September 20, 2012 @ 3:00 pm EST
Oracle Mining announces management change
Vancouver, British Columbia, September 20, 2012 - Oracle Mining Corp. ("Oracle Mining" or the "Corporation") (TSX: OMN, OTCQX: OMCCF, FRANKFURT: OMC) is pleased to announce Alan Edwards has expanded his role with the Corporation as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately and will continue as a director of the Corporation.
“Mr. Edwards’s experience in mine development and operations, and his extensive knowledge of copper projects as well as the Arizona operations environment in particular, bring the required leadership to Oracle Mining as we complete our Feasibility Study and NI 43-101 compliant technical report leading to the plant construction and re-start of the Oracle Ridge Copper Mine,” said Mr. Paul Eagland, Oracle Mining’s Executive Chairman.
Mr. Edwards has served Oracle Mining as a director since October 2011 and has also served as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee. He has three decades of diverse mining industry experience, including leadership roles at a number of world class mines. Included in his extensive career accomplishments are operations roles at P.T. Freeport Indonesia’s Grasberg Mine as Vice President of Surface Mines and then as Senior Vice President, Operations; and, he was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Apex Silver Mines Corporation, where he was responsible for the engineering, construction and commissioning of the San Cristobal mine in Bolivia.
He served as CEO and President of Copper One Inc. from December 2009 to June 2011 and as CEO and President of Frontera Copper Corp. from September 2007 through February 2009. He is the former Vice President of Technical Services and Project Development and former Vice President of Operations of Kinross Gold Corporation. During the 1980s to mid-1990s, he served in various positions at Phelps Dodge Corporation, including General Manager of Operations at Chino Mines Company and Mine Superintendent at Phelps Dodge Morenci Inc.
Mr. Edwards holds a BSc in Mining Engineering and an MBA in Finance from the University of Arizona.
The Corporation also announces that Mr. Douglas Nicholson has departed as the Corporation’s CEO.
“Mr. Nicholson has been a valuable member of our team and now wishes to move onto other projects in which he has interest,” said Mr. Eagland. “We wish Mr. Nicholson well in his future endeavors.”
About Oracle Mining Corp.
Oracle Mining Corp. (TSX: OMN, OTCQX: OMCCF, FRANKFURT: OMC) is a Vancouver, Canada-based corporation that is the sole owner and operator of Oracle Ridge Mining LLC and the Oracle Ridge Copper Mine located 24 km north of Tucson, Arizona. Oracle Mining has minimal long-term debt and is managed by an experienced team of mining professionals with extensive operating and financial experience.
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