MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 6, 2013) - Geomega Resources Inc. ("GéoMégA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GMA) is pleased to announce the immediate appointment of Mr. Denis Hamel, Eng., to the Board of Directors.
Mr. Hamel is a mining engineer specialised in mineral processing with more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of mineral processing at the production stage.
Mr. Hamel is currently manager of the Hackett River base metals project in Nunavut. He was, from 2007 to 2013, plant and concentrator operations manager at Xstrata Zinc - Brunswick Mine. From 2005 and 2007 he was processing manager at CBJ-CAIMAN S.A.S., the Cambior, and subsequently IAMGOLD, subsidiary in French Guiana. Between 1993 and 2005 he held successively senior positions with Noranda Inc., Cambior Inc. and Xstrata Zinc. With his positions he gained great expertise in the development and optimization of metallurgical processes.
Mr. Hamel is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec, a member of the Canadian Mineral Processors Society ("CMP") and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum ("CIM").
"The addition of Mr. Hamel to the Board of Directors brings additional expertise to the Company in mineral processing, plant operation, project construction and development and feasibility studies generation. His involvement and experience, in addition to the current Board members, will benefit the management team in the next stages of development of the Montviel project. " comments Patrick Godin, Chairman of GéoMégA.
About the Montviel Rare Earths/Niobium deposit
The Montviel project benefits from permanent access, public infrastructure and available labour in the immediate area. A Preliminary economic assessment by G Mining Services Inc. is expected in the upcoming months. Anticipated project energy will be provided by the Hydro-Québec distribution grid.
About GéoMégA (www.ressourcesgeomega.ca)
GéoMégA, which owns 100% of the Montviel Rare Earths/Niobium project, is a Québec mineral exploration and development company focused on the discovery and sustainable development of economic deposits of minor metals, such as Rare Earth Elements, Niobium and Graphite, in Québec. GéoMégA is committed to meeting Canadian mining industry standards and distinguishing itself with its expertise, know-how and its support and respect for local communities and the environment.
GéoMégA currently has 34,740,113 common shares issued and outstanding.
Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding our intentions and plans. The forward-looking statements that are contained in this news release are based on various assumptions and estimates by the Company and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from results forecast or suggested in these forward-looking statements and readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We caution you that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, as discussed in the Company's filings with Canadian securities agencies. Various factors may prevent or delay our plans, including but not limited to, contractor availability and performance, weather, access, mineral prices, success and failure of the exploration and development carried out at various stages of the program, and general business, economic, competitive, political and social conditions. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward- looking statements, except as required by applicable securities laws.
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