TORONTO, ONTARIO (April 3, 2012) -- Romios Gold Resources Inc. (TSX-V: RG) ("Romios" or the "Company") is pleased by the recent announcement by AltaGas Ltd. regarding the initiation of the McLymont Creek hydroelectric project, located within 10 kilometres of Romios' gold-copper-silver Newmont Lake Project, northwestern British Columbia.
In a news release dated March 8, 2012, AltaGas announced the impending construction and infrastructure pertaining to their McLymont Creek hydroelectric project. Construction of the project, planned to produce 66 MW of hydroelectric power, is scheduled to begin in the latter part of 2012, subject to environmental assessment and permitting, and is estimated to be operational by late 2015.
The McLymont Creek hydroelectric project is situated within 10 kilometres of Romios' Newmont Lake Property, and lies within the McLymont River Valley where Romios is planning an exploration program in 2012 to enhance its existing NI 43-101 compliant resource at its Northwest Zone. Romios will also drill test a number of other mineralized zones in the vicinity with the intent of increasing the resource at its Newmont Lake Project.
The AltaGas' Forrest Kerr and McLymont hydroelectric projects will be connected to the federal-provincially funded Highway 37 powerline from Terrace to Bob Quinn Lake, presently under construction. This will require construction of road access from the existing Eskay Creek road to AltaGas' project.
Together, BC Hydro's Hwy 37 transmission line, with an expected completion date in late 2013, and AltaGas' expected completion date of the McLymont Creek hydroelectric project in late 2015, will bring power and road access nearly the full distance to the Newmont Lake Project, making the Newmont Lake Project one of the most accessible upcoming gold-copper-silver metallogenic districts within the northwestern B.C. area.
About Romios Gold Resources Inc.
Romios Gold Resources Inc., a progressive Canadian mineral exploration company established in 1995, is headquartered in Toronto and is actively engaged in precious and base metal exploration across North America with a primary focus on gold, silver and copper. Romios has significant property interests in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nevada. The Company is undertaking extensive exploration work on its Galore Creek area properties in British Columbia, which are centrally located between Galore Creek Mining Corporation's large copper-gold-silver deposit and Barrick's high grade gold mine at Eskay Creek.
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