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Roger Austin Newell, PhD

Newell, RogerOccupation: Geologist; Mining Executive; Consultant
Born: Portland, Oregon, March 1, 1943

PhD, Applied Earth Sciences in Specialty in Minerals Exploration, Stanford University (1975)
MSc, Geology- Economic Geology, Colorado School of Mines (1971)
BSc, Geology, University of Oregon (1965)

Retired Qualified Person Geologist, MMSA

Consulting Geologist, Mining Executive, Consultant (2016-Present)
Director, Midway Gold Inc. (2012-2016)
President & Chief Executive Officer, Lake Victoria Mining Company (2009-2015)
Vice President of Development, Capital Gold Inc. (2000-2009)
Vice President of Development, Western Exploration Inc. (1995-2000)
Regional Manager, Gold Fields Mining Company, Denver (1992-1995)
Exploration Manager, Gold Fields Mining Company, Reno, NV (1989-1992)
Exploration Manager, Newmont Exploration Ltd., Danbury, CT (1984-1989)
Exploration Geologist, Newmont Exploration Ltd., Tucson (1977-1983)
Geologist, Researcher, Kennecott Exploration Ltd., Salt Lake City (1974-1977)

Director, Mining Hall of Fame (2009-Present); President of the Alumni, Colorado School of Mines (2007-2008); Member, Board of Directors, Mackay School of Mines, Reno, NV (1989); Member, Board of Directors, Malaysia Peace Corporation (1965-1968); Research Topic, Standford, Tombstone, Arizona

Developed El Chanate Gold Mine, Sonora, Mexico

Henry DeWitt Smith Scholar, Stanford University (1972); Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; Honoree, Marquis Who’s Who Top Professional; Fellow, Society of Economic Geologists; Fellow, Geological of Society America

Foundation President, Society of Economic Geologists (1989-1992); Member, American Institute of Mining and Exploration; Past Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society; 50 Year Member, Society of Mining Engineers


Son of Lester Judson and Myrtle Elizabeth (Reisner) Newell
Married: Mary Anne Norman (6/18/1965)
Children: Andrea; Heidi
Five Grandchildren

Skiing; Travel; Tennis; Cooking exotic dishes

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in the West – 1994-1995, 24th Edition (pub. 1993)

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