TORONTO, Ontario, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volta Resources Inc. ("Volta" or the "Company") (TSX: VTR) announces the appointment of Alex J. Davidson to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Davidson has over 30 years of international mining company experience in designing, building, implementing and managing gold and base metal exploration and acquisition programs throughout the world. Mr. Davidson currently consults to companies in the mining industry, prior to which he was Executive Vice President, Exploration and Corporate Development with responsibility for Barrick Gold's international exploration programs and Corporate Development activities. Mr. Davidson joined Barrick in October 1993 as Vice President, Exploration with responsibility for the Company's expanding exploration program.
Mr. Davidson initiated the expansion of Barrick Exploration out of North America and into Latin America, and then Africa and Asia and in doing so built one of the premier exploration groups in the world. On the corporate development side Mr. Davidson was instrumental in the acquisitions of Sutton Resources, Arequipa Resources, Pangea Goldfields, Homestake Mining and finally Placer Dome Ltd. Prior to joining Barrick, Mr. Davidson was Vice President, Exploration for Metall Mining Corporation.
In April 2005, Mr. Davidson was presented the 2005 A.O. Dufresne Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum to recognize exceptional achievement and distinguished contributions to mining exploration in Canada. In 2003, Mr. Davidson was named the Prospector of the Year by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in recognition for his team's discovery of the Lagunas Norte Project in the Alto Chicama District, Peru. He has received his B.Sc. and his M.Sc. in Economic Geology from McGill University.
"Alex brings significant exploration and development experience to our Board," said Kevin Bullock, Volta's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are delighted at his appointment and look forward to his contribution to our continuing growth and development efforts in the upcoming years."
Volta is a mineral exploration company primarily focused on becoming a leader in the identification, acquisition and exploration of gold properties in West Africa. The Company is currently fast-tracking its flagship Kiaka Gold Project, located in Burkina Faso, toward a development decision.
For further information, please refer to our website http://www.voltaresources.com or contact:
Kevin Bullock, P.Eng., President & CEO Tel: +1(647)388-1842 Fax: +1(416)867-2298 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or Andreas Curkovic, Investor Relations Tel: +1(416)577-9927
SOURCE Volta Resources Inc.