White Gold Corp. Drills 103.9 g/t Gold & 400.0 g/t Silver over 1.52m from Surface within a Broader Intercept of 31.4 g/t Gold over 6.1m and Identifies New High-Grade Gold Zones at Vertigo Target on JP Ross Property

White Gold Corp. (TSX.V: WGO, OTC – Nasdaq Intl: WHGOF, FRA: 29W) (the "Company” – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298556) is pleased to announce additional Rotary-Air-Blast (“RAB”) and Reverse Circulation (“RC”) drill results from the Vertigo target on the JP Ross property, Yukon, Canada. Assays for 3 additional RAB holes and 11 additional RC holes have been received, returning additional high-grade mineralization in multiple zones. The RC drilling further validated the previously announced RAB drill results and identified new zones of high-grade gold mineralization along strike and at depth, which remain open in all directions. Drilling and other geological testing has also been conducted along the 14km structural trend that hosts the Vertigo and other similar targets.

Maps to accompany this news release can be found at http://whitegoldcorp.ca/investors/exploration-highlights/.

Highlights Include:

  • JPRVERRC18-006 returned 3.21 g/t Au over 82.3m, including 31.4 g/t Au over 6.1m, including 103.9 g/t Au and 400.0 g/t Ag over 1.52m from surface and three deeper mineralized zones including 4.92 g/t Au over 6.1m from 36.58m.
  • JPRVERRC18-009 returned 14.23 g/t Au over 6.1m, including 38.56 g/t Au over 3.05m from surface and 6.1 g/t Au over 4.57m from 41.5m. This is the most eastern drill intercept of the gold zones on the Vertigo target and mineralization remains open along strike and at depth.
  • JPRVERRC18-003 returned 30.7 g/t Au over 1.52m from surface and 3.98 g/t Au over 7.62m, including 7.14 g/t Au over 3.05m from 65.53m.
  • A total of 17 RAB holes and 21 RC holes have been drilled on the Vertigo target, increasing strike length of high-grade mineralization to over 305m x 250m. Additional assay results are pending for RC holes within and beyond this strike length, within the newly expanded target area.
  • The target area of mineralization and alteration has been expanded to a footprint of 1,500m x 650m, hosting at least 12 individual zones and remains open in all directions.
  • Additional prospecting and geological evaluation have been conducted along the 14km trend which hosts the Vertigo discovery with the goal of identifying similar gold zones nearby. Assays are pending and will be released in due course.

“We are continuing to encounter high-grade gold mineralization at or near surface on the Vertigo target and have now encountered multiple additional high-grade zones at depth and along strike,” stated Jodie Gibson, VP Exploration. “These new results have provided further understanding of the geological model and show the potential for a large high-grade mineralized system.”

Drill Results

A total of 917.45m of RAB drilling over 17 holes was completed on the Vertigo target. Several of the RAB holes failed to reach full depth due to difficult ground conditions adjacent to or within the mineralized zones. The RAB was converted to an RC system to maximize recoveries and 1,491 m of RC has been drilled over 21 holes. Some of the RC holes are within close proximity to previously reported RAB holes to test for mineralization at depth beyond the limits of the RAB drilling, up to 100m depth, and to evaluate the geometry of the mineralized structures. The remainder step out along strike and on additional structures along the Vertigo target.

Results for 3 additional RAB holes and 11 RC holes from the Vertigo target have been received and are discussed below. Individual assays for the reported holes range from trace to 103.9 g/t Au and trace to 400.0 g/t Ag; with significant zones of alteration and anomalous mineralization noted in all holes except one. The most significant results were obtained from holes JPRVERRC18-001, JPRVERRC18-003, JPRVERRC18-06, JPRVERRC18-07 & JPRVERRC18-09.

Interpretation of the results is ongoing and there is not currently enough information to estimate true thickness of the mineralized zones.

JPRVERRC18-001 – Az: 000, Dip: -60o, Depth: 76.2m

JPRVERRC18-001 is located 109m to the SE of RAB hole JPRVERRAB-014. The hole returned a 15.24m intercept of 1.01 g/t Au from 39.62m depth. Anomalous (>100 ppb Au) zones of mineralization occur above and below the reported intercept. Additionally, this is the western most hole received to date and expands the drilled footprint of mineralization to 305m strike length.

JPRVERRC18-003 – Az: 000, Dip: -60o, Depth: 96.01m

JPRVERRC18-003 was drilled to the north from the same location as RAB hole’s JPRVERRAB18-001 & 002. The hole returned two significant intercepts including 1.52m of 30.7 g/t Au from 19.81m depth, and 7.62m of 3.98 g/t Au from 65.53m depth; including 3.05m of 7.14 g/t Au from 65.53m depth.

JPRVERRC18-006 – Az: 180, Dip: -60o, Depth: 86.87m

JPRVERRC18-006 was collared 5m to the south of JPRVERRAB18-014/RC-013 and intersected 4 zones of mineralization with additional mineralization distributed between the zones. This includes a 6.10m zone from surface averaging 31.4 g/t Au, including 1.52m of 103.9 g/t Au from surface; a 9.14m zone averaging 2.02 g/t Au from 13.72m depth; a 6.10m zone averaging 4.92 g/t Au from 36.58m depth, including 1.52m of 14.4 g/t Au from 39.62m depth; and a 3.05m zone averaging 2.92 g/t Au from 70.10m depth. Combined, the zones average 3.21 g/t Au over 82.30m from surface. Excluding the upper 1.52m of 103.9 g/t Au; the combined intercept averages 80.77m of 1.3 g/t Au from 1.52m depth. 

JPRVERRC18-007 – Az: 180, Dip: -60o, Depth: 88.39m

JPRVERRC18-07 is located 23m to the north and drilled subparallel to JPRVERRAB18-014. The hole returned two significant intercepts including 1.52m of 6.88 g/t Au from 10.67m depth, and 1.52m of 9.40 g/t Au from 30.48m depth.

JPRVERRC18-009 – Az: 180, Dip: -60o, Depth: 91.44

JPRVERRC18-009 was drilled 8m to the NE of previously reported hole JPRVERRAB18-011 and was drilled to evaluate the area at depth. The hole returned 3 zones of mineralization with additional mineralization distributed between the zones. Results include a 6.10m zone of 14.23 g/t Au from surface, including 3.05m of 38.56 g/t Au from surface; a 3.05m zone of 2.11 g/t Au from 15.24m depth; and a 4.57m zone of 6.10 g/t Au from 41.15m depth, including 1.52m of 14.80 g/t Au from 41.15m depth. Combined, the zones average 2.70 g/t Au over 45.72m from surface.

Vertigo Target – JP Ross Property

The Vertigo Target is on the JP Ross property which is comprised of 2,850 quartz claims covering over 57,000 hectares with at least 14 known target areas and numerous placer gold bearing creeks.  Previously announced drill results on the Vertigo target range from trace to 56.25 g/t Au over 3.05m within a broader intercept of 17.34 g/t Au over 10.67m from 3.05m depth (JPRVERRAB18-001); 45.00 g/t Au over 3.05m from 1.52m depth, within a broader intercept of 9.65 g/t Au over 15.24m (JPRVERRAB18-011); and 23.44 g/t Au over 24.37m (JPRVERRAB18-014). Additional exploration in the area also encountered multiple high-grade grab samples including 139.9 g/t, 135.6 g/t and 132.9g/t Au defining a strike length of approximately 1.5km on the Vertigo target along a 12km mineralized trend. The Vertigo Target is located approximately 25km north of the Company’s flagship White Gold property and is within 2km of an existing road accessible from Dawson City. Recently staked and acquired claims adjacent to the property are situated within a prolific placer mining camp where coarse placer gold is common.

To date, at least 12 mineralized structures are recognized on the Vertigo target over a 1500m x 650m area, and consist of W-NW trending, steeply dipping zones of quartz veining, brecciation, and fracture-controlled mineralization with disseminated to vein-controlled pyrite-arsenopyrite-galena and, locally, visible gold mineralization. Drill testing to date has validated the mineralization over 305m of strike length and it is open along strike and at depth.

About White Gold Corp.

The Company owns a portfolio of 21,218 quartz claims across 34 properties covering over 423,000 hectares representing over 40% of the Yukon’s White Gold District. The Company’s flagship White Gold property has a mineral resource of 960,970 ounces Indicated at 2.43 g/t gold and 282,490 ounces Inferred at 1.70 g/t gold as set forth in the technical report entitled “Independent Technical Report for the White Gold Project, Dawson Range, Yukon, Canada”, dated March 5, 2018, filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR. Mineralization on the Golden Saddle and Arc is also known to extend beyond the limits of the current resource estimate. Regional exploration work has also produced several other prospective targets on the Company’s claim packages which border sizable gold discoveries including the Coffee project owned by Goldcorp Inc. (TSX: G, NYSE:GG) with a M&I gold resource(1) of 4.1M oz and Western Copper and Gold Corporation’s Casino project which has P&P gold reserves(1) of 8.9M oz Au and 4.5B lb Cu. For more information visit www.whitegoldcorp.ca.

(1)           Noted mineralization is as disclosed by the owner of each property respectively and is not necessarily indicative of the mineralization hosted on the Company’s property.

QA/QC

The analytical work for the 2018 program has been performed by Bureau Veritas Commodities Canada Ltd., an internationally recognized analytical services provider, at its Vancouver, British Columbia laboratory.  Sample preparation was carried out at its Whitehorse, Yukon facility. All GT Probe, RAB, RC, and diamond core samples were prepared using procedure PRP70-250 (crush, split and pulverize 250 g to 200 mesh) and analyzed by method FA430 (30g fire assay with AAS finish) and AQ200 (0.5g, aqua regia digestion and ICP-MS analysis). Samples containing >10g/t Au were reanalyzed using method FA530 (30g Fire Assay with gravimetric finish). Metallic-screen analysis may also be utilized if coarse gold mineralization is encounter (FS600).

The work was completed using industry standard procedures, including a quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program consisting of the regular insertion of certified standards and blanks into the sample stream. The qualified person detected no significant QA/QC issues during review of the data.

Qualified Person

Jodie Gibson, P.Geo. and Vice President of Exploration for the Company is a “qualified person” as defined under National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) and has reviewed and approved the content of this news release. 

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 anticipated benefits to the Company and its shareholders respecting the Company’s objectives, goals and exploration activities conducted and proposed to be conducted at the White Gold and other properties; future growth potential of the Company, including whether any further mineral resources will be established in accordance with NI 43-101 at any of the Company’s properties; exploration results; and future exploration plans.

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 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 relating to the exploration conducted and proposed to be conducted at the White Gold and other properties; failure to expand or identify any additional mineral resources; 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 White Gold properties and the Company’s other 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 mineral exploration and mining; 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 under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in the Company’s most recently filed management’s discussion and analysis. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management of the Company believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, the Company 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. The Company does not undertake 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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Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc Results for the Quarter ended 30 September 2018

Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc (“Caledonia” or the “Company”) announces its operating and financial results for the third quarter of 2018 (“Q3” or the “Quarter”).

Gold production in the Quarter was 13,978 ounces, 2.9 per cent below the quarter ended September 30, 2017 (the “comparable quarter”); gold production for the nine months to September 30, 2018 was 39,558 ounces, 0.4 per cent down on the corresponding period of 2017. Adjusted earnings per share for the Quarter of 33.1 cents were 17 per cent lower than the comparable quarter, due to a slightly weaker realised gold price and increased production costs but 24.4 per cent higher for the nine months to September 30, 2018 compared to the same period of 2017 due to the increased export credit incentive and a higher average realised gold price for the nine months. Net cash from operating activities remained robust at $6.8 million although this was lower than the comparable quarter which was an unusually strong quarter. Net cash at the end of the Quarter was $5.9 million.

Commenting on the results, Steve Curtis, Chief Executive Officer, said:

“The third quarter of 2018 (the “Quarter”) was an improvement on the second quarter of the year:  we addressed some of the operating challenges which the business experienced in previous quarters; cost control remained good; and Caledonia stabilized its cash position and working capital movements.

“Production of 13,978 ounces was 3 per cent down on the third quarter of 2017 (the “comparable quarter”) and marginally below our expectations. We took the decision to tighten and slightly reduce our 2018 full year production guidance from our original guidance range of 55,000 to 59,000 ounces to a range of 54,000 to 56,000 ounces.”

“Grade for the Quarter remained below expectations at 3.12g/t as we continued to experience some mining dilution due to the introduction of long-hole stopping in the narrower reef width areas due to safety considerations. Corrective measures have been taken to improve the accuracy of drilling which are expected to result in improved mined grades in the remainder of the last quarter of 2018 and thereafter. We remain confident that the underlying geological model for Blanket and the grade of the resource remains sound. I am pleased that the mine was to some extent able to compensate for lower grades through increased plant throughput, an effort that has contributed substantially to the Quarter’s performance. Tonnes milled during the Quarter were significantly higher at 151,000 tonnes, 14 per cent higher than the second quarter of 2018 and 11 per cent higher than the comparable quarter.”

“Working capital returned towards normal levels during the Quarter after some significant adverse movements in the previous quarter. The net cash balance of $5.9 million at the end of the Quarter is a modest improvement on the preceding quarter and the ability of our business to generate cash remains robust. Post-tax operating cashflows in the Quarter after working capital movements were $6.8 million, sufficient to support both capital investment during the Quarter of $5.2 million and the quarterly dividend payment to Caledonia’s shareholders.”

“The Central Shaft has now reached a depth of 1,148 meters and continues to progress well. We expect capex to decline as we progress towards the commissioning of the Central Shaft in 2020. The Central Shaft project is the key enabler of longer term value for our shareholders as we progress towards our production and cost targets by 2021.”

“Our cost performance for the Quarter was satisfactory, especially considering the below expected grade. On-mine and all-in sustaining costs were well-contained: on-mine costs of $670 per ounce for the Quarter were 5 per cent higher than the comparable quarter due to elevated equipment maintenance and consumables costs. All-in sustaining costs of $754 per ounce were 2.5 per cent below the comparable quarter as we continue to benefit from a higher ECI. We remain confident in our longer-term cost guidance target of $700 to $800 per ounce as the business grows towards 80,000 ounces per year by 2021.”

“Recent changes in the banking environment in Zimbabwe and the chronic shortage of foreign exchange in Zimbabwe may present challenges with regards to operating cost inflation, and the ability to implement the capital investment programme at Blanket and to externalise cash from Zimbabwe. Operations at Blanket are currently continuing as normal and the situation is being closely monitored by management and is receiving the highest levels of attention from Zimbabwean Monetary and Government authorities. Caledonia is actively and constructively engaged at the appropriate levels in government on a regular and ongoing basis.”

“We are also pleased to announce that on November 5, 2018 we entered into a legally binding sale agreement with one of the indigenous shareholders of Blanket Mine (1983) (Private) Limited (“Blanket Mine”), Fremiro Investments (Private) Limited, to purchase its 15 per cent shareholding in Blanket Mine in exchange for the issue of 727,266 new common shares in Caledonia at a price of $7.15 each and the cancellation of the balance of their facilitation loan. Once this transaction, which is subject to various conditions, has been completed, Caledonia’s shareholding in Blanket Mine will increase to 64 per cent and Fremiro will hold 6.4 per cent of Caledonia’s diluted equity.  This transaction is an important step for Caledonia and I look forward to updating the market as the transaction progresses.”

Caledonia continues to consolidate Blanket Mine for reporting purposes and the operational and the financial information set out below is on a 100 per cent basis unless otherwise indicated.

Strategy and Outlook

Caledonia remains on track to achieve the production target of 80,000 ounces per year by 2021 at its Zimbabwean subsidiary, Blanket Mine. Caledonia’s strategic focus is the Central Shaft project which is expected to extend the life of mine by providing access to deeper levels for production and further exploration.  Caledonia’s board and management believe the successful completion of the Central Shaft is in the best interests of all stakeholders because it is expected to result in increased production, reduced operating costs and increased flexibility to undertake further exploration and development, thereby safeguarding and enhancing Blanket’s long-term future. Difficulties in obtaining sufficient foreign exchange may jeopardise Caledonia’s ability to implement the Central Shaft project as planned. Caledonia intends to evaluate further investment opportunities in Zimbabwe that may not fall underneath Blanket’s ownership.

Dividend Policy

Caledonia pays a quarterly dividend of 6.875 US cents per share at the end of January, April, July and October respectively. The profitability and cash generation of Blanket Mine remains strong, however, Caledonia’s ability to pay dividends is dependent on the ability of its group to make payments from Zimbabwe.

Note:  This announcement contains inside information which is disclosed in accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation.

Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Information

Information and statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities legislation that involve risks and uncertainties relating, but not limited to Caledonia’s current expectations, intentions, plans, and beliefs.  Forward-looking information can often be identified by forward-looking words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “goal”, “plan”, “target”, “intend”, “estimate”, “could”, “should”, “may” and “will” or the negative of these terms or similar words suggesting future outcomes, or other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, intentions or statements about future events or performance. Examples of forward-looking information in this news release include: production guidance, estimates of future/targeted production rates, and our plans and timing regarding further exploration and drilling and development.  This forward-looking information is based, in part, on assumptions and factors that may change or prove to be incorrect, thus causing actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by forward-looking information.  Such factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to: failure to establish estimated resources and reserves, the grade and recovery of ore which is mined varying from estimates, success of future exploration and drilling programs, reliability of drilling, sampling and assay data, assumptions regarding the representativeness of mineralization being inaccurate, success of planned metallurgical test-work, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals, inflation, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects and other factors.

Security holders, potential security holders and other prospective investors should be aware that these statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements.  Such factors include, but are not limited to: risks relating to estimates of mineral reserves and mineral resources proving to be inaccurate, fluctuations in gold price, risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining, risks relating to the credit worthiness or financial condition of suppliers, refiners and other parties with whom the Company does business; inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks and hazards, employee relations; relationships with and claims by local communities and indigenous populations; political risk; availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining or maintaining necessary licenses and permits, diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as mining occurs; global financial condition, the actual results of current exploration activities, changes to conclusions of economic evaluations, and changes in project parameters to deal with unanticipated economic or other factors, risks of increased capital and operating costs, environmental, safety or regulatory risks, expropriation, the Company’s title to properties including ownership thereof, increased competition in the mining industry for properties, equipment, qualified personnel and their costs, risks relating to the uncertainty of timing of events including targeted production rate increase and currency fluctuations.  Security holders, potential security holders and other prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information.  By its nature, forward-looking information involves numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and various future events will not occur.  Caledonia undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors which affect this information, except as required by law.

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Copper Mountain Mining Announces Q3 2018 Financial Results

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (TSX: CMMC | ASX:C6C) (the “Company” or “Copper Mountain” – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298551 ) announces third quarter 2018 financial results.  All currency is in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise stated.  All results are reported on a 100% basis.  The Company’s Financial Statements and Management Discussion & Analysis (“MD&A”) are available at  www.CuMtn.com  and  www.sedar.com

Third quarter 2018 highlights:

  • Production at the Copper Mountain Mine was 22.0 million pounds of copper equivalent in the third quarter of 2018, which includes 18.3 million pounds of copper, 7,500 ounces of gold and 64,900 ounces of silver and in line with expectations.
  • Company on track to achieve 2018 annual production guidance of 80 million pounds of copper (+/-5%) with the expectation of a strong fourth quarter.
  • Revenue for the third quarter 2018 was $60.7 million, from the sale of 17.6 million pounds of copper, 6,300 ounces of gold, and 62,500 ounces of silver, net of pricing adjustments.
  • Increased mineral reserves at the Copper Mountain Mine to 210 million tonnes0F[1] grading 0.26% copper, 0.08 grams per tonne gold, and 0.89 grams per tonne silver for 1.2 billion pounds of copper, 504,000 ounces of gold and 6.0 million ounces of silver.
  • Positive feasibility study results for the Eva Copper Project demonstrated an after-NPV of US$256 million at an 8% discount rate and total copper production of 959 million pounds over a 12-year mine life.
  • Robust preliminary economic assessment (PEA) results for New Ingerbelle demonstrated an after-tax Net Present Value (NPV) of US$394 million at an 8% discount rate and total copper production of 768 million pounds over a 12-year mine life.

Gil Clausen, President and CEO of Copper Mountain, remarked “This quarter was an exceptionally busy quarter for Copper Mountain as we delivered on all of the project milestones as promised.  We completed the phase 2 drilling program at New Ingerbelle and subsequently announced an updated mineral resource along with a base case mine development and production PEA which demonstrated strong economics.  We also announced solid feasibility study results for our Eva Copper Project in Australia, which exhibited robust economics and is expected to produce over 120 million pounds of copper annually in the early years of its mine life. “

Mr. Clausen added, “We will continue to focus on ensuring Copper Mountain produces predictably and reliably as it has year to date.  Production in the fourth quarter is forecast to be strong as we get back to mining higher grade ore, reduce stripping and we do not anticipate any of the non-recurring items that impacted the third quarter.”

The Company recognized revenue of $60.7 million in Q3 2018 on the sale of copper concentrates net of treatment charges. Third quarter revenue was impacted by a shipping delay at the Port of Vancouver over the quarter-end which resulted in 1.1 million pounds of copper, 440 ounces of gold, and 4,000 ounces of silver not being recorded in Q3 2018. This revenue will be recognized in Q4 2018.  The decrease in revenue in the third quarter was also the result of lower realized copper prices, lower quantities of metal sold and negative provisional pricing adjustments. Pricing adjustments totaled negative $2.4 million and reflects a weakening of copper prices during the quarter and resulted in downward adjustments for shipments not yet finalized at the period end. This decrease was partly offset by a higher gold grade and recovery during the quarter.  

At the end of Q3 2018, the Company recorded an increase in accounts receivable primarily attributable to a shipping delay at the Port of Vancouver over the quarter-end for which the Company did not receive payment of $19.2 million from the September shipment until October 3, 2018. This cash, if received in the quarter, would have increased the quarter-end cash balance to $60.9 million.

The Company recorded higher Q3 2018 operating costs as a result of increased cost of sales of $70.3 million. The increase is largely due to a $5.3 million inventory adjustment to the low-grade stockpile. This adjustment was necessary to record the low-grade stockpile at net realizable value due to the decline in copper price. Additionally, Q3 2018 operating costs reflect increases mainly associated with timing of planned major mine maintenance, fuel unit costs, and other consumable unit costs as compared to Q3 2017.    

Exploration expenditures for the quarter were $2.9 Mio, which includes both exploration in Australia and British Columbia. 

The Copper Mountain Mine produced 22.0 million pounds of copper equivalent which is comprised of 18.3 million pounds of copper, 7,500 ounces of gold and 64,900 ounces of silver during Q3 2018. Lower copper production in Q3 2018 was as forecast and within expectations of the 2018 production plan.  Gold production was higher quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year on higher gold grades and improved recoveries after installation of a flash flotation circuit in the concentrator.  Copper grades and therefore copper production is expected to improve in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Site cash costs for Q3 2018 were US$1.78 per pound of copper produced, net of precious metal credits, and total cash costs were US$2.25 per pound sold, net of precious metal credits. Site cash costs and total cash costs were higher primarily due to lower copper production and sales as a result of lower head grades in the quarter, as planned, the $5.3 million inventory adjustment to the low-grade stockpile, and the shipping delay at the Port of Vancouver which decreased metal sales by 1.1 million pounds of copper, 440 ounces of gold, and 4,000 ounces of silver.  As production and sales are expected to be higher in the fourth quarter of 2018, site cash costs and total cash costs are expected to decrease.

The Company is on track to meet full year guidance for copper production as year-to-date production has been in-line with the plan and production is expected to be strong in the fourth quarter. The Company maintains 2018 annual production guidance of 80 million pounds of copper (+/ 5%).   

Q3 2018 Financial and Operating Results Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will hold a conference call on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 7:30 am (Pacific Standard Time) for management to discuss the Q3 2018 financial and operating results.

Live Dial-in information
Toronto and international: 647-427-7450
North America (toll-free): 1-888-231-8191

To participate in the webcast live via computer visit the Company’s website at www.cumtn.com or https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1833337/29A6E0EF562FD710672ED8952756F33F

Replay information
Toronto and international: 416-849-0833
Passcode: 9499185
North America (toll-free): 1-855-859-2056
Passcode: 9499185

The conference call replay will be available from 10:30 am (PST) on October 31, 2018 until 20:59 pm PST on November 7, 2018. An archive of the audio webcast will also be available on the company’s website at www.cumtn.com.

About Copper Mountain Mining Corporation

Copper Mountain’s flagship asset is the 75% owned Copper Mountain mine located in southern British Columbia near the town of Princeton. The Copper Mountain mine produces about 100 million pounds of copper equivalent per year with a large resource that remains open laterally and at depth. Copper Mountain also has the permitted, development stage Eva Copper Project in Queensland, Australia and an extensive 397,000 hectare highly prospective land package in the Mount Isa area.

Additional information is available on the Company’s web page at www.CuMtn.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (together, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities laws.  All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements.  Generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as “plans”, “expects”, “estimates”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “believes” or variations of such words, or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might”, “occur” or “be achieved”.  Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance and opportunities to differ materially from those implied by such forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include the successful exploration of the Company’s properties in Canada and Australia, the reliability of the historical data referenced in this press relase and risks set out in Copper Mountain’s public documents, including in each management discussion and analysis, filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.  Although Copper Mountain believes that the information and assumptions used in preparing the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply 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.  Except where required by applicable law, Copper Mountain disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

[1]Includes low-grade stockpile. 

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Orsu Metals hits high grade gold and silver shoots in the west of Zone 23, Sergeevskoe Gold Project, Russia

Orsu Metals Corporation (TSX-V: OSU) (“Orsu” or the “Company”) is delighted to announce new excellent drilling results from infill holes at Zone 23, as part of the extended 12,500 meters (‘m’) drilling program at its Sergeevskoe Gold Project in Russia. The program is designed to deliver an estimation of a maiden resource in Q4 2018.  

Highlights:

  • The Company received the assay results for drill holes SDH18-65, SDH18-66, SDH18-67 and SDH18-68 in Zone 23 with gold mineralization in all of them
  • Drill hole SDH18-67 returned particularly exceptional intercepts:
    • 81 g/t Au and 167.55 g/t Ag over 17.9 m from 8.5 m (including 4.46 g/t Au and 981.48 g/t Ag over 2.7 m),
    • 62 g/t Au over 0.8 m from 40.2 m,
    • 94 g/t Au over 3.65 m from 82.1 m,
    • 55 g/t Au over 5.65 m from 120.2 m

Dr. Alexander Yakubchuk, Director of Exploration of Orsu commented: “We are extremely pleased with a flow of excellent drill intercepts, confirming high grade gold shoots and adding silver as bi-product at Zone 23. Very high grade silver intercepts demonstrate that some parts of the system are enriched in this important by-product metal, which will be further assayed and explored”.

Dr Sergey V Kurzin, Executive Chairman of Orsu, commented: “It is the first time that we hit some truly high silver grades at Sergeevskoe. We have been systematically assaying, but largely ignoring the potential economic value of silver until now and concentrated on gold. But one can’t ignore 5.5 ounces of silver, a rough equivalent of 2 grams of gold, crossed over almost 18 meters. We need to understand this silver occurrence, conceptualize it and test our emerging understanding of silver at Sergeevskoe while doing the next stage of exploration. I also note that we have already completed some in-fill drilling which means that even in our maiden NI43-101 resource to be prepared later in 2018 we expect to have some resources in measured and indicated categories, not just inferred.”

The license of the Sergeevskoe Gold Project occurs immediately east from the Alexandrovskoe open pit and plant owned by Zapadnaya Gold Mining Ltd and to the west from the Klyuchevskoe license owned by Sun Gold Mining (Figure 1)[1]. The Klyuchevskoe (Klyuchi) gold deposit represents a +6 Moz gold endowment (see Orsu press-release dated September 21, 2016). Orsu owns a 90% interest in the Sergeevskoe Gold Project (see Orsu press-release December 1, 2017).

[1] Business Standard, a leading Indian daily newspaper, reported on 21 September 2018 that “Chinese company China National Gold will invest about $420 million in the development of the Klyuchevskoe gold deposit in Russia, while another $65 million will be invested by India’s SUN Gold. The annual production volume is expected at about 6.5 metric tons of gold per year, the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry reported.”

Orsu previously reported most promising gold mineralization at Zone 23 in the Main, Southern and New stockworks (see Orsu press-release August 22, 2018 and October 1, 2018). The quartz-tourmaline-sulfide stockworks are hosted primarily in the pre-mineral Permian granite intrusion, whereas mineralization appears to be Jurassic in age.

Both Main and Southern stockworks are now continuously drill-proven from sections 9080E to 9620E and only 1-m-intervals were intercepted in drill holes from section 9010E (Figure 2). The New stockwork can be most continuously traced from section 9720E to 9010E in the westernmost drilled section of Zone 23 and remains open westward.

Infill drill holes SDH18-67 and 68 intercepted Main, Southern and New stockworks (Table 1; Figures 2 and 3). Drill hole SDH18-67 intercepted 1.81 g/t Au and 167.55 g/t Ag over 17.9 m from 8.5 m (including 4.46 g/t Au and 981.48 g/t Ag over 2.7 m) in Main stockwork. This drill hole also intercepted 4.62 g/t Au over 0.8 m from 40.2 m, 1.94 g/t Au over 3.65 m from 82.1 m, 0.55 g/t Au over 5.65 m from 120.2 m. High grade silver mineralization is recorded in oxidized material and may be a product of supergene enrichment. 

Drill hole SDH18-68 intercepted weaker mineralization at depth. This correlates with the lower grade parts of stockworks in accordance with the previously recognized eastward plunging higher grade gold shoots in Zone 23 (Figure 4). Infill drill holes SDH18-65 and 66 (Table 1; Figure 4) also returned gold-mineralized intercepts in accordance with the eastward plunging higher grade gold shoots.

The above interpretations are based on selection of the previously and newly-reported mineralized intervals, based on a 0.5 g/t Au cut-off for compositing, with maximum 2 m length of 0.3-0.5 g/t Au mineralization included into a mineralized interval. Composited intervals in drill holes are presented uncapped (Table 1). The assays for some infill drill holes are still pending. No significant intercepts were received for hole SDH18-62.

Quality Assurance – Quality Control (“QA/QC”)

Thorough QA/QC protocols are followed on the project including insertion of duplicate, blank and standard samples in all trenches. Duplicate samples were inserted after every 20 samples. All standard samples were inserted once per 20 samples. Blanks were also inserted once per 20 samples and consisted of the previously assayed barren granitoid rocks.

Drill core samples were submitted directly to the SGS Vostok laboratories in Chita, Russia, which are independent from Orsu, for sample preparation and analysis. Analysis for Au is performed using fire assay method with atomic absorption (“AA”) finish and with a gravimetric finish for samples exceeding 10 g/t Au. Results published are from the gravimetric finish if above 10 g/t Au and from the AA finish if lower than 10 g/t Au.

Qualified Person

This release and the technical data reported have been reviewed and approved by Alexander Yakubchuk, Director of Exploration of the Company, also a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101.

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.

Cautionary Statement:

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on the Company’s current expectations and estimates. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "suggest", "indicate" and other similar words or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from estimated or anticipated events or results implied or expressed in such forward-looking statements. There may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.

For further information, please contact:

Alexander Yakubchuk, Director of Exploration, Orsu Metals Corporation

Doris Meyer, Corporate Secretary, Orsu Metals Corporation

Tel: +1-604-536-2711 ext 6

www.orsumetals.com

In Europe:

Swiss Resource Capital AG

Jochen Staiger

info@resource-capital.ch

www.resource-capital.ch

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White Gold Corp. Intersects 3.76 g/t Gold over 66.2m Successfully Extending the Golden Saddle Deposit at Depth and Also Discovers New Mineralized Zone „GS West“ Located 750m Along Trend from the Golden Saddle Deposit

White Gold Corp. (TSX.V: WGO, OTC – Nasdaq Intl: WHGOF, FRA: 29W) (the "Company" – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298556 ) is pleased to announce that a new shallow zone of gold mineralization has been discovered on trend with the Golden Saddle deposit at the Golden Saddle West (“GS West”) target on its White Gold property, Yukon. The GS West target is located approximately 750m west of the Golden Saddle deposit, along a structural trend containing several other targets, including the high-grade Ryan’s Showing discovery announced September 6, 2018.

Step out and infill drilling at Golden Saddle has also continued to return significant results, expanding the footprint and definition of the deposit. Maps to accompany this news release can be found at http://whitegoldcorp.ca/investors/exploration-highlights/.

The Company is also currently drilling at its JP Ross property to follow up on the high-grade Vertigo discovery as part of its fully funded regional exploration program backed by partners Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (TSX: AEM, NYSE: AEM) and Kinross Gold Corp (TSX: K, NYSE: KGC). Additional results will be released in due course, along with further results from the additional testing performed along trend with the Golden Saddle Deposit on its White Gold property including the Ryan’s Showing discovery.

Highlights Include:

  • WHTGS18D0194 intersected 6.90 g/t over 23.64m from 427.11m depth, within broader mineralization of 3.76 g/t Au over 66.2m from 385.2m depth and 2.32 g/t Au over 115.61m from 346.24m depth extending the GS Main Zone and high-grade core of the Golden Saddle deposit by 60m (14%) down-dip in the area.
  • GS West: A new shallow mineralized zone open at depth and along strike was discovered 750m to the west of the Golden Saddle deposit along the structural trend, intersecting Golden Saddle style mineralization in all three holes, including 1.92 g/t Au over 24m from 117m depth WHTGS18D0184 within broader mineralization of 2.97 g/t Au over 10m from 118m depth.  
  • WHTGS18D0193 intersected 3.95 g/t Au over 68m from 210m depth, including 5.42 g/t Au over 47.3m from 225.7m depth, and 9.55 g/t Au over 11.9m from 256m depth infilling a 70m gap in the GS Main Zone and extending mineralization towards surface. This intercept represents one of the strongest and most consistent intercepts of high-grade (>5 g/t Au) mineralization to date for the Golden Saddle.
  • WHTGS18D0191 extended the projection of the GS Main Zone approximately 200m (69%) down dip in the area, intersecting 4.87 g/t Au over 6.3m from 362m depth within broader mineralization of 1.95 g/t Au over 22.3m from 347.6m depth.
  • The Company continues to test additional targets along trend with the Golden Saddle deposit as part of the program designed to expand the existing resource on the White Gold property, with only limited historical exploration having been performed in these areas.

“We are very pleased with these results from our 2018 program on the White Gold property. Making up approximately half of our 2018 budget, the goal of this program was to grow the Golden Saddle deposit through expansion along strike and down dip as well as through the discovery of new mineralization within close proximity to the deposit.” stated Jodie Gibson, VP Exploration of the Company.  “Our program has done just that – making meaningful step outs to the deposit and also making two significant discoveries this year along trend with Golden Saddle. With only limited exploration performed in the area, we are very optimistic about the potential for additional mineralization in close proximity to the Golden Saddle deposit.”

GS West Target, White Gold Property

The GS West is located approximately 750m west from the western edge of the Golden Saddle. Drilling on the target area consisted of 3 wide spaced holes testing over 350m of strike length. The purpose of the drilling was to evaluate the area for Golden Saddle style mineralization based on a revised geologic interpretation and projection of the Golden Saddle structural system. All three holes hit Golden Saddle style alteration and mineralization with the most significant results from WHTGS18D0184. Individual assays ranged from trace to 9.7 g/t Au.

WHTGS18D0184 returned 1.92 g/t Au over 24m from 117m depth, including 2.97 g/t Au over 10m from 118m depth and 8.12 g/t Au over 1.95m from 121.05m depth. The mineralization is associated with a strongly sericite altered, coarse grained, augen orthogneiss with pyrite and molybdenite filled fractures, quartz veining, and localised brecciation. The zone occurs along the projection of the GS Main structure to the west and highlights the significant potential for additional zones of near surface mineralization in close proximity to the Golden Saddle deposit.

The newly discovered zone was targeted with a revised geologic modeling based on DIGHEM, IP-Resistivity and historic drilling. The holes were targeting the interpreted intercept of the GS Main structure with a favorable felsic gneiss unit that hosts the majority of the resource in the adjacent Golden Saddle deposit. The discovery highlights the potential for additional, new surface, zones of mineralization adjacent to the Golden Saddle. Detailed geological modelling is in progress and will form the basis of follow up drilling in 2019.

Golden Saddle Deposit, White Gold Property

A total of 8,745m of diamond drilling over 18 holes was conducted on the Golden Saddle. The drilling included infill drilling for advanced metallurgical testing; aggressive step-out drilling down dip to assess continuity of the mineralized structures to depth and a series of holes for geologic modelling and to assess the continuity of mineralized zones within the hanging wall of the deposit. Results for the infill/metallurgical holes were previously released and include 6.89 g/t Au over 32.0m from 171m depth, including 11.08 g/t Au over 18.4m from 188m depth. Results for 10 additional holes are presented in the table below. Highlights include holes WHTGS18D0191, WHTGS18D0193 and WHTGS18D0194. Individual assays for the released results range from trace to 37.5 g/t Au and reported intercepts are estimated to range from 65 – >95% true thickness.

WHTGS18D0194

WHTGS18D0194 returned 2.32 g/t Au over 115.61m from 346.24m depth, including 3.76 g/t Au over 66.23m from 385.23m depth, including 6.90 g/t over 23.64m from 427.11m depth, including 14.21 g/t Au over 10.55m of from 440.2m depth. The hole was drilled from the same site as holes 189/190/191, but at an azimuth 80o and -68o dip, and was targeting the down-dip intersection of the GS Main and a cross-cutting thrust fault that hosts lenses of ultramafic rocks (serpentinite) within the core of the Golden Saddle. This intersection appears to be a significant control on high-grade (>3 g/t Au) mineralization within the deposit, and the intercept extended the GS Main, and high-grade core of the deposit, an additional 60m down-dip in the area.

WHTGS18D0193

WHTGS18D0193 is located 360m east of WHTGS18D0194 and was drilled at an azimuth of 225o and -50o dip. The hole was designed to drill across host lithologies in the Golden Saddle, which are oblique to mineralization, for geologic modelling purposes. Additionally, the hole would test for mineralization associated with lithologic contacts in the hanging wall of the deposit and infill the GS Main at depth. The hole returned 3.95 g/t Au over 68m from 210m depth, including 5.42 g/t Au over 47.3m from 225.7m depth and 9.55 g/t Au over 11.9m from 256m depth. The intercept corresponds to the GS Main infilling a 70m gap between holes WD-070 and WHTGS17D0170.

WHTGS18D0191

WHTGS18D0191 is located on the NW portion of the Golden Saddle and was drilled to assess the down dip potential of the GS Main Zone. The hole was drilled at a 160o azimuth and -85o dip and returned 1.95 g/t Au over 22.27m from 347.63m depth, including 4.87 g/t Au over 6.33m from 362m depth. The intercept extends the projection of the GS Main approximately 200m down dip from historic hole WD-053.

Two additional holes were drilled on the same section as WHTGS18D0191, WHTGS18D0189 and 190, at dips of -65o and -75o; respectively. WHTGS18D0189 is a 75m step-out to WD-053 and returned 0.32 g/t Au over 14.6m from 227m depth. While WHTGS18D0189 and WHTGS18D0190 are lower in grade due to the intersection of less favorable schistose lithology, they confirmed the extension of the GS Main structure. WHTGS18D0190 is a 55m step-out to hole 189 and returned 3.07 g/t Au over 7.65m from 309.35m depth, including 5.1 g/t Au over 3.75m from 312.25m depth. WHTGS18D0191, detailed above, was a further 70m step-out to hole 190. Together the GS Main has been traced from surface to 490m down-dip, and is open at depth, in this area of the deposit.

About White Gold Corp.

The Company owns a portfolio of 21,218 quartz claims across 34 properties covering over 423,000 hectares representing over 40% of the Yukon’s White Gold District. The Company’s flagship White Gold property has a mineral resource of 960,970 ounces Indicated at 2.43 g/t gold and 282,490 ounces Inferred at 1.70 g/t gold as set forth in the technical report entitled “Independent Technical Report for the White Gold Project, Dawson Range, Yukon, Canada”, dated March 5, 2018, filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR. Mineralization on the Golden Saddle and Arc is also known to extend beyond the limits of the current resource estimate. Regional exploration work has also produced several other prospective targets on the Company’s claim packages which border sizable gold discoveries including the Coffee project owned by Goldcorp Inc. (TSX: G, NYSE:GG) with a M&I gold resource(1) of 4.1M oz and Western Copper and Gold Corporation’s Casino project which has P&P gold reserves(1) of 8.9M oz Au and 4.5B lb Cu. The Company has outlined an aggressive exploration plan backed by partners Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (TSX: AEM, NYSE: AEM) and Kinross Gold Corp (TSX: K, NYSE: KGC). For more information visit www.whitegoldcorp.ca.

(1) Noted mineralization is as disclosed by the owner of each property respectively and is not necessarily indicative of the mineralization hosted on the Company’s property.

QA/QC

The analytical work for the 2018 program has been performed by Bureau Veritas Commodities Canada Ltd., an internationally recognized analytical services provider, at its Vancouver, British Columbia laboratory.  Sample preparation was carried out at its Whitehorse, Yukon facility. All GT Probe, RAB, RC, and diamond core samples were prepared using procedure PRP70-250 (crush, split and pulverize 250 g to 200 mesh) and analyzed by method FA430 (30g fire assay with AAS finish) and AQ200 (0.5g, aqua regia digestion and ICP-MS analysis). Samples containing >10g/t Au were reanalyzed using method FA530 (30g Fire Assay with gravimetric finish). Metallic-screen analysis may also be utilized if coarse gold mineralization is encounter (FS600).

The work was completed using industry standard procedures, including a quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program consisting of the regular insertion of certified standards and blanks into the sample stream. The qualified person detected no significant QA/QC issues during review of the data.

Qualified Person

Jodie Gibson, P.Geo. and Vice President of Exploration for the Company is a “qualified person” as defined under National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) and has reviewed and approved the content of this news release. 

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 anticipated benefits to the Company and its shareholders respecting the Company’s objectives, goals and exploration activities conducted and proposed to be conducted at the White Gold properties; future growth potential of the Company, including whether any further mineral resources will be established in accordance with NI 43-101 at any of the Company’s properties; exploration results; and future exploration plans.

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 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 relating to the exploration conducted and proposed to be conducted at the White Gold properties; failure to expand or identify any additional mineral resources; 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 White Gold properties and the Company’s other 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 mineral exploration and mining; 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 under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in the Company’s most recently filed management’s discussion and analysis. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management of the Company believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, the Company 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. The Company does not undertake 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.

Contact Information:

David D’Onofrio
Chief Executive Officer
White Gold Corp.
(416) 643-3880
ddonofrio@whitegoldcorp.ca

In Europe:

Swiss Resource Capital AG

Jochen Staiger

info@resource-capital.ch

www.resource-capital.ch

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Maple Gold Advances Greenfield Targeting with Regional Mapping and Progresses 3D Modeling in the Resource Area

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 provide a general corporate update as the Company enters the final quarter of 2018.

Maple Gold is currently completing a first pass regional mapping and sampling program in the outcrop-rich central third of the property to generate additional greenfield targets, while also working to integrate all of the new drill data from the 2018 campaign into updated sections, plans and 3D models.

The Company completed 22,593 total metres of drilling during the 2018 campaign (see program summary press release dated September 4, 2018), with approximately 16,300 metres focused within the resource area. This is the first drill campaign completed since assembling the new technical committee and exploration team approximately one year ago.

One focus for Maple Gold’s technical team has been establishing cohesive 3D geological and structural models that together will form the foundation for subsequent resource estimations and future drill targeting within the 6km by ~2km known resource area. The new modeling work is underway at site after a year of pouring through project data and logging select historical core and all of the new drill holes from the 2018 campaign. Maple Gold has created and is refining a new set of interpreted geological/analytical cross sections, and possibly for the first time, also the corresponding long sections, level plans and a digital 3D model for the Douay deposit. An updated resource estimate integrating the new models and drill data from 2018 is expected to be initiated in the coming months (Q4).

Maple Gold’s VP, Exploration, Fred Speidel, commented: “We believe that our detailed and methodical approach to modeling the geology, structure and mineralization at Douay is a critical step and one that will help pave the way for future exploration, resource optimization and development.”

Maple Gold’s President and CEO, Matthew Hornor, stated: At the corporate level we have been strategically allocating our spending to focus resources on key milestones, while also reducing overheads by approximately 50% as of July 1. We felt it was prudent to conserve capital to ensure the Company maintains a comfortable financial position should weaker market conditions persist well into 2019. We are working towards an updated resource estimate and exploring potential partnerships with major gold miners as the industry enters another M&A cycle.”

The Company’s approach at the project level has included bringing the majority of exploration functions in-house to ensure continuity in the Company’s knowledge base, with the aim to fully apply best practice geoscience in all of the Company’s exploration activities. The Company is committed to following the discovery model, with 20-30% of exploration and drilling budgets allocated toward new regional greenfield target areas. The current mapping and sampling program and planned induced polarization (IP) lines over greenfield target areas during the upcoming winter season are examples of the Company’s property-wide exploration approach.

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 377 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 resource[1] that remains open in multiple directions. For more information please visit www.maplegoldmines.com.

[1] (Micon 2018) 479,000 ounces at 1.59 g/t Au (Indicated category) and 2,759,000 ounces at 1.02 g/t Au (Inferred category), using a 0.45 g/t Au cut-off grade. Please visit www.maplegoldmines.com or the Company’s SEDAR filings for a copy of the Micon 2018 report.

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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Copper Mountain Announces Q3 2018 Production Results

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (TSX:CMMC | ASX:C6C)  (“Copper Mountain” or the “Company – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298239) announces Q3 2018 production results for its Copper Mountain Mine, located in southern British Columbia.  All results are reported on a 100% basis. 

Production for the third quarter 2018 was 18.3 million pounds of copper, 7,500 ounces of gold and 64,900 ounces of silver, which was in line with expectations. The Company guided that third quarter 2018 copper production would be approximately 10% lower than the second quarter due to lower copper grades being mined. Actual copper production was 8.5% lower than the second quarter. Fourth quarter copper production is expected to be the strongest quarter of 2018.  The Company remains on track to achieve 2018 annual production guidance of 80 million pounds of copper (+/-5%).

Copper equivalent production was 22.0 million pounds and was down only 4.8% compared to the second quarter due to higher gold production as a result of increased gold grade and recovery after the installation of a flash flotation circuit in the concentrator.

The mine continued with the next pushback on Pit#2 west, which commenced in the second quarter. The strip ratio in the third quarter was 2.3 to 1, lower than the second quarter.  Mill throughput averaged 41,300 tonnes per day, with copper recovery of 79.1% and average feed grade of 0.28% copper.  Grade was lower in the third quarter but was as guided and in line with the mine plan.

“Copper Mountain Mine operated on plan and as expected this quarter,” commented Gil Clausen, Copper Mountain’s President and CEO. The fourth quarter will be our strongest quarter this year and we are on track to achieve our production guidance.  Copper Mountain continues to demonstrate predictability and consistency.”

Q3 2018 Financial and Operating Results Conference Call and Webcast

Copper Mountain will release Q3 2018 financial and operating results before the market opens on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. The Company will hold a conference call on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 7:30 am (Pacific Standard Time) for management to discuss the Q3 2018 financial and operating results.

Live Dial-in information

Toronto and international:          647-427-7450

North America (toll-free):            1-888-231-8191

To participate in the webcast live via computer go to:

https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1833337/29A6E0EF562FD710672ED8952756F33F

Replay call information

Toronto and international:          416-849-0833                   Passcode: 9499185

North America (toll-free):            1-855-859-2056               Passcode: 9499185

The conference call replay will be available from 10:30 am (PST) on October 31, 2018 until 20:59 pm PST on November 7, 2018. An archive of the audio webcast will also be available on the company’s website at http://www.cumtn.com.

About Copper Mountain Mining Corporation:

Copper Mountain’s flagship asset is the 75% owned Copper Mountain mine located in southern British Columbia near the town of Princeton. The Copper Mountain mine produces about 90 million pounds of copper equivalent per year with a large resource that remains open laterally and at depth. Copper Mountain also has the permitted, development stage Eva Copper Project in Queensland, Australia and an extensive 4,000 km2 highly prospective land package in the Mount Isa area. Copper Mountain trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CMMC” and Australian Stock Exchange under the symbol “C6C”.

Additional information is available on the Company’s web page at www.CuMtn.com.

Note:  This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.  These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results.  Readers are referred to the documents, filed by the Company on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, specifically the most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.  The Company undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts’ expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statement.

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Endeavour Silver Produces 1,428,828 oz Silver and 12,968 oz Gold (2.4 Million oz Silver Equivalents) in the Third Quarter, 2018

Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR, NYSE: EXK – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298293) reports its production results for the Third Quarter, 2018 from the Company’s three silver-gold mines in Mexico: the Guanaceví mine in Durango State and the Bolañitos and El Cubo mines in Guanajuato State. Silver production in the Third Quarter, 2018 was 1,428,828 ounces (oz) and gold production was 12,968 oz resulting in silver equivalent production of 2.4 million oz using a 75:1 silver:gold ratio.

Production Highlights for Third Quarter, 2018 (Compared to Third Quarter, 2017)

  • Silver production increased 13% to 1,428,828 oz
  • Gold production decreased 5% to 12,968 oz
  • Silver equivalent production was 2.4 million oz (at a 75:1 silver: gold ratio)
  • Silver oz sold increased 20% to 1,532,097 oz
  • Gold oz sold decreased 5% to 13,025 oz
  • Bullion inventory at quarter-end included 58,855 oz silver and 130 oz gold
  • Concentrate inventory at quarter-end included 43,920 oz silver and 603 oz gold

Silver equivalent production was higher in Q3, 2018 compared to Q3, 2017, also compared to Q2, 2018, due to significantly improved silver and gold grades at El Cubo being mined from the center of the Villalpando-Asuncion orebody. The higher silver and gold production at El Cubo were offset by lower silver and gold grades at Guanacevi mined near the bottom of the Porvenir Norte and Santa Cruz orebodies and lower gold grades at Bolanitos in the upper Plateros orebody. Guanacevi throughput and grades are expected to continue rising as the newly developed, higher grade Milache orebody commences production this month and the Bolanitos gold grades are expected to improve in Q4, 2018.

At El Compas, the plant is scheduled to re-commence operations this week, after the temporary halt in August to allow the fine tailings area to be dewatered, expanded and under-drains improved.  A second fine tailings area has been excavated to improve overall settling of the fine tailings and allow the coarse tailings storage area to form a solid beach. During the plant shutdown, the mine continued to operate and has stockpiled over 12,000 tonnes of ore near the plant.  Management now expects El Compas to achieve commercial production in Q4, 2018.  

Endeavour CEO and Director Bradford Cooke commented, “During the third quarter, El Cubo production continued to outperform, but Guanacevi and Bolanitos fell short of plan resulting in steady quarterly production. Looking ahead to Q4, 2018, management anticipates higher silver and gold production due mainly to higher anticipated throughput and grades at Guanacevi and initial production from El Compas”.

Performance against 2018 Production Guidance

For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, silver production was 4,135,563 oz and gold production was 39,850 oz, resulting in silver equivalent production of 7.1 million oz. Based on the Company’s performance to date, management estimates a 5% production shortfall to the 2018 consolidated production guidance, due to the delayed commercial production at El Compas, lower gold grades at Bolanitos and lower mine output at Guanacevi. This anticipated production shortfall and lower gold prices will likely also impact the Company’s ability to meet its 2018 cost guidance (see Endeavour News Release dated January 25, 2018).

Release of Third Quarter, 2018 Financial Results and Conference Call

The Third Quarter, 2018 financial results will be released before the market open on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 and a telephone conference call will be held the same day at 10:00am PT (1:00pm ET). To participate in the conference call, please dial 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

A replay of the conference call will be available by dialing 1-800-319-6413 in Canada and the US (toll-free) or +604-638-9010 outside of Canada and the US. The required pass-code is 2625#. The audio replay and a written transcript will be available on the Company’s website at www.edrsilver.com under the Investor Relations, Events section.

About Endeavour Silver – Endeavour Silver Corp. is a mid-tier precious metals mining company that owns 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 2018 including changes in mining and operations and the timing and results of various activities. 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 but are not limited to changes in national and local governments, legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments in Canada and Mexico; financial risks due to precious metals prices, operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; risks and hazards of mineral exploration, development and mining; 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, 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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Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc – Q3 2018 Production update and earnings downgrade

Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc (“Caledonia” or the “Company” – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298590) announces quarterly gold production from the Blanket Mine (“Blanket”) in Zimbabwe for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 (“Q3 2018” or the “Quarter”). All production numbers are expressed on a 100 per cent basis and are based on mine production data and are therefore subject to adjustment following final assay at the refiners.

Approximately 13,978 ounces of gold were produced during the Quarter, 10 per cent above production in the second quarter of 2018 and 3 per cent below production in the third quarter of 2017. Gold produced for the 9 months to September 30, 2018 was 39,559 ounces, marginally behind the 39,710 ounces produced in the corresponding period in 2017. The improvement in production in the Quarter is expected to continue into the fourth quarter. The directors of Caledonia have taken a decision to marginally reduce and narrow the range of 2018 production guidance from 55,000 to 59,000 ounces to a range of between 54,000 and 56,000 ounces. Caledonia remains on track to achieve its production target of 80,000 ounces in 2021.

As a result of the adjusted 2018 production guidance and the recent weakness in the gold price, assuming the current spot gold price is maintained for the rest of 2018 and assuming no material change in the Company’s operating costs, Caledonia expects full year 2018 adjusted earnings to be in the range of 140c to 150c per share. This is a reduction from the previous earnings guidance of 165c to 190c per share but is 3 per cent to 12 per cent higher than the earnings achieved in 2017.

Commenting on the announcement, Steve Curtis, Chief Executive Officer, said:

“Production of 13,978 ounces in the third quarter of 2018 is a welcome improvement on the production levels achieved in the first two quarters of 2018. The Company expects this improvement to be maintained in the fourth quarter of 2018.  Notwithstanding the improved operating performance, we believe it is appropriate to adjust and tighten our production guidance for 2018 from the previous level of 55,000 to 59,000 ounces to a slightly reduced level of 54,000 to 56,000 ounces. Along with this adjustment and in light of the weaker than budgeted gold price in recent months we have issued new earnings guidance for 2018 of between 140 and 150 cents per share.”

“Grade during the quarter continued to be below expected levels and remains a key area of focus for the business. I am pleased with the progress that our technical teams have made with our focus on improved mining practices to minimise dilution and I have confidence that their efforts will continue to deliver results. We remain confident in the underlying geological model for Blanket and that the longer-term potential of the ore body is robust. We expect grade to return to budgeted levels in the fourth quarter of 2018.”

“The sinking of the central shaft continues according to plan and within budget, we look forward to commencing production from the central shaft in 2020 which is expected to deliver the Company’s growth plan to achieve 80,000 ounces by 2021.”

About Caledonia Mining

Caledonia’s primary asset is a 49 per cent interest in an operating gold mine in Zimbabwe, Blanket. In August 2018, Caledonia announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding to increase its shareholding in Blanket to 64%, subject to the execution of a legally binding sale agreement and regulatory approvals. Caledonia’s shares are listed on the NYSE American (symbol: CMCL) and on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: CAL) and depositary interests representing the shares are traded on London’s AIM (symbol: CMCL).

As at June 30, 2018, Caledonia had net cash of approximately US$5.3 million. The Company plans for Blanket to increase gold production from 56,136 ounces in 2017 to approximately 80,000 ounces by 2021; Blanket’s target production for 2018 is 54,000 to 56,000 ounces. Caledonia expects to publish its results for the quarter to September 30, 2018 on or around November 14, 2018.

Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc
Mark Learmonth Tel: +44 1534 679 802
Maurice Mason Tel: +44 759 078 1139

WH Ireland
Adrian Hadden/Jessica Cave/James Sinclair-Ford Tel: +44 20 7220 1751

Blytheweigh
Tim Blythe/Camilla Horsfall/Megan Ray Tel: +44 207 138 3204

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

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.

Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Information

Information and statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities legislation that involve risks and uncertainties relating, but not limited to Caledonia’s current expectations, intentions, plans, and beliefs.  Forward-looking information can often be identified by forward-looking words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “goal”, “plan”, “target”, “intend”, “estimate”, “could”, “should”, “may” and “will” or the negative of these terms or similar words suggesting future outcomes, or other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, intentions or statements about future events or performance. Examples of forward-looking information in this news release include: production guidance, estimates of future/targeted production rates, and our plans and timing regarding further exploration and drilling and development.  This forward-looking information is based, in part, on assumptions and factors that may change or prove to be incorrect, thus causing actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by forward-looking information.  Such factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to: failure to establish estimated resources and reserves, the grade and recovery of ore which is mined varying from estimates, success of future exploration and drilling programs, reliability of drilling, sampling and assay data, assumptions regarding the representativeness of mineralization being inaccurate, success of planned metallurgical test-work, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals, inflation, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects and other factors.

Security holders, potential security holders and other prospective investors should be aware that these statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements.  Such factors include, but are not limited to: risks relating to estimates of mineral reserves and mineral resources proving to be inaccurate, fluctuations in gold price, risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining, risks relating to the credit worthiness or financial condition of suppliers, refiners and other parties with whom the Company does business, inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks and hazards, employee relations, relationships with and claims by local communities and indigenous populations, political risk, availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining or maintaining necessary licenses and permits, diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as mining occur,; global financial condition, the actual results of current exploration activities, changes to conclusions of economic evaluations, and changes in project parameters to deal with unanticipated economic or other factors, risks of increased capital and operating costs, environmental, safety or regulatory risks, expropriation, the Company’s title to properties including ownership thereof, increased competition in the mining industry for properties, equipment, qualified personnel and their costs, risks relating to the uncertainty of timing of events including targeted production rate increase and currency fluctuations.  Security holders, potential security holders and other prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information.  By its nature, forward-looking information involves numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and various future events will not occur.  Caledonia undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors which affect this information, except as required by law.

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Following in the Footsteps of Idaho’s First Governor

Revival Gold Inc. (TSXV: RVG, OTCQB: RVLGF) (“Revival Gold” or the "Company"), a growth-focused gold exploration and development company, announces that drilling has commenced on the Haidee patented claim (“Haidee”) within Revival Gold’s Arnett Gold Project (“Arnett”) located in Lemhi County, Idaho.

Haidee was originally staked in 1887 by individuals including George L. Shoup, the first Governor of the state of Idaho. Arnett neighbours Revival Gold’s flagship Beartrack Gold Project (“Beartrack”) where drilling is already underway. 

Highlights

  • Drilling has commenced on a seven-hole 1,000-meter core drill program on Haidee at Arnett. Three rigs are now drilling for Revival Gold in the Beartrack-Arnett project area
  • Arnett has seen widespread placer mining as well as small scale lode mining at the Haidee and Italian Mine prospects. Patented ground at Haidee was staked in 1887 by some of Idaho’s earliest frontiersmen, including George L. Shoup, the first Governor of the State of Idaho
  • Known mineralization at Arnett occurs in two sub-parallel trends, each measuring over four kilometers in length
  • In 2017 Revival Gold completed a selective rock sampling program from dumps, float and sparse outcrop across Arnett, representative of the mineralization hosted on the property. Of the 107 samples collected, 37 returned gold values exceeding 1 g/t gold

“We are thrilled to be following in the footsteps of Idaho’s first Governor”, said Hugh Agro, President & CEO. “Gold was first discovered in eastern Idaho in the 1860’s at Beartrack-Arnett. With a third drill turning at Beartrack-Arnett we have embraced the spirit of Idaho’s earliest frontiersman and marked another exploration milestone for the benefit of our shareholders, Lemhi County and the State of Idaho”.

Details

Revival Gold received all state and federal permits for a seven-hole 1,000-meter core drill program on its recently acquired patented Haidee claim at Arnett in September 2018.  Titan Drilling commenced drilling on October 1st, 2018. 

Drilling at Arnett will target known mineralization at Haidee and will be integrated with 11 core holes previously drilled by Meridian Gold Inc. (“Meridian”) in 1997.  Drilling is intended to confirm the continuity and tenor of mineralization at Haidee over approximately 300 meters of strike (see press release dated September 19th, 2018 for further details).

Arnett has been the site of widespread placer mining as well as small-scale lode mining at the historical Haidee and Italian Mine prospects.  Placer mining began in the area immediately after the American Civil War in 1866 and has continued sporadically to the present.  The Haidee patented claim was staked in 1887 and patented in 1892 by Messrs. George L. Shoup, M. M. McPherson and A. J. Macnab.  Mr. Shoup served as Idaho’s first governor from July to December of 1890 and was then elected by the State legislature to the U.S. Senate in December 1890 where he remained until March of 1901 (The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, 1904).   

Known mineralization at Arnett occurs in two sub-parallel trends, each measuring over four kilometers in length.  The northern trend, known as the Northern Contact zone, includes the Haidee prospect and a historical resource (the “Arnett Historical Resource Estimate”) described further below.  The southern trend, known as the Arnett trend, includes the Italian Mine prospect and several other prospects.  In 2017 Revival Gold completed a selective rock sampling program from dumps, float and sparse outcrop across Arnett, representative of the mineralization hosted on the property.  Of the 107 samples collected, 37 returned gold values exceeding 1 g/t gold.  

The total gold endowment at Beartrack-Arnett is significant.  Placer gold production was estimated at 475,000 to 600,000 ounces (Johnson et al, 1998) and hard rock gold production was reported as approximately 600,000 ounces (Meridian, 2000).  In addition, the current mineral resource at Beartrack is 33.4 million tonnes Indicated at 1.13 g/t gold containing 1.2 million ounces of gold) and 16.9 million tonnes Inferred at 1.41 g/t gold containing 0.8 million ounces gold (see Revival Gold press release dated May 29, 2018 for further details) and the Arnett Historical Resource Estimate (see below) was estimated at 380,000 ounces of gold.

Arnett Historical Resource Estimate

Arnett is an advanced stage exploration project that was the subject of three historic geologic resource estimates prepared by Pincock, Allan & Holt (“PAH”) in 1991, 1993 and 1994 (the “PAH Reports”).  The most recent historic geological resource estimate encompassing Arnett, titled the

“PAH 1994 Update of Arnett Creek Conceptual Study” (the “PAH 1994 Update”), reported a historical indicated geologic resource of 10.9 million tonnes at 0. 93 grams of gold per tonne (12

million tons at 0.027 ounces of gold per ton) containing approximately 327,000 ounces of gold and a historical inferred geologic resource of 2.6 million tonnes at 0.62 grams of gold per tonne (2.9 million tons at 0.018 ounces of gold per ton) containing approximately 53,000 ounces of gold. Rights to the entire Historical Resource Estimate and all five known mineralized areas referenced in the PAH 1994 Update are now controlled by Revival Gold.  There are no more recent estimates or data available to the Company. It should be noted that the PAH report was prepared prior to the implementation of National Instrument 43-101 and does not conform to this standard.  Resource categories in the Historical Resource Estimate are not used in the in the same sense as stipulated in NI 43-101 and are included for historical purposes only. 

The PAH 1994 Update utilized a rock-type model.  Compositing of assay data was done on ten-foot lengths, and high-grade outlier composite grades were capped by rock type.  PAH ran geological resources for both the capped and uncapped model and found there to be negligible difference in total ounces between the two models. 

Using omni-directional and vertical variograms constructed within the main mineralized zones, PAH selected a search radius of 110 feet in plan and 150 feet vertically.  A minimum of three composites were required for a block to be estimated by ordinary kriging. For a resource to be classified as indicated, at least one composite had to be within 80 feet of the estimated block or within a mineralized zone.  Blocks outside a mineralized zone, and further than 80 feet from a composite, were classified as inferred. 

The Company notes that the PAH 1994 Update was based on reverse-circulation drilling conducted by American Gold Resources Inc. Subsequent geological work conducted by Meridian in 1997 consisted of eleven diamond drill holes, three of which were twins of previous reverse-circulation holes. While these twin holes confirm the presence of gold from earlier drilling, they also demonstrate the high variability of gold grades over the short distances between twined holes and suggest that the results from reverse-circulation drilling below the water table may not always be reliable. 

The Company believes that the historic drilling and the PAH 1994 Update support the existence of a significant mineralized system. However, any future resource estimates by the Company will be based on a larger component of core drilling and will use specific gravity measured from drill core samples.

In early 1998, Meridian submitted a two‐year proposal to the U.S. Forest Service for exploration at Arnett Creek and area.  However, in mid-1998, Meridian terminated its involvement in the

project, returning the claims to their original owners.  No major exploration activities have been recorded since. The Company cautions that the PAH Reports were prepared prior to the

implementation of National Instrument 43-101.  Accordingly, the PAH 1994 Update does not constitute a mineral resource, or a mineral reserve as defined by National Instrument 43-101.  The Project will require considerable further evaluation to verify the PAH 1994 Update.  As of the date of this news release, a qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves and the Company is not treating the historical estimate as a current mineral resource or mineral reserve.

Arnett Plan of Operations

In October 2017 Revival Gold submitted a Plan of Operations (“Plan of Operations”) permit application to the United States Forest Service to drill from 52 drill-pad locations on the Company’s unpatented claims at Arnett. A public comment period was completed in February 2018. Permitting is progressing and a permit for drilling on Revival Gold’s unpatented claims at Arnett is expected to be received by year end. 

When approved, the Plan of Operations will allow Revival Gold to expand drilling from the Haidee patented claim onto unpatented ground, and to explore other targets on the property. 

Arnett adjoins Beartrack. Haidee is located approximately ten kilometers by road from the legacy mine facilities at Beartrack and benefits from its proximity to this existing infrastructure.

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 approximately $5.2 million as at June 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.

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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