North American Palladium has named
James Gallagher as its new chief operating officer.
With more than 30 years in the mining
industry, Gallagher previously served as global director of mining
with Hatch Engineering. He also worked for Falconbridge in Northern
Ontario for 24 years and holds a mining engineering degree from
Laurentian University in Sudbury.
"Jim's strong expertise in both
mining operations and development, combined with his extensive
knowledge of the mine contracting and consulting industry, yields a
unique ability to deliver mine projects from concept through to
steady state operations,” said NAP president and CEO Phil du Toit
in a Sept. 4 statement.
The company is undergoing expansion at
its Lac des Iles mine, northwest of Thunder Bay.
"I am very pleased to be joining
North American Palladium at this exciting juncture of the company's
growth phase," said Gallagher. "I look forward to working
with the team to help the company achieve the full potential of the
world-class ore body at Lac des Iles.”
The company recently reported that
surface drilling on two areas of mineralization have produced some
new resource estimates.
The initial numbers for its North VT
Rim are 338,895 measured tonnes grading 2.02 grams per tonne (g/t) of
palladium. The Sherriff zone contains a measured and indicated
resource of 5.28 million tonnes grading 1.48 g/t.
Surface drilling of some early stage
exploration targets, yielded 2.52 g/t over 7.0 metres at the Creek
zone and 3.44 g/t over 10.0 metres near Shorty Lake.
Infill drilling at the company's Offset
underground zone is producing encouraging results that is inspiring
confidence for development in 2014.