Mac Jackson – V.P. Exploration, Senior Geologist
Mr. Jackson has 16 years of experience as an exploration geologist. He has contributed to the discovery of several gold deposits and authored technical papers on these deposits. He has directed teams of geologists in the exploration of projects along the major gold trends in Nevada and has been responsible for the planning, budgeting and managing of several large projects. His technical work has included geologic mapping, logging of drill holes, compilation and interpretation of multiple data sets for target identification, 3D-computer modeling of gold deposits leading to resource calculations. Mr. Jackson contributed to the discovery of the Leeville and Turf deposits on the Carlin Trend and the Fiber Line deposit at Twin Creeks. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Science from the Mackay School of Mines at University of Nevada-Reno. Mr. Jackson is also an AIPG Certified Professional Geologist (AIPG CPG-11661).
John Norby – Chief Geologist
John Norby has 30 years of experience as an exploration geologist. John has extensive Nevada experience, including 16 years designing and executing exploration and resource delineation/expansion programs for Newmont Mining, Placer Dome, Barrick Gold, and Victoria Gold. At Newmont, Mr. Norby managed exploration of the central Carlin Trend, where his group delineated additional resources at the Mike deposit and contributed to the expansion of the Gold Quarry deposit. At Placer Dome and Barrick, Mr. Norby lead teams that drilled new mineralization along the Pipeline trend of deposits at Cortez, drilled out a gold structure at the Ruby Hill deposit, and more than doubled the Spring Valley deposit resource. At Victoria, he helped design the successful drill expansion of the Helen high-grade gold zone at the Cove deposit. He also lead teams that drilled the early holes at the Aktigiruk zinc-lead sedimentary exhalative deposit in the Red Dog district in Alaska (Teck), and at the Rattlesnake Hills alkaline gold deposit in Wyoming (Newmont). John obtained his Master of Science in geology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts in environmental science, geology concentration, from the University of Virginia.
Steven Koehler – Manager of Projects, Senior Geologist
Over his 24 year career, Mr. Koehler has held senior level exploration positions with Newmont, Placer Dome and Miranda Gold exploring for gold on the Carlin and Cortez Trends of northern Nevada. During this time he participated in gold discoveries at Leeville, Four Corners, Hardie Footwall Extension, Pete underground and Cortez Hills. As Chief Geologist with Evolving Gold, Mr. Koehler led the Nevada exploration programs which included the expansion of the Arch gold discovery on the Carlin Trend. He has a keen eye for recognizing geologic patterns, synthesizing complex exploration data, and a willingness to incorporate oil exploration techniques into the search for sedimentary-rock hosted gold. Earlier in his career, he was directly responsible for the discovery of a rare-metal pegmatite district in northern Wisconsin. Mr. Koehler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Wisconsin River Falls, he is an AIPG Certified Professional Geologist (#10216), and is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.
Steven R. Koehler, Gold Standard’s Manager of Projects, BSc. Geology and CPG-10216, is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101
Neil Whitmer – Manager Lands, Legal and Environment
Neil Whitmer joined the team in September 2012 after practicing law in Colorado for four years. He divides his time between state and federal environmental permitting/compliance and land/legal matters. He has also been known to get out in the field occasionally to assist with soil and rock sampling. Neil earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Indiana University and Master of Science Degree in geology from the University of Tennessee. Following his geologic studies, he earned a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University. Neil is a member of the Nevada and Colorado Bars.
Steve Moore – Senior Geological Consultant
Robert Edie – Staff Geologist
Mr. Edie has a bachelor of science in geology and four years of exploration experience working on the Carlin Trend of Northern Nevada. Mr. Edie is skilled at identifying structural controls and alteration that support gold mineralization, including: faulting/folding, decalcification, silicification, and hydrothermal fluid flow. Mr. Edie is experienced in overseeing exploration drill programs with multiple drill rigs and contractors and has logged over 100,000 feet of Carlin style core and RC drill cuttings. Mr. Edie is MSHA certified. Mr. Edie is an experienced field sampler having collected thousands of rock outcrop, scoop, road cut, and soil samples leading to the identification of new geochemical anomalies and drill targets. Mr. Edie oversees Gold Standards specific gravity program having collected over 1,200 individual density samples for our North Bullion, Pinion, and Bald Mountain targets.
Michael Harp – Staff Geologist
Mr. Harp has 4 years of exploration experience on the Carlin Trend. Mr. Harp contributed to the discovery of the silver and base metal skarn deposit of the Sylvania Target in the Central Bullion Area of the Railroad District and to the North Bullion sediment hosted gold discovery. Mr. Harp is skilled in identifying structural controls, hydrothermal alteration, folding/faulting, and alteration products associated with gold mineralization and hydrothermal fluid flow. He has overseen and managed multiple drill rigs, contractors, and exploration programs. Technical skills include geologic mapping, organization and implementation of field sampling programs, core/RC drill hole logging, compilation and interpretation of data, and experience with MapInfo and ArcGIS software. Mr. Harp earned his Master of Science Degree in geology from The University of Akron in December 2010. Mr. Harp is MSHA Certified.
Dave Mathewson – Technical Advisor
Mr. Mathewson has been an exploration geologist for 35 years, including more than 25 years in Nevada. Until May of 2001, Mr. Mathewson was manager of Newmont Mining Company’s Great Basin and Carlin Trend exploration programs. While with Newmont, Mr. Mathewson was directly responsible for the discoveries of the Northwest Rain, Tess, Saddle, and Emigrant South gold deposits in the Rain district. Mr. Mathewson was personally responsible for developing the Rain model.
More recently, Mr. Mathewson was head Geologist with Tone Resources (TNS TSX.V), a publicly traded Nevada based junior gold exploration company which was acquired by Rob McEwen & US Gold (USGL) in 2007.
Joseph A. Laravie – Senior Geological Database Manager
Mr. Laravie has a B.S. degree in Geological Science from SUNY at Albany and a M.S. degree in Geological Science from the University of Washington, Seattle. He has over 30 years of varied and responsible experience in gold, uranium, petroleum and other metals exploration and acquisition in North and South America with Cities Service Minerals, U.S. Steel., Applied Geophysics., Battle Mountain Gold, Santa Fe Pacific Gold., and Newmont Mining. He is very experienced in Geographic Information Systems, geophysics, acquisition evaluation, development drilling, project and pediment exploration, and reconnaissance. Starting in 2003, Mr Laravie has been an independent consultant specializing in mineral exploration-related Geographic Information Systems computer work.
James Wright – Senior Geophysical Consultant
Mr. Wright has a B.S. degree (Honors) in Geophysics from the University of Arizona (1973) and a M.Sc. in geophysics from Stanford (1975). He has over 40 years of varied experience applying geophysical techniques to exploration for a wide variety of commodities including gold, uranium, base metals, coal, lithium and potash. His career started with Phelps Dodge Corporation and continued with St. Joe Minerals, Sulpreto Minerals, Novamin Resources, Breakwater Resources and Newmont Mining Corp. Interspersed with the corporate assignments were sixteen years as a consultant, a position he holds today.