Arizona Silver Exploration Inc (CVE:AZS, OTCQB: AZASF) has bolstered its board with the appointment of experienced executive Scott Hean as director.
He has more than 40 years of experience in junior mining exploration finance, international banking and international finance.
In December 2015, Hean retired as senior vice president and managing director with Bank of Montreal, where he was responsible for natural resources sector financings in North America.
Before that, he served with JP Morgan of New York, primarily financing junior oil and gas companies.
He is currently chair of the board for eCobalt Solutions Inc, which is developing a primary cobalt resource in Idaho, USA.
"We are very pleased to have Scott join our board of directors," said Mike Stark, the chairman of the group.
"Scott brings vast knowledge in mining and international banking and finance to Arizona Silver Exploration.
"His skills and knowledge in the mining and finance sectors make Scott a strong addition to the board of Arizona Silver Exploration."
Yesterday, the firm told investors it had started reverse circulation (RC) drilling at its Ramsey silver project in La Paz County.
The first phase of the work consists of six holes sunk to the northeast of the previous eleven holes which all hit disseminated silver across tens of metres.
A second phase consisting of 10 RC holes has also been permitted on patented claims with the Arizona department of water resources, pending receipt of results from this first round of drilling.
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