TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2013) -KWG Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KWG) ("KWG") has released a study that it commissioned by the international engineering firm Tetra Tech WEI Inc. to compare the capital and operating costs of both a railroad and an all-weather road to the Ring of Fire. The study estimates the capital costs for a roadway at $1.052 billion and a railroad at $1.561 billion. If 3 million tonnes per year are shipped, operating costs are estimated at $10.50 per tonne for the railroad and $60.78 per tonne for trucking on the road. If 5 million tonnes per year are shipped, it is estimated that those operating costs per tonne would be reduced to $6.33 for rail and $59.28 for trucking.
The complete study has been posted on the KWG website: www.kwgresources.com and should be read in its entirety to understand the assumptions made by the authors of the study in order to derive the foregoing conclusions.
About KWG: KWG has a 30% interest in the Big Daddy chromite deposit and the right to earn 80% of the Black Horse chromite where resources are being defined in a drilling program this winter. KWG also owns 100% of Canada Chrome Corporation which has staked claims and conducted a $15 million surveying and soil testing program for the engineering and construction of a railroad to the Ring of Fire from Exton, Ontario.