VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2012) - Novadx Ventures Corp. (TSX VENTURE:NDX) -
- Full commercial production reached in December 2011.
- Net revenues of ~$2M after payment of Sandstorm coal stream.
- Higher contract prices negotiated for 2012 coal production.
Novadx Ventures Corp. ("Novadx" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that during December 2011, the Company moved to full commercial production at the Rosa Mine.
Since the commencement of full production in December, the wash plant at the Rosa Mine has produced approximately 13,800 tons of coal, which were sold at an average price of $166 per ton to customers in the coking coal and activated carbon industries. Total coal sales over this period were approximately $2.3 million yielding net revenues for coal sales of approximately $2 million to Novadx after payment relating to the Sandstorm Metals and Energy Ltd. coal stream agreement.
Novadx CEO Neil MacDonald commented, "We are pleased that the Rosa Mine and wash plant are beginning to operate at our commercial production target of 120,000 tons per year of clean coal. As we expected, our Rosa wash plant is producing a high quality product and we have recently negotiated higher contract prices for our coal in 2012. Accordingly, we anticipate our average selling price moving towards $180 per ton in this calendar quarter. We are continuing to look for ways to improve mine and wash plant efficiencies with the goal of exceeding our targets."
Moving forward, the Company intends to update shareholders on the operations of Rosa Mine on a quarterly basis.
About Novadx: Novadx Ventures Corp. is a Vancouver based mining investment Company. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Novadx's primary focus is to invest its capital to acquire and develop companies with active or near production high quality coal reserves in the US Appalachia coal region. Novadx intends to continue to grow the value of its coal investments through expanding production and reserves amongst its existing investments and by investing in additional acquisitions. Novadx is actively evaluating a number of high quality coal acquisition opportunities. For more information please visit www.novadx.com.
About MCoal: MCoal Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Novadx Ventures Corp. which operates the Rosa coal mine in Blount County, Alabama and is developing the Rex No.1 coal mine in Campbell County, Tennessee.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Neil MacDonald, President and CEO and Director
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Important factors that could cause these differences include but are not limited to: pricing and assumptions and projections concerning reserves and/ or resources in our mining operations; changes in contracted sales, the business of the Company may suffer as a result of uncertainty surrounding the coal market; the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; the worldwide demand for coal; the price of coal; the price of alternative fuel sources; the supply of coal and other competitive factors; the costs to mine and transport coal; the ability to obtain new mining permits; the costs of reclamation of previously mined properties; the risks of expanding coal production; the ability to bring new mines on line on schedule; industry competition; the Company's ability to continue to execute its growth strategies; the Company's ability to secure additional financing; the Company's ability to complete planned acquisitions; and general economic conditions. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking information. We assume no obligation to update forward-looking information to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward looking information, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws. If we do update one or more forward-looking information, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking information. The company cautions readers that forward-looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the company's future operations and business prospects, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.
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