Sector Expert: Michael Hopley
Michael Hopley is the president, CEO and a director of Sunridge Gold Corp. He has over 30 years of international experience as a geologist and exploration manager for resource companies in the precious metals and base-metal sectors with companies such as Gold Fields Mining, Bema Gold Corp. and Tournigan Energy Ltd. He was part of the team that discovered the large Refugio and Cerro Casale gold and gold/copper deposits in Chile. For the past 15 years, he has managed a number of publically traded junior resource companies and held a number of executive and board positions with companies conducting exploration in various parts of the world.
It's been a very active decade filled with milestones for Sunridge Gold, and now following the September signing of a comprehensive permitting agreement with its partner, the government of Eritrea, the Canadian junior is set to begin production in 2016. In this interview with The Gold Report, President and CEO Michael Hopley discusses the riches of his company's copper, gold, zinc and silver deposits and looks forward to becoming as successful as Nevsun has been.