Spokane, WA - September 4, 2013 - Goldrich Mining Company (OTCBB - GRMC) ("Goldrich") is pleased to report that its 50% owned subsidiary, Goldrich NyacAU Placer, LLC ("GNP"), has received the necessary permit and government approvals to expand its mining operations at Chandalar, Alaska where production began this summer.
The new permit allows GNP sufficient space to install multiple plants. A modified mining plan and construction of components for a multi-plant facility are already underway. Fabrication of a feeder capable of feeding three plants has been substantially completed. It will be shipped to Alaska this winter and will be commissioned for use with the existing plant in 2014. A second and third plant are planned to be added after 2014.
"This is a major milestone and we are extremely pleased to have the permit in hand," said Goldrich President and CEO William Schara. "The permit further enhances the Chandalar project and will allow us to substantially increase gold output."
In anticipation of receiving the permit, GNP modified its 2013 mine plan to allow for a multi-plant facility. While modification of the mining plan will result in fewer days of production and decrease 2013 output, overall future production will be able to be materially increased. The initial modifications under the new mining plan have already been completed and production using the existing plant began in the latter part of August.
While the mineralized material at the mine is not a mineral reserve as defined in SEC Industry Guide 7, Goldrich has completed approximately 15,000 feet of drilling to date and have outlined 10.5 million cubic yards, at an average head grade of 0.025 ounces of gold per cubic yard, for an estimated total of 250,000 contained ounces.
Mining operations at the Chandalar mine utilize conventional gravity technologies for gold recovery. All plants will employ a recirculating closed-loop water system to minimize water usage and protect the environment . The new mining permit provides an increased area for stockpiling topsoil, a larger settling pond system with greater capacity to ensure water quality and availability, and room to allow concurrent mine reclamation as the project advances. In addition the permit also allows for construction of a new airstrip. The total area authorized by the new permit, including area for the new airstrip, is approximately 350 acres.
About Goldrich Mining
Goldrich Mining Company (OTCQB: GRMC) is a U.S. based gold exploration and development company focused on Alaska's emerging Chandalar Gold District 190 miles north of Fairbanks. The Company signed a joint-venture agreement in 2012 to develop the placer deposits of Chandalar and commenced commercial production in August 2013. The Company expects to utilize the non-dilutive funds generated from placer operations to further advance hard rock exploration at its Chandalar and Thazzik Mountain properties.
For additional information regarding Goldrich Mining Company or this news release, contact Mr. William Schara via telephone at (509) 768-4468 or visit www.goldrichmining.com.
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