Mr. Alex Molyneux reports
TEMPUS ANNOUNCES THE PASSING OF DIRECTOR GARY ARTMONT
Tempus Resources Ltd.'s non-executive director and geological adviser, Gary Artmont, has suddenly died.
Mr. Artmont was a world-renowned exploration geologist with over 40 years of experience in projects across six continents. He graduated with an honours BSc degree in geology from the University of Waterloo in 1975, and began his career with Union Carbide, searching for tungsten, uranium and industrial metals throughout Western and Northern Canada, United States, and Brazil. Subsequently, he worked with Rio Tinto, where he was instrumental in defining Vulcan sedimentary-exhalative-deposit-style base metal mineralization in the Selywn basin of Yukon.
During the 1980s, Mr. Artmont turned his focus to Australia and Southeast Asia, where for Kennecott, he developed reconnaissance programs for tungsten and gold mineralization in Western Australia and New Zealand, as well as completed the early-stage exploration of the Lihir Island gold deposit.
He had extensive experience in Indonesia, where he acted as the on-site manager for the Mount Muro gold project in central Kalimantan, defining over 1.3 million ounces of gold, as well as the discovery of other gold and diamond deposits in south Kalimantan. From 1989 to 1995, he was chief geologist for PT Freeport Indonesia, where he managed over 120,000 metres of diamond drilling, which led to the discovery of the eight-million-ounce Wabu gold deposit, as well as the first detailed geochemical survey and mapping over the Erstberg mine area that culminated in the discovery of the Grasberg deposit, one of the largest gold deposits in the world. During this period, he also managed Freeport's exploration activities in Mexico.
In addition to the above, Mr. Artmont had extensive experience working in project generation in China, Mongolia, Russia, Eastern Europe and South America.
During his overall career, he worked in over 15 countries and conducted site visits to over 150 operating mines at locations throughout the world.
Tempus Resources chairman Alex Molyneux commented: "We have lost one of the great exploration geologists in the world, and he will be sorely missed. Gary had the unique ability to apply his deep knowledge and experience in geology and exploration into real-life commercial decisions. His guidance and advice have been instrumental to the success of Tempus Resources. We pass our deepest condolences to his family during this difficult time."
About Tempus Resources Ltd.
Tempus Resources is a growth-oriented gold exploration company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (TMR), the TSX Venture Exchange (TMRR) and the OTCQB (TMRFF) stock exchanges. Tempus Resources is actively exploring projects located in Canada and Ecuador. The flagship project for Tempus Resources is the Blackdome-Elizabeth project, a high-grade-gold past-producing project located in Southern British Columbia. Tempus Resources is currently midway through a drill program at Blackdome-Elizabeth that will form the basis of an updated National Instrument 43-101/Joint Ore Reserves Committee resource estimate. The second key group of projects for Tempus Resources is the Rio Zarza and Valle del Tigre projects, located in southeast Ecuador. The Rio Zarza project is located adjacent to Lundin Gold's Fruta del Norte project. The Valle del Tigre project is currently subject to a sampling program to develop anomalies identified through geophysical work.
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