VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2015) - Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. (WG.TO)(WGPLF) is pleased to report the filing of our annual consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014 and the nine months ended December 31, 2013, together with the auditors' report thereon, the related management's discussion and analysis (MD&A) for the year ended December 31, 2014 and the nine months ended December 31, 2013, and the Company's annual information form (AIF) for the year ended December 31, 2014. These filings are all available on our website at www.wellgreenplatinum.com and under our SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
Greg Johnson, Wellgreen Platinum's President & CEO stated, "We are pleased to announce the results of our annual filings which highlight the major advancements by the Company over the past year. The recent filing of the National Instrument 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment Technical Report for the Wellgreen project in the Yukon Territory, Canada, shows that the Wellgreen project has the potential to become one of the world's largest and lowest cost, open pit PGM and nickel producers."
Key highlights from the 2015 PEA include:
A large, open-pit deposit with a low strip ratio
Low operating and capital costs
Robust cash flow and strong economics including a pre-tax 32.4% IRR and post-tax 25.3% IRR
Mid-tier level production potential at more than 200,000 ounces of platinum, palladium & gold with 128 million pounds of nickel and copper annually over the first 16 years of operation
Opportunities for expansion of production and mine life extension from existing resources
Highway and port accessible
Low political risk mining jurisdiction
"Wellgreen is located in one of the world's best mining jurisdictions1 and, given the challenges faced by PGM mines in southern Africa and Russia, which currently account for over 90% of global PGM production, the development of a low cost, open-pit, road-accessible PGM and nickel project in the mining-friendly Yukon Territory represents a truly unique opportunity for our Company and our shareholders. We look forward to an exciting year of prefeasibility-level work and studies as we continue to advance our Wellgreen project."
1 See "2014 Ranking of Countries for Mining Investment: Where Not to Invest" by Behre Dolbear, Minerals Industry Advisors, and The Fraser Institute's "2014 Survey of Mining Companies".
About Wellgreen Platinum
Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. is a Canadian mining exploration & development company focused on the active advancement of its 100% owned Wellgreen PGM and Nickel project toward production. Located in the Yukon Territory, Canada, the Wellgreen project has the potential to become one of the world's largest and lowest cost open pit producers of platinum group metals (PGMs) and nickel. The Wellgreen property is accessed from the paved Alaska Highway leading to deep sea ports south of the project in Alaska.
The Company is led by a highly-experienced management team with a track record of value creation through successful large scale project discovery, development, operation and financing. To achieve our vision of developing into a global producer of PGMs and nickel, our primary strategy is to continue to advance the Wellgreen project towards feasibility and production.
Further information about the Company and our projects can be found at www.wellgreenplatinum.com.
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