Veteran Geologist, Rob Longley, has been given the nod by the Ardiden board to step up to the role of MD, having held the CEO role since May last year.

Longley steps up to MD role at Ardiden

WA-based explorer, Ardiden Limited has invited veteran Geologist and its current CEO, Rob Longley, to step up into the Managing Director’s chair as the company sets its sights firmly on its Canadian gold exploration and development assets. Mr Longley recently drove the doubling of Ardiden’s ground position at its Pickle Lake gold camp in Canada where it is sitting on an initial resource of 110,000 ounces grading a respectable 4.4g/t gold.

Pickle lake sits within a tier-1 jurisdiction where several majors are currently operating.

Longley most likely knows a thing or two about tier one jurisdictions, having plied his trade in some lucrative, far-flung corners of the globe, over about 30 years, including eight years with Sundance Resources, tracking down and developing iron ore projects in Africa. 

Most recently, he was the Managing Director of Helios Gold.

Longley compares the 250km long gold trend between the Pickle Lake and Red Lake gold camps in Canada to Western Australia’s own prolific eastern Goldfields region, indicating the potential he still believes exists in this frosty Canadian region.

Ardiden’s Non-Executive Chairman Neil Hackett said: “The Board is delighted to appoint Rob as Managing Director. Since taking the role of CEO, Rob has been the key driver behind Ardiden’s renewed strategy in unlocking value and success at the Pickle Lake Gold Project, which now has a substantial gold resource that Rob and the Ardiden team will be working hard to further develop as activities at site continue to ramp-up.”

Ardiden now has its foot on a dominant ground holding across a very prospective greenstone belt in Canada that has historically produced some three million ounces of gold.

The nearby historical Pickle Crow underground gold mine produced 1.44 million ounces grading a whopping 17.8g/t gold down to about 1,200m, in a stunning 31-year period that lasted until 1966.

Ardiden is cashed-up and ready to frontier a winter drilling campaign at Pickle Lake, having previously said it expected to kick off this month.

With a smorgasbord of world-class gold deposits on its doorstep and a growing list of targets, Ardiden has a wealth of opportunity at Pickle Lake and with Longley’s tenure now confirmed, it can get on with finding and developing it's myriad or drill targets.


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