Element 79 Gold Welcomes George Tumur to its Board of Directors
Vancouver, BC - TheNewswire - September 7, 2023 - Element 79 Gold Corp. (CSE:ELEM)(OTC:ELMGF)(FSE:7YS) ("Element 79 Gold", the "Company") a mining company focused on Gold and Silver, is pleased to announce the nomination of Mr. George Tumur to the Company's Board of Directors.
Distinguished senior business and operations leader, Mr. Tumur brings a wealth of experience and a profound understanding of mining, investment funding, and government relations. Former Ambassador to Singapore, Mr. Tumur's remarkable career has been characterized by visionary leadership, strategic acumen, and an exceptional ability to navigate complex challenges.
Mr. Tumur held several executive-level positions at minerals exploration and mining organizations, including Hunnu Coal Ltd. (ASX: HUN), Energy Resources LLC (later, MMC, HKEX: 0975) and other public and private entities. Most notably, in these roles, Mr Tumur has had a transformative impact in leadership, unlocking significant coal resources, estimated at 1 billion tons of measured and indicated coal across three projects at Hunnu Coal, and elevating the company's valuation nine-fold in just 18 months following IPO; as well as commencing a significant production of a private project within six months from a headstart, introducing an international contract mining experience into local mining industry, leading to a successful IPO.
Prior to his recent role as a senior advisor at Gateway Partners Ltd., a private equity investment fund in Singapore, Mr. Tumur has been appointed as Ambassador of Mongolia to Singapore, Philippines, and Brunei Darussalam, and applied his diplomatic skills to strengthen bilateral and multilateral relations, boasting trade and tourism between host countries and Mongolia.
Beyond his corporate success, Mr. Tumur is also a committed contributor to society and community organizations. He has held leadership positions in various organizations, including the Mongolian Chamber of Trade and Commerce in Singapore, the Asia Europe Foundation, and the Mongolian Mining Club. Tumur's academic background includes a Master of Science in Mining and Earth Systems Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from the same institution.
"This appointment marks a significant stride in the Company's journey toward strategic excellence and international expertise," said James Tworek, President and CEO of Element 79 Gold. "We look forward to benefiting from his wealth of experience, global perspective, and strategic insight."
The Company also announced that Mr. Shane Williams will step down from the Board of Directors. Mr. Williams departs from his position on Element 79 Gold's Board of Directors to focus on increasing professional commitments but will remain an advisor to the Company. Element 79 Gold would like to sincerely thank Mr. Williams for his valuable contributions and unwavering commitment during his tenure as a Director, and appreciates that he will continue to provide guidance through his advisory position as it navigates through both its current and future opportunities.
About Element79 Gold Corp.
Element79 Gold is a mining company focused on gold and silver committed to maximizing shareholder value through responsible mining practices and sustainable development of its projects. Element79 Gold's primary focus is on developing its previously-producing, high-grade gold and silver mine, the Lucero project located in Arequipa, Peru, with the intent to bring it back into production in the near term.
The Company also holds a portfolio of 5 properties along the Battle Mountain trend in Nevada, with the Clover and West Whistler projects believed to have significant potential for near-term resource development. Three properties in the Battle Mountain Portfolio are under contract for sale to Valdo Minerals Ltd., with an anticipated closing date around the end of 2023. The Company has also signed an Option Agreement to sell the Maverick Springs project, an advanced-stage exploratory property with an Inferred Resource of 3.71MMoz AuEq (1.37MMoz Au and 175MMoz Ag) and anticipates completing this sale before the end of 2023.
In British Columbia, Element79 Gold has executed a Letter of Intent and funded a drilling program to acquire a private company that holds the option to 100% interest of the Snowbird High-Grade Gold Project, which consists of 10 mineral claims located in Central British Columbia, approximately 20km west of Fort St. James. The Company also has an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Dale Property, 90 unpatented mining claims located approximately 100 km southwest of Timmins, Ontario, and has recently announced that it has transferred this project to its wholly-owned subsidiary, Synergy Metals Corp, and is advancing through the Plan of Arrangement spin-out process through the rest of 2023.
For more information about the Company, please visit www.element79.gold
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