November 18, 2011 Vancouver, BC, Canada
- Fire River Gold Corp. and Mystery Creek Resources Inc. (TSX.V: FAU), (OTCQX:
FVGCF), (FSE: FWR) (collectively "the Company") are pleased to
provide this update for the Nixon Fork Mine.
A $1.1 million provisional advance was supplied by Glencore this week
for the fourth shipment of gold-rich copper concentrate. A total of $3.9
Million has been advanced to-date while both companies await final
settlement on all four shipments.
Revenue from doré has also commenced with the sale of 400 ounces of gold
to Johnson Matthey of Salt Lake City for a return of $ 710,000.
Approximately 30.9 kg of dore containing 23.5 kg (766 ounces) of gold
has been shipped to the refiner so far. Our first doré bars had
unexpectedly high levels of both arsenic and bismuth, and required
purification. The company is actively working on solutions to remove
these impurities from the doré, both on and offsite. However, while
revenue has been delayed, this issue is not anticipated to reduce
revenue expectations or impose a significant operating cost increase.
The remaining inventory of doré will be processed by the refiner and
paid for over the next few weeks.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
President and COO
Certain information regarding the Company
including management's assessment of future plans and operations, may
constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws
and necessarily involve risks associated with mining exploration and
development, volatility of prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of
resource estimates, environmental and permitting risks, access to labour
and services, competition from other companies and ability to access
sufficient capital. As a consequence, actual results may differ
materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. A
feasibility study has not been completed and there is no certainty the
disclosed targets will be reached nor that the proposed operations will
be economically viable. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation
Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX
Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of
this release. We seek safe harbour.