Mike Schaffner serves as Graphite One’s Senior Vice President, Mining Operations.
Prior to joining G1, Mr. Schaffner worked at Ambler Mining, where he oversaw engineering work for the Ambler pre-feasibility study and managed the metallurgical test work program for the company’s drilling program. He joined Ambler after 15 years with Newmont Mining, rising through positions of increasing responsibility to the level of General Manager at the Carlin Gold Mine, Cripple Creek and Victor Mines,
Mr. Schaffner’s operations are three-time winners of the National Mining Association’s Sentinels of Safety award, recognizing the U.S.’s safest mines for continuous injury-free operations. He holds two patents related to bio-oxidation heap leaching.