Re: News Releases - Thursday, January 03, 2008
First Point Minerals Announces New Board Member
Dr. Peter Bradshaw, President, of First Point Minerals Corp. ("First
Point") (FPX:TSX:V) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.
John Gammon to the Board of Directors of First Point.
Dr. Gammon's twenty years international exploration experience, largely
with Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited, led to the discovery of two
nickel-copper deposits in Norway. Internationally, Dr. Gammon also
worked on a variety of nickel and base metal deposits in the
Philippines, Thailand, Brazil and the US. Closer to home, he was
responsible for exploration and development of the Windy Craggy massive
sulphide deposit in BC which included liaison with the provincial
government at Cabinet level.
More recently, as Assistant Deputy Minister, Mines and Minerals,
Government of Ontario, Dr. Gammon acted as a senior advisor on all
mining issues to five successive provincial governments as well as
having program responsibility for the Ontario Geological Survey,
mineral land tenure administration, environmental regulation of mining,
mine site reclamation, mineral policy and investment attraction
activities. Dr. Gammon's leadership is directly credited with
maintaining a vibrant exploration and mining industry in Ontario
through the very difficult times for the industry in the late 1980s and
the 90s. A significant amount of time was also spent working with
Ontario's Far North aboriginal communities on mining and land claim
Dr. Gammon is founder and Co-Chair of the World Mines Ministries Forums
based in Toronto and was successful in establishing the "Centre for
Excellence in Mining Innovation" at Laurentian University which
initially raised over $20 million for research in geosciences, deep
mining, telerobotics and the environment. Dr. Gammon, who holds
undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees in geology, also serves on several
other boards of directors.
Dr. Gammon's depth of knowledge and experience in mineral exploration,
government policy, environmental and social issues will also be a
great asset to the Board of First Point Minerals. His appointment is
subject to regulatory approvals.
The Board of Directors has approved the granting of 150,000
stock options to Dr. Gammon pursuant to the Company's incentive
stock option plan. The options are effective January 2, 2008, have an
exercise price of $0.15 per share and expire January 2, 2013.
Dr. Bradshaw also announced that Mr. Patrick Mars has stepped down from
the Board of First Point after 7 years of service, to focus on other
responsibilities. On behalf of the Board, Dr. Bradshaw expressed his
most sincere thanks to Mr. Mars for his excellent advice and support
over the years.
First Point is a Canadian precious and base metal exploration company
focused on the Americas. For more information, please view:
www.firstpointminerals.com or phone Peter M.D. Bradshaw, President and
CEO, or Ron Britten, Vice-President of Exploration, at (604) 681-8600,
or 1 (800) 376-8601.
FIRST POINT MINERALS CORP.
"Peter M.D. Bradshaw"
Peter M.D. Bradshaw, President - TSX Venture Exchange: FPX
Suite 906 -- 1112 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC Canada V6E 2S1
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