Hilbert N. Shields

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"Mr. Hilbert N Shields, MSc., has over 28 eight years experience in the Mineral Exploration and Mining Industry, the core years consisting of 14 years with Golden Star Resources Inc., as Vice President with responsibility for gold exploration in Guyana and Venezuela and diamond exploration worldwide. Mr. Shields managed the exploration of Omai gold deposit in Guyana, from acquisition by Golden Star through to the completion of the Feasibility Study with the involvement of Cambior, and later became a Director of Omai Gold Mines Ltd. He was also responsible for the acquisition by Golden Star of the Gros Rosebel Property in Suriname and managed the early exploration of this, now Iamgold Inc. operated, producing mine. He was also a member of the successful acquisition and transition management team of the Bogosu Mine in Ghana, again for Golden Star. Mr. Shields attained a Bachelors Degree in Geology & the Environment from Oxford Brooks University, United Kingdom, and a Masters Degree in Geology from the Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Reno, USA. His career has been spent acquiring global experience through exploring, evaluating prospects and/or mining either Gold, Diamond or Bauxite in a number of countries. In 2000 he resigned from Golden Star and founded his own companies holding bauxite and gold Mining and Exploration Concessions in Guyana. In late 2001 to early 2002 he was attached to the Adam Smith Institute of the UK, to provide consulting services to the Government of Guyana as they consolidated operatorship of the Berbice River Bauxite Mines. For two years from 2002, he was a senior member of the management team of the Aroaima Bauxite Mining Company, which produced 1.2 million tons per year of metallurgical, chemical and cement grade bauxite. Mr. Shields was also the Chairman of the Mining Chapter of the National Development Strategy, a Carter Center of the USA funded, private sector blueprint, for the development of Guyana, which was adopted by its national parliament."[1]


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  1. First Bauxite Board, organizational web page, accessed October 20, 2012.