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MINING PEOPLE: Fasken Martineau, Fortune Minerals, Mahdia Gold, Maverix Metals, and Quaterra



Fasken Martineau has welcomed Brian Graves as a partner in its Global Mining Group. His practice includes mergers and acquisition advice, finance securities law and cross-border transactions. He will work out the company’s Toronto office.

Fortune Minerals of London, ON, has named former NWT cabinet minister David Ramsay to its board of directors. He brings political experience and business acumen to the board while Fortune works with three levels of government on infrastructure initiatives that are important to the success of the NICO gold-cobalt-bismuth-copper project.

As the development of the Omai project in Guyana draws closer, Mahdia Gold Corp. of Toronto has named Michael Smith as a director and CEO. Other new board members are Adam Szweras and Frederick Mraz. David Bending and Robert Buckland will retain their seats on the board.

Former Pan American Silver CEO Geoff Burns will be the new chairman of Maverix Metals in Toronto. The company is to be relaunched as a publicly traded company following its acquisition by MacMillan Minerals.

The new president and COO of Vancouver’s Quaterra Resources is Gerald Prosalendis. Thomas Patton has resigned that office while keeping his role as chairman and CEO. Prosalendis has been VP corporate development at Western Silver and VP corporate development at Dia Met Minerals when that company was sold to BHP Billiton in 2001.


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