ELKO, NEVADA--(Marketwired - July 17, 2013) - American Mining and Tunneling LLC ("American" or the "Company") announces that it has recently recruited industry veteran Brian Morris as President.
Brian holds a Bachelors' degree in Geology from Humboldt State University in California and has over 24 years of experience in the mining industry. His mining experience encompasses exploration and underground production for several companies and their subsidiaries including: Hecla, Barrick and Newmont in Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, and Canada, with his most recent role as Vice-President of Exploration for Premier Gold Mines Limited.
During Brian's tenure at Premier Gold Mines Limited, he managed their Canadian and Nevada assets as well as identifying prospective US project opportunities to grow the company's US property portfolio. Prior to working for Premier, Brian served as Vice-President and General Manager for Rio Grande Silver, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Hecla Mining Company. While there Brian was instrumental in permitting and re-opening the Equity Mine and completing a re-evaluation of the Bulldog Mine, both located in Colorado. Preceding his work for Hecla, Brian was employed at Great Basin Gold Limited in Nevada, most notably as North American Exploration and Business Development Manager between 2008 and 2010, and as Chief Geologist of the high grade Hollister Gold Mine from 2007 to 2008. Between 2002 and 2007, Brian worked at Newmont Mining Corporation's Midas Operations in several senior capacities and also served as a senior geologist at their Nevada District Exploration Group. Prior to this, Brian was a production geologist at the high-grade Meikle Mine for Barrick Gold Corporation.
Alex Deeds, American VP of Business Development states, "Brian is the perfect addition as our Chief Executive Officer. His well rounded deep experience will be of great value to our customers as we assist them in formulating and implementing efficient cost effective solutions for their project development challenges."
American Mining and Tunneling combines modernized industry leading equipment with experienced technical and professional operational staff resulting in completion of complex challenging mine development and construction projects.
"I am looking forward to working on the dynamic, exciting and quality projects and challenges that American and its clients have to offer. American presents a rare opportunity for me to pull together years of experience and diverse skill sets as I apply them to the benefit of company clients," states Brian Morris.
About American Mining and Tunneling LLC
American Mining and Tunneling LLC is a mining services company headquartered in Spokane Valley, Washington. The Company provides mine development and construction services to the mining industry ranging from beginning stage exploration to the end of mine life reclamation. International services are provided through its North American divisions in Elko, Nevada, Winnemucca, Nevada, Spokane Valley, Washington and Hermisillo, Mexico. Emphasis at American is on maintaining the highest quality, experienced and professional personnel supported by a safety first companywide culture. American Mining and Tunneling LLC is privately owned by Steve and Cassandra Elloway, also of Spokane Valley, Washington.
American Mining and Tunneling LLC, 19208 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley, Washington 99016
Further information about the Company can be found on the American Mining and Tunneling website http://www.Americanmt.com.