Familiar faces in new NQ venture

Posted February 17, 2016

karl spaleck and mel palancian

PIC: Red River Resources general manager operations Karl Spaleck and managing director Mel Palancian.


The team leading Red River Resources shares a strong background in zinc mining and exploration, including experience at MMG Century Mine and the Dugald River project.

Managing director Mel Palancian has spent the past 23 years in the mining industry in various roles.

Between 2005 and 2012 whilst working for MMG/OZ Minerals/Zinifex, Mr Palancian was involved with the Century operation in North-West Queensland.

“I was project manager for Dugald River for a few years there also. We did work on the prefeasibilty studies and feasibility study just before the GFC hit,” he said

Prior to that Mr Palancian said he had undertaken various consulting assignments in Queensland whilst working for AMC Consultants.

His colleagues include two former Century general managers - Karl Spaleck and Brett Fletcher, now the Red River Resources general manager operations and non-executive chairman.

Fellow directors Donald Garner and Jim Black also have experience with Zinifex under their belts.


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