Delrey Acquires Vanadium Assets

DELREY METALS CORP. (CSE:DLRY, FSE:1OZ) (“Delrey” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has entered into and closed a share purchase agreement dated December 12, 2018 (the “Share Purchase Agreement”) with WEM Western Energy Metals Ltd., a private arm’s length corporation (“WEM”), to acquire all the issued and outstanding share capital of WEM. Pursuant to the terms of the Share Purchase Agreement, the Company issued 4,250,000 common shares of the Company (each, a “Share”). All securities issued pursuant to the Share Purchase Agreement will be subject to a four month statutory hold period.

WEM owns a 100 percent undivided, unencumbered legal and beneficial interest in both the Peneece and the Blackie Vanadium properties (the “Properties”), located in British Columbia. The Properties cover a total area of 2,714 hectares and host vanadium mineralization within large bodies of titaniferous magnetite. Both properties are strategically located on tidewater, near to the small coastal cities of Port Hardy (Peneece – 68km) and Prince Rupert (Blackie – 96km).

About the Peneece and Blackie Vanadium Projects:

The Properties are comprised of large-scale ultramafic complexes which are intruded by gabbroic bodies hosting iron-titanium-vanadium (Fe-Ti-V) mineralization within massive titaniferous magnetite. Two of the gabbro bodies mapped on surface display lateral extents of 4.8km x 0.8km (Peneece) and 1.2km x 0.4km (Blackie).

Highlights:

  • Historic samples collected from the gabbro on the Blackie assay up to 2.14% V205.1
  • The Blackie property is located in a historic mining district. The adjacent past-producing Yellow Giant Mine, located less than 10km from the property and operated by Banks Island Gold as recently as 2015 initially boasted a 414% IRR, showing the economic potential that exists on Banks Island2.
  • McDougall (1984), commented that, “an unusually strong and extensive magnetic anomaly exists over the [Peneece Property]. It was, and still remains the largest flux gate magnetic anomaly noted by the writer during many years of work on the West Coast. The size and overall magnetic intensity of the anomaly were only exceeded at the multi-billion ton “Klukwan pyroxenite-amphibolite” deposit in S.E. Alaska.”
  • Magnetic concentrate from limited float samples collected distal to the magnetic anomaly on the Peneece Property assayed up to 0.59% V205.1
  • Both properties are easily accessible by boat or helicopter and workable year round. Historic barge-logging was completed within and near to the project areas, which has created a network of logging roads and allows for low cost exploration and development.

An initial work program including a high-resolution airborne magnetic survey is planned in the near term on both Properties.

Morgan Good, President and CEO of Delrey commented: “Delrey continues to rapidly grow its portfolio of quality projects prospective for metals relative to the energy metals sector. Our team has been evaluating properties, specifically vanadium rich properties, for quite some time now. While the notable increase in the price of vanadium is still specific to steel alloys, we’re anticipating the demand to continue growing and the prevalence of vanadium redox flow batteries is clearly on the rise. The world continues to move more and more toward renewable energy sources where the need for large capacity, inexpensive and long-lasting energy storage is an absolute necessity.”

About Delrey

Delrey Metals Corp. is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral resource properties, specifically in the strategic energy minerals space. The Company has an option agreement to purchase a 100% interest in the highly prospective Sunset property situated in the Vancouver Mining Division and located near Pemberton, British Columbia. In addition to its acquisition of the Star, Porcher, Blackie, and Peneece Vanadium properties in BC, Delrey intends to review and acquire projects showing potential for materials used in the energy storage and electric vehicle markets. Delrey is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is listed on the CSE under the symbol “DLRY” and on the FSE under the symbol “1OZ”.

About Vanadium

Vanadium is one of the largest percentage gainers among the battery metals group (Li, Co, Ni, Cu) since early 2017 climbing from under $5/lb to over $29/lb where it currently trades. This ductile, malleable and corrosion resistant transition metal has a wide range of use cases and can be found in automobiles, pipelines, jet engines, redox flow batteries and as an alloy in steel production, among others. Currently 90% of global vanadium production is used as an alloy in the manufacturing of steel, with the grade of the steel proportional to its vanadium content. New regulations recently emplaced by the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) have eliminated Grade 2 steel rebar production in China, replacing it with Grades 3, 4, and 5, which each consume progressively more vanadium. Global industrial growth and increased building standards in earthquake prone areas are forecasted to keep demand for vanadium strong.

The emerging market for Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (“VRBs”) is showing tremendous potential. VRBs are non-flammable, reusable over semi-infinite cycles and are shown to not degrade for more than 20 years, which make them an efficient alternative to traditional lithium-ion batteries for grid power storage. The energy generated by renewable sources such as wind and solar is not constant over time and presents an excellent use case for VRBs to store excess power generated during peak production periods, which can be utilized during seasons with low wind or sun exposure. While the battery technology is in its early stages, the recent commissioning of the world’s largest ever battery, a 200MW/800MWh vanadium flow battery in Dalian, China, is proof that the fledgling technology is progressing at a fast rate. Currently VRBs account for only 2% of global vanadium demand, while many estimates are forecasting the market share for VRB’s to increase substantially as the emerging VRB space continues to grow.

Qualified person

Scott Dorion, P.Geo., is the designated Qualified Person of the Company as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this release.

Cautionary Notes

Note that these estimations precede National Instrument 43-101, are repeated for historical reference only, and are not to be relied upon. A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources or reserves; and the issuer is not treating the historical estimate as current mineral resources or reserves.  Nevertheless, the estimates were completed by competent individuals to the standard of the day, and are considered to be relevant to future exploration of the property.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF DELREY METALS CORP.

“Morgan Good”

Morgan Good, President and Chief Executive Officer

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release, constitute “forward-looking information” as such term is used in applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information is based on plans, expectations and estimates of management at the date the information is provided and is subject to certain factors and assumptions, including, but are not limited to, general business and economic uncertainties. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause plans, estimates and actual results to vary materially from those projected in such forward-looking information. Factors that could cause the forward-looking information in this news release to change or to be inaccurate include, but are not limited to, the risk that any of the assumptions referred to prove not to be valid or reliable, which could result in delays, or cessation in planned work, that the Company’s financial condition and development plans change, delays in regulatory approval, risks associated with the interpretation of data, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits, the possibility that results will not be consistent with the Company’s expectations, as well as the other risks and uncertainties applicable to mineral exploration and development activities and to the Company as set forth in the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis reports filed under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com. There can be no assurance that any forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information or statements, other than as required by applicable law.

1Historical information contained in this news release cannot be relied upon as the Company’s Qualified Person, as defined under NI 43-101 has not prepared nor verified the historical information.

2Adjacent Properties This news release contains information about adjacent properties on which Delrey Metals does not have the right to explore or mine. Investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on the Company’s properties.

Neither the CSE nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the CSE) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Zinc One Announces Positive Initial Resource Estimate at Bongará Zinc Mine Project, Peru

Zinc One Resources Inc. (TSX-V: Z; OTC Markets: ZZZOF; Frankfurt: RH33 – “Zinc One” or the “Company” – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298394) announces the first National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) Mineral Resource estimate for its Bongará Zinc Mine project in north-central Peru.  The estimate was prepared for the Company by Watts Griffis and McOuat Limited (“WGM”).  A supporting NI 43-101 technical report will be available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at www.zincone.com within 45 days of this release.

The estimate consists of an Indicated Mineral Resource of 812,000 tonnes averaging 18.9% Zn containing 339,000,000 lbs of Zn at a 10% Zn cut-off and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 1,339,000 tonnes averaging 16.8% Zn containing 496,000,000 lbs of Zn at a 10% Zn cut-off.

Greg Crowe, Director of Zinc One, stated, “This initial Mineral Resource estimate quantifies the amount of high-grade zinc in an area of known near-surface mineralization along a 1.4-kilometre trend. Further, geologic mapping and surface sampling confirms the potential of the larger Bongará Zinc Mine project to host additional significant zinc mineralization.   Overall, the area of the new mineral resource estimate occupies only a small area along the strike of eight kilometres of prospective stratigraphy.  In 2019, we plan to carry out additional drilling that includes upgrading the confidence level of the currently defined Inferred Mineral Resources and to expand the overall resource at nearby undrilled high-priority targets located between Mina Chica and Mina Grande Norte and northwest of Mina Chica at Campo Cielo.”

The Bongará Zinc Mine project contains an 8-kilometre trend with known near-surface, high grade zinc mineralization.  Very little systematic exploration has been completed along this trend, except for drilling at the Cristal Project (northwest end of the trend) that identified a body of high-grade zinc mineralization. This provides an exciting opportunity to discover zinc-rich deposits in future exploration campaigns.

The zinc mineralization at the Bongará Zinc Mine project is classified as a Mississippi Valley-type (“MVT”) deposit and is mostly hosted by strongly dolomitized brecciated limestones beds. The mineralization can also occur as tabular bodies with irregular boundaries, which is a characteristic of that mineralization encountered along the periphery of breccias, especially at Mina Chica. The original MVT sulphide mineralization has been oxidized and now occurs as hydrozincite (zinc-oxide mineral), smithsonite (zinc-carbonate mineral), hemimorphite (zinc-silicate mineral), and zinc-aluminum-iron silicates.  

The former Bongará Mine operated during 2007-08, successfully producing zinc from this type of mineralization using a Waelz kiln for processing.  The kiln does not require copious amounts of water and an electrical grid, and the waste product is slag that can be used as road material, among other things, thus precluding a permanent tailings storage facility and minimizing initial and sustaining capital outlays.

Qualified Persons

The technical content of this news release has been reviewed, verified and approved by Al Workman, P.Geo., senior geologist and Vice-President of WGM and John Reddick, P.Eng, senior WGM Associate resource modelling engineer, both Qualified Persons under National Instrument 43-101.  WGM is an independent firm of consulting geologists and engineers that have visited the project regularly since 2014.  WGM assisted Zinc One in designing, monitoring, and auditing its quality control program.

About Zinc One Resources Inc.

Zinc One’s key assets are the Bongará Zinc Mine Project and the Charlotte-Bongará Zinc Project in north-central Peru.  The Bongará Zinc Mine Project was in production from 2007 to 2008 but was closed due to the Global Financial Crisis and the concurrent decrease in the zinc price. Past production included >20% zinc grades and recoveries over 90% from surface and near-surface zinc-oxide mineralization. High-grade, zinc-oxide mineralization is known to outcrop between the mined area and the Charlotte-Bongará and Cristal Project areas, which are over six kilometres to the north-northwest and where past drilling also intercepted various near-surface zones with high-grade zinc as well. 

Additional Information

Monica Hamm
VP, Investor Relations
Zinc One Resources Inc.
Phone: (604) 683-0911
Email: mhamm@zincone.com
www.zincone.com

In Europe:
Swiss Resource Capital AG
Jochen Staiger
info@resource-capital.ch
www.resource-capital.ch

Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions as of the date of this news release. These statements reflect management’s current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations. They are not guarantees of future performance. Zinc One cautions that all forward looking statements are inherently uncertain and that actual performance may be affected by many material factors, many of which are beyond their respective control. Such factors include, among other things: risks and uncertainties relating to Zinc One’s limited operating history, its proposed exploration and development activities on the Bongará Zinc Oxide Mine Project and the need to comply with environmental and governmental regulations.  Accordingly, actual and future events, conditions and results may differ materially from the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, Zinc One does not undertake to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Bluestone Announces Positive Feasibility Study at Cerro Blanco Gold Project – 34% After-Tax IRR and AISC of US$579/oz

Bluestone Resources Inc. (TSXV:BSR | OTCQB:BBSRF) ("Bluestone" or the "Company" – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298745 ) is pleased to announce the results of the Independent Feasibility Study (“Feasibility Study”) prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) for its 100% owned high-grade Cerro Blanco Gold project (the “Project”). The Feasibility Study demonstrates that the Project represents a robust, rapid pay-back, high-grade underground mining operation.

Darren Klinck, President and CEO commented, “The Feasibility Study outlines a robust development-ready, underground gold mine with a modest capital expenditure demonstrating superior economics.  The mine plan supports the original conviction that the Project can be developed into a small footprint, low impact operation that will provide significant opportunities for local stakeholders and generate attractive returns for investors. Furthermore, over the next six months as we optimize the project and work to establish adequate project financing, we will see significant opportunity to continue with our objective to upgrade Inferred Resource ounces and then update the mine plan to incorporate potential meaningful mine life extension, further enhancing project economics.”

Feasibility Study Highlights

Unless otherwise indicated, all dollar amounts are stated in U.S dollars (“$”). Base case was completed at a gold price of $1,250/oz and a silver price of $18/oz.

  • Average annual production of 146,000 ounces gold over the first three years of production.
  • Average life of mine (“LOM”) all-in sustaining costs (“AISC”) of $579/oz (net credits), which would place the Project in the bottom end of the lowest quartile of the global cost curve.
  • Average annual free cash flow of $91 million (CAD$117 million) per year over the first three years of production.
  • After-tax internal rate of return (“IRR”) of 34%.
  • Net present value (“NPV”) of $241 million after-tax (CAD$309 million).
  • Initial capital of $196 million with an after-tax payback period of 2.1 years.
  • Life of mine production of approximately 902,000 ounces over 8-year mine life.
  • Proven & Probable Mineral Reserves of 940,000 ounces of gold and 3.6 million ounces of silver (3.4 million tonnes at 8.5 g/t Au and 32.2 g/t Ag). The Feasibility Study excludes an additional 357,000 ounces of Inferred Resources (1.4 million tonnes at 8.1 g/t Au and 23.6 g/t Ag).

“The Feasibility Study is a major milestone on the path to development for the Project. In a very short 18 months, we have assembled a terrific team in Guatemala and Canada, completed a significant amount of technical work, and delivered a Feasibility Study that demonstrates a materially de-risked project with attractive economics. Advancing the Cerro Blanco Project represents a tremendous opportunity to our many stakeholder groups including local communities in Guatemala, government partners, and our shareholders,” commented Darren Klinck, President and CEO.

A corporate video presentation discussing the Feasibility Study is available for viewing by clicking this LINK or by visiting the Bluestone website, www.bluestoneresources.ca.

Project Enhancement Opportunities

Although Bluestone considers the Feasibility Study as providing a robust basis for moving forward with attractive returns and payback, opportunities have been identified to further enhance the Project economics and optimize the engineering. The Company intends to focus on the following opportunities over the next six months in parallel with project financing initiatives:

  • Mine life extension through the potential conversion of a portion of the 360,000 ounces of Inferred Resources (per the press release dated September 11, 2018) to Measured and Indicated Resources through infill drilling (currently ongoing), followed by an updated mineral resource and mine plan.
  • Potential resource growth from step-out drilling along existing veins that extend beyond the current resource envelope (currently ongoing).
  • Identification of new high-grade veins during infill drilling program underway as illustrated in the press release dated January 9, 2019.
  • Further optimization of the mine plan and sequencing through basic engineering and trade-off study review.
  • Review opportunities to optimize backfilling assumptions including evaluating alternatives to paste fill which could reduce capital and operating expenditure.
  • Preliminary test work in evaluating the potential of using ore sorting technologies was very successful and highlighted an opportunity as a cost-effective method to help reduce potential dilution and enhance the production profile by allowing new areas of the orebody to be economically mined.

A drilling program is currently underway as announced on November 13, 2018 and ongoing results will be incorporated into an updated resource estimate in Q3 2019 followed by an updated Feasibility Study.

Cerro Blanco Feasibility Study

The Feasibility Study provides a compilation of the geological, engineering, and hydrology work performed by the previous owners between 1997 and 2017, as well as work undertaken by Bluestone. The results of the Feasibility Study incorporate the infrastructure in place, including 3.2 kilometers of underground development decline, fully functional water treatment plant, maintenance shops, warehouse and office facilities, and a total of 580 holes and over 128,000 meters of drilling.

Bluestone engaged a consortium of independent consultants, led by JDS Energy & Mining Inc., an international engineering firm with extensive experience in both the construction and operation of mining projects. The Feasibility Study was supported by additional leading consultants with expertise in various fields, including: Capuano Engineering, Hatch Ltd., Kirkham Geosystems Ltd., and Stantec Inc.

An independent Technical Advisory Committee (“TAC”) was established to act as a peer review over key technical aspects of the Feasibility Study. The TAC is a group of internationally recognized technical experts who have been engaged with management and the Engineering Area Leads throughout the Feasibility Study. Chaired by Alf Hills, the additional TAC members are Scott Donald (Water Management, Hydrogeology, and Groundwater Modelling), Allan Moss (Mining and Geotechnical), Roger Nendick (Processing and Infrastructure), Robert Sim (Resource Estimation), and Dr. Ward Wilson (Water and Tailings Management).

Comparison to the February 2017 Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA)

The February 2017 PEA presented a scenario at the time of acquisition with the information available from the previous owners. Since Bluestone acquired the Project, a comprehensive review of the geology and structural controls of the deposit has been completed and formed the basis for the new resource estimate (see press release dated September 11, 2018). This included an infill drilling program undertaken as part of the resource estimate update exercise and was successful in refining the resource model thereby confirming the understanding of the deposit. Dewatering, ventilation, and cooling are important aspects of the mine design at the Project and were investigated in detail with the Feasibility Study. A fully calibrated numerical ground water model was developed, allowing for a comprehensive assessment of the hydrogeological regime and optimization of the underground mine dewatering requirements, and development of a site-wide water balance. Precedents from existing mining operations that manage and control similar underground mining environments were benchmarked against and have validated Bluestone’s assumptions and approach.

Key differences between the PEA and Feasibility Study include:

  • Total ounces in the mineral resource remain virtually unchanged; however, slightly fewer ounces converted into the mine plan with the refined resource model. An infill drilling program is currently underway to convert Inferred Resources into Measured and Indicated Resources.
  • Operating costs were affected with a shift in the split of mining methods driven from the new mine plan, resulting in an increase to the amount of cut and fill mining.
  • With a better understanding of the groundwater conditions, operating costs increased to ensure the mine dewatering could be fully and properly managed in parallel with the mine plan. In addition, enhanced ventilation has been included to ensure underground mine air quality and temperature are consistently managed.
  • Additional pre-production and sustaining capital requirements are also necessary for dewatering infrastructure.

FEASIBILTY STUDY DETAILS

Geology and Mineral Resource Estimate

The Project is a classic hot springs-related, low sulphidation epithermal gold-silver deposit comprising a system of moderate to steeply dipping quartz-adularia-calcite veins. The Mineral Resource estimate has a footprint of 800 x 400 meters between elevations of 525 meters and 200 meters above sea level. The bulk of the high-grade veins occur as two upward-flared vein arrays (North and South Zones) that converge at depth into master feeder veins, that appear to define a positive flower structure. Most of the veins are hosted in a gently dipping sequence of siltstones, limestones, conglomerates, and andesitic tuffs (Mita Unit) that are overlain by approximately 100 meters of silicified conglomerates and sinter beds (Salinas Unit) representing an un-eroded paleosurface that forms the low-lying hill at the Project. The Salinas rocks are host to a tabular zone of low-grade disseminated gold and silver mineralization.

The updated Mineral Resource estimate is the result of 128,220 meters of drilling at the project (580 drill holes) by previous operators and Bluestone, including 104 holes (18,033 meters) drilled from underground. The Mineral Resource estimate is based on a new and robust geological and structural model, supported by over 3 kilometers of underground infrastructure.

The Mineral Resource estimate was disclosed in a press release dated September 11, 2018.

Mineral Reserves and Mining

The estimated Mineral Reserves presented by reserve class are shown in the following table. The overall diluted gold grade of the mineralized material going to the mill is estimated at 8.5 g/t.

These Mineral Reserves support an initial 8-year mine life. An infill drill program is currently underway (as per the press release dated November 13, 2018) that is targeting the conversion of Inferred Resources into Measured and Indicated Resources. The Project deposit is expected to be accessed by the existing 3.2 kilometers of underground development. The current decline will serve as the primary access to the mine for personnel, materials, and haulage of mineralized material to the plant site. Annual ore production of up to 460,000 tonnes is planned from a combination of long-hole stoping and cut and fill mining methods.

Dewatering, ventilation, and cooling are important aspects of the mine design at the Project. The water in the immediate mine area will be lowered by a series of surface and underground dewatering wells. Any remaining water underground will be captured and pumped to surface through the collection at underground sumps. Currently, approximately 40% of the Mineral Reserves sit above the water table and are accessible through the 3.2 kilometers of lateral underground development. Precedents from existing mining operations that manage and control similar underground mining environments have validated Bluestone’s approach and assumptions.

In addition to the existing surface dewatering wells, a series of new dewatering wells are planned to draw down the water around the deposit. A portion of the mine water will be treated and discharged, and the balance disposed of through a series of new reinjection wells.

Initial estimates of dewatering rates to meet the needs of the mine plan were estimated from a detailed numerical ground water model, which included steady state and transient state calibration.

The number of wells required to achieve the desired dewatering will comprise five of the existing wells and eight new dewatering wells.

Processing

The Feasibility Study is based on a process plant capable of treating 1,250 tonnes per day of ore. The comminution circuit includes three-stage crushing and two stage ball mill grinding to produce a target grind size of 80% passing 50 microns. Processing will incorporate a rate of 460,000 dry tonnes per year at an average feed grade of 8.5 g/t gold and 32.2 g/t silver.  Based on recent test work, the optimized flowsheet includes pre-oxidation, a 48-hour leach circuit, followed by a 6-hour carbon-in-pulp adsorption circuit with expected recoveries of 96% gold and 85% silver.

Capital & Operating Costs

Initial capital to fund construction and commissioning is estimated at $196 million. The Project benefits from a significant amount of underground development already in place, a water treatment plant, maintenance and warehouse facilities, offices, and communications. The project is located eight kilometres from the Pan American Highway and an under-utilized electrical substation.

Infrastructure

The Project is located approximately 160 kilometers southeast of Guatemala City. The site is accessible via the Pan-American Highway (CA1) through the town of Asunción Mita. Existing infrastructure is in place to provide year-round access, a new 5 kilometer-long access road and 8.2 kilometer power transmission line will be installed as part of the construction of the Project. The topography is flat with rolling hills. Guatemala has 400 kilometers of coastline, with the closest deep-water port (Puerto Quetzal) on the Pacific Ocean, which is connected by good highway access to the Project.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Economic Benefits

Bluestone is a values-based company where environmental and community stewardship are integral to our core values. We live in the communities we operate in and follow best practices to minimize impacts to the environment. The Project and local team have been part of the local community for over a decade and Bluestone is active in engaging with the stakeholders around the Project. 

The development of the Project is expected to provide substantial economic benefits to Guatemala, both locally and at a national level. During the 18 to 24-month construction period, the Project is expected to generate direct employment of 500+ people, and once in operation, direct employment of 400+ people. It is estimated that during production the mine will inject approximately $60 million annually and contribute approximately $500 million to the Guatemalan economy through direct employee wages, consumables, taxes, and royalties. In addition, the project is expected to generate several hundred additional indirect jobs with local suppliers and service providers.

A key priority will be to train and develop skills of the local workforce as the Project advances which is in-line with Bluestone’s philosophy of working with our stakeholders and communities.

In 2018 Bluestone engaged a third -party consultant to lead an updated social baseline assessment as well as an IFC performance gap assessment. Bluestone is committed to following best practices and international standards.

Next Steps

With the Feasibility Study now completed, Bluestone will advance the Project toward development over the next few quarters. Key next steps include:

  • Optimization and trade-off studies to be undertaken.
  • Infill drilling as part of the resource conversion and expansion program currently underway.
  • Commence engineering and design activities.
  • Update resource estimate and mine plan.
  • Advance project financing activities.

Technical Information

The Technical Report summarizing the results of the Feasibility Study is being prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 and will be filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR within 45 days of this press release. The Qualified Persons have reviewed and verified that the technical information in respect to the Feasibility Study in this press release is accurate and approve the written disclosure of such information.

Other than as set forth above, all scientific and technical information contained in this press release has been reviewed, verified, and approved by David Gunning, P.Eng., a mining engineer, and the Vice President Operations, or David Cass, P.Geo., and the Company’s Vice President Exploration, both Qualified Persons under NI 43-101.

About Bluestone Resources

Bluestone Resources is a mineral exploration and development company that is focused on advancing its 100%-owned Cerro Blanco Gold and Mita Geothermal projects located in Guatemala. A Feasibility Study on Cerro Blanco returned robust economics with a quick pay back. The average annual production is projected to be 146,000 ounces per year over the first three years of production with all-in sustaining costs of $579/oz (as defined per World Gold Council guidelines, less corporate general and administration costs). The Company trades under the symbol “BSR” on the TSX Venture Exchange and “BBSRF” on the OTCQB.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively, “forward-looking statements”).  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that Bluestone Resources Inc. (“Bluestone” or the “Company”) believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including, without limitation: the conversion of the inferred mineral resources; increasing the amount of measured mineral and indicated mineral resources; the proposed timeline and benefits of further drilling; the proposed timeline and benefits of the Feasibility Study; statements about the Company’s plans for its mineral properties; Bluestone’s business strategy, plans and outlook; the future financial or operating performance of Bluestone; capital expenditures, corporate general and administration expenses and exploration and development expenses; expected working capital requirements; the future financial estimates of the Cerro Blanco Project economics, including estimates of capital costs of constructing mine facilities and bringing a mine into production and of sustaining capital costs, estimates of operating costs and total costs, net present value and economic returns; proposed production timelines and rates; funding availability; resource estimates; and future exploration and operating plans are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to Bluestone and often use words such as “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “intends”, “may” or variations thereof or the negative of any of these terms.

All forward-looking statements are made based on the Company’s current beliefs as well as various assumptions made by them and information currently available to them.  Generally, these assumptions include, among others: the ability of Bluestone to carry on exploration and development activities; the price of gold, silver and other metals; there being no material variations in the current tax and regulatory environment; the exchange rates among the Canadian dollar, Guatemalan quetzal and the United States dollar remaining consistent with current levels; the presence of and continuity of metals at the Cerro Blanco Project at estimated grades; the availability of personnel, machinery and equipment at estimated prices and within estimated delivery times; metals sales prices and exchange rates assumed; appropriate discount rates applied to the cash flows in economic analyses; tax rates and royalty rates applicable to the proposed mining operation; the availability of acceptable financing; anticipated mining losses and dilution; success in realizing proposed operations; anticipated timelines for community consultations and the impact of those consultations on the regulatory approval process.

Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements and, even if such actual results are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Bluestone. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things: risks relating to variations in the mineral content within the mineral identified as mineral resources from that predicted; risks and uncertainties related to expected production rates, timing and amount of production and total costs of production; risks and uncertainties related to ability to obtain or maintain necessary licenses, permits, or surface rights; risks associated with technical difficulties in connection with mining development activities; risks and uncertainties related to the accuracy of mineral resource estimates and estimates of future production, future cash flow, total costs of production and diminishing quantities or grades of mineral resources; risks associated with geopolitical uncertainty and political and economic instability in Guatemala; risks and uncertainties related to interruptions in production; the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with the Company’s expectations; uncertain political and economic environments and relationships with local communities; variations in rates of recovery and extraction; developments in world metals markets; risks related to fluctuations in currency exchange rates; as well as those factors discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Amended and Restated Annual Information Form.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it was made, and except as may be required by applicable securities laws, Bluestone disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Although Bluestone believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to their inherent uncertainty.  There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Non-IFRS Financial Performance Measures

The Company has included certain non-International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) measures in this new release. The Company believes that these measures, in addition to measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, provide investors an improved ability to evaluate the underlying performance of the Company and to compare it to information reported by other companies. The non-IFRS measures are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. These measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS, and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers.

 

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Aurania Resources announces $6.35 Million rights offering

Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU) (“Aurania” or the “Company” – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298721) is pleased to announce that it will be undertaking a rights offering to raise up to $6.35 million. 

The Company is offering rights (the "Rights") to purchase common shares (“Common Shares”) to eligible shareholders of record, at the close of business on the record date of February 4, 2019, on the basis of one right for each common share held (the "Rights Offering").

Basic Subscription

  • For every fourteen (14) Rights held, eligible shareholders can subscribe for one Common Share of the Company upon payment of the subscription price of $2.70 per Common Share (the “Exercise Price”);
  • The subscription price for each Common Share has been priced at a discount of approximately 15% to the closing share price on January 28, 2019, as per regulatory requirements;
  • The Rights Offering will be conducted in Canada and will be available to Canadian resident shareholders and to shareholders outside of Canada who are eligible under certain exemptions (see details below);
  • The Rights will trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ARU.RT commencing on February 1, 2019. The Rights will expire at 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on March 6, 2019 (the "Expiry Time") and will become void and of no value;
  • Eligible shareholders who fully exercise their Rights will be entitled to subscribe for additional Common Shares, if available as a result of unexercised Rights prior to the Expiry Time, subject to certain limitations set out in the Company’s Rights Offering Notice (“Notice”) and Rights Offering Circular (“Circular”) (see details below on Subscription for Additional Shares);
  • The shares purchased through the Rights Offering will be free-trading (and therefore not subject to the four-month hold that normally applies to shares issued through a private placement); and
  • The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Rights Offering to fund exploration expenses, including scout drilling, concessions fees to maintain the Lost Cities – Cutucu Project in Ecuador in good standing, and general and administrative expenses.

Details of the Rights Offering will be set out in the Notice and Circular which will be available under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at www.aurania.com.

Eligible Holders

The Notice, accompanying rights certificate, and form of Subscription will automatically be mailed to each registered shareholder in Canada and shareholders who are resident in Canada who own their shares through an intermediary, such as a bank, trust company, securities dealer or broker (in Canada), will receive materials and instructions from their intermediary (collectively the “Eligible Holders”).  The Company encourages shareholders to review these documents carefully.

Eligible Holders who wish to exercise their Rights must forward the rights certificate, together with the applicable funds, to the Rights Agent, TSX Trust Company, located at 301-100 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 4H1, on or before the Expiry Time.

Ineligible Holders

Shareholders who are resident in a jurisdiction outside of Canada (the "Ineligible Holders"), may be able to participate in the Rights Offering under certain exemptions. The Company will not issue or forward rights certificates to Ineligible Holders, however, a letter will be sent to them which will:

  • describe the conditions that must be met, and the procedures that must be followed in order for an Ineligible Holder to participate in the Rights Offering; and
  • Advise them that their Rights will be held by TSX Trust Company who will, prior to the Expiry Time, attempt to sell any unexercised rights of Ineligible Holders on such dates and at such prices as it determines in its sole discretion.

Ineligible Holders who wish to participate in the Rights Offering and are unsure of whether they meet the required exemptions are encouraged to contact the Rights Agent or the Company directly.

Subscription for Additional Shares

There are currently 32,915,316 Common Shares of the Company outstanding. If all of the Rights issued under the Rights Offering are validly exercised, a total of 2,351,094 Common Shares will be issued under the Rights Offering with gross proceeds of approximately $6,350,000.

Eligible Holders who fully exercise their Rights will be entitled to subscribe for additional Common Shares, if available, as a result of unexercised Rights prior to the Expiry Time, subject to certain limitations set out in the Company’s Circular.

Stand-By Commitment

In connection with the Rights Offering, the Company has entered into a stand-by purchase agreement with Dr. Keith Barron, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, in an amount of $4,000,000 (the “Stand-By Commitment”).

Related Party Transaction

In connection with the Stand-By Commitment, Dr. Keith Barron, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, will acquire up to 1,481,482 Common Shares. The acquisition of securities pursuant to the Rights Offering by Dr. Barron is considered a "related party transaction" pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). The Company is relying on an exemption from the formal valuation requirements of MI 61-101 available on the basis of the securities of the Company not being listed on specified markets, including the Toronto Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ or certain overseas stock exchanges. The Company is also relying on the exemption from minority shareholder approval requirements under MI 61-101 as the fair market value of the participation in the Rights Offering and Stand-By Commitment by Dr. Barron does not exceed 25% of the market capitalization of the Company.

Conversion of Convertible Debenture

The Company also announces the issuance of 877,192 Common Shares from treasury in connection with the repayment of a US$2.0 million convertible debenture issued by the Company to Dr. Barron on May 29, 2018 (the “Debenture”). As dictated by the terms of the Debenture, the unpaid principal amount of US$2.0 million, was converted into Common Shares at the conversion price of C$3.00 per Common Share (the “Conversion”), fixed at the March 20, 2018 Bank of Canada exchange rate of $US 0.76 to C$1.00 such that the maximum number of Common Shares to be issued upon the exercise of the conversion right shall be 877,192 Common Shares.

Early Warning Report

After giving effect to the Conversion, Dr. Barron will own 17,125,065 Common Shares, representing 52.0% of the Common Shares on a non-diluted basis and 52.6% on a partially diluted basis. The Common Shares issued to Dr. Barron under the Conversion represent an acquisition of less than 2% of the issued and outstanding shares of the class, however Dr. Barron’s ownership percentage of the issued and outstanding Common Shares since the last Early Warning Report filed on May 2, 2017 has decreased by 11.8% on a non-diluted basis and 13.0% on a partially diluted basis, as a result of dilution caused by Common Share issuances.

The Common Shares are held by Dr. Barron for investment purposes, and depending on market and other conditions, Dr. Barron may from time to time in the future increase or decrease his respective ownership, control or direction over securities of the Company through market transactions, private agreements, or otherwise. As the number of Common Shares owned or controlled by Dr. Barron since the last Early Warning Report has decrease by more than 2% of the outstanding shares of the class, in satisfaction of the requirements of the National Instrument 62-104 – Take-Over Bids And Issuer Bids and National Instrument 62-103 – The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues, an Early Warning Report for Dr. Barron will be filed under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com.

Extension of Promissory Note

The Company is currently indebted to Dr. Barron for $580,500, pursuant to a 2017 promissory note (the “Promissory Note”). Concurrent with the above described Rights Offering, the Company has negotiated a further extension of the Promissory Note with Dr. Barron, to defer the maturity date from May 29, 2019 to May 29, 2020 (the “New Maturity Date”), whereupon the principal amount and any accrued interest will be payable to Dr. Barron. All other terms of the Promissory Note shall remain in full force and effect.

Dr. Barron is an “insider” of the Company and, as such, the extension of the Promissory Note with Dr. Barron is considered a "related party transaction" pursuant to MI 61-101. The Company is relying on the exemption from minority shareholder approval requirements set out in MI 61-101 as the fair market value of the Total Indebtedness does not exceed 25% of the market capitalization of the Company, as determined in accordance with MI 61-101.

Update on Scout Drilling Program

Final preparations for the commencement of scout drilling at Crunchy Hill are being made and the Company expects to start drilling imminently.

About Aurania

Aurania is a junior mineral exploration company engaged in the identification, evaluation, acquisition and exploration of mineral property interests, with a focus on precious metals and copper.  Its flagship asset, The Lost Cities – Cutucu Project, is located in the Jurassic Metallogenic Belt in the eastern foothills of the Andes mountain range of southeastern Ecuador.

Information on Aurania and technical reports are available at www.aurania.com and www.sedar.com, as well as on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/auranialtd/, Twitter at  https://twitter.com/auranialtd, and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/aurania-resources-ltd-.

For further information, please contact:

Carolyn Muir
Manager – Investor Services
Aurania Resources Ltd.
(416) 367-3200
carolyn.muir@aurania.com

Dr. Richard Spencer
President
Aurania Resources Ltd.
(416) 367-3200
richard.spencer@aurania.com

In Europe:
Swiss Resource Capital AG
Jochen Staiger
info@resource-capital.ch
www.resource-capital.ch

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking information that involves substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, most of which are beyond the control of Aurania. Forward-looking statements include estimates and statements that describe Aurania’s future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that Aurania or its management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Forward-looking statements may be identified by such terms as “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “estimates”, “may”, “could”, “would”, “will”, or “plan”. Since forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although these statements are based on information currently available to Aurania, Aurania provides no assurance that actual results will meet management’s expectations. Risks, uncertainties and other factors involved with forward-looking information could cause actual events, results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, Aurania’s objectives, goals or future plans, statements, exploration results, potential mineralization, the corporation’s portfolio, treasury, management team and enhanced capital markets profile, the estimation of mineral resources, exploration and mine development plans, timing of the commencement of operations and estimates of market conditions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, failure to identify mineral resources, failure to convert estimated mineral resources to reserves, the inability to complete a feasibility study which recommends a production decision, the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, regulatory, environmental or other project approvals, political risks, inability to fulfill the duty to accommodate indigenous peoples, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, changes in equity markets, inflation, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates and the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry, and those risks set out in Aurania’s public documents filed on SEDAR. Although Aurania believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. Aurania disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, including any of the securities in the United States of America. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for account or benefit of, U.S. Persons (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) unless registered under the 1933 Act and applicable state securities laws, or an exemption from such registration requirements is available.

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White Gold: Rolling up the Discoveries

In one sense, White Gold (TSX-V: WGO, OTC – Nasdaq Intl: WHGOF, FRA: 29W) could be considered famed Yukon prospector Shawn Ryan’s project development company. Years ago, Ryan explored and staked swaths of the Yukon’s Dawson Range to the south of Dawson City.  The claims were optioned to many junior exploration companies. The companies went in, did the work, significant discoveries were made by some that led to take outs by majors like Kinross and Goldcorp, but unfortunately for others, they ran out of time and money, so all those claims reverted to Ryan. Shawn spent the next 3 years reviewing all the data, picking the best projects, assembling them and then partnered with PowerOne Capital to create White Gold Corp where all the properties were rolled into, with the goal of owning and exploring the entire land package systematically and with a regional view of the district.

As David D’Onofrio, White Gold’s CEO puts it, “We started out with over 30% of the district and $25 million worth of free work because when the options expired all the data came back to Shawn.”

With a million plus acres to explore, White Gold is confident it has a district scale opportunity. “We’ve seen three new gold deposits discovered in the district in recent times, two of which we have since been acquired and added to our portfolio totaling about 1.5 million ounces of gold” said D’Onofrio. “Discoveries come in clusters and the more discoveries you have, the greater the chances of additional nearby discoveries.”

In its most recent press release https://www.resource-capital.ch/en/news/view/white-gold-corp-to-acquire-qv-gold-project-from-comstock-metals-ltd-includes-230000-oz-gold-inferr.html  D’Onofrio stated, “This property has a 230,000 oz gold deposit, a number of exciting targets, and has seen very limited exploration to date. We are confident that our team, including Jodie Gibson who originally oversaw the discovery drilling, is well positioned to maximize the value of the VG deposit and the other highly prospective targets on the property. Also the similarities of the deposit and targets on this property to Golden Saddle and Vertigo provide a unique opportunity to leverage our team’s experience in the White Gold District.”

The fact that there is already a 230,000 oz gold resource (4.4 million tonnes grading 1.65 g/t gold) with only minimal work completed to date, is valuable to White Gold as this property is only 10km from White Gold’s flagship Golden Saddle deposit. However, it is the targets on the property with similarities to White Gold’s Vertigo discovery, and the opportunity to deploy White Gold’s Drones to Drills exploration strategy on these targets which really makes this an exciting acquisition.  White Gold will have full access to the data Comstock has already developed through soil sampling, GT Probe sampling, trenching, IP-Resistivity surveys, airborne magnetic-radiometric surveys, geological mapping/prospecting and minor RAB drilling. This data is already suggesting that the targets on the QV project are similar to the Golden Saddle deposit and the new discovery at Vertigo which saw grades up to 304 g/t gold just 20km to the west.

The key differentiator to the whole Dawson Range is that historically it was never glaciated. “This means that the soil sitting on top of the bedrock is directly indicative of what is underneath. Glaciers can displace this soil kilometers from its original position, so not having this issue makes it much easier for us to evaluate targets and plan our drilling. To capitalize on this we utilize a soil sampling approach that the company has successfully relied on in the area, as well as new technologies we have started to deploy to better understand the regional structures such as LiDAR,” said D’Onofrio. In fact, this non-glaciation has been a huge factor in the discoveries at the massive Coffee Project (Goldcorp) directly to the south of White Gold’s holdings, and the Golden Saddle which was initially acquired by Kinross, who then rolled it into White Gold Corp for their 20% interest in the Company.

District scale discoveries might be defined as a series of mineable deposits which share common geological features, yet each deposit will be different. This appears to be the case in the White Gold District. And what makes the opportunity so significant is that this whole district has only seen limited modern exploration, and its in a great mining jurisdiction – Canada. Yukon operators are blessed with a supportive government who has committed heavily to funding infrastructure in the area, including the Yukon Resource Gateway project. This is a $360 million dollar set of road upgrades to improve access to the Yukon’s mineral resources, and the first section to be built runs right through White Gold’s land position. Good road access radically improves the economics of any mine construction project.

In addition to its recent acquisition in the district, D’Onofrio was particularly interested in discussing the company’s new Vertigo discovery.

“At Golden Saddle we’ve seen consistent high-grade gold, but Vertigo is different,” said D’Onofrio. “We’re seeing high-grade grab samples up to 304 g/t and returning drill intercepts up to 22.47 g/t Au over 30.46m from surface along with excellent geophysical results over a full kilometer. To see these kinds of grades, at surface, 2 kilometres from an existing road is very promising – we’re seeing a huge ounce potential. On top of this we’ve identified half a dozen other excellent targets along that trend that we’re excited to drill test.”

The rocks at Vertigo show visible gold, reminiscent of the Yukon gold rush of the 1890’s. While the Klondike River was the more talked about placer river of the gold rush, Henderson Creek which is in the watershed from Vertigo was actually the richer discovery. Real Jack London territory.

“We think we may have discovered the source of that placer gold,” said D’Onofrio.

Exploring a million plus acres of land is a challenging task. However, Shawn Ryan and Groundtruth Exploration, the exploration services company run by Shawn’s wife, Cathy Ryan, have systematized soil sampling, mapping, and RAB drilling on an almost industrial scale. When I visited the White Gold camp this summer, I watched their core shack in operation. While there was certainly conventional core, there was also a fascinating parallel process where, meter by meter, crushed samples were being processed using handheld XRF scanners with the results being logged in real time. This allows the geos to make first pass assessments of particular ground in hours rather than weeks. Meaning more ground could be covered, more targets identified and more discoveries made in the exploration season.

White Gold is unique in that it has two majors as strategic partners: Agnico Eagle and Kinross which collectively own 40% of White Gold. “We work with them in lockstep,” said D’Onofrio. “Our majors are not surprised by our discoveries as they share the same beliefs as us and are very pleased. They visit the site regularly and we plan together. They want to see us prove out our discoveries and they bring lots of expertise. They want us to succeed as we all want to build the next mining district in the Yukon.”

In fact, given the scope and scale of White Gold’s discoveries, there may be the opportunity to build several mines or develop several pits and leverage shared facilities. D’Onofrio is even more optimistic, “I believe there is the potential for 5 to 10 mines. You could truck ore from multiple deposits.”

White Gold has had no shortage of new discoveries this season, marking three more in addition to Vertigo. On the company’s Betty property, which is directly adjacent to Goldcorp’s Coffee project (also discovered by Shawn Ryan), the Company discovered more near surface Gold mineralization. This is hosted in the same fault structure as Coffee and is showing comparable grades. White Gold also discovered two satellite targets on trend with the Golden Saddle deposit – the GS West which is just 750m from its flagship Golden saddle deposit and the Ryan’s Showing returning 20.64 g/t Au over 6.10m. This all supports David’s theory that there is something very significant going on in this district.

For now, the company is going to continue to follow up on the targets it has identified and grow its existing deposits. 2018 was a big year for White Gold, and 2019 is looking to be even bigger.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Information

This news release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as "expects", or "does not expect", "is expected", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "plans", “proposed”, "budget", "scheduled", "forecasts", "estimates", "believes" or "intends" or variations of such words and phrases or stating that certain actions, events or results "may" or "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken to occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements. In this news release, forward-looking statements relate, among other things, to the completion of the Acquisition; the anticipated benefits to the Company, the Vendor and their shareholders respecting the Acquisition; the Company’s objectives, goals and exploration activities conducted and proposed to be conducted at the Company’s properties; future growth potential of the Company, including whether any proposed exploration programs at any of the Company’s properties will be successful; exploration results; and future exploration plans and costs and financing availability.

These forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Company at the time such statements were made. Actual future results may differ materially as forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company and/or the Vendor to materially differ from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors, among other things, include: the expected benefits to the Company and Vendor relating to the Acquisition; expected benefits to the Company relating to exploration conducted and proposed to be conducted at the Company’s properties; the receipt of all applicable regulatory and third party approvals, as required, for the Acquisition; failure to identify any additional mineral resources or significant mineralization; the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results; uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, including to fund any exploration programs on the Company’s properties; business integration risks; fluctuations in general macroeconomic conditions; fluctuations in securities markets; fluctuations in spot and forward prices of gold, silver, base metals or certain other commodities; fluctuations in currency markets (such as the Canadian dollar to United States dollar exchange rate); change in national and local government, legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining (including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations pressures, cave-ins and flooding); inability to obtain adequate insurance to cover risks and hazards; the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on mining and mineral exploration; employee relations; relationships with and claims by local communities and indigenous populations; availability of increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development (including the risks of obtaining necessary licenses, permits and approvals from government authorities); the unlikelihood that properties that are explored are ultimately developed into producing mines; geological factors; actual results of current and future exploration; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be evaluated; soil sampling results being preliminary in nature and are not conclusive evidence of the likelihood of a mineral deposit; title to properties; and those factors described in the most recently filed management’s discussion and analysis of each of the Company and Vendor. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management of the Company and Vendor believe, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, the Company and Vendor cannot assure shareholders that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information, or the material factors or assumptions used to develop such forward-looking information, will prove to be accurate. Neither the Company nor the Vendor undertakes any obligations to release publicly any revisions for updating any voluntary forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable securities law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”) nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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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.

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Disclaimer:

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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Endeavour Silver Provides 2019 Production and Cost Guidance, Production Forecast 4.4-5.2 Million oz Silver and 46,200-52,200 oz Gold, for 8.1-9.4 Million oz Silver Equivalent

Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR, NYSE: EXK – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298293) released today the 2019 production and cost guidance for its four silver-gold mines in Mexico, the Guanacevi mine in Durango state, the Bolanitos and El Cubo mines in Guanajuato state and the El Compas mine now being commissioned in Zacatecas state.  The Company also provided its 2019 capital and exploration budgets for the four mines and several exploration and development projects.

2019 Production and Cost Guidance Highlights

In 2019, consolidated silver and gold production is estimated to be about 10% lower than 2018.  Silver production is expected to range from 4.4 to 5.2 million ounces (oz) and gold production is anticipated be in the 46,200-52,200 oz range. Silver equivalent production should approximate 8.1-9.4 million oz using a 80:1 silver:gold ratio.  Endeavour estimates its consolidated cash cost will be slightly higher year-on-year at $8.50-9.50 per oz silver and the all-in sustaining cost (AISC) will be equal to or slightly lower than 2018 at $15-16 per oz silver, both net of the gold byproduct credit.

Cash costs are expected to increase slightly in 2019 compared to 2018, primarily at El Cubo, whereas reduced capital expenditures in 2019 should result in lower all-in sustaining costs year-on-year, based on lower 2019 precious metal production and using lower estimated metal prices of $15.50 per oz silver and $1,240 per oz gold. The 2019 sustaining capital budget is lower than 2018 due to lower sustaining capital expenditures at El Cubo.  The 2019 exploration budget for the operating mines is also lower as the focus shifts towards growth projects such as Parral.

Bradford Cooke, Endeavour CEO, commented, “We expect to improve our operating performance this year, especially at Guanacevi where the development of two new high-grade orebodies should facilitate higher production and lower costs, and at El Compas, which should achieve commercial production this quarter.  However, El Cubo production will scale back to about half that of 2018, in order to give our exploration group more time to explore for new resources.

“We expect Guanacevi to return to full plant capacity in H2, 2019, we have a substantial ore stockpile now at El Compas to fill that plant to capacity, and we are pursuing opportunities to fill the El Cubo plant with new sources of ore in 2019.  Meanwhile, we await the final permit, debt financing and board decision so we can commence development of our Terronera project, which has the potential to become our largest and lowest cost mine.”

Operating Mines

At Guanaceví, the mine continued to face operational challenges in 2018. The remaining reserves at the two operating mines, Porvenir Norte and Santa Cruz, are now deeper, narrower, lower grade and higher cost than prior years. In 2018, Endeavour completed the permitting and initial development of two new shallower, wider, higher grade, lower cost orebodies, Milache and Santa Cruz Sur (SCS).  By year-end, three mine levels were being developed in mineralization at Milache, with development ore being trucked to the plant.  A new mine access ramp was collared at SCS in late 2018 to facilitate development of the orebody in 2019.  The Milache and SCS production rates are expected to climb each quarter to their respective 300-400 tpd capacities by mid-year, first to fill the plant to its 1200 tpd capacity and then to steadily displace the higher cost production at Porvenir Norte and Santa Cruz. 

At Bolañitos, mine production and plant throughput are forecast slightly below 1,200 tpd, similar to the two previous years with production coming from six working areas, with the bulk of production coming from the LL-Asunción and Plateros vein orebodies. Ore grades are expected to be slightly lower than 2018, offset by improved recoveries.

At El Cubo, exploration in 2018 did not replace the depleted reserves, so the Company plans to reduce the production rate in 2019 to approximately half its 1,500 tonne per day capacity.  The lower production rate will result in higher operating costs.  Accordingly, the Company has initiated layoffs to reflect the lower production rate in 2019.  The mine will continue to run at three shifts per day but the plant will move to one shift per day. Some idled mining equipment at El Cubo was transferred to the El Compas mine in Zacatecas to facilitate their mine plan in 2019. Grades are expected to be 10% lower than 2018, while recoveries are expected to remain consistent with 2018.

At El Compas, the ball mill pinion failed in late December, which brought plant operations to a halt. However, mining operations continued and the ore stockpile now exceeds 19,000 tonnes.  Management expects to recommence plant operations after the new pinion is installed, process the stockpile and declare commercial production during the current quarter.

Operating Costs

Cash costs, net of gold by-product credits, are expected to be $8.50-$9.50 per oz of silver produced in 2019. Consolidated cash costs on a co-product basis are anticipated to be $11.50-$12.50 per oz silver and $900-$1,000 per oz gold.

All-in sustaining costs, net of gold by-product credits, in accordance with the World Gold Council standard, are estimated to be $15.00-$16.00 per oz of silver produced. When non-cash items such as stock-based compensation are excluded, AISC are forecast to be in the $14.50-$15.50 range.

Direct operating costs are estimated to be in the range of $85-$90 per tonne.

Management has assumed a $15.50 per oz silver price, $1,240 per oz gold price, and 20:1 Mexican peso per US dollar exchange rate for its 2019 cost forecasts.

Capital Budget

In 2019, Endeavour plans to invest $20.6 million on capital projects primarily on sustaining capital at the four operating mines, and $1.8 million in growth capital to maintain the exploration concessions and cover corporate infrastructure.  At current metal prices, the sustaining capital investments will be covered by operating cash flow and current cash.

At Guanacevi, a capital budget of $10.6 million is planned for 2019, to primarily advance 7.0 kilometres (km) of mine access at the North Porvenir, Santa Cruz, Milache and SCS mines.

At Bolañitos, a capital budget of $4.2 million is planned for 2019, including $3.4 million on mine development to access reserves and resources in six working veins. An additional $0.8 million will be invested to support site infrastructure, raise the tailings dam, and fund office equipment and building improvements.

At El Compas, a capital budget of $4.0 million is planned for 2019, including $2.7 million on mine development to further advance the Compas vein and access the Orito vein. An additional $1.3 million is planned for supporting site infrastructure, including plant and mine improvements.

At El Cubo, no capital budget was allocated as all underground development is now included in the operating expenditures until further reserves are defined.

The Company is still awaiting receipt of the final dumps and tailings permit needed to advance the Terronera project to a development decision.  Upon receipt of these final permits, and assuming a positive board production decision and appropriate debt financing, management will release the anticipated 2019 growth capital budget for Terronera.

Exploration Budget

In 2019, the Company plans to drill 30,000 metres and spend $9.8 million on brownfields and greenfields exploration and development engineering across its portfolio of properties. At the four existing mines, 18,500 metres of core drilling are planned at a cost of $3.1 million. For the exploration and development projects, expenditures of $5.7 million are planned to fund 11,500 metres of core drilling and advance engineering studies at Terronera and Parral, for which the Company recently published updated NI 43-101 resource estimates, and drilling of three new projects in Chile. Another $1 million will be allocated to projects on an as needed basis during the year.

In summary, 2019 is shaping up to be a transformational year for Endeavour, as the focus shifts from turning around old mines to building new mines and reloading the exploration and development pipeline.

Growth Outlook Webinar

Next week, Endeavour’s CEO, Bradford Cooke and Vice President of Exploration, Luis Castro will host a live, two-hour, audio and powerpoint webcast on Endeavour’s Growth Outlook, with presentations on each of the Company’s exploration and development projects followed by Question and Answer periods on Thursday, January 31, 2019 starting at 10am PT (1:00pm ET). This webinar will also provide detailed disclosure on a new Chilean exploration portfolio. 

Participants can join the live webcast at  http://www.edrsilver.com/2019explorationstrategywebcast.  The PowerPoint presentation will also be available on the homepage of the Company’s website and under the Investor Relations, Events section. Participants can also listen to the audio by dialing the numbers below. No pass-code is necessary.

Toll-free in Canada and the US: 1-800-319-4610

Local Vancouver: 604-638-5340

Outside of Canada and the US: + 604-638-5340

The webcast will be archived and made available for replay the Company’s website at www.edrsilver.com under the Investor Relations, Events section.

About Endeavour – Endeavour Silver Corp. is a mid-tier precious metals mining company that owns and operates three high-grade, underground, silver-gold mines in Mexico. Endeavour is currently commissioning its fourth mine at El Compas, advancing a possible fifth mine at the Terronera mine project and exploring its portfolio of exploration and development projects in Mexico and Chile to facilitate its goal to become a premier senior silver producer.  Our philosophy of corporate social integrity creates value for all stakeholders.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States private securities litigation reform act of 1995 and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Such forward‑looking statements and information herein include but are not limited to statements regarding Endeavour’s anticipated performance in 2019, including production forecasts, cost estimates and metal price estimates, and the timing and results of mine expansion and development and receipt of various permits. The Company does not intend to and does not assume any obligation to update such forward-looking statements or information, other than as required by applicable law.

Forward-looking statements or information involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Endeavour and its operations to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such statements. Such factors include, among others, changes in national and local governments, legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments in Canada and Mexico; operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; risks and hazards of mineral exploration, development and mining; metal prices; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, risks in obtaining necessary licenses and permits, and challenges to the Company’s title to properties; as well as those factors described in the section “risk factors” contained in the Company’s most recent form 40F/Annual Information Form filed with the S.E.C. and Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable, including but not limited to: the continued operation of the Company’s mining operations, no material adverse change in the market price of commodities, mining operations will operate and the mining products will be completed in accordance with management’s expectations and achieve their stated production outcomes, resource and reserve estimates, metal prices, and such other assumptions and factors as set out herein. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or information, there may be other factors that cause results to be materially different from those anticipated, described, estimated, assessed or intended. There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements or information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements or information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

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Maple Gold retains RPA for new resource estimate and set to receive $1.9 million in tax credit refunds during Q1 2019

Maple Gold Mines Ltd. (“Maple Gold” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: MGM, OTCQB: MGMLF; Frankfurt: M3G – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298248 ) is pleased to announce that Roscoe Postle Associates (“RPA”) has been retained to prepare a new resource estimate update on the Company’s Douay Project. RPA provides services to the mining industry at all stages of project development and is one of the top three organizations ranked by number of resource estimation reports completed.[1]

Maple Gold’s President and CEO, Matthew Hornor, stated: “We look forward to working with RPA to complete this new resource estimate, as a follow up to the work previously completed by Micon. The new estimate and the commencement of a focused drill campaign are both expected later this quarter. We will continue to share additional results from our 3D modeling work in the coming weeks, including some of our highest priority drill targets.”

The updated mineral resource estimate will use the Company’s updated databases and models (see press release January 16, 2018), including the results of winter 2018 drilling that did not form part of the prior estimate (Micon 2018). This new mineral resource estimate is anticipated to include both open pit and underground resources. This is consistent with the Company’s strategy of optimizing the quality of the existing resources while continuing to add to the quantity of the resource base via discovery drilling, not only within the top 400m, but also below that level as part of the evaluation of the overall (open pit and underground) potential of the project. RPA’s work will prove essential as the Company prepares and advances Douay toward its first overall Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”), which the Company plans to start toward year-end.

2017 resource tax credit claims

The Company has received notices of assessment from Revenu Quebec with respect to the Company’s 2017 resource tax credit claims. The Company will receive approximately $1.9 million related to these 2017 claims and the refunds are expected to be received during Q1 2019.

Maple Gold grants incentive stock options

The Company has granted 7,330,000 incentive stock options to certain directors, officers, employees and consultants exercisable at an exercise price of $0.16 (55% above previous day’s closing price). The options have a 5-year term and vest one-third immediately, one-third 12 months from the date of grant and one-third 24 months from the date of grant until the options are fully vested. The Company’s Stock Option Plan governs these incentive options, as well as the terms and conditions of their exercise, which is in accordance with policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical data contained in this press release was reviewed and prepared under the supervision of Fred Speidel, M. Sc, P. Geo., Vice-President Exploration, of Maple Gold. Mr. Speidel is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Mr. Speidel has verified the data related to the exploration information disclosed in this news release through his direct participation in the work.

About Maple Gold

Maple Gold is an advanced gold exploration and development company focused on defining a district-scale gold project in one of the world’s premier mining jurisdictions. The Company’s ~389 km² Douay Gold Project is located along the Casa Berardi Deformation Zone (55 km of strike) within the prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt in northern Quebec, Canada. The Project benefits from excellent infrastructure and has an established gold resource3 that remains open in multiple directions. For more information please visit www.maplegoldmines.com.

ON BEHALF OF MAPLE GOLD MINES LTD.

“Matthew Hornor”

B. Matthew Hornor, President & CEO

For Further Information Please Contact:

Mr. Joness Lang
VP, Corporate Development
Cell: 778.686.6836
Email: jlang@maplegoldmines.com

In Europe:
Swiss Resource Capital AG
Jochen Staiger
info@resource-capital.ch
www.resource-capital.ch

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS PRESS RELEASE.

Forward Looking Statements:

This news release contains “forward-looking information" and “forward-looking statements” (collectively referred to as “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation in Canada, including statements about the prospective  mineral potential of the Porphyry Zone, the potential for significant mineralization from other drilling in the referenced drill program and the completion of the drill program. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions, uncertainties and management’s best estimate of future events. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company’s expectations and projections. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding timing and completion of the private placement. When used herein, words such as “anticipate”, “will”, “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are based on certain estimates, expectations, analysis and opinions that management believed reasonable at the time they were made or in certain cases, on third party expert opinions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, and uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual events, results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future events, results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, refer to Maple Gold Mines Ltd.’s filings with Canadian securities regulators available on www.sedar.com or the Company’s website at www.maplegoldmines.com. The Company does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

[1] RSC Mineral Intelligence

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New 3D Geological Model highlights multiple higher-grade mineralised zones untested below shallow depth at Douay Project

Maple Gold Mines Ltd. (“Maple Gold” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: MGM, OTCQB: MGMLF; Frankfurt: M3G – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298248) has created a new 3D geological and structural model for its Douay gold project, located on the prolific Casa Berardi Deformation Zone near Val d’Or, Quebec. The Douay deposit currently contains 2,759,000 ounces Au in the inferred category and a further 479,000 ounces Au indicated using a 0.45 g/t Au cut-off grade (Micon 2018)[1]. The Micon 2018 resource does not include the new drill data from the winter 2018 campaign, and is open along strike and down dip. The new 3D model will improve targeting of additional resources in subsequent drill campaigns and forms the foundation for an updated resource estimate.

  • New 3D model based on historical and new exploration results and re-interpretation of the existing and new mineralised envelopes, highlights numerous zones of higher-grade mineralisation throughout the 6km strike length of the Douay deposit (see Figures 1, 2)
  • The higher-grade zones are variably plunging and structurally-controlled by northwest-southeast striking Douay faults and east-west trending faults of the Casa Berardi Deformation Zone (CBDZ)
  • The down-plunge continuity of higher-grade zones has to-date been tested only to shallow depth – the average drill-hole depth at Douay is only ~230m vertical – providing excellent potential for resource expansion to depth (Fig. 2)
  • Additional mineralisation controls and orientations are related to the morphology of more local structures, syenite intrusions and their contacts

Matthew Hornor, Maple Gold’s President and CEO, commented: “Having a more thorough set of structural interpretations and a new 3D geological model establishes a foundation more in line with the standards of a major gold company and marks an important internal milestone for our technical team.”

Fred Speidel, VP, Exploration, added: These new products have strongly encouraged us to pursue down-plunge extensions of higher-grade zones that continue below the current average depth of drilling at Douay. They will also allow us to more accurately target these higher grade zones in our subsequent drill programs.”  

[1] Micon 2018: NI 43-101 Technical Report Mineral Resource Estimate for the Douay Gold Project
https://maplegoldmines.com/images/pdf/2018/Douay_NI_43_101_Technical_Report_March_2018.pdf

Additional updates pertaining to the new 3D model, pending resource estimate update and new priority drill targets will be provided shortly.

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical data contained in this press release was reviewed and prepared under the supervision of Fred Speidel, M. Sc, P. Geo., Vice-President Exploration, of Maple Gold. Mr. Speidel is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Mr. Speidel has verified the data related to the exploration information disclosed in this news release through his direct participation in the work.

Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC)

Maple Gold implements strict Quality Assurance (“QA”) and Quality Control (“QC”) protocols at Douay covering the planning and placing of drill holes in the field; drilling and retrieving the NQ-sized drill core; drill-hole surveying; core transport to the Douay Camp; core logging by qualified personnel; sampling and bagging of core for analysis; transport of core from site to the analytical laboratory; sample preparation for assaying; and analysis, recording and final statistical vetting of results. For a complete description of protocols, please visit the Company’s QA/QC page on the website at: http://maplegoldmines.com/index.php/en/projects/qa-qc-qp-statement

About Maple Gold

Maple Gold is an advanced gold exploration and development company focused on defining a district-scale gold project in one of the world’s premier mining jurisdictions. The Company’s ~389 km² Douay Gold Project is located along the Casa Berardi Deformation Zone (55 km of strike) within the prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt in northern Quebec, Canada. The Project benefits from excellent infrastructure and has an established gold resource3 that remains open in multiple directions. For more information please visit www.maplegoldmines.com.

ON BEHALF OF MAPLE GOLD MINES LTD.

“Matthew Hornor”
B. Matthew Hornor, President & CEO

For Further Information Please Contact:

Mr. Joness Lang
VP, Corporate Development
Cell: 778.686.6836
Email: jlang@maplegoldmines.com

In Europe:
Swiss Resource Capital AG
Jochen Staiger
info@resource-capital.ch
www.resource-capital.ch

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS PRESS RELEASE.

Forward Looking Statements:

This news release contains “forward-looking information" and “forward-looking statements” (collectively referred to as “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation in Canada, including statements about the prospective  mineral potential of the Porphyry Zone, the potential for significant mineralization from other drilling in the referenced drill program and the completion of the drill program. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions, uncertainties and management’s best estimate of future events. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company’s expectations and projections. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding timing and completion of the private placement. When used herein, words such as “anticipate”, “will”, “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are based on certain estimates, expectations, analysis and opinions that management believed reasonable at the time they were made or in certain cases, on third party expert opinions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, and uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual events, results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future events, results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, refer to Maple Gold Mines Ltd.’s filings with Canadian securities regulators available on www.sedar.com or the Company’s website at www.maplegoldmines.com. The Company does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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Revival Gold intersects 0.94 g/t Gold over 54 meters at arnett and 20.1 g/t Gold over 2.1 meters at beartrack

Revival Gold Inc. (TSXV: RVG, OTCQB: RVLGF – http://www.commodity-tv.net/…) (“Revival Gold” or the "Company"), a growth-focused gold exploration and development company, announces results from the final four holes of the Company’s 2018 core drill programs at the Arnett (“Arnett”) and adjacent Beartrack (“Beartrack”) gold projects located in Lemhi County, Idaho.

Highlights

  • AC18-16D and AC18-17D in the Haidee area at Arnett intersected 64 g/t Au over 15.3 meters1 and 0.94 g/t Au over 54.3 meters1, respectively;
  • BT18-221D in the Joss area at Beartrack intersected 1 g/t Au over 2.1 meters1 within 6.65 g/t Au over 8.2 meters1; and,
  • BT18-222D in the South Pit area at Beartrack intersected 79 g/t Au over 16.3 meters1.

1 Drilled width; estimates of true width and down-hole positions of mineralization are presented in the table below.

“AC18-16D and AC18-17D, the last and most northerly two holes drilled along strike in the Haidee area during the 2018 program at Arnett, intersected significant widths of near surface oxide gold mineralization”, said Hugh Agro, President & CEO. “At Beartrack, in the Joss area, BT18-221D cut some of the best gold grades encountered on the project to-date. Together, these results underscore the exciting potential and broad scope for follow-up exploration activity we see for Beartrack-Arnett in 2019”.

Details

Results from the final two core holes (AC18-16D and AC18-17D) of the six-hole 2018 program at Arnett and final two core holes (BT18-221D and BT18-222D) from the fifteen-hole 2018 program at Beartrack are presented below:

Mineralization in the Haidee area at Arnett remains open along strike to the south and north, as well as down dip to the west. Mineralization often occurs as visible native gold within oxidized pyrite which results in highly variable assay values.  This nugget effect is present, even when larger samples sizes (two assay-tonne) are used.  For this reason, Revival Gold intends to follow-up its conventional two assay-tonne fire assays at Haidee with metallic screen assays of larger-than-normal pulps.

Figure 1 illustrates a plan view at Arnett showing the mineralized envelope in the Haidee area, the eleven core holes drilled by Meridian Gold Inc. in 1997 and the six core holes completed by Revival Gold in 2018. 

Mineralization at Beartrack remains open to the south of Joss, north along strike between the South Pit and Ward’s Gulch area and into the North Pit.

Figure 2 illustrates an up-to-date north-west facing long-section view at Beartrack showing the current Beartrack mineral resource block model (see “Mineral Resource Estimate, Beartrack Property, Lemhi County, Idaho, United States”, dated July 12th, 2018, for further details) as well as the location and results of all fifteen drill holes completed at Beartrack in 2018.

A follow-up phase of drilling and metallurgical test work for Beartrack-Arnett is being planned. Revival Gold expects to initiate preparatory work on an updated resource estimate later this year.

QA/QC Program

Quality Assurance/Quality Control consists of the regular insertion of duplicates, blanks and certified reference standards into the sample stream.  Check samples will be submitted to an umpire laboratory at the end of the drilling program.  Sample results are analyzed immediately upon receipt and all discrepancies are investigated.  Samples are submitted to the ALS Minerals sample preparation facility in Elko, Nevada.  Gold analyses are performed at the ALS Minerals laboratory in Reno, Nevada and multi-element geochemical analyses are completed at the ALS Minerals laboratory in Vancouver, British Columbia.  ALS Minerals is an ISO 17025:2005 accredited lab.

Gold assays for the Beartrack Project are determined by Fire Assay and AAS on a 30-gram nominal sample weight (Au-AA25).  For shallow holes targeting leachable mineralization, gold is also determined by cyanide leach with an AAS finish on a nominal 30-gram sample weight (Au-AA13).  Multi element geochemical analyses are completed on selected drill holes using the ME-MS 61 method.  Sample preparation for the Beartrack Project is using the Prep 31 method, which involves the preparation of a 250-gram pulp.

Gold assays for the Arnett Project are determined by Fire Assay and AAS on a 50-gram nominal sample weight (Au-AA24).  For some of the Arnett holes, gold is also determined by cyanide leach with an AAS finish on a nominal 30-gram sample weight (Au-AA13).  Multi element geochemical analyses are completed on selected drill holes using the ME-MS 61 method.  Sample preparation for the Arnett Project is using the Prep 31B method, which involves the preparation of a 1,000-gram pulp.

Steven T. Priesmeyer, C.P.G., Vice President Exploration, Revival Gold Inc., is the Company’s designated Qualified Person for this news release within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects and has reviewed and approved its scientific and technical content.

About Revival Gold Inc.

Revival Gold Inc. is a growth-focused gold exploration and development company. The Company has the right to acquire a 100% interest in Meridian Beartrack Co., owner of the former producing Beartrack Gold Project located in Lemhi County, Idaho. Revival also owns rights to a 100% interest in the neighbouring Arnett Gold Project.

In addition to its interests in Beartrack and Arnett, the Company is pursuing other gold exploration and development opportunities and holds a 51% interest in the Diamond Mountain Phosphate Project located in Uintah County, Utah.

Revival Gold has approximately 42 million shares outstanding and had a working capital balance of $2.3 million as at September 30th, 2018. Additional disclosure of the Company’s financial statements, technical reports, material change reports, news releases and other information can be obtained at www.revival-gold.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

For further information, please visit www.revival-gold.com or contact:

Andrea Totino, Investor Relations Manager, Tel: (416) 366-4100, Email: info@revival-gold.com

Cautionary Statement

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

This News Release includes certain "forward-looking statements" which are not comprised of historical facts. Forward-looking statements include estimates and statements that describe the Company’s future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that the Company or management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Forward-looking statements may be identified by such terms as “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “estimates”, “may”, “could”, “would”, “will”, or “plan”. Since forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although these statements are based on information currently available to the Company, the Company provides no assurance that actual results will meet management’s expectations. Risks, uncertainties and other factors involved with forward-looking information could cause actual events, results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, the Company’s objectives, goals or future plans, statements, exploration results, potential mineralization, the estimation of mineral resources, exploration and mine development plans, timing of the commencement of operations and estimates of market conditions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to failure to identify mineral resources, failure to convert estimated mineral resources to reserves, the inability to complete a feasibility study which recommends a production decision, the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals, political risks, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, changes in equity markets, inflation, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects, capital, operating and reclamation costs varying significantly from estimates and the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry, and those risks set out in the Company’s public documents filed on SEDAR. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law.

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