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.
Paul van Eeden is the President of Cranberry Capital Inc. and a director of C3 Alliance Corp. Paul started his business career in 1985 and has been involved in public capital markets since 1995, first as a broker and later as an investor. Paul has a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Chemistry and Applied Chemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and is known for his research on gold pricing models and monetary inflation.
David Caulfield was co-founder of Rimfire Minerals Corporation and he played an integral role in building the company and it’s business through its strategic partnerships. Prior to Rimfire, he was a co-founder and President of Equity Engineering Ltd. (now Equity Exploration Consultants Ltd.), a privately held geological consulting firm. David is also a co-founder, shareholder and Chairman of C3 Alliance Corp., a privately held consulting firm which facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between Indigenous Peoples and resource sector businesses. In an extensive volunteer capacity, David served as the 2005 President of the Association for Mineral Exploration of British Columbia (AME BC) and David played a role in the creation of Geoscience BC and has served as a Director and Vice Chair until 2014.
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. Most recently he 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.
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.
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.
Mahesh Liyanage is a Chartered Professional Accountant (member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of BC) with more than 20 years’ experience across diverse industries. For the past ten years, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer for several exploration companies and gained valuable experience in managing financial affairs of exploration companies.
Dave Groves has over 35 years’ experience in precious-metals exploration, resource development and exploration business development. Before joining Evrim, Mr. Groves held the position of VP Global Exploration for Centerra Gold where he led and managed the company’s resource development and greenfield exploration programs in Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Turkey, Russia and China. Before Centerra, and for much of his career, Mr. Groves was with Newmont Mining Corporation in exploration and business development roles in North America, Australia, Europe and West Africa. During his tenure at Newmont, he participated in the discovery and delineation of the Leeville and Turf gold deposits on the Carlin Trend in Nevada, directed greenfield discoveries of Carlin-type and high-sulfidation gold deposits in the Tethys mineral belt in Turkey and Armenia and oversaw a major resource expansion at the Akyem gold deposit in West Africa. He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and a Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists.
Mr. Groves serves as the Company’s “Qualified Person” for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
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 an ICSA Canada student, working towards her certification as a Chartered Secretary.
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.
Laurence joined Evrim 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.
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.
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 Minera Evrim.
Aaron is a graduate from the University of Sonora and has ten years’ experience in exploration including geological mapping and drilling. Aaron spent three years working on properties which have since become part of Evrim’s portfolio. He brings project management and logistical skills as well as an excellent understanding of Sonoran geology and mineral deposits to Evrim’s Mexican exploration team.
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 Minera Evrim since 2013.
Dan Pace is Exploration Manager with RenGold. Dan manages drilling and exploration programs for the company. He also assists with generative exploration and property evaluation in the Great Basin.
Dan completed his BA at Colby College where he did research on hercynite veins in Maine as well as the sedimentary sequence across the Permian/Triassic extinction event as preserved in the Karoo Basin of South Africa. In 2006 Dan started at the University of Nevada, Reno as a Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology research assistant for Dr. John Muntean. Under John's supervision Dan completed his Master's thesis on the RBM deposit in the Bald Mountain Mining District in 2009. During and following completion of his Master's thesis he consulted for Barrick at Bald Mountain. Using his research and understanding of the RBM deposit he helped define and drill out a new and significantly larger zone of mineralization, which became the Redbird deposit. Dan also worked on a number of exploration programs successfully targeting Carlin Style mineralization in Mooney Basin.
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.
Patty runs field programs for reconnaissance, project-scale data collection and mapping, oversees drill programs, and assists with project generation. Patty received her B.S. degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and her M.Sc. from the Colorado School of Mines, where she studied sediment-hosted nickel occurrences in the Zambian Copper Belt. Following completion of her Master's, Patty spent three years working on various sediment-hosted copper systems in Canada, Zambia, Botswana, and Namibia. In 2015, Patty moved back to her native Nevada to pursue opportunities in the Great Basin.
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.