Appointment notices: Mining Association of BC, Boreal Metals, Commit Works, Golden Star, and Miramont Resources

The new president and CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia is Michael Goehring, effective May 1, 2019. He has more than 20 years’ of experience in public affairs and strategic communications across a number of industries.

Boreal Metals Corp. of Vancouver has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of Patricio Varas as CEO. Karl Antonius retains his position as president of the company. Varas’ 30 years’ experience includes work on discoveries such as the Santo Domingo Sur IOCG deposit in Chile, the Milestone potash deposit in Saskatchewan and the Diavik diamond mine in the Northwest Territories.

Commit Works, the Australian mining software company, is expanding into North America by establishing an office in Sudbury, Ont. To lead the growth, the company has named Joseph Gladu VP for North America and Derek Polano adoption and results manager.

David Wray will take up the role of president and CEO at Golden Star Resources in Toronto, effective May 1, 2019. He will replace Sam Coetzer who is leaving the company at the end of April.

The new executive chairman of Vancouver-based Miramont Resources is Dr. Quinton Hennigh, who had been non-executive chair since November 2017. CEO and president is Tyson King, a co-founder of the company and recently its VP.

(This article first appeared in the Canadian Mining Journal)

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High grades discovered at historic Gumsberg project in Sweden

EMX Royalty (TSXV: EMX), a royalty holder on the Gumsberg project in Sweden, announced this week that operator Boreal Metals (TSXV:BMX) discovered a high-grade zone of zinc-silver-lead-gold mineralization, named the South Zone, at the property.

In a press release, EMX explained that the South Zone occurs near the historic Östra Silvberg mine, and is currently delineated as 130 meters of eastward plunging mineralization that remains open for expansion to the east and at depth.

The firm also made public diamond drill results from the work that Boreal is carrying out at the 18,300-hectare Gumsberg site.

"The drill results include 11.00 meters averaging 5.90% zinc, 239.0 g/t silver, 2.51% lead, and 0.96 g/t gold in hole GUM-18-003, and 11.01 meters averaging 7.45% zinc, 275.1 g/t silver, 2.65% lead, and 0.77 g/t gold in hole GUM-18-004 (true widths estimated at 50% of reported interval lengths)," the firm stated in the media brief.

Gumsberg consists of five exploration licenses in the Bergslagen mining district of southern Sweden. According to the companies involved in the project, multiple zones of Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide style mineralization occur in the area, which was first mined in the 13th century.

Historic information reveals that up until the early 1900s, over 30 mines operated on the property, notably the Östrasilverberg mine which was the largest silver deposit in Europe between 1300 and 1590.

"Despite its long-lived production history, relatively little modern exploration has taken place on the project," the companies said.

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