White Tiger Gold Ltd.
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White Tiger Gold Ltd.

October 31, 2011 07:00 ET

White Tiger Advances Improvements in Production at Lamaque

VAL D'OR, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2011) - White Tiger Gold Ltd. (TSX:WTG) ("White Tiger") announces the Company has undertaken a series of actions with the goal of increasing the production at the Company's Lamaque project and San Juan mine.

The actions taken to date at Lamaque include:

  • CMAC's operations have been restarted, and the ongoing development in the North Wall CMAC will also be contracted to provide ore mining services from the dykes and shears, in order utilize the efficiencies and skills previously shown by CMAC. At the end of the first quarter of 2012 Lamaque is forecast to be mining ore at a rate of 2,000 tonnes per day;
  • Exploration drilling has been resumed with the objective of stope definition of new targets in the Lamaque Flats and the North Wall dyke structures. The Company is planning to bring in a drilling contractor during the fourth quarter to explore the Sigma West / Main Dyke area;
  • A number of key appointments have been made to strengthen the mining operations, including:
    • General Manager Rainer (Kurt) Hengstmann has over 30 years operational experience in the mining industry in a wide range of countries and cultures. He has spent 16 years in underground mining and project development, and a further 12 years in senior management positions. His mining career includes underground operations in South Africa including the development of the trackless Platinum/Chromite Mine Lefkochrysos, similar to our Lamaque Flats. He has spent several years in project management in regions including Southern Africa, USSR, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Chile, and in projects as wide ranging as shaft development, continuous miner operations and shaft hoisting. Further, he has managed major underground tunneling and infrastructure projects in Russia and Thailand. Additionally, he has experience in dealing with large scale projects in different cultures including as Lead Advisor to the Afghanistan Government's US $54 billion Aynak Copper Mine Development Agreement negotiations, and as the Director in charge of restarting the mining sector in Kosovo after the war.

    • Chief engineer, Adrian Imre has over 25 years in engineering and engineering management at the senior level, specializing in mine operations optimization and cost reduction, mine planning, development and ground stability. His experience includes 16 years in Romania with all aspects of underground operations, including 4 years as a senior lecturer on mine design, blasting design and operations efficiency at the North University, Baia Mare, Romania before becoming General Manager of Engineering at S.C. Axinia, Romania in mining consulting. His production experience includes underground copper/gold with Sociedad Contractual Minera Carola in the Atacama Region, Chile.

    • Mining Manager Robert (Bob) Austin is an experienced operator with a strong results orientation and direct responsibility for underground, open-pit and surface mining operations for gold and base metals. He is a Mining Engineering graduate from the Royal School of Mines, London University and earned an MBA from the London Business School. He holds a Mine Manager's Certificate of Competence for Fiery Mines (South Africa) and blasting certificates for both underground and open-pit mines.

    • In addition an underground mining operations consultant has been hired on a temporary basis to help improve productivity at Lamaque. He has nearly 40 years of international mining experience with 20 years in underground operations.

This team considerably increases the Company's skills and experience in underground mining and they are well advanced in development and optimization programs focused on dilution control, maximizing tonnage and supervisor and operator training.

Daniel Major, CEO, noted, "The recently announced financings have allowed us to complete a new contract with CMAC to accelerate development and ore production from the North Wall, now strengthened by a mining team that can focus on productivity and grade control from the Lamaque Flats."

About White Tiger Gold

White Tiger Gold Ltd. is a TSX-listed mining and exploration company, focused on the development of mineral resources in Canada, the Russian Federation and Peru.

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