TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov 25, 2013) - Cancana Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:CNY) (the "Company" or "Cancana") is pleased to announce that it has commenced mining and excavation of its Manganese ore thereby establishing commercial mining operations at its Valdirão Manganese Mine in Espigao, in the State of Rondonia, Brazil.
Further to our News Release on November 20, 2013, in which Cancana had commenced the development of the infrastructure needed to support the mining and excavation of Manganese ore operations, we are now pleased to announce the development of the infrastructure is now mostly complete and Cancana has commenced the mining and excavation of Manganese ore.
Cancana has obtained from the Departamento Nacional de Produção Mineral, (Department of Mines for Mineral Production), ("DNPM"), a Guia De Utiliacão, or Trial Mining License, ("Guia"), on its 886241/2011 Manganese claim, known as "Valdirão".
Cancana has developed a mining plan that allows for the commencement of mining and excavation operations at the top of the ridge or the highest point within the active area of mining, and then will create benches on the slope in which further mining activity will be undertaken.
Initially Cancana will be removing large sized cobbles or boulders and stockpiling this ore. Included in the initial mining and excavation activity will be the further research and review of the Manganese vein structures and occurrences. These vein structures will be documented and reviewed for further consideration, which will enable Cancana to develop a comprehensive mining plan across multiple properties with increased size.
Screening of the Manganese ore will be completed in stages. Initially Cancana will be focusing its efforts on dry screening the Manganese ore to allow for the initial separation of the larger cobbles and boulder sized ore. Thereafter further mechanized screening will be required to sort and size the smaller ore.
Cancana anticipates that this initial dry screening and stockpiling will continue for approximately two months at which time Cancana will be reviewing the results of the activity, and considering the next stages of mine development, geotechnical and geological review, as well as commercial choices.
Andrew Male, President & CEO of Cancana, commented; "Having personally overseen the commencement of the development of the infrastructure and mine site preparatory work as well as now reviewing the commencement of mining and excavation operations the Company has transformed from a purely exploration company to an active mining company. We are very excited to see Cancana take this step, having watched the first excavation cuts take place and seeing some of the first cobbles being stockpiled was exciting for all those onsite. This mining and excavation process will be established in a measured manner to enable Cancana to learn from these activities. This process will help enable the development of our other properties in the area."
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Cancana Resources Corp. is an exploration stage company that is transitioning into production with assets in Brazil and Canada. The Company has been seeking projects that expand its resource base and provide for near term production and revenue. All available resource reports and information on the Company's properties are located on the Company website www.cancanacorp.com.
Issued on behalf of the Board of Directors of Cancana Resources Corp.
Mr. Andrew Male, CEO & Director
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