Lavras Gold enhances Brazilian leadership team
Lavras Gold Corp. (TSXV: LGC) has added two critical people to its
leadership team in Brazil: Paulo Serpa and Thiago Schlichta.
Messrs. Serpa and Schlichta will be key to advancing the Lavras do
Sul Project in southern Brazil.
“I am very pleased that Paulo will lead our team in
Brazil,” said Michael Durose, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Lavras Gold Corp. “As Country Manager of Amarillo, he was
instrumental in finalizing key land agreements and permits, while
maintaining strong relationships with the local communities.”
About Paulo Serpa, an expert in
community and governmental relations Mr. Serpa, a
Brazilian national, has spent the bulk of his 35 years in the
mining industry developing mines. He was most recently Country
Manager for Amarillo Gold Corporation. Prior to joining Amarillo,
he was the Director of South America Institutional Affairs for
Imerys, a French multinational company. In that role, he oversaw
government relations, licensing, mining rights, and social
responsibilities for 24 industrial mine sites. His previous
experience includes three years at Yamana Gold, where as Country
Manager for Honduras, he led the expansion of the San Andres mine
and the Mercedes Mine in Mexico. Mr. Serpa has a BSc in mining
engineering and an MBA.
“I am also thrilled to welcome Thiago aboard,”
added Durose. “He brings extensive experience working in gold
exploration, particularly in Brazil. Thiago is already familiar
with the LDS Project, as he worked there while employed at IAMGOLD
About Thiago Schlichta, an
experienced gold exploration geologistMr.
Schlichta has spent approximately 15 years working as a project and
field geologist, largely focused on gold exploration in greenstone
belt orogenic deposits in Brazil and Suriname. He was most recently
the Exploration Manager for Anglo Gold Ashanti at Serra Grande,
Brazil, where he oversaw near mine exploration and brownfield
exploration for the Serra Grande Operation. His previous
exploration includes successively more senior roles at several
IAMGOLD projects in Brazil and Suriname. Mr. Schlichta has a B.Sc.
in Geology and an MBA.
Lavras Gold: Exploring to realize the
potential of a multi-million ounce district in southern
Lavras Gold (TSXV: LGC) is a Canadian exploration
company focused on realizing the potential of the Lavras do Sul
gold project (LDS Project) in Brazil. Located in the state of Rio
Grande do Sul, the LDS Project is believed to host an alkaline
porphyry gold-copper system. More than 23 gold prospects centred on
historic gold workings have been identified on the property, which
spans more than 22,000 hectares.
The Company’s vision is to maximize shareholder
value by applying a sustained systematic and technically-based
exploration program to the LDS Project and any other opportunities
that may arise.
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