In this position, the group said, he will lead and coordinate the multiple activities that are required to advance the Macmillan Pass Project toward production. His role will include holistic oversight of studies, engineering, environmental baseline, permitting, community relations, government relations, and the steering of exploration and field operations as required to support project development, as well as other activities.
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In a statement, Brandon Macdonald, Fireweed Zinc's CEO commented: “We extend a warm welcome to James as he enhances our strong Management Team. Successfully moving a project toward production involves more than just impressive tonnes and grade such as we are fortunate to have at Macmillan Pass. Success also requires excellence in engineering, attention to good community and First Nations relations, good government relations, understanding of permitting regime and a host of other activities coordinated through a business plan that moves the project forward holistically and effectively.
"Our project has now grown to the point where it is one of the premier and largest undeveloped zinc-lead-silver projects in the world and requires increasing expertise to develop effectively and rapidly. The broad and deep experience James has in bringing large projects to successful conclusions in the past, and his extensive knowledge in advancing Yukon mining projects specifically, makes him uniquely and ideally qualified to oversee and coordinate our efforts going forward. We are very pleased he has agreed to join our team and we know he will be making important contributions to the future of the Company.”
Scott is a professional geologist with over eighteen years’ experience in mineral exploration and development, having worked with leading mining companies, junior exploration companies, and provincial and federal government surveys.
The group noted that he brings diverse experience in geology, studies, engineering, innovation, project management, and leadership in the advancement of projects from exploration through to acquisition and early development. For eight years,Scott was the technical lead on Kaminak’s Coffee Project leading up to and following the acquisition by Goldcorp Inc. for $520 million. Previously, he had led the resource definition program for Richfield’s Blackwater Davidson project which led to its acquisition the following year by New Gold Inc. for $550 million.
In connection with this appointment and under the company stock option plan, Fireweed Zinc's board has granted to Scott 120,000 stock options priced at $0.99 per share for a five-year term.
Fireweed Zinc is focused on zinc-lead-silver exploration and is managed by a veteran team of mining industry professionals. The company is advancing its district-scale 544 square kilometre Macmillan Pass Project in Yukon, Canada, which is host to one of the largest undeveloped zinc-lead-silver resources in the world.
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