TUDOR GOLD Hires Ken Konkin, P.Geo. as Exploration Manager
Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – January 7, 2019) – TUDOR GOLD Corp. (TSXV: TUD) (FSE: TUC) (the ‘Company’ or ‘Tudor Gold’) announces the hiring of Mr. Ken Konkin, P.Geo. as Exploration Manager. Mr. Konkin will oversee exploration of Tudor Gold’s flagship property, Treaty Creek, as well as several other Tudor Gold properties located within the prolific Eskay-Sulphurets-Premier gold belt. The Treaty Creek property adjoins to the north of Pretium Resources’ Brucejack-Snowfield property and Seabridge Gold’s KSM property, along the geological trend. Drilling at Treaty Creek in 2018 was very successful, especially the final hole which returned a significant intercept of 0.981 g/t gold over 563.8 meters.
Mr. Konkin has over 35 years of geological experience throughout North and South America as well as Russia. Ken Konkin worked for Silver Standard for 19 years and managed advanced exploration programs at Manantial Espejo (Argentina), San Luis and Berenguela (Peru) as well as Snowfields (Pretium) in the Golden Triangle, BC. Mr. Konkin was appointed the Project Manager for Pretium Resources after it purchased the Snowfields-Brucejack Project from Silver Standard in 2010. Subsequently, he was instrumental in the discovery of The Valley of Kings deposit at the Brucejack Lake Mine, an 8 million ounce gold deposit currently in production. He spent seven years managing all aspects of the exploration programs at Snowfield-Brucejack. During his tenure with Pretium, the company received the Bill Dennis Award in 2013 for a Canadian discovery (presented by the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada); Mr. Konkin was also the co-recipient of the prestigious H.H. ‘Spud’ Huestis Award for ‘excellence in prospecting and mineral exploration in B.C. and/or Yukon’ in 2017.
Mr. Konkin states: ‘I’m very excited about being given the opportunity to work with Tudor Gold Corp on all its projects within the Golden Triangle. I look forward to building an exploration team that is capable of fast-tracking and advancing the status of each project as quickly as possible. We will begin immediately with detailed examination of the recent drill results obtained from the 2018 Treaty Creek diamond drill program as well as all the historical drill results for the Treaty Creek Project. The goal is to ‘flesh-out’ a sizeable gold deposit at Treaty Creek. In the coming months we will examine drill core in order to determine controls for the gold mineralization and potential pathways for the mineral source. From these studies we will lay out a comprehensive exploration program for 2019 that will include the recommendation of continued diamond drilling. Clearly, when any drill hole program ends on such a positive note as it did for Tudor Gold (Hole CB 18-39 averaged 0.981 g/t gold over 563.8 meters) it makes for a very exciting start to the next round of drilling, particularly when the hole bottomed in gold mineralization. Furthermore, Tudor has several very promising gold, silver and polymetallic projects at varying stages of exploration that we will examine this year as well. I thank Walter Storm for this opportunity to work with the Tudor Gold team and provide some of my knowledge from previous years of working in this region.’
President and CEO of Tudor Gold, Mr. Walter Storm, commented as follows: ‘I am delighted to welcome Mr. Ken Konkin to Tudor Gold. He is an outstanding choice to be our Exploration Manager and he brings to us his vast knowledge of the entire Golden Triangle region. The timing for this was perfect as Ken recently has moved back to Canada from Peru.’
Mr. Konkin will manage exploration programs for all of Tudor Gold’s projects located within the Golden Triangle in northwestern British Columbia. Mr. Konkin initially began his geological career working in the Stewart Area as a geological student during the early 1980’s. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of British Columbia in 1984 and continued working in the Stewart region for several exploration companies in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
About TUDOR GOLD
TUDOR GOLD is a precious and base metals explorer in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle, an area that hosts past-producing mines and several large deposits that are approaching potential development. The 17,913 hectare Treaty Creek project (TUDOR GOLD has a 60 % interest) borders Seabridge Gold Inc.’s KSM property to the southwest and borders Pretium Resources Inc.’s Brucejack property to the southeast. The Company also has a 60% interest in the Electrum project, and a 100% interest in the 18,300 hectare Crown project, all of which are located in the Golden Triangle area.
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