Vancouver, British Columbia – July 3, 2018 – Callinex Mines Inc. (the “Company” or “Callinex”) (TSX-V: CNX; OTCQX: CLLXF) is pleased to announce that it has filed an independent technical report for a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) on SEDAR for the Company’s 100% owned Nash Creek and Superjack Projects located in the Bathurst Mining District of New Brunswick, Canada (See Figure 1 and Figure 2). The PEA can be viewed by clicking here or by visiting the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
The maiden 2018 PEA outlines a 10-year, 3,900 tpd open-pit mining operation with a Dense Media Separation plant and 1,950 tpd conventional flotation process facility located at the Nash Creek Project (the “Project”). The PEA mine plan generates a strong economic return with a pre-tax internal rate of return of 34.1% (25.2% post-tax) and a pre-tax Net Present Value at an 8% discount rate of C$230 million (C$128 million post-tax) based on pre-production capital costs of C$168 million and a zinc price of US$1.25/lb (See News Release dated May 15, 2018).
A two-minute overview video for the Nash Creek Project can be viewed by clicking here.
The Nash Creek and Superjack Projects benefit from world-class infrastructure within close proximity. The Nash Creek Deposit is located approximately 1 km from Provincial Highway 11 and a 230 Kv high-voltage transmission line and only 25 km by road to Glencore’s Brunswick Smelter, deep water port, railway and power plant at the Port of Belledune (See Figure 1 and Figure 2).
The Company plans to commence a drill program at the Project within the next 10 days with the objective to identify potential for satellite deposits within the immediate vicinity of the Nash Creek Deposit. There is a significant opportunity to further enhance the project’s economics with additional exploration over the 150km2 district-scale land package.
Cautionary Note on PEA. The PEA is preliminary in nature and it includes Inferred Mineral Resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as Mineral Reserves. There is no certainty that the PEA will be realized.
J.J. O’Donnell, P.Geo, a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101 and a Consulting Geologist for Callinex, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.
About Callinex Mines Inc.
Callinex Mines Inc. (TSX-V: CNX ; OTCQX: CLLXF) is advancing its portfolio of zinc rich deposits located in established Canadian mining jurisdictions. The portfolio is highlighted by its Nash Creek and Superjack deposits in the Bathurst Mining District of New Brunswick. A 2018 PEA outlined a mine plan that generates a strong economic return with a pre-tax IRR of a 34.1% (25.2% post-tax) and a pre-tax NPV8% of C$230 million (C$128 million post-tax). The projects have significant exploration upside over a district-scale land package that encompasses several high-grade mineral occurrences along a 20 km trend. Click here to view a video overview of the Nash Creek Project.
Callinex has a project portfolio that also includes projects within the Flin Flon Mining District of Manitoba that are located 25 km to an operating processing facility that requires additional ore. The Company’s projects host Indicated resources of 13.6 Mt averaging 3.2% Zn Eq. totaling 963 million pounds and Inferred resources of 23.2 Mt averaging 5.2% Zn Eq. totaling 2.7 billion pounds (See News Release dated April 16, 2018).
For additional information, please contact:
Callinex Mines Inc.
Max Porterfield, President and Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (604) 605-0885
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Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to future expenditures. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, among others, the ability to complete the proposed drill program and the timing and amount of expenditures. Except as required under applicable securities laws, Callinex does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.