SOURCE: Colorado Goldfields Inc.

December 24, 2008 09:00 ET

Colorado Goldfields' CEO Lee R. Rice Announces Revised Acquisition Plan for Kinross Colorado Mining Properties

LAKEWOOD, CO--(Marketwire - December 24, 2008) - President and Chief Executive Officer Lee R. Rice of Colorado Goldfields Inc. (OTCBB: CGFIA) announced today a revised acquisition plan for the mining properties owned by Kinross Gold Corporation in the Silverton, Colorado area, including the Sunnyside Mine.

"It became clear that sufficient due diligence regarding the Sunnyside Mine cannot be completed by year end. Moreover, there may be significant environmental issues that would arise if the Sunnyside Mine were reactivated by a third-party purchaser, which must be fully vetted before the parties could reasonably move forward. Given these conditions, and my long-standing personal respect for Tye Burt, President of Kinross, realistically we need to take a pause. Perhaps in early 2009, subject to re-evaluation by both Kinross and Colorado Goldfields, the parties may resume discussions," said Rice.

"In light of Colorado Goldfields' Board of Directors considered opinion that we aggressively explore several well-placed merger opportunities that have been recently presented to us with larger mining companies that have market capitalizations significantly higher than our Company represents today, the 'Kinross pause' is consistent with overall Company strategy," added Chief Financial Officer C. Stephen Guyer.

About Colorado Goldfields Inc.

Colorado Goldfields Inc. (OTCBB: CGFI) (http://www.cologold.com) 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. We expect that this strategic plan will allow Colorado Goldfields to reach its goal of profitability, potentially within the next 18 months.

The Company has made available a current CGFI Fact Sheet in PDF format at http://www.cologold.com/s/pdfs/CGFIFactSheet.pdf. An audio presentation of the CGFI 2009 business plan is available on the web at http://www.cologold.com/s/multimedia/audiopresentation.wmv. The most recent live investor conference (of September 4, 2008), is available at http://www.cologold.com/s/audio/CGFI_Live_Investor_CC.wma.

Notice regarding forward-looking statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements or information within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements or information includes statements regarding the expectations and beliefs of management. Forward-looking statements or information include, but are not limited to, statements or information with respect to known or 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 such forward-looking statements or information. Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to obtaining financing to meet the Company's exploration program and operating costs during its exploratory stage, the interpretation of exploration results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits, the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations, accidents, equipment breakdowns, title matters, or other unanticipated difficulties with or interruptions in production and operations, the potential for delays in exploration or development activities or the completion of feasibility studies, the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, commodity price fluctuations, currency fluctuations, regulatory restrictions, including the inability to obtain mining permits and environmental regulatory restrictions and liability, the speculative nature of mineral exploration, dilution, competition, loss of key employees, and other risks and uncertainties, including those described under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB filed on December 27, 2007, and as amended on March 3, 2008, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the Company's other SEC filings. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly revisions to any "forward-looking statement," to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this news release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as is required under applicable securities laws.

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-KSB which may be secured from us, or from the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml. 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.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Brad Long
    Director of Investor Relations
    Colorado Goldfields Inc.
    866-579-2434 or 303-984-0524
    10920 W. Alameda Avenue, Suite 207, Lakewood, CO 80226
    http://www.cologold.com