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Junior Mining Lakewood Exploration Precious Metals

Lakewood Exploration Mobilizes Drill to the Silver Strand Project in Idaho, USA

Lakewood Exploration Inc. Thu, September 23, 2021, 4:00 PM In this article:

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Non-NI 43-101 Compliant model showing proposed Phase I underground drilling
Non-NI 43-101 Compliant model showing proposed Phase I underground drilling
Non-NI 43-101 Compliant model showing proposed Phase I underground drilling

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lakewood Exploration (CSE: LWD / OTC: LWDEF) (“Lakewood” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that it has mobilized a drill in preparation for Phase I drilling at the Silver Strand Project in Idaho.
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Phase I of the drill program will include initial underground drilling from the drilling bay that was established through now completed mine rehabilitation work, as well as select shallow surface drilling designed to test for lateral vein extensions along strike. Past production stopped at just 90 metres depth and this first phase of underground drilling will test immediately below what was historically mined at Silver Strand. Results from Phase I drilling are also expected to provide valuable information regarding the plunge, depth, lateral expansion, and dip of the veins, which will support the Company’s modelling and follow-up drilling.

“We are evaluating multiple veins across the 5.5 kilometre (km) Silver Strand property. This first phase of drilling within the project area is intended to test for high-grade mineralization both along strike and immediately beneath existing mine workings,” stated President Morgan Lekstrom. “Expanding the resource potential both down-dip and along the 5.5 kms of prospective structural extent is a pivotal step in demonstrating that this project has exploration potential similar to the large deposits that made Coeur d’Alene one of the top silver districts in the world.”

Figure 1. Non-NI 43-101 Compliant model showing proposed Phase I underground drilling.1
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Veins within the Revett formation host most of the silver mines in the Coeur d’Alene mining district, including the Sunshine Mine, which produced 359 million ounces of silver to depths exceeding 1,800 metres. Silver Strand is located within the Revett formation and shares similar geological characteristics with the Sunshine Mine and other multi-hundred-million-ounce silver deposits also within the Revett formation.

The Company will provide additional updates as its initial drill campaign progresses and will report assays once received and interpreted.

Qualified Person

Technical aspects of this press release have been reviewed and approved under the supervision of Philip Mulholland, P.Geo. Mr. Mulholland is a Qualified Person (QP) under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

About Lakewood Exploration Inc.
Lakewood Exploration Inc. is a junior resource company advancing the past-producing Silver Strand Mine in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District in Idaho, USA, both the Eliza Silver Project and the Silverton Silver Mine in one of the world’s most prolific mining jurisdictions in Nevada and the Lacy Gold Project in British Columbia, Canada. The Company is rapidly advancing towards an initial drill program at Silver Strand with the aim of defining a large silver resource within a belt that has produced more than 1.2 billion ounces of silver to-date. Geologic studies indicate that the Silver Strand Mine is hosted by the Revett formation, suggesting the potential for significant down dip extensions as demonstrated by other major mines in the district. Previous operators were solely interested in developing the known shallow mineralization, with the mine’s lowest level extending only 90 meters below surface. Lakewood strives to become a multi-mine silver producer.

*Mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company’s property.

ON BEHALF OF LAKEWOOD EXPLORATION INC.

Morgan Lekstrom, President

Corporate Office: 551 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2C2, Canada

For more information please contact:

Kristina Pillon, High Tide Consulting Corp.
Cell: 604.908.1695
Email: investors@silverhammermining.com

The CSE does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

The Canadian Securities Exchange has not in any way passed upon the merits of the Proposed Transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

1 Level 3 Stope was the only area partially mined out.

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Base Metals Energy Group Ten Metals Junior Mining Metallic Group

Group Ten Metals Provides Exploration Update and Advances Potential for Low-Carbon Battery and Platinum Group Metals at Stillwater West PGE-Ni-Cu-Co + Au Project in Montana, USA

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / September 23, 2021 / Group Ten Metals Inc. (TSX.V:PGE; OTCQB:PGEZF; FSE:5D32) (the “Company” or “Group Ten”) is pleased to provide an update on resource modeling and exploration activities, and further announces that it has engaged researchers at the University of British Columbia to study the potential for large-scale carbon sequestration at its flagship Stillwater West PGE-Ni-Cu-Co + Au project in Montana, USA.

Exploration Update

SGS Geological Services has completed their site visit and is working with Group Ten to deliver inaugural National Instrument 43-101-compliant mineral resource estimates at the most advanced target areas at Stillwater West. Block models consisting of drill-defined nickel and copper sulphide mineralization, enriched in palladium, platinum, rhodium, gold and cobalt, are now being finalized for release in the near term. In addition to the more advanced Chrome Mountain, Camp, and Iron Mountain target areas, the inaugural resource figures will include the Crescent target area following successful expansion of the block models based on the continuity of mineralization observed in all target areas.

Diamond drilling is ongoing, with one rig at the Chrome Mountain target area and a second that completed priority holes at the Camp target area before moving to the Iron Mountain area. A total of twelve holes have been drilled to date. Conditions are favorable and the program is expected to continue into October. Expansion of the inaugural mineral resource estimate is one of the primary objectives of the 2021 drill campaign.

An Induced Polarization geophysical survey is now underway with crews currently working new survey lines to the west of the highly successful 2020 survey in the Chrome Mountain target area. In-fill lines, and additional extension lines off the east end of the previous work at the Crescent target area, are also planned.

Figures 1 and 2 – Group Ten geologists John Bailey, Justin Modroo, and Nate Nelsen examine Stillwater West drill core.

Carbon Sequestration and the Potential for Low-Carbon ‘Green’ Metals at Stillwater West

The Company has engaged Dr. Greg Dipple and his team at the University of British Columbia, Canada, for a second phase of research to assess the capacity to use mineral carbonation to bind carbon dioxide for permanent disposal as part of a potential mining operation at Stillwater West. Preliminary work has shown good potential based on the presence of certain minerals at Stillwater West. This next phase of study is expected to refine and advance that work by identifying specific minerals in rock samples while beginning to look at possible reaction rates, among other items. Contingent upon the success of the current program, subsequent work would then examine reaction rates and other factors in more detail to culminate in large-scale pilot demonstration to provide data necessary for full-scale projections and inclusion in potential broader engineering studies at Stillwater West.

Group Ten President and CEO, Michael Rowley, stated, “We see the potential to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide while providing needed battery, catalytic, and precious metals at a large scale in a premier US district as a very compelling opportunity to play a significant role in promoting global sustainability initiatives. Stillwater West hosts nickel sulphide mineralization which, compared to the laterite nickel that dominates global production, has been shown to more easily refine to the high-grade nickel sulphate that is required by the battery industry, and with a much lower environmental footprint. This new study paves the way for further reductions in the carbon footprint for all our commodities in a possible production scenario at Stillwater West, offsetting the impact of mining activities and potentially even achieving significant reductions wherein the uptake and disposal of carbon exceeds the emission from operations. In addition to being strongly aligned with Group Ten’s Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) guidelines and principles, the incorporation of carbon uptake may bring financial benefits via initiatives such as the 45Q Tax Credit for Carbon Oxide Sequestration that is now in place in the US. We look forward to further announcements including our inaugural resource estimates in the near term.”

‘Green’ Metals at Stillwater West

The primary metals that are essential to global electrification and improvements in air quality include battery metals, such as nickel, copper, and cobalt, and platinum, which is essential for the low-carbon production of hydrogen via the electrolysis of water, and also for the consumption of hydrogen in fuel cells.

Moreover, platinum – along with palladium and rhodium – is also essential to environmental quality as all three are used in catalytic convertors to reduce exhaust emissions and provide clean air, with demand driven by increasingly stringent emissions requirements globally.

Group Ten has demonstrated world-class potential for both scale and grade of all six of these commodities, plus also gold, in five priority target areas where drill-defined mineralization showing strong correlations with very large geophysical anomalies across 9.2 kilometers in 3D model results, and more broadly in early-stage results across the entire 32-kilometer span of the Stillwater West project.

The Stillwater district is a prolific US mining district that hosts world-class mines and a smelter-refinery complex operated by Sibanye-Stillwater, who are widely recognized for producing palladium and platinum, along with lesser amounts of other commodities including nickel, at the highest environmental and sustainability standards. Group Ten’s location adjacent to Sibanye is very favorable to potential end-users including the domestic auto industry. The Company is focused on advancing Stillwater West as one of only a few projects in North America that may be able to help meet the shortfalls projected by analysts and EV industry leaders for environmentally responsible production of our target commodities.

About Stillwater West

The Stillwater West PGE-Ni-Cu-Co + Au project positions Group Ten as the second-largest landholder in the Stillwater Complex, adjoining and adjacent to Sibanye-Stillwater’s Stillwater, East Boulder, and Blitz PGE mines in south-central Montana, USA1. The Stillwater Complex is recognized as one of the top regions in the world for PGE-Ni-Cu-Co mineralization, alongside the Bushveld Complex and Great Dyke in southern Africa, which are similar layered intrusions. The J-M Reef, and other PGE-enriched sulphide horizons in the Stillwater Complex, share many similarities with the highly prolific Merensky and UG2 Reefs in the Bushveld Complex. Group Ten’s work in the lower Stillwater Complex has demonstrated the presence of large-scale disseminated and high-sulphide battery metals and PGE mineralization, similar to the Platreef in the Bushveld Complex2. Drill campaigns by the Company, complemented by a substantial historic drill database, are driving 3D models of Platreef-style mineralization in the five most advanced target areas, three of which are expected to become formal mineral resources by mid-2021. Multiple earlier-stage Platreef-style and reef-type targets are being advanced across the rest of the 31-kilometer length of the project based on strong correlations seen in soil and rock geochemistry, geophysical surveys, geologic mapping, and drilling.

About Group Ten Metals Inc.

Group Ten Metals Inc. is a TSX-V-listed Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the development of high-quality platinum, palladium, nickel, copper, cobalt, and gold exploration assets in top North American mining jurisdictions. The Company’s core asset is the Stillwater West PGE-Ni-Cu-Co + Au project adjacent to Sibanye-Stillwater’s high-grade PGE mines in Montana, USA. Group Ten also holds the high-grade Black Lake-Drayton Gold project adjacent to Treasury Metals’ development-stage Goliath Gold Complex in northwest Ontario, and the Kluane PGE-Ni-Cu-Co project on trend with Nickel Creek Platinum‘s Wellgreen deposit in Canada‘s Yukon Territory.

About the Metallic Group of Companies

The Metallic Group is a collaboration of leading precious and base metals exploration companies, with a portfolio of large, brownfield assets in established mining districts adjacent to some of the industry’s highest-grade producers of silver and gold, platinum and palladium, and copper. Member companies include Metallic Minerals in the Yukon’s high-grade Keno Hill silver district and La Plata silver-gold-copper district of Colorado, Group Ten Metals in the Stillwater PGM-nickel-copper district of Montana, and Granite Creek Copper in the Yukon’s Minto copper district. The founders and team members of the Metallic Group include highly successful explorationists formerly with some of the industry’s leading explorers/developers and major producers. With this expertise, the companies are undertaking a systematic approach to exploration using new models and technologies to facilitate discoveries in these proven, but under-explored, mining districts. The Metallic Group is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and its member companies are listed on the Toronto Venture, US OTC, and Frankfurt stock exchanges.

Note 1: References to adjoining properties are for illustrative purposes only and are not necessarily indicative of the exploration potential, extent, or nature of mineralization or potential future results of the Company’s projects.

Note 2: Magmatic Ore Deposits in Layered Intrusions-Descriptive Model for Reef-Type PGE and Contact-Type Cu-Ni-PGE Deposits, Michael Zientek, USGS Open-File Report 2012-1010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Michael Rowley, President, CEO & Director
Email: info@grouptenmetals.com Phone: (604) 357 4790
Web: http://grouptenmetals.com Toll Free: (888) 432 0075

Forward-Looking Statements

Forward Looking Statements: This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts including, without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization, historic production, estimation of mineral resources, the realization of mineral resource estimates, interpretation of prior exploration and potential exploration results, the timing and success of exploration activities generally, the timing of the timing and results of future resource estimates, permitting time lines, metal prices and currency exchange rates, availability of capital, government regulation of exploration operations, environmental risks, reclamation, titlefuture driling actiivities and the locations of such drilling, and future plans and objectives of the company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Although Group Ten believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include failure to obtain necessary approvals, unsuccessful exploration results, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, results of future resource estimates, future metal prices, availability of capital and financing on acceptable terms, general economic, market or business conditions, risks associated with regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of personnel, materials and equipment on a timely basis, accidents or equipment breakdowns, uninsured risks, delays in receiving government approvals, unanticipated environmental impacts on operations and costs to remedy same, and other exploration or other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the companies with securities regulators. Readers are cautioned that mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Mineral exploration and development of mines is an inherently risky business. Accordingly, the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on Group Ten and the risks and challenges of their businesses, investors should review their annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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.

SOURCE: Group Ten Metals Inc.



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Junior Mining Kesselrun Resources Precious Metals Uncategorized

Kesselrun Extends Strike Length on McKellar with Intercept of 6.4 g/t Au over 5.9 Metres

Thunder Bay, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – September 23, 2021) – Kesselrun Resources Ltd. (TSXV: KES) (OTC Pink: KSSRF) (“Kesselrun” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide the following drilling results on its Huronian Gold Project.

Continued drilling of the McKellar zone has been successful in confirming the continuity of the mineralization with the discovery of another high-grade structure. The zone has now been extended to over 500 metres in strike length and approximately 100 metres in depth. Further drilling is planned down plunge of these structures as well as along strike to the southwest.

Highlights

  • 21HUR091 intercepted 47.8 g/t Au over 0.6 m within a 5.9 m wide zone which averaged 6.4 g/t Au
  • 21HUR079 intercepted 22.2 g/t Au over 0.6 m within a 28.8 m wide zone which averaged 1.0 g/t Au
  • 21HUR077 intercepted 13.7 g/t Au over 1.0 m as well as an 11.0 m wide zone averaged 0.7 g/t Au
  • 21HUR076 intercepted 6.3 g/t Au over 1.5 m within a 19.4 m wide zone which averaged 1.1 g/t Au



Figure 1: Schematic Long Section – McKellar Zone

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Figure 2: drill core 21HUR091 49.7 to 57.9 metres – McKellar Zone

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Michael Thompson, P.Geo., President and CEO of the Company, commented, “Our drilling on the McKellar zone is proving our model of numerous high-grade structures within a wider zone of gold mineralization. Future drilling on McKellar will focus on extending those known high-grade structures at depth as well as building on the impressive 500 metres of strike length already outlined.”



Figure 3: Schematic Cross Section – McKellar Zone – 21HUR079, 091

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The 2021 Huronian drill program is budgeted at 20,000 metres targeting the Fisher, Fisher North, McKellar and Huronian zones, all in close proximity along an approximate 1500 m strike length in the area of the historic Huronian Mine. The area also has tremendous potential for discovery of new wide zones of significant gold mineralization in light of the new revised mineralization model.

As of this news release, approximately 15,000 metres has been drilled of which the results from approximately 8,000 metres of drilling have been released.



Figure 4: Schematic Plan Map – McKellar Zone – Huronian Project

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Table 1: Summary of Significant Drill Intercepts – Current News Release (1)

Hole IDZoneFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Au (g/t)
21HUR076McKellar107.1126.519.41.1
including118.2119.71.56.3
21HUR077McKellar FW8.29.21.013.7
McKellar80.891.811.00.7
21HUR079McKellar3.031.828.81.0
including3.03.60.622.2
21HUR088McKellar48.163.615.50.7
including50.160.110.01.0
McKellar HW163.6164.50.96.6
21HUR090McKellar89.6102.913.30.7
including90.891.40.67.3
21HUR091McKellar50.156.05.96.4
including51.852.40.647.8
21HUR092McKellar36.681.535.30.3
21HUR093McKellar14.754.940.20.3
including50.251.00.86.7

(1) Widths are drill indicated core length as insufficient drilling has been undertaken to determine true widths at this time. Average grades are calculated with un-capped gold assays as insufficient drilling has been completed to determine capping levels for higher grade gold intercepts.

About the Huronian Gold Project

The 100% owned Huronian Gold Project hosts the past producing Huronian Mine, Northwestern Ontario’s first gold mine with an historic resource estimate of 44,592 oz Au at an average grade of 15.3 g/t Au in the indicated category and 501,377 oz Au at an average grade of 14.4 g/t Au in the inferred category. The resource estimate presented for the Huronian Project is historic in nature. Kesselrun Resources’ qualified person has not completed sufficient work to confirm the results of the historical resource. Kesselrun Resources is not treating this as a current mineral resource but is considering it relevant as a guide to future exploration and is included for reference purposes only. The historic resource was estimated by Minescape Exploration Inc. in 1998. Further drilling will be required by Kesselrun Resources to verify the historic estimate as current mineral resources.

As well, the Huronian Gold Project hosts the same lithological package of rocks, as interpreted from both Government of Ontario and Kesselrun Resources mapping, compilation and modelling, on strike from Wesdome Gold’s adjacent Moss Lake Gold Deposit with a resource estimate of 1,377,300 oz Au at an average grade of 1.1 g/t Au in the indicated category and 1,751,600 oz Au at an average grade of 1.1 g/t Au in the inferred category as outlined in their 2013 PEA2. Mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on Kesselrun Resources’ property.

(2)Moss Lake Gold Mines (currently wholly owned subsidiary of Wesdome Gold) news releases February 20, 2013 and September 9, 2013.

On January 26, 2021, Wesdome announced that the Moss Lake Project would be purchased by Goldshore Resources Inc. (see Wesdome and Goldshore news releases dated January 26, 2021).

Qualified Person

Michael Thompson, P.Geo., President and CEO of Kesselrun, is the Qualified Person responsible for the project as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has approved the technical information in this news release.

QAQC

Kesselrun has implemented a quality control program to comply with industry best practices for sampling, chain of custody and analyses. Certified gold reference standards, blanks and duplicates are inserted at the core processing site as part of the QA/QC program in addition to the control samples inserted by the lab. Samples are prepared and analyzed by Activation Laboratories in Thunder Bay. Samples are analyzed for gold using Fire Assay-AA techniques. Samples returning over 10 g/t gold are analyzed using Fire Assay-Gravimetric methods. Selected samples are also analyzed with a standard 1 kg metallic screen fire assay. All results reported herein have passed QA/QC protocols.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our personnel and contractors is always top priority to Kesselrun. The current situation presents new challenges above and beyond what we normally face while working in the field. Kesselrun has implemented further measures to ensure the health and safety of all working on the Company’s projects.

About Kesselrun Resources Ltd.

Kesselrun Resources is a Thunder Bay, Ontario-based mineral exploration company focused on growth through property acquisitions and discoveries. Kesselrun’s management team possesses strong geological and exploration expertise in Northwest Ontario. For more information about Kesselrun Resources, please visit www.kesselrunresources.com.

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.

For additional information please contact:

Kesselrun Resources Ltd.

Michael Thompson, P.Geo., President & CEO
807.285.3323
michaelt@kesselrunresources.com

Corporate Communications
1.866.416.7941
information@kesselrunresources.com

Forward-Looking Statements – Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of Kesselrun, including, but not limited to the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, volatility of commodity prices, dependence upon regulatory approvals, the execution of definitive documentation, the availability of financing and exploration risk. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.

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Base Metals Energy Hotchili Junior Mining

Hot Chili Acquires 100% of Cortadera

Hot Chili Limited (ASX: HCH) (OTCQB: HHLKF) (“Hot Chili” or “Company”) is pleased to announce the early exercise of its option to acquire a 100% interest in the Company’s world-class Cortadera copper-gold discovery in Chile.

The option agreement between Hot Chili and SCM Carola, the owners of the Cortadera landholding, was dually exercised in Santiago, Chile on Tuesday 21st September, following acknowledgement of receipt of the final instalment of US$15 million.

Hot Chili have now satisfied US$32 million in payments since February 2019 to acquire Cortadera, securing the centrepiece of the Company’s 724Mt Costa Fuego copper-gold development.

Since drilling began in April 2019, Cortadera has been transformed from a small private porphyry discovery into one of the world’s leading, large-scale, copper-gold discoveries – elevating Hot Chili into the senior ranks of global copper developers.

Hot Chili’s Managing Director Christian Easterday said the early acquisition of Cortadera was an important milestone for the Company.

“We are extremely pleased to move to full ownership of Cortadera almost one year ahead of schedule, given the success of our exploration to date.

“Cortadera is already one of the lowest-cost acquisitions in the copper sector and we believe it has a long way to grow.

“I would like to thank SCM Carola for their partnership to contribute Cortadera to our plan to build a major coastal copper production hub.

“Costa Fuego is set to provide significant benefit to the region and local township of Vallenar for many decades to come.

“Strong green credentials, including the ability to utilise sea water processing and access power from large nearby solar plants, are matched by its low-altitude setting and location next to existing port facilities and regional infrastructure.

“The project is shaping as a cutting-edge, new generation major copper development in the world’s largest copper producing country.”

To access the announcement please click on the link below.

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Cortadera Copper Project

Cortadera’s maiden Mineral Resource positions Hot Chili with the largest copper Mineral Resource and one of the largest gold Mineral Resources for an ASX-listed emerging company. 

The Cortadera maiden Mineral Resource of 451Mt at 0.46% copper equivalent (CuEq) takes the total Mineral Resource estimate for Costa Fuego (Cortadera, Productora & El Fuego) to 724Mt at 0.48% CuEq for 2.9Mt copper, 2.7Moz gold, 9.9Moz Silver and 64kt molybdenum. Cortadera also contains a higher grade component of 104Mt at 0.74% CuEq, and this has strong potential to continue growing rapidly with further drilling.

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Hot Chili Limited
Head Office (Perth)
First Floor, 768 Canning Highway,
Applecross, Western Australia 6153

P: 08 9315 9009

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Junior Mining Precious Metals

Lakewood Exploration Announces Changes to its Board of Directors and Results from its Annual General Meeting

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lakewood Exploration (CSE: LWD / OTC: LWDEF) (“Lakewood” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lawrence Roulston to its board of directors (the “Board”).

Mr. Roulston has nearly 40 years of diverse hands-on experience in the mining industry and currently serves as a director of several other companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.

“Over the past few months, Lakewood has completed two transformative acquisitions,” commented Mr. Roulston. “The Company has an exciting business plan and I am pleased to be a part of the Company as we grow and advance the high-potential silver asset portfolio with a goal of becoming a multi-mine silver producer.”

Additionally, the Company is pleased to report the results from its 2021 Annual General Meeting (the “Meeting”) of shareholders held on September 17, 2021. A total of 4,295,508 common shares were voted at the Meeting, representing 12.73% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company.

All resolutions presented to the shareholders were approved, and are fully described in the management information circular dated August 11, 2021, which can be found on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

Sean McGrath will step down from the Board at this time. Mr. McGrath has been a director of the Company since July 2020 and has contributed significantly to the Company during his tenure. The Board wish to express its thanks to Mr. McGrath for his service to the Company.

About Lakewood Exploration Inc.

Lakewood Exploration Inc. is a junior resource company advancing the past-producing Silver Strand Mine in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District in Idaho, USA, both the Eliza Silver Project and the Silverton Silver Mine in one of the world’s most prolific mining jurisdictions in Nevada and the Lacy Gold Project in British Columbia, Canada. The Company is rapidly advancing towards an initial drill program at Silver Strand with the aim of defining a large silver resource within a belt that has produced more than 1.2 billion ounces of silver to-date. Geologic studies indicate that the Silver Strand Mine is hosted by the Revett formation, suggesting the potential for significant down dip extensions as demonstrated by other major mines in the district. Previous operators were solely interested in developing the known shallow mineralization, with the mine’s lowest level extending only 90 meters below surface. Lakewood strives to become a multi-mine silver producer.

On Behalf of the Board of Lakewood Exploration Inc.

Morgan Lekstrom, President

Corporate Office: 551 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2C2, Canada
Contact: Kristina Pillon, President, High Tide Consulting Corp.
604.908.1695 / investors@silverhammermining.com

The CSE does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

The Canadian Securities Exchange has not in any way passed upon the merits of the Proposed Transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

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Junior Mining Labrador Gold Precious Metals

Labrador Gold Samples 338 g/t Au in New Discovery at Golden Glove 3.5km South of Big Vein

Labrador Gold Corp.Tue, September 21, 2021, 8:00 AMIn this article:

Figure 1

Location of the Golden Glove visible gold occurrence together with other prospective gold targets along the Appleton Fault Zone.
Location of the Golden Glove visible gold occurrence together with other prospective gold targets along the Appleton Fault Zone.
Location of the Golden Glove visible gold occurrence together with other prospective gold targets along the Appleton Fault Zone.

Figure 2

Samples from Golden Glove containing visible gold.
Samples from Golden Glove containing visible gold.
Samples from Golden Glove containing visible gold.

Highlights

  • Rock chip assays from the new discovery include 338.08 g/t Au, 194.28 g/t, 193.69 g/t and 83.61 g/t Au confirming the presence of high-grade epizonal gold in a second location on the Kingsway property
  • This further demonstrates the significant potential for high-grade near surface gold mineralization to be found along the Appleton Fault Zone
  • Golden Glove lies on the southeast side of the Appleton Fault Zone similar to gold occurrences to the south of Kingsway

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Labrador Gold Corp. (TSX.V:LAB | OTCQX:NKOSF | FNR: 2N6) (“LabGold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce high-grade assay results from samples collected at a brand new discovery, the Golden Glove, located approximately 3.5km south of Big vein, part of its 100% controlled Kingsway Project near Gander, Newfoundland. The Kingsway project is located within the highly prospective Gander Gold District.

Assays of six grab samples taken from an outcrop of mineralized quartz vein range from 2.99 to 338.08g/t Au. The three highest grade samples contained visible gold. A sample of quartz vein float approximately 60 metres to the northeast of the visible gold outcrop assayed 2.16g/t Au. Highlights of the results are given below.

Sample #Sample TypeSample TypeRock TypeAu (g/t)
709307outcropfloatQuartz vein2.16
709253outcropGrab*Quartz vein with visible gold338.08
709252outcropGrabQuartz vein with visible gold194.28
709251outcropGrabQuartz vein with visible gold193.69
709010OutcropGrabQuartz vein with py, apy and cpy6.34
709009OutcropGrabQuartz vein with py, apy and cpy83.61
555963OutcropGrabQuartz Vein with py2.99

Abbreviations: py pyrite, apy arsenopyrite, cpy chalcopyrite *Note that grab samples are select samples and are not necessarily representative of gold mineralization found on the property.

The Golden Glove discovery is located adjacent to the Appleton Fault Zone approximately 3.5km southwest of Big Vein. Unlike Big Vein, it is located on the southeast side of the Appleton Fault Zone, similar to the Keats, Golden Joint and Lotto occurrences on New Found Gold’s Queensway property immediately to the south.

“The discovery of high-grade gold mineralization at Golden Glove is the result of our systematic approach to exploration at Kingsway. Golden Glove is just one of six prospective gold targets, excluding Big Vein, that we have generated and are currently exploring along the Appleton Fault,” said Roger Moss, President and CEO of Labrador Gold. “We continue to advance these targets and generate new ones along the entire 12km length of the Appleton Fault covered by the Kingsway Project. This is the second new discovery made by LabGold on the Kingsway project following the discovery of Big Vein late last year. We anticipate making further discoveries as we continue to explore what appears to be a very productive fault zone.”

Figure 1. Location of the Golden Glove visible gold occurrence together with other prospective gold targets along the Appleton Fault Zone.
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Figure 2. Samples from Golden Glove containing visible gold.
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QA/QC

Samples were shipped to Eastern Analytical Laboratory in Springdale, Newfoundland for assay. Eastern Analytical is an ISO/IEC17025 accredited laboratory. Samples were analyzed for gold by whole sample metallic screen/fire assay or by standard 30g fire assay with ICP (inductively coupled plasma) finish. The company submits blanks, field duplicates and certified reference standards at a rate of approximately 5% of the total samples in each batch.

Roger Moss, PhD., P.Geo., President and CEO of LabGold, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this release.

The Company gratefully acknowledges the Newfoundland and Labrador Ministry of Natural Resources’ Junior Exploration Assistance (JEA) Program for its financial support for exploration of the Kingsway property.

About Labrador Gold

Labrador Gold is a Canadian based mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and exploration of prospective gold projects in Eastern Canada.

In early March 2020, Labrador Gold acquired the option to earn a 100% interest in the Kingsway project in the Gander area of Newfoundland. The three licenses comprising the Kingsway project cover approximately 16km of the Appleton fault zone which is associated with gold occurrences in the region, including the New Found Gold discovery. Infrastructure in the area is excellent located just 18km from the town of Gander with road access to the project, nearby electricity and abundant local water. LabGold recently increased its 20,000 metre diamond drill program to 50,000 metres targeting high-grade epizonal gold mineralization following encouraging early results. The Company has approximately $34 million in working capital and is well funded to carry out the planned program.

The Hopedale property covers much of the Hunt River and Florence Lake greenstone belts that stretch over 80 km. The belts are typical of greenstone belts around the world but have been underexplored by comparison. Initial work by Labrador Gold during 2017 show gold anomalies in soils and lake sediments over a 3 kilometre section of the northern portion of the Florence Lake greenstone belt in the vicinity of the known Thurber Dog gold showing where grab samples assayed up to 7.8g/t gold. In addition, anomalous gold in soil and lake sediment samples occur over approximately 40 kilometres along the southern section of the greenstone belt (see news release dated January 25th 2018 for more details). Labrador Gold now controls approximately 57km strike length of the Florence Lake Greenstone Belt.

The Company has 152,912,462 common shares issued and outstanding and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol LAB.

For more information please contact:

Roger Moss, President and CEO Tel: 416-704-8291

Or visit our website at: www.labradorgold.com

Twitter: @LabGoldCorp

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

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including those factors discussed in filings made by us with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties, such as actual results of current exploration programs, the general risks associated with the mining industry, the price of gold and other metals, currency and interest rate fluctuations, increased competition and general economic and market factors, occur or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, or expected. We do not intend and do not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Shareholders are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

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Nevada Copper Provides Operations Update

YERINGTON, Nev., Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) (OTC: NEVDF) (“Nevada Copper” or the “Company”) today provided an update on management team additions and execution of its productivity improvement plan.

Highlights

  • Accelerated stope turnover rates: The pace of stope mining continues to accelerate at the Company’s underground mine at its Pumpkin Hollow Project (the “Underground Mine”), with mining from the second stope already complete, and blasting of the third stope commenced. Further improved visibility on stoping inventory and additional stopes is planned in the coming weeks.
  • Team strengthened in key positions: Following Mike Brown assuming the role of Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, a number of key positions have been swiftly filled, adding key mining skills and building out the execution team. Key positions include GM Underground Projects, Interim Chief Operating Officer, Underground Production Manager, Process Manager, Senior Electrical Engineer, and Director of Financial Reporting.
  • Productivity improvement plan generating positive results: Management, including new team additions, have initiated a productivity improvement plan aimed at addressing the operational challenges at the Underground Mine encountered during Q2 2021, including improved planning, monitoring and contractor management systems. In the weeks since initiated, substantial improvements in productivity have been demonstrated in development rates.
  • Processing: Ore from stope mining averaging approximately 1.5% Cu is being delivered to the mill with recoveries as planned and production of concentrate meeting offtake specifications while batch processing ore.

Mike Brown, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome the new additions to our team. Along with strengthened leadership and the addition of key skills, we are already seeing improvements in operational execution and productivity, resulting in increased stope turnover rates. These results are encouraging as we embed operational improvements and continue with the ramp-up of copper production”.

Further Details

Team Strengthening
During August and September, a number of key additions to the Pumpkin Hollow operating team have been made. These additions address prior limitations in availability of mining and geotechnical technical skills within the management team. Key among these additions are:

  • GM Underground Projects: Robert Booth will oversee all underground mining activities, including contractor management and infrastructure. Mr. Booth has substantial underground mining and contractor management experience in the Americas, including as Project Director for Hudbay Minerals since 2018, as Project Director and Mine Manager across Vale’s Canadian operations between 1990 and 2017, and prior to that at Inco Limited.
  • Interim Chief Operating Officer
  • Underground Production Manager
  • Process Manager
  • Senior electrical engineer
  • Director, financial reporting

Productivity Improvement Plan
Over recent weeks, management has undertaken a detailed review of the constraints encountered during Q2 2021 at the Underground Mine and reviewed planning for the remaining ramp-up and steady-state operations. As a result, a number of measures have been implemented to address operational constraints encountered in Q2, including:

  • Stronger contractor management procedures combined with revised contractor key performance indicators and aligned incentive systems to drive improved mining productivity.
  • Planning focus on accelerated stope delivery and prioritization of certain underground infrastructure items key to delivering higher production volumes.
  • Implementation of enhanced inventory management systems and supply chain optimization to ensure critical consumables and spares are available to service mining activities.
  • Optimization of equipment utilization, including revisions to the mobile equipment maintenance program.

The above measures are delivering operational improvements and providing greater visibility on stoping inventory. An increased rate of stope mining is underway with the second stopes mined, the blasting of the third stope having commenced and further stopes planned in the coming weeks.

The surface ventilation fans for the Underground Mine remain on schedule for commissioning in Q4 2021. The Company will provide further updates on operating performance metrics in due course.

Credit Facility Amendments
Discussions are progressing positively with KfW-IPEX Bank (“KfW”), in-line with the expectations previously reported in the Company’s August 31, 2021 news release. The Company expects to finalize amendments to its senior facility with KfW in the coming weeks in order to, among other things, extend the project completion longstop date under the facility. However, there can be no assurance that such amendments and extensions will be obtained.

Completion of Share Consolidation
The Company has completed the previously announced consolidation of its issued and outstanding common shares on the basis of one (1) post-consolidation common share for every ten (10) pre-consolidation common shares (the “Share Consolidation”). The common shares will begin trading on a post-consolidation basis at the market open on September 21, 2021. See the Company’s September 3, 2021 press release for additional details on the Share Consolidation.

Qualified Persons
The technical information and data in this news release was reviewed by Greg French, C.P.G., and Norm Bisson, P.Eng., for Nevada Copper, who are non-independent Qualified Persons within the meaning of NI 43-101.

About Nevada Copper
Nevada Copper (TSX: NCU) is a copper producer and owner of the Pumpkin Hollow copper project. Located in Nevada, USA, Pumpkin Hollow has substantial reserves and resources including copper, gold and silver. Its two fully permitted projects include the high-grade Underground Mine and processing facility, which is now in the production stage, and a large-scale open pit project, which is advancing towards feasibility status.

NEVADA COPPER CORP.
www.nevadacopper.com
Mike Brown, Interim President and CEO

For further information contact:
Rich Matthews, Investor Relations
Integrous Communications
rmatthews@integcom.us
+1 604 757 7179

Cautionary Language

This news release includes certain statements and information that constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information specifically include, but are not limited to, statements that relate to mine development plans, production and ramp-up plans and the expected timing and results thereof, equipment installation, and amendments to the Company’s amended and restated senior credit facility with KfW.

Forward-looking statements and information include statements regarding the expectations and beliefs of management. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “potential”, “is expected”, “anticipated”, “is targeted”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or the negatives thereof or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements or information should not be read as guarantees of future performance and results. They are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results and events to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information.

Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, those relating to: the ability of the Company to complete the ramp-up of the Underground Mine within the expected cost estimates and timeframe; requirements for additional capital and no assurance can be given regarding the availability thereof; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business and operations of the Company; the state of financial markets; history of losses; dilution; adverse events relating to milling operations, construction, development and ramp-up, including the ability of the Company to address underground development and process plant issues; failure to obtain extensions under and amendments to the Company’s amended and restated senior credit facility with KfW; ground conditions; cost overruns relating to development, construction and ramp-up of the Underground Mine; loss of material properties; interest rates increase; global economy; limited history of production; future metals price fluctuations; speculative nature of exploration activities; periodic interruptions to exploration, development and mining activities; environmental hazards and liability; industrial accidents; failure of processing and mining equipment to perform as expected; labor disputes; supply problems; uncertainty of production and cost estimates; the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore reserves, grade of mineralization or recovery rates from management’s expectations and the difference may be material; legal and regulatory proceedings and community actions; accidents; title matters; regulatory approvals and restrictions; increased costs and physical risks relating to climate change, including extreme weather events, and new or revised regulations relating to climate change; permitting and licensing; volatility of the market price of the Company’s securities; insurance; competition; hedging activities; currency fluctuations; loss of key employees; other risks of the mining industry as well as those risks discussed in the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis in respect of the year ended December 31, 2020 and in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 18, 2021. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements and information. The forward-looking information and statements are stated as of the date hereof. Nevada Copper disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements or information except as required by law. Readers are referred to the additional information regarding Nevada Copper’s business contained in Nevada Copper’s reports filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events, or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that could cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. For more information on Nevada Copper and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review Nevada Copper’s filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

Nevada Copper provides no assurance that forward-looking statements and 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.