Feasibility Study Commenced
Vancouver, BC, February 18, 2014 - Red Eagle Mining Corporation (TSX-V: RD, OTCQX: RDEMF) is pleased to announce that Lycopodium have commenced a Definitive Feasibility Study for the San Ramon Gold Deposit within its 100% owned Santa Rosa Gold Project located in Antioquia, Colombia. Lycopodium is a leading international project management and engineering firm. The Feasibility Study will be completed with the participation of globally recognized engineering consultants, including Mine Development Associates (resource and reserve estimation and mine design), Golder Associates (tailings management and geotechnical) and McClelland Laboratories (metallurgy).
The Feasibility Study entails the development of an engineered construction and operating plan with considerations for social, environmental and water management, permitting, geotechnical engineering, hydro-geology, metallurgical testing, process design and mine planning. An Environmental Impact Assessment has already been completed by Tetra Tech. The Feasibility Study is expected to be completed during 2014.
The Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") for the San Ramon Gold Deposit (please see news release dated September 19, 2013) recommended proceeding to feasibility. Highlights include pre-tax estimated Net Present Value (5%) of $152 million, Internal Rate of Return of 47%, payback in 1.4 years and average cash costs of $540/ounce (all amounts in US$).
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%|
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 Corporation 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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