ManagementMr. Callaghan leads the day-to-day operations of the Company, with the assistance of a dedicated management team. Key members of the team include:
J. Frank Callaghan, President & CEO
J. Frank Callaghan has served as President & CEO of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. since February 1991. As President and CEO of Barkerville Gold Mines, Mr. Callaghan has focused on developing the Cariboo Gold Project near Wells, BC, from 1994 till present. Under the direction of Mr. Callaghan, the company has been able to amass a large contiguous land position 65 km in length, which includes seven former producing mines in the Cariboo Gold Belt (117,691 ha). In 2000, Mr. Callaghan was credited with the discovery of a new style of gold mineralization in the camp, in a rock formation that was not previously recognized as gold bearing. The Bonanza Ledge discovery became one of BC's newest permitted open pit mines in 2011. In total, Mr. Callaghan has delineated three gold deposits on the company's property, namely the Gold Quartz, BC Vein and Bonanza Ledge. Mr. Callaghan was able to acquire and place into production the QR Mine and Mill as well as arrange for the purchase of the Goldstream Mill. He also serves as President and Director of several public and private companies in the mining sector in the Yukon and B.C.
Minaz Dhanani, Chief Financial Officer
Minaz Dhanani is the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. Mr. Dhanani brings with him more than 20 years accounting and financial experience obtained both locally and internationally, including several other publically listed resource companies. Mr. Dhanani also has several years of senior administrative experience including a position as managing director of the Workstation Ltd., a business support services firm located in Tanzania. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Dhanani acted in the capacity of controller for the Resource group of companies since December 2007.
Jian-Zhao (Jim) Yin, PhD, P.Geo., Chief Geologist (Wells)
Jian-Zhao (Jim) Yin, PhD, P.Geo. received his PhD in Geology from the China University of Geosciences in Beijing and has published over 70 geo-scientific papers. He has more than 22 years of experience serving as Mine Manager, General Manager, Chief Geologist, Chief Representative, and Project Manager for several Canadian, American and Australian mining companies.
Kevin L. McMurren, Mine Manager
Having previously served as Mine Manager at the Company's QR Mine and Mill between 2010 and 2011. Mr. McMurren will be on site overseeing all of the mining operations at the QR Mine and the Bonanza Ledge Mine. He has over 30 years of mining operations experience, most recently as Underground Mines Manager for Avion Gold Corporation in Mali, Africa where he was part of a team that brought two underground gold mines into production and started the development of a third new mine. From 2005 through 2009 he was Mine Manager during pre-production development for New Gold Inc.'s New Afton Project, an 11,000-tpd, block cave, copper-gold project near Kamloops, BC. Prior to this, Mr. McMurren held senior technical and supervisory positions with an emphasis on the start up of mining operations. Projects have included: the Billiton Mount Pleasant Tungsten Mine and the LAC Minerals -- Billiton Tin Project in New Brunswick, Noranda's Golden Giant Mine in Ontario, Canmine Resources' Werner Lake Cobalt Project in Ontario and the Maskwa Nickel Project in Manitoba, and the Cabot Corporation's Tanco Mine, also in Manitoba. Mr. McMurren started his mining career at Sherritt Gordon Mines' Fox Lake Mine in Manitoba in 1978.
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