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Scorpio Mining (SPM.to): One less to worry about

You are what you eat, they say.
Don’t get me wrong about this, it isn’t some sort of personal grudge and for all I know Mr Stonehouse may well be the nicest person around, always willing to help old ladies across the street, do fine things for charity and be the life and soul of any Christmas party. But when a VP Expl…
  • was at the centre of the clustafark called Ascendant Copper in Ecuador
  • and then at the centre of the clustafark called Mercer Gold in Colombia
  • and is then hired by a company that makes a point of NOT mentioning the names of companies in Mr Stonehouse’s background in the NR, preferring to talk in general terms about his years of experience in The Americas and his fluent Spanish
…it makes his new employer, Scorpio Mining (SPM.to) a very easy avoid. And in the end this is good for your humble scribe, as the “one less to worry about” principle is a good one, cuts down on workload and frees up time for other things like eating food or playing chess. Anyway, here’s the SPM.to NR from this morning:

TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2011 /CNW/ – Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX: SPM) (“Scorpio” or the “Corporation”) has appointed James M. Stonehouse as the Corporation’s Vice President of Exploration, based in Mexico, effective January 3, 2012.

Mr. Stonehouse holds an M.A. in Geology from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. He is a professional and highly skilled geologist with over 30 years of experience in exploration, primarily focused in the Americas and on precious and base metal deposits. He is fluent in Spanish and has successfully led multiple teams through grass roots exploration to discovery stage, resource evaluation, feasibility study and development. His ability to recognize and re-evaluate geological settings and design successful exploration programs has resulted in significant discoveries that have increased resources and added satellite ore deposits to existing operations. Mr. Stonehouse is experienced in managing all aspects of exploration and resource development, including turnaround projects that brought sub-valued assets to economic status and production.
Mr. Stonehouse is a registered member of SME and a registered Geoscientist in the State of California, and is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
Parviz Farsangi, President and CEO of the Corporation, commented: “We are delighted to have James as part our dedicated team as Scorpio moves forward with its plans for growth. His extensive experience and expertise will be of great value to the Corporation as we continue to explore, develop and expand our portfolio of projects in the Cosalá and Parral Districts of Mexico.

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