Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 12:00 PM
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Gold has been on a tear as soon as we crossed into the new year. Will this movement continue well into 2023? Will it stagnate and hold? Will it drop to prior levels?
Join these five leaders in the gold mining space as they discuss the intricacies of the gold market and make predictions on where the gold price might go in 2023 and beyond.
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Wes HansonPresident & CEO of Thunder Gold Corp.Wesley C. (Wes) Hanson P. Geo. has worked continuously in the mining and mineral exploration sector for forty years. An experienced exploration geologist, his early career included being a member of professional teams that found, developed and operated over a half dozen, high-grade, underground gold discoveries. Being a member of this small, interdisciplinary team provided an opportunity to round up his professional experience, serving in the engineering, maintenance, metallurgical and mining departments both as a labourer and eventually, in supervisory roles. As a result, Mr. Hanson offers a wealth of hands-on practical experience with a strong background on mineral exploration, resource and reserve estimation and project evaluation. Later in his career, Mr. Hanson was part of teams that evaluated, designed and constructed several low grade, large tonnage open pit mines in the Yukon, Nevada, Chile and Brazil. He served in senior management positions with Kinross Gold and Western Goldfields (Newgold) where he was primarily engaged in technical supervision, project design and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Hanson served as President and CEO of Noront Resources from 2009 through 2012, supervising the initial mineral resource estimates for nickel and chromite and securing over C$75.0 million in capital funding. He is passionate about the importance of environmental and social governance at all stages of mineral exploration. Mr. Hanson is currently Vice President of Exploration with Unigold, where he has supervised the exploration of the Neita Concession since 2013. Wes is a graduate of Mount Allison University (BSc. Geology) and is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.
Aneel WaraichExecutive VP & Director of Steppe GoldAneel is EVP and Director of Steppe Gold, and a ﬁnancial services professional with 15 years of progressive experience in capital markets having worked on over $1B in deals. He is the founder of ATMA Capital Markets, focusing on advising public and private companies in the Natural Resources sector. Aneel holds an MBA from the Goodman Institute of Investment Management at John Molson School of Business.
James AtkinsonCEO & Director of Advance UnitedSince 2018, Mr. Atkinson has been the President and CEO of Talisker Gold, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advance United. An experienced exploration geologist and project manager with over 45 years of experience, Mr. Atkinson has spent his career in both mineral exploration and mining and in the environmental field as Vice President, Exploration Manager and Regional Manager with junior and major mining companies such as Newmont, Billiton and Agnico Eagle. He has reviewed, evaluated and acquired projects around the world and recently was part of the team responsible for mergers and acquisitions at American Silver. He has worked with investors to form and manage junior exploration companies.
In the area of mineral exploration, James has designed and managed multimillion dollar programs searching for and discovering various commodities including industrial minerals. These projects, comprised of up to 100 staff, involved geophysical, geochemical and drilling programs as well as prospecting and geological mapping. He has also negotiated option and purchase deals for mineral properties.
Rick Van NieuwenhuysePresident & CEO of Contango ORERick has more than 40 years of experience in the natural resource sector. Before joining Contango Ore in January 2020, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Trilogy Metals, who are currently developing the high- grade Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects located in the Ambler Mining District of Alaska. Trilogy is a company which was created in 2012 as a spin-out from NOVAGOLD, a well-known company he founded over 20 years ago. NOVAGOLD is currently finalizing permits for the 40 million ounce Donlin Gold Project in Southwest Alaska with partner Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold company.
Previous to his role as Founder, President, and CEO of NOVAGOLD, he held the position of Vice President of Exploration for Placer Dome Inc. from 1990 to 1997. In addition to his international exploration perspective, Rick brings years of working experience in and knowledge of Alaska to Contango. Rick has managed projects from grassroots discovery through to advanced feasibility, production and closure. He has played a key role in setting up several other corporate entities including: Alexco - where he remains a Director - which is rejuvenating the Keno Hill Silver District in the Yukon; Tintina Resource (now Sandfire Resources America), which discovered and is now completing a feasibility study + permitting the high grade Black Butte copper project in Montana; and SolidusGold, where he is Chairman.
Rick holds a Candidature degree in Science from the Université de Louvain, Belgium, and a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Arizona. He received the Thayer Lindsley award in 2009 for his role in the Donlin Gold discovery and the Colin Spence Award in 2016 for his role in the Bornite Discovery.
David D'OnofrioCEO & Director of White Gold CorpDavid has over a decade of experience in corporate finance and capital markets with a focus on the natural resource sector. As an executive with the PowerOne Group he has developed a depth of knowledge in representing, advising, and assisting emerging companies in accessing capital, advising on mergers and acquisitions and managing their businesses. David is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has also served in a variety of executive roles and director positions to a wide array of private and public enterprises.
Daniel BarankinCEO of 6ixDaniel Barankin is the founding Chief Executive Officer of 6ix.
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