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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2011) - Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (News - Market indicators)(FRANKFURT:IWUB) (the "Company") announces the appointment of Ross B. Hollinger, P. Eng, as Mine Manager for both the Bonanza Ledge Mine, currently in the permitting process, and the QR Mine, the Company's gold producing property located in Central British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Hollinger graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in 1981 and is a member of the A.P.E.B.C. Mr. Hollinger has 30 years of mining experience, both in management and engineering, and has held positions ranging from Underground Supervisor to Mine Manager and has extensive experience in British Columbian mining projects.
Mr. Hollinger started his career in 1981 with Noranda Mines at the Goldstream Mine near Revelstoke, BC. From 2006 to 2008, he was the General Manager of the QR Mine and Mill for Cross Lake Minerals. Both the Goldstream and QR are currently owned by Barkerville Gold Mines (see NR 10-33 and NR 10-07, respectively).
The Company wishes to thank Mr. Kevin McMurren, departing QR Mine Manager, for his tremendous work in getting the QR Mine and Mill operational in September 2010 and for overseeing all subsequent mining and gold production from the QR Mine & Mill and wishes him the best in all future endeavours.
About Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.
Since the mid 1990s the Company has focused on exploration and development of gold projects in the Cariboo Mining District in central B.C. The Company's mineral tenures now cover over 1,225 square kilometers, encompassing seven past producing hard rock mines and three NI 43-101 gold deposits, including the QR Mine & Mill. The QR Property was acquired in February 2010 and includes a 900 tonne/day gold milling facility and a permitted gold mine located approximately 110 kilometers by highway and all-weather road from the Barkerville Gold Camp. Mining operations commenced at QR in February 2010 and the Company began pouring doré gold in September 2010. In November 2010, the Company acquired a second permitted mill currently on care and maintenance in Revelstoke, B.C. for relocation to the Barkerville Gold Camp near Wells, B.C. and upgrade it to a 2,000-tonne/day facility subject to government approvals. In November 2010 the Company and the Lhtako Dene First Nation also signed a Project Agreement in relation to its Bonanza Ledge and Cariboo Gold Projects. The Company has not hedged any of its future gold production.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
J. Frank Callaghan, President and CEO
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