VANCOUVER, May 9 /CNW/ - Curis Resources Ltd. ("Curis" or the
"Company") (TSX: CUV) announces that it has hired Mr. Glen Hoffmeyer as
the Company's new Manager of Metallurgy and Mineral Processing . A
native Arizonan, Mr. Hoffmeyer's career spans over 20 years of senior
level metallurgical and mineral processing engineering in the US copper
Mr. Hoffmeyer will lead Curis' metallurgical engineering and mineral
processing studies at the Company's Florence Copper Project in Central
Arizona. Specifically, he will take a lead role in these areas with
respect to the feasibility study work currently underway as well as
preparing for the Phase 1 development program slated to begin at site
in early 2012.
A graduate of Michigan Technological University, Glenn Hoffmeyer has
extensive experience in hydrometallurgical operations, process
development and project management focused primarily in the
south-western United States. Most recently employed with
Freeport-McMoRan, he held the position of Chief Engineer with
responsibilities for Maintenance Planning & Equipment Reliability,
Engineering, and Cost Analysis at the Technology Center in Safford,
Arizona. Glenn's professional experience includes copper leaching,
SX/EW, Electro-refining, and other extractive metallurgy projects for
companies including Asarco, Santa Fe Pacific Gold, Cyprus Amax and
"We are very pleased to welcome Glenn to the Curis team. His extensive
knowledge and experience in the copper industry will certainly benefit
the Florence Copper Project and the Company's overall development
activities," said Michael McPhie, Curis President and CEO. "He is a
native Arizonan who has extensive experience in SX/EW processing of
copper, and this both supports our Local Hire Policy and continues to
help build our world class engineering team responsible for the near
term development of the Florence Copper Project."
For more information about the Florence Copper Project and its projected
economic impacts and benefits to the local community, please go to www.florencecopperproject.com.
Curis Resources Ltd. (TSX: CUV) is a public mineral development company
associated with Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI). It is focused on the
acquisition, development and operation of high-quality next generation
copper properties in progressive jurisdictions around the world. Curis
holds a 100% interest in the Florence Copper Project, an advanced stage
in-situ copper recovery project in central Arizona.
Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI) is a diversified global mining company with
a 25-year history of mineral development success. From its head office
in Vancouver, Canada, HDI applies its unique strengths and capabilities
to acquire, develop, operate and monetize mineral properties that
provide consistently superior returns to shareholders.
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