Vancouver-based ABACUS MINING & EXPLORATION has named Thomas A. McKeever the chairman of the company. He takes up the challenge of developing the company's Afton copper-gold project near Kamloops, B.C.
DYNASTY GOLD CORP. of Vancouver has named a new VP of exploration. He is Larry Corne, an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in the Americas, Europe and Asia. He was recently employed by Barrick Gold as regional manager for Mexico and Central America.
Brooke Clements has joined Vancouver's PEREGRINE DIAMONDS as the company's president. Educated at the University of Arizona and at Indiana University, he held a VP position at Ashton Mining of Canada.
PROBE RESOURCES of Vancouver has shuffled the head office, making the following appointments: Bruce Ganer as VP exploration and development and as interim president; Morgan Tincher as secretary and interim CFO; and Desmond Balakrishnan as a director.
The newly appointed president of Vancouver-based REDHAWK RESOURCES is R. Joe Sandberg. He has managed Redhawk's Copper Creek project since 2004 most recently acting as VP development of the company's U.S. subsidiary based in Arizona.
Vancouver's SOLEX RESOURCES has named Deborah Thiel its VP of corporate development.
The YUKON PROSPECTORS ASSOCIATION has given its prospector of the year award to Lori Walton of FIRESTONE VENTURES. Walton graduated from the University of Alberta with a M.Sc. degree in economic geology and also holds a graduate gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America. She has managed mineral exploration programs, acquisitions and joint ventures in Canada and Central America. Before joining Firestone, Walton worked as senior mineral development advisor for the Yukon government.