KELOWNA, BC, April 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Metalex Ventures Ltd. (TSXV : MTX) ("Metalex", the "Company") wishes to provide an update on the status of the permitting of the bulk sample to be collected from the U2 kimberlite.
Metalex is pleased to report that the permits required for the collection of the 10,000 ton bulk sample of the U2 kimberlite have now been received.
Ontario's Ministry of the Environment completed its review of the Environmental Assessment of the U2 bulk sample as required due to a comment received by an environmental group when the assessment was posted in February of 2014. The Ministry of the Environment has determined that the Environmental Assessment for the project was adequate.
As a result Ontario's Ministry of Northern Development and Mines issued the Bulk Sample Permission and Disposition Permission for the project.
With the Bulk Sample Permission having been issued Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources issued a Work Permit for the winter road and Land Use Permits for the camp and laydown area as well as for a winter air strip.
The Ministry of the Environment has issued an Environmental Compliance Approval for air emissions and an Environmental Compliance Approval for sewage works. In addition they have issued Permits to Take Water for both the construction of the winter road and also the settling pond for the plant.
Metalex continues to work with the Attawapiskat and Marten Falls First Nations to complete an exploration agreement for the proposed bulk sample.
The Company is in discussions with several groups concerning the funding of the bulk sample collection.
The U2 kimberlite pipe is a highly prospective diamond development project located in the James Bay Lowlands of Ontario, near De Beers' Victor Mine. Diamonds recovered from the U2 pipe are of exceptional quality – with 88.8% by weight of the +1.7mm diamonds being white and 1.1% being colored. The large size of the U2 pipe shows the potential to host a substantial tonnage.
The technical information and results reported here have been reviewed by Mr. Chad Ulansky P.Geol., a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, who is responsible for the technical content of this release.
Forward Looking Statements
Some of the statements contained herein may be forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and resources, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward looking statements that involve various risks. The following are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: changes in the world wide price of mineral commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risks associated with development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events may differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Metalex undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.
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.
SOURCE Metalex Ventures Ltd.
For further information: Chad Ulansky, President & CEO, +1-250-860-8599, [email protected]