Greenland-focused AEX Gold on Tuesday announced the appointment of James Gilbertson as VP for exploration to oversee the company’s exploration activities.
Gilbertson has been working with AEX as a consultant for the past six years and will now join the company on a full-time basis. He was until recently MD of SRK Exploration.
CEO Eldur Olafsson said that Gilberton brought an important skillset to the company at an exciting time in its development.
AEX also announced the appointment of three additional exploration geologists in Greenland.
Aaju Simonsen, a Greenlander, has experience in arctic field geology in various minerals for more than ten years and has conducted logistics and communications between the local communities and exploration companies in different parts of Greenland. She has a Bachelor's degree from The Arctic University of Norway, and a Master's from the University of Aarhus.
Jascha Wille, a Danish national, graduated from Durham University in 2015 with an MSc in geology and has worked previously in openpit production in Greenland, and in exploration and geotechnical logging in Canada and Sweden.
Jane Lund Plesner, also a Greenlander, is a newly qualified geologist and has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Aarhus, and a Master's from the University of Copenhagen. Prior to joining AEX, Plesner was a multibeam operator at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.
“The hiring of Aaju and Jane highlights our commitment to using suitably qualified Greenlanders across all areas of the project where possible. We take a collaborative and caring approach to everything we do, and actively seek to empower the community within which we operate,” said Olafsson.
AEX’s principal asset is a 100% interest in the Nalunaq project, an advanced exploration stage property with an exploitation licence including the previously operating Nalunaq gold mine. The corporation has a portfolio of gold assets covering 3 870 km2 - the largest portfolio of gold assets in Southern Greenland, covering the two known gold belts in the region.