Alexis Minerals Corporation

Alexis Minerals Corporation

January 04, 2007 07:30 ET

Alexis Minerals Strengthens Exploration and Development Team

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 4, 2007) - Alexis Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AMC) is please to announce the appointment of two new members of its management team. They will be responsible for executing the future exploration and development plans over the company's extensive property holdings in Val-d'Or and Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec.

Mr. Michel Labonte, General Manager of Operations

Alexis is pleased to announce the appointment of Michel Labonte to the position of General Manager of Operations in Val-d'Or. Michel brings to Alexis over 28 years of operating experience in the region and will help us move our gold strategy forward. Michel was most recently the General Manager for Richmond Mines Inc. in charge of the Beaufor and East Amphi Mines as well as the Camflo Mill. His primary responsibility will be the completion of the Lac Herbin Feasibility Study, currently underway.

Mr. Jean Girard, Manager of Exploration

Alexis is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean Girard to the position of Manager of Exploration. Jean has been involved in Quebec exploration for more than 30 years and brings to Alexis a wealth of exploration and development experience. He was most recently the Vice-President of Exploration for Campbell Resources Inc. and will be responsible for advancing the company's future exploration objectives in Quebec.

"I am very pleased to have Jean and Michel on board with us as we drive towards a production decision at Lac Herbin and approach full vesting on our significant Rouyn-Noranda and Val-d'Or property exploration agreements," said David Rigg, President and CEO of Alexis Minerals. "I look forward to their contribution in ensuring a bright future for Alexis."

About Alexis Minerals

Alexis Minerals Corporation is a Canadian exploration and development company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Alexis holds an outstanding portfolio of properties covering the Val-d'Or and Rouyn-Noranda Mining Camps in Quebec. Alexis is following strategic exploration approaches across these properties for both gold and base metals, with a focus on the potential for gold production from the 100%-owned Lac Herbin and Lac Pelletier deposits during 2007 - 2008. Alexis has a clear route to 100% ownership of all interests of Aur Resources on approximately 212 square kilometres of the Val-d'Or Mining Camp. Alexis has purchased the 1400 tonne per day Aurbel gold mill and holds a 100%-interest in the Aurbel property. The Company is also currently advancing towards a 50% interest in 825 square kilometres of the Rouyn-Noranda Mining Camp in JV with Xstrata Copper Canada (formerly Falconbridge Ltd.).

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Contact Information

  • Alexis Minerals Corporation
    David Rigg
    President and CEO
    (416) 861-5889
    (416) 861-8165 (FAX)
    Alexis Minerals Corporation
    Peter Cashin
    Investor & Corporate Affairs
    (416) 861-5905
    Alexis Minerals Corporation
    Louis Baribeau
    Relationiste, Quebec
    (514) 667-2304