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Jerry Zieg


Senior Vice President

With a Masters of Science in Geology from the University of Montana, Jerry Zieg has over 35 years of mining exploration experience for copper, zinc, and precious metals in a variety of settings, countries and geography. He spent 24 years working for Cominco American Inc. (later Teck Cominco American Inc.), participating in the discovery of the Black Butte Copper deposits and lead the exploration team responsible for the Pend Orielle Mine resource expansion.

He joined NovaGold Inc. in 2005 managing their U.S. exploration programs in Alaska. In 2009, he helped start Tintina Resources Inc. to undertake exploration and development of the Black Butte Copper deposits.

Jerry grew up on ranch on the Smith River below Camp Baker. His family still lives near White Sulphur Springs and he owns a ranch in Meagher County. He and his wife Susan have two grown children. Jerry is a history buff who enjoys compiling local early history; he also enjoys traveling, golfing, reading, fly fishing and playing the guitar.