PEOPLE - COMMODITIES

PEOPLE - COMMODITIES

HOMESTAKE INTERNATIONAL MINERALS LTD. (San Francisco) - Jack E. Thompson was elected president of this subsidiary of Homestake Mining Co.

He will be responsible for gold exploration and development in the United States, Canada and in Chile under a 10-year lease announced last month.He was general manager of the company's McLaughlin gold mine in northern California from its inception in 1981, directing the mine's development through construction to full production.

Ronald D. Parker was named general manager of the company's McLaughlin mine, a position held by Mr. Thompson.

Mr. Parker was the mine's production manager. He served as smelter superintendent at the Buick lead mine in Missouri when it was jointly owned by Homestake and Amax Inc.