Viking Mines is a gold focussed company with the First Hit Project located 150km NW of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia being the primary asset under exploration.
Viking have an aggressive exploration strategy to explore for high grade gold occurrences and discover ounces along fertile gold structures. The historically mined, First Hit gold mine is the focus of Vikings activity to deliver on this strategy. Rapid advancement and exploration is occurring to explore, discover and develop gold ounces at the Project. The strategy will generate shareholder value through the discovery of new gold resources.
JULIAN WOODCOCK | Managing Director
Mr. Woodcock holds both a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of Manchester (UK) and a Master of Science (Mining Geology) from the Camborne School of Mines (UK). Mr. Woodcock is also a Chartered Professional geologist with the AusIMM and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London. His career spans 2 decades in the exploration and production of various commodities across multiple counties.
Previous engagements include Senior Management roles with Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), Gold Fields (NYSE:GFI), Evolution Mining (ASX:EVN) and Gold Road Resources (ASX:GOR). Experience ranges from international open pit and underground production geology roles through to a decade working as Exploration Manager in the WA Goldfields, leading large exploration teams with multi million-dollar budgets taking exploration projects from discovery through to development.
RAY WHITTEN AM | Executive Chairman
Mr. Ray Whitten has led the recent acquisition of the First Hit Gold project in Western Australia from Red Dirt Mining. This project is the current focus of Viking Mines.
Mr. Ray Whitten is an admitted solicitor with over 48 years’ experience having previously acted as President of the City of Sydney Law Society. Mr. Whitten holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, a Master of Laws from the University of Technology, Sydney, and is an accredited specialist in business law and is a Notary Public.
Mr. Whitten is an experienced investor with a wide range of investment interests and has served as a Director of many private and public companies. In 2005 as Chairman of the National Stock Exchange of Australia Limited (NSX) he was responsible for its successful IPO on the ASX in 2005.
DEAN JAGGER | Company Secretary
Mr. Dean Jagger is an experienced Company Secretary, with a particular focus on small cap ASX listed companies across a number of sectors including software, media, biotechnology and mining. Dean joined the Company Secretary team at Automic Legal at the beginning of 2017. Prior to this, Mr. Jagger worked in the share registry space for 8 years, most recently as a Client Relationship Manager for a number of top 200 ASX listed companies. Mr. Jagger holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business & Commerce and holds a Certificate in Governance Practice from the Governance Institute.