VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 25, 2021 /CNW/ – Libero Copper & Gold Company (TSXV: LBC) (OTCQB: LBCMF) (DE: 29H) is happy to announce the appointment of Mr. Ian Harris as President & Chief Govt Officer and welcome Mr. Ernest Mast to the Board of Administrators. Dr. Thomas Mumford will handle Canadian exploration and Ian Slater will proceed as Govt Chairman. The Board of Administrators at present consists of Invoice Bennet, Ernest Mast, Rob Pease, Ian Slater and Jay Sujir. Mr. Brad Rourke and Mr. Ian Harris have been nominated to face for election on the upcoming AGM and the board can be expanded to seven members.
“The appointments of Mr. Harris and Dr. Mumford to administration and Mr. Mast and Mr. Rourke to the board can be an immense assist in unlocking the worth of our tasks, not solely our new porphyry discovery at Huge Purple, but additionally our Mocoa deposit,” feedback Ian Slater, Govt Chairman. “Ian Harris was Senior VP and Nation Supervisor of Corriente that superior the Mirador mine in Ecuador and Ernie Mast was CEO of the Inmet subsidiary that superior the Cobre Panama mine by way of engineering and allowing to development. These are the 2 closest working open pit copper mines to Mocoa and each executives overcame a number of obstacles to transform discovery to manufacturing. The Mirador mine and Mocoa deposit are each in the identical Jurassic porphyry belt. Whereas Brad Rourke and Thomas Mumford have years of expertise working within the Golden Triangle and powerful roots in the local people which can present many synergies for advancing our Huge Purple discovery and up to date Huge Bulk acquisition.”
Mr. Harris is a mining engineer and government with over 20 years’ expertise in main mining tasks. He has mining and administration expertise in over 20 international locations, with a variety of mining strategies, commodities, venture phases and sizes, efficiently advancing tasks in among the most difficult environments. He’s bilingual in Spanish and English. Beforehand, he was CEO of AMAK Mining (first non-public working mining firm in Saudi Arabia) and Para Sources (working the El Limon mine in Colombia). Mr. Harris was additionally Senior Vice President and Nation Supervisor of Corriente Sources by way of feasibility, preliminary engineering and graduation of development on the Mirador mine in Ecuador. He efficiently led the push to reactivate Corriente’s mining tasks in Ecuador by efficiently constructing nationwide and native help and navigating by way of a brand new structure and a brand new mining regulation, resulting in the sale of Corriente for $690 million.
Ernest Mast, P. Eng, has 30 years’ expertise within the mining trade, throughout a variety of commodities, geographies and improvement levels. He’s at present the President and CEO of Doré Copper Mining and on the Board of Scottie Sources. Beforehand, Mr. Mast held the positions of President and Chief Govt Officer at Primero Mining, Vice President of Company Improvement at Copper Mountain Mining, Vice President of Operations at New Gold and President and CEO of Minera Panama S.A., Inmet Mining’s subsidiary, creating the $6 billion Cobre Panama copper venture. Mr. Mast started his profession with Noranda the place he took on roles of accelerating duty over a 20-year timeframe and spent nearly all of his profession in Latin America. Mr. Mast holds Bachelors’ and Masters’ levels in metallurgical engineering from McGill College. He additionally acquired post-secondary enterprise coaching at Henley Faculty within the UK and on the Universidad Catolica in Chile.
Brad Rourke is a Company Finance Govt with 30 years’ expertise in Mining and Vitality. Mr. Rourke holds a confirmed observe file with profitable start-up firms. His management expertise and entrepreneurial method have given new course and scale to Scottie Sources efforts within the Golden Triangle, the place he serves as CEO. Mr. Rourke has deep roots in native communities with a few years’ expertise working within the north and with First Nations.
Dr. Mumford is a registered skilled geologist with Engineers and Geoscientists – British Columbia (EGBC). Dr. Mumford has served as a lecturer at Carleton College and the British Columbia Institute of Expertise. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the College of New Brunswick and was awarded the Leopold Gélinas medal for the perfect M.Sc. thesis from the GAC Volcanology and Igneous Petrology division. He additionally holds a Ph.D. from Carleton College targeted on magmatic controls for the Thor Lake REE deposit within the Northwest Territories. He has over 15 years’ expertise in mineral exploration for a number of commodities throughout Canada. Dr. Mumford is at present Vice President Exploration of Scottie Sources, and sits on the Board of Administrators of the Affiliation for Mineral Exploration (AME).
Libero has granted 1,500,000 incentive inventory choices to new administrators and officers pursuant to Libero’s inventory choice plan. The inventory choices are exercisable at a worth of $0.11 and can expire on December 17, 2025.
Libero has optioned the Huge Bulk porphyry copper-gold venture situated 50 km southeast of Stewart, BC within the Golden Triangle. Huge Bulk is a multiphase late Triassic intrusion hosted in Hazelton and Stuhini volcanics and sediments analogous to Galore Creek and KSM. The venture was initially explored by Teck and Canadian Empire from 2001 to 2003. Drilling in 2003 intercepted 21 metres of 0.86% Cu and 0.4 g/t Au from a depth of 12 metres and 53 metres of 0.31% Cu and 0.2 g/t Au from 143 metres depth to finish of gap, which was not adopted up on. New interpretations point out that the goal is a a lot bigger calc-alkaline porphyry system tilted on its aspect with increased grade mineralization in a discreet mineralized section that was not focused by historic drilling. Huge Bulk is absolutely permitted and drill prepared with a 2,500 metre preliminary diamond drill program deliberate for the 2021 discipline season.
Possibility phrases embrace $625,000 in money funds over 5 years (together with $50,000 paid for 2021) to buy 100% of the Huge Bulk venture for $1,000,000 by December 31, 2025 in money or shares of Libero.
About Libero Copper & Gold
Libero is unlocking the worth of a set of porphyry deposits all through the Americas in prolific and steady jurisdictions. The portfolio consists of each Huge Purple, a brand new porphyry copper discovery within the Golden Triangle, Canada, and the Mocoa porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit in Colombia. These belongings are being superior by a extremely disciplined and seasoned skilled workforce with profitable observe information of discovery, useful resource improvement, and allowing within the Americas.
The technical data contained on this information launch has been reviewed and permitted by Dr. Thomas Mumford P.Geo, President of Serac Exploration, who’s a Certified Particular person as outlined beneath NI 43-101.
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