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THUNDER BAY, ON, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - PREMIER GOLD MINES LIMITED (TSX:PG) is pleased to announce that two key roles have been filled within its
project development team. Dyane Duquette has been retained as Director,
Geology and Amiel Blajchman has been retained as Director, Environment,
Aboriginal and Community Affairs.
Dyane brings to Premier over 19 years' experience in exploration, mine
production, resource estimation and project evaluation and will play a
key role in advancing the Company's project pipeline. Mrs. Duquette
was most recently Geology Superintendent for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
and obtained her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Geology from the
University of Ottawa. During nearly 17 years at Agnico, Dyane occupied
various positions on several projects, including Production Geologist
at the Laronde Mine, Geology Superintendent for the Company's Technical
Services Team working on resource estimation and economic studies, and
Geology Superintendent for the Goldex Mine. Prior to Agnico, Dyane
worked with TVX Gold at their former Casa Berardi Mine.
In her new position, Dyane will focus on deposit development, mineral
resource estimation and optimization and due diligence. In addition,
she will liaise with geological teams at multiple sites in Ontario and
Mr. Blajchman comes to Premier Gold from the Canadian Environmental
Assessment Agency, where he had responsibility for the federal
environmental assessment process and aboriginal consultations within a
diverse range of projects in Ontario (including mining in Northern
Ontario). Previously, Amiel was the Greenspace and Public Outreach
Manager for what is now the Rouge National Park. He has worked on
issues as diverse as climate change, sustainable development, and the
environmental and social impacts of transportation. Amiel has also
worked with Falcondo in the Dominican Republic, the World Bank in
Djibouti, and The Project Seahorse Foundation in the Philippines.
In his new position, Amiel will oversee Premier's permitting,
environmental safeguarding & regulation and stakeholder engagement
activities. Critical to this role, will be the establishment of best
practice standards and strong, transparent relationships with local
Premier Gold Mines Limited is one of North America's leading exploration companies with a
high-quality pipeline of projects focused in proven, safe and
accessible mining jurisdictions in Canada and the United States. The
Company is well financed with a property portfolio that includes
significant assets in world class gold mining districts such as Red
Lake and Geraldton in Ontario and the Battle Mountain Trend in Nevada.
The statements made in this Press Release may contain forward-looking
statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties.
Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company's
expectations and projections.
SOURCE: Premier Gold Mines Limited
For further information:
Ewan Downie, President & CEO Phone: 807-346-1390 Fax: 807-346-1381
e-mail: Info@premiergoldmines.com Web Site: www.premiergoldmines.com