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CANYON COPPER, headquartered in Vancouver, says Ben Ainsworth has accepted the position of president of the company...


CANYON COPPER, headquartered in Vancouver, says Ben Ainsworth has accepted the position of president of the company. He had a long career with Placer Development.

Pascal Hamelin is the new general manager of the Lamaque underground gold mine owned by CENTURY MINING of Blaine, Washington. He was most recently employed at CVRD Inco’s Stobie mine.

Vancouver’s EAGLECREST EXPLORATIONS has named Walter Lienhard its new VP exploration. He formerly headed the company’s Bolivian operations and will remain in the Santa Cruz, Bolivia, office.

The new president and CEO of Vancouver’s EMGOLD MINING is David G. Watkinson. He will retain his role as president and CEO of the company’s subsidiary, Idaho-Maryland Mining.

KIMBER RESOURCES of Vancouver has named Peter Nixon the chairman of the company’s board, replacing Larry Bell. Nixon also sits on the boards of Miramar Mining, Dundee Precious Metals, Reunion Gold and Stornoway Diamond Corp.

Richard Boulay has been named chairman of MARUM RESOURCES of Calgary. He has resigned his post as the company’s president but will continue to be its CEO. Courtney Shearer has become the new Marum president.

ORO GOLD RESOURCES of Vancouver has announced that Eric Grill has resigned as a director and officer of the company, but he will continue as senior project manager for Oro. Frank Powell has been appointed to the board as a VP.

Fergus Kerr, a former manager of Denison’s uranium mines in Elliot Lake, has been tapped to lead the mine development team of PELE MOUNTAIN RESOURCES of Toronto. He is also an adjunct professor at Laurentian University where he lectures on occupational health engineering. The company hopes to open the next uranium mine near Elliot Lake where several mines formerly operated.

UC RESOURCES of Vancouver has named James Voisin it new president. He is also president of First Mexican Resources and a past-president of Cadillac Ventures.


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