TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 20, 2013) - Eastmain Resources Inc. (TSX:ER) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Serge Bureau, MSc, P.Eng, to a newly created Development‐Group, Advisory Board position. This new position is key in advancing Eastmain's flagship project, Clearwater, toward the development stage.
Mr. Bureau brings over 30 years of mining industry experience in the exploration, delineation, development and mining of ore deposits to Eastmain. He has spent over 25 years of his career working extensively in gold and polymetallic underground and open‐pit mining operations, where he has been involved in numerous project evaluation and feasibility studies, project construction and mine operations management. He is a graduate from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi with a Masters degree in Precambrian Economic Geology and a B.Eng. (Geological Engineering), and is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ).
During his expansive career Mr. Bureau supervised the Engineering and Geology Departments of the Bousquet, Doyon and East Malartic mines for Lac Minerals, was in charge of Mining and Engineering for Barrick's Canadian Operations, which also performed special studies on El Indio and Meikle mines and subsequently managed operations in the Engineering and Geology Departments at Barrick's El Indio Mine in Chile and their Alto Chicama - Las Lagunas Norte mine in Peru, where he was involved from discovery through supervision of feasibility and project construction to the first gold pour. As part of Barrick's Business Development Group for the Peru Region, Mr. Bureau was also involved in supervising technical projects at the company's Pierina Mine. Additional roles for Barrick included Director Capital Projects for Russia ‐ East Asia and Manager of Technical Services for the feasibility study at Pueblo Viejo.
Since 2008 Mr. Bureau has been involved as President and CEO of Crevier Minerals Inc. a private company controlled by MDN Inc. and Niobec Inc., a subsidiary of Iamgold Corporation. Crevier Minerals Inc. owns an advanced‐stage tantalum‐niobium deposit.
"We welcome Serge as the first appointment to the new Development Group of our Advisory Board, established to provide technical expertise and advice on the advancement of our Clearwater project," says Don Robinson, President and CEO of Eastmain. "Serge brings a wealth of technical skills and operational experience to the Company. In addition to acting on the Advisory Board, Serge will provide consulting services related to advanced exploration and future development of the Eau Claire gold deposit. His engagement demonstrates our continued commitment to building a world‐class mineable deposit at Eau Claire."
About Eastmain Resources Inc. (TSX:ER)
Eastmain is a Canadian gold exploration company with 100% interest in the Eau Claire and Eastmain gold deposits. Eastmain holds a pipeline of exploration projects within the James Bay District of Quebec, including the Éléonore South property. Éléonore South is located adjacent to Goldcorp's Roberto gold deposit, which is expected to begin the first gold production in the region, in 2014.
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