TORONTO, ONTARIO, Feb. 3, 2011 (Marketwire) --
Northquest Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NQ) ("Northquest" or "the Company") announces that it has appointed Mr. Dwayne Car as Vice President, Exploration.
Mr Car was awarded a B.Sc. in geology from Laurentian University in 1974 and a M.Sc. in geology from the University of Manitoba in 1980. From 1977 to 2009 he was employed by Inco and Vale Inco as a geologist, with increasing levels of seniority, and in various commodity groups, including nickel, gold, VMS, IOCG, PGE, uranium, and potash. The work was carried out throughout Canada, as well as in Greenland, Finland, Indonesia, the United States, and Australia.
From 1983 to 1989 Mr. Car was the project geologist on a gold exploration program along the west coast of Hudson Bay, Nunavut Territory. During that period he was instrumental in the discovery, documentation, and delineation of numerous gold occurrences and prospects within, and in the area of, the Company's Pistol Bay gold project, Nunavut. Mr. Car will be responsible for the design and implementation of the Company's gold exploration program at Pistol Bay.
The Company anticipates that Mr. Car will also make a contribution to the ongoing area selection and exploration of the Company's gold projects in Mali. The appointment of Mr. Car remains subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Jon North, President and CEO of Northquest Ltd., remarked that "Dwayne Car is a geologist's geologist. If there are metals that Dwayne hasn't searched for in his extensive and remarkable career with Inco, it would be a short list. He has experienced all of the challenges of mineral exploration including terrain, climate, culture, and commodity cycles and he has consistently contributed to discovery. It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dwayne to the management of Northquest Ltd."
Northquest is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of properties for the mining of gold and other minerals. Northquest has 21,448,400 shares outstanding (32,971,187 on a fully diluted basis).
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