Omineca Appoints Chad Ireland as Underground Mine Safety Supervisor
SASKATOON, SK Omineca Mining and Metals Ltd. (TSXV: OMM) (“Omineca” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Chad Ireland as Mine Safety Supervisor for Omineca’s underground mining operations at Wingdam, 25 kilometers west of Osisko Development Corp’s Barkerville Gold (“BGM”) project in the Cariboo Mining District of south-central BC.
Mr. Ireland previously held the positions of Mine Safety Superintendent of Hart Gold (ON), Manager of HR, Safety, Training and Environment for Claude Resources (SK) and HSE Manager for SNC Lavalin. Mr. Ireland brings extensive experience in Mine Safety, having began working underground in 2003 and transitioning into a Safety Manager and Mine Rescue Instructor role. Mr. Ireland has been working in a Mine Safety role for the last 16 years and was part of the team that won the regional John T Ryan award for metal mines in 2015.
Omineca welcomes Chad to Omineca’s underground team as the placer bulk sampling program gets underway. Safety is of paramount importance to any underground operation and Omineca looks forward to having Chad’s oversight on Wingdam’s underground mining operations, coordination with the BC Mines regulators, and work on cooperative emergency response arrangements with the Company’s neighbouring active mine sites.
About Omineca Mining and Metals Ltd.
Omineca Mining and Metals Ltd.’s flagship Wingdam gold exploration and placer recovery project is located along the Barkerville Highway 45 km east of the town of Quesnel. The property includes hard-rock tenures totaling over 50,000 hectares (500 square kms) and in excess of 15 linear kilometers of placer claims, both encompassing the Lightning Creek valley where topographic conditions created a thick overburden which preserved a large portion of an underground channel with placer gold-bearing gravels. Omineca also has a diamond drill program currently underway exploring for the potential multiple hard rock sources of the placer gold at Wingdam.
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