Freeport welcomes Dr. Derek Wilton to Advisory Board



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    VANCOUVER, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - FREEPORT RE

SOURCES INC. (TSX-V: FRI) announces the appointment of Dr. Derek Wilton, Ph.D., P.Geo., to the Advisory Board. Dr. Wilton is a well-known geologist and professor of mineral deposits and metallogenic research at Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). Dr. Wilton, a St. John's native, received his B.Sc. from MUN, his M.Sc. from the University of British Columbia, and his Ph.D. from MUN, and is thus familiar with the geology of both NL and BC. Since 1984, he has been a faculty member at MUN and engaged in mineral deposit research in Newfoundland, and especially Labrador. Dr. Wilton will be involved in the Hutton heavy mineral sands project as well as the Notakwanon and Cabot Lake nickel properties near Voisey's Bay in Labrador. Michael Roberts, PE, Founding Director, remarks, "We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Wilton to the Freeport team. His broad knowledge and varied background in both Labrador and B.C. gives strategic experience and further depth to the company." Dr. Wilton's work in northern Labrador was broadcast this past Sunday as the subject of a Nature of Things episode, airing again tomorrow, September 27, on CBC Newsworld at 10 PM EST/PST. He has conducted wide-spread research from Cape Chidley to southern Labrador since 1984, and has been both Assistant and Acting Director of the Labrador Institute. In 1991-92, he chaired a MUN group that developed the Labrador Ecosystem Analysis Facility concept - the fore-runner of the Institute of Environmental Monitory and Research based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Dr. Wilton is also the Geology 101 columnist for the Northern Miner. He is a renowned lecturer and has been invited to speak at numerous geological and non-geological venues. Wilton is also the recipient of many awards, including the Education Award from the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of NL for outstanding contributions to Geoscience Education (2004), the Volunteer Service Award by the Geological Association of Canada (2002), and the W.H. Gross Medal by the Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada (1991). He was named Fellow of Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM) in 1999, and Atlantic Provinces Science Council (APICS) distinguished lecturer in 1989. Freeport Resources, founded in 1981, is a junior mineral exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Freeport has landholdings in Labrador and B.C., with a special focus on industrial minerals, precious and base metals, and gemstones. THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT OF THIS NEWS RELEASE. %SEDAR: 00006031E

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