SOURCE: Pan African Mining Corp.

December 04, 2006 14:29 ET

PAN AFRICAN MINING CORP. Appoints Dr. Edward A. Schiller as a Director

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 4, 2006 -- PAN AFRICAN MINING CORP. (TSX-V: PAF) (FRANKFURT: P2A) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has appointed Dr. Edward A. Schiller, P.Geol., to serve on its Board of Directors. Dr. Schiller has been a senior geological consultant on the Company's diamond and gold projects in Madagascar since 2004.

Dr. Schiller brings over 30 years experience in mineral exploration, project management, acquisitions, financing, joint venture negotiations and corporate governance to the Company. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he graduated with a degree in geology from Michigan State University in 1956, and obtained his Ph.D. in mineralogy at the University of Utah in 1963. Dr. Schiller was the Resident Geologist of the Northwest Territories Geological Survey of Canada from 1964-1966. He was also the resident geologist for the Geological Survey of Canada in Yellowknife. He has lived and worked in Canada, the United States, England, Australia, Brazil, and Colombia, and has conducted mineral exploration projects in several South and Central American, African and South East Asian countries, including Madagascar. Dr. Schiller has consulted for the United Nations on a gemstone project in Mozambique and a mining project in Greece. He has visited other countries on mining related projects, including Vietnam, Botswana and diamond mines in Yakutia, Russia and China.

Dr. Schiller is a former director of Dia Met Minerals Ltd., and is best known for supervising the drilling which led to discovery of the first diamond-bearing kimberlite at Pointe Lake in 1991 (now part of the Ekati Mine production). He has written extensively on the Lac de Gras diamond discoveries and has presented several papers on this subject at national and international meetings. Dr. Schiller writes for several Canadian and international magazines on mining and mineral exploration and maintains a consulting practice.

The Company's Board of Directors now comprises six members. In addition to Dr. Schiller they are: Irwin Olian (Chairman), Gregory Sparks, P. Eng., Limor Rubin, Ardito Martohardjono and Ben Catalano.

In consideration for his services, Dr. Schiller was granted, subject to any necessary regulatory and shareholder approvals, additional incentive stock options to purchase up to 50,000 shares. The options are exercisable for a term of three years at the price of CAD $2.14 per share.

About Pan African

The Company is an exploratory resource company with approximately 10,000 square kilometres of diversified mineral properties and 5,500 square kilometres of uranium properties in Madagascar. The Company is exploring these properties for gold, uranium, precious stones, base metals and industrial commodities. Its operations in Madagascar are carried out through its operating subsidiary, PAM Madagascar Sarl, and its uranium activities are carried out through its 80% owned subsidiary PAM Atomique Sarl. The Company has offices in Vancouver, Canada and Antananarivo, Madagascar. More information about the Company is available at


"Irwin Olian"
Irwin Olian
Chairman & CEO
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of the information contained herein. The statements made in this press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ from the Company's expectations.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    Irwin Olian
    President and CEO
    E-mail: Email Contact
    Phone: (604) 899-0100
    Fax: (604) 899-0200

    Tom Kinakin
    Corporate Communications - Vancouver
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    Phone: (604) 899-0100
    Fax: (604) 899-0200

    Carrie Howes
    Corporate Communications - London
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    Phone: 7780-602-788

    Marlies Studer
    Corporate Communications - Europe
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    Phone: 44-215-2803

    Pan African Mining Corp.
    Suite 1925, Box 11553
    650 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V6B 4N8