Largo appoints Paulo Guimarães Misk as General Manager for Maracás Menchen Mine
November 17, 2014 (Source: CNW) — Largo Resources Ltd. (“Largo” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Paulo Guimarães Misk to the position of General Manager for its Maracás Menchen Mine located in Bahia State, Brazil.
Mr. Misk is a mining engineer with over 28 years’ experience in operational management at mining facilities for various large multi-national mining companies across a wide range of commodities, including: niobium, chromite, iron, tin, gold, lithium and a range of other industrial minerals.
Most recently, Mr. Misk ran Anglo American’s Catalão Project from 2011 to 2014 where he was promoted to Head of Niobium Operations after serving as Niobium General Manager for one year. During his tenure at the Catalão Project he was responsible for implementing innovative policies and fostering a high-performance culture that greatly improved production rates and recoveries, as well as dramatically reduced unit costs resulting in a doubling of Niobium EBITDA.
Mr. Misk’s prior experience includes several years as Talc Operational Director and as Geology, Mining Operation Manager for GP Investments’ Magnesita Refratátorios project in Brazil between 2002 and 2010. Additionally, he served as Operational Director for AMG Group where he managed their tantalum, niobium, tin, feldspar and lithium operations between 2010 and 2011. Between 1994 and 2002, Mr. Misk spent his earlier career with AMG Group as Industrial Minerals Manager after being promoted from Tantalum and Niobium Division Manager.
Michael Mutchler, Chief Operating Officer at Largo, stated: “I am extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Misk to our team. The significant calibre of his experience will be a great addition to the strong Operations Team we already have in place. Being able to attract such qualified individuals is certainly a testament to the quality of the Maracás operation.”
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Largo (TSX-V: LGO) is a growing strategic mineral company with projects in Brazil and Canada. The immediate goal of the Company is to ramp-up production at its Vanadio de Maracás Menchen Mine.
Largo’s Maracás Menchen Mine boasts the highest grade vanadium deposit yet discovered and is expected to be a low cost producer. With an off-take in place with commodities giant Glencore, Largo is well positioned to become a leading producer of vanadium globally and is expected to generate substantial cash-flows.
Vanadium is primarily used as an alloy to strengthen steel and reduce its weight. Vanadium enhanced steels are used in a vast and growing range of products that are used and encountered every day; including, rebar, automobiles, transport infrastructure etc. With a compound annual growth rate of over 6% for the past several years (Roskill, 2013), vanadium is a bourgeoning commodity which lacks opportunities for investment in the wider market place. As trends in the steel industry now demand increasingly stronger and lighter products for advanced applications, the use of vanadium is expected to continue this growth over the medium and long term.
Largo also has interests in a portfolio of other projects, including: a 100% interest in the Currais Novos Tungsten Tailings Project in Brazil; a 100% interest in the Campo Alegre de Lourdes Iron-Vanadium Project in Brazil; and a 100% interest in the Northern Dancer Tungsten-Molybdenum property in the Yukon Territory, Canada.
Largo is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “LGO“.
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This press release contains forward-looking information under Canadian securities legislation. forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to completion of the private placement, Largo’s development potential and timetable of the Maracás and Northern Dancer projects; Largo’s ability to raise additional funds necessary; the future price of tungsten and molybdenum; the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources; conclusions of economic evaluation; the realization of mineral reserve estimates; the timing and amount of estimated future production, development and exploration; costs of future activities; capital and operating expenditures; success of exploration activities; mining or processing issues; currency exchange rates; government regulation of mining operations; and environmental risks. Generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Largo to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those risks described in the annual information form of Largo and in its public documents filed on SEDAR from time to time. Although management of Largo has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Largo does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. Readers should also review the risks and uncertainties sections of Largo’s annual and interim MD&As.
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