Crocodile Gold Corp.

Crocodile Gold Corp.

October 30, 2014 08:30 ET

Crocodile Gold Reports on Ministerial Independent Panel's Response to the Enhanced Big Hill Project at Stawell

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2014) - Crocodile Gold Corp. (TSX:CRK)(TSX:CRK.DB)(TSX:CRK.WT)(OTCQX:CROCF)(FRANKFURT:XGC) ("Crocodile Gold" or the "Company") received a response from the Victorian Government Planning Minister's Independent Panel ("the Minister") on the Company's Enhanced Big Hill Project. The Independent Panel has provided a number of key recommendations for the project and at this time also advised in its Assessment to statutory decision-makers that the proposed project should not proceed in the current form.

"We appreciate the important input from the Minister's Independent Panel to statutory decision-makers on the Enhanced Big Hill Project and we will be looking at ways to implement the recommendations," said Rodney Lamond, President and CEO, Crocodile Gold Corporation. "We continue to believe that the project remains beneficial to the Company and the community of Stawell. My team and I will review the recommendations and begin developing a plan to ensure that this project continues to move ahead."

Crocodile Gold looks forward to reviewing these recommendations as part of an appeals process. The Enhanced Big Hill Project is set to bring 100 jobs to the Stawell community while also having a positive effect on the local economy by extending the Stawell operations for at least 5 more years.

About Crocodile Gold

Crocodile Gold is a Canadian gold mining and exploration company with three operating mines in Australia, in the State of Victoria and the Northern Territory. The objective of Crocodile Gold is to continue production from its three operating mines, Cosmo, Fosterville, and Stawell, while also exploring and developing the Company's resources to ensure sustainable production in the future.

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