LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tonogold Resources Inc. (OTC:TNGL) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that completion of the acquisition of Mil-ler Resources and Energy SA de CV ("Mil-ler"), owner of the Nevmex Iron Ore project located near Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, occurred today with the execution of a Closing Agreement between Tonogold and the Mil-ler shareholders, with 54.1 million new Tonogold shares being issued as full and final consideration.
As previously advised, Mr. Travis Miller (Mil-ler's largest shareholder and General Manager) has been formally appointed as an executive director of Tonogold effective from today's date.
Mr. Mark Ashley, Tonogold's CEO formally welcomed Mr. Miller to the Board. He said that he looked forward to working with Mr. Miller on building Tonogold into a significant resource group in the medium term.
The completion of the Mil-ler acquisition follows the recent one for ten reverse share split and the change in the Company's authorized capital, which was required to enable the issuance of the new shares to Mil-ler's shareholders.
The Company expects to make further announcements shortly regarding further strengthening of the Board and capital raising.
Background of Mr. Travis Miller
Mr. Miller is a US citizen but has lived in Mexico for the past 7 years and is fluent in Spanish. In 2008, Mr. Miller arranged the consolidation of the tenement package that is now the Nevmex project owned by Mil-Ler. During 2011, through Mil-ler, Mr. Miller funded an exploration program over two areas in close proximity to the access road leading onto the tenements and established the Ponderosa and Vito 3 deposits. In 2012 Mr. Miller arranged for a large construction group in Mexico to take a 50% equity interest in Mil-ler by providing the mining fleet and process facilities to enable the commencement of production at Ponderosa. Subsequent drilling has resulted in Ponderosa becoming much larger, with current expectations that it will provide the feed necessary to sustain a production rate of over 360,000 tonnes of iron ore per annum for at least 5 years. Mr. Miller brings significant mining and Mexican business experience to the Tonogold team.
Tonogold Resources, Inc. is a minerals exploration company based in La Jolla, California. For more information on the company visit their website www.tonogold.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
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CONTACT: For further information please contact: Mark Ashley, firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (858) 456-1273Source:Tonogold Resources, Inc.