Kris Knauer started his career as an exploration geologist before moving into investment banking, initially as a mining analyst. He led the listing of a package of copper/gold assets in Saudi Arabia to create Citadel Resources (ASX: CGG) becoming the founding Managing Director. Citadel completed a DFS on the Jabal Sayid copper project in Saudi Arabia prior to being taken over for $1 billion. Kris has been the CEO of Challenger Exploration since listing in mid 2019 after spending the 18 months prior to listing advancing the projects privately.
The Denver Gold Group, Inc (DGG) connects global capital with global mining. It is organized as a Colorado nonprofit business association and represents seven-eighths of the world's publicly traded precious metal production and known mineral reserves and resources.
As the only independent and conflict-of-interest-free investment platform, Denver Gold Group is dedicated to the exclusive support of precious metal miners. DGG has a 33-year track record through every investment cycle. Underscoring the value and leverage it brings to the mining industry, fees to members have remained unchanged for eight years, and are on average nearly half the cost of other industry conferences.
DGG also supports and promotes various precious metal investment and education initiatives, often in collaboration with other mining and mineral industry business associations.