December 14, 2011 Vancouver, Canada - Fire River Gold Corp. [TSX.V: FAU| OTCQX: FVGCF| FSE: FWR]
(the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has resumed full
operation of the Nixon Fork Mine. The inclement weather that shut down
operations on 10 December 2011 has improved such that it was possible to
resume diesel supply and crew change flights. A total of 19,539 gallons
of diesel was delivered to site over the last two days using Hercules
and DC-6 aircraft, increasing the on-site storage to 34,600 gallons.
Mining operations resumed on the nightshift of 13 December and the mill
will re-start on the dayshift of 14 December.
It is the standard operating practice to keep the diesel tanks full,
which have a total capacity of over 80,000 gallons, and the resupply
flights will continue until this is accomplished.
We wish to thank our charter company: Alaska Air Transit, our bulk
supply company: Lynden Air Cargo, and our fuel supplier: Everts Air
Cargo for the care that they provided to our operation during this
anomalous stretch of numerous flight cancellations; to our management
for providing strong leadership through this period, and to our staff
for their patience with the crew change delays.
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
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