Robert A. Levich CPG, PG, EurGeol, FSEG, FGSA Joins Sunergy Advisory Board and Becomes Chief of Operations in Ghana
On Tuesday September 1, 2009, 7:45 am EDT
SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - 09/01/09) - Sunergy, Inc (the "Company") (OTC.BB:SNEY - News) is pleased to announce that Robert A. Levich, retired Professional Geologist for 31 years with US Department of Energy (DOE) ultimately heading up the Yucca Mountain Project for nuclear waste disposal in Nevada, has joined the Sunergy Advisory Board and has agreed to accept the position with the Company as Chief of Operations in Ghana, West Africa. During his years with DOE, he managed technical projects in New Zealand, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Sweden and Switzerland and bilateral agreements with Finland, France, Spain, Japan and the UK. He and his family maintain a residence in Las Vegas, NV and they built a home in Ghana where he now works and spends time with his family.
Levich conducted geologic mapping in advance of gold exploration in western Ghana, and systematic alluvial diamond prospecting in eastern Ghana for the Ghana Geologic Survey. He has worked closely with the Minerals Commission in Ghana and will be a valuable asset to our Company heading up our operations there.
Levich has also carried out exploration programs for precious metals and uranium in Montana, Washington and Colorado for Apache Energy & Minerals Company. He evaluated uranium resources in Uganda and Somalia and reviewed China's program for siting a deep geologic repository in the Gobi Desert for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
He is the author or editor of 45 publications and organizer or chair of 25 symposia and workshops. He is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) by American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG); certified as European Geologist (EurGeol) by European Federation of Geologists; Fellow of the Geological Society of America; Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists. He is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Science and Engineering and is a former president of AIPG, Nevada Section and has been the recipient of more than 20 DOE Monitory Awards and Commendations.
Mr. Levich comments; "I am quite excited to join the Advisory Board of Sunergy who I believe have a great vision for rapid development in Ghana and West Africa. I am also committed to work hard as Chief of Operations and will work closely with Karl Baum to commence permitting for our 150 sq. km. Nyinahin mining concession on my return to Ghana in a few weeks. I am also authorized to discover and evaluate potential acquisitions or Joint Venture opportunities, which I believe are significant and important for the rapid growth of our Company."
Chairman P.K. Medhi said; "I have known of Mr. Levich through the professional associations we were both involved in for many years. I am happy to have this opportunity to work directly with Bob on building our Company. It is very beneficial to us to have him join our enterprise since he has impeccable credentials and seasoned experience and lives in Ghana for a substantial part of the year. His ability and enthusiasm for a 'hands on' approach to operations will assist us greatly in establishing confidence in our operations and opportunities."
Our initial focus is on the planning and preparation for operations on our 150 sq. km. Nyinahin mining concession, located in Ghana, West Africa. During Q4 2009 we plan to test and evaluate the alluvial gold recovery potential along the Ofin River which runs through the eastern portion of the concession for about 45 km. We plan to do this by bulk sampling the numerous existing artisan pits along the river on our concession. Our planned budget is around $300,000.00 US which could recover an estimated 1,000 oz./gold generating around $900,000.00 of revenue from the program. Our plan involves either leasing a suitable gold recovery plant or joint venturing with another operator with suitable equipment.
The Ofin River is an easterly-flowing waterway in Ghana. It flows through the Tano Ofin Reserve in Ghana's Atwima District. The Ofin riverbed is 90 meters above mean sea level. The Ofin and the Pra rivers form the boundary between Ghana's Asahanti and central regions. Dunkwa-on-Ofin is a major town on the river. Gold is mined from the river's sediment. The Ofin tributaries also offer good gold and diamond recovery historically.
About Sunergy: The Company is an aggressive junior mining exploration and development Company that is production oriented at the earliest possible profitable opportunity. We control 100% of the 150 SQ. Km. Nyinahin mining concession with a full prospecting license. The concession is surrounded by several operating mines and is adjacent to Newmont Mining's property. This concession has the Ofin river flowing through our eastern portion and there are numerous artisan pits ready for testing and evaluation for near term production. The Ofin river is known for good alluvial gold production. Artisans usually recover about 30% of the available gold through primitive hand methods, leaving 60-70% to be recovered by modern mechanical operations.
Further information is available on the Company's website www.sunergygold.com
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