Toronto-based Liberty Mines has hired David Rigg as its president and CEO. He is the former chairman, president and CEO of QMX Gold, the company that recently sold its Snow Lake gold project to Liberty.
A former Codelco director, Jorge Bande, is joining the board of Pershimco Resources of Rouyn-Noranda, QC. Bande holds a masters degree in economics from the American University and teaches mineral economics in the graduate program of Universidad de Chile. He sat on the Codelco board for seven years until his recent retirement, and before that was the company's VP of development.