Pro Minerals Inc.

Pro Minerals Inc.

November 10, 2010 11:37 ET

Pro Minerals Appoints Christian G. Derosier Vice-President of Exploration

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2010) - Pro Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PRM), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Christian G. Derosier to the position of Vice-President of Exploration. Mr. Derosier's experience and knowledge will contribute considerably to Pro's Ontario and Quebec interests. In addition, Christian's international experience will assist in the screening of potential international exploration projects.

In 1966, Dr. Derosier received his Diploma in Physical, Chemical, and Natural Sciences (S.P.C.N.) from the University of Paris, France; followed by his M.Sc., Geology in 1969 and his D.Sc, Geology in 1971, both also from the University of Paris. Christian is a member of the Order of Geologists of Quebec and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Dr. Derosier resides in Montreal, Canada and is fluent in both French and English; and as well, has worked in Spanish, Arabian and German.

Dr. Derosier has served as a Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and as both a Vice-President and a President of the Quebec Prospectors Association.

Dr. Derosier has more than 40 years of exploration experience. He has extensive worldwide experience working on and heading up exploration programs in such countries as Canada, USA, Columbia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, People's Republic of China, Belgium, France, Cameroon, Guinea, Ghana, Madagascar, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Haiti, and Guyana.

Over his career, Dr. Derosier has headed up a wide range of worldwide assignments for dozens of Canadian and International exploration and mining companies. This has included some very notable experience in eastern Canada and Quebec where he has managed exploration and prospecting programs, carried out Economical Impact Studies, arranged mining financings, supervised extensive drill programs, evaluated mineral deposits and producing mines, compiled inventories of resources and reserves, ore reserve calculations, and has been involved in notable discoveries.

Aside from his vast international and domestic undertakings, in and around Quebec, and more specifically the vicinity of Pro's Chibougamau holdings, some highlights of Dr. Derosier's experience have included:

  • Dr. Derosier participated in the discovery of a 2 million ton copper deposit near Chibougamau (the Corner Bay Project), Quebec; readied into production by neighboring Campbell Mines. Pro's Lac Laura gold project is situated in the northern sector of the same Chibougamau gold-copper camp.
  • Christian was involved in the financing and discovery of the Gonzague-Langlois polymetallic mine in Lebel sur Quevillon (VSM Resources, 1989) which was sold to Cambior and is now owned and operated by Breakwater Resources.
  • Dr. Derosier was involved in programs for increasing and proving the reserves of two titaniferous ore deposits around the Lac Allard ilmenite deposit, Quebec; proving ore reserves of an asbestos deposit of 100 million tonnes near Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada, for Rio Algom Mines Ltd.; carried out an evaluation and ore reserve calculations for an asbestos deposit of 100 million tonnes near Chibougamau, Quebec.

Management is confident that Christian can provide considerable insight and expertise into the exploration and development of the Company's projects. Pro is very pleased to welcome such a knowledgeable and experienced geologist as Dr. Christian Derosier to our Company's exploration team.


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Patrick D. O'Brien, ICD.D – Director

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