VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, May 11, 2010 (Marketwire) -- Universal Uranium Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:UUL) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Bert Jeffries has joined the board of directors.
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 of 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 as a 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. He was a member of the Barrick 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 as 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 managed construction for Western Goldfields' Mesquite gold mine in Southern California and Kinross Gold's Fort Knox gold mine in Alaska.
The Company's president and chairman, Ronald Atlas, said, "We are extremely pleased to attract Bert Jeffries, vice-president of exploration and director of Aldrin Resource Corp, to serve on Universal's board of directors. His extensive experience in the mining sector will be both beneficial with respect to our Yukon property, as well as, our Nevada gold project. Mr. Jeffries has worked for the world's leading gold companies and with his knowledge and contacts, he will add significant value to our shareholders."
The Company would also like to announce the resignation of Mr. Richard Walters as a director. The Company wishes to thank Mr. Walters for his outstanding contributions of the past two years of service. Mr. Walters will remain as a consultant to the Company.
Universal Uranium Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:UUL) is a publicly held Canadian exploration company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing mineral properties located in favorable geo-political climates. The company is led by a highly skilled, experienced board and management team with significant successes in managing early stage mineral exploration companies.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD:
Ronald Atlas, President & Chairman of the Board
Standard & Poor's Listed
Issued Share Capital: 47,284,068
The Company seeks Safe Harbour.
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