SOURCE: Colorado Goldfields Inc.

Colorado Goldfields Inc.

April 07, 2011 07:30 ET

Colorado Goldfields Inc. Moves Closer to Permit for Pride of the West Mill - Part 2

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LAKEWOOD, CO--(Marketwire - April 7, 2011) - Colorado Goldfields Inc. (OTCQB: CGFIA) (PINKSHEETS: CGFIA) announced earlier that on March 25, 2011 the Company filed the first component of its Dry Stacking Permit application with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety ("DRMS"). In response to shareholder interest, the Company provides this additional information regarding Technical Revision 11 (TR-11), which is the foundation of the process that will bring the Pride of the West into operation under the new dry stacking approach.

The 8 tasks within TR-11 will address the closure of six test pits and two geotechnical drill holes located within the Upper and Lower Tailings Pond areas of the site and the relocation and final disposition of certain Waste Rock, initiates the final reclamation of the Mill Drain Pond, the Upper Tailings Pond and the Lower Tailings Pond. These were the major problem areas in the December 2010 permit amendment, and now are removed from the scope of the permit.

The work described in TR-11 is important in several respects. First, it will help ensure that the Pride of the West Mill is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. It also will provide increased protection of public health and the environment through:

  • Proper closure of the test wells and pits will prevent cross-contamination of ground water resources.
  • Relocation of the Mine Dump Rock above any potential ground water levels will protect background ground water quality from degradation from leaching from the Mine Dump Rock.
  • Capping and re-vegetation of the Upper and Lower Tailings Ponds and the mill drain pond area will reduce fugitive dust emissions. Further, it will reduce leaching of residual metals contained in mill tailings from oxygenated rain and snowmelt water sources. This will result in a reduction of metals loading to ground water resources.

"On March 31, 2011, DRMS performed an initial inspection of the site. This prompt initiation of the evaluation of TR-11 indicates to me that the plan will be received favorably," stated C. Stephen Guyer, CFO for Colorado Goldfields.

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About Colorado Goldfields Inc.
Colorado Goldfields Inc. (OTCQB: CGFIA) (PINKSHEETS: 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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