Runruno is located 200 miles north of Manila in the mineral rich province of Nueva Viscaya. The area has been known to be abundant in gold and other precious metals since the early 1960s and has enjoyed a varied exploration history.

FCF Minerals first became involved with the Runruno deposit in 2005 and has undertaken extensive scientific and geological surveys since, with extremely encouraging results. In May 2010 the Company announced the results of the Runruno project Feasibility Study which confirmed the viability of the project, projecting average production of 96,700oz of gold per annum over a mine life of 10.4 years, at an average forecast operating cost $477/oz gold before any molybdenum credits. The capital cost is forecast to be US$149.3 million, with payback within 3.5 years at US$1,000/oz gold. The Runruno project will be an open pit operation, and will use the proven BIOX® and carbon in leach processes to recover gold and molybdenum.

Work to date has defined a resource of 1.42 million ounces (Moz) of gold, and 25.6 million pounds (Mlb) of molybdenum with 900,000oz gold reporting to the Measured and Indicated categories and 780,000oz gold within the Mining Proven & Probable Reserve category.

The deposit is located within a large alkaline volcanic complex, approximately 3.5 kilometres in diameter, of which less than 15% has been effectively explored presenting substantial exploration upside.

For a full resource estimate please see the Runruno Resource page.