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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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23 august 2021

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16 august 2021

Former De Beers Exec John McConnell Joins Victoria Gold

14 january 2009

John C. McConnell, formerly Vice President of De Beers Canada's NWT Projects, responsible for the permitting and development of the Snap Lake diamond mine, has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Canada's Victoria Gold Corp. At Victoria, his primary focus will be to advance the company's existing projects towards production, Tacy reported.
"It has always been our intention to advance the company's gold projects towards production and John has brought a great deal of development and operating experience to Victoria in his capacity as a director. We are delighted to add to our management team such a strong, senior mining engineer and we believe that having John on board as a permanent employee will provide increased momentum towards our objective of becoming a near term gold producer. Furthermore, as an existing director of Victoria, John is very familiar with our business and we expect him to have an immediate positive impact on our projects," says Chad Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of Victoria Gold.