Mining companies sell refined gold produced from their mines and royalty companies get a percentage of that revenue minus transportation, insurance, refining and smelting costs. This type of royalties is known as Net Smelter Return (NSR) royalties.
As a gold royalty company, Orogen will be able to enjoy the potential upside when gold prices rise.
In addition, gold royalty companies share little of the potential risks and costs that miners undertake on infrastructure or operating costs. This allows Orogen to allocate our capital towards growth.
Orogen’s model focuses on generating new royalties in an organic manner: Our exploration programs are funded by joint venture partners. If a discovery is made, our joint venture partners have the right to purchase the projects from us in exchange for a royalty, cash and/or shares, and a possible minority equity interest in the project. In this way, Orogen enjoys the fruits of a discovery and future production without spending money on exploration or production costs.
We focus on the creation and acquisition of gold and other precious and base metal royalties in Mexico, Western Canada, Nevada and Western United States.
Paddy has over 15 years’ experience in public company management serving on the boards of Abacus Mining Corp., Redstar Gold Corp., Niblack Mining Corp., Cobre Exploration Ltd., and Spanish Mountain Gold. Before joining Orogen, Paddy was the President and CEO of Niblack Mining Corp. which successfully merged with Committee Bay Resources in 2008. During his tenure, Paddy developed an extensive network of contacts throughout the institutional and retail investment community. Paddy was the President & CEO of Evrim Resources before it merged with Renaissance Gold to form Orogen Royalties.
Justin is an internationally experienced business development executive with multi-commodity expertise in the natural resources sector. Most recently he served as Vice-President for Rio Tinto Exploration in the Americas with the responsibility to formulate and execute commercial strategies for acquisitions and divestments. Prior to this, Justin served in various legal roles for Rio Tinto Exploration and Placer Dome, including General Counsel for Rio Tinto Exploration North America and Kennecott Minerals Company where he managed the legal and commercial affairs of these companies. Justin also serves as a director of a private Canadian nature resource company.
Mr. Butler was a co-founder, officer and director of Altius Minerals Corporation, a leading diversified mineral royalty company, from 1997 to 2010. He was then President and CEO of Callinan Royalties Corporation, which was subsequently acquired by Altius in 2015. Currently he is a non-executive director of Millrock Resources, which is based in Alaska, Adia Resources in Canada and Aurum Global Exploration, which is based in Ireland and active in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Butler was also co-recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the P. J. Gardner Institute at Memorial University on behalf of Altius Minerals Corporation and is an Honorary Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.
Bob has worked as an exploration geologist and in senior management for major and junior mining companies for the past 35 years. This experience has been largely in Nevada, where he has been directly involved in the discovery or resource development of five gold deposits, notably the Long Canyon deposit with Pittston Nevada Gold, New West Gold and Fronteer, and the Twin Creeks, Lone Tree, Trenton Canyon and Valmy deposits with Santa Fe Pacific Gold. For the past 20 years, Bob has served in corporate management and executive positions, where in addition to his technical and leadership roles in exploration, he has been involved in corporate financing activities, investor relations, and presenting technical and corporate information to the markets. Most recently Bob was the President and CEO of Renaissance Gold.
Tim is highly skilled, experienced and award winning General Manager with a broad range of expertise in mining operations throughout the USA, Canada and Australia. He has a proven track record of professionalism in leading teams to succeed in start-ups and shut-downs as well as effecting change to improve production, costs and safety performance. In addition, Tim ran the acquisition program for Homestake Mining Corporation, Canada that included: evaluation of potential acquisitions and due diligence review for major business transactions. Tim has over 40 years of experience principally in gold operations at Homestake, Barrick Gold Corporation and most recently at Goldcorp, where he served as General Manager of the Marigold Mine and as Chief Operating Officer of Pershing Gold. Tim served as a Director of Renaissance Gold before it merged to form Orogen Royalties.
Marc Tran is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) with over 20 years of finance leadership experience with public organizations. He has successfully completed over $100M of financing for mining projects and is an experienced strategic executive in transforming and scaling growth staged companies. He also has a strong background in project financing, M&A, compliance, regulatory management, corporate governance and marketing. Mr. Tran also holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary.
A professional business administrator with over 20 years’ experience in Corporate and Information Technology governance. Rosana holds a Business Administrator bachelor degree and built her career in the information technology area working for international public companies, with demand management, process review and budget management. Since 2012 she has been specializing as Corporate Secretary. She is a Graduate of the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada, awaiting to receive her Chartered Secretary designation.
Marco has 14 years' experience as an analyst, fund manager, and executive in the metals and mining space. Since 2018 he has been a director and member of the audit committee for Orezone Gold Corporation. He was until recently CEO of Adia Resources, a private diamond exploration company. Previously, Marco spent 11 years as an analyst and portfolio manager with Equinox Partners. He focused on the firm’s investments in metals and mining, evaluating exploration, development, production and royalty companies. He received in B.A. in Economics from Amherst College.
Laurence joined Orogen in 2017 after graduating from the University of Alberta, Canada with a PhD in Economic Geology. He also holds an MA in Earth Sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK. Laurence brings his understanding of Northern Cordilleran geology and mineral deposits to Orogen.
Ignacio has 14 years experience in mineral exploration, project generation, mapping sampling and both diamond and RC drilling, mainly in porphyry, skarn and epithermal projects. He graduated from the University of Sonora with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology. He has worked for Orogen since 2013.
Nicola graduated from the University of Glasgow with an honours degree in Earth Science in 2011. After graduating, Nicola moved to Perth, Australia to work in the mining industry as an exploration geologist. She worked in the Goldfields area of Western Australia for close to three years before moving to Vancouver.
Liliana has worked in Marketing and Investor Relations roles for the last 9 years in the technology and mining industries. Liliana has experience working with junior mining companies listed in the U.S and Canada. Originally from Peru, Liliana is fluent in Spanish and English. Liliana specializes in digital strategy and branding. She is the content creator of Orogen’s blog posts and videos.
Saki has worked as an office assistant and coordinator for over 5 years in Japan and Canada. In 2020 she completed the Administrative Assistant Program at Vancouver Community College, where she upgraded her administrative and accounting skills.
Luz Elena has 13 years’ experience in administration of mining exploration. She has a Bachelor’s Degree of Business and Finance from ITESM (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey), Campus Guadalajara. Luz Elena has worked for the Company since 2005.
Gloria is a Certified Public Accountant from the Universidad Del Desarrollo Profesional (UNIDEP), she has 14 years’ experience in accounting and Tax, an associated of the Colegio de Contadores Publicos de Sonora A.C., and more than 10 years with Orogen Royalties.
Mark has approximately 30 years of exploration and research experience including as Chief Geoscientist for AuEx, Chief Geoscientist for Geothermal Technical Partners, Inc., Mongolia Exploration Manager for Cascadia Chemicals and Minerals, and Chief Geologist for Carson Gold Corp. Mark is experienced in the exploration, development, and production of gold, silver, copper, and molybdenum resources in the Great Basin, Asia, and Central and South America, and in exploration for geothermal resources in the US and abroad. Mark played an integral role in the discovery of the Gatsuurt gold deposit in Mongolia and the discovery of over a half-dozen active geothermal systems in the US and South America. Mark is fluent in written Spanish and conversant in spoken Spanish.
Marilyn is responsible for management of the Company's exploration data base including data compilation, verification, and data delivery and communication between joint venture partners. Her duties include generating project-level geology, land status and claim maps using GIS software. Marilyn also provides technical support to the staff as needed.
Marilyn has over 31 years of experience in the natural resources industry, including Computer Geologist for AuEx, Information Specialist for Kennecott Exploration (Rio Tinto), and Project Geologist for Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corporation. Her first 2 years in Nevada were spent looking for oil in the carbonate terrain of eastern Nevada with Cedar Strat. Her career has included project support for gold, silver and copper exploration projects in Nevada and Arizona.
Orogen has been able to attract partnerships with top global mining companies, and as a result, we have evolved our own social and environmental standards. We have a shared commitment to safety, community engagement and care for the environment.
These policy documents were inherited from Evrim Resources Corp. and are subject to ratification by the Orogen Board of Directors.