Appoints White Range Resource Development Manager
Sydney, May 18, 2012 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Queensland Mining Corporation (QMC) (ASX:QMN) announces the appointment of Doug McLean to the new position of Resource Development Manager for the White Range Project. Doug is a highly experienced geologist with over 35 years experience in the industry having extensive, multi-commodity experience over greenfields exploration, advanced projects and mine production. He has held senior project development positions with North Flinders Mines and East African Gold Mines for 17 years prior to acting as an independent consulting geologist over the past 9 years, focused on mineral resource development from conceptual evaluation through to feasibility study and project execution.
Recently, Doug was engaged as the senior project resource geologist at the Tropicana Gold Mine in WA for Anglogold Ashanti Ltd.
Doug's contribution will significantly enhance the QMC strength in resource assessment and evaluation. His principle role will be to work closely with the White Range QMC study project team and with the feasibility study consulting engineers, Calder Maloney, to prepare the White Range mineral resource base for copper production.
QMC has retained Golder Associates to provide resource estimation consultant support to the White Range project. Golder Associates primary responsibility will be to review and update the JORC compliant mineral resource estimates in the light of the feasibility resource delineation drill program due to commence in June 2012. This builds on previous work conducted by Golder Associates on the White Range project including resource estimation, pit optimization and mine planning.
"The appointments of Doug McLean and Golder Associates to the White Range feasibility study team is another important step in the development of our significant JORC resources towards production" Howard Renshaw, Managing Director of QMC said.
About Queensland Mining Corporation
Queensland Mining Corporation Ltd ("QMC") (ASX:QMN) is focused on the exploration and development of its suite of copper and gold projects in the Cloncurry region of northwest Queensland.
QMC is confident that early cash flow can be achieved from its Flamingo Copper Project and the Mount Freda / Gilded Rose Gold Projects. In conjunction with this development, high impact exploration is being undertaken for large IOCG style deposits (e.g. Ernest Henry and Olympic Dam) on the company’s Morris Creek and Jessievale properties.
The Cloncurry south project area includes the White Range Project has provided QMC with a large JORC compliant resource, that will provide the basis for a long life mining operation in the Cloncurry region. This purchase offers synergies with the existing QMC mining lease and exploration portfolio and ensures that the company will achieve its goal of being a major mining entity within the short to medium term.
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