KWG And Noront To Talk After Proposed Acquisition Of Cliffs Chromite Announced23 Mar 2015
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(March 23, 2015) – KWG Resources Inc. (“KWG”) (CSE:KWG)(TSX VENTURE:KWG)(FRANKFURT:KW6)(OTCBB:KWGBF) is pleased to have been invited to talks with Noront Resources Ltd. (“Noront“) when informed this morning of the proposed purchase by Noront of the Ring of Fire assets of Cliffs Quebec Iron Mining ULC.
“This is positive news for us,” said KWG CEO Frank Smeenk. “Noront CEO Al Coutts has invited us to discuss our future plans to develop our properties in partnership with the First Nations. We are delighted with this evolution of the Ring of Fire’s opportunities and are hopeful that our relationship with our Big Daddy joint venture partner will become more constructive and collaborative. We think that the transportation and processing options we have developed can now be pursued in concert with our two governments and the First Nations constituencies to see the mineral assets of both Noront and KWG go into production.”
About KWG: KWG has a 30% interest in the Big Daddy chromite deposit and the right to earn 80% of the Black Horse chromite where resources are being defined. KWG also owns 100% of Canada Chrome Corporation which has staked claims and conducted a $15 million surveying and soil testing program, originally for the engineering and construction of a railroad to the Ring of Fire from Aroland, Ontario. KWG subsequently acquired patent interests, including a method for the direct reduction of chromite to metalized iron and chrome using natural gas. The company has determined that the reduction method can be employed to metalize finely ground chromite which may be recovered from slurry delivered to Aroland in an underground pipeline constructed within the Canada Chrome claims.
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Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, a decision by KWG, Noront or both parties not to proceed with future discussions and the decision by KWG, Noront or both parties not to proceed with a development partnership as a result of such discussions, as well as certain other risks set out in the Company’s public documents, including its annual information form dated June 3, 2014, filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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