LONDON, ENGLAND and BAIE VERTE, NEWFOUNDLAND and LABRADOR--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2012) - Rambler Metals and Mining plc (TSX VENTURE:RAB) (AIM:RMM) ('Rambler' or the 'Company') announces that subsequent to the Company's 'notification of load readiness' to Transamine Trading SA ('Transamine'), a total of 8,873 wet metric tonnes of copper concentrate has now been loaded and shipped from storage at Goodyear's Cove on board a bulk cargo vessel, destined for Huelva, Spain.
- A bulk cargo vessel, the MV Qamutik, called to port on Friday 23 November 2012. The vessel was completely loaded, trimmed and surveyed with 8,873 wet metric tonnes of copper concentrate by Sunday afternoon
- The Company's own sampling estimate of grade for the concentrate shows it ranging between 26-30% copper with 6-10 g/t gold and 40-50 g/t silver. Moisture content at the time of loading was 8.66%, below the products transportable moisture limit ('TML') of 9.15%
- The Company has also initiated payback of the C$7.5 M borrowed from Sprott Lending, with the first repayment of C$500,000 made on 30 November 2012
George Ogilvie, President and CEO of Rambler, commented:
"The loading and shipment of our copper concentrate, destined for international markets, now completes the entire copper production cycle for our Company. The facilities at Goodyear's Cove were newly constructed this year and following only minor delays during start-up, the vessel was loaded efficiently.
As the Ming Mine is in commercial production and starting to generate free cash flow, we feel it is now prudent to begin repaying the credit facility received in late 2011 from Sprott Lending. Subsequently, we have made our first repayment of C$500,000 towards the loan principal.
Rambler will be presenting at the Proactive Investors One2One Forum - London on Thursday December 6th, 6:00pm at Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel (Charles Suite, 1st floor), 35 Charles Street, Mayfair. We will be providing an update of some of our successes over the past year and those opportunities we hope to take advantage of in the coming year. You can officially register for the event through www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/register/event_details/169 . My executive team and I will be available after the presentations to talk about the Mine and answer any questions you may have."
Larry Pilgrim, P.Geo., is the Qualified Person responsible for the technical content of this release and has reviewed and approved it accordingly. Mr. Pilgrim is an independent consultant contracted by Rambler Metals and Mining plc.
Tonnes referenced are dry metric tonnes unless otherwise indicated.
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