Chad Peters is a professional geologist with over ten years of exploration and production experience in both the US and Canada. Prior to co-founding Ridgeline Minerals in 2018 Chad was a managing member of the Premier Gold Mines Ltd. Exploration team responsible for the discovery of 10+ Moz. of gold. As Premier’s Nevada Exploration Manager he was directly responsible for the execution of multiple exploration projects and joint venture initiatives with companies such as Barrick, Newmont and Kinross Gold, forming lasting business relationships in the process. In 2015 he led a talented technical team that re-interpreted the McCoy-Cove structural model and proposed a new exploration target that led to the -16 discovery of the CSD Gap deposit. The success of the CSD Gap discovery led to a high-grade 1.6 million ounce resource estimate in 2017 and subsequent joint venture with Barrick Gold in 2018 on what is now considered one of the highest grade undeveloped Carlin-Type deposits in Nevada. Chad holds a B.Sc. in Geology and Earth Sciences from the University of Manitoba and is a registered professional geologist with the Association of Professional Geologists of Ontario (APGO) and a long-time member of the Geological Society of Nevada (GSN).