April 20, 2023 – Gold79 Mines Ltd. (TSX-V: AUU) (OTCQB: AUSVF) (“Gold79” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Mr. Peter Mercer has been appointed as an independent director effective April 19, 2023. Mr. W. William (Bill) Boberg has stepped down as a director but will remain as an advisor to the Company.
Derek Macpherson, President, CEO and Director stated, “We are pleased to add Peter to the board, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. In particular, his hands on experience in mine development and operations adds technical expertise that was previously under represented on the board. We look forward to working with Peter.”
As a seasoned industry leader, Mr. Mercer will strengthen Gold79’s Board of Directors. Mr. Mercer’s knowledge and experience in mineral exploration, permitting, construction, and mine development will be a great asset to Gold79. He brings years of expertise from his recent role as Vice President at Rambler Metals and Mining plc, where he provided technical oversight, stakeholder engagement and managed corporate development and strategic initiatives. Mr. Mercer recently joined American Pacific Mining Corp as Senior Vice President, Advanced Projects.
Peter is experienced in the exploration and development of volcanic massive sulphide (“VMS”) and epithermal gold deposits. He has previously held the role of General Manager of the Ming Copper-Gold Mine in Newfoundland and Labrador. Before that, he worked as an exploration geologist helping successfully advance several projects in Labrador, including the Michelin uranium deposit, the Kami Project, and the Ming Mine. Mr. Mercer is a professional geologist and holds a Bachelor of Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Mr. Gary Thompson, Executive Chairman stated, “I would like to thank Bill for his long service to the Company, starting as a director in 2008. His experience and insights have been invaluable for both the current and prior management teams. We look forward to his continued support as an advisor to Gold79.”
About Gold79 Mines Ltd.
Gold79 Mines Ltd. is a TSX Venture listed company focused on building ounces in the Southwest USA. Gold79 holds 100% earn-in option to purchase agreements on three gold projects: the Jefferson Canyon Gold Project and the Tip Top Gold Project both located in Nevada, USA, and, the Gold Chain Project located in Arizona, USA. In addition, Gold79 holds a 32.3% interest in the Greyhound Project, Nunavut, Canada under JV by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited.
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