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E M I G O L D S T A N D A R D V E N T U R E S C O R P. FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 Gold Standard Ventures is focusing its attention on the Railroad Gold project in Nevada.. • Nevada “We have an entire district, and eventually we believe that’s going to host numerous gold deposits.” // LUKE NORMAN, co-founder White Whale Gold Standard Ventures is finally taking advantage of an underexplored property in one of the world’s best gold belts. [ BY CHRIS PETERSEN ] contributions have given Gold Standard Ventures the breathing room and resources to make things happen at the Railroad Gold project. PRIME PROPERTY Perhaps the most attractive aspect of the Railroad Gold project was its location, Norman says. “It was largely unexplored, an entire district within the Carlin Trend,” he says. The Carlin Trend is one of the most prolific gold belts in the world, and the opportunity to gain a foothold in the region on a property that had not been systematically explored before was “a lure that was far too attractive to turn down,” according to Norman. The Railroad project represents the last significantly underexplored district in the Carlin Trend, according to the company. Despite the property’s pedigree, however, the previous owner did not know how to properly harness the opportunity it represented. Norman says the landowner was more of an opportunist than an explorer, and as such did not know how to make the most of the Railroad Gold site. “You had this amazing land package, but as a whole he would For Luke Norman, co-founder of Gold Standard Ventures Corp. in Vancouver, the Railroad Gold project in northern Nevada was his white whale, and he was far from the only Ahab. CEO Jonathan Awde and Vice President of Exploration Dave Mathewson also had been pursuing the property under different companies for nearly a decade before the principals finally were able to come together and form Gold Standard Ventures to take advantage of it. For so many knowledgeable people to PROFILE be so interested in a single property, it has to be something special, and Norman says the Railroad Gold project will be worth the time and effort put into it. With the experience and expertise Gold Standard Ventures has put together to work on the asset, Norman says the company believes it is on the precipice of finding something spectacular. Not only does Gold Standard Ventures come to Nevada with a wealth of knowledge about the region, but Norman says the project has attracted the attention of some major supporters. Their capital Gold Standard Ventures Corp.. | Headquarters: Vancouver Employees: 20 | Specialty: Gold exploration 200

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