NEVADA FIRE CREEK PROJECT NEARS BULK SAMPLING
Fire Creek expected to begin Bulk Sampling Program by end of 2013
Paul Andre Huet
President, CEO & Director
Mr. Huet brings over 25-years of experience in high-grade mining, with particular expertise in narrow vein gold mining and has supervised Mine Operations, Mine Engineering, Geology and Mine Safety in Nevada. Mr. Huet comes to Klondex from Premier Gold Mines Limited, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and oversaw that company's gold projects. Mr. Huet also served as General Manager at Great Basin's Hollister mine for five years and was Mine Manager at Newmont's Midas Mine serving in several roles during his seven-year tenure..
Mr. Huet earned an Honors degree in Mining Engineering Technology from Haileybury School of Mines in Ontario and an Executive MBA from the Stanford University School of Business. He was appointed as a director for the Nevada Mining Association in Jan. 2011. Mr. Huet currently serves as a Director of Source Exploration Corp.
Mr. Doolin is a 25-year veteran of the mining industry with substantial experience in the design and permitting of mining projects; extensive work in milling, metallurgy and assay operations and a vast knowledge in permitting and milling. He also brings years of experience successfully managing small and large teams on multiple projects. He served most recently with Great Basin Gold as the Esmeralda Mill Manager where he was responsible for all on-site operations. Mr. Doolin's experience also includes tenures with McClelland Laboratories, Eagle Pilcher Minerals, GD Resources, Marigold Mining, Corona Gold, and Round Mountain Gold, all in Nevada gold country.. He earned his Bachelors of Science degrees in Metallurgical Engineering and Chemistry from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology. -
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Avelino is a financial consultant who also serves as Chief Financial Officer of Universal Uranium Ltd. Mr. Avelino has a Business Administration degree from the University of Ateneo and a CGA background with over 25 years of accounting and financial management experience in both private and public sectors.
Since 1986 Mr. Avelino has dealt with start-up ventures and public companies involved in the resource sector and high tech enterprises. Mr. Avelino also deals with pre-exploration companies listed with the SEC. Prior to dealing with public companies, Mr. Avelino was the general accountant for a Vancouver manufacturing & retail company in the forest industry. He has served as a director or officer of various public companies, and brings a broad range of experience to the management team.
Dr. Shuai Chen
Dr. Shuai Chen has 17 years of experience designing mining projects, specializing in underground mine design, planning, ground control and cost control. His previous Nevada gold mining experience includes serving as Chief Engineer for Atna Resources' Pinson mine, as Senior Engineer for Great Basin Gold's Hollister mine and as Senior Mining Engineer for Newmont's Midas Mine. Dr. Chen earned his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Mining Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Steve McMillin has over 34 years of substantial experience in the gold mining industry. Working as a Geologist for most of those years, Steve's experience includes underground RC and core drilling, RC sampling and logging, underground mapping and development of alteration and geologic models. Before joining Klondex he worked as a Project Manager for Midway Gold Corp. in Nevada for over six years; prior tenures include Queenstake Resources USA (Jerritt Canyon Mine), AngloGold (Jerritt Canyon), Placer Dome (Battle Mountain), Nevada Pacific Gold and Newmont Mining Corp., among others.
Mr. McMillin holds a Masters (M.Sc.) in Geology from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and a Bachelors in Geology from the University of Utah.
Fire Creek Mine Superintendent
Sid Tolbert joins Klondex with nearly 20 years of mining experience including an extensive knowledge in the extraction of narrow, high-grade gold vein systems in Nevada. He spent 14 years with Newmont Mining at the Midas Mine and its Vista project at Twin Creeks, the last four of which he served as Mine Operations Superintendent for both. He spent nine years in Senior Supervisor roles such as General Mine Foreman, Senior Foreman and Mine Foreman. His prior experience as a miner in Nevada with Normandy Mining Corporation, Dynatec Mining Corp. and Thyssen Mining make him well suited for his role at Fire Creek.
Lucy Downer comes to Klondex with 18 years of environmental experience. She has been instrumental in the success of several mining and environmental projects across North America, primarily within Nevada. She is a graduate of the Engineering: Mining and Mineral Processing Program of Queens University in Ontario.
Safety and Projects Foreman
Mr. Ouellette brings over 30 years of experience in North American mine safety to Fire Creek. He began his career in Ontario with Noranda, followed by increasingly senior training, projects and safety managing roles at Newmont's Marathon Ontario and Carlin Nevada projects. Most recently, he managed the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt continuous improvement courses at Carlin, including managing the project pipeline and analyzing the best methodologies to extract gold from tailings.