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North Shore gold hunter picks an exploration boss

Former Vault Minerals V-P Dan McCormack to steer Hemlo Explorer's 2020 exploration program
Hemlo Explorers (Wire Lake drilling)
Hemlo Explorers drilling at its Wire Lake site in the Hemlo area.

Dan McCormack has been named the new exploration manager of Hemlo Explorers, tasked with overseeing gold exploration programs near the north shore of Lake Superior.

Hemlo Explorers is the largest claims holder in the Hemlo area near Marathon with nearly 38,000 hectares at their disposal.

The Toronto junior miner recently rebranded itself from its former name of Canadian Orebodies.

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McCormack, a former vice-president with Vault Minerals, is a veteran of more than three decades of experience in mineral exploration at all stages, mine production, and has held senior executive positions with a number of companies.

He more recently held positions with Osisko Mining and then was general superintendent of exploration for Yamana Gold and Agnico Eagle Mines at Canadian Malartic's Kirkland and Malartic properties in Ontario and Quebec during the advancement of the Upper Beaver deposit.

McCormack will be directing exploration at the company's Pic and North Limb projects.

“Dan will be a great addition and we look forward to advancing the Hemlo properties together," said Hemlo Explorers CEO Brian Howlett in a statement.

The company plans for a "thorough field exploration program" this summer followed by drilling this fall.

"We look forward to updating shareholders about those plans in the near future," added Howlett.