Petaquilla Minerals Ltd.
OTC Bulletin Board : PTQMF

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd.

July 05, 2005 15:35 ET

New Director Appointed to Petaquilla's Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - July 5, 2005) - Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. ("PTQ" or the "Company") (TSX:PTQ)(OTCBB:PTQMF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Purkis to the Company's Board of Directors effective July 5, 2005.

Mr. Purkis, who served as a member of Petaquilla's Advisory Board, is a mining engineering graduate of the Royal School of Mines with an MBA from Queen's University. His career spans more than 30 years in the international mining industry. He has held senior mining positions with Inmet Mining, a Gencor/Eldorado Gold JV, Atna Resources, and Minnova Inc. among others.

Mr. Purkis brings an in-depth understanding of the Petaquilla mining district gained originally with Minnova Inc. when it acquired an 80% interest in the Petaquilla concession then, after Minnova's acquisition by Inmet Mining Corporation, as VP Feasibilty and Development supervising the 1998 Petaquilla Feasibility Study.

He has been involved in the acquisition, feasibility evaluation, construction and operation of such mines and deposits as Antamina, Bajo de la Alumbrera, Petaquilla, Cerro Verde, Troilus, Pend Oreille, Izok Lake, Samatosum, and Faro.

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. is a Canadian-based mineral company with major projects in Panama. The Company's operations are focused on the development of the Minera Petaquilla S.A. project and the 100% owned mineral exploration lands surrounding it.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of


Kenneth W. Morgan, CFO and Director

No stock exchange has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

Contact Information

  • Petaquilla Minerals Ltd.
    Kenneth W. Morgan
    CFO and Director
    (604) 694-0021
    (604) 694-0063 (FAX)