Press ReleasesJune 08, 2006
Wallbridge Appoints Bruce Jago VP Exploration to Head Up Aggressive Summer Program
Toronto, Ontario -- June 8, 2006 -- Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX:WM) announced today that it has appointed Bruce Jago, Vice President Exploration. Bruce will head up the Company's exploration for copper-nickel-PGE deposits in Sudbury. Bruce's immediate focus will be advancing exploration of the five new areas of mineralization identified by the Company on its Sudbury footwall properties over the last year, and seeing the Broken Hammer Zone through to bulk sampling.
After graduating from the University of Toronto with a Ph.D. in Geology in 1991, Bruce joined Inco Exploration and Technical Services as an Applied Mineralogist providing technical and consulting support to world-wide exploration offices. Bruce was part of the team that developed working models for the mobility of PGEs into footwall breccia by high temperature Cl-rich fluids and recognised the potential to use whole rock Cl and pathfinder trace element contents in the exploration for footwall Cu-PGE deposits. These ideas have contributed to many of the exploration successes in the Sudbury footwall over the past few years. Bruce was later appointed Exploration Manager, Brazil.
After leaving Inco in 1998, Bruce held increasingly responsible positions at Lakefield Research, now SGS Minerals, including Manager -- Mineralogical Services and Head -- Diamond Exploration Services. At Lakefield, Bruce was responsible for expanding the scope of services provided to the international diamond exploration community, particular in the area of commercial diamond recovery, and was responsible for securing contracts that led to the purchase of a one tonne dense media separation plant and X-ray sorter for diamond concentrates, purchases which led the way for a further expansion in commercial diamond recovery in Lakefield's Metallurgical and Mineralogical Services groups.
More recently Bruce was Manager - Diamond Projects for Temex Resources Corp. where he was responsible for the planning and execution of field exploration programs in the Hood River area of western Nunavut and the Temagami -- New Liskeard area of northeastern Ontario.
"We are extremely fortunate to have someone with Bruce's experience and qualifications join our team", stated Alar Soever, President of Wallbridge. "His Sudbury experience and his pioneering work into the understanding of how the footwall deposits are formed adds a dimension which we formerly did not have. The fact that we were able to attract someone like Bruce to Wallbridge in a very competitive job market speaks very highly of the quality of our properties and our exploration team. Our team and I look forward to working with Bruce as we advance the exploration in Sudbury.
Wallbridge Mining Company Limited explores for and develops nickel, copper and platinum group element (PGE) deposits. The Company's principal properties are located in the Sudbury Basin in Ontario. The Sudbury area hosts the world's largest concentration of nickel deposits and is currently the most active mining camp in North America. Wallbridge also has a major shareholding in Duluth Metals Limited, which has a significant property position in the rapidly emerging Duluth base metal camp.
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