Baja Mining Corp.

Baja Mining Corp.

June 01, 2006 16:42 ET

Baja Welcomes New General Manager-Mining

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 1, 2006) - Baja Mining Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BAJ) is pleased to welcome Mr. Scott G. Britton, P.Eng, as General Manager - Mining to the Company's comprehensive Boleo Project team.

Mr. Britton graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA with a Bachelor of Science - Mining Engineering (1977) and has completed graduate work towards both a Masters of Engineering Management and a Masters in Business (Finance) at Drexel University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, respectively.

Mr. Britton has extensive operating experience in underground mine management, mine engineering, resource development planning, capital and operating cost budgets, and detailed operations planning. Mr. Britton has previously worked in such minerals as trona and coal, and has recently held the position of Underground Mine Manager for General Chemical (Soda Ash) Partners in Green River, Wyoming. During this time with General Chemical, he was responsible for producing 4.5 million tonnes of ore using bore and continuous mining machines (similar to those expected to be utilized at the Boleo Project) on a 7-day work week. Mr. Britton lead a team that increased mine productivity while controlling costs and improving ore recovery.

Over his career, Mr. Britton has been published in numerous Mining publications, including two books, "Practical Coal Mine Management" and "Construction Engineering in Underground Coal Mines". Mr. Britton was also co-editor of The Mining Engineers Handbook published by The Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) (1992).

Mr. Britton is relocating to Vancouver on a full time basis to work on El Boleo Project.

The Company is proceeding with the completion of a Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) on its 100% owned Boleo Property, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The DFS is on track for completion Q3 2006. An infill drilling program commenced at Boleo in March 2006 in order to bring the first five years of production up to Measured and Indicated Resource status. Results of such drilling will follow shortly.

A second, fully integrated, pilot plant campaign has commenced with a continuous run starting this Monday, June 5th. Once again this second phase plant will be conducted at SGS Lakefield Research in Ontario, Canada.


John W. Greenslade, President

The statements made in this News Release may contain certain forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ from the Company's expectations. Certain risk factors may also affect the actual results achieved by the Company.

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Contact Information

  • Baja Mining Corp.
    John Greenslade
    (604) 685-2323
    (604) 629-5228 (FAX)