Tres-Or Resources Ltd.

Tres-Or Resources Ltd.

September 17, 2007 11:49 ET

Tres-Or Appoints Members to the Board of Advisors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - Tres-Or Resources Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TRS) is pleased to announce the appointment of 4 new members to the Company's Business Advisory Board.

The Company is pleased to welcome Dr. Harrison Cookenboo, Senior Associate Geologist with Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited, consulting geologists and engineers, as a source of technical advice to the Board. Dr. Cookenboo has over 25 years of experience in the mineral industry with a solid background in exploring for diamonds, exploration planning and proprietary diamond property evaluations in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Northwest Territory, Nunavut Territory, Brazil, Congo and the United States. Dr. Cookenboo was responsible for geological evaluations of bulk samples of 2 to 10,000 tonnes extracted from promising kimberlites and leading to successful pre-feasibility studies. Dr. Cookenboo is a graduate from Duke University in the United States and obtained both a Masters and Ph.D. Degree in Geology from the University of British Columbia. Since 2002, Dr. Cookenboo has acted as a consulting geologist on diamond exploration and evaluation programs primarily for Brazilian Diamonds Ltd. in Minas Gerais, Brazil and for the Company on its properties in Ontario and Quebec. Dr. Cookenboo is a director of Russian Diamonds PLC.

Mr. Jack Marr will also be a source of technical advice having completed an Honours Degree in Geology in St. Andrews, Scotland and followed by a Masters Degree in Earth Science from the University of Manitoba. After a brief spell with Anaconda in Quebec, he worked at Esso Minerals in Vancouver and in Perth, Western Australia, at increasing levels of responsibility, ending as Western District Supervisor in Canada. After Esso Minerals disbanded, he consulted for several years before joining Kennecott as Western Regional Manager in 1990 were he focused on Western Canadian base metal projects and the start of diamond operations in the Arctic which included the early days of the Diavik discovery. Since 1993, he has worked in the junior mining sector and co-founded and is a director of Geodex Minerals Ltd. He has worked with Geodex Minerals, in a variety of capacities all over the world, including diamond exploration in Manitoba. His current work is focused in New Brunswick on a bulk-tonnage tungsten-molybdenum discovery which has advanced to the engineering and development stages in 2007. He is a director of Capstone Mining Corp.

The Company welcomes Dr. John B. Gammon as a source of both technical and corporate advice. John holds a B.Sc. (honours) degree in Geology from the University of Leicester, UK, and a Ph.D in Geology from Durham University, UK. After graduation, John conducted postdoctoral research at the Universities of California and Princeton as the recipient of a Senor Visiting Fulbright Fellowship. For the next twenty years he was employed in successively senior positions in mineral exploration management with among other companies, Falconbridge. John spent seventeen years with the Government of Ontario, Canada, in the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, the first two as Director, Mineral Development and Lands Branch and then as Assistant Deputy Minister, Mines and Mineral Division. He was senior advisor on mining issues to five successive governments. After retiring from government in 2005, John established the "Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation" at Laurentian University. He is also the Founder of the World Mines Ministries Forums, Toronto. He currently sits on the Boards of Gold Summit Mines, Sherwood Cooper Corporation and Strait Gold Corporation. In appreciation for services to mining and Northern Ontario, John was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Laurentian University in 2006.

Mr. Tony Chan is welcomed as a corporate and financial advisor to the Company. Mr. Chan has worked in the securities industry since 1983. He was the co-founder of Golden Capital Securities Ltd. in 1990 and retired from the firm in 2004. Mr. Chan helped build Golden Capital into a successful brokerage firm encompassing retail, institutional and corporate finance activities. Mr. Chan served on the Board of Governors of the Vancouver Stock Exchange for 2 terms and was Chairman of the membership Committee. Mr. Chan currently is a director of 3 public companies and brings to the Company significant experience in financing, management and corporate development. Mr. Chan is a partner of Clarity Capital, a private equity venture firm.

The Company's Business Advisory Board consists of parties whose extensive business experience and connections will be of value to the Company. They will provide informal advice to management and the Board of Directors on a variety of topics based on the considerable experience they have gathered in their respective fields of endeavour. Their input will range from general business advice to suggestions relating to strategic planning for the future of the Company.

The six members appointed to the Company's Business Advisory Board are as follows:

Harrison Cookenboo, Ph.D., P.Geo. - Senior Technical Advisor

Jack Marr, MSc., P.Geo - Technical Advisor

John B. Gammon - Ph.D., LL.D (Hon), C.Eng. - Technical and Corporate Advisor

Tony Chan - Corporate and Financial Advisor

Barry Phillips - Financial Advisor

Bryan Trottier - Advisor and Consultant on Aboriginal Affairs


Laura Lee Duffett, Director

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in any jurisdiction. The securities of the corporation have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act, 1933, as amended, and subject to certain exemptions may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons.

About Tres-Or Resources Ltd.

Tres-Or Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:TRS) is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the exploration of diamonds in Canada. The properties which the Company owns or which it is currently evaluating for acquisition are located in the traditional mining areas of northeastern Ontario and northwestern Quebec. Tres-Or announced the discovery of the largest diamond-bearing kimberlite in Ontario, the Lapointe Kimberlite Pipe. Tres-Or's Quebec projects host 3 kimberlite pipes and 2 kimberlite bodies discovered by drilling. All the Tres-Or projects in the Temagami and Timiskaming regions of Ontario and Quebec have excellent infrastructure to support exploration and development. Roads, power and a qualified workforce are all in close proximity. Tres-Or has signed a historic Diamond Exploration Agreement with the Timiskaming First Nation on traditional territorial lands in Ontario and Quebec. Additional information related to the Company is available at

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Contact Information

  • Tres-Or Resources Ltd.
    Laura Lee Duffett, P.Geo.
    (604) 541-8376
    Tres-Or Resources Ltd.
    Brian Biles
    Corporate Finance
    (604) 688-8700