VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Silver Hammer Mining Corp. (CSE: HAMR) (the “Company” or “Silver Hammer”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Morgan Lekstrom as CEO of the Company and Alnesh Mohan as Corporate Secretary of the Company, effective immediately.
Morgan Lekstrom, currently serving as the President of Silver Hammer, will now assume the role of President and CEO and Alnesh Mohan, currently serving as the CFO of Silver Hammer, will now resume the role of Corporate Secretary. Michael Dake, who has served as CEO of the Company since 2017, will step down from his executive role and will remain as a director of Silver Hammer.
“We thank Michael for his service and expertise, including helping take Silver Hammer (formerly Lakewood Exploration) public and wish him success in his future endeavors,” stated Morgan Lekstrom. “I am excited to undertake the role of CEO, leading a team of industry experts as we grow and advance our portfolio of top-tier, US silver assets.”
About Silver Hammer Mining Corp.
Silver Hammer Mining Corp. is a junior resource company advancing the past-producing Silver Strand Mine in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District in Idaho, USA, both the Eliza Silver Project and the Silverton Silver Mine in one of the world’s most prolific mining jurisdictions in Nevada and the Lacy Gold Project in British Columbia, Canada. The Company has commenced an initial drill program at Silver Strand that will test for silver and gold mineralization immediately below the mine’s lowest level extending only 90 metres below surface. Silver Hammer strives to become a multi-mine silver producer and will focus near-term exploration and drilling plans at the Company’s Idaho and Nevada silver-gold assets.
*Mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company’s property.
On Behalf of the Board of Silver Hammer Mining Corp.
Morgan Lekstrom, President
Corporate Office: 551 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2C2, Canada
Contact: Kristina Pillon, President, High Tide Consulting Corp.
604.908.1695 / email@example.com
The CSE does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The Canadian Securities Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.
Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – October 13, 2021) – Kesselrun Resources Ltd. (TSXV: KES) is pleased to announce that the company will be presenting at Red Cloud’s 2021 Oktoberfest Fall Mining Showcase. We invite our shareholders and all interested parties to join us there.
The annual conference will be a virtual event this year and will take place from October 18-20, 2021.
Michael Thompson, President & CEO will be presenting on October 18th at 11:15 AM Eastern Daylight time.https://s.yimg.com/rq/darla/4-9-0/html/r-sf-flx.html
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen shot down the idea, calling it a “gimmick.”ByMichelle StoddartOctober 7, 2021, 11:27 AM• 7 min read
Why the debt ceiling mattersThe debt ceiling system was passed by Congress in 1917.Burwell and Burwell Photography/U.S. Mint via AP
Could a $1 trillion platinum coin be the solution to the U.S. government’s debt limit crisis?
Before reaching a short-term deal to end a standoff and avert a U.S. default, some senators and other proponents renewed talk of the improbable idea.
The U.S. government was set to run out of money to pay its bills, including salaries of federal employees and to pay Social Security benefits, which the White House and experts say would have had grave economic effects and could trigger a recession.
Legislation enacted in 2001 allows the treasury to mint platinum coins of any value without congressional approval. Under that law, the coin’s value could be anything, but it would have to be platinum, not gold or silver, nickel, bronze or copper, which are under Congress’ control.
The idea was floated before in 2011 when the government faced another debt ceiling crisis. Former President Barack Obama said in 2017, on the podcast “Pod Save America,” that he and his advisers discussed use of a trillion dollar coin as a safety valve.
“There were all kind of wacky ideas about how potentially you could …. have this massive coin.” Obama said in the 2017 interview. “I mean … it was some primitive — it was like out of the Stone Age or something and I pictured rolling in some coin.”
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday in an interview with CNBC that she is “opposed” to the idea, and doesn’t believe it should be considered seriously.
“It’s really a gimmick and what’s necessary is for Congress to show that the world can count on America paying its debts,” Yellen said Tuesday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box“.
Yellen also raised concerns about how using a trillion dollar coin would affect trust in and independence of the Federal Reserve and treasury.
“The platinum coin is equivalent to asking the Federal Reserve to print money to cover deficits that Congress is unwilling to cover by issuing debt, it compromises the independence of the Fed conflating monetary and fiscal policy, and instead of showing that Congress and the administration can be trusted to pay, to pay the country’s bills, it really does the opposite,” Yellen said.
Many experts are unsure about what the economic effects of the move would be given that it is unprecedented. But experts cite concerns about inflation, saying that creating more money would weaken the value of existing money circulating in the economy. That would mean that existing dollars would have less buying power, which could affect American consumers.
Still, some Democratic lawmakers backed the idea. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Rep. Jerod Nadler, D-N.Y., brought up the coin during a closed policy meeting last week as one of other “options” to prevent government default without congressional action.MORE: What the debt ceiling is, and why you should care about it
“Jerry Nadler wants to have a coin … a trillion dollar coin that doesn’t even require congressional [action].” Pelosi said. “So, we talked about an array of things.”
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., tweeted in support for the idea in late September.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?creatorScreenName=ABC%20News&dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&features=eyJ0ZndfZXhwZXJpbWVudHNfY29va2llX2V4cGlyYXRpb24iOnsiYnVja2V0IjoxMjA5NjAwLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X2hvcml6b25fdHdlZXRfZW1iZWRfOTU1NSI6eyJidWNrZXQiOiJodGUiLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X3NwYWNlX2NhcmQiOnsiYnVja2V0Ijoib2ZmIiwidmVyc2lvbiI6bnVsbH19&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1442852913915826187&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Fminting-trillion-platinum-coin-answer-debt-limit-crisis%2Fstory%3Fid%3D80434078&sessionId=2d2df8dbf1f6e90340487048d7b44459ff955cdb&siteScreenName=ABC&theme=light&widgetsVersion=fcb1942%3A1632982954711&width=550px
On Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked if the coin was being considered as the debt crisis debate heated up and she shot down the idea.
“We obviously look at a range of options, and none of those options were viable, either because they wouldn’t be accepted by the Federal Reserve, by the guidance of our treasury secretary, or just by legal restrictions,” Psaki said.
Psaki, like Yellen, said that the only solution is for Congress to act.
“There’s a simple process that could be done in the next few days, before we hit Friday, to reduce uncertainty, to make sure the American people don’t have to worry about their bank accounts, their retirement savings,” Psaki said. “And all Republicans need to do is get out of the way, let Democrats be the adults in the room, and take a vote.”
Trish Turner and Sarah Kolinovsky contributed to this report.
Gold production of 18,144 oz Au in Q3 2021 (vs 14,890 oz Au in Q2 2021)
Mining and milling targeted rates achieved
Head grades have been lower than forecast due to previous reliance on wide-spaced grade control drilling which results in lower accuracy of the modelled Beatons Creek oxide mineral resource
Higher mining dilution associated with the more complex mining areas of Beatons Creek also a contributing factor
Continued progression of closer spaced grade control drilling combined with rapid assay turnaround is providing more certainty for forecasting Beatons Creek oxide mineralization grade, with the backlog of assays being mostly resolved through Q3 2021
Commencement of oxide mining study, focused on further optimizing production and profitability of mining of the Beatons Creek oxide resource
Batch test processing of Beatons Creek fresh mineralization confirmed processing throughputs and recovery with good grade prediction
Strong financial position
Q3 2021 revenue of C$43 million (A$45.8 million) from the sale of 18,753 oz Au at an average realized gold price of A$2,483
Quarter-end cash balance of C$44.1 million
Investment portfolio fair value of approximately C$135 million1
Key Q3 Operational and Financial Performance
____________________ 1 This value excludes the fair value of warrants held in GBM Resources Ltd. Novo’s ability to dispose of its investments is subject to certain thresholds pursuant to its senior secured credit facility with Sprott Private Resource Lending II (Collector), LP. Please refer to the Company’s management discussion and analysis for the 11-month fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which is available under Novo’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Novo’s investment in New Found Gold Corp. is subject to escrow requirements pursuant to National Instrument 46-201 Escrow for Initial Public Offerings. The value of Novo’s holdings in Elementum 3D, Inc. (“E3D”) is based on E3D’s most recent financing price of US$2.50 per share. Except for its investment in E3D, the fair value of Novo’s investments is based on closing prices of its investments and relevant foreign exchanges rate as at September 30, 2021.https://s.yimg.com/rq/darla/4-9-0/html/r-sf-flx.html
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novo Resources Corp. (“Novo” or the “Company”) (TSX: NVO, NVO.WT & NVO.WT.A) (OTCQX: NSRPF) provides a Q3 2021 operational update from Beatons Creek, located in Nullagine, Western Australia.
Commenting on Q3 2021 operational performance, Novo’s Executive Co-Chairman Mr. Mike Spreadborough said, “The ramp up of operations since February has proceeded well, with both mining and processing achieving target rates. However, gold production fell short of expectations. We saw lower head grade than forecast as a result of lower accuracy in the grade control grade estimate. This was due to the current predominant wide-spaced grade control drilling at the high-nugget Beatons Creek oxide mineralization combined with higher mining dilution from the more complex mining areas.
We have found that closer spaced drilling is providing more certainty for mine forecasting and we are continuing to progress the completion of this drilling. The rapid assay turnaround provided by the Chrysos PhotonAssay technology through Intertek is allowing for this data to be used to mine more selectively.
To incorporate all of the learnings from this unique mining at Beatons Creek into future mine planning, we have initiated an oxide mining study. We are confident that the outcomes of the review, when delivered later this year, will result in a plan which will further optimize production levels and profitability of the oxide resource.
Importantly, Novo remains in a very strong financial position to optimize production results and maximize value from Beatons Creek and, importantly, our exploration activities are being accelerated.”
NULLAGINE GOLD PROJECT
Safety and COVID Update
Safety is a core value, with continuous focus on safety outcomes. Over the past 12 months through Q3 2021, the lost time injury frequency rate remained zero. The Company continues to experience minimal COVID-19 pandemic-related operational disruptions.
Mining rates at Beatons Creek stabilized throughout Q3 2021, with 478 kt of mineralized material mined from the Beatons Creek deposit compared to 477 kt in Q2 2021.
The Company’s Golden Eagle processing plant (“Golden Eagle Plant”) processed 451 kt of mineralized material in Q3 2021, representing a 23% increase over Q2 2021 throughput of 366 kt.
Since the start of commissioning of Beatons Creek in February 2021 (refer to the Company’s news release dated February 3, 2021) based on the Beatons Creek mineral resource, Novo targeted a throughput rate of 1.8 Mtpa to match the capacity of the Golden Eagle Plant. This milestone was achieved in Q3 2021.
Production in Q3 2021 totalled 18,144 ounces of gold, representing a 22% increase over Q2 2021 production of 14,890 ounces of gold. Recovery rates were approximately 94% throughout Q2 and Q3 2021.
The Q3 2021 head grade was 1.34 g/t Au, a slight increase from a Q2 2021 head grade of 1.30 g/t Au2. However, the head grade has been relatively variable throughout Q2 and Q3 2021, which reflects the high-nugget content of the conglomerate Beatons Creek gold deposit and necessary mine sequencing. Additional high-grade Beatons Creek oxide material assisted to increase July 2021 head grade to 1.94 g/t Au.
The lower head grades compared to forecast is due to previous reliance on wide spaced grade control drilling which results in lower accuracy of the modelled high-nugget effects in the Beatons Creek oxide mineral resource combined with higher mining dilution associated with more complex mining areas.
In order to provide greater certainty in grade forecasting for mine planning, the Company continues to progress its Beatons Creek grade control drilling program at a spacing of 10 m x 10 m. Analysis confirms that this level of grade control drilling provides improved reconciliation between the resource model grade and the actual grade mined.
The operation previously relied on wide-spaced grade control drilling due to slow assay turnaround. The use of the Chrysos PhotonAssay technology through Intertek Testing Services (Australia) Pty Ltd (“Intertek”) has allowed rapid assay turnaround allowing for this data to be used to mine more selectively. This assay technique is a necessity given the high-nugget nature of the Beatons Creek conglomerate gold mineralization. This rapid assay turnaround is necessary to support the use of closer-spaced grade control drilling.
In July 2021, a test package of approximately 43 kt of Beatons Creek fresh mineralization was processed at an average head grade of 1.83 g/t Au confirming processing throughputs and recovery with good grade prediction. This data will be used to optimize fresh mining in the future. The most recently announced Beatons Creek mineral resource estimate includes a fresh component comprising approximately 65% of the global estimate (refer to the Company’s news release dated April 30, 2021 and the report titled “Preliminary Economic Assessment on the Beatons Creek Gold Project, Western Australia” with an effective date of February 5, 2021 and an issue date of April 30, 2021). Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
To further optimize the Beatons Creek oxide mineralization mine plan, Novo has initiated an oxide mining study which will focus on increased grade control drilling to improve the accuracy of resource modelling, mining approaches, cut-off grade sensitivities, and costs in order to enhance production and profitability of the Beatons Creek oxide resource component of the Nullagine Gold Project. The Company intends to provide an update on this review once complete in Q4 2021.
The Company’s processing and mining rates stabilized sufficiently throughout Q3 2021 to enable Novo to declare commercial production2 effective October 1, 2021. Of particular importance is that the Golden Eagle Plant has met it performance parameters.
____________________ 2 Refer to the Company’s management’s discussion and analysis for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, available on the Company’s website at www.novoresources.com and under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Novo Financial Position
Novo’s strong financial position allows the Company to address operational requirements while leveraging the value of its strategic investment portfolio.
Q3 2021 gold sales totalled 18,753 ounces of gold and 2,399 ounces of silver, representing a 34% increase over Q2 2021 gold sales of 13,958 ounces.
Q3 2021 gross revenue grew by 36% from Q2 2021 to C$43 million (A$45.8 million).
The Company experienced a Q3 2021 average realized gold price of A$2,483 compared to a Q2 2021 average realized gold price of A$2,4012. Novo sells its gold in Australian dollars to ABC Refinery of Sydney, Australia and continues to enjoy strong gold price performance in Australian dollar terms.
Novo’s cash and working capital positions remain strong, with cash reserves of C$44.1 million as at September 30, 2021 as compared to C$46.3 million as at June 30, 2021 while spending approximately C$6 million on exploration during Q3 2021.
In addition to its cash reserves, the Company’s strategic portfolio of investments held a fair value of approximately C$135 million1 as at September 30, 2021, including its 9.5% investment in New Found Gold Corp. (TSXV: NFG) which was worth approximately C$116 million1.
Dr. Quinton Hennigh (P.Geo.) is the qualified person, as defined under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, responsible for, and having reviewed and approved, the technical information contained in this news release. Dr. Hennigh is the non-executive co-chairman and a director of Novo.
The decision by the Company to produce at the Nullagine Gold Project was not based on a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability and, as a result, there is an increased uncertainty of achieving any particular level of recovery of minerals or the cost of such recovery, including increased risks associated with developing a commercially mineable deposit. Historically, such projects have a much higher risk of economic and technical failure. There is no guarantee that that anticipated production costs will be achieved. Failure to achieve the anticipated production costs would have a material adverse impact on the Company’s cash flow and future profitability.
The Company cautions that the declaration of commercial production only indicates that the Nullagine Gold Project is operating at anticipated and sustainable levels and it does not indicate that economic results will be realized.
Novo operates its flagship Beatons Creek gold project while exploring and developing its prospective land package covering approximately 13,250 square kilometres in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. In addition to the Company’s primary focus, Novo seeks to leverage its internal geological expertise to deliver value-accretive opportunities to its shareholders. For more information, please contact Leo Karabelas at (416) 543-3120 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
Novo Resources Corp.
Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information (within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation) including, without limitation, planned mining and processing activities; that grade control drilling may control variability of the Nullagine Gold Project’s head grade and provide for greater certainty for mine planning efforts; that the strategic operational review, which is scheduled to be completed in Q4 2021, may optimize production and profitability of the oxide resource component of the Nullagine Gold Project; the declaration of commercial production (which only indicates that the Nullagine Gold Project is operating at anticipated and sustainable levels and does not indicate that economic results will be realized); and that Novo’s strong financial position allows the Company to address the operational variabilities mentioned in this news release while leveraging the value of its strategic portfolio. 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 Novo’s management’s discussion and analysis for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, which is available under Novo’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, Novo 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 Novo updates any forward-looking statement(s), no inference should be drawn that the Company will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.
Eliza silver complex, Hamilton, Nevada, included previously reported surface samples. (See September 9, 2021 News Release for comprehensive sampling data).
Silverton claim layout with northeast sampling showing 6.1 g/t gold from a surface sample
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Silver Hammer Mining Corp. (CSE: HAMR / OTC: HAMRF) (“Silver Hammer” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that it has staked an additional 52 new claims at its Eliza Silver Project in the historic Hamilton District of Nevada, more than doubling its land package.
The Eliza Silver Project is located along the south side of the Eberhardt fault, opposite the past-producing Treasure Hill Mine in the Hamilton Mining District, Nevada’s highest-grade silver district producing 40 million (M) ounces (oz) silver with historic mined ore grades of up to 18,700 grams per tonne (g/t) between 1860-1872. Surface samples as high as 25,000 g/t were collected in the 1960s.1
With the addition of these new claims, the Eliza land package now comprises 88 claims totaling 5.52 square kilometres, (see Figure 1).
“Our initial exploration work has identified mineralization that extends onto these newly acquired claims along the lower half of the Eliza project,” stated President Morgan Lekstrom. “We are currently conducting a mapping and geochemistry program on the property where we see significant potential for discovery in areas that have never been explored using modern exploration techniques. We will use this data to plan an extensive initial exploration program targeted for early 2022.”
Additionally, initial results from a sampling program at the Company’s Silverton Mine, a project sharing similar geology and Aster signature to Kinross Gold’s Round Mountain project located approximately 108 kilometres to the west, have confirmed surface gold mineralization on the east side of the property. A sample of 6.1 g/t gold was taken from the silicified tuff (see Figure 2).
The Company also announces that David Grandy has stepped down as a director of the Company in order to pursue other opportunities. The Company thanks Mr. Grandy for his services, including helping take the company public, and wishes him the best in his future endeavours.
Technical aspects of this press release have been reviewed and approved under the supervision of Philip Mulholland, P.Geo. Mr. Mulholland is a Qualified Person (QP) under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
About Silver Hammer Mining Corp.
Silver Hammer Mining Corp. is a junior resource company advancing the past-producing Silver Strand Mine in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District in Idaho, USA, both the Eliza Silver Project and the Silverton Silver Mine in one of the world’s most prolific mining jurisdictions in Nevada and the Lacy Gold Project in British Columbia, Canada. The Company has commenced an initial drill program at Silver Strand that will test for silver and gold mineralization immediately below the mine’s lowest level extending only 90 metres below surface. Lakewood strives to become a multimine silver producer and will focus near-term exploration and drilling plans at the Company’s Idaho and Nevada silver-gold assets.
*Mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company’s property.
On Behalf of the Board of Silver Hammer Mining Corp.
Morgan Lekstrom, President
Corporate Office: 551 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2C2, Canada Contact: Kristina Pillon, President, High Tide Consulting Corp. 604.908.1695 / email@example.com
The CSE does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
The Canadian Securities Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 7, 2021 / NV Gold Corporation (TSXV:NVX)(OTCQB:NVGLF) (“NV Gold” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that the Company has completed 3 Notices of Intent (NOI) to commence drilling at its 100% owned Slumber, Discovery Bay and Pickhandle projects in north-central Nevada, USA. The Company also reports that a 2D seismic survey has been completed at its optioned SW Pipe Project located along the Cortez Gold Belt approximately 6 km southwest of the Pipeline Gold Complex operated by Nevada Gold Mines.
The upcoming Slumber drill program is designed to determine the extent of additional near-surface oxide-mineralization at its north-central Nevada (see Figure 1) project. The 6-8 drill program is expected to commence later this month.
The Discovery Bay Project is located approximately 15 km southeast of the Cove-McCoy gold deposits in Lander County, Nevada (see Figure 1) controlled by I-80 Gold Corp. This North-South structural zone, also known as the “Rabbit Suture”, hosts other significant gold deposits such as Turquoise Ridge, Twin Creeks as well as the Fortitude, Phoenix and Lone Tree Mines. Drilling of a four-hole recon program is expected to commence in November.
The Pickhandle Project is located at the structural intersection of the Rabbit Suture (Hwy 305) and the Crescent Valley Fault Zone (see Figure 1). Pickhandle is located 25 kilometers south of the Discovery Bay Project. The 3-4-hole drilling program is anticipated to begin in December.
The recently announced IP/Resistivity program at the Sandy Project has added a highly compelling target that will likely be drilled in Q1 2022. See news release on 9/28/2021.
At the SW Pipe, a 2D Seismic survey was recently completed by the optionee to determine depth to Carlin-type host lithologies and structural drill targets (see Figure 2). Drilling at SW Pipe is scheduled for mid-2022 depending on core rig availability.
Our projects are pushing forward, and I am more than pleased to have our drill contract in place, equipment committed and permits in-hand. NV Gold has high-quality projects with excellent discovery potential that can now be drill-tested. Besides Slumber, Discovery Bay and Pickhandle, there are several more projects entering the project pipeline. These projects are moving toward permitting, fulfilling our goal of drill-testing multiple, high-potential projects within the next 18 months to deliver value to our shareholders,” commented Thomas Klein, VP Exploration of NV Gold.
Figure 1: NV Gold’s projects with NOIs in place and location of SW Pipe with 2D Seismic completed.
Figure 2: 2D Seismic equipment at SW Pipe with Cortez mines in the background.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
John E. Watson President & CEO
For further information, visit the Company’s website at www.nvgoldcorp.com or contact: Freeform Communications Inc. at 604.245.0054
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Forward Looking Statements
This news release includes certain forward-looking statements or information. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the extent and timing of the Company’s planned exploration activities, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s plans or expectations include regulatory issues, market prices, availability of capital and financing, general economic, market or business conditions, timeliness of government or regulatory approvals, The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether because of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by applicable securities legislation.
Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 6, 2021) – Riverside Resources Inc.(TSXV: RRI) (OTCQB: RVSDF) (FSE: 5YY) (“Riverside” or the “Company”) is pleased to report the mineral tenure consolidation and expansion of La Union Polymetallic Project in Sonora, Mexico. The acquisition of these additional concessions provides Riverside with an expanded land position and further control of the historical mines and old workings across the district. This consolidation through the acquisition of small internal concessions provides Riverside an option on the high-grade, previous small scale mine properties, internal to the larger surrounding 100% Riverside owned mineral concessions and increases the property total area to over 26 km2 (2,604 hectares). This transaction expands upon the original property acquired from Millrock’s Mexico portfolio in 2019 (see press release of June 26, 2019).
La Union is located in western Sonora and is part of the orogenic gold trend. The old mining areas at La Union have seen very little drill testing and the broader structures are wide open for further regional exploration. Riverside is in contact with the local surface owners and knows the region from previous work with partner Hochschild Mining which allows Riverside to initiate exploration immediately.
Riverside’s initial field work included selective rock sampling from abandoned mine workings and dumps with results returning up to 59.4 g/t Au and 833 g/t Ag (see Table 1). Further exploration work will begin shortly as the Company is pleased to have completed this expansion step, opening the door to follow up work.https://s.yimg.com/rq/darla/4-9-0/html/r-sf-flx.html
La Union Polymetallic Project has been previously defined as a manto-chimney style deposit. The ongoing work has been demonstrating significantly high-grades in gold, silver, lead and zinc across mineralized areas identified. Near surface, the oxide gossan cap and carbonate replacement are particularly extensive with strong similarities with the Leadville polymetallic system in Colorado, USA. At La Union the Paleozoic carbonate stratigraphic section is a composite of over 1,000 m thick regionally and the mineralization of chimneys and mantos is open in multiple directions.
Table 1: Sample Results from La Union Polymetallic Project
massive sulfide – dolomitic breccia
massive sulfide and jasperoid
sulfide-oxide bearing breccia
brecciated contact – dolomite/quartzite
brecciated contact – dolomite/limestone
Note: Six of the higher-grade due diligence samples out of eight total are shown in Table 1.
Figure 1: Photo of sample RRI7891 from La Famosa Mine and RRI7895 from Plomito Mine
Riverside’s President and CEO, John-Mark Staude: “We are excited to complete the acquisition of multiple key pieces of the project area at La Union, including the historic mines of Famosa and Plomito. Riverside is moving forward with growing projects, and generating exploration results at our properties, which continue to demonstrate the value of applying the Riverside property database and local team knowledge to capture and progress excellent mineral projects. The next steps for the La Union district will consist of field work and geophysics, which are expected to refine drilling targets.”
Transaction Details for the Acquisition: Riverside has optioned over a 4-year term the properties with staged cash payments without any retained NSR. The terms for each respective property (La Famosa and Plomito) are presented below:
Geology and previous work at La Union Polymetallic Project: Mineralization is primarily located within the Paleozoic sedimentary sequence, known in this area for reaching up to 1,000 m in thickness and hosting multiple historical workings. The mountain range is characterized with alternating limestone, dolomite and quartzite, at which contact mineralization has been observed to grow into a manto-chimney style deposit. These types of deposits tend to have higher metal grades, making this style of deposition attractive for exploration.
Local historical productions in the 1950’s mined high-grades averaging 7-20 g/t Au, 300 g/t Ag, 10-20% Pb and 5% Zn, for which mineralized bodies were traced for at least 80 m depth within oxides (Yantis, 1957). Since then, only small exploration programs followed and including Paget Mineral Exploration Company and Millrock with sampling programs yielding up to 22.5 g/t Au and multiple high-grade polymetallic samples over the project area. The presence of many high-grade areas, the thickness of the host rock and extent of the system across multiple known historic mines are favorable evidence for an extensive system.
Figure 3: Map representing historical samples including rock chip, and mine dump as stated above and part of the Millrock and Paget database acquired from 2012 to 2019
Geophysics and sampling will be additional tools deployed by Riverside in advancing the knowledge of this project, with a view to initiating a drill program that will allow the Project to extend high-grade at depth and define the limit of the oxide cap.
Qualified Person & QA/QC: The scientific and technical data contained in this news release pertaining to La Union Project was reviewed and approved by Freeman Smith, P.Geo, a non-independent qualified person to Riverside Resources, who is responsible for ensuring that the geologic information provided in this news release is accurate and who acts as a “qualified person” under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
Rock samples from the exploration program discussed above at La Union were taken to the Bureau Veritas Laboratories in Hermosillo, Mexico for fire assaying for gold. The rejects remained with Bureau Veritas in Mexico while the pulps were transported to Bureau Veritas laboratory in Vancouver, BC, Canada for 45 element ICP/ES-MS analysis. A QA/QC program was implemented as part of the sampling procedures for the exploration program. Standard samples were randomly inserted into the sample stream prior to being sent to the laboratory.
About Riverside Resources Inc.: Riverside is a well-funded exploration company driven by value generation and discovery. The Company has no debt and approximately 71M shares outstanding with a strong portfolio of gold-silver and copper assets in North America. Riverside has extensive experience and knowledge operating in Mexico and Canada and leverages its large database to generate a portfolio of prospective mineral properties. In addition to Riverside’s own exploration spending, the Company also strives to diversify risk by securing joint-venture and spin-out partnerships to advance multiple assets simultaneously and create more chances for discovery. Riverside has additional properties available for option, with more information available on the Company’s website at www.rivres.com.
Certain statements in this press release may be considered forward-looking information. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology (e.g., “expect”,” estimates”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “plans”). Such information involves known and unknown risks — including the availability of funds, the results of financing and exploration activities, the interpretation of exploration results and other geological data, or unanticipated costs and expenses and other risks identified by Riverside in its public securities filings that may cause actual events to differ materially from current expectations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.
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TORONTO, Oct. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eloro Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ELO; OTCQX: ELRRF; FSE: P2QM) (“Eloro”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has advanced US$3 million as property option payments, pursuant to the Private Option Agreement (the “Agreement”) to acquire a 99% interest in the Iska Iska silver-tin polymetallic project (“Iska Iska”) in the Potosi Department, southern Bolivia. The Agreement grants Eloro the option to acquire a 99% interest in Iska Iska for consideration consisting of 500,000 Eloro common shares, of which 250,000 have been issued, with the remaining 250,000 to be issued on or before January 6, 2022, and the payment of US$10 million, of which US$3 million has been paid to date, with the remaining US$7 million due on or before January 6, 2024.
To date, the Company has completed 31,500 metres (m) in 61 drill holes including three (3) in progress to test major target areas at Iska Iska. Currently three diamond drill rigs are active at Iska Iska, two surface rigs and one underground drill. Planned drilling for 2021 is 51,000m with the aim of outlining an initial inferred National Instrument (“NI”) 43-101 compliant mineral resource by Q1 2022. Additionally, a downhole induced polarization/resistivity (IP/Res) survey is in progress to further define drill targets and aid resource definition drilling. Preliminary metallurgical tests are also in progress. An updated NI 43-101 Technical Report is being prepared by independent consultant Micon International Ltd.
“We are extremely pleased with the progress and exploration effort at Iska Iska and are most grateful for the partnership and contributions to date by the title holder, Empresa Minera Villegas S.R.L.,” commented Thomas Larsen, CEO of Eloro. “Due to the positive results to date from our drill campaign, initial engineering studies to establish potential economic parameters for mineral resource definition will commence shortly, with a site visit having already been completed by a top Peruvian Engineering firm. More detailed metallurgical studies are also planned.”
About Eloro Resources Ltd.
Eloro is an exploration and mine development company with a portfolio of gold and base-metal properties in Bolivia, Peru and Quebec. Eloro has an option to acquire a 99% interest in the highly prospective Iska Iska Property, which can be classified as a polymetallic epithermal-porphyry complex, a significant mineral deposit type in the Potosi Department, in southern Bolivia. Eloro commissioned a NI 43-101 Technical Report on Iska Iska, which was completed by Micon International Limited and is available on Eloro’s website and under its filings on SEDAR. Iska Iska is a road-accessible, royalty-free property. Eloro also owns an 82% interest in the La Victoria Gold/Silver Project, located in the North-Central Mineral Belt of Peru some 50 km south of Barrick’s Lagunas Norte Gold Mine and Pan American Silver’s La Arena Gold Mine. La Victoria consists of eight mining concessions and eight mining claims encompassing approximately 89 square kilometres. La Victoria has good infrastructure with access to road, water and electricity and is located at an altitude that ranges from 3,150 m to 4,400 m above sea level.
For further information please contact either Thomas G. Larsen, Chairman and CEO or Jorge Estepa, Vice-President at (416) 868-9168.
Information in this news release may contain forward-looking information. Statements containing forward looking information express, as at the date of this news release, the Company’s plans, estimates, forecasts, projections, expectations, or beliefs as to future events or results and are believed to be reasonable based on information currently available to the Company. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.
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TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2021 /CNW/ – Vox Royalty Corp. (TSXV: VOX) (OTCQX: VOXCF) (“Vox” or the “Company“), a high growth precious metals focused royalty company, is pleased to announce an update on the producing Janet Ivy Gold Mine (“Janet Ivy“) in Western Australia, controlled by Norton Gold Fields Pty Ltd. (“Norton“); a subsidiary of Hong Kong and Shanghai-listed, Zijin Mining Group Co., Limited (“Zijin“). Vox holds an uncapped A$0.50/tonne production gold royalty over Janet Ivy, which forms the core of Zijin’s Binduli North heap leaching expansion project (“Binduli North“).
In addition to the Janet Ivy acquisition announcement by Vox on March 29, 2021, Vox has now filed on SEDAR a technical report, “NI 43-101 Technical Report, Janet Ivy Gold Mine (M26/446), Western Australia, Australia” dated October 5, 2021 by Kangari Consulting LLC.
According the Zijin’s latest public disclosures, the Binduli North expansion is targeted for completion as early as March 20221, which was the key near-term catalyst that Vox management anticipated when the royalty was acquired in March 2021. Vox congratulates Zijin on rapidly advancing the project to the commencement of construction in June 2021 and now looks forward to reaching the expansion completion milestone.
Riaan Esterhuizen, Executive Vice-President – Australia stated, “The Binduli expansion was the key near-term catalyst that Vox management anticipated when we acquired the Janet Ivy royalty in March 2021. The Binduli North heap leach expansion is expected to re-rate Janet Ivy royalty revenues from 2022 onwards. This royalty has the potential to generate A$1.5M – A$2.5M of annual revenues from Binduli North production on average across the life of mine and assuming a target production rate from Norton Gold of 5Mtpa from Binduli North.”
Asset Overview – Janet Ivy Gold Mine
Janet Ivy is located on mining lease, M26/446 and is located 10km to the west of Kalgoorlie. The deposit has been mined since 2017 as an open-cut mine to supplement baseload ore feed from the Enterprise open pit mine for the Norton-owned 3.7Mtpa Paddington Mill.2
On April 28, 2020, Zijin announced that the Zijin Board of Directors had approved the construction of the Binduli 15Mtpa heap leaching project, with the first phase at Binduli North expected to be completed and first production to commence in March 20221. The Vox royalty-linked tenure covers the core of Binduli North, including the full Janet Ivy resource as well as portions of the Fort William, Karen Louise and Fort Scott deposits (Figure 1).
In December 2020, Norton submitted a Mining Proposal (prepared by Talis Consultants Pty Ltd) to the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority for the permitting of the Binduli North heap leach expansion, which proposed a 5Mtpa mining operation over 9 years from the Janet Ivy, Fort William, Karen Louise and Fort Scott pits.3 This Mining Proposal and an associated Application for Works Approval were approved by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on July 22, 2021 (Works Approval Number W6504/2021/1).4
On August 1, 2021, Zijin announced that the project design, application for permits and licenses and other preparatory work for Binduli North have been completed and that the construction had commenced in June 2021, that applications for permits and licenses for Binduli South heap leaching project is being studied and taking place, that after completion of all the Binduli construction work and upon reaching designated production capacity, approximately 7 tonnes of gold (approximately 225,000 ounces) can be produced in peak years, that the total capital cost of the combined Binduli expansion (5Mtpa Binduli North + 10Mtpa Binduli South) is A$462 million, and that investment in the project during the first half of 2021 was RMB 0.43B (A$90 million).5
Based on a Mining Proposal submitted to the Western Australian EPA in December 2020, the Binduli North expansion is a 5Mtpa heap leach project that is expected to mine 41Mt @ 0.6g/t Au over a 9 year mine life. The project covers the following royalty-linked deposits, that are approximately 85% royalty linked:
Timothy J. Strong, MIMMM, of Kangari Consulting Limited and a “Qualified Person” under National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical disclosure contained in this press release.
Vox is a high growth precious metals royalty and streaming company with a portfolio of over 50 royalties and streams spanning eight jurisdictions. The Company was established in 2014 and has since built unique intellectual property, a technically focused transactional team and a global sourcing network which has allowed Vox to become the fastest growing company in the royalty sector. Since the beginning of 2019, Vox has announced 20 separate transactions to acquire over 45 royalties.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Information
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate” “plans”, “estimates” or “intends” or stating that certain actions, events or results ” may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be “forward-looking statements”.
The forward-looking statements and information in this press release include, but are not limited to, a summary of operator updates provided by management and the potential impact on the Company of such operator updates, statements regarding expectations for the timing of commencement of resource production from the project, expectations regarding the size, quality and exploitability of the resources associated with the project, future operations and work programs of Vox’s mining operator partner, the receipt of future royalty payments derived from the royalty asset, anticipated future cash flows and future financial reporting by Vox and requirements for regulatory approvals.
Forward-looking statements and information are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that, while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the ability of Vox to control or predict, that may cause Vox’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied thereby, and are developed based on assumptions about such risks, uncertainties and other factors set out herein, including but not limited to: the requirement for regulatory approvals and third party consents, the impact of general business and economic conditions, the absence of control over the mining operations from which Vox will receive royalties, including risks related to international operations, government relations and environmental regulation, the inherent risks involved in the exploration and development of mineral properties; the uncertainties involved in interpreting exploration data; the potential for delays in exploration or development activities; the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with Vox’s expectations; accidents, equipment breakdowns, title matters, labor disputes or other unanticipated difficulties or interruptions in operations; fluctuating metal prices; unanticipated costs and expenses; uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future; the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, commodity price fluctuations; currency fluctuations; regulatory restrictions, including environmental regulatory restrictions; liability, competition, loss of key employees and other related risks and uncertainties. Should one or more of these risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information or statement prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Vox cautions that the foregoing list of material factors is not exhaustive. When relying on the Company’s forward-looking statements and information to make decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events.
Vox has assumed that the material factors referred to in the previous paragraph will not cause such forward looking statements and information to differ materially from actual results or events. However, the list of these factors is not exhaustive and is subject to change and there can be no assurance that such assumptions will reflect the actual outcome of such items or factors. The forward-looking information contained in this press release represents the expectations of Vox as of the date of this press release and, accordingly, is subject to change after such date. Readers should not place undue importance on forward looking information and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. While Vox may elect to, it does not undertake to update this information at any particular time except as required in accordance with applicable laws.
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Technical and Third-Party Information
Except where otherwise stated, certain disclosure in this press release is based on information publicly disclosed by third parties (including but not limited to mining project operators and government departments) based on the information/data available in the public domain as at the date hereof, and none of this information has been independently verified by Vox. Specifically, as a royalty investor, Vox has limited, if any, access to the royalty operations. Although Vox does not have any knowledge that such information may not be accurate, there can be no assurance that such information from the project operators is complete or accurate. Some information publicly reported by the project operators may relate to a larger property than the area covered by Vox’s royalty interests. Vox’s royalty interests often cover less than 100% and sometimes only a portion of the publicly reported mineral reserves, mineral resources and production of a property.
Vancouver, British Columbia, October 1, 2021 (NYSE American: EMX; TSX Venture: EMX; Frankfurt: 6E9) – EMX Royalty Corporation (the “Company”, or “EMX”) is pleased to announce that it intends to carry out a private placement of up to 5,000,000 units at C$ 3.30 each for gross proceeds of up to C$ 16,500,000. Members of the Sprott Group have agreed to act as finders in connection with the sale of some of the units.
The units will consist of one common share of the Company and one-half of one transferable warrant. Each whole warrant will entitle the purchase for two years of one common share at C$ 4.00 in the first year and C$ 4.50 in the second year.
Eligible finders will be paid a 6.0% cash commission and issued that number of non-transferable compensation warrants equal to 6.0% of the number of units sold to investors introduced by them. Each compensation warrant will entitle the purchase for one year of one common share of the Company for C$ 3.50.
The placement is subject to stock exchange approval.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the “United States” or to “U.S. Persons” (as such terms are defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) unless registered under the 1933 Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws, or an exemption from such registration is available.
About EMX. EMX is a precious, base and battery metals royalty company. EMX’s investors are provided with discovery, development, and commodity price optionality, while limiting exposure to risks inherent to operating companies. The Company’s common shares are listed on the NYSE American Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EMX, as well as on the Frankfurt exchange under the symbol “6E9”. Please see www.EMXroyalty.com for more information.
Neither the TSX-V nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX-V) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Forward-Looking Statements This news release may contain “forward looking statements” that reflect the Company’s current expectations and projections about its future results. These forward-looking statements may include statements regarding completion of the transaction, perceived merits of properties, exploration results and budgets, mineral reserves and resource estimates, work programs, capital expenditures, timelines, strategic plans, market prices for precious and base metal, or other statements that are not statements of fact. When used in this news release, words such as “estimate,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “will”, “believe”, “potential”, “upside” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which, by their very nature, are not guarantees of the Company’s future operational or financial performance, and are subject to risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors may include, but are not limited to: unavailability of financing, failure to identify commercially viable mineral reserves, fluctuations in the market valuation for commodities, difficulties in obtaining required approvals for the development of a mineral project, increased regulatory compliance costs, expectations of project funding by joint venture partners and other factors. It is possible EMX may not complete the transaction, as a result of failure to fulfill conditions of closing, unavailability of financing or for other reasons EMX cannot anticipate at this time.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this news release or as of the date otherwise specifically indicated herein. Due to risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties identified in this news release, and other risk factors and forward-looking statements listed in the Company’s MD&A for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 and the year ended December 31, 2020 (the “MD&A”), and the most recently filed Revised Annual Information Form (the “AIF”) for the year ended December 31, 2020, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. More information about the Company, including the MD&A, the AIF and financial statements of the Company, is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the SEC’s EDGAR website at www.sec.gov.