VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- K92 Mining Inc . (“ K92 ” or the “ Company ”) (TSX : KNT; OTCQX : KNTNF) is pleased to announce that it will be added to the S&P/TSX Composite Index effective Monday, September 20, 2021, prior to the open of trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX"). The S&P/TSX Composite Index is the headline index for Canada and is the principal benchmark measure for the Canadian equity markets, represented by the largest companies on the TSX.
John Lewins, K92 Chief Executive Officer and Director, stated, “On behalf of the Board of Directors and our employees, we are honored to be included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index. This represents a major achievement, and we believe an important milestone acknowledging K92’s growth accomplished in multiple areas and also a broadening investor base.
Looking ahead, we are very excited about the outlook for K92. In terms of production, we are currently ramping up our Stage 2 Expansion with planning for a Stage 3 Expansion already underway. On exploration, only ~20% of the vein field strike length has been drill tested and the vast majority tested remains open at depth. Recent vein field exploration results at the Kora and Judd vein systems have been some of our strongest to date. Porphyry exploration has also made considerable progress and is now targeting the potassic core at the Blue Lake Cu-Au porphyry.
And lastly, I would like to acknowledge the tremendous support and dedication of our workforce. This would not have been possible without them. The Government of Papua New Guinea has also been a major factor in our success to date.”
K92 Mining Inc. is engaged in the production of gold, copper and silver from the Kora deposit at the Kainantu Gold Mine in the Eastern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea, as well as exploration and development of mineral deposits in the immediate vicinity of the mine. The Company declared commercial production from Kainantu in February 2018 and is in a strong financial position.
The Company commenced an expansion of the mine based on an updated Preliminary Economic Assessment on the property which was published in January 2019 and updated in July 2020. K92 is operated by a team of mining company professionals with extensive international mine-building and operational experience.
On Behalf of the Company,
John Lewins, Chief Executive Officer and Director
For further information, please contact David Medilek, P.Eng., CFA at +1-604-687-7130.
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