Resume of Fred N. Holabird
Current: Consultant on numerous projects.
Converted mining properties in Blackhawk, Colorado to gaming. Involved with the day to day business of cleanup of mine dumps and tailings on a Superfund site consisting of several hundred acres in preparation for a casino project. Executed deal with Caesar's World to build Colorado's largest casino on the site.
1987-1997: Director: Nevada Gold and Casinos, Inc.
Managed and directed Superfund cleanup paid privately at 20% of projected Federal cost. Duties included negotiations with EPA, Colorado State Health, and other Federal and local agencies; hiring key environmental engineers, hiring major dirt moving contractor, day to day supervision of entire project. Also included negotiations with and coordination of four major construction projects, all of whom were dumping fill on the property. Wrote numerous weekly and monthly reports to EPA. Two year completion, finished with EPA letter October, 1996.
1987-1992: Vice President - Operations and Director of American Eagle Resources, Inc., a Reno, Nevada Publicly held company.
Management of U.S. offices : Responsible for day to day management of staff, projects, troubleshooting, assets and liabilities.
Securities and Exchange Commission: Routinely responsible for all SEC filings: 8K, 10K, 10Q's.
Asset Conversion: Helped purchase Alhambra Mines, Inc. from Chapter 11 proceedings, later changing name to "American Eagle Resources, Inc." Part of job was to convert formerly written-off budgetary line items into cash. Sold mine waste as aggregate. Arranged for spent heap rock to be sold as aggregate.
Mine Management: Managed the Golden Eagle, formerly the Flowery Gold Mine in Storey County, Nevada.
Project Management: Designed numerous mining exploration and development projects, mostly in Nevada.
Environmental: Planned, supervised and implemented a groundwater cyanide polluted plume cleanup near the Carson River. Permitted the Golden Eagle Mine, which entailed 22 permits and licenses. Permitted mine waste to be used as aggregate under new regulations with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP). This was the first such permit in Nevada, and now is used as a standard in the industry. Permitted spent heap (cyanide leached ore) to be used as aggregate. Arranged, planned and implemented the first EPA mandated removal order of mercury contaminated mine tailings. Routinely supervised the Golden Eagle Mine site for leaks or other potential dangers.
Other Responsibilities: Routinely handled shareholder inquiries, broker tours and public relations. Routinely gave tours to advanced study groups (conference tours etc.), some school field trips, and students. Presented papers at numerous symposiums, authored professional papers and occaisionally taught school courses at local schools, universities or symposiums. Routinely negotiated contracts for services, properties and equipment, including gold sales on a regular basis. Worked closely with numerous International mine funding groups.
1983-1988: President, Columbus Industries, Inc. (a public company) and Columbus Mines, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary. Directly responsible for all aspects of the Company's business.
Directly responsible for the discovery, reserve definition, and production of the Gold Bar Mine, Ny County, Nevada. This was a 2,500 ton per day heap leach gold operation. Head grade approximately 0.04 oz/t gold. This was the first open pit mine in a United States National Monument. Handled or supervised all permitting, mine planning, water planning and production during initial stages. Sold the mine in 1987.
Supervised, planned and implemented numerous mine projects all over the west. Two of these are expected to make mine stage.
Developed a subsidiary in western historical artifacts and documents, culminating in the promotion and auction of Mel Fisher's discovery of the Atocha, a sunken Spanish galleon. Made the deal with Fisher, brought in Butterfield & Butterfield, Auctioneers, and negotiated a deal with the best marketing staff of its time, Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, to hold the auction there.
Sold large collection of documents through Butterfield's in 1987.
The company had a seven figure income for several years. Negotiated merger of Company with American Egale Resources, who lated backed out. Sold the Company and assets.
1980-1982: Project and Production Geologist for Combined Metals Reduction Co.
Planned daily production and partially supervised production at a small 50 tpd underground gold mine. Supervised numberous drilling and exploration plans for many projects throughout the Western United States. Worked as mine geologist at two underground mines.
1978-1980: Project Geologist for Lacana US, Inc.
Planned, supervised and implemented numerous exploration programs looking for Uranium. Helped discover two significant deposits in California. Left when Uranium market crashed.
1976-1978: Geologist for Cities Service Minerals.
Worked on several advanced stage exploration projects, as well as grass roots projects looking for porphyry copper and molybdenum deposits in Western U.S.
Eduction: B.A. Geology, Humboldt State University, 1976
Advanced education. More than 30 professional seminars and classes in mineral exploration, mine finance, mine planning and production, mine development, mining environmental issues, mining law and others. Have authored four published professional papers, more than 50 detailed confidential company reports. Taught seminars at several universities and symposiums.
Completed about 50 marathons, including 4 Boston Marathons, numerous ultra marathons, and the Western States 100 mile endurance run.
Birth Date: 1953