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Harte Gold adds experience to managerial ranks

White River-area gold miner moves into production
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Portal of Harte Gold's Sugar Zone mine, north of White River.

Harte Gold has made up some new managerial appointments as the Toronto junior miner transitions into production at its Sugar Zone Mine, north of White River.

Roger Emdin goes from being vice-president of projects to vice-president of operations.

He’s been with the company since 2015 and will now oversee all operating activities at the Sugar Zone Mine through construction and commissioning. As a mining engineer with more than 30 years of experience, Emdin was mine manager at the Glencore’s Nickel Rim South Mine in Sudbury, working on that transition from project to production. He is also chair of the board of the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) in Sudbury.

Jeffery Hanson was named the mill superintendent and brings more than 30 years of mineral processing experience.

He’s worked at JDS Silver’s Silvertip Mine, at Craigmont Industries’ Mount Polley site and mill, and was surface manager at the Nyrstar’s Myra Falls Mine in British Columbia.

The new chief exploration geologist is David Stevenson who was working with Harte as its consulting geologist and qualified person on several comprehensive geological, structural mapping and due diligence reviews.

He previously worked for Wolfden Resources and Mustang Minerals. Cameron Andrews is the new mine engineer having worked for Klondex Mines as a mine planner and as a mining engineer for the Sumitomo Pogo Mine.

Kim Hanson was named purchasing/warehouse coordinator. She did procurement for JDS Silver and brings more than 20 years of experience as a purchaser and inventory manager.

George Flach has resigned as director but will continue to work with the company as an independent consultant on its exploration program this year.

Fergus Kerr, former general manager of Denison’s Elliot Lake uranium mine and a former area manager at Inco’s Sudbury operations, joins Harte as a director.

“Fergus brings extensive operational experience and is a welcome addition to the team,” said Harte Gold president-CEO Stephen Roman in a Jan. 3 news release.

In late December, the company raised $19.3 million through a private placement offering that’s earmarked for mill construction at Sugar Zone and various technical reports, including compiling an updated resource estimate.