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Base Metals Energy Junior Mining Rover Metals

Rover Metals Receives Exchange Approval for IML Critical Minerals Project Acquisition, NT, Canada

Rover Metals Corp.
Rover Metals Corp.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rover Metals Corp. (TSXV: ROVR) (OTCQB: ROVMF) (FSE:4XO) (“Rover” or the “Company”) announces that further to its releases of August 16, 2022, September 14, 2022, and September 22, 2022, the Company has now received approval from the Toronto Venture Exchange for the Indian Mountain Lake (“IML”) option purchase agreement, and the milestone payments contained therein.

IML VMS Project
The IML VMS Project has had exploration dating back to the 1940s and has a historical resource spread across four zones on the project. The BB Zone and Kennedy Lake Zone have a combined historic resource of 1,400,000 tons grading 10% combined zinc and lead with 3.5 OPT (ounces per ton) of silver*. Approximately 900 metres west of the BB Zone, the Kennedy Lake West Zone has a historic resource of 610,000 tons grading 1.15% copper*. About 8 km southeast of the BB Zone, the Susu Lake Zone, has a historical resource consisting of 142,500 tons grading 0.95% copper*.

The property is located approximately 195 km east-northeast of Yellowknife, NT, off the eastern arm of Great Slave Lake. Seasonal access relies upon fixed or rotor wing support. A right of way was cleared to the Project from Thompson Landing in the 1970s. If this right of way were to be brushed out, it would provide barge access at Thompson Landing, from Yellowknife, with ground transportation, considerably lowering any logistical costs. Future Government of Canada federally funded hydro-energy infrastructure could come close to the Project if the Taltson Hydro Dam expansion proceeds through the eastern arm of Great Slave Lake into Yellowknife. At the southwest-end of Great Slave Lake, Osisko Metals is gearing up to reopen the Pine Point Zinc-Lead Mine. At nearby Hay River, NT, there is a rail line to the Teck Resources Zinc Refinery in Trail, BC.

*These resources are historic in nature. Further drilling is needed to bring them up to CIM Definition Standards. The historic data has not been verified by Rover. The historic information is provided in the 2103 Assessment Report for Indian Mountain Lake which is in public record with the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Technical information has been approved by Gary Vivian, M.Sc., P.Geo., QP for the purposes of NI 43-101.

New Website
An updated Corporate Fact Sheet, reflecting the addition of Nevada Lithium, is now available on our new website and a new corporate presentation will be available shortly.

Judson Culter, CEO at Rover Metals, states “Zinc and Copper, along with Lithium are the future, and fundamental to the growth of our company. However, we’re not abandoning our precious metals roots. Greenstone belts in northern Canada are well known for their abundance of gold and silver. The IML greenstone belt is comprised of 31,000 acres, and the historic base metal resource is coming from just three percent of the land package. The historic BB Zone and historic Kennedy Lake Zone include a historic resource of 4,900,000 ounces of high-grade silver. We believe the existing silver endowment is indicative of the potential for the remainder of the 30,000 acres of greenstone belt.”

About Rover Metals
Rover is a publicly traded junior mining company that trades on the TSXV under symbol ROVR, on the OTCQB under symbol ROVMF, and on the FSE under symbol 4XO. The Company is now developing a diverse portfolio of mineral resource projects: (1) Nevada Claystone Lithium; (2) Zinc-Copper-Lead-Silver in NT, Canada; as well as (3) Gold in NT, Canada. The Company is exclusive to the mining jurisdictions of Canada and the U.S.

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Chief Executive Officer and Director

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Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements.” Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Rover’s actual results, performance or achievements, or developments in the industry to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “projects,” “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will,” “would,” “may,” “could” or “should” occur. There can be no assurance that such statements prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Any factor could cause actual results to differ materially from Rover’s expectations. Rover undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE REPRESENTS THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE COMPANY AS OF THE DATE OF THIS NEWS RELEASE AND, ACCORDINGLY, IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER SUCH DATE. READERS SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE IMPORTANCE ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION AND SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THIS INFORMATION AS OF ANY OTHER DATE. WHILE THE COMPANY MAY ELECT TO, IT DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO UPDATE THIS INFORMATION AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME EXCEPT AS REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS.

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OF THIS RELEASE.

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Base Metals Collective Mining Energy Junior Mining Precious Metals

Collective Mining Makes its Fourth Grassroots Discovery at its Guayabales Project by Drilling 102.2 Metres at 1.53 g/t Gold Equivalent at the Trap Target

  • Three widely spaced reconnaissance holes up to 600 metres apart were drilled to test the Trap target (“Trap”), a north-northwest trending structurally controlled corridor with evidence of overprinting porphyry veins and late-stage carbonate base metal (“CBM”) veins. All three holes intersected highly altered porphyry rocks with multiple sheeted and stockwork veinlets, with hole TRC-1 yielding the most robust results as follows:
  • Recent geological mapping and sampling has materially extended the strike length of the Trap target to 1.75 kilometres, and it remains open in both directions along strike for further expansion.

TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2022 /CNW/ – Collective Mining Ltd. (TSXV: CNL) (OTCQX: CNLMF) (“Collective” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce diamond drill hole and rock chip assay results from reconnaissance work, which outlines a new discovery referred to as the Trap mineralized corridor (“Trap”). Trap is located approximately four kilometres to the north-northeast of the Company’s flagship Apollo discovery and is one of seven grassroots generated porphyry and porphyry-related targets at its flagship Guayabales project located in Caldas, Colombia. Apollo is a newly discovered high-grade copper-gold-silver porphyry-related breccia with previously announced intercepts including the discovery hole APC-2, which intersected 207.15 metres @ 2.68 g/t AuEq and APC-8, which intersected 265.75 metres @ 2.44 g/t gold equivalent (See press releases dated August 10th and September 13th respectively). As part of its fully funded 20,000+ metre drill program for 2022, there are currently three diamond drill rigs operating at the Apollo target.

“This new and early-stage discovery at the Trap target highlights the immensely prospective nature of our Guayabales project. With slightly more than one year of exploration under our belt, our young Company, which is anchored by a core team of talented individuals, has drilled four new grassroot discoveries. Our priority remains the drilling and expanding of our flagship Main Breccia discovery at the Apollo target, but our reconnaissance exploration teams continue to identify new zones and targets with different styles of mineralization located within a four-kilometre by four-kilometre area hosting a cluster of porphyry and porphyry-related style targets. I am impressed with the continued drilling success at the Guayabales project. Our robust rate in making new discoveries at the project is virtually unparalleled in the mining industry and is a strong testament to the mineral endowment of this emerging mining district,” commented Ari Sussman, Executive Chairman.

Details (See Table 1 and Figures 1 – 3)

The Company recently completed three scout diamond drill holes plus additional channel chip sampling and geological mapping at the Trap target, a newly discovered structural corridor with details as follows:

  • Geology mapping and rock sampling highlights a north-northwest trending structural corridor superimposed on earlier porphyry related mineralization event and all hosted within quartz diorite rocks. Rock sampling of sporadic outcrops along the 1.75-kilometre mineralized corridor yielded 32 samples grading over 1 g/t gold (range 1 g/t Au to 10.7 g/t Au) with silver values up to 687 g/t and copper values up to 3.7%.

  • Three scout drill holes were completed in the central (TRC-1) and southern portion (VICE-1 & 2) of the trap corridor and returned the following significant intercepts:

In each hole the mineralization relates to an early gold-copper (chalcopyrite) phase linked with potassic alteration which is overprinted by a younger precious-polymetallic vein system associated with intense sericite alteration resulting in a white bleaching of the rock fabric. Veinlet systems include sheeted and stockwork forms in multiple different orientations.

  • Trap remains open in all directions and further reconnaissance work continues along this zone. A follow up drill program will ensue once additional data is collected, and targets are further refined.
  • The Company continues to prioritize the Apollo discovery due to the significant results intercepted to date with diamond drilling including hole APC-2, which intersected 207.15 metres @ 2.68 g/t AuEq and hole APC-8, which intersected 265.75 metres @ 2.44 g/t gold equivalent as announced in press releases dated August 10th, 2022, and September 13th respectively). Assay results are anticipated in the near term for four additional holes from Apollo with the following encouraging visual intercepts for two of the holes that targeted and successfully intersected the Main Breccia discovery:

Table 1: Assays Results

HoleIDFrom
(m)
To
 (m)
Intercept
(m)
Au (g/t)Ag (g/t)Cu %AuEq  (g/t) *
TRC-1233.80336.00102.201.26120.091.53
Incl259.10269.009.903.00250.253.65
294.50303.709.201.82310.072.27
VICE-1212.60227.3014.701.14260.011.44
Incl213.20214.801.602.33470.012.87
219.55220.701.151.911310.043.66
and253.50270.5017.000.6960.010.75
VICE-2214.60233.5018.901.06360.181.83
Incl214.60216.602.003.552080.176.51
*AuEq (g/t) is calculated as follows: (Au (g/t) x 0.95) + (Ag g/t x 0.014 x 0.95) + (Cu (%) x 1.96 x 0.95) utilizing metal prices of Cu – US$4.00/lb, Ag – $20/oz and Au – US$1,400/oz and recovery rates of 95% for Au, Ag and Cu. Recovery rate assumptions are speculative as no metallurgical work has been completed to date.
** A 0.2 g/t AuEq cut-off grade was employed with no more than 15% internal dilution. True widths are unknown, and grades are uncut.
Figure 1: Plan View of the Guayabales Project Highlighting the Trap and Apollo Targets (CNW Group/Collective Mining Ltd.)
Figure 1: Plan View of the Guayabales Project Highlighting the Trap and Apollo Targets (CNW Group/Collective Mining Ltd.)
Figure 2: Plan View of Trap Highlighting Reconnaissance Drill Holes and Rock Samples Over 1 g/t AuEq (CNW Group/Collective Mining Ltd.)
Figure 2: Plan View of Trap Highlighting Reconnaissance Drill Holes and Rock Samples Over 1 g/t AuEq (CNW Group/Collective Mining Ltd.)
Figure 3: Images of Drill Core for Trap Outlining Late Stage Porphyry Related CBM Veins in A and C, and Porphyry Mineralization in B. (CNW Group/Collective Mining Ltd.)
Figure 3: Images of Drill Core for Trap Outlining Late Stage Porphyry Related CBM Veins in A and C, and Porphyry Mineralization in B. (CNW Group/Collective Mining Ltd.)

About Collective Mining Ltd.

To see our latest corporate presentation and related information, please visit www.collectivemining.com

Collective Mining is an exploration and development company focused on identifying and exploring prospective mineral projects in South America. Founded by the team that developed and sold Continental Gold Inc. to Zijin Mining for approximately $2 billion in enterprise value, the mission of the Company is to repeat its past success in Colombia by making significant new mineral discoveries and advance the projects to production. Management, insiders and close family and friends own nearly 45% of the outstanding shares of the Company and as a result, are fully aligned with shareholders.

The Company currently holds an option to earn up to a 100% interest in two projects located in Colombia. As a result of an aggressive exploration program at both the Guayabales and San Antonio projects, a total of seven major targets have been defined at Guayabales as well as another three at San Antonio. The Company has made a total of five significant grassroot discoveries at both projects with near-surface discovery holes at the Guayabales project yielding 302 metres at 1.11 g/t AuEq at the Olympus target, 163 metres at 1.3 g/t AuEq at the Donut target,  207.15 metres at 2.68 g/t AuEq, 180.6 metres at 2.43 g/t AuEg and 87.8 metres at 2.49 g/t AuEg at the Apollo target and most recently, 102.2m @ 1.53 g/t AuEq at the Trap target. At the San Antonio project, the Company intersected, from surface, 710 metres at 0.53 AuEq. (See related press releases on our website for AuEq calculations)

Qualified Person (QP) and NI43-101 Disclosure

David J Reading is the designated Qualified Person for this news release within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) and has reviewed and verified that the technical information contained herein is accurate and approves of the written disclosure of same. Mr. Reading has an MSc in Economic Geology and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and of the Society of Economic Geology (SEG).

Technical Information

Rock and core samples have been prepared and analyzed at SGS laboratory facilities in Medellin, Colombia and Lima, Peru. Blanks, duplicates, and certified reference standards are inserted into the sample stream to monitor laboratory performance. Crush rejects and pulps are kept and stored in a secured storage facility for future assay verification. No capping has been applied to sample composites. The Company utilizes a rigorous, industry-standard QA/QC program.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements about the drill programs, including timing of results, and Collective’s future and intentions. Wherever possible, words such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “could”, “expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “predict” or “potential” or the negative or other variations of these words, or similar words or phrases, have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management as at the date hereof.

Forward-looking statements involve significant risk, uncertainties, and assumptions. Many factors could cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements. These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, Collective cannot assure readers that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and Collective assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.

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

SOURCE Collective Mining Ltd.

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Base Metals Energy Junior Mining Nevada Copper

Nevada Copper Provides Update on Restart Activities at Pumpkin Hollow and the Proposed Restart Financing Package

Nevada Copper Corp.
Nevada Copper Corp.

YERINGTON, Nev., Sept. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nevada Copper (TSX: NCU) (OTC: NEVDF) (FSE: ZYTA) (“Nevada Copper” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on planned restart activities at its Pumpkin Hollow underground copper mine (the “Underground Mine”) and developments with respect to the proposed financing package that was previously announced in the Company’s news release dated August 25, 2022 (the “Prior Announcement”). The financing is expected to provide up to US$93 million of liquidity to the Company in order to support the restart and ramp-up of the Underground Mine (the “Restart Financing Package”).

Randy Buffington, President & CEO, commented: “These past few weeks the team has been focused on ensuring that we are prepared for the restart of underground operations. We have made significant progress in developing the plans, recruiting the people and implementing the systems necessary to derisk the restart. We have attracted several key technical positions and built the initial underground team to be able to execute on the first critical projects, primarily the remaining two dike crossings required to access the EN zone. We believe that taking a careful, phased approach to restarting the mine removes some of the bottlenecks the operation has faced in the past and will facilitate a rapid ramp-up to nameplate capacity once the mill restarts in mid-2023. We are looking forward to completing the capital projects and bringing the underground mine up to full operations so that we can turn our attention to development of the large open pit project. I continue to appreciate the ongoing commitment and support of our team and key stakeholders as we work diligently to close this financing and get back to operations.”

Operations and Mine Planning Activities Update

As previously announced, the Company has advanced planning for the restart of operations at its Underground Mine. The Company engaged a third-party consulting firm, John Wood Group plc, to complete a mine plan focusing on accessing the larger, higher-grade stopes in the East North Zone (EN Zone). The mine plan has been completed with an optimized stoping sequence that brings value forward in the life of mine and derisks the restart by advancing development activities and building significant underground inventory ahead of restarting the mill in mid-2023. Included in the mine plan are updated operating costs, which are not expected to be materially different from previous estimates as they have not been significantly impacted by inflationary pressures.

The restart plan, as envisaged, will be executed in three phases following the closing of the Restart Financing Package:

Phase 1 – Completion of the remaining two dike crossings and certain capital projects, workforce development

Phase 2 – Underground stope and inventory development

Phase 3 – Stope mining and mill start-up

In September, the Company entered Phase 1 by reinitiating development activities with one mining crew focused on completing the second dike crossing. It is anticipated that the crossing will be completed and well advanced beyond the geological dike feature within the next 30 days, at which time the crew will move onto the third and final dike crossing. In addition, the Company is preparing to issue bid packages to interested development contractors to perform underground development activities and for completion of the remaining capital projects, including: (i) coarse ore bin 2; (ii) vent shaft stripping and surface fans installation; and (iii) Geho dewatering system.

In early 2023, the Company plans to begin rapid development with the use of a development contractor to advance into the higher-grade stopes of the EN Zone and build significant underground ore inventory. The Company will continue to recruit additional underground personnel to prepare for stope mining in the second quarter of 2023. With a significant stockpile of ore on surface and underground inventory expected to be built up, the mill is planned to start up in the third quarter of 2023.

Restart Financing Package Update

As disclosed in the Prior Announcement, the key components of the Restart Financing Package are as follows:

  • Equity Investments (US$40 million): Pala Investments Limited (“Pala”), the Company’s largest shareholder, and Mercuria Energy (“Mercuria”), a significant shareholder of the Company, are each expected to provide US$20 million in exchange for common shares of the Company (“Common Shares”). Pala has already advanced US$13.5 million of such funding to the Company.
  • Stream and Royalty Financing (US$30 million): Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp. (“Triple Flag”) is expected to increase its existing net smelter returns royalty on the Company’s open pit project from 0.7% to 2% for a purchase price of approximately US$26.2 million, subject to a full buyback of the increased royalty percentage. In addition, Triple Flag is expected to accelerate the approximately US$3.8 million remaining to be funded under the Company’s existing metals purchase and sale agreement with Triple Flag.
  • KfW Facility Extension (US$15 million committed): The Company’s senior credit facility (the “KfW Facility”) with KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH (“KfW”) is expected to be amended to provide for a new tranche of up to US$25 million, of which Pala, Triple Flag and Mercuria would commit the first US$15 million as a backstop.
  • Deferrals under Senior Project Facility and Working Capital Facility (expected to be at least US$8 million): KfW is expected to defer three interest payments under the KfW Facility. Concord Resources Limited is expected to defer interest and principal payments under the Company’s working capital facility.

Under the Restart Financing Package, Pala is expected to consolidate approximately US$73 million of the indebtedness currently owing to Pala by the Company into an amended or new debt instrument (the “Pala Debt Instrument”), which indebtedness would be convertible into Common Shares.

Please see the Prior Announcement for additional details regarding the Restart Financing Package.

Nevada Copper reminds shareholders that the terms of the Restart Financing Package are currently non-binding and closing is subject to, among other things, finalization of the specific terms thereof, negotiation and execution of definitive documentation and the satisfaction of various regulatory requirements. The Company and its key financing partners intend to enter into definitive documents in respect of and close the Restart Financing Package concurrently on or about October 5, 2022 (the “Closing Date”). The closing of the Restart Financing Package will be subject to the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”).

As disclosed in the Prior Announcement, there can be no assurance that binding agreements will be entered into or completed (or the required regulatory approvals obtained) on terms satisfactory to the Company and within the required timeframe, or at all. In addition, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise the further funding to supplement the Restart Financing Package that will be required to complete the restart and ramp-up process. The Company expects the costs of the restart and ramp-up process to be in the range of US$70 million-US$75 million. In addition, the Company needs to satisfy and/or defer various outstanding vendor payables. Together these costs and payables are expected to exceed the amount of the Restart Financing Package. As a result, the Company continues to evaluate other additional financing options, including a public offering.

The Company intends to use the available proceeds from the Restart Financing Package of approximately US$71.5 million (representing the US$93 million of liquidity less US$13.5 million already advanced by Pala and less US$8 million in deferrals under the KfW Facility and the Company’s working capital facility) to fund ramp-up costs (approximately US$15.7 million to fund capital expenditures and approximately US$29.1 million to fund operating costs), vendor payments (approximately US$23.5 million) and for general corporate purposes, such as overhead (approximately US$3.2 million).

If the Restart Financing Package is not completed, absent other financing, the Company will not be able to continue carrying on business in the ordinary course and may need to pursue proceedings for creditor protection. The Company’s creditors may also seek to commence enforcement action, including realizing on their security over the Company’s assets.

Potential Maximum Dilution in Respect of the Restart Financing Package

Pala currently owns 167,759,110 Common Shares, representing approximately 37% of the outstanding Common Shares on a non-diluted basis. Mercuria currently owns 48,700,000 Common Shares, representing approximately 11% of the outstanding Common Shares on a non-diluted basis.

Pala is expected to fund its equity investment of US$20 million by the cancellation of approximately US$13.5 million in short-term debt advanced to the Company by Pala as interim financing and by the payment of approximately US$6.5 million on the Closing Date. The Pala Equity Investment will be at a subscription price equal to a 15% discount to the five-day volume weighted average price (the “VWAP”) of the Common Shares on the TSX as of the trading day prior to the Closing Date (the “Equity Subscription Price”). By way of illustration, if the closing of the Pala Equity Investment occurred on September 23, 2022, 120,088,496 Common Shares would be issued to Pala using a 15% discount to the five-day VWAP of C$0.266 and then converting such VWAP into U.S. dollars using the Bank of Canada exchange rate on September 23, 2022 of C$1.00=US$0.7369 (the “Illustrative Equity Subscription Price”). In addition, approximately US$1.665 million of guarantee and other fees will be satisfied by the issuance of Common Shares to Pala at the Equity Subscription Price. Based on the Illustrative Equity Subscription Price, this will result in an additional 9,999,655 Common Shares being issued to Pala. The transactions described in this paragraph together with the Pala Debt Instrument are referred to as the “Pala Equity Investment” herein.

Mercuria is expected to fund its equity investment of US$20 million in two tranches. The first tranche of US$10 million will be paid on the Closing Date. The second tranche of US$10 million will be deposited into escrow on the Closing Date and will be released upon the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions. These conditions include the completion of certain steps in the ramp-up process that the Company expects to achieve before the end of 2022. The first tranche of the Mercuria Equity Investment will be at a subscription price equal to the Equity Subscription Price. The second tranche of the Mercuria Equity Investment will be at a subscription price equal to a 15% discount to the five-day VWAP of the Common Shares on the TSX as of the trading day prior to the applicable date of closing. By way of illustration, if the closing of both tranches of the Mercuria Equity Investment occurred today, 120,088,496 Common Shares would be issued to Mercuria using the Illustrative Equity Subscription Price.

In connection with the Mercuria Equity Investment, Mercuria is expected to receive Common Share purchase warrants of the Company (the “Warrants”). Each Warrant will entitle Mercuria to, subject to satisfying certain vesting conditions, acquire one Common Share at an exercise price equal to a 20% premium to the Equity Subscription Price. The Warrants will vest, from time to time, in conjunction with the conversion of the Pala Debt Instrument, thereby providing Mercuria with an ability to maintain its pro rata shareholding interest. The vesting of 50% of the Warrants will also be subject to the vesting condition that the second tranche of the Mercuria Equity Investment has closed. The Warrants will expire upon maturity of the Pala Debt Instrument. By way of illustration, if all Warrants vested and were exercised today, 119,205,651 Common Shares would be issued to Mercuria assuming the illustrated conversion of the Pala Debt Instrument described below. The transactions described in the foregoing two paragraphs are referred to as the “Mercuria Equity Investment” herein (the Mercuria Equity Investment together with the Pala Equity Investment are referred to herein as the “Equity Investments”).

Pala is expected to consolidate approximately US$73 million of the indebtedness currently owing to Pala by the Company into the Pala Debt Instrument. The loans outstanding to be consolidated into the Pala Debt Instrument would include (i) the total of approximately US$53 million outstanding under the existing credit agreement entered into by Pala and the Company in November 2021; and (ii) US$20 million that was advanced to the Company under a promissory note in June and July 2022. In connection with the entering of the Pala Debt Instrument, a 4% fee on the US$20 million amount referred to above will be payable to Pala and capitalized as additional principal under the Pala Debt Instrument. Amounts owing under the Pala Debt Instrument would be convertible into Common Shares, at Pala’s option, at a conversion price equal to a 20% premium to the Equity Subscription Price. By way of illustration, if all amounts owing under the Pala Debt Instrument were converted today, 374,402,808 Common Shares would be issued to Pala using a 20% premium to the Illustrative Equity Subscription Price.

Based on the above illustrations, the number of Common Shares that will be issued as a result of the Equity Investments is set out below, assuming the conversion in full of the Pala Debt Instrument and the exercise in full of the Warrants:

 Total Number
of Common
Shares
currently held
Total Number of Common Shares that will be held after the Equity Investments excluding conversion of the Pala Debt Instrument and exercise of the WarrantsTotal Number of Common Shares that will be held after the Equity Investments including conversion of the Pala Debt Instrument and exercise of the Warrants% of Common
Shares currently owned
relative to Common
Shares currently
outstanding
% of Common Shares owned
relative to Common Shares
outstanding after the Equity Investments excluding conversion of the Pala Debt Instrument and exercise of the Warrants
% of Common Shares owned
relative to Common Shares
outstanding after the Equity Investments including conversion of the Pala Debt Instrument and exercise of the Warrants
Pala167,759,110297,847,261672,250,06937.41%42.63%56.39%
Mercuria48,700,000168,788,496287,994,14710.86%24.16%24.16%

The total number of Common Shares to be issued pursuant to the Equity Investments (excluding conversion of the Pala Debt Instrument and exercise of the Warrants) is 250,176,647, which represents approximately 56% relative to the number of Common Shares currently issued and outstanding. The total number of Common Shares to be issued pursuant to the Equity Investments (including conversion of the Pala Debt Instrument and exercise of the Warrants) is 743,785,105, which represents approximately 166% relative to the number of Common Shares currently issued and outstanding.

TSX Financial Hardship Exemption

Nevada Copper has applied to the TSX, pursuant to the provisions of Section 604(e) of the TSX Company Manual, for a “financial hardship” exemption from the requirements to obtain shareholder approval of components of the Restart Financing Package on the basis that, absent the Restart Financing Package the Company is in serious financial difficulty due to the lack of available cash and funding resources. Moreover, the Company is currently in default under its various credit facilities and the Company’s metals purchase and sale agreement with Triple Flag. The Restart Financing Package, including the Equity Investments, are designed to improve the Company’s financial situation. The entry into of each of the definitive agreements required in respect of the Restart Financing Package will occur concurrently. The application was approved by the Special Committee (as defined below) who has determined that the transactions discussed herein are reasonable for Nevada Copper in the circumstances. Under the policies of the TSX, on the basis that the Restart Financing Package was determined to be subject to the provisions of Section 607 of the TSX Company Manual for private placements, components of the Restart Financing Package would have required shareholder approval by the Company due to: (a) the number of Common Shares (including the Common Shares issuable upon the conversion of the Pala Debt Instrument and upon exercise of the Warrants) issuable in connection with the Restart Financing Package is in excess of 25% of the number of Common Shares outstanding; (b) the number of Common Shares to be issued to insiders (assuming conversion of the Pala Debt Instrument and exercise Warrants) is greater than 10% of the number of Common Shares outstanding; and (c) the consideration (being the Equity Investments) to be received by insiders is greater than 10% of the Company’s market capitalization. The Restart Financing Package will not materially affect control of the Company given Pala’s existing level of ownership in the Company.

The board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) has formed a special committee (the “Special Committee”) consisting of members of the Board who are independent of Pala, Mercuria and management of the Company, to consider the proposed terms of the Restart Financing Package, including the terms of the Equity Investments. The Special Committee has meet continuously throughout the negotiation of the proposed terms of the Restart Financing Package.

Nevada Copper expects that as a consequence of its financial hardship application, the TSX will conduct a remedial delisting review of the Company. Although Nevada Copper believes that it will be in compliance with all continued listing requirements of the TSX upon the closing of the Restart Financing Package, no assurance can be provided as to the outcome of such review or continued qualification for listing on the TSX. There can be no assurance that the TSX will accept the application for the use of the financial hardship exemption from the requirement to obtain shareholder approval described above.

The Equity Investments will be related party transactions of the Company for purposes of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”) and are subject to the formal valuation and minority approval requirements thereof, unless an exemption is available. It is the intention of the Company to rely on the financial hardship exemption provided for in Sections 5.5(g) and 5.7(e) of MI 61-101.

Qualified Person

The technical information and data in this news release has been reviewed by Steven Newman, Registered Member – SME, Vice President, Technical Services for Nevada Copper, who is a non-independent Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101.

About Nevada Copper

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

Randy Buffington
President & CEO

For additional information, please see the Company’s website at www.nevadacopper.com, or contact:

Tracey Thom Vice President, IR and Community Relations
tthom@nevadacopper.com
+1 775 391 9029

Cautionary Language on Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking information and forward-looking statements specifically include, but are not limited to, statements that relate to the completion of the funding package described above, including the terms and timing thereof, the plans and requirement for supplementary financing and the expected amounts thereof, regulatory requirements, the Company’s “financial hardship” exemption application, the use of proceeds from the Restart Financing Package, creditor protection proceedings, mine planning, the execution of the mine restart plan and expected development schedule, and the expected costs of the restart and ramp-up process. There can be no assurance that the Restart Financing Package will close or that the cost estimates or allocation thereof will be accurate.

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

Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, those relating to: requirements for additional capital and no assurance can be given regarding the availability thereof; the outcome of discussions with creditors and vendors; potential creditor protection proceedings; the ability of the Company to complete the ramp-up of the Underground Mine within the expected cost estimates and timeframe; the impact of COVID-19 on the business and operations of the Company; the state of financial markets; history of losses; dilution; adverse events relating to milling operations, construction, development and ramp-up, including the ability of the Company to address underground development and process plant issues; ground conditions; cost overruns relating to development, construction and ramp-up of the Underground Mine; loss of material properties; interest rate increases; global economy; limited history of production; future metals price fluctuations; speculative nature of exploration activities; periodic interruptions to exploration, development and mining activities; environmental hazards and liability; industrial accidents; failure of processing and mining equipment to perform as expected; labour disputes; supply problems; uncertainty of production and cost estimates; the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore reserves, grade of mineralization or recovery rates from management’s expectations and the difference may be material; legal and regulatory proceedings and community actions; accidents; title matters; regulatory approvals and restrictions; increased costs and physical risks relating to climate change, including extreme weather events, and new or revised regulations relating to climate change; permitting and licensing; dependence on management information systems and cyber security risks; volatility of the market price of the Company’s securities; insurance; competition; hedging activities; currency fluctuations; loss of key employees; other risks of the mining industry as well as those risks discussed in the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis in respect of the year ended December 31, 2021 and the quarter ended March 31, 2022 and in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 31, 2022. The forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release are based upon assumptions management believes to be reasonable, including, without limitation: no adverse developments in respect of the property or operations at the project; no material changes to applicable laws; the ramp-up of operations at the Underground Mine in accordance with management’s plans and expectations; no worsening of the current COVID-19 related work restrictions; reduced impacts of COVID-19 going forward; the Company will be able to obtain sufficient additional funding to complete the ramp-up, no material adverse change to the price of copper from current levels; and the absence of any other factors that could cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended.

The forward-looking information and statements are stated as of the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements or information except as required by law. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events, or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information and statements, there may be other factors that could cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Specific reference is made to “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis in respect of the year ended December 31, 2021 and the quarter ended March 31, 2022 and “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 31, 2022, for a discussion of factors that may affect forward-looking statements and information. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, should other risks or uncertainties materialize or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results and events may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements and information. For more information on the Company and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review the Company’s filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

The Company provides no assurance that forward-looking statements and information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements or information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

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Base Metals Energy Junior Mining MillRock Resources Precious Metals

Millrock Confirms Third Mineralization Layer Beneath the Core Eureka Zone By Assaying Historical Core Samples From the Nikolai (Ni-Cu-Co-PGE) Project, Alaska

Millrock Resources, Proven and Probable

Figure 1

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

Figure 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights of the core sampling program include:

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

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

These three domains consist of strongly serpentinized rocks:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
“Gregory Beischer”
Gregory Beischer, President & CEO

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

“NEITHER TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.”

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Collective Mining Energy Junior Mining Precious Metals

Collective Mining Discovers Outcrop at Surface of Apollo Target & Extends Strike Length

Collective Mining Ltd.
Collective Mining Ltd.

Figure 1

Plan View of the Guayabales Project Highlighting the Apollo Target
Plan View of the Guayabales Project Highlighting the Apollo Target

Figure 2

Plan View of the Main Breccia Discovery at the Apollo Target, Highlighting in Green the Newly Discovered Areas Where the Main Breccia Outcrops at Surface and Assay Results from Drill Holes Announced to Date
Plan View of the Main Breccia Discovery at the Apollo Target, Highlighting in Green the Newly Discovered Areas Where the Main Breccia Outcrops at Surface and Assay Results from Drill Holes Announced to Date

Figure 3

Photos of Various Surface Exposures of Angular Breccia Discovered to the North and East of Drill Pad 3
Photos of Various Surface Exposures of Angular Breccia Discovered to the North and East of Drill Pad 3
  • Recent geological mapping of rocks exposed by pad 3 drill access tracks have confirmed that the Main Breccia discovery at the Apollo Target daylights at surface north and east of the drill pad.
  • Recently completed drill hole, APC-14, which was drilled due north from pad 3, intersected the Main Breccia approximately 50 metres below the newly discovered northern outcrop. The hole cut more than 240 metres in total of favorable mineralization within the Main Breccia. Assay results for drill holes APC-11 through APC-14 are anticipated in the near term.
  • Visual observation of the shallow portion of drill hole APC-14, indicates a marked increase in chalcopyrite leading to the possibility that copper grades will be higher than seen elsewhere in the Main Breccia discovery. Additionally, the Company’s conviction that the porphyry source for the Main Breccia discovery lies due south has now been increased. As a result, exploratory drill holes are currently being finalized to test the southern porphyry target.
  • The discovery of the northern outcrop of the Main Breccia coupled with visual observations in drill hole APC-14 has extended the strike length of the system to the southwest by 35 metres. As a result, the Main Breccia discovery now measures 385 metres in strike by 100 metres across by 500 metres vertical and remains open in most directions for further expansion. With respect to the eastern outcrop, exploration drilling is required to determine its geometry and how it might connect with the Main Breccia as presently it lies outside of the current working model.
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TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Collective Mining Ltd. (TSXV: CNL) (OTCQX: CNLMF) (“Collective” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that visual observations from outcrop mapping and shallow diamond drill hole APC-14, confirm that the Main Breccia discovery at the Apollo target (“Apollo”) daylights at surface over significant areas located to the north and east of drill pad 3 in the southern part of the discovery. Apollo is one of eight grassroot generated porphyry related targets at the Guayabales project, located in Caldas, Colombia. The Main Breccia discovery at Apollo is a high-grade, bulk tonnage copper-gold-silver porphyry-related breccia target with previously announced intercepts including hole APC-2, which intersected 207.15 metres @ 2.68 g/t AuEq and APC-8, which intersected 265.75 metres @ 2.44 g/t gold equivalent (See press releases dated August 10th and September 13th respectively). As part of its fully funded 20,000+ metre drill program for 2022, there are currently three diamond drill rigs operating at the Apollo target.

“Confirmation that the Main Breccia discovery at Apollo extends to surface enhances future possibilities for the project. Additionally, the fact that we see a noticeable increase in chalcopyrite near surface in the southern part of the Main Breccia discovery has our team excited that the porphyry source is nearby and is likely located beneath the robust, yet untested high-grade copper-in-soil anomaly located due south of drill pad 3. As a result, our team is busy planning exploration drill holes to test for the porphyry source with additional details to be provided shortly,” commented Ari Sussman, Executive Chairman.

Details (See Figures 1 to 3)

The Company recently completed geological mapping of new outcrop exposure created by tracks designed to service the drill rig at Pad 3 at Apollo. This work has confirmed exposure of mineralized angular breccia at surface as part of the Main Breccia discovery first announced by the Company on June 22, 2022. Logging visuals from recently completed diamond hole APC-14, which was drilled beneath a portion of the northern outcrop area, intersected mineralized angular breccia commencing at 50 metres vertically below surface. The following observations are highlighted:

  • During the last two weeks the surface exploration team has identified various outcrops with mineralized angular breccia locating north of Pad 3. Geological observations in all outcrop areas highlight mineralized angular breccia with iron oxides and sulfides within the matrix between the clasts with a partial overprint of sericite alteration. Two historical samples taken from a very limited exposure of breccia outcrop within this area returned 0.6 g/t gold,18 g/t silver and 0.1% copper and 4.1 g/t gold and 29.3 g/t silver respectively. The recently excavated surface exposures have been systematically sampled and assay results are pending.
  • Visual observations from a recently completed diamond hole, APC-14, drilled to the north from Pad 3 and directly underneath a portion of the northern outcrop area, highlighted the presence of angular breccia hosting pyrite and significant chalcopyrite mineralization in disseminations and as replacement within the breccia matrix. This hole intercepted mineralized breccia from approximately 84 metres downhole (50 metres vertical) down to 132 metres with a second zone commencing at 197 metres and finishing at approximately 391 metres downhole. Assay results for this and other holes are expected in the near term.
  • The Apollo target area, as defined to date by limited surface outcrops, rock sampling of CBM veins and available breccia exposures plus copper and molybdenum soil geochemistry, covers an 800-meter X 700-meter area. This Apollo target area hosts the Company’s new grassroots Main Breccia discovery which, based on recent drill results, measures up to 385 metres in strike length by 100 metres in width and 500 metres vertical. The Main Breccia discovery remains open in most directions and drill holes will continue to confirm and expand the discovery. Within the broader target there are additional, yet untested breccia, porphyry and vein targets which could facilitate further expansion at Apollo.

Figure 1: Plan View of the Guayabales Project Highlighting the Apollo Target is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/9d2b3619-a363-4b63-a4d3-7b091533f234

Figure 2: Plan View of the Main Breccia Discovery at the Apollo Target, Highlighting in Green the Newly Discovered Areas Where the Main Breccia Outcrops at Surface and Assay Results from Drill Holes Announced to Date is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/41d44be4-0e1f-41f0-8587-84461c4e917a

Figure 3: Photos of Various Surface Exposures of Angular Breccia Discovered to the North and East of Drill Pad 3 is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8b220267-7bd9-4d39-8f0d-8e6a08d62a6b

About Collective Mining Ltd.

To see our latest corporate presentation and related information, please visit www.collectivemining.com

Collective Mining is an exploration and development company focused on identifying and exploring prospective mineral projects in South America. Founded by the team that developed and sold Continental Gold Inc. to Zijin Mining for approximately $2 billion in enterprise value, the mission of the Company is to repeat its past success in Colombia by making significant new mineral discoveries and advance the projects to production. Management, insiders and close family and friends own nearly 45% of the outstanding shares of the Company and as a result, are fully aligned with shareholders.

The Company currently holds an option to earn up to a 100% interest in two projects located in Colombia. As a result of an aggressive exploration program on both the Guayabales and San Antonio projects, a total of eight major targets have been defined. The Company has made significant grassroots discoveries at both projects with near-surface discovery holes at the Guayabales project yielding 302 metres at 1.11 g/t AuEq at the Olympus target, 163 metres at 1.3 g/t AuEq at the Donut target and recently, at the Apollo target, 207.15 metres at 2.68 g/t AuEq, 180.6 metres at 2.43 g/t AuEg and 87.8 metres at 2.49 g/t AuEg. At the San Antonio project, the Company intersected, from surface, 710 metres at 0.53 AuEq. (See related press releases on our website for AuEq calculations)

Qualified Person (QP) and NI43-101 Disclosure

David J Reading is the designated Qualified Person for this news release within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) and has reviewed and verified that the technical information contained herein is accurate and approves of the written disclosure of same. Mr. Reading has an MSc in Economic Geology and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and of the Society of Economic Geology (SEG).

Technical Information

Rock and core samples have been prepared and analyzed at SGS laboratory facilities in Medellin, Colombia and Lima, Peru. Blanks, duplicates, and certified reference standards are inserted into the sample stream to monitor laboratory performance. Crush rejects and pulps are kept and stored in a secured storage facility for future assay verification. No capping has been applied to sample composites. The Company utilizes a rigorous, industry-standard QA/QC program.

Contact Information

Collective Mining Ltd. 
Steven Gold, Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations
Tel. (416) 648-4065

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS  

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements about the drill programs, including timing of results, and Collective’s future and intentions. Wherever possible, words such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “could”, “expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “predict” or “potential” or the negative or other variations of these words, or similar words or phrases, have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management as at the date hereof.   

Forward-looking statements involve significant risk, uncertainties, and assumptions. Many factors could cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements. These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, Collective cannot assure readers that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and Collective assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.

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

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Base Metals Energy Junior Mining Rover Metals

Rover Metals Options Nevada Lithium Project

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rover Metals Corp. (TSXV: ROVR) (OTCQB: ROVMF) (FSE:4XO) (“Rover” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent (“LOI”) to option a 100% ownership interest in a claystone lithium project located in the state of Nevada, USA. The land package under option is a district scale lithium claystone deposit situated on Bureau of Land Management land.

Nevada Claystone Lithium Project
The Company, through the vendor of the project, and through ALS Laboratories, has verified high-grade lithium surface samples at the project. Highlights of these surface grab samples processed by ALS Laboratories include: Sample# AMZ-8 of 780ppm Li, Sample# AMZ-26 of 910ppm Li, and Sample# AMZ-28 of 710ppm Li. The Company has pulled additional surface grab samples from the project and analysed them with a Handheld Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (“HH LIBS”). Highlights of the HH LIBS include: 1,218 ppm Li, 778 ppm Li, 724 ppm Li, and 707 ppm Li.

Based on the results of its surface sampling campaign at the project, the Company has outlined a USD200,000 Reverse Circulation Drill Program to follow-up on the high-grade areas of the project.

The project includes green energy infrastructure of hydro power lines, direct road access, and a nearby town with a readily available work force.

Later-stage comparable claystone lithium projects include Cypress Development’s Clayton Valley project; American Lithium’s TLC project; Spearmint Resources’ McGee project; Noram Lithium’s Zeus project, and Iconic Minerals’ Bonnie Claire project. All of the aforementioned companies are later-stage mining companies, with a NI 43-101 resource definition. Rover’s Nevada Lithium project is greenfields in nature, with no drilling to date.

Summary of First Year Commitments Under the LOI
The Company’s earn-in to a 100% ownership of the claystone lithium project calls for USD200,000 in exploration expenditures within 24 months of the signing of a definitive agreement.

Technical information has been approved by David White, P.Geo., QP for the purposes of NI 43-101. ALS Laboratories is ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ISO 9001:2015 certified.

An updating release will be provided once the Company executes a definitive option agreement.

Tobin Gold Project
The Company has made the decision to drop its acquisition plans for the Tobin Gold Project, NV, USA in light of the annual advance royalty holding costs of the Tobin project, and also as a result of today’s news with regards to the acquisition of a new Nevada Lithium project.

Judson Culter, CEO at Rover Metals, states, “The Biden Administration’s Bill for Inflation Reduction and Energy puts milestones in place for critical minerals like Lithium to be effective January 1, 2023. Rover’s management looked all over the U.S. and Canada and ultimately decided on Nevada as the best jurisdiction to advance a lithium project. Yes, the project is greenfields in nature, however, Rover’s management team has a proven track record in deploying millions of dollars in exploration capital into mineral resource projects. We see tremendous near-term growth at this project.

Our corporate website will be updated in the coming days to reflect the Lithium asset addition.”

About Rover Metals
Rover is a publicly traded junior mining company that trades on the TSXV under symbol ROVR, on the OTCQB under symbol ROVMF, and on the FSE under symbol 4XO. The Company is now developing both: (1) critical minerals projects; as well as (2) precious metals projects. The Company is exclusive to the mining jurisdictions of Canada and the U.S. Five of the Company’s existing mineral resource development projects are located near to the city of Yellowknife, 60th parallel, Canada.

You can follow Rover on its social media channels:
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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rover-metals/
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for corporate videos.
Website: https://www.rovermetals.com/

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
“Judson Culter”
Chief Executive Officer and Director

For further information, please contact:
Email: info@rovermetals.com
Phone: +1 (778) 754-2617

Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements.” Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Rover’s actual results, performance or achievements, or developments in the industry to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “projects,” “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will,” “would,” “may,” “could” or “should” occur. There can be no assurance that such statements prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Any factor could cause actual results to differ materially from Rover’s expectations. Rover undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE REPRESENTS THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE COMPANY AS OF THE DATE OF THIS NEWS RELEASE AND, ACCORDINGLY, IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER SUCH DATE. READERS SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE IMPORTANCE ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION AND SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THIS INFORMATION AS OF ANY OTHER DATE. WHILE THE COMPANY MAY ELECT TO, IT DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO UPDATE THIS INFORMATION AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME EXCEPT AS REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS.

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OF THIS RELEASE.

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Junior Mining Strike Point Gold

StrikePoint Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Yukon Properties to Snowline Gold

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – September 20, 2022) – StrikePoint Gold Inc. (TSXV: SKP) (OTCQB: STKXF) (“StrikePoint” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the company has signed a Definitive Agreement dated September 19, 2022, with Snowline Gold (“Snowline”) (CSE: SGD) (OTCQB: SNWGF) with respect to the acquisition by Snowline of StrikePoint’s Yukon properties. The terms of the transaction set out in the Definitive Agreement include:

  • Snowline will make a cash payment to StrikePoint of $500,000;
  • Snowline will issue 500,000 shares to StrikePoint (valued at $1,375,000);

CEO and Director of StrikePoint, Shawn Khunkhun commented, “We have now positioned ourselves as shareholders in Snowline Gold, an exciting, Yukon-focused exploration company with a new discovery, while remaining focused on advancing our Golden Triangle properties.”

The properties being divested include: Golden/Nug/Oly, Can East, Horn, How, MacEast, Nordic, Otter, PPM, TET and Tintina. The projects are located mainly in the Mayo and Watson Lake Mining districts. The Golden Oly project an intrusive-related gold system, located approximately 75 kilometers south of Snowline Gold’s flagship Rogue.

StrikePoint is wrapping up its 2022 exploration programs at its two Golden Triangle properties: the Willoughby gold-silver property and the Porter silver property. To-date, 1,382 drill core samples and 203 surface samples have been shipped from drill and surface exploration programs on both properties with all assays pending.https://embed.fireplace.yahoo.com/embed?

About StrikePoint

StrikePoint Gold is an exploration company focused on discovering high-grade precious metals resources in Canada. The Company controls two advanced-stage exploration assets in BC’s Golden Triangle. The past-producing Porter silver project and the Willoughby gold project, located adjacent to Ascot Gold’s Red Mountain development project. The company also owns a portfolio of gold properties in the Yukon.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
STRIKEPOINT GOLD INC.

“Shawn Khunkhun”

Shawn Khunkhun
Chief Executive Officer and Director

Statements in this release that are forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in the company’s filings with Canadian securities regulators. Such information contained herein represents management’s best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. The company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, save and except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor it’s 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.

For further information: Shawn Khunkhun, CEO & Director, 1-604-609-5137, www.strikepointgold.com

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Base Metals Emx Royalty Energy Junior Mining Precious Metals Project Generators

EMX Receives Initial Production Royalty Payments from Balya North

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – September 15, 2022) – EMX Royalty Corporation (NYSE American: EMX) (TSXV: EMX) (FSE: 6E9) (the “Company” or “EMX”) is pleased to announce the receipt of initial royalty production payments from its Balya North royalty property in western Turkey. EMX holds an uncapped 4% net smelter return (“NSR”) royalty on metals production from Balya North, a newly commissioned lead-zinc-silver mine operated by Esan Eczacibaşi Endüstriyel Hammaddeler San. ve Tic. A.Ş. (“Esan”), a private Turkish company.

In the first half of 2022, Esan’s advancement of the Balya North asset consisted of mine development and opening of production headings and faces for exploitation in Q3 and Q4 of 2022 (see EMX News Release dated December 20, 2021). Production and processing of materials from Balya North in the first half of 2022 largely consisted of material stockpiled during the construction process. EMX has received payments from the processing of this material totaling US$98,787, inclusive of US$15,069 in Value Added Tax (“VAT”). These royalty payments are from 30,223 tonnes of processed material averaging 1.68% lead, 1.34% zinc, and 39.9 g/t silver.

The Balya North Mine is now operational. From current technical information provided by the operator, EMX anticipates that production will now ramp up to reach a projected production total of approximately 170,000 tonnes of material in 2022. Further, EMX anticipates production of approximately 450,000 tonnes of material from Balya North in 2023. It should be noted that the grades of material mined so far at Balya North are from materials removed during the construction and development process. Grades are expected to be significantly higher as commercial production progresses.

Balya North Lead-Zinc-Silver Deposit: The Balya North lead-zinc-silver deposit is situated in the historic Balya mining district of northwestern Turkey. Mining at Balya has taken place since antiquity, with several generations of historical operations. The Balya North property contains extensive zones of shear-zone hosted and carbonate replacement style (“CRD”) lead-zinc-silver mineralization in addition to skarn and more copper-rich styles of mineralization developed at depth.

Esan acquired the EMX royalty property at the end of 2019 (See EMX news release dated January 7, 2020) and is a private Turkish company that operates 40 mines and eight processing plants. Most importantly, Esan operates a lead-zinc mine and flotation mill on the property immediately adjacent to EMX’s Balya North royalty property. The mineralization at Balya North is effectively an extension of the mineralization currently being mined by Esan in the main Balya deposit.

Esan is also continuing extensive exploration programs at Balya North to expand the currently defined zones of mineralization and to find new bodies of mineralization on the EMX royalty property.

More information on the Balya royalty asset can be found at www.EMXroyalty.com.

Dr. Eric P. Jensen, CPG, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and employee of the Company, has reviewed, verified and approved the disclosure of the technical information contained in this news release.

About EMX. EMX is a precious, base and battery metals royalty company. EMX’s investors are provided with discovery, development, and commodity price optionality, while limiting exposure to risks inherent to operating companies. The Company’s common shares are listed on the NYSE American Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EMX, and also trade on the Frankfurt exchange under the symbol “6E9”. Please see www.EMXroyalty.com for more information.

For further information contact:

David M. Cole
President and Chief Executive Officer
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 statements” that reflect the Company’s current expectations and projections about its future results. These forward-looking statements may include statements regarding perceived merit of properties, exploration results and budgets, mineral reserve and resource estimates, work programs, capital expenditures, timelines, strategic plans, market prices for precious and base metal, or other statements that are not statements of fact. When used in this news release, words such as “estimate,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “will”, “believe”, “potential”, “go forward” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which, by their very nature, are not guarantees of the Company’s future operational or financial performance, and are subject to risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors may include, but are not limited to: unavailability of financing, failure to identify commercially viable mineral reserves, fluctuations in the market valuation for commodities, difficulties in obtaining required approvals for the development of a mineral project, increased regulatory compliance costs, expectations of project funding by joint venture partners and other factors.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this news release or as of the date otherwise specifically indicated herein. Due to risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties identified in this news release, and other risk factors and forward-looking statements listed in the Company’s MD&A for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 (the “MD&A”) and the most recently filed Annual Information Form (the “AIF”) for the year ended December 31, 2021, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. More information about the Company, including the MD&A, the AIF and financial statements of the Company, is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the SEC’s EDGAR website at www.sec.gov.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/137220

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Base Metals Energy Junior Mining Rover Metals

Rover Metals Signs Definitive Option Agreement for Brownfields Critical Minerals Project at 60th Parallel, NT, Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rover Metals Corp. (TSXV: ROVR) (OTCQB: ROVMF) (FSE:4XO) (“Rover” or the “Company”) announces that further to its release of August 16, 2022, the Company has signed a definitive option agreement (the “Option Agreement”) with Panarc Resources Ltd. (“Panarc”) for the staged acquisition of up to a 90% ownership interest in the Indian Mountain Lake VMS project, NT, Canada (the “Project”).

Indian Mountain Lake VMS Project
The Indian Mountain Lake VMS Project has had exploration dating back to the 1940s and has a historical resource spread across four zones on the project. The BB Zone and Kennedy Lake Zone have a combined historic resource of 1,400,000 tons grading 10% combined zinc and lead with 3.5 OPT (ounces per ton) of silver*. Approximately 900 metres west of the BB Zone, the Kennedy Lake West Zone has a historic resource of 610,000 tons grading 1.15% copper*. About 8 km southeast of the BB Zone, the Susu Lake Zone, has a historical resource consisting of 142,500 tons grading 0.95% copper*.

The property is located approximately 195 km east-northeast of Yellowknife, NT, off the eastern arm of Great Slave Lake. Seasonal access relies upon fixed or rotor wing support. A right of way was cleared to the Project from Thompson Landing in the 1970s. If this right of way were to be brushed out, it would provide barge access at Thompson Landing, from Yellowknife, with ground transportation, considerably lowering any logistical costs. Future Government of Canada federally funded hydro-energy infrastructure could come close to the Project if the Taltson Hydro Dam expansion proceeds through the eastern arm of Great Slave Lake into Yellowknife. At the southwest-end of Great Slave Lake, Osisko Metals is gearing up to reopen the Pine Point Zinc-Lead Mine. At nearby Hay River, NT, there is a rail line to the Teck Resources Zinc Refinery in Trail, BC.

*These resources are historic in nature. Further drilling is needed to bring them up to CIM Definition Standards. The historic data has not been verified by Rover. The historic information is provided in the 2103 Assessment Report for Indian Mountain Lake which is in public record with the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Technical information has been approved by Gary Vivian, M.Sc., P.Geo., QP for the purposes of NI 43-101.

Summary of the First Year Terms of the Indian Mountain Lake Definitive Option Agreement
In accordance with the terms of the Option Agreement, during the first year following the date of the Option Agreement, the Company has committed to incurring $200,000 in exploration expenditures on the Project and making a cash payment of $20,000 to Panarc. In addition, and subject to the approval by the TSX Venture Exchange, Rover will issue Panarc an aggregate of 3,500,000 common shares in the capital of the Company (the “Common Shares”) within six months of the signing of the Option Agreement. The Common Shares, if authorized for issuance, will be subject to the standard four-month regulatory hold period.

Upcoming Conference
Rover Metals will be presenting at the Redefining Electric Metals Conference in Calgary, AB, on September 19th and 20th. Registration is at www.redefiningelectricalmetals.com

New Website
An updated Corporate Fact Sheet is now available on our new website.

Judson Culter, CEO at Rover Metals, states “We see tremendous growth coming for critical minerals fueled by domestic EV demand in the U.S. and Canada. 97% of the Indian Mountain Lake greenstone belt, or approximately 30,000 acres, remains largely unexplored with the drill bit, so we are very excited about this project’s future.”

Corporate Update
A Q&A interview with Rover’s CEO, Judson Culter, is now also available for viewing here.

About Rover Metals
Rover is a publicly traded junior mining company that trades on the TSXV under symbol ROVR, on the OTCQB under symbol ROVMF, and on the FSE under symbol 4XO. The Company is now developing both: (1) critical minerals projects; as well as (2) precious metals projects. The Company is exclusive to the mining jurisdictions of Canada and the U.S. Five of the Company’s mineral resource development projects are located near to the city of Yellowknife, 60th parallel, Canada.

You can follow Rover on its social media channels:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rovermetals
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rover-metals/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoverMetals/
for daily company updates and industry news, and
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJsHsfag1GFyp4aLW5Ye-YQ?view_as=subscriber
for corporate videos.
Website: https://www.rovermetals.com/

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
“Judson Culter”
Chief Executive Officer and Director

For further information, please contact:
Email: info@rovermetals.com
Phone: +1 (778) 754-2617

Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements.” Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Rover’s actual results, performance or achievements, or developments in the industry to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “projects,” “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will,” “would,” “may,” “could” or “should” occur. There can be no assurance that such statements prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Any factor could cause actual results to differ materially from Rover’s expectations. Rover undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE REPRESENTS THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE COMPANY AS OF THE DATE OF THIS NEWS RELEASE AND, ACCORDINGLY, IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER SUCH DATE. READERS SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE IMPORTANCE ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION AND SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THIS INFORMATION AS OF ANY OTHER DATE. WHILE THE COMPANY MAY ELECT TO, IT DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO UPDATE THIS INFORMATION AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME EXCEPT AS REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS.

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OF THIS RELEASE.

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Base Metals Energy Junior Mining Precious Metals Project Generators Riverside Resources Uncategorized

Riverside Hits Gold in 8 of 12 Holes at the Oakes Gold Project in the Geraldton Gold Belt, Ontario, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – September 13, 2022) – Riverside Resources Inc. (TSXV: RRI) (OTCQB: RVSDF) (FSE: 5YY) (“Riverside” or the “Company”) is pleased to report assay results for the remaining 7 drillholes of its twelve-hole, 1700-meter diamond drill program completed at the Oakes Gold Project (the “Project”) in northwestern Ontario, Canada. The primary focus of the first drill program at Oakes was to test the HG’ Target identified by geophysics and trenching programs for gold grades and continuity. The results came back favorable with hole 22-11 returning 5 intervals of gold over a total interval of 55 meters and hole 22-06 returning 4m @ 1.7 g/t Au. The Induced Polarization (IP) work conducted by Riverside in the summer of 2021 showed the HG IP Target extended westward beyond the area of trenching and sampling. Drilling this year has now confirmed the gold continuity of over 1.2 kilometer strike, hitting the mineralized structure and further open in both east and west. The drill results announced here fit with the orogenic gold model and further drilling can be progressed with confidence as all the holes of this program were shallow, with intercepts at less than 120m for most cases, while the system is wide open at depth.

This drill campaign has now successfully expanded the known gold mineralization well beyond the outcrops and laid the groundwork for the next drill campaign to continue expanding the Oakes gold camp. IP data provided strong conductivity and complimentary resistivity anomaly trending roughly east-west parallel to the geological units with greater confidence. The 7 holes announced here intercepted favorable geology of metavolcanics, “greenstone”, consistent with the geology noted in the first five holes and further geological constraints. As this part of Oakes has never been drilled, the first drill program comprised of shallow holes with the intent of intercepting the target at 100 m vertical below surface. The mineralized zone on surface is known to pinch and swell and averages about 5 m in width. The best hole in the second batch of reporting was DDH-22-06 which returned 1.7 g/t over 4 m with one sample being almost 5 g/t gold. The best intercept in the program was 8.4 g/t over 1 m in Hole #2.

Table 1: Spring 2022 Drill Program Highlights at Oakes (holes 6-12)

Hole No.from (m)to (m)length (m)Au (g/t)
OAKES-22-06727641.7
including727314.9
OAKES-22-06858831.0
OAKES-22-079810020.9
OAKES-22-08910.51.50.4
OAKES-22-091818.50.51.0
OAKES-22-11222312.2
OAKES-22-1196.5981.51.0
OAKES-22-11113.51151.51.1
OAKES-22-11125.51271.52.3
OAKES-22-1115115210.9
OAKES-22-12106.51081.52.4
OAKES-22-1213013110.4


All samples comprised half-core, saw-cut samples with QA/QC described below and further at www.rivres.com. Samples are generally considered to be 90-95% to true width.https://embed.fireplace.yahoo.com/embed?ctrl=Monalixa&m_id=monalixa&m_mode=document&site=sports&os=android&pageContext=%257B%2522ctopid%2522%253A%25221542500%253B1577000%2522%252C%2522hashtag%2522%253A%25221542500%253B1577000%2522%252C%2522wiki_topics%2522%253A%2522Target_Corporation%253BDrill%253BTom%25C3%25A1%25C5%25A1_Hole%25C5%25A1%253BDrilling%253BCompany%2522%252C%2522lmsid%2522%253A%2522a0V0W00000HOPDcUAP%2522%252C%2522revsp%2522%253A%2522newsfile_64%2522%252C%2522lpstaid%2522%253A%25220b3e363e-27c8-3807-828c-310b2cededf8%2522%252C%2522pageContentType%2522%253A%2522story%2522%257D

Technical Interpretations & Observations

DDH-22-06 & 07 were designed to intercept the HG Zone beneath Trench 1 at about 100 m depth. The target zone comprises strongly foliated, fine grained, metavolcanic rocks showing strong silicified zones with narrow bleached sections. Alteration comprises abundant biotite and chlorite bands, the top of the unit shows quartz veining with semi-massive pyrite-pyrrhotite and trace chalcopyrite which generally described the mineralized environment at Oakes. Quartz carbonate veinlets and stringers are more frequent from 80 m to 110 m down the hole consistent with the drill target gold bearing area. The overall 25-30m mineralization halo and main zone which is near vertical, now demonstrates strong consistency and provides the Company confidence of a significant gold system at Oakes. DDH-22-08 hit a fault and could not reach the target. DDH-22-09 was the setback collared to drill the Brinklow IP anomaly south of HG Zone, while DDH-22-10 was collared on the Crib Road with the intent to test the IP anomaly associated with the metasediment/metavolcanic contact boundary mapped at this location. Holes 8, 9 and 10 were not intended to evaluate the HG target and were instead testing parallel features. Holes 6, 7, 11, 12 provide technical data specific to the HG trend and give positive results for further exploration at Oakes which lies 25 km east of the Hard Rock Mine currently being constructed by Greenstone Gold (Equinox Gold) with a Proven & Probable Reserves of 5.5Moz at 1.27 g/t Au.[1]


 
Figure 1: Collars and projected drill holes for 12 holes plotted on IP Chargeability Map
 
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DDH-22-11 was targeting an IP conductivity anomaly associated with the HG Zone on trend with the mineralization defined on surface (and in drill core) at Hole 6 located 600 m to the east along what is believed to be the same structure. Assays returned gold results associated with veining throughout the hole and as high as 2.3 g/t gold. Hole 11 was collared in metasedimentary rocks and drilled northward into metavolcanic rocks. Bedding and the contact between the two units was measured at 50 degrees to the core axis whereas foliation and shearing is at about 45 degrees. Alteration comprises moderately to strong biotitic and weak to strong chlorite zones sometimes associated with carbonate zones. Quartz veining and silica content increases starting at 80 m downhole. Sulphides are associated with quartz veins and comprise 2-5% disseminated Pyrite-Pyrrhotite seen within local fracture fillings and stringers.


 
Figure 2: Interpreted North – South Cross Section DDH-22-11 demonstrating the progression from brittle down into brittle-ductiledeformation as the targeting model having found gold over 55m drill width zone in hole 11
 
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DDH-22-12 was collared in gabbro and drilled north through metasedimentary rock into metavolcanics. Mineralization is noted within similar altered rock but only within shears in the mafic volcanics and does not appear to be associated with the contact zones. Sheared zones commonly a focus for gold mineralization in orogenic systems like this one are expressed as altered, fine-grained, metavolcanics with moderate to strong chlorite-biotite alteration with quartz-carbonate veins and stringers with 1-2% disseminated pyrite and pyrrhotite.

Conclusions

The HG Zone at Oakes has been proven to extend well beyond the strike extent defined by trenching and has now been drill proven to at least 1.1 km in length. To date the drilling has only tested the upper 100 m of the structure where mineralization appears associated with quartz veins that show visible gold within pyrite rich veins. The gold mineralization is associated with quartz and quartz-carbonate veins in shear zones within metavolcanic rocks often (near-vertical which can bode well for potential future mining and predicting the next round of drilling). Quartz veins that are subparallel to foliation appear to be the veins that carry gold and are cut by later quartz carbonate veins that do not have sulfides. The quartz veins are mostly associated with brittle type fracturing with lesser semi-ductile type, potentially indicating that drilling was approaching the upper brittle-ductile transition which can be highly favorable in large orogenic gold deposits. The nature of the fracturing suggests that the shallow drilling is primarily within the upper brittle deformation zone as shown in Figure 2. The fact that the gold veins can now be traced in drill holes more than 3x beyond the previous surface trenching expands the Oakes project potential greatly.

The Oakes property is located along the general metallogenic boundary of the Wabigoon and Quetico sub-provinces and this boundary is commonly a major fault breaks, and large gold resources are associated with these breaks generally in secondary shear zones in the Canadian shield geologic provinces. The Hemlo Gold Mine to the south is hosted in a brittle fracture environment and the Black Fox gold mine to the east in Matheson is hosted in a semi-ductile fracture system at depth and more brittle near the surface. Riverside sees the potential for brittle fracture zones progress into semi ductile and ductile zones at depth in general becoming wider and potentially richer as has commonly been found and further drilling is warranted.

Riverside’s President and CEO, John-Mark Staude: “Riverside has expanded the gold zone at Oakes along strike over 1 km and begun showing the continuity on surface and to depth, consistent with the goals for the 2022 drill program. Next steps will include more geophysics to map the structural features to trace the HG Zone and gold mineralization. We are very encouraged by these good results covered in this and the prior news release and are pleased to see how effective the geophysical surveys were at finding mineralization and predicting extensions. Moreover, we remain very cautiously optimistic to see our first program of shallow drilling demonstrate continuity of mineralization along strike and at depth. Riverside continues to pursue the Prospect Generator hybrid model, by providing shareholders with the upside for discovery on multiple projects, and with different partners, along with the current self-funded value adding project.”

Qualified Person & QA/QC:
As part of the quality control Riverside inserted blanks, duplicates and two different standards, into the sample stream prior to delivery at Activation Laboratories in Thunder Bay. Logged core was delivered from site to a core cutting facility in Thunder Bay by Riverside and trucked to Activation Laboratories from this facility typically in batches of 2 to 4 holes at a time. Multi-Element Analysis using Aqua Regia Extraction and (40 element) Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry Analytical and fire assay for gold methods where used. Activation Laboratories is an ISO/IEC accredited laboratory.

The scientific and technical data contained in 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 $4M in cash, no debt and less than 80M 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.
Mehran@rivres.com
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.

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[1] https://www.equinoxgold.com/_resources/projects/technical_reports/2021-Hardrock.pdf

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