VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Sep. 21, 2009 (Marketwire) -- Aldrin Resource Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ALN) ("Aldrin" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Bert W. Jeffries as Director and Vice president of Exploration and Development.
Mr. Jeffries is a graduate of the Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada-Reno with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology. He is a Registered Professional Geologist with over 30 years experience across the mining spectrum, ranging from exploration to project and construction management. As part of the original Cordex exploration syndicate in Nevada, Mr. Jeffries contributed to multiple discoveries, including the Pinson, Florida Canyon, Sterling and Prebble gold mines. He also worked in the role of consulting geologist, managing exploration that resulted in the discovery of the Beartrack gold mine in Idaho.
In the area of mine construction management, Mr. Jeffries has worked extensively for major and mid-tier miners, including Barrick Gold, Western Goldfields, and Kinross Gold. For Barrick, he was a member of the team that developed and constructed the Pierina gold mine in Peru, the Bulyanhulu gold mine in Tanzania, and the Veladero gold mine in Argentina. During this period he also worked in Chile, where he was the Project Manager for the El Indio and Tambo gold mine closure project, and worked on Barrick's Pascua Lama Project in Chile-Argentina and the Lagunas Norte project in Peru. More recently, Mr. Jeffries has managed construction for Western Goldfields' Mesquite Gold Mine in southern California, and Kinross Gold's Fort Knox Gold mine in Alaska.
Johnathan More, Aldrin's CEO, comments: " We are pleased to have added another high calibre member to our team. Due to his depth of experience in both exploration and mine construction, Mr. Jeffries is well qualified to lead Aldrin's operational efforts throughout the development of our Brew and IND projects in the Yukon. The addition of a geologist who has worked for the world's leading gold companies adds significant value to our shareholders, and provides a further testament to the quality property portfolio Aldrin has assembled to date."
The Company further announces that it has granted 400,000 options at a price of $0.50 per share to its Directors, Officers and Consultants. The options are exercisable until September 20, 2014.
Aldrin Resource Corp. is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company. The Company is focused on the exploration and development of strategic gold properties located in Canada's rapidly developing Yukon Territory.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Johnathan More, President and CEO
ALDRIN RESOURCE CORP.
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