13 May 2019
SUNRISE RESOURCES PLC
("Sunrise" or "the Company")
CS PROJECT - SUBMISSION OF PLAN OF OPERATIONS
& NEVADA RECLAMATION PERMIT APPLICATION
Sunrise Resources plc (ticker symbol 'SRES'), the AIM-traded company focusing on the development of its CS Pozzolan-Perlite Project in Nevada, USA, is pleased to advise that it has submitted its combined Mine Plan of Operations/Nevada Reclamation Permit Application ("Plan of Operations") to the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation (NDEP & BMRR).
The combined document has been submitted simultaneously to the two above-mentioned regulators and sets out in detail how the mine will be developed over time and how the mine will be reclaimed over its lifetime and on closure.
In the Company's announcement of 30 October 2018, a three-phase 15-year mine plan was outlined providing the option to mine pozzolan from either the Main Zone pit or the Tuff Zone pit, or both with separate alternative mine plans developed for pozzolan in each zone. The Plan of Operation now submitted includes both alternatives and envisages a longer, 27-year, mine life where both perlite and natural pozzolan are mined from the Main Zone in Phases 1-3 (years 1-15) with pozzolan continuing to be mined in the Tuff Zone in a new Phase 4 (years 16-27).
The Plan of Operations also includes programmes of drilling and bulk sampling to run concurrently with mining. These exploration programmes will test for extensions of perlite and natural pozzolan which are open ended and project beyond the current pit limits. This includes evaluation of the extensive Northeast Zone which so far has been tested by a single drill hole which intersected 40m of high quality natural pozzolan from surface. Previous exploration suggests that the Northeast Zone target extends over an area at least as large as the Main Zone.
The Plan of Operations will now be reviewed by the BLM and when deemed complete the BLM will initiate the Environmental Assessment process as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Additional detail on the permitting process was given in the Company's news release dated 24 April 2019.
The Company has also completed its Emissions Inventory as an additional baseline study for the Environmental Assessment process and this will also form the basis of the Company's Air Quality Permit application to NDEP.
Commenting today Sunrise Executive Chairman Patrick Cheetham said: "This is a key milestone in the permitting of the CS Project following months of hard work by our small team. We look forward now to progressing the project on several fronts as we continue to advance the project towards production."
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Sunrise Resources plc
Patrick Cheetham, Executive Chairman
Tel: +44 (0)1625 838 884
Beaumont Cornish Limited
James Biddle/Roland Cornish
Tel: +44 (0)207 628 3396
SVS Securities Plc - Broker
Tom Curran/Ben Tadd
Tel: +44 (0)203 700 0093
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