Pacific Empire Minerals Corp (CVE:PEMC) (OTCQB:PEMSF), the prospect generator, revealed it had hired OreQuest Consultants Ltd and its significant mining industry expertise to advance its Jean Marie project and other assets in its portfolio.
George Cavey and Douglas Cavey along with Jennifer Roskowski have been appointed as technical advisors, the group said in a statement.
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Initially, the team will review all data gathered to date from the Jean Marie copper-gold project in British Columbia, and design the exploration program there following the receipt, announced last month, of the exploration permit.
"We are excited to be working with the team at OreQuest Consultants," said Brad Peters, Pacific Empire's president and chief executive.
"Their strong technical background and experience will be invaluable to PEMC and we look forward to working together as we develop exploration targets and strategies at Jean Marie and across our portfolio of mineral projects."
Geologist George Cavey has over 40 years' experience in the mining industry, and has been president of OreQuest since 1982. He is the former vice-president of Orko Silver Corp, where he discovered the 264 million ounce La Preciosa silver deposit in Mexico.
Douglas Cavey is a project development expert and the current vice-president of business development for Norra Metals Corp.
Ms Roskowski is a highly-skilled geologist with key expertise in district-scale exploration targeting, which will be invaluable in the synthesis of the considerable database of work at the Jean Marie and other PEMC projects, added the firm.
The company holds an option to earn a 100% interest in Jean Marie.
Also in the statement on Tuesday, Pacific Empire said it had sold 460,000 shares in Nova Royalty Corp for gross proceeds of around C$644,795.
The sale was part of its ongoing portfolio management strategy and to further strengthen its balance sheet with no additional shareholder dilution.
Shares in PEMC added over 6% in Toronto to C$0.085 on the day.
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