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E M I P E R S H I N G G O L D C O R P. FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 Creating Real Opportunities With major land holdings, Pershing Gold is poised to build a strong gold-mining operation in an underexplored part of Nevada. [ B Y S TA C I D AV I D S O N ] • Lovelock, Nev. Stephen Alfers has a lot of experience in the mining industry, especially in starting and building companies. In a previous position, for example, he created a new company in 2002, took it public in 2006 and merged it into a Canadian junior exploration operation in 2007. He PROFILE Pershing Gold Corp.. Headquarters: Lakewood, Colo. | Employees: 15 Specialty: Gold mining then became chief of U.S. operations at Franco-Nevada, a position he held through 2011. In March 2012, he became President and CEO of Pershing Gold Corp. (PGC, OTCBB:PGLC), a brand-new company in which Alfers saw “a significant opportunity” to build a new exploration and development company and become an emerging producer that would create real value for shareholders. “I enjoy the creativity of turning around an enterprise or creating something new to create shareholder value,” he says. “In “The significance of controlling all of the lands adjacent to the mine cannot be overstated.” // STEPHEN ALFERS, president and CEO just a little more than one year, we have achieved significant progress towards building a company that is going to become Nevada’s next gold producer.” Since acquiring the Relief Canyon property out of bankruptcy in August 2011, Pershing Gold (formerly known as Sagebrush Gold Ltd.) is well on its way to putting the long-neglected Relief PGC’s Relief Canyon land position covers more than 1.5 miles of Nevada’s Black Ridge Fault.. PGC has a target date to be producing gold in 2014.. 176

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