|By Marketwired .||
|March 11, 2014 07:30 AM EDT||
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/11/14 -- International Northair Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: INM) (the "Company" or "Northair") is pleased to announce the appointment of Donald J. Birak to the Company's Advisory Board.
"Northair is extremely pleased to have a geologist with the experience and abilities of Mr. Birak join its Advisory Board," said Fred Hewett, President & CEO of Northair. "Don will be an excellent source of advice as the Company advances its La Cigarra silver project. We welcome Mr. Birak and look forward to his valued input as the newest member of our team."
"I am very pleased to join Northair's Advisory Board," said Donald Birak. "I look forward to assisting Fred Hewett and his team as they explore and develop their properties, in particular La Cigarra, situated in the productive and prospective Parral silver and base metal district of southern Chihuahua State, Mexico."
Mr. Donald J. Birak is a geologist with over 35 years of experience who most recently served as Senior Vice President of Exploration for Coeur Mining, Inc. ("Coeur") from 2004 to October 2013. Previous to his time at Coeur, Mr. Birak was employed as Vice President of Exploration with AngloGold North America, Inc., from 1999 to 2004, Vice President of Exploration with Independence Mining Company from 1995 to 1999 and Vice President of Exploration with Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting from 1992 to 1995. During his career, Mr. Birak has published in a number of scientific and geologic journals and in 2001 was co-recipient of the 'Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year' award given by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. He is a Fellow of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) and a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). Mr. Birak received his Master of Science in Geology from Bowling Green State University, in Ohio in 1978.
Northair also announces that D. Bruce McLeod has resigned from the Advisory Board due time constraints associated with his other work commitments. "On behalf of the entire team I would like to thank Bruce for the valuable insight that he has provided during his tenure on the Advisory Board and we wish him the very best in all his future endeavours," said Fred Hewett.
About the La Cigarra Silver Project
International Northair Mines Ltd is a mineral exploration company engaged in the acquisition and development of gold and silver properties in Mexico. Northair is focused on advancing its La Cigarra silver project located in the state of Chihuahua, which currently hosts a NI 43-101 Resource estimate of 50.4 million ounces of silver in the Measured & Indicated categories grading 76 g/t silver and 3.5 million ounces of silver in the Inferred category grading 61 g/t silver constrained by a Whittle pit shell at an economic cutoff grade of 30 g/t silver (assuming metallurgical recoveries of 84% silver). The La Cigarra silver deposit also contains appreciable amounts of lead, zinc and gold as referenced in the San Gregorio/Las Carolinas Resources Technical Report La Cigarra Project, Chihuahua Mexico dated April 10, 2013.
This news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and approved by Fred Hewett the Company's President and CEO, and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD, INTERNATIONAL NORTHAIR MINES LTD.
Fred G. Hewett, P.Eng., President & CEO
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This news release may contain forward looking statements which are not historical facts, such as ore reserve estimates, anticipated production or results, sales, revenues, costs, or discussions of goals and exploration results, and involves a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, metal price volatility, volatility of metals production, project development, ore reserve estimates, future anticipated reserves and cost engineering estimate risks, geological factors and exploration results. See Northair's filings for a more detailed discussion of factors that may impact expected results.
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