Toronto-based ARIZONA STAR RESOURCE CORP. has asked T. James Smolik to join its board of directors. He was a senior VP at Placer Dome from 1995 to 2000 and was responsible for the preparation of the Cerro Casale feasibility study. Placer Dome recently ceded its interest in the Cerro Casale project to Arizona Star and partner Bema Gold.
EMGOLD MINING CORP. of Vancouver has named Michael E. O’Connor as manager of investor relations. O’Connor is a full-time employee of LMC Management Services Ltd. and will provide services on an ongoing basis to the company through an existing LMC/Emgold services agreement.
Former Quebec mines minister (1985-90) and minister of revenue (1990-94) Raymond Savoie has joined the CANADIAN ROYALTIES’ board of directors. Now retired from public service, Savoie is a principal in two publicly traded resource companies whose activities include oil & gas and diamond exploration.
MOUNTAIN PROVINCE DIAMONDS of Toronto has named a new president and CEO, Patrick Evans. He is the former president and CEO of SouthernEra Diamonds and of Southern Platinum Corp. Evans succeeds Jan Vandersande who has retired.
Dan Mosher has joined Vancouver’s STARFIRE MINERALS as president, CEO and a director. He has been advising the company for several months on its exploration strategy. Boyce Butler steps down from the position as interim president and will continue his duties as CFO and director of the company.