Mr. Herald received a M.S. in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines and a B.S. in Geology from the University of Notre Dame.  


Walter H. Hunt
Chief Operating Officer

Prior to his appointment as COO in June of 2008, Mr. Hunt was Vice President - Operations and President - South American Operations of Solitario since June 1999. He also served as Vice President - Peru Operations from July 1994 until June 1999. Prior to its acquisition by Kinross Gold Corp. in August 2006, Mr. Hunt was Vice President Operations of Crown since 1994. Mr. Hunt has over 30 years of exploration, development and operational experience with Anaconda Minerals, Noranda and Echo Bay Mines where he served as Superintendent, Technical Services and Chief Geologist at Echo Bay's Kettle River Operations. Mr. Hunt received his M.S. degree in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines and a B.S. degree from Furman University.


James R. Maronick
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Maronick has served as Chief Financial Officer of Solitario and Chief Financial Officer of Crown since June 1999 and served as Vice President - Finance and Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President - Finance and Secretary/Treasurer of Crown since September 1997. Prior to that, Mr. Maronick served as Vice President - Finance and Secretary/Treasurer of Consolidated Nevada Gold Fields Corporation from November 1994 to September 1997. Mr. Maronick graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame in 1977 with a BA in accounting and received his Masters degree in Finance with highest honors from the University of Denver in 1986.


Solitario Zinc Corp.
4251 Kipling Street, Suite 390; Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 | Tel: 303-534-1030; Fax: 303-534-1809