VANCOUVER, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Western Pacific Resources Corp. (TSXV: WRP) is very sad to report that Curt Everson, Exploration Manager and a
Director of the Company since its inception, has passed away after
fighting a valiant battle with cancer. Everyone at Western Pacific
expresses their deepest condolences to his family.
Curt Everson had over thirty-five years of experience in the mineral
exploration industry and his reputation, passion and dedication are
well-known. He developed, coordinated and implemented successful
exploration programs in the United States and South America that
resulted in the discovery of millions of ounces of gold. Recently Mr.
Everson was Vice President of Exploration for US Gold from 2007 to
early 2008. Curt Everson was co-founder and President of Nevada Pacific
Gold (U.S.) from 1997 to 2007 which was acquired by US Gold
Corporation. Mr. Everson was an integral part of the exploration
programs at Santa Fe Pacific Gold and Gold Fields Mining Corporation.
In January of 2008 he co-founded Sirius Exploration, LLC and has been
developing exploration projects throughout Nevada ever since.
“Curt will be sorely missed. His work ethic and dedication to his family
were second to none,” said CEO Warwick Smith. “Honest, solid, tough,
committed, experienced, dedicated, responsible, passionate and proud
are the words that President Eric Saderholm uses to describe Curt
Everson. He was a mentor, a friend, a teacher, a humble boss, a great
co-worker and an exceptional exploration geologist. Our industry has
lost a linchpin. Curt was one of a kind.”
It was Curt Everson that saw the potential at Mineral Gulch area and it
was his vision that helped lead to the successful drilling program in
2011. Out of respect for Curt’s contributions to Western Pacific
Resources and to the greater geological community in general, we have
renamed the promising unmined northern area of the property the
Western Pacific will carry on exploration at Mineral Gulch and look to
move the Company forward. Curt Everson would accept nothing less.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Warwick Smith, Chief Executive Officer
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Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or
accuracy of this news release.
SOURCE Western Pacific Resources Corp.