Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.
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Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.

June 20, 2005 10:59 ET

Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.: New Appointment

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - June 20, 2005) - Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GWG) (OTCBB:GWMGF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Richard O. Hogan to the position of Vice President Operations effective immediately. Mr. Hogan obtained a BSc. in Biology from the University of South Dakota, a MSc. in Mining Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and is currently completing a MSc in Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan.

Richard brings with him more than 20 years of varied operational and corporate experience in the mining industry, having worked with companies including Placer Dome, Westmin Resources, Uranerz Exploration and Mining, North American Palladium and St. Joe Minerals. This experience includes positions as Mine Manager , Mine Superintendent, Manager of Corporate Evaluations and Acquisitions, and expertise in ore reserve estimation.

Richard's prime focus will be the development of the Hoidas Lake rare earth element deposit. He will initiate and supervise all aspects of the development and operation of the Hoidas Lake project, North America's premier undeveloped rare earth element deposit. He will also be involved in the evaluation and acquisition of other projects within the Great Western Minerals Group of Companies.

Gary L. Billingsley, C.A., P.Eng., P.Geo.

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Contact Information

  • Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.
    Gord Dent
    (306) 668-0701
    Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.
    Leonard Willetts
    (905) 544-8502
    Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.
    119A Cardinal Crescent
    Saskatoon, SK
    S7L 6H5