Mr. Ridgway is an accomplished mine developer with over 30 years experience in the mining industry. Simon has been a prospector, a mining financier and is a Casey Research Explorer's League inductee. Grass roots exploration is his first love and he has had a successful career as an explorationist since starting out as a prospector in the Yukon Territory in the late 70s. Mr. Ridgway and the exploration teams under his guidance have discovered gold deposits in Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.
He is a co-founder of the Gold Group, a stable of mining and exploration companies having a head office in Vancouver, Canada. The companies under his management include a full spectrum from grassroots exploration (Radius Gold Inc.), through advanced-stage definition drilling (Focus Ventures Ltd.) to production and cash flow (Fortuna Silver Mines Inc., where Simon is the Chairman). Companies operating under the Gold Group banner have raised over $350 million for exploration and development projects since 2003.
Michael Iverson, chairman and chief executive officer of NioGold, comments: "We are extremely pleased to welcome someone of Mr. Ridgway's calibre and expertise as a Director. Simon will provide NioGold's management with advice in strategic and corporate business development. His expertise and industry contacts will be invaluable as the company advances its flagship Marban Block gold project in Quebec."
NioGold Mining Corporation - << On Canada's Golden Highway >>
NioGold Mining Corporation is a mineral exploration company focused on gold. The Company's flagship projects are located in the Cadillac - Malartic - Val-d'Or region of the prolific Abitibi gold mining district, Quebec. The Cadillac, Malartic and Val-d'Or mining camps have produced over 45 million ounces of gold since the 1930's and presently encompasses six producing gold mines including Osisko Mining's new Canadian Malartic operations. NioGold's land holdings within the Abitibi presently cover 130km2 and encompass four former gold producers, namely the Norlartic, Kierens (First Canadian), Marban and Malartic Hygrade mines that collectively produced 640,000 ounces of gold.
NioGold's experienced and qualified technical team are overseeing the advancement of these projects, targeting expansion of the resource base.
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