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James Anderson
CHAIRMAN & CEO

Mr. Anderson serves as Chairman and CEO of VanGold Mining Corp. His career began in the financial services industry with a successful 19 years as a retail broker, investment banker, and manager with several Canadian investment firms. These included First Canada Capital Ltd., Research Capital Corp., and Majendie Securities Ltd., where he was instrumental in the financing of numerous small-cap public companies in the mining exploration and development industry. James then went onto a career in mining exploration, serving as CEO of NuLegacy Gold Corp. from 2012 until April, 2019. He is also currently a director of Orestone Mining Corp. James was born in the gold mining community of Timmins Ontario and is a graduate of the University of Alberta.

 
 

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Daniel Oliver
DIRECTOR

Mr. Oliver manages Myrmikan Capital LLC, of New York, NY, which actively invests in the precious metals mining sector.  Mr. Oliver also serves as President of the Committee for Monetary Research & Education, an   organization founded by prominent economists and businessmen in 1970 in opposition to the Bretton Woods monetary system.  His articles have been published in Forbes.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Real Clear Markets, National Review Online, among others, and he speaks frequently at precious metals conferences.  Mr. Oliver has a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an MBA from INSEAD.

 
 

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Richard Silas
DIRECTOR

Mr. Silas is currently Corporate Secretary of Barksdale Capital Corp. During his tenor as President and Director of Barksdale, he played a vital role in acquiring the company's flagship Sunnyside project in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Sunnyside is located adjacent to South32’s Taylor deposit, which was acquired in 2018 for $2.1 Billion. Mr. Silas has 20+ years’ experience in corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and administration of junior resource companies. Prior to Barksdale, Mr. Silas was Director and Corporate Secretary of Gold Standard Ventures Corp. (listed on the TSX and NYSE) from 2009 until 2017. During his time at Gold Standard, the Company’s market capitalization increased from $23 million to over $400 million. His understanding of the junior exploration markets and ability to position, structure, and administer companies has been integral to their successes. 

 
 

Hernan Dorado Smith
DIRECTOR

Mr. Hernan Dorado Smith has been a Director of Vangold Mining Corp. since April, 2017. Mr. Smith is a 5th generation mining engineer and possesses 15 years of underground and open pit mining experience. He has in-depth knowledge of the El Pinguico mine in Guanajuato, Mex. He has worked with several mining companies on major projects: New Gold at its Peak Mine, Australia and Rainy River, Canada; Panamerican Silver at Navidad, Argentina and La Preciosa, Mexico. Mr. Smith graduated as a mining engineer from Universidad de Guanajuato in 2003, and received an Executive MBA from Escuela Europea de Negocios, Salamanca in 2013.

 
 

William Gehlen
DIRECTOR

Mr. Hernan Dorado Smith has been a Director of Vangold Mining Corp. since April, 2017. Mr. Smith is a 5th generation mining engineer and possesses 15 years of underground and open pit mining experience. He has in-depth knowledge of the El Pinguico mine in Guanajuato, Mex. He has worked with several mining companies on major projects: New Gold at its Peak Mine, Australia and Rainy River, Canada; Panamerican Silver at Navidad,  Argentina and La Preciosa, Mexico. Mr. Smith graduated as a mining engineer from Universidad de Guanajuato in 2003, and received an  Executive MBA from Escuela Europea de Negocios, Salamanca in 2013. 

 
CFO
 

Xavier Wenzel
CFO

Mr. Wenzel is a Chartered Professional Accountant (member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC) with more than 20 years of public accounting experience as an auditor and senior level executive with both public and private entities in North and South America. Mr. Wenzel is from Mexico City, is bi-lingual and has served as the Chief Financial Officer for several exploration companies.

 

Contact

2820 – 200 Granville Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1S4, Canada
info@vangoldmining.com
+1 (778) 989-5346

Vangold Mining is engaged in the exploration of mineral projects in the Guanajuato region of central Mexico. The Company’s flagship El Pinguico project is a significant past producer of high grade gold and silver and is located just 7km south of the city of Guanajuato, Mexico.