Rios is a geologist with considerable experience in Peruvian mining development and exploration. His skills will greatly assist in the work of Auryn’s development of its Sombrero copper and gold asset in Ayacucho, Peru.
“His impressive track record of discovery and extensive experience advancing projects in Peru will be paramount to Auryn’s success as we look to bring both our Sombrero district and Curibaya project through the discovery stage with maiden drill programs anticipated in 2020,” said Auryn’s executive chairman Ivan Bebek in a statement.
As the vice-president of exploration at Bear Creek Mining, Rios was instrumental in the discovery of Santa Ana and Corani silver, lead and zinc deposits in Peru and helped to draft a feasibility study on the company’s Corani deposit. Rios also previously worked for Stellar Mining Peru as its business development and geology manager.
Auryn boasts two flagship projects in its portfolio: the high-grade Committee Bay gold property in Nunavut, Canada and the Sombrero copper and gold asset in Ayacucho, Peru.