VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – February 1, 2018 – Copper Creek Gold Corp. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has officially opened an exploration & development office in Santiago, Chile in conjunction with its proposed business development efforts in Chile for new copper, cobalt and lithium exploration projects.
The Company’s new office will be located at Los Abedules 3085 3th Floor, Vitacura, Santiago Chile.
In order to assess various Chilean business opportunities and mineral exploration properties, the Company has also engaged Kura Geoscience SPA (“Kura Minerals”) of Santiago, Chile, to act as its local representative in order to help evaluate new strategic business opportunities and potential project acquisitions. Kura is a leading consulting firm with existing relationships throughout South America led by a Chile-based management team which includes:
Francisco Acuña (Business Manager). Kura Minerals was co-founded by Francisco Acuña, who previously supported Chilean operations for BHP Billiton. Mr. Acuña was directly involved in the strategic development of Minera Escondida, a subsidiary of BHP Billiton which operates two large-scale open pit copper mines in the Atacama Desert. He also supported other BHP operations through research and development of hypogene ore processing. Mr. Acuña holds a Chem. Eng. from the University of Concepcion, Chile, and a M.Sc. Industry, Trade & Development from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
Alvaro Florez (Legal Manager and Legal Counsel). Prior to joining Kura, Alvaro Florez was In-House Counsel for the Chilean subsidiaries of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. and Lundin Mining Corp. He later joined as an associate at the Energy, Mining and Natural Resources Group of Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría Law Firm. Mr. Florez has also collaborated with the Projects, Energy and Natural Resources Group of King & Wood Mallesons, Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Universidad de los Andes, Chile, and Master of Law from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Thomas Eggers (Exploration Manager). Prior to joining Kura, Thomas Eggers supervised over 25 exploration projects in Northern-Central Chile, Papua New Guinea and Mongolia for Anglo American plc (LON: AAL). His expertise has allowed him to advise on exploration strategies throughout South America, Africa and Oceania. Mr. Eggers holds an Honours Degree in Geology from Universidad de Concepción, Chile and an MBA Global Management from Macquarie University (Australia) & Universidad de Chile (Chile).
“We are very excited about this corporate move to open up an exploration office and to work with an experienced team like Kura Minerals in Santiago. It reaffirms our commitment to looking for the best exploration properties internationally. We look forward to evaluating future exploration and development opportunities within Chile, one of the world’s most prolific mining jurisdictions.” commented Mr. Tim Fernback, Director of Copper Creek Gold Corp.
About Copper Creek Gold:
The Company is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company which has been active in the resource sector in British Columbia and elsewhere in Western Canada.
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