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F3 Announces C$7.5 Million Bought Deal Private Placement

Kelowna, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – May 1, 2024) – F3 Uranium Corp. (TSXV: FUU) (OTCQB: FUUFF) (“F3 Uranium” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Red Cloud Securities Inc., as lead underwriter and sole bookrunner, on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters (collectively, the “Underwriters“), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase for resale 13,392,857 flow-through units of the Company (each, a “FT Unit“) at a price of C$0.56 per FT Unit (the “Offering Price“) on a “bought deal” basis in a private placement for gross proceeds of C$7,500,000 (the “Underwritten Offering“).

Each FT Unit will consist of one common share of the Company (each, a “Common Share“) to be issued as a “flow-through share” within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (each, a “FT Share“) and one half of one Common Share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant“). Each whole Warrant shall entitle the holder to purchase one Common Share at a price of C$0.56 at any time on or before that date which is 24 months after the Closing Date (as defined below).

The Company will grant to the Underwriters an option, exercisable up to 48 hours prior to the Closing Date, to purchase for resale up to an additional 2,008,929 FT Units at the Offering Price for additional gross proceeds of up to C$1,125,000 (the “Over-Allotment Option“, and together with the Underwritten Offering, the “Offering“).

The Company will have the right to include a list of subscribers to purchase up to 892,857 FT Units at the Offering Price for gross proceeds of up to C$500,000 under the Offering (the “President’s List“). The President’s List will be allocated under the Over-Allotment Option and, for greater certainty, all purchasers under the Over-Allotment Option will receive FT Units on the terms of the Offering and subject to certain resale restrictions as described below.

A total of 8,928,571 FT Units under the Underwritten Offering, representing gross proceeds of up to C$4,999,999.20, will be offered by way of the “listed issuer financing” exemption under Part 5A under National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus Exemptions (“NI 45-106“) in all the provinces of Canada with the exception of Quebec (the “Selling Jurisdictions“). The Common Shares issuable pursuant to the sale of these FT Units are expected to be immediately freely tradeable under applicable Canadian securities legislation if sold to purchasers resident in Canada. The remaining FT Units to be sold under the Offering, including the FT Units sold under the Over-Allotment Option and President’s List, will be offered by way of the “accredited investor” and “minimum amount investment” exemptions under NI 45-106 in the Selling Jurisdictions. The Common Shares issuable from the sale of such FT Units will be subject to a restricted period in Canada ending on the date that is four months plus one day following the closing of the Offering as defined in Subsection 2.5(2) of Multilateral Instrument 45-102 – Resale of Securities.

The Offering is expected to close on May 23, 2024 (the “Closing Date“). The Company will pay to the Underwriters a cash commission of 5.5% of the gross proceeds raised in respect of the Offering (the “Underwriters’ Commission“). In addition, the Company will issue to the Underwriters warrants of the Company (each warrant, a “Broker Warrant“), exercisable for a period of 24 months following the Closing Date, to acquire in aggregate that number of Common Shares which is equal to 5.5% of the number of FT Units sold under the Offering at an exercise price equal to C$0.56 per Common Share. All FT Units sold to purchasers under the President’s List will be subject to a reduced Underwriters’ Commission of 2.75% and that number of Broker Warrants equal to 2.75% of the number of FT Units sold to purchasers under the President’s List.

The proceeds of the Offering will be used by the Company to fund exploration of the Company’s projects in the Athabasca Basin.

There is an offering document related to the Offering that will be accessed under the Company’s profile at www.sedarplus.ca and at the Company’s website at www.f3uranium.com. Prospective investors should read this offering document before making an investment decision.

About F3 Uranium Corp.

F3 Uranium is a uranium project generator and exploration company, focusing on projects in the Athabasca Basin, home to some of the world’s largest high grade uranium discovery. F3 Uranium currently has 18 projects in the Athabasca Basin. Several of F3’s projects are near large uranium discoveries including Triple R, Arrow and Hurricane.

The TSX Venture Exchange and the Canadian Securities Exchange have not reviewed, approved or disapproved the contents of this press release, and do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

F3 Uranium Corp.
750-1620 Dickson Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y9Y2

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Investor Relations
Telephone: 778 484 8030
Email: ir@F3uranium.com

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

“Dev Randhawa”
Dev Randhawa, CEO

Cautionary Statement: F3 Uranium Corp.

This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities laws, which is based upon the Company’s current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs. The forward-looking information included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the Company’s expectations with respect to the Offering; the use of proceeds of the Offering; completion of the Offering and the date of such completion. Forward-looking statements or forward-looking information relate to future events and future performance and include statements regarding the expectations and beliefs of management based on information currently available to the Company. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information often, but not always, can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “potential”, “is expected”, “anticipated”, “is targeted”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or the negatives thereof or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved.

Forward-looking statements or forward-looking information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: general business and economic conditions; regulatory approval for the Offering; completion of the Offering; changes in commodity prices; the supply and demand for, deliveries of, and the level and volatility of the price of uranium and other metals; changes in project parameters as exploration plans continue to be refined; costs of exploration including labour and equipment costs; risks and uncertainties related to the ability to obtain or maintain necessary licenses, permits or surface rights; changes in credit market conditions and conditions in financial markets generally; the ability to procure equipment and operating supplies in sufficient quantities and on a timely basis; the availability of qualified employees and contractors; the impact of value of the Canadian dollar and U.S. dollar, foreign exchange rates on costs and financial results; market competition; exploration results not being consistent with the Company’s expectations; changes in taxation rates or policies; technical difficulties in connection with mining activities; changes in environmental regulation; environmental compliance issues; other risks of the mining industry; and risks related to the effects of COVID-19. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that could cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. For more information on the Company and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review the Company’s annual filings that are available at www.sedarplus.ca. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and F3 Uranium Corp. disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities legislation.

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F3 Intersects Radioactivity Across Multiple Zones

Uncovers Significant and Favorable Reverse Faulting at B1

Kelowna, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – April 16, 2024) – F3 Uranium Corp (TSV: FUU) (OTCQB: FUUFF) (“F3” or “the Company“) is pleased to announce the completion of the first 30 drill holes (totaling 12,100 meters) of its 2024 winter drill program. JR Zone has continued to yield high grade intercepts, such as PLN23-137 which intersected mineralization within a 18.5m interval including 1.25m of composite off-scale mineralization (>65,535 cps), while the Company’s focus has expanded to the discovery of additional mineralized zones along the A1 and B1 structures, with numerous radioactive intercepts along both shears, generating additional drill targets.

Ray Ashley, President, commented: “We are very pleased with the results from this winter’s drill program, and the number of new targets generated along both the A1 and B1 systems. The scale of reverse faulting in conjunction with related massive graphitic fault structures at B1 was unexpected and supports our theory that the majority of B1 drilling south of line 2850 may have been in the footwall of this fault, where intense alteration and frequent radioactive intercepts suggest the presence of a nearby source. At A1, considerable undrilled gaps remain open for exploration, such as the 800m gap where hole PLN24-140 was drilled, returning over 11,000 cps on the gamma probe within the shear. With a large-scale gravity survey underway, in addition to a joint inversion of ground EM and resistivity geophysics, we continue to develop new targets for the drill program slated to resume in May after a short pause for seasonal breakup.”

A1 Shear Zone

A1, which is host to the high-grade JR Zone, contains several significant undrilled sections: PLN24-140 was collared on line 2325S, within a 800m long area along the A1 with no previous drilling, and intersected up to 560 cps on the handheld spectrometer, and up to 11,000 cps on the QL40 GRA gamma probe. Prior to PLN24-140, gamma probe readings greater than 10,000 cps had not been encountered outside of the JR Zone, resulting in a priority target for the program resumption in May.

B1 Shear Zone

At B1, a total of nine drill holes targeted the intense alteration and structure intersected during the 2023 drill campaign, as these features often occur in close proximity to high grade uranium mineralization. Five drill holes intersected anomalous radiation over a total strike length of 600m. Drill hole PLN24-133 targeted an area near the northern end of the B1 shear zone where a significant change in Athabasca Sandstone depth was expected and encountered a basement wedge in excess of 120m downhole thickness within the sandstone exhibiting strong alteration and deformation (see Cross Section for line 2850S below). Figure 1 shows the lower structural Athabasca Unconformity at a depth of 291.2m, with significantly structurally disturbed sandstone beneath. An extremely graphitic structure was intersected within this wedge (see Figure 2), and in all follow up drilling on section and along strike. Drilling on line 2850S with PLN24-138 and PLN24-142 and step out drilling on line 2820S with PLN24-144 confirmed that the strike of this very significant offsetting reverse structure appears to be discordant to the B1 main shear, and likely related to the Harrison fault, a significant regional structure which played an important role in the development of the Athabasca basin.

This magnitude of displacement along wide and strongly graphitic basement faults is highly favorable, and structurally comparable to what is seen at some of the largest uranium deposits in the basin. This now provides a number of drill targets for high grade uranium mineralization including the unconformity contacts, as well as the basement “nose” at the terminus of the wedge within the sandstone, with a focus on where the A1 and B1 structures intercept this offsetting reverse fault.

Drilling Highlights

PLN24-137 (line 040S): JR Zone

  • 18.5m interval with mineralization from 201.0m – 219.5m, including
    • 1.25m composite off-scale radioactivity (> 65,535 cps) between 214.5m and 216.0m

A1 Radioactive Drilling Intercepts:

PLN24-117 (line 000): JR Zone

  • 8.0m mineralized interval from 261.0m – 269.0m

PLN24-119 (line 045S): JR Zone

  • 3.5m mineralized interval from 256.0m – 259.5m, and
  • 4.0m mineralized interval from 265.0m – 269.0m

PLN24-128 (line 030S): JR Zone

  • 1.5m mineralized interval from 216.0m – 217.5m, and
  • 0.5m mineralized interval from 271.5m – 272.0m

PLN24-129 (line 015S): JR Zone

  • 0.5m mineralized interval from 208.0m – 208.5m, and
  • 5.5m mineralized interval from 215.0m – 220.5m

PLN24-131 (line 795S): A1 Exploration

  • 0.5m mineralized interval from 252.5m – 253.0m

PLN24-139 (line 795S): A1 Exploration

  • 0.5m mineralized interval from 143.0m – 143.5m, and
  • 0.5m mineralized interval from 191.0m – 191.5m

PLN24-140 (line 2325S): A1 Exploration

  • 0.5m mineralized interval from 175.5m – 176.0m, and
  • 0.5m mineralized interval from 216.5m – 217.0m

B1 Radioactive Drilling Intercepts:

PLN24-122 (line 3450S): B1 Exploration

  • 0.5m mineralized interval from 596.5m – 597.0m

PLN24-135 (line 3240S): B1 Exploration

  • 0.5m mineralized interval from 380.5m – 381.0m, and
  • 2.5m mineralized interval from 387.0m – 389.5m, and
  • 0.5m mineralized interval from 642.0m – 642.5m

PLN24-138 (line 2850S): B1 Exploration

  • 0.5m mineralized interval from 473.0m – 473.5m, and
  • 2.0m mineralized interval from 533.5m – 535.5m

PLN24-141 (line 3240S): B1 Exploration

  • 0.5m mineralized interval from 464.0m – 464.5m, and
  • 0.5m mineralized interval from 546.0m – 546.5m

PLN24-142 (line 2850S): B1 Exploration

  • 0.5m mineralized interval from 319.0m – 391.5m

Natural gamma radiation in the drill core that is reported in this news release was measured in counts per second (cps) using a handheld Radiation Solutions RS-125 scintillometer. The Company considers greater than 300 cps on the handheld spectrometer as anomalous, >10,000 cps as high grade and greater than 65,535 cps as off-scale. The reader is cautioned that scintillometer readings are not directly or uniformly related to uranium grades of the rock sample measured and should be used only as a preliminary indication of the presence of radioactive materials. Samples from the drill core are split in half on site and are standardized at 0.5m lengths. One half of the split sample will be submitted to SRC Geoanalytical Laboratories (an SCC ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 Accredited Facility) in Saskatoon, SK. for lithogeochemical analysis using their “Uranium Package.”

All depth measurements reported are down-hole and true thicknesses are yet to be determined.

Table 1. Drill Hole Summary and Handheld Spectrometer Results

Collar Information* Hand-held Spectrometer Results On Mineralized Drillcore (>300 cps / >0.5m minimum)Athabasca Unconformity Depth (m)Total Drillhole Depth (m)
Hole IDSection LineEastingNorthingElevationAzDipFrom
(m)
To 
(m)
Interval
(m)
Max CPS
PLN24-117000587655.76410710.8544.754.1-54.4261.00261.500.50310221.7329.0
       261.50262.501.00<300  
       262.50263.000.50410  
       263.00263.500.50450  
       263.50264.000.50570  
       264.00264.500.501000  
       264.50265.000.501900  
       265.00265.500.50320  
       265.50266.000.50310  
       266.00266.500.50<300  
       266.50267.000.503100  
       267.00267.500.50810  
       267.50268.000.50470  
       268.00268.500.50<300  
       268.50269.000.50320  
PLN24-1183240S589686.96408181.3534.754.0-70.7B1 MSZ Exploration; no radioactivity >300 cps351.9632.0
PLN24-119045S587688.16410678.8545.354.2-62.1256.00256.500.50370n.a.326.0
       256.50257.000.501300  
       257.00257.500.50670  
       257.50258.000.50720  
       258.00258.500.50<300  
       258.50259.000.50480  
       259.00259.500.50380  
       265.00265.500.50750  
       265.50266.000.50950  
       266.00268.002.00<300  
       268.00268.500.50320  
       268.50269.000.50480  
PLN24-120150S587778.36410614.7545.653.9-59.8A1 MSZ exploration; no radioactivity >300 cpsn.a.302.0
PLN24-121090N587651.16410818.9545.452.4-60.2A1 MSZ exploration; no radioactivity >300 cps203.2317.0
PLN24-1223450S589879.76408062.4538.455.2-66.0596.50597.000.50470341.8683.0
PLN24-123015N587736.66410788.7545.654.9-65.5A1 MSZ exploration; no radioactivity >300 cpsn.a.305.0
PLN24-124240S587846.96410598.5546.078.6-66.7A1 MSZ exploration; no radioactivity >300 cps158.2326.0
PLN24-125090N587634.36410806.6545.251.9-60.2A1 MSZ exploration; no radioactivity >300 cps203.9359.0
PLN24-1263555S589878.46407928.7532.255.2-61.3B1 MSZ Exploration; no radioactivity >300 cps353.2558.5
PLN24-127045S587794.46410756.0545.754.8-60.5A1 MSZ exploration; no radioactivity >300 cps199.0302.0
PLN24-128030S587749.66410742.4545.753.5-60.4216.00216.500.50490202.0290.0
       216.50217.000.502000  
       217.00217.500.503000  
       271.50272.000.50300  
PLN24-129015S587747.06410758.9545.754.2-61.5208.00208.500.50300200.5322.0
       215.00215.500.501400  
       215.50216.000.505200  
       216.00216.500.507600  
       216.50216.650.154200  
       216.65217.000.3516500  
       217.00217.500.505600  
       217.50217.650.153600  
       217.65218.000.3515100  
       218.00218.500.502900  
       218.50219.000.50<300  
       219.00219.500.50480  
       219.50220.000.50490  
       220.00220.500.50470  
PLN24-1301005S589527.16410832.3539.155.1-65.0PNG-6A MSZ Exploration; no radioactivity >300 cpsn.a.392.0
PLN24-131795S588288.16410188.1532.555.0-65.1252.50253.000.50410123.8374.0
PLN24-132090S587708.06410637.5545.655.0-58.1A1 MSZ exploration; no radioactivity >300 cpsn.a.335.0
PLN24-1332850S589506.96408515.5529.355.0-71.7B1 MSZ Exploration; no radioactivity >300 cps164.1, 290.0,313.3503.0
PLN24-134435S587868.16410326.1530.753.6-64.6A1 MSZ exploration; no radioactivity >300 cpsn.a.440.0
PLN24-1353240S589630.46408142.8535.452.1-70.3380.50381.000.50370351.2647.0
       387.00387.500.50850  
       387.50388.000.50720  
       388.00388.500.50520  
       388.50389.000.501100  
       389.00389.500.50730  
       642.00642.500.50560  
PLN24-136630S588165.66410302.3536.354.4-58.7A1 MSZ exploration; no radioactivity >300 cpsn.a.323.0
PLN24-137040S587780.26410753.3545.655.4-75.0201.00201.500.50330184.4305.0
       201.50202.000.50580  
       202.00202.500.50380  
       202.50203.000.501000  
       203.00203.500.501000  
       203.50204.000.502200  
       204.00204.500.50820  
       204.50205.000.50680  
       205.00205.500.50940  
       205.50206.000.501500  
       206.00206.500.503300  
       206.50207.000.50860  
       207.00207.500.501400  
       207.50208.000.501400  
       208.00208.500.501100  
       208.50209.000.50990  
       209.00209.500.50760  
       209.50210.000.50520  
       210.00210.500.50570  
       210.50211.000.50390  
       211.00211.500.50330  
       211.50212.000.50310  
       212.00212.500.50360  
       212.50213.000.50<300  
       213.00213.500.50580  
       213.50214.000.50540  
       214.00214.500.508000  
       214.50215.000.5065535  
       215.00215.250.2563200  
       215.25215.500.2565535  
       215.50216.000.5065535  
       216.00216.200.2014700  
       216.20216.500.304800  
       216.50217.000.50520  
       217.00217.500.501700  
       217.50219.001.50<300  
       219.00219.500.50310  
PLN24-1382850S589493.86408505.0530.151.8-75.6473.00473.500.50380165.3, 273.9, 313.0563.0
       533.50534.000.50300 
       534.00534.500.50620  
       534.50535.000.50320  
       535.00535.500.50430  
PLN24-139795S588289.36410186.5532.654.0-58.9143.00143.500.50320134.6296.0
       191.00191.500.50330  
PLN24-1402325S589060.26408857.6543.955.7-60.2175.50176.000.50330n.a.275.0
       216.50217.000.50560  
PLN24-1413240S589622.46408136.8535.5-72.957.7464.00464.500.50350350.9665.0
       546.00546.500.50410  
PLN24-1422850S589560.66408554.7530.5-76.353.5391.00391.500.501200162.6517.5
PLN24-1432325S589059.06408856.8543.9-67.454.7A1 MSZ exploration; no radioactivity >300 cpsn.a.326.0
PLN24-1442820S589485.36408554.4529.654.1-74.8B1 MSZ exploration; no radioactivity >300 cps149.5, 304.0, 304.6479.0
            
PLN24-1452325S589095.36408883.2543.952.9-65.6A1 MSZ exploration; no radioactivity >300 cpsn.a.299.0

Figure 1: PLN24-133 (line 2850S): Lower Structural Athabasca Unconformity

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Figure 2: PLN24-144 (line 2820S): Basement wedge hosted graphitic fault

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The Company contracted Patterson Geophysics Inc. (“Patterson“) to complete 65 line-km of fixed loop SQUID electromagnetic survey coverage (FL-SQUID-EM) over the B1 target area, to measure the induced electromagnetic (“EM“) fields associated with sandstone alteration effects as well as the response to dipping basement conductors. A trace of this conductor model projected to surface is shown on Map 1, and notably deviated in strike from the original B1 conductor model. The data collected by Patterson was used to target and successfully drill the large graphitic structure associated with the basement wedge intersected in PLN24-133.

Dias Geophysical Ltd. completed the 3D DC resistivity and induced polarization (DCIP) over the northern A1 area hosting the JR Zone, and the B1 area, using their DIAS32 system. F3 has engaged a contractor to process and perform 3D inversion modeling of resistivity and EM geophysical data jointly and in conjunction with all the drilling data to better resolve thin basement hosted conductors.

Initial Exploration Services Inc. has been contracted to conduct a ground gravity survey over the southwest section of the PLN and Broach properties. The survey is currently focusing on surveying the lakes and waterbodies using ice cover, with the remainder of the survey area to be infilled in late spring, and F3 aims to disclose those results once all the data has been collected and interpreted.

About Patterson Lake North:

The Company’s 4,078-hectare 100% owned Patterson Lake North property (PLN) is located just within the south-western edge of the Athabasca Basin in proximity to Fission Uranium’s Triple R and NexGen Energy’s Arrow high-grade world class uranium deposits which is poised to become the next major area of development for new uranium operations in northern Saskatchewan. PLN is accessed by Provincial Highway 955, which transects the property, and the new JR Zone uranium discovery is located 23km northwest of Fission Uranium’s Triple R deposit. The PLN property is part of the PLN Project which also includes the Minto and Broach properties.

Qualified Person

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and approved on behalf of the company by Raymond Ashley, P.Geo., President & COO of F3 Uranium Corp, a Qualified Person. Mr. Ashley has verified the data disclosed.

About F3 Uranium Corp.

F3 Uranium is a uranium project generator and exploration company, focusing on projects in the Athabasca Basin, home to some of the world’s largest high grade uranium discovery. F3 Uranium currently has 18 projects in the Athabasca Basin. Several of F3’s projects are near large uranium discoveries including Triple R, Arrow and Hurricane.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements that are not historical facts, including without limitation, statements regarding future estimates, plans, programs, forecasts, projections, objectives, assumptions, expectations or beliefs of future performance, including statements regarding the suitability of the Properties for mining exploration, future payments, issuance of shares and work commitment funds, entry into of a definitive option agreement respecting the Properties, are “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company based on information currently available to it. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including those detailed from time to time in filings made by the Company with securities regulatory authorities, which may cause actual outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. These factors should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

The TSX Venture Exchange and the Canadian Securities Exchange have not reviewed, approved or disapproved the contents of this press release, and do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

F3 Uranium Corp.
750-1620 Dickson Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y9Y2
Contact Information
Investor Relations
Telephone: 778 484 8030
Email: ir@f3uranium.com

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
“Dev Randhawa”
Dev Randhawa, CEO

See 2 plan maps and B1 cross section showing basement wedge below.

See drill cross sections at PLN Project|F3 Uranium Corp.

Map 1: PLN Winter 2024 Drill Program – Update: Scintillometer Results

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Cross Section B1 – Line 2850S Showing Large Scale Basement Wedge

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EMX Royalty Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2023 Results and 2024 Guidance

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 25, 2024) – EMX Royalty Corporation (NYSE American: EMX) (TSXV: EMX) (FSE: 6E9) (the “Company” or “EMX”) is pleased to report results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2023 (in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted).

The 2023 year was a pivotal one for EMX as we amicably resolved the issues with the Timok royalty; increased our (effective) net smelter return (“NSR”) royalty in the Caserones property to 0.7775% and subsequent to year end to 0.8306%; saw strong performance from our gold royalty portfolio anchored by Leeville and Gediktepe; continued to invest capital generating and acquiring royalties around the world while our partners continued to invest significant capital to expand operations at existing mines, advance new mines, and explore for new opportunities.

As previously announced, the Company is providing guidance for 2024 (see below). In conjunction with providing guidance, the Company has adopted the use of Gold Equivalent Ounces1 (“GEOs”) as a metric to better understand our business. GEOs is a non-IFRS financial measure that is based on our adjusted royalty revenue and does not include Option payments and Other Income coming from our royalty generation activities.

Summary of Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2023:

For the three months ended December 31,For the year ended
December 31,
2023202220232022
             
Statement of Income
Revenue and other income$7,546$2,288$26,621$18,277
General and administrative costs$1,272$1,682$5,606$6,149
Royalty generation and project evaluation costs, net$2,392$1,610$11,245$8,636
Net income (loss)$1,374$950$(4,633)$3,349
   
Statement of Cash Flows   
Cash flows from operating activities$4,273$3,357$7,059$16,487
   
Non-IFRS Financial Measures1   
Adjusted revenue and other income$10,921$3,535$37,028$25,397
Adjusted royalty revenue$8,744$2,793$30,694$14,033
GEOs Sold4,4251,61515,7847,875
Adjusted cash flows from operating activities$5,444$4,093$14,072$21,711

Strong Revenue Growth

Adjusted revenue and other incomeincreased by 46% in 2023Adjusted royalty revenue increased by 119% in 2023Development of Flagship Assets
Significant investment by Zijin Mining Group at Timok through continued development of upper and lower zones

Sufficient and Available Capital 
Strong and consistent operating cash flows enabled the early repayment of $10,000,000 of debtContinued Optionality with Generative Business 
Generated $5,462,000 in revenue and other incomeEntered into 20 new partnerships agreements in 2023Over $39,000,000 in partnership expenditures in 2023

1 Refer to the “Non-IFRS financial measures” section below or on page 53 of the Q4 2024 MD&A for more information on each non-IFRS financial measure. These financial measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS, and therefore may not be comparable to other issuers.

2024 Guidance

Please see our MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2023 for more details on our guidance and see “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Future-Oriented Financial Information” below.

Based on the Company’s existing royalties and information available from its counterparties, we expect GEO1 sales to range between 11,000 and 14,000 GEOs1 in 2024 compared to 15,784 in 2023. Timok royalty revenue for 2023 included 2,483 GEOs1 sold for 2021 and 2022 production.

2024 GuidanceA
GEOs sales111,000 to 14,000
Adjusted royalty revenue1$22,000,000 to $27,500,000
Option and other property income$2,000,000 to $3,000,000

A. Assumed commodity prices of $1,939/oz gold and $3.89/lb copper based on CIBC Global Mining Group’s Consensus Commodity Price Forecasts published on January 2, 2024.

Guidance in 2024 is based on public forecasts, other disclosure by the owners and operators of our assets, historical performance and management’s understanding of the underlying producing assets. Additionally, the Company may receive information from the owners and operators of the properties, which the Company is not permitted to disclose to the public pursuant to the underlying agreement or the information has not been prepared in accordance with Canadian disclosure standards, including National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”).

More specifically, Leeville’s guidance is based on historical performance as the Company has no rights to data and must rely on publicly available information delivered by Nevada Gold Mines. Gediktepe’s guidance contribution is based partly on 2023 actual results, as well as a confidential 3-year mine plan provided by the operator for the 2024 year. Timok’s guidance contribution is based on 2023 actual results only given the limited access to operational data and forward-looking plans. Caserones’ guidance is based on 2023 actual results and guidance disclosed by the operator, which has been increased slightly by EMX due to the higher percentage ownership of our effective royalty. Balya and Gold Bar South are based on 2023 historical performance only, given limited access to information.

Outlook

The Company is excited about the prospect for continued growth in the portfolio for 2024 and the coming years. The driver for near and long term growth in cash flow will come from the large deposits of Caserones in Chile and Timok in Serbia. At Caserones, Lundin has initiated an exploration program which is intended to expand mineral resources and mineral reserves while at the same time looking to increase throughput at the plant. At Timok, Zijin Mining Group Co. continues to advance the upper zones while developing the lower zone, which we believe will be one of the more important block cave development projects in the world.

Regarding the gold royalty portfolio, we expect Gediktepe, Leeville, and Gold Bar to mirror what occurred in 2023. In Türkiye, the operator of Sisorta is nearing completion of construction of the mine and we look forward to seeing the plant commissioned. We are excited about the advancement of Diablillos in Argentina by AbraSilver Resource Corp. where the company continues to expand the mineral resource. In Sweden the Viscaria copper-gold deposit (operated by Copperstone Resources AB) continues to advance through the environmental permitting process with a final decision expected by mid-year 2024. Pending approval, Copperstone expects to commence development with initial production from Viscaria slated for 2026.

The Company will continue to evaluate and work to acquire mineral rights and royalties in 2024. The Company expects it will invest similar amounts as in 2023 towards the royalty generation business. As in previous years, production royalties will continue to be supplemented by option, advance royalty, and other pre-production payments from partnered projects across the global asset portfolio. Efforts and programs are underway to optimize and control costs as the Company continues to grow. EMX believes it is well positioned to identify and pursue new royalty and investment opportunities, while further filling a pipeline of royalty generation properties that provide opportunities for additional cash flow, as well as exploration, development, and production success.


1 Refer to the “Non-IFRS financial measures” section below and on page 53 of the Q4 2024 MD&A for more information on each non-IFRS financial measure. With respect to forward-looking non-IFRS financial measures, there are no significant differences with the calculation of historical non-IFRS financial measures.

The Company will also strive towards continuing to strengthen its balance sheet over the course of the year. As part of this effort we will look to refinance our outstanding debt of $34,660,000, which comes due at the end of 2024. The Company has actively been engaged with several parties and believes that it will be in a position to provide an update to this process in Q2 2024.

Assumed commodity prices are from CIBC Global Mining Group’s Consensus Commodity Price Forecasts published on January 2, 2024, which the Company believes to be reliable for the purposes of guidance.

Annual Results for 2023:

In 2023, the Company recognized $37,028,000 and $30,694,000 in adjusted revenue and other income1 and adjusted royalty revenue1, respectively, which represented a 46% and 119% increase, respectively, compared to 2022. The significant increase is due to the commencement of royalty payments from the Timok royalty property, which resulted in $8,632,000 in royalty revenue in 2023, as well as an 80% increase in royalty revenue from Gediktepe and 46% increase in attributed royalty revenue from Caserones. Timok royalty revenue for 2023 included $4,790,000 in revenue (2,483 GEOs1 sold) for 2021 and 2022 production.

The following table is a summary of GEOs1 sold and adjusted royalty revenue1 for the year ended December 31, 2023 and 2022:

20232022
GEOs SoldRevenue 
(in thousands)
GEOs SoldRevenue 
(in thousands)
           
Caserones5,352$10,4073,995$7,120
Timok4,4398,632
Gediktepe3,4426,6942,0813,709
Leeville1,6123,1351,3182,348
Balya498968
Gold Bar South139270
Advanced royalty payments302588480856
Adjusted royalty revenue15,784$30,6947,875$14,033

Net royalty generation and project evaluation costs increased from $8,636,000 in 2022 to $11,245,000 in 2023, while executing 20 new royalty partnerships (2022 – 10 new royalty partnerships). The increase in costs was due to increases in the USA, Eastern Europe and Morocco. In the USA, the Company executed drilling activities through its wholly owned subsidiary Scout Drilling LLC on partnered projects in exchange for future reimbursement or royalty opportunities. Scout Drilling LLC was sold during the year along with certain mineral properties to Scout Discoveries Corp (“Scout”) in exchange for deferred compensation payments, shares in Scout and royalty rights on the properties, which exceeded the costs incurred. The increase in Eastern Europe and Morocco was attributed to the expansion of the generative business into Morocco and the Balkan region. EMX expects the costs in Morocco and the Balkan region to decrease in the coming years once it solidifies partnerships within the regions. Not inclusive of the net royalty generation and project evaluation cost, EMX earned $5,462,000 in royalty generation revenue in 2023 (2022 – $6,447,000).


1Refer to the “Non-IFRS financial measures” section below and on page 53 of the Q4 2024 MD&A for more information on each non-IFRS financial measure.

Fourth Quarter Adjusted Royalty Revenue and GEOs Sold by Asset:

For the fourth quarter of 2023, the Company recognized $8,744,000 in adjusted royalty revenue, which represented a 213% increase compared to Q4 2022. The significant increase is due to the commencement of royalty payments from Timok, Balya and Gold Bar South in 2023, combined with significant increases from Caserones, Gediktepe and Leeville. Revenue in Q4 2023 at Caserones included a year-to-date true-up of revenue due to higher than expected performance in Q3 2023.

The following table is a summary of GEOs1 sold and adjusted royalty revenue1 for the fourth quarter of 2023 and 2022:

20232022
GEOs SoldRevenue 
(in thousands)
GEOs SoldRevenue 
(in thousands)
             
Caserones1,708$3,375721$1,247
Timok477943
Gediktepe1,3352,638341590
Leeville5891,164343593
Balya120238
Gold Bar South3977
Advanced royalty payments156309210363
Adjusted royalty revenue4,425$8,7441,615$2,793

Fourth Quarter Corporate Updates

Early Repayment of US$10M of the Sprott Credit Facility

In Q4 2023, EMX made an early repayment of $10,000,000 toward the principal amount of the Senior Secured Credit Facility (the “Sprott Credit Facility”) held by a fund managed by Sprott Resource Lending Corp. The remaining principal amount of $34,660,000 of the Sprott Credit Facility is due to be repaid by December 31, 2024. The Company has actively been evaluating alternatives to refinance some or all of the debt. It should be noted that the Company can repay the entire debt without penalties after June 30, 2024.

Acquisition of Additional Royalty Interest on Caserones

Subsequent to December 31, 2023, EMX acquired an additional 0.0531% (effective) NSR royalty interest in the Caserones property, increasing the Company’s NSR royalty interest to 0.8306%, for cash consideration of $4,742,000 pursuant to an agreement with Franco Nevada Corporation.

Commencement of Normal Course Issuer Bid

Subsequent to December 31, 2023, EMX announced that it has received approval from the TSX Venture Exchange of its Notice of Intention to Make a Normal Course Issuer Bid (the “NCIB”). Under the NCIB, EMX may purchase for cancellation up to 5,000,000 common shares over a twelve-month period commencing on February 13, 2024. The NCIB will expire no later than February 12, 2025.

Qualified Persons

Michael P. Sheehan, CPG, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 and employee of the Company, has reviewed, verified, and approved the above technical disclosure on North America and Latin America, except for Caserones. Consulting Chief Mining Engineer Mark S. Ramirez, SME Registered Member #04039495, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 and consultant to the Company, has reviewed, verified and approved the above technical disclosure with respect to the Caserones Mine. Eric P. Jensen, CPG, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 and employee of the Company, has reviewed, verified, and approved the above technical disclosure on Europe, Türkiye and Australia.


1 Refer to the “Non-IFRS financial measures” section below and on page 53 of the Q4 2024 MD&A for more information on each non-IFRS financial measure.

Shareholder Information

The Company’s filings for the year are available on SEDAR at www.sedarplus.ca, on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR website at www.sec.gov, and on EMX’s website at www.EMXroyalty.com. Financial results were prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.

About EMX – EMX is a precious, and base 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”. Please see www.EMXroyalty.com for more information.

For further information contact:

David M. Cole
President and CEO
Phone: (303) 973-8585
Dave@EMXroyalty.com

Scott Close
Director of Investor Relations
Phone: (303) 973-8585
SClose@EMXroyalty.com

Isabel Belger
Investor Relations (Europe)
Phone: +49 178 4909039
IBelger@EMXroyalty.com

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

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain “forward looking information” or “forward-looking statements” that reflect the Company’s current expectations and projections about its future results. These forward-looking statements may include statements regarding the future price of copper, gold and other metals, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, the Company’s growth strategy and expectations regarding the guidance for 2024 and future outlook, including revenue and GEO estimates, refinancing outstanding debt and the timing thereof, the acquisition of additional royalty interests and partnerships, the purchase of securities pursuant to the Company’s NCIB or other statements that are not statements of fact. 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, identified by words or phrases such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “plans,” “projects,” “estimates,” “assumes,” “intends,” “strategy,” “goals,” “objectives,” “potential,” “possible” or variations thereof or stating that certain actions, events, conditions or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “should”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative of any of these terms and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material assumptions, including those listed below, which could prove to be significantly incorrect, including disruption to production at any of the mineral properties in which the Company has a royalty, or other interest; estimated capital costs, operating costs, production and economic returns; estimated metal pricing (including the estimates from the CIBC Global Mining Group’s Consensus Commodity Price Forecasts published on January 2, 2024), metallurgy, mineability, marketability and operating and capital costs, together with other assumptions underlying the Company’s resource and reserve estimates; the expected ability of any of the properties in which the Company holds a royalty, or other interest to develop adequate infrastructure at a reasonable cost; assumptions that all necessary permits and governmental approvals will remain in effect or be obtained as required to operate, develop or explore the various properties in which the Company holds an interest; and the activities on any on the properties in which the Company holds a royalty, or other interest will not be adversely disrupted or impeded by development, operating or regulatory risks or any other government actions.

Certain important factors that could cause actual results, performances or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, amongst others, failure to maintain or receive necessary approvals, changes in business plans and strategies, market conditions, share price, best use of available cash, copper, gold and other commodity price volatility, discrepancies between actual and estimated production, mineral reserves and resources and metallurgical recoveries, mining operational and development risks relating to the parties which produce the gold or other commodity the Company will purchase, regulatory restrictions, activities by governmental authorities (including changes in taxation), currency fluctuations, the global economic climate, dilution, share price volatility and competition.

Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: the impact of general business and economic conditions, the absence of control over mining operations from which the Company will receive royalties from, and risks related to those mining operations, including risks related to international operations, government and environmental regulation, actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, risks in the marketability of minerals, fluctuations in the price of gold and other commodities, fluctuation in foreign exchange rates and interest rates, stock market volatility, as well as those factors discussed in the Company’s MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2023, and the most recently filed Annual Information Form (“AIF”) for the year ended December 31, 2023, 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.sedarplus.ca and on the SEC’s EDGAR website at www.sec.gov. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are contained or incorporated by reference, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Future-Oriented Financial Information

This news release may contain future-oriented financial information (“FOFI”) within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation, about prospective results of operations, financial position, GEOs and anticipated royalty payments based on assumptions about future economic conditions and courses of action, which FOFI is not presented in the format of a historical balance sheet, income statement or cash flow statement. The FOFI has been prepared by management to provide an outlook of the Company’s activities and results and has been prepared based on a number of assumptions including the assumptions discussed under the headings above entitled “2024 Guidance”, “Outlook” and “Forward-Looking Statements” and assumptions with respect to the future metal prices, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, realization of mineral reserve estimates and the timing and amount of estimated future production. Management does not have, or may not have had at the relevant date, or other financial assumptions which may have been used to prepare the FOFI or assurance that such operating results will be achieved and, accordingly, the complete financial effects are not, or may not have been at the relevant date of the FOFI, objectively determinable.

Importantly, the FOFI contained in this news release are, or may be, based upon certain additional assumptions that management believes to be reasonable based on the information currently available to management, including, but not limited to, assumptions about: (i) the future pricing of metals, (ii) the future market demand and trends within the jurisdictions in which the Company or the mining operators operate, and (iii) the operating cost and effect on the production of the Company’s royalty partners. The FOFI or financial outlook contained in this news release do not purport to present the Company’s financial condition in accordance with IFRS, and there can be no assurance that the assumptions made in preparing the FOFI will prove accurate. The actual results of operations of the Company and the resulting financial results will likely vary from the amounts set forth in the analysis presented in any such document, and such variation may be material (including due to the occurrence of unforeseen events occurring subsequent to the preparation of the FOFI). The Company and management believe that the FOFI has been prepared on a reasonable basis, reflecting management’s best estimates and judgments as at the applicable date. However, because this information is highly subjective and subject to numerous risks including the risks discussed under the heading above entitled “Forward-Looking Statements” and under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s public disclosures, FOFI or financial outlook within this news release should not be relied on as necessarily indicative of future results.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures

We have included certain non-IFRS financial measures in this press release, as discussed below. We believe that these measures, in addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, provide investors an improved ability to evaluate the underlying performance of the Company. These non-IFRS financial measures are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. These financial measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS, and therefore may not be comparable to other issuers.

Non-IFRS financial measures are defined in National Instrument 52-112 – Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures Disclosure (“NI 52-112”) as a financial measure disclosed that (a) depicts the historical or expected future financial performance, financial position or cash flow of an entity, (b) with respect to its composition, excludes an amount that is included in, or includes an amount that is excluded from, the composition of the most directly comparable financial measure disclosed in the primary financial statements of the entity, (c) is not disclosed in the financial statements of the entity, and (d) is not a ratio, fraction, percentage or similar representation. A non-IFRS ratio is defined by NI 52-112 as a financial measure disclosed that (a) is in the form of a ratio, fraction, percentage or similar representation, (b) has a non-IFRS financial measure as one or more of its components, and (c) is not disclosed in the financial statements. The following table outlines the non-IFRS financial measures, their definitions, the most directly comparable IFRS measures and why we use these measures.

Non-IFRS financial measure Definition Most directly comparable IFRS measure Why we use the measure and why it is useful to investors
Adjusted revenue and other income Defined as revenue and other income including the Company’s share of royalty revenue related to the Company’s effective royalty on Caserones. Revenue and other income We believe these measures more accurately depict the Company’s revenue related to operations as the adjustment is to account for revenue from a material asset.
Adjusted royalty revenue Defined as royalty revenue including the Company’s share of royalty revenue related to the Company’s effective royalty on Caserones. Royalty revenue 
Adjusted cash flows from operating activities Defined as cash flows from operating activities plus the cash distributions related to the Company’s effective royalty on Caserones. Cash flows from operating activities We believe this measure more accurately depicts the Company’s cash flows from operations as the adjustment is to account for cash flows from a material asset.
Gold equivalent ounces (GEOs) GEOs is a non-IFRS measure that is based on royalty interests and calculated on a quarterly basis by dividing adjusted royalty revenue by the average gold price during such quarter. The gold price is determined based on the LBMA PM fix. For periods longer than one quarter, GEOs are summed for each quarter in the period. Royalty revenue We use this measure internally to evaluate our underlying operating performance across the royalty portfolio for the reporting periods presented and to assist with the planning and forecasting of future operating results.

Reconciliation of Adjusted Revenue and Other Income and Adjusted Royalty Revenue:

During the three months and years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, the Company had the following sources of revenue and other income:

For the three months ended
December 31,
For the year ended
December 31,
2023202220232022
Royalty revenue$5,369$1,546$20,287$6,913
Option and other property income1,6764114,7859,591
Interest income5013311,5491,773
Total revenue and other income$7,546$2,288$26,621$18,277

The following is the reconciliation of adjusted revenue and other income and adjusted royalty revenue:

For the three months ended
December 31,
For the year ended
December 31,
(In thousands of dollars)2023202220232022
SLM California royalty revenue$8,438$3,308$26,024$18,887
The Company’s ownership %40.037.740.037.7
The Company’s share of royalty revenue$3,375$1,247$10,407$7,120
Adjusted revenue and other income$10,921$3,535$37,028$25,397
    
Royalty Revenue$5,369$1,546$20,287$6,913
The Company’s share of royalty revenue3,3751,24710,4077,120
Adjusted royalty revenue$8,744$2,793$30,694$14,033

Reconciliation of Adjusted Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

During the three months and years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, the Company had the following adjusted cash flows from operating activities:

For the three months ended
December 31,
For the year ended
December 31,
(In thousands of dollars)2023202220232022
Cash provided by operating activities$3,524$3,629$7,059$16,487
Caserones royalty distributions1,9204647,0135,224
Adjusted cash flows from operating activities$5,444$4,093$14,072$21,711

Quarterly reconciliation of GEOs:

(in thousands, except average gold price and GEOs information)Q4 2023Q3 2023Q2 2023Q1 2023FY 2023
Adjusted Royalty Revenue$8,744$12,875$5,132$3,943$30,694
Average gold price per ounce1,9761,9291,9781,8891,945
Total GEOs4,4256,6762,5952,08815,784
     
(in thousands, except average gold price and GEOs information)Q4 2022Q3 2022Q2 2022Q1 2022FY 2022
Adjusted Royalty Revenue$2,793$5,775$3,377$2,088$14,033
Average gold price per ounce1,7291,7281,8721,8741,782
Total GEOs1,6153,3411,8041,1147,875

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Riverside Resources and Fortuna Silver Sign Exploration Earn-In Option Agreement for the Cecilia Project Sonora, Mexico

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 13, 2024) – Riverside Resources Inc. (TSXV: RRI) (OTCQB: RVSDF) (FSE: 5YY) (“Riverside” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce it has signed an option agreement on March 8, 2024 with Fortuna Silver’s subsidiary Compania Minera Cuzcatlan (CMC) on Riverside’s Cecilia Gold Silver Project in Sonora, Mexico where through a series of payments and work commitments, Fortuna may earn a majority interest. Riverside will remain the program operator using its local team based in Hermosillo, Sonora and adding strength to its international geoscience staff. The Cecilia Project is a titled and 100% Riverside owned district scale gold and silver, low sulfidation epithermal system, located 40 KM southwest of the Mexico-U.S.A. border city of Agua Prieta and is directly accessible by a well-maintained paved and then dirt road. The project is over 60 KM sq and has over 10 different exploration targets, with at least two nested dome complexes like the domes in Peru at the Yanacocha Mining District and in Bolivia at the Korri Kollo Mine, which have produced well over 25M and 5M oz gold respectively. This new Agreement enables the Project to immediately move ahead with a robust exploration program and reflects the belief, by both parties, of the potential for rapid discovery of new precious metal deposits.

Highlights of the Agreement are summarized below:

  • Fortuna Silver Option of Riverside’s Cecilia project with commitment of work, including an initial planned minimum 1000 meters drilling campaign.
  • Work expenditures of 500k/yr for the first 4 years and 1.75M in final year.
  • An initial payment of $50,000 to Riverside upon signing and then $25,000 each year for a total of $150,000.
  • A total work spends of US$3,750,000 for an initial 51% interest and second option total spending of US$6,000,000 to earn 80% interest.

Option agreement terms:

  • First Option:
    • 5 years to earn 51% by spending US$3.75M in work and paying US$150,000 in cash payments to Riverside with required work of at least $500,000 in the first year for the Option and Riverside has the drill permits in hand. Fortuna has paid Riverside the initial $25,000 on signing and pays $25,000 more on filing the agreement in Mexico. Then pays Riverside $25,000 each year plus Riverside acts as operator for the program with a 10% management fee on top of the work spending commitments each year.
  • Second Option:
    • Upon completion of First Option, Fortuna may elect to progress with a second option to earn to 80% by spending an additional $2.25M in work over 3 additional years.
  • Third Option:
    • After completing Second Option, Fortuna may elect within 120 days to pay Riverside $5M cash and grant Riverside a 2% NSR where 1% NSR may be purchased before commercial production for $3M thereby Fortuna earning 100% interest in the project.

Riverside’s President and CEO, John-Mark Staude, stated: “We are delighted to partner with Fortuna Silver as we have had a productive and respectful relationship having worked in parallel in Mexico for over 15 years. Riverside has invested in working up the project to an actionable stage and consolidated the tenures making this a highly prospective property that warrants the type of deep and thorough exploration attention that this agreement provides.”

Riverside will be reimbursed for all annual concession maintenance fees, property taxes, access fees, and any other payments required to maintain the Project. As Operator, Riverside will manage the exploration programs and be entitled to collect administration fees of 10% on the work programs. Riverside Ceclia project is a high-quality project, and we are excited to see it now moving ahead with mid-Tier Mexico producer as our partner and the project fully fundable this way.

Riverside has the right to sell interest in the joint venture or royalty through a first right of offer (ROFO). Similarly, Fortuna can do the same providing Riverside with first right of offer.

Cecilia Project:

Riverside Resources has undertaken comprehensive exploration efforts at the property, including drilling activities that have yielded significant gold intercepts. Notably, drill results have intersected near surface promising intercepts such as 37 meters at 1.5 grams per ton of gold (>50 gram meter) within the rhyodacite dome, showcasing the property’s substantial potential at shallow depths. The project has high potential to follow these intercepts and go for larger intersections and big potential targets at depth.

What distinguishes this project is the potential of a preserved fertile dome system. The Magallanes Target, situated at the central part of the project, exhibits interaction within extensive NE-NW structures, presenting a compelling opportunity for the discovery of high-grade ore shoots and/or bulk-mineable epithermal gold-silver deposits. Moreover, the geological framework of the project, notably its host rock and stratigraphy as evidenced in the surrounding targets (e.g. in the Casa de Piedra Target), suggest the presence of mantos containing disseminated and/or replacement Au-Ag enriched polymetallic mineralization at depth. This geological scheme of the Cecilia Project resembles the Tertiary-age rhyolite systems, like the La Pitarrilla Ag-Pb-Zn project that has a total In-pit and Underground (Oxide, Transition and Sulphide) of about 844M AgEq*, and Fresnillo’s San Julian Ag-Au Mine (~350M AgEq**), both situated in Durango, Mexico and also located in the Sierra Madre Volcanic Province.

* See Endeavour Silver press release date December 8, 2022

** Obtained from Fresnillo public presentation, Hermosillo, Oct 2016

Qualified Person:

This news release 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 within this news release is accurate and who acts as a “qualified person” under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

About Riverside Resources Inc.:

Riverside is a well-funded exploration company driven by value generation and discovery. The Company has over $6M in cash, no debt and less than 75M shares outstanding with a strong portfolio of gold-silver and copper assets and royalties 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 properties available for option, with information available on the Company’s website at www.rivres.com.

ON BEHALF OF RIVERSIDE RESOURCES INC.

“John-Mark Staude”

Dr. John-Mark Staude, President & CEO

For additional information contact:

John-Mark Staude
President, CEO
Riverside Resources Inc.
info@rivres.com
Phone: (778) 327-6671
Fax: (778) 327-6675
Web: www.rivres.com

Mehran Bagherzadeh
Corporate Communications
Riverside Resources Inc.
Phone: (778) 327-6671
TF: (877) RIV-RES1
Web: 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.

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

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F3 and Traction Begin Drilling to Locate Source of Radioactive Boulders

A sonic drill has arrived on site to complete a 2,000-metre program, searching for the source of the Isle Brochet radioactive boulders, grading up to 8.23% U3O8.

Kelowna, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 8, 2024) – F3 Uranium Corp (TSV: FUU) (OTCQB: FUUFF) (“F3” or “the Company“) is pleased to announce that the 2024 winter drill program at the Hearty Bay project is underway with the arrival of the Boart Longyear drill crew on site. The program is designed to find the source of glacially dispersed uraniferous boulders and anomalous till geochemistry samples on Isle Brochet. The glacially dispersed material in combination with the recently completed gravity survey provides new, reliable targets for the program that were not tested in previous and historic drill programs.

A total of approximately 2,000 metres of drilling is planned using a Boart Longyear sonic drill that can recover and sample both overburden and bedrock. This is anticipated to trace anomalous overburden under the lake to the proposed source areas, which may be defined by one of the gravity low targets defined by this winter’s survey (see Figure 1). The program should be completed by the end of March, dependant on ice conditions.


 
Figure 1 Map Showing New Targets Up-Ice of the Isle Brochet Uranium Boulder Trains
 
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Boart Longyear is the drill contractor, geomorphology experts are provided by Palmer Geotechnical Consultants Inc., while F3 Uranium Corp is the program operator; technical guidance will be given by Rock U Consulting (Ken Wheatley), Technical Advisor to Traction Uranium.

About Hearty Bay:

The Hearty Bay property comprising 7 contiguous mineral claims with an area of 11,173 ha. is located on the north edge of the Athabasca Basin, 20 km west of the Fond-du-Lac uranium deposit and 60 km east of the Beaver Lodge uranium district. The property surrounds the historic Isle Brochet high grade boulder field, consisting of the Wolfe and Jackfish 1km long dispersal trains trending in a down-ice direction and containing reported historic assay values up to 3.54% uranium. Approximately 600m to the northeast of the lake bottom a group of radioactive boulders were discovered reported to contain up to 1.4% U3O8. These boulders were both sandstone and altered basement rocks which was interpreted to indicate that the mineralized source was at or near the unconformity. The source of the boulders remains undetermined.

Prospecting work conducted by Fission 3 in 2019 on the historic Wolfe and Jackfish boulder fields at Isle Brochet identified and sampled 45 new occurrences of mineralized sandstone and basal conglomerate boulders, returning assay values of up to 8.23% U3O8 with over 24% of them >1% U3O8. The sandstone and conglomerate lithologies suggests the source originates at or near the Athabasca Sandstone – Basement unconformity, and likely nearby. This suggests that the Athabasca Basin margin represents a high-priority focus for exploration for the source.

Traction Uranium Corp. will sole fund the drill program for its exploration expenditures on the property to reach $3 million and thereby earning a 50% interest in the property. Traction has the option to acquire up to a 70% interest in the Hearty Bay Project by completing an additional $3 million in exploration work on the Hearty Bay Property by the end of 2025.

Qualified Person:

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and approved on behalf of the company by Raymond Ashley, P.Geo., President & COO of F3 Uranium Corp, a Qualified Person. Mr. Ashley has verified the data disclosed.

About F3 Uranium Corp.:

F3 Uranium is a uranium project generator and exploration company, focusing on projects in the Athabasca Basin, home to some of the world’s largest high grade uranium discovery. F3 Uranium currently has 17 projects in the Athabasca Basin. Several of F3’s projects are near large uranium discoveries including Triple R, Arrow and Hurricane.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements that are not historical facts, including without limitation, statements regarding future estimates, plans, programs, forecasts, projections, objectives, assumptions, expectations or beliefs of future performance, including statements regarding the suitability of the Properties for mining exploration, future payments, issuance of shares and work commitment funds, entry into of a definitive option agreement respecting the Properties, are “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company based on information currently available to it. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including those detailed from time to time in filings made by the Company with securities regulatory authorities, which may cause actual outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. These factors should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

The TSX Venture Exchange and the Canadian Securities Exchange have not reviewed, approved or disapproved the contents of this press release, and do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

F3 Uranium Corp.
750-1620 Dickson Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y9Y2

Contact Information
Investor Relations
Telephone: 778 484 8030
Email: ir@f3uranium.com

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
“Dev Randhawa”
Dev Randhawa, CEO

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Base Metals Emx Royalty Energy Junior Mining Precious Metals Project Generators

EMX Royalty Announces Record Preliminary Revenue for Year End 2023

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – February 29, 2024) – EMX Royalty Corporation (NYSE American: EMX) (TSXV: EMX) (FSE: 6E9) (the “Company” or “EMX”) is pleased to announce preliminary, unaudited, fourth quarter and annual revenue for the year ended December 31, 2023 (all figures in U.S. dollars).

Annual Results

The Company earned preliminary revenue and other income and adjusted revenue and other incomeof $26,621,000 and $37,028,000, respectively, for the year ended December 31, 2023 (2022 – $18,277,000 and $25,397,000, respectively), which represented a 46% and 46% increase, respectively, in comparison to the prior year. The significant increase is due to the commencement of royalty payments from the Timok Royalty Property, which resulted in $8,632,000 in royalty revenue in 2023, as well as an 80% increase in royalty revenue from Gediktepe and 46% increase in attributed royalty revenue from Caserones. In 2023, the Company recognized revenue from the Timok Royalty Property that was partially related to 2021 and 2022 sales. The portion attributed to Timok production in 2021 and 2022 amounted to $4,790,000.

Fourth Quarter Results

The Company earned preliminary revenue and other income and adjusted revenue and other incomeof $7,546,000 and $10,921,000, respectively, for the three months ended December 31, 2023 (2022 – $2,288,000 and $3,535,000, respectively), which represented a 230% and 209% increase, respectively, in comparison to Q4 2022.

“2023 was an unprecedented year for EMX. We achieved record revenues with the commencement of royalty payments from our flagship Timok Royalty Property combined with solid growth from our stable of quality cash flowing royalties,” commented Dave Cole, CEO. “We expect to continue to grow the Company in 2024 and continue to deliver shareholder value through our royalty generation business model.”

2024 Guidance

The Company is expected to file financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2023 before the end of Q1 2024. As part of this filing the Company anticipates providing revenue guidance for 2024.

Caserones Update

In January 2024, EMX acquired an additional 2.737% ownership in the underlying Caserones royalty holder, Sociedad Legal Minera California Una de la Sierra Peña Negra (“SLM California”), for cash consideration of $4,742,000 pursuant to an agreement with Franco Nevada Corporation. The acquisition provides EMX with a further 0.0531% (effective) net smelter royalty (“NSR”) interest in the Caserones property, increasing the Company’s NSR royalty interest to 0.8306%.

About EMX – EMX is a precious, and base 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”. Please see www.EMXroyalty.com for more information.

For further information contact:

David M. Cole
President and CEO
Phone: (303) 973-8585
Dave@EMXroyalty.com

Scott Close
Director of Investor Relations
Phone: (303) 973-8585
SClose@EMXroyalty.com

Isabel Belger
Investor Relations (Europe)
Phone: +49 178 4909039
IBelger@EMXroyalty.com

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

Note 1

Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures

This news release contains certain financial performance measures that are not recognized or defined under IFRS (termed “non-IFRS measures”). As a result, this data may not be comparable to data presented by other issuers. For an explanation of these measures to related comparable financial information presented in the Financial Statements of the Company prepared in accordance with IFRS, refer to the discussion below. The Company believes that these non-IFRS measures are useful indicators of operating performance and are specifically used by management to assess the financial and operational performance of the Company. Accordingly, these non-IFRS measures are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.

Adjusted Revenue and Other Income

“Adjusted revenue and other income” is a non-IFRS financial measure, which is defined by EMX by taking total revenue and adding the Company’s share of royalty revenue related to the Company’s interest in SLM California. SLM California is the royalty holder of Caserones. The Company presents this non-IFRS measure as it believes that certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company’s performance and ability to generate cash flow in comparison to other royalty companies in the precious metals mining industry.

The following table reconciles “adjusted revenue and other income” to revenue and other income, the most directly comparable IFRS measure:

For the three months ended
December 31,
For the year ended
December 31,
 
(In thousands of US dollars)2023202220232022 
Total revenue and other income$7,546$2,288$26,621$18,277 
SLM California royalty revenue8,4383,30826,02418,887
The Company’s ownership %40.037.740.037.7 
The Company’s share of royalty revenue in Caserones$3,375$1,247$10,407$7,120 
     
Adjusted revenue and other income$10,921$3,535$37,028$25,397

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 the future price of copper, gold and other metals, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, the Company’s growth strategy and expectations regarding the inclusion of revenue guidance for 2024 as part of the Company’s filing of its financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2023, or other statements that are not statements of fact. 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, identified by words or phrases such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “plans,” “projects,” “estimates,” “assumes,” “intends,” “strategy,” “goals,” “objectives,” “potential,” “possible” or variations thereof or stating that certain actions, events, conditions or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “should”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative of any of these terms and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material assumptions, including those listed below, which could prove to be significantly incorrect, including disruption to production at any of the mineral properties in which the Company has a royalty, or other interest; estimated capital costs, operating costs, production and economic returns; estimated metal pricing, metallurgy, mineability, marketability and operating and capital costs, together with other assumptions underlying the Company’s resource and reserve estimates; the expected ability of any of the properties in which the Company holds a royalty, or other interest to develop adequate infrastructure at a reasonable cost; assumptions that all necessary permits and governmental approvals will be obtained; and the activities on any on the properties in which the Company holds a royalty, or other interest will not be adversely disrupted or impeded by development, operating or regulatory risks or any other government actions.

Certain important factors that could cause actual results, performances or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, amongst others, failure to receive necessary approvals, changes in business plans and strategies, market conditions, share price, best use of available cash, copper, gold and other commodity price volatility, discrepancies between actual and estimated production, mineral reserves and resources and metallurgical recoveries, mining operational and development risks relating to the parties which produce the gold or other commodity the Company will purchase, regulatory restrictions, activities by governmental authorities (including changes in taxation), currency fluctuations, the global economic climate, dilution, share price volatility and competition. Readers are cautioned that the figures presented herein have not been audited and are subject to change. As the Company has not yet finished its quarter-end close procedures, the anticipated financial information presented in this press release is preliminary, subject to final quarter and year-end closing adjustments, and may change materially.

Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: the impact of general business and economic conditions, the absence of control over mining operations from which the Company will purchase gold, other commodities or receive royalties from, and risks related to those mining operations, including risks related to international operations, government and environmental regulation, actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, risks in the marketability of minerals, fluctuations in the price of gold and other commodities, fluctuation in foreign exchange rates and interest rates, stock market volatility, as well as those factors discussed in the Company’s MD&A for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, and the most recently filed Annual Information Form (“AIF”) for the year ended December 31, 2022, 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.sedarplus.ca and on the SEC’s EDGAR website at www.sec.gov. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are contained or incorporated by reference, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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Riverside Samples 21 g/t Gold at PAT Target on the Pichette Gold Project, NW Ontario

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – February 29, 2024) – Riverside Resources Inc. (TSXV: RRI) (OTCQB: RVSDF) (FSE: 5YY) (“Riverside” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce it has located and sampled the PAT Vein showings inside its Pichette Project west of Geraldton, Ontario. As previously reported, P.A.T Mines drilled extensively a series of veins near the southern boundary in the 1950s. The company was also able to locate what it believes to be the PAT Veins where they outcrop on surface. Several samples were taken from the vein along a 50m exposed section that returned 1m chip samples of 13g/t and 21 g/t gold within banded iron formation units. These high-grade veins are similar to those mined at the Leitch and Sand River mines where the average grade was around 1 ounce/ton gold with silver.

The Pichette Project has excellent road access and infrastructure being located immediately south of the Trans-Canada Highway. The project is underlain by an east-west trending panel of Archean-aged metavolcanic and metasedimentary rocks intruded by gabbros and latter porphyries. Metamorphism and tectonics have in most cases upgraded the tenor of gold mineralization in the belt between Beardmore and Geraldton.

In addition to the surface sampling Riverside completed a geological interpretation of the project to evaluate the timing and relationships of structural events and gold mineralization. As at the Greenstone Mine gold mineralization largely occurred in the first deformational events and was later remobilized or deformed by subsequent deformational events. The Greenstone Gold Mine has been studied by many experts and a complicated evolution of events has been documented as is common in Archean gold belts. The Greenstone Gold Mine will produce over 200,000 ounces of gold per year beginning this year.

“Riverside is very excited to have found high grade gold on surface at the PAT Veins. While the veins are mostly covered by the forest organics, the banded iron formations associated with the veins and mineralized shears are easy to locate using the magnetic survey completed in 2022. The BIF unit extends across the project outlining a multi-kilometer” states Riverside’s President and CEO, John-Mark Staude.

Figure 1: Location of the Pichette Project within the Beardmore-Geraldton Greenstone Belt.

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This fall the Company completed a structural analysis of the geology and timing of mineralization at Pichette in order provide some context of the structures within the property and how they relate to the evolution of larger greenstone belt and nearby past producers and known gold occurrences. This analysis interprets the first phase of deformation resulted in folding of the Banded Iron Formations and north-south shortening of intrusions with most of the vein mineralization occurring during a second sinistral shearing event. These rocks were again subjected to a third dextral shearing event which resulted in some remobilization in metals.

Table 1: Selected prospecting samples from Riverside most recent field programs.

Sample #Au ppbSample typeComments
11922861,500grabCherty, Banded Iron Formation, weakly magnetic
1192287200grabRusty orange, quartz vein, with <1% pyrite in fractures
P2023-113,400chipRusty, quartz carbonate vein striking east-west, 1m continuous sampling across
P2023-213chipIron oxide-stained quartz vein material in road cut
47270321,900chip1.75m shear zone with rusty quartz-carbonate veins striking at 070, dipping at 80 N
47270422chipMetasediments, shear zone, 1.5m continuous sampling across.
47270522chipNarrow Quartz-carbonate vein, 12cm wide, no sulfides, following the structure
472706553chipFine grained Metaseds, sheared, siliceous, west of the 13 g/t sample

Figure 2: Riverside bedrock sampling sites from recent site visits on Aeromagnetic map.

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On surface the mineralized zone consists of sugary and banded quartz with massive pyrrhotite and lesser arsenopyrite and pyrite with chlorite The average width of the altered and mineralized zone is 30m consisting primarily of pyritized and silicified mafic metavolcanics and BIF. Historical drill logs suggest a sharp contact between geological units that include mafic metavolcanics, metasediments, gabbros and quartz porphyries.

Gold is commonly enriched in intensely altered rocks adjacent to or within quartz-carbonate veins and veinlets as is found in orogenic deposits. Several of the historical drill logs document high grade intercepts similar to those documented at the Leitch Gold Mine to the west at Beardmore.

The alteration comprises a sequence of well fractured greenstone containing occasional small stringers of hard, reddish, siliceous material, with slight pyritization. The rock changes northward into a light green or tanned rock described in logs as “carbonate”. On surface more siliceous phases are noted with hard, black cherty material often found with the quartz veins. Moving further away from the zone a sericitic phase dominates.

Figure 3: Riverside Surface samples in relation to mineralized zones as defined by historical drilling.

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Rock samples from the exploration program discussed above at Pichette were driven from site to Activation Laboratories in Thunder Bay for analysis. Analysis was completed using total digestion and Multi-Element Analysis (40 element) via Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry and fire assay for gold. The QA/QC program implemented as part of the sampling procedures included inserting one standard and one blank inserted by Riverside every 20 batch of samples. Activation Laboratories is an ISO/IEC accredited laboratory.

Bonus Share Issuance:

On January 17, 2024, the Company issued 335,000 common shares to certain individuals in recognition of their contribution to the Company over the past year. The shares were issued pursuant to the Company’s shareholder-approved bonus share plan and are subject to the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange and will include a hold period expiring May 18th 2024.

Qualified Person:

This news release 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 within this news release is accurate and who acts as a “qualified person” under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

About Riverside Resources Inc.:

Riverside is a well-funded exploration company driven by value generation and discovery. The Company has over $6M in cash, no debt and less than 75M shares outstanding with a strong portfolio of gold-silver and copper assets and royalties 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 properties available for option, with information available on the Company’s website at www.rivres.com.

ON BEHALF OF RIVERSIDE RESOURCES INC.

“John-Mark Staude”

Dr. John-Mark Staude, President & CEO

For additional information contact:

John-Mark Staude
President, CEO
Riverside Resources Inc.
info@rivres.com
Phone: (778) 327-6671
Fax: (778) 327-6675
Web: www.rivres.com

Mehran Bagherzadeh
Corporate Communications
Riverside Resources Inc.
Phone: (778) 327-6671
TF: (877) RIV-RES1
Web: 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.

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

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Canadian GoldCamps to Earn 50% of Murphy Lake for $10M Exploration Spend

Kelowna, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – February 20, 2024) – F3 Uranium Corp. (TSXV: FUU) (OTCQB: FUUFF) (“F3” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with Canadian GoldCamps Corp. (“Canadian GoldCamps“) wherein Canadian GoldCamps will enter into a definitive option agreement with F3’s newly incorporated wholly-owned subsidiary F4 Uranium Corp. (“F4”). The staged option will allow Canadian Goldcamps to earn up to a 70% interest in the Murphy Lake Property (the “Property”) in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. The Property is located in the north-eastern corner of the Athabasca Basin, 30 km northwest of Orano’s McLean Lake deposits, 5 km south of ISOEnergy’s Hurricane Uranium Deposit and covers approximately 6.1 square kilometers of land.

Dev Randhawa, CEO of F3 and incoming Executive Chairman of F4 commented:

“With this transaction, we have immediately demonstrated the successful unlocking of value within F4’s portfolio of fourteen Athabasca Basin projects. The partnership highlights the prospectivity of the Murphy Lake property with Canadian GoldCamps sole-funding exploration for three years, minimizing share dilution to F4 shareholders. F4 will be the operator during the earn-in period utilizing the management and technical team responsible for three major uranium discoveries in the Athabasca Basin. Through this LOI, F4 will receive cash (up to $1.4 million, with $600,000 in the first year) and shares (9.9% ownership in Canadian Goldcamps post financing), and benefit from up to $18 million in work expenditures. This transaction exemplifies F4’s approach of maximizing our opportunities through the use property options, joint ventures and directly funded exploration.”

Initial 50% interest in the Property:

  1. Cash payable:
  1. $100,000 within 7 calendar days of signing the LOI
  2. $200,000 upon entering into of a definitive agreement.
  3. $150,000 on or before the six-month anniversary of the definitive agreement
  4. $150,000 on or before the 12-month anniversary of the definitive agreement
  5. $150,000 on or before the 18-month anniversary of the definitive agreement
  6. $150,000 on or before the 24-month anniversary of the definitive agreement
  7. Canadian GoldCamps common shares:
  8. following the next equity financing of Canadian GoldCamps (for gross proceeds of not less than $6 million), 9.9% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Canadian GoldCamps will be issued to F4.
  9. Property expenditures:
  1. $5M on or before the 1-year anniversary of the signing of the definitive agreement
  2. $5M on or before the 2-year anniversary of the signing of the definitive agreement

Additional 20% Interest in the Property for a total of 70%:

  1. Cash payable:
  1. $250,000 on or before the 30-month anniversary of the definitive agreement
  2. $250,000 on or before the 36-month anniversary of the definitive agreement
  3. Property expenditures:
  4. $8M on or before the 3-year anniversary of the signing of the definitive agreement

Net Smelter Returns Royalty (“NSR Royalty”):

  1. The percentage of a 2% NSR Royalty to F4 equal to Canadian GoldCamps percentage interest in the Property.

About the Murphy Lake Property

F4’s 609-hectare Murphy Lake Project is located in the north-eastern corner of the Athabasca Basin, 30 km northwest of Orano’s McLean Lake deposits, 5 km south of ISOEnergy’s Hurricane Uranium Deposit, and 4 km east of Cameco’s La Rocque Lake Uranium Zone where drill hole Q22-040 intersected 27.9% U O over 7.0 m.

The maiden drill program at Murphy Lake was concluded in late September of 2022, and consisted of 14 completed drillholes totaling 6,850m. The scintillometer results from hole ML22-006 intersected up to 2,300 cps (see NR August 10, 2022), which resulted in assay results of 0.065% U3O8 over 2.5m from 322.5m to 324.5m, including 0.242% U3O8 over 0.5m on the E1 EM conductor. Unconformity associated, basement hosted uranium mineralization was encountered along a strike length of 330m on the E1 conductor between ML22-011 and ML22-013 (See Assay Results Map below) and was associated with graphitic and sulphide rich shear zones in an area overlain by approximately 260m of Athabasca Sandstone.

Qualified Person:

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and approved on behalf of the Company by Raymond Ashley, P.Geo., President & COO of F3 Uranium Corp, a Qualified Person. Mr. Ashley has verified the data disclosed.

About F3 Uranium Corp:

F3 Uranium is advancing the newly discovered high grade JR Zone on the PLN Property in the Western Athabasca Basin. This area of Saskatchewan is poised to become the next Uranium producer and home to large uranium deposits including Tiple R, Arrow and Shea Creek. F3 Uranium currently holds 18 properties across the Athabasca Basin including the Murphy Lake Property. F3 has initiated steps to spin-out by way of a plan of arrangement 14 of its prospective properties, including Murphy Lake, into the newly incorporated wholly-owned subsidiary F4 Uranium Corp. (“F4”). The PLN Property along with the Broach (which includes the PW claims) and Minto Properties (collectively, the “PLN Project”) will remain with F3. F3 will transfer the remaining 14 properties to F4 in exchange for F4 shares that will be distributed to F3 shareholders (see NR dated Jan 16, 2024). There will be no change in shareholder holdings of F3 as a result of the plan of arrangement.

Contact Information

F3 Uranium Corp.
750-1620 Dickson Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y9Y2
Investor Relations
Telephone: 778 484 8030
Email: ir@f3uranium.com

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

“Dev Randhawa”
Dev Randhawa, CEO

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities laws, which is based upon the Company’s current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs. The forward-looking information included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, the intention to spin out the Properties; the creation of F4; the Arrangement, including timing thereof; the transfer of the Properties and the distribution of shares pursuant to the Arrangement; the intention to list the shares of F4 on the TSXV; F3’s proposed strategic investment into F4; the Arrangement being subject to court, TSXV and shareholder approvals; the preparation and delivery of a management information circular setting forth details of the Arrangement; the completion of the Spin-Out and the Listing; the potential benefits to shareholders and other matters relating to the Arrangement. Forward-looking statements or forward-looking information relate to future events and future performance and include statements regarding the expectations and beliefs of management based on information currently available to the Company. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information often, but not always, can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “potential”, “is expected”, “anticipated”, “is targeted”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or the negatives thereof or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved.

Forward-looking statements or forward-looking information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: general business and economic conditions; court, TSXV and shareholder approval for the Arrangement; changes in commodity prices; the supply and demand for, deliveries of, and the level and volatility of the price of uranium and other metals; changes in project parameters as exploration plans continue to be refined; costs of exploration including labour and equipment costs; risks and uncertainties related to the ability to obtain or maintain necessary licenses, permits or surface rights; changes in credit market conditions and conditions in financial markets generally; the ability to procure equipment and operating supplies in sufficient quantities and on a timely basis; the availability of qualified employees and contractors; the impact of value of the Canadian dollar and U.S. dollar, foreign exchange rates on costs and financial results; market competition; exploration results not being consistent with the Company’s expectations; changes in taxation rates or policies; technical difficulties in connection with mining activities; changes in environmental regulation; environmental compliance issues; other risks of the mining industry; and risks related to the effects of COVID-19. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that could cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. For more information on the Company and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review the Company’s annual filings that are available at www.sedarplus.ca. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities legislation.

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University of Wyoming Break-Through Geophysics Pinpoints Roll Front Targets at Agate

Kelowna, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – February 20, 2024) – Strathmore Plus Uranium Corporation (TSXV: SUU) (OTC: SUUFF) (“Strathmore” or “the Company“) is pleased to update the results of the on-going geophysical study completed by the University of Wyoming (UW) at the Agate project. The UW’s research will give Strathmore specific targets for their 200-hole drilling program this spring and provide opportunities to locate roll fronts, the “noses” of which are anticipated to host thicker intervals and higher grades of mineralization. Agate is envisaged as an ISR project located in the Shirley Basin Uranium District in Wyoming.

Sam Hartmann, P. Geo., Strathmore’s technical advisor commented:
“Strathmore is successfully demonstrating the viability of using the unique approach of ground geophysics in a roll front environment, with resistivity emerging as a tool to potentially map alteration systems associated with mineralization. If we can continue to identify these typically sinuous roll front bodies on a larger scale as demonstrated with this case study, it stands to provide discrete targeting for the upcoming spring drill program. The current resistivity inversion in profile represents first order targeting on section and will complement our ongoing efforts to digitize and incorporate the significant amount of historical drill hole data by Kerr-McGee into the property model.”

The research by Dr. Bradley Carr, Director of UW’s Near-surface Geophysical Center (UWNSG), consists of ground and borehole geophysics applied across the project to detect and image a uranium roll front and possibly monitor the movement of the roll front’s position during future in-situ mining development. Strathmore looks forward to working with Dr. Carr to provide potential targets for the 2024 exploration season based on the geophysical study completed in 2023 and UW’s more extensive research study slated for 2024.

Dr. Carr reported:
“Since early 2023, the University of Wyoming’s Dept. of Geology and Geophysics (G&G) was funded by the State of Wyoming and the UW School of Energy Resources to conduct research into geophysical characterization tools of sedimentary deposits of uranium. In this project, Dr. Carr and two UW G&G graduate students partnered with Strathmore Plus Uranium to study the shallow, near-surface uranium roll front at their Agate Prospect in Wyoming’s Shirley Basin. The goal is to study and determine which geophysical tools provide the best delineation methods for sedimentary uranium roll fronts which are found within the sedimentary geologic layers in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.

The preliminary results of the study illustrate how a combined geophysical method study including both surface and borehole geophysical methods highlight the roll front location, unaltered areas ahead of the roll front, and altered areas behind the roll front. In this research, the borehole and surface geophysical methods include seismic reflection, seismic refraction, DC resistivity (ERT), Induced Polarization (IP), Electromagnetics (TEM), Self-Potential (SP), and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR).

In traditional uranium exploration and characterization, radiometric surveys followed by drilling and borehole gamma logging are the standard approaches. Although fine, additional geophysical methods can provide more detail on the location, quantity and background groundwater condition allowing more advanced extractive planning and engineering prior to production.

To date in this geophysical study for sedimentary uranium deposits, we have collected preliminary surface data for TEM, ERT and IP, SP, and borehole datasets of Spectral Gamma, Normal resistivity/IP/SP, and NMR. The methodology utilized in 2023 during the preliminary phase of this research is displayed in Figure 1 below. In 2024, we will continue to collect additional TEM, seismic reflection/refraction, and ERT/IP profiles at the site to further delineate the geophysical response of the uranium roll front and potential channel sand where it is hosted. 2023 data analyses (e.g., ERT in Figure 2) and field planning for summer 2024 is continuing currently. Additionally, we will collect NMR datasets to study the mobile groundwater and porosity/permeability state of the target sands. Finally, we will collect and analyze ‘full-waveform’ Induced Polarization (IP) data to determine how viable IP is for identifying not only the location of the active roll-front but if it can tell us about the material state in-front (unreacted) and behind (reacted) parts of the system surrounding the active roll-front. We are encouraged about the use of IP data generally from preliminary, traditional IP surface and borehole data collected in 2023. However, the addition of ‘full waveform’ analyses of the IP decay should provide even greater insights into the in-situ state of the uranium roll front which will hopefully aid development and production planning.”

Figure 1. Preliminary geophysical data acquisition during 2023 at the Strathmore Plus Uranium – Agate Site in Shirley Basin, WY. Pre-drilling geophysical research tests: Red line represents an ERT profile (Line 1). White dots represent TEM sounding locations centered on planned drill locations.

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Figure 2. Inverted Resistivity Profile from A-A’. ERT data from 2023 at the Agate Site. Resistors (red/yellow) colors represent the sandstone interval hosting the uranium roll front deposit. AG-16-23 is interpreted to be near the nose of the uranium roll front. ERT assists with identifying the roll front sand unit but gives less direct information about the chemical reactivity of the redox condition at the roll-front. This research is encouraged by initial Induced Polarization (IP) testing near and within these boreholes to provide information about the chemical reactivity of the roll front.

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Strathmore Plus Uranium Corp. Strathmore has three uranium projects with approved exploration plans in Wyoming, including Agate, Beaver Rim, and Night Owl. The Agate and Beaver Rim properties contain uranium in typical Wyoming-type roll front deposits based on historical drilling data. The Night Owl property is a former producing surface mine that was in production in the early 1960s.

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Certain information contained in this press release constitutes “forward-looking information”, within the meaning of Canadian legislation. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur”, “be achieved” or “has the potential to”. Forward looking statements contained in this press release may include statements regarding the future operating or financial performance of Strathmore Plus Uranium Corp. which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which may not prove to be accurate. Actual results and outcomes may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in these forward-looking statements. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. Among those factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: market conditions and other risk factors listed from time to time in our reports filed with Canadian securities regulators on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and Strathmore Plus Uranium Corp. disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities legislation.

Qualified Person

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and reviewed on behalf of the company by Terrence Osier, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration of Strathmore Plus Uranium Corp., a Qualified Person.

Strathmore Plus Uranium Corp.
Contact Information:
Investor Relations
Telephone: 1 888 882 8177
Email: info@strathmoreplus.com

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“Dev Randhawa”
Dev Randhawa, CEO

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