Liberty Lake, Washington, May 17, 2016 - Hunt Mining Corp. ("Hunt" or the "Corporation") (TSXV: “HMX”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Leon Hardy, P. Eng., to the position of Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and Director of Mining. Mr. Hardy will be responsible for Hunt Mining’s transition from an exploration and development entity to a mining entity, with focus on the Martha Mine, La Josefina Gold / Silver Project and La Valenciana Gold / Silver Project in the Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.
Mr. Hardy is the former COO and Senior Vice-President for Coeur Mining Inc. (CDE:NYSE), and has over 40 years of technical and operational experience which includes 12 years in Latin America. Mr. Hardy holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from the University of Arizona, and is a registered professional engineer. Mr. Hardy resided in Argentina for 5 years, while at the Martha Mine and was instrumental from the initial startup thru the 240 TPD Mill construction and subsequent full scale operations. Mr. Hardy has operational, cost control, due diligence, strategic mine planning, and feasibilty studies experience, and maintains strong political relationships with regional emphasis in Argentina.
“The additions we are making to our team of geologists and engineers assure we have both the expertise and network of relationships in place to capitalize on our portfolio of projects located in Argentina. We are extremely pleased to bring Leon to our team at Hunt, and look forward to continued development with specific focus on the Martha Mine.” stated Tim Hunt, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Hunt closed on the acquisition of the Martha Mine as previously announced on May 12, 2016. Additional information can be viewed on the Corporation’s website at: www.huntmining.com.
This appointment is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.
About Hunt Mining
Hunt Mining Corp. has continued to develop its properties as an active and aggressive explorer in Santa Cruz since 2006. During that time, Hunt's wholly owned subsidiary, Cerro Cazador S.A., has completed exploration activity including 62,000 meters of HQ core drilling, 416 line kilometers of Induced Polarization geophysical surveys and more than 20,000 surface soil, sediment, channel, chip, and trench samples, beyond the historical work previous to the same properties. Hunt also owns a 100% interest in the Martha Mine, located in the Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.
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