A metallurgical engineer with over 25 years of experience in precious metals and natural resources mining and milling, Kiedock Kim currently serves as a mill manager for Veris Gold Corporation in Elko, Nevada. In this capacity, he supervises the dry grinding and crushing of approximately 5,000 total pounds of ore per day, as well as CIL operation, at the corporation’s Jerritt Canyon Mine. Kiedock Kim has managed the Jerritt Canyon Mine since 2013 and in that time has led the inadequately run mill to record production.
Before accepting his present responsibilities, Kim served as a metallurgical process manager at Comstock Mining, Inc., in Virginia City, Nevada, and before that as a consulting and feasibility study manager at Bell Copper Corporation in Tucson, Arizona. During his time at Bell Copper, he directed a study into the bankable feasibility of Mexico’s La Balsa copper mine in conjunction with participating engineering firms.
Kiedock Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and a master’s degree in mineral processing from the University of Alberta.