Moly Mines Limited

Moly Mines Limited

January 29, 2008 08:47 ET

Moly Mines Limited Reports Capital Control Cost Estimate and Budget for the Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2008) -


Moly Mines Limited, (TSX:MOL)(ASX:TSX) is pleased to advise the Capital Control Estimate and Budget for the Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum Project totals A$1.084 billion - just 1 per cent above the Definitive Feasibility Study estimate.

Moly Mines Managing Director Dr Derek Fisher said this remarkable result reflected the comprehensive and extensive work undertaken during the DFS.

"The Capital Control Estimate and Budget represents a 1% increase from the Definitive Feasibility Study estimate of A$1.071 billion, which was based on June 2007 cost estimates," he said.

"The Budget is the result of the collaborative engineering and design efforts of Moly Mines and the Project engineering manager WorleyParsons. The estimate includes a contingency of A$100 million, but excludes financing allowances such as working capital facilities."

The Capital Control Estimate and Budget is the baseline project capital budget against which all capital costs are reported. It provides the benchmark for project execution based on a completed Basis of Design, detailed scheduling of activities and work streams, manpower and allowances for contingency and escalation of capital costs.

"The Budget has been built on existing project contracts, competitive bids, tender processes, vendor pricing databases and reviewed estimates," Dr Fisher said.

"The Capital Control Estimate and Budget sets the financing platform for the Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum Project. It will allow lenders to assess the total financing requirements of the Project."

The Spinifex Ridge project, located approximately 50 km northeast of the town of Marble Bar in the East Pilbara Shire of Western Australia, has a defined resource of 469 million tonnes and contains an average grade of 0.06% Molybdenum and 0.09% copper.

The processing plant design capacity is 20 million tonnes per annum with the Definitive Feasibility Study modelling forecasting the production of 240 million pounds of molybdenum concentrate and 270 million pounds of copper concentrate in the first 10 years of operations.

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