Marco Tulio appointed Vice President, Exploration of International Nickel Ventures
TORONTO, Ontario — September 19, 2007 — International Nickel Ventures Corporation (TSX:INV) (“INV” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce, effective September 7, 2007, the appointment of Marco Túlio Naves de Carvalho to the position of Vice-President, Exploration.
Marco graduated from the University of Brasília with a B.Sc. in geology in 1990 and a M.Sc. in 1999. He has over 17 years experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining INV, Marco has worked in Brazil for Western Mining Corporation, Barrick Gold, Cominco, Codelco and Amazônia Mineração, exploring for gold, copper, zinc and both laterite and sulphide nickel deposits. He was part of a team responsible for the discovery of Ferreira, Fazenda Nova and Sertão Gold Mines in Goiás State, and Boa Esperança Copper Deposit, in the Carajás region.
Bob Bell, President and CEO, stated “We are extremely pleased that INV could attract an individual of the calibre of Marco Túlio”. He added “Marco brings to the Company his extensive and successful experience in mineral exploration in a variety of geological environments throughout Brazil and his wide industry contacts and knowledge.”
“I believe INV is well-positioned to succeed in Brazil”, said Marco. “With our excellent stable of existing projects, particularly our Santa Fe/Ipora nickel laterite joint venture with Teck Cominco, and our large cash position, we have the capability to fund our existing projects and to aggressively seek new opportunities”.
INV is a Canadian mineral resource company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of nickel projects in Brazil. Its primary asset is an option to acquire, with 73% partner and operator, Teck Cominco, a 75% interest in two advanced-stage nickel laterite deposits, Santa Fé and Iporá, in the Goiás nickel camp of Brazil. In addition, INV has a 100% ownership in an extensive land package of prospective nickel properties in Goiás, Para and Tocantins States, which now totals over 471,000 hectares.