Royal Road Minerals Limited (TSXV:RYR) has announced the appointment of Vernon “Vern” Arseneau as Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer of the Company.
Vern is a founding Director of Royal Road Minerals having served on the company’s board since its inception in 2010. Arseneau is a geologist with over thirty years of experience in mineral exploration and project management, of which the last twenty years have been spent in South America; primarily in Peru, Chile and Argentina.
Arseneau started his career in gold and base metals exploration in eastern Canada and was instrumental in the discovery and development of the 1.5 million ounce deposit Beauchemin gold mine located west of the city of Noranda, Quebec. Arseneau spent twenty years working in senior positions in Canada and South America with Noranda Inc., and in 1997 he was appointed as Noranda’s General Manager in Peru where he participated in the acquisition and development of the world class Antamina copper-zinc skarn deposit.
Following that, Arseneau moved to Argentina where he managed Noranda’s El Pachon copper porphyry project. From 2006 he was Vice President of Exploration for Zincore Metals Inc. and was responsible for the exploration of two zinc oxide deposits as well as the discovery of the Dolores copper-molybdenum porphyry project in Peru.
“It is our great privilege to have Vern, a co-founder of Royal Road, actively involved and directing exploration operations at the company” said Peter Mullens, Royal Road’s Chairman of the Board “We expect that 2020 will be a transformational year for Royal Road and its partners, with at-least three drilling projects planned in Colombia and Nicaragua, grass roots exploration underway and royalty-earning formalization programs to be managed and advanced. Vern is well-known and respected by the Royal Road team and he has the necessary depth of experience and the strong social and environmental conscience the Company needs to maximize its chance of success”
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