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Riverside Resources and Hochschild Mining Sign Exploration Earn-in Option Agreement Valued at over US$31,000,000 for La Union Project Sonora, Mexico

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – May 17, 2022) – Riverside Resources Inc. (TSXV: RRI) (OTCQB: RVSDF) (FSE: 5YY) (“Riverside” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Exploration Earn-In Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Minera Hochschild Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (“Hochschild”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hochschild Mining PLC for Riverside’s 100% owned La Union Gold-Silver Project (the “Project”) in Sonora, Mexico. This new Agreement enables the Project to immediately move ahead with a robust exploration program and reflects the belief, by both parties, of the potential for rapid discovery of new gold-silver and base metal disseminated deposits on the 26 km2 Project.

Highlights of the Agreement are summarized below:

  • Phase I Earn-in Option: Hochschild can earn an undivided 51% by incurring US$8,000,000 in exploration expenditures over five (5) years.
  • Upon completion of Phase I obligations, Hochschild can elect to form a 51:49 joint venture.
  • Phase II Earn-in Option: Hochschild can elect to earn an additional 24% by incurring a further $3,000,000 in exploration expenditures and delivering a completed Feasibility Study (FS) over three (3) years.
  • Upon Hochschild completing the Phase II Earn-in, Riverside will have the option to sell its interest in the Project to Hochschild for US$20,000,000, while retaining a 1% Net Smelter Royalty (NSR).

Please see the Transaction Details section below for more information on the Agreement. The intention for the program is to initially conduct property wide sampling, improved mapping, and then geophysical work to rapidly refine drill targets. This would lead to expected drill testing in early 2023 and build upon the initial reconnaissance targeting work that Riverside has completed over the past two years. La Union is well described on Riverside’s website.

Riverside’s President and CEO, John-Mark Staude, stated: “We are delighted to partner again with Hochschild Mining as we have had a productive and positive relationship working together on several past projects. Riverside has invested in working up the project to an actionable stage and consolidated the tenures making this a highly prospective property that warrants the type of exploration spending that this agreement provides.”

For as long as Riverside is the Operator, Hochschild will reimburse Riverside the amount of the annual concession maintenance fees, property taxes, and any other payments required to maintain the Project. As Operator, Riverside will manage the exploration programs and be entitled to collect administration fees of 10% on contracts of less than US$100,000 and 5% on contracts of more than $100,000. Over the next six months, Riverside will also be reimbursed a total amount of $250,000 for its past expenditures on the Project.



Figure 1: Location Map of La Union and Surrounding Mines

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About La Union Gold-Silver Project:

La Union Project is located in western Sonora approximately 70 km southwest of the town of Caborca in the southern portion of the carbonate stratigraphic mountains of the Sierra El Viejo. The reactive limestone and dolomites formed a carbonate-hosted style of mineralization in the late PreCambrian stratigraphy. Large shear zones are present and potentially provide plumbing and a possible host for precious metals mineralization. La Union has seen small-scale production dating back to the 1950s by Peñoles and local families. The Project was largely unexplored until 2012, when Paget and Millrock Resources started exploration work. High-grade rock chip samples reported by Paget and Millrock attracted Riverside’s attention to La Union which was subsequently acquired by Riverside as part of a five-project portfolio acquisition (see press release June 26, 2019).

Riverside has since worked on expanding its current footprint at the La Union Project after evaluating the existing system of mineralization and its potential. Riverside sampling (see press release October 6, 2021) highlighted significant mineralization with up to 59.8 g/t gold (“Au”), 833 g/t silver (“Ag”), 5.8% lead (“Pb”) and 4.2% zinc (“Zn”).

After completing a claim consolidation in September 2021, Riverside conducted a follow up mapping and sampling program including 103 rock chip samples with the best sample returning 83.2 g/t (2.6 oz/t) Au and 4,816 g/t (150 oz/t) Ag (see press release January 5, 2022). The work further enhanced Riverside’s understanding of the structural and lithological controls by linking the small historical workings into a larger regional context. Although the Project is still in its initial stages, mineralization appears to be of manto-chimney and replacement type within Pre-Cambrian to Cambrian sedimentary rocks.

Following-up on the high-grade sample results, Riverside’s team returned and was able to further define the extent of surface mineralization. The highlights of this latest work defined high grade polymetallic samples up to 30% Zn, 83.2 g/t Au, 4,816 g/t Ag, and 10.3% Pb. Of the 103 samples assay values ranged from 83.3 g/t Au to non-detectable with about 30% of the samples returning significant gold, silver, lead and/or zinc values. Click here to see more detailed info at La Union project page.

  • Au – high: 83.2 g/t; low cut-off: 0.5 g/t
  • Ag – high: 4,816 g/t; low cut-off: 300 g/t
  • Pb – high: 10.3%; low cut-off: 0.1%
  • Zn – high: 30%*; low cut-off: 0.1%

*30% Zn is the upper detection limit in analysis method performed

Transaction Details:

Phase I Earn-In Option:

  • Hochschild will pay Riverside the sum of US$100,000 on signing the Agreement;
  • Hochschild will pay Riverside the sum of US$150,000 on the six-month anniversary of the Effective Date (November 5, 2022) for reimbursement of maintenance fees paid by Riverside through August 2022 in respect of the Concessions making for a total of $250,000;
  • Hochschild will reimburse Riverside for all periodic payments made pursuant to the underlying option agreements with respect to concessions comprising the Project;
  • Hochschild to incur expenditures as listed in the table below totaling at least US$8,000,000 of qualifying exploration expenditures before the fifth anniversary of the effective date of the executed Agreement.

Table 1: Phase I Earn-In Option (Qualifying Expenditures)

By May 5, 2023
1st anniversary of the Effective Date
Expenditure of US$700,000
By May 5, 2024Expenditure of US$1,000,000
By May 5, 2025Expenditure of US$1,000,000
By May 5, 2026Expenditure of US$2,300,000
By May 5, 2027Expenditure of US$3,000,000

Phase II Earn-In Option:
In order to exercise the Phase II Earn-in Option, Hochschild shall pay for all Qualifying Expenditures incurred during the Phase 1 Earn-In periods and incur an additional US$3,000,000 plus costs necessary to prepare a Feasibility Study (FS) in accordance with CIM standards before the eighth anniversary of the Effective Date.

Table 2: Phase II Earn-In Option (Qualifying Expenditures)

May 2027 – May 2028Expenditure of at least US$1,000,000
May 2028 – May 2029Expenditure of at least US$1,000,000
May 2029 – May 2030Expenditure of at least US$1,000,000
Feasibility Study (FS)Undefined Expenditure Amount

The time within which the FS must be prepared can be extended for up to an additional 3 years subject to payment by Hochschild to Riverside of the following amounts:

Additional PeriodPayment
1 yearUS$50,000
2 yearsUS$250,000
3 yearsUS$500,000

Upon Hochschild’s completion of the Phase II Earn-In and Riverside’s acceptance, the parties can form a Joint Venture with Riverside having a 25% interest, and Hochschild having a 75% interest. Riverside will have the option to sell its interest in the Project to Hochschild for US$20,000,000, while retaining a 1% Net Smelter Royalty (NSR).

Hochschild can terminate the Agreement at any time on ninety (90) days’ notice to Riverside without any further obligation to incur exploration expenditure but will (a) remain subject to obligations accrued prior to termination (b) be required to reclaim disturbances caused by its activities and (c) pay federal annual concession maintenance fees and annual recording fees which fall due within sixty (60) days of the termination date.

Qualified Person & QA/QC:
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 75M shares outstanding with a strong portfolio of gold-silver and copper assets and royalties in North America. Riverside has extensive experience and knowledge operating in Mexico and Canada and leverages its large database to generate a portfolio of prospective mineral properties. In addition to Riverside’s own exploration spending, the Company also strives to diversify risk by securing joint-venture and spin-out partnerships to advance multiple assets simultaneously and create more chances for discovery. Riverside has properties available for option, with information available on the Company’s website at www.rivres.com.

ON BEHALF OF RIVERSIDE RESOURCES INC.

“John-Mark Staude”

Dr. John-Mark Staude, President & CEO

For additional information contact:

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

Raffi Elmajian
Corporate Communications
Riverside Resources Inc.
relmajian@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.

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

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Riverside Resources and Agnico Eagle Mines Reach Sale Agreement for the Pima Property, Santa Gertrudis Mine Area, Sonora, Mexico

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – February 24, 2022) – Riverside Resources Inc. (TSXV: RRI) (OTCQB: RVSDF) (FSE: 5YY) (“Riverside” or the “Company”), is pleased to report it has signed an agreement with Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (TSX:AEM) for the sale of the Pima Property located in Sonora, Mexico, where Riverside will receive cash and completes the pass through royalty transfer with Millrock Resources Inc (TSV:MRO). The Pima Project is part of the Santa Teresa Gold Mining District which includes the Santa Gertrudis Gold Mine owned by Agnico Eagle.

The Pima mineral concession is located inside Agnico’s property tenure and south of the known mine operation. Acquiring the Pima project allows Agnico to consolidate another part of its property concession and provides cash to Riverside. As a reminder, this project was originally added to Riverside’s portfolio as part of the 2019 purchase of the Millrock’s set of 5 (five) assets that included the Cuarentas and La Union projects (see press release September 11, 2019). This current transaction with Agnico allows Riverside to recover the amount of the Millrock transaction with profit and pass on the royalty to Millrock who has been a positive partner with the Company in Mexico.

Riverside is now focusing on its 100% owned projects within its portfolio, including the Cuarentas Gold Project, which is located southeast of Agnico’s property and where drilling in 2021 discovered gold in intermediate sulfidation veins. Riverside plans to progress further work at the Cuarentas project in 2022.

About Riverside Resources Inc.:
Riverside is a well-funded exploration company driven by value generation and discovery. The Company has over $4.5M in cash, no debt and less than 75M shares outstanding with a strong portfolio of gold-silver and copper assets and royalties in North America. Riverside has extensive experience and knowledge operating in Mexico and Canada and leverages its large database to generate a portfolio of prospective mineral properties. In addition to Riverside’s own exploration spending, the Company also strives to diversify risk by securing joint-venture and spin-out partnerships to advance multiple assets simultaneously and create more chances for discovery. Riverside has properties available for option, with information available on the Company’s website at www.rivres.com.

ON BEHALF OF RIVERSIDE RESOURCES INC.

“John-Mark Staude”

Dr. John-Mark Staude, President & CEO

For additional information contact:

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

Raffi Elmajian
Corporate Communications
Riverside Resources Inc.
relmajian@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.

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

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Riverside Resources Repatriates Its Portfolio in the Geraldton Gold Belt in Ontario, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 1, 2021) – Riverside Resources Inc. (TSXV: RRI) (OTCQB: RVSDF) (FSE: 5YY) (“Riverside” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the repatriation of its 3 projects in the Beardmore-Geraldton Greenstone Belt (“BGGB”) in Ontario, Canada. In February 2021, Riverside offered the sale of its portfolio to iMetal Resources Inc. (“iMetal”). The Purchase Agreement was contingent upon a series of conditions which were not completed. At this time both parties have mutually agreed to dissolve the transaction and Riverside has now retained 100% ownership of the project portfolio of: Oakes, Longrose and Pichette located in the well-endowed and prolific BGGB. The recovery of these projects occurs at an opportune time for Riverside, particularly since the region is experiencing a renaissance in mining activity. Specifically, the recent launch of construction at the Greenstone Mine (an Equinox Gold / Orion Joint Venture) near the town of Geraldton, which bodes extremely well for Riverside’s own projects which are located along the trans-Canada highway and in close proximity to the Greenstone Mine.

During the past 7 months Riverside acted as exploration operator completing a summer field program. During the agreement with iMetal, Riverside more than doubled the induced polarization survey (IP) grid as well as conducted a focused sampling and mapping program along the survey grid at the Oakes Gold Project.

Highlights of the BGGB portfolio can be found in the press release dated February 10, 2021, which summarizes the previous work done at Oakes and also Riverside’s work on the three properties (see Figure 1).



Figure 1: Riverside’s 3 projects in the Geraldton-Beardmore gold belt shown in red along 90 km trend

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Riverside’s President and CEO, John-Mark Staude: “Regaining control of this three-project portfolio of further de-risked gold properties near the developing Greenstone Gold Mine provides Riverside with a unique opportunity to advance exploration ourselves. Drill target generation progressed this summer, we have a drill permit in hand and will start with further exploration work at Oakes with a view towards drilling initial targets there during 2022.”

Oakes Project:

Riverside acquired the BGGB portfolio in 2019, through a staking program with the opportunity to secure open ground in a prolific gold belt in northwestern Ontario adjacent to the Greenstone Gold Mine, a large gold resource and near-term future mining operation. Since 2019, Riverside’s technical teams have progressed and defined a large undrilled exploration target through the compilation of historical work including high grade gold drill and trench results, and an IP survey. Riverside controls a total of 55 km2 (5,544 hectares) at the Oakes Project, which is defined as being the most advanced project within the recovered BGGB portfolio. The latest exploration work included defining drill targets over a 2.3 km long IP anomaly corresponding to approximately 30% of the property explored as presented below.

The 2021 IP survey included a total of 12 line-km with the intention to identifying continuity to the east and west of the known mineralized system. These new geophysical results show an increased anomaly from 600 m length to a total of 2.2 km with continuity of the anomaly from the 2010 IP1 grid to the 2021 grid extension. Recent field work from Riverside’s team aimed to verify the IP anomalies on the ground looking for any potential associated evidence of mineralization and collect samples (pending).

At least three targets have been described as presented below, all of them drill-ready:

  • High Grade (“HG”) target reporting up to 31.9 g/t Au at surface (see press release July 29, 2019)
  • Brinklow target reporting a sample of 0.8 g/t Au
  • Crib target with sample assays pending

The high chargeability anomalies are not restricted along strike, neither to the west nor the east side, leaving the possibility for extension beyond the 2.2 km three parallel chargeable corridors. This will allow for additional exploration follow up in 2022 heading toward drilling.



Figure 2: Normalized chargeability (IP) combined 2010 (Golden Chalice, 2010) and Riverside 2021 covering about 30% of the Oakes Project. Anomalies presented as targets are understood to be related to geological features/variations, all of interest potentially related to mineralization. Overall, IP anomalies strike at Az100. Assay results are from Riverside’s field work in 2019.

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Moving forward, Riverside wishes to advance the project with a drill program. De-risking has allowed the company to build confidence for additional project investment. The company is also very pleased to have the projects back into its current portfolio, setting up new opportunities to move ahead in a belt that sees substantial mining investment now with the Equinox Gold / Orion Mine Finance partnership on building a large new gold mine operation at Greenstone near the Company’s property holdings.

Options Grant

On November 16, 2021 the Company granted 1,000,000 incentive stock options (the “Options”) to Directors, Officers and Consultants of the Company. The Options are exercisable at $0.16 per share for a period of 5 years from the date of grant. Options granted to individuals in their capacity as a Director vest in 3 equal instalments over 18 months and Options granted to Officers and Consultants vest in 4 equal instalments over 12 months. The Options were granted pursuant to the Company’s shareholder-approved stock option plan and are subject to the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange and any applicable regulatory hold periods.

Qualified Person & QA/QC:

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.

All data represented here from historical reporting, including but not limited to, drill results and resource estimates are historical in nature and require caution readers as the vintage work.

About Riverside Resources Inc.:

Riverside is a well-funded exploration company driven by value generation and discovery. The Company has over $5M in cash, no debt and less than 72M 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

Raffi Elmajian
Corporate Communications
Riverside Resources Inc.
relmajian@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.

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.

1 Golden Chalice, 2010

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Riverside Resources and Carlyle Commodities Prepare for Drilling at the Cecilia Project, Sonora, Mexico


Press Release


Corporate Presentation

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Riverside’s President and CEO, John-Mark Staude: “We are starting 2021 strong with an exciting drill program at the Cecilia Project. Recent exploration work has demonstrated the potential for high-grade gold mineralization at structural intersections namely the San Jose fault and the Agua Prieta structural corridor. Further work on the other target areas to come later this year as well as continued progress at additional Cerro Magallanes zones.”

Raffi Elmajian
Corporate Communications
Riverside Resources Inc.
relmajian@rivres.com
Phone: (778) 327-6671
TF: (877) RIV-RES1
Web: www.rivres.com