VANCOUVER, January 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Golden Predator Corp. (TSX: GPD) ("Golden Predator" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Burke as the Company's Chief Geologist.
"I am extremely pleased to announce Mike will be joining the Golden Predator team, and look forward to his taking a leadership role in advancing our property position and exploration program in Yukon," said William M. Sheriff, Chairman & CEO. "Mike has been critical to the development of the Yukon both in communicating the opportunity for development to the financial and mineral exploration industry and in maintaining Yukon's exceptional mineral deposit database. Much of the technical support and geological understanding of the ongoing Yukon gold rush can be attributed to the Yukon Geological Survey's Mineral Services Branch, which has flourished under Mike's leadership. We are extremely proud that at this pivotal point in his career Mike has decided to move forward with Golden Predator and our goal of becoming a leader in gold exploration and development in the Yukon."
Mr. Burke's responsibilities will include the overall design and management of Golden Predator's Yukon exploration programs, making presentations to the financial community and liaising with government regulators and officials effective February 1, 2011. Mike will manage the corporate office in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Added Mike Burke, "My experience with the Yukon Geological Survey has allowed me to work with geologists who are amongst the best in the world. The prospectors, industry geologists and companies that I have worked with in the Yukon are second to none as exemplified by their determination and resounding success that is fuelling the current exploration boom and opening of new mines in the Yukon. I have decided to return to the private sector and look forward with great anticipation to joining Golden Predator and its commitment to the pre-eminent mining jurisdiction of the Yukon. I share their enthusiasm and believe their quality projects, excellent technical team and proven management offer an exceptional opportunity to create a truly dynamic 'Yukon' company."
Mike Burke, Chief Geologist
Mr. Burke has been employed by the Yukon Geological Survey since 1990, most recently as the as the Head of Mineral Services which includes the Yukon Minfile database, placer geology, Yukon Mining Incentive Program and the H.S. Bostock Core Library. Mr. Burke has been responsible for liaising with mining and exploration companies, visiting active exploration sites, authoring the annual Yukon Mining, Development and Exploration Overview and presenting information on Yukon to investment bankers, financial institutions and mining analysts in meetings and conferences around the world.
Mr. Burke has worked since 1983 in the mineral exploration and mining industry in British Columbia and Yukon. He was fortunate to be part of the exploration team which discovered the Sa Dena Hes lead-zinc mine and the Ketza River Gold Mine in Yukon. Mike worked at the Ketza River Gold Mine from exploration through mine development, production and closure as the Mine Geologist before joining the Yukon Geological Survey in 1990. Mr. Burke holds a BSc in Geology from the University of British Columbia, and is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists.
About Golden Predator Corp.
Golden Predator Corp.'s corporate mandate is to be the leading gold property explorer and developer in Yukon, Canada. The Company has an extensive Yukon property position with three advanced gold projects and a pipeline of 6 prospects as well as an extensive exploration landholding comprising approximately 1,800 km(2). Winter drilling will commence during February 2011 on Grew Creek and Brewery Creek. In 2011, the Company will continue aggressive drill programs and work towards completing initial 43-101 resources for Grew Creek and Clear Creek and updating the existing 43-101 resource for Brewery Creek.
No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. This press release contains projections and forward-looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward-looking information can include without limitation statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and Golden Predator's plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Except as required by law, Golden Predator assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.
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