Crocodile Gold Corp.
TSX : CRK
FRANKFURT : XGC
OTCQX : CROCF

Crocodile Gold Corp.

October 06, 2010 07:00 ET

Crocodile Gold Pours 10,000 Ounces of Gold in September 2010 Setting New Monthly Record

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 6, 2010) - Crocodile Gold Corp. (TSX:CRK)(OTCQX:CROCF)(FRANKFURT:XGC) ("Crocodile Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it poured a record of 10,024 ounces of gold in September 2010 and remains on track to produce 85,000 ounces of gold in 2010. Production for the month of September was 9,789 ounces and production during the quarter ended September 30th totalled 26,138 ounces. Year to date production totalled 59,443 ounces.

In releasing this information, Chief Operating Officer, David Keough, commented, "We are pleased to report this record monthly production as it speaks to our steady improvement in operations since we commenced production. We continue to achieve above targeted recovery and continue to increase monthly production which brings us closer to achieving our target production of 85,000 ounces in 2010."

During September 2010, Crocodile Gold milled 185,458 tonnes of ore at a head grade of 1.75 g/t gold and a recovery rate of 94% to produce 9,789 ounces of gold. Gold poured during the month of September was 10,024 ounces. Production during the month was from the Howley, North Point and Princess Louise open pit mines and the Brocks Creek underground mine in the Northern Territory of Australia (refer to Figure 1 below for property location map).

About Crocodile Gold

Crocodile Gold is a Canadian company with operating gold mines in the Northern Territory of Australia and a land package of over 2,500 km2. Crocodile Gold is currently mining from the Howley, North Point and Princess Louise open pit mines and the Brocks Creek underground mine. Crocodile Gold commenced mining in November 2009 and announced its first gold pour in December 2009 at its Union Reefs Mill. The Company is currently developing the Cosmo underground mine. Ore is currently processed at the 2.4 million tonne per year Union Reefs Mill. Crocodile Gold has 3.09 million ounces of NI 43-101 compliant measured and indicated resources (42.9 million tonnes at an average grade of 2.3 g/t gold) and 1.94 million ounces of inferred resources (26.7 million tonnes at an average grade of 2.3 g/t gold) (see Annual Information Form dated March 31, 2010 and Crocodile Gold press releases dated September 8, 2009 and January 25, 2010). The Company has an exploration program in place with a main focus on the Cosmo/Howley corridor which covers a five kilometre strike length of a 25 kilometre trend.

Qualified Person

David Keough, MAusIMM, Chief Operating Officer of Crocodile Gold is a "qualified person" as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and confirmed the technical information and data included in this press release.

Cautionary Note

Certain information set forth in this press release contains "forward-looking statements", and "forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements which include management's assessment of Crocodile Gold's targeted production, future plans, operations and mineral resource estimates and are based on Crocodile Gold's current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs, which may prove to be incorrect. Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expects" "anticipates", "believes", "projects", "plans", and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Crocodile Gold's actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: liabilities inherent in mine development and production; geological, mining and processing technical problems; Crocodile Gold's inability to obtain required mine licenses, mine permits and regulatory approvals required in connection with mining and mineral processing operations; competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions of reserves, undeveloped lands and skilled personnel; incorrect assessments of the value of acquisitions; changes in commodity prices and exchange rates; currency and interest rate fluctuations; various events which could disrupt operations and/or the transportation of mineral products, including labour stoppages and severe weather conditions; the demand for and availability of rail, port and other transportation services; the ability to secure adequate financing and management's ability to anticipate and manage the foregoing factors and risks. 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. Crocodile Gold undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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Contact Information

  • Crocodile Gold Corp.
    Michael Hoffman
    President and CEO
    416-861-2964
    or
    Crocodile Gold Corp.
    Ashleigh Clelland
    Manager, Investor Relations
    416-861-5899
    info@crocgold.com