Vancouver, B.C., January 17, 2018. Kutcho Copper Corp. (TSXV: KC) ("Kutcho Copper" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has retained the engineering and project management services of Angus Christie to provide project oversight through the Feasibility process for the Kutcho high grade copper-zinc development project.
Angus Christie BSc (Hons) (Engineering Geology), MSc, PhD (Geology), GDE (Mining Engineering) Mr. Christie has over 30 years of experience in mine project development, resource and reserve estimation, mining, mineral beneficiation, water and waste management, environmental management and financial evaluation of mining projects. Mr. Christie was employed by Anglo American for 23 years which included roles as Mine Geologist, Resource Manager and Divisional Technical Manager in South Africa, Colombia and Canada. Following this he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Cardero Coal Ltd. in 2012. Between 2013 and 2016 Mr. Christie was employed by JDS Engineering & Mining as a Project Manager where he successfully completed the positive feasibility studies for Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.'s Back River Project (Nunavut) and Kaminak Gold Corp.'s Coffee Project (Yukon).
As the Senior Manager of Engineering, Mr. Christie will provide the oversight towards the completion of Kutcho Copper's Feasibility Study. Furthermore, Mr. Christie's breadth of experience over a broad range of engineering disciplines will be key in helping determine the optimized path for extracting the maximum value out of the deposits at Kutcho while maintaining the highest level of engineering, mining, and waste management solutions for the project.
"With the recent addition of Mr. Len Holland and now Mr. Christie, we have a full technical team of the highest level to bring Kutcho through the Feasibility process," commented Mr. Vince Sorace, President and CEO of Kutcho Copper Corp. "We are privileged that Mr. Christie has joined the Kutcho team and recognize his positive impact on the successful outcomes of similar efforts at Kaminak Gold Corp.'s Coffee Project and Sabina Silver & Gold Corp.'s Back River Project."
About Kutcho Copper Corp.
Kutcho Copper Corp. is a Canadian resource development company focused on expanding and developing the Kutcho high grade copper-zinc project in northern British Columbia. Committed to social responsibility and the highest environmental standards, the Company will progress the Kutcho Project through feasibility and permitting to a positive construction decision.
President & CEO, Kutcho Copper Corp.
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