He was senior VP of Exploration at Goldcorp Inc from 2016 until its acquisition by Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) in April, 2019.
Before that, he led exploration at Randgold Resources resulting in the discoveries of the Yalea Deeps project (plus 7.5Moz), the Gara deeps project, and more recently, the over 6Moz Gounkoto deposit in Mali and the over 4Moz Massawa deposit in Senegal.
He is currently the president and CEO of GT Gold Corp (CVE:GTT) where he is advancing a new gold-rich copper porphyry in Northern British Colombia.
"He brings broad project leadership, an exceptional technical skillset and an impressive track record of gold discoveries to the Japan Gold team. I am confident that he will make an important and positive contribution in our exploration program as we move forward to advance our projects in Japan."
Harbidge added: "Japan Gold has assembled an enviable land package covering the renowned epithermal gold provinces of Japan. The Japan Gold/Barrick Alliance, coupled with the company's two independently held properties, create a strong pipeline for new major discoveries in the country."
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