Lee Barker is President and CEO of Sparton Resources. Mr. Barker has held senior management positions in several junior and major mining companies, where he was involved in the discovery and development of a number of base metal, precious metal, and industrial mineral deposits. With over 45 years of experience in the mining industry, Mr. Barker has generated and managed exploration, evaluation, and development programs for various commodities in North and South America, Africa, Australia, and the former Soviet Union.
Between 1990 and 2002, Mr. Barker was closely involved in the exploration, discovery, evaluation, and development programs of several significant diamond deposits in Canada's Northwest Territories, South Africa, Angola, and parts of South America. He initiated and supervised the early exploration program at the Diavik Project near Lac de Gras in the Northwest Territories which led to the discovery of over sixty kimberlite bodies. Diavik is now one of the World's premier diamond producers and Canada's richest diamond mine. Prior to that Mr. Barker was directly associated with the discovery and development of eight gold discoveries which achieved commercial production in Nevada, USA.