VANCOUVER, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - ("Copper Fox" or the "Company") (TSXV: CUU) Mr. Elmer B. Stewart, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. J. Michael Smith, Executive Vice President and Ms. Cathie Henderson, Chief Financial Officer invite you to participate in a webcast/conference call on Tuesday June 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm Eastern (9:00 am PST) to discuss the recently announced resource estimate for the Schaft Creek copper-gold-molybdenum-silver deposit located in northwest British Columbia, Canada.
To access the webcast, which includes a slide presentation, or to pre-register please follow: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=471078&s=1&k=ECF7ADDDF630AA2CFFAEBB4B1C48E3C6
Participants will require Windows MediaPlayerTM. Please note that this is listen only mode.
To participate in the conference call please dial 888-231-8191, or locally in Toronto 647-427-7450. To ensure your participation, please call in approximately ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call.
About Copper Fox
Copper Fox is a Canadian-based resource development company listed on the TSX-Venture Exchange (TSXV: CUU) with a corporate office in Calgary and an operations office in Vancouver and is involved in the exploration and development of the Schaft Creek copper-gold-molybdenum-silver deposit located in northwest British Columbia, Canada.
The Company is working on completing a feasibility study on the Schaft Creek Mineral Deposit, one of the largest undeveloped copper, gold, molybdenum and silver deposits in North America. The feasibility study is being led by Tetra Tech Wardrop on a minimum 120,000 tpd open pit mine and is expected to be completed mid-late summer, 2012.
Copper Fox holds title and a 100% working interest in the Schaft Creek project consisting of 44,265.52 hectares (109,382 acres). Included in this total are the "Schedule A" mineral tenures 8,334.34 hectares (20,594 acres) originally conveyed to Copper Fox pursuant to the 2002 Option Agreement. The "Schedule A" mineral tenures are subject to a 3.5% Net Profits Interest held by Royal Gold, Inc., a 30% carried Net Proceeds Interest held by Liard Copper Mines Limited ("Liard") and an earn back option held by Teck Resources Limited ("Teck"). On completion of the feasibility study, Copper Fox will earn Teck's 78% interest in Liard. Teck's earn back option to acquire either, 20%, 40% or 75%, of Copper Fox's interest in the Schaft Creek property is triggered upon delivery of a positive feasibility study to Teck. Should Teck elect to exercise its option for 75%, they are required to fund subsequent property expenditures up to a total of 400% of those incurred by Copper Fox ($75.9 million to January 31, 2012) and arrange for project financing, including the Copper Fox portion. For full details of the Teck earn back option please refer to the Company's website www.copperfoxmetals.com.
The remainder of the mineral tenures totaling 35,931.18 hectares (88,788 acres) has been obtained by Copper Fox through mineral tenure acquisitions and mineral tenure purchase agreements. Some of these mineral tenures are subject to inclusion within the Schaft Creek project under the terms of the Area of Interest provisions of the Option Agreement.
*United States investors are advised that current Mineral Resources are not current Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. All figures are rounded to reflect the relative accuracy of the estimate and in keeping with "best practice principles".
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Elmer B. Stewart
President and Chief Executive Officer
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.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of the Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information is generally identifiable by use of the words "believes," "may," "plans," "will," "anticipates," "intends," "budgets", "could", "estimates", "expects", "forecasts", "projects" and similar expressions, and the negative of such expressions. Forward-looking information in this news release include statements about the completion of the feasibility study for the Schaft Creek project.
In connection with the forward-looking information contained in this news release, Copper Fox has made numerous assumptions, regarding, among other things: the geological, metallurgical, engineering, financial and economic advice that Copper Fox has received is reliable, and is based upon practices and methodologies which are consistent with industry standards; and the continued financing of the Feasibility Study; and the anticipated analytical results of the current drilling program. While Copper Fox considers these assumptions to be reasonable, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies. Additionally, there are known and unknown risk factors which could cause Copper Fox's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained herein. Known risk factors include, among others: the actual mineralization in the Schaft Creek deposit may not be as favorable as suggested by the updated resource estimate; the NI 43-101 report related to the updated resource estimate may not be filed within the anticipated timeframe, or at all; the updated resource estimates may not be included in the feasibility study; the feasibility study may not be completed within the contemplated time frame, or at all; the possibility that future drilling on the Schaft Creek project may not occur on a timely basis, or at all; fluctuations in copper and other commodity prices and currency exchange rates; uncertainties relating to interpretation of drill results and the geology, continuity and grade of mineral deposits; uncertainty of estimates of capital and operating costs, recovery rates, and estimated economic return; the need to obtain additional financing to develop properties and uncertainty as to the availability and terms of future financing; the possibility of delay in exploration or development programs or in construction projects and uncertainty of meeting anticipated program milestones; uncertainty as to timely availability of permits and other governmental approvals
A more complete discussion of the risks and uncertainties facing Copper Fox is disclosed in Copper Fox's continuous disclosure filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities at www.sedar.com. All forward-looking information herein is qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement, and Copper Fox disclaims any obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking information or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking information contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments, except as required by law.
For further information:
Investor line 1-866-913-1910 or J. Michael Smith, EVP, at 1-604-689-5080