Scottsdale-based Tombstone Exploration Corp. announced today that as it stakes additional lands in Yuma County, Arizona, the company has appointed geologist Rob McEwen as vice president of exploration in conjunction with its expansion.
After reviewing the property, McEwen recommended further exploration to follow up and expand on previous work with recently developed exploration methods and mineralization models.
Early work incorporating soil geochemistry, mapping and shallow drilling focused on gold, silver and copper, but was not inclusive of all potential minerals present. As Tombstone Exploration stakes extra claims, it is embarking on additional research and exploration.
"We are pleased to have obtained such a committed geologist with an incredible background in exploration and an extensive knowledge of Porphyry Cu/Au and Epithermal Au/AG projects in the Southwest United States and Mexico," Tombstone Exploration President Alan Brown said. "We are continuing to add key executives to our organization with long-term backgrounds in the resource industry and strong connections within the financial industry. I am confident that this will allow us to continue to implement our exploration initiatives and broaden our resource base in the commodity areas."
McEwen earned his bachelor science from the University of Arizona and his master of science from Colorado School of Mines, focusing on economic geology and applied geochemistry. A member of the Society of Economic Geologists and a registered professional geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists, he has consulted with mining companies in the U.S. and Mexico.
Tombstone Exploration is an exploration and development company with BLM Claims, state leases and patented mining claims in the historic Tombstone Mining District, Cochise County and the Eagletail Mining District of Yuma County, where geophysical studies have revealed the presence of a wide assortment of minerals including gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, manganese, tellurium, molybdenum and vanadium.