VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sep 20, 2013) - Williams Creek Gold Limited ("Williams Creek," or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:WCX) is pleased to announce the release of its unaudited Financial Statements as well as its Management's Discussion and Analysis for the second quarter ended July 31, 2013. These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
For the second quarter, the Company is reporting a net loss of $151,133 compared to a net loss of $322,889 in the prior year's quarter. The decrease in loss relates to a reduction in operating expenses, totaling $97,036 for the second quarter of fiscal 2014, compared to $218,570 during the same period of fiscal 2013. The Company recorded a net loss of $574,101 for the first six months of fiscal 2013, compared to a net loss of $577,280 in the prior year's period. The Company ended the quarter with $463,025 in cash and cash equivalents, and continues to hold a strong balance sheet with $7.5 million in assets and $14,904 in liabilities.
The Company incurred $13,939 in exploration expenditures during the second quarter, and remains focused on completing the evaluation of its British Columbia properties. "Williams Creek will continue to evaluate prospective opportunities in this difficult gold environment and look to add to its property portfolio as a means of creating further shareholder value," stated Chairman and CEO James Wyant. "We remain confident in our ability to position Williams Creek in a manner to take advantage of any improving conditions in the gold sector, and believe our investments will benefit as confidence returns to the overall mining industry."
The unaudited Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) are available on the Company's website (www.williamscreek.ca) under "Company Filings" and will be available shortly on Sedar (www.sedar.com).
About Williams Creek Gold Limited (WCX)
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Williams Creek Gold Limited is a Canadian company with the primary purpose of participating broadly in the natural resource sector, with an emphasis on the gold subsector, through exploration, joint ventures or other equity investments, royalty and finance agreements.
Williams Creek Gold Limited owns twenty-eight Crown Granted mineral claims known as the Barkerville Project in the immediate vicinity of Barkerville, BC in the Cariboo mining division. The Cariboo gold belt and the Barkerville Camp have a long history of gold production dating back to the 1800s. Historically the Barkerville Camp has reported gold production of 3.8 million ounces, including 2.6 million ounces from surface placer and 1.2 million ounces from lode mining. When placer gold production peaked in the late 1890s, Williams Creek Gold's Black Jack (District Lot 1B), Home Stake (District Lot 4B), Cornish (District Lot 1F) and Wintrip (District Lot 32F) Crown Granted mineral claims were among the first acquired in the early search for lode gold.
Williams Creek Gold Limited also owns a block of four mineral claims 17km west of Barkerville known as the Pine Properties. The Company has three Crown Granted mineral claims in the Kamloops Mining Division, two of which are adjacent to New Gold's New Afton project. Williams Creek Gold Limited also owns the Ahbau Creek, Chubby Bear and Ahbau Lake claim groups in Central British Columbia, as well as the BOPS claims in Nevada.
Williams Creek Gold is earning a 50% interest through a joint venture with Tyhee Gold Corp. in the Big Sky Property north of Yellowknife, NWT.
Additionally, Williams Creek Gold Limited has a net 30% interest in the ATW diamond property in the MacKenzie Mining District of the Northwest Territories. Williams Creek also holds the BOPS Project consisting of 32 unpatented lode-mining claims in Pershing County, Nevada.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
James Wyant, Chairman and CEO
Williams Creek Gold Limited
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