VANCOUVER, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Curis Resources Ltd. (TSX: CUV) ("Curis" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Dan Johnson to Vice President, Environment and Technical Services of the Company's U.S. operations.
"Dan is a tremendous asset to Curis' senior management team in Arizona," said Michael McPhie, President and CEO of Curis Resources Ltd. "Today's announcement is a clear recognition of his leadership and the contributions he has made and continues to make to move the Florence Copper project toward development."
A graduate of the University of Arizona with more than 20 years of operational experience within the Arizona mining industry, Mr. Johnson's expertise in major project development, hydrogeology and project permitting provide a key foundation for advancing the Florence Copper project in Arizona. In his new role, he will assume primary responsibility for technical services and environmental matters associated with the Phase 1 production test facility (PTF) program currently under development.
Curis also announced today that Mr. Stephen Hodgson, Executive Vice President of Engineering with Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI), will join the Curis project management team to oversee work associated with the completion of the Florence Copper project Feasibility Study. Mr. Hodgson has more than 30 years of senior-level industry experience in mine operations, development and project engineering. He has been involved in evaluating, directing and coordinating detailed engineering studies for advanced stage mineral development projects around the world.
"We're very pleased to complement our existing senior management team in Arizona with a professional of Stephen's experience and qualifications. His extensive experience will greatly assist the Curis team in Arizona working to develop a world class in-situ copper recovery operation in Florence," said Michael McPhie.
Curis further announced it has hired Ms. Megan Fuller as the Company's Environment and Cultural Resources Advisor. Ms. Fuller is an experienced anthropologist, and will be assisting with environmental and cultural resource compliance activities at the site with the full support of the Florence team.
Ms. Fuller holds an M.A. in Anthropology from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has more than 13 years of experience working in cultural resource management, encompassing all aspects of Class I - III survey/inventories, data recovery, monitoring/salvage, and cultural resource/historic literature reviews; including work for Fort Huachuca, Tucson Electric Power, the Bureau of Reclamation and Nevada Department of Transportation.
"We are very pleased that Megan has joined our expanding Arizona team," said Dan Johnson, VP, Environment and Technical Services. "She brings a wealth of experience in her field and will be a tremendous asset to the Florence team. Employment opportunities for local Arizonans will continue to be offered in the coming months at our flagship project as the company prepares to commence Phase 1 of the Production Test Facility (PTF)".
For more information about the Florence Copper project and its projected economic impacts and benefits to the local community and employment opportunities, please go to www.florencecopper.com.
Curis Resources Ltd. is a mineral development company associated with Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI), a diversified global mining company with a 25-year history of mineral development success. Curis is focused on the acquisition, development and operation of high-quality next-generation copper properties in progressive jurisdictions around the world. It is currently focused on advancing its 100%-owned Florence Copper project in Arizona USA to production.
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