Vancouver, British Columbia - Lumina Gold Corp. (TSXV: LUM) (OTCQB: LMGDF) (“Lumina” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Ausenco Engineering Canada ULC (“Ausenco”) to lead the Feasibility Study on its Cangrejos Gold-Copper Project (“Cangrejos” or the “Project”) in southwest Ecuador. Lumina is expecting the Feasibility Study to be completed in H1 2025. Along with Ausenco, Lumina has appointed a full team of consultants to support the completion of the Feasibility Study. Key consultants and responsibilities are listed below in Table 1.
Table 1: Appointed Consultants
|Ausenco Engineering Canada ULC
|Lead author, including process and infrastructure engineering
|SIM Geological Inc.
|Laboratorio C.H. Plenge & Cia. S.A.
|International Metallurgical and Environmental Inc.
|Metallurgical Qualified Person
|Independent Mining Consultants Inc.
|Mineral reserves, mine design and mining costs
|MTB Enterprises Inc.
|Wyllie & Norrish Rock Engineers Inc.
|Global Resource Engineering
|Ground water & hydrology
|BARR Engineering Company
|Ground water & hydrology
|Social Capital Group
|Social and community
Ron Halas, Chief Operating Officer commented: “Most of these consultants have been working on Cangrejos since the first PEA that was released in 2018 and bring a wealth of project knowledge to this Feasibility Study. I have been working hand in hand with Ausenco on a number of trade-off studies and potential improvements that could be integrated into the Feasibility Study.”
Ausenco has a global team based across 26 offices in 15 countries, with projects in over 80 locations worldwide. Combining deep technical expertise with a 30-year track record, Ausenco provides innovative, value-add consulting studies, project delivery, asset operations and maintenance solutions to the mining & metals and industrial sectors.
About Lumina Gold
Lumina Gold Corp. (TSXV: LUM) is a Vancouver, Canada based precious and base metals exploration and development company focused on the Cangrejos Gold-Copper Project located in El Oro Province, southwest Ecuador. In 2023, the Company completed a Pre-Feasibility Study for Cangrejos, which is the largest primary gold deposit in Ecuador. Lumina has an experienced management team with a successful track record of advancing and monetizing exploration projects.
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LUMINA GOLD CORP.
Signed: “Marshall Koval”
Marshall Koval, President & CEO, Director
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Certain statements and information herein, including all statements that are not historical facts, contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such forward-looking statements or information include but are not limited to statements or information with respect to the completion of the Feasibility study. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements or information can be identified by the use of words such as “will” or “projected” or variations of those words or statements that certain actions, events or results “will”, “could”, “are proposed to”, “are planned to”, “are expected to” or “are anticipated to” be taken, occur or be achieved.
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