Barrick Gold Corp. announced Darren Blasutti, senior vice president of corporate development, will be leaving the company in January. Alistair Baker, senior director of corporate development, has been appointed vice president of corporate development and will lead the corporate development function on an interim basis.

Cliffs Natural Resources has appointed Dave Anthony vice president, senior project director, of the company’s Canadian chromite operations and Ronald Nielsen general manager of global sustainability. The company also recently realigned its legal department to better support the company’s growth. James Graham was promoted to general counsel of global operations and Gina Gunning was appointed general counsel of corporate affairs and secretary.

After 13 years as the Chief Executive of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa, Mzolisi Diliza will retire and assume the role of executive chairman of Strategic Partners Group (Pty) Ltd.

Duluth Metals appointed Marvin E. Dee CFO. The company also named three geologists to the exploration team: Phillip C. Larson, Ph.D, Gabriel J. Sweet and John V. Gibbons.

BHP Billiton has appointed Baroness Shriti Vadera a non-execitvue director to the BHP Billiton board.

Stillwater Mining Co. has appointed Ralph Green vice president of exploration and Brent Wadman corporate secretary.

Peabody Energy has appointed Arshad Sayed president of Peabody Mongolia and India; Zhenchun Shi president of Asia; and Alice Tharenos vice president of business development-Asia.

Bonanza Goldfields has appointed David Janney CEO.

Russ Fields has been appointed the new director of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Capstone Mining announced Stephen Quin will be stepping down as president, but will continue as a director of the company.

Selwyn Resources Ltd. has appointed Joe Ringwald vice president of mining.

Century Mining Corp. appointment of Daniel Major president, CEO and director.

Paramount Gold has appointed Glen Van Treek vice president of exploration.

Gammon Gold has appointed Martha I. Lara-Alatorre government relations adviser for Mexico.

Gryphon Resources has appointed Nick Barr to lead exploration on the company’s 11 properties in Arizona.

Ivernia has appointed D’Arcy Doherty vice president of legal and general counsel. He replaces John Pitcher, who retired.

Kiska Metals has appointed Adrian Rothwell CFO.

Roskill Information Services Ltd. has appointed Mark Seddon Managing director. Retiring Managing Director Judith Chegwidden will continue as a director and focus on the company’s consulting projects.

Tiger Resources Ltd. announced David Young will step down as joint managing director for personal reasons and will resign from the company’s board.

FerrAus Ltd. has appointed Cliff Lawrenson CEO and managing director.

Wildcat Silver has appointed Gil Clausen vice chairman of the board of directors and Charles Magolske vice president of corporate development.

Romarco Minerals has appointed Stan Rideout senior vice president and CFO.

San Gold Corp. has appointed George Pirie president and CEO.

Silver Standard Resources announced George Paspalas has resigned as COO. Joe Philips will assume responsibility for operations and development activities on an interim basis.

Shoreham Resources Ltd. has appointed Dorlyn Evancic CFO.

MWH Global has relocated to a new, larger office in Lima, Peru, and has named Andrew Watson Peru country manager to oversee the expanding operations.

Sinclair Knight Merz announced that CEO and Managing Director Paul Dougas will not be seeking to extend his board contract, which ends in August 2011.

U.S. Steel Corp. announced several executive transitions, following Executive Vice President and COO John H. Goodish’s retirement from the company. George F. Babcoke has been appointed senior vice president of European operations and global operations services. Babcoke will also assume global oversight of safety and industrial hygiene, research and development, engineering, procurement, materials management, raw materials, logistics services, real estate development and corporate marketing. David J. Rintoul has been elected vice president of European operations and president of U.S. Steel Kosice. Rintoul will oversee U.S. Steel’s two European operations: U. S. Steel Kosice in the Slovak Republic and U. S. Steel Serbia in the Republic of Serbia. Scott H. Coleman has been named general manager of Great Lakes Works, U.S. Steel’s integrated steelmaking facility in Ecorse and River Rouge, Michigan. Anton Jura, who currently serves as general manager of Canadian operations for the company’s U.S. Steel Canada subsidiary, has been appointed president and general manager of U.S. Steel Canada. Thomas Kelly has been appointed to succeed Coleman as general manager of Minnesota Ore Operations. Mark G. Tabler has been appointed vice president of operations at U.S. Steel Kosice. Tabler succeeds Patrick J. Mullarkey, who was recently named president of United Spiral Pipe. James F. Dudek will succeed Tabler as plant manager of Clairton plant.

Sandvik has appointed Olof Faxander president and CEO. He succeeds Lars Pettersson.

North American Tungsten Corp. Ltd. has appointed Jason McKenzie general manager of the CanTung mine.

Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. has appointed Guy Simpson general manager at Jerritt Canyon, Nevada.

Following Equinox Minerals’ acquisition of Citadel Resource Group, Ines Scotland, managing director and CEO, Citadel, has resigned. Robert Rigo has been appointed CEO. Equinox also appointed Len Eldridge head of investor relations.

The Doe Run Company has appointed Paul Nelson project director.

Rockwell Diamonds announced Dr. John Bristow has resigned as president and CEO.

FLSmidth promoted Craig M. Sams to vice president of global product groups.