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VANCOUVER, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KTN.V) is pleased to announce Mr. Kristian Whitehead, B.Sc., P.Geo. has been
appointed to the position of Project Manager of the Promontorio Silver
Project in Sonora, Mexico. Mr. Whitehead brings Kootenay over 10 years
experience as a project geologist, specializing in the implementation
and management of drilling and advance staged programs. In his capacity
as Project Manager, he will report directly to Kootenay VP of
Exploration Dr. Tom Richards, B.Sc., PhD. and will be responsible for
directing and overseeing the Company's current 30,000 meter,
multi-phase drill and resource expansion program currently in progress
on the Promontorio Silver Project.
Mr. Whitehead boasts a wealth of technical, management and geological
experience in all aspects of underground and surface exploration
program management, crew duty delegation, mine budgeting and design.
States Kootenay President and CEO James McDonald, "We are very pleased
to welcome Kristian Whitehead to the Kootenay team and look forward to
his valued contributions going forward. His geological and technical
experience will undoubtedly play a vital role in the continued success
of our ongoing resource expansion program at the Promontorio Silver
Among his credentials, Mr. Whitehead is a former Senior Project
Geologist for Hawthorne Gold Corporation, former Senior Project
Geologist for StrataGold Corporation and former Project and Mine
Geologist for Fire River Gold Corporation. As an independent Geological
Consultant, he has managed numerous strategic projects, overseeing and
implementing multi-million dollar operational budgets. His duties and
responsibilities have included camp construction/demobilization and
maintenance, in addition to directing numerous multi-phase drill and
resource expansion programs. Mr. Whitehead has acted on behalf of
several exploration and mining entities, including, Southbridge
Resources, Teslin River Resources, Hunter Dickinson, Taseko Mines,
Fortunate Sun Mining and Copper Creek Gold.
Mr. Whitehead's exploration/development assignments have spanned
globally and have included projects in Guyana, Brazil, the United
States - Alaska, Canada - Yukon, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
and NWT. He has extensive experience working in Mexico having worked on
several regional projects that include, the Santa Lucia, Sonora/Mexico,
Golconda, Sonora/Mexico, Comacho, Zacatecas/Mexico.
Mr. Whitehead received his BSc. Degree from The University of Victoria,
British Columbia and his P.Geo designation from the Professional
Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC). Mr. Whitehead is a
"qualified person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
Kootenay Silver Inc. is actively developing mineral projects in the
Sierra Madre Region of Mexico and in British Columbia, Canada. Its
flagship property is the former producing Promontorio Silver mine in
Sonora State, Mexico. Kootenay's objective is to develop near term
discoveries and long-term sustainable growth. Its management and
technical team are proven professionals with extensive international
experience in all aspects of mineral exploration, operations and
venture capital markets. Multiple, ongoing J/V partnerships in Mexico
and Canada maximize potential for additional, new discoveries while
maintaining minimal share dilution.
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release. Cautionary Note to US Investors: This news release may contain information about adjacent properties on
which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors
that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this
type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that
mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral
deposits on our properties. This news release may contain
forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments
regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological
interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery
processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and
conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties.
Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated
in such statements.
SOURCE: Kootenay Silver Inc.
For further information:
James McDonald, CEO and President at 403-238-6986
Ken Berry, Chairman at 604-601-5652; 1-888-601-5650
or visit: www.kootenaysilver.com