VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Jan. 25, 2010 (Marketwire) -- HUDSON RESOURCES INC. (TSX VENTURE:HUD) ("Hudson") is pleased to announce the appointment of John McConnell to its Board of Directors. Mr. McConnell is a Professional Mining Engineer with an extensive background developing and operating mining projects, particularly in arctic regions. Hudson management believes he will become a valuable member of the team as it advances the Sarfartoq Rare Earth Element (REE) Project in Greenland.
Mr. McConnell is currently Executive Vice President and a Director of Victoria Gold Corp., a public company engaged in gold exploration and development, with projects in the Yukon, Nevada and Guyana. He has more than 30 years of mining experience including exploration, engineering, environmental assessment and permitting, construction and operations. Recently, he was President and CEO of Western Keltic Mines until it was acquired by Sherwood Copper. Prior to that, Mr. McConnell was Vice President, Northwest Territories Projects for De Beers Canada where he was primarily responsible for the permitting and development of the Snap Lake Diamond Mine.
His experience also includes 12 years with Breakwater Resources Ltd / Nanisivik Mines Ltd in operations at the Nanisivik Zinc and Lead Mine on the northern tip of Baffin Island. In addition to this, Mr McConnell spent six years with Strathcona Mineral Services Ltd. where his work included engineering, feasibility studies and project development.
Mr. McConnell is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, with a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering.
James Tuer, Hudson's President stated: "We are very pleased to have someone of John's calibre join our board as we advance our Greenland Projects. John has been instrumental in the development of several major Arctic mining projects and his expertise will be of great value as we advance our rare earth project towards development.
In association with the appointment, Hudson has granted 100,000 incentive stock options under the Company's stock option plan. The options are exercisable at $0.95 per share for a period of five years, subject to the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
James Tuer, President
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding ongoing and upcoming exploration work and expected geology, geological formations and structures. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these statements.
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