December 20, 2006
Vancouver, British Columbia - Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - Peregrine
Diamonds Ltd. (“Peregrine”) (TSX:PGD) is pleased to announce the
appointment of Mr. Duncan McBean as Supervisor - WO Diamond Project.
Prior to joining Peregrine, Mr. McBean was the Senior Supervisor for De
Beers Canada Mining Inc.’s Specialized Geology and Mineral Resource
Management Team, focusing on the Snap Lake Diamond Project (“Snap”). Mr.
McBean had been associated with Snap for several years, having started
initially with Winspear Resources Ltd. in January 1999 during their
early delineation drilling and bulk sampling programs.
Preceding his years with Snap, Mr. McBean was employed by Eldorado Gold
Corporation (“Eldorado”) from 1995 to 1998. Beginning as a contract
geologist, providing geologic support for the field operations at the La
Colorada gold mine near Hermosillo, Mexico, Mr. McBean’s
responsibilities quickly grew to involve the geologic interpretation and
modeling of the La Colorada, Gran Central and Minas Prietas
mineralization zones. Subsequent to his work on the La Colorada mine,
Mr. McBean was the Project Geologist at the La Trinidad gold mine,
overseeing the evaluation of this deposit with the objective of
increasing the open pit and underground resources. Following the
successful completion of this assignment, Mr. McBean moved to Eldorado’s
exploration department in Hermosillo, Mexico where he was involved in
regional project evaluations for all of Mexico.
Before his tenure with Eldorado, Mr. McBean had worked on mapping and
drilling projects throughout Canada, United States and Mexico, exploring
for gold, copper and silver, for a number of mineral exploration
companies, including Homestake Mineral Development Company, Brittania
Gold Corporation and Reliance Geological Services Inc..
Mr. McBean graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1989 with a
Bachelor of Science (Geology) and has more than 15 years of
international mineral exploration experience covering a broad range of
responsibilities from grass roots prospecting to advanced project
resource management. He is a Professional Geologist registered with both
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC and
The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists
of the N.W.T and Nunavut.
Jim Crawford, previously Supervisor - WO Diamond Project, has assumed
the position of Manager - Investor Relations, based in Vancouver, B.C..
Peregrine is a well funded Canadian diamond exploration/development
company that is managed by experienced geoscientists. The company is
completing a Preliminary Technical Assessment Report on the 9 hectare
DO-27 and 3 hectare DO-18 diamondiferous kimberlite pipes, and is
exploring for other diamondiferous kimberlites on its extensive land
holdings in Canada. The company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange
under the symbol “PGD”.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors:
President and CEO
For further information, please contact Jim Crawford, Manager -
Investor Relations, at 604-408-8880 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Suite 301 -1250
Homer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1C6 Tel: 604 408-8880
Fax: 604 408-8881
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