TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 3, 2014) - PROBE MINES LIMITED (TSX VENTURE:PRB) ("Probe" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that John Haflidson has been retained as Senior Mining Advisor to work with the Company in developing the Borden Gold project. A mining engineer with over 35 years of experience in the mineral industry, John brings expertise in underground mine engineering, development and operations to the Probe team.
Mr. Haflidson brings his extensive experience in underground gold mining operations to the Company. He spent ten years as General Manager of Barrick's Holt-McDermott Mine, where he played a key role in mining a gold deposit with similar geometry to the Borden High Grade zone and, more recently, was involved in the construction of Lakeshore's Timmins West gold mine as well as contributing to the environmental permitting and re-activation of their Bell Creek mill and tailings pond. Mr. Haflidson also served as Project Manager for Cementation Canada Inc. on its $250 million Engineering, Procurement and Construction ("EPC") contract at Potash Corporation's $1.5 billion Picadilly project and contributed to winning a $90 million contract at Goldcorp's Hoyle Pond mine. He also participated in a number of capital projects, including feasibility work for Stornoway's Renard project, Xstrata's Onaping Depth project and Noront's McFaulds Lake project.
Mr. Haflidson is a Professional Engineer and holds a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queens University of Kingston Ontario. He is a former Chairman of the Porcupine Mine Managers' Association and Director of the Ontario Mining Association.
Dr. Yves Dessureault, Chief Operating Officer of Probe, states, "We are very pleased to have a person of John's caliber join us, bringing a high level of skill and experience in underground gold mining operations to our team. John will contribute significantly to our development strategy and help us to achieve the aggressive timeline we are pursuing to advance the Borden Gold project." Probe continues to strengthen its operating team as its further advanced the Borden Gold project toward the completion of a Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") later this year.
About Probe Mines:
Probe Mines Limited is a Canadian precious metals exploration company whose key asset is the Borden Gold project near Chapleau in Ontario, Canada. The Company is well-funded to continue advancing and growing a significant gold resource on its Borden Gold project. Probe controls a large land package along the Borden Belt representing over 400km2 of exploration ground. The Company also has a 100% interest in the Black Creek chromite deposit located in Northern Ontario.
On behalf of Probe Mines Limited,
Dr. David Palmer, President & Chief Executive Officer
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