HLM Appoints Garth Drever, P.Geo. as new Vice President of Exploration
Sudbury, Ontario – September 26, 2013 – Houston Lake Mining Inc. (TSX.V: HLM), is a mining exploration company which is actively exploring for rare metals lithium (Li), and tantalum (Ta) and currently focusing on its 100% owned and optioned PAK Rare Metals Project in northwestern Ontario, Canada. HLM is pleased to announce the appointment of Garth Drever, P.Eng, P.Geo. as Vice President of Exploration to the “Company”.
Mr. Drever is a geologist with over 35 years of mineral exploration experience primarily with Cameco Corporation. He specializes in innovative technologies for detecting ore bodies and has worked on many uranium deposits worldwide. His past experience as an exploration geologist has included positions as Senior Geologist, District Geologist for Cameco Corporation.
Mr. Drever began his career with the Geological Survey of Saskatchewan managing geochemical and geophysical programs exploring for uranium in Northern Saskatchewan. In 1980 he joined Cameco (Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation), working as an exploration geologist in the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan. From 1989 to 1993 he was involved with Cameco’s industrial mineral sector exploring for industrial commodities including high calcium limestone, kaolinite and bentonite as well as diamond exploration. From 1997 to 2000 he was instrumental in developing Cameco’s Australian portfolio of projects in the Kombolgie Basin of Northern Territory and Western Australia. He worked closely with Traditional Owners, researchers and the Cameco exploration team to create synergies for effective exploration. From 2001 to 2007, He played a key role in the development of Cameco’s global exploration portfolio with experience in the USA, Australia, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
More recently Mr. Drever worked as exploration manager for Uravan Minerals Inc., and currently is a VP of Raven Minerals Corp., a private uranium exploration company. Garth has been a technical consultant to HLM since February of 2013. Mr. Drever holds a B.Sc in geology from the University of Regina (1975) and is an active member of the Association of Professional Engineer and Geoscientist of Saskatchewan, and Ontario.
“Garth brings great depth of practical exploration experience and understanding of rare metals which greatly compliments the existing strength of the Houston Lake’s Management and Board of Directors in exploration and mining”, commented Trevor R. Walker, President. “We look forward to working with Garth as we continue to develop a high grade, multi-element, rare metal target with large tonnage potential on our PAK Rare Metals Project.”
The Company also announces that it has granted 400,000 stock options to officers of the Company. The options are set for a period of five years, expiring on September 26, 2018. The options are priced at $.10 and are subject to regulatory approval.