Vancouver, BC - Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (the "Company") (TSX.V: NEE) is pleased to announce that it has closed the sale, and subsequent share transfer, of its 51% interest in the Lemhi Gold Trust, LLC (the "Lemhi JV") to Idaho State Gold Company, LLC ("ISGC") for US$7.65 million, consisting of US$4.75 million cash plus US$2.90 million in deferred cash payments. The US$4.75 million cash payment was received in full on February 12, 2013 and the deferred cash payments, equal to 3% of all future expenditures at the Lemhi Property, are payable to the Company in quarterly installments and capped at US$2.90 million. The US$7.65 million total proceeds from the sale of the Company's Lemhi JV interest are equal to the entirety of the capital (US$7.65 million) the Company had contributed to the Lemhi JV. ISGC, now 100% owners of the Lemhi Property in Salmon, Idaho, will immediately assume management and operating control at Lemhi.
"We are pleased with the successful closing of the Lemhi Property sale", advises Dick Whittington, President and CEO, Northern Vertex Mining Corp. "Lemhi did not fit our core objectives as our Company's main focus is on development of the Moss Gold-Silver Mine in NW Arizona. Now we can more effectively streamline our resources, both capital and managerial, towards its development. The rehabilitation and revitalizing of this historic mine is the crux of the Company's business model -- with obvious significance to our shareholders as well as the local communities in the vicinity of the mine."
About Northern Vertex:
Northern Vertex Mining Corp. is a Canadian based exploration and mining company focused on the development of the Moss Gold-Silver Mine located in NW Arizona, USA. The Company comprises an experienced management team with a strong background in all aspects of acquisition, exploration, development, operations and financing of mining projects worldwide. The Moss Gold-Silver Mine contains 956,800 oz of AuEq in the Measured and Indicated categories and 266,340 AuEq oz in the Inferred category. It is a low strip ratio, heap leach, open pit project being advanced under a three phase business plan, specifically designed to ensure that technical, economic, permitting and funding requirements are met prior to each phase proceeding. The Company is focused on working effectively and respectfully with our stakeholders in the vicinity of the Moss Mine and enhancing the capacity of the local communities in the area.
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The mineral resource is reported in accordance with Canadian Securities Administration (CSA) NI 43-101 and has been classified in accordance with standards as defined by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) CIM Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves. The mineral resource estimate was prepared by Scott E. Wilson Consultants of Denver, an independent QP under NI 43-101. The foregoing geological disclosure has also been reviewed by Northern Vertex's General Manager of Exploration, Mr. Colin McKenzie, a Qualified Person ("QP") for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
J.R.H. (Dick) Whittington, President & CEO
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