VANCOUVER — Matthew Hornor, protégé of mining mogul Robert Friedland and veteran of Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; US-OTC: IVPAF), has taken the helm of Aurvista Gold (TSXV: AVA) as president and CEO to lead development of the junior’s 2.8 million oz. Douay gold project in Quebec’s Abitibi region.
Hornor, who most recently served as president and CEO of Kaizen Discovery (TSXV: KZD) and served as a vice-president at Ivanhoe for eight years, says he’s been “waiting for the right company with the right asset” since he resigned from Kaizen and Ivanhoe in April and June last year.
“I wanted to get involved with a project where I felt very strongly about its potential upside,” Hornor tells The Northern Miner during a phone interview. “And from a geological and risk perspective, Douay ticks all the right boxes — it has all the components of turning into another Canadian Malartic gold mine.”
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