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The "Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Spanish Mountain Project" (the "PEA") referred to herein is preliminary in nature and includes inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic consideration applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. There is no certainty that the PEA will be realized. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.The PEA effective November 15, 2012 was prepared was completed by TetraTech WEI Inc, ("TT") an internationally recognized engineering firm. The PEA was prepared under the supervision of Mr Martin Regan of TT, Independent Qualified persons ("QP") as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
The PEA is based on the resource update released in July, 2012. The Company subsequently released an updated resource estimate in April, 2014 the results of which have not been reflected in the PEA referred herein.
The Company's measured and indicated resources estimates are set out in an updated resource calculation (please refer to the NI43-101 Technical report dated August 31, 2012 on SEDAR) prepared by Gary H. Giroux, M.ASc., P.Eng. Of Giroux Consultants ltd.
The PEA dated November 15, 2012 was prepared using the resource estimate contained in the technical report referred herein. The company subsequently released another resource update in April, 2014. (Also prepared by Gary H. Giroux, M.ASc., P.Eng. Of Giroux Consultants ltd.)
A feasibility study, which can only include or be based on mineral resource estimates in the measured and indicated categories, is a comprehensive study of the selected development option for a mineral project.
Except as otherwise indicated, Dr. Morris Beattie, P. Eng, the Company's former Chief Operating Officer (now Chief Executive Officer) and a qualified person under NI 43-101, has approved the scientific and technical information contained on this website.