VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2012) - Oracle Mining Corp. ("Oracle Mining" or the "Corporation") (TSX:OMN)(OTCQX:OMCCF)(FRANKFURT:OMC) announces the filing of its financial and operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. This media release should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements and associated notes for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, and the related management's discussion & analysis ("MD&A"), both available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Third Quarter 2012 financial summary
- Net loss for the quarter was $5.4 million compared to a net loss of $3.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011, resulting from an increase of $1.9 million in exploration and evaluation expenditures;
- Loss on a per-share basis in the third quarter of 2012 increase to $0.14 compared to $0.10 per share in the same period in 2011;
- Net working capital as at September 30, 2012 was $0.7 million compared with $6.0 million on December 31, 2011;
- Cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2012 totaled $2.5 million compared to $7.9 million on December 31, 2011; and
- Non-current liabilities totaled $5.2 million at September 30, 2012 compared to $4.7 million on December 31, 2011.
As at September 30, 2012, the Corporation drilled a total of 43,632 feet through 61 diamond drill holes. Underground drilling at the Oracle Ridge project was initiated in June 2012 and continued in the third quarter. Oracle Mining continues to work on a program at the Oracle Ridge project designed to validate the existing historical technical database. Concurrently, the Corporation continues to work towards obtaining the necessary permits with respect to the Oracle Ridge project located near Tucson, Arizona.
In July 2012 we received the Pima County Stage II Air Quality Installation and Operating Permit. The amended Aquifer Protection Permit ("APP") is under technical review and a draft permit is expected to be issued for public comment by or about the end of 2012.
Also in July 2012, we announced that we had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (the "MOU") with Pima County for the development of the Mine. The County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution in support of our proposal to re-open the Oracle Ridge mine, and also approved and ratified the MOU. Pursuant to the MOU, we intend to exchange approximately 133 acres of private land for certain Pima County land that lies between the mine site and the tailings facility and that is necessary for the purposes of constructing, operating and maintaining conveyance pipelines, utilities and portions of a road for the Oracle Ridge project site. Further, we intend to provide at least an additional 300 acres of land to Pima County as mitigation for potential disturbances related to the operation of the Oracle Ridge project.
All financial information for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 is prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and reported in United States dollars unless otherwise noted, including this media release. Please refer to Note 2 and Note 21 of the December 31, 2011 and 2010 audited annual financial statements for more information.
About Oracle Mining Corp.
Oracle Mining Corp. (TSX:OMN)(OTCQX:OMCCF)(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 Mine located 24 km northeast of Tucson, Arizona. Oracle Mining is managed by an experienced team of mining professionals with extensive operating and financial experience.
Forward-looking Statement Disclaimer
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