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Graphite One appoints Senior Mining VP

June 6, 2022 | By Monica Ferguson

Graphite One (G1) has appointed Mike Schaffner as Senior Vice-President, Mining of the company’s Alaskan subsidiary.

Most recently, Schaffner worked at Ambler Mining, where he oversaw engineering work for the Arctic pre-feasibility study and managed the metallurgical test work program for the company’s drilling program.

Joining Ambler after 15 years with Newmont Mining, rising through positions of increasing responsibility to the level of general manager at the Carlin Gold Mine, Cripple Creek and Victor Mines, managing operating budgets and a workforce of 1,200 employees. Schaffner began his mining career with Echo Bay Mining and Coeur Mining at operations in Nevada.


“G1 will benefit greatly from Mike’s long record of superior performance in mining operations,” said Anthony Huston, CEO, Graphite One. “Mike’s hallmark has been operational excellence, while maintaining a strong working relationship within local communities and regulatory agencies. He’s the right addition to our team as we step up to the next level.”


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