Thus while the Capitalists of Toronto and Spokane moan and whine and stamp their little feetsies, the nastyman Commies get their way and can mine their gold. Socialism is the best form of kapitalism, komrade.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Sept. 11, 2009) –RML – News; “Rusoro” or “RML”) is pleased to report that the Company has received the exploitation permit from the Ministry of Basic Industry and Mines (MIBAM) to begin mining at the Increible 6 gold deposit in the Bolivar State mining region in south eastern Venezuela. The Increible 6 is located approximately eight kilometres from the Company’s Choco 10 Mine and Mill where ore from the Increible 6 will be processed.
The permit was duly issued to the Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG) the governmental entity which is the legal holder of the Increible 6 mineral title. General Mining de Guayana, a 100% RML owned Venezuelan subsidiary, has a leasing contract with the CVG for 20 years from the date of the exploitation permit and is legally entitled, as formal leaseholder, to perform all the activities authorized by the permit. It is the only exploitation permit approved this year in the Venezuelan mining sector. Rusoro Mining Ltd., (TSX VENTURE:
The Certificate of Exploitation was published in Venezuela’s Official Gazette on September 9th, 2009. With this Exploitation Certificate the Company can now complete the final step required for the start of mining which is the receipt of the Permit to Affect Natural Resources from the Ministry of the Environment. The permitting process remains on track for production from Increible 6 in 2009.
Rusoro’s 100% owned Increible 6 deposit is host to 1,587,000 ounces indicated (23.5 Mt @ 2.11g/t Au) and 1,100,000 ounces inferred (17.5 Mt @ 1.95g/t Au) (see News Release – Nov. 15, 2007), which Rusoro has advanced through discovery, delineation and now development. The resource estimates for Increible 6 are detailed in a technical report dated November 14, 2007, revised and updated February 14, 2008, titled “Technical Report on the Increible 6 Property, Bolivar State, Venezuela”.
Increible 6, along with Choco 10, was the subject of a scoping study (PA), which highlighted the production expansion alternatives for the future (see News Release – May 19, 2009). The positive PA was completed by Micon International Limited, and evaluated the viability of a major expansion at the Choco Mine and Mill and which incorporated the nearby Increible 6 gold deposit. The PA is detailed in a report dated June 2, 2009 and titled “Technical Report on the Preliminary Assessment of the Expansion of Production at Choco 10, Bolivar State, Venezuela”. The PA outlined favourable economics for a significant expansion from 135,000 oz Au/yr (2009 guidance) to over 500,000 oz Au/yr at a cash cost of US$331/oz Au over the life of mine (LOM). The PA is preliminary in nature, and includes inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves, and there is no certainty that the preliminary assessment will be realized. See news release (May 19, 2009) for a summary of the basis for the PA and a listing of the qualifications and assumptions made by the qualified persons.