SOURCE: Colorado Goldfields Inc.

Colorado Goldfields Inc.

February 13, 2013 08:30 ET

Colorado Goldfields Announces NI 43-101 Technical Report for Champion Mine; Total Estimated Resource Valued at $232 Million

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LAKEWOOD, CO--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2013) - Colorado Goldfields Inc. (OTCQB: CGFI) announces that it has received a Preliminary Technical Report for the Champion Mine Project located in San Juan County, Colorado. The report was prepared in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101 criteria.

The Report concludes:

"Available data confirm the presence of a 300,800 ton polymetallic resource in the properties constituting the Champion Mine. This resource, when mined and processed through the company's Pride of the West Mill may yield more than 76,000 ounces of gold, 2,430,000 ounces of silver, 31.8 million pounds of lead, 7.9 million pounds of zinc and 7.2 million pounds of copper worth more than $230 million."

The Report further states:

A preliminary examination of project development and operating costs indicate the economic feasibility of the project with substantial profitability for the operator. An analysis of the work performed to date indicates that development of the project is warranted.

The Report compiles and examines all available data concerning the Champion Mine and the associated mine workings and metallic vein mineral vein deposits of the property. It contains assessments by the author, by other employees of Colorado Goldfields Inc., and by professional geologists and engineers contracted by the company to provide estimates of the quality and quantity of ore grade mineralization present.

The Champion Mine is a polymetallic mine production project located on private land holdings in one of the richest and most prolific metallogenic provinces on earth, the Colorado Mineral Belt. Previous development and production at the Champion Mine (also known as the Sultan Mountain Mine) resulted in an extensive system of adits and drifts along several vein structures that were partially developed by stoping. Mapping and sampling in these areas confirm a remaining resource from the Aletha, Champion, Hercules, Jennie Parker, and Little Dora veins of more than 300,800 tons."

  Metal Content        
Resource Category   Gold (oz.)   Silver (oz.)   Lead (lb.)   Copper (lb.)   Zinc (lb.)
Measured 12,594.5   2,729.4   198,035.1   1,848,869   244,333   445,844
Indicated 288,250.2   73,985.8   2,232,412.1   29,920,413   6,906,987   7,435,589
Inferred 493,690.2   493,690.2   3,720,177.8   46,812,046   12,438,403   11,607,028
Measured and Indicated 300,844.7   76,715.2   2,430,447.2   31,769,282   7,151,319   7,881,433
Mill Recovery Rate (%)    80.0   94.0   90.0   95.0   95.0
Recoverable Metals    Gold (oz.)   Silver (oz.)   Lead (lb.)   Copper (lb.)   Zinc (lb.)
  Measured + Indicated Resource    61,372.1   2,284,620.4   28,592,354   6,793,753   7,487,361
Metal Price†    Gold (oz.)   Silver (oz.)   Lead (lb.)   Copper (lb.)   Zinc (lb.)
      1675.00   31.50   0.94   3.45   0.87
Value     Gold   Silver   Lead   Copper   Zinc
  Measured + Indicated Resource    102,798,315   71,965,541   26,876,813   23,438,449   6,514,004
Total Value Value per ton
231,593,122 769.81

The Pride of the West Mill ("Mill") is located 5.3 miles northeast of Silverton, Colorado. The Mill is located on approximately 120 acres of patented mining claims on San Juan County Road 2, within a nine air-mile radius of the Champion, Silver Wing Mine, the King Solomon Mine, and many other mine properties. The Mill is located within the famous "San Juan Triangle" mining center of southwestern Colorado, which also includes the historic mining towns of Telluride and Ouray, and encompasses one of the most richly mineralized areas of North America.

On November 2, 2012, the Company entered into a contract for purchase of the Champion Mine. The terms of the contract provide that the Company issue 24,000,000 4-year restricted shares of Class A Common Stock and pay $3,000,000 to owners for the purpose of consummating the purchase contract and other consideration. The Company will also pay the former owners a 5% Net Smelter Royalty ("NSR"), from the Champion Mining Claims. The complete purchase contract may be viewed in the Company' Form 8-K filed on November 6, 2012.

Mr. Rice is President and CEO of Colorado Goldfields Inc. and is a Qualified Person (QP) as defined by Canadian National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Rice is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado and is a registered member in good standing of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. as well as being a member in good standing of a number of other professional technical societies. He has held various geological, engineering and management positions with the U.S. Bureau of Mines and private industry. Mr. Rice holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Case-Western Reserve University and a Master of Science in Geology and Geological Engineering (with High Honors) from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Mr. Rice has practiced internationally as a mine exploration geologist since 1970 and has been a practicing engineer of mines since 1974.

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About Colorado Goldfields Inc.
Colorado Goldfields Inc. (OTCQB: CGFI) ( is a Denver-based junior exploration and mining company primarily exploring for gold and silver. Our seasoned management team targets historic gold camps with strong potential for multiple deposit discoveries. Currently, our business model in Colorado provides an outstanding combination of former producing properties with excellent exploration and production potential and a currently inactive, modern, up to 700 ton per day capacity mill facility to allow for an attractive short-term production time frame. A 3D animation showing ore processing may be viewed on the Company's website at: video tour of the Pride of the West Mill may be viewed at:

The Company has made available a current CGFI Fact Sheet in PDF format at

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Cautionary note to U.S. Investors -- The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits U.S. mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. We use certain terms on this website (or press release), such as "measured," "indicated," and "inferred" "resources," which the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit U.S. registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC. U.S. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosures in our 10-K which may be secured from us, or from the SEC's website at, this press release may contain information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. Investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties.

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