Mr. Dircksen has over 35 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry, serving in executive, managerial, and technical roles at several companies. He has a strong technical background, serving as a team member on nine gold discoveries, seven of which later became operating mines. Mr. Dircksen has held senior management positions with Lacana Gold, The Cordex Syndicate, Orvana Minerals, Bravo Venture Group, and Brett Resources. He holds an M.S. in Geology from the Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada.
Mr. Mathewson has greater than 50 years of exploration experience, primarily focused in Nevada. Since June 2016, Dave has been Vice-President and Head of Exploration at U.S. Gold Corp. He is also self-employed since 2001 as owner and geologist at Nevada Gold Ventures, LLC. Notable discoveries made while head of Newmont Nevada’s exploration team from 1989 through 2001 include: Tess, Northwest Rain, Saddle and South Emigrant in the Rain mining district, as well as important deposit extension discoveries at Newmont’s Gold Quarry and Mike deposits. Dave’s work as founder, Director, and Vice President of Exploration from 2009 to 2014 at Gold Standard Ventures led to the consolidation of the Railroad-Pinion district and the North Bullion & Bald Mountain discoveries. He earned his MSc degree in geology from the University of Idaho and completed PhD studies at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.