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 the Yellow Pine deposit, which forms a core asset in the Stibnite Gold Project, the creation of Midas Gold Corp. and its combination with Midas Gold, Inc. in April 2011, the 2011 TSX listing of Midas Gold Corp., and subsequent advancement of the Stibnite Gold Project and fundraising to support the work thereon.
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, Mr. Quin led that company through the exploration, feasibility, permitting, mine financing and construction of the Minto Mine and 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 and, in 2012, the Selwyn Blaylock medal for responsible and sustainable exploration. 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, UK, 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 (P.Geo.) 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 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK).