Vancouver, BC, July 22, 2008, Canyon Copper Corp. (the 'Company' or 'Canyon Copper') (OTCBB: CYOO) is sad to announce that Director Cole McFarland has passed away after a fight with cancer. Mr. McFarland was appointed to the Board of Directors in December 2007.
Anthony Harvey, CEO and Chairman of the Company said, "Cole will be missed by many mining colleagues. He was a close and dear friend of mine. Our sympathies go out to the entire McFarland family."
Mr. McFarland was a senior Mining Executive who worked in the mining industry for over 40 years. He obtained a degree in Mining Engineering at Washington State University; and later undertook graduate studies in Geology at McGill University following two years in the U.S. Air Force at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska.
He joined Placer Development in 1957 as an Exploration Engineer and spent the next 38 years with the Placer Group of Companies in various operating, managerial and senior executive positions. Mr. McFarland was appointed President and CEO of Placer Dome U.S until retirement in 1995. He was responsible for the operation and growth of three gold properties in the United States, including Cortez Gold Mines and initial development of the world class Pipeline Deposit.
About Canyon Copper
Canyon Copper Corp.'s New York Canyon Property is located in the New York Canyon area of the Santa Fe Mining District, Mineral County, Nevada. The project hosts oxide and sulphide copper bearing mineralization outlined by historical operators. The most advanced of these zones is the Longshot Ridge copper oxide deposit. This zone has not been completely outlined and remains partially open. The Copper Queen mineralized zone is located approximately three Kilometres west of Longshot Ridge and hosts copper and molybdenum sulphide mineralization. Several additional mineralized areas identified throughout the New York Canyon property have yet to be explored.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
CANYON COPPER CORP.
Anthony Harvey, CEO and Chairman
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