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E M I G O L D E N Q U E E N M I N I N G C O . LT D . FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 • Vancouver "[Community support is] a critical part of what we do." // LUTZ KLINGMANN, president Golden Queen is completely focused on developing a gold and silver operation.. A Really Hot Property Golden Queen Mining Co. is moving its long-indevelopment Soledad Mountain Project even closer to production. [ BY ALAN DORICH ] The home office for Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd. may be in Canada, but for the last 27 years, the company's focus has been far outside the Great White North. Based in Vancouver, the company PROFILE is totally focused on developing a gold and silver operation on its Soledad Mountain property, located outside of Mojave, California. President Lutz Klingmann explains that Golden Queen was formed in 1985, when its owners acquired the property, which it will develop as an open-pit, heap-leach operation. Throughout the years, "We've basically only had one asset, our California property." Although it has yet to start production on Soledad Mountain, it has continuously worked on the property over the years. "Through the late '80s, all of the '90s and to this day, the company has raised and spent money on the property," he says, noting that this included metallurgical testing, engineering and environmental studies. Today, under Klingmann's leadership, the company has received the necessary approvals and permits required for the project, which is estimated to have average ore and waste mining rates of nearly 5 million tons and more than 9 million tons per year. Additionally, it will produce an annual average of 75,000 ounces of gold and 950,000 ounces of silver. LEADING GOLDEN QUEEN Klingmann, who has nearly 50 years of mining experience, joined Golden Queen in the late 1980s. Throughout his career, he has developed mines not only in the United States, but also in Canada and Africa. According to Klingmann, his special Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.. | Headquarters: Vancouver Specialty: Gold and silver mining 172

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012
Guiding Voice
Worldwide Presence
Digging South of the Border
Honoring the Best
The Williston Basin
Whiting Petroleum Corp.
Breitling Oil and Gas
HDC Development Cos.
Aspen Air U.S. Corp.
Synergy Resources Corp.
Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc.
Enviro Shield Products Inc.
Savage Services
T&R Transport
Boyd and Sons Construction
Roers Construction Inc. – Roers West LLC
J. Koski Co.
Pat’s Offroad Inc.
Tollberg Homes
Wildcat Minerals
Environmental Materials Inc. and Warren Transport Inc.
Borsheim Crane Service Inc.
Central Machining and Pump Repair
Hive Built Homes – Hive Modular
Jericho Services
Kuntz Builders Inc.
MT Rigmat LLC
Steffes Corporation
Wells Concrete
Annabelle Homes - Bakken Shale
Oil Pipeline Blues
Canada Focus
Orbite Aluminae Inc.
New Millennium Corp.
Dynacorp Fabricators Inc.
PCL Contractors
Colter Energy Services Inc.
Zargon Oil and Gas Ltd.
Prodigy Gold Inc.
Rambler Metals and Mining PLC
Innovator Industrial Services
TWD Technologies
Veresen Inc.
Columbus Castings
Comstock Mining Inc.
MS Energy Services
White Star Pump Co.
Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.
Pershing Gold
Summit Casing Equipment
Black Hawk Energy Services
Timberline Drilling Inc.
Butch’s Rat Hole and Anchor Service Inc.
Calfrac Well Services
Geoprobe Systems®
Pacific Energy Development
Crocodile Gold Corp.
Gold Standard Ventures Corp.
GreenHunter Water LLC
Preferred Sands
Romarco Minerals Inc.
The Final Shot

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012