Stonegate Agricom Files NI 43-101 Technical Report on Paris Hills Phosphate Project
TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Stonegate Agricom Ltd. ("Stonegate" or the "Company") (TSX: ST) is pleased to announce that the technical report on the previously announced Feasibility Study on the Paris Hills Phosphate Project titled "NI 43-101 Technical Report Paris Hills Phosphate Project Bloomington, Idaho, USA" and dated January 18, 2013 (the "Technical Report") has been filed on SEDAR pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") requirements.
The Feasibility Study results were previously announced by the Company in a news release on December 10, 2012. The Technical Report has been filed under the Company's profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and can also be viewed on the Company's website at www.stonegateagricom.com.
The Feasibility Study was compiled by Agapito Associates Inc. of Grand Junction, Colorado, with design, planning, and cost estimating directed by the Company's wholly owned subsidiary Paris Hills Agricom Inc., and technical contributions from Agapito Associates Inc. mining consultants, Sunrise Engineering Inc. civil consultants, Brown & Caldwell environmental and permitting consultants, and Whetstone Associates hydrologic consultants. The Feasibility Study was developed by Leo J. Gilbride, P.E., Vanessa Santos, P.G., Gary L. Skaggs, P.E., P.Eng., Susan B. Patton, Ph.D., P.E., Eric Dursteler, P.E., C.F.M., and Jeff Johnson, P.G., each of whom are independent qualified persons under the standards set forth by National Instrument 43-101 and have reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.
Daniel Thompson, P.E., Manager, Technical Services of the Company, who is a qualified person as defined under NI 43-101, supervised the exploration program on which the Technical Report was based and has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.
About Stonegate Agricom
Stonegate Agricom, which is actively engaged in acquiring and developing agricultural nutrient projects, is currently focused on the development of two potentially world-class, long-life phosphate deposits, the Paris Hills Phosphate Project located in Idaho and the Mantaro Phosphate Project located in Peru. The Company is confident that the two deposits have sufficient size and grade to become strategic, cost-effective sources of phosphate supply for major fertilizer producers. More information is available at www.stonegateagricom.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable law, which include statements herein relating to the potential to increase mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates. Generally, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". All forward-looking statements and forward-looking information are based on reasonable assumptions that have been made by the Company as at the date of such information. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information, including but not limited to: risks relating to assumptions used in preparation of the Feasibility Study and Pre-Feasibility Study on the Lower Phosphate Zone of the Paris Hills Phosphate Project including government regulation, phosphate prices, labour costs and capital costs, and project risks including project location, permitting requirements, project delays, ground control and dilution and water management; the general risks associated with the speculative nature of the Company's business, commodity prices, current global financial conditions, uncertainty of additional capital, price volatility, the Paris Hills Phosphate Project being an advanced exploration stage project, limited operating history, no history of earnings, government regulation in the mining industry, environmental risks and hazards, impending climate change legislation, required approvals and permits, foreign subsidiaries, risks relating to the retention of the Paris Hills project, expiration of leases and permits for the Paris Hills Project, title to mineral properties, obtaining and converting mineral concessions and surface rights, community relations and project support, water rights, exploration, development and operating risks, uncertainty in the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, uncertainty of inferred mineral resources, mineral exploration, reliability of historical exploration work, absence of public trading market, risks associated with having a controlling shareholder, arbitrary offering price, dilution to the common shares, dependence on key personnel, currency fluctuations, insurance and uninsured risks, competition, legal proceedings, conflicts of interest and lack of dividends as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recently filed annual information form available at www.sedar.com. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements and forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements or information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements and forward-looking information contained in this press release are included for the purpose of providing investors with information to assist them in understanding the Company's expected financial and operational performance and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Stonegate does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement or forward-looking information that is included herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
Cautionary Note to United States Investors Concerning Estimates of Mineral Resources
This news release uses the terms "Measured Mineral Resources",
"Indicated Mineral Resources" and "Inferred Mineral Resources". United
States investors are advised that while such terms are recognized and
required by Canadian regulations to be disclosed, the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission generally does not permit disclosure
of mineral resources of any kind in documents filed with the United
States Securities and Exchange Commission. "Inferred Mineral Resources"
have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and as to
their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or
any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource will ever be upgraded to a
higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of Inferred Mineral
Resources may not form the basis of feasibility or other economic
studies. United States investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any
part of Measured Mineral Resources or Indicated Mineral Resources will
ever be converted into Mineral Reserves. United States investors are
also cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an Inferred
Mineral Resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.
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