Sep 18, 2012
Monument Appoints Chief Operating Officer
Vancouver, B.C. Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY and FSE: D7Q1) "Monument" or the "Company" is pleased to announce it has appointed Mr. Todd Dahlman as Chief Operating Officer, along with other additional key professionals. All new positions are Malaysian based and will focus on the recently expanded Selinsing Gold Mine as well as on developing the Mengapur polymetalic project.
Todd Dahlman is a 25-year mining industry veteran with U.S. and international experience ranging across engineering, technical, maintenance, business improvement and mine operations. He has working experience in copper, molybdenum, gold, and oil sands mining as well as copper/molybdenum/gold plant operations with several mining companies including Montana Resources, Rio Tinto, Freeport-McMoRan, and Shell Canada. Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the Montana School of Mineral Science and Technology (Montana Tech) and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business.
"I am very pleased to welcome Todd to join Monument's senior management team at this important stage when Company moves forward to manage and develop multiple projects in Malaysia including the Mengapur polymetalic project," remarked Robert Baldock, President and CEO of Monument Mining: "Todd's management experience in planning and implementing mining, exploration and production operation programs, combined with his technical and business training, provide an excellent perspective from which to improve our effectiveness and efficiency of operations".
Other key technical professionals were recently recruited by the Company including: Ian Dunlop, General Processing Plant Manager, and John Shaw-Walker, General Security Manager.
Ian Dunlop has over 35 years' experience with process plant design, construction and operation, metallurgy test work, and plant and mine management. Prior to joining Monument he was Process Plant Manager at Kinross Gold's Chirano Gold Mine in Ghana, West Africa. Previously he held senior positions with AMMTEC (Australian Metallurgical & Mineral Testing Consultants) Ltd. and at Western Mining Corporation's Hill 50 Gold Mine. Ian Dunlop holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Chemistry.
John Shaw-Walker has 34 years' experience in policing and mining security with expertise in all facets of security, surveillance, investigations and emergency response. For the past 18 years he worked in diamond, gold and iron ore mines with CITIC Pacific Mining, MCC Mining, Argyle Diamonds and various mining companies within the Goldfields area of Western Australia. Previously Mr. Shaw-Walker was a sworn officer with the Western Australia Police Service for 16 years.
Mr. Baldock commented: "Monument continues to invest in key technical management. Ian's wealth of metallurgical and processing plant experience is indispensable for fine tuning the Selinsing process plant, improving gold recovery, and contributing to determining process design at Mengapur. John's expertise with securing diamonds and gold, along with his solid police background will be instrumental in designing, enhancing and maintaining security programs at our Selinsing Mine and the Mengapur mine site".
The Company has also hired a site Controller and other technical support staff to enhance its professional team at its Malaysia site.
Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V:MMY, FSE:D7Q1) is an established Canadian gold producer that owns and operates the Selinsing Gold Mine in Malaysia, with production cash costs among the lowest in the world. Its experienced management team is committed to growth and is advancing several exploration and development projects in Malaysia, including the feasibility stage, Mengapur Polymetalic Project. The Company employs 260 people in Malaysia and is committed to the highest standards of environmental management, social responsibility, and health and safety for its employees and neighboring communities.
Robert F. Baldock, President and CEO
Monument Mining Limited
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Vancouver B.C. Canada V6B 1P1
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