Symbol on TSX-Venture Exchange: KWG
Shares issued and outstanding: 519,817,356
MONTRÉAL, April 8 /CNW/ - KWG Resources Inc. (TSXV - KWG) ("KWG") advises that, under the terms of the Option Agreement with Spider Resources Inc. (Spider) and Freewest Resources Canada Inc. respecting the Freewest Option Project, KWG became Operator on April 1st, 2010. Each of KWG and Spider currently hold a 26.5% interest in the Freewest Option Project which contains the Big Daddy chromite deposit and have the right to earn an additional aggregate 7% interest by spending $10 million or by delivering a positive feasibility study on or before March 31, 2012. As Operator, KWG has proposed to Spider that KWG and Spider undertake a scoping and related resource definition study on the Big Daddy chromite deposit as part of their earn-in. The scoping study would be completed in conjunction with a feasibility study to be undertaken by KWG for construction of a railroad from the deposit to Exton, Ontario along claims held by KWG's subsidiary Canada Chrome Corporation.
"As KWG is undertaking a railroad feasibility study through its subsidiary Canada Chrome Corporation, we have an opportunity to demonstrate the economics of using a rail line to transport ore from the Ring of Fire to market" said KWG president Frank Smeenk. "There are more than a few mineral discoveries around that are not economic because they have no transportation option. KWG therefore had Canada Chrome Corporation stake claims along terrain best suited to a railroad right-of-way. This proposed railway should support the viability of the Big Daddy deposit and enhance the value of our 1% Net Smelter Royalty interest in it and the Black Thor and Black Label deposits."
Canada Chrome Corporation and its engineering firm Krech Ojard & Associates have recently engaged Nuna Logistics Limited, of Edmonton, Alberta, a leading Aboriginal logistics, mining and heavy civil contractor specialized in working in the far north, to develop logistics scenarios and cost estimates for the railroad construction program. KWG plans to incorporate those recommendations into the proposed feasibility study.
Forward Looking Information:
This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements". All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that KWG believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements relating to the scoping study and the railroad feasibility study) are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations or beliefs of KWG based on information currently available to KWG. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of significant risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results of KWG to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements, and even if such actual results are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on KWG.
Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to the failure to commence, complete or attain positive results from the scoping study, the railroad feasibility study and/or the Big Daddy deposit feasibility study, or the failure to spend $10 million or deliver a positive feasibility study on or before March 31, 2012.
Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, KWG disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Although KWG believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This press release, required by applicable Canadian securities law, is not for distribution to U.S. news services or for dissemination in the United States, and does not constitute an offer of the securities described herein. These securities have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons unless registered or exempt therefrom.
SOURCE KWG RESOURCES INC.
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