TUCSON, Ariz.–Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (“Liberty Star” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: LBSR) is pleased to announce mining engineer, entrepreneur, consultant and attorney Mr. Brett Gross of Denver, Colo. has joined the Liberty Star Board of Directors. Mr. Gross is a longtime LBSR shareholder dating from the first year of its founding and helped fund the Hay Mountain ZTEM survey last year.
About Mr. Gross:
Mr. Gross is a mining engineer (BS, Ohio State University, 1982; MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1988; PE, Colorado and Alabama) and attorney (JD, University of Denver, 2001) with over 30 years of experience, both domestic and international. His work experience includes surface and underground mining operations, engineering, and delivery of construction mega-projects across multiple industrial and commercial markets, and the practice of law related to each of these sectors. Brett brings a combination of professional skills that benefits every aspect of Liberty Star’s business. Brett’s engineering career began at Virginia Tech, with research focused on rock mechanics and the stability of underground openings, particularly the phenomenon of “coal bumps” and “rock bursts,” and studying methods to monitor stress changes in the longwall barrier pillar during the onset of the active longwall face. The ensuing years of his career have been intimately involved with a broad spectrum of engineering, operations, management and project delivery. Since 2002, Brett has practiced law both in private practice and as in-house counsel, negotiating and closing complex deals with what today is among the largest and most successful engineering and construction firms in the United States.
Jim Briscoe, Liberty Star CEO and Chief Geologist, comments, “Brett has a mining background, innovative ideas and solid connections with investors who may be interested in funding Phase 1 drilling. He has held LBSR stock for many years, and shares the goal of increasing our stock’s value through concrete activities toward the development of Hay Mountain and other projects. He will bring another spectrum to the Board as a mining engineer experienced in both open pit and underground mines, entrepreneur mentality, business experience, and legal background applied to heavy construction and mining agreements and negotiations. A recent full day, intensive trip to the Company facilities and the Hay Mountain target and adjacent similar exposed mines a few weeks ago, reinforced his enthusiasm and faith in Liberty Star and careful approach to exploration and understanding of mines and mining. We believe Brett will be a giant addition to our Board of Directors and we look forward to having him on the team.”