Brazil-based precious metals exploration company, Brazil Gold Corp. recently announced that Leigh Freeman has been appointed to its Board of Directors, bringing to the total number of Board members to four.
Currently, Mr. Freeman serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of El Condor Minerals, a precious and base metals exploration company. He is also a principal in Downing Teal, Inc., a global recruiting firm serving the natural resources industries with offices in eleven cities in six countries. Mr. Freeman is a co-founder of Orvana Minerals Corp., which operates the largest gold mine in Bolivia and today has a market capitalization of $437 million. He also served as Chief Geophysicist for Placer Dome, a NYSE international gold mining company with annual production of approximately 3.6 million ounces of gold and one million ounces of gold equivalent copper.
Mr. Freeman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the Montana College of Mineral Sciences and Technology. He also serves on the industry advisory boards for mining programs at the University of Arizona, Montana Tech, Queen’s University and the South Dakota School of Mines.
“With 30 years experience, Leigh is a senior mining industry executive with a successful track record of value creation,” said Phillip Jennings, President, Brazil Gold. “Leigh shares my interest and enthusiasm for employing new technological tools for mineral exploration and discovery of ore bodies of major commercial value.”
He continued, “In addition to his Board duties, Leigh will help lead our initiative to acquire producing, or highly prospective, properties primarily in the Amazon region of South America. The Amazon basin is one of the few places in the world whose precious, base and rare earth mineral potential remains under explored and under developed. Identification, evaluation and purchase of new properties in this region is our top priority. We have begun reviewing property proposals and, with Leigh’s assistance and expertise, will move forward rapidly.”