January 13, 2011 12:04 ET

Bacanora Announces Appointment of New Director, New VP Exploration

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 13, 2011) - BACANORA MINERALS LTD. (the "Corporation" or "Bacanora") (TSX VENTURE:BCN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Colin Orr-Ewing of London, England, as a director of the Corporation. Mr. Orr-Ewing is a significant shareholder of the Corporation and is welcomed to the board by its current members, Paul Conroy, Derek Batorowski, Ray Hodgkinson and George Jones. Mr. Orr-Ewing began his career as an investment manager for the Shell Pension Fund in London after qualifying as a Certified Accountant. He has a wealth of over 35 years experience spanning both the oil and mining industries and has been a director of UK and Canadian oil companies and Irish and Canadian mining companies. Mr Orr-Ewing also currently acts as an adviser to a fund management company on its natural resources portfolios. He was actively involved in the oil industry from 1971 through to 1987 working with numerous companies in the North Sea, Libya, Nigeria and Algeria. Mr. Orr-Ewing is a geography graduate of Oxford University.

Bacanora is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Martin Fernando Vidal Torres as the Vice President, Exploration – Mexico for Bacanora. Mr. Vidal currently serves as General Manager of Minerales Industriales Tubutama S.A. de C.V. and Minera Sonora Borax S.A. de C.V., two fully-owned Mexican subsidiaries of Bacanora and the operating vehicles for the development of the projects owned in Mexico. Mr. Vidal started his career as geologist with the US Borax exploration team and has years of experience working in Northern Mexico, particularly in the borate basins that Bacanora are now developing. His experience includes almost 20 years of working with the multinational company Rio Tinto in the exploration of industrial minerals in several countries in America, occupying different technical and managerial positions. Mr. Vidal has a BSc. in Geology from the University of Sonora (1987) and studies in Non-Ferrous extractive Metallurgy in the same University.

Paul Conroy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bacanora states, "we are extremely fortunate to have Colin Orr-Ewing join our board. His knowledge of the project, coupled with his extensive experience in the industry make him an invaluable addition to our board. We are also thrilled to have Martin Vidal join us as Vice President, Exploration – Mexico. With his many years of experience in this area, including his time with US Borax and Rio Tinto, Mr. Vidal provides us with the in-house technical expertise that we require and is the perfect individual to lead our technical team through the exploration and development phases of our projects in Mexico."

Forward Looking Statements

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Contact Information

  • Bacanora Minerals Ltd.
    Paul Conroy
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 237-6122
    (403) 237-6144 (FAX)