Rockridge Resources establishes Technical Advisory Board with Mining Hall of Famer Ronald Netolitzky
Rockridge Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ROCK) (“Rockridge”) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Ron Netolitzky, P.Geo., has joined the Company as the first member of a Technical Advisory Board to assist Rockridge’s management team in the exploration of the Company’s project base.
Mr. Netolitzky has had a very successful career in mining and mineral exploration with decades of experience and having been directly associated with three major mineral discoveries in Canada that have subsequently been put into production: Eskay Creek, Snip and Brewery Creek. At Eskay Creek, Mr. Netolitzky’s Consolidated Stikine Resources was acquired by Placer Dome and International Corona for $67 per share in what was one of the more famous transactions in Western Canadian mining history.
He was previously Chairman and President of Viceroy Exploration Ltd., which achieved exploration success with its Gualcaymayo gold project in Argentina and went on to produce 200,000 ounces of gold a year. Viceroy Exploration was successfully acquired by Yamana Gold in 2006. Mr. Netolitzky was also Chairman of Brett Resources Inc., which was acquired by Osisko Mining Corp. in the Spring of 2010 for the Hammond Reef gold project in Ontario. He is currently a director of several publicly traded exploration companies and has contributed to the growth of many junior companies as well as being involved in 12 significant merger-and-acquisition events.
Mr. Netolitzky has been honoured with the Prospector of the Year award from the PDAC, and Developer of the Year award from the BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines. In 2015, he was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. Mr. Netolitzky graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. in geology in 1964 and a M.Sc. from University of Calgary in 1967.
Rockridge’s CEO, Jordan Trimble stated: “We would like to welcome Mr. Netolitzky to the Rockridge team and we are honoured to have him as a Technical Advisor and shareholder. He has been directly involved in the mineral exploration industry in Western Canada since 1964, and his knowledge of exploration and his aggressive business acumen resulted in discovery success on three Western Canadian mineral projects all of which became producing mines. Ron has also carried out exploration programs near our flagship Knife Lake Project in Saskatchewan and he knows the area well. He will be a highly valued part of the team and we look forward to working with him as we advance our project base.”
Mr. Netolitzky stated: “I am excited to work with management and the geological team at the newly formed and well-structured Rockridge Resources. I have worked in the area around the Knife Lake Project and believe there is robust discovery potential there which the Company plans to test with its upcoming drill program.”
About Rockridge Resources Ltd.
Rockridge Resources is a new publicly traded mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral resource properties in Canada, specifically copper and battery metal projects. The Company's flagship project is the Knife Lake project located in Saskatchewan, which is ranked as the #2 mining jurisdiction in the world by the Fraser Institute. The project hosts the Knife Lake deposit, which is a VMS, near-surface copper-cobalt-gold-silver-zinc deposit open along strike and at depth. There is strong discovery potential in and around the deposit area as well as at regional targets on the 85,196-hectare property. Rockridge’s goal is to maximize shareholder value through new mineral discoveries, committed long-term partnerships, and the advancement of exploration projects in geopolitically favourable jurisdictions. The Company has approx. 23.2 million shares issued and outstanding.
Forward-looking statements apply.