VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/13 -- Oracle Mining Corp. ("Oracle Mining" or the "Corporation") (TSX: OMN)(OTCQX: OMCCF)(FRANKFURT: OMC) announces its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. This news release should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements and associated notes for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, and the related management's discussion & analysis ("MD&A"), both available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
First Quarter 2013 financial summary
-- Net loss for the quarter was $3.8 million compared to a net loss of $4.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012, primarily attributed to a decrease of $0.9 million in general and administrative costs and a $0.1 million decrease in exploration and evaluation expenditures;-- Net working capital as at March 31, 2013 was $4.2 million compared with $8.8 million on December 31, 2012;-- Cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2013 totaled $5.4 million compared to $11.1 million on December 31, 2012; and-- No long-term debt.
During the quarter ended March 31, 2013, advances were made in three aspects of the Corporation's principal property, the Oracle Ridge copper project, including: (a) the announcement on March 18, 2013 of an initial Mineral Resource estimate in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") and filing in early April of a supporting NI 43-101 technical report under the Corporation's profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com); (b) the continuation of geological, mining and engineering studies; and (c) permitting and regulatory programs. A discussion of the progress made on these activities is available in the MD&A.
All financial information for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 is prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and reported in United States dollars unless otherwise noted, including this news release. Please refer to Note 2 of the audited consolidated financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 for more information.
About Oracle Mining Corp.
Oracle Mining Corp. (TSX: OMN)(OTCQX: OMCCF)(FRANKFURT: OMC) is a Vancouver, Canada-based corporation that is the sole owner and operator of Oracle Ridge Mining, LLC and the Oracle Ridge copper project located 24 km northeast of Tucson, Arizona. Oracle Mining is managed by an experienced team of mining professionals with extensive operating and financial experience.
Oracle Mining Corp.
Ms. Tiffany Grenke
Oracle Mining Corp.