DAILY NEWS Nov 1, 2012 4:57 PM - 0 comments

MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Matamec, New Millennium, Niocan, Polar Star, Prophecy Platinum, and Tintina

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Raynald Vezina has joined the board of directors at Matamec Explorations in Montreal. A Laval University (Quebec) graduate, he has a 30-plus-year career in the evaluation, construction and production of five new mines in Canada. Vezina is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining. During his career, he has held various positions in many organizations related to mining in Canada and Quebec, including MISA from 2003-12.

New Millennium Iron Corp. of Calgary has hired Rock Gagnon as its VP process and plant engineering. Since 2005 he has worked as an independent consultant to the company. Earlier in his career, Gagnon worked for COREM, Met-Chem and Inmet Mining.

Montreal-based Niocan Inc. has asked interim CEO Hubert Marleau to fill the post permanently. The company also announced the appointment of Joel Bell to its board.

Kaare Foy and Colin Bird have joined the board of Toronto’s Polar Star Mining Corp. as chairman and CEO, respectively.

Prophecy Platinum of Vancouver has selected John Sagman as its senior VP and COO. He was recently an employee of Capstone Mining where he oversaw reserve estimates, prefeasibility studies and technical improvements at the Minto copper-gold mine.

Vancouver-based Tintina Resources has promoted Bob Jacko to the role of VP of operations from his previous role as project manager at the company’s Black Butte copper project in Montana.

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