Andover Mining Corp.
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Andover Mining Corp.

January 30, 2012 09:00 ET

Andover Mining Corp. Announces the Appointment of Kent Turner as Company COO

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2012) - Andover Mining Corp. ("Andover" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AOX)(OTCBB:AOVTF)(FRANKFURT:R2X), announced today that Mr. Kent Turner has been appointed as the Company's Chief Operating Officer ("COO"), effective immediately.

Mr. Turner received his Bachelor's degree in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University and his Master's degree in Economic Geology from the University of Arizona. He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and a member of the Alaska Miners Associations and the Northwest Mining Association.

Mr. Turner has been actively involved in all phases of the mineral exploration business for more than 30 years. Mr. Turner spent much of his professional career with Cominco American (Teck Resources Ltd.).

Mr. Turner has worked on many successful exploration and development projects. These include making significant contributions to the discovery and development of several major gold, copper and zinc deposits. Examples include the Paalaaq and Anarraq zinc-lead deposits in the Red Dog District, (Alaska), the Pebble Copper deposit (Alaska), Kinsley gold deposit (Nevada), Pogo gold deposit (Alaska), Summitville gold deposit (Colorado) and the Jerrit Canyon gold deposits (Nevada).

Gordon Blankstein, Andover's Chairman and CEO, commented, "The addition of Kent to our senior management team, with his experience from years of working for Cominco American on projects in Alaska like the Red Dog Mine, the Pebble Copper project and the Pogo Gold Mine will certainly help accelerate our efforts in Alaska. One of his roles as COO will be to continue to augment and build our management team, utilizing his vast knowledge and contacts. We are excited to have him join Andover."

Mr. Turner will join Andover's senior management team that includes Mr. Brad Peek, General Manager for Andover's Ambler District SUN Project in Alaska, and Mr. Mike Carter, General Manager of Chief Consolidated Mining Company's East Tintic Mining District in Utah.

About Andover:

Andover Mining Corp. is a precious and base metal exploration and development company, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Andover's holdings are located in the polymetallic rich Ambler Mining District, Alaska, USA and the historic East Tintic Mining District, Utah, USA.

For further information we invite you to visit us at www.andovermining.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Gordon Blankstein, CEO and Chairman

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Contact Information

  • Andover Mining Corp.
    Richard Martens
    Investor Relations
    1-604-682-2168 or Int'l Toll Free: 1-800-266-4484
    www.andovermining.com