International Millennium Mining Corp.

International Millennium Mining Corp.

July 08, 2009 09:00 ET

Change of Direction at International Millennium Continues With Technical Advisory Committee Appointments

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2009) - International Millennium Mining Corp. ("IMMC" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:IMI)(FRANKFURT:L9J), announces the appointment of Mr. James Johnstone, Dr. James M. Patterson, and Mr. David Straw to the Company's newly established Technical Advisory Committee. The Committee has been established to further the Company's objective to become a purpose-built, junior mineral exploration/development mining company focused on acquiring known small mine deposits world-wide.

As the Company works to identify known deposits at the advanced exploration to mining stage with a view to advancing them through to production or improved production, it is privileged to be served by these three distinguished and experienced advisors to assist its own seasoned management team to identify and quickly assess a variety of potentially advantageous mining projects. The Committee will advise management and make recommendation to the Board of Directors.

Mr. James (Jim) Johnstone B.Sc., ARCST, P.Eng (Ontario)(Rtd)

Jim Johnstone is a graduate mining engineer with extensive international mining industry operating and engineering experience, as a General Manager and Vice-President Operations. His experience includes both open-pit and underground mining projects, producing gold, base metals and industrial minerals. Mr. Johnstone also has experience as a member of several Boards of Directors, both corporate and private, and he presently continues to serve on the Board of Caledonia Mining Corporation where he was formerly Vice President Operations and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Johnstone offers the Committee a wealth of practical mining operations expertise.

Dr. James M. Patterson, BA (Hons), Ph.D., DIC, P.Geo

Jim Patterson was Vice President, Exploration of FNX Mining Company Inc. of Toronto, Ontario, from April 2002 to May 2005, and continued as their Executive Consultant for several years. He also serves on IMMC's Board and on the board of several other public companies. Dr. Patterson, as a mineral industry professional, has extensive experience with major and junior exploration companies, international aid agencies, government surveys and consultant groups in Canada, Ireland, SE Asia and South America. He brings to the Committee solid, executive level understanding of mineral exploration, mining development, funding generation and environmental management.

Mr. David J. Straw, B.Sc., B.Com., MBA

David Straw is a senior mining manager and geologist, with over 50 years experience in all phases of mineral exploration, project development, joint ventures, mine development, production, valuation and finance across most commodities including silver, gold, tin, tungsten, base metals, iron ore, mineral sands, uranium and coal. He has wide experience with companies, governments and individuals and has an intimate knowledge of all levels of corporate administration. Mr. Straw has global experience on five continents. He has served as Chief Geologist of Canadian Johns-Manville Company Ltd, Vice President Exploration and Corporate Development of Inco Australia and Inco Indonesia, and General Manager Corporate Development Mount Isa Mines (MIM) Limited. Mr. Straw is currently a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIMM), and is a previous winner of the CIMM President's Gold Medal. He is presently principle of Davcha Resources Canada Ltd. mineral industry financial, technical and managerial consultants.

About International Millennium Mining Corp.

International Millennium Mining Corp. is a mineral exploration and development company engaged in acquiring known small mine deposits world-wide and in the exploration of polymetallic mineral properties in Canada and the Americas. To date, the Company has acquired and is exploring mineral properties in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada; Nevada, USA; and Sonora State, Mexico. Emerging mineral targets include silver, gold, cobalt, molybdenum, zinc, lead, nickel, copper and platinum group metals. The Company's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol: IMI and on the Frankfurt Exchange under the symbol: L9J.


John A. Versfelt, President & CEO

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Contact Information

  • International Millennium Mining Corp.
    John A. Versfelt
    President & CEO
    (604) 984-9907
    (604) 983-8056 (FAX)
    International Millennium Mining Corp.
    Lindsay Malcolm
    International Millennium Mining Corp.
    Wayne Meredith