– CANADA, Toronto – Gold’n Futures Mineral Corp. (CSE: FUTR | FSE: G6M | OTC: GFTRF) today announced the appointment of Stephen Wilkinson as CEO.
The Company thanks Theo Van Der Linde for his contribution to the Company as Interim CEO and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.
Theo Van Der Linde said, “I am excited to have Mr. Wilkinson on board. People build companies, and I am confident his extensive mining and business experience will meet and address the challenges ahead; necessary to realize the value of Hercules!”
The company also announced the appointment of Walter Hanych, P. Geo. to its Board of Directors.
About Stephen Wilkinson
Mr. Wilkinson M.Sc. (Geology), B.Sc. (Geology), MBA, is a senior mining executive with more than 40 years of related experience, having acted as president of numerous resource companies and Flow-Through Investment Funds, corporate director, research analyst, and business consultant.
Mr. Wilkinson previously was President and CEO of both Blue Star Gold Corp. and Falcon Gold Corp. and currently sits on the board of directors of Portofino Resources Inc. From September 2001 to June 2014, Mr. Wilkinson was a director, President, and CEO of ValGold Resources Ltd.
Before June 2014, Mr. Wilkinson was the Chairman of the board of directors and a director of each of Centurion Minerals Ltd., NovaDx Ventures Ltd., and HMZ Metals Inc. – an international mining and smelting company. Mr. Wilkinson was also a director of Pacific Stratus Energy Limited, a TSX listed oil and gas producer.
Mr. Wilkinson has extensive experience in flow-through investment fund management acting as President, CEO, and director of the Contrarian Resource Funds from 2000 to 2003 and the Canadian Small Cap Resource Funds from 2004 to 2006.
Mr. Wilkinson was a founding director of Colombia Gold Corp. and sat as an independent director of Bolivar Gold Corp. and Coalcorp. Also, he had advised the management and board of Garson Gold Corp. during its takeover by Alexis Minerals Corporation in 2010.
Mr. Wilkinson was President and CEO and a director of Northern Orion Explorations Ltd. from 1999 to 2002, and from 1996 to 1999 he was the Vancouver-based mining analyst for RBC Dominion Securities Inc., responsible for small capitalization and gold and base metal companies.
“I am very pleased and excited to have joined Gold’n Futures as CEO. I am familiar with the Beardmore – Geraldton gold camp and with the Company’s outstanding Hercules gold project. I am certain that working with the Gold’n Futures team we will soon be unlocking its value. I believe this project is similar in geological environment to Iamgold’s Cote Lake Deposit which reportedly hosts a 10 million ounce resource in the Chester Intrusive Complex. I am particularly excited to explore the upside potential of the Hercules project given its open structural corridor for 3.6 kilometers, multiple gold zones, and a strong resource factor along with excellent gold metallurgy. I look forward to working with Gold’n Futures’ current management and delivering value to its shareholders,” said Stephen Wilkinson.
Mr. Wilkinson holds his MBA from Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, his M.Sc. (Geology) from Carleton University, and his B.Sc. (Geology) from the University of Western Ontario. Also, Mr. Wilkinson sits on the Dean of Science advisory board at Western University in London, Ontario.
About Walter Hanych
Walter Hanych, a Professional Geologist registered in Ontario with over forty years of experience in the exploration industry from grass-roots projects to advanced mine feasibility projects, including corporate structure and financing, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Company. Mr. Hanych has a broad range of mineral exploration experience in gold, base metals, nickel, uranium, PGE, and industrial minerals exploration throughout Canada and internationally. Mr. Hanych has worked or consulted for major and junior companies, including INCO, Falconbridge Nickel, and Copper Fox Metals – at their World Class. Schaft Creek porphyry copper project (Teck Resources/Copper Fox Metals J.V.). Walter is currently Chief Geologist and director of Signature Resources Ltd. Signature Resources Ltd (TSX.V: SGU) is a Canadian gold exploration company with advanced and early exploration assets.
Mr. Hanych was involved with the team that initially recognized the Cote Lake deposit (Iamgold Corporation) as a gold mineralized brecciated intrusive system. Mr. Hanych holds an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in geology, (1978), from Laurentian University. He is a member of the Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and the Society of Economic Geologists.
About Gold’n Futures Mineral Corp.
Gold’n Futures Mineral Corp. is a Canadian-based exploration company focused on advancing its Hercules gold project located in the Hercules-Elmhurst property. The Project is located 120 kilometers northeast of Thunder Bay, Ont., in the townships of Elmhurst and Rickaby, within the Thunder Bay North Mining District in the heart of the Beardmore – Geraldton gold mining camp. The property lies within an Archean greenstone belt that extends from the Longlac area in the east to Lake Nipigon in the west, a distance of about 130 kilometers. The property consists of 372 contiguous claim cells (6,951 hectares). To date, the work completed on the property forms an extensive database including reconnaissance grab samples; channel samples; a variety of geophysical surveys; and, a drill hole database that includes historical drilling totaling about 450 holes. More than a total of 2,000 grab and channel samples were collected from the property. In the last two field seasons, more than 150,000 square meters of trenches were developed much of which have been fully reclaimed.
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