Insight 5th Ed._Roger Austin Newell

ROGER AUSTIN NEWELL, PHD Geologist, Mining Executive, Consultant Golden, CO As a student, Dr. Newell attended the University of Oregon, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1965. He subsequently continued his studies at the Colorado School of Mines and received a Master of Science in 1971. After becoming a Henry DeWitt Smith Scholar at Stanford University in 1972, he ultimately achieved a PhD from Stanford in 1975. Dr. Newell originally began his career working as a geologist and researcher for Kennecott Exploration Ltd. in 1974. Dr. Newell would later join Newmont Exploration Ltd. as an exploration geologist in 1977. In 1983, he rose to the rank of exploration manager with the company, and in 1989, he accepted a position as exploration manager for Gold Fields Limited, where he served until 1992, after rising to the role of regional manager. Shortly thereafter, he joined Western Exploration Inc. as the vice president of development in 1995, and after five years, he took a position with Capital Gold Inc., serving as vice president of development from 2000 to 2009. Dr. Newell continued to amass experience and apply his expertise in the field, becoming the president and chief executive officer of Lake Victoria Mining Co. in 2009, where he remained until 2015. In 2012, he additionally accepted a position as director of Midway Gold Inc., and in 2016, he left the company to begin working as an independent consulting geologist. Among Dr. Newell’s professional achievements, he developed the El Chanate Gold Mine in Sonora, Mexico. In addition to his professional pursuits, Dr. Newell has maintained memberships with a variety of organizations. He is a fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and the Geological Society of America and has been a member of the American Institute of Mining and Exploration. He is a retired Qualified Professional Geologist I had an early realization of the importance of computers in our industry. Recognizing the importance of advancements in technology was key.