VANCOUVER, Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Curis Resources Ltd. (TSX: CUV)
("Curis" or the "Company") announces receipt of the commercial scale
Air Quality Permit for the Company's Florence Copper (FC) project in
central Arizona, USA.
Curis received its renewed Air Quality Permit for the commercial
operations at Florence Copper from the Pinal County Air Quality Control
District (PCAQCD) on February 14, 2012. This permit provides Curis
with clear guidelines to inform its design and ultimate operations of a
commercial scale solvent extraction/electrowinning (SX/EW) plant at the
Florence Copper site. It is valid for five years and is renewable
again in 2017.
"We appreciate the professionalism and responsiveness exhibited by the
officials associated with the Pinal County Air Quality Control
District" stated Dan Johnson, Curis' General Manager and Vice President of
Environment and Technical Services. "The receipt of this permit is an important step for the Company and
represents a key permitting milestone for the project."
"We are very pleased with our progress in permitting of the Florence
Copper project" said Michael McPhie, President and CEO of Curis. "We began the process for amending our existing operating permits for
Florence Copper in February 2011 and expect to have all of our amended
operating permits in place for Phase 1 operations by the third quarter
of this year."
For more information about Florence Copper and its projected economic
impacts and benefits to the local community, please go to www.florencecopper.com.
Curis Resources Ltd. is a mineral development company associated with
Hunter Dickinson Inc., a diversified global mining company with a
25-year history of mineral development success. Curis is focused on the
acquisition, development and operation of high-quality next-generation
copper properties in progressive jurisdictions around the world. It is
currently focused on advancing its 100% owned Florence Project in
Arizona USA to production.
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For further details on the Company, please visit www.curisresources.com or contact Susie Bell, Manager of Investor Relations, at (604) 684-6365
or within North America at 1-800-667-2114.
President & CEO
No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved of the information
contained in this news release.
This release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other
than statements of historical facts, that address exploration drilling,
exploitation activities and events or developments that the company
expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes
the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based
on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future
performance and actual results or developments may differ materially
from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking
statements include fluctuations in market prices, exploitation and
exploration successes, continuity of mineralization, uncertainties
related to the ability to obtain necessary environmental, land use and
other permits, approvals, licenses and title on a timely basis and
delays due to third party opposition, changes in government policies
regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation,
continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic,
market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such
statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results
or developments may differ materially from those projected in the
forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company,
investors should review the Company's continuous disclosure filings
that are available at www.sedar.com.
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