Welcome!

News Feed Item

Crocodile Gold Announces Agreement on the Sale of Non-Core Assets in the Northern Territory

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/14 -- Crocodile Gold Corp. (TSX: CRK)(TSX: CRK.DB)(TSX: CRK.WT)(OTCQX: CROCF)(FRANKFURT: XGC) ("Crocodile Gold" or the "Company") has entered into a sale agreement with Phoenix Copper Limited (ASX: PNX) ("Phoenix Copper") to sell 100% of the Iron Blow and Mount Bonnie massive sulphide deposits (see Figure 1) for a 2% royalty in respect of any gold and silver production from the related tenements. Crocodile Gold will retain an option to buy back a 30% interest in the Iron Blow and Mount Bonnie properties within six months of Phoenix Copper completing a Feasibility Study, by paying three times the accumulated exploration expenditures on these tenements.

Crocodile Gold has also entered into an Option (Farm-In) agreement (the "Agreement") with Phoenix Copper, which allows Phoenix Copper the ability to earn up to a 90% interest in the nearby Burnside, Moline (see Figure 1) and Maud Creek base metal and gold exploration projects (see Figure 2) through a commitment to spend a total of $4 million in exploration expenditures over the next four years. Under the Agreement, Crocodile Gold will retain the option to acquire 90% of any gold and silver deposit discoveries on any of the properties by paying Phoenix Copper three times the accumulated expenditure related to that deposit. This exploration agreement allows Phoenix Copper to explore for gold and base metals around the Maud Creek Mineral Resource while Crocodile Gold retains 100% ownership of the Maud Creek deposit and surrounding prospects on Mineral Licence ML30260 (Figure 2).

Mineral Licence ML30260 (previously MLN1978) is approximately 1,106 Ha in size and includes the Maud Creek Mineral Resource and Reserve. This deposit contains an Indicated Mineral Resource of 7.7 Mt @ 3.50 g/t Au for 871,000 ounces of gold and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 4.2 Mt @ 2.55 g/t Au for 343,600 ounces of gold (please see notes to Maud Creek Mineral Resource).

In addition, the Agreement provides for further consideration of $500,000 payable to Crocodile Gold (in cash or shares) in the event that Phoenix Copper completes a Bankable Feasibility Study on any base metals deposits.

The Agreement is subject to certain conditions including the parties entering into certain deeds of assignment and assumption with relevant third parties in relation to existing third party agreements. The conditions must be satisfied or waived on or before November 15th, 2014.

Update on Custom Milling (Toll Treatment) Agreement with Thor Mining PLC.

Crocodile Gold is additionally announcing that it has withdrawn from the memorandum of understanding with Thor Mining PLC ("Thor"), originally signed April 10, 2013, to provide custom milling and processing of ore provided by Thor. Crocodile Gold will continue to pursue other custom milling opportunities with partners in the Northern Territory as part of its strategy to fully utilize its 2.4 million TPA mill at Union Reefs.

Notes to Maud Creek Mineral Resource

1.  The Mineral Reserve is as of December 31, 2012 and is reported in the
    document titled Report on the Mineral Resource & Mineral Reserves of the
    Maud Creek Gold Project.
2.  All Mineral Reserves have been estimated in accordance with the JORC
    code and have been reconciled to CIM standards as prescribed by the NI
    43-101.
3.  Mineral Reserves were estimated using the following mining and economic
    factors:
    a.  A 13% dilution factor and 110% recovery was applied to the caving
        under fill method
    b.  A 5% dilution factor and 90% recovery was applied to sub level open
        stoping
    c.  A gold price of AUD$1,450/oz
    d.  An overall processing recovery of 88%
4.  The cut-off grade for Mineral Reserves has been estimated at 4 g/t Au.

Notes/Technical Disclosure/Disclaimers

Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The estimates of mineral resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, socio political, marketing, or other relevant issues.

The quantity and grade of reported inferred resources in the above estimations are uncertain in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define these inferred resources as an indicated or measured mineral resource and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in upgrading them to an indicated or measured mineral resource category.

Qualified Person

The Technical Report titled Report on the Mineral Resource & Mineral Reserves of the Maud Creek Gold Project, dated December 31, 2012 conforms to the CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves referred to in NI 43-101. The qualified persons (each a "QP") who supervised the preparation of Technical Reports are: Mark Edwards, MAusIMM (CP), General Manager of Exploration and Business Development for Crocodile Gold Corp. and Phil Bremner, FAusIMM, consultant from Mining One Pty of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Phil Bremner is independent of the issuer as defined by NI 43-101.

Mark Edwards, General Manager, Exploration and Business Development for Crocodile Gold is a "qualified person" as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information and data included in this press release.

About Crocodile Gold

Crocodile Gold is a Canadian gold mining and exploration company with three operating mines in Australia, in the State of Victoria and the Northern Territory. The Company has a combined land package in excess of 4,000 sq. km. The objective of Crocodile Gold is to continue production from its three operating mines, Cosmo, Fosterville, and Stawell, while also exploring and developing the Company's resources to ensure sustainable production in the future.

For additional information, pleases visit our website www.crocgold.com or follow us on Twitter @crocgold_crk or on Facebook at CrocodileGoldCorp.

Cautionary Notes

Forward Looking Information

Certain information set forth in this press release contains "forward-looking statements", and "forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements, which include the completion of this transaction and mineral resource and mineral reserve statements, and are based on Crocodile Gold's current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs, which may prove to be incorrect. Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expects", "anticipates", "believes", "projects", "plans", and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Crocodile Gold's actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: liabilities inherent in mine development and production; geological, mining and processing technical problems; Crocodile Gold's inability to obtain required mine licences, mine permits and regulatory approvals required in connection with mining and mineral processing operations; competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions of reserves, undeveloped lands and skilled personnel; incorrect assessments of the value of acquisitions; changes in commodity prices and exchange rates; currency and interest rate fluctuations; various events that could disrupt operations and/or the transportation of mineral products, including labour stoppages and severe weather conditions; the demand for and availability of rail, port and other transportation services; the ability to secure adequate financing and management's ability to anticipate and manage the foregoing factors and risks. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Crocodile Gold undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

To view Figures 1 and 2, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/crk0828figures.pdf.

Contacts:
Crocodile Gold Corp.
Rob Hopkins
Manager, Investor Relations
416-861-5899
[email protected]
www.crocgold.com

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ryobi Systems will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ryobi Systems Co., Ltd., as an information service company, specialized in business support for local governments and medical industry. We are challenging to achive the precision farming with AI. For more information, visit http:...
Amazon is pursuing new markets and disrupting industries at an incredible pace. Almost every industry seems to be in its crosshairs. Companies and industries that once thought they were safe are now worried about being “Amazoned.”. The new watch word should be “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” In his session 21st Cloud Expo, Chris Kocher, a co-founder of Grey Heron, will address questions such as: What new areas is Amazon disrupting? How are they doing this? Where are they likely to go? What are th...
As you move to the cloud, your network should be efficient, secure, and easy to manage. An enterprise adopting a hybrid or public cloud needs systems and tools that provide: Agility: ability to deliver applications and services faster, even in complex hybrid environments Easier manageability: enable reliable connectivity with complete oversight as the data center network evolves Greater efficiency: eliminate wasted effort while reducing errors and optimize asset utilization Security: imple...
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, will discuss how by using...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lead...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Daiya Industry will exhibit at the Japanese Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ruby Development Inc. builds new services in short period of time and provides a continuous support of those services based on Ruby on Rails. For more information, please visit https://github.com/RubyDevInc.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
As businesses evolve, they need technology that is simple to help them succeed today and flexible enough to help them build for tomorrow. Chrome is fit for the workplace of the future — providing a secure, consistent user experience across a range of devices that can be used anywhere. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will take a look at various options as to how ChromeOS can be leveraged to interact with people on the devices, and formats th...
First generation hyperconverged solutions have taken the data center by storm, rapidly proliferating in pockets everywhere to provide further consolidation of floor space and workloads. These first generation solutions are not without challenges, however. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Wes Talbert, a Principal Architect and results-driven enterprise sales leader at NetApp, will discuss how the HCI solution of tomorrow will integrate with the public cloud to deliver a quality hybrid cloud e...
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable? Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, will answer these questions and demonstrate techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Yuasa System will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Yuasa System is introducing a multi-purpose endurance testing system for flexible displays, OLED devices, flexible substrates, flat cables, and films in smartphones, wearables, automobiles, and healthcare.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Taica will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Taica manufacturers Alpha-GEL brand silicone components and materials, which maintain outstanding performance over a wide temperature range -40C to +200C. For more information, visit http://www.taica.co.jp/english/.