CANICKEL ANNOUNCE NEW CEO AND CHANGE TO THE BOARD
Vancouver, British Columbia – August 22, 2011 –
CANICKEL MINING LIMITED, formerly “Crowflight Minerals Inc.”, (“CaNickel” or the “Company”) (TSX: CML)
is pleased to announce today that subject to regulatory approval, Dr. Dianmin Chen is appointed as the
Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Company.
Dr. Chen holds a
degree of Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the Central South University of China and a PhD
in Mining Geomechanics from the University of Wollongong of Australia.
After obtaining his B.Sc. in
1982, Dr. Chen worked as a mining engineer in China. Dr. Chen joined Northparkes Mines of Rio Tinto in
Australia in 1994. He was with Barrick Gold Corporation for 10 years working progressively to senior
roles at several of its projects and operations in Australia. Dr. Chen was the Executive Director and
General Manager at Sino Jinfeng Mining Ltd, a subsidiary of Sino Gold Corporation (now Eldorado Gold
Corp) from 2007 to 2009, where he was responsible for all aspects of mining operations and management
for the Jinfeng Gold Mine located in Guizhou Province, China. In 2009, Dr. Chen was the Chief Operation
Officer of CITIC Pacific Mining Management Ltd, responsible for the development of a large magnetic iron
ore mine in Western Australia. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Chen was the Vice President of
Operations at Minco Silver Corporation and the President of Foshan Minco Fuwan Mining Co. Ltd., a
subsidiary of Minco Silver Corporation.
Mr. Kevin Zhu has resigned as the Interim Chief Executive
Officer and from the Board of Director of the Company due to his personal reasons. .
“We are pleased
to have Dr. Chen to join the team of CaNickel,” said Mr Wenfeng Liu, CaNickel’s Chairman, “His over 25
years experiences in the mining operations and strategic planning and corporate management is an
excellent fit for the Company. On behalf of the Board, we would also like to thank Mr. Kevin Zhu for his
great contributions to the Company. Kevin has been fully committed and dedicated to re-establish the
shape of the Company and to bring our Bucko Lake Mine back to operation. We wish Kevin the best with his
family and in his future endeavours.”
About CaNickel Mining Limited.
CaNickel Mining Limited,
formerly “Crowflight Minerals Inc.”, (TSX: CML) is a Canadian junior mining company that owns and
operates the Bucko Lake Nickel Mine near Wabowden, Manitoba. The Company also holds nickel, copper and
Platinum Group Mineral (PGM) projects in the Thompson Nickel Belt and Sudbury Basin.
information is available on the Company's website at www.canickel.com or contact:
Tel: 778 – 372 1806
(Formerly Crowflight Minerals Inc.)
P.O. Box 35 1655-999 West Hastings Street Vancouver,
British Columbia Canada V6C 2W2
Tel: 778-372-1806 Fax: 604-254-8863
604 – 365 8787