CALGARY, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Copper Fox Metals Inc. announces that David Mullen has tendered his resignation as a Director of the Corporation. The Management and Board of Directors of the Company wish to acknowledge and thank Mr. Mullen for his significant contribution during his tenure.
About Copper Fox
Copper Fox is a Canadian-based mining company listed on the TSX-Venture Exchange (CUU). The Company's activities are focused exclusively on the Shaft Creek mineral property, one of the largest undeveloped copper, gold, molybdenum and silver deposits in Canada. Copper Fox holds the Schaft Creek property pursuant to an option agreement with Teck Cominco Limited (Teck) and has earned a direct 70%. The Company may acquire up to a 93.4% direct and indirect interest in the property, subject to certain back-in rights to Teck.
Shaft Creek comprises 20,932 hectares situated in northwest British Columbia, Canada at 57 degrees 21' N latitude and 130 degrees 59' W longitude on the eastern slopes of the Coastal Mountain ranges. Shaft Creek is situated between the highway and the glaciers in the area, and benefits from a significantly lower average rain and snowfall compared to the Pacific (west) side of these same ranges.
The Company released the results of its preliminary feasibility study (PFS) on September 15, 2008. The PFS was based on a 100,000 tonnes per day open pit mine with a minable reserve of 812 million tonnes. The report indicated Shaft Creek could produce 4.762 billion pounds of copper, 255.1 million pounds of molybdenum, 4.493 million ounces of gold and 32.480 million ounces of silver over a 22.6 year mine life with a pretax Net Present Value of $2.764 billion discounted at 8%. The Company plans to proceed with the completion of a full feasibility study on this project.
On behalf of the Board of Directors Guillermo Salazar S, President and CEO The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed the contents of this news release and accepts no responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy thereof.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release includes "forward-looking information" within the meaning of the Canadian securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein and including, without limitation; anticipated dates for receipt, commencement or completion of permits, approvals, construction, production and other milestones; anticipated results of drilling programs, scoping, prefeasibility and feasibility studies and other analyses; anticipated availability and terms of future financings; estimated timing and amounts of future expenditures; Copper Fox's future production, operating and capital costs; operating or financial performance; geological interpretations and potential mineral recovery processes, are forward-looking statements. Information concerning mineral reserve and resource estimates also may be deemed to be forward-looking information in that it reflects a prediction of the mineralization that would be encountered if a mineral deposit were developed and mined. Forward-looking information is necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties, risks and contingencies. For any forward looking information given, management has assumed that the geological, metallurgical, engineering, financial and economic advice it has received is reliable, and is based upon practices and methodologies which are consistent with industry standards. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Copper Fox's expectations include: fluctuations in copper and other commodity prices and currency exchange rates; uncertainties relating to interpretation of drill results and the geology, continuity and grade of mineral deposits; uncertainty of estimates of capital and operating costs, recovery rates, production estimates and estimated economic return; the need for co-operation of government agencies and native groups in the exploration and development of properties and the issuance of required permits; the need to obtain additional financing to develop properties and uncertainty as to the availability and terms of future financing; the possibility of delay in exploration or development programs or in construction projects and uncertainty of meeting anticipated program milestones; uncertainty as to timely availability of permits and other governmental approvals; and other risks and uncertainties disclosed in Copper Fox's continuous disclosure filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking information in this news release is based on Copper Fox's current expectations and Copper Fox assumes no obligations to update such information to reflect later events or developments, except as required by law.