VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2012) - Lion One Metals Limited (TSX VENTURE:LIO)(OTCQX:LOMLF)(FRANKFURT:LY1) (the "Company" or "Lion One") is pleased to announce that it has commenced an Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA") for the Tuvatu Gold Project, located near Nadi on the island of Viti Levu, Fiji. The Company will file the EIA, when completed, with Fiji's Mineral Resources Department in conjunction with a mining license application for the Tuvatu Gold Project.
The EIA will be conducted under the guidelines of Fiji's Environmental Management Act and its associated regulations, and will reference findings from a previous baseline study "Tuvatu Gold Mine Environmental Impact Assessment and Management Plan" published for Emperor Gold Mines in 1997.
Mr. Walter H. Berukoff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lion One commented, "The EIA is an integral part of the mining license application and permitting process for the Tuvatu Gold Project. In conjunction with the EIA the Company continues to conduct drilling and development work to expand the resource and advance the project towards production."
The Company also wishes to report that the rehabilitation of the Tuvatu exploration decline has reached the 152 meters (at a depth of 40 meters from surface) and has passed inspection by Fiji's Director of Mines. The disuse of the decline in recent years has resulted in groundwater ingress, but recent tests have determined that uncontaminated fresh water being drained is not detrimental to adjacent water courses or local communities. A Liquid Waste Discharge Permit has been granted for ongoing dewatering by Fiji's Department of the Environment.
About Lion One Metals Limited
Lion One Metals is focused on the exploration and development of prospective multi-million oz. gold deposits in the Fijian Islands. The Company's flagship Tuvatu Gold Project is situated on the margins of the Navilawa Caldera, along Fiji's corridor of mineralized volcanic centers, approximately 50 km southeast of the 11 million ounce Vatukoula gold deposit. The Fijian Islands exhibit similar "island arc" geology that gives rise to many of the SW Pacific's major gold deposits such as Ok Tedi, Porgera, and Lihir.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Hamish Greig, Director, Vice President
Lion One Metals Limited
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