Vancouver, B.C., February 4, 2013 - BIG NORTH GRAPHITE CORP. (TSX-V: NRT) (the "Company" or "Big North"), is pleased to announce the appointment of Fernando Durazo as Site Manager of the Nuevo San Pedro Mine project located in Sonora, Mexico. Mr. Durazo's duties will be the onsite management of the mining and shipping of graphite from Big North's concessions in Sonora. Mr. Durazo has more than seventeen years experience working in the graphite mines of Sonora.
Mr. Durazo is a native of Sonora Mexico and has an extensive background in mining, blasting, drilling and construction. A second generation miner, his father started mining graphite in 1945 near the famous El Lapiz mine, which at one time supplied much of the world supply of graphite used for pencil lead. Mr. Durazo previously worked with his father and nine brothers in the mines, gaining valuable experience and expertise about the geology and graphite mining in the region. Mr. Durazo has further experience in geology from working with Dr. Peter Clark on various exploration projects near Caborca, Mexico.
In 2011, Mr. Durazo obtained the Nuevo San Pedro concession, organized a crew of skilled miners and began mining graphite from the previously active mine.
Big North Graphite President Spiro Kletas stated, "We welcome Fernando Durazo to our team and welcome his knowledge and expertise in the mining of graphite in Sonora Mexico. We are excited about the continued development on our graphite portfolio in Mexico and believe that Mr. Durazo will be a valuable asset towards the Company's goal of accelerating the re-start of the Nuevo San Pedro mine."
For further information concerning this press release, please contact Spiro Kletas at (604) 629-8220.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
President and Chief Executive Officer
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