Constantine VP signals Palmer transition
North of 60 Mining News – February 9, 2018
Last updated 9/24/2020 at 6:33pm
Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. Jan. 6 named Ian Cunningham-Dunlop as the company's vice president of advanced projects, an appointment that signals the transition to advanced stage exploration and evaluation work at the Palmer project in Southeast Alaska.
South Wall-RW zone, the most advanced of the high-grade volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits and prospects identified at Palmer, hosts 8.1 million metric tons of inferred resource grading 1.41 percent copper, 5.25 percent zinc, 0.32 grams per metric ton gold and 31.7 g/t silver, according to a resource calculated in 2015.
Cunningham-Dunlop's more than three decades of mineral exploration and mine development experience is expected to be an asset as Constantine and Dowa Metals & Mining Co. Ltd., the company's joint venture partner at Palmer, evaluate the next steps for the project.
Cunningham-Dunlop was most recently involved in advancing NewCastle Gold's Castle Mountain gold project in California; True Gold Mining's Karma gold mine in Burkina Faso; and Fronteer Gold's Long Canyon gold mine in Nevada.
He also supervised all surface exploration activities at the Eskay Creek gold-silver-copper-zinc-lead mine in northwestern British Columbia for Homestake Ridge and Barrick Gold from 1997 to 2003, giving him a strong understanding of volcanic massive sulfide systems similar in style and age to Palmer.
"His past experience and expertise with successful advanced exploration to development stage projects will be invaluable as we enter the next stages at Palmer. We look forward to an exciting year in 2018 as we continue to advance the Palmer Project and build on the great exploration success of 2017," said Constantine President and CEO Garfield MacVeigh.