Vancouver, British Columbia, March 30, 2017 - Rye Patch Gold Corp. (TSX.V: RPM; OTCQX: RPMGF; FWB: 5TN) (the “Company” or “Rye Patch” - http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/mid,37004,PDAC_2017/?v=297397) reports it has received approval from the Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation to start irrigation on the new South Heap Leach Pad (“South Pad”). In spite of the severe winter weather this year, the Florida Canyon mine re-start has been successfully completed.
Mining, crushing and loading of the South Pad are ramping up and are nearing 70% of the forecast production rate coming into the end of the first quarter. Optimizing and maximizing performance of the mine will take place over the second quarter with commercial production anticipated by mid-2017.
“It’s with a great sense of accomplishment and pride that the Florida Canyon team has completed the re-start of the mine,” said President and CEO William Howald. “This accomplishment launches Rye Patch as a tenacious gold producer with a bright future with its pipeline of existing resource assets and exploration upside along the Oreana trend.”
The final Nevada Department of Wildlife (“NDOW”) site inspection has been scheduled. The first gold pour from the South Pad is projected in April 2017.
About Rye Patch Gold Corp.
Rye Patch Gold Corp. is a Nevada based, Tier 1, mining company engaged in the mining and development of quality resource-based gold and silver mines and projects along the established Oreana trend in west central Nevada. Leveraging its strong financial position and cash to acquire the operating Florida Canyon Gold Mine, Rye Patch Gold Corp. now controls a trend-scale platform with operations, resource assets and exploration upside. The combination of operations and exploration concentrated along a major Nevada gold trend positions Rye Patch as an emerging mid-tier gold producer with tremendous value added potential. For more information, please visit our website at www.ryepatchgold.com.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
For additional information contact:
Rye Patch Gold Corp
William C. (Bill) Howald, CEO & President
Tel.: (604) 638-1588
Fax: (604) 638-1589
This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to future plans and objectives of the Company, proposed operations of the Company including mine development, funding requirements, future events and conditions and other statements that are not historical facts, all of which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results, programs and financial position could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, some of which may be beyond the Company's control. These factors include: the requirement of the Company to satisfy the conditions for drawdowns in the credit agreement entered into with Macquarie Bank Limited (“Credit Facility”), the achievement of mine redevelopment plans and production results; the availability of funds; the financial position of Rye Patch; the timing and content of work programs; the results of exploration activities and development of mineral properties; the interpretation of drilling results and other geological data; the reliability of calculation of mineral resources; the reliability of calculation of precious metal recoveries; the receipt and security of mineral property titles; project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses; fluctuations in metal prices; currency fluctuations; and general market and industry conditions.
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