VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – June 2, 2016) – Viscount Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:VML)(OTCQB:VLMGF) (“Viscount” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that engineer and mining executive Ian R. Harris has consented to join the Company’s technical advisory board.
“Viscount is extremely pleased to have an engineer with the experience and abilities of Mr. Harris join its Technical Advisory Board,” said Jim MacKenzie, President & CEO of Viscount. “Ian will be an excellent source of advice as the Company advances its Silver Cliff property. We welcome Mr. Harris and look forward to his valued contribution as the newest member of our team.”
Mr. Harris is a bilingual mining engineer with over 20 years of experience in the mining industry including 10+ years working in South America with companies such as Asarco LLC, Corriente Resources, AEP and Washington Group International. Mr. Harris has spent the last two years as CEO of AMAK Mining, the first operating private mining company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Harris has managed all phases of the mining cycle, in diverse areas including general management, project development, project management, field operations, engineering, financing, and operations supervision and optimization. He has demonstrated the ability to achieve results in difficult environments, such as the Middle East, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia.
Mr. Harris successfully led a campaign to reactivate Corriente Resources mining operations in Ecuador after a three-year suspension by successfully navigating through a new constitution, and a new mining law. Under his leadership Corriente’s mining projects were designated national strategic projects and the first to start and finalize contract negotiation for construction of the first industrial scale mining projects in Ecuador. His achievements led to the sale of Corriente to Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Holding Co., Ltd. for $690M.
Mr. Harris stated, “I am very pleased to join the Company’s advisory board. I am excited to be assisting in the continued advancement of the Company’s activities in Nevada and the Silver Cliff property in Colorado.”
About Viscount Mining (TSX VENTURE:VML)(OTCQB:VLMGF)
Viscount Mining is an exploration company with a portfolio of gold and silver properties in the Western United States, including Cherry Creek in Nevada and Silver Cliff in Colorado. Cherry Creek is comprised of more than 10,000 acres, all 100% owned, and includes more than 20 past producing mines. Viscount has entered into an exploration earn-in agreement with Sumitomo Corporation covering the Cherry Creek property. Sumitomo can earn in up to a 75% interest in the property by producing a bankable feasibility study and by spending in addition a minimum of US$10,000,000 in exploration and development expenses by the eighth anniversary of the earn-in agreement. Silver Cliff in Colorado is comprised of 96 lode claims, covering much of the historical past-producing mineral districts of Silver Cliff and Rosita Hills.
For additional information regarding the above noted property and other corporate information, please visit the Company’s website at www.viscountmining.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jim MacKenzie, President, CEO and Director
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