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The MINING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA has asked Peter R. Jones, president and CEO of HudBay Minerals, to fill the associ...


The MINING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA has asked Peter R. Jones, president and CEO of HudBay Minerals, to fill the association’s vacant chairman position. Derek Pannell recently tendered his resignation from the position. Jones has been an active member of the MAC board and a key member of the MAC’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) governance team. He also serves as an industry representative on the TSM Community of Interest Advisory Panel.

Lawrence Winter has accepted the position of VP exploration at ALTIUS MINERALS of St. John’s, Nfld. He is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and is currently completing his doctorate through the Mineral Deposits Research Unit at the University of British Columbia. Additionally, the company has named Ben Lewis its new CFO.

Montreal-based BLUE NOTE METALS has hired Jean-Guy Leclair as mine manager of its Caribou mine in Bathurst, N.B. He moves to New Brunswick from Xstrata’s Raglan mine on the Ungava Peninsula.

Martin Quick has been elected a director of Reno, Nev.-based GOLD SUMMIT CORP. He recently retired as president and COO of Power Resources, a subsidiary of Cameco. He is also president and CEO of Khan Resources.

MOSAIC, the potash producer based in Plymouth, Minn., has named James Prokopanko to succeed retiring president and CEO Fritz Corrigan. The change will be effective on Jan. 1, 2007.

Carlos Mirabal has been named president and CEO of Toronto’s ORVANA MINERALS. He was both Orvana COO and VP of operations at the Orvana subsidiary that built the Don Mario mine in Bolivia. He holds a Masters degree in metallurgical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Toronto-based PATRICIA MINING has selected Christopher Chadder as president of the company. He was the CFO for two years.

PEREGRINE DIAMONDS of Vancouver has appointed Rod Davey as its new COO. He is a former president of Diavik Diamond Mines.

The new president and CEO of Vancouver’s PROMINEX RESOURCE CORP. is Lorne King. Former president Allan Frew will remain the company’s chairman. Prominex also announced the appointment of Paul O’Brien as VP exploration.


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