Tue, Aug 9, 2022 at 12:00 PM
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From Alaska and the Yukon to Norway, CEOs of four companies with unique experiences of mining in northern climates know what it means to weather the cold. Listen to their unique perspectives and learn about their projects, technologies, methods and challenges in this panel discussion.
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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.
Brandon MacdonaldCEO & DirectorMr. Macdonald is a professional geologist with a diverse experience base including exploration geology worldwide and investment banking. In recent years he has focused his efforts in exploration and development as a principal of and consultant to various junior mining companies.
In the past he was in the City of London where he worked in structuring financings and risk management at Macquarie Bank. In 2007 Mr. Macdonald graduated with an MBA (with Distinction) from Oxford. He completed his B.Sc. in Geology from UBC in 2000.
Mr. Macdonald has a long history of mining exploration work in Yukon, including zinc projects, and originally hails from Ross River, near the Macmillan Pass Project site. He is a Professional Geologist registered with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC).
Donald MooreCEO & Director of Playfair MiningMr. Moore’s connection with the mining industry began over thirty years ago while working summers in the Dickinson Mine (Goldcorp) in Red Lake, Ontario, during high school and university. Following graduation from University of Waterloo, Mr. Moore joined the Mining brokerage firm Doherty Roadhouse & McQuaig in 1968, where the foundation of his experience in the Mining investment industry evolved. In 1976 he accepted the challenge of reviving the economy of the mining town of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, where in his role of Director of Economic Development, he conceptualized, raised funds for and had implemented a number of Geo-scientific programs that became the standard for Ontario. In 1981 he continued to diversify his knowledge and involvement in the mining industry as Director and Executive Vice President of International Corona in Vancouver, B.C., where he worked with David Bell in the early stages of the development of Ontario’s prolific Hemlo gold deposits. Donald has been actively involved in all aspects of the mineral exploration industry since the early 1980’s.
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.
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