NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zinco do Brasil Inc. (OTCQB: ZNBR) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has retained the services of geologist Fernando Crocco. Mr. Crocco has more than 20 years of experience as a geologist with a strong focus on Brazilian mineral deposits, and was a member of the Vale-Docegeo team that discovered, explored and evaluated Zinco do Brasil's Salobro deposit for Vale.
Zinco Chairman and CEO Ryan E. Hart commented: "There is no better geologist the Company could have hired than the person who was material in discovering, exploring and evaluating the Salobro project for Vale in the first place." Mr. Hart continued: "Fernando is a very experienced Brazilian geologist, who not only knows Zinco's Salobro project second to none, but who also has vast experience covering the entire spectrum from greenfield to project feasibility stage, including project development, cost control and management, contract and licensing management and field logistics among others."
About Fernando Antonio Crocco Rodrigues
With degrees in Geology from the Minas Gerais Federal University (1985), a master degree in Geology from the University of Brasilia (Structural Geology; 1991), and a post graduation degree in Economic Engineering, Mr. Crocco is a well experienced geologist who has conducted extensive work in Brazil, and who provided consultant services in the US, Chile, Australia, Uruguay, Guinea, Peru and India. Mr. Crocco is also the author of twelve scientific papers about Brazilian geology and mineral deposits in Brazil.From 1993 to 2007 Mr. Crocco worked for Vale-Docegeo where he acquired broad knowledge and deep understanding of the Brazilian geology and its mineral deposits, managing the projects from greenfield to feasibility stage, including project development, cost control and management, contract and licensing management and field logistics. Mr. Crocco was not only part of the team that discovered, explored and evaluated the Salobro deposit, but also participated in Vale's titanium project at Tapira as well as two of Vale's iron ore projects in Brazil. After his tenure at Vale, Mr. Crocco held the position of director at Insitu Consultoria Ltda. and as an associated consultant at JMendo Consultoria Ltda., where he advises numerous companies in the fields of mineral prospection and project evaluation & development for mineral deposits containing zinc, iron, copper, titanium and limestone.