Creation, Delivery, Value
Argonaut Gold is a Canadian gold mining company engaged in exploration, mine development and production activities on gold-bearing properties in Mexico. Founded in 2009, Argonaut was created by an experienced executive management team focused on creating value for our shareholders.
Argonaut Gold's primary gold assets are the producing El Castillo Mine (Durango, Mexico), the advanced exploration stage San Antonio project (State of Baja California Sur, Mexico), the past producing and advanced exploration stage La Colorada Mine (Sonora, Mexico), as well as the exploration-stage La Fortuna Project (Durango, Mexico) and 11 gold exploration projects located in the Sonora Mojave Megashare.
Argonaut Gold's Mission - Our mission is to extract and deliver maximum value from our projects and gold operations for all our shareholders. The team has a strong history of creating value and will continue to focus on creating value.
Argonaut Gold's Vision - Create the Next Quality Mid-Tier Gold Producer in the Americas.
We will continue to move towards accomplishing our vision and our mission thru unique values for our daily operations.
- Value adding consolidation in the junior gold sector.
- Seeing value for investing in projects beyond surface analysis, in both the field and the mining sector.
- Exploration and expansion of existing gold mine assets base.
- Maintain investor involvement in a productive manner.
- Management will deliver on operational targets while working to exceed expectations.
- We will operate in a safe, cost efficient manner, while honoring commitments to the environment and communities where we operate.
Board of Directors
Brian J. Kennedy
Mr. Kennedy was President and Chief Executive Officer of Meridian from June 1996 to December 2006. He was President of FMC Gold Company, a predecessor of Meridian, from May 1987 until June 1996. Mr. Kennedy holds a B.S. from the US Naval Academy and an MBA from Harvard University. He also serves on the board of NV Energy Inc.
Peter C. Dougherty
Mr. Dougherty is currently the Chief Executive Officer Argonaut Gold Inc. and served as the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Meridian Gold Inc. ("Meridian") from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Dougherty has also served as: Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of Meridian from 1997 to 2002; IBS Financial Manager of FMC Chemicals Group from 1994 to 1997; Group Financial Analyst of FMC Chemicals Group from 1993 to 1994 and the Controller of Paradise Peak Mine, FMC Gold from 1990 to 1993. Mr. Dougherty holds a B.S. in Accounting from Southern Oregon State College and M.B.A. from Drexel University.
James E. Kofman
James E. Kofman has over 27 years of experience in the mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance sectors. He most recently served as Managing Director and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for UBS Securities Canada Inc. from 1996 to 2009. Previously, from 1982 to 1996, Mr. Kofman served as a Partner in Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Barristers and Solicitors focused on international corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Kofman has vast experience working in the mining sector in equity and debt financings as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Christopher R. Lattanzi
Christopher Lattanzi is a mining engineer with nearly 50 years of experience in the mineral industry , initially in the planning and supervision of mining operations and, since 1969, as a consultant. He was president of Micon International Limited, an independent mineral consultancy, from its founding in 1988 until 2005. He was a director of Meridian Gold Inc. from 1999 to 2007 and, from 2004 to 2006, served as chairman of that company. He is presently a director of Skygold Ventures Ltd., a Canadian junior exploration company. He continues to maintain an active consulting practice.
Mr. Mordaunt is a Registered Professional Geoscientist with over 25 years of experience in mining, mine development and advanced exploration, including 18 years of experience in Mexico. Mr. Mordaunt recently retired in January 2010 from his role as Chairman and CEO of Stingray Copper Inc., which he founded, managed and merged with Mercator Minerals Ltd. in December 2009. Previously he founded, managed and merged Corner Bay Silver Inc. with Pan American Silver Inc in 2003. Mr. Mordaunt's business skills have been focused on advanced project development leading to bankable feasibility studies, finance, mergers and acquisitions for more than 20 years. Mr. Mordaunt graduated from the University of Guelph in 1984. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has the Professional Certification as ICD.D which is recognized both nationally and internationally.
Dale C. Peniuk
Dale Peniuk is a chartered accountant that provides financial consulting services to a number of mining companies and currently serves on the Board and as Audit Committee Chair of Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX; OMX), Capstone Mining Corp. (TSX), Corriente Resources Inc. (TSX; AMEX), Quest Capital Corp. (TSX; AMEX), Rainy River Resources Ltd. (TSX-V), Reservoir Capital Corp. (TSX-V) and Q2 Gold Resources Inc. (not yet listed). Mr. Peniuk also served on the Board and as Audit Committee Chair of EuroZinc Mining Corporation (TSX; AMEX) until completion of its merger with Lundin Mining, and Rio Narcea Gold Mines, Ltd. (TSX; AMEX) following the acquisition of a controlling interest in the company by Lundin Mining until the takeover of Rio Narcea was completed. Mr. Peniuk obtained a B.Comm from the University of British Columbia in 1982 and his CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia ("ICABC") in 1986. Mr. Peniuk spent more than 20 years with KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants and predecessor firms, including being an assurance partner from 1996 to 2006 and was the leader of KPMG's British Columbia mining practice. Mr. Peniuk has also served on the ICABC's Public Company Technical Forum since 2000 and is currently the Chair of that Forum.