Silver Hammer Mining is building a world-class team with decades of collective experience in resource exploration, mine development and capital markets.

Peter A. Ball

President & CEO, Director

Peter A. Ball

Mr. 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. Mr. 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. Commencing in the 1990s, he 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. Mr. Ball has led and assisted in raising over $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. Mr. Ball is also an independent director of Big Gold Inc. (BG:CSE).

Alnesh Mohan

Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Director

Alnesh Mohan

Alnesh Mohan is a finance executive with over 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 Chief Financial Officer 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’s of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA).

Phil Mulholland

Chief Geologist

Phil Mulholland

Mr. Mulholland brings over 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.  Previously, Mr. Mulholland has held senior level positions in the region, including Principal Mine Geologist or 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

Mr. Birak has over 40 years of experience in mineral exploration and operations, including the roles of 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 & 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. Mr. 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. More recently, Don has co-authored publications and presentations on the new US SEC S-K1300 regulation and on Best Practice in mineral exploration.

Warwick Smith


Warwick Smith

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.

At just 30 years old, Warwick was a founding shareholder of Riverside Resources Inc. before becomingCEO of Western Pacific Resources Corp. at age 33 where he successfully negotiated the transaction toacquire the Deer Trail Mine (now operated by MAG Silver).

As current CEO and Director of America Pacific Mining Corp., Smith negotiated the transaction topurchase the past-producing Madison Mine in Montana, a joint venture, earn-in agreement with major,Rio Tinto, a transaction that has subsequently been nominated for the S&P Global Platts Deal Of TheYear for 2021.

Subsequently, Mr. Smith lead American Pacific in its takeover of Constantine Metals. This acquisitionBrough the Palmer Project, a 14 mill tonne VMS in Alaska, under partnership with Dowa Mining and MetalsInto the fold.

In 2022 Mr. Smith was nominated for CEO of the Year by S&P Global Platts.

As an industry expert, Smith has been featured on Bloomberg, Benzinga,, 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.