Redcorp Ventures Ltd.
TSX : RDV

Redcorp Ventures Ltd.

March 03, 2009 09:01 ET

Redcorp Ventures Ltd.: Key Approvals Received for Tulsequah Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2009) - Redcorp Ventures Ltd. ("Redcorp") (TSX:RDV) announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Redfern Resources Ltd. ("Redfern ") received on February 27, 2009 two key approvals for the Tulsequah Mine project. The responsible British Columbia Ministers approved an amendment to Redfern's Project Approval Certificate ("PAC") to allow the project to utilize barges on the Taku River for access to the project, along with approval for necessary roads and infrastructure to connect the barge access with the mine. In addition Fisheries and Oceans Canada issued an authorization to allow Redfern to complete diversion works for a small stream located just south of the mine.

The PAC amendment approval represents the conclusion of a multi-jurisdictional review of the application filed on February 23, 2007. A parallel amendment process was initiated for Redfern's Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) screening approval and a decision on that amendment is expected shortly. Approvals under both the provincial and federal environmental assessment acts are necessary to allow year-round barge access for the project.

The authorization for the stream diversion (Stream 2) is critical to allow necessary works to proceed for construction of the lined pads for safe temporary storage of historical and proposed operations waste materials. The construction work was suspended pending approval of the diversion.

These approvals are necessary to allow re-commencement of construction activities once the necessary additional project funding is identified and any requisite re-financing and re-structuring of corporate debt is completed, as announced in the Company's news release of February 17, 2009.

Redcorp is a Vancouver based mineral exploration and development company with active projects in British Columbia, Canada and Portugal. Further information on Redcorp and the Tulsequah Project can be obtained on our website at www.redcorp-ventures.com and at Redfern's website at www.redfern.bc.ca or by calling toll-free to Troy Winsor, Manager of Investor Relations or Salina Landstad, Manager of Public Relations at the contact numbers listed below.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF REDCORP VENTURES LTD.

Terence Chandler, President and CEO

Certain of the statements made and information contained herein may contain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of the British Columbia Securities Act, Alberta Securities Act and Ontario Securities Act or "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 of the United States, including, without limitation, statements concerning the Company's plans at its Tulsequah Project and other mineral properties and the Company's revised economic evaluation of the Tulsequah Project, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company's control which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results and/or consensus metal prices, to be materially different from any future results, metal prices, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information or forward-looking statements. Forward-looking information and forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking information or forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, material factors and assumptions relating to, and risks and uncertainties associated with, risks relating to the availability of financing for activities when required and on acceptable terms, risks relating to the inability to achieve the conditions required to receive full funding contemplated by its gold sale agreement or the MRI contingency loan, risks related to the ability to secure capital leasing arrangements for the purchase of mining equipment on suitable terms, if at all, the ultimate recovery of the Company's investment in new long-term ABCP that were issued on January 21, 2009, risks and uncertainties relating to the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits, the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations, metal price fluctuations, the achievement and maintenance of planned production rates,
the accuracy of component costs of capital and operating cost estimates, current and future environmental and regulatory requirements, favourable governmental relations, the availability of permits and the timeliness of the permitting process, the availability of shipping services, the availability of specialized vehicles and similar equipment, costs of remediation and mitigation, maintenance of title to the Company's mineral properties, industrial accidents, equipment breakdowns, contractor's costs, remote site transportation costs, materials costs for remediation, labour disputes, the potential for delays in exploration or development activities, timely completion of future NI 43-101 compliant reports, timely completion of future feasibility studies, the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, commodity price fluctuations, currency fluctuations, continuing global demand for base metals, the fact that the 2007 Feasibility Study is based upon probable mineral reserves and not proven mineral reserves, expectations and beliefs of management and other risks and uncertainties, including those described under "Risk Factors" in the Annual Information Form of the Company filed on SEDAR on March 31, 2008, and in each subsequent management's discussion and analysis. Forward-looking information and forward-looking statements for time periods subsequent to 2008 involve longer term assumptions and estimates than forward-looking information and forward-looking statements for 2008 and are consequently subject to greater uncertainty. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking information or forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information or forward-looking statements. When used herein, the words "anticipate", "believe", "estimate" and "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company or its management, are intended to identify forward-looking information or forward-looking statements relating to the business and affairs of the Company. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information or forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

News Release 09-05

Contact Information

  • Redcorp Ventures Ltd.
    Terence Chandler
    President and CEO
    (604) 639-0131
    or
    Redcorp Ventures Ltd.
    Troy Winsor
    Manager, Investor Relations
    (604) 466-8934 or 1-888-225-9662
    or
    Redcorp Ventures Ltd.
    Salina Landstad
    Manager, Public Relations & Corporate Communications
    (604) 639-0135 or 1-888-669-4775 ext. 103
    (604) 669-5330 (FAX)
    Website: www.redcorp-ventures.com