Conquest Mining Limited (ASX:CQT) Acquires SAG Mill From Hillgrove Resourcs (ASX:HGO) For A$6.95 Million For The Mt Carlton Project
Conquest Mining Limited (ASX:CQT) Acquires SAG Mill From Hillgrove Resourcs (ASX:HGO) For A$6.95 Million For The Mt Carlton Project

Perth, Aug 9, 2010 AEST (ABN Newswire) - The Board of Conquest Mining Limited (googlechartASX:CQT) (googlechartPINK:CQMLF) is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire a new SAG mill from Hillgrove Resources Limited (googlechartASX:HGO) (googlechartPINK:HLGVF) for a cash price of A$6.95 million. The purchase includes: Outotec 3.6MW Grate Discharge SAG Mill with major spares: main electric motor: girth gear; gearbox; pinion and pinion bearings; and Russell (RME) 7-Axis Mill Re-lining Machine.

All equipment is new, complete and in original packing. The mill shell is still at Dorbyl works in South Africa and all other items are warehoused at Hillgrove's Kanmantoo project in South Australia.

The SAG mill and ancillary equipment were originally purchased by Hillgrove prior to Hillgrove's purchase of the process plant and associated equipment of the Lennard Shelf Pillara mine for use at its Kanmantoo project. As a result of that purchase, this SAG mill is now surplus to Hillgrove's requirements.

A review of the mill, conducted by specialist consultants on behalf of Conquest, has shown that it is ideally suited to Conquest's Mt Carlton project and is capable of achieving the expected design throughput rate and product size (800,000tpa with P80 of 106 micrometre).

Commenting on the acquisition, Conquest Executive Chairman, Jake Klein said:

"The acquisition represents a significant cost saving for the Mt Carlton project. The acquisition cost of A$6.95 million compares with an original procurement cost of A$9.1 milllion and the Mt Carlton definitive feasibility study capital cost estimate of A$8.7 million. The acquisition also secures what is ordinarily one of the longest lead-time items for a mining project."

The acquisition cost will be funded from current cash reserves (A$56.1 million as at 30 June 2010) and is expected to be completed by mid September 2010.

Contact

Jake Klein
Executive Chairman
Conquest Mining Limited
Tel: +61-411-422-474
www.conquestmining.com.au



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