Dec 11, 2013
Vancouver, BC -- December 11, 2013: Kiska Metals Corporation ("Kiska" or the "Company") reports that the Board of Directors have appointed Dr. Michael Roberts, P.Geo., as Vice President, Exploration.
Mike has over 10 years of experience in mineral exploration and research in economic geology. Since 2009, he has been the lead geologist on the Whistler Project managing exploration on Kiska's flagship property. Mike was part of the team that discovered the Raintree West Deeps porphyry prospect, Island Mountain (Breccia Zone) porphyry prospect and multiple new porphyry prospects on the Whistler Project.
Joining the group (then Rimfire Minerals) in 2005, he was part of the team that generated and executed grassroots exploration projects in Alaska, Yukon, British Columbia, New South Wales and Nevada. Prior to Rimfire, Mike was involved in academic research of geology and mineral deposits in Finland, South Africa and Southwestern USA. Mike has earned a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Victoria, Canada, and a Ph.D. in Geology from James Cook University, Australia.
This appointment of Dr. Robert's follows the retirement of Mark Baknes. The Board of Directors and Management wishes to thank Mr. Baknes for his contributions to the Company and wish him the very best in his future endeavours. Mark has left an enduring legacy of excellence in project generation and geological mentorship that will help guide Kiska well into the future.
As part of our growing focus on developing high quality exploration projects, the Company has entered into an exploration alliance with Lefebure Geologic Ltd. Dave Lefebure brings 30 years of geological experience to the exploration alliance as an expert in Cordilleran geology, mineral deposits and is the former Chief Geologist for the BC Geological Survey.
The purpose of the exploration alliance is to generate numerous high-quality copper and gold exploration targets in a proven yet underexplored region of British Columbia. "We are very pleased to form this alliance with Lefebure Geologic Ltd." stated Mike Roberts, VP Exploration of Kiska. "Dave and the Kiska team share the same enthusiasm for the project area due to the regional geology, continued infrastructure development and progressive relationships with First Nations. The alliance is capitalizing on the opportunity to prioritize and acquire projects in preparation for the next upward market cycle."
About Kiska Metals Corporation
Kiska Metals Corporation is a mineral exploration company with a diverse portfolio of gold and copper projects available for option/joint venture throughout North America and Australia. Kiska has recently signed an option agreement with Teck Resources Limited to advance the Kliyul gold-copper porphyry in north central British Columbia. One of the more advanced assets is the Whistler property, Alaska, a district-scale gold-copper porphyry project with excellent exploration potential that contains a 2.25 M oz gold-equivalent indicated resource of 79.2 million tonnes averaging 0.51 g/t gold, 1.97 g/t silver and 0.17% copper. Kiska has numerous gold and copper projects available for option-joint venture as well as an extensive royalty portfolio available for purchase.
On behalf of Kiska Metals Corporation
David Caulfield, P.Geo., Interim President & CEO
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