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NOV 2018

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NEWS - PEOPLE IN THE NEWS 14 E&MJ • NOVEMBER 2018 Leagold Mining Corp. appointed Adriaan "Attie" Roux as COO for an initial term of six months. Until July 2017, Roux was the COO of Endeavour Mining Corp. New Gold Inc. announced the de- parture of Cory Atiyeh, executive vice president, operations. Over the coming months, Renaud Adams, president and CEO, will work directly with the general manager of Rainy River, Chuck Hennessey, and the general manager of New Afton, John Ritter, to provide support and oversight for both operations, particularly at the Rainy River mine during this critical ramp-up period. Guyana Goldfi elds Inc. appointed Ron Stewart as senior vice president, technical services and corporate devel- opment. Until recently, Stewart served as the president, CEO and director of Beaufi eld Resources Inc. He replaces Daniel Noone, who has served as vice president, explo- ration, and will continue to be working as a consultant during the transition. eCobalt Solutions Inc. announced that Paul Farquharson will retire as president, CEO and director and will be succeeded by Michael Callahan as president, CEO and director of the board. In 2013, Calla- han became president of Western Pacifi c Resources Corp. and took over as CEO in 2014. He resigned from that po- sition in 2018 when he took over the position at eCobalt. B2Gold Corp. appointed Dana Rog- ers as vice president, fi nance. Rogers joined B2Gold in January 2014 as corporate controller and was promoted to director of fi nance in 2017. Brazil Minerals added Valéria da Rocha to its Brazil- based management team. She reports to Brazil Min- erals' CEO and works alongside mining engineers and geologists in preparing all that is needed for advanc- ing the projects from planning to full operations. Rocha will also consult with Jupiter Gold Corp. She previously worked for a Brazilian partnership with gold and iron mines, and before that as consultant to several large mining companies. Bunker Hill Mining Corp. accepted the resignation of Bruce Reid as president and CEO and as a director of the company. John Ryan, director, has assumed the function of the company's president and CEO on an interim basis. Falco Resources Ltd. announced the resignation of Vincent Metcalfe from his position of CFO. Anthony Glavac, vice president and corporate controller, will assume the position of CFO on an interim basis. Roxgold Inc. appointed Paul Weedon vice president, exploration. Prior to joining Roxgold, Weedon was the exploration director, Australia, at Newmont Mining Corp. Tony Calandra has been appointed president of Frank Calandra Inc./Calandra Group. The group of companies include Jennmar, JLOK, Jennchem, JM Steel, Jennmar Civil, JM Conveyors, JM Sanshell, Jen- nmar Specialty, JM McSweeney, CDS, Tungstemet, and Jennmar Services. He joined the group of companies in 2002. Prior to joining FCI/Calandra Group, he was a senior accountant at Ernst & Young. MacLean Engineering hired Patrick Marshall as director of mining technology. Telsmith promoted Jeff Gray to vice president of sales and marketing. The company also hired Kraig Thistle as regional sales manager covering North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Superior Indus- tries Inc. appointed John Rodriguez, who recently came to the manufacturer after a long career with Weir/Trio, as the fi rst director of products and applications. The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame (CMHF) will welcome fi ve individuals in January who have made lasting contributions to Canada's mining industry: Kate Carmack (joining the Klondike Discoverers), James Franklin, James Gill, Sandy Laird and Brian Meikle. Kate Carmack will join the Klondike Discoverers. The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inducted the Klondike Discoverers as a group in 1999. These men — George Carmack, Robert Henderson, Skookum Jim Mason and Dawson Charlie — have historically been credited with the discovery that set off one of the world's greatest gold rushes. As an indigenous woman, her traditional knowledge and skills allowed her and the others to live off the land in the Forty-Mile and Stewart River areas during their years of prospecting. Oral histories shared among local Indigenous communities suggest that Kate herself found the fi rst nugget of gold. A distinguished geoscientist, James Franklin spent much of his career with the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) documenting the complex evolution of the Canadian Shield and the link to its phenomenal mineral wealth. During his 35-plus year career, his most outstanding con- tributions relate to volcanogenic massive sulphides, for which his geological understanding has been communi- cated throughout the industry and resulted in exploration successes. He also established the popular "Bacon and Eggheads" forum in Ottawa to inform and educate Canadian government on the importance of science to the country's economy. James Gill secured a place in mining history through the exceptional success and staying power of Aur Resources, which he launched in 1981 with $250,000 of seed capital and a large land package in Quebec's Val d'Or mining camp. It made the breakthrough Louvicourt copper-zinc discovery, which was at the time, the largest base metals discovery in Canada since Kidd Creek. He developed Louvicourt into one of Canada's premier copper-zinc mines. Gill continued to acquire and develop mines in Canada and around the world until 2007, when he negotiated a $4.1 billion buyout of Aur by Teck Resources. During his 39-year career with Placer Dome and Plac- er Development, Sandy Laird was directly involved in transforming at least 15 mineral projects into prof- itable mines. He was a driving force in the company's project development group, which he headed from 1988 to 1995, and was later responsible for Placer Dome's global operating and development subsidiaries. He was a team-builder and a key participant in the growth of Placer into one of the world's great mining companies before it was acquired by Barrick Gold in 2006. The greatest discoveries are transformative, and Brian Meikle is one of only a few modern-era geologists who achieved this pinnacle of success. In the 1960s, he contrib- uted to the discovery and development of the Camfl o gold mine in Quebec, and later was part of a talented team that made it a cornerstone of growth for Barrick Gold. In the early 1980s, he recognized the potential of the Mercur gold mine in Utah, which became a key link in the evolution of Barrick. Meikle's crowning achievement was the 1986 Goldstrike discovery in Nevada, which grew to 60 mil- lion oz of gold reserves and resources in several deposits. Goldstrike propelled Barrick into the world's largest gold miner and generated immense wealth that has fl owed back to benefi t Canadian, including signifi cant sums invested in Ca- nadian hospitals, universities and other institutions. Meikle passed away in 2016. Kate Carmack Adriaan "Attie" Roux Renaud Adams Ron Stewart Michael Callahan Dana Rogers John Ryan Anthony Glavac Paul Weedon Tony Calandra Patrick Marshall Jeff Gray Kraig Thistle John Rodriguez James Franklin James Gill Sandy Laird Brian Meikle

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