A little about ourselves
Mitch Mortensen has a family history of placer exploration in the Cariboo Gold Fields. Yanks Peak (Snowshoe Mountain) has been his family's focus of mining since the early 1900’s.
He staked his first claims in the Yanks Peak area in 2001. These claims became the Yanks Peak Project in 2012 when Snowshoe Mountain Resources was formed.
Mitch Consulted for Sidney Resources Corp in 2012 and then became a Director and Vice President of Operations through 2013
The Mugaha project was also created by Mitch in 2012. It was a local to Mackenzie BC. In 2016 he worked with Physep Components and Services as mine manager for the Mugaha Project. This involved working with five interns from all over North America.
Mitch has been on a variety of projects stretching from Arizona to the Yukon. He has a deep appreciation for the environment and works with realistic means to balance his ambitions in the industry with his responsibilities to future generations. His respect of historical gold rush and aboriginal archaeology reflects in his thorough research on a given project.
Mitch has an extensive life experience in the wilderness. He was a member of the Mackenzie Search and Rescue and then joined the Canadian Rangers. He also has a significant back ground as a faller, on site safety and on site emergency services (medic) in the oil and gas industry.
In 2019 Mitch and a few like minded individuals founded the Omineca Mining Association. Mitch is currently the Secretary Treasurer of this non profit organization that publishes the Golden shovel magazine. It is a quarterly publication that focuses on the politics of the industry and prints Thoroughly researched historical articles. Recently he began a video series to complement the Golden Shovel. Free Miners is a series based on mining history in British Columbia. It is dedicated to promoting the evolving science of exploration and thrill of discovery.