Mr. Baird brings over 30 years of mineral law experience to Thunder Mountain Gold. Mr. Baird is currently a partner in the Boise, Idaho law firm of Baird Hanson LLP, which firm has been lead counsel for permitting more mining projects in Idaho than any other law firm. Mr. Baird has provided environmental and mining counsel to a wide variety of New York Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange and venture capital mineral companies, including base and precious metal production companies, industrial mineral producers, exploration and mineral land management companies. He currently sits on the Board of the American CuMo Mining Corporation, which is advancing the “largest un-mined molybdenum deposit in the world” in Boise County, Idaho.
Eric Jones, Thunder Mountain Gold’s President and CEO noted, “Joe is a tremendous addition to our board at Thunder Mountain Gold. On behalf of the Thunder Mountain board, I would like to welcome Joe. We are very fortunate to have someone of his caliber and experience joining us.”
In 2011, Mr. Baird was President of American Exploration and Mining Association, formerly the Northwest Mining Association, and has served on the Executive Committee or Board of the Association since 2003. He has been the Environmental Committee Chair/Co-Chair each of the last 10 years (except 2011), and has been the Co-Chair of the Strategic Minerals Committee since its inception in 2010. In 2013, the American Exploration and Mining Association awarded Mr. Baird its Lifetime Achievement Award, which is the Association’s highest individual honor.
As an industry-leading expert, Mr. Baird presented testimony before the U.S. Congress Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment in February 2011 on mine reclamation bonding. His professional memberships also include the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (where he was Trustee-at-Large, 1999-2002) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration and the Geological Society of America. He has been a frequent author and speaker on mining and environmental law since 1987.
Prior to the establishment of the law firm of Baird Hanson LLP in June 1997, Mr. Baird was a partner in the Idaho law firms of Givens Pursley LLP and Elam & Burke LLP. Before moving to Idaho in 1988, Mr. Baird practiced mining and environmental law for seven years in Colorado, where he was Union Pacific Resources Company Associate General Attorney and an attorney with the Holland & Hart law firm. Mr. Baird is admitted to the Colorado and Idaho State Bars. Mr. Baird graduated from the University Of Virginia School Of Law in 1981. He has worked for Exxon Minerals Company, USA in Houston and the American Mining Congress in Washington, D.C. Prior to law school, Mr. Baird was with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Colgate University in 1976, with majors in Geology and Political Science. In 1975, the National Science Foundation awarded Mr. Baird an Undergraduate Research Project Grant to study the Marcellus Shale of New York State for energy development.
About Thunder Mountain Gold, Inc.:
Thunder Mountain, a junior gold exploration company founded in 1935, owns interests in several U.S. precious metals projects. The Company’s principal assets are The South Mountain Project — Owyhee Gold Trust Joint Venture, located on private land in southern Idaho, just north of the Nevada border, and their Trout Creek Project — a grass roots gold target in the Eureka-Battle Mountain trend of central Nevada, currently under Joint Exploration Agreement with Newmont USA Limited. For more information on Thunder Mountain, please visit the Company’s website www.Thundermountaingold.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on the beliefs of management and reflect the Company’s current expectations. The forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions, which could change materially in the future. By their nature, forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required in accordance with applicable laws.
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Thunder Mountain Gold, Inc.
Eric T. Jones
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (208) 658-1037