Rheinmetall Air Defence – comprehensive, next-generation air defence solutions for short- and very-short range applications

Successful air defence demands a holistic approach. As Europe’s foremost maker of military systems and equipment, Rheinmetall’s approach involves networking all relevant sensors, effectors and C4I assets into a single, scalable "system of systems". This creates a highly effective, modular and flexible ground-based air defence system covering the full mission spectrum. Here the Düsseldorf-based high-tech group is cooperating closely with America’s Raytheon.

Effective short-range air defence (SHORAD) requires a total system concept. As an experienced SHORAD supplier, Rheinmetall’s approach calls for a mix of automatic cannons and guided missiles, soon to be augmented with high-energy laser weapons as well as directed energy (high-power microwave). At IDEX 2019, Rheinmetall – the world’s leading supplier of state-of-the-art air defence systems – is showcasing its new total system concept.

Forming the basis here is the Oerlikon Skynex, the Rheinmetall Group’s ground-based, fully networked future air defence system. It features open, modular architecture, forging a wide array of sensors and effectors into a highly effective, extensively automated system. Centralized and decentralized operation and command are equally possible, and the system can be configured for either a tactical or an operational role. Highly mobile, Skynex is ready for action in very short order. This makes it ideal for defending sensitive infrastructure and areas from virtually every form of aerial threat, both symmetric and asymmetric – around the clock and in all weather conditions. It instantly detects incoming rockets and artillery and mortar (RAM) rounds and even very small drones, engaging them with scalable intensity.

The core element of Skynex is the Oerlikon Skymaster command and control system, which stays in contact with the other subsystems via a tactical communications network. This means that Rheinmetall can integrate assets such as Skyshield or Skyguard fire units, guided missile launchers or even high-energy laser (HEL) effectors into the system.

At IDEX 2019, Rheinmetall is presenting its innovative Skynex air defence system teamed with the X-TAR3D search radar, the Oerlikon Revolver Gun Mk3, a Cheetah guided missile launcher and a HEL effector.

The Oerlikon Revolver Gun Mk3 is designed first and foremost for short- and very short-range ground-based air defence. Remotely operated and network-capable, the system can receive and process target data from both 2D and 3D search radars and is equipped with tracking sensors such as an X-band tracking radar as well as electro-optical sensors and electronic warfare components. This assures fast, autonomous processing of externally assigned target data and enables swift, autonomous engagement of such targets. Furthermore, the integrated search sensor technology gives the gun system an autonomous sector-monitoring and target engagement capability. The tried-and-tested cal. 35 mm x 228 revolver gun delivers massive firepower and excellent precision. Teamed with Rheinmetall’s proprietary Ahead airburst ammunition, the Oerlikon Revolver Gun Mk3 is extremely effective against low altitude aerial targets of virtually every type. It can neutralize incoming rockets as well as mortar rounds – but also unmanned aerial systems, including the low, slow and small (LSS) kind, e.g. quadrocopter drones and it is also highly effective against low-flying aircraft. It can be deployed in a multitude of ways. At IDEX 2019, visitors can see it mounted on a high-mobility HX77 hook lift truck.

Owing to its innovative warhead, the Cheetah short-range guided missile is capable of countering RAM and LSS threats even at very short distances – as well as a wide variety of other aerial targets. The Cheetah is fired from a multiple launcher with a capacity of sixty guided missiles. Controlled from the system, several guided missiles can be launched at the same time, enabling simultaneous engagement of multiple targets at ranges of up to six kilometres.

Rheinmetall’s HEL effector is a scalable, high-precision, silent weapon system, with a virtually inexhaustible supply of ammunition.

Electronic warfare components and other sensors (for example against LSS targets) can also bolster the system’s performance. Moreover, the Oerlikon Skynex can be connected via interfaces to higher echelon command levels or other air defence systems.

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Rise Gold Slowly But Surely Progressing High Grade Idaho-Maryland Project

By the https://www.criticalinvestor.eu/

  1. Introduction

After a year which saw not a lot of enthusiasm in the mining sector to put it mildly, topped off by a resulting brutal tax loss selling season, sentiment for mining and gold in particular seems to be recovering, so in my view it is time to look at one of the more remarkable gold exploration stories around. Rise Gold (RISE:CSE, RYES:OTCQB), a small junior headquartered in Vancouver, is looking to find gold in, around and below the past-producing high grade Idaho-Maryland gold mine in California, US.  This project contains a considerable historic (2002) high grade estimate done by Amec Foster Wheeler of 0.4Moz @ 9.1g/t Au M&I and 0.9Moz @12.7g/t Au Inf, or a more recent one by Pease in 2009, estimating 472koz @10g/t Au M&I, and 1Moz @12g/t Au Inf.

Personally I consider Amec by far the most reputable engineering firm globally, and therefore I mention their estimate, although it is firmly outdated. Of course both estimates aren’t NI43-101 compliant as both are not recent enough, using today’s QA/QC procedures, but it provides a first indication of mineralized potential. These estimates are historic, non-compliant and outdated, but aren’t hot air at all in my opinion, as the Idaho-Maryland Mine had to halt production in 1954 when it was nowhere near depletion.

The company has analyzed all available historic data, constructed all sorts of (3D) models, maps and sections, defined targets, raised cash and has completed their 2018 drill program, and is setting up for their 2019 drill program after raising C$2.5M in the last quarter. As Rise has to drill pretty deep most of the time (600-1800m), progress hasn’t always been easy and quick, but as the company doesn’t seem to have any problem reeling in strategic investors like Yamana and Southern Arc, the quest for gold continues. Let’s see what the potential is for investors.  

 All presented tables are my own material, unless stated otherwise.

All pictures are company material, unless stated otherwise.

All currencies are in US Dollars, unless stated otherwise.  

  1. Company

Rise Gold Corp is a US exploration and development company with Canadian headquarters, focused on creating shareholder value through advancing a gold project in California. The company is developing an exploration strategy for its fully owned Idaho-Maryland gold project, a former past producing mine located in Grass Valley, California, US.

Rise Gold currently has 145.99M shares outstanding (fully diluted 240.709M), 80.06M warrants (the majority is due @C$0.10-0.15),and several option series to the tune of 14.51M options (C$0.18 on average) in total, which gives it a market capitalization of C$10.95M based on a January 17th share price of C$0.075. The company has no trouble raising cash despite its CSE listing, as it raised C$0.35M in September 2018, and C$2.5M in November 2018. As a consequence, their treasury contains about C$3M at the moment, which is enough for this year’s drill program. Waning mining sentiment and few results didn’t go unnoticed for Rise shareholders, as can be seen here:

Although gold has seen significant gains on a dropping US Dollar, and sentiment improved somewhat as usual after tax loss selling season, Rise hasn’t been following suit quite typically. One reason for this could be that the company is still flying very much under the radar, but the share price also seemed to experience support from the November raise, bringing on board intermediate producer Yamana Gold and seeing Southern Arc reinforcing their holdings in Rise. That way the share price was prevented to drop off mid-December as most mining stocks did, but on the other hand wasn’t able to recover lost ground as there wasn’t much lost ground to make up for. In my view at such lows it seems the bottom is in at C$0.05, and any significant drill result could very well support a higher share price soon, as the market cap is still small at around C$10M.

The management team is led by President and CEO Ben Mossman, who knows all about underground gold mines in North America with over 15 years of experience as a mining engineer under his belt (Snap Lake Mine for DeBeers Canada, Bellekeno Mine for Alexco Resource Corp). Since Southern Arc bought into their first strategic position, several positions have been filled by staff related to Southern Arc, not only in the Board of Directors but also management and the advisory team. This could evolve into a nice potential one-two, where maybe Southern Arc gets the benefits of a higher return at a hypothetical Yamana buyout. Key person in all this is John Proust, CEO of Southern Arc. Interesting names are director Bob Gallagher and former director and current advisor Alan Edwards.  

Last but not least is director Thomas Vehrs, who is a huge asset in determining the right exploration strategy. Holding a PhD in geology, Dr. Thomas Vehrs is a highly regarded and experienced exploration geologist with over 40 years of experience in the Americas. For the past ten years, Dr. Vehrs held the position of VP Exploration for C$740M market cap Fortuna Silver Mines.

  1. Idaho-Maryland project

Rise Gold has one project, the Idaho-Maryland Gold project, located in Grass Valley, Nevada Country, in the state of California, US. Grass Valley deposits are classified as a gold quartz vein type deposit, often higher grade and extending at great depths. California didn’t exactly build the best reputation as a mining friendly jurisdiction over the years, caused predominantly by permitting issues. Because of it, the state is ranked #61 out of 91 jurisdictions worldwide on the Policy Perception Index by the latest Fraser Survey at the moment, which basically reflected 2017. However, a lot has changed since Trump took over, as he is pro-mining and anti-permitting. Furthermore, a few mines have been permitted in the last few years in California, also before Trump, Nevada County would be the lead agency and not California State, and in addition to this the project is located on private land, which makes permitting much easier compared to federal (BLM) land, as stated in the technical report:

"The Project area is covered by private land and no permits or consultations with the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or the US Forest Service (USFS) would be required."

Because of all this I view permitting risk for Rise Gold as manageable.

The former Idaho-Maryland Mine has a long past behind it. The mine was reportedly the second largest gold mine in the United States in 1941, producing up to 129,000 oz gold per year before being forced to shut down by the US government in 1942 due to World War II, as workforce was needed in war efforts. Significant production after the war-time shutdown never occurred.

As mentioned earlier, there is a historic resource estimate completed in 2002 by Amec, using a cut-off grade of 3g/t Au (for correct and full disclosure see company documents, as one cannot rely on a historic resource estimate):

A few more historic resource estimates have been completed since then, the most recent being the one by Pease in 2009.  They estimated 472koz @10g/t M&I, and 1Moz @12g/t Au Inf, based on a 1.44 Mine Call Factor multiplier (the grade at the mill head was much higher than the sampling grade, so a correction factor was applied). No historic, non NI43-101 compliant resource estimate can ever be relied upon as mentioned, aso keep this in mind.

The underground workings of the former Idaho-Maryland Mine are flooded, and it would cost a lot of time and money to dewater this just for drilling, as the underground workings are extensive. The company had the New Brunswick shaft inspected with a remote operated vehicle to a depth of 701m (full depth over 1,000m), to see if it was intact.

It appeared the shaft was open over the inspected length, and the woodwork appeared to be in good condition. This could be important for future development, being either deep drilling or mine development, as constructing a new shaft is a costly business (for this size and depth easily a US$40-50M).The historic hoisting capacity was 75t/h, so this means a full-time 1,800tpd which would be more than enough for such an operation. Management thinks this can be increased if needed at today’s standards, without the need to widen the shaft. Notwithstanding all this, as underground workings are flooded, exploration needs to take place from surface, demanding deep drilling which is expensive although management elected to buy 2 drill rigs for C$611k in June 2018 to save on ongoing drilling costs, one of them among the most powerful rigs available on the market these days.

Rise Gold also bought quite a bit of land surrounding the Mine for different future mine purposes, as can be seen here:

To get a bit of an impression about the Idaho-Maryland Mine itself, here is a 3D view of the different underground workings, ranging from surface to a depth of -1650ft  (about -550m), with the mined out historic mineralization in red and magenta:

Some of the deepest drill results are reported from below 1800m. Please note that the nearby former Empire-Star Mine had underground workings going as deep as 1,600m, which is almost as deep. This Mine was shut down due to a labour strike, and also contained significant reserves, and is still owned and shelved by Newmont.

  1. Drill Results

As the operators were mining 3 separate, rich veins (Idaho #1 and #3, Brunswick) and ramping up to double the production to 250,000oz before WWII halted everything in the past, it will be understandable that numerous exploration targets in and around the mine workings were already identified during and after operation in those days.

The 2002 Amec report lists the characteristics of typical orogenic gold deposit types, as Idaho-Maryland falls in this category, and here are some very relevant and interesting highlights:

1.Tabular fissure veins in more competent host lithologies, veinlets, and stringers forming stockworks in less competent lithologies. Typically occur as a system of en echelon veins on all scales."

2."Vein systems may be continuous along a vertical extent of 1-2 km with minor change in mineralogy or gold grade; mineral zoning does occur, however, in some deposits."

Orogenic gold deposits can also have their disadvantages, as they can be hard to delineate, also due to possible nugget effects and narrow veins at depth. Fortunately for Rise Gold, Idaho-Maryland is something special in this regard:

3."Past production at the Idaho-Maryland Mine has demonstrated significant vertical and horizontal continuity of the veins. The great vertical extents of veins of similar gold deposits, such as the adjacent Empire Mine, suggests extensions of the #1 Vein, 3 Vein system, and the Brunswick Veins to depth and there exists potential for significant stockwork-style mineralization within the Brunswick Block."

Keep the remarks about stringers, en echelon veins, vertical extent of 1-2 km, and great vertical and horizontal continuity of veins in mind, when actual drill results will be discussed later on.

As the Idaho-Maryland system is probably too deep and complex to drill out completely (to Reserves) from surface, the strategy of Rise Gold will be exploration and in the end delineation to Indicated and Inferred Resources, probably on a grid spacing of 50m. Drill costs are estimated by the company at ~$140/m all-in, now that they own the rigs themselves. Otherwise the costs would have been US$240-300/m all-in. Because of considerable depth, managementmay use directional drilling, with a few widely spaced, deep motherholes first after which multiple branch holes will be drilled.

The currently most significant exploration targets identified at the Idaho-Maryland Gold Project are in untested ground below the historic mine workings. These targets are extensions of the Idaho #1 Vein, Brunswick, 3 Vein System, and the Crackle Zone.

The Crackle Zone, a concept initiated by renowned geologist and Hall of Famer Alan Bateman a long time ago, could prove to be the theory that might propel the Idaho-Maryland project into Tier I territory if correct. It basically envisions a converging feeder structure to all currently know mineralized zones, located below them and continuing at depth.

The size of this wedge could have an average width of 400m, average thickness of 5m and a length of 900m, creating a volume of 31.6M m3. Based on a gravity of 2.75t/m3, the Crackle Zone target could be 5Mt, which is sizeable of course. If this Zone indeed proves to be the converging point of the other zones, I wouldn’t be surprised if the total resource could pan out to be 1-2Moz or even larger.

Let’s see what results the drilling has provided us so far. The first results that came back are shown here:

It was a narrow intercept, but very high grade, in line with historic mineralization, which is in large part narrow vein based. This is how things typically look down below:

According to management, the first deep hole was aimed at the Idaho #1 target, designed to be drilled between the mined stopes (voids) on the Brunswick veins so that the crew wouldn’t have to drill through open voids which can be difficult. Unfortunately they missed as the hole deviated into the other direction than expected, and a new hole was drilled.   

The news release also contained a pretty interesting bit of information:

“Assay data from the Drillhole indicates that the highest gold grades in the composites are located in the wall rocks immediately adjacent to the quartz vein, rather than in the quartz veins themselves.

The Company’s observation that the wall rocks of the quartz veins hosts high grade gold could have major implications to the interpretation of the historic data from the mine. In most cases, the historic operator reported drill core and channel sample assay results for only intersections of quartz and rarely conducted sampling of the adjacent material. If there are important gold values in the adjacent wall rock, the historic sampling would have greatly underreported the gold grades of the mineralized veins.”

If the engineering firms like Amec and Pease also used quartz vein based mineralization for their estimates, things could get fascinating as drilling progresses.

The concept of mineralization being located close to the (mined out) quartz veins appeared to continue with the next set of drill results, especially at the Brunswick East Block target veins:

“Drill hole B-18-04 was the first drill hole to test below the multiple parallel veins mined on the eastern side of B1600 level. This drill hole intersected four veins with significant gold values.

On the B32 Vein, an intercept of 8.0 gpt gold over 4.0 m was intersected east of the historic mine workings, between the B1300 and B1450 levels. In addition to the downdip potential of the B32 Vein, this intercept highlights the potential of significant mineralized material remaining in the levels above B1600 level, in and around the historic mine workings and stopes.

On the B10 Vein, two closely spaced veins assayed 4.0 gpt gold over 2.8 m and 4.4 gpt gold over 3.0 m. The two intercepts are located immediately below the B1600 level. Historic mining (stoping) occurred along the B1600 level, immediately above the intercepts.”

For clarity, the mentioned 1600 number is 1,600 feet below ground level, which is slightly over 500m. The results above are an example of the mentioned en echelon vein sets, and there are many of those, mined and currently being discovered. Because of these results, management expects that former operators have left a lot of mineralization at these levels, which aren’t very deep relatively speaking.

The next drill result also handled the Brunswick vein system, and reported B-18-05, again containing multiple mineralized intercepts, indicating several stacked veins:

Visible gold was also detected in the B40 vein, and management was excited to see wider mineralization as well. The average grade of this vein didn’t surpass economic viability in itself, but it could be an interesting “pathfinder” vein, leading up to better mineralization. This hole returned more mineralization at great depth:

These intercepts are both economic although very narrow. Again, the minimum mining width is 2m, so average grades of 46g/t and 30.5g/t over 2m is very good.

It got CEO Mossman to comment on the results like this:

“These deep drill intercepts demonstrate the large exploration potential of the Idaho-Maryland Gold Project. To be able to hit deep high-grade gold mineralization with a single blind hole speaks to the great strength of this gold system. Rise has intersected multiple zones of important gold mineralization in all five holes completed to date. This deposit is known for hosting exceptionally continuous gold veins and every drill hole reinforces our belief that the Idaho-Maryland is one of the most exciting high-grade gold projects in America.”

Usually with these very short intercepts it is a case of nuggety mineralization, but as Amec mentioned in their reported, the type of mineralization of these deposits tends to be very continuous and extends very deep. This is exactly what we are seeing now, and this gets management excited as well.

To get a bit of a visual on the results so far, here is a section:

It might be that Rise Gold hit the earlier mentioned converging feeder structure at depth, as conceptualized by Bateman many years ago. In a long section also including the latest intercepts, things are shown like this:

This is all very encouraging in my view. Bit by bit the story gets more and more interesting, only reinforced further by the latest set of results, released on December 13, 2018:

For the first time the company intercepted the earlier mentioned stringers with visible gold, and again when recalculating the high grade 0.5m intercept for a minimum 2m mining width the resulting grade is very economic at 547.5g/t. An intercept of 6.8m @ 149.3g/t would have been very good as it implies more continuity (veins have a tendency to pinch and swell a lot), but the beauty of this type of geology is that the continuity is very good. As the shorter intercept (0.5m @2190g/t) contains more gold than the longer intercept (6.8m @149.3g/t) which it is part of, I asked CEO Mossman for an explanation. He stated that they rounded the widths in the news release to one decimal. The work done at site is in feet. So this interval was 1.5 ft which is 0.457 m. Since the assay is so high this couple centimeters causes the rest of the interval to show as a negative grade in a calculator. We will post the results to 2 decimals in the future. I pasted the interval into the doc below so you can see the entire detail.:………..

On a map, the location of the latest drill results of the 52 Vein target can be visualized:

Not all results are that good, but keep in mind that the nearby historic results (6.1m@ 4.1g/t, 13.3m@ 5.4g/t and 9.1m@ 16.5g/t) are certainly economic, providing a vein strike length of at least 100m at this location.

This drilling at depth takes up a lot of time and resources, but if Rise Gold manages to come close to the historic resource estimates, let’s say they prove up 1Moz of high grade mineralization, a re-rating can be expected, as their EV per oz would be in the range of US$10-15/oz, assuming more dilution. The average for this metric for explorers with a resource currently hovers around US$45/oz, according to this Haywood Securities table, part of their most recent Weekly Dig update:

This table contains outliers in both directions, so I believe this figure to be pretty accurate. If the directional drilling of Rise Gold proves to be successful, and a 1Moz is in the cards, then I don’t see a reason why this stock wouldn’t at least double from here. Management is convinced there is much more gold left in the old underground workings and below this, it’s up to them to show the world what the Idaho-Maryland really contains at depth.

  1. Conclusion

After completing  11,610 m of drilling, it appears that Rise Gold is hitting gold everywhere it looks. This in itself is pretty rare, and especially the economic intercepts at depth indicate large mineralized potential. Historic resource estimates point into the direction of 1Moz, but management thinks there could be more. The Rise Gold story with its roots in the fascinating, distant past is coming together nicely now, after hitting lots of veins, acquiring two rigs, raising lots of cash, attracting two strategic parties of which one is well-known producer Yamana Gold, and assembling a very experienced group of people. Because of the deep exploration, things will likely not advance very quickly, but with this type of backing there will be no shortage of financial and technical support, and Rise Gold should be able to advance Idaho-Maryland slowly but surely into a significant deposit in my view.

I hope you will find this article interesting and useful, and will have further interest in my upcoming articles on mining. To never miss a thing, please subscribe to my free newsletter in order to get an email notice of my new articles soon after they are published.


The author is not a registered investment advisor. Rise Gold is a sponsoring company. All facts are to be checked by the reader. For more information go to www.risegoldcorp.com and read the company’s profile and official documents on www.sedar.com, also for important risk disclosures. This article is provided for information purposes only, and is not intended to be investment advice of any kind, and all readers are encouraged to do their own due diligence, and talk to their own licensed investment advisors prior to making any investment decisions.

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TacNet is Rheinmetall’s Tactical Management System TMS). It is designed to meet the requirements of high-mobility operations at the tactical level, essentially serving as a command and weapon engagement system.

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We look forward to seeing you at stand M05 at AFCEA in Bonn, where we will be on hand to welcome you on 11-12 April 2018.

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Auryn Resources gibt 9,8-Millionen-US-Dollar-Finanzierung bekannt

Auryn Resources Inc. (TSX: AUG; NYSE American: AUG, „Auryn“ oder das „Unternehmenׅ“ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IOKIaiPvc&index=1&t=326s&list=PLBpDlKjdv3yrtJgU748Qq7eaRUpid3YYq) freut sich bekannt zu geben, dass das Unternehmen seine im Vorfeld angekündigte „Bought-Deal“-Finanzierung, einschließlich der vollständigen Ausübung der Überzuteilungsoption des Konsortiums (die „Platzierung“), erfolgreich abgeschlossen hat. Es wurden insgesamt 6.015.385 Stammaktien des Unternehmens zu einem Preis von 1,30 US-Dollar pro Aktie begeben und daraus ein Bruttoerlös von 7,8 Millionen US-Dollar erzielt. Die Platzierung wurde gemäß einem abgeänderten und neu formulierten Wertpapierübernahmevertrag vom 13. März 2018 zwischen dem Unternehmen einerseits und der Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation als alleinigem Skontroführer und Lead Underwriter sowie den Firmen PI Financial Corp., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., Haywood Securities Inc. und Roth Capital Partners, LLC als Co-Managers andererseits abgeschlossen. Das Unternehmen hat dem Konsortium eine Provision in Höhe von 6 % bezahlt.

Gleichzeitig führte das Unternehmen eine Privatplatzierung durch, bei der 1.091.826 Flow-Through-Stammaktien des Unternehmens (die „Flow-Through-Aktien“) zu einem Preis, der einem Wert von 1,82 US-Dollar pro Aktie in kanadischem Dollar entspricht, begeben wurden. Der daraus erzielte Bruttoerlös belief sich auf 2,0 Millionen US-Dollar. Die Flow-Through-Aktien waren Teil eines „Spendenabkommens“ und wurden letztlich von Goldcorp Inc. („Goldcorp“) gekauft. Goldcorp konnte damit seine Beteiligung von 12,5 % am Unternehmen aufrecht halten, die im Rahmen einer Vereinbarung zwischen Goldcorp und dem Unternehmen im Januar 2017 (Investor Rights and Obligations Agreement) arrangiert worden war. Goldcorp besitzt damit 10.634.228 Stammaktien des Unternehmens. Die Flow-Through-Aktien sind in Kanada an eine Haltedauer von vier Monaten gebunden. Die Flow-Through-Aktien wurden bzw. werden unter dem United States Securities Act von 1933 in der geltenden Fassung nicht registriert. Der Erlös aus dem Verkauf der Flow-Through-Aktien wird ausschließlich für die Exploration im unternehmenseigenen Projekt Committee Bay verwendet. Der Erlös aus der Platzierung fließt voraussichtlich in folgende Bereiche: (i) Bohrungen und Explorationsarbeiten in den wichtigsten Rohstoffprojekten des Unternehmens, Committee Bay und Homestake Ridge; (ii) Fortsetzung der Explorationsprogramme bei Huilacollo und Sombrero in Peru; (iii) allgemeine Aufwendungen innerhalb des Unternehmens; und (iv) Betriebskapital.

Ivan Bebek, Executive Chairman von Auryn, erklärt: „Mit dem Abschluss dieser Finanzierung verfügt Auryn über ausreichende Mittel, um die Exploration in seinen Goldprojekten in Kanada und Peru zu forcieren. Das Unternehmen wird in naher Zukunft über die detaillierten Explorationspläne für das Jahr 2018 informieren und schätzt die dauerhafte Unterstützung, die es von wichtigen Anlegern und Aktionären erhält.“ Die Platzierung erfolgte über einen Prospekt, der in den kanadischen Provinzen British Columbia, Alberta und Ontario eingereicht wurde. Zusätzlich wurden die Wertpapiere in den Vereinigten Staaten über einen Prospekt als Teil einer ordnungsgemäßen Registrierungserklärung mittels Formular F-10 bei der United States Securities and Exchange Commission im Rahmen des Verlautbarungssystems in mehreren Rechtssystemen für Kanada/USA angeboten. Diese Pressemeldung stellt kein Verkaufsangebot bzw. kein Vermittlungsangebot zum Kauf von Wertpapieren dar. Außerdem dürfen die Wertpapiere in keinem Bundesstaat bzw. Rechtssystem verkauft werden, in denen ein Verkaufsangebot, ein Vermittlungsangebot oder der Verkauf von Wertpapieren vor der Registrierung oder Qualifizierung gemäß den geltenden Wertpapiergesetzen des jeweiligen Bundesstaates bzw. Rechtssystems rechtswidrig wäre. Die Wertpapiere wurden von keiner Regulierungsbehörde genehmigt bzw. abgelehnt und es hat auch keine derartige Behörde die Genauigkeit oder Angemessenheit des Prospekts oder der Registrierungserklärung geprüft.

Über Auryn

Auryn Resources ist ein technisch orientiertes Junior-Bergbauexplorationsunternehmen, das sich zum Ziel gesetzt hat, seinen Unternehmenswert im Zuge von Projektübernahmen und -erschließungen zu steigern. Auryn legt sein Hauptaugenmerk auf skalierbare Lagerstätten mit hochgradiger Goldmineralisierung in etablierten Bergbaurechtssystemen. Dazu zählen die Goldprojekte Committee Bay und Gibson MacQuoid in Nunavut, das Goldprojekt Homestake Ridge in British Columbia sowie mehrere Goldprojekte in Südperu, die über Corisur Peru SAC betrieben werden.

Zukunftsgerichtete Informationen

Diese Pressemeldung enthält „zukunftsgerichtete Informationen“ im Sinne der einschlägigen kanadischen Wertpapiergesetze sowie „zukunftsgerichtete Aussagen“ im Sinne des Private Securities Litigation Reform Act der Vereinigten Staaten aus dem Jahr 1995 (gemeinsam als „zukunftsgerichtete Informationen“ bezeichnet). Zukunftsgerichtete Informationen sind Informationen, zu denen auch Annahmen zur zukünftigen Performance und/oder Prognosen einschließlich Informationen im Hinblick auf den Abschluss von Finanzierungen, den Zugriff auf Kapitalmittel, Explorationsaktivitäten in den Projekten des Unternehmens sowie eine verbesserte Handelsliquidität zählen. Zu diesen Aussagen zählen auch Erwartungen im Hinblick auf die Verwendung des Erlöses aus der Platzierung bzw. Privatplatzierung, den Ausbau der Goldexplorationsprojekte von Auryn, den Ausbau und Erfolg des Projekts Committee Bay sowie die geplante Ankündigung der Explorationspläne für das Jahr 2018. Diese Aussagen unterliegen bekannten und unbekannten Risiken, Unsicherheiten und sonstigen Faktoren, die dazu führen könnten, dass die tatsächlichen Ergebnisse, Leistungen oder Erfolge des Unternehmens wesentlich (und zwar sowohl in positiver als auch negativer Weise) von den zukünftigen Ergebnissen, Leistungen oder Erfolgen abweichen, auf welche in solchen zukunftsgerichteten Aussagen direkt oder indirekt Bezug genommen wird. Den Lesern wird empfohlen, in Bezug auf Risiken den Jahresbericht und die Stellungnahmen des Unternehmens (MD&A) für das Jahr zum 31. Dezember 2016 sowie die weitere laufenden Berichterstattung des Unternehmens bei den kanadischen Wertpapierbehörden auf www.sedar.com zu konsultieren. Einschlägige Informationen dazu sind auch in der Registrierungserklärung enthalten, die das Unternehmen mittels Formular 40-F bei der United States Securities and Exchange Commission eingereicht hat und die auf www.sec.gov veröffentlicht wurde.


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Auryn Resources Announces Closing of US$9.8 Million Financing

Auryn Resources Inc. (TSX: AUG; NYSE American: AUG, “Auryn” or the “Company” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IOKIaiPvc&index=1&t=326s&list=PLBpDlKjdv3yrtJgU748Qq7eaRUpid3YYq) is pleased to report that it has closed its previously announced bought deal offering, including the exercise in full of the Underwriters‘ over-allotment option (the “Offering”).  A total of 6,015,385 common shares of the Company were sold at a price of US$1.30 per share for gross proceeds of US$7.8 million.  The Offering was completed pursuant to an amended and restated underwriting agreement dated March 13, 2018 among the Company and Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation, as sole book-runner and lead underwriter, and PI Financial Corp., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., Haywood Securities Inc. and Roth Capital Partners, LLC, as co-managers.  The Company paid a 6% commission to the Underwriters.

In addition, the Company completed a concurrent private placement financing involving the sale of 1,091,826 flow-through common shares of the Company (the “Flow-Through Shares”) at a price equal to the Canadian dollar equivalent of US$1.82 per share, for gross proceeds of US$2.0 million. The flow-through shares formed part of a donation arrangement and were ultimately purchased by Goldcorp Inc. (“Goldcorp”) and enabled Goldcorp to maintain its 12.5% interest in the Company under the terms of the January 2017 Investor Rights and Obligations Agreement between Goldcorp and the Company. Goldcorp now owns 10,634,228 common shares of the Company. The Flow-Through Shares are subject to a four month hold period in Canada. The Flow-Through Shares were not and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The proceeds from the sale of the Flow-Through Shares will be used exclusively for exploration on the Company’s Committee Bay project. The proceeds of the Offering are anticipated to be used for (i) drilling and exploration at the Company’s principal mineral projects, Committee Bay and Homestake Ridge; (ii) continuation of exploration programs at Huilacollo and Sombrero in Peru, (iii) general corporate purposes, and (iv) working capital requirements.

Ivan Bebek, Executive Chairman of Auryn, stated “With the completion of this financing, Auryn is well capitalized to advance its gold exploration portfolio in Canada and Peru. The Company plans to announce detailed 2018 exploration plans in the near future and appreciates the support it continually receives from key investors and shareholders.” The Offering was completed by way of a prospectus filed in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, and was offered in the United States pursuant to a prospectus filed as part of an effective registration statement on Form F-10 filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission under the Canada/U.S. multi-jurisdictional disclosure system.  This press release does not and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state or jurisdiction. The securities being offered have not been approved or disapproved by any regulatory authority, nor has any such authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the prospectus or the registration statement.


“Shawn Wallace”
President and CEO

For further information on Auryn Resources Inc., please contact Russell Starr, SVP of Investor Relations at (778) 729-0600 or info@aurynresources.com

In Europe:

Swiss Resource Capital AG
Jochen Staiger

Forward Looking Information

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation, and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively referred to as “forward-looking information”). Forward-looking information is information that includes implied future performance and/or forecast information including information relating to, or associated with completion of financings, access to capital, exploration of the Company’s projects and improved trading liquidity. These statements include expectations about the use of proceeds of the Offering and the private placement, advancement of Auryn’s gold exploration projects, advancement and success of the Committee Bay project and anticipated announcement of 2018 exploration plans. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different (either positively or negatively) from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Readers should refer to the risks discussed in the Company’s Annual Information Form and MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2016 and subsequent continuous disclosure filings with the Canadian Securities Administrators available at www.sedar.com and the Company’s registration statement on Form 40-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov.


The Toronto Stock Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Hydraulische Knöchel-Technologie Teil 4 – Erkunden Sie die Knöchel-Hydrauliken von Endolite

Die Anforderungen der Prothesenanwender sind sehr unterschiedlich und variieren nach den jeweiligen Bedürfnissen. So einzigartig wie die Bedürfnisse der Menschen sind auch unsere hydraulischen Knöchel. Die biomimetische Design-Philosophie zieht sich durch die gesamte Produktpalette. Die hydraulischen Fußknöchel von Endolite reagieren auf Designspezifikationen, die unsere natürliche Bewegung vorgibt, wie die Feinabstimmung der Gelenkposition, um damit den Körper auf unterschiedlichstes Terrain auszurichten. Kräfte im Prothesenschaft werden reduziert.

Die Endolite-Hydraulikknöchel passen sich kontinuierlich an, um Energie zu absorbieren und freizusetzen. Sie ermöglichen ein effizientes Abrollen und bleiben ideal auf den Anwender ausgerichtet, um das Sturzrisiko zu reduzieren. Klinische Studien beweisen, dass unsere Hydraulik-Technologie die Sicherheit und langfristige Gesundheit von Amputierten fördert und Anwendern hilft, tagtäglich eine bessere Lebensqualität zu erfahren.

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Der AvalonK2 erhöht die Zuversicht beim Gehen, wo zusätzliche Sicherheit erforderlich ist. Besseres Durchschwingen ist möglich und der Körper kann sich auf sichere und ruhige Art und Weise über den Fuß bewegen.


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Der preisgekrönte Echelon bietet Anwendern natürliche, fließende Bewegungsabläufe für Stabilität und Vertrauen auch auf unebenem Terrain, Schrägen und Neigungen.


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Durch die Kombination der biomimetischen Hydrauliktechnologie und einem System mit erhöhtem Vakuum sorgt das Design des EchelonVAC dafür, dass eine sichere und komfortable Adaption am Stumpf entsteht.


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  • Getrennt stufenlose Einstellung der Plantar- und Dorsalflexion
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Elan »

Der Elan ist ein mikroprozessorgesteuerter hydraulischer Knöchelgelenksfuß und in der Lage, sich selbständig auszurichten und den Widerstand anzupassen, um das Gehen leichter und geschmeidiger zu machen. Dieser Fuß sorgt für besonders hohe Sicherheit und Stabilität auf unebenen Gelände und Steigungen.


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Linx »

Linx ist das weltweit erste vollständig integrierte Beinprothesensystem, bei welchem Knie und Fuß permanent miteinander kommunizieren. Besonders natürliche Bewegungsabläufe sind möglich, indem es die unglaublich komplexe Struktur des menschlichen Beins nachahmt. Das System erfasst und analysiert kontinuierlich Daten des Anwenders über Bewegung, Aktivität, Umgebung und Terrain, um einen koordinierten Fluss von Anweisungen an das hydraulische Unterstützungssystem zu liefern.

Das Ergebnis ist ein Lauferlebnis, das der Natur näher als je zuvor kommt, und dem Anwender Freiheit und Selbstvertrauen verleiht, für ein selbstbewusstes und selbstbestimmtes Leben.


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Weitere Eigenschaften:

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  • Akku-Standanzeige und Energiesparmodus

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