VANCOUVER, March 8 /CNW/ - Starfire Minerals Inc. (the "Company") is
pleased to announce that Mr. Philip J. Rush, P. Geo. has agreed to join the
Company as the Qualified Person as that term is defined in National Instrument
43-101 and has been appointed a Director. He has also agreed to engage his
services as a contractor/consultant to the Company and among other matters
will oversee the Company's exploration projects throughout Canada. Mr. Freeman
Smith has resigned his position as Director as Mr. Rush will be assuming that
Philip J. Rush P. Geo. received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology
from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 1970. He
joined The International Nickel Company of Canada Limited (later, Inco
Limited) in the Mines Exploration Department at Thompson Manitoba in 1970 and
became Mine Geologist, Thompson Mine in 1974.
In 1976, Mr. Rush was assigned to Inco's U.S. exploration subsidiary,
American Copper & Nickel Company, Inc., in Spokane, Washington where he was
Exploration Manager, Northwest District, from 1980 thru 1991. During this
period, he conceived, executed, and managed in-house and joint venture
exploration programs for sedimentary exhalative lead-zinc, volcanogenic
massive sulphide copper-lead-zinc, uranium, nickel and gold deposits in
Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
In 1991 Mr. Rush was appointed Exploration Manager, Western North America
for Inco Exploration and Technical Services in Vancouver, British Columbia.
His area of responsibility included western Canada and the western United
States. In 1997, Mr. Rush was elected President of American Copper & Nickel
Company, Inc., a post that he held until 2005.
In 1997, Mr. Rush was appointed Director of Exploration, North America,
Inco Technical Services Limited in Mississauga, Ontario. Subsequent
responsibilities as Director included worldwide field exploration, Manitoba
and Ontario Division exploration, and exploration administration. He retired
from Inco in January, 2005.
Mr. Rush's expertise is in prospect evaluations and mineral property
agreements. He has managed or directed exploration projects in Canada, the
United States, Turkey, Peru, Brazil and Australia. He is experienced in
property and joint venture negotiations with individuals, Alaska Native
Corporations, junior and major domestic and foreign mining companies.
He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and
Geoscientists of BC and is a former trustee of the Northwest Mining
Starfire Minerals Inc. welcomes Mr. Rush to the Company and also extends
its appreciation and thanks to Mr. Freeman Smith for his services and
contributions to the Company for many years.
Starfire Minerals Inc. includes uranium, nickel and precious & base metal
divisions with eleven Canadian properties in Ontario, Quebec and British
A drilling program is currently underway on the Company's 100% owned
Langmuir South Nickel Property in Timmins Ont. The Company is continuing with
a 10,000 meter drill program as a follow up to the high grade intersection
reported in news releases of January 2, 2007 and January 3, 2007. Drill
results will be released as completed.
Planning is underway to continue work on the Company's Porphyry Pearl
Gold Copper Property in the Toodoggone region of North-Central B.C. The
Toodoggone Mineral Belt hosts several large Porphyry copper/gold reserves and
has several epithermal high grade Gold silver deposits that have been mined or
are being mined. An updated 43-101 report is being completed by Dr. Nick
Carter Ph.D. P. Eng., the Qualified Person for this property, and is
anticipated to be released near the end of March or early April 2007. (Please
refer to the news release of January 9, 2007). Budgetary expenditure estimates
for this project will be provided after the completion of the 43-101 report.
Progress has also been made on the Company's Cross-Structure Uranium
Property 700 miles east of Montréal, Que. Follow-up exploration and drilling
is planned this Spring on this property as a result of encouraging Uranium
showings delineated from its Airborne Radiometric and Magnetic survey and
ground work completed in the fall of 2005 and 2006. (See news release of
December 11, 2006)
The Company has also completed Airborne Radiometric and Magnetic Surveys,
on the Capri, Stobie Lake, Montreal River, and Montreal River North properties
by Terraquest Ltd. (www.terraquest.ca). (The Cross-Structure airborne survey
was completed last year). Results from these surveys are being analyzed to
allow the Company to prioritize prospective targets on these properties.
All exploration and development work is being subcontracted to
experienced contractors with proven track records, the necessary equipment and
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OF STARFIRE MINERALS INC.
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STREET, VANCOUVER, B.C., V6C 2G8, Telephone: (604) 669-5642, Facsimile: