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Stillwater Critical Minerals Files Early Warning Report Regarding its Holdings of Heritage Mining

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VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 29, 2022 / Stillwater Critical Minerals (formerly Group Ten Metals) (TSX.V:PGE)(OTCQB:PGEZF)(FSE:5D32) (the “Company” or “SWCM”) announces it has filed an Early Warning Report related to its holdings of 3,900,000 common shares of Heritage Mining Ltd. (“Heritage”) (CSE: HML) which represents approximately 11.8% of the total issued and outstand shares of Heritage. These shares were issued to Stillwater Critical Minerals as well as a cash payment of $150,000 and completion of $500,000 project work to satisfy first anniversary commitments per the Definitive Earn-In Agreement announced November 29, 2021 with respect to the Drayton-Black Lake gold project in Ontario, Canada.

The Heritage shares are held directly by Stillwater Critical Minerals for investment purposes. Additional share payments to Stillwater Critical Minerals are required under the Agreement and SWCM may in the future take such actions in respect of its shares as it deems appropriate in light of the market circumstances then existing including the sale of all or a portion of such holdings in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions to one or more purchasers.

There are no persons acting jointly or in concert with Stillwater Critical Minerals with respect to the shareholdings in Heritage, nor has the Company entered into any agreements in respect of its shareholdings in Heritage with any person with which SWCM acts jointly or in concert.

This news release is being issued in accordance with National Instrument 62-103 – The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues in connection with the filing of an early warning report. The early warning report respecting the acquisition will be filed on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (“SEDAR”) at www.sedar.com.

About Stillwater Critical Minerals Corp.

Stillwater Critical Minerals (TSX.V: PGE | OTCQB: PGEZF) is a mineral exploration company focused on its flagship Stillwater West PGE-Ni-Cu-Co + Au project in the iconic and famously productive Stillwater mining district in Montana, USA. With the recent addition of two renowned Bushveld and Platreef geologists to the team, the Company is well positioned to advance the next phase of large-scale critical mineral supply from this world-class American district, building on past production of nickel, copper, and chromium, and the on-going production of platinum group and other metals by neighbouring Sibanye-Stillwater. The Platreef-style nickel and copper sulphide deposits at Stillwater West contain a compelling suite of critical minerals and are open for expansion along trend and at depth, with an updated NI 43-101 mineral resource update currently in progress.

Stillwater Critical Minerals also holds the high-grade Black Lake-Drayton Gold project adjacent to Treasury Metals’ development-stage Goliath Gold Complex in northwest Ontario, which is currently under an earn-in agreement with an option to joint venture whereby Heritage Mining may earn up to a 90% interest in the project by completing payments and work on the project. The Company also holds the Kluane PGE-Ni-Cu-Co project on trend with Nickel Creek Platinum‘s Wellgreen deposit in Canada‘s Yukon Territory.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

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

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.

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Metallic Minerals Acquires Additional Claims at La Plata Copper-Silver-Gold Project in Colorado, USA

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 10, 2022 / Metallic Minerals Corp. (TSXV:MMG)(OTCQB:MMNGF) (“Metallic Minerals” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired a 100% interest in six (6) patented mineral claims (78.2 acres), known as the Morning Star property, within the La Plata mining district of southwestern Colorado. The claims are surrounded by, and contiguous with, unpatented mining claims held by the Company within the greater La Plata property claim outline, which now totals over 33 square kilometers (km2) in size. The Morning Star claims have the potential to host porphyry-style Cu-Ag-Au mineralization as both an extension of the nearby Allard resource or as a new porphyry center. In addition, the claims host potential for high-grade Au-Ag-Te epithermal mineralization.

Morning Star Property Highlights

The 78.2-acre Morning Star property consists of six (6) federally patented mining claims that include both fee simple surface ownership and sub-surface mineral rights. The claims straddle the Montezuma and La Plata County boundary and have the potential to host both porphyry Cu-Ag-Au mineralization, as well as epithermal style deposits of high-grade gold, silver, and tellurium, a critical metal on the United States Geological Survey’s list of 50 mineral commodities critical to the U.S. economy and national security2. While highly prospective, the acquired property has not seen modern exploration work in recent decades but was patented in the early 1900s, based on the discovery of significant surface mineralization.

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Metallic Minerals Corp., Wednesday, November 9, 2022, Press release picture

Transaction Details

Subject to final TSX approval, Metallic Minerals will acquire a 100% interest in the Morning Star property for a one-time cash payment totaling US$35,000 and the issuance of an aggregate of 275,000 common shares of Metallic Minerals following regulatory approval.

Scott Petsel, Metallic Minerals President stated, “We are pleased to be able to acquire these additional claims in the highly prospective La Plata mining district, where we recently announced an inferred resource of 985 million pounds of copper equivalent at the Allard Deposit1, which represents just one of several significant porphyry target areas on the property. This acquisition comes on the heels of the recently completed 2022 field program, which focused on resource expansion drilling at the Allard Deposit and included property-wide ground-based induced polarization and resistivity geophysical surveys. Along with the results from the 2022 La Plata drill program and field work, which are expected to come in over the next couple of months, these newly acquired claims will be incorporated into the development of our 2023 exploration season plans and targeting.”

“Assay results from the Keno Silver Project on over 3,200 meters of drilling focused on resource definition at several resource ready targets are expected in the coming weeks.”

About La Plata Silver-Gold-Copper Project

The road accessible La Plata project covers 33 km2 approximately 10 km northeast of the town of Mancos, Colorado within the historic high-grade La Plata mining district, located at the southwest end of the prolific Colorado Mineral Belt. Mineralization is related to a large-scale precious-metals-rich porphyry copper system with associated high-grade silver and gold epithermal vein and replacement deposits.

The La Plata district has a long and rich history of mining with the first silver deposits discovered in the 1700s by Spanish explorers. High-grade silver and gold production has been documented from the 1870s through the early 1940s from vein structures, replacement bodies and breccia zones at over 90 individual mines and prospects3. Historical production from some of these high-grade structures exceeded 1,000 grams per tonne (“g/t”) silver and over 15 g/t gold with some of the richest deposits delivering true bonanza grades for silver and gold.

From the 1950s to 1970s, major miners including Rio Tinto (Bear Creek) and Freeport-McMoRan (Phelps Dodge) explored in the La Plata district focusing on the significant potential for bulk-tonnage disseminated and stockwork hosted mineralization. Freeport-McMoRan retained ownership of claims in the district until 2002 when they sold their holdings to the current underlying vendors during the lows of the last metal price cycle.

Prior to 2022, a total of 56 drill holes, totaling 15,200 m, have been drilled on the property since the 1950s which confirms the presence of a large-scale, multi-phase porphyry system with significant silver, gold and copper that is associated with a 10 km2 strongly magnetic signature with intense hydrothermal alteration.

The April 2022 NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate, which covers a relatively small part of the overall 33 km2 property, consists of 115.7 million tonnes at an average grade of 0.39% copper equivalent (“Cu Eq”) (0.35% Cu and 4.02 g/t Ag) using a 0.25% Cu Eq cut-off grade1. The deposit is steeply dipping and roughly tabular in shape, occurring over 1 km in length, 400 m in width with over 1 km in vertical extent based on drilling to date. The Allard deposit remains open to expansion in all directions.

The Allard deposit is a significant potential source of copper and silver, both important metals for the modernization and electrification of the economy. In addition, the broader La Plata property is known for the occurrence of important critical minerals that have been identified by the US Government as essential for the functioning of modern technologies and economies and that are at risk of supply disruption2. The resampling of hole 95-1 during the 2021 field season returned significant platinum and palladium assays associated with the Copper Hill target area east of the Allard resource area and corroborated historic accounts of its presence. Tellurium, another element on the critical mineral list, was a by-product of historic high-grade gold and silver production in the district. These and other important metals noted in the district will be evaluated as part of ongoing exploration of the project.

Upcoming Events

Yukon Geoscience

Metallic Minerals will be attending the annual Yukon Geoscience event in Whitehorse, Yukon November 19-22, with geologist, Taylor Haid, scheduled to give a technical presentation on the Keno Silver project.

Mines & Money London

Metallic Minerals President, Scott Petsel, will be attending the Mines & Money one-one-one conference in London, England November 29-December first, with meetings now being booked.

Footnotes

1) See Technical Report on the Inaugural Mineral Resource Estimate for the Allard Cu-Ag Porphyry Deposit, La Plata Project, Colorado, USA with an effective date of April 3, 2022. The Mineral Resource, prepared by Allan Armitage P. Geo of SGS Geological Services, an independent Qualified Person, has been estimated in conformity with CIM Estimation of Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Best Practices Guidelines (2019) and current CIM Definition Standards – For Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (2014). The constrained Mineral Resources are reported at a base case cut-off grade of 0.25% CuEq, based on metal prices of $3.60/lb Cu and $22.50/oz Ag, assumed metal recoveries of 90% for Cu and 65% for Ag, a mining cost of US$5.30/t rock and processing and G&A cost of US$11.50/t mineralized material. Copper Equivalent (Cu Eq) calculations are included for comparative purposes. The current Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves as they do not have demonstrated economic viability. The quantity and grade of reported Inferred Resources in this Mineral Resource Estimate are uncertain in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define these Inferred Resources as Indicated or Measured. However, based on the current knowledge of the deposits, it is reasonably expected that the majority of Inferred Mineral Resources could be upgraded to Indicated Mineral Resources with continued exploration.

2) The US Geological Survey has released a list of 50 critical minerals that the US economy requires for economic and national security.

3) Eckel, USGS Prof Paper 219, Geology and Ore Deposits of the La Plata Mining District, 1949.

Qualified Person

Jeff Cary, CPG, a qualified person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release. Mr. Cary is a Senior Geologist and La Plata Project Manager for Metallic Minerals.

About Metallic Minerals

Metallic Minerals Corp. is an exploration and development stage company, focused on silver, gold and copper in the high-grade Keno Hill and La Plata mining districts of North America. Our objective is to create shareholder value through a systematic, entrepreneurial approach to making exploration discoveries, growing resources and advancing projects toward development. Metallic Minerals has consolidated the second-largest land position in the historic Keno Hill silver district of Canada’s Yukon Territory, directly adjacent Hecla Mining’s operations, with more than 300 million ounces of high-grade silver in past production and current M&I resources. Hecla Mining Company, the largest primary silver producer in the USA and third largest in the world, completed the acquisition of Alexco in September 2022. In April 2022, Metallic announced the inaugural NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate for its La Plata silver-gold-copper project in southwestern Colorado. The Company also continues to add new production royalty leases on its holdings in the Klondike gold district in the Yukon. All three districts have seen significant mineral production and have existing infrastructure, including power and road access. Metallic Minerals is led by a team with a track record of discovery and exploration success on several major precious and base metal deposits, as well as having large-scale development, permitting and project financing expertise.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Website: www.mmgsilver.com
Email: cackerman@mmgsilver.com
Phone: 604-629-7800
Toll Free: 1-888-570-4420

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 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, title, and future plans and objectives of the company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Although Metallic Minerals 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

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Stillwater Critical Minerals Applies for Warrant Extension

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 4, 2022 / Stillwater Critical Minerals (formerly Group Ten Metals) (TSXV:PGE)(OTCQB:PGEZF)(FSE:5D32) (the “Company” or “SWCM”) announces that the Company has applied for TSX Venture Exchange approval to extend the expiry date on certain warrants that were due to expire November 21, 2022 (the “Warrants”). Per the application, 5,233,824 Warrants that were originally issued as part of a financing completed in November 2019 (see news release dated November 21, 2019) will be extended to a new expiration date of May 21, 2023. Each Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share at an exercise price of CDN$ 0.25.

About Stillwater Critical Minerals Corp.

Stillwater Critical Minerals (TSX.V: PGE | OTCQB: PGEZF) is a mineral exploration company focused on its flagship Stillwater West PGE-Ni-Cu-Co + Au project in the iconic and famously productive Stillwater mining district in Montana, USA. With the recent addition of two renowned Bushveld and Platreef geologists to the team, the Company is well positioned to advance the next phase of large-scale critical mineral supply from this world-class American district, building on past production of nickel, copper, and chromium, and the ongoing production of platinum group and other metals by neighboring Sibanye-Stillwater. The Platreef-style nickel and copper sulphide deposits at Stillwater West contain a compelling suite of critical minerals and are open for expansion along trend and at depth, with an updated NI 43-101 mineral resource update now in progress based on a 14-hole expansion drilling campaign.

Stillwater Critical Minerals also holds the high-grade Drayton-Black Lake Gold project adjacent to Treasury Metals’ development-stage Goliath Gold Complex in northwest Ontario. Drayton-Black Lake is currently under an earn-in agreement with an option to joint venture whereby Heritage Mining may earn up to a 90% interest in the project by completing payments and work on the project. The Company also holds the Kluane PGE-Ni-Cu-Co project on trend with Nickel Creek Platinum‘s Wellgreen deposit in Canada‘s Yukon Territory.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

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

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.

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Metallic Minerals to Present at the Emerging Growth Conference October 12th

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 10, 2022 / Metallic Minerals Corp. (TSX.V:MMG; OTCQB:MMNGF) (“Metallic” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the Company will be presenting at the Emerging Growth Conference on October 12th, 2022 at 9:00am PT (12:00pm ET).

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Metallic Minerals Corp., Monday, October 10, 2022, Press release picture

This live, interactive online event will give existing shareholders and the investment community the opportunity to interact with CEO, Greg Johnson, who will discuss global and domestic metals markets, provide an overview of our key projects and upcoming catalysts and participate in a live Q&A session.

To register, click here or the adjacent logo. To learn more about Emerging Growth Conferences, visit www.emerginggrowth.com.

Metallic Minerals CEO, Greg Johnson, commented, “We are very pleased to be participating in our first Emerging Growth event and, against the backdrop of recently rebounding metals strength, feel this is excellent timing to introduce investors to the mining sector, the opportunities that abound and the value potential of Metallic Minerals as a precious and base metals explorer with exceptional assets. In 2022, we conducted exploration and drill campaigns at both our high-grade Keno Silver project adjacent to Hecla Mining in Yukon, Canada and our La Plata copper-silver-gold project in Colorado, USA. Results from both are pending receipt of assays and we anticipate news flow in that regard to commence soon.”

About the Emerging Growth Conference

The Emerging Growth conference is an effective way for public companies to present opportunities and communicate major announcements to the investment community in a time efficient manner. Conference focus and coverage includes companies in a wide range of growth sectors with strong management teams, focused strategy and execution, and overall potential for long-term growth. The audience includes individual and institutional investors, as well as investment advisors and analysts.https://embed.fireplace.yahoo.com/embed?ctrl=Monalixa&m_id=monalixa&m_mode=document&site=sports&os=android&pageContext=%257B%2522ctopid%2522%253A%25221542500%253B1480989%253B1481489%253B1577000%2522%252C%2522hashtag%2522%253A%25221542500%253B1480989%253B1481489%253B1577000%2522%252C%2522wiki_topics%2522%253A%2522Hecla_Mining%253BLa_Plata%253BCompany%253BMineral%253BKeno_City%2522%252C%2522lmsid%2522%253A%2522a077000000LnOyOAAV%2522%252C%2522revsp%2522%253A%2522accesswire.ca%2522%252C%2522lpstaid%2522%253A%25227cad23d4-6755-3b0f-9a16-c008e5359400%2522%252C%2522pageContentType%2522%253A%2522story%2522%257D

About Metallic Minerals

Metallic Minerals Corp. is an exploration and development stage company, focused on silver, gold and copper in the high-grade Keno Hill and La Plata mining districts of North America. Our objective is to create shareholder value through a systematic, entrepreneurial approach to making exploration discoveries, growing resources and advancing projects toward development. Metallic Minerals has consolidated the second-largest land position in the historic Keno Hill silver district of Canada’s Yukon Territory, directly adjacent Hecla Mining’s operations, with more than 300 million ounces of high-grade silver in past production and current M&I resources. Hecla Mining Company, the largest primary silver producer in the USA and third largest in the world, completed the acquisition of Alexco in September 2022. In April 2022, Metallic announced the inaugural NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate for its La Plata silver-gold-copper project in southwestern Colorado. The Company also continues to add new production royalty leases on its holdings in the Klondike gold district in the Yukon. All three districts have seen significant mineral production and have existing infrastructure, including power and road access. Metallic Minerals is led by a team with a track record of discovery and exploration success on several major precious and base metal deposits, as well as having large-scale development, permitting and project financing expertise.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Website: www.mmgsilver.com Phone: 604-629-7800

Email: cackerman@mmgsilver.com Toll Free: 1-888-570-4420

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.

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Metallic Minerals Announces Acquisition of Additional High-Grade Claims in the Keno Hill Silver District

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / September 7, 2022 / Metallic Minerals (TSX.V:MMG)(OTCQB:MMNGF) (“Metallic Minerals“, or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has acquired 100% interest in 5 square kilometres (“km2“) of new mineral properties in the Keno Hill silver district of Canada’s Yukon Territory, bringing the Company’s total district hard-rock land position to 171 km2. Each of these newly acquired properties have demonstrated the presence of high-grade Keno-style silver-lead-zinc mineralization and are adjacent to, or contiguous with, Metallic Minerals’ Keno Silver property and the Keno Hill properties now owned by Hecla Mining following the completion of the acquisition of Alexco Resources (see Figure 1).

Acquisition Highlights

  • Nabob and Faro Claims – In the Keno Summit area, the Nabob claim hosts the Keno Hill “Main” vein and its numerous offshoots where drilling in 2012 returned impressive results (NA-12-02, 0.4 meters (m) of 4,090.6 grams per ton (g/t) Silver Equivalent (Ag Eq) (3,140 g/t Ag, 0.86 g/t Au, 22.37% Pb and 0.25% Cu), that led to high-grade surface mining of 65 tons of ore material over 4,200 g/t Ag (see Table 1)1. The Nabob Main vein was successfully targeted by two Metallic Minerals drill holes in its 2022 field program and assay results are pending.
  • Rage 1-3 Claims – The Rage claims cover the Rain and Shine target area where a typical Keno-style Ag-Pb-Zn vein has been sampled at surface and returned grades to 889.1 g/t Ag Eq in grab samples from the vein. The Rain and Shine mineralization appears to occur at the intersection of the Flame & Moth and Onek trends, which host 41.5 million ounces of silver (“Moz Ag”) and 4.3 Moz Ag respectively, in mineral reserves and M&I resources2. Well located regarding infrastructure, the Rage claims are crossed by the Bellekeno mine-to-mill haul road, only 600 meters from the Hecla Mill.
  • The Tveter-Pavlovich claims on the south side of Sourdough Hill, 500 meters from Hecla’s Bellekeno mine, is associated with extension of structures from the Bellekeno deposit which has produced 7.9 Moz Ag5 and hosts 4.75 Moz Ag in current reserves and M&I resources2. These potential extensions were tested by drilling at the Tveter-Pavlovich claim boundary in 2018 returning 3.3 m of 469.3 g/t Ag Eq (63.1 g/t Ag, 0.93% Pb, 0.92% Zn) including 0.2 m of 1,120.5 g/t Ag Eq (832.0 g/t Ag, 3.34%1)4. In addition to the Bellekeno vein extensions, historic exploration identified and exposed two additional vein occurrences with high-grade Ag-Pb-Zn and gold potential called the Mo vein showings on the property3.

Metallic Minerals President, Scott Petsel, stated, “We are very pleased to have been able to add these significant and very prospective properties in the high-grade Keno Hill silver district, and to immediately initiate drill testing of the Nabob vein as a historically drilled, potentially ‘resource-ready’ target.”

“Additionally, Metallic’s 171 km2 land position is the second largest in the prolific Keno Hill camp and now contains five ‘resource-ready’ advanced-stage targets, 11 ‘growth-stage’ targets with initial positive drilling and over 20 early-stage drill-ready targets with numerous additional untested soil anomalies of greater than 6.0 g/t Ag Eq., all in a district with over 100 years of mining history and over 300 million ounces of past silver production and current resources5. We are currently wrapping up our exploration program at the Keno Silver Project and we anticipate receiving initial results over the coming months from our core drilling and surface sampling programs including results from the Nabob target drilling.”

Keno District Alluvial Claims

In addition to the recently acquired hard-rock properties mentioned above, Metallic Minerals has been assembling, through acquisition and staking, a significant package of alluvial claims and leases in prospective areas in the Keno District. These claim groupings, including the Granite Creek East claims, the Allen/Faith Creek Claims and the Badger and Honey claims total over 20 miles of prospective alluvial deposits to explore and develop. Claims in the Granite Creek area have produced over 16,000 ounces of gold between 2015 and 2020 and gold production continues in multiple operations6. Metallic intends to pursue royalty agreements with known operators interested in alluvial claim development and production. A further update on Metallic’s alluvial claim and activities at both Keno and in the Klondike is expected in the coming weeks.

Upcoming Events

Metals Investor Forum – Metallic Minerals will be participating in the upcoming Metals Investor Forum in Vancouver on September 9-10, during which the Company will provide a live presentation with Q&A. For more information and to register click here.

Precious Metals Summit – Metallic Minerals will be attending the 2022 Precious Metals Summit in Beaver Creek, Colorado, where the Company will participate in 1-on-1 meetings with institutional investors and deliver a live presentation update. For more information and to register, click here.

Figure 1 – Keno Silver District Map Highlighting Metallic Minerals Property and New Acquisitions

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Metallic Minerals Corp., Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Press release picture

Table 1 – Highlight Assay Results from Historic Drilling and Sampling at Recent Acquisition Targets

Target AreaDDH or Sample IDSample TypeFrom (m)To (m)Width (m)Ag Eq (g/t)1Ag (g/t)Au (g/t)Pb (%)Zn (%)Cu (%)
Rage113362Grab565.356.80.030.2210.540.03
Rage113363Grab193.026.00.310.072.800.03
Rage113364Grab660.4198.04.510.400.100.14
Rage10-06-LBGrab889.136.01.410.0514.420.38
Rage11-06-LBGrab301.5263.00.220.380.07Nil
RageRS-01-06Grab326.7275.00.250.590.12Nil
RageRS-02-06Chip259.328.00.010.054.87Nil
Nabob2NA-12-02Core21.2424.643.4637.5466.50.124.060.080.01
Nabob2Incl.Core21.2421.640.44090.63140.00.8622.370.250.09
Nabob2NA-12-03Core22.523.71.2292.5169.70.132.690.150.01
Nabob2NA-12-04Core16.7617.761236.7122.00.072.330.400.01
Nabob2NA-12-06Core2020.750.75240.4200.00.130.600.090.01
Nabob2NA-12-11Core4.755.550.81202.01019.00.293.600.280.05
Nabob2NA-12-11Core16.116.70.6251.6172.00.051.560.270.03
Nabob2NA-12-12Core7.058.251.21125.4798.70.417.100.360.02
Nabob2Incl.Core7.057.450.42951.92142.00.7118.630.670.04
Nabob2NA-12-13Core8.610.11.5211.5119.20.440.580.600.01
Nabob2NA-12-14Core5.26.10.9779.8655.00.441.560.340.08
Nabob2NA-12-15Core11.3513.001.65455.3394.00.150.400.650.01
Tveter -Pavlovich3K-18-0695Core285.3289.54.1583.833.90.010.820.38
incl.Core287.652880.35724.2354.00.018.990.61
Tveter -Pavlovich3K-18-0697Core230.5233.83.3469.363.10.010.930.92
Incl.Core230.5230.70.21120.5832.00.143.343.17

Table Notes: 1 – Silver equivalent (Ag Eq) values assume Ag $19/oz, Pb $1.05/lb, Zn $1.30/lb, Au $1,800/oz, Cu $3.00/lb and 100% metallurgical recovery. Sample intervals are based on measured drill intercept lengths. 2 – Historic Nabob drill samples were subject to highly selective sampling procedures for the purpose of evaluating high-grade mining opportunities and may not be representative of the entire mineralized widths of the Nabob vein system. 3 – Drilled by Alexco Resources at the Tveter-Pavlovich property boundary while the property was under option to Alexco Resources.

Nabob Target Area

The Nabob target, located in the Keno Summit target area, directly adjoins other holdings for Metallic. It was one of the original four claims filed on the Keno Summit discovery in 1919. The fact that it still has exposed high-grade Ag-Pb-Zn vein material, and in the 2010s saw 65 tons of very-high-grade silver production, emphasizes the overall prospectivity of this under-explored part of the district.

Hosted by the Nabob claim the “Main” vein and its transverse offshoots are exposed for 250 m on strike. Work completed in 2012 included rock sampling, trenching, geophysics and the drilling of 17 holes (490.7 m). As reported from the 2012 work, a bulk sample ran 1,618 g/t Ag, 18.5% Pb and 0.51 g/t Au underscoring the high-grade nature of the Nabob target1. After review of the available drill data and surface exposures, Metallic Minerals chose to drill two holes at the Nabob target in 2022 which have successfully encountered the vein structure and assay results are pending. The Nabob claim acquisition is accompanied by the equally prospective but undrilled Faro claim, also in the Keno Summit area. Together the claims enhance and expand Metallic’s holdings at the Keno Summit and add to the potential to rapidly develop a resource for the target area.

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2022 Drill set up at the Nabob target

Rain and Shine (Rage 1-3) Target Area

The Rage claims, vended with the Nabob and Faro claims, host the Rain and Shine Ag-Pb-Zn-Au vein target. Mineralization at Rain and Shine is exposed at surface and has been sampled by Metallic Minerals returning substantial grades in grab sampling (see Table 1). The proximity of the Rain and Shine target to existing infrastructure, including Hecla’s operating mill and the Bellekeno haul road as well as being 750 m from underground developments at Hecla’s Flame & Moth mine (41.5 million silver ounces of combined reserves and M&I resources2), bode well for its exploration and development prospects. Mineralization at Rain and Shine is known to have occasional high grade gold numbers associated with the typical Ag-Pb-Zn mineralization and the exposed vein system is parallel to, and similar in style and mineralogy to the vein system being mined at the Flame & Moth. The Rain and Shine is a drill-ready target that Metallic will evaluate for drilling in 2023.

Tveter-Pavlovich Target Area

Consisting of 23 quartz mineral claims (Mo 1-8, Caroline 1-2, Rex 1-2, Boso 1-5, Casy 1-3, Bonny, Chrissie G and the Windy 1), the Tveter-Pavlovich claim block was optioned by Alexco Resources in 2017 with four holes drilled to test the extension of veins in the hanging wall of the Bellekeno 48 vein in the Bellekeno mine. Two of these drill holes encountered significant mineralization up to 1,120.5 g/t Ag Eq (see Table 1) with mineralization open to expansion with follow-up drilling.

Mineralization also outcrops on the Tveter-Pavlovich claims at the Mo target where historic trenching, dozing, shafting and the driving of an adit have exposed two parallel veins with select high-grade sample assays up to 9,771 g/t Ag, 80.5% Pb and 1.7 g/t Au3. Additionally, trenching in 1980 is reported to have exposed a segment of the Mo vein which ran up to 13,719 g/t Ag.

About Metallic Minerals

Metallic Minerals Corp. is an exploration and development stage company, focused on silver, gold and copper in the high-grade Keno Hill and La Plata mining districts of North America. Our objective is to create shareholder value through a systematic, entrepreneurial approach to making exploration discoveries, growing resources and advancing projects toward development. Metallic Minerals has consolidated the second-largest land position in the historic Keno Hill silver district of Canada’s Yukon Territory, directly adjacent Hecla Mining’s operations, with more than 300 million ounces of high-grade silver in past production and current M&I resources. Hecla Mining Company, the largest primary silver producer in the USA and third largest in the world, completed the acquisition of Alexco in September 2022. Metallic recently announced the inaugural NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate for its La Plata silver-gold-copper project in southwestern Colorado. The Company also continues to add new production royalty leases on its holdings in the Klondike gold district in the Yukon. All three districts have seen significant mineral production and have existing infrastructure, including power and road access. Metallic Minerals is led by a team with a track record of discovery and exploration success on several major precious and base metal deposits, as well as having large-scale development, permitting and project financing expertise.

About the Metallic Group of Companies

The Metallic Group is a collaboration of leading precious and base metals exploration and development companies, with a portfolio of large, brownfields 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, Granite Creek Copper in the Yukon’s Minto copper district, and Stillwater Critical Minerals in the Stillwater PGE-nickel-copper district of Montana and Kluane district in the Yukon. The founders and team members of the Metallic Group include highly successful explorationists formerly with some of the industry’s leading explorer/developers and major producers. With this expertise, the companies are undertaking a systematic approach to exploration and development using new models and technologies to facilitate discoveries in these proven, but under-explored, mining districts. Members of the Metallic Group have been recognized as recipients of awards for excellence in environmental stewardship demonstrating commitment to responsible resource development and appropriate ESG practices. The Metallic Group is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and its member companies are listed on the Toronto Venture, US OTCQB and Frankfurt stock exchanges.

Footnotes

  1. Blackburn, L. R., Assessment Report, Nabob Project, Keno Hill Yukon Territory, Canada, Keno Hill Exploration Corp., Yukon, 2014
  2. Alexco Resource Corp Technical Report, titled “NI 43-101 Technical Report on Updated Mineral Resource and Reserve Estimate of the Keno Hill Silver District” with an effective date of April 1, 2021 and issue date of May 26, 2021.
  3. Yukon MINFILE – Mineral Occurrence 105M 013 – Version 2004-1. Yukon Geological Survey, Energy, Mines and Resources, Yukon Government, 2004.
  4. Stammers, et al., Assessment Report, 2018 Pavlovich Option Sourdough Hill, Alexco Resources, Yukon, 2019.
  5. Cathro, R. J., Great Mining Camps of Canada 1. The History and Geology of the Keno Hill Silver Camp, Yukon Territory. Geoscience Canada, Sept. 2006. ISSN 1911-4850.
  6. Steinke, et al., Public Presentation, Placer Gold Settings in an Alpine Glaciated Environment, Granite Creek, Yukon, Placer Forum 2022.

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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Website: www.mmgsilver.com Phone: 604-629-7800
Email: cackerman@mmgsilver.com Toll Free: 1-888-570-4420

Qualified Person

The disclosure in this news release of scientific and technical information regarding exploration projects on Metallic Minerals’ mineral properties has been reviewed and approved by Scott Petsel, P.Geo., President, who is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”).

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 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, title, and future plans and objectives of the company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Although Metallic Minerals 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.

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“Copper is the New Oil”

According to Goldman Sachs

By 2025, the metals could be priced at $15,000 a tonne (U$6.80 per pound), a rise of 66%. (current copper price is $9,300 per tonne (U$4.24 per pound)) Goldman said in a report titled “Copper is the new Oil”

The report also drills down into three drivers of green copper demand: electric vehicles (EVs); solar power and wind power. The bank estimates that 5.1 million EVs likely will be sold in 2021, rising to 31.51 million EVs in the year 2030. It also forecasts that 30 million charging units will be installed in 2030.

A rising tide of electrification, as many countries seek to lower their emissions through developing new technologies, promises robust demand for years to come. Global copper production would need to rise by between 3% and 6% per annum by 2030 for countries to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a Sept. 14 Bernstein Research note. 

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Metallic Minerals Announces Start of Drilling at La Plata Silver-Gold-Copper Project in Southwest Colorado, USA, and Extends Warrant Expiry

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / July 27, 2022 / Metallic Minerals (TSX.V:MMG)(OTCQB:MMNGF) (“Metallic Minerals“, or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the start of its 2022 exploration and drill campaign at the La Plata silver-gold-copper project, located in southwest Colorado. This is the Company’s second diamond core drill program at La Plata and follows the establishment of a new NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate announced earlier this year (see news release dated April 26, 2022).

The initial focus of the 2022 drill program is to extend the limits of previously drill-identified mineralization in the Allard resource area, which is expected to form the basis for updated and expanded resource estimate in 2023. The Company is in the process of completing a follow-up ground-based induced polarization geophysical survey designed to support resource expansion drilling, as well as to help refine and prioritize additional copper-silver-gold porphyry targets developed from the Company’s systematic exploration and the application of new technologies on the project.

La Plata Project Highlights

  • Inaugural National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) compliant inferred mineral resource issued April 2022 for the Allard deposit totals 889 million pounds of copper and 15 million ounces of silver in a constrained model, with 115.7 million tonnes at an average grade of 0.39% copper equivalent (“Cu Eq”) (0.35% Cu and 4.02 g/t Ag) using a 0.25% Cu Eq cut-off grade1.
  • Drilling highlights at the Allard porphyry system include 395 m grading 0.57% copper equivalent (0.51% Cu, 6.3 g/t Ag and 0.017 g/t Au) in LP-03, and 854 m at 0.26% Cu, including 254 m grading 0.41% Cu, in drill hole LP-01. Both drill holes started and ended in mineralization.
  • Exploration drilling in 2022 is designed to expand limits of known mineralization in the Allard resource area and to test newly developed targets representing potential new copper-silver-gold porphyry mineralization.

Project History

The road accessible La Plata project covers 33 km2 approximately 20 km northeast of Mancos, Colorado within the historic high-grade La Plata mining district located at the southwest end of the prolific Colorado Mineral Belt. Mineralization is related to a large-scale precious metals-rich porphyry copper system with associated high-grade silver and gold epithermal vein and replacement deposits.https://embed.fireplace.yahoo.com/embed?ctrl=Monalixa&m_id=monalixa&m_mode=document&site=sports&os=android&pageContext=%257B%2522ctopid%2522%253A%25221542500%253B1577000%253B1580500%2522%252C%2522hashtag%2522%253A%25221542500%253B1577000%253B1580500%2522%252C%2522wiki_topics%2522%253A%2522La_Plata%253BColorado%253BPorphyry_copper_deposit%253BCompany%253BMancos%252C_Colorado%253BNatural_resource%253BMineral%253BExploration%253BNational_Instrument_43-101%253BBorehole%253BPhelps_Dodge%253BGold_and_Copper%253BCopper%2522%252C%2522lmsid%2522%253A%2522a077000000LnOyOAAV%2522%252C%2522revsp%2522%253A%2522accesswire.ca%2522%252C%2522lpstaid%2522%253A%25226fd0f08e-c132-3ea8-ac39-5f9770e1768b%2522%252C%2522pageContentType%2522%253A%2522story%2522%257D

The La Plata district has a long and rich history of mining with the first silver deposits discovered in the 1700s by Spanish explorers. High-grade silver and gold production has been documented from the 1870s through the early 1940s from vein structures, replacement bodies and breccia zones at over 90 individual mines and prospects3. From the 1950s to 1970s, major miners including Rio Tinto (Bear Creek) and Freeport-McMoRan (Phelps Dodge) explored the district focusing on the significant potential for bulk-tonnage disseminated and stockwork hosted mineralization2. Freeport-McMoRan retained ownership of claims in the district until 2002 when they sold their holdings to the current underlying vendors during the lows of the last metal price cycle.

A total of 56 drill holes totaling 15,200 m have been drilled on the property since the 1950s which confirm the presence of large multi-phase porphyry system with significant silver, gold and copper. This large-scale mineralized system is associated with a 10 km2 strongly magnetic signature with intense hydrothermal alteration. Surrounding the central porphyry system is an associated high-grade silver and gold-rich epithermal system measuring at least 8 km by 2 km that hosts 56 identified vein, replacement, and breccia structures. Historical production from some of these high-grade structures included bonanza grades for silver and gold2.

In addition to the development of the inaugural resource estimate, exploration completed by Metallic Minerals at La Plata to date has included confirmation drilling, resampling of historic drill core and underground sampling, surface mapping, and soil sampling. The Company has also completed comprehensive geophysical surveys over the project including airborne resistivity and magnetics, ground-based induced polarization surveys, and analysis of multi-spectral remote sensing data to establish mineralized anomalies and domains for the various styles of mineralization. This work has identified 16 untested potential porphyry centers outside of the main Allard resource area, as well as developed targets with potential for significant high-grade epithermal silver and gold.

Warrant Extension

Metallic further announces that the Company has applied to the TSX Venture Exchange for approval to extend the expiry date on 9,587,500 warrants that were due to expire August 13, 2022 (the “Warrants”) to February 13, 2023. The Warrants were originally issued as part of a financing completed in August 2020 (see news release dated August 13, 2020) led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters including Red Cloud Securities Inc. and Mackie Research Capital Corporation. The warrants entitle the holder to acquire one common share at an exercise price of $0.60.

About Metallic Minerals

Metallic Minerals Corp. is an exploration and development stage company, focused on silver, gold and copper in the high-grade Keno Hill and La Plata mining districts of North America. Our objective is to create shareholder value through a systematic, entrepreneurial approach to making exploration discoveries, growing resources and advancing projects toward development. Metallic Minerals has consolidated the second-largest land position in the historic Keno Hill silver district of Canada’s Yukon Territory, directly adjacent to Alexco Resource Corp’s operations, with more than 300 million ounces of high-grade silver in past production and current M&I resources. Hecla Mining Company, the largest primary silver producer in the USA and fourth largest in the world, announced the acquisition of Alexco in July 2022. Metallic recently announced the inaugural NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate for its La Plata silver-gold-copper project in southwestern Colorado. The Company also continues to add new production royalty leases on its holdings in the Klondike gold district in the Yukon. All three districts have seen significant mineral production and have existing infrastructure, including power and road access. Metallic Minerals is led by a team with a track record of discovery and exploration success on several major precious and base metal deposits, as well as having large-scale development, permitting and project financing expertise.

About the Metallic Group of Companies

The Metallic Group is a collaboration of leading precious and base metals exploration and development companies, with a portfolio of large, brownfields 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, Granite Creek Copper in the Yukon’s Minto copper district, and Stillwater Critical Minerals in the Stillwater PGE-nickel-copper district of Montana and Kluane district in the Yukon. The founders and team members of the Metallic Group include highly successful explorationists formerly with some of the industry’s leading explorer/developers and major producers. With this expertise, the companies are undertaking a systematic approach to exploration and development using new models and technologies to facilitate discoveries in these proven, but under-explored, mining districts. Members of the Metallic Group have been recognized as recipients of awards for excellence in environmental stewardship demonstrating commitment to responsible resource development and appropriate ESG practices. The Metallic Group is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and its member companies are listed on the Toronto Venture, US OTCQB and Frankfurt stock exchanges.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Website: www.mmgsilver.com
Phone: 604-629-7800
Email: cackerman@mmgsilver.com
Toll Free: 1-888-570-4420

Footnotes

1) See Technical Report on the Inaugural Mineral Resource Estimate for the Allard Cu-Ag Porphyry Deposit, La Plata Project, Colorado, USA with an effective date of April 3, 2022. The Mineral Resource has been estimated in conformity with CIM Estimation of Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Best Practices Guidelines (2019) and current CIM Definition Standards – For Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (2014). The constrained Mineral Resources are reported at a base case cut-off grade of 0.25% CuEq, based on metal prices of $3.60/lb Cu and $22.50/oz Ag, assumed metal recoveries of 90% for Cu and 65% for Ag, a mining cost of US$5.30/t rock and processing and G&A cost of US$11.50/t mineralized material. (1) Cu Eq* calculations are based on 100% recovery of all metals using the same metal prices used for the resource calculation. All figures are rounded to reflect the relative accuracy of the estimate. The current Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves as they do not have demonstrated economic viability. The quantity and grade of reported Inferred Resources in this Mineral Resource Estimate are uncertain in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define these Inferred Resources as Indicated or Measured. However, based on the current knowledge of the deposits, it is reasonably expected that the majority of Inferred Mineral Resources could be upgraded to Indicated Mineral Resources with continued exploration.

2) Eckel, USGS Prof Paper 219, Geology and Ore Deposits of the La Plata Mining District, 1949;

3) Bear Creek Mining (now Rio Tinto), Humble Oil (now Exxon) and Phelps Dodge (now Freeport-McMoRan) company reports.

Qualified Persons

The La Plata copper-silver project 2022 mineral resource estimate was prepared by Allan Armitage, P. Geo., of SGS Geological Services, an independent Qualified Person, in accordance with the guidelines of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) with an effective date of October 7, 2021. Jeff Cary, CPG, a qualified person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release. Mr. Cary is a Senior Geologist and La Plata Project Manager for Metallic Minerals.

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 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, title, and future plans and objectives of the company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Although Metallic Minerals 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.

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(VIDEO) Metallic Minerals Initiates 2022 Exploration Program at Keno Silver Project in Yukon, Canada

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VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / July 13, 2022 / Metallic Minerals (TSXV:MMG | US OTCQB:MMNGF) (“Metallic Minerals“, or the “Company“) announces the commencement of field activities at the Company’s 100% owned, 166 square kilometer Keno Silver project, located in the historic Keno Hill silver district of Canada’s Yukon Territory. In July 2022, Hecla Mining Company (“Hecla”), the largest silver producer in the United States and third largest in the world1, announced the acquisition of neighboring Alexco Resource Corp.(“Alexco”), which holds the western portion of the district and mining and milling operations. Metallic Minerals owns the second largest land position in the prolific district covering the east, and parts of central and western Keno Hill, including eight high-grade, shallow past-producing deposits.

The 2022 exploration program is expected to consist of at least 3,000 meters of diamond core drilling, focused on resource definition drilling at multiple advanced-stage targets including Formo and Caribou deposits in the West Keno and Central Keno areas and the recently discovered Fox target area in East Keno, as well as step out drilling at several new discoveries. Detailed geophysical and soil surveys will also be conducted to aid in refinement and prioritization of reconnaissance drill targets in several untested target areas. Additionally, for the first time, the district will be flown for a LIDAR survey, which will provide greater precision in survey and topographic control while aiding in lineament detection in the search for new Keno-style high-grade silver discoveries.

Metallic Minerals President, Scott Petsel, commented: “We are excited to be initiating our 2022 field campaign at the Keno Silver project, particularly in the wake of the recently announced acquisition of our neighbors at Alexco by Hecla. This is a re-energizing catalyst for the Keno Hill silver district and highlights the quality of the existing reserves and resources and the exploration potential in one of the world’s highest grade silver producing regions that has produced over 200 million ounces of ultra-high-grade silver. We have enjoyed a close and productive working relationship with the team at Alexco and are excited to see the mining operation reach its full potential.”

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Metallic Minerals Corp., Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Press release picture

“Metallic Minerals is on the cusp of transforming our own story in the Keno silver district as this year’s drill program is focused on advancing existing mineral inventories to formal NI 43-101 resources at our most advanced targets. In addition, we expect to announce commencement of field activity at our La Plata silver-gold-copper project in Colorado shortly, as well as updates with regard to planned activities on our Klondike alluvial gold royalty portfolio.”

Private Placement

Metallic has completed and closed its second non-brokered private placement financing for total proceeds raised of $4,649,820. Proceeds from the two private placements will be used toward eligible Canadian exploration expenses, within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and for general working capital.

The second private placement consisted of the issuance of 1,471,000 units at a price of $0.42 per unit for aggregate proceeds of $617,820. Each unit consisted of one common share and one-half purchase warrant where each whole warrant is exercisable into a common share for 30 months at a price of $0.50. A total of 846,000 units were sold on a flow-through basis with the common share comprising the units being issued as a flow-through common share.

The common shares comprising the units are subject to a hold period of four months and one day from their date of issuance under applicable Canadian securities law. The flow-through shares have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act or any U.S. state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent registration or any applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws.

An officer of the company participated in the private placement for a total of 25,000 units. The participation by the insider in the private placement is considered to be a related party transaction as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101. The transaction is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101, as neither the fair market value of the securities being issued, nor the consideration being paid exceeds 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.

About the Keno Silver Project

Keno Hill is one of the world’s highest-grade silver districts, with nearly 300 million ounces (“Moz”) of silver in past production and current M&I resources1,2 and featuring excellent existing infrastructure, including grid power, road access and nearby community services. In July 2022, Hecla announced the acquisition of Alexco Resource Corp, which holds the western portion of the district and mining and milling operations. Metallic Minerals’ Keno Silver project is adjacent and contiguous, covering the east, and parts of the central and western Keno silver district and includes eight high-grade, shallow past-producing mines. Prior to the Company’s consolidation of the land package, very little modern exploration had been completed in these parts of the district due to fragmented, private land ownership. Metallic Minerals has advanced three targets in the district from discovery to expansion drilling with several additional targets at drill-ready status along the known historically productive trends. In addition, recent exploration has defined and expanded 12 new priority multi-kilometer-scale early-stage targets for reconnaissance drilling in the under-explored parts of the district where highly elevated silver, lead and zinc in soils and high-grade rock samples have been identified.

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Metallic Minerals Corp., Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Press release picture

2022 Drilling at Fox Target at East Keno

About Metallic Minerals

Metallic Minerals Corp. is an exploration and development stage company, focused on silver, gold and copper in the high-grade Keno Hill and La Plata mining districts of North America. Our objective is to create shareholder value through a systematic, entrepreneurial approach to making exploration discoveries, growing resources and advancing projects toward development. Metallic Minerals has consolidated the second-largest land position in the historic Keno Hill silver district of Canada’s Yukon Territory, directly adjacent to Alexco Resource Corp’s operations, with more than 300 million ounces of high-grade silver in past production and current M&I resources. Hecla Mining Company, the largest primary silver producer in the USA and fourth largest in the world, announced the acquisition of Alexco in July 2022. Metallic recently announced the inaugural NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate for its La Plata silver-gold-copper project in southwestern Colorado. The Company also continues to add new production royalty leases on its holdings in the Klondike gold district in the Yukon. All three districts have seen significant mineral production and have existing infrastructure, including power and road access. Metallic Minerals is led by a team with a track record of discovery and exploration success on several major precious and base metal deposits, as well as having large-scale development, permitting and project financing expertise.

About the Metallic Group of Companies

The Metallic Group is a collaboration of leading precious and base metals exploration and development companies, with a portfolio of large, brownfields 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, Granite Creek Copper in the Yukon’s Minto copper district, and Stillwater Critical Minerals in the Stillwater PGE-nickel-copper district of Montana and Kluane district in the Yukon. The founders and team members of the Metallic Group include highly successful explorationists formerly with some of the industry’s leading explorer/developers and major producers. With this expertise, the companies are undertaking a systematic approach to exploration and development using new models and technologies to facilitate discoveries in these proven, but under-explored, mining districts. Members of the Metallic Group have been recognized as recipients of awards for excellence in environmental stewardship demonstrating commitment to responsible resource development and appropriate ESG practices. The Metallic Group is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and its member companies are listed on the Toronto Venture, US OTCQB and Frankfurt stock exchanges.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Website: www.mmgsilver.com
Email: cackerman@mmgsilver.com
Phone: 604-629-7800
Toll Free: 1-888-570-4420

  1. See Hecla news release dated July 5, 2022, entitled, “Hecla Acquires Alexco Resource” and Hecla Mining website disclosure: https://www.hecla.com/investors/why-hecla

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 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, title, and future plans and objectives of the company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Although Metallic Minerals 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: Metallic Minerals Corp.

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