VP Exploration and Geoscience, Pilot Gold
Golden Strategies for Growth
Moira Smith is the V.P. of Exploration and Geoscience for Pilot Gold, a junior gold exploration company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Pilot Gold is advancing several sediment-hosted gold properties in the Great Basin and porphyry and epithermal properties in western Turkey. Formerly Chief Geologist, Nevada, for Fronteer Gold, Dr. Smith was instrumental in the successful advancement of Long Canyon, Fronteer Gold’s flagship project. She developed an understanding of the geology and controls on mineralization at Long Canyon, and built the geological model for ongoing exploration and resource growth. Prior to Fronteer Gold, she served as U.S. Exploration Manager, Senior Geologist and Project Manager for Teck where she managed exploration programs for several high-profile, advanced-stage projects throughout the Americas, including the 5.5 million ounce Pogo gold deposit, now in production; the 1.5 billion tonne Petaquilla Cu-Mo-Au porphyry deposit in Panama; and the 3.5 million ounce El Limon gold deposit in Mexico. Dr. Smith has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Arizona and is a P.Geo. (British Columbia). She has held board or executive positions with numerous industry associations and is a Fellow and past Councilor of the SEG. She was a member of the Roundup organizing committee for many years before moving to Elko, Nevada in 2006.