The Evolution of Mining Finance As Told By Doug Silver

“You never learn when you’re successful, you only learn when you do things wrong…so I’m extremely well educated.”

Doug Silver, PM at Orion Resource Partners & Jamie Keech at the Beaver Creek Previous Metals Summit

The Man In The Mining Hall Of Fame

Doug Silver is a portfolio manager at Orion Resource Partners, an alternative investment management firm with $6 billion in assets under management. Before Doug’s role at Orion, he built and sold two royalty companies. One of them, International Royalty Corporation (IRC), he sold to Royal Gold for $745 million. Doug is now a member of the mining hall of fame for the many successes that he has had throughout his career.

In this conversation we discuss:

  • Doug’s interesting path from zoology to geology and his family’s crater.
  • Bridging the gap from a technical background to finance.
  • What was behind Doug’s infamous geological database.
  • How IRC started, and what the royalty space looks like today.
  • What prompted the sale of IRC?
  • What role does Private Equity play in mine finance today and the challenges ahead.

It is not every day that you get to sit down with someone like Doug. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did.


Jamie Keech

Co-Founder, Resource Insider

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