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MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Colossus Minerals, Joshua Gold, Osisko, and True North Gems

John Frostiak is now chairman of Colossus Minerals of Toronto following the resignation of Ari Sussman. Frostiak has been a member of the Colossus board since 2007.


John Frostiak is now chairman of Colossus Minerals of Toronto following the resignation of Ari Sussman. Frostiak has been a member of the Colossus board since 2007.

Joshua Gold Resources of Oakville, ON, has named J. David Mason to the post of COO. He holds a BASc in applied geology and an MEng from McGill University. He has over 35 years experience in the investment business.

Robert Wares, founder and former president of Montreal-based Osisko Mining Corp., has retired from the board and the management of the company. At the time of his retirement, he was executive VP, exploration and resource development at Osisko. Wares’ hard work has been recognized as the AEMQ’s prospector of the year and the entrepreneur of the year, the PDAC’s prospector of the year and the developer of the year, as well as The Northern Miner’s mining man of the year.

True North Gems of Vancouver has made two important appointments. The new executive VP is W. Graham Nicholls, a specialist in strategic planning, gemstone marketing, supply chain management, aboriginal and community relations, and external affairs. He worked for several years at BHP Billiton Canada during which time he was part of the team that built the Ekati diamond mine. True North’s new VP engineering is Ronald Hall, whose new responsibilities will include the detailed engineering and processing plant design for the Aappaluttoq ruby mine in Greenland. Hall was formerly a partner and VP mining at Wardrop Engineering.


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