VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2012) - Oracle Mining Corp. ("Oracle Mining" or the "Corporation") (TSX:OMN)(OTCQX:OMCCF)(FRANKFURT:OMC) announces the filing of its financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. This media release should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements and accompanying notes for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, and the management's discussion & analysis ("MD&A") for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, both available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Second Quarter 2012 financial summary
- Net loss for the quarter was $4.8 million compared to a net loss of $3.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011, resulting from an increase of $0.3 million in exploration and evaluation expenditures and $0.9 million in general and administrative and other costs compared to the second quarter of 2011;
- Loss on a per-share basis in the second quarter of 2012 remains unchanged from the same period in 2011, at $0.12 per share;
- Net working capital as at June 30, 2012 was $5.7 million compared with $6.0 million on December 31, 2011;
- Cash and cash equivalents at June 30, 2012 totaled $6.9 million compared to $7.9 million on December 31, 2011; and
- Non-current liabilities totaled $4.0 million at June 30, 2012 compared to $4.7 million on December 31, 2011.
During the quarter, SRK Consulting, lead author of the ongoing Feasibility Study, reviewed the results of the previously announced confirmatory drill program and validated the existing historic drill hole database that is comprised of 534 drill holes amounting to 163,000 feet of drilling. The Corporation engaged one underground drilling contractor and another surface drilling contractor in support of the Feasibility Study. During the quarter, the first core hole of the underground drilling program was completed for a length of 673 feet. The hole successfully intersected skarn mineralization and assays are pending.
The Corporation received its Class II Air Quality Installation and Operating Permit from Pima County on July 3, 2012, marking a significant milestone in advancing the project. The Air Permit is the first new mine Air Quality Operating Permit to be granted in Pima County in more than 11 years, and the only one issued under the current regulatory environment. The Corporation anticipates submitting applications for Rights-of-Way, Storm Water Discharge and 404 Wetlands permits in the third quarter of 2012.
All financial information for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 is prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and reported in United States dollars unless otherwise noted, including this media release. Please refer to Note 2 and Note 21 of the December 31, 2011 and 2010 audited annual financial statements for more information.
About Oracle Mining Corp.
Oracle Mining Corp. (TSX:OMN)(OTCQX:OMCCF)(FRANKFURT:OMC) is a Vancouver, Canada-based corporation that is the sole owner and operator of Oracle Ridge Mining LLC and the Oracle Ridge Copper Mine located 24 km north of Tucson, Arizona. Oracle Mining has minimal long-term debt and is managed by an experienced team of mining professionals with extensive operating and financial experience.
Forward-looking Statement Disclaimer
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