Far West Mining Ltd.

Far West Mining Ltd.

January 29, 2007 08:00 ET

Far West Appoints Rick Zimmer as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 29, 2007) - Far West Mining Ltd. (TSX:FWM) is pleased to announce that Richard (Rick) Zimmer, M.B.A., P.Eng. has accepted an appointment as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr Zimmer will be responsible for the development of the Company's Santo Domingo copper-gold Project in Chile.

Mr. Zimmer has over 30 years of Canadian and international mining experience, including 15 years with Teck Cominco Limited. From 1998 to date, he has been Vice President and Project Manager of Teck-Pogo Inc. with responsibility for the final feasibility and permitting as well as the design and construction of the mine, mill and site facilities at the POGO Project near Fairbanks, Alaska. Mr. Zimmer has managed several operations and other significant development projects for Teck Cominco including General Manager of the Tarmoola Mine (formerly Mount Edon Mines), an open pit gold mine in Australia, and Mine Manager at the Afton Mine, an open pit copper-gold mine in Kamloops, BC. At both locations, he was responsible for mine operations and exploration projects.

From 1984 to 1991, Mr. Zimmer was Senior Staff Engineer with Bow Valley Industries Ltd. where he evaluated mining ventures, provided technical and economic analysis and managed the company's interest in a major mine development program. From 1978 to 1984, he held various positions at Key Lake Mining Corporation, where he was involved in the preparation of the Key Lake feasibility study, the development and implementation of the mining plan, and was the mine superintendent after commissioning of the mine.

The directors and management of Far West are very pleased that Rick has decided to join our management team. He brings a wealth of experience and a solid track record to the Company of taking mineral projects from the exploration stage through to production.

Far West Mining Ltd. is an international mineral exploration company engaged in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration and development of mining properties. The Company currently has an advanced exploration project in Chile and has exploration projects in Australia and Argentina in collaboration with its strategic alliance exploration partner BHP Billiton.


Robert E. Hindson, P.Eng., President and C.E.O.

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Contact Information

  • Far West Mining Ltd.
    Robert Hindson
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (604) 602-9144
    Far West Mining Ltd.
    Iain MacPhail
    Chief Financial Officer
    (604) 602-9144
    Website: www.farwestmining.com