Great Basin Gold Ltd.

Great Basin Gold Ltd.

March 27, 2007 09:02 ET

Great Basin Appoints General Manager for the Hollister Project in Nevada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 27, 2007) - Great Basin Gold Ltd. ("Great Basin or the "Company") (TSX:GBG)(AMEX:GBN)(JSE:GBGOLD) announces that John G. Haan will join Great Basin as the General Manager of the Hollister Development Block (HDB) Project, effective April 12, 2007.

In his new role with Great Basin, John will oversee the advancement of the HDB, a portion of the Hollister property located on the Carlin Trend in Nevada, USA, and manage the project's delivery as it moves forward with surface and underground development. He will also oversee the completion of the feasibility study, which is due by the end of June 2007.

John has over 25 years of experience in underground and surface operations, mine development, permitting and engineering as well as international mining expertise. Most recently, he was the Mine Operations and Project Manager for Newmont Mining Corporation's Leeville Project in Nevada. Since 1999, he has held a variety of positions at Newmont, including Manager of Canadian Operations, which encompassed the Holloway and Golden Giant underground mines, as well as providing support for business development and acquisition activities. Prior to joining Newmont, John worked for Hecla Mining Company where, during a 16-year span, he led feasibility studies and other projects at a number of Hecla mines and managed project teams in all aspects of mine operations and development.

He holds a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering (Hons.) from the Michigan Technological University and is a Registered Professional Engineer.

Ferdi Dippenaar commented, "John has an impressive career in the mining industry, with a particular focus on precious metals and gold mining. He is a valuable addition to the Great Basin team, and is joining us at a time when the Company is in transition from being exploration focussed to becoming a gold producer. His skills and experience will greatly assist the Company in its objective of bringing the HDB Project into production as well as realising the untapped potential of the Hollister Property."

For additional details on Great Basin and its gold properties, please visit the Company's website at or contact Investor Services at (604) 684-6365 or within North America at 1-800-667-2114.

Ferdi Dippenaar, President and CEO

No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained in this news release.

Contact Information

  • Great Basin Gold Ltd.
    Shawn Wallace
    Investor Services
    (604) 684-6365 or N.A. Toll Free: 1-800-667-2114
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