Robert W. Schafer
Exploration, Geology and Development
Robert Schafer is a registered professional geologist with over 35 years international experience exploring for and discovering mineral deposits, four were producing mines including the Briggs (over one million ounces) and Griffon gold mines in the Western United States and Birkachan (over one million ounces) gold mine in far east Russia, and identifying, evaluating and structuring business transactions globally having worked in more than 80 countries. Mr. Schafer is the 2020 to 2021 president of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). He is also past president and board member of the PDAC, past president of the CIM, and past president of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America. He was a member of the board of governors for the U.S. National Mining Hall of Fame and the board of directors of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. He is the first person to hold all of these leadership roles in both the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Schafer is the recipient of the William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal from AIME, as well as the prestigious Daniel C. Jackling Award and Robert A. Dreyer Award from SME for technical achievements and leadership in the mining industry during his career. He is a fellow of CIM, SEG and SME, and a certified director under ICD. Mr. Schafer has been an executive with Hunter Dickinson, Kinross Gold and BHP Minerals. He is founder and chief executive officer of Eagle Mines Management and is member of the board of directors of select mining companies.