Vancouver, BC - Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd. (the “Company”) (TSX-V: SPA) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has authorized the Company to proceed with a Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") for the Spanish Mountain Gold Project (the "Project") located in central British Columbia, Canada. The Company expects the PEA to investigate the potential viability of a mining operation with the following parameters:
- Milling throughput at 10,000 tonnes per day
- A proposed pit focused on a higher grade resource and an initial decade of mining operations
In light of the positive results and findings from various field programs conducted during 2018 and the recently-announced study for project alternatives, the PEA will assess the potential technical and economic viability of the new project scenario. As announced in a news release dated August 19, 2019, the Company has set four key project objectives for the alternate project concept compared to the PEA that was completed in 2017 for a 20,000 tpd operation as follows:
- Lower initial capital cost
- Higher process plant feed grades
- Refined pit shell that could isolate a higher grade pit-constrained resource
- Improved economic metrics for the Project
Larry Yau, CEO Comments
“Over the past decade, the Company has firmly established a growing multi-million ounce gold deposit in successive resource estimates. Going forward, we will focus on demonstrating the quality of our mineral resource. The new PEA is expected to determine whether our ambitious project objectives are attainable and the initial value that the Project can potentially deliver during its first decade of operation.”
Team of Independent Consultants
The PEA will be conducted in accordance with standards mandated by National Instrument 43-101. Each member of the PEA team has been involved in the Project’s previous studies and is familiar with its technical attributes. They will contribute in their respective areas of expertise as follows:
- Moose Mountain Technical Services—Lead Consultant, Resource Estimate, Mine Plan and Metallurgy
- Discovery Consultants— Geology and Exploration
- Knight Piésold Ltd.—Tailings, Water Balance and Permitting
Mr. Marc Schulte, P.Eng, a qualified person as defined under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information included this news release.
About Spanish Mountain Gold
Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd is focused on advancing its flagship multi million ounce Spanish Mountain gold project in south central British Columbia. The potential viability of the project has been demonstrated in a Preliminary Economic Assessment completed in 2017 that indicated the potential for a stand-alone operation. Additional information about the Company is available on its website: www.spanishmountaingold.com
On Behalf of the Board,
SPANISH MOUNTAIN GOLD LTD.
Chief Executive Officer
SPANISH MOUNTAIN GOLD LTD.
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This news release contains forward-looking information, which involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual events to differ materially from current expectation. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time on SEDAR. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The company disclaims any intention or obligation, except to the extent required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.