Technical Advisory Committee
TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Aurvista Gold has formed a Technical Advisory Committee to help guide all future exploration, drilling and project management at the Douay Gold Project. The Committee members:
David W. Broughton
David was Executive Vice-President Exploration with Ivanplats Ltd (now Ivanhoe Mines) from January 2008 through October 2016, and was co-awarded PDAC’s Thayer Lindsley and AME BC’s Colin Spence awards for world-class discoveries at Kamoa, DRC and Flatreef, SA. Closer to home, David has worked extensively on exploration, development stage and mining projects throughout the Abitibi including in the Casa Berardi and Joutel areas, both very close to Douay, in the Timmins and Kirkland Lake camps, and at the Holloway and Kerr Addison mines. Upon retirement from Ivanhoe in October 2016 David became Senior Advisor, Exploration and Geology for Ivanhoe and also consults for a number of Canadian ventures. David holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo and a Ph.D. from the Colorado School of Mines.
Maurice A. Tagami
Maurice has served as the Vice President, Mining Operations for Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. since July, 2012. He is a Metallurgical Engineer from the University of British Columbia with 35 years of experience in mining operations, engineering, construction and project development. He is responsible for maintaining partnerships with 21 operating mines and 8 development projects from which Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. has silver and/or gold streaming agreements. Prior to July 2012, Mr. Tagami was President & CEO and Director of Keegan Resources Inc.
During his time with McWatters Mining Inc., Jean was instrumental in the discovery of new ore reserves for the company's gold projects in the Val-d'Or and Malartic Mining camps, including developing the bulk gold exploration program at the Canadian Malartic Gold Property. Jean’s extensive experience working in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt and intimate knowledge, as VP, Exploration with Aurvista Gold, on the Douay Gold Project will be a major asset to the Committee.
R. Dennis Bergen
Dennis is a Mining Engineer with over 40 years of experience. He is a Professional Engineer and has held senior operating responsibilities at a number of mines and projects in northern Canada, including General Manager of the Golden Bear Mine, General Manager at the Tungsten Mine of North American Tungsten, and Manager of the Ketza River Mine. He was Vice President, Operations for Wheaton River Minerals and is active as a consulting mining engineer with extensive experience in project review and evaluation.
John V. Casson
John is an Electrical Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the non-ferrous and ferrous mining and metals processing sectors. John specializes in infrastructure design, project evaluation and implementation analysis in the development of world class capital mining and beneficiation projects. He has held senior positions on major capital projects including Voisey’s Bay, El Aouj and Mary River.