David J. Copeland
Director, Project Development
Dave Copeland is a geological engineer with more than 30 years experience in advancing mineral projects through feasibility, permitting, engineering design phases and initial development. Recent projects include the original feasibility and permitting on the South Kemess mine in central British Columbia, pre-feasibility and permitting on the Hollister development project in Nevada, feasibility and permitting of the Burnstone gold project in South Africa and feasibility and permitting of the Xietongmen project in Tibet, PRC. He has also acted as a senior advisor on the Gibraltar mine acquisition and restart team. In 2004, Mr. Copeland and the HDI directors were recognized as the Pacific Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004 and in 2011, he was presented with the A.O. Dufresne Award from the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum for distinguished contributions to mining exploration in Canada.