September 30, 2010 | Vancouver, BC
Sandstorm Resources Provides Gold Production Updates
Sandstorm Resources Ltd. ("Sandstorm") (TSX-V: SSL) is pleased to provide gold production updates on the Santa Elena Mine, operated by SilverCrest Mines Inc. ("SilverCrest") and the Summit Mine, operated by Santa Fe Gold Corp ("Santa Fe").
SilverCrest recently poured its first gold and silver doré from the Santa Elena Mine, and sales are expected to begin imminently. The mine is currently being operated near its capacity and SilverCrest anticipates that it will be operating at full capacity by the end of this year. Sandstorm is entitled to purchase 20% of the life of mine gold produced at the Santa Elena Mine at a per ounce price equal to the lesser of USD$350 and the then prevailing market price.
In addition to the success that is being achieved by SilverCrest at its Santa Elena Mine, Sandstorm is pleased to announce that Santa Fe has continued to increase production at its Summit Mine and has begun shipping its gold-silver concentrate to a European smelter. Sandstorm is entitled to purchase 50% of the first 10,000 ounces of gold produced, and 22% of the gold produced thereafter, from the Summit Mine at a per ounce price equal to the lesser of USD$400 and the then prevailing market price.
President and CEO Nolan Watson commented, "With three mines now in production, Sandstorm has officially transformed into a cash flowing company and will be receiving regular deliveries of gold going forward. It is an exciting time in the development of our company."
ABOUT SANDSTORM RESOURCES
Sandstorm Gold Ltd. is a growth focused resource based company that seeks to complete gold purchase agreements with companies that have advanced stage development projects or operating mines. A gold purchase agreement involves Sandstorm making an upfront cash payment to its partners and in exchange, Sandstorm receives the right to purchase a percentage of the gold produced for the life of the mine, at a fixed price per ounce. Sandstorm helps other companies in the resource industry grow their business, while acquiring attractive assets in the process.
Sandstorm is focused on low cost operations with excellent exploration potential and strong management teams. Sandstorm has completed gold purchase agreements with Luna Gold Corp., SilverCrest Mines Inc., Santa Fe Gold Corp., Rambler Metals and Mining plc, Brigus Gold Corp., Metanor Resources Inc. and Donner Metals Ltd.
For more information visit: http://www.sandstormgold.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented constitutes "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "plans", or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements include but are not limited to, statements with respect to the transactions contemplated by the proposed Consolidation of the Company's Common Shares and a proposed listing of the Company's securities in the United States. Forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions that have been made by Sandstorm as at the date of such information and is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Sandstorm to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information, including but not limited to: the impact of general business and economic conditions; the absence of control over mining operations from which Sandstorm will purchase gold and risks related to those mining operations, including risks related to international operations, government and environmental regulation, actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; problems inherent to the marketability of minerals; industry conditions, including fluctuations in the price of metals, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and fluctuations in interest rates; stock market volatility; competition; as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risks to Sandstorm" in Sandstorm's annual report for the financial year ended December 31, 2011. Although Sandstorm has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Sandstorm does not undertake to update any forward-looking information that is contained or incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. Sandstorm does not provide any representation as to its comparability with other companies in its industry including, but not limited to, Silver Wheaton Corp., Royal Gold, Inc., and Franco-Nevada Corporation.
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
Nolan Watson, President & Chief Executive Officer
Denver Harris, Investor Relations Contact
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