Mr. Bassotti brings over 24 years of diverse international and domestic experience with open pit and underground mines in gold, copper and other base metals. Mauro has extensive leadership experience in brownfield and capital drilling, all aspects of operational geological site functions, and technical services. Mauro has successfully delivered projects from exploration drilling to delineation drilling, identifying additional indicated mineral resources and inferred mineral resources at a number of projects.
Most recently Mauro was Senior Director Geology of Ma’aden Mining; Gold and Base Metals in Riyadh, KSA, where he was responsible for the Corporate Guidance and direction of the Geological group. Previously, Mauro was the Director Resources and Reserves for Detour Gold based Toronto, with operations in Cochrane Ontario. Mauro was responsible for the resources and reserves component of the life of mine plan, and the technical services function. Mauro also has gained international experience with New Gold, Barrick Gold, and Placer Dome, across Asia Pacific, Africa, Australia, and Canada. Mauro has been recognized as the Qualified Person under N143-101 and other reporting requirements. Mauro graduated from James Cook University with a BSc. and a BSc Hon. in 1998.