Otterburn Announces Douglas J. Kirwin Appointment
- Former Executive Vice President for Ivanhoe Mines until Ivanhoe was acquired by Rio Tinto in 2012
- Member of the joint discovery team for the Hugo Dummett deposit at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia
- Co-recipient of PDAC’s inaugural Thayler Lindsley Medal awarded for most significant international mineral discovery 2004
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA– Otterburn Resources Corp (TSX VENTURE:OBN) (“Otterburn” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Douglas J. Kirwin, B.Sc., M.Sc., FSEG as an Advisor to K92 Holdings International Limited (“K92 Holdings”). See the Company’s news release dated August 25, 2014 describing Otterburn signing a share exchange agreement whereby Otterburn will acquire all shares of K92 Holdings in exchange for common shares of the Company.
Mr. Kirwin is an independent geologist with 45 years of international exploration experience, including five years in Papua New Guinea. He held senior positions with Anglo American and Amax during the 1970’s and was Managing Director of a successful international geological consulting firm during the 1980’s and early 1990’s. In 1995 he accepted a role as vice president, exploration for Indochina Goldfields and subsequently became the executive vice president for Ivanhoe Mines Limited until 2012 after which Ivanhoe was acquired by Rio Tinto. Mr. Kirwin was also a director of South Gobi Energy, Jinshan Gold and a founding non-executive director of Ivanhoe Australia Ltd.
As a member of the joint discovery team for the Hugo Dummett deposit at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia, he was a co-recipient of the PDAC inaugural Thayer Lindsley medal awarded for the most significant international mineral discovery in 2004. Other mineral discoveries made by Mr. Kirwin’s exploration team include the Jelai-Mewet and Seryung epithermal deposits in north east Kalimantan, the Eunsan-Moisan gold mines in South Korea, the Moditaung gold deposits in Myanmar and the Merlin Re-Mo deposit in Australia. In 2006 Mr. Kirwin was the International Exchange lecturer for the Society of Economic Geologists and served as the Society Vice President during 2007 to 2010. He was previously an industry advisor for the Society of Applied Geologists and China Mining and a board member of the Economic Geology Research Unit at James Cook University. Mr. Kirwin holds a Master of Science degree in mineral exploration from James Cook University, Australia
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Brian Lueck, President & CEO
Otterburn Resources Corp.
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