West Kirkland Submits Mine Plan Of Operations For Three Hills Mine Seven Months After Acquistion Of Hasbrouck Project
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, November 25, 2014 – West Kirkland Mining Inc. (WKM:TSXV) today announces it has submitted a Mine Plan of Operations to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) and made application for a Nevada Reclamation Permit for its proposed Three Hills mine only seven months after acquiring the asset. Three Hills is planned for the first phase of production of the Hasbrouck Project, located near Tonopah, Nevada.
Due to the small footprint and low environmental impact of the proposed Three Hills mine, the plan of operations conforms to requirements of an environmental assessment (EA) and the BLM may opt to evaluate the project under this criteria rather than the lengthier environmental impact statement (EIS). If the BLM elects the EA process, West Kirkland could potentially start construction within thirteen months. A decision is expected from the BLM early in 2015.
Submitting the Three Hills Mine Plan of Operations, authored by independent consultants Enviroscientists, Inc. of Reno, initiates the permitting process for the Hasbrouck Project. West Kirkland plans to start the permitting process for the proposed Hasbrouck mine in 2015.
West Kirkland’s independent mining consultants, Mine Development Associates, in association with Kappes Cassiday and Associates, Golder Associates, H.C. Osborne and Associates, and NewFields, are scheduled to complete a prefeasibility study of the Hasbrouck Project in the first quarter of 2015.
Under the Plan of Operations the Company has allowed for additional exploration to build on discoveries that have been made to date.
About the WKM Hasbrouck Project
The Hasbrouck Project consists of two oxidized gold-silver deposits located eight kilometers from each other. West Kirkland has a 75% controlling interest in the project; 25% is held by Allied Nevada. West Kirkland has the option of acquiring the remaining 25% held by Allied Nevada.
Michael G. Allen, Vice President of Exploration for West Kirkland, and a non-independent Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed the information contained in this news release and has verified the data.
About West Kirkland Mining Inc.
West Kirkland was formed in 2010 to focus on gold exploration along major geological trends in North America. The Company has consolidated significant mineral rights positions within the known gold trends of Nevada and Utah, including the recently acquired the Hasbrouck and Three Hills properties in southwestern Nevada. The founders and Board members of West Kirkland have successful experience in gold discovery, mine development and mine operations in Nevada and other gold producing jurisdictions in North America.
For more information, contact:
Michael G. Allen, VP Exploration or Knox Henderson, VP Investor Relations, at (604) 685-8311
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