Mr. Panneton, is a Geologist with more than 35 years of experience in exploration and development in the Gold mining industry. His main contribution as a founder of Detour Gold Corporation (2006-2013) was to bring the Project from 1.5 Moz in Resources, to gold reserves of + 15.0 Moz. Mr. Panneton also raised 2.6 B$ of capital to bring Detour Lake Project into production in less than 6 years from acquisition as then the largest gold mine in Canada. Mr. Panneton and his team were the recipients of the PDAC 2011 discovery of the year. Mr. Panneton also spent 12 years (1994-2006) at Barrick Gold Corporation, where he was instrumental in putting 2 projects towards Production, Tulawaka and Buzwagi, in Tanzania.
Mr Dionne was an instrumental part of the Detour Gold team from 2006 to 2014 that helped build the Detour lake mine as one of today’s largest Canadian gold producers. Prior to his involvement with Detour, he was mine manager at Camflo Mines in Quebec, which eventually became part of Barrick Gold. Mr. Dionne spent over 20 years in the operations and development of gold properties, as Senior Vice President, Underground Operations for Barrick. In this capacity, he had operating responsibility for Barrick's underground operations. He developed the high grade Meikle mine and Rodeo project in Nevada and the Holt-McDermott Mine in Ontario. Mr. Dionne also provided technical input and leadership in the area of corporate mergers and acquisitions for Barrick. Following his tenure at Barrick, Mr. Dionne became President and CEO of Richmont Mines Inc., a junior gold producer with operations in Quebec and Newfoundland. Mr. Dionne is a graduate of Laval University in Quebec where he holds a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering.