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Platinum price on pace for 20% quarterly gain, its biggest since 2008

Platinum price on pace for 20% quarterly gain, its biggest since 2008

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Due to ongoing supply concerns, platinum prices have surged more than 20% over the past three months, and the precious metal is now set to experience its best quarter since the start of 2009.

On Friday, platinum prices rose another 1.0% to $1,064.50 per ounce, bringing its quarterly gain to just under 23%.

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Should the price of platinum maintain its 20% uptick, then this will will be the biggest quarterly increase since the first quarter of 2008, when it gained a staggering 34%.

According to the World Platinum Investment Council, top consumer China has imported excessive amounts of platinum metal since 2019, which has left a limited above-ground supply for the rest of the world.

“This, in combination with higher prices likely being needed to release Chinese inventories to the domestic market, could have a significant bearing on platinum market price discovery,” the Council wrote in its Platinum Perspectives report in December.

The Council is anticipating a platinum deficit in 2023, with demand growing by 19% while supply increasing by just 2%.

“Despite international economic turbulence, with many countries already in, or expected to tip into, recession, industrial demand for platinum will be up 10% compared to 2022, which exceeds the 10-year average,” the WPIC said in a press release.

Demand for platinum in the automotive industry will also continue to grow next year, while jewelry-based demand for platinum is forecasted to remain constant throughout 2023, the WPIC added.

According to Reuters data, platinum is by far the best-performing precious metal in 2022, recording a year-to-date gain of 9%. Over the same period, gold has lost around 1%, silver up around 3% and palladium down 4%.

(With files from Reuters)

Source: https://www.mining.com/platinum-price-on-pace-for-20-quarterly-gain-its-biggest-since-2008/

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Millrock Provides Exploration Update on Fairbanks Gold District Projects, Alaska

Highlights:
Treasure Creek project NW Array prospect drill results: Hole 22TCRC078: 89.9 meters grading 0.97 grams per tonne gold from 45.7 meters, including 41.1 meters grading 1.72 grams per tonne gold from 59.4 meters. The mineralized area now measures 400 meters by 750 meters and is open in four directions.

Treasure Creek project Eastgate–Scrafford prospect drill results: Hole 22TCRC036: 7.6 meters grading 6.48 grams per tonne gold from 50.3 meters, including 1.5 meters grading 31.4 grams per tonne gold from 50.3 meters.

Results pending: Assays from a further 90 holes drilled on various project areas on the Fairbanks Gold District properties are still pending from the assay laboratory.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Millrock Resources Inc. (TSX-V: MRO, OTCQB: MLRKF) (“Millrock” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on Fairbanks Gold District exploration being carried out by Felix Gold Limited (ASX: FXG, “Felix Gold” or “Felix”). Millrock owns 9,957,157 shares of Felix Gold and holds royalties ranging from 1.0% to 2.0% Net Smelter Returns (“NSR”) on all claims currently held by Felix in the Fairbanks District. The claims cover close to 400 square kilometers of prospective lands.

Felix Gold has recently reported the following significant near-surface gold intercepts from drilling done on the NW Array prospect on the Treasure Creek gold project.

NW Array prospect gold intercepts include:

  • Hole 22TCRC071: 38.12 meters (m) grading 1.1 grams (g) / tonne (t) gold (Au) from 1.5 m downhole, including 7.6 m grading 4.13 g/t Au from 6.1 m downhole
  • Hole 22TCRC073: 41.1m grading 0.37 g/t Au from 1.5 m downhole, including 6.1 m grading 1.15 g/t Au from 21.3 m downhole
  • Hole 22TCRC075: 9.1 m grading 0.44 g/t Au from 1.5 m downhole and 35.1 m grading 1.8 g/t Au from 16.8 m downhole, including 1.5 m grading 27.2 g/t Au from 35.1 m downhole
  • Hole 22TCRC076: 18.3 m grading 1.02 g/t Au from 42.7 m downhole and 1.5 m grading 7.42 g/t Au from 45.7 m downhole
  • Hole 22TCRC078: 30.5 m grading 0.40 g/t Au from 1.5 m and 89.9 m grading 0.97 g/t Au from 45.7 m, including 41.1 m @ 1.72 g/t Au from 59.4 m
  • Hole 22TCRC083: 38.1 m grading 0.75 g/t Au from 51.8m, including 24.4m grading 1.08 g/t Au from 51.8 m

Felix Gold indicates that the drilling results show bulk tonnage gold mineralization distributed over an area measuring 400 m by 750 m at the NW Array Southern Zone. The mineralization is open to depth and to the north, south, and east, as per the Felix Gold press releases dated October 5, 2022, and October 18, 2022. The Treasure Creek prospect is road accessible. The claim block is traversed by a power line, which leads approximately 20 kilometers southeast to the Fort Knox Gold Mine, operated by a subsidiary of Kinross Gold Corporation.

Felix Gold has also reported the following significant, near-surface gold intercepts from drilling done on the Eastgate – Scrafford prospect on the Treasure Creek gold project over the past month. The following are highlights from 13 reverse circulation holes drilled in the Eastgate Central Zone. The results expand near-surface, high-grade gold mineralization over an approximate one-kilometer strike length. (Felix Gold press release dated September 28, 2022, and November 1, 2022).

Eastgate – Scrafford prospect gold intercepts include:

  • Hole 22TCRC113: 6.1 m grading 3.74 g/t Au from 13.7m downhole, including 1.5 m grading 8.73 g/t Au from 15.2 m downhole and 3.0 m grading 1.16 g/t Au from 36.6 m downhole
  • Hole 22TCRC022: 6.1 m grading 3.22 g/t Au from 62.5 m downhole, including 1.5 m grading 11.4 g/t Au from 64.0 m downhole
  • Hole 22TCRC014: 4.6 m grading 1.90 g/t Au from 21.3 m downhole
  • Hole 22TCRC122: 41.1 m grading 0.31 g/t Au from 79.2 m downhole and 53.3 m grading 0.47 g/t Au from 129.5 m downhole
  • Hole 22TCRC029: 4.6 m grading 0.76 g/t Au from 91.4 m downhole
  • Hole 22TCRC036: 7.6 m grading 6.48 g/t Au from 50.3 m, including 1.5m grading 31.4 g/t Au from 50.3 m
  • Hole 22TCRC038: 4.6 m grading 0.78 g/t Au from 27.4 m and 9.2 m grading 0.43 g/t Au from 93.0 m, including 1.5 m grading 1.76 g/t Au from 93.0 m and 18.3 m grading 0.40 g/t Au from 126.5 m, including 1.5 m grading 1.19 g/t Au from 129.5 m

The Eastgate – Scrafford prospect is located approximately three kilometers southeast of the NW Array Southern Zone. Assays are pending for a further 50 reverse circulation drill holes completed in the Phase 1 program at Treasure Creek. Assay results from a further 40 holes drilled on prospects on various other claim blocks in the Northeast Fairbanks area are also pending.

Felix Gold and Millrock have now ended the Strategic Alliance relationship between the companies. Each party is free to use the information generated during the alliance period for their own purposes. As a result of the strategic alliance, Millrock owns royalties on all of the claims that have so far been sold to Felix or subsequently acquired by Felix through staking or third-party agreement in the Fairbanks district. The royalties feature advanced minimum royalty payments. The royalties range from 1.0% NSR to 2.0% NSR and cover 41,800 hectares of prospective lands in the Fairbanks Gold District. Millrock also owns 9,957,157 shares of Felix Gold valued today at approximately AUD$1,195,000.

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The scientific and technical information disclosed within this document has been prepared, reviewed, and approved by Gregory A. Beischer, President, CEO, and a director of Millrock Resources. Mr. Beischer is a qualified person, as defined in NI 43-101. Note: Mr. Beischer has not independently verified the assay results reported by Felix Gold. However, Mr. Beischer inspected several drill sites and sample processing methods during Summer 2022 operations, and can confirm that the assay work was done by a qualified laboratory with stringent quality controls in place at the laboratory and at Felix Gold. The quality assurance and quality control protocols of Felix Gold are as stringent as Millrock would use in its own exploration work.

About Millrock Resources Inc.
Millrock Resources Inc. is a premier project generator to the mining industry. Millrock identifies, packages, and operates large-scale projects for joint venture, thereby exposing its shareholders to the benefits of mineral discovery without the usual financial risk taken on by most exploration companies. The company is recognized as the premier generative explorer in Alaska, is a significant shareholder of junior explorer ArcWest Exploration Inc., and owns a large shareholding in each of Resolution Minerals Limited and Felix Gold Limited. Funding for drilling at Millrock’s exploration projects is primarily provided by its joint venture partners. Business partners of Millrock have included some of the leading names in the mining industry: EMX Royalty, Coeur Explorations, Centerra Gold, First Quantum, Teck, Kinross, Vale, Inmet, and Altius, as well as junior explorers Resolution, Riverside, PolarX, Felix Gold, and Tocvan.

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“Gregory Beischer”
Gregory Beischer, President & CEO

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Some statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information (within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation) including without limitation receipt of further drill results. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements.

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Millrock Receives Positive Initial Mineralogy Results From the Nikolai (Ni-Cu-Co-PGE) Project, Alaska

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Millrock Resources Inc. (TSX-V: MRO) (“Millrock”) is pleased to report positive initial results from a mineralogical assessment of historical drill core from the Upper Eureka Zone (“UEZ”) and Core Eureka Zone (“CEZ”) at its 100% owned Nikolai Project, which hosts nickel (Ni) – copper (Cu) –cobalt (Co) – platinum group elements (PGE) prospects. The Nikolai Project is located within Alaska’s Delta Mining District, approximately 130 kilometers by road south of Delta Junction and approximately 280 kilometers southeast of Fairbanks. The Eureka zone consists of disseminated Ni-Cu-Co-PGE mineralization initially discovered by a subsidiary of INCO, and further expanded by Pure Nickel Inc., as reported in their press releases ranging between 2007-2014.

Highlights from the mineralogical assessment include:

  • 94% of the nickel within the CEZ is contained within nickel sulfide (pentlandite) and nickel alloy minerals.
  • 72% of the copper within the CEZ is contained within copper sulfides (chalcopyrite, bornite, chalcocite).
  • 80% of the nickel within the UEZ is contained within nickel sulfide (pentlandite) and nickel alloy minerals.
  • 75% of the copper within the UEZ is contained within copper sulfides (chalcopyrite, bornite, chalcocite).

Millrock President and CEO Gregory Beischer commented: “These are encouraging results! For large tonnage – low-grade deposits, it is crucial that potential recovery rates of the valuable metals are well understood. This first-pass work shows that much of the nickel and copper is in mineral form that allows strong recoveries with common processing methods.”

Methodology – Metal Content
Two composite samples from hole FL-003 were created for the UEZ and CEZ. Each composite was comprised of six quarter-core sample intervals spread across the mineralized zones. The anticipated metals content for each of the composited samples was calculated using historical assays from the work done by INCO in 1997 (Table 1). Historical logging and sampling of the INCO drill core was done under the direct supervision of Gregory Beischer, the qualified person responsible for the contents of this disclosure. Historical assays were performed at Chemex, Inc. in Reno, Nevada. Chemical analysis of the composites for this study were completed prior to the mineralogical study to validate the historical assay results completed by INCO (Table 1). Concentrations determined by INCO and by Millrock were found to be similar.

Table 1. Sample intervals, historical grades, calculated composite grades, and actual assay results from mineralogical study for selected samples from hole FL-003 to create composites for the CEZ and UEZ.

Composite 1 – Core Eureka Zone (CEZ)
SampleHole IDFrom ftTo ftNi ppmCu ppmCo ppmPd ppbPt ppbAu ppb
FX536263FL-0037587631900180029016410510
FX536264FL-003763768190018702601628014
FX536270FL-003793798250012702201648010
FX536274FL-003813818300015602402068052
FX536277FL-00382883323008201801185016
FX536281FL-003848853320014602101325024
CEZ Calculated Grade (Historic Assays)0.250.140.020.1570.0720.023
New Assays Results from Composite Samples0.250.160.020.1730.0430.068
          
Composite 2 – Upper Eureka Zone (UEZ)
SampleHole IDFrom ftTo ftNi ppmCu ppmCo ppmPd ppbPt ppbAu ppb
FX536768FL-00325726216903851418242.52
FX536772FL-003283288150034012071332
FX536084FL-00334735023979381461285514
FX536086FL-00340040526369181541326516
FX536798FL-0034154201975630133833612
FX536253FL-00370871320009402201467024
UEZ Calculated Grade (Historic Assays)0.200.070.020.1040.0490.009
New Assays Results from Composite Samples0.230.060.020.1350.0310.095

Methodology Mineralogical Study
The mineral processing work was completed by the Bureau Veritas Metallurgical Laboratory in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The individual composites were ground to ~125µm following standard grind calibration procedures. The ground composites were sized using wet screens and a cyclone sizer, and then sized into four fractions for chemical analysis and QEMSCAN analysis. QEMSCAN Particle Mineral Analysis was conducted on each size fraction of the sized composites to determine nickel and copper deportment and fragmentation characteristics.

Initial Mineralogical Study Results
Nickel sulfide and nickel alloys accounted for ~94% of the total nickel within the CEZ composite sample (only 5.1% of total nickel in silicates). Pentlandite was the principal nickel bearing sulfide and carried ~92% of the total nickel in the CEZ composite. Pentlandite content was measured at 0.68% by weight. The remaining potentially recoverable nickel was in the nickel alloys and nickel metal, which accounted for ~2% of the total nickel. Sulfur is higher in the CEZ (1.32%) and there is an increased amount of pyrrhotite (1.78% by weight). Interlocking between pentlandite and pyrrhotite was rarely observed, which will be favorable to the pentlandite separation from pyrrhotite.

Nickel sulfide and nickel alloys accounted for ~80% of the total nickel within the UEZ composite sample (18.9% of total nickel in silicates). Pentlandite was the principal nickel bearing sulfide and carried ~64% of the total nickel in the CEZ composite. Pentlandite content was measured at 0.44% by weight. The remaining potentially recoverable nickel was in the form of nickel alloy and nickel metal, which accounted for ~16% of the total nickel. Sulfur is lower in the UEZ (0.49%), likely due to the decrease in pyrrhotite. These results are summarized in Table 2 below.

Table 2. Summary of Ni-Fe-S deportment of Eureka Zone composites

Nickel DeportmentCEZUEZ
Ni-Fe Sulfides92.2%64.1%
Ni-Fe Alloys2.1%16.7%
Sulfide-Hydroxide0.6%0.3%
Silicates (Olivine)5.1%18.9%
Total Potential Recoverable Nickel94.3%80.8%
% Ni from chemical analysis0.25%0.23%
% S from chemical analysis1.32%0.49%
Weight % pentlandite0.68%0.44%
Weight % pyrrhotite1.78%0.55%

Copper sulfides accounted for ~71% to 75% of the total copper within the CEZ and UEZ composites. Chalcopyrite is the dominant copper sulfide and accounts for ~67% to 71% of the copper in the composite samples. Bornite, chalcocite, cuprite, malachite, and azurite were also present, in the composite samples. The remainder of the copper (~24% to 28%) was present in valleriite (Cu-Fe-Mg sulphate). The copper sulfide contents were 0.31% by weight in the CEZ and 0.14% by weight in the UEZ. These results are summarized in Table 3 below.

Table 3. Summary of Cu-Fe-S deportment of Eureka Zone composites

Copper DeportmentCEZUEZ
Chalcopyrite66.8%70.7%
Bornite1.0%1.7%
Chalcocite/Covellite3.5%2.9%
Cuprite, Malachite, Azurite1.1%0.2%
Valleriite27.5%24.5%
Total Potential Recoverable Copper72.4%75.5%
% Cu from chemical analysis0.16%0.07%
Weight % Cu Sulfides0.31%0.14%

An additional composite sample from the Lower Eureka Zone (“LEZ”) has been submitted to Bureau Veritas to complete identical mineralogical analysis. Assay results from the LEZ were reported in the Millrock press release from September 26, 2022. The results of the third composite will be released when completed.

Quality Control – Quality Assurance
Millrock adheres to stringent Quality Assurance – Quality Control (“QA/QC”) standards. Core samples are kept in a secure location at all times. In this case, the samples were assayed at the Bureau Veritas laboratory in Vancouver, Canada. Preparation and analysis methods are described in further detail here. Analysis methods used include MA270 – 4-acid digestion ICP-ES/MS Finish and FA330 – Fire assay fusion Au, Pt, Pd by ICP-ES. The Qualified Person is of the opinion that the results reported in this press release are reliable.

Qualified Person
The technical information within this document has been reviewed and approved by Gregory A. Beischer, President, CEO, and a director of Millrock. Mr. Beischer is a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101.

About Millrock Resources Inc.
Millrock Resources Inc. is a premier project generator to the mining industry. Millrock identifies, packages, and operates large-scale projects for joint venture, thereby exposing its shareholders to the benefits of mineral discovery without the usual financial risk taken on by most exploration companies. The company is recognized as the premier generative explorer in Alaska, holds royalty interests in British Columbia, Canada, and Sonora State, Mexico, is a significant shareholder of junior explorer ArcWest Exploration Inc. and owns a large shareholding in Resolution Minerals Limited. Funding for drilling at Millrock’s exploration projects is primarily provided by its joint venture partners. Business partners of Millrock have included some of the leading names in the mining industry: EMX Royalty, Centerra Gold, First Quantum, Teck, Kinross, Vale, Inmet and, Altius as well as junior explorers Resolution, Riverside, PolarX, Felix Gold, and Tocvan.

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“Gregory Beischer”
Gregory Beischer, President & CEO

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
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Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information, including but not limited to execution of further deportment studies. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include without limitation the completion of planned expenditures, the ability to complete exploration programs on schedule and the success of exploration programs.

“NEITHER 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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Millrock Confirms Third Mineralization Layer Beneath the Core Eureka Zone By Assaying Historical Core Samples From the Nikolai (Ni-Cu-Co-PGE) Project, Alaska

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Figure 1

View looking east along the Eureka Zone within a large mafic-ultramafic magmatic complex. Note: Outline of the Ultramafic complex and Eureka zone are approximate.
View looking east along the Eureka Zone within a large mafic-ultramafic magmatic complex. Note: Outline of the Ultramafic complex and Eureka zone are approximate.

Figure 2

Cross section view of Eureka Zone looking west, showing trace of holes FL-003 and FL-006 drilled by INCO in 1997.
Cross section view of Eureka Zone looking west, showing trace of holes FL-003 and FL-006 drilled by INCO in 1997.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Millrock Resources Inc. (TSX-V: MRO) (“Millrock”) is pleased to report additional assay results from the sampling of historical core from the Eureka Zone at its 100% owned Nikolai Project, which hosts nickel (Ni) – copper (Cu) – cobalt (Co) – platinum group elements (PGE) prospects.

The Nikolai Project is located within Alaska’s Delta Mining District, approximately 130 kilometers by road south of Delta Junction and approximately 280 kilometers southeast of Fairbanks. The Eureka zone consists of disseminated Ni-Cu-Co-PGE mineralization initially discovered by a subsidiary of INCO, and further expanded by Pure Nickel Inc., as reported in their press releases ranging between 2007-2014 (see Figure 1).

The new assay results confirm the existence of low-grade Ni-Cu-Co-PGE mineralization immediately below and adjacent to the Core Eureka Zone (“CEZ”). The new zone is named the Lower Eureka Zone (“LEZ”). Along with the Upper Eureka Zone (“UEZ”), hole FL-003, drilled by INCO in 1997, intersected 346 meters of nickel mineralization, representing an approximate true width of 275 meters (Figure 2).

Millrock President and CEO Gregory Beischer commented: “From historical drilling, it is clear that a large volume of mineralized rock is present in the Eureka Zone. We believe the demand for nickel, cobalt, and other Critical and Strategic Metals will be exceptionally strong in the coming decades, making low-grade mineralization such as at Eureka of interest.”

Figure 1. View looking east along the Eureka Zone within a large mafic-ultramafic magmatic complex. Note: Outline of the Ultramafic complex and Eureka zone are approximate.
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Figure 2. Cross section view of Eureka Zone looking west, showing trace of holes FL-003 and FL-006 drilled by INCO in 1997.
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About Eureka Zone:
Based on historical drill hole results, Millrock identified a probable zone of mineralization measuring approximately 1,200 meters by 400 meters by 300 meters that contains low but potentially economic concentrations of nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum, palladium, and gold. Upon further review of the historical drill hole results, it was noted that only incomplete, non-continuous sampling was done in rocks intersected below the CEZ in hole FL-003. Drill core from this hole is preserved at the Geologic Materials Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Millrock collected and assayed samples from hole FL-003 in the suspected LEZ.

Highlights of the core sampling program include:

  • FL-003: 100 samples were assayed between hole depths of 273.4 meters and 412.1 meters
  • FL-003: mineralized interval of 135.6 meters grading 0.20% Ni, 0.05% Cu, 0.016% Co, 0.062 ppm Pd, 0.026 ppm Pt, and 0.014 ppm Au (including eight historical intervals).

Based on the newly received assays and historical assays from INCO holes FL-003 and FL-006, Millrock now interprets there to be three distinct domains (UEZ, CEZ, and LEZ) within the Eureka Zone, with an estimated true thickness at the drilled location of 275 meters (Figure 2).

These three domains consist of strongly serpentinized rocks:

1: Upper Eureka Zone (UEZ) – sulfur-poor peridotite, with disseminated sulfides.

DrillholeTo (m)From (m)Interval (m)Ni (%)Cu (%)Co (%)Pd (ppm)Pt (ppm)Au (ppm)NiEq%CuEq%
FL-00360.2173.7113.50.200.050.0140.1010.0460.0070.320.65
FL-006185.0298.1113.10.210.060.0180.0930.0460.0060.350.70

2: Core Eureka Zone (CEZ) – sulfur-rich peridotite and norite with disseminated sulfides.

DrillholeTo (m)From (m)Interval (m)Ni (%)Cu (%)Co (%)Pd (ppm)Pt (ppm)Au (ppm)NiEq%CuEq%
FL-003173.7271.998.20.220.120.0190.1410.0640.0180.420.85
FL-006298.1382.884.70.260.130.0200.1430.0690.0250.470.94

3: Lower Eureka Zone (LEZ) – sulfur-poor melanorite, with disseminated sulfides.

DrillholeTo (m)From (m)Interval (m)Ni (%)Cu (%)Co (%)Pd (ppm)Pt (ppm)Au (ppm)NiEq%CuEq%
FL-003271.9407.5135.60.200.050.0160.0620.0270.0140.320.64
FL-006Hole was ended prior to the LEZ

Note: NiEq% and CuEq% in this press release are calculated using the following metal prices:
Nickel = $7.00/lb., Copper = $3.50/lb., Cobalt = $25.00/lb., Palladium = $1800/oz., Platinum = $900/oz. and Gold = $1600/oz.

In order to determine the deportment of nickel, copper, cobalt, and the precious metals, Millrock has submitted samples for laboratory analysis to identify which minerals are host to the valuable metals. From this information, an idea of metal recoverability can be gleaned. This will be very important information to have for a project of this type and scale.

Quality Control – Quality Assurance
Millrock adheres to stringent Quality Assurance – Quality Control (“QA/QC”) standards. Core samples are kept in a secure location at all times. In this case, the samples were assayed at the Bureau Veritas laboratory in Vancouver, Canada. Preparation and analysis methods are described in further detail here. The sample preparation method code being utilized for the current sampling program was PRP70-250. Analysis methods used include MA370 – 4-acid digestion ICP-ES Finish and FA330 – Fire assay fusion Au, Pt, Pd by ICP-ES. For every 10 core samples, a blank, duplicate, or standard sample (Certified Reference Materials) of known copper, nickel, platinum, palladium, and gold concentration was analyzed. The Qualified Person is of the opinion that the results reported in this press release are reliable.

Historical assay results for core samples originally obtained by INCO in 1997 were used, in part, for the composite grade calculation for the LEZ in hole FL-003. Millrock has not independently verified the results. However, the drilling work completed in 1997 was done under the direct supervision of Gregory Beischer in his prior role as Exploration Manager for INCO. Mr. Beischer is the Qualified Person responsible for the contents of this disclosure. The historical samples were assayed at Chemex Lab, Inc. Appropriate quality control measures were in place.

Qualified Person
The technical information within this document has been reviewed and approved by Gregory A. Beischer, President, CEO, and a director of Millrock. Mr. Beischer is a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101.

About Millrock Resources Inc.
Millrock Resources Inc. is a premier project generator to the mining industry. Millrock identifies, packages, and operates large-scale projects for joint venture, thereby exposing its shareholders to the benefits of mineral discovery without the usual financial risk taken on by most exploration companies. The company is recognized as the premier generative explorer in Alaska, is a significant shareholder of junior explorer ArcWest Exploration Inc. and owns a large shareholding in Resolution Minerals Limited and Felix Gold. Funding for drilling at Millrock’s exploration projects is primarily provided by its joint venture partners. Business partners of Millrock have included some of the leading names in the mining industry: EMX Royalty, Centerra Gold, First Quantum, Teck, Kinross, Vale, Inmet and, Altius as well as junior explorers Resolution, Riverside, PolarX, Felix Gold, and Tocvan.

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“Gregory Beischer”
Gregory Beischer, President & CEO

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Melanee Henderson, Investor Relations
Toll-Free: 877-217-8978 | Local: 604-638-3164
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Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include without limitation the completion of the ongoing metal deportment study, and the completion of planned expenditures, the ability to complete exploration programs on schedule and the success of exploration programs.

“NEITHER 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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Millrock Provides Exploration Update On Partner-Funded Alaska Gold Projects

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, September 14, 2022 – Millrock Resources Inc. (TSX-V: MRO, OTCQB: MLRKF) (“Millrock” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on gold projects in Alaska.
 
Fairbanks District – Treasure Creek Gold Project
Felix Gold (ASX: FXG, “Felix Gold” or “Felix”) has recently reported that it has completed the planned exploration program at the Treasure Creek gold project in the Fairbanks Mining District. The company has completed 12,424 meters of reverse circulation drilling in 131 holes to test the NW Array and Eastgate prospect areas. Reconnaissance lines were also drilled to test geophysical and geochemical targets in other areas of the property. An initial highlight result of 89.0 meters grading 1.2 grams per tonne gold was previously reported at the Northwest Array prospect and a diamond core rig is now being used to do further testing. Assay results for only nine of the 131 holes have been reported. Thousands of assay results are to follow throughout the fall of 2022. Felix Gold has also completed a VTEM airborne geophysical survey at Treasure Creek to complement a previously flow magnetic survey. Further details can be found in Felix Gold’s September 13, 2022 press release.
 
By virtue of its sale of Fairbanks District claims and a strategic alliance with Felix Gold, Millrock owns 9,957,157 shares of Felix Gold and holds royalties ranging from 1.0% to 2.0% NSR on all claims currently held by Felix Gold in the Fairbanks District.
 
Millrock President & CEO Gregory Beischer commented: “Felix Gold executed an excellent drilling program this year and we look forward to seeing the results. We think the potential of the Fairbanks District has not been fully recognized, but that it soon will be.”
 
Goodpaster District, 64North Gold Project 
Resolution Minerals Limited (ASX: RML) (“Resolution”) has recently reported that it has completed a diamond drilling program to test the Tourmaline Ridge prospect, located to the immediate west of the Pogo Mine, where owner Northern Star Resources Ltd. operates a successful gold mining operation southeast of the City of Fairbanks.
 
Tourmaline Ridge was identified as a priority target for drilling in 2022. Gold and pathfinder elements were detected in soil samples over a 1,850 by 750-meter area. Resolution executed an efficient drill test. Five diamond core holes totaling 2,324 meters were drilled to intersect shallow northwest dipping structures interpreted from geophysics as possible extensions of the Pogo Mine structures. Hole 22TR001 intersected altered rocks with indications of multiple hydrothermal fluid flow events. Mineralization included veinlets of quartz with arsenopyrite, pyrite, and pyrrhotite. Hole 22TR003 intersected quartz veins containing bismuthinite and pyrite. Resolution reported the first batch of assay results from select zones in holes 22TR001 and 22TR003 with low-level, elevated gold values commonly in the 0.04 to 0.2 grams per tonne gold range. Resolution anticipates receipt of the remaining assay results (86% of the total samples submitted) in November 2022. Further details can be gleaned from Resolution’s September 5, 2022 press release.
 
Resolution is currently sole funding exploration to earn up to an 80% interest in a portion of the 64North project. By virtue of the earn-in agreement, Millrock owns 23,100,000 shares of Resolution. To date, Resolution has earned a 42% interest in the project.
 
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About Millrock Resources Inc.
Millrock Resources Inc. is a premier project generator to the mining industry. Millrock identifies, packages, and operates large-scale projects for joint venture, thereby exposing its shareholders to the benefits of mineral discovery without the usual financial risk taken on by most exploration companies. The company is recognized as the premier generative explorer in Alaska, holds royalty interests in British Columbia, Canada, and Sonora State, Mexico, is a significant shareholder of junior explorer ArcWest Exploration Inc., and owns a large shareholding in each of Resolution Minerals Limited and Felix Gold Limited. Funding for drilling at Millrock’s exploration projects is primarily provided by its joint venture partners. Business partners of Millrock have included some of the leading names in the mining industry: EMX Royalty, Coeur Explorations, Centerra Gold, First Quantum, Teck, Kinross, Vale, Inmet, and Altius, as well as junior explorers Resolution, Riverside, PolarX, Felix Gold and Tocvan.
 
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Some statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information (within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation) including without limitation receipt of further drill results and earning of greater ownership in 64North. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements.

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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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Millrock Adds to Treasury From Royalty Sale

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Millrock Resources Inc. (TSX-V: MRO, OTCQB: MLRKF) (“Millrock” or the “Company”) reports that it has sold a portfolio of royalties on exploration projects in British Columbia, Canada and Sonora State, Mexico to Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (“Osisko”). Gross proceeds from the sale are $1.2 million.

Millrock President & CEO, Gregory Beischer, commented: “Prevailing market challenges make an equity financing difficult and raising capital in this manner would be highly dilutive to shareholders. Sale of non-core assets is the best way to bolster Millrock’s treasury for continued project generation activities, while we wait for assay results to roll out from two major Alaska gold drilling projects in which Millrock holds an interest.”

PROJECT NAMENSR%
Mexico Royalties 
Santa Rosalia0.5%
El Valle0.5%
El Pima0.5%
Violeta0.5%
Guadalcazar0.5%
  
British Columbia Royalties 
Todd Creek1.5% to 2.0%
Oweegee Dome1.5% to 2.0%
Willoughby1.5% to 2.0%

Table 1. Royalties sold to Osisko for $1.2 million.

The right to any proceeds stemming from the exercise of any royalty buy backs pertaining to the British Columbia royalty properties has been assigned to Osisko. Additionally, Millrock has granted certain rights to Osisko in relation to royalties currently held, or that may be created, by Millrock during the next five years.

About Millrock Resources Inc.
Millrock Resources Inc. is a premier project generator to the mining industry. Millrock identifies, packages, and operates large-scale projects for joint venture, thereby exposing its shareholders to the benefits of mineral discovery without the usual financial risk taken on by most exploration companies. The company is recognized as the premier generative explorer in Alaska, holds royalty interests in British Columbia, Canada, and Sonora State, Mexico, is a significant shareholder of junior explorer ArcWest Exploration Inc., and owns a large shareholding in each of Resolution Minerals Limited and Felix Gold Limited. Funding for drilling at Millrock’s exploration projects is primarily provided by its joint venture partners. Business partners of Millrock have included some of the leading names in the mining industry: EMX Royalty, Coeur Explorations, Centerra Gold, First Quantum, Teck, Kinross, Vale, Inmet, and Altius, as well as junior explorers Resolution, Riverside, PolarX, Felix Gold and Tocvan.

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“Gregory Beischer”
Gregory Beischer, President & CEO

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Some statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information (within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation), including but not limited to the receipt of drill results from Alaska drilling projects. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements.

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Millrock Reports Drilling News From the Treasure Creek Gold Exploration Project, Fairbanks, Alaska

Millrock Resources, Proven and Probable

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Millrock Resources Inc. (TSX-V: MRO, OTCQB: MLRKF) (“Millrock” or the “Company”) reports that Felix Gold (ASX: FXG, “Felix Gold” or “Felix”) has disclosed results from the first nine holes they have drilled on the Treasure Creek gold project this year. Treasure Creek lies just north of the City of Fairbanks, Alaska. Since commencement of drilling in May 2022, Felix has already drilled more than 100 reverse circulation drill holes and drilling continues more. Assay results are being released in batches as they become available from the laboratory.

A highlight intersection of 89.9 meters grading 1.20 grams per tonne gold starting from 32.0 meters downhole has been reported by Felix Gold from Hole 22TCRC008. All nine holes reported so far are from the NW Array prospect, and intersected gold mineralization. The full results published by Felix Gold can be seen in their two most recent press releases available on their website. Note that Millrock has not independently verified the results reported by Felix Gold.

Millrock President & CEO Gregory Beischer commented: “This is a great start to the drilling program that Felix Gold has undertaken. Millrock owns 9,957,157 shares of Felix Gold or about 5.8% of the company. Additionally, Millrock is to be granted a net smelter return royalty on the project that ranges from 1.0% to 2.0%. We hope that these first drill intersections are indications of a new gold deposit discovery that significantly increases Millrock’s share price and market capitalization. More and more discoveries of gold are being made in Fairbanks and the district should soon be recognized as a globally-significant gold mining camp.”

The Treasure Creek gold project is situated 20 kilometers north and west of Kinross’ Fort Knox gold mine, and 10 kilometers west of Freegold Ventures Ltd new discovery at Golden Summit. Alluvial gold deposits in gravels of Treasure Creek point to a bedrock source on the Felix Gold claims where large, strong soil geochemical anomalies are known from historical work and a major soil sampling program done in 2021.

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The scientific and technical information disclosed within this document has been prepared, reviewed, and approved by Gregory A. Beischer, President, CEO, and a director of Millrock Resources. Mr. Beischer is a qualified person as defined in NI 43-101.

About Millrock Resources Inc.
Millrock Resources Inc. is a premier project generator to the mining industry. Millrock identifies, packages, and operates large-scale projects for joint venture, thereby exposing its shareholders to the benefits of mineral discovery without the usual financial risk taken on by most exploration companies. The company is recognized as the premier generative explorer in Alaska, holds royalty interests in British Columbia, Canada, and Sonora State, Mexico, is a significant shareholder of junior explorer ArcWest Exploration Inc., and owns a large shareholding in each of Resolution Minerals Limited and Felix Gold Limited. Funding for drilling at Millrock’s exploration projects is primarily provided by its joint venture partners. Business partners of Millrock have included some of the leading names in the mining industry: EMX Royalty, Coeur Explorations, Centerra Gold, First Quantum, Teck, Kinross, Vale, Inmet, and Altius, as well as junior explorers Resolution, Riverside, PolarX, Felix Gold and Tocvan.

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“Gregory Beischer”
Gregory Beischer, President & CEO

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Some statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information (within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation) including without limitation the intention to perform further exploration including drilling on the Treasure Creek project. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements.

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Millrock Updates 64North Gold Project Exploration, Goodpaster Mining District, Alaska

Millrock Resources, Proven and Probable
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, July 5, 2022 – Millrock Resources Inc. (TSX-V: MRO, OTCQB: MLRKF) (“Millrock” or the “Company”) reports that earn-in partner Resolution Minerals Limited (ASX: RML) (“Resolution”) has commenced drilling at the Tourmaline Ridge prospect on the West Pogo block of the 64North Gold Project. A program consisting of five holes totaling 2,200 meters is to be conducted over the coming six weeks. 

Millrock President & CEO Gregory Beischer commented: “There is an abundance of geologic evidence pointing to a possible gold deposit at Tourmaline Ridge. We wish Resolution the best of luck as they move the project forward and we are hopeful for a new gold discovery.” 
Figure 1. A Fall 2021 photograph showing the Tourmaline Ridge prospect area in the foreground with an excavator digging trenches through shallow overburden to expose bedrock. Northern Star’s Pogo mine and the Goodpaster deposit is visible in the distance five to six kilometers to the east. The current drilling program focuses on the Tourmaline Ridge prospect in the foreground.
Earned interest: Resolution has earned a 42% interest in the project by making cash payments (US$150,000), share payments (30,000,000 shares), and expending at least US$7.0 million on exploration (US$7.87 million spent as at January 31, 2022). Additionally, Resolution has elected to continue sole-funding exploration to earn a 51% interest by making further expenditures in 2022 and making further share and cash payments to Millrock. Qualified Person
The scientific and technical information disclosed within this document has been prepared, reviewed, and approved by Gregory A. Beischer, President, CEO, and a director of Millrock Resources. Mr. Beischer is a qualified person as defined in NI 43-101.About Millrock Resources Inc.
Millrock Resources Inc. is a premier project generator to the mining industry. Millrock identifies, packages, and operates large-scale projects for joint venture, thereby exposing its shareholders to the benefits of mineral discovery without the usual financial risk taken on by most exploration companies. The company is recognized as the premier generative explorer in Alaska, holds royalty interests in British Columbia, Canada, and Sonora State, Mexico, is a significant shareholder of junior explorer ArcWest Exploration Inc., and owns a large shareholding in each of Resolution Minerals Limited and Felix Gold Limited. Funding for drilling at Millrock’s exploration projects is primarily provided by its joint venture partners. Business partners of Millrock have included some of the leading names in the mining industry: EMX Royalty, Coeur Explorations, Centerra Gold, First Quantum, Teck, Kinross, Vale, Inmet, and Altius, as well as junior explorers Resolution, Riverside, PolarX, Felix Gold and Tocvan.ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
“Gregory Beischer”
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Millrock Announces Loan Agreement

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Millrock Resources Inc. (TSX-V: MRO, OTCQB: MLRKF) (“Millrock” or the “Company”) reports that it has entered into a Loan Agreement with Redplug Capital Corporation. The loan is in the amount of $500,000 and will be used for general working capital. Millrock intends to repay the loan within the coming year by 1) liquidation of shares that it holds in other companies, 2) sale of royalty interests, and/or 3) from proceeds that may be realized on sale or purchase agreements concerning Millrock mineral exploration projects. The term of the loan is one year. Interest for the first six months of the loan is 6.0% per annum and thereafter at 12.0% per annum. Additionally, Millrock will pay the Redplug Capital Corporation 2,000,000 bonus shares of the Company upon acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Millrock President & CEO, Gregory Beischer, commented: “Millrock has found itself in a tight financial position at a time when market conditions limit our ability to raise further operating funds. In any event, an equity financing at the current share price would be highly dilutive to existing shareholders. At the same time, Millrock has many catalysts that have potential to drive the Company’s share price higher. More than 18,000 metres of drilling has been planned and budgeted at several projects in which Millrock has an interest. All the funds for these drilling programs come from partner companies. Additionally, Millrock is closing in on option agreements on other projects that could bring more cash into the company treasury. Shareholders that have invested in Millrock over the past few years have looked forward to the big year of drilling underway in 2022. Millrock has determined that it is best not to incur excessive dilution by equity financing at this particular juncture. The less dilutive loan transaction will allow operations to continue in the short term. Potential asset sales will cover longer term needs while results of ongoing drilling programs unfold. We are hopeful that results of the drilling programs will make an equity financing under more favourable and less dilutive terms later in 2022 possible. We think all the drilling programs have a good chance at making gold discoveries.”

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The scientific and technical information disclosed within this document has been prepared, reviewed, and approved by Gregory A. Beischer, President, CEO, and a director of Millrock Resources. Mr. Beischer is a qualified person as defined in NI 43-101.

About Millrock Resources Inc.
Millrock Resources Inc. is a premier project generator to the mining industry. Millrock identifies, packages, and operates large-scale projects for joint venture, thereby exposing its shareholders to the benefits of mineral discovery without the usual financial risk taken on by most exploration companies. The company is recognized as the premier generative explorer in Alaska, holds royalty interests in British Columbia, Canada, and Sonora State, Mexico, is a significant shareholder of junior explorer ArcWest Exploration Inc., and owns a large shareholding in each of Resolution Minerals Limited and Felix Gold Limited. Funding for drilling at Millrock’s exploration projects is primarily provided by its joint venture partners. Business partners of Millrock have included some of the leading names in the mining industry: EMX Royalty, Coeur Explorations, Centerra Gold, First Quantum, Teck, Kinross, Vale, Inmet, and Altius, as well as junior explorers Resolution, Riverside, PolarX, Felix Gold and Tocvan.

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“Gregory Beischer”
Gregory Beischer, President & CEO

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Melanee Henderson, Investor Relations
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Some statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information (within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation) including without limitation the intention of partner companies to complete all the planned drilling they have indicated, the sale of Millrock assets, that Millrock has many catalysts that have potential to drive the Company’s share price higher, that Millrock is closing in on option agreements on other projects that could bring more cash into the company treasury, that potential asset sales will cover longer term needs, that all the drilling programs have a good chance at making gold discoveries, and the possibility of share price increase upon receipt of future drilling results. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, without limitation, customary risks of the resource industry and the risk factors identified in Millrock’s management’s discussion and analysis for the three-month period ended March 31, 2022, which is available under Millrock’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date those statements are made. Except as required by applicable law, Millrock assumes no obligation to update or to publicly announce the results of any change to any forward-looking statement contained or incorporated by reference herein to reflect actual results, future events or developments, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting the forward-looking statements. If Millrock updates any forward-looking statement(s), no inference should be drawn that it will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.