Petaquilla Minerals Ltd.
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Petaquilla Minerals Ltd.

July 28, 2005 09:00 ET

Petaquilla Adds to its Advisory Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - July 28, 2005) - Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. ("PTQ" or the "Company") (TSX:PTQ)(OTCBB:PTQMF) is pleased to announce that it has recruited another respected industry professional to its advisory board.

The Company welcomes Dr. Ralph Ansley to the advisory board.

Dr. Ansley is based in Sydney Australia and acts as a consultant to the mining industry. He earned his engineering degree at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada and then went on to complete his PhD at the University of Alberta.

After completing several years of investigative work on the Athabasca Tar Sands, Dr. Ansley received a post-doctoral fellowship at University of Adelaide, South Australia. He subsequently served as the Dean of Engineering at Singapore Polytechnic, in Singapore before returning to Australia as general manager of Mitchell Cotts Engineering (a company specializing in services to the mining industry).

He then joined Bechtel as a project manager working on mineral projects in West Africa, United States, China, Australia and the Canadian high arctic before returning to Bechtel's head office as manager of mining and metals engineering.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of PETAQUILLA MINERALS LTD.

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)
    www.petaquilla.com