Geoscience BC Appoints Robert Quartermain to the Board

December 18, 2014 - Geoscience BC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Quartermain to its Board.

Robert Quartermain is the President and CEO of Pretium Resources Inc. Pretivm has 100% interest in the high-grade gold Brucejack project, which it is developing into production in northern British Columbia. Dr. Quartermain launched Pretivm with one of Canada's largest IPOs in 2010 after leaving Silver Standard, where he was President for 25 years, having built it from a fledgling exploration company to one holding the largest in-ground silver resources held by a publicly traded company, with a market capitalization of over $2 billion.

Dr. Quartermain holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of New Brunswick, a Master of Science degree in mineral exploration from Queen's University and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of New Brunswick in May 2009. He supports the University of New Brunswick (UNB) through philanthropic initiatives for the Quartermain Center for Earth Sciences, the Quartermain Sports Medicine Centre, and annual Robert Quartermain Geology Scholarships.

Dr. Quartermain is a past president of the World Silver Institute, recipient of the AMEBC Murray Pezim Award for Perseverance in Mineral Exploration and the CIMM VALE Medal for Distinguished Service to the Canadian Mineral Industry.

"The appointment of Robert Quartermain to the Board of Geoscience BC adds significantly to the breadth of experience currently represented by our 12 directors. The organization will benefit from his perspective as it continues to develop and deliver programs that benefit the province", said Dr. John Thompson, Chair of the Board of Geoscience BC.

For more information about Geoscience BC's Board, including full biographies, please visit our website at

For more information, please contact:
Robin Archdekin
President & CEO
Geoscience BC
(778) 995-4660

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