December 11, 2006
Vancouver, B.C. - Kaminak Gold Corporation (KAM: TSXV) today announced the formation of a technical advisory board. Initial appointees are David Caulfield, Brent Cook, Jim Dawson, Norman Duke, Dean McDonald and Jim Mungall.
"We have assembled a diverse group of well known and well respected geoscientists." stated Rob Carpenter, President and CEO of Kaminak. "The advisory board will assist Kaminak's management team to assess new opportunities and provide perspective on our business model as a project generator."
About the Technical Advisors
David A. Caulfield, B. Sc., P.Geo.
Mr. Caulfield serves as the President and CEO of Rimfire Minerals Corporation, an established mineral exploration company focusing on project generation. Prior to Rimfire, he was the co-founder and President of Equity Engineering Ltd., a privately held geological consulting firm. Mr. Caulfield currently serves as the 2005 Past President of the Association for Mineral Exploration of British Columbia (AME BC), a non-profit association that advocates a healthy and environmentally sound exploration and mining sector in British Columbia.
Brent Cook, B. Sc.
Mr. Cook is a renowned Exploration Analyst and Geologist currently providing independent analysis to funds and private investors. He has devoted over twenty-five years to the exploration, evaluation and development of mineral properties located in over 50 countries. His experience spans all aspects of the mining business, from the conceptual stage through detailed technical assessments and financial modeling.
Jim Dawson, P.Eng.
Mr. Dawson is a registered professional engineer with 40 years of hands-on fieldwork experience examining, exploring and evaluating a wide range of geological and mineralized settings around the globe. As a partner with Kerr, Dawson & Associates Ltd. 1972-1985, Mr. Dawson participated in the discovery of the Blackdome Mine, Frasergold and Taurus Properties in British Columbia and the Big Horn Mine in Arizona. For the past 20 years, as President of Dawson Geological Consultants Ltd., Mr. Dawson has been involved in the exploration and evaluation of mineral properties worldwide.
Norman Duke, Ph.D., P.Geo.
Dr. Duke has accumulated over 40 years field experience while working with various exploration, mining, and consulting companies including Callaghan Mining Corp., Resource Associates of Alaska, Cominco (now Teck Cominco), Inco Ltd., Nerco Minerals Company, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, and Apex Geoscience Ltd. Dr. Duke was involved in the discovery of the massive sulphide and lode gold deposits in the Delta District, Eastern Alaska Range and also in the discovery of Fortune Minerals NICO IOCG deposit in the Southern Bear Province. In addition to being an active exploration geologist, Dr. Duke has been a Professor of Economic Geology in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Western Ontario since 1983.
Dean McDonald, Ph.D., P.Geo.
Dr. McDonald is experienced in all aspects of mineral exploration from grass roots programs through to feasibility studies, ore reserve estimations and has experience in operations. Presently, he is working with Hecla Mining Company as Senior Vice President - Exploration and prior to that Dr. McDonald was Vice President Exploration and Business Development for Committee Bay Resource Ltd. Dr. McDonald was also the former Exploration Manager for Miramar Mining Corporation where he was responsible for managing exploration and development drill programs at the Hope Bay project, one of the largest exploration programs in Canada from 2000 to 2003. Dr. McDonald has also worked in exploration and mining operations for several major and junior mining companies including Nerco Minerals, Westmin Resources, BP Minerals, BHP-Billiton and Noranda Minerals. Dr. McDonald obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from McMaster University in 1981 and completed a Master's in Economic Geology on Base metal deposits at the University of New Brunswick in 1984. He completed a PhD in Mineral Deposits Geology at the University of Western Ontario in 1990.
Jim Mungall, Ph.D., P.Eng
Dr. Mungall is an active geologist who obtained his Ph.D. and M.Sc. from McGill University and throughout his academic career has received numerous research awards and grants. Dr. Mungall is an associate Professor of Geology at the University of Toronto and is a registered member of the Association of Professional Geologists of Ontario. Since becoming a professor, Dr. Mungall has been deeply involved in work on Sudbury ore deposits belonging to INCO, Falconbridge and FNX Mining and continues to do research regarding the origins of magmatic sulfide ores. Jim was the editor and a contributor to the book Exploration for Platinum-Group Element Deposits, published by the Mineralogical Association of Canada, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Economic Geology. He has also served as an Associate Editor of The Canadian Mineralogist for six years, is on the Advisory Board of Elements, and edited a Thematic Issue of Canadian Mineralogist on PGE deposits. Jim is a leader of IGCP Project 479 Sustainable Use of the PGE in the 21st Century, a group of more than 75 international scientists devoted to the study of PGE geochemistry, geology, and mineralogy.
Kaminak Gold Corporation is a project generator employing a joint venture strategy that maximizes opportunities for discovery while minimizing exploration risk. Kaminak holds one of the largest land positions, covering several million acres, in Canada devoted to metallic mineral exploration. Kaminak's projects offer world-class exploration potential and present exposure to strategic commodities including, gold, uranium and nickel.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Rob Carpenter, Ph. D., P. Geo.
President and CEO
Kaminak Gold Corporation
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