President & CEO
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.
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
VP Legal and Sustainability
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
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.
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
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.
CHRISTOPHER DAIL, C.P.G.
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
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.