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Eric Vinet

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Eric Vinet, Vice President, General Manager, Rainy River

Mr. Vinet has over 29 years of experience in the mining industry and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in numerous areas of mining production, including with various types of deposits: precious metals (Au, Ag), base metals (Cu, Zn, Ni), as well as with both underground and open pit mining operations. Mr. Vinet has been involved at various stages of mine construction and optimization, general site layout, and water and tailings facilities. Underground project experience includes backfill/pastefill systems, alimak/raisebore, ventilation, production methods and others to optimize the operations. He was General Manager for Semafo at the Mana Gold mine in Burkina Faso and also at the Samira Hill mine in Niger, both open pit mines. His open pit experience includes supervisory roles at the Jeffrey mine and at McWatters Mines Inc., both in Canada. Prior to this, he held a similar role with Scorpio Mining at the Nuestra Senora mine in Mexico, an underground mining operation. Additional underground mining experience includes: Aur Resources (Mine Louvicourt) Quebec - Project Engineer and Supervisory roles; Kahama Mining (Bulyanhulu Mine) Tanzania - Underground Production Supervisor; Canmet Laboratory - Research Engineer; Campbell Resources Inc., Chibougamau Quebec– Superintendent; Breakwater Resources (El Mochito mine), Honduras - Mine Manager; and Les Mines Sigma ltd, Val D’or Quebec - Project Engineer and Supervisory roles with narrow vein mining. In the last two years he has also worked on several studies with DRA and InnovExplo. Mr. Vinet graduated from École Polytechnique de Montreal with a Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering in 1989.