Newlox Gold Appoints Prof. Giorgio De Tomi to Lead Brazil Initiative
Vancouver, BC, 24 June 2021 – Newlox Gold Ventures Corp. (“Newlox” or the “Company”) (CSE: LUX | Frankfurt/Stuttgart: NGO | PINK: NWLXF) welcomes Professor Giorgio De Tomi, Ph.D., CEng, FIMMM to the Newlox Gold team. Professor de Tomi will head up Newlox’s Brazilian division to undertake market research and development, including the assessment of projects for Newlox Gold.
Newlox announced on June 16th, 2021, that the Company had entered the Brazilian market to develop future ESG-focused precious metals projects in partnership with local artisanal mining groups. This continues Newlox Gold’s growth through an ESG-centered partner mining model to provide environmental and social benefits to all stakeholders while supporting economic development in traditional artisanal mining communities.
Dr. De Tomi has over 30 years of experience in the resource sector and has a degree in mining engineering from the University of Sao Paulo, a Ph.D. from the Imperial College, London, and an MSc from Southern Illinois University, USA. He leads the Centre for Responsible Mining, at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, as an associate professor and former Head of the Department of Mining and Petroleum Engineering.
Dr. De Tomi is a Fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (FIMMM, UK), Chartered Engineer CEng (Engineering Council, UK). He is a member of SME (USA) and acts as mining QP and CP for numerous mining enterprises worldwide. Currently, he is a member of the Technical Board of CBBR (Brazilian Commission for Mineral Resources and Reserves), a member of the Executive Board of EMBRAPII’s Unit Tecnogreen, a Research Scholar with FAPESP and CNPq (Brazil) and a member of the Editorial Board of the Mining Technology journal and the Brazil Mineral journal. Please see the link here to Dr. De Tomi’s professional biography here.
The Company, with the guidance of Dr. De Tomi and the support of NAP.Mineração/USP, has identified two highly prospective areas suitable for the deployment of Newlox Gold’s ESG-focused precious metals processing plants. The projects represent a significant opportunity to the Company and are currently in due diligence.
A Message from Ryan Jackson, President & CEO:
“We are delighted to welcome Professor Giorgio De Tomi to the Newlox team and are looking forward to deploying the Company’s environmentally and socially positive resource development model to Brazil. We are fortunate to have the knowledge and experience of Dr. de Tomi to guide our Brazilian initiative.
The Company has established a close connection with Brazil over many years through its Chief Technical Advisor Dr. Marcello Veiga, who has worked closely with Newlox Gold since 2014 and now heads up the Company’s research and development division. Through our relationship with Dr. Veiga, the Company has been developed a team focused on identifying and assessing expansion opportunities in Latin America, with Brazil at the heart of the endeavour.
We are excited to see Newlox Gold begin its growth program in 2021 and believe that an ambitious expansion in Brazil will be a significant milestone in the Company’s growth strategy. The Brazilian mining industry is several orders of magnitude larger than what is found in Costa Rica, with over 250,000 known artisanal miners operating in the Amazonia region alone.
Dr. De Tomi is currently conducting a World Bank sponsored program in this area to design programs to reduce the social and environmental impact of the artisanal mining sector. Newlox Gold’s partner mining model could play a significant role in the effort.
Newlox Gold has established a beachhead in Brazil through its partnership with Dr. De Tomi and NAP.Mineração/USP. We are eager to initiate the Company’s expansion program beyond Costa Rica and look forward to updating shareholders as we make progress assessing the multiple opportunities available to the Company.”
A Message from Professor Giorgio De Tomi, PhD, CEng, FIMMM:
“It is very encouraging to see Newlox Gold interested in the development of an ASM (artisanal and small scale) mining business in Brazil. Newlox Gold will create partnerships focused on sustainable development that will connect responsible mining with the needs of local communities, generating a framework for economic growth and regional integration.”
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On Behalf of the Board, Newlox Gold Ventures Corp.
Newlox Gold Contact
Ryan Jackson, President
Newlox Gold Ventures Corp.
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