Joseph Campbell is a professional geologist with 36 years of experience in exploration and mining, including roles as Exploration Manager, Mine Manager and Chief Mine Geologist of various gold and base metal mines, and as Project Manager for advanced mine development projects, both open pit and underground. Much of his career has been with major mining companies, specifically Noranda and Western Mining Corporation. In 2002 he co-founded GeoVector Management Inc., a successful geoscientific consulting firm based in Ottawa.
Highlights of Mr. Campbell’s career include the definition of a 250 million tonne Nickel laterite deposit in Cuba (Pinares) while Chief Geologist, and the discovery of the Meliadine gold project in Nunavut while Project Manager for a seven year period from discovery through to pre-feasibility.
In 2007, Mr. Campbell introduced Meliadine to Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (“AEM”). He completed a pre-feasibility level scoping study on Meliadine for Agnico in early 2008, working in conjunction with AEM engineers in Val D’Or, Quebec. Agnico subsequently acquired ≈9% of Comaplex, the Company that owned Meliadine, for $46.9 Million in cash later that year. In 2010, AEM acquired the remaining 90% of Comaplex that it didn’t then own for $650 Million in shares. Meliadine is now ranked as one of Agnico Eagle’s largest projects in terms of reserves and resources, with a P&P Reserve of 3.3 Moz @ 7.44 g/t Au and an Indicated Resource of 3.3 Moz @ 5.06 g/t Au. They also consider it one of their “fastest growing projects with multiple high-grade zones”, announcing an updated Inferred Resource of 3.5 Moz @7.65 g/t Au in March, 2015.