HLM Appoints Metallurgist Ernie J. Marcotte (P.Eng, FCIM) as New Board Member
Sudbury, Ontario – April 15, 2014 – Houston Lake Mining Inc. (TSX.V: HLM), is a mining exploration company which is actively exploring for rare metals lithium, tantalum, rubidium and cesium by currently advancing its 100% owned and optioned PAK Rare Metals Project in northwestern Ontario, Canada. HLM is pleased to announce the appointment of Ernie Marcotte, P.Eng, FCIM to the board of directors of the “Company”.
Mr. Marcotte has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry involving metallurgical and mining operations, environmental control, mineral processing, research and development, design engineering, plant commissioning and corporate management. He has extensive experience in gold, uranium, nickel-copper and platinum-palladium operations. He has served in various senior management and engineering capacities which include Mill Superintendent, General Mine Manager and Vice President. Over a forty year period, Mr. Marcotte has worked for a number of successful mining companies: Denison, East Malartic Gold, Upper Canada Gold, Falconbridge, Pamour, MacIsaac (INCO Shebandowan Operation) and North American Palladium. As Vice President Mining for North American Palladium and Vice President and General Manager Mining Operations for the Lac Des Iles Mine he was instrumental in the initial commissioning and progressive improvement of the mine and mill operations. Mr. Marcotte has served as Senior Metallurgist for SNC Lavalin, Engineers and Constructors. He served as Vice President of Operations for Mustang Minerals Corp where his primary focus was fast tracking the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) and Pre-Feasibility Study and initiated the Bankable Feasibility for the Maskwa Ni-Cu-PGE Project in Manitoba.
Most recently, Mr. Marcotte served as Senior Process Engineer for Rubicon Minerals Corporation and was involved with design engineering and equipment selection for the construction of the Phoenix Project mineral processing plant. He has served on a number of Boards and Committees in the communities in which he has resided and has served on the Board of Directors for Mining Companies. Mr. Marcotte currently serves on the Board of Directors of Numax Resources who are currently advancing an iron-titanium property in North Western Ontario.
“We are very pleased to have Ernie join HLM. He brings great depth of mine development and metallurgical experience which compliments HLM’s Board and Management”, commented Reginald (Rick) F. Walker, Chairman. “We look forward to working with Ernie as we continue to develop one of the highest grade lithium deposits in North America, with large tonnage potential, and with byproducts such as tantalum, and potentially rubidium and cesium on our PAK Rare Metals Project”.
The Company also announces that it has granted 2,050,000 stock options to officers and directors. The options are set for a period of five years, expiring on April 15, 2019. The options are priced at $.10 and are subject to regulatory approval.