VANCOUVER, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - Mirasol Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:MRZ;
Frankfurt:M8R) today announced the appointment of Dr. Paul G. Lhotka, PhD,
P.Geo. (British Columbia), as Principal Geologist and technical manager of
Mirasol's exploration projects in Argentina and Chile.
Dr. Lhotka is an experienced and respected exploration professional with
a wealth of experience in Latin America. He holds a doctoral degree in geology
from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and B. Sc. degree from the
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, and has over twenty-five years experience in
the exploration and mining industries, including ten years in South America.
He has worked as a consultant to and in management of major and junior mining
companies at the exploration, development and mining stages, and most recently
was the Qualified Person and technical project manager for the Navidad silver
project in Argentina from discovery in 2003 to 2006. Previously he held
positions with Westmin Resources Limited (subsequently acquired by Boliden
Limited) as senior geologist in Canada, Chile and Argentina, and ultimately as
South America exploration manager and president of Westmin Argentina S.A. Dr.
Lhotka was also involved in the development and commencement of operations at
Mina Martha, a high-grade silver mine. Both Navidad and Martha are located in
Patagonia where Mirasol has numerous active projects.
In northern Chile, Dr. Lhotka managed the geological aspects of the
pre-feasibility study on Fortuna de Cobre for Westmin, an oxide copper project
now being placed into production by Xstrata, as well as generative exploration
"Paul Lhotka brings significant depth to Mirasol's exploration team as
our exploration projects mature and meet success. We are very pleased with the
appointment and are confident that Paul's experience and contributions will
enhance Mirasol's generative exploration programs," commented Mirasol's
president, Mary Little.
Mirasol will grant Dr. Lhotka 100,000 share purchase options as part of
his employment compensation.
About Mirasol Resources Ltd.:
Mirasol is a junior exploration company focused on discovery of new
precious metals project in the Americas. The Company holds nine 100%-owned
precious metals properties in Santa Cruz Province, southern Argentina. The
Company is actively exploring prospective metallogenic regions and has
acquired gold and copper-gold prospects in northern Chile. Mirasol offers
shareholders a strategic advantage through its highly talented technical team,
use of leading edge technology, strong management experience and a discovery
record in Latin America. The Company has joint ventured several of its
Patagonian projects with strong, well-funded partners Coeur (TSX: CDM; NYSE:
CDE) and the Hochschild Group (LN: HOC).
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For further information:
For further information: Mary L. Little President & CEO, Tel: (604)
602-9989, Fax: (604) 609-9946, Email: email@example.com, Website:
www.mirasolresources.com; Investor Relations: Trent Dahl, Ascenta Capital
Partners Inc., Phone: (604) 684-4743 ext. 228, Toll free: 1-866-684-4743 ext.