Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> February 8, 2010

Thunder Mountain Gold, Inc. – E. James (jim) Collord

E. James (Jim) Collord, President and CEO of Thunder Mountain Gold, Inc., has 35 years of practical and varied experience in the Nevada minerals industry, with a solid background in environmental permitting and compliance, open pit mine operations, mine construction and reclamation, and exploration. Most recently, Mr. Collord was Environmental and Land Superintendent for Cortez Gold Mines, a joint venture between Placer Dome and Kennecott Minerals, where he was responsible for all state and federal environmental permits, project compliance and land issues. At Independence Mining, Mr. Collord was Mine Superintendent at the Big Springs and Jerritt Canyon gold mines, with supervisory responsibility for mine infrastructure design, field construction, operations, permitting and reclamation. In this role he took the Big Springs mine operation from grassroots through advanced exploration, to full production on schedule and at budget. As Mine Superintendent at Jerritt Canyon, Mr. Collord managed a crew of 200 while increasing production to a record level of 40 million tons per year, and improving crew morale and safety. Mr. Collord holds an M.S. in geology from the Mackay School of Mines, Reno, Nev. Profile
TWST: Would you give us a brief historical sketch of Thunder Mountain Gold and bring us up to date?

Mr. Collord: Thunder Mountain Gold (THMG) has its roots in central Idaho. In 1978 we acquired a