DYNATEC CORP., which is transforming itself into a mid-tier minerals producer, has named Yves Fourmanoit as its company manager in Madagascar. He has international experience including Bousquet and Selbaie in Quebec, El Indio in Chile and Bulyanhulu in Tanzania. Dynatec and its partners plan to develop the Ambatovy nickel project 130 km east of Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.
Mike Knuckey, recently inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, has joined the board of BLACKSTONE VENTURES in Vancouver. He is credited with playing a leading role in the discovery and/or development of projects such as Antamina in Peru, Collahuasi in Chile, and Raglan in Quebec.
SHEAR MINERALS has appointed Jennifer Burgess as project manager for its Churchill diamond project in Nunavut. She will be responsible for the technical administrative management of the project, which has a provisional budget of US$6 million for 2004.
Vancouver-based TRUAX VENTURES has appointed Mark T. Brown as CEO and director, Winnie Wong as CFO, and Ray Torresan as director. Former president and director Gerald Jardine and director Hamish Malkin have retired.
VICEROY EXPLORATION of Vancouver has named John P. Fairchild its CFO, replacing Susan Neale who resigned at the end of March.
John Gillan has been named a director and vice-chairman of GULF INTERNATIONAL MINERALS. He brings many years of experience in the oil & gas and the mining industries in Central Asia, where Gulf mines gold and silver in Tajikistan.
Vancouver-based TUMI RESOURCES has added Gil Leathley to its advisory board. His expertise will be vital to a review of the scoping study prepared for Tumi's Cinco Minas precious metals project in Mexico. Leathley is also consulting for Inco on its Voisey's Bay nickel project in Newfoundland.