Iamgold Reports High-Grade Intersections At Saramacca
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Iamgold Corp. (TSX: IMG; NYSE: IAG) is upbeat about the second phase of its 2017 drilling program at the Saramacca project near the Rosebel Gold Mine in Suriname, reporting some high-grade intersections. After an initial resource estimate last year, the company completed an additional 97 diamond drill holes totaling 24,282 meters. One highlight of an infill program was 46 meters grading 11.73 grams per tonne of gold. Among expansion drill holes, highlights included 15 meters grading 22.90 g/t gold and 10.5 meters grading 22.48 g/t gold. “We are currently incorporating these results in an updated resource model, which when coupled with the ongoing engineering studies, is expected to allow us to upgrade the project to a reserve status in 2018,” says Craig MacDougall, senior vice president for exploration. “As we have previously stated, we are continuing to advance towards production in 2019.” The 2018 exploration program will include some 50,000 meters of drilling, the company adds.
By Allen Sykora of Kitco News; firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Thomas Named Next CFO Of Torex Gold
Wednesday February 28, 2018 08:22
Steven Thomas will become chief financial officer of Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX: TXG) on April 2, the company announces. “He brings excellent operational judgment, acquired from many years of working closely with mine sites,” says Fred Stanford, president and chief executive officer. Thomas has over 30 years of international corporate experience, particularly in other mining companies, Torex says. He comes to Torex from Goldcorp Inc., where he held the role of CFO for Canadian operations. Previously, he was CFO of De Beers Canada Inc. for 10 years.