Alumni Mentor
Earth and Environmental Systems

Derick UngerDerick Unger serves as NuLegacy Gold’s Chief Geologist. Mr. Unger is responsible for directing all phases of exploration for Carlin-type gold deposits which includes planning district-wide geophysical and geochemical surveys, planning and execution of drill programs, supervising creation and maintenance of the exploration database, and training all geology staff in 3-D modeling techniques and is the Qualified Person with respect to NI 43-101 criteria. Mr. Unger Directed all phases of district and near-mine exploration for six active mines at Nyrstar Tennessee Mines; he has also worked for Newmont Mining and Victoria Gold.

Mr. Unger earned a BS in Geology from Indiana State University where he taught lab courses in economic geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, mineralogy, environmental geology, and physical geology. His M.S. comes from Auburn University.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Project Management
  • 3-D Resource and Geologic Modeling
  • Database Creation and Management
  • Mine Production

As reflected on the NuLegacy Gold website:

There was no email for Derick on the website, but the Exec. Assist. Is Michelle Savella @