Successful mine finders and developers Rick Clark and Hugh Stuart have got the Red Back Mining team back together in Sudan to develop the country's first significant modern gold mine. Their corporate vehicle Orca Gold is backed by savvy mining investors Lukas Lundin and Ross Beaty. Mining Journal group editor Richard Roberts caught up with Clark and Stuart at this week's Beaver Creek Precious Metals Summit in Colorado.
CEO, Orca Gold
Rick Clark has a long and highly successful track record in the mining industry including Red Back Mining where as president and CEO he led Red Back to become an intermediate gold producer with a 2010 production of 500,000oz per annum. Clark successfully guided Red Back through all facets of growth including discovery, feasibility, financing and production coupled with successful corporate acquisitions culminating in the $9.2 billion acquisition of Red Back by Kinross Gold in late 2010.
President, Orca Gold
Experienced geologist Hugh Stuart was one of the founders of Orca Gold and held the position of vice president exploration until December 2014 when he was appointed president. He has extensive experience working in the Arabian Nubian Shield having previously worked in Sudan, Egypt and Yemen. Prior to joining Orca, Stuart was VP exploration for Red Back and oversaw the growth of its gold resources to over 18 million ounces.
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