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Francis Chartrand has been nominated as a director of AMEX EXPLORATION in Laval, Quebec. Dr. Chartrand is a former ...


Francis Chartrand has been nominated as a director of AMEX EXPLORATION in Laval, Quebec. Dr. Chartrand is a former president of the Geological Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and former director of the Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada.

BHP BILLITON of Melbourne, Australia, says that effective Oct. 1, 2007, South African chemical engineer Marius Kloppers will succeed Chip Goodyear as CEO.

Halifax-based GAMMON LAKE RESOURCES has named Dave Keough as executive VP and COO, effective July 3, 2007. He was most recently director of operations for Goldcorp Brazil.

MOUNTAIN LAKE RESOURCES of Port Williams, Nova Scotia, has appointed Gary Woods as president and CEO. Allen Sheito will become chairman of the board.

Denver-based NEWMONT MINING reports that effective July 1, 2007, Wayne W. Murdy will vacate the CEOs position and Richard T. OBrien will become president and CEO. The company has also elected Joseph A. Carrabba to the board. He is chairman, president and CEO of Cleveland-Cliffs and former president and CEO of Diavik Diamond Mines.

With particular focus on the companys South American assets, NORSEMONT MINING has appointed Patrick Evans as director and CEO. He is also president, CEO and a director of Mountain Province Diamonds. Evans succeeds Marc Levy who resigned on June 1, 2007.

PLATMIN LIMITED of Toronto has a new COO, Terence Holohan. He has experience both in mine development and mineral processing plant design.

Gary Livingstone will step down from his position as president and CEO of Vancouvers WESTERN CANADIAN COAL, but he will remain a special advisor to the company. His replacement is John William Hogg, formerly VP and COO for Western.


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