Augusta Gold Appoints Jim Wickens as VP Operations
Vancouver, British Columbia, June 1, 2022 – Augusta Gold Corp. (TSX:G; OTCQB:AUGG; FSE:11B) (“Augusta Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Wickens as Vice President of Operations effective immediately.
Jim Wickens brings over 35 years of experience in mining and operations. He has spent most of his career in operations with major gold producers Placer Dome and Barrick Gold in Canada and the United States.
He was the Process Manager for Haile Gold Mine through the feasibility study and detailed engineering phases of the project. In addition to operations, Mr. Wickens has worked as a consultant to the mining industry in the fields of equipment supply and metallurgical laboratory testing. Mr. Wickens is active at the SME section level, serving as the current Chairman of the Nevada Mineral Processors subsection of SME.
Don Taylor, President & CEO commented, “It is with great pleasure we announce adding Jim to the Augusta Gold team. His skill sets and prior experience will help to solidify our team as we launch into advanced studies, detailed engineering and anticipated construction of the Reward and Bullfrog gold projects. The only way these projects can be advanced on time and within budget is with well-connected, quality staff and management. Jim will be an important and integral part of the team leading the projects forward.”
In 2022, Mr. Wickens was awarded a SME President’s Citation for Individual Service for his work pioneering the Nevada Mineral Processors Subsection. He obtained his B.A.Sc. in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1987.
About Augusta Gold
Augusta Gold is an exploration and development company focused on building a long-term business that delivers stakeholder value through developing the Reward and Bullfrog gold projectsand pursing accretive M&A opportunities. The Reward and Bullfrog gold projects are located in the prolific Bullfrog mining district approximately 120 miles north-west of Las Vegas, Nevada and just outside of Beatty, Nevada. The Company is led by a management team and board of directors with a proven track record of success in financing and developing mining assets and delivering shareholder value. For more information, please visit www.augustagold.com.
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