TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2016) - Alexandria Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AZX)(FRANKFURT:A9D)(OTC PINK:ALXDF) ("AZX" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gary O'Connor to the Company's Board of Directors.
Mr. O'Connor is currently the Vice President, Exploration of Dundee Resources Limited where, since 2007, he has been responsible for the technical due diligence and review of resource projects for the corporation. His 30 years' global experience in the mineral exploration industry includes positions with Gabriel Resources, European Goldfields, Freeport-McMoRan, BP Minerals and Amax Minerals.
Eric Owens, President and CEO of Alexandria Minerals, stated, "Gary brings a wealth of success, knowledge, and diligence, and a genuine passion for mineral exploration and discovery. He will add a new dimension to our activities in this important part of the mining cycle."
Mr. O'Connor's experience spans the globe, most notably in Romania, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia, where he was instrumental with the discovery, growth, and technical studies of several large gold and base metal deposits during his career. Amongst others, these include the 16.5 million ounce Rosia Montana gold deposit in Romania; the 12 million ounce Wabu Gold Skarn in Papua; the 8 million ounce Martha Hill gold deposit in New Zealand; the 335 million tonne Tarnita Porphyry copper-gold porphyry deposit in Romania; and four 500+ million tonne porphyry copper-gold deposits in Papua: Etna Bay, Mamoa, Duwagu and Komopa.
While with Freeport Mr. O'Connor assisted in the due diligence and discovery of a major gold fraud on the Busang gold "deposit" in Kalimantan, Indonesia by Bre-X Minerals Limited.
Mr. O'Connor graduated from the University of Auckland in 1982 with a degree in geology, geophysics and environmental studies. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geology.
In other matters, Alexandria's Board of Directors also reports that Mr. John Thomas has resigned from the Board to pursue other opportunities. Alexandria's Board expresses its gratitude to John for several years of diligent work on behalf of Alexandria and its shareholders, and wishes him luck in his endeavours.
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About Alexandria Minerals Corporation
Alexandria Minerals Corporation is a Toronto-based junior gold exploration and development company with strategic properties located in the world-class mining districts of Val d'Or, Quebec, Red Lake, Ontario and Snow Lake-Flin Flon, Manitoba. Alexandria's focus is on its flagship property, the large Cadillac Break Property package in Val d'Or, which hosts important, near-surface, gold resources along the prolific, gold-producing Cadillac Break, all of which have significant growth potential.
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