Firesteel Resources Boosts Operating Team Strength with the Appointment of Seasoned, International Gold Mining CFO
Firesteel Resources (TSXV:FTR) (“Firesteel” or the “Company”) today announced that it has appointed Gregory Duras as Chief Financial Officer for Firesteel.
Gregory has over 20 years of experience working in the resource sector and over 10 years of experience working as Chief Financial Officer for various publicly traded companies including Avion Gold Corp. which had mining operations in Mali and Burkina Faso.
Gregory has an abundance of international mining experience, having served as Vice President of Finance and Administration at S.C. Rosia Montana Gold Corporation, a mineral exploration and mining development company based in Romania, and more recently working in the resource sector based in Seville, Spain.
Gregory has a Bachelor of Administration from Lakehead University and is a Certified Professional Accountant (“CPA”).
Michael Hepworth, President and CEO of Firesteel said; “Given the international nature of our operations and the fact that we are set to begin production in the 4th quarter of 2018, we have been intent on building a competent management team with appropriate, international business and hands on gold mining experience. Gregory is thus a welcome addition to the team, having been responsible for the CFO function in several international gold mining operations.”
“Firesteel wishes to thank Grant Smith for his contributions to Firesteel’s success while he was CFO. We wish him every success in his future endeavors.”
About the Company
Firesteel is an exploration-stage junior mining company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of prospective precious and base metal properties in Canada and stable jurisdictions around the world. Firesteel is currently working to evolve from an exploration company to becoming a junior producer.
On April 7, 2017, Firesteel first announced the signing of heads of agreement with Nordic Mines AB to form a joint venture to operate and eventually acquire 100% of Nordic Mines Marknad, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nordic Mines AB. Nordic Mines Marknad owns 100% of Nordic Mines OY, the operator of the fully permitted and past producing Laiva Mine near Raahe in Finland.
Firesteel recently completed an updated Resource Estimate prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 guidelines and CIM standards (Firesteel Press release dated August 21, 2017). The results of that study include:
Laiva Open Pit Constrained Mineral Resource Estimate
|Classification||Au g/t||Tonnes||Contained Au (troy ozs)|
|Measured + Indicated||1.237||3,797,000||151,000|
The mineral resources presented here were estimated using a block model with a block size of 9 m by 9 m by 9 m sub-blocked to a minimum of 3 m by 3 m by 3 m using ID3 methods for grade estimation. All mineral resources are reported using a pit constrained gold cut-off of 0.40 g/t Au.
Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The estimate of mineral resources may be materially affected by environmental permitting, legal, title, socio-political, marketing, metals prices or other relevant issues.
-Nordic Mines OY
-250 tonne per hour autogenous Outotec mill
-Cyanide leaching circuit
-First dore cast in 2011
-Conventional open pit mine
-Excellent local infrastructure
-2 additional early stage gold properties in Finland.
Disclosure: Companies typically rely on comprehensive feasibility reports on mineral reserve estimates to reduce the risks and uncertainties associated with a production decision. The Company has not completed a feasibility study on, nor has the Company completed a mineral reserve estimate at the Laiva Mine and as such the financial and technical viability is deemed to have higher risk than if this work had been completed. Based on historical engineering and geological reports, historical production data and current engineering work completed or in process by Firesteel, the Company intends to move forward with the development of this asset.
The Company further cautions that it is not basing any production decision on a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability, and therefore there is a much greater risk of failure associated with its production decision. In addition, readers are cautioned that inferred mineral resources are considered too speculative geologically to have economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves.
Firesteel currently has one highly prospective property in British Colombia.
The Star property is currently operated under a Joint Venture agreement between Firesteel (49%) and Prosper Gold. (TSX-V: PGX) (51%).
About Pandion Mine Finance, LP
Pandion is an affiliate of PFL Raahe Holdings LP and is a mining-focused investment firm backed by MKS PAMP Group and Ospraie Management, LLC that provides flexible financing solutions to developing mining companies.
The scientific and technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Paul Sarjeant, P.Geo., a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 and a director of the Company.
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