Tashota Resources Inc. (the “Company” or “Tashota”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rudolf (Rudy) Wahl to its Board of Directors.
Rudy may be considered the itinerant prospector who has been constantly in search of new mineral discoveries during the past 24 years. His prospecting tenacity has continuously resulted in new findings in the Marathon – Hemlo Mining Camp, including:
- In 2008 the first diamond discovery within the Killala Lake area – over 60 macro diamonds including 8 commercial sized diamonds.
- Several gold occurrences within the Marathon – Hemlo area.
- In 2012 Large Para Lamproite site discovered, first sample returned micro diamonds -G10 - G9 - G3 Garnets & the Olivine are within the Kimberlite trend.
- During the past 3 years, the discovery of 17 new rare earth occurrences, 2 uranium occurrences, 2 new Niobium P205 occurrences; all within the Thunder Bay South District.
On April 3, 2012 Rudy was rewarded for his perseverance at the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association Awards Banquet held at the Northwestern Ontario Mines and Minerals Symposium Thunder Bay. NWOPA President John Halet presented Rudy with the Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding work as a prospector in Northwestern Ontario.
But Mr. Wahl’s background experience doesn’t stop at prospecting. From 1989 to 2005, Rudy was Mechanical Leader working underground at Barrick Gold Corporation’s Hemlo Williams Mine. The Hemlo camp is one of Canada's most prolific mining regions, having produced approximately 24 million ounces of gold in less than 20 years. From 2005 to 2008 Rudy continued to work for Barrick Gold in the role of Continuous Improvement Coach / Facilitator / Coordinator; this role included linking continuous improvement projects to business strategy; coach and support CI representatives and project leaders, and work with leaders to educate workgroups in CI improvement processes.
Charles J. Elbourne, President of Tashota Resources Inc. stated, “Rudy’s 24 years of prospecting knowledge in the Marathon - Hemlo Mining Camp (MHMC) as well as his thorough knowledge of the Hemlo Williams Mine makes him an ideal Director for the Company. We are looking forward to his contribution developing our expansion into the Hemlo Gold Camp.”