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Augusta Gold appoints VP Operations

Monica Ferguson   

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Augusta Gold has appointed Jim Wickens as Vice-President of Operations. He brings over 35 years of experience in mining and operations and has spent most of his career in operations with gold producers Placer Dome and Barrick Gold in Canada and the U.S.

He was the process manager for Haile Gold Mine through its feasibility study and detailed engineering phases of the project.  Wickens has worked as a consultant to the mining industry in the fields of equipment supply and metallurgical laboratory testing.

“It is with great pleasure we announce adding Jim to the Augusta Gold team,” said Don Taylor, President and CEO, Augusta Gold. “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, Wickens was awarded a SME President’s Citation for Individual Service for his work pioneering the Nevada Mineral Processors Subsection. He has a B.A.Sc. in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering from the University of British Columbia.


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