Mark Coolbaugh is Chief Geoscientist of RenGold. Mark assists in the assessment of properties, development of geological and exploration models, field mapping, and identification of exploration targets. He also applies cutting-edge research concepts to the digital display, analysis, and interpretation of geological, geophysical, and geochemical data.
Mark has approximately 30 years of exploration and research experience including as Chief Geoscientist for AuEx, Research Assistant Professor at the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy, University of Nevada, Reno; Chief Geoscientist for Geothermal Technical Partners, Inc., Mongolia Exploration Manager for Cascadia Chemicals and Minerals, and Chief Geologist for Carson Gold Corp. Mark is experienced in the exploration, development, and production of gold, silver, copper, and molybdenum resources in the Great Basin, Asia, and Central and South America, and in exploration for geothermal resources in the US and abroad. Mark played an integral role in the discovery of the Gatsuurt gold deposit in Mongolia and the discovery of over a half-dozen active geothermal systems in the US and South America.
Mark holds a doctorate degree in Geology from the University of Nevada, Reno (2003), a Master of Science in Geological Engineering from the University of Arizona (1985), and a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines (1978). Mark is a member of the Geological Society of Nevada, the Geothermal Resources Council, Society of Economic Geologists, and SME/AIME. He is fluent in written Spanish and conversant in spoken Spanish.