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MINING PEOPLE: Avanti Mining, Barrick, Claude Resources, Grenadier, Lake Shore Gold, and Turquoise Hill

Avanti Mining of Toronto has named Greg Miazga as project manager and Luke Klemke as general manager of the Kitsault molybdenum project. Miazga was most recently the director of engineering and construction at the Detour Lake gold mine. Klemke...


Avanti Mining of Toronto has named Greg Miazga as project manager and Luke Klemke as general manager of the Kitsault molybdenum project. Miazga was most recently the director of engineering and construction at the Detour Lake gold mine. Klemke was mine manager at the Willow Creek and Brule coal mines.

Sergio Fuentes is now the executive project director for the Pascua-Lama project belonging to Barrick Gold of Toronto. He was recently the VP projects for Codelco.

Claude Resources of Saskatoon, SK, has appointed Brian Skanderbeg as president and CEO, effective Nov. 17, 2014. He has been the company’s COO for the last two years. He holds a BSc from the University of Manitoba and a MSc from Rhodes University, South Africa.

The new president and CEO at Grenadier Resource Corp. is Dillon Johnson, who has a background in commercial banking and lengthy experience with First Nations governments and organizations.

Toronto’s Lake Shore Gold Corp. has named Peter van Alphen as VP operations. A graduate of the University of Witwatersrand, he was VP and general manager at DMC Mining Services. Prior to that he was project and mine manager with Quadra FNX where he was part of the team that brought the Morrison nickel-copper deposit into commercial production.

Turquoise Hill Resources of Vancouver has announced the retirement of chairman Dr. David Klinger, effective Jan. 1, 2015, and of CEO Kay Priestly, effective Dec. 1, 2014. Current directors Jill Gardiner and Jeff Tygesen have been named, respectively, as their replacements.


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