Detour Gold Corporation

Detour Gold Corporation

May 19, 2010 16:00 ET

Detour Gold Adds to Mine Development Team for Its Detour Lake Project in Northern Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 19, 2010) - Detour Gold Corporation (TSX:DGC) ("Detour Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of key personnel to the mine development team for the Detour Lake gold project. Detour Gold currently employs a total of 44 people at its corporate office in Toronto and at the project site. The Company is expected to employ approximately 1,000 people during the construction phase and over 500 people during the mine operation. With the Company's rapid growth, the Company has recently opened an office in Cochrane, Ontario and is relocating its corporate office in Toronto, Ontario. Effective June 1, 2010, Detour Gold's corporate office will be located at:

Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower

200 Bay Street, Suite 2200, Box 23

Toronto, ON, M5J 2J1

Detour Gold welcomes the following professionals to our growing mine development team under the leadership of Mr. Pierre Beaudoin, Senior Vice President Capital Projects:

Greg Miazga (P.Eng.), Director, Construction and Engineering

Mr. Miazga brings over 30 years of progressive experience in construction engineering and development management of large projects. Prior to joining Detour Gold, Mr. Miazga spent the last five years with AMEC Americas Ltd. managing engineering and construction programs for potash expansion programs in Saskatchewan. He also worked 16 years with Kilborn Inc./SNC Lavalin Engineers and Constructors, Inc. as area manager/field engineer for Voisey's Bay nickel mine, Diavik diamond mine, Dukat silver project (Russia), and Kumtor gold mine (Kyrgyzstan).

Sheldon Rachuk, Director, Procurement, Contracts and Logistics

Mr. Rachuk brings over 30 years of professional procurement and logistics experience supporting mine construction and operations. Most recently, Mr. Rachuk consulted for IAMGOLD Corporation, De Beers Canada Inc, and AMEC Americas and in strategic management roles with responsibility for construction planning and execution and operations readiness. He spent 13 years with Cambior Inc. at their Guyana Shield operations where he managed the purchasing and logistics functions to support project construction/operations. 

Jim Robertson, P.Eng., Director, Environment and Sustainability

Mr. Robertson is an environmental engineer with 34 years of experience in the mining industry. He will be responsible for integrating proactive environmental management and sustainability initiatives and supporting the permitting and approvals for the development of the project. Mr. Robertson held senior positions with Barrick Gold Corporation and Placer Dome Inc. where he managed the permitting process and community consultation for development projects and developed corporate governance programs for environment and sustainability. Prior, he spent 14 years with Teck Corporation where he permitted new mines and expansions and assisted in the design of tailings and water management facilities.

Rachel Pineault, Director, Human Resources and Aboriginal Affairs

Mrs. Pineault is a human resources professional with over 18 years of experience. She will be taking the leadership role for developing and implementing human resources corporate policies and procedures to maximize employment and training for the local aboriginal communities. She worked in Canada for a number of remote mining projects and was instrumental in implementing employment/training policies and procedures, which included the participation of aboriginal communities. Prior to joining Detour Gold, she spent six years at De Beers' Victor diamond mine in Ontario where she also developed a sustainable business model to bring long-term benefits to the local aboriginal communities, including training and educational programs.

About Detour Gold

Detour Gold is a Canadian gold exploration and development company whose primary focus is to advance the development of its flagship Detour Lake gold project located in northeastern Ontario towards production.

For information on joining Detour Gold's team, please visit: or email your resume to

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains certain forward-looking information as defined in applicable securities laws (referred to herein as "forward-looking statements"). Specifically, this press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the advancement of the Detour Lake project and the expected number of employees during the construction and mining phases. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are beyond Detour Gold's ability to predict or control and may cause Detour Gold's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any of its future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, gold price volatility, changes in debt and equity markets, the uncertainties involved in interpreting geological data, increases in costs, environmental compliance and changes in environmental legislation and regulation, interest rate and exchange rate fluctuations, general economic conditions and other risks involved in the gold exploration and development industry, as well as those risk factors discussed in the section entitled "Description of Business - Risk Factors" in Detour Gold's 2009 annual information form. Such forward-looking statements are also based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to, assumptions about the following: the availability of financing for exploration and development activities; the estimated timeline for the development of the Project; the supply and demand for, and the level and volatility of the price of, gold; the accuracy of reserve and resource estimates and the assumptions on which the reserve and resource estimates are based; the receipt of necessary permits; market competition; ongoing relations with employees and local communities; and general business and economic conditions. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Detour Gold undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements contained herein whether as a result of new information or future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Contact Information

  • Detour Gold Corporation
    Gerald Panneton
    President and CEO
    (416) 304.0800
    Detour Gold Corporation
    Laurie Gaborit
    Director Investor Relations
    (416) 304.0581