Plans to Dispose of South African Project
TORONTO, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - New Dawn Mining Corp. (TSX: ND) reports that in light of substantial opportunities now present in Zimbabwe, New Dawn intends to focus exclusively on expanding output at its Turk and Angelus Mine in Zimbabwe, furthering exploration on its options claims in Zimbabwe, and pursuing acquisition opportunities in Zimbabwe that are value accretive.
In pursuing its Zimbabwe focused growth strategy, management has determined that its Blue Dot Mine Development Project in South Africa is no longer a part of the Company's corporate focus. As such, New Dawn has shut down the Blue Dot Mine Development project, and has decided to place Blue Dot into provisional liquidation, a legal process under South African law that provides for an orderly sale, liquidation or winding up of the business. Provisional liquidation will allow New Dawn to most effectively manage the disposal of this asset.
The Blue Dot Project has not generated any revenue from gold sales to New Dawn. As such, New Dawn confirms that gold sales and production figures as generated from its Turk Mine in Zimbabwe will not be affected in any way as a result of the Blue Dot closure.
"We have a producing mine in Zimbabwe in which output has increased for five consecutive months and we are well on our way to increasing output and continuing to examine other value accretive opportunities in a country where our expertise lies and significant opportunity is present in an ever improving political and economic environment," commented Ian Saunders, President and CEO. "The operating environment in South Africa deteriorated to the point where it was no longer sensible for us to continue to pursue developing an asset that ultimately did not have the size and scope to provide our shareholders with the economic reward relative to the related operating country risk."
About New Dawn ...
New Dawn is a Zimbabwe-focused junior gold company currently increasing gold production at its Turk and Angelus Mines, exploring for gold, and identifying and pursuing other development projects, as well as actively assessing other value accretive acquisition opportunities in Zimbabwe.
New Dawn owns and operates the Turk and Angelus Mines in the upper southwest area of Zimbabwe that has the potential to produce an estimated 35,000 to 50,000 ounces of gold per annum.
Currently, a production facility capable of processing up to 400 tonnes per day or 12,000 tonnes per month is in place and operating. The Company maintains a highly experienced work force at Turk Mine of over 770 people.
At New Dawn's Turk and Angelus Mines, the most recent NI 43-101 report documented an aggregate of 959,900 ounces of gold resource grading between 3.8 - 6.1 g/t, with an additional inferred mineral resources of 347,600 ounces of gold grading 5.16 - 5.91 g/t. Reserves and Resources are based upon a 2.45 g/t cut-off and US$875/oz gold price at the Turk and Angelus Mines.
Additionally, the Company has a portfolio of exploration properties in Zimbabwe that includes the Consolidated Bubi Gold Fields, Consolidated Midlands Gold Fields and Consolidated Shurugwi Gold Fields properties.
For further information on New Dawn's gold reserves and resources, visit the Company's website at www.newdawnmining.com or the Company's filings on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release. Statements in this press release regarding the Company's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, such as estimates and statements that describe the Company's future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that the Company or management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature, they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results in each case could differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.
The contents of this news release were supervised and reviewed by Ian R. Saunders, B.Sc., who is President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of New Dawn Mining Corp., and who is a Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101.
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Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements included or incorporated by reference in this news release, including information as to the future financial or operating performance of the Company, its subsidiaries and its projects, constitute forward-looking statements. The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "contemplate," "target," "plan," "intends," "continue," "budget," "estimate," "may," "schedule" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding targets, estimates and assumptions in respect of gold production and prices, operating costs, results and capital expenditures, mineral reserves and mineral resources and anticipated grades and recovery rates. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company. Such factors include, among others, risks relating to reserve and resource estimates, gold prices, exploration, development and operating risks, political and foreign risk, uninsurable risks, competition, limited mining operations, production risks, environmental regulation and liability, government regulation, currency fluctuations, recent losses and write-downs and dependence on key employees. See "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form - 2008. Due to risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties identified above, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and, accordingly, investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise.
SOURCE New Dawn Mining Corp.
For further information: For further information: Investor Relations Contact: Richard Buzbuzian, (416) 585-7890; President and Chief Executive Officer: Ian R. Saunders, (416) 585-7890; Visit us on the internet: http://www.newdawnmining.com or Email us at: email@example.com