Vancouver – March 16, 2023 – Prospect Ridge Resources Corp. (the “Company” or “Prospect Ridge“) (CSE: PRR) (OTC: PRRSF) (FRA: OED) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Michaud and Mr. Yan Ducharme as Directors. In addition, the Company announces the resignation of Nick Luksha as a Director and as Vice President of Corporate Development.
“Personally and on behalf of the Board, I am pleased to welcome Michael Michaud to the team. His experience and insights in managing and developing high valued mineral projects throughout the world will be a great benefit to the Company. As well, we wish to thank Yan Ducharme for his hard work and dedication to date as President of Prospect Ridge and look forward to his further contributions as an invaluable member of the Board. Finally, we wish to thank Nick Luksha for all his efforts and wish him well in his future endeavors”, stated Mike Iverson, Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Michaud, P.Geo., M.Sc. is a Professional Geologist with over 30 years of experience developing and implementing regional and mine-site exploration strategies that includes a broad range of deposit types within North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Currently, Michael is the Vice-President, Exploration for Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. Previously, Michael served as Chief Geologist at Iamgold Corp, Vice-President, Exploration for St Andrew Goldfields, Principal of SRK Consulting Inc. and Chief Geologist at North American Palladium. Mr. Michaud holds an honors B.Sc. from the University of Waterloo, and a M.Sc. from Lakehead University.
Mr. Yan Ducharme brings over 25 years of experience to the Company in the Greenfield and Brownfield exploration projects. He started his career in SEMAFO in Guinea, Western Africa, on the Jean-Gobele exploration project which later became the Kiniero mine. In Quebec, he joined Cambior at the Sleeping Giant mine, then to the exploration office where he took care of exploration projects in the four corners of the Abitibi and in the James Bay area. Mr. Ducharme was also part of the regional exploration team at the Rosebel Mine in Suriname, South America for Cambior/Iamgold. Yan spent several years working NioGold’s Marban project which reached 1.5M oz. of measured and indicated resources (32Mt at 1.48 g/t Au) and 600k oz of inferred resources (16.5Mt at 1.13 g/t Au; NI 43-101 August 15, 2013). He was Vice-President of the company when it was bought by Oban Mining, now operating as Osisko (TSE:OSK). He was regional exploration manager for Canadian Malartic until the Kirkland Lake project was acquired entirely by Agnico-Eagle (TSE: AEM), and then became exploration manager for SOQUEM. Most recently, Mr. Ducharme was exploration manager for Wesdome Gold Mine’s (TSE: WDO) Kiena site. Mr. Ducharme obtained a master’s degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Quebec in Montreal.
Prospect Ridge also announces that it has granted an aggregate of 75,000 stock options to a consultant of the Company, exercisable at $0.20 for a period of 5 years.
About Prospect Ridge Resources Corp.
Prospect Ridge Resources Corp. is a British Columbia based exploration and development company focused on gold exploration. Prospect Ridge’s management and technical team cumulate over 100 years of mineral exploration experience and believes the Knauss Creek and the Holy Grail properties to have the potential to extend the boundaries of the Golden Triangle to cover this vast under-explored region.
Prospect Ridge Resources Corp.
Mike Iverson- CEO, Director
Glen Watson -Corporate Development
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