The Moss Mine:
The Moss Mine is owned by Northern Vertex Mining Corp. ("Vertex"). On April 20, 2017, Vertex confirmed receipt of the final permitting document required prior to commencement of commercial production (Aquifer Protection Permit signed by Water Quality Division Arizona Department of Environmental Quality). All operating permits have now been received.
The Moss Mine is scheduled to commence commercial gold-silver production in Q4 2017, has a capital cost estimated at US$33 million, and is expected to generate an average annual production of 42,000 oz gold equivalent with an all-in sustaining cost of US$662/oz gold and an after-tax IRR of 48% (based on US$1,250/oz gold and US$20/oz silver).
Patriot Gold owns a 3% royalty on the Moss Mine. Based on the projected annual 42,000 oz gold equivalent production at the Moss Mine, Patriot Gold's royalty equates to 1,260 oz gold equivalent per annum.
The foregoing technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and verified by Zachary J. Black, Director and a Qualified Person ("QP") for National Instrument 43-101 (Disclosure Standards for Mineral Projects).
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