|April 12, 2006|
Crowflight Submits Reports For Full Project Permitting Of Bucko Deposit
|CROWFLIGHT MINERALS INC. (Crowflight, the Company) (TSX Venture Exchange: CML) is pleased to announce that it has submitted reports in support of an Environment Act License Proposal under the Manitoba Environment Act to obtain an Environment Act License for the development and operation of the Bucko Mine and for construction and operation of the Bucko mill and tailings management area.|
The Bucko site is currently in possession of an Environment Act License for Advanced Exploration that allows for the construction of a head frame, dewatering of the underground, underground diamond drilling, and bulk sample extraction. This License does not provide for underground development or production mining and no surface facility development is permitted beyond that necessary to support the underground exploration.
Thomas Atkins, President and CEO of Crowflight commented on the Company's submission of the reports stating: "Crowflight held an open house in the community of Wabowden, just outside of the proposed mine site, in February. We were pleased with the participation and interest among community members in the development of the Bucko Deposit. Following this open house, technical reports were finalized leading to today's submission. We look forward to the review of this proposed mine development project and closure plan by the various provincial and federal agencies and the company's receipt of full project permitting expected within the next four months as we advance the Bucko Deposit towards planned production in 2007."
The submission is an Environment Act License Proposal under the Manitoba Environment Act for a Class 2 development under the Act and a full environmental impact assessment is required to accompany the proposal submission.
The submission is made to Manitoba Conservation, and they distribute the package to all provincial and federal agencies for review and comment. The proposal is subjected to a detailed review by a Technical Advisory Committee, typically comprised of representatives of the following government agencies, and others as may be appropriate to the project in question:
Manitoba Water Stewardship
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Manitoba Mines Branch
The departmental objective is to issue a licensing decision within 3 to 4 months of the receipt of a complete proposal. However, this can vary depending on the number of proposals under consideration by the Department at any time.
Crowflight -- The Base Metal Builder
Crowflight Minerals Inc. is a Canadian junior mining exploration and development company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The company is focused on nickel, copper and Platinum Group Mineral ("PGM") projects in the Thompson Nickel Belt ("TNB") and Sudbury Basin. The company currently owns and/or has under option approximately 600 square kilometres of exploration and development properties in Manitoba and Ontario.
In Manitoba, these properties include: (1) the Bucko Nickel Deposit; (2) an earn-in option with Falconbridge Limited on five highly prospective properties (Bucko/Bowden, Resting Lake, Rock Island Lake, Halfway Lake and Gonlin Lake) on the TNB South Project located within 30 kilometres of the Bucko Deposit; and (3) six additional properties (Burntwood River, Birchtree South, Birchtree North, Airport, Moak Lake and Strong Lake) located 100 kilometres to the north on the TNB North Project.
In the Sudbury Basin, these properties include: (1) the 100% owned AER Kidd Project adjacent to Inco's Totten Deposit (10.1 million tonnes @ 1.5% Nickel, 2% Cu, 4.8 g/t PGM's); (2) the 100% owned Peter's Roost Property; and (3) the Airport Property (a 50/50 joint venture with Millstream Mines Ltd.) located 4 km south, and on-strike, with Falconbridge's Nickel Rim South Deposit (13.2 million tonnes @ 3.5% Cu, 1.7% nickel, 0.8 g/t Au, 4.1 g/t PGM's).
Further information is available on the Company's web site at www.crowflight.com.
Statements in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual developments or results may vary materially from those in these "forward-looking statements. The Company cautions investors that the projections for increases to the Indicated Resources are based on Inferred Resources. There is no certainty that these projections will be added to the Indicated Resources or that they will be economically viable.
For further information please contact:
President and CEO
Tel: (416) 861.5900
Fax: (416) 861.8165
Tel: (604) 684.4743 ext. 30
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