|August 22, 2011|
CANICKEL ANNOUNCE NEW CEO AND CHANGE TO THE BOARD
|Vancouver, British Columbia -- August 22, 2011 -- CANICKEL MINING LIMITED, formerly "Crowflight Minerals Inc.", ("CaNickel" or the "Company") (TSX: CML) is pleased to announce today that subject to regulatory approval, Dr. Dianmin Chen is appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Company. |
Dr. Chen holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the Central South University of China and a PhD in Mining Geomechanics from the University of Wollongong of Australia.
After obtaining his B.Sc. in 1982, Dr. Chen worked as a mining engineer in China. Dr. Chen joined Northparkes Mines of Rio Tinto in Australia in 1994. He was with Barrick Gold Corporation for 10 years working progressively to senior roles at several of its projects and operations in Australia. Dr. Chen was the Executive Director and General Manager at Sino Jinfeng Mining Ltd, a subsidiary of Sino Gold Corporation (now Eldorado Gold Corp) from 2007 to 2009, where he was responsible for all aspects of mining operations and management for the Jinfeng Gold Mine located in Guizhou Province, China. In 2009, Dr. Chen was the Chief Operation Officer of CITIC Pacific Mining Management Ltd, responsible for the development of a large magnetic iron ore mine in Western Australia. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Chen was the Vice President of Operations at Minco Silver Corporation and the President of Foshan Minco Fuwan Mining Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Minco Silver Corporation.
Mr. Kevin Zhu has resigned as the Interim Chief Executive Officer and from the Board of Director of the Company due to his personal reasons. .
"We are pleased to have Dr. Chen to join the team of CaNickel," said Mr Wenfeng Liu, CaNickel's Chairman, "His over 25 years experiences in the mining operations and strategic planning and corporate management is an excellent fit for the Company. On behalf of the Board, we would also like to thank Mr. Kevin Zhu for his great contributions to the Company. Kevin has been fully committed and dedicated to re-establish the shape of the Company and to bring our Bucko Lake Ming back to operation. We wish Kevin the best with his family and in his future endeavours."
About CaNickel Mining Limited.
CaNickel Mining Limited, formerly "Crowflight Minerals Inc.", (TSX: CML) is a Canadian junior mining company that owns and operates the Bucko Lake Nickel Mine near Wabowden, Manitoba. The Company also holds nickel, copper and Platinum Group Mineral (PGM) projects in the Thompson Nickel Belt and Sudbury Basin.
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