BCGold Corp. (“BCGold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Paul Wojdak, MSc, P.Geo., as Vice President of Exploration.
Mr. Wojdak has more than 40 years of global base and precious metal exploration experience. Most recently, for almost 20 years, Mr. Wojdak worked in Smithers, B.C. as Northwest B.C. Regional Geologist for the BC Ministry of Energy & Mines. In that role Mr. Wojdak examined all significant mineral projects in Northwest B.C. and provided insight on geology, mineral deposits and exploration and mining activity to the minerals industry, government agencies and the public. Mr. Wojdak gave annual presentations at Cordilleran Roundup, KEG, Yukon Geoscience, Minerals North and other events; his annual editions of Exploration and Mining in B.C. augmented the Province’s written record.
Prior to joining the Mines ministry, Mr. Wojdak was an exploration geologist for Cominco Ltd. (7 years) and Westmin Resources (11 years). He worked primarily in volcanogenic and epithermal geological environments for base and precious metals in B.C. and Yukon, with some experience in the western USA, Mexico, Canadian Arctic and Africa.
Mr. Wojdak graduated from McMaster University with a BSc (Honours) in Geology and Chemistry in 1971. He was awarded an MSc from the University of British Columbia in 1974 for his study of the Equity Silver epithermal deposit. During his years in Smithers he has been deeply involved with Smithers Exploration Group and Minerals North. Mr. Wojdak will continue to be based in Smithers for BCGold.
“We are very pleased to have Mr. Wojdak as the new leader of the Company’s exploration efforts, and his appointment signals the advent of a significant shift in exploration methodology for BCGold” states Brian P. Fowler, P.Geo., President and CEO of BCGold. “Major shareholders and the Board of Directors have given Mr. Wojdak the mandate to lead a deliberate prospect generator exploration business model for the Company, which will leverage primarily off of his extensive northern British Columbia industry contact and mineral property knowledge base. Mr. Wojdak will utilize his expertise to network, identify, acquire, upgrade and vend new and current exploration opportunities for the Company, ranging from conceptual to mid-stage properties. Mr. Wojdak will also work to establish generative exploration alliances with select mid-tier and senior exploration and mining companies, whereby acquisition and exploration costs are primarily borne by the alliance partner. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I whole heartedly welcome Mr. Wojdak to BCGold and I look forward to working with him.”
Mr. Wojdak replaces Mr. Darren O’Brien, P.Geo., who has resigned to pursue another opportunity. The Company is pleased Mr. O’Brien will remain as an advisor to the Board and is grateful for his past efforts and contributions to BCGold. The Company wishes Mr. O’Brien the best in his future endeavours.