Encanto Potash and Muskowekwan First Nation Report on Successful Surface Designation Vote
TRADING SYMBOL: TSXV:EPO
VANCOUVER, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Encanto Potash Corp. ("Encanto" or the "Company") (TSXV: EPO and OTCQX: ENCTF) is pleased to announce all six ballots for the Muskowekwan First Nation ("MFN") Surface Designation vote have passed with a large majority. There were six separate ballots including those to allow for the construction and operation of a potash solution mine on both reserve land and pre-reserve land and also leasing the surface of the Treaty Land Entitlement Reserve Land and Home Reserve land to support development on reserve.
Ballot results each closed with a strong majority in favour of continuing to develop the first producing potash mine on First Nation land.
Muskowekwan First Nation Chief Reginald Bellerose commented: "Once again, my people have demonstrated that we are interested and greatly in favour of seeing an operating potash solution mine on our land and enjoying the associated benefits through educational advancements, increased employment opportunities and self-sourced revenue generation."
"We're very pleased with the results of the Muskowekwan Surface Designation Vote and the consistently demonstrated strong support from our First Nation partners. We continue to put in the time and effort necessary to advance what we feel is soon to be the most attractive opportunity in the junior potash space and believe that these results help to pave the way towards an increased pace of development" stated Encanto President and CEO, James Walchuck.
Encanto Potash Corp. is a TSX Venture Exchange listed and OTCQX traded Canadian resource company engaged in the development of potash properties in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada, the largest producing potash region in the world. Through a joint venture agreement with Muskowekwan Resources Ltd. ("MFN JV") on our flagship property, Encanto has a project land package which totals approximately 61,000 largely contiguous acres. A Pre-Feasibility Study dated February 28 2013 titled "Encanto Potash Corp. Technical Report Summarizing the Preliminary Feasibility Study for the Muskowekwan First Nations Home Reserve Project in South Eastern Saskatchewan, Canada" confirms the Proven & Probable KCI Reserves totaling 162 MMt grading 28% which supports primary and secondary mining for over 50 years at an assumed annual rate extraction rate of 2.8 million tonnes.
The Company has an interest in two additional potash properties in Saskatchewan: 20% interest in the 55,000 acre Ochapowace/Chacachas property and 100% interest in the 55,437 acre Spar property.
Encanto is currently exploring domestic & international strategic partnerships for the financing, development and sale of potash production from its MFN JV Property.
The technical content of this news release has been reviewed by James Walchuck, a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101.
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President and CEO
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SOURCE Encanto Potash Corp.For further information: James Walchuck, President and CEO, Tel: 604-683-2402; Martin Gagel CFA, MBA, Vanguard Shareholder Solutions, Tel: 604-608-0824, Toll Free: 1-866-918-0824