Company Overview

The GS Mining Company, LLC’s ( the “Company”) goal is the generation of income through responsible mining practices, which in turn provides the Company with wealth for stakeholders, employees, and the communities with which the company partners. The Company is focused on growing free cash flow per share over the long term. To do this, the Company will maintain and grow industry leading margins, driven by innovation and its digital transformation; while managing the Company portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage.

Company Overview

The GS Mining Company, LLC’s ( the “Company”) goal is the generation of income through responsible mining practices, which in turn provides the Company with wealth for stakeholders, employees, and the communities with which the company partners. The Company is focused on growing free cash flow per share over the long term. To do this, the Company will maintain and grow industry leading margins, driven by innovation and its digital transformation; while managing the Company portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage.

Mining Team

STEPHEN D. KING 
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. King has extensive experience in all aspects of mining enterprises in the United States and around the world.

He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Wits Basin Precious Minerals, SDK Investments, and Standard Gold Holdings. In those capacities, he has overseen the development, exploration and monetization of gold, silver, iron ore, nickel, and diamond projects. Mr. King is an experienced business entrepreneur with lengthy experience in precious metals extraction as well as real estate. In these activities, he has raised well over $500 million in financing.

Franklin Levy
Treasurer and CFO

Mr. Levy has extensive experience in the entrepreneurial world as both a principal and trusted advisor.  His diverse experience includes both start-up enterprises and the organization of one of the country’s largest family offices.

For the last several years he has been on the Board of the Maanshan Xiaonanshan Mining Company in the People’s Republic of China and as such has been involved in all aspects of production and development at this iron ore mine. He has been hands on in China at the mine dealing with mine management, mining and exploration plans and local government regulators.

Bob Herdina
Vice President of Corporate Finance

Mr. Herdina joined the Company in 2018 as VP of Corporate Finance, bringing with him more than three decades of experience in the financial services industry.

He has held senior executive positions in sales, business development and finance for multiple companies in the domestic and international financial arena. With both corporate and entrepreneurial experience in consumer lending, venture capital and investment banking on Wall Street, Mr. Herdina is able to focus the Company's services and value proposition, and apply these to the unique needs of the investment community.

Matt Collins
MINING ENGINEER

Mr. Collins is a Colorado mining engineer with thirty years of experience in and around the mines of Central City. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines where he has also served as an adjunct faculty member.

He is a Colorado registered engineer; a member of the Colorado Society of Mining Engineers, the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America and the Association for Mineral Exploration. He is the recipient of numerous awards in Colorado for mining safety, engineering and environmental stewardship and pollution prevention. He has been a general manager and Chief Operating Officer for Sutter Gold Mining Inc. and has consulted for numerous other ventures.

He is well known in the Central City area and has the respect of state and municipal regulatory bodies.

Matt Mason
Mine Manager

Mr. Mason will provide leadership in the role of Mine Manager in all phases of underground hard rock mining. He will work closely with Matthew Collins who is the General Manager at The Bates Hunter Gold mine.

Mr. Mason's Colorado and other experiences working underground have demonstrated results and proven value. His track record includes repeated mining and construction project management which has been on time (or ahead of schedule) and under budget. In addition, he brings dewatering experience and additional "mine and life safety" training skills.

Stephen J. Humphray 
Senior Mining Operations Management

Mr. Humphray’s expertise includes mining methods and management of mine operations, strategic planning, technical savvy, cost management, employee management, surveying, and increased production techniques. He has consulted for and worked on mining projects in Asia, Australia, and South Africa. He has a Bachelor in Science and Mining from the University of New South Wales.

Courtland Brewster
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Mr. Brewster is a renowned mining project management specialist. His past work includes management of gold exploration projects in Papua, New Guinea for the Alesander Mining Limited and West Coast Mining Limited mines; operations oversight for open pit iron ore mining in China, project consultant to SNC Lavalin in Kuala Lumpur, serving as President of Pinewood Resources a publicly traded mining venture; as well as numerous other projects throughout North America. He is a Registered Professional Engineer with degrees from the University of British Colombia and the London School of Business.

Mining Team

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Stephen D. King
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. King has extensive experience in all aspects of mining enterprises in the United States and around the world.

He has served as Chief Executive Offcer of Wits Basin Precious Minerals, SDK Investments, and Standard Gold Holdings. In those capacities, he has overseen the development, exploration and monetization of gold, silver, iron ore, nickel, and diamond projects. Mr. King is an experienced business entrepreneur with lengthy experience in precious metals extraction as well as real estate. In these activities, he has raised well over $500 million in financing.

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Franklin Levy
Treasurer and CFO

Mr. Levy has extensive experience in the entrepreneurial world as both a principal and trusted advisor.

For the last several years he has been on the Board of the Maanshan Xiaonanshan Mining Company in the People’s Republic of China and as such has been involved in all aspects of production and development at this iron ore mine. He has been hands on in China at the mine dealing with mine management, mining and exploration plans and local government regulators.

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Bob Herdina
Vice President of Corporate Finance

Mr. Herdina joined the Company in 2018 as VP of Corporate Finance, bringing with him more than three decades of experience in the financial services industry.

He has held senior executive positions in sales, business development and finance for multiple companies in the domestic and international financial arena. With both corporate and entrepreneurial experience in consumer lending, venture capital and investment banking on Wall Street, Mr. Herdina is able to focus the Company's services and value proposition, and apply these to the unique needs of the investment community.

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Matt Collins
MINING ENGINEER

Mr. Collins is a Colorado mining engineer with thirty years of experience in and around the mines of Central City. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines where he has also served as an adjunct faculty member.

He is a Colorado registered engineer; a member of the Colorado Society of Mining Engineers, the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America and the Association for Mineral Exploration. He is the recipient of numerous awards in Colorado for mining safety, engineering and environmental stewardship and pollution prevention. He has been a general manager and Chief Operating Officer for Sutter Gold Mining Inc. and has consulted for numerous other ventures.

He is well known in the Central City area and has the respect of state and municipal regulatory bodies.

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Matt Mason
Mine Manager

Mr. Mason will provide leadership in the role of Mine Manager in all phases of underground hard rock mining. He will work closely with Matthew Collins who is the General Manager at The Bates Hunter Gold mine.

Mr. Mason's Colorado and other experiences working underground have demonstrated results and proven value. 

His track record includes repeated mining and construction project management which has been on time (or ahead of schedule) and under budget. In addition, he brings dewatering experience and additional "mine and life safety" training skills.

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Stephen J. Humphray
Senior Mining Operations Management

Mr. Humphray’s expertise includes mining methods and management of mine operations, strategic planning, technical savvy, cost management, employee management, surveying, and increased production techniques. He has consulted for and worked on mining projects in Asia, Australia, and South Africa. He has a Bachelor in Science and Mining from the University of New South Wales.

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Courtland Brewster
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Mr. Brewster is a renowned mining project management specialist. His past work includes management of gold exploration projects in Papua, New Guinea for the Alesander Mining Limited and West Coast Mining Limited mines; operations oversight for open pit iron ore mining in China, project consultant to SNC Lavalin in Kuala Lumpur, serving as President of Pinewood Resources a publicly traded mining venture; as well as numerous other projects throughout North America. He is a Registered Professional Engineer with degrees from the University of British Colombia and the London School of Business.