Pelangio Exploration Inc.

Pelangio Exploration Inc.

March 25, 2010 09:00 ET

Pelangio Exploration Appoints Exploration Manager and Engages Dr. Robert J. Griffis as Geological Consultant

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 25, 2010) - Pelangio Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PX) ("Pelangio" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Torkornoo to the position of Exploration Manager for the Company's exploration operations in Ghana and the engagement of Dr. Robert J. Griffis as a geological consultant. Together, Mr. Torkornoo and Mr. Griffis bring a combined 57 years of exploration experience to the Company's exploration projects in Ghana.

"Sam and Bob are both great additions to our team in Ghana," stated Ingrid Hibbard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pelangio. "Sam is very familiar with our exploration property in Obuasi as he has been working with us since 2006 as a geological consultant. He has successfully managed large exploration projects elsewhere in Ghana and is well suited to manage our exploration programs in the country. Bob is a recognized expert on Ghanaian geology and gold deposits and has been actively and successfully exploring in Ghana since 1986. We look forward to benefitting from his vast expertise."

Mr. Torkornoo will be managing Pelangio's exploration efforts in Ghana, a role held by Chris Pegg, P.Geo., Pelangio's former Vice President Exploration (Africa), who died on January 27, 2009 from natural causes. Pelangio is creating a scholarship for students in Ghana in Mr. Pegg's memory. Please contact the Company for further details on the scholarship and information regarding donations.

Mr. Torkornoo, B.Sc., MBA, is Managing Director of Torkornoo and Associates Ltd., a geological consulting firm, which has provided services to numerous international companies exploring in Ghana, including Pelangio (since 2006), Perseus Mining Limited and Xtra-Gold Mining Limited. Mr. Torkornoo also conducted early due diligence on the Esaase gold project, now held by Keegan Resources Inc., and was part of the team that discovered the Abore North gold deposit (now held by PMI Gold Corporation) in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, the Ghana Institute of Geoscientists and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

Dr. Griffis is a noted expert on gold deposits in Ghana and West Africa in general. He was the principal author of "Gold Deposits of Ghana" (2002), "Mineral Occurrences and Exploration Potential of Northern Ghana" (2000) and the "Geology of Southwestern Ghana" (1998), all of which were sponsored and published by the Minerals Commission of Ghana. From 2004 to 2006, he was General Manager for St. Jude Resources and worked on the Hwini-Butre and Subriso projects in Ghana, both of which are now being mined by Golden Star Resources. During the mid-1990s, as Vice President Exploration for Mutual Resources, he led the team that discovered the Abore gold deposit in Ghana and acquired the Mpesetia gold deposit, both of which realized significant gold production. From 1985 to 1992, as Vice President Exploration for Sikaman Gold Resources, he managed the Bogoso gold project, which is still in production, and acquired and conducted early exploration on the Abosso gold project, which also realized significant production. Dr. Griffis has consulted for many major and junior mining groups throughout West Africa, as well as in Central and Southern Africa. From 1976 to 1986, Dr. Griffis was senior geologist and subsequently a director of the international consulting firm of Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited, where he worked on assignments throughout the Americas, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

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Contact Information

  • Pelangio Exploration Inc.
    Ingrid Hibbard
    President & CEO
    905-875-3828 or Toll-free: 1-877-746-1632
    Pelangio Exploration Inc.
    Warren Bates
    Senior Vice President Exploration
    905-875-3828 or Toll-free: 1-877-746-1632