MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Astur Gold, Aegean Metals, Lucara, and San Gold

Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore has become a director of Vancouver-based Astur Gold. The company is in the permitting stage of an underground mine at the Salave gold project in northern Spain. Moore has been a leader in the field of...

Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore has become a director of Vancouver-based Astur Gold. The company is in the permitting stage of an underground mine at the Salave gold project in northern Spain. Moore has been a leader in the field of environmental sustainability for the last 40 years. A co-founder of Greenpeace, he served for nine years as president of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a director of Greenpeace International. “Greenpeace has accused me of being an anti-environmentalist because I support mining,” he said. “In fact I’ve never seen a situation where they supported a mine. And yet they ride bicycles, use cell phones and regularly get on aeroplanes. So they are just as dependent on metals as the rest of us.”

Aegean Metals Group of Vancouver has appointed Eric Roth as president and CEO, replacing Juan Villarzu. Roth will oversee the company's exploration program in Turkey.

Paul Day is the new COO of Lucara Diamond Corp. of Vancouver, effective April 15, 2013. He will be based in Gaborone, Botswana, to be close to the Karowe mine.

Winnipeg-based San Gold Corp. has named COO Ian Berzins its new president and CEO. He replaces George Pirie. Berzins has been COO since May 2008. He holds a BSc in mining engineering from Queen's University.

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