Midas GoldCorporate


President & CEO

Stephen Quin was appointed president, chief executive officer and a director of Midas Gold, Inc. effective January 1, 2011 and guided the Company through the completion of the acquisition of Vista Gold's Yellow Pine deposit, which forms a core asset in the Golden Meadows Project, the creation of Midas Gold Corp. and its combination with Midas Gold, Inc. in April 2011, as well as the recent financing and TSX listing of Midas Gold Corp.

Prior to joining Midas Gold, Mr. Quin served as president and chief operating officer of Capstone Mining Corp. ("Capstone"), a mid-tier copper producer with mines in Canada and Mexico, and before that, as president and chief executive officer of Sherwood Copper Corporation ("Sherwood"), which was amalgamated into Capstone in November 2008. As president and CEO of Sherwood, he lead that company through the exploration, feasibility, permitting, mine financing and construction of the Minto Mine and Minto's subsequent operations, resource increases and production expansions. In 2009, Mr. Quin was co-recipient of the E.A. Scholz Award for excellence in mine development. He also successfully led Sherwood's amalgamation with Capstone. Prior to joining Sherwood, Stephen was Executive VP at Miramar Mining Corporation, where he was responsible for exploration, business development and investor relations for 18 years, and notable milestones included the acquisition of the Con gold mine in NWT, the acquisition and exploration of the Hope Bay gold project in Nunavut and the creation of Northern Orion Exploration and its acquisition and advancement of the Agua Rica copper-gold-molybdenum porphyry copper project and the San Jorge copper project, both in Argentina.

Mr. Quin is a graduate of the Royal School of Mines, London, with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Mining Geology and has over 30 years of experience in exploration, feasibility, mine development, financing and operations, as well as corporate development and general corporate affairs. He is a Professional Geoscientist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, a Fellow of the Geologic Association of Canada and the Society of Economic Geologists, and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and the Society of the Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK). Mr. Quin also serves on the board of a number of publicly listed mining companies and industry associations.



Darren Morgans was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Midas Gold Corp in April 2011 and was a key contributor to list the Company on the TSX. Since listing in July 2011, Mr. Morgans has been responsible for the financial aspects of the 75,000 metres of drilling completed at Golden Meadows, the financial management of the four company sites in Canada and the US as well as being heavily involved in the $120 million of equity and royalty financing transactions since June 2011.

Prior to joining Midas Gold Corp., Mr. Morgans served as Corporate Secretary and Controller of Terrane Metals Corp. ("Terrane"), which was acquired by Thompson Creek Metals Mining Company in October 2010. Mr. Morgans joined Terrane in July 2006 and assisted in growing Terrane's market capitalization from $140 million to $700 million on its sale. Prior to Terrane, Mr. Morgans spent three years as the Manager -- Exploration Accounting at Place Dome where he was responsible for the accounting of the global exploration program until Placer Dome was acquired by Barrick Gold Corp. in 2006. Before joining Placer Dome, Mr. Morgans performed consulting services to various financial institutions in England, Scotland and Canada after spending four years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Brisbane, Australia.

Mr. Morgans received a Bachelor of Commence from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia.


Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Barnes was formerly with Capstone Mining Corp., where he was VP Operations responsible for Capstone's mines in Yukon and Mexico since 2008, and for Capstone's mine before that (prior to the merger with Sherwood). Prior to Capstone, Mr. Barnes was involved in studies and operations in various locations, including a stint with Pan American Silver. From 1985 to 1995, Mr. Barnes was with Wharf Resources, where he was General Manager of the Golden Reward and Wharf gold mines in South Dakota from 1988-1995. From 1981-88, he was responsible for feasibility, permitting, construction and operation of the original Wharf mine and, subsequently, for the permitting and implementation of a five-fold increase in production at these mines. This experience in US gold production, permitting, and his past interactions with US regulators will be particularly helpful in advancing the Golden Meadows Project. Mr. Barnes is a mining engineer by training and spent his first ten years with Anaconda and Teck in operations, before moving on to his Wharf-related activities. Mr. Barnes graduated from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology with a BSc (with honors) in Mining Engineering in 1970 and completed a night school study MBA from the University of South Dakota graduating in 1994. Mr. Barnes has been a (Professional Engineer ( Peng.) registered in the Province of British Columbia since 1976.


VP Legal and Sustainability

Anne Labelle was appointed vice-president legal and sustainability effective June 6, 2011. Ms Labelle will be responsible for managing all aspects of the legal, sustainability and regulatory affairs of the Company, including responsibility for oversight of legal affairs within the Company, and management and direction of the environmental, permitting and regulatory aspects of the Golden Meadows Project.

Prior to joining Midas Gold Corp., Ms Labelle served in a similar role with Capstone Mining Corp. as manager of sustainability and legal affairs, where, among other things, she lead the extensive and complex permitting process for the Minto Mine in the Yukon. Through this process, Ms Labelle built strong relations with Territorial and Federal regulators, First Nations and NGOs, resulting in strong support for the project.

Ms Labelle is a geologist and a lawyer, working in mineral exploration and development (primarily in the Canadian Arctic) since the mid-1990s and, after being called to the bar in 2006 in BC, practised securities law at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP before returning to the mining industry in 2008. Ms Labelle is a graduate of Carleton University, with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Geology, obtained her law degree at the University of British Columbia, and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.


VP Environment & Permitting

Rocky Chase was appointed as Vice President, Environment and Permitting in January 2016 and manages the environmental, permitting, and regulatory aspects of the Stibnite Gold Project. Prior to that, Rocky was the Manager of Regulatory Affairs from January 2013 to January 2016 and the Manager of Engineering for the Stibnite Gold Project from September 2012 to January 2013.

Prior to joining Midas Gold, Mr. Chase was the North American Manager of Closure Properties for Barrick Gold of North America, based in Salt Lake City, Utah. In this role Mr. Chase's primary focus was the technical and direct management of numerous mines undergoing various stages of reclamation and closure within the Barrick organization throughout the US and Canada. Mr. Chase joined Barrick Gold in 1996, as the Environmental Manager of the Bullfrog Mine in southern Nevada, where he had direct management responsibility for all environmental and permitting aspects of the operating gold mine. Subsequently, Mr. Chase held the position of Chief Environmental Engineer at Barrick's Goldstrike Mine, located in northern Nevada, where he supported direct mine site environmental operations, permitting, and various closure projects, as well as technical support for other Barrick projects in the US and Africa.

Mr. Chase began his mining career in the mid 1980's in the Idaho mining industry working at Thunder Mountain for Coeur d'Alene Mines and at Stibnite for Hecla Mining Company. Additionally he worked at the Grouse Creek project in Idaho during the exploration phase for Hecla Mining Company.

Mr. Chase grew up in southern Idaho, attended Boise State University while working in the Idaho mining industry and later received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Engineering in 1994 from the University of Idaho.


VP Development

John Meyer joined Midas Gold in January 2012 as Development Manager and was appointed VP Development of the Golden Meadows Project in January 2013. Mr. Meyer manages the design and field operations teams associated with the Golden Meadows Project.

Prior to joining Midas Gold, Mr. Meyer was Project Manager of the Kinross Gold Corporation (Kinross) Fruta del Norte (FDN) project located in southeastern Ecuador. Mr. Meyer joined the FDN team in 2007, prior to the merger between Aurelian Resources Inc. (Aurelian) and Kinross, and he played a key role during the merger. His key responsibilities with FDN included managing the scoping, prefeasibility and feasibility level design studies associated with this high-grade epithermal gold and silver deposit; he also managed the field operations team. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Meyer held a corporate position with Barrick Gold Corporation as the Manager of Geotechnical Engineering, based in Salt Lake City, Utah. In this role, Mr. Meyer's primary focus was to manage the tailings storage facility designs for new projects and operations, audit existing tailings facilities, and assist with mine closure planning, worldwide. Mr. Meyer was an engineering consultant with Klohn Crippen Consultants Ltd. in Calgary, Alberta prior to joining Barrick.

Mr. Meyer received a Bachelor of Science Degree (Geophysics) in 1991 and a Bachelor of Engineering Science Degree in 1992 from the University of Western Ontario, and is a member of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.


Field Operations Manager

Richard Moses was appointed Field Operations Manager at the Golden Meadows Project in December of 2011. His duties include management of operations at Stibnite and the Lake Fork office.

Prior to joining Midas Gold, Mr. Moses was Site Manager of International Tower Hill's Livengood Project located in Alaska. Mr. Moses has extensive experience in managing advanced stage pre-development projects in Alaska and Kazakhstan, including the Pebble Project in SW Alaska, Bakyrchik Gold in NE Kazakhstan, and Donlin Creek in SW Alaska. During his career, Mr. Moses has focused on managing field operations, drill hole planning, drilling operations, and ensuring compliance with 43-101 standards. His experience and management expertise resulted in tripling the estimated resources at the Donlin Creek and Pebble Projects. He has overseen environmental compliance, project health and safety, and interacted with local communities. Beyond project management he has excelled at mentoring young geologists and instructing site personnel in responsible practices within the field of mineral exploration.

Mr. Moses received a Bachelor of Science Degree (Geology) in 1973 from Eastern Illinois University and is a member of, and certified by, the American Institute of Professional Geologists.


Exploration Manager

Mr. Dail was appointed as Exploration Manager of the Company on April 1, 2011, but has been involved with the Golden Meadows Project for the last two years as a Senior Consultant managing the day to day exploration operations, land acquisitions, resource estimation work and other Company activities. Mr. Dail has extensive experience with grass roots to advanced development-stage resource companies. Mr. Dail most recently served as Vice President of Exploration for Gold Crest Mines; a junior exploration Company focused on grass roots exploration projects in Alaska. Prior to this Mr. Dail served in a regulatory role as a Certified Minerals Administrator in the Supervisors Office for the Idaho Panhandle National Forest in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where he was responsible for managing locatable, leasable and saleable minerals on National Forest System Lands. While with the Forest Service he attended and graduated from the Bureau of Land Management's Certified Minerals Examiner Mining Claim Validity Course sequence.

Prior to his work with the USDA, Mr. Dail was the principal of CMD Consulting, a private mineral exploration consulting firm providing office- and field-based exploration project management, computer modeling and resource estimation services for junior and major base and precious metals exploration, development and mining companies throughout North America and overseas. He has served in various senior exploration and operations management roles for a number of junior explorers focused on remote site project management. He is credited with leading exploration teams for a number of base and precious metal discoveries. Prior to starting his consulting business Mr. Dail served in progressively senior roles with Cominco, Piedmont Mining and Chevron Corporation.

Mr. Dail attended the Old Dominion University where he received a B.S. degree in Geology. Mr. Dail is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Northwest Mining Association, the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia and is a Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists.


Manager, Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary

Liz Monger has 20 years of communications and compliance experience in the junior mining space and was appointed Manager of Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary of Midas Gold on June 6, 2011. Prior to joining Midas Gold, Ms Monger spent six years with Rainy River Resources, most recently as Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary. Before that, Ms Monger was responsible for Corporate Communications, Compliance and Land Management over an eight year period with Rubicon Minerals Corporation.

Ms. Monger has a Bachelor of Arts (Geography) from the University of British Columbia, has completed the Canadian Securities Course and is a member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute. Ms. Monger is on the Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC & Yukon.



Mr. Richins has advanced degrees in environmental science and chemistry, and over 30 years of experience in permitting mining and other natural resource development projects. Previously he was Senior V.P. of Environmental and Governmental Affairs for Coeur d' Alene Mines Corporation, Marketing Director for MWH Consulting Engineers, and now owns an Idaho Small Business in Boise, RTR Resource Management. His Idaho experience includes: EIS, feasibility, permitting and operating and reclamation plan development for the Canadian Superior Stibnite Mine as well as reclamation plans for the Bradley Tailings Pile for IDEQ; EIS, permitting and operating and reclamation plan for the award winning CDA Thunder Mountain Gold Mine; NPDES permitting for the Coeur Mine in N Idaho; heading up the technical team for CDA Silver Valley CERCLA Settlement; designing environmental baseline programs for the Smoky Canyon and Beartrack Mines; and Project Manager for the State of Idaho Water Quality Management Plan. He has also been responsible for permitting mines in Alaska, Nevada and New Mexico as well as internationally. He has extensive experience working with Indian Tribes and Native Corporations on mining and water resource development projects. Mr. Richins also served as the technical advisor to the CDA legal team that won a 2009 U.S. Supreme Court Decision related to the Corps 404 "Fill Rule" at the Kensington Mine, Alaska.