Toronto‘s Aurora Energy has named Steve Cole as director of engineering. Located in St. John’s, NL, he will be responsible for management of the company’s pre-feasibility and feasibility studies for the Michelin uranium project in Labrador. A graduate of the University of Witwatersrand, Cole has been working in Canada for the last 10 years.
Blue Note Mining of Montreal has replaced its board of directors with Vic Albioni, Richard Pinkerton and Jean Mayer, nominees of Jaguar Financial. President and CEO Michael Judson will also sit on the board.
John Larche, co-discover of the world-class Hemlo gold deposits, has retired from the board of Canadian Arrow Mines of Sudbury, Ontario. He will continue to support the company as an honorary director emeritus and special advisor.
Vancouver-based Hawthorne Gold has appointed Michael Petrina its VP Mining. He was recently GM operations for Adanac Molybdenum.
Metalex Ventures of Kelowna, B.C., has named Glenn Nolan, chief of the Missanabie First Nation, to its board of directors. He began his career in the mid-1970s prospecting throughout northern and western Canada prior to starting his own company which performed exploration work such as geophysical surveys, claim staking and camp management. He has previously been contracted by the Canadian government to assist with the presentation of the Mining Tool Kit to communities affected by mining in Peru and Brazil. Chief Nolan was recently awarded the Distinguished Lecturer award of the CIM and is the second VP of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
Joc O’Rourke, formerly president of Barrick Gold’s Australia Pacific Business Unit, is joining potash producer Mosaic Co. as a senior executive responsible for global mining and chemical processing operations. O’Rourke will take up his new duties in early January 2009.