Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – September 6, 2017) – Alset Minerals Corp. (TSXV: ION) (“Alset” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that Gilberto Zapata Castaneda, a Mexican mining entrepreneur based in Zacatecas, Mexico, is joining the Alset board to lead business development efforts in Mexico. Gilberto Zapata Castaneda has an accounting degree, MBA, and has been active in the mining industry in Mexico throughout his career.
Gilberto built up a network of government contacts that helped Alset quickly obtain the necessary drilling permits and he will continue to play a key role in this area. He also has an excellent network of mining and business contacts throughout Mexico which helps our exploration and development efforts run smoothly.
Allan Barry Laboucan, President and CEO of Alset said; “Gilberto, has been an important part of our exploration and drilling activities, his assistance has enabled Alset to complete its exploration work very rapidly on a small budget. So far, our work has presented us with results that suggest we have a dual track going forward. First, we have promising grades of lithium in the soils of the La Salada salar; second, we have high-grade potassium in the near surface brines and the soils.