K2 Gold Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jodie Gibson as the Company's new Vice President of Exploration. Mr. Gibson will lead K2’s geological team focusing on the Company’s gold exploration projects in Northern Canada and Southwestern USA.
Mr. Gibson is an exploration geologist with over 14 years mineral exploration experience throughout the North American Cordillera from Alaska to Mexico; including syngenetic and epigenetic precious and base metal systems. He was the Project Manager of the Underworld Resources Inc. exploration team that discovered and defined the Golden Saddle and Arc deposits. These assets were subsequently sold to Kinross in 2010 for $139 million. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gibson was serving as Vice President Exploration for White Gold Corp where he oversaw over $30 million in exploration activities over the previous three years with highlights including expansion of the Golden Saddle and Arc deposits and five new discoveries across the White Gold district; including the high-grade Vertigo discovery on the JP Ross property.
Mr. Gibson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree from Indiana State University and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Mr. Gibson is a US citizen with Canadian Permanent Resident status.
K2’s President and CEO, Stephen Swatton, commented, “I am pleased to welcome Jodie to K2 Gold and the Discovery Group of Companies. His past experience in a range of geological settings and jurisdictions will compliment and benefit the Company as we continue to pursue exploration opportunities in southwestern USA and Northern Canada. Jodie’s dual US and Canadian work status will also be of benefit to the Company ‘s current North American exploration strategy.”