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Blythe brings development depth to Rockhaven management team

 

Last updated 7/10/2016 at Noon



Rockhaven Resources Ltd. June 30 reported the appointment of Marc Blythe as vice president, project development.

Blythe holds a master of business administration degree from La Trobe University in Melbourne and a bachelor of mining engineering degree from the Western Australian School of Mines.

He has managed mines for both Placer Dome Inc. and WMC Resources (formerly Western Mining Corp.) during his 22-year mining career.

He has a strong understanding of mine feasibility and led two feasibility studies which resulted in successful operating mines: the Raleigh mine and the Bullant mine, both located near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

The Raleigh mine exceeded its projected production rate, in part due to innovative mining methods developed by Blythe.

During his tenure as corporate senior mining engineer for Placer Dome, he completed internal and external mine evaluations, including advising on potential acquisitions and mining technology implementation.

Recently, Blythe was president and CEO of Tarsis Resources Ltd., a junior exploration company with assets in Yukon Territory, until its merger with Alianza Minerals Ltd. in 2015.

"Mr. Blythe brings mining, development and market experience and will be a major asset to Rockhaven as it continues to advance its 100 percent owned Klaza gold-silver project in Yukon," said Rockhaven CEO Matt Turner.

Rockhaven is currently carrying out a program aimed at enhancing the base case assumptions presented in a preliminary economic assessment published for Klaza earlier this year.

This work includes 8,000 meters of drilling and metallurgical test work.

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