Thermal Fragmentation: NDR Japan participates in the reopening of a gold mine in Japan
Brossard (Quebec), June 30th, 2015 Nippon Dragon Resources Inc. (the “Corporation” or “Nippon”) (TSX-V Symbol: NIP), is pleased to announce that its exclusive thermal fragmentation distributor for Japan, NDR Japan has signed an ore mining contract that will be exclusively carried out by Nippon’s thermal fragmentation mining method.
The extraction of the gold bearing ore will be conducted within a former gold mine site that has been closed since WWII. Considering that the mine is located within a mountain that is home to a majestic forest and several religious temples, the mine owner has been looking for some time for a mining method that required the usage of little or no explosives. The employment of the thermal fragmentation mining method will preserve these sites and leave a minimal environmental footprint. The company believes that this is probably the reason why the operating permit was obtained so quickly.
All costs related to the mining contract will be covered by our distributor NDR Japan while 15% of revenues derived from the sale of the precious metals will be paid to Nippon. The rehabilitation of old workings has already started and the construction of new drifts will begin shortly. Even though it remains a small-scale project for now, Nippon considers that obtaining this extraction contract is definitely a significant milestone and hopes to receive revenues before the end of this year. Furthermore, during our last site visit in mid-June, several mine owners met with us to learn more about the thermal fragmentation mining method and also had the opportunity to see the thermal unit at work within a surface deposit.
Nippon is active in the exploration and the development of gold resources in Quebec. The Corporation holds a gold property with resources recognised in accordance with NI43-101, a modular treatment plant and also an exclusive license for the Thermal Fragmentation mining method.
The company’s growth strategy is based on:
• The development of its gold deposits with the objective of producing revenue from its operations;
• Increasing the value of its mining assets by prioritizing the exploration targets; and
• The commercialisation and employment of its thermal fragmentation technology.
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