SOURCE: Colorado Goldfields Inc.

Colorado Goldfields Inc.

August 09, 2011 09:00 ET

Colorado Goldfields Inc. Completes First Steps of $400,000 Tailings Pond Reclamation

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LAKEWOOD, CO--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2011) - Colorado Goldfields Inc. (OTCQB: CGFIA) (PINKSHEETS: CGFIA) announced today that the Company has completed the first two tasks of Technical Revision 11, which specifies the complete reclamation of the Company's old tailings ponds. The entire reclamation project is estimated to be $400,000, which is currently part of the Company's financial warranty with the State of Colorado. Upon the Company's completion of the entire reclamation, the financial warranty will be returned.

"This revision, which was approved on June 27, 2011, lifts us out of the problems of the past and moves the Company a significant step forward toward Mill re-activation," stated C. Stephen Guyer, CFO of Colorado Goldfields.

The first task of TR-11 addressed the closure of test pits. In early summer 2010, six test pits were excavated in the upper and lower tailings pond areas for the purpose of obtaining information necessary to evaluate and prepare engineering designs for the potential deposition of additional mill tailings in this area. The two test pits in the lower tailings pond area were excavated to determine perched water levels relative to the mine dump rock that was placed in the southern portion of the lower tailings pond.

In order to prevent the possibility of cross-contamination between natural ground water and "perched" water in the tailings sands, the Company has: 1) re-excavated each pit to its lowest known depth, 2) filled each pit with six inches of hydrated lime and tailings sand, 3) filled each pit with at least 12 inches of bentonite and tailings sand, and 4) each pit has been filled to the original elevation with compacted tailings sand taken from the material excavated from each particular pit.

The second task was to close geotechnical drill holes. Two geotechnical holes were drilled in the east berm of the upper tailings pond area in July 2010 to obtain information necessary to evaluate foundation conditions and prepare engineering designs for the potential deposition of additional mill tailings in this area. These holes were: 1) re-collared and drilled to ten feet depth with hollow stem augers, 2) a grout/bentonite slurry was placed into each hole as the drill string was pulled out to seal the holes and prevent potential cross-contamination of ground water resources.

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About Colorado Goldfields Inc.
Colorado Goldfields Inc. (OTCQB: CGFIA) ( 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 CGFIA Fact Sheet in PDF format at

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