VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2013) - Foran Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:FOM) ("Foran" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Marian (Mike) Koziol, P.Geo., as a Technical Consultant to the Company.
Mr. Koziol is an experienced and highly successful geologist, with over 30 years in the mining and exploration industry and a number of Canadian base and precious metal discoveries to his credit, including the McIlvenna Bay deposit ("McIlvenna Bay" or the "Deposit"). Mr. Koziol is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and has served as the President and a Director of Alto Ventures Ltd. since 2004. Previously, he held technical positions with the Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation and subsequently Cameco Gold Inc. from 1978 to 2002.
Patrick Soares, President and CEO of Foran commented: "We are happy to have Mike join Foran as a Technical Consultant. He brings a depth of geological experience to the Company, including a detailed knowledge of the discovery of McIlvenna Bay, the geology and exploration history of the area and known mineral occurrences around the Deposit." Mr. Soares continued, "We look forward to having Mike as part of our technical team, in particular at this exciting time as we begin the winter 2013 exploration drilling of our highly prospective landholdings around McIlvenna Bay."
About Foran Mining
Foran is a diversified exploration and development company with projects in the Flin Flon Mining Belt. The Company''s flagship McIlvenna Bay property is located in east central Saskatchewan, 65 km west of Flin Flon, Manitoba and contains McIlvenna Bay, one of the largest undeveloped volcanogenic massive sulphide ("VMS") deposits in Canada.
For additional information on McIlvenna Bay, see the report entitled "Technical Report on the McIlvenna Bay Project, Saskatchewan, Canada" dated December 9, 2011 at www.sedar.com or www.foranmining.com. Roger March, VP Project Exploration for Foran and a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 has reviewed and approved the technical information in this release.
Foran trades on the TSX.V under the symbol "FOM".
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