Victory Metals Appoints Chief Metallurgist
Victory Metals Inc. has appointed Jeffrey Woods, as its Chief Metallurgist. Jeff Woods has over 35 years of experience as a specialist in mineral processing and hydrometallurgical operations, with an emphasis on; heap leaching, crushing and grinding, flotation, plant construction, commissioning, operations and process optimization.
"We are very pleased to welcome Jeffrey Woods to our Victory team as Chief Metallurgist,” saod Paul Matysek, Executive Chairman. “Jeff brings a long and successful track record in mineral processing and project development that will be highly beneficial as we advance our Iron Point Vanadium Project in Nevada. Our maiden drill program continues to outline a large footprint of vanadium mineralization including multiple flat-lying, higher-grade zones. Victory's management and Board are excited that initial metallurgical test work results are encouraging and we will report more definitive results shortly once the current initial phase of test work is completed. We are confident that Jeff's experience, knowledge and systematic approach will unlock significant value at Iron Point."
He has a background in metallurgical and mineral processing testing and process flow sheet development. He also has experience in engineering, design and construction and has played key roles in moving a number of significant process facilities from initial test work through to plant commissioning.
"I am pleased to be joining the Victory Metals team. Iron Point presents an exciting opportunity to bring primary, domestic production of vanadium to North America,” said Woods. “Our goal is to develop a robust, economic hydrometallurgical process to produce a final V205 product."
From 2011 to 2016, Woods was VP of Metallurgy and Process Engineering for Frontera Mining Corp. Prior to 2011, he was Principal Consulting Metallurgist for SRK Consulting (US) Inc.
Woods has a B.S in metallurgical engineering from University of Nevada, Mackay School of Mines, and is a Registered Member of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America and the Society of Mining Engineers.