Nathan Chutas, Ph.D., LG, CPG


President and Chief Geologist

Nathan is a certified professional and licensed geologist that has worked for and in collaboration with the minerals industry for over 20 years. He has worked on a variety of deposit types and geological settings, including VMS polymetallic systems, Mississippi Valley Type Pb-Zn systems, Cu-Fe skarn-related systems, Au-Ag epithermal vein systems, intrusive-related Au systems, Cu-Au porphyry systems, intrusive hosted PGE systems, sediment-hosted Cu systems, and SEDEX systems. Much of this work has been in Alaska and the Western US, but he has worked in Mexico, the Philippines,  South Africa, and Papua New Guinea.

He has worked for Teck Cominco American Inc., Duke University, NovaGold Resources Inc.,  Tintina Resources Inc. (now Sandfire Resources America Inc.), and Era Resources (formerly Marengo Mining). His experience has focused on exploration, both green-fields and brown-fields, but he has worked on development projects and active mines. His responsibilities have included senior management roles, project management, oversight and execution of numerous early-stage helicopter-supported remote exploration projects, management and geologic oversight of multidrill programs, budget management, project evaluation, data evaluation, target evaluation and generation, project GIS management and oversight, geologic oversight in field mapping and sampling programs, underground mapping, permitting, land management, and community relations.

He earned his B.S. degrees in geology and chemistry from the University of Mount Union (Alliance, OH), and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA). His areas of geologic expertise include geochemistry, mineralogy, structural geology, and stratigraphy; and he is proficient in a variety of GIS platforms (e.g., ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Surfer, Downhole Explorer, Micromine, etc.). He is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists, the Alaska Miners Association, the Mineralogical Society of America, the Geological Society of America, the American Chemical Society, the American Exploration & Mining Association (formerly NWMA), and professional member of American Institute of Professional Geologists. 


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