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MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: BacTech, CaNickel, Capella Resources, Galore Resources, Great Western Minerals, Olympus Pacific, Silver Pursuit, and Skyline

Toronto-based BacTech Environmental Corp. has hired David Salari as COO to oversee the company's Snow Lake, MB, and Chihuahua, Mexico, projects. The project in Snow Lake involves retreating the arsenopyrite stockpile to eliminate toxicity.


Toronto-based BacTech Environmental Corp. has hired David Salari as COO to oversee the company’s Snow Lake, MB, and Chihuahua, Mexico, projects. The project in Snow Lake involves retreating the arsenopyrite stockpile to eliminate toxicity.

The new CEO of Vancouver-based CaNickel Mining (formerly Crowflight Minerals) is Dr. Dianmin Chen. He holds a BSc in mining engineering from the Central South University of China and a PhD in mining geomechanics from the University of Wollongong of Australia.

Richard L. Bachman has resigned as president and CEO of Vancouver’s Capella Resources to devote his attention to the position of chief geological officer. Gerald M. Aberle is now the president and CEO. He was the company’s VP operations from 2008-10.

Terry Brown is the new VP exploration at Galore Resources of Vancouver. He has over 25 years’ experience in the Americas.

Great Western Minerals Group of Saskatoon has named Brent Jellicoe its director of international exploration. His primary responsibility will be to manage exploration at the company’s rare earth project in South Africa. Jellicoe holds a BSc (hon) in geology from the University of Saskatchewan.

Klaus Leiders will take up the role of COO at Toronto-based Olympus Pacific Minerals on Sept. 24, 2011. He recently worked as underground mine manager for Centerra Gold at its Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan.

Silver Pursuit Resources of Vancouver has named Adrian Robertson as president and CEO. His appointment follows the resignation of Terry Fields from those roles; he will continue as the company’s chairman. Robertson graduated with a degree in mining engineering from Queen’s University in 2002.

John Zbeetnoff is the new CEO at Skyline Gold Corp. in Vancouver. He was previously on the company’s advisory board and was consulting as the chief geologist. Cliff Grandison has stepped down from the duties of CEO and has accepted an appointment as co-chair of the board.


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