VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2010) - Belvedere Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BEL) ("Belvedere") is pleased to announce that the new environmental permit for the Hitura Mine site has been granted free of appeals.
The most significant provisions within the new Environmental Permit include:
-- Increasing the height of the existing Tailings Dam by an average of 1.5
metres (allowing four years further production)
-- Construction of two new Tailings Areas of 65 hectares and 30 hectares
-- Valid until 31st December, 2019, when an application for an extension
can be made
David Pym (CEO) comments "...We are delighted that the new permit has been granted with no appeals, which underlines the commitment of the local community to the Hitura mine. Processing can now potentially continue onsite for a further 20 years. Part of the new tailings extensions are designated for different ore types with the aim of processing gold ores, such as from the nearby Kopsa deposit. Application for the final environmental approvals for processing gold ores can only be made once the metallurgical characteristics of the tailings and the processing methods have themselves been finalised; a process which is currently underway ..."
The environmental bond has been increased initially by EUR 475,000 to EUR 2 million. Additional bonds totalling EUR 1.5 million are required in EUR 500,000 stages, starting with the onset of construction and prior to use of each new tailings area.
Forward Looking Statement:
Some of the statements contained herein may be forward-looking statement, which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of the Company (including statements relating to future mine life, and permitting for the processing of gold ores) are forward looking statements that involve various degrees of risk. It is important to note that the Company's actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. This statement is prepared by Dr. Toby Strauss, who is acting as Qualified Person in compliance with National Instrument 43-101 with respect to this release.
BELVEDERE RESOURCES LTD.
David Pym, CEO; Suite #404, Vancouver World Trade Centre, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver. BC. V6C 3E2, CanadaNeither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this release.
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