Vancouver, July 30, 2013 - Scorpio Gold Corporation ("Scorpio Gold" or the "Company") (TSX-V: SGN) is pleased to announce that the Mineral Ridge Mine Operation has been selected to receive a safety award by the Nevada Mining Association for its performance in the 2012 calendar year. Seven Nevada-based mining operations were nominated for safety awards in the small surface mining category, with Mineral Ridge placing second in safety ratings behind Newmont Mining's Lone Tree operation.
Peter J. Hawley, CEO comments: "We are honoured to be recognized amongst some of the major producers in Nevada for our commitment to worker safety at Mineral Ridge. Scorpio Gold's most valuable asset is its employees, and our success depends on everyone's dedication to maintaining a safe working environment. On behalf of the board of directors, we congratulate our employees at the Mineral Ridge Operation, our Elko operations office personnel, and everyone who participated in our first year of commercial production and put safety first."
About Scorpio Gold
Scorpio Gold holds a 70% interest in the Mineral Ridge gold mining operation located in Esmeralda County, Nevada with joint venture partner Waterton Global Value L.P. (30%), and is currently entitled to receive 80% of cash flow generated. Mineral Ridge is currently in production as a conventional open pit mining and heap leach operation. The Mineral Ridge property is host to multiple gold-bearing structures, veins and bodies at exploration, development and production stages. Scorpio Gold recently acquired the Goldwedge advanced exploration-stage property and processing facility in Manhattan, Nevada, and the Pinon advanced exploration-stage gold property near Carlin, Nevada. The Company is assessing its exploration plans for these properties as well as the potential for toll milling at the Goldwedge plant, which is currently permitted for 400 tons per day.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
SCORPIO GOLD CORPORATION
Peter J. Hawley,
For further information contact:
Steve Roebuck Tel: (819) 825-7618
Jim Macdonald, Torrey Hills Capital
Tel: (858) 456-7300
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