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Millrock Enters Into Exploration Agreement Concerning Apex Gold Project, Southeast Alaska

August 12, 2021

Highlights

  • Millrock has executed an agreement with Coeur Explorations, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coeur Mining, Inc. concerning claims controlled by Millrock at the Apex gold project, located approximately 70 kilometers from Juneau in Southeast Alaska.
  • Coeur Explorations may exercise an option to earn a 100% interest in the claims through staged payments and exploration expenditures.
  • Upon earning 100% interest, a Net Smelter Returns royalty with an advanced minimum royalty provision and buyback option will be granted to Millrock.
  • Initial exploration is underway; drill permits have been approved.


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, August 12, 2021
– Millrock Resources Inc. (TSX-V: MRO, OTCQB: MLRKF) (“Millrock” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Coeur Explorations, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coeur Mining, Inc. (“Coeur”), concerning the Apex gold project in Southeast Alaska. The project is located on Chichagoff Island, three kilometers north of the village of Pelican and 70 kilometers southwest of Juneau, Alaska.

 Millrock President & CEO Gregory Beischer commented: “We are pleased to enter into this agreement with Coeur Explorations and will work diligently with their exploration team to explore the claims. From historic documents, we know that high-grade gold ore was previously mined, but there has never been a single exploratory hole drilled. It seems likely that the known high-grade gold-bearing quartz veins will continue along strike and in the down-dip direction. The claims have been completely dormant since the 1980s. We’ll start with surface geochemical sampling and detailed structural mapping this year and look to drill in 2022.” 

The Apex project targets high-grade, mesothermal, gold-bearing quartz vein deposits. The claims cover the former-producing Apex and El Nido gold mines which operated intermittently from the 1920s through to the 1940s and reportedly produced approximately 34,000 ounces of gold by underground mining methods. Nearly 1,200 meters of workings on four levels were used to extract ore (United States Geological Survey Alaska Resource Data File). Ore was hand-cobbed and milled on site. Surface exploration was done by WGM Inc. in the 1980s, but no drilling was done and the property has been dormant since. Millrock secured an option on the core claim group in 2016 from Apex El Nido Gold Mines Inc. Subsequently, Millrock staked surrounding lands, compiled information, and secured drilling permits. At surface, above the caved portal to the Apex Mine, a swarm of quartz veins can be observed over a width of more than 200 meters. Within the swarm, four thicker veins were the subject of the historic mining efforts. Geological and geochemical features suggest the vein system has continuity along strike to the northeast beneath Cann Creek, toward the tidewater of Lisianski Inlet, two kilometers away. The gold-bearing vein system has never been drill tested along strike or below the historic workings.

Figure 1.    Apex Gold Project Location Map
Figure 1. Apex Gold Project Location Map

Under the agreement, Millrock will assign its rights under the existing option agreement with Apex El Nido Gold Mines to Coeur Explorations. Coeur Explorations will be responsible for making cash payments and funding exploration expenditures to keep the option agreement with Apex El Nido Gold Mines in good standing. Millrock will execute exploration under a services agreement on behalf of Coeur. Coeur Explorations may determine not to proceed to exercise the option at any time, but if it makes all the payments and expenditures, it will vest with a 100% interest in the underlying claims. Upon exercising the option to purchase the Apex El Nido Gold Mine claims, Millrock will also transfer the claims it owns outright to Coeur Explorations, and the entire project will become subject to a net smelter returns (“NSR”) royalty in favour of Millrock. The royalty payable is a 2.5% NSR with an advanced minimum royalty (“AMR”) provision. Coeur Explorations may reduce the NSR to 1.0% by paying Millrock US$3.0 million. The initial AMR payment will be US$50,000 and will increase by US$50,000 annually until production occurs.  AMR payments are deductible from NSR payments. The property will revert to Millrock in the event that Coeur elects to discontinue AMR payments.

Typical of Southeast Alaska, the terrain is steep and challenging, as pictured in Figure 2. The former producing Apex and El Nido mine entries are at tree level, approximately 360 meters above sea level. A soil sampling crew has been mobilized to the project and is presently working out of accommodations in Pelican, using boat access. The goal of the program is to trace the mineralized structure and refine vein locations in anticipation of a 2022 drilling program.

Figure 2.    Apex Gold Project Terrain
Figure 2. Apex Gold Project Terrain

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

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

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
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Some statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information (within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation) including without limitation the intention to mount further exploration including drilling in 2022. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements.

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Granite Creek Copper Reports First Results from Phase 1 of 2021 Drill Program, Including 43.50 Meters of 1.40 % Copper Equivalent, at the Carmacks Copper-Gold-Silver Project in Yukon, Canada

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VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / July 22, 2021 / Granite Creek Copper Ltd. (TSX.V:GCX)(OTCQB:GCXXF) (“Granite Creek” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the first tranche of assays from Phase 1 of the Company’s 2021 drilling program on its 100%-owned Carmacks project. This recently completed first phase consisted of nineteen diamond drill holes, totalling 6355 meters, focused on the existing resource area with the goals of strengthening confidence in the resource model, evaluating opportunities for resource expansion and/or upgrading the sulphide portion of Zones 1 and 2000S from an inferred to indicated resource, and evaluating continuity of mineralization in Zone 13 (Figure 1).

Granite Creek President & CEO, Tim Johnson, commented, “The Company is extremely pleased with the progress of 2021 exploration program at Carmacks. A Phase 3 drilling program is under development and projected to commence in mid-August of this year. The addition of this third stage would expand the overall 2021 campaign to include a total of 10,000 meters of diamond drilling as well as 3000m of reverse circulation drilling. We expect this program will significantly expand the total contained metal on the project, resulting in a substantially and form the basis for a new Preliminary Economic Assessment.”

Table 1 – Highlights from first tranche of 2021 Diamond Drill Assays at the Carmacks Project

Drillhole
From(m)To(m)Length*(m)Cu(%)Mo(%)Au(g/t)Ag(g/t)CuEq** (%)Zone
CRM21-004323.50367.0043.501.120.030.203.411.40Zone 1
Including338.50367.0028.501.570.040.294.531.96
and including352.00†367.0015.001.800.070.334.812.31
CRM21-007222.52223.704.080.910.010.196.321.13
CRM21-010450.00513.4063.400.27BDL0.081.310.35
Including450.00482.2532.250.30BDL0.081.410.39
Including478.32482.253.930.580.010.202.850.78
Including488.90513.4024.500.30BDL0.091.470.39
including502.90509.756.850.410.010.161.930.57
2000 S
CRM21-003146.35†214.5068.150.590.030.143.690.830
Including161.40179.8018.040.810.030.214.801.13
CRM21-005137.05179.8043.240.740.050.163.821.06
Including142.05158.4016.351.200.030.266.111.58
CRM21-006194.40278.2083.800.640.010.133.230.81
Including229.20278.20490.870.020.173.881.10
Including248.76266.2017.441.210.030.225.111.53
CRM21-008195.80228.4032.60.800.020.173.881.02
Including201.55215.55141.100.020.244.861.40
CRM21-009190.50243.8553.350.590.010.142.710.75
Including191.30201.7010.40.87BDL0.253.701.09
and including209.00225.9516.950.620.010.132.760.77
and Including229.90235.255.351.210.060.284.881.68
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** Copper equivalent (Cu Eq) values assume Cu $3.35/lb, Au $1600/oz, Ag $24/oz, Mo $12/lb and 100% recovery. *Weighted average intercepts shown. Estimated true widths vary but, based on geological interpretation of cross-sections, are estimated to be typically 60-70% of the intersected widths. † Zone has poor recovery

Figure 1 – Carmacks Copper Project Plan View

Zone 1

Eight holes were drilled in Zone 1 with the objective of increasing confidence in the inferred portion of the sulfide resource of this zone as well as evaluating the southern down-dip continuation of the inferred resource (Figure 2). The drilling was successful in achieving its objectives of delineating the depth extent of mineralization, expanding the mineralization below the current resource model and confirming the grade and anticipated thickness in the inferred portion of the sulphide resource in this zone.

Table 2 – Zone 1 mineral resource[1]

CategoryTonnes (000’s)Cu (%)Acid soluble Cu (%)Sulphide Cu (%)Au (g/t)Ag (g/t)
Measure & IndicatedOxide11,980,0001.070.860.210.464.58
Inferred Oxide90,0000.730.530.20.131.81
Measure & IndicatedSulfide4,340,0000.750.030.720.222.33
Inferred Sulfide4,031,0000.710.010.70.181.90

1 Mineral resource prepared by Dr. Gilles Arseneau, P.Geo., reported in JDS Energy and Mining Inc 2017 Ni 43-101 [1] JDS Energy and Mining. Feb 9, 2017. NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment Technical Report on the Carmacks Project, Yukon, Canada., with updated resource for Zones 2000S, 12 and 13 as reported in April 9, 2018 by Copper North Mining.

While the Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) published in 2017(1,2) only looked at the oxide material in Zones 1,4 & 7, work being conducted by Sedgman and Mining Plus (see news release dated May 18, 2021) is looking at various scenarios to process the sulfide portion of Zone 1 and other sulfide zones of the deposit building a basis for an updated PEA that would include both oxide and sulfide ore.

Figure 2– Long section of Zone 1 looking west

Zone 2000S

Zone 2000S, originally discovered in 2006 as the result of an IP survey, has the potential to add tonnage in the sulfide domain of resource category. The mineral resource on this zone is shown in Table 3, which was based on a 0.25% total copper grade cut-off.Six diamond drillholes were drilled in this zone are part of the first phase of drilling with the intent of evaluating the continuation of bornite-chalcopyrite mineralization down dip. The drilling was very successful in not only confirming the continuation of the high grade bornite-chalcopyrite mineralization but also extending mineralization well below the current block model as well as encountering significant molybdenite mineralization A technical hole (CRM21-018) was drilled subparallel to the mineralization to evaluate the geological concept of a southern W-E striking fault which post-dates and offsets mineralization.

Table 3 – Zone 2000S mineral resources1

CategoryTonnes (000’s)Cu (%)Acid soluble Cu (%)Sulphide Cu (%)Au (g/t)Ag (g/t)
Measure & IndicatedOxide410,8780.640.490.140.233.15
Inferred Oxide266,8940.570.340.240.142.66
Measure & IndicatedSulfide740,0000.700.070.630.173.28
Inferred Sulfide636,0000.730.050.680.183.50

1Mineral resource prepared by Dr. Gilles Arseneau, P.Geo., reported in JDS Energy and Mining Inc 2017 Ni 43-101 [1] JDS Energy and Mining. Feb 9, 2017. NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment Technical Report on the Carmacks Project, Yukon, Canada., with updated resource for Zones 2000S, 12 and 13 as reported in April 9, 2018 by Copper North Mining.

Figure 3 – Long section of 2000S

Zone 13

Three diamond drill holes were completed in Zone 13 with the intent of evaluating the northern continuity of sulfide mineralization, along strike and to infill an open area of the block model. Within 1000m of Zone 1, Zone 13 has the potential to add both oxide and sulfide resources to an updated mine plan. The sulfide portion remains open along strike and at depth. All assay results from Zone 13 are pending.

COVID-19 Protocols

Granite Creek has worked closely with the Yukon government to develop a COVID-19 safety plan that enables the Company to implement an effective work plan while maintaining the highest degree of safety of our workers and surrounding communities. The Company strictly adheres to mandates put in place by health authorities at the Federal and Territorial government level and hold the health and safety of our workers, and the citizens of the communities in which work in the highest regard.

[1] JDS Energy and Mining. Feb 9, 2017. NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment Technical Report on the Carmacks Project, Yukon, Canada. Contained metal based on 23.76 million tonnes of NI 43-101 compliant resources in the Measured and Indicated categories grading 0.85% Cu, 0.31 g/t Au, 3.14 g/t Ag.

[2] Arseneau Consulting Services, 2016 Independent Technical Report on the Carmacks Copper Project, Yukon, Canada.

About Granite Creek Copper

Granite Creek, a member of the Metallic Group of Companies, is a Canadian exploration company focused on the 176 square kilometer Carmacks project in the Minto copper district of Canada’s Yukon Territory. The project is on trend with the high-grade Minto copper-gold mine, operated by Minto Explorations Ltd, to the north and features excellent access to infrastructure with the nearby paved Yukon Highway 2, along with grid power within 12 km. More information about Granite Creek Copper can be viewed on the Company’s website at www.gcxcopper.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Timothy Johnson, President & CEO
Telephone: 1 (604) 235-1982
Toll Free: 1 (888) 361-3494
E-mail: info@gcxcopper.com
Website: www.gcxcopper.com

Qualified Person

Ms. Debbie James, P.Geo., a qualified person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release.

Quality Control and Quality Assurance

Quality assurance and quality control procedures include the systematic insertion of duplicate, blank and standard samples, making up 12% of the sample stream. Drill core samples were sawn in half, labelled, placed in sealed bags and shipped directly to the Bureau Veritas preparation laboratory in Whitehorse. All geochemical analyses were performed by Bureau Veritas in Vancouver. Copper and silver analysis was performed by four-acid digestion with an ICP-ES finish. Non-sulphide copper was determined through a sulphuric acid leach with an AAS finish. Gold was analyzed by igniting a 15 g sample followed by an aqua regia digestion with an ICP-MS finish.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts including, without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization, historic production, estimation of mineral resources, the realization of mineral resource estimates, interpretation of prior exploration and potential exploration results, the timing and success of exploration activities generally, the timing and results of future resource estimates, permitting time lines, metal prices and currency exchange rates, availability of capital, government regulation of exploration operations, environmental risks, reclamation, title, and future plans and objectives of the company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Although Granite Creek Copper believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include failure to obtain necessary approvals, unsuccessful exploration results, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, results of future resource estimates, future metal prices, availability of capital and financing on acceptable terms, general economic, market or business conditions, risks associated with regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of personnel, materials and equipment on a timely basis, accidents or equipment breakdowns, uninsured risks, delays in receiving government approvals, unanticipated environmental impacts on operations and costs to remedy same, and other exploration or other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the companies with securities regulators. Readers are cautioned that mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Mineral exploration and development of mines is an inherently risky business. Accordingly, the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on Granite Creek Copper and the risks and challenges of their businesses, investors should review their annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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

SOURCE: Granite Creek Copper Ltd.

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Nevada Copper Announces Further Progress with Underground Operations and Strategic Project Development

July 12, 2021View PDF

Yerington, NV – July 12, 2021 – Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) (OTC: NEVDF) (“Nevada Copper” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update regarding the ramp-up of the Underground Mine and development activities for the Open Pit project at its 100%-owned, fully-permitted Pumpkin Hollow Project in Nevada.

Production Ramp-Up Update

  • Safe and effective penetration of dike structure: The Company is in the process of safely completing the dike crossing. As reported on May 17, 2021, ground and hydrological conditions associated with the dike reduced development rates for a temporary period while traversing the dike to allow for grouting and ground control. With the completion of the dike crossing within the next two weeks, the Company expects to see lateral development rates increase back to planned rates this month.
  • Underground ventilation commissioned on-schedule: All underground ventilation fans were installed and commissioned during May, as planned. The final surface fans continue to be planned for delivery in Q3 2021 and commissioning in Q4 2021. Consequently, achievement of steady-state production continues to be expected in Q4 2021.
  • Successful completion of process plant C5 Testing: During June, Sedgman successfully completed C5 testing of the processing plant for grind size and moisture.

Mike Ciricillo, Nevada Copper’s Chief Executive Officer, stated:

“I am pleased with the continued progress with the ramp-up from Pumpkin Hollow. The safe penetration of the dike and commissioning of the underground ventilation system are significant de-risking steps and facilitate increasing development and production rates, as we progress to steady-state. The longer-term mine planning work being advanced indicates future potential upside for both Underground and Open Pit projects.”

Project Development

  • Underground Mine Planning supports potential for higher long-term production rates: As part of its project development objectives reported on March 1, 2021, the Company has progressed its life-of-mine planning aimed at operating its underground mine at an ultimate production rate in excess of the originally contemplated 5,000 tons per day rate. Mine planning work during Q2 2021 further supports the potential for the mine, once ramped-up to steady-state, to operate at higher long-term rates of 6,500 tons per day milled, increasing long-term annual copper production. This additional production capacity would also support accelerated mining of the significant additional underground copper resources that exist over and above the current underground reserve. Further engineering work will be undertaken during H2 2021 to support the potential for a higher long-term production rate from the underground operation.
  • Open Pit Solar Power Study indicates potential to further reduce Open Pit power costs: The Company has also progressed the planned feasibility studies for a potential solar project, with renewables consulting group Sprout Associates, with the following initial conclusions. Further updates will be provided upon completion of the next phase of study work:
    • Pumpkin Hollow benefits from ample sun and land to support a large solar project with the capacity to meet a significant portion of the Open Pit project’s power requirements;
    • The solar potential at the site is up to 200MW;
    • Already low grid power costs in Nevada could be materially further reduced through an on-site solar plant; and
    • A third-party solar project provides an option to remove upfront power infrastructure costs from the Open Pit project.

Balance Sheet Update

  • Further to the Company’s announcement on May 17, 2021, Pala Investments Limited has agreed to provide additional financing of US$25 million through a promissory note (in addition to the fully drawn existing US$30 million credit facility), providing additional liquidity for the ramp-up and addressing the reduced development rates associated with the dike grouting program. The Company has drawn US$15 million under the promissory note, with subsequent draws available at the Company’s option, subject to agreed use of proceeds. The promissory note has a maturity date of June 30, 2022 and bears interest at 8% per annum on amounts drawn. The promissory note was reviewed and approved by the independent members of the Company’s board of directors. In addition, US$9 million remains available to draw under the Company’s working capital facility with its offtake partner, Concord Resources Limited.
  • The Company has received proceeds of CAD$1.4 million for exercise of warrants so far in 2021. The Company has the potential to receive a further CAD$65 million of warrant proceeds should all the outstanding warrants expiring in January 2022 with an exercise price of CAD$0.20 (the “January 2022 Warrants”) be exercised prior to maturity. In addition to the January 2022 Warrants, a further CAD$34 million of warrant exercise proceeds may be received should the outstanding warrants expiring in July 2022 with an exercise price of CAD$0.22 be exercised in full prior to maturity.
  • The Company’s senior lender, KfW IPEX-Bank (“KfW”), has provided the Company with a 60-day extension to the project completion longstop date from June 30, 2021 to August 31, 2021, while the parties agree on a revised completion test and longstop date for the project. The Company will provide a further update once a revised project completion test and longstop date has been agreed with KfW. While the Company expects to agree on an appropriate revised date with KfW, there can be no assurance this will be achieved.
  • The Company continues to undertake near-term mine planning to incorporate the recent impact of the dike on development rates and other factors that have slowed the production ramp-up. It is possible that such mine plan updates may indicate higher operating costs and additional development capital and working capital requirements for the ramp-up than previously contemplated.

Qualified Persons

The information and data in this news release was reviewed by Greg French, C.P.G., and Norm Bisson, P.Eng., for Nevada Copper, who are non-independent Qualified Persons 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.

NEVADA COPPER CORP.

www.nevadacopper.com

Mike Ciricillo, President and CEO

For further information contact:
Rich Matthews, Investor Relations
Integrous Communications
rmatthews@integcom.us
+1 604 757 7179

Cautionary Language

This news release includes certain statements and information that constitute forward-looking information 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 statements and forward-looking information specifically include, but are not limited to, statements that relate to mine development plans, production and ramp-up plans and the expected timing and results thereof, equipment installation, and further discussions with KfW.

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 are subject to known or 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.

Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: the ability of the Company to complete the ramp-up of the Underground Mine within the expected cost estimates and timeframe; requirements for additional capital and no assurance can be given regarding the availability thereof; 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 rates increase; 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; labor 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; 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, 2020 and in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 18, 2021. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or information. 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.

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. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information.

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NEVADA COPPER | Pumpkin Hollow, 2 Mines Loaded with Copper


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Joining us for a conversation is Mike Ciricillo the CEO of Nevada Copper. As we discuss the latest exciting developments from the flagship Pumpkin Hollow project located in Yerington, NV. Nevada Copper is in production and is on the path to becoming the next mid-tier copper producer in the world’s top-rated mining jurisdiction. The Pumpkin Hollow project host both an open-pit and underground mine. We get to discuss them both in today’s interview. Find out why the stock price has moved from .06 all the way to .32 in a 52 week period.

BUILDING THE NEXT MID-TIER COPPER PRODUCER Nevada Copper (TSX:NCU) is a US copper producer and owner of Pumpkin Hollow, which hosts an underground project that is now in production, and an open pit development. The property is located in Nevada (USA) – rated by The Fraser Institute as the World #1 mining jurisdiction. The processing facility commenced production in December, 2019, using development ore stockpiled during construction of the underground mine. The project benefits from a straightforward approach to production, together with a desert climate and local topography that facilitates efficient, eco-friendly mining techniques. In addition, the local district of Yerington is a former copper-producing region with superb infrastructure and a skilled workforce. The project’s substantial reserves and resources include copper, gold and silver and there is clear potential for deposit expansion and greenfield exploration.

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Nevada Copper Provides Underground Project Update; Releases 2020 Financials and MD&A


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We are very pleased to have recently completed both commissioning of the Main Shaft and electrical system upgrades, two important steps towards achieving nameplate production. The remaining step, ventilation upgrades, is progressing well, and we remain on target for steady state production of 5,000 tons per day in Q3 this year,stated Mike Ciricillo, Chief Executive Officer of Nevada Copper. “With the underground project expected to be ramped-up to full production in Q3, we look forward to advancing our other key growth opportunities, including our fully permitted Open Pit and property exploration targets.”

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.

NEVADA COPPER CORP.
www.nevadacopper.com

Mike Ciricillo, President and CEO

For further information contact:
Rich Matthews, Investor Relations
Integrous Communications
rmatthews@integcom.us
+1 604 757 7179

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Hot Chili RIU Explorers Conference Video Presentation


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Hot Chili geologist logging Cortadera diamond core

Cortadera Copper Project

Cortadera’s maiden Mineral Resource positions Hot Chili with the largest copper Mineral Resource and one of the largest gold Mineral Resources for an ASX-listed emerging company. 

The Cortadera maiden Mineral Resource of 451Mt at 0.46% copper equivalent (CuEq) takes the total Mineral Resource estimate for Costa Fuego (Cortadera, Productora & El Fuego) to 724Mt at 0.48% CuEq for 2.9Mt copper, 2.7Moz gold, 9.9Moz Silver and 64kt molybdenum. Cortadera also contains a higher grade component of 104Mt at 0.74% CuEq, and this has strong potential to continue growing rapidly with further drilling.


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Hot Chili Limited
ACN 130 955 725
ASX: HCH
Level 1, 768 Canning Highway, Applecross,
Western Australia 6153
P: +61 8 9315 9009
F: +61 8 9315 5004
www.hotchili.net.au

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VAT Refund Approval from Chilean Tax Authority

Hot Chili (ASX: HCH) is pleased to announce that it has been granted a VAT refund exporting benefit (VAT Refund Payment) from the Chilean Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism) for all expenditure associated with its 100% subsidiary Frontera SpA.

Frontera SpA controls the Cortadera copper-gold discovery, the centrepiece of Hot Chili’s Costa Fuego combined copper development, located along the Chilean coastal range 600km north of Santiago.

The VAT Refund Payment significantly strengthens the Company’s cash  position in 2021 with an estimated refund of up to A$4 million expected to be paid to Hot Chili.

An initial VAT Refund Payment of A$1.8 to A$2 million (for previously accumulated VAT) is expected to be received in the coming months and further VAT Refund Payments will be received against all forthcoming
expenditure which attracts the 19% tax rate (drilling and assay costs etc).

The VAT Refund Payment relates to the future exporting capacity of Hot Chili’s Cortadera copper-gold project where Hot Chili is now able to claim VAT refund payments for ongoing expenditure up to US$258 million over
the course of its development activities.

Under the terms of the Vat Refund Payment, the Company has until the 1st January 2025 to commercialise production from Cortadera and meet certain export targets. Hot Chili also has the right to extend this term. In
the event that the term is not extended and Hot Chili does not meet certain export targets, Hot Chili will be required to re-pay the VAT Refund Payments to the Chilean Treasury subject to certain terms and conditions.
However, if Hot Chili achieves the export targets from Cortadera within that timeframe or its renewal, if required, any VAT Refund Payments will not be required to be re-paid.

Hot Chili had previously been granted a VAT Refund Payment for its Productora copper project in July 2014, which is active and also remains in-place until 1st January 2025.

This second VAT Refund Payment recognises the Company’s combined development approach for Costa Fuego and reinforces Chile’s proactive stance towards providing a stable and attractive destination for foreign
investment.

Further updates on multiple work streams across Costa Fuego are expected shortly.

This announcement is authorised by the Board of Directors for release to ASX.

For more information please contact:

Christian Easterday Tel: +61 8 9315 9009

Managing Director Email: christian@hotchili.net.au

or visit Hot Chili’s website at www.hotchili.net.au

Figure 1 Location of Cortadera and Productora in relation to the coastal range infrastructure of Hot Chili’s combined Costa Fuego copper project, located 600km north of Santiago in Chile.

Refer to ASX Announcement “Costa Fuego Becomes a Leading Global Copper Project” (12th October 2020) for JORC Table 1 information related to the Cortadera JORC compliant Mineral Resource estimate by Wood and the Productora re-stated JORC compliant Mineral Resource estimate by AMC ConsultantsCopper Equivalent (CuEq) reported for the resource were calculated using the following formula: CuEq% = ((Cu% × Cu price
1% per tonne × Cu_recovery)+(Mo ppm × Mo price per g/t × Mo_recovery)+(Au ppm × Au price per g/t × Au_recovery)+ (Ag ppm × Ag price per g/t × Ag_recovery)) / (Cu price 1% per tonne). The Metal Prices applied in the calculation were: Cu=3.00 USD/lb, Au=1,550 USD/oz, Mo=12 USD/lb, and Ag=18 USD/oz. For Cortadera (Inferred + Indicated), the average Metallurgical
Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=56%, Mo=82%, and Ag=37%. For Productora (Inferred + Indicated), the average Metallurgical Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=43% and Mo=42%. For Costa Fuego (Inferred + Indicated), the average Metallurgical Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=51%, Mo=67% and Ag=23%.
** Reported on a 100% Basis – combining Cortadera and Productora Mineral Resources using a +0.25% CuEq reporting cut-off grade

Qualifying Statements

Independent JORC Code Costa Fuego Combined Mineral Resource (Reported 12th October 2020)

Reported at or above 0.25% CuEq*. Figures in the above table are rounded, reported to appropriate significant figures, and reported in accordance with the JORC Code – Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves. Metal rounded to nearest thousand, or if less, to the nearest hundred. * * Copper Equivalent (CuEq) reported for the resource were calculated using the following formula:: CuEq% = ((Cu% × Cu price 1% per tonne × Cu_recovery)+(Mo ppm × Mo price per g/t × Mo_recovery)+(Au ppm × Au price per g/t × Au_recovery)+ (Ag ppm × Ag price per g/t × Ag_recovery)) / (Cu price 1 % per tonne). The Metal Prices applied in the calculation were: Cu=3.00 USD/lb, Au=1,550 USD/oz, Mo=12 USD/lb, and Ag=18 USD/oz. For Cortadera (Inferred + Indicated), the
average Metallurgical Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=56%, Mo=82%, and Ag=37%. For Productora (Inferred + Indicated), the average Metallurgical Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=43% and Mo=42%. For Costa Fuego (Inferred + Indicated), the average Metallurgical Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=51%, Mo=67% and Ag=23%.
** Note: Silver (Ag) is only present within the Cortadera Mineral Resource estimate

Competent Person’s Statement- Exploration Results

Exploration information in this Announcement is based upon work compiled by Mr Christian Easterday, the Managing Director and a fulltime employee of Hot Chili Limited whom is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG). Mr Easterday has sufficient
experience that is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which he is
undertaking to qualify as a ‘Com
petent Person’ as defined in the 2012 Edition of the ‘Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration
Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’ (JORC Code). Mr Easterday consents to the inclusion in the report of the matters based on
their information in the form and context in which it appears.

Competent Person’s Statement- Productora Mineral Resources

The information in this Announcement that relates to the Productora Project Mineral Resources, is based on information compiled by
Mr N Ingvar Kirchner. Mr Kirchner is employed by AMC Consultants (AMC). AMC has been engaged on a fee for service basis to provide
independent technical advice and final audit for the Productora Project Mineral Resource estimates. Mr Kirchner is a Fellow of the
Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG). Mr Kirchner
has sufficient experience that is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity being
undertaken to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the ‘Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results,
Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’ (the JORC Code 2012). Mr Kirchner consents to the inclusion in this report of the matters based on
the source information in the form and context in which it appears.
ears.

Competent Person’s Statement- Cortadera and Costa Fuego Mineral Resources

The information in this report that relates to Mineral Resources for the Cortadera and combined Costa Fuego Project is based on
information compiled by Elizabeth Haren, a Competent Person who is a Member and Chartered Professional of the Australasian Institute
of Mining and Metallurgy and a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. Elizabeth Haren is employed as an associate Principal
Geologist of Wood, who was engaged by Hot Chili Limited. Elizabeth Haren has sufficient experience that is relevant to the style of
mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity being undertaken to qualify as a Competent Person as defined
in the 2012 Edition of the “Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves”. Elizabeth Haren
consents to the inclusion in the report of the matters based on her information in the form and context in which it appears.

Reporting of Copper Equivalent

Copper Equivalent (CuEq) reported for the resource were calculated using the following formula: CuEq% = ((Cu% × Cu price 1% per tonne  ×  Cu_recovery)+(Mo ppm × Mo price per g/t × Mo_recovery)+(Au ppm × Au price per g/t × Au_recovery)+ (Ag ppm × Ag price per g/t × Ag_recovery)) / (Cu price 1 % per tonne). The Metal Prices applied in the calculation were: Cu=3.00 USD/lb, Au=1,550 USD/oz, Mo=12 USD/lb, and Ag=18 USD/oz. For Cortadera (Inferred + Indicated), the average Metallurgical Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=56%, Mo=82%, and Ag=37%. For Productora (Inferred + Indicated), the average Metallurgical Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=43% and Mo=42%. For Costa Fuego (Inferred + Indicated), the average Metallurgical Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=51%, Mo=67% and Ag=23%.

Forward Looking Statements

This Announcement is provided on the basis that neither the Company nor its representatives make any warranty (express or implied) as to the accuracy, reliability, relevance or completeness of the material contained in the Announcement and nothing contained in the Announcement is, or may be relied upon as a promise, representation or warranty, whether as to the past or the future. The Company hereby excludes all warranties that can be excluded by law. The Announcement contains material which is predictive in nature and may be affected by inaccurate assumptions or by known and unknown risks and uncertainties and may differ materially from results ultimately achieved.

The Announcement contains “forward-looking statements”. All statements other than those of historical facts included in the Announcement are forward-looking statements including estimates of Mineral Resources. However, forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks include, but are not limited to, copper, gold and other metals price volatility, currency fluctuations, increased production costs and variances in ore grade recovery rates from those assumed in mining
plans, as well as political and operational risks and governmental regulation and judicial outcomes. The Company does not undertake
any obligation to release publicly any revisions to any “forward-looking statement” to reflect events or circumstances after the date of the Announcement, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. All persons should consider seeking appropriate professional advice in reviewing the Announcement and all other information with respect to the Company and evaluating the business, financial performance and operations of the Company. Neither the provision of the Announcement nor any information contained in the Announcement or subsequently communicated to any person in connection with the Announcement is, or should be taken as, constituting the giving of investment advice to any person.

 

 
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EMX Royalty 5 Battery Metal Projects w/Cobalt, Nickel, Copper, and Platinum Group Elements


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Join us as we sit down with Eric Jensen the general manager of exploration for EMX Royalty as we discuss the latest exciting press release detailing 5 option agreements on battery metal projects located in Scandinavia. The projects (Flåt Project, Bamble Project, Brattåssen Project, Mjövattnet Project, and the Njuggträskliden Project) are located in Norway and Sweden and host Nickel, Cobalt, Copper, and Platinum Group Elements. Plus, shareholders will find out the latest developments on the existing royalty projects, such as the Cukaru Peki Copper Project in Serbia, when EMX plans to pay a dividend?!? Find out why Rick Rule is a shareholder of EMX Royalty right here!

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EMX share price review – :36
Company Introduction – 1:26
Production & Consumption on Nickel & Cobalt – 3:16
Scandanavian Mining Jurisdiction – 5:31
Copper supply and demand fundamentals – 7:40
Platinum Group Elements (PGE’s) Outlook – 10:48
How is EMX positioning shareholders to take advantage of battery metals – 12:07
EMX Royalty Executes Option Agreement on 5 Battery Metal Projects – 14:00
Overview of Swedish Projects – 16:39
Overview of Norwegian Projects – 17:50
Exploration Plans for 2021 – 19:07
Assay Results – 20:00
Capital Structure – 20:56
When will EMX begin paying dividends – 22:05
What are the latest updates from Serbia on the Cukaru-Peki Project – 23:27
What is the next unanswered question for EMX – 25:34
What keeps you up at night – 27:03
What did I forget to ask – 27:51

EMX Royalty (TSX.V: EMX | NYSE: EMX)
Website: https://www.emxroyalty.com/
Press Release: https://bit.ly/3q2PXLl
Corporate Presentation: https://www.emxroyalty.com/investors/presentations/
Mr. Scott S. Close
Email: sclose@emxroyalty.com
Phone: +1 (303) 973-8585

About EMX Royalty:
EMX Royalty Corporation has a long-standing track record of success in exploration discovery, royalty generation, royalty acquisition, and strategic investments. Our diversified, three-pronged business approach provides exposure to multiple upside opportunities while minimizing the impact on EMX’s treasury.

EMX’s business model is designed to efficiently manage the risks inherent to the minerals exploration and mining industry. Key elements and resulting advantages of our unique approach are: We organically generate royalties through low-cost property acquisition and early-stage exploration to build value, and then develop partnerships with quality companies to advance the projects, with EMX retaining a royalty interest and receiving pre-production payments.
Our organic royalty growth is supplemented by purchases of royalties from other parties, as well as strategic investments. Cash flow from royalties, advance royalties, and other property payments are supplemented by returns from strategic investments, and provide “self-funding” operating capital for our ongoing business initiatives. Using this model, we sustainably grow the royalty portfolio, with minimal dilution to our shareholders. EMX’s royalty and property portfolio spans five continents and consists of a balanced mix of precious metal, base metal, and other assets.

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About Us — Chilean Copper Company

Hot Chili is a copper company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (HCH:ASX). Our focus is copper exploration and development in Chile’s Atacama Region, and we aim to be one of the largest copper companies operating in the area.

Our Mission

Hot Chili has three key high-grade copper projects—Cortadera, Productora, and El Fuego—all located in close proximity to one another. In developing these projects, our copper mining company seeks to create a new Chilean mining hub called Costa Fuego. We believe this kind of project portfolio is special among junior copper mining companies.

Current Projects

The centerpiece of our copper company’s ambitious discovery program is our Cortadera copper-gold project. In addition to Cortadera, our Productora copper-gold project entered production in 2020 through a partnership agreement with Chilean government-owned ENAMI, and our El Fuego project encompasses two historic high-grade copper mines.

Cortadera

Until February of 2019, when Hot Chili entered into an agreement to acquire a 100 percent interest, Cortadera was privately owned and little was publicly known about the discovery. Since acquiring Cortadera, our Chile copper company has engaged in an aggressive discovery program. Our drill results already include six world-class copper-gold intersections in a single zone of mineralization. We believe that Cortadera may be one of the most signficant copper discoveries of the last decade.

Cortadera’s Maiden Mineral Resource (+0.25% CuEq) of 451Mt at 0.46% copper equivalent (CuEq) takes the total Mineral Resource estimate for Costa Fuego to 724Mt at 0.48% CuEq for 2.9Mt copper, 2.7Moz gold, 9.9Moz Silver and 64kt molybdenum.The Cortadera Maiden Mineral Resource includes a higher grade component (+0.6% CuEq) of 104Mt at 0.74% CuEq.

Productora

Productora is a large-scale, advanced stage copper-gold project. To date, there has been approximately US$100 million of investment at Productora, and the project is estimated to have probable reserves of 166.9 million tonnes grading 0.43% Cu, 0.09g/t Au and 138 ppm Mo. With our ongoing development of Productora, along with Cortadera and El Fuego (discussed below), Hot Chili aims to be one of the top copper mining companies in the area.

El Fuego

Hot Chili has a majority interest in the El Fuego copper project. The property encompasses two historic underground mines—San Antonio and Valentina. At one time, these were two of the highest grade copper mines in the region. Both sites, however, were under private ownership for 50+ years, and modern exploration of these copper companies was minimal.

Our Team

Our executives, directors, and technical staff are based in Australia and Chile. Together, they have many decades of experience in the copper mining industry, particularly in Chile and Latin America. They are backed by the support of an impressive consulting and advisory team, which includes the likes of Dr. Steve Garwin, a copper and gold porphyry expert who played an instrumental role in identifying the potential for a major copper-gold discovery at Cortadera, and whom is leading the exploration efforts at our Chile copper projects.

About Hot Chili Limited

Hot Chili (HCH) is an ASX-listed Australian mineral exploration company, well advanced in developing its portfolio of copper projects on the coastal range in Region III, Chile.

Contact Hot Chili Limited
Australia

P: 08 9315 9009

F: 08 9315 5004

E: admin@hotchili.net.au