VANCOUVER, B.C., Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Pure Energy Minerals Limited ("Pure Energy" or the "Company") (TSX-V: PE) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an advisory services agreement (the "Agreement") with MIZ Comercializadora, S.A. de R.L. ("MIZ") pursuant to which MIZ has agreed to provide the Company with certain services, including advising the Company on processing methodology with a focus on the identification of alternative lithium extraction and recovery strategies (the "Services"). The Agreement is for an initial term of three months, subject to monthly renewal thereafter, unless earlier terminated in accordance with its terms.
Mr. Tom Currin, a specialist in Lithium Brine Chemical Process Development, will provide the Company with the Services under the Agreement and will act as Strategic Advisor to the board of directors.
Mr. Currin brings 35 years of lithium project expertise in the fields of engineering, processing, and evaluation. Mr. Currin is currently President and Co-Founder of MIZ Comercializadora, S.de R.L., a privately held company providing engineering services, lithium chemical products and recycling services to the lithium chemical industry. Prior to founding MIZ, Mr. Currin held various technical and management positions within the Lithium Division of FMC Inc. ("FMC"), a Fortune 500 diversified chemicals, mining and machinery company. FMC is one of the primary producers of lithium worldwide including Lithium Extraction operations in Argentina. In the last five years, Mr. Currin has performed evaluations of Lithium Projects in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Australia. Most recently Mr. Currin managed Li3 Energy's Salar de Maricunga Exploration and Development Project.
Mr. Currin adds a critical element to the team with a breadth of operational business experience in the Lithium industry. Mr. Currin has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and holds or has held memberships in the Combustible Metals Committee of the National Fire Protection Association, the Metals Section Executive Committee of the National Safety Council and in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
" I am pleased to join the Pure Energy team and look forward to developing an accelerated project to recover Lithium and other by products from a US source in the mining friendly jurisdiction of Nevada" commented Mr. Currin.
"We are very excited to have Mr. Currin join our team," commented Pure Energy's CEO Jason Dussault. "I was thrilled when he agreed to join us as our new Strategic Advisor and believe that his wealth of experience in extraction solutions will be a significant asset for our Company. Mr. Currin has numerous contacts in the industry and has already begun working with them to create opportunities and solutions and to build customer relationships with Pure Energy."
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Pure Energy Minerals Limited
Jason Dussault, Chief Executive Officer
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About Pure Energy
Pure Energy Minerals Limited is an innovative junior mining company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties throughout the world. Currently Pure Energy is focusing its efforts on lithium mining opportunities and related technologies. The Company's Alkali Flats Project in Esmeralda County Nevada represents a 4,800 acre claim block in proximity to the Clayton Valley Playa, where lithium rich brines and evaporates have been accumulating for tens of thousands of years. The area is home to the only U.S. based lithium producing plant, the Silver Peak plant operated by Chemetall Foote Corporation, a subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. The Silver Peak plant has been in production since 1967.
For further details about the Company and its projects please visit Pure Energy's website at:http://pureenergyminerals.com/
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