Junior Mining Labrador Gold Precious Metals

Labrador Gold Announces Doubling of Drill Programs to 100,000 Metres and Increase to 5 Drill Rigs

Targets entire strike length of Appleton Fault Zone

Figure 1.

Gold anomalies, occurrences, and drill targets along the Appleton Fault Zone.
Gold anomalies, occurrences, and drill targets along the Appleton Fault Zone.
Gold anomalies, occurrences, and drill targets along the Appleton Fault Zone.

TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Labrador Gold Corp. (TSX.V:LAB | OTCQX:NKOSF | FNR: 2N6) (“LabGold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce a significant increase to its diamond drilling program, at the 100% controlled Kingsway project near Gander, Newfoundland. This increase follows the Company’s success exploring along the Appleton Fault Zone over the past 18 months. The Kingsway project is located in the highly prospective central Newfoundland gold belt.

LabGold plans to double the current drilling program to 100,000 metres which includes the outstanding 23,000 metres remaining in the current 50,000 metre program. Four diamond drill rigs are currently operating at Kingsway and a fifth rig is scheduled to start following receipt of permits. Applications for 111 drill holes were submitted late last year and are expected in early March. The increased program is fully funded by the Company’s cash on hand of approximately $30 million.

Drilling will continue to test Big Vein along strike and down plunge as well as the Pristine target where early drilling is encouraging. Golden Glove, where grab samples from a quartz vein containing visible gold assayed from 2.16 to 338.08 g/t Au (see news release dated October 21, 2021), is a prime target and will be drilled following receipt of soil samples over the area. These are expected in the first quarter. Numerous other targets developing along the Appleton Fault Zone (see Figure 1) will be systematically tested along the entire 12km strike length during the increased program.

“We continue to be excited by the prospectivity of the Appleton Fault Zone at Kingsway and that was a key factor in deciding to increase the size of the drilling program. Not only do we expect to develop the targets we already have to the drilling stage, but we are also confident that we will uncover more as we continue to follow our exploration strategy proven over 18 months of work at Kingsway. With over $30 million in cash and no debt the Company is well capitalized for this planned increase,” said Roger Moss, President and CEO of Labrador Gold. “In addition to the outstanding assays from our drilling, we are still waiting for many soil and rock assays from the regional work carried out along the Appleton fault during 2021. We expect that some of these assays will enhance our current targets and perhaps hint at new ones that we can develop going forward.”

Figure 1. Gold anomalies, occurrences, and drill targets along the Appleton Fault Zone:


Samples are securely stored prior to shipping to Eastern Analytical Laboratory in Springdale, Newfoundland for assay. Eastern Analytical is an ISO/IEC17025 accredited laboratory. Samples are routinely analyzed for gold by standard 30g fire assay with ICP (inductively coupled plasma) finish with samples containing visible gold assayed by metallic screen/fire assay. The company submits blanks and certified reference standards at a rate of approximately 5% of the total samples in each batch.

Qualified Person

Roger Moss, PhD., P.Geo., President and CEO of LabGold, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this release.

The Company gratefully acknowledges the Newfoundland and Labrador Ministry of Natural Resources’ Junior Exploration Assistance (JEA) Program for its financial support for exploration of the Kingsway property.

About Labrador Gold
Labrador Gold is a Canadian based mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and exploration of prospective gold projects in Eastern Canada.

In early 2020, Labrador Gold acquired the option to earn a 100% interest in the Kingsway project in the Gander area of Newfoundland. The three licenses comprising the Kingsway project cover approximately 12km of the Appleton Fault Zone which is associated with gold occurrences in the region, including those of New Found Gold immediately to the south of Kingsway. Infrastructure in the area is excellent located just 18km from the town of Gander with road access to the project, nearby electricity and abundant local water. LabGold is drilling a projected 100,000 metres targeting high-grade epizonal gold mineralization along the Appleton Fault Zone following encouraging early results. The Company has approximately $30 million in working capital and is well funded to carry out the planned program.

The Hopedale property covers much of the Florence Lake greenstone belts that stretches over 60 km. The belt is typical of greenstone belts around the world but has been underexplored by comparison. Work to date by Labrador Gold show gold anomalies in rocks, soils and lake sediments over a 3 kilometre section of the northern portion of the Florence Lake greenstone belt in the vicinity of the known Thurber Dog gold showing where grab samples assayed up to 7.8g/t gold. In addition, anomalous gold in soil and lake sediment samples occur over approximately 40 km along the southern section of the greenstone belt (see news release dated January 25th 2018 for more details). Labrador Gold now controls approximately 40km strike length of the Florence Lake Greenstone Belt.

The Company has 153,904,110 common shares issued and outstanding and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol LAB.

For more information please contact:

Roger Moss, President and CEO Tel: 416-704-8291

Or visit our website at:

Twitter: @LabGoldCorp

Neither 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.

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Junior Mining Precious Metals Silver Hammer

Silver Hammer Mining Provides Corporate Update and 2022 Exploration Outlook

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Silver Hammer Mining Corp. (CSE: HAMR/OTCQB:HAMRF) (“Silver Hammer” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide a corporate update including corporate and exploration achievements in 2021 and plans for advancing the Company’s portfolio of assets during 2022. The Company completed an IPO in early May 2021 and subsequently established an experienced and talented team, acquired three high-grade past-producing properties in top-tier jurisdictions and fast-tracked permitting and drilling at its flagship Silver Strand Project in Idaho.

Silver Hammer President and CEO, Morgan Lekstrom, stated: “Since the Company’s inception eight months ago, we have delivered on numerous key milestones, delivering a successful proof-of-concept drill campaign at Silver Strand, plus significant sample results across our entire portfolio of US assets. We plan to continue this growth and work trajectory putting Silver Hammer in a strong position to create additional shareholder value in 2022.”

2021 Highlights (May-Dec)*:

  • Acquired the past-producing, high grade, Silver Strand Mine in Idaho
  • Acquired high-grade past producing Eliza Silver and Silverton Mine projects
  • Significant surface results at Silver Strand with up to 255 g/t Ag and 11.79 g/t Au
  • Completed mine rehabilitation work to facilitate cost-effective underground drilling
  • High-grade sampling results at Eliza, including 1540 g/t Ag (3,071 g/t AgEq)
  • Initial sampling at Silverton returned 692 g/t Ag and 6 g/t Au
  • Drill campaign at Silver Strand included 202.76 g/t AgEq over 4.42 m, 209.85 g/t AgEq over 7.93 m (incl 532 g/t AgEq over 0.92 m), and 880 g/t AgEq over 0.92 m
  • Phase I drilling at Silver Strand (first in ~20 years) confirmed presence of Au-Ag mineralization at shallow depths, with deeper drilling planned in 2022
  • Added key personnel, completed name change and uplisted to OTCQB in US

2022 Exploration Plans:

  • Commence deeper, cost-effective underground drill campaign to continue testing Silver Strand Mine system to 200 m depth
  • Commence surface drilling at Silver Strand to test targets identified by sampling and geophysics programs completed in 2021
  • Complete additional mapping and sampling of outcrop at Silver Strand to enhance geological understanding and define more regional targets along 5.5 km trend
  • Conduct geophysics and additional sampling programs at Eliza and Silverton (underway) to define and permit Phase I drill targets at both properties
  • Advance Eliza and Silverton to drill-ready stage by H2/2022 and progress discussions with prospective partners

Lekstrom added: “We believe our 2021 drill program has given us an early indication of the massive potential at Silver Strand and look forward to completing a second phase of drilling from our underground drilling bay and testing surface targets in the near future. Our Nevada projects also offer excellent upside and we’ve been actively sampling out in the field this month at Silverton. Our projects share similar characteristics as past-producers in top-tier jurisdictions with demonstrated high-grades, and we are excited to build on a very successful 2021.”

Qualified Person

Technical aspects of this press release have been reviewed and approved by Philip Mulholland, P.Geo., the designated Qualified Person (QP) under National Instrument 43-101.

About Silver Hammer Mining Corp.

Silver Hammer Mining Corp. is a junior resource company advancing the past-producing Silver Strand Mine in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District in Idaho, USA, both the Eliza Silver Project and the Silverton Silver Mine in one of the world’s most prolific mining jurisdictions in Nevada and the Lacy Gold Project in British Columbia, Canada. The Company has commenced an initial drill program at Silver Strand that will test for silver and gold mineralization immediately below the mine’s lowest level extending only 90 metres below surface. Silver Hammer strives to become a multimine silver producer and will focus near-term exploration and drilling plans at the Company’s Idaho and Nevada silver-gold assets.

(Mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company’s property.)

On Behalf of the Board of Silver Hammer Mining Corp..

Morgan Lekstrom, President and CEO

Corporate Office: 551 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2C2, Canada

For investor relations inquiries, contact:
Kristina Pillon, High Tide Consulting Corp.

T: 604.908.1695

For media inquiries, contact:
Adam Bello, Primoris Group Inc.
T: 416.489.0092

*Notes: See news releases dated November 29, 2021, December 6, 2021December 14, 2021 for more detailed exploration program data.

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The Canadian Securities Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

Base Metals Energy Granite Creek Copper Junior Mining Metallic Group

Granite Creek Copper Closes C$1.5 Million Flow-Through Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / December 17, 2021 / Vancouver, B.C., Granite Creek Copper Ltd. (TSX.V:GCX | OTCQB:GCXXF) (“Granite Creek” or the “Company“) announces the closing of a non-brokered private placement of 8,333,337 flow-through common shares (the “FT Shares”) of the Company at a price of $0.18 per common share for gross proceeds of $1,500,001 (the “Financing”).

Proceeds from the Financing are intended for eligible Canadian Exploration Expenses, within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada), at the Company’s Carmacks project in the Yukon Territory. Shares are subject to a statutory hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance, under applicable Canadian securities laws.

Two directors and an officer of the Company participated in the private placement for an aggregate of 194,456 FT Shares. The participation by insiders in the private placement is considered to be a related-party transaction as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101. The transaction is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101, as neither the fair market value of the securities being issued, nor the consideration being paid exceeds 25% of the Company’s market capitalization

Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Research Capital Corp (the “Finders”) acted as finders in connection with the Offering, Granite Creek paid the Finders aggregate cash fees totalling $91,000 and issued 505,554 non-transferable common share purchase warrants of the Company (the “Finder Warrants”). Each Finder Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one common share in the capital of the Company at a price of $0.27 per share for a period of two years from the date of closing.

The FT Shares have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act or any U.S. state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons, absent registration or any applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws.

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 Metals Corp., 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


Timothy Johnson, President & CEO
Telephone: 1 (604) 235-1982
Toll-Free: 1 (888) 361-3494
Metallic Group:
Twitter: @yukoncopper

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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Base Metals Breaking Emx Royalty Energy Junior Mining Precious Metals Project Generators

EMX Royalty Corporation to Submit a Notice of Arbitration to Zijin Mining Group Ltd.

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 17, 2021) – EMX Royalty Corporation (NYSE American: EMX) (TSXV: EMX) (FSE: 6E9) (the “Company“, or “EMX“) reports that it will deliver a Notice of Arbitration to Zijin Mining Group Ltd. (“Zijin”) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Nevsun Resources Ltd. (“Nevsun”) pursuant to the Net Smelter Returns Royalty Agreement dated March 16, 2010 by and between Reservoir Capital Corp. (of which Nevsun is a successor in interest), and Euromax Resources Ltd. (of which EMX is the acquirer of Euromax Resources Ltd’s royalty interest) (“Royalty Agreement”).

The rate of the royalty on the Timok Project in Serbia on the Brestovac East and Durian Potok Licences which cover the Cukaru Peki deposit is stated to be 0.5% (“Royalty Rate”) under the Royalty Agreement. The decision to initiate arbitration arose from recent communication between parties where Zijin indicated to EMX that the Royalty Rate of 0.5% had been reduced to 0.125% and Zijin’s failure to respond to our correspondence challenging this assertion and seeking clarification. Arbitration will be conducted in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the Commercial Arbitration Act (British Columbia), in British Columbia, and in accordance with British Columbia law.

The Royalty Agreement contains a provision for the reduction of the Royalty Rate under certain express and specific circumstances, namely, the acquisition by Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. or any affiliate of a direct, undivided, ownership interest in the properties that are the subject of the Royalty Agreement, solely by directly incurring certain types of expenditures on the properties. EMX does not believe that the circumstances which would have triggered the reduction of the Royalty Rate have occurred and therefore the Royalty Rate remains at 0.5%. The Royalty Agreement also expressly outlined the circumstances under which the Royalty Rate could not be reduced. The Royalty Agreement has been filed by EMX as a material contract of EMX on (“SEDAR”).

As it is EMX’s understanding that production has commenced, the Notice of Arbitration is necessary in order to preserve EMX’s rights with respect to its royalty interests. EMX continues to believe that a dialogue and amicable discussions may allow the parties to reach a mutually acceptable outcome prior to the start of arbitral proceedings. The timing and outcome of any such discussions or arbitral proceedings with Zijin are not known at this time. The Company intends to take all necessary steps to protect its interests under the Royalty Agreement and will consider any other actions necessary to ensure its rights are preserved.

Timok Project Overview. The Timok Project’s Cukaru Peki deposit consists of a higher level body of high-grade, epithermal-style copper-gold mineralization referred to as the Upper Zone project, and a deeper body of porphyry-style copper-gold mineralization known as the Lower Zone project. Prior to its acquisition by Zijin, a Pre-Feasibility Study (“PFS”) of the Upper Zone and resource estimate of the Lower Zone was completed by previous owner Nevsun, which was filed in August 2018 under Nevsun’s profile on SEDAR. EMX used the aforementioned PFS as the basis for its NI 43-101 Technical Report – Timok Copper-Gold Project Royalty, Serbia dated July 30, 2021 and EMX is unaware of any new, publicly available material scientific or technical information that would make Nevsun’s previous disclosures regarding the PFS inaccurate or misleading.

Eric P. Jensen, CPG, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and an 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 TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EMX, as well as on the Frankfurt exchange under the symbol “6E9”. Please see for more information.

For further information contact:

David M. Cole
President and Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (303) 973-8585

Scott Close
Director of Investor Relations
Phone: (303) 973-8585

Isabel Belger
Investor Relations (Europe)
Phone: +49 178 4909039

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

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain “forward looking statements” that reflect the Company’s current expectations and projections about its future results. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the payment of the royalty under the Royalty Agreement, the Royalty Rate, the outcome of any discussions, dispute or arbitral proceedings between EMX and Zijin and any other steps or actions taken by EMX to protect its rights, perceived merits of properties, exploration results and budgets, mineral reserves and resource estimates, work programs, capital expenditures, timelines, strategic plans, market prices for precious and base metal, or other statements that are not statements of fact. When used in this news release, words such as “estimate,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “will”, “believe”, “potential”, “upside” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which, by their very nature, are not guarantees of the Company’s future operational or financial performance, and are subject to risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors may include, but are not limited to: unavailability of financing, failure to identify commercially viable mineral reserves, fluctuations in the market valuation for commodities, difficulties in obtaining required approvals for the development of a mineral project, increased regulatory compliance costs, expectations of project funding by joint venture partners and other factors.

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. We are under no obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required under applicable securities laws. 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 September 30, 2021 (the “MD&A”), and the most recently filed Revised Annual Information Form (the “AIF”) for the year ended December 31, 2020, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. More information about the Company, including the MD&A, the AIF and financial statements of the Company, is available on SEDAR at and on the SEC’s EDGAR website at

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Junior Mining

RooGold Announces Change Of CFO

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / December 16, 2021 / (CSE:ROO)(OTC PINK:JNCCF)(Frankfurt:5VHA) RooGold Inc. (“RooGold” or the “Issuer“) reports the appointment of Ramantra Sheopaul as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, replacing Jonathan Younie. The Company thanks Mr. Younie for his tenure as CFO since April 2019. Mr. Younie will stay on with the Company in a consulting capacity.

Mr. Sheopaul presently works with Marrelli Support Services which provides CFO, accounting, regulatory, compliance and management advisory services to numerous issuers on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange and other Canadian and U.S. exchanges. Mr. Sheopaul has a focus on building strong relationships with clients to understand and anticipate their needs. In his role with Marrelli Support Services

Mr. Sheopaul has been regularly involved in initial public offerings, analysis of complex accounting transactions, and assisting non-public and public clients regarding IFRS disclosure and compliance matters. Prior to his tenure with Marrelli Support Services he was employed with a public accounting firm based in Toronto for the past several years of which he spent three years managing audits for medium sized TSX Venture clients ranging from junior mining to real estate investments trusts based in Canada and the United States.

“We thank Jonathan for his leadership and guidance on completing the transformative acquisitions that took place over the course of this year.” said Michael Mulberry, RooGold CEO. “As the Company grows, the CFO position is becoming more time consuming and we welcome Ramantra into this role.”


ROOGOLD is a Canadian based junior venture mineral exploration issuer which is uniquely positioned to be a dominant player in New South Wales, Australia, through a growth strategy focused on the consolidation and exploration of high potential, mineralized precious metals properties in this prolific region of Australia. Through its announced acquisitions of Southern Precious Metals Ltd., RooGold Ltd. and Aussie Precious Metals Corp. properties, RooGold commands a portfolio of 13 high-grade potential gold (9) and silver (4) concessions covering 1,380 km2 which have 137 historic mines and prospects.

For further information please contact:

Michael Mulberry
T: 778-855-5001

Forward-Looking Statements

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Although the Issuer believes that the expectations reflected in applicable forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in such statements.


SOURCE: RooGold Inc.

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Junior Mining Precious Metals Strike Point Gold

StrikePoint Reports 11.5 g/t Au and 69.4 g/t Ag over 2.0 metres in Channel Samples at Willoughby.

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 16, 2021) – StrikePoint Gold Inc. (TSXV: SKP) (OTCQB: STKXF) (“StrikePoint” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the results from surface channel sampling as well as reconnaissance grab samples collected during the 2021 exploration program at the 100%-owned Willoughby gold-silver property, located east of the community of Stewart in British Columbia’s prolific Golden Triangle. The purpose of the channel samples is to provide quality surface assay data over the surface expression of mineralized zones that could potentially be used for a NI43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate for the property.

These results are from seven continuous series of channel samples in steep terrain at the Icefall Zone, collected by experienced climbing geologists and technicians using a hydraulic chisel, from well-exposed bedrock hosting disseminated to massive sulphides, primarily pyrite and pyrrhotite. The samples cover approximately 55 metres of strike and 80 metres of vertical relief along a steep exposure. These samples, along with pending results at other zones on the property, will provide representative assay data for surface expressions projected up-dip from previous and current drilling. Results are pending for channel sampling from the Edge and North zones at Willoughby. Highlights of the channel samples from the Icefall Zone include:

  • 2.94 g/t Au and 31.04 g/t Ag or 3.38 g/t AuEq over 15.0 metres, which includes 11.545 g/t Au and 69.4 g/t Ag or 12.53 g/t AuEq over 2.0 metres (WH21-CH004)
  • 3.21 g/t Au and 16.61 g/t Ag or 3.45 g/t AuEq over 12.0 metres, which includes 4.46 g/t Au over 5.0 metres and 31.23 g/t Ag or 4.82 g/t AuEq over 3.0 metres (WH21-CH007)
  • 1.83g/t Au and 32.62 g/t Ag 0r 2.30 g/t AuEq over 13.0 metres, which includes 8.68g/t Au and 265.0g/t Ag or 12.47 g/t AuEq over 1.0 metre (WH21-CH002)
  • 2.9 g/t Au and 21.42 g/t Ag or 3.21 g/t AuEq over 10.0 metres, which includes 15.45 g/t Au and 74.5g/t Ag or 16.51 g/t AuEq over 1.0 metre (WH21-CH001)

*AuEq calculated using a 70:1 silver to gold ratio.

StrikePoint’s CEO, Shawn Khunkhun, states, “These results provide excellent surface data for modelling of our multiple mineralized zones at Willoughby. Our objective during this year’s program at the Willoughby gold-silver and Porter silver properties was to significantly expand the gold-silver mineralization down-dip and along strike and to test new targets. We are pleased with the quality of work completed and expect the remainder of results before the end of 2021 or in January 2022.

2021 Willoughby Channel Sampling

Channel sampling at the Upper and Lower Icefall Zones confirmed continuous gold and silver mineralization along all seven channel sample lines. Due to the steep terrain, the channel sample locations are oriented at a variety of oblique angles to the orientation of the Icefall Zone and do not represent true widths. The gold-silver mineralization is hosted in semi-massive to replacement style sulphides, primarily pyrite and pyrrhotite with lesser sphalerite and galena within Jurassic volcanic rocks. Pervasive sericite alteration was consistently observed throughout all channel samples at Icefall, all of which returned intervals of gold and silver mineralization as displayed in Table 1. The 67 channel samples collected average 2.46 g/t Au and 23.28 g/t Ag and range between 0.041 to 15.45 g/t Au and 1.1 to 265.0 g/t Ag, respectively. Results are as follows:

Table 1: Channel sample results showing >1 g/t Au and >10 g/t Ag composite intervals

Channel Sample Line IDFrom
AuEq (g/t)

*AuEq calculated using a 70:1 silver to gold ratio.

Figure 1: 2021 Channel sample locations within the Icefall Zone showing gold equivalent values (AuEq g/t). Reference lines (1-7) represent stations (WH-21-CH001 to WH-21-CH007). Select anomalous gold samples are highlighted with annotated texts.

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Results were also received from select grab samples collected at the Icefall Zone during the 2021 season. The nine grabs at Icefall average 5.12g/t Au and 32.64g/t Ag, ranging from trace to 23.69g/t Au and 0.25 to 107.0g/t Ag, respectively.

Figure 3: 2021 select grab samples within the Icefall Zone showing gold equivalent values (AuEq g/t). Select anomalous gold assays are highlighted by annotated texts.

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Willoughby Project

The project occurs along the eastern margin of the Cambria Icefield, approximately seven kilometers east of the advanced-stage Red Mountain Deposit owned by Ascot Resources. Upper Triassic Stuhini rocks and Lower Jurassic Hazelton volcano-sedimentary rocks underlay the property, subsequently intruded by an early Jurassic-aged hornblende-feldspar porphyry, like and potentially comagmatic with the Goldslide Intrusive suite at Red Mountain. Intrusive-related mineralized zones consist of primary pyrite with lesser pyrrhotite, sphalerite, galena, chalcopyrite, and native gold. Eight gold and silver mineralized zones have been identified to-date over a one-kilometer strike-length mineralized trend.


Using a hydraulic chisel, an approximate 2 by 2-centimetre channel was sampled continuously along 1 metre sample stations. If the hydraulic chisel was incapable of retrieving a chip from a specific location, a hand chisel was used to assist with the chipping within the limits of the 1 metre station. Samples were placed directly into a marked polyurethane bag. Chip observation data was recorded and digitized in the field using MX Deposit.

Surface samples for the 2021 exploration program were labeled and shipped with chain of custody controls to the laboratory. The company implements a rigorous Quality Control/Quality Assurance program, including the insertion of Standards, Blanks, and Duplicates at regular intervals in the sample stream to monitor laboratory performance.

Samples were submitted to ALS Laboratory facility located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, for preparation and analysis. The ALS facility is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for gold assays, and all analytical methods include quality control materials at set frequencies with established data acceptance criteria. The entire sample is crushed, split into representative sub-samples using a riffle splitter and subsequently, 250g is pulverized. Multi-element analyses were determined by ICP-AES for 33 elements following a 4-acid digestion process. Analysis for gold is by 30g fire assay with atomic absorption (AAS) finish. Samples that returned with gold assays greater than 10 g/t were re-analyzed using a 30g fire assay with a gravimetric finish.. Samples with silver assays higher than 100 g/t are re-analyzed using a fire assay with gravimetric finish.

Qualified Person

The Qualified Person for this news release for National Instrument 43-101 is Andrew Hamilton, P. Geo, technical advisor to Strikepoint. He has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this news release.

About StrikePoint

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


“Shawn Khunkhun”

Shawn Khunkhun
Chief Executive Officer and Director

For more information, please contact:
StrikePoint Gold Inc.
Shawn Khunkhun, CEO and Director
T: (604) 602-1440

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.

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Junior Mining Precious Metals Silver Bullet Mines

Silver Bullet Mines Reports 6,174 g/t Silver and 18 g/t Gold at Its Washington Mine in Idaho

Burlington, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – December 15, 2021) – Silver Bullet Mines Corp. (TSXV: SBMI) (“SBMI” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the first technical disclosure on its work at the Washington Mine on patented lands in the prolific placer gold district in Idaho (the “Property”). Three rounds of sampling were carried out and are reported below.

The results from these rounds provided confirmation of the high grade nature of the Property’s mineralization potential; direction for the development of a bulk sampling program; and, discovery of parallel mineralized structures. These sets of results indicate the potential for the development of early production from the site through bulk sampling and for the ongoing discovery and development of additional silver and gold resources.


The references below to data and observations derived from work not carried out by SBMI is of historical nature only and cannot be relied upon at this time. SBMI does not know the methods by which such work was carried out, or whether all or part of it was under the supervision of a Qualified Person, as that term is defined in NI43-101. SBMI refers to such data and observations to inform its knowledge of the area and to support its thesis for exploration.

The Property first saw production in the late 1800’s with an average gold grade of one ounce per ton. It again produced in the 1930’s during which the then-owner lacked the process capability needed to produce silver, so a decision was then made to block out the silver mineralization with the intention of returning at a future date to process the silver. To the best of SBMI’s knowledge, that never happened. A report included an estimate of 3 million ounces of silver with a grade of 30 to 90 ounces per ton and 15,000 ounces of gold at 0.3 ounces per ton for the veins identified on the Property at the time. Further work must be carried out to confirm the precise location of those veins and the property boundaries at the time. (Source, “Geological Evaluation”, Roger G. Stoker, P.G. and Ryne C. Stoker, Student Geologist, Energy Services Inc., December, 1981.)

In the 1980’s the previous owner reopened the underground and produced a bulk sample claimed to be representative of the silver mineralization in the Washington Vein. The bulk sample was sent to Hecla Smelting for processing with the head grade reported to be 44 ounces silver per ton. (Source, Stoker, ibid.)

Finally, Stoker indicated the location of the “Berger Vein”, described as a “gold ore shoot 25 feet wide, 135 feet long, and unknown depth.” Average grades were given as 0.3 oz/ton gold with unknown silver content. Additional notes in Stoker suggest that the Berger Vein was intersected in drifting at the 400 foot level.

SBMI’s 2021 Work Program – Overview

Following its purchase of the Washington Mine, the Company conducted mapping, sampling and grid soil geochemistry, and prepared staging areas for pending underground rehab and bulk sampling.

Efforts also focused on securing permits, engaging contractors, cutting timber for mine support, and making improvements to the access road. Geologic interpretation of field data is ongoing, and SBMI remains very encouraged with initial findings. Management believes the evidence to date supports historical accounts of previously mined grades and of the presence of strongly mineralized parallel vein structures.

SBMI’s 2021 Work Program – Step One

During Covid-19 shutdowns and while waiting for corporate paperwork to be processed, SBMI reassessed the Property’s historical data and based upon its conclusions, SBMI assayed samples of mineralized vein material that it had collected in December, 2020. The highlights of those assays are below:

WASH-ID-009< 0.1488328

*LDL = Lower Detection Limit as provided by the Certified Assay Lab

The complete table will be posted at SBMI’s web site Readers are cautioned that samples are by their nature selective and may not reflect the overall nature of the property. The values above for silver in oz/ton were rounded off to the nearest digit.

Said A. John Carter, SBMI’s CEO, “Based in part on the historical records we knew we had a high possibility of success at the Washington Mine. We were pleasantly surprised the values in the samples were as high as they were. Those values required immediate follow-up.”

SBMI’s Work Program – Step Two

In July of 2021 the Company completed a limited grid soil sampling program of approximately 50 sites on three lines on each side of the Washington Shaft. The program was designed to provide an initial data set for the discovery of potential parallel mineralized structures. The sampling results from the west side of the Washington Shaft did not identify any mineralized structures within the grid.

The samples from the east grid did return significant results in terms of grade and location. The highlights from this limited program included 9.13, 4.58, and 1.06 g/t gold across three lines in near surface soil samples. The Company believes these are very good grades for soil samples and for this limited amount of sampling.

The samples collected by SBMI are located in a zone where the historical reports indicated the location of the “Berger Vein”, referenced above in Stoker. The initial results above encouraged the field team to specifically map and sample this mineralized structure. The Company is waiting on the assay results of this targeted sampling program.

SBMI’s Work Program – Step Three

The follow-up also involved additional investigations and site work. SBMI carried out a more detailed sampling program, including exposing the vein at surface, opening the adit, sampling across the vein, sampling the historical ore bins in the Washington Shaft, sampling the crushed ore from the south shaft stockpile, and sampling the Weatherby Portal.

This program was extremely successful. Highlights of the assay results from the sampling program are below.

5-28-21 B1.06365188.8
5-28-21 H18.72<.146
5-28-21 L4331126
08-26-21 C6.586174180
08-26-21 D3.984241124
08-26-21 K0.3423742109

*LDL = Lower Detection Limit as provided by the Certified Assay Lab

The full table will be posted at the company’s website.

Continued Mr. Carter, “We were blown away by these results. While we expected strong values from the samples, especially from the crushed rock in the stockpile, we did not expect the ore bin to show over 180 ounces of silver per tonne and over six grams of gold per tonne. These are great numbers for our shareholders.”

SBMI also collected a small bulk sample from the available vein mineralization from the Property. This sample was crushed and quartered. One-quarter is out for assay at SBMI’s own assay facility in Arizona, one-quarter is out for assay at an independent lab, and one-quarter has been sent for ore characterization. The final quarter is retained by SBMI as part of QA/QC best practices. SBMI will report the results of the bulk sample as soon it receives the results from the independent third-party lab.

SBMI’s Work Program – Next Steps

SBMI is currently working with a contract miner on possible plans to reopen the Washington Mine. SBMI received a road upgrade permit from the US Forest Service and a Federal Mine ID number. As the mine is on patented lands the amount of permitting that is required is limited. SBMI is in discussions with third parties for the purchase of the resulting ore and/or concentrate and has identified potential mill facilities near the Property.

Management feels strongly that the Property fits precisely into its business model of high-grade lower risk near-term production, significant resource potential and substantial blue sky.

The Company will be providing a further update in the near future. A more detailed report on the Property can be found on our website .


All of the samples taken by SBMI and referred to in this release were processed by Paragon Geochemical of Sparks, Nevada, an independent certified lab. Paragon tests for a 35 element suite using 0.25g 4-acid digestion/ICP-OES. Samples that ran over the detection limit were re-processed using a 30g fire assay and a gravimetric finish.

The Qualified Person for this press release is Mr. Ron Wortel, P.Eng., who oversaw all of SBMI’s work referred to herein. Mr. Wortel is also President and a director of the Company.

The Company also announces it has been advised by Mr. Jon Wiesblatt he is resigning from his position as a director of the Company to concentrate on other ventures. The Company thanks Mr. Wiesblatt for his contributions to the growth of the Company as a Capital Pool Company and through to the closing of its Qualifying Transaction.

For further information, please contact:

John Carter
Silver Bullet Mines Corp., CEO
+1 (905) 302-3843

Peter M. Clausi
Silver Bullet Mines Corp., VP Capital Markets
+1 (416) 890-1232

Cautionary and Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain statements that constitute forward-looking statements as they relate to SBMI and its subsidiaries. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts but represent management’s current expectation of future events, and can be identified by words such as “believe”, “expects”, “will”, “intends”, “plans”, “projects”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “continues” and similar expressions. Although management believes that the expectations represented in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that they will prove to be correct.

By their nature, forward-looking statements include assumptions, and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future results, conditions, actions or events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. If and when forward-looking statements are set out in this new release, SBMI will also set out the material risk factors or assumptions used to develop the forward-looking statements. Except as expressly required by applicable securities laws, SBMI assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. The future outcomes that relate to forward-looking statements may be influenced by many factors, including but not limited to: the impact of SARS CoV-2 or any other global virus; reliance on key personnel; the thoroughness of its QA/QA procedures; the continuity of the global supply chain for materials for SBMI to use in the production and processing of ore; shareholder and regulatory approvals; activities and attitudes of communities local to the location of the Property; risks of future legal proceedings; income tax matters; fires, floods and other natural phenomena; the rate of inflation; availability and terms of financing; distribution of securities; commodities pricing; currency movements, especially as between the USD and CDN; effect of market interest rates on price of securities; and, potential dilution. SARS CoV-2 and other potential global viruses create risks that at this time are immeasurable and impossible to define.

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Junior Mining Metallic Group Metallic Minerals Precious Metals

Metallic Minerals Announces Completion of Exploration Programs at La Plata Silver-Gold-Copper Project

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / December 15, 2021 / Metallic Minerals (TSX.V:MMG)(OTCQB:MMNGF) (“Metallic Minerals“, or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the successful completion of 2021 exploration activities at the La Plata silver-gold-copper project in the prolific Colorado Mineral Belt of southwest Colorado. The multi-faceted program included 1,980 meters of diamond drilling, resampling of historical drill core, and underground sampling from the Allard Tunnel, along with surface mapping and sampling across the broader property.

In addition, the Company engaged the team at Goldspot Discoveries (“GoldSpot”) to apply their proprietary Artificial Intelligence (“AI”), machine learning technology and specialized geoscience expertise in porphyry and epithermal systems to the La Plata project. GoldSpot completed their first phase analysis work on geological, geochemical, geophysical, and remote sensing data developing 16 new porphyry and high-grade epithermal priority targets for follow up work and future drilling.

2021 La Plata Exploration Program

The 2021 La Plata project work program was designed to achieve a number of important objectives:

  • Completion of confirmatory drilling and underground sampling within the main Allard porphyry target to confirm historical drill results from Rio Tinto, Freeport and others totaling 14,400 meters (“m”) in 54 drill holes drilled from the 1950s to the 1970s. This confirmatory drilling is an important step towards upgrading of the historical resource to a NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate for the project;
  • Conduct surface exploration and follow-up sampling to further define the scale of mineralization along multiple identified trends that comprise multi-kilometer-scale soil and geophysical targets;
  • Undertake field confirmation of deep-penetrating Induced Polarization (“IP”) and airborne electromagnetic (“EM”) geophysical targets developed in the 2020 surveys; and
  • Initiate work with GoldSpot Discoveries to apply AI technology towards definition of priority targets to potentially accelerate the discovery process on the project.

Drilling and resampling of core in the main Allard porphyry system, along with underground sampling from the Allard Tunnel, has confirmed the tenor of copper, silver and gold mineralization from previous exploration on the property. The 3 kilometer (“km”) by 1 km mineralized system remains open to expansion at depth and along trend. This year’s work has also shown significant potential for palladium, platinum and gold associated with the porphyry system. Highlight historical drill intercepts include 395 m grading 0.57% copper equivalent (0.51% Cu, 6.3 g/t Ag, and 0.017 g/t Au) including 108 m grading 0.75% copper equivalent (0.65% Cu, 7.7 g/t Ag and 0.034 g/t Au) in drill hole LP-03 starting from surface. Final assay results for drill samples are pending.

Surface sampling has also expanded the main mineralized zone to 6 km in length and up to 1.5 km in width with anomalous copper, silver and gold in soils and rock samples. In addition, a second 4 km by 1 km target, which may represent a new porphyry and epithermal center, has been identified based on geophysics, remote sensing, and surface sampling with rock sample values in porphyry related mineralization up to 1.1% copper with 0.9 g/t gold and multi-gram silver. Rock samples of epithermal related mineralization included values up to 95 g/t silver and 10 g/t Au.

Metallic Minerals’ CEO and Chairman, Greg Johnson, stated, “We are pleased to have completed our first drill campaign at La Plata, and the first on the project in nearly 50 years, as we apply new thinking to this historic American high-grade silver, gold and copper district. Our work is confirming the potential for a multi-kilometer-scale mineralized porphyry and epithermal system – a much larger system than previously recognized – with excellent potential to expand known mineralization and to make new discoveries. Drilling, underground and surface sampling, geophysics, and satellite based remote sensing data for La Plata demonstrate real potential to become a strategic, US-based sourced of both precious and base metals, including silver necessary for solar power, and copper necessary for carbon-free energy and broader electrification of the global economy. Our 2021 work program has successfully advanced our understanding of the projects potential and is a major step towards the delineation of an inaugural mineral resource estimate. We look forward to providing additional updates including drill results from both our La Plata and Keno projects, as well as updates from our on-going work on the high-grade alluvial projects in the Klondike Gold district.”

About La Plata Silver-Gold-Copper Project

The road accessible La Plata project covers 33 km2 approximately 26 km northwest of Durango, Colorado within the historic high-grade La Plata mining district located at the southwest end of the prolific Colorado Mineral Belt. Mineralization is related to a large-scale precious-metals-rich porphyry copper system with associated high-grade silver and gold epithermal vein and replacement deposits. Historical production from some of these high-grade structures exceeded 1,000 grams per tonne (“g/t”) silver and over 15 g/t gold with some of the richest deposits delivering true bonanza grades for silver and gold1.

The La Plata district has a long and rich history of mining with the first silver deposits discovered in the 1700s by Spanish explorers. High-grade silver and gold production has been documented from the 1870s through the early 1940s from vein structures, replacement bodies and breccia zones at over 90 individual mines and prospects1. From the 1950s to 1970s, major miners including Rio Tinto (Bear Creek) and Freeport-McMoRan (Phelps Dodge) explored in the La Plata district focusing on the significant potential for bulk-tonnage disseminated and stockwork hosted mineralization2. Freeport-McMoRan retained ownership of claims in the district until 2002 when they sold their holdings to the current underlying vendors during the lows of the last metal price cycle.

A total of 56 drill holes totaling 15,200 m has been drilled on the property since the 1950s which confirm the presence of large-scale, multi-phase porphyry system with significant silver, gold and copper. This large-scale mineralized system is associated with a 10 km2 strongly magnetic signature with intense hydrothermal alteration.

Metallic Minerals is the first company to complete significant exploration on the La Plata project in nearly 50 years, applying modern technologies and deposit modeling techniques. The Company sees the potential to rapidly extend the size of the known mineralized system and to identify and expand the higher-grade zones within the broader porphyry and epithermal mineralized zones.

Foot notes: 1) Eckel, USGS Prof Paper 219, Geology and Ore Deposits of the La Plata Mining District, 1949; 2) Bear Creek Mining (now Rio Tinto), Humble Oil (now Exxon) and Phelps Dodge (now Freeport-McMoRan) company reports; 3) Christoffersen, Geological report on the Allard deposit, La Plata Mining District, Durango, Colorado, 2005.

About Metallic Minerals

Metallic Minerals Corp. is a growth-stage exploration company, focused on high-grade silver and gold projects in underexplored, brownfields mining districts of North America. Our objective is to create shareholder value through a systematic, entrepreneurial approach to exploration in the Keno Hill silver district, La Plata silver-gold-copper district, and Klondike gold district through new discoveries and advancing resources to development. Metallic Minerals has consolidated the second-largest land position in the historic Keno Hill silver district of Canada’s Yukon Territory, directly adjacent to Alexco Resource Corp’s operations, with nearly 300 million ounces of high-grade silver in past-production and current M&I resources. In addition, exploration at the recently acquired La Plata silver-gold-copper project in southwestern Colorado is targeting a silver and gold-enriched copper porphyry and adjacent high-grade silver and gold epithermal systems. The Company also continues to add new production royalty leases on its holdings in the Klondike gold district in the Yukon. All three districts have seen significant mineral production and have existing infrastructure, including power and road access. Metallic Minerals is led by a team with a track record of discovery and exploration success on several major precious and base metal deposits, as well as having large-scale development, permitting and project financing expertise.

About the Metallic Group of Companies

The Metallic Group is a collaboration of leading precious and base metals exploration companies, with a portfolio of large, brownfields assets in established mining districts adjacent to some of the industry’s highest-grade producers of silver and gold, platinum and palladium, and copper. Member companies include Metallic Minerals in the Yukon’s high-grade Keno Hill silver district and La Plata silver-gold-copper district of Colorado, Group Ten Metals in the Stillwater PGM-nickel-copper district of Montana, and Granite Creek Copper in the Yukon’s Minto copper district. The founders and team members of the Metallic Group include highly successful explorationists formerly with some of the industry’s leading explorer/developers and major producers. With this expertise, the companies are undertaking a systematic approach to exploration using new models and technologies to facilitate discoveries in these proven, but under-explored, mining districts. The Metallic Group is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and its member companies are listed on the Toronto Venture, US OTC, and Frankfurt stock exchanges.


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Qualified Person

The disclosure in this news release of scientific and technical information regarding exploration projects on Metallic Minerals’ mineral properties has been reviewed and approved by Jeff Cary, P.Geo., who is Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”).

Forward-Looking Statements

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 Metallic Minerals 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 Metallic Minerals and the risks and challenges of their businesses, investors should review their annual filings that are available at

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: Metallic Minerals Corp.

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Junior Mining Precious Metals Silver Hammer

Silver Hammer Reports Phase I Drill Results and Confirms Significant Gold-Silver Mineralization Below Old Mine Workings at Silver Strand

Figure 1

Long section showing mined out stopes and highlighted intercepts
Long section showing mined out stopes and highlighted intercepts
Long section showing mined out stopes and highlighted intercepts

Figure 2

Oblique cross section highlighting 2021 assay results
Oblique cross section highlighting 2021 assay results
Oblique cross section highlighting 2021 assay results

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Silver Hammer Mining Corp. (CSE: HAMR / OTCQB: HAMRF) (“Silver Hammer” or the “Company”) is pleased to report results from the Company’s recently completed initial Phase I drill campaign at the past-producing Silver Strand Mine located in Idaho, USA. Historical records at Silver Strand indicate the potential for both significant gold (“Au”) and silver (“Ag”) mineralization within the upper part of the system, directly below the lowest surface level. All six drillholes (first drilling in ~20 years at Silver Strand) cut through a 25 metre (m) wide zone of intensely silicified quartzite with locally higher-grade Au-Ag mineralization and confirmed the Company’s thesis that the mineralized body extends beneath the old mine workings.


  • SS21-003: 1.13 g/t Au and 89.76 g/t Ag over 4.57 m (202.76 g/t Silver Equivalent) (“AgEq”) (AgEq silver:gold ratio 100:1) shown for reference purposes
  • SS21-004: 5.17 g/t Au and 18.07 g/t Ag over 1.24 m (535.07 g/t AgEq), followed by 4.96 g/t Au and 85.10 g/t Ag over 0.91 m (581.10 g/t AgEq)
  • SS21-005: 5.80 g/t Au and 13 g/t Ag over 1.83 m (593.93 g/t AgEq)
  • SS21-006: 1.29 g/t Au and 80.85 g/t Ag over 7.93M (209.85 g/t AgEq), Including 0.61 g/t Au and 392.00 g/t Ag over 0.61 m (456.00 g/t AgEq) and 2.48 g/t Au and 284.00 g/t Ag over 0.92 m (532.00 g/t AgEq)
  • SS21-007: 4.12 g/t Au and 130.00 g/t Ag over 1.53 m (542.00 g/t AgEq)

“We are very encouraged that all six drillholes from our initial drill campaign at Silver Strand cut significant Au-Ag mineralization. Quickly and cost effectively rehabilitating and utilizing the existing underground allowed us to create a new drilling station accessed from the surface level 3 portal,” stated President and CEO, Morgan Lekstrom.

Lekstrom added, “Other large high-grade silver mines in the same Revett Formation rocks within the Coeur d’Alene district extend to 1,800 m or greater, often with the highest silver grades starting 100’s of metres below surface. Our shallow confirmatory drilling has successfully delivered proof-of-concept and we look forward to testing the system at greater depth and targeting potential additional high-grade chutes along strike in 2022.”

Figure 1: Long section showing mined out stopes and highlighted intercepts

The Company recently completed mine rehabilitation work within the level 3 portal (see Figure 1 above and press release September 1, 2021) and established a new underground drill station stepped out from the old mine workings. This station is on the same plane as surface and will allow for an expedited, focused, and cost-effective way to continue drilling at greater depths and along strike.

Table 1: Summary of significant gold (Au) and silver (Ag) assay results

Hole_IDFrom (m)To (m)INTVL (m)Au_g/tAg_g/tAgEq_g/t*
24.0825.211.13No samples obtained
43.0146.333.32Post mineral Dyke

*Notes: All reported assays are downhole core lengths, uncapped and calculated using a 110 g/t Ag cut-off grade. AgEq_g/t = Ag_g/t + Au_g/t*100; True thickness unknown. One hundred percent recovery utilized. AgEq shown for reference purposes.

Background and Interpretation of Results

The Company’s initial targeted pierce points would have required approximately 3,000 m of drilling from surface as well as a more extensive surface permitting process, but by utilizing an underground drill method, the equivalent drilling was completed with only ~290 m in six core holes. Drillholes were positioned to evaluate presumed extensions of mineralization beneath the lowest production level of the mine (see Figure 2 below).

Figure 2: Oblique cross section highlighting 2021 assay results

The six drillholes completed from the underground drilling all passed through a 25 m wide zone of intensely silicified quartzite with extensive, highly fractured quartz veining which hosts at its core the Au-Ag mineralization being reported (see Table 1 above). This zone of pervasive hydrothermal alteration and lower grade halo precious metal mineralization (e.g. SS21-005 cut 1.36 g/t Au over 15.5 m and SS21-007 cut 1.38 g/t Au over 9.41 m) is also intruded by a post-mineral mafic dyke, as noted for drillhole SS21-004. The extent and intensity of the silica alteration supports the Company’s view that the Silver Strand project represents a compelling exploration target with potential for increased gold-silver values across broader intervals at greater depths and along strike.

Confirming the association of the quartz to the mafic dyke, allows the Company to extend its exploration plans not only underground, but to understand the UAV MAG survey anomalies with potential for exploration surface drilling as well.

Quality Assurance, Quality Control

Sample Security

The following measures were taken to ensure sample security: samples were submitted to the American Analytical Services (AAS) by company personnel following the guidelines and procedures of Silver Hammer Mining Company; only authorized personnel have attended the samples; core was logged at the Silver Hammer core processing facility and then transferred to the AAS lab in Osburn, Idaho.

Analysis Suite

All drill core samples were analyzed by AAS using conventional assay methods involving the fire assaying of 30 gram charges of pulverized sample material for gold and silver, with ICP finishing. Gravimetric analyses were to be applied to any samples that yielded Au values greater than 10 g/t Au and 10 g/t Ag. In addition, pulverized charges were collected for all core samples and were entirely dissolved using 4-acid digestion, with the final solution being analyzed for 35 elements using the ICP-MS method.

Audits or reviews

Internal review of sampling techniques, data, and drilling results by the Company’s management is routinely done through the course of the project.

Standards, Blanks and Duplicates

For quality assurance/quality control purposes, the batches of core samples sent to AAS for assaying and ICP analyses were regularly infused with ‘duplicate’, ‘standard’ and ‘blank’ samples. So-called ‘standard’ samples consisted of certified reference material (OREAS 611) of pulverized rock obtained from OREAS, a company that provides certified reference materials. The ‘blank’ samples consisted of barren landscaping gravel, while the ‘duplicates’ were in fact laboratory duplicates created during sample preparation at the labs of AAS. The laboratory also provided analytical results for their own reference samples for further a QA/QC check. The standards and blanks were inserted into the assay stream by Silver Hammer geologists.

Qualified Person

Technical aspects of this press release have been reviewed and approved by Philip Mulholland, P.Geo., the designated Qualified Person (QP) under National Instrument 43-101.

About Silver Hammer Mining Corp.

Silver Hammer Mining Corp. is a junior resource company exploring mineral claims covering the past-producing Silver Strand Mine in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District in Idaho, USA as well as the Eliza Silver Project and the Silverton Silver Mine, both located in Nevada, one of the world’s most prolific mining jurisdictions, and the Lacy Gold Project in British Columbia, Canada. The Company recently completed its initial drill program at Silver Strand that was designed to test for silver and gold mineralization immediately below the mine’s lowest level some 90 metres below surface. Silver Hammer strives to become a multi-mine silver producer and will focus near-term exploration and drilling programs at its Idaho and Nevada silver-gold assets.

*Mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company’s property.

On Behalf of the Board of Silver Hammer Mining Corp.

Morgan Lekstrom, President and CEO

Corporate Office: 551 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2C2, Canada

For further information contact:
Kristina Pillon, President, High Tide Consulting Corp.
T: 604.908.1695

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T: 416.489.0092

The CSE does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

The Canadian Securities Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

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Provenance Gold Signs Option Agreement for a Historical near Surface Gold Resource and Provides Assays from the Project Which Include 69 Meters of 3.05 g/t Gold

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 13, 2021) – Provenance Gold Corp. (CSE: PAU) (OTCQB: PVGDF) (the “Company” or “Provenance”) is pleased to report that it has signed a binding option to purchase the Eldorado Property in eastern Oregon from Nevada Select Royalty, Inc. (“Nevada Select”). Nevada Select is an arms-length subsidiary of Gold Royalty Corp. (NYSE: GROY), a leading growth and Americas-focused precious metals royalty company. Provenance has completed the first year’s payment of the option to purchase. The Eldorado Property hosts a significant historical gold resource in eastern Oregon. The project area is located on top of a large gold placer area and is located in the mining friendly part of the state.

The Eldorado property was first explored in 1980 by Westley Mines. Exploration continued intermittently up until 1998 by Degerstrom, Ican Minerals, Billiton Minerals and lastly North Limited. There has been no work done on the property since 1998. Previous work on the property included 236 reverse circulation holes and 6 core holes for a total of 21,866.9 meters of drilling, including trenching, soil sampling, metallurgy, geophysics, and resource modeling.

Assay intervals from selected core holes show the overall tenor of the deposit, for example:

HoleWidthg/t AuFromTo
R96-C1185m (607 ft)1.57 g/t (.046 oz/t)21m206m
RA-136101m (331 ft)2.02 g/t (.063 oz/t)55m156m
RA-9069m (226 ft)3.05 g/t (.095 oz/t)0m69m
RA-15255m (180 ft)2.33 g/t (.072 oz/t)41m96m

Mineralization remains open to depth and peripheral extensions of the deposit.

The project hosts three different historical resource estimates done by reputable engineering firms based in Denver. The first was done by Billiton Minerals USA after 150 holes had been drilled. Billiton estimated an open-ended resource of 776,000 ounces contained in 36,000,000 tons at 0.75 grams per ton (0.0219 ounces per ton) gold. The second resource estimate was calculated by Ican Minerals after they completed an additional 49 drill holes. Their resource estimate was 1,860,000 ounces contained in 90,000,000 tons at 0.76 grams per ton (0.022 ounces per ton) gold. Ican then subsequently projected the resource to contain 4,000,000 ounces of gold at an average grade of 0.76 grams per ton gold (0.022 ounces per ton) gold.

Provenance believes the shallow gold resource would be amenable to open-pit mining and anticipates this acquisition will place the Company on a substantially more advanced footing.

Figure 1: Historic Placer Gold Trenches Expose Impressive Bedrock Mineralization

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The Company plans to move the project forward as quickly as possible with confirmation drilling beginning within the first quarter of 2022.

Rauno Perttu, Provenance’s CEO stated, “We have three exceptional Nevada projects that we will continue to advance, but this acquisition is significant for our Company. My site inspection made it clear the property is very open-ended. I am an Oregon registered engineering geologist familiar with both the improving positive regulatory climate in that part of Oregon and with Oregon geology. I was reassured by a veteran Oregon regulator that this project is very feasible.

I personally am excited about this project because, while I believe that with continued drilling, our Nevada projects will advance significantly and become large deposits of their own, this is already a major deposit, with average grades higher than many current open-pit gold operations. I am pleased that Nevada Select Royalties allowed us to undertake this opportunity, which they said was awarded to us because of our excellent track record in advancing the White Rock project that we acquired from them earlier. An exciting bonus of the Eldorado acquisition is that the historic drilling intersected several high-grade zones and our inspection found untested diatreme-like brecciation in the mineralized core area. The boiling zones of diatremes are excellent places to explore for high-grade gold, and we already have a major deposit drilled prior to our continued work.”

Figure 2: Steve Craig, Project Manager Studies Mineralized Granodiorite and
Metasedimentary Host Rocks

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The Company has been granted an option to acquire the project for total consideration of US$2,000,000, which is payable as follows:

  • $75,000 upon entering into of the option agreement (Paid)
  • $125,000 upon the first anniversary
  • $400,000 upon the second anniversary
  • $400,000 upon the third anniversary
  • $500,000 upon the fourth anniversary
  • $500,000 upon the fifth anniversary

Upon exercise of the option, the Company will grant to Nevada Select a 3% royalty on net smelter returns from the project.

The above referenced resource estimates are considered historical in nature and as such are based on prior data and reports prepared by previous property owners. A qualified person has not done sufficient work yet to classify the historical estimates as current resources in accordance with current CIM categories and the Company is not treating the historical estimates as current resources. Significant data compilation, re-drilling, re-sampling and data verification may be required by a qualified person before the historical estimates on the project can be classified as a current resource. There can be no assurance that any of the historical mineral resources, in whole or in part, will ever become economically viable. In addition, mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. Even if classified as a current resource, there is no certainty as to whether further exploration will result in any inferred mineral resources being upgraded to an indicated or measured resource category.

Rauno Perttu, P. Geo., a Qualified Person (as defined by National Instrument 43-101), and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this News Release.

About Provenance Gold Corp.

Provenance Gold Corp. is a precious metals exploration company with a focus on gold and silver resources within North America. The Company currently holds interests in three properties in Nevada, USA. For further information please visit the Company’s website at or contact Rob Clark at

On behalf of the Board,

Provenance Gold Corp.

Rauno Perttu, Chief Executive Officer

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