Dave Mathewson, Vice President, Exploration, Chief Geologist
Steven Koehler – Manager of Projects, Senior Geologist
Over his 22 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. Most recently as Chief Geologist of Evolving Gold, Mr. Koehler led the Nevada exploration programs which included the expansion of the Arch gold system on the Carlin Trend. He has a keen eye for recognizing geologic patterns, synthesizing exploration data, and a willingness to incorporate oil exploration techniques into the search for sediment-hosted gold. Earlier in his career, Mr. Koehler was directly responsible for discovering 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 and is an AIPG Certified Professional Geologist.
Steven R. Koehler, Gold Standard’s Manager of Projects, BSc. Geology and CPG-10216, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101
Mac Jackson – Senior Geologist, Chief Technician
Mr. Jackson has 14 years’ experience as an exploration geologist. Mr. Jackson has contributed to the discovery of several gold deposits and published technical papers on these deposits. He has directed teams of up to 4 geologists in the exploration of projects along the major gold trends in Nevada and has been responsible for the planning, budgeting and managing of 1 to 4 million dollar exploration projects. Technical work included geologic mapping, logging of drill holes, compilation and interpretation of multiple data sets for target identification, 3 dimensional modeling of gold deposits on paper and computer leading to resource calculations. Mr. Jackson has contributed to the discovery of the West Leeville (3 million ounces gold) and Turf deposits (1 million ounces gold) on the Carlin Trend and the Fiber Line deposit (700,000 ounces gold) at Twin Creeks.
Neil Whitmer – Manager Lands, Legal and Environment
Steve Moore – Senior Geological Consultant
Robert Edie – Staff Geologist
Mr. Edie has nearly two years of exploration experience 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 50,000 feet of Carlin style core. Mr. Edie is MSHA certified.
Michael Harp – Staff Geologist
Mr. Harp has over 2 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, 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.
Thomas Kilby – East Camp Douglas Project Manager
Mr. Kilby has 23 years of precious metals and base metal exploration experience with companies such as Amax Gold, Cyprus Amax Metals, North Mining, AngloGold, Newcrest, Romarco and his own LLC Gladiator Exploration. Mr. Kilby has 20 years of experience supervising drill and mineral development programs in Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Chile and over 13 years of managing resource development project. Mr. Kilby was integral to the acquisition of the Haile Mine in South Carolina by Romarco from Kinross in 2007, which quickly led to the expansion of the 1993 Ledbetter Deposit Discovery into the largest resource on a +2 Million ounce property. Mr. Kilby is a 43-101 qualified person C.P.G. and has completed a Master’s Degree in Structural Volcanology.
Elizabeth Zbinden – Senior Consulting Geologist for East Camp Douglas
Ms. Zbinden is a geologist and geochemist experienced in mining exploration, development, operations and proficient geochemical research. Ms. Zbinden experience includes exploration and mining work in Nevada and surrounding Basins and Range states, Ontario, Alaska, Mongolia and Laos including interpretation of mapping, logging and geochemical data to analyze and predict distribution of mineralization. Her geochemical research has emphasised the use of thermodynamics, experiments, field work, and analytical work to model and interpret geologic processes including metal transport, hydrothermal reactions, and primary igneous processes.
Joesph A. Lavarie – 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
Brion Theriault – Senior Geological Consultant
Mr. Theriault is a geologist with over 20 years’ experience in gold and silver exploration, development, and production. Mr. Theriault has significant experience in Nevada on Carlin, Battle Mountain-Eureka and Independence Trends. Mr. Theriault is skilled in surface and underground project management, generative exploration, property evaluations and acquisitions, surface and underground mapping. Mr. Theriault was the Senior Mine Geologist at Queenstake Resources from 2004 to 2006, during which time he was project geologist for development of a new 800 ton –per –day underground gold mine. He was Mine Geologist at AngloGold from 1999 to 2004. Prior to working for AngloGold, he was Staff Geologist at Newmont, during which time the extension of the Lone Tree deposit was discovered on Battle Mountain-Eureka Trend in Nevada and he developed a stratigraphic model which led directly to the discovery of the Barrel deposit on the Carlin Trend.
Mr. Theriault holds a Bachelors degree in Geological Sciences from University of Washington, a Masters degree in Geology from Washington State University and is a Certified Professional Geologist and Qualified Person.