SOURCE: Resource Capital Gold Corp.

Resource Capital Gold Corp.

June 13, 2017 09:00 ET

RCG Receives Final Permit Transfer Approvals

Underground Mining and Milling Operations Commencing Immediately Ramp-Up of Milling and Mining Operations Now Underway

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - June 13, 2017) -

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Resource Capital Gold Corp., (TSX VENTURE: RCG) ("RCG" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce that it has received final permit transfer of the Industrial Approval ("IA") and Environmental Approval ("EA") for the Dufferin project mining and milling operations effective June 12, 2017.

The Company commenced continuous mining and milling operations immediately following the receipt of the approvals, and is ramping up its operations to the 300 tonnes per day rate. The Company expects to reach that rate in late July, 2017 as a part of its test mining, exploration and demonstration of the economics of the project on the first 15,000 tonnes of materials. The Company is not basing its decision to proceed with the test mining operations on a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability; as a result there is increased uncertainty and economic and technical risks of failure associated with its decision.

RCG has also entered into contracts for the refining and sale of gold produced from the mine. These contracts follow the recent adjustments in the gravity and dore circuits which have enabled the Company to prepare gold dore bars in a marketable form for sale.

The Company plans to steadily ramp up its mining and milling operations to planned capacity of 300 tonnes per day by the end of July, 2017. Recent extensive preparations at the mine and mill enabled the Company to commence operations as soon as the final permit transfer approvals were received. These have included substantial refurbishment in the mine and mill, and commissioning of a Preliminary Economic Assessment for the project. Testing of the mill was also completed as well as successful adjustment to milling circuits to demonstrate high milling efficiency and to enable high gold recoveries from the project's gravity and dore circuits. Hiring and training of mine and mill personnel along with equipment selection and procurement activities requiring significant lead times and expense, have been completed. This work was accomplished within budget and without need for additional capital.

"We are very pleased to receive the final permit transfer approvals and to immediately commence full demonstration operations at both the Dufferin mine and mill," said George S. Young, CEO of RCG. "We can now concentrate on the smooth and deliberate increase in our mining and milling rates to achieve the targeted rate of 300 tonnes per day of high-grade gold material. We look forward to the expansion of our operations to that capacity over the next several weeks. I congratulate our staff in refurbishing the mill, conducting test milling and adjusting the mill circuits, hiring and training mine and mill personnel, finalizing permit transfer approvals, and preparing for and commencing operations in just 8 months since acquiring the Dufferin project."

About Resource Capital Gold and the Dufferin Project

Resource Capital Gold Corp. is developing the high-grade Dufferin Gold Mine and mill in Nova Scotia. The Dufferin project covers 1,684 hectares in 104 mineral claims which contain more than 14 east-west trending "saddle reef" quartz vein gold-bearing structures, each with free-milling gold. The stacked gold reefs are open at depth and extend along trend for over 4.7 kilometers.

The Company is also advancing the Tangier and Forest Hill gold projects and is preparing preliminary economic assessments ("PEA's") on both.

About the Forest Hill property

Forest Hill is an advanced gold project with a drilled gold resource. Gold was discovered in 1893, followed by production, which up to 1916 produced 26,792 ounces at an overall recovered grade of 16.6 g/t Au. In the 1980s, a 230-m shaft was sunk and approximately 94,000 tonnes of ore mined. A total of 10 km of underground workings exist on the project, along with 249 surface drill holes totaling 34,413 m and 127 underground drill holes totaling 7,267 m. The project comprises 1,840 hectares in 115 exploration claims.

Steeply dipping stratabound quartz veins on the south limb of the east-west trending Forest Hill anticline contain free-milling gold. Numerous veins have been encountered on the property, and they have been tracked for over 600 m along strike and 250 m down dip with excellent continuity demonstrated by drilling and mine workings.

The project shows very good grades, and bulk sampling during the 1980s returned grades between 9.2 g/t Au and 13.8 g/t Au for diluted ore, with 94.9% overall recovery, of which 74.2% recovery was attained by gravity methods alone. The expansion potential at Forest Hill is very good, with mineralization open at depth along the entire mineralized system.

About the Tangier property

Tangier was the site of the first gold discovery in Nova Scotia in 1860. Total historic gold production up to 1919 is estimated at 29,000 ounces at a recovered grade of 17.5 g/t Au. The property saw several phases of bulk sampling during the 1980s and 1990s, the best of which was 2,578 tonnes with a recovered grade of approximately 16 g/t Au.

A total of 211 surface and underground drill holes have been completed on the property. Past mining activities have developed 3,300 m of underground workings. The mine sits on a project area of 1,904 hectares in 119 exploration claims.

The Tangier gold deposit is situated along the east-west trending Tangier anticline, a structure that has been traced for 7.3 km. Within this anticline, two sections totaling 1.4 km have been explored with drilling and past mining, which demonstrate good continuity of gold-bearing quartz veins to depths of 300 m. Gold-bearing quartz veins have been identified over a total strike length of 3.4 km on the property. This work has identified 70 or more gold-bearing quartz veins, demonstrating an extensive mineralized system.

Mineralization at Tangier consists of coarse flake gold and nuggets in generally stratabound quartz veins up to 1.5 meters thick containing calcite and up to 5% sulfide minerals, including pyrite, pyrrhotite, arsenopyrite, sphalerite, and galena. The characteristics of the mineralization indicate that the deposit is an orogenic gold deposit, similar to the Dufferin Mine and others in Nova Scotia's Meguma Terrane.

Qualified Persons

The scientific and technical data contained in this news release was reviewed and approved by Michael P. Gross, M.Sc., P.Geo., who is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Resource Capital Gold Corp.,

George S. Young, CEO

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "forward-looking information") within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information is generally identifiable by use of the words "believes," "may," "plans," "will," "anticipates," "intends," "could", "estimates", "expects", "forecasts", "projects" and similar expressions, and the negative of such expressions. Forward-looking information in this news release include statements about the Company's plans to conclude the sale of the Corcoran project including the share dividend (there is no assurance that AUSAG will successfully complete an initial public offering in Australia or list on the ASX or become a reporting issuer in Canada and dual list on a Canada stock exchange), and the Company's plans for Dufferin. and the respective timing for completion of any activities to further such plans, the results of the PEA and the ability of the Company to achieve those results, including capital and operating costs, mine life, anticipated internal rate of return and net present value, payback period, ramp-up periods, production costs, production parameters, recovery rates, assumptions on which the PEA is based including metal prices and exchange rates, and the Company's prospects for growth and the ability to attain such growth.

Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including, without limitation, risks as a result of the Company having a limited operating history, uncertainty as to the ability to achieve the results described in the PEA as the PEA is preliminary in nature and may have a wide variance from actual results, risks from making a production decision without any feasibility study completed on the Company's properties, uncertainty regarding the inclusion of inferred mineral resources in the mineral resource estimate which are too speculative geologically to be classified as mineral reserves, uncertainty regarding the ability to convert any part of the mineral resource into mineral reserves, uncertainty involving resource estimates and the ability to extract those resources economically, or at all, uncertainty involving drilling programs and the Company's ability to expand and upgrade existing resource estimates, any applicable regulatory processes and actions, risks applicable to mining operations generally, and risk as a result of the Company being subject to certain covenants with respect to its activities by creditors, as well as other risks.

Forward-looking information is based on the reasonable assumptions, estimates, analysis and opinions of management made in light of its experience and perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, and other factors that management believes are relevant and reasonable in the circumstances at the date such statements are made. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.

All forward-looking information herein is qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement, and the Company disclaims any obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking information or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking information contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments, except as required by law.

Contact Information

  • For further Information please contact:
    George S. Young at (604) 642 6114
    Resource Capital Gold Corp.
    Vancouver Park Place
    666 Burrard Street, Suite 500
    Vancouver V6C 3P6
    BC Canada
    P +1 604 642 6114
    E info@rcgcorp.ca
    rcgcorp.ca