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San Ramon Gold Deposit Advances During 2013
Vancouver, BC, April 23, 2014 - Red Eagle Mining Corporation (TSX-V: RD, OTCQX: RDEMF) is pleased to announce financial results for the year ending December 31, 2013 and business highlights to date, including advancements at Red Eagle Mining's San Ramon Gold Deposit in Antioquia, Colombia.
2014 work programme:
- Completion of the permitting process for the San Ramon Gold Deposit with the Secretary of Mines of Antioquia and Corantioquia;
- Completion of a Definitive Feasibility Study for the San Ramon Gold Deposit; and
- Continued exploration of the larger 320 km² Santa Rosa Gold Project.
2013 highlights and significant subsequent events:
- Completed $5,000,000 equity financing including a $4,000,000 bought deal financing underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by Haywood Securities Inc. and a $1,000,000 private placement with Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings LLC who exercised their participation rights to maintain a pro rata 19.9% interest in Red Eagle Mining (news release dated April 9, 2014);
- Completion and filing of the Environment Impact Assessment (prepared by Tetra Tech, Inc.) with Corantioquia (Environmental Agency of Antioquia). This is the final stage in the permitting process (news release dated February 24, 2014);
- Completed $4,166,666 financing with Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings LLC for a 1% royalty (news release dated December 20, 2013);
- Completion and filing of the NI 43-101 Technical Report pertaining to the positive Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") for the San Ramon Gold Deposit (news release dated September 19, 2013, all amounts in US$). Highlights include year one production of 87,000 ounces of gold at a fully diluted grade of 8.1 grams gold per tonne and post-tax cash flow of $61 million.
Table 1 - Summary of San Ramon Economic Results
|Net Cash Flow||$211 million||$159 million|
|Net Present Value (5%)||$152 million||$113 million|
|Internal Rate of Return||47%||37%|
|Payback||1.4 years||1.7 years|
Table 2 - Summary of San Ramon Key PEA Data
|Average Annual Production||51,000 oz/year|
|Processing Rate||1,000 tonnes/day|
|Life of Mine ("LOM")||10 years|
|Initial Capex (incl. $11M contingency)||$84 million|
|Cash Costs||$540/ounce or $76/tonne|
|Years 1-5 Fully Diluted Processed Grade||5.38 grams gold per tonne|
|LOM Fully Diluted Processed Grade||4.76 grams gold per tonne|
|CIL Gold Recovery||93%|
- Submission of the mining technical work plan ("PTO") for the San Ramon Gold Deposit to the Secretary of Mines of Antioquia during November, 2013;
- Reported mapping, soil sampling and rock channel sampling at the Pavo Real Gold Project have identified a new area of mineralisation. Highlights include 9 grams gold per tonne and 72 grams silver per tonne over 6.1 metres and 33.7 grams gold per tonne, greater than 100 grams silver per tonne, 0.23% copper and 0.23% zinc over 0.5 metres. This most recent rock channel sampling programme was carried out in an area of high-level vein and hydrothermal breccia mineralisation associated with dykes of rhyodacite porphyry, where MMI soil sampling returned strong coincident Au, Ag and Cu anomalies (news releases datedOctober 8, 2013 and January 14, 2014);
- Acceptance as a Tier 1 issuer on the TSX Venture Exchange (news release dated August 6, 2013);
- The successful conversion of an 8,590 hectare application adjacent to the north of the San Ramon Gold Deposit from an application to a concession contract;
- The successful application for an additional 1,809 hectares adjacent to the north of the existing holdings at the Santa Rosa Gold Project along the mineralised trend and an additional 8,800 hectares within the Pavo Real Gold Project; and
- Completion of 45,000 metres of drilling on the San Ramon Gold Deposit (news release dated May 28, 2013).
Selected financial data:
The following selected financial data is derived from our consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013, as prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (all amounts in CDN$).
|For the year ended||December 31, 2013||December 31, 2012|
|Net loss for the year||$ 9,783,583||$ 12,198,024|
|Comprehensive loss for the year||9,870,274||12,227,670|
|Basic and diluted loss per share||0.17||0.29|
|As at||December 31, 2013||December 31, 2012|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 4,118,484||$ 15,893,971|
|Cumulative exploration expense||26,771,695||17,526,147|
For the year ended December 31, 2013 Red Eagle Mining reported a net loss of $9.8 million (2012: $12.2 million) with most significant contribution to the loss being the cost of ongoing exploration of $9.2 million (2012: $9.8 million).
This press release should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2013. These documents can be found on Red Eagle Mining's website or profile atwww.sedar.com.
The PEA was prepared by Mine Development Associates, an independent engineering firm, in accordance with the definitions in Canadian National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101"). The PEA is considered preliminary in nature. It includes Inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative to have the economic considerations applied that would enable classification as mineral reserves. There is no certainty that the conclusions within the PEA will be realised. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
The technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Red Eagle Mining's Vice President of Exploration, Jeff Toohey P.Eng., who is a Qualified Person as defined under NI 43-101.
About Red Eagle Mining
Red Eagle Mining is a well-financed gold exploration and development company with an experienced mine-development team. Management is focused on building shareholder value through discovering and developing gold projects with low costs and low technical risks in Colombia, a jurisdiction with prolific historic production but until recently limited modern exploration. Red Eagle Mining is developing the 320 km² historic Santa Rosa Gold Project located in the Antioquia Batholith. Development will initially commence with the San Ramon Gold Deposit where a positive Preliminary Economic Assessment supports project advancement. Feasibility and permitting are currently underway.
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