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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Little Squaw’s Big Gold Potential

By Eric Pratt
Mar, 12th

Its not often one discovers an OTC-listed mining company that has a board of directors and management team with the caliber and pedigree of Little Squaw Gold Mining Company (OTCBB:LITS).

The president, Richard Walters, besides being a certified professional geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists and a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, was also a founder, director, president and chief operating officer of Yamana Resources Inc. the forerunner to Yamana Gold Inc., (TSX:YRI) between December 1994 and March 2000. He also serves as a director and executive vice-president of Marifil Mines Ltd. (TSX.V:MFM).

Rodney Blakestad, the vice-president of exploration, has in his thirty years as a geologist worked with Columbia Metals Corp. (TSX.V:COL), Nevada Star (now Pure Nickel - TSX:NIC), and Robex Resources (now Robex Gold – TSX.V:RBX). He is credited in part with the discovery of the 4 million ounce Fort Knox Gold Mine, now owned by Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX:KGC).

Robert Pate, the company’s vice-president of operations, is also a 30 year veteran of mine operation and mineral exploration having served with Yamana Resources, Freeport Copper (a division of Freeport McMoran – NYSE: FCX) , Coeur d’Alene Mines (NYSE:CDE), and Atlas Precious Metals were he was the chief geologist at the Gold Bar Mine in Nevada. At Freeport, he was a senior supervisor of the huge Grassberg Indonesia copper/ gold mine.

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