Chalice Gold Mines Limited
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Chalice Gold Mines Limited

July 07, 2011 07:23 ET

Chalice Gold Appoints Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - July 7, 2011) - The Board of Chalice Gold Mines Limited (ASX:CHN)(TSX:CXN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Juan Jeffery as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the Company.

Juan is a dual qualified engineer and geologist with 28 years of international experience including geology, geotechnical and mine engineering, operations management, business improvement, project delivery and engineering management. During this period Juan held senior management and executive roles in mining operations and consulting engineering in Asia-Pacific and Africa with multinational corporations including BHP, URS and Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Chalice Chairman Tim Goyder said "We are pleased to secure Juan's services as Chief Operating Officer as we strengthen our capabilities to enable the construction and development of the high grade Zara Gold Project."

TIM GOYDER, Executive Chairman

About Chalice

Chalice Gold Limited is a gold exploration company which owns the high grade, open-pittable Koka Gold Deposit and a substantial, largely unexplored, land package in Eritrea. The Koka Gold Deposit consists of an "in-pit" JORC and NI 43-101 compliant Indicated Resource of 5.0 million tonnes of ore with a grade of 5.3 grams of gold per tonne, containing 840,000 ounces of gold including a Probable Reserve of 4.6 million tonnes of ore with a grade of 5.1 grams of gold per tonne, containing 760,000 ounces of gold. The Company is focused on developing the Koka Gold Deposit into a low cost gold mine which is expected to produce 104,000 ounces of gold per year over a 7 year mine life at an average cash cost of US$ 338/oz gold. The Koka deposit lies within the 547 km2 Zara block of Exploration Licences where Chalice currently has an active drilling program underway to test IP resistivity targets along strike from the Koka deposit. Chalice also holds 100% of a further 825 km2 of exploration ground consisting of the Hurum license along strike from the Zara licences, and the Mogoraib North licence proximal to Nevsun's Bisha Mine. This extensive exploration package hosts numerous, high potential, early and advanced stage gold and base metal exploration targets. Chalice is undertaking a systematic exploration effort on these licences with the aim of discovering significant new deposits.

Competent Persons and Qualified Person Statement

The information in this report that relates to Exploration Results is based on information compiled by Dr Doug Jones, a full-time employee and Director of Chalice Gold Mines Limited, who is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and is a Chartered Professional Geologist. Dr Jones has sufficient experience in the field of activity being reported to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2004 edition of the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Minerals Resources and Ore Reserves, and is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 – 'Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects'. The Qualified Person has verified the data disclosed in this release, including sampling, analytical and test data underlying the information contained in this release. Dr Jones consents to the release of information in the form and context in which it appears here.

The Mineral Resource estimate was prepared by Mr. John Tyrrell who is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr. Tyrrell is a full time employee of AMC and has sufficient experience in gold resource estimation to act as Competent Person as defined in the 2004 Edition of the 'Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (the JORC Code)' and is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 – 'Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects'. Mr Tyrrell consents to the inclusion of this information in the form and context in which it appears.

The information in this statement of Ore Reserves is based on information compiled by Mr David Lee who is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a full time employee of AMC. Mr Lee has sufficient relevant experience to be a Competent Person as defined in the JORC Code and is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 – 'Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects'. Mr Lee consents to the inclusion of this information in the form and context in which it appears.

Forward Looking Statements

This document may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively, forward-looking statements). These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and Chalice Gold Mines Limited (the Company) does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect Company management's expectations or beliefs regarding future events and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the likelihood of exploration success, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as plans, expects or does not expect, is expected, budget, scheduled, estimates, forecasts, intends, anticipates or does not anticipate, or believes, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, might or will be taken, occur or be achieved or the negative of these terms or comparable terminology. By their very nature forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, risks related to actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of mineral resources; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities; as well as those factors detailed from time to time in the Company's interim and annual financial statements and management's discussion and analysis of those statements, all of which are filed and available for review on SEDAR at sedar.com. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Shares outstanding: 250 million
Fully diluted: 257 million

Contact Information

  • Chalice Gold Mines Limited
    Tim Goyder
    Executive Chairman
    +61 9322 3960

    Chalice Gold Mines Limited
    Dr Doug Jones
    Managing Director
    +61 9322 3960

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    Chalice Gold Mines Limited
    Dan Hrushewsky
    Senior Vice-President Corporate Development
    +1 647 864 2735
    dhrushewsky@chalicegold.com

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    Joanne Jobin
    North American Investor Relations Manager
    +1 647 964 0292
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