Tombill Mines Appoints Ron Burk as Strategic Advisor, Head of Exploration & Geology
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - February 28, 2022) - Tombill Mines Limited (TSXV: TBLL) (the "Company" or "Tombill"), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Burk as Strategic Advisor in charge of Exploration and Geology.
Ron has over 30 years' experience in the minerals industry, primarily focused on originating and evaluating exploration properties. He has had numerous exploration and senior executive roles at mid- and large-sized mineral resource companies. Most recently he worked at Centerra Gold Inc, a leading gold producer, as VP of Exploration (2013-2014), where he was instrumental in Centerra acquiring a 50% interest in Greenstone Gold Mines, a partnership formed with Premier Gold Mines to develop the Hardrock gold deposit on the mining property adjacent to Tombill's Main Group claims. Prior to this, he was Chief Geologist and then VP Exploration at Silver Standard Resources Inc (2004-2012) where he contributed to discoveries that resulted in the definition of a world-class silver resource at the Pitarrilla project in Durango, Mexico and major gold resources forming the Snowfield and Brucejack deposits in northern British Columbia, Canada.
Ron Burk commented: "I have an on-the-ground understanding of the Geraldton Gold Camp, its modern-day developments and the geology of the Tombill properties which lie in the centre of the district. Between the late 1930's and 1970, approximately 3 million ounces of gold were recovered from nine underground mines and today Greenstone Gold Mines is constructing one of Canada's largest open-pit gold mines to exploit the Hardrock gold reserve at Greenstone. Considering its mining history and the ongoing major project development, the Geraldton Gold Camp is a proven, globally significant gold producer and Tombill's land holdings are very favourably situated in the district. We aim to establish Tombill as a future contributor to the important resource footprint at Geraldton."
Adam Horne, CEO, commented: "During the last few months Ron has advised us and become very familiar with Tombill, understanding its challenges and prospects, and we are most pleased to have added someone of his calibre as Strategic Advisor in charge of Exploration and Geology. As noted, Ron has senior management experience coupled with extensive local and granular knowledge of the Geraldton Gold Camp and its geology. He will be an invaluable and highly accretive asset to Tombill and the execution of its exploration programs."
Founded 1935, Tombill borders the town of Geraldton, Ont., its Main Group claims are split by the Trans-Canada Highway, is in the centre of the world-class Geraldton Gold Camp with nine past-producing mines, and is in close proximity to the new gold mine under construction neighbouring us. Tombill's holdings comprise two past-producing mines; Tombill and Talmora-Longlac, on 74 royalty-free mining claims of which 60 are fully owned and patented, 5 are leased, and 9 are mineral rights only. Our neighbour, Greenstone Gold Mines, is constructing one of Canada's largest gold mines and expects to pour first gold in 2024. Tombill was founded by Newmont Mines in partnership with prospectors' "Tom" & "Bill" Johnson.
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