West High Yield (W.H.Y.) Resources Ltd. (TSXV: WHY) ("West High Yield" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has submitted its amended Joint Mines Act/Environmental Management Act Permit Application (the "Amended Application") to the British Columbia Ministry of Mines (the "Ministry") for the development and operation of its Record Ridge Industrial Mineral Mine Project near Rossland, British Columbia (the "Project"). The additional information provided to the Ministry in the Amended Application is in response to feedback received from the Ministry stemming from its review of the Company's initial Joint Mines Act/Environmental Management Act Permit Application (the "Joint MA/EMA Application") submitted to the Ministry on February 14, 2019.
The Company initially retained Greenwood Environmental Inc. and SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. (together, the "Consultants") in 2019 to be co-lead consultants in pursuit of an industrial mineral mine permit (the "Permit") for the Project. The Consultants assisted the Company in the submission of the Joint MA/EMA Application. For applications such as the one submitted by the Company, the Ministry has established a multi-step application review process where major issues are identified upfront, followed by a detailed review. West High Yield has worked with the Consultants to address the Ministry's information requests and to work towards the submission of the Amended Application. The Ministry will review the Amended Application and determine if it meets the requirements to commence the detailed technical review phase, or if the Company needs to provide additional information.
Frank Marasco Jr., President and CEO of West High Yield, stated: "The Company has been working diligently with the Ministry, Consultants and stakeholders to complete the permit process so that the Company is able to fulfill its commitments of mining and selling ore from the Project, and having adequate feedstock in place for its planned semi-commercial plant. We consider this milestone as a critical step for the commercialization of the Company in its efforts to facilitate sustainable job creation, generate cash flow and secure future markets for high purity magnesium and silica products that have the potential to be produced from the Record Ridge project."
About West High Yield
West High Yield is a publicly traded junior mining exploration and development company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral resource properties in Canada with a primary objective to develop its Record Ridge magnesium, silica, and nickel deposit using green processing techniques to minimize waste and CO2 emissions.