Excelsior Provides Details on Metallurgical Drill Program
September 15, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) — Excelsior Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:MIN)(FRANKFURT:3XS)(OTCQX:EXMGF) (“Excelsior” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that a metallurgical drill program has commenced at the Gunnison Copper Project in Arizona.
The program will comprise ten diamond-drill holes totalling 6400 feet of diamond drilling (11,900 feet total). Two diamond drill rigs and one rotary air drill rig for pre-collars will be used to complete this program. Please, see “Budgeted Metallurgy Holes Map” for the metallurgical drill hole locations. The samples collected will be used to conduct extensive metallurgical testing, including column tests, acid consumption tests and rinse tests. The goal of the program will be to further enhance the understanding of the leaching behaviors of the deposit and reduce uncertainties concerning rates, recoveries and costs. Specific areas targeted for investigation will be sweep efficiency, copper recovery rates, acid consumption rates, and rinsing procedures and rates. This data will be used for both the permitting application process and the Feasibility Study.
Commenting on the program, President & CEO, Stephen Twyerould said, “All of the previous metallurgical testing that we have completed, plus all of the historical data, has defined a project with industry-leading robust economics based on low acid consumption and achievable copper recoveries. We will look to mirror past results as we move the metallurgical component of the Gunnison copper project to feasibility-level.”
Excelsior is a mineral exploration and development company that is advancing the Gunnison Copper Project. The Excelsior management team consists of experienced professionals with proven track records of advancing mining projects into production. Further information about the Gunnison Copper Project can be found in the technical report filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com entitled: “Gunnison Copper Project, NI 43-101 Technical Report, Prefeasibility Study” dated February 14, 2014.
Dr. Stephen Twyerould, Fellow of AUSIMM, President and CEO of Excelsior, and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information disclosed in this news release.
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ON BEHALF OF THE EXCELSIOR BOARD
Mark J. Morabito, Executive Chairman
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains “forward-looking information” concerning anticipated developments and events that may occur in the future. Forward-looking information contained in this news release includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to (i) the details and expected results of the drill program; (ii) the robust economics of the Gunnison Project; (iii) details about acid consumption and copper recoveries; and (iv) the advancement of the Gunnison Project.
Such forward-looking information can be identified by the use of word “will”. Forward-looking information contained in this news release is based on certain factors and assumptions regarding, among other things, the estimation of mineral resources and mineral reserves, the realization of resource and reserve estimates, copper and other metal prices, the timing and amount of future exploration and development expenditures, the estimation of initial and sustaining capital requirements, the estimation of labour and operating costs, the availability of necessary financing and materials to continue to explore and develop the Gunnison Project in the short and long-term, the progress of exploration and development activities, the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals, the completion of the permitting process, the estimation of insurance coverage, and assumptions with respect to currency fluctuations, environmental risks, title disputes or claims, and other similar matters. While the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect.
Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include risks inherent in the exploration and development of mineral deposits, including risks relating to changes in project parameters as plans continue to be redefined including the possibility that mining operations may not commence at the Gunnison Project, risks relating to variations in mineral resources and reserves, grade or recovery rates resulting from current exploration and development activities, risks relating to the ability to access infrastructure, risks relating to changes in copper and other commodity prices and the worldwide demand for and supply of copper and related products, risks related to increased competition in the market for copper and related products and in the mining industry generally, risks related to current global financial conditions, uncertainties inherent in the estimation of mineral resources, access and supply risks, reliance on key personnel, operational risks inherent in the conduct of mining activities, including the risk of accidents, labour disputes, increases in capital and operating costs and the risk of delays or increased costs that might be encountered during the development process, regulatory risks, including risks relating to the acquisition of the necessary licenses and permits, financing, capitalization and liquidity risks, including the risk that the financing necessary to fund the exploration and development activities at the Gunnison Project may not be available on satisfactory terms, or at all, risks related to disputes concerning property titles and interest, environmental risks and the additional risks identified in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s reports and filings with applicable Canadian securities regulators.
Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information is made as of the date of this news release. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information.
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