U.S. Precious Metals Appoint New Chief Operating Geologist

U.S. Precious Metals Appoint New Chief Operating Geologist

U.S. Precious Metals announced the appointment of David W. Burney as Chief Operating Geologist. According to Peter Toscano, Chairman of U.S. Precious Metals, “Mr. Burney brings over 25 years of hands on mining in: mine evaluation, financing, development, marketing and product marketing.”

David W. Burney graduated in 1978 with a B.S. degree in Geology from the University of Central Missouri. He continued his graduate studies with Dr. Spencer Titley, at the University of Arizona, which included “Geologic Characteristics of Ore Deposits” and Exploration and Evaluation of the Tombstone Mining District”. Mr. Burney also received his M.S. degree in Geology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Mr. Burney comes to us with a vast diversified background not only in the fundamentals of geological mining and exploration but also as a teacher in the basics of this subject.

During the last few years, David was involved in exploration and evaluation of mineral reserves and resources with the Basin and Range Province of Arizona, A senior member of the team assigned to reopen and rehabilitate the famous Congress Mine, of Congress, Arizona.

Mr. Burney maintains a Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Certification and is a current member of the Society of Economic Geologists. He has several publications including: Burney, D.W. 1986. Faulting at Buick. Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Science, Vol. 20; Burney, D.W. 1982. A Guide to the Geology of the Buick Mine. International Conference of MVT Lead-Zinc Deposits, pp. 62-72; Cocke, J.M., and Burney D.W. 1981. New Method of Orienting Fusulinids for Axial Sectioning. Journal of Paleontology 55(:679); and Cocke, J.M. Ballard, D., and Burney, D.W. 1977. A New Technique for Sectioning Fusulinids. Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Science, Vol. II:306.

Mr. Burney has received recognizition as the Associate Faculty Star Award Recipient from Cochise Community College: Teacher of the Year and has achieved the Business Managers Honor Association for records in sales and finance.

About U.S. Precious Metals, Inc.:

U.S. Precious Metals, Inc. (USPR) is a gold exploration company operating in Mexico. On March 13, 2003, the Company acquired Solidaridad I (175 hectares), also received on March 27, 2003, the exploration concession from the Mexican government for Solidaridad II (2,164 hectares). On July 22, 2003, the Company acquired the exploration concession for Solidaridad III, (294 hectares) and Solidaridad IV, (149 hectares). May 25, 2004, the company received the exploration concession from the Mexican government for Solidaridad V, (La Ceiba 921 hectares), (1 hectare = 2.47 acres). The above are located in the State Michoacan, Mexico.

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U.S. Precious Metals, Inc. Investor Relations Jack Wagenti, 813-425-2144


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