Mr. Hidetoshi Takaoka is a geologist with more than 40 years
exploration and mining experience. Mr.
Takaoka spent the majority of his time with Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd.
(SMM) where he was instrumental in the discovery of the world class Pogo Mine
in Alaska. Subsequently, he spent several years evaluating many projects
worldwide, many that lead to multiple discoveries. He was awarded the Japan
Mining Industry Association Award for the discovery of Pogo.
It is with great sadness to inform of the passing of Mr. Hidetoshi Takaoka. We lost a great geologist and friend this Spring. We miss you, Takaoka san, and thank you for your deep insight and all that you shared with us.