VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 31, 2014) - Oracle Mining Corp. ("Oracle Mining" or the "Corporation") (TSX:OMN)(FRANKFURT:OMC) is pleased to announce that it has filed a technical report (the "Technical Report") under the Corporation's profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) supporting the February 26, 2014 news release "Oracle Mining announces updated NI 43-101 resource estimate for the Oracle Ridge copper project". In addition, the Corporation has filed its Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2013 under the Corporation's profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).
Rich Stone financing update
As of March 31, 2014, Rich Stone has advanced an aggregate principal of C$6,800,000 under the Loan Agreement and Oracle Mining has paid fees of C$390,000. Rich Stone is required to advance the balance of the loan commitment (approximately C$3.2 million less applicable fees and prepayment of interest in the amount of C$1.41 million) on or before March 31, 2014.
Rich Stone has advised Oracle Mining that the remaining C$1.79 million (net of fees and the pre-payment of interest) from Rich Stone are to be received on or about April 11, 2014. As of January 24, 2014, all of the conditions precedent for the second advance funding commitment under the Loan Agreement had been satisfied.
About Oracle Mining Corp.
Oracle Mining Corp. (TSX:OMN)(FRANKFURT:OMC) is a Vancouver, Canada-based corporation that is the sole owner and operator of Oracle Ridge Mining, LLC and the Oracle Ridge copper project located 24 km northeast of Tucson, Arizona. Oracle Mining is managed by an experienced team of mining professionals with extensive operating and financial experience.
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By its very nature, forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: dilution to shareholders from any equity or equity-linked financings; the availability of capital on acceptable terms, or at all; increased indebtedness and events of default thereunder; lack of revenue and commercial production; influence of significant shareholders; risk that we are unable to enforce our legal rights under existing agreements, permits or licences or are subject to litigation or arbitration that has an adverse outcome; risk there are changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; risks related to the actual results of exploration and development activities; our historical experience with development-stage mining operations; changes in commodity prices, and particularly copper prices; risks relating to our estimates of Mineral Resources and cut-off grade and factors underlying, proving to be inaccurate; our dependence on the Oracle Ridge copper project; receipt of necessary permits and licences; regulatory changes; risks related to the uncertainty of timing of events including delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of project development studies; we are affected by environmental, safety and regulatory risks, including increased regulatory burdens or delays, accidents, labour disputes and other risks inherent in the mining industry; availability of materials and equipment; competition for properties, capital, skilled personnel and resources; uninsured risks; defects in title; foreign operations; adequate infrastructure in the jurisdictions in which we operate; opposition to mining activities; fluctuations in currency exchange rate, as well as those factors discussed in the Corporation's annual information form dated March 31, 2014, for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed and available for review on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated by such forward-looking information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.