Gryphon Resources, www.gryphonresourcesinc.com – the established mineral exploration firm which is rapidly developing its sizeable Arizona holdings towards large-scale commercial lithium production, reported the appointment of an expert in regional geology, Nick Barr, as the Company’s project manager for its Arizona exploration efforts.
President and CEO of GRYO, Alan Muller, was clearly excited to make the announcement and praised Mr. Barr’s extensive knowledge of the region’s geology, characterizing him as the ideal candidate to head up the Company’s work on its 11 Arizona properties.
Personally located in the area, well networked into supplier resources and wielding an impressive 30-year track record in geological exploration of this nature, Nick Barr will lead GRYO’s exploration initiative by developing a comprehensive implementation plan.
The plan, Muller assured investors, would be exposed to further scrutiny in the days to come as Barr works out the preliminary details.
Nick Barr has an impressive pedigree of individual qualifications, running the gamut from first-hand drill operation to geotechnical analysis:
• Precious and base metal exploration work throughout North America
• Over four years in geotechnical investigation in structure foundations, slope stability and rock mechanics
• Has owned/operated a Simco 4000 track-mount drill and is an experienced exploration services crew manager
• Proficient in everything from claim staking to mobile metallic ion and biogeochemical sampling, permitting, reclamation and report preparation, soil characteristics, supervision of rotary, RC and core drilling, surface/underground mapping and target generation
• Co-author of some 7 SEC Industry Guide-compliant reports
• Abundant activity in brokering and evaluating mineral properties throughout the US
• B.S. in Geology, 1978, from Southern Oregon State University
In addition Mr. Barr has an impressive resume of former engagements:
• Lead project geologist, Sage Gold Inc’s Gold Hill Mine in Arizona, a 6100 ft core drilling program involving copious analysis and supervision of the program which targeted a high-grade, gold fissure vein system
• Managing field geologist, Rodinia Minerals/Ashworth Exploration, pioneered trace radon detection methods for this massive regional uranium exploration program covering Arizona and Utah, participated in claim staking/initial mapping in 2009 at Clayton Valley brine deposits
• Author of a comprehensive regional study of Southern Arizona’s silver-gold district, Cobre Valley Mineral Recovery United Mines Inc., serving as lead geologist in explorative efforts to present, advisory committee member and also performed detailed mapping of gold properties in Arizona’s Oro Blanco District
• Team geologist, Cambior Exploration USA, grass-roots gold exploration initiatives launched in Nevada, Arizona, Idaho and eastern Oregon
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