TNR Gold Corp. Advises of McEwen Mining's Updated Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Los Azules Copper Project TNR.v, MUX
TNR Gold: McEwen Mining Announces Updated Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Los Azules Copper Project TNR.v, MUX
"As we have written extensively before, the coming Catalyst for McEwen Mining and, particularly, for TNR Gold will be the new PEA on Los Azules Copper.
"TNR Gold provides even more risky and leveraged special situation play and now depends on Rob McEwen's Midas Touch - company holds 1 million shares of McEwen Mining and have back-in right into the part of Los Azules project. Insiders are accumulating the company shares, holding the majority stake in the company and provided long term debt which has financed Shotgun Gold project 43-101 resource estimate in Alaska this year."
Rob McEwen is on the road now promoting his company and moving fast forward. Ian Ball was nominated as the new President of the company and Craig Stanley joined the team as VP of Corporate Development from Stifel Nicolaus. Company is very well positioned now for the higher Gold and Silver prices and should Eric Sprott happen to be right again we have found how to run this new Gold Bull market. Janet Yellen's nomination to the FED Chair will help Gold miners as well, if Jim Puplava's tea leaves reading is right.
With Craig Stanley in charge we can expect M&A activity on behalf of McEwen Mining in the Gold and Silver sector and more active promoting of Los Azules Copper after PEA will put the new valuation on the project:"
All slides are from McEwen Mining Denver presentation.
McEwen Mining Inc. (TSX:MUX,NYSE:MUX) announced the results of an updated preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Argentina-based Los Azules copper project, commenting that the results show that the project has the potential to become one of the world’s biggest and lowest-cost copper mines.
PEA highlights include:
- Pre-tax Net Present Value (“NPV”) of $3.0 billion (8% discount rate) and an Internal Rate of Return (“IRR”) of 17.6%.
- After-tax NPV of $1.7 billion (8% discount rate) and an IRR of 14.3%.
- Annual copper production during years 1-5 to average 255,000 tonnes (563 million lbs), which would have placed it in the top 3%1 of copper mines in the world during 2012. Life of mine (“LOM”) annual copper production to average 171,000 tonnes (377 million lbs) over 35 years.
- Cash operating costs during years 1-5 to average $0.87/lb copper (net of gold by-product), placing it in the bottom 14%1 in the world during 2012. Cash operating costs over entire mine life to average $1.08/lb copper (net of gold by-product).
- Indicated resource of 5.4 billion pounds of copper and 0.8 million ounces of gold and Inferred resource of 14.3 billion pounds of copper and 2.6 million ounces of gold (please see Table 2 below for resource details).
- Initial capital costs to construct the mine and a 120,000 tonnes per day (“tpd”) process plant have been estimated at $3.9 billion.
- Capital payback on a pre-tax basis has been estimated at 3.8 years at $3.00/lb copper and $1,300/oz gold.
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