International Nickel Ventures Corporation

International Nickel Ventures Corporation

September 19, 2007 09:12 ET

Marco Tulio Appointed Vice President, Exploration of International Nickel Ventures

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2007) - International Nickel Ventures Corporation (TSX:INV) ("INV" or the "Company") is pleased to announce, effective September 7, 2007, the appointment of Marco Tulio Naves de Carvalho to the position of Vice-President, Exploration.

Marco graduated from the University of Brasilia with a B.Sc. in geology in 1990 and a M.Sc. in 1999. He has over 17 years experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining INV, Marco has worked in Brazil for Western Mining Corporation, Barrick Gold, Cominco, Codelco and Amazonia Mineracao, exploring for gold, copper, zinc and both laterite and sulphide nickel deposits. He was part of a team responsible for the discovery of Ferreira, Fazenda Nova and Sertao Gold Mines in Goias State, and Boa Esperanca Copper Deposit, in the Carajas region.

Bob Bell, President and CEO, stated "We are extremely pleased that INV could attract an individual of the calibre of Marco Tulio". He added "Marco brings to the Company his extensive and successful experience in mineral exploration in a variety of geological environments throughout Brazil and his wide industry contacts and knowledge."

"I believe INV is well-positioned to succeed in Brazil", said Marco. "With our excellent stable of existing projects, particularly our Santa Fe/Ipora nickel laterite joint venture with Teck Cominco, and our large cash position, we have the capability to fund our existing projects and to aggressively seek new opportunities".

About INV

INV is a Canadian mineral resource company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of nickel projects in Brazil. Its primary asset is an option to acquire, with 73% partner and operator, Teck Cominco, a 75% interest in two advanced-stage nickel laterite deposits, Santa Fe and Ipora, in the Goias nickel camp of Brazil. In addition, INV has a 100% ownership in an extensive land package of prospective nickel properties in Goias, Para and Tocantins States, which now totals over 471,000 hectares.

Contact Information

  • International Nickel Ventures Corporation
    Robert C. Bell
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (416) 703-8416
    International Nickel Ventures Corporation
    David Constable
    Director Investor Relations
    (416) 628-5928