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WOODRUFF CAPITAL MANAGEMENT of Toronto has named Dr. Gerald Riverin as president. He is a 27-year veteran of Inmet...


WOODRUFF CAPITAL MANAGEMENT of Toronto has named Dr. Gerald Riverin as president. He is a 27-year veteran of Inmet Mining, most recently holding the position of general manager for North America. Riverin is also VP of the Association de l’Exploration Minire du Qubec.

Claude Schimper has been appointed project manager for the Taylor gold mine of ST ANDREW GOLDFIELDS. The mine is located at the Stock gold complex near Timmins. He has 20 years of mine-building experience, which will be put to good use in getting the Taylor mine in production at 1,000 tons/day.

SCORPIO MINING of Vancouver has announced the resignation of it president and CEO, James Hesketh. Chairman Peter Hawley will take on the duties of president and CEO.

Walter Segsworth has joined the board of NORTHERN DYNASTY MINERALS in Vancouver. He is a well-known and respected member of the international mining industry having been most recently president and COO of Homestake Mining until Barrick took it over. Before that he was president and CEO of Westmin Resources. He has also worked for Noranda as manager of the Central Canada Potash operation, the Golden Giant mine and the Bell copper mine. Segsworth is past-chairman of the mining associations of Canada and British Columbia. In 1996 he was voted British Columbia Mining Industry Person of the Year.

JAGUAR NICKEL has named Richard Weizenbach is new manager of engineering. He brings 25 years’ experience with Hatch Engineering, Anaconda Nickel and Sherritt International to his new post.

Janet L. Ecker, a public affairs expert, and Catherine J.G. Stefan, a chartered accountant, have joined the board of Toronto-based DENISON MINES. Sheila M. Colman has been appointed general counsel and corporate secretary, and Michael J. Schoonderwoerd has become controller for the company.


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