VMS Ventures Inc.
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VMS Ventures Inc.

June 03, 2013 06:30 ET

VMS Ventures Inc.: North American Nickel Announces James Sparling as Project Manager and Johan Krebs as Drill Geologist for Its 2013 Maniitsoq (Greenland) Exploration Program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 3, 2013) - VMS Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VMS) ("VMS Ventures" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that North American Nickel Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAN) ("North American Nickel" or "NAN"), issued a press release this morning announcing excellent additions to the NAN Geological team. VMS owns approximately 27.5% of NAN. The release is as follows:

"North American Nickel is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. James (Jim) E. Sparling, P.Geo., as project manager, and Mr. Johan D. Krebs, P.Geo., as drill geologist, for the Company's 2013 summer exploration program on their 100% owned Maniitsoq property. The program is scheduled to begin in June, 2013.

North American Nickel COO Neil Richardson states: "We are pleased to have Jim and Johan join the geological team for our 2013 exploration program at Maniitsoq, Greenland. I have worked with both men in the past and have recommended them to the NAN board to assist us with the much bigger and more complex program this summer. Jim brings excellent managerial skills and geophysical knowledge to the team. Johan has extensive experience in Greenland and drill supervision which will assist in planning and executing this years' greatly expanded drill program. The broad experience base of both further strengthens NAN's technical team in the field."

Jim Sparling is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (B.Sc. Geology - Advanced, 1984) and the Royal Roads University School of Business (MBA, 2003).

He is a member in good standing with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Jim has broad experience in base metals and gold exploration, including exposure to Komatiite intrusion-hosted nickel deposits. Prior to joining North American Nickel, he worked in various senior managerial roles for a number of Vancouver based resource development companies from 2003 to 2012. He worked as a Project Geologist, Geophysical Crew Chief and Senior Exploration Geologist with Hudbay Minerals Inc. from June 1, 1994 to April 1, 2003.

Johan Krebs graduated with an M.Sc. in economic geology from University of Copenhagen.

Johan worked for the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland on numerous Greenland projects upon graduation and more recently in Manitoba for Halo Resources Inc. and Hudbay Minerals Inc. in the Flin Flon - Snow Lake greenstone belt. He brings with him a strong knowledge base in various kinds of economic mineral deposits and has extensive experience in managing drill and field programs. He is a member in good standing with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba."

About VMS Ventures Inc:

VMS Ventures Inc. is focused primarily on acquiring, exploring and developing copper-zinc-gold-silver massive sulphide deposits in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake VMS Belt of Manitoba. The Company's VMS project property portfolio consists of the Reed Copper Project, which is subject to a 70-30 JV with HudBay Minerals and, subject to receipt of required permits, is scheduled for production in Q4-2013, Copper Project, McClarty Lake Project, Sails Lake Project, Puella Bay Project and Morton Lake Project. Outside of the Snow Lake camp, the Company holds massive sulphide prospective properties near the past producing Fox Lake and Ruttan copper-zinc mines, near the communities of Lynn Lake and Leaf Rapids in northern Manitoba. These properties are located in the mining friendly province of Manitoba, Canada. The Company also has optioned two properties in the Sudbury mining camp. They are Terra Incognita and Black Creek.

VMS Ventures owns approximately 27.5% of North American Nickel Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAN). For more information on North American Nickel Inc., please visit www.northamericannickel.com.

Forward Looking Statement

Some of the statements contained herein may be forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Without limitation, statements regarding the costs, plans and schedule to develop the Reed Copper Project, potential mineralization and resources, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks. The following are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements: changes in the world wide price of mineral commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risks associated with development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events may differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. VMS Ventures Inc. undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

John Roozendaal, B.Sc., President

VMS Ventures Inc.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • VMS Ventures Inc.
    Evan Sleeman
    Director
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