He has been project manager for exploration at the group's Quebec properties since 2017, and a member of the board of advisors since July last year.
Smith has more than 13 years' experience in the mining sector and his experience spans high-level project management, including program design and implementation, technical reporting, land management, community engagement, and corporate disclosure.
He has provided technical oversight for PEA (preliminary economic assessment), PFS (pre-feasibility), and FS (feasibility) level projects and monitored complex metallurgical programs for various commodities.
"Darren brings a considerable level of experience and expertise to our team and has played an integral role in the recent consolidation of the company's land position at Corvette-FCI through the recent Option agreement with Osisko Mining," said CEO Adrian Lamoureux.
"We are very excited for this year's summer programs and the team we have in place. We are also well positioned for discovery with a land package that borders the Mythril Property held by Midland Exploration and their high-grade Cu-Au-Mo Ag discovery."
92 Resources' main assets are the wholly owned Corvette property and the FCI property (under option from Osisko Mining for 75% interest) in the James Bay Region of Quebec.
The properties are contiguous and host significant gold-copper-lithium potential highlighted by the Golden Gap Prospect with grab samples of 3.1 to 108.9 g/t gold from outcrop and 10.5 g/t gold over 7 m in a drill hole.
There is also the Tyrone-T9 prospect with 1.15% copper over 2.1 m in channel sampling, and the CV1 Pegmatite prospect with 2.28% Li2O (lithium oxide) over 6 m in channel.
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