Equinox Copper Corporation (TSXV:EQX) appointed Ms. Nilda Lay, a senior geologist, as a Consultant to the Company’s operations in Chile.
As quoted in the press release:
Ms. Lay, a Chilean national, is a geologist with over 30 years of experience, including work with BHP both in Chile and abroad. In addition, Ms. Lay has previously worked for CODELCO, Chile’s state-owned copper mining company and the world’s largest producing copper company. Finally, Ms. Lay worked with five other geologists to define the initial copper ore reserves at BHP’s Escondida porphyry copper deposit. Of note, Escondida is the world’s largest single-producing copper mine.
Equinox Copper Corporation CEO, Corey Dias, said:
We are excited by the prospect of Ms. Lay joining our team. The addition of an experienced senior geologist in Chile provides EQX with significant geological expertise and scope to complement the Company’s current copper production at Aura, especially given that less than 5% of EQX’s property, comprised of eight land concessions, has been exploited. Ms. Lay will execute an initial work plan to map the geology of the Company’s first concession, known as Aura 1-45, in order to determine prospective future mining targets.