Vancouver, British Columbia, December 11, 2017 – Rye Patch Gold Corp. (TSX.V: RPM; OTCQX: RPMGF; FWB: 5TN) (the “Company” or “Rye Patch”) reports November production metrics at the Company’s flagship Florida Canyon mine in Pershing County, Nevada.
Production Highlights for the month of November 2017 as compared to the Company’s preliminary economic assessment “plan” (see description below) are:
- Placed 8,059 ounces of gold on the pad (23 percent above plan);
- Produced 3,491 ounces of gold and 1,825 ounces of silver, 20 percent higher than October;
- Mined 730,900 tons of ore (21 percent above plan);
- Crushed 728,900 tons of ore (21 percent above plan);
- Maintained a grade of 0.011 opt of gold including over liner material; and
- Achieved a low strip ratio of 0.45 for the month (74 percent below plan).
“Production reaching 3,500 ounces represents a key milestone in the continuing upward production trend. At this point mining operations now begin to contribute positive cash flows to the Company,” stated William Howald, the Company’s President and CEO.
Howald continued, “Three of the four new 785 haulage trucks are working with the fourth to be operational in early December. Over liner material has been laid over an extent that maximizes leach cell size and allows for a primary leach cycle of 45 days before stacking the second lift. Over liner will be completed in late December. The positive trend is continuing in Q4.”
“The October and now November production results confirm the Florida Canyon mine is ramping up to commercial production in Q1 2018,” he added.
“Plan” refers to the Company’s preliminary economic assessment effective March 16, 2016 and dated January 27, 2017 titled “Amended Technical Report – Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Florida Canyon Mine, Pershing County, Nevada” available on the Company’s website and under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com.
Mr. William Howald, AIPG Certified Professional Geologist #11041, Rye Patch Gold’s CEO and President with a BSc. in Geological Engineering, is a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101. He has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.
About Rye Patch Gold Corp.
Rye Patch Gold Corp. is a Nevada based, Tier 1, mining company engaged in the mining and development of quality resource-based gold and silver mines and projects along the established Oreana trend in west central Nevada. Leveraging its strong financial position and cash to acquire the operating Florida Canyon Gold Mine, Rye Patch Gold Corp. now controls a trend‑scale platform with mining operations, resource projects and exploration upside.
The combination of operations and organic growth along a major Nevada gold trend positions Rye Patch as an emerging mid-tier gold producer with tremendous value‑added potential. For more information, please visit our website at www.ryepatchgold.com.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
William C. (Bill) Howald, CEO & President
For additional information contact:
Rye Patch Gold Corp
Tel.: (604) 638-1588
Fax: (604) 638-1589
This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to future plans and objectives of the Company, future deliveries of gold, proposed operations of the Company including mine development, funding requirements, timeline for commercial production, future events and conditions and other statements that are not historical facts, all of which are based on assumptions and subject to various risks and uncertainties. The Company’s actual results, programs and financial position could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward‑looking statements as a result of the following assumptions and risk factors, some of which may be beyond the Company’s control. These assumptions and risk factors include: future deliveries of gold pursuant to the forward gold price contract facility, the achievement of mine redevelopment plans and achievement of commercial production; the availability of funds; the financial position of Rye Patch; the timing and content of work programs; the results of exploration activities and development of mineral properties; the interpretation of drilling results and other geological data; the reliability of calculation of mineral resources; the reliability of calculation of precious metal recoveries; the receipt and security of mineral property titles; project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses; fluctuations in metal prices; currency fluctuations; and general market and industry conditions.
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