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Press release from CNW Group

Zephyr Minerals retains Will Felderhof as strategic technical advisor

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Zephyr Minerals retains Will Felderhof as strategic technical advisor09:59 EDT Tuesday, May 01, 2012Trading Symbol:  TSX-V: ZFRShares Outstanding: 14,538,797HALIFAX, May 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Zephyr Minerals Ltd. ("Zephyr" or the "Company") (TSXV: ZFR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Will Felderhof as strategic technical advisor to the Company. Mr. Felderhof will assist in identifying potential property acquisitions, determining potential value of projects being considered for acquisition, assist in developing and executing exploration/development programs, as well as provide technical input to management.Mr. Felderhof of Halifax, Nova Scotia, holds a B.Sc. (geology) degree from Dalhousie University (1972) and has over 39 years of international experience in the mining industry. He has worked extensively in Canada as well as in the U.S.A., Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia, Australia, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Turkey. Most recently Mr. Felderhof was the founder and President & CEO of Toronto Stock Exchange listed Acadian Mining Corporation (formerly Acadian Gold Corporation) from March 2003 to February 2010. During his tenure at Acadian Mining he raised upward of $55-million in the venture capital markets and built up the largest portfolio of past-producing Nova Scotia gold mines in the province's history. Prior to Acadian Mining, Mr. Felderhof headed up the publicly traded companies, Jascan Resources Inc. in the 1980s and East Indies Mining Corporation in the 1990s, and served on the board of a number of mineral exploration companies.Prior to becoming involved in running publicly traded resource companies, Mr. Felderhof was Vice-President and Managing Director of A.C.A. Howe International Limited, a geological mining and consulting firm, managing their offices in Toronto, Canada and Johannesburg, South Africa.Will is a member of member of the Geological Association of Canada, Prospectors and Developers Association, Mining Association of Nova Scotia, and a member and past president of The Mining Society of Nova Scotia.Loren Komperdo, President and CEO stated "We are extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Felderhof to the Company. His extensive experience and contacts will prove particularly valuable in assisting with the growth of the Company as we continue with our evaluation of mineral properties for potential acquisition."About Zephyr Minerals Ltd.Zephyr is a Canadian based company focused on exploration for gold and silver around the globe.  Zephyr's newly optioned Keezhik Gold Property located in the Fort Hope area of Ontario, Canada, is situated within the same greenstone belt that hosts the world-famous Red Lake gold mine owned by Goldcorp Inc.  The only hole drilled on the Keezhik Claims in 2010 contained several mineralized intersections including 1.5 metres of 22.0 g/t gold.  This hole was drilled on one of a series of soil (humus) geochem anomalies which stretch for over 2km's along the favourable geological contact zone.  This points to excellent discovery potential in this largely unexplored area.This press release was prepared under the supervision of R.T. Chataway, P. Geo., who is a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101.  Mr. Chataway has reviewed the scientific and technical information in this press release.For further information: David H. Felderhof Director and Executive Vice President, Zephyr Minerals Ltd. T: 902 446-4189 F: 866 941-4715 To be included in the Zephyr email database for company updates please contact info@zephyrminerals.com or visit our website zephyrminerals.com.