Underperforming? HardlyRomarco Aims For a 2014 Gold Pour
By Ted Niles
To say that Romarco Minerals Inc TSX:R is making the best of a bad situation is true enough but misleading. The US Army Corps of Engineers’ July requirement of an Environmental Impact Statement on the Haile Gold Mine was a nuisance, no question, but it doesn’t affect the fundamentals. As President and CEO Diane Garrett says, “The project still stands, in my opinion, as one of the most significant and highest quality assets in the industry. We’re in a great jurisdiction, and the grade is almost twice what it is with any other open pit in North America or anywhere.”
Romarco is taking full advantage of the 12-month delay. “We’ve got a lot of guys on the team that aren’t too disappointed,” Garrett remarks. “We spent the first half of this year doing infill drilling because we thought we’d be mining at the end of the year. When we got the EIS news, we focused everything on step-out drilling. We’re spending a lot of time drilling on Horseshoe and Palomino.”
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