VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 26, 2014) - True Gold Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TGM) "True Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that a ground breaking ceremony was held at the Karma Project site in Burkina Faso on May 22nd to mark the start of construction of the Karma Gold Mine. Construction will take place over the next 18 months, with the first gold pour anticipated at the end of 2015.
The ground breaking ceremony was hosted by True Gold and included a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the fresh-water reservoir/barrage construction. Guests in attendance included the Burkina Faso Ministries of Mines, Water, Environment, and Housing, the Canadian Ambassador to Burkina Faso, the Governor of the Northern Region, the Mayor of Namissiguima, and the Naaba Keba, hereditary King of the Yatenga region, along with other local religious leaders and traditional chiefs, community members, and True Gold employees. Approximately 1,500 people attended the ceremony in support of the project.
In his speech, True Gold President & CEO Dwayne Melrose stated, "Through dedicated teamwork, hard work, and collaboration with governments and stakeholders, we have achieved a tremendous accomplishment: five deposits have been discovered, which will be mined one after another over the next nine years, providing approximately 400 jobs over the life of the mine." Mr. Melrose emphasized True Gold's commitment to working with regional and national governments, local communities and other stakeholders in the project area.
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Since the beginning of the year, the Company has: completed construction of the barrage; ordered the mining fleet; nearly completed detailed engineering work; and begun early construction activities, including site access road upgrades and plant site earthworks. All of the building blocks are now in place to commence construction of the Karma Mine.
About True Gold
True Gold Mining Inc. is where gold comes to life. We are committed to growing a successful gold exploration, development and production company, by focusing on projects with low costs, low technical risks and solid economics. The Company's board, management and technical teams have proven track records in gold exploration, development, operations and production worldwide.
Additional information about the Company and its activities may be found on the Company's website at www.truegoldmining.com and under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Dwayne Melrose, President & CEO
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Forward-looking information is based on various assumptions including, without limitation, the expectations and beliefs of management, the assumed long term price of gold, that the Company will receive required permits and access to surface rights, that the Company can access required financing to be in a position to consider a production decision, appropriate and sufficient equipment and labour will be available and accessible to the Company to meet its development goals, retention of key personnel and that the political environment within Burkina Faso will continue to support the development of environmentally safe mining projects. 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 statements. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by the Company or on its behalf, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.