This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Veris Gold Enters Into A Toll Milling Agreement With Klondex Mines

VANCOUVER, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Veris Gold Corp. (TSX: VG) (OTCQB: YNGFF) (Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6A) is pleased to announce it has entered into a toll milling agreement with Klondex Gold and Silver Mining Company Ltd., a subsidiary of Klondex Mines Ltd. (TSX:KDX), to process ore from the Fire Creek Project at the Jerritt Canyon Mill located in Elko County, Nevada. The Jerritt Canyon Mill is operated by Veris Gold USA Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Veris Gold Corp. (the "Company" or "Veris").

Under the terms of the agreement with Klondex Mines Ltd. ("Klondex"), Veris will accept delivery of non-refractory gold ore produced from the Fire Creek Project, located nearby in Lander County, Nevada, to the Jerritt Canyon Mill for processing. Klondex will pay to Veris a toll milling fee of $148.50 (including trucking) per ton that will be adjusted on a quarterly basis to reflect any changes to input costs associated with processing the ore. The Klondex agreement includes an additional upfront pre-payment, to be deducted from future toll milling charges, to assist the Company in refurbishing the wet mill circuit at Jerritt Canyon.

This agreement is structured in a similar manner to the Atna Resources Inc. agreement announced on March 27, 2013 whereby all dore produced from the ore remains the property of Klondex throughout the process and the associated toll milling fee charged will be treated as a credit to Jerritt Canyon operating costs.  The Company intends to partially re-open the wet milling facility at Jerritt Canyon in order to process this ore.

Randy Reichert, Co-CEO and COO of Veris stated, "This second toll milling agreement adds to our third party ore processing revenue stream and provides an excellent additional source of ore as the Klondex team ramps up their mining operations into 2014. This agreement will further reduce our costs by making use of the excess capacity at the Jerritt Canyon Mill when we begin processing the Fire Creek ore in the third quarter of 2013. We look forward to working with yet another gold producing neighbour in Nevada."

Mike Doolin, General Manager of the Fire Creek project stated, "I'm happy to report we continue to gain momentum to initial production via our bulk sampling program at the Fire Creek gold project. Finalizing this milling agreement is another major step forward for us, and we are extremely pleased to be working with the team at Veris Gold."

Paul Huet, Klondex Mines CEO commented, "The Nevada team delivers another huge milestone for Klondex, the group has a reputation of consistently delivering and this is great example.  2013 is a pivotal year for us as we continue to de-risk the Fire Creek asset. The excavation of the secondary egress, necessary to begin our bulk sampling, is now 20% complete and is on-track to be commissioned mid-June, 2013. Now, through this milling agreement with Veris Gold, we have a place to process Fire Creek's mineralized material producing dore gold and silver. The agreement is facilitating Klondex to become Nevada's next gold producer and puts cash flows from the Fire Creek project in 2013. I have had the opportunity to work with this group at Veris Gold in the past and look forward to a continued relationship with such a professional team."

Veris is continuing to evaluate other concentrates at the Jerritt Canyon site which will add to the overall throughput in the milling facility with minimal impact on the crushing and grinding circuit.

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,279.74 +13.75 0.08%
S&P 500 2,010.40 -0.96 -0.05%
NASDAQ 4,579.7890 -13.6380 -0.30%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs