September 10, 2008
Saturn Minerals & Swift Resources Retain Barry Ryan for Saskatchewan Joint-Venture
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2008) - Saturn Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SMI) ("Saturn") - Swift Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SWR) ("Swift") (the "Companies"), announce that they have retained Dr. Barry Ryan, Ph.D, P.Geo, in a technical advisory capacity for the Companies' Saskatchewan coal joint- venture (see Saturn and Swift news release May 28, 2008).
For the past 18 years (1989 - 2008), Dr. Ryan has been the coal and coalbed methane ("CBM") specialist for the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia. During this period he published numerous coal and CBM studies providing a resource of information on coal and CBM in British Columbia.
Prior to 1989, D. Ryan was employed in industry for eight years with Crowsnest Resources Limited ("Crowsnest"), a subsidiary of Shell Canada. He held various positions with Crowsnest, including Manager Geology, responsible for coal exploration in British Columbia and Alberta. Prior to his position with Crowsnest, Dr. Ryan worked at the University of British Columbia from 1976 to 1981 as a Research Associate and Assistant Lecturer.
Dr. Ryan is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, B.Sc. Honours Geology (1967); Professional Teachers Certificate (1971); and attained his Doctorate from the University of British Columbia in 1973 (Structural Geology and Isotope Studies). From 1973 to 1975 he completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (isotope studies).
Dr. Ryan will work with Dr. Krzysztof Mastalerz, Ph.D, P.Geo, the Companies' project geologist, on the Companies' Saskatchewan coal joint-venture.
SATURN MINERALS INC.
SWIFT RESOURCES INC.
Mike Elson, President & Chief Executive Officer
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