VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 13, 2014) -
Press Release Highlights:
- A NI 43-101 Technical Report, which includes updated resource estimates for the Lamaque Gold Project, is now available on SEDAR and on the Company's website
- Approximately 30,000 meters of new drilling at the Lamaque Project has not yet been incorporated into this resource estimate
Integra Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ICG) ("Integra" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has received and filed on SEDAR the independent NI 43-101 Technical Report (the "Report") including the updated Mineral Resource Estimates for the Lamaque Gold Project ("Lamaque") located in Val-d'Or, Québec, as described in the Company's news release dated January 28, 2014. Additional resources outlined in this resource estimate were calculated subsequent to the data cut-off date for the recently announced Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") and have therefore not been incorporated into the PEA. For clarification, this is not the 43-101 Technical Report for the PEA which was announced on March 10, 2014, which will be filed on SEDAR within 45 days of that announcement.
The Lamaque global indicated resource increased by 14% to 756,280 ounces and the inferred resource increased by 9% to 293,710 ounces when compared to the previous estimate. Significant potential remains to increase the resource base laterally and at depth in the majority of the deposits or mineralized zones at Lamaque. Three additional targets drilled in 2012 and 2013, the No. 5 Plug, Triangle South and No. 3 Mine, have not yet been added to the Lamaque resource base. Approximately 40,000 meters of new drilling at these three zones and at the Triangle and Parallel Zones have not yet been incorporated into the global Lamaque resource estimate.
Updated Global Lamaque Gold Project Resource Summary
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The updated resource estimate filed on SEDAR today is for two additional deposits at the Lamaque Project - the No. 6 Vein and Sixteen Zone. Similar to other Lamaque deposits, gold mineralization is contained within quartz-tourmaline-pyrite veins. The host rock for mineralization at the Sixteen Zone is a diorite sill, a unit similar to other Lamaque deposits. The host rocks at No. 6 Vein are mafic volcanics, making it the third zone at the Lamaque Project, including the new discovery at South Triangle zone, found outside the usual intrusive host rock.
The Report, dated March 11, 2014, was prepared according to NI 43-101 guidelines and in accordance with CIM Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves, under the supervision of independent qualified persons. The report was prepared and compiled by Alain-Jean Beauregard, P.Geo., of Geologica Inc., Daniel Gaudreault, Eng., Geo., of Geologica Inc., and Christian D'Amours, P.Geol., OGQ of Geopointcom.
The Company also announces it has entered into a service agreement with Mi3 Communications Financières Inc. who will perform investor relations services on behalf of the Company in Quebec. The Company continues to expand and adapt its marketing efforts and will be working closely with Mi3 to communicate the Integra story moving forward.
The Company announces it has granted 300,000 stock options in accordance with its stock option plan. The options are priced at $0.34 and expire on March 13, 2021.
Project and Company Profile
Integra's Lamaque gold project is located in the heart of the Val-d'Or gold camp in the Province of Québec, Canada, approximately 550 km northwest of Montréal. Québec is rated one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world. Infrastructure, human resources and mining expertise are readily available.
The Company's primary objective is to continue to prove up additional resources while advancing the existing resource towards production. The project is divided into three main clusters of mineralization, the North, South and West Cluster. The North Cluster consists of the Parallel, Fortune, No. 5 Plug, and No. 3 Mine zones and is located approximately 1 km from the South Cluster, which includes the No. 4 Plug, Triangle and Triangle South zones. The Sixteen Zone and No. 6 Vein form the West Cluster.
Qualified Persons ("QP")
The Lamaque exploration project is under the direct supervision of Hervé Thiboutot, Eng., Senior Vice-President of the Company, and Francois Chabot, Eng., Manager Operations/Engineering of the Company. Both Mr. Thiboutot and Mr. Chabot are QPs as defined by the National Instrument 43-101. Alain-Jean Beauregard, P.Geo., Daniel Gaudreault, Eng., Geo., of Geologica Inc., and Christian D'Amours, P.Geol., OGQ, are responsible for the completion of the 2013 Technical Report and resource updates; all three are independent QPs as defined by the National Instrument 43-101. The Company's QPs have reviewed the technical content of this release.
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Stephen de Jong, CEO & President
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained on this presentation. This presentation contains "forward-looking information" concerning Integra Gold Corp.'s ("Integra" or the "Company") future financial or operating performance and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future developments, circumstances or results. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "seeks", "believes", "anticipates", "plans", "continues", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "expects", "forecasts", "intends", "projects", "predicts", "proposes", "potential", "targets" and variations of such words and phrases, or by statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "will", "could", "would", "should" or "might" "be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking statements included in this presentation include statements regarding potential mineralization and mineral resources, the proposed mining scenario for the South Lamaque Gold Project, including information with respect to the supporting infrastructure, the potential life of mine, rates of employment and the effects of steps taken to mitigate local impacts and the expected completion dates of exploration and drilling, exploration results, estimated and future exploration and administration expenditures, the completion of scoping studies, preliminary economic assessment, pre-feasibility or feasibility studies, and future plans and objectives of Integra. While all forward-looking statements involve various risks and uncertainties, these statements are based on certain assumptions that management of Integra believes are reasonable, including that it will be able to obtain financing and on reasonable terms, that its current exploration and other objectives can be achieved, that its exploration and other activities will proceed as expected, that its community and environmental impact procedures will work as anticipated, that general business and economic conditions will not change in a material adverse manner, that Integra will not experience any material accident, labour dispute or failure or shortage of equipment, and that all necessary government approvals for its planned exploration and potential development activities will be obtained in a timely manner and on acceptable terms. There can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Integra's expectations include, among others, the actual results of current exploration activities being different than those anticipated by Integra, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, changes in estimated mineral resources, future prices of metals, increased costs of labor, equipment or materials, availability of equipment, failure of equipment to operate as anticipated, accidents, effects of weather and other natural phenomena, risks related to community relations and activities of stakeholders, and delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing. Although Integra has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Integra does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.