Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : BGM
FRANKFURT : IWUB

Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.

January 11, 2011 08:31 ET

Barkerville To Purchase Royalty Interests

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2011) - Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BGM)(FRANKFURT:IWUB) (the "Company") announces that it has entered into letter agreements dated December 7, 2010 (the "Agreements") with Winta Resources Ltd., Bumper Development Corporation Ltd. and Kristen Snethun (collectively the "Royalty Holders") to purchase a collective 10% net profit interest royalty (the "Royalty") that is held by the Royalty Holders in the Cariboo Gold Quartz, Island Mountain and Mosquito Creek properties of the Company which are located in the Cariboo Mining Division of British Columbia (the "Acquisition"). Pursuant to the Agreements, the Company will issue an aggregate of 250,000 shares to the Royalty Holders for the purchase of the Royalty. 

The Acquisition will be subject to certain conditions including TSX Venture Exchange approval.

About Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.

The Company has been focused on exploration and development of gold projects in the Cariboo Mining District in central British Columbia since 1994. The Company's mineral tenures now cover over 1,225 square kilometers of mineral tenures encompassing 7 past producing hard rock mines and three NI43-101 gold deposits, including the QR Mine & Mill. The QR Mine & Mill was acquired in February 2010 and includes a 900 tonne/day gold milling facility and a permitted gold mine located approximately 110 kilometers by highway and all-weather road from the Barkerville Gold Camp. Mining operations commenced at QR in February and the Company began pouring doré gold in September of 2010. In November 2010, the Company acquired a second permitted mill currently on care and maintenance in Revelstoke, B.C. and plans to relocate it to the gold deposits in the Barkerville Gold Camp near Wells, B.C. and upgrade it to a 2,000-tonne/day facility subject to all approvals. The Company has not hedged any of its future gold production.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

J. Frank Callaghan, President and CEO

This News Release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements which relate to future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our or our industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. While these forward-looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment regarding the direction of our industry, actual results will almost always vary, sometimes materially, from any estimates, predictions, projections, assumptions or other future performance suggested herein. Except as required by applicable law, the Company does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results. All phases of the Company's operations are subject to environmental regulation and governmental approval and permits and there can be no assurance that the Company will obtain all the requisite permits for future development. Mining is an inherently risky business with large capital expenditures and cyclical metals markets.

Neither the 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.

Contact Information

  • Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.
    J. Frank Callaghan
    President and CEO
    (604) 669-6463 or Toll Free: 1-800 663-9688
    (604) 669-3041 (FAX)
    www.barkervillegold.com