The company said its first advisory board appointee, Darin Wagner, is a highly-regarded senior executive in the mining sector, with an impressive track record of corporate development and M&A.
Wagner will be joined on the board by Gil Lawson, an experienced mining engineer, whose background includes running several prominent Canadian gold operations.
“Gatling has created a new technical advisory board following the tremendous progress made at the Larder gold project in Ontario. We are now shifting our focus to evaluating the project's potential at surface in addition to depth, while project de-risking activities have commenced leading to an updated resource in 2H 2021,” Gatling Exploration CEO Jason Billan said in a statement.
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He added: “I am very pleased to welcome Darin and Gil to the team. Their extensive expertise in gold mining projects regionally complements that of Gatling's management and Board, and ranges from exploration and development through to production, which will be a great asset going forward.“
“Gatling is embarking upon a catalyst-rich year, and we are confident that both individuals will yield significant dividends for shareholders as we aim to unlock value at our high-quality gold project.”
Gatling noted that Wagner is the former CEO of West Timmins Mining, which was acquired by Lake Shore Gold for $424 million in 2009, and also led Balmoral Resources, which was acquired by Wallbridge Mining Company in 2020 for $160 million.
Lawson, meanwhile, previously managed two start-up operations, Newmont's Musselwhite Mine in Ontario and De Beers Canada's Snap Lake Mine in the Northwest Territories, and was most recently COO for TMAC Resources Inc's start-up Hope Bay Project in Nunavut.
Gatling Exploration’s flagship Larder gold project is a 3,370-hectare asset that lies in the prolific Abitibi greenstone belt and hosts three high-grade gold deposits called Fernland, Cheminis and Bear, which the company believes are all connected.
The property lies along the Cadillac-Larder Lake Break, 35km east of Kirkland Lake - an established camp where over 70 million ounces of gold has already been mined. The project also sits 7km west of the Kerr Addison mine, which has generated 11 million ounces of gold.
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