Like all small mining companies, Oracle Mining has no cash flow until it has a producing asset, and must finance itself to get to that stage. We have previously reported that Credit Suisse has provided us with a $70 million indicative term sheet detailing the standards necessary for the provision of funds. We have maintained an ongoing relationship with Credit Suisse since signing the term sheet and they have advised us that they are prepared to negotiate final terms of a debt arrangement and prepare for credit committee review if a feasibility study confirming positive economic and technical viability is completed.
While the Oracle Ridge Project has a current mineral resource established, the Corporation expects that additional drilling will be undertaken this year with the goal of expanding and upgrading, if possible, the mineral resource estimate. The Corporation has not made any production decision with respect to Oracle Ridge and a decision to proceed with production at the Oracle Ridge Project can only be based upon the results of the feasibility study demonstrating economic and technical viability.
Management has effectively countered and overcome obstacles to development of Oracle Ridge since work began more than two-an-a-half years ago. We feel it is management's role to ensure a project is built economically and efficiently and while delays have been frustrating, we are ultimately responsible for ensuring shareholders see the value of this great Oracle Ridge reflected in our share price.
Please contact any of our team anytime at 604-689-9282 to answer any questions you may have about the Oracle Ridge Project or Oracle Mining.
Paul Eagland, Chairman
Rod Campbell, President
The scientific and technical information included in this letter to shareholders has been reviewed and approved by Kevin Francis, SME RM, Vice President Technical Services of Oracle Mining, a non-independent qualified person within the meaning of NI 43-101.
Information and statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation that involves risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking information included herein is made as of the date of this news release and Oracle Mining does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update forward-looking information unless required by applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information relates to future events or future performance and reflects management of the Corporation's expectations or beliefs regarding future events. In certain cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "scheduled", "estimates", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "goal" or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative of these terms or comparable terminology. Examples of forward-looking information in this letter to shareholders include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to: our plans to work towards commencing and completing the Feasibility Study; our Mineral Resource estimate for the Oracle Ridge Project; our plans and expectations for the Oracle Ridge Project including our plans relating to completion of a further drilling program and further exploration and development of the Oracle Ridge Project; the timing or completion of any work on the Oracle Ridge Project, including timing of commencement and completion of our proposed drilling program and the Feasibility Study; and our goal to expand the Mineral Resource estimate and upgrade Mineral Resources, if possible, to a higher Mineral Resource category. This forward-looking information is based, in part, on assumptions and factors that may change or prove to be incorrect, thus causing actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by forward-looking information. Such factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to: our assumptions regarding copper, base metal and precious metal prices; accuracy of Mineral Resource estimate and Mineral Resource modelling; accuracy of cut-off grade and assumptions underlying thereto, including projected copper prices and estimates of total operating costs; dilution allowance assumptions; success of future drilling programs; reliability of drilling, sampling and assay data; representativeness of mineralization; accuracy of metallurgical testwork; our ability to comply with current and future environmental, safety and other regulatory requirements and to obtain and maintain timely receipt of regulatory approvals.
By its very nature, forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: dilution to shareholders from any equity financings; the availability of capital on acceptable terms, or at all; risks relating to our estimates of Mineral Resources and cut-off grade and factors underlying, proving to be inaccurate; our dependence on the Oracle Ridge Project; risk that we are unable to enforce our legal rights under existing agreements, permits or licences or are subject to litigation or arbitration that has an adverse outcome; risk there are changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; risks related to the actual results of exploration and development activities; our historical experience with development-stage mining operations; changes in commodity prices, and particularly copper prices; receipt of necessary permits and licences; regulatory changes; risks related to the uncertainty of timing of events including delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of project development studies; we are affected by environmental, safety and regulatory risks, including increased regulatory burdens or delays, accidents, labour disputes and other risks inherent in the mining industry; availability of materials and equipment; lack of revenue and commercial production; increased indebtedness and events of default thereunder; competition for properties, capital, skilled personnel and resources; uninsured risks; defects in title; influence of significant shareholders; foreign operations; adequate infrastructure in the jurisdictions in which we operate; opposition to mining activities; fluctuations in currency exchange rate, as well as those factors discussed in the Corporation's annual information form dated April 1, 2013, for the year ended December 31, 2012, filed and available for review on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated by such forward-looking information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.
Oracle Mining Corp.
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