Roger Newell

Roger Austin Newell, PhD

Geologist, Mining Executive, Consultant, and Advisor

Dr. Newell is a geologist, consultant, and mining executive with nearly five decades of expertise in the mining industry with a focus on gold and copper extraction. He realized his passion for geology as a middle school student, and completed degrees at the University of Oregon and Colorado School of Mines before earning his Doctor of Philosophy in applied earth sciences from Stanford University in 1975. He began his career as a geologist with Kennecott Exploration before joining Newmont Exploration from 1977 until 1989, a period he considers a highlight. Dr. Newell went on to work with Gold Fields Mining Co. as a regional manager before serving as vice president of development for both Western Exploration and Capital Gold, Inc. Between 2009 and 2015, he was the president and CEO of Lake Victoria Mining Co., and he spent four years as director of Midway Gold, Inc, before transitioning to independent consulting. Dr. Newell helped develop the El Chanate Gold Mine and consulted on the Mexican Hat site, among other projects. He is a fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and the Geological Society of America, and sits on the board of directors of the National Mining Hall of Fame Museum.

Top Professionals

Dr. Newell’s work in mining and geology earned him the distinction of being a Marquis Top Executive.

Industry Leaders

Dr. Newell’s long-term contributions to his field are celebrated in his Marquis Industry Leaders profile.

Roger Newell

Marquis Millennium Magazine 8th Edition

Dr. Newell updates Marquis Millennium readers on his career and inspirations in the eighth edition of the magazine.

Wall Street Journal

Dr. Newell’s Marquis honors and career achievement were celebrated in a group feature for the Wall Street Journal.

Roger Newell

Hemispheres Magazine

Dr. Newell was one of an exclusive group of Marquis listees to be highlighted in Hemispheres Magazine.

Roger Newell

American Way Magazine

A feature in American Way magazine honored Dr. Newell as a Marquis Who’s Who Distinguished Leader.

Roger Newell

Delta Sky Magazine

Dr. Newell was featured among a select group of Marquis listees in Delta Sky magazine.

Roger Newell

Marquis Milestones Timeline

Highlights from Dr. Newell’s career journey are outlined in his Marquis Milestones timeline.

Marquis Millennium Magazine 4th Edition

Dr. Newell discusses his professional path and next steps in the fourth edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Newell’s career accomplishments earned him the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.



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