TRADING SYMBOL: TSXV:EPO
VANCOUVER, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Encanto Potash Corp. ("Encanto" or the "Company") (TSXV: EPO or OTCQX: ENCTF) announces that it has received the results of a successful and final Mineral Rights sub-surface Designation vote which occurred Thursday May 31, 2012. This vote was in regard to the designation of Potash and other minerals for Home Reserve, TLE reserve and pre-reserve Ochapowace lands.
The Company has been formally notified by the Ochapowace Chief and Council that the final voting results, as tabulated by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada ("AANDC") greatly exceeded the 50% plus one voting requirement to successfully pass.
"We're extremely pleased to see an overwhelming 88% voter support for the sub-surface mineral designation process on what we consider our second flagship property" stated Encanto President and CEO Jim Walchuck. "We now intend to drill a test hole to check the potash grade and then follow up with a drilling and 3D seismic program in order to develop a significant NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate on this second flagship property."
Approximately 50,000 acres of the designated lands are governed under existing Mineral Exploration Agreements and Exploration Permits from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Exploration Participation Agreements with the First Nation. The process of continued land acquisition and permitting has the ability to further add to the total acreage.
Encanto further confirms that they recently arranged for an analyst tour of the Muskowekwan First Nation property and the proposed mine processing site that was hosted by Chief Reginald Bellerose and members of his Council. Analysts, Fund Managers and investment banking representatives were among the attendees. Photos of this tour are available at the Company website at www.encantopotash.com.
Jim Walchuck commented "We're very pleased at the level of interest that we are attracting from institutional investors and analysts from across North America. We're confident of receiving increased research coverage which will help broaden our base of investors and raise the profile of our project as we move closer to production."
Encanto continues to meet with analysts and investors across Canada, the United States and Europe as well as exploring domestic and international strategic partnerships for the financing, development and sale of its potash production.
The Company also announces that due to personnel changes at Venture Liquidity Providers ("VLP") Encanto has ceased to work with them as our market maker. We thank them for their efforts.
Encanto Potash Corp. is a TSX Venture Exchange listed and OTCQX traded Canadian resource company engaged in the exploration and development of potash properties in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada, the largest producing potash region in the world. Through the joint venture agreement with Muskowekwan Resources Limited on our flagship property, Encanto has been successful in adding a 3.5 fold increase to the project land package, which now totals approximately 58,300 acres. A Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), based solely on the Home Reserve Lands (15,500 acres), was released in August of 2011 and an updated NI 43-101 report describing the increase to the compliant resource estimate was filed on May 10, 2012.
Encanto's Muskowekwan First Nation property has a current NI 43-101 resource estimate containing Measured and Indicated resources of 130.7MMt grading 29.6% KCl or 18.7% K2O and Inferred resources of 234.7MMt grading 28.3% KCl or 17.9% K2O.
The Company has 100% interest in two additional potash properties in Saskatchewan: the 55,000 Ochapowace/Chacachas project and the 140,000 acre Spar projects.
The technical content of this news release has been reviewed by Ross Moulton, VP of Exploration for Encanto, a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President and CEO
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