TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2020 /CNW/ – Orford Mining Corporation («Orford«) (TSXV: ORM) is pleased to announce today the appointment of Michelle Sciortino as Vice President, Exploration. Ms. Sciortino has been Senior Geologist at Orford since before the company went public and has been a key part of the company success. Ms. Sciortino is a Professional Geoscientist with over 14 years experience in the mineral exploration sector. Ms. Sciortino has a BSc. and a MASc. in Geology from University of Toronto. Orford is also pleased to announce the appointment of Alger St-Jean as Chief Geoscientist for the Corporation. Alger will continue to guide the company exploration activities as he had as Vice President, Exploration since before the formation of Orford three years ago. Mr. St-Jean has over 25 years experience in mineral exploration and development. Mr. St-Jean holds a BSc in Geology from St. Francis Xavier University and a MSc in Geology from McGill University.
In relation to these appointments, 250,000 stock options have been granted. The options, which are exercisable at $0.19 per common share, will vest over three years and expire ten years from the date of grant.
David Christie, President and CEO, commented «We are looking forward to the continued geological leadership from Michelle and Alger on our projects as we continue to explore them. We also look forward to their guidance as Orford continues to grow its asset base».
The Nunavik regional government has recently developed a policy for the resumption of exploration work on existing projects in the Nunavik region of Quebec under certain conditions designed to minimize COVID-19 transmission risk for northern communities. Orford will work closely and carefully with local and regional authorities to develop prevention plans for future work in 2021 on the Qiqavik Gold and West Raglan Nickel-Cobalt-PGE properties.
About Orford Mining Corporation
Orford Mining is a gold explorer focused on highly prospective and underexplored areas of Northern Quebec. Orford’s principal assets are the Qiqavik and West Raglan projects comprising a land package totaling over 80,000 hectares in the Cape Smith Belt of Northern Quebec. The Qiqavik Project hosts several new high-grade gold discoveries along a mineralized trend in excess of 40 km. The West Raglan project hosts a number of high grade Raglan-style nickel/copper/platinum group metal discoveries along a 55 km mineralized trend. Orford also recently acquired two property positions in the Joutel region of the Abitibi district of northern Quebec, which hosts historical deposits such as the Eagle/Telbel, Joutel Copper, Poirier Copper, and Vezza deposits. Orford continually seeks new gold exploration opportunities in North America. Orford’s common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ORM. This information from neighbouring properties is not necessarily indicative of the mineralization on Orford Mining’s properties.
To view further details about the Qiqavik and West Raglan Projects please visit Orford’s website, www.orfordmining.com.
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SOURCE Orford Mining Corporation