GIG HARBOR, Wash., Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LKA Gold Incorporated (OTCQB: LKAI) reports that it is one of eight private and public entities to receive History Colorado's 2018 State Historic Preservation Officer's Award (a Stephen H. Hart Award for Historical Preservation). LKA received the award for its participation in the stabilizing and preservation of one of Colorado's only remaining, historic, mining camps.
LKA donated the seven-acre Ute-Ulay Mill and townsite to Hinsdale County in December 2012 after completion of a project remediation and stabilization program conducted by the EPA. Other project participants and contributors included Hinsdale County, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Colorado's Division of Reclamation Mining & Safety and BLM. The town of Lake City and three historic preservation groups also made important contributions.
Ute-Ulay Listed in National Register by US Department of Interior
Following the nomination of the Ute-Ulay project for the Hart Award in early 2017, the properties received national attention for their historic significance. On October 26, 2017 the Ute-Ulay Mine and Mill site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the Department of the Interior.
According to LKA Chairman, Kye Abraham, "We are pleased and thankful to be recognized for our role in this effort to preserve a truly iconic symbol of Colorado's mining heritage. It's gratifying to see the private and public sectors pooling their talents resources for the enjoyment of Coloradans…for generations to come."
About the Stephen H. Hart Award
History Colorado's State Historic Preservation Officer's Award (a Stephen H. Hart Award for Historic Preservation) is awarded each year to an exemplary and deserving preservation project that embodies both technical achievement and love for Colorado's historic resources. The selection of the 2017 nominees was made by Steve Turner, Executive Director of History Colorado and the State Historic Preservation Officer.
LKA retains its ownership of the remaining Ute-Ulay mining claims, which comprise roughly 285 acres overlooking the Ute Mill and townsite. Additional information, presentations, and videos about the Ute-Ulay properties can be found on LKA's website at: http://lkagold.com/ute-ulay/
Safe Harbor Statement
Any views or opinions expressed in this press release are exclusively those of LKA management. LKA's plans to resume production at its nearby Golden Wonder mine are subject to a number of conditions including, but not limited to, favorable geology, successful exploration efforts, favorable financing terms/availability, permits, government regulation, gold prices, market conditions, etc. Investment in LKA must be considered highly speculative. Mining and related activities are inherently high-risk endeavors and there can be no assurance that LKA will be successful. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the 'safe harbor' provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Bespeaks Caution Doctrine. Investors are cautioned that the Company continues to generate substantial losses and additional funding and exploration work is required. A commercially viable ore reserve has yet to be established.
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