RENO, NEVADA–(Marketwired – June 6, 2016) – Oroplata Resources, Inc., (OTCBB:ORRP) is very pleased to welcome Mr. Craig Alford to the position of CEO and a Director of the Company effective immediately. Mr. Alford holds both a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a Master of Science in Geology. He is a registered Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo) in Ontario and is a Qualified Person, as defined in National Instrument 43-101.
During his 30 years of experience worldwide, Mr. Alford has designed, managed and provided technical direction for projects throughout North and South America, China, Central Asia, Russia, Australia and Africa. Mr. Alford’s experience has included senior positions for a number of large mining companies including, Zijin Mining Group, China Railway, and Teck Mining Ltd.
During Mr. Alford’s tenure with the Zijin Mining Group he was part of the team that was responsible for an approximate $80 million investment in Pretium Resources Inc. Pretium now has production targeted for its Northern BC, Canada site in 2017. The other major investments Mr. Alford was involved with at Zijin was the $298 million investment into Barrick Gold Porgera mine and the $412 million investment into Ivanhoe Mines Ltds’ Kamoa Copper Project. The Kamoa project is expected to be one of the biggest copper mines in the world.
Mr. Alford has negotiated with several Heads of State, as well as assisting the World Bank and the China-Africa Development Fund in tax policy, planning and investment risk.
Mr. Alford stated, “I am delighted to be joining Oroplata at this very exciting and important point in the Company’s history. This is a company to watch. The demand for Lithium has only just begun to grow and Oroplata has put together some exceptional Lithium projects in the Southwest U.S., including the Western Nevada Basin Project.”
About Oroplata: Oroplata Resources Inc. is focused on becoming a substantial profitable Lithium producer by the rapid development of valuable production-grade Lithium Brine deposits in Nevada and throughout the southwest U.S.
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