BROOMFIELD, CO, May 3 /CNW/ - Further to its press release of March 3rd 2011, Pan American Goldfields Ltd (OTCBB:"MXOM") (the "Company") is
pleased to announce the appointment as advisor to the board of Dr.
Alexander Becker. Dr. Becker, who has a PhD in Structural Geology, has
an extensive, varied and highly successful history as an exploration
geologist. Most recently he co-founded Manas Petroleum and was
responsible for the identification and acquisition of a portfolio of
high impact projects in Chile, Albania, Mongolia and Central Asia.
Prior to this he was a director of Perseus Mining Limited when it was
formed in 2002. Dr. Becker also identified and acquired the original
assets of Perseus spin out Manas Resources, which have so far resulted
in two gold discoveries with JORG resources of 1.13Moz.
In 1997 Dr. Becker was Vice President Exploration, Asia, for Apex Silver
Mines ("Apex"), which at the time was controlled by Paul & George Soros
and Thomas Kaplan. Apex accumulated what was then one of the largest,
privately controlled portfolios of silver exploration properties in the
world. During this period he also acquired the Sandalash License,
Northern Kyrgyzstan, having identified the gold potential of its known
antimony occurrences most prominently the Chaarat. Chaarat Gold
Holdings later acquired the Chaarat and a 4.4 million ounce gold
resource was subsequently outlined.
In 1994 - 1995, Dr. Becker was also a consultant to Santa Fe Gold prior
to its acquisition by Newmont. He also acted as a consultant to Barrick
Gold (Asia) in the late 1990s.
Dr. Becker emigrated from Russia to Israel in 1991, where he became a
senior scientific researcher at Ben Gurion University and won the Peres
Award for tectonic research. In the Soviet Union he served as Geologist
in Chief of the mapping division in Northern Kyrgyzstan. Though Dr.
Becker has an extensive background in precious metals exploration, he
is also credited with the discovery of two oil fields in addition to
being awarded by the Soviets as the region's top mapping geologist.
Dr. Becker has authored numerous papers in international scientific
journals including Geological Society of America, Tectonophysics,
Structural Geology, and International Geology Review. He holds an M.Sc.
in Geology from the Tomsk State University and a Ph.D. in Structural
Geology from the Academy of Science in Frunze, Kyrgyzstan.
"At Pan American Goldfields our focus is building shareholder value,
first through developing our Cieneguita silver and gold mine and
second, through the identification, acquisition and then development of
exceptional high impact exploration assets" commented Pan American
President Miguel Di Nanno. "I am thrilled that Dr. Becker has committed
to assist us in this effort." Di Nanno stated.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Miguel Di Nanno, President
SOURCE Pan American Goldfields Ltd.
For further information:
Christopher R. Anderson