VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – February 04, 2016) – Secova Metals Corp. (“Secova” or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE: SEK) is pleased to announce the appointment of Pierre-Jean Lafleur, ingénieur géologue, to its Board of Directors and to manage the exploration program at its Duvay gold project in Amos, Quebec. Through his company PJ Lafleur Geo-conséil Inc. (“PJLGCI”), Mr. Lafleur brings access to some of the top geologists and technology in the Quebec gold exploration resource sector.
“With the addition of Mr. Lafleur, Secova has assured its shareholders that the exploration on Duvay will be executed by one of the best geological engineers in the business,” said Brad Kitchen, Chief Executive Officer of Secova. “His expertise, combined with access to the best human and technical resources in Quebec will help the Company to more efficiently and effectively determine the extent of the gold structure at Duvay.”
As an Engineer in geology, Mr. Lafleur has worked in the following areas: exploration and mining, including ore reserves, mine planning, and more. He is also a representative of world-renowned consultants and leading mining software companies (SGS Geostat and 3DS GEOVIA, formerly Gemcom) for their work on implementation of computer technologies. Mr. Lafleur acts primarily as a subject matter expert and influences projects, financial analysis and business strategies with a particular focus on enterprise optimization (Whittle Consulting) from exploration to marketing through mine planning and processing.
Mr. Lafleur has commenced Secova’s winter exploration program on the advanced-stage Duvay gold project in Amos, Quebec. The program is scheduled to include over 3,250 meters (10,660 feet) of drilling. A three-dimensional (3D) IP survey and compilation of historic data into a 3D model is underway. Results are expected to contribute to a comprehensive model of the Duvay gold structure. The Duvay project is located in the Abitibi gold belt, one of Quebec’s premier mining jurisdictions.
The winter exploration program at Duvay is based on a preliminary assessment report prepared by PJLGI that reviewed all available historic information with the objective of proposing an exploration program that would assist in creating a comprehensive model of the Duvay gold structure.
Pierre-Jean Lafleur, ingénieur géologue, a qualified person registered in Quebec as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed the technical information in this press release.
Other Corporate News – Appointments
In addition to welcoming Mr. Lafleur, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Morgan Good to the position of President. Mr. Good has been with the Company since June 2015, a director since August 2015 and has been responsible for business development including taking the lead on raising capital for Secova. His new role as President reflects his recent success in securing a strong shareholder base and continuing development of Secova’s performance within the capital markets. Morgan takes over this position from Michael Mulberry who remains with the Company as a director and now Vice President of Operations.
The above appointments are subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
About Secova Metals Corp.
Secova Metals Corp. is a Canadian gold exploration company focused on building a strong asset base through exploration of undervalued gold projects in Canada. Management has demonstrated expertise in advancing gold exploration projects into acquisition targets, most notably in the province of Quebec. Secova has entered into an agreement to acquire up to 90% of the advanced-stage Duvay gold project in Amos, Quebec, located in the Abitibi gold belt, one of Quebec’s premier mining jurisdictions. The Company has plans to advance the development of Duvay as well as seek other avenues of growth through acquisition and mergers. Secova Metals trades on the TSX Venture under the symbol SEK.
Additional information about Secova, as well as media interviews featuring and opinion-editorial pieces by CEO Brad Kitchen, may be accessed via the Company’s web site at www.secovametals.com.
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