By: Paul Chawrun, Vice President, Technical Services, Teranga Gold Corporation
Abstract: Overview of Teranga Gold Geology – The Sabodala deposit and Regional Land Package in Senegal
The presentation will include a discussion on the geology of the Sabodala gold deposit, the surrounding resources and exploration potential of the current mine lease. The regional geology of Eastern Senegal and how it fits into Teranga’s regional exploration program on their extensive land package in Senegal will also be discussed. The Gora deposit, the first satellite pit planned to be mined next year will be highlighted as well as a number of highly prospective anomalies currently in development towards potential resource definition.
Bio: A professional engineer, Mr. Chawrun is a mine engineering graduate from Queen’s University, also holding a degree in geology from McMaster University and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Athabasca University.
A professional engineer, Mr. Chawrun is a mine engineering graduate from Queen’s University, also holding a degree in geology from McMaster University and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Athabasca University. He was initially a geologist with Corona Corporation starting in 1988, and worked in mine operations from 1993 to 2006 with continuing responsibility in technical and operating roles for Fording Coal and Suncor Energy as a mining engineer.
For the past six years Mr. Chawrun has served in a number of senior positions involved with project development:
- Executive vice-president Corporate Development for Chieftain Metals from 2011-2012
- Director of Technical Services for Detour Gold from 2009-2011, bringing this project from scoping level to preliminary feasibility study, feasibility study, to detailed engineering and technical support for construction
- Sr. management position with SRA, supporting the restart to the Middle Tennessee Zinc underground mine
- Owner’s team for the Ambatovy nickel laterite project in Madagascar with Dynatec/Sherritt
He is currently Vice-President, Technical Services for Teranga Corporation, a position he has held since October 2012. He is responsible for Teranga’s reserves and resources, mineral exploration on its extensive land package in Senegal, execution of the growth strategy and technical support for operations.