Gold X Mining (TSXV: GLDX) announced today that Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; US-OTC: IVPAF) founder Robert Friedland has joined the company’s board as non-executive chairman.
Current chairman and chief executive officer Paul Matysek will remain on the board and continue to serve as CEO.
“Paul and I had the pleasure to work together very successfully at Potash One, where I was the chairman, and which we sold in a friendly transaction for $434 million cash in 2011. Paul’s team is now developing an important gold project in Guyana, a beautiful country of which I am very fond and with which I have had a long experience,” Friedland said in a press release.
Gold X has also entered into an agreement with Ivanhoe Capital, a venture capital firm founded by Friedland, under which Ivanhoe Capital will be paid a finder’s fee should Gold X successfully complete a financing or business combination transaction with a company introduced to it by Friedland.
Gold X is developing the Toroparu gold project in the Upper Puruni River Region of western Guyana. So far, the company has spent more than US$150 million on the project to both classify 7.35 million oz. measured and indicated resources and 3.15 million oz. inferred resources.
Gold X’s stock jumped nearly 17% to a three-year high of $3.48 following the new appointment. The Vancouver-based gold junior has a market capitalization of $125.2 million.
— This article first appeared in MINING.com.