Pure Energy Minerals Limited Announces New Strategic Advisor - Mr. Tom Currin
- Former Division Planning Coordinator for FMC Inc.'s Lithium Division
VANCOUVER, B.C., Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Pure Energy Minerals Limited ("Pure
Energy" or the "Company") (TSX-V: PE) is pleased to announce that it has
entered into an advisory services agreement (the "Agreement") with MIZ
Comercializadora, S.A. de R.L. ("MIZ") pursuant to which MIZ has agreed to
provide the Company with certain services, including advising the Company on
processing methodology with a focus on the identification of alternative
lithium extraction and recovery strategies (the "Services"). The Agreement is
for an initial term of three months, subject to monthly renewal thereafter,
unless earlier terminated in accordance with its terms.
Mr. Tom Currin, a specialist in Lithium Brine Chemical Process Development,
will provide the Company with the Services under the Agreement and will act as
Strategic Advisor to the board of directors.
Mr. Currin brings 35 years of lithium project expertise in the fields of
engineering, processing, and evaluation. Mr. Currin is currently President and
Co-Founder of MIZ Comercializadora, S.de R.L., a privately held company
providing engineering services, lithium chemical products and recycling
services to the lithium chemical industry. Prior to founding MIZ, Mr. Currin
held various technical and management positions within the Lithium Division
of FMC Inc. ("FMC"), a Fortune 500 diversified chemicals, mining and machinery
company. FMC is one of the primary producers of lithium worldwide including
Lithium Extraction operations in Argentina. In the last five years, Mr.
Currin has performed evaluations of Lithium Projects in Chile, Argentina,
Bolivia and Australia. Most recently Mr. Currin managed Li3 Energy's Salar de
Maricunga Exploration and Development Project.
Mr. Currin adds a critical element to the team with a breadth of operational
business experience in the Lithium industry. Mr. Currin has earned a Bachelor
of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University
and holds or has held memberships in the Combustible Metals Committee of the
National Fire Protection Association, the Metals Section Executive Committee
of the National Safety Council and in the American Institute of Chemical
" I am pleased to join the Pure Energy team and look forward to developing an
accelerated project to recover Lithium and other by products from a US source
in the mining friendly jurisdiction of Nevada" commented Mr. Currin.
"We are very excited to have Mr. Currin join our team," commented Pure
Energy's CEO Jason Dussault. "I was thrilled when he agreed to join us as our
new Strategic Advisor and believe that his wealth of experience in extraction
solutions will be a significant asset for our Company. Mr. Currin has numerous
contacts in the industry and has already begun working with them to create
opportunities and solutions and to build customer relationships with Pure
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD Pure Energy Minerals Limited Jason Dussault, Chief
For further information contact: (604) 608 6611
About Pure Energy
Pure Energy Minerals Limited is an innovative junior mining company based in
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Company is engaged in the
acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties throughout the
world. Currently Pure Energy is focusing its efforts on lithium mining
opportunities and related technologies. The Company's Alkali Flats Project in
Esmeralda County Nevada represents a 4,800 acre claim block in proximity to
the Clayton Valley Playa, where lithium rich brines and evaporates have been
accumulating for tens of thousands of years. The area is home to the only U.S.
based lithium producing plant, the Silver Peak plant operated by Chemetall
Foote Corporation, a subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. The Silver Peak
plant has been in production since 1967.
For further details about the Company and its projects please visit Pure
Energy's website at:http://pureenergyminerals.com/
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