Patriot Minefinders Inc. (PROF) announced today the appointment of four new Directors in concert with its focus on the exploration of the La Buena mining project located 5.6 miles north of Goldcorp’s Penasquito Mine and less than 2.5 miles from Goldcorp’s Noche Buena resource area, located in the mining friendly jurisdiction of Zacatecas, Mexico.
Penasquito, owned and operated by Goldcorp Inc., will be Mexico’s largest open pit mine and is host to the world-class gold-silver-lead-zinc Penasquito deposit. Patriot’s upcoming exploration work at La Buena will focus on geologically similar areas, particularly an area of La Buena called the Julia Zone which hosts a large, drill ready coincident geophysical and geochemical anomaly with similarities in underlying geology to Penasquito.
With the focus on the La Buena Project , Patriot has assembled a world class Board of Directors who possess international exploration, development and production experience around the world:
Dr. Alikaj is an internationally recognized geophysicist who is credited with the invention of Real Section Induced Polarization and Voltage Domain Induced Polarization geophysics. He has worked on more than 200 exploration projects worldwide and is also the Head of the Geophysics Section, Department of Earth Sciences at Polytechnic University of Tirana.
Mr. Hofer is an experienced resource industry professional with a BA in Physical Geography/Geomorphology and Post Baccalaureate in Environmental Science. Mr. Hofer is a Canadian Certified Environmental Professional (EP) in four different environmental categories as designated by the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board.
The newly appointed directors join existing Patriot Directors:
Mr. Schweitzer holds a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in human communication from San Diego University . Prior to his law partnership, Mr. Schweitzer served on active duty as an officer with the United States Marine Corps in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. Prior to this, Mr. Schweitzer was employed by two major private banking firms ( Merrill Lynch Trust Company of New York and Northern Trust Bank , respectively.
Mr. served as the Chief Financial Officer of Tigris Uranium Corp. since August 31, 2010. Mr. Blanchet has been the Chief Financial Officer of Copper Ridge Explorations Inc. since June 2010. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Redtail Metals Corp. from July 25010 to October 31, 2011. He served as the Controller of Golden Predator Corp. and EMC Metals Corp. since February 2010. From December 2004 to February 2010, he was a public accountant with Davidson & Company LLP. He was also an accountant with Fernandez, Young and Associates from November 2003 to December 2004. Mr. Blanchet received a B.Tech. in Accounting from BCIT in May 2007 and his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia in January 2008.
Patriot Minefinders Inc
606 – 610 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3T3
Patriot is operated by a management team consisting of individuals with a track record of success in mining exploration, development and production. The focus of Patriot is La Buena which is a mining exploration project located only 5.6 miles north of Goldcorp’s Penasquito Mine , less than 2.5 miles from Goldcorp’s Noche Buena resource area and less than 1 mile from Dia Bras’ Las Coloradas project area. The La Buena Project is located in the mining friendly jurisdiction of Northern Zacatecas, Mexico . Patriot has an option to earn 50% of the La Buena project through an option agreement with a Canadian based mining exploration company.