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MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS – Volcanic Metals, Nevada Star, Twin Mining, Agnico-Eagle, Hillsborough, Searchgold, Noranda/Century Aluminum, VVC Exploration, Western Warrior

Toronto-based VOLCANIC METALS EXPLORATION has engaged C. Tucker Barrie as a geological consultant. Known for his wo...


Toronto-based VOLCANIC METALS EXPLORATION has engaged C. Tucker Barrie as a geological consultant. Known for his work as a research and consulting economic geologist, Barrie is based in Ottawa.

William (Bill) Edward Stone has joined Vancouver-based NEVADA STAR RESOURCE CORP. as VP exploration. Previously he was principal geologist in the Vancouver office of Geoinformatics Exploration (Perth), where he worked in a major collaborative exploration project with Anglo American Exploration of Canada. Stone has published over 50 papers and 100 abstracts in leading journals and is known as an expert in disseminated nickel sulphide deposits such as the ones found in the Norseman-Wiluna Belt of Western Australia, and in the Pechenga-Varzuga Belt of the Kola Peninsula, Russia. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University and the University of Western Ontario.

W. Warren Holmes has become a director of Toronto-based TWIN MINING CORP., which is bringing its first gold mine, Atlanta, into production in Idaho.

AGNICO-EAGLE MINES has elevated VP and COO Ebe Scherkus to its board of directors. A graduate of McGill University, he has worked for the company for two decades including as manager of the company’s LaRonde Division.

Vancouver-based HILLSBOROUGH RESOURCES has two new COOs. Paul Krivokuca, senior VP and general manager of subsidiary Quinsam Coal, has been appointed COO of underground operations. He will remain at the mine site in Campbell River, B.C. The other appointment is David Fawcett as COO of surface operations. He will work from the Vancouver office.

Philippe Giaro is the new VP of exploration at Montreal’s SEARCHGOLD RESOURCES. He will be based in Belgium and responsible for the company’s African projects. He graduated from McGill University in 1984.

NORANDA ALUMINUM of Toronto and CENTURY ALUMINUM have announced that Parviz Farsangi is now the president and general manager of jointly-owned Gramercy Alumina and St. Ann Bauxite. Previously Farsangi was general manager of Falconbridge’s Sudbury mines/mill business unit.

VVC EXPLORATION recently named Jean-Paul Boily as president and CEO of the company. The former president, Patrick Fernet, will remain on the board and serve as VP of corporate and legal affairs. In addition the company has hired Nana Chen as a mining and geological consultant for the company’s projects in China.

Calgary-based WESTERN WARRIOR RESOURCES’ new president is George R. Kent. He brings more than 50 years of experience in all phases to exploration and mining geology to the post.


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