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GoldSpot Discoveries Identifies New Targets at Granite Creek’s Carmacks Copper-Gold Project Using Proprietary Artificial Intelligence Technology

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – February 15, 2022) – GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. (TSXV: SPOT) (OTCQX: SPOFF) (“GoldSpot” or the “Company“), a leading technology services company leveraging machine learning to transform the mineral discovery process, is pleased to announce it has completed work on Granite Creek Copper Ltd.’s (TSXV: GCX) (OTCQB: GCXXF) (“Granite Creek”) Carmacks deposit and Carmacks North target areas, located in the high-grade Carmacks Copper Belt of Canada’s Yukon Territory.

GoldSpot and Granite Creek collaborated to create prioritized exploration and drill targets on the 176 km2 Carmacks copper-gold property. The approaches taken during this collaboration include:

  • Re-interpretation of geophysical data using GoldSpot’s GeoFEZ software;
  • Supervised learning of various combinations of geophysical, topographic and surface geochemical data;
  • Detailed statistical analysis of multi-element geochemical data;
  • Map-based prospectivity analysis and exploration target generation;
  • Generation of a revamped 3D geological model; and
  • Initial test study of company core logging compared with historic imagery, using GoldSpot’s LithoLens.

Proof of concept was achieved when GoldSpot identified several grass-roots target areas previously identified by the Granite Creek team, but not shared with the GoldSpot team. Additional regional targets are new to the Granite Creek team and will be evaluated in the coming field season.

GoldSpot’s collaboration with Granite Creek produced several potential new targets for 2022 exploration and resource expansion, including sub-parallel raft-like domains of possible mineralization adjacent to zones 147, 2000S and 13 at the Carmacks deposit. These were initially hinted at through data mining of the drill hole database. Follow-up geochemical analysis and 3D models suggest a previously unrecognized relationship between geochemistry and mineralized zones, specifically a tell-tale halo around mineralization. These halos indicate several areas for follow-up drill testing. New regional targets have also been produced at Carmacks North using multiple geophysical techniques, including aeromagnetic and induced polarity (IP) surveys.

Vincent Dubé-Bourgeois Chief Executive Officer for GoldSpot commented, “The technologies developed by GoldSpot to provide its innovative technology to partners such as Granite Creek and provided excellent results. The targets generated by GoldSpot AI showed the exploration potential on the Carmacks project.”

Granite Creek President and CEO Tim Johnson stated, “The prospectivity of the Carmacks project has been confirmed and expanded on by the excellent work completed by GoldSpot. The number of new targets combined with the existing targets developed from historical data continues to support our assertion that there is a lot of discovery yet to be made on the property. GoldSpot’s work has advanced our understanding of the property and will become an integral part in our planning for our 2022 exploration program. We look forward to discussing our plans for the upcoming field season and we are on track to deliver a significant update to the existing NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate in Q1, as expected.”

About GoldSpot Discoveries Corp.

GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. (TSXV: SPOT) (OTCQX: SPOFF) is a technology company using artificial intelligence to revolutionize the future of global mineral exploration with a full suite of data and knowledge-driven SaaS tools and services. GoldSpot works with industry leaders across all commodity and deposit types to identify new exploration targets, develop cutting-edge technologies and to strategically invest in mineral exploration companies. Our leading team of expert scientist’s merge geoscience and data science to deliver bespoke solutions that save time, reduce costs and produce far more accurate results than ever before possible.

For further information please contact:
Vincent Dubé-Bourgeois
CEO and Director
GoldSpot Discoveries Corp.
Tel: 819-592-1195
Email: investors@goldspot.ca

About Granite Creek Copper Ltd.

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., to the north, and features excellent access to infrastructure with the nearby paved Yukon Highway 2, along with grid power within 12 km. More information about Granite Creek Copper can be viewed on the Company’s website at www.gcxcopper.com.

For further information please contact:

Timothy Johnson, President and CEO
Telephone: 1 (604) 235-1982
Toll-Free: 1 (888) 361-3494
Email: info@gcxcopper.com

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. This news release contains forward-looking information which involves risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events, results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, the Company’s objectives, goals or future plans, statements regarding exploration results and exploration plans. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates, the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, changes in equity markets, inflation, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects and the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry, and those risks set out in the Company’s public documents filed on SEDAR. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law.

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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 www.gcxcopper.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Timothy Johnson, President & CEO
Telephone: 1 (604) 235-1982
Toll-Free: 1 (888) 361-3494
E-mail: info@gcxcopper.com
Website: www.gcxcopper.com
Metallic Group: www.metallicgroup.ca
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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Granite Creek Copper Announces Results of Mine Planning & Mineral Processing Work Conducted on the Carmacks Copper-Gold Project by Sedgman and Mining Plus

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / December 1, 2021 / Granite Creek Copper Ltd. (TSXV:GCX)(OTCQB:GCXXF) (“Granite Creek” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the results of work completed by Sedgman Canada and Mining Plus on the Company’s Carmacks copper-gold-silver deposit in the Minto Copper Belt located in central Yukon, Canada. The Company has received a final report on studies that include review of alternate leach technologies, mine planning, ore sorting and other key elements which are expected to be highly influential on the updated preliminary economic assessment (“PEA”) planned for H1 2022.

Highlights include:

  • Excellent results from initial metallurgical testing on sulfide material;
  • Confirmation of in tank leaching as the preferred method of extraction of both copper and precious metals from oxide ores;
  • Identification of conventional flotation as the preferred method of producing a copper concentrate from sulfide ores;
  • Development of a draft underground mine plan, with sub-level block cave as the preferred underground mining method at Carmacks;

Granite Creek President & CEO, Tim Johnson, stated, “We are extraordinarily pleased with the results provided by Sedgman and Mining Plus and the degree of efficiency, expertise and professionalism they have demonstrated since Granite Creek initially engaged them in May of this year. The studies have provided a great deal of new insight and clarity on the best path forward as we continue to advance Carmacks toward updated economics and, ultimately, production. We are very confident that these elements of mine planning and optimization, combined with the updated 43-101 mineral resource estimate we anticipate in Q1, will form the basis of a robust new PEA. The Yukon is an exceptional mining jurisdiction, the Minto belt has excellent infrastructure and robust mineralization currently being mined by Minto Metals Corp. just to the north of us who are now publicly traded on the Venture Exchange. We look forward to additional announcements soon as the pieces continue to fall into place at Carmacks.”

Virtual Investor Conference – OTC Markets Group

Granite Creek will be presenting at the upcoming Mining & Metals Virtual Investor Conference hosted by OTC Markets Group on Wednesday, December 8th at 11:30 AM PT / 2:30 PM ET. Topics of discussion will include the Company’s 2021 drilling campaign, the mine planning and mineral processing results described herein, and implications for the expected updates to both the existing 43-101 mineral resource estimate and PEA. To register, click here.

Sedgman / Mining Plus Report Discussion

An initial review of geotechnical studies as referenced in the 2017 PEA1,2, has indicated that a sub-level block cave is likely the most cost-effective method of underground mining of Zone 1 at the Carmacks Deposit. Based on this, Granite Creek will now move to initiate costing studies to support an updated PEA that includes potential underground resources not only in Zone 1 but other adjacent zones. In addition, the Company will launch pit design and optimization efforts on mineralized zones that lie outside of the pit contemplated in the 2017 PEA. Specifically, Zones 2000S and 13 will see pit optimization scenarios that will determine how much material could potentially be mined via open pit and what portion of the resources will be extracted by underground mining methods.

Metallurgical testing of sulfide mineralization to determine recovery of copper minerals using conventional flotation technology to create a copper concentrate was highly successful, achieving copper recoveries of up to 95%. Further testing is planned to confirm these recovery rates and to add gold and silver to a concentrate scenario. This work will be used identify the correct sizing of a copper-gold-silver concentrator circuit and the associated economics.

Previous economic assessments did not consider the potential value from processing of the high-grade sulphide material at Carmacks, despite a defined sulfide resource. In conducting a comprehensive review of the Carmacks deposit and the Carmacks North target area, the presence of significant sulfide mineralization became immediately apparent and Granite Creek felt it prudent to examine its potential inclusion as a means to expand the overall resource, extend mine life and improve economics. The majority of the Company’s 2021 drilling campaign focused on delineating and expanding sulfide resources with both near surface and deeper targets explored. Both oxide and sulphide mineralized zones remain open to expansion, with a significant expansion of the sulphide resource anticipated in the upcoming resource estimate update in Q1 2022. The updated PEA will incorporate this expanded resource and will include review of the mining sequence including an assessment of whether any sulfide resources may be mined via open pit and the optimal sequence for sulfide flotation and oxide leaching.

Table 1. Current Mineral Resource Estimate on the Carmacks Copper Project1,2

CategoryTonnes (000)Cu (%)Au (g/t)Ag (g/t)
Oxide & Transition MineralizationMeasured6,4840.860.414.24
Indicated9,2060.970.363.80
M&I15,6900.940.383.97
Inferred9130.450.121.90
Sulphide MineralizationMeasured1,3810.640.192.17
Indicated6,6870.690.172.34
M&I8,0680.680.182.33
Inferred8,4070.630.151.99

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

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

About Granite Creek Copper

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

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

Qualified Person

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

Forward-Looking Statements

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

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

SOURCE: Granite Creek Copper Ltd.



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Group Ten Metals Signs Definitive Agreement with Heritage Mining on the Black Lake-Drayton Gold Project in Ontario, Canada

November 29, 2021 – Vancouver, BC – Group Ten Metals Inc. (TSX.V: PGE | OTCQB: PGEZF; FSE: 5D32) (the “Company” or “>Group Ten”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Definitive Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Heritage Mining Ltd. (“Heritage”) per the binding Letter of Intent (the “LOI”) announced August 26, 2021. By the terms of the Agreement, and subject to the earn-in requirements specified therein, Heritage can acquire up to a 90% interest in Group Ten’s Black Lake-Drayton gold project (the “Property”) in Ontario, Canada.

Group Ten also announces that it has initiated the exploration program required by the Agreement, with a focus on advancing and refining existing targets identified in past campaigns, as well as advancing new targets. To this end, the 2021 program includes re-sampling of core from 1996-2002 drill campaigns programs at the Moretti, Dragfold, and Bonanza targets, focused prospecting in areas of interest identified by the 2017 geophysical modelling and interpretation report, and a basal till sampling program intended to expand upon successful 2018 and 2020 programs.

Group Ten President and CEO, Michael Rowley stated, “We are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the first in what we expect will ultimately become a series of deals whereby Group Ten begins to realize value for our non-core assets. Black Lake-Drayton, like our Kluane Ni-Cu-PGE project, is a high-quality brownfields project that is district-scale in size and 100%-owned by the Company. The Agreement with Heritage Mining provides Group Ten with significant exposure to the gold market while allowing us to focus on our 100%-owned Stillwater West project in Montana, where we see terrific potential to expand our recent inaugural resource estimates of first-world nickel, copper, palladium, platinum, rhodium, gold and cobalt. Core from 2021 resource expansion drilling at Stillwater West is progressing through the assay lab and we look forward to a series of news releases announcing results starting in the coming weeks, as well as updates on other initiatives including our work in carbon sequestration.”

Heritage Mining’s CEO, Peter Schloo stated, “It is rare that a project of this size and quality becomes available, and we appreciate Group Ten’s faith in our ability to add significant shareholder value in a timely manner. We are very excited about the Black Lake-Drayton project and look forward to developing the property in a systematic manner. This is a pivotal point in Heritage Mining’s path, and we look forward to the future. We anticipate a go-public listing shortly, pending market conditions.”

Upcoming Events

Live Webinar – Amvest Capital

Group Ten Metals President and CEO, Michael Rowley, will provide an overview and update on the Company and our flagship Stillwater West battery metals and platinum group elements project during a live webinar event hosted by Amvest Capital on Monday, November 29th at 13:05 PT / 16:05 ET. To register, click here.

Virtual Investor Conference – OTC Markets Group

Group Ten has been invited to present at the upcoming Mining & Metals Virtual Investor Conference hosted by OTC Markets Group on Wednesday, December 8th at 12:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM ET. Topics of discussion will include the Company’s recently announced NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate, the 2021 expansion drill campaign, and upcoming, near-term catalysts. To register, click here.

Terms of the Heritage Mining Definitive Agreement

Under the terms of the Agreement, Heritage may acquire a 90% undivided interest in the Property by making payments totaling 7.2 million shares and CAD $300,000 in cash to Group Ten, completing exploration and development work totaling CAD $5 million on the Property, granting Group Ten a 10% carried interest in the Property through completion of a feasibility study, and completing other requirements including potential success-based discovery payments, as detailed below:

  • Heritage shall issue 2,800,000 shares to Group Ten within ten (10) business days of obtaining a public listing on a specified exchange.
  • Heritage may earn a 51% interest (the “First Option”) in the Property by completing the following on or before the third anniversary of the “Agreement:
    • Issuing an additional 3.3 million shares to Group Ten;
    • Completing cash payments totaling CAD $300,000; and
    • Completing exploration work totaling CAD $2.5 million.
  • Upon completion of the First Option, Heritage may earn an additional 39% ownership interest in the Property (the “Second Option”) for a cumulative 90% interest by completion of the following on or before the fourth anniversary of the Agreement:
    • Issuing an additional 1.1 million shares to Group Ten; and
    • Completing additional exploration work totaling CAD $2.5 million.

In addition, the LOI provides the following:

  • A discovery payment of $1.00 per ounce of gold or gold equivalent shall be made on mineral resource estimates as filed from time-to-time on the Property and shall, in Heritage’s discretion, be paid in cash or shares (or a combination thereof), capped at a maximum of $10 million.
  • Upon completion of the Second Option, Group Ten will retain a 10% free carried interest in the Project, with Heritage being responsible for all Property costs until completion by Heritage of a positive feasibility study supported by a technical report prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 on the Property (the “FS”).
  • The Agreement provides for the formation of a Joint Venture (“JV”) based on the then legal and beneficial ownership levels in the Property following completion of the FS. A JV may also be formed in the event Heritage does not complete the requirements of the Second Option.
  • Heritage will be required to maintain minimum exploration and development expenditures of CAD $500,000 per annum until the completion of the FS in order to maintain status as operator of the JV. Group Ten maintains certain back-in rights in the event Heritage does not meet minimum expenditure requirements.
  • Group Ten is required to complete CAD $300,000 of exploration work on the Property within the first year of the Agreement.

Black Lake – Drayton Gold Project Overview

The 100%-owned Black Lake–Drayton project consists of 137 square kilometers in the Abrams‐Minnitaki Lake Archean greenstone belt, along the northern margin of the Wabigoon sub-province in Ontario, Canada. The Property has significant exploration potential with demonstrated high-grade gold in drill results and bulk samples across more than 30 kilometers of underexplored strike in a geologic setting that is shared with Treasury Metals’ development-stage Goliath Gold Complex project in a highly active gold belt that also hosts Rainy River’s New Gold mine and other deposits. The geological models and exploration methods that have successfully proven up over 14 million ounces of gold at Treasury, New Gold, and other projects in the region since the 1990s have yet to be systematically applied at Black Lake – Drayton. Access and infrastructure are excellent on the Property, which features direct road access, and proximity to rail and power.

About Heritage Mining

Heritage Mining Ltd. is a private, well-capitalized company focused on acquiring Tier-1, advanced stage precious and base metal exploration projects and/or the junior/micro-producer project stage. Heritage’s board and management Team have a proven track record of shareholder value creation with over 100 years of combined experience in the mining and exploration sector. For more information, visit the Heritage Mining website.

About Group Ten Metals Inc.

Group Ten Metals Inc. is a TSX-V-listed Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the development of high-quality platinum, palladium, nickel, copper, cobalt, and gold exploration assets in top North American mining jurisdictions. The Company is focused on its 100%-owned, flagship Stillwater West battery metals and platinum group elements project in Montana, USA, adjacent to the high-grade PGE mines operated by Sibanye-Stillwater. In October 2021, the Company announced its inaugural NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate, with an update expected in Q1 2022 subject to results from an expansion drill campaign in 2021 from which assays are pending.

Group Ten also holds two additional district-scale brownfields assets including the high-grade Black Lake-Drayton Gold project adjacent to Treasury Metals’ development-stage Goliath Gold Complex in northwest Ontario (now subject to an earn-in by Heritage Mining), and the Kluane PGE-Ni-Cu-Co project on trend with Nickel Creek Platinum‘s Wellgreen deposit in Canada‘s Yukon Territory.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Michael Rowley, President, CEO & Director
Email: info@grouptenmetals.com             Phone: (604) 357 4790
Web: http://grouptenmetals.com             Toll Free: (888) 432 0075

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 the execution of a definitive agreement, the completion of the proposed transaction and the receipt of any cash or share payments therefrom, future exploration and development expenditures, the sale of non-core assets, potential mineralization, the realization of mineral resource estimates, the timing and success of exploration activities generally or the completion of a feasibility study, the timing and results of future resource estimates, future driling activities, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Although Group Ten 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 (including board and stock exchange approvals), the failure to negotiate and execute the Agreement on the terms currently contemplated or at all, 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 Group Ten and the risks and challenges of their businesses, investors should review their annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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

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Granite Creek Copper Retains SGS for 43-101 Mineral Resource Update on Carmacks Deposit in Yukon, Canada

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 10, 2021 / Granite Creek Copper Ltd. (TSXV:GCX)(OTCQB:GCXXF) (“Granite Creek” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the retention of SGS Geological Services (‘SGS”) to provide an updated National Instrument 43-101 mineral resource estimate on the Company’s Carmacks copper-gold-silver deposit in the Minto Copper Belt located in central Yukon, Canada.

Granite Creek will be incorporating drilling completed in 2017, 2020 and 2021 into an updated resource estimate which will build on the existing NI 43-101 compliant resources last published in 20171,2. Resource expansion drilling completed in 2021 consisted of 22 diamond drill holes primarily targeted at sulfide mineralization in Zones 1, 2000S and 13 and is expected to add to the existing sulfide resource (see news release dated October 28, 2021).

Table 1. Current Mineral Resource Estimate on the Carmacks Copper Project

CategoryTonnes (000)Cu (%)Au (g/t)Ag (g/t)
Oxide & Transition MineralizationMeasured6,4840.860.414.24
Indicated9,2060.970.363.80
M&I15,6900.940.383.97
Inferred9130.450.121.90
Sulphide MineralizationMeasured1,3810.640.192.17
Indicated6,6870.690.172.34
M&I8,0680.680.182.33
Inferred8,4070.630.151.99

About SGS Geological Services

SGS Geological services has a very strong team, with valuable experience, known, renown and respected in the international mining industry. The team has considerable experience in estimation and modeling of deposits of all types and practical and theoretical experience having realized hundreds of assessments for clients. A multidisciplinary group of qualified persons with a strong understanding of the disclosure requirements for Mineral Resources set out in the NI 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (2016), CIM Definition Standards – For Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (2014) and a strong understanding of the CIM Estimation of Mineral Resources & Mineral Reserves Best Practice Guidelines 2019.

Resource Road Update

On November 8th the Yukon government announced the following road construction update that directly effects Granite Creek’s Carmacks Project.

“Whitehorse based company Pelly Construction has been awarded the contract for the Carmacks Bypass Project, a $29.6 million investment to construct a new road and bridge near Carmacks. This project is a key component under the Yukon Resource Gateway Program and a collaborative effort between the Government of Yukon and Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.

The project, which is anticipated to be complete in 2024, will allow industrial vehicles to bypass the community of Carmacks, creating an enhanced and safer flow of traffic for residents. It will also improve access to mining activities while enabling the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation to benefit from contracting, education and training benefits associated with the project.

The Yukon Resource Gateway Program improves infrastructure to Yukon’s most mineral-rich areas. The Carmacks Bypass project is jointly funded by Canada and the Yukon and is the first project to be awarded under the program.”

Granite Creek President & CEO, Tim Johnson, commented, “We are very pleased to have engaged with a top calibre firm like SGS on this key milestone in the Company’s relatively short history. With the amount of highly targeted new drilling we have completed, we anticipate a robust update to the existing resource estimate and that this, along with the mine planning and trade-off studies being developed by Sedgman and Mining Plus, will have a significant impact on the project economics. In our continuing development of Carmacks, the recent announcement by the Yukon government of the start of construction on the Carmacks Bypass is extremely good news. The incremental improvement in access represented by this road upgrade is welcomed and this, combined with an updated resource estimate, will pave the way for and even more extensive exploration program in 2022.”

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

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

About Granite Creek Copper

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

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

Qualified Person

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

Forward-Looking Statements

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

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

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Granite Creek Copper Holds $2.5 Billion Worth of Copper

Bob Moriarty
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Nov 4, 2021

Granite Creek Copper (GCX-V) has 100% ownership of a 176 square km copper/gold/silver property named the Carmacks project located in the Minto Copper Belt in the Yukon. The high-grade copper project is on trend with the Minto copper mine. We shall see why that is very important to the future of the company shortly.

The project had completed a 43-101 in 2018 showing an M&I resource of 23.76 MT of 0.85% Cu, 0.31 g/t Au and 3.41 g/t Ag. A 12,000-meter drill program has been completed in 2021 directed at expanding the resource and converting inferred sulphides material to M&I. An updated 43-101 is expected in early 2022 based on results from the 2021 program. In addition there will be an updated PEA in the first half of 2022 to include both oxide and sulphide material.

At today’s price of copper, that 43-101 resource is worth $104.26/tonne in the ground. Naturally copper going any higher will make this project far more desirable. As we see from the ongoing COP26 conference there seems to be a general agreement that the world needs to reduce its carbon footprint by using more “Green Energy.”

Well, Green Energy requires enormous quantities of copper, lithium and graphite, far more than today. The world is short of copper now and is going to run even shorter. Prices will have to go up. Granite Creek Copper is in the catbird’s seat ready to move to production.

As I mentioned above Minto Exploration is important to GCX for several reasons. Minto is about to build a mill and is in the process of going public imminently. Minto has only three years reserves at presently planned production. In their financing pitch deck they clearly refer to GCX with references to potential M&A activities within the Minto Copper Belt. Guess whom they are talking about?

A week ago Granite Creek released the final results from the Phase 1 of three different phases. The Phase 1 program was designed to add sulfide tonnage to the existing oxide resource. It consisted of 19 diamond core drill holes and totaled 6355 meters. Results from the Phase 2 and Phase 3 programs are still in the lab. Phase 2 did 20 RC holes and about 3000 meters in total. Phase 3 was using the diamond core rig again and did about 2700 meters.

Granite Creek is a really easy call. As of today the company has a $22 million market cap with $1 million in cash and $500,000 in callable warrants. In addition there are a bunch of $.15 warrants expiring in January 2022 so the company is well cashed up.

I’m not a big expert on copper but Granite Creek has to be one of the lowest market cap copper stories with a real asset. When Minto goes public and goes into production, I am certain they will pay attention.

Granite Creek is an advertiser. I have participated in the last private placement so naturally I am biased. Do your own due diligence.

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Granite Creek Copper Reports Final Results from Phase 1 of 2021 Drill Program, Including 23.30 Meters of 2.27 % Copper Equivalent, at the Carmacks Copper-Gold-Silver Project in Yukon, Canada

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 28, 2021 / Granite Creek Copper Ltd. (TSX.V:GCX | OTCQB:GCXXF) (“Granite Creek” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the third and final tranche of assay results from Phase 1 of the Company’s three-phase 2021 drill program at the 100%-owned Carmacks project.

The Phase 1 campaign focused on expansion and upgrade of resources in zones 1, 2000S, and 13 by testing the sulfide potential of these priority areas. In addition to the Phase 1 program, the Company also completed Phase 2 RC drilling at early-stage targets, and a Phase 3 diamond drill program to follow up on the success of Phase 1. All activity has been completed at site for the 2021 field season with assays for Phases 2 and 3 pending.

Granite Creek President & CEO, Tim Johnson, commented, “We are extremely pleased with the results of our 2021 exploration program which achieved many of our objectives and exceeded our expectations in several important respects. We expanded sulfide mineralization in three of the main zones at Carmacks which will be reflected in an updated NI 43-101 resource estimate followed by a new mine plan which is being developed to incorporate both oxide and sulfide material. We anticipate the sulfide resources could make a significant difference to the mine life and economics of the Carmacks deposit and we look forward to further defining that potential.”

Highlights

  • In Zone 1, diamond drill hole CRM21-019 intersected 67.35m of 1.23% Copper Equivalent (“CuEq”) mineralization including 23.30m of 2.27 CuEq.
  • In Zone 1, diamond drill hole CRM21-013 intersected 67.90m of 0.90% CuEq including 22.88m of 1.14% CuEq and 12.91m of 1.73% CuEq.
  • In Zone 13, diamond drill hole CRM21-021 intersected 96.85m of 0.84% CuEq including 35.85m of 1.04 CuEq and 21.35m of 1.21 CuEq.
  • Granite Creek believes these intercepts, plus others listed in the table below, have the potential to increase the grade and confidence of the resource model in Zone 1 and increase the grade and total size of Zones 2000S and 13.
  • Updated resource model being developed.

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

Drillhole
From(m)To(m)Length*(m)Cu(%)Mo(%)Au(g/t)Ag(g/t)CuEq** (%)
CRM21-012400.65415.7515.100.340.0060.112.130.47Zone 1ThisRelease
Including405.85411.205.350.550.0160.153.010.75
CRM21-013311.00378.9067.900.730.0050.182.690.90
Including324.75343.6322.880.920.0060.233.761.14
and including355.09368.0012.911.390.0060.375.291.73
CRM21-014355.70423.4567.750.930.0090.265.161.20
Including398.00423.4524.451.530.0090.416.211.91
CRM21-017317.42363.2045.780.420.0010.152.410.55
Including323.50335.8512.350.670.0020.283.900.92
CRM21-019277.95345.3067.350.930.0110.314.231.23
Including322.00345.3023.301.70.0160.577.512.27
CRM21-004323.50367.0043.501.120.0280.203.411.40Zone 1PreviousRelease
Including338.50367.0028.501.570.0420.294.531.96
and including352.00†367.0015.001.800.0660.334.812.31
CRM21-007222.52226.604.080.910.0060.196.321.13
CRM21-010450.00513.4063.400.270.0030.081.310.35
Including450.00482.2532.250.300.0040.081.410.39
Including488.90513.4024.500.300.0030.091.470.39
CRM21-01892.40110.4018.000.910.0080.176.791.12Zone 2000SThisRelease
and158.80170.0011.200.720.0130.144.270.91
and233.60249.0015.400.390.0240.092.090.56
and263298.9035.900.350.0080.102.620.48
including287.00298.9011.900.670.0170.193.530.90
CRM21-003146.35†214.5068.150.590.0280.143.690.83Zone 2000SPreviousRelease
Including161.40179.8018.040.810.0330.214.801.13
CRM21-005137.05179.8043.240.740.0470.163.821.06
Including142.05158.4016.351.200.0360.266.111.58
CRM21-006194.40278.2083.800.640.0120.133.230.81
Including229.20278.2049.000.870.0180.173.881.10
Including248.76266.2017.441.210.0330.225.111.53
CRM21-008195.80228.4032.600.800.0190.173.881.02
Including201.55215.5514.001.100.0230.244.861.40
CRM21-009190.50243.8553.350.590.0120.142.710.75
Including191.30201.7010.400.870.0040.253.701.09
and including209.00225.9516.950.620.0090.132.760.77
and including229.90235.255.351.210.0640.284.881.68
CRM21-011223.98329.50105.520.960.0130.184.061.18
Including223.98245.2021.222.170.0100.369.132.56
and including260.32260.820.5018.970.0080.4638.319.72
CRM21-01536.6949.3812.690.230.0030.040.960.27Zone 13 ThisRelease
CRM21-01691.30238.50147.200.380.0250.102.280.56
CRM21-021132.15229.0096.850.620.0140.203.040.84
Including132.15168.0035.850.820.0130.203.801.04
and including207.65229.0021.350.800.021`0.433.511.21

** Copper equivalent (Cu Eq) values assume Cu $3.35/lb, Au $1600/oz, Ag $24/oz, Mo $12/lb and 100% recovery. *Weighted average intercepts shown. Estimated true widths vary but, based on geological interpretation of cross-sections, are estimated to be typically 60-70% of the intersected widths.

† Part of zone has poor recovery

Figure 1 – Carmacks Copper Project Plan View

Zone 1

Eight holes were drilled in Zone 1 with the objective of increasing confidence in the inferred portion of the sulfide resource of this zone as well as evaluating the down-dip continuation of the inferred resource. Drilling was successful in achieving its objectives of delineating the depth extent of mineralization, expanding the mineralization below the current resource model, and confirming the grade and anticipated thickness in the inferred portion of the sulfide resource in this zone. Of the total reported meterage with significant mineralization, 67% returned mineralized intercepts grading greater than those reported in the inferred category of the resource estimate completed in 2017. While only preliminary, the Company feels that these intercepts have the potential to significantly increase the grade and the confidence in this area of the resource model.

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

Zone 2000S

Zone 2000S has the potential to add tonnage in the sulfide domain of resource category and in doing so could add significant value to an updated PEA that included sulfide resources. During Phase 1, six diamond drillholes were drilled in this zone to evaluate the continuation of bornite-chalcopyrite mineralization down dip, and two additional holes were drilled during Phase 2 with assays still pending. Drill hole CRM21-011, along with all other drillholes from the 2021 program (see release dated August 22, 2021) extended known mineralization in the zone from 30m to 100m below the current block model. CRM21-018, a technical hole drilled subparallel to the mineralization to evaluate the geological concept of a southern W-E striking fault, was successful in locating the fault and extends mineralization to depth beneath the current resource model

Zone 13

Three diamond drill holes were completed at Zone 13 in Phase 1, and an additional two holes were completed in Phase 3 with the intent of evaluating the northern continuity of sulfide mineralization, and infilling an open area of the block model. Building on success from the company’s inaugural drill program in 2020 which included 127 metres of continuous copper mineralization in drillhole CRM20-001, grading 0.85% CuEq and including 28.65m of 1.74% CuEq and 19.2m of 1.19% CuEq (see news release dated February 11,2021), all five diamond drill holes were successful in extending and infilling mineralization from Zone 13 in the Carmacks deposit including CRM21-021 which intercepted 96.85m grading 0.84% CuEq including 35.85m of 1.04% CuEq and 21.35m of 1.21% CuEq. Drill hole CRM21-020 drilled from the same pad as CRM21-021 deviated from planed direction and was not completed.

COVID-19 Protocols

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

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

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

About Granite Creek Copper

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

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

Qualified Person

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

Quality Control and Quality Assurance

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

Forward-Looking Statements

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

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Granite Creek Copper Receives Positive Metallurgical Results at Carmacks Copper-Gold Project in Yukon, Canada

VANCOUVER BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 14, 2021 / Granite Creek Copper Ltd. (TSXV:GCX)(OTCQB:GCXXF) (“Granite Creek” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the receipt of positive results from metallurgy testing completed on sulfide mineralized core samples from the Company’s Carmacks project.

Testing was completed as part of trade-off studies now underway under the direction of Sedgman Canada and Mining Plus with the objective of developing the basis for an updated Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) on the project. Two representative samples of copper sulfide material and one sample of copper oxide material were delivered to Bureau Veritas Commodities, Metallurgy Division, for rougher flotation kinetic testing and open cleaner flotation testing. The purpose of the testing was to determine how amenable the sulfide mineralization present at the Carmacks deposit was to concentration by flotation, what recoveries could be expected, and to lay the groundwork for further testing. A preliminary copper flotation recovery model was generated at a fixed 25% copper concentrate grade with test results as summarized below:

  • Recoveries of greater than 95% for copper into a 25% copper concentrate are possible.
  • Copper sulfide minerals are well-liberated for rougher recovery via flotation at P80 of 150 µm.
  • A secondary regrind size at P80 of 25 µm can achieve 25% copper grade and high cleaner stage recovery.
  • Gold is associated primarily with copper sulfide minerals and minor pyrite. Flotation of gold with copper concentrate is likely the most economical way to recover gold.
  • High chalcopyrite content as the copper mineral and low pyrite content within the samples indicate a simple reagent scheme and relatively easy copper flotation upgrade.

The preliminary tests indicate that well-established flotation methods with known reagents will likely be the preferred processing method for sulfide material at Carmacks. The next stage of metallurgical test work will involve greater variability of samples to validate copper and gold recoveries as well as assessing potential levels of silver and molybdenum recoveries.https://s.yimg.com/rq/darla/4-9-0/html/r-sf-flx.html

Granite Creek President and CEO, Tim Johnson, commented, “These initial metallurgical results are very encouraging and are an important step in bringing the sulfide resources present at the Carmacks deposit into an updated mine plan and PEA. The Company’s belief in, and focus on, the copper sulfide potential at Carmacks and Carmacks North is being validated and advanced with every phase of work completed. We look forward to continuing to roll out the Carmacks story with substantive news flow throughout the remainder of the year and into 2022, including drill results from the recently completed, three-phase 2021 campaign.”

About Granite Creek Copper

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

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

Qualified Person

Mr (Sam) Yoon Seong Cho, MASC P.Eng., a qualified person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release.

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 timelines, metal prices and currency exchange rates, availability of capital, government regulation of exploration operations, environmental risks, reclamation, title, and future plans and objectives of the company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Although Granite Creek Copper believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include failure to obtain necessary approvals, unsuccessful exploration results, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, results of future resource estimates, future metal prices, availability of capital and financing on acceptable terms, general economic, market or business conditions, risks associated with regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of personnel, materials and equipment on a timely basis, accidents or equipment breakdowns, uninsured risks, delays in receiving government approvals, unanticipated environmental impacts on operations and costs to remedy same, and other exploration or other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the companies with securities regulators. Readers are cautioned that mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Mineral exploration and development of mines is an inherently risky business. Accordingly, the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on Granite Creek Copper and the risks and challenges of their businesses, investors should review their annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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

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Granite Creek Copper Launches Phase 3 of 2021 Drill Program at Carmacks Copper-Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / September 15, 2021 / Granite Creek Copper Ltd. (TSX.V:GCX)(OTCQB:GCXXF) (“Granite Creek” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the successful completion of Phase 2 of its 2021 drilling program, consisting of 20 holes of reverse circulation (“RC”) drilling on Zones 2, 5 and 12 at the Carmacks deposit, as well as step-out drilling at Zone A in the Carmacks North target area. The Company has now launched the third and final phase of the 2021 drill campaign, returning to Zone 2000S at the Carmacks deposit to complete offsets of hole CRM21-011 where the Company intercepted a 105.52-meter interval of copper sulphide mineralization grading 1.18% CuEq (0.96% Cu, 0.01% Mo, 0.18 g/t Au, and 4.06 g/t Ag), including a high-grade intercept of 2.55% CuEq (2.17% Cu, 0.01% Mo, 0.36 g/t Au and 9.13 g/t Ag) over 21.22 meters (see news release dated August 24, 2021). The goal of Phase 3 is to continue to expand known resources and confirm the geometry in Zone 2000S to support the development of a mine plan for the sulphide portion of the deposit now underway by Sedgman and Mining Plus.

Granite Creek drilled 19 diamond core holes in the first phase of 2021 drilling, with assays from 9 holes released to date and results from the remaining 10 holes expected in the near term. Samples from the RC program have been sent for assay and will be announced over the next quarter as they become available.

Granite Creek President & CEO, Tim Johnson, commented, “We are very pleased with our 2021 exploration season to date and are excited to enter the final phase of drilling for the year. Given the very strong results we have seen from the first phase of diamond drilling and the positive implications we expect them to have for our resource expansion efforts, the Company adjusted the third phase to return to Zone 2000S where we see substantial opportunity to define additional new areas of mineralization outside the current resource model. Bringing this sulphide material into the model is expected to increase the current NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate in our planned update, with a view to a potentially significant extension of the projected mine life in an updated PEA for Q1 2022. We look forward to continued, substantive news flow throughout the remainder of the year and into 2022.”https://s.yimg.com/rq/darla/4-9-0/html/r-sf-flx.html

Figure 1 – First hole of Phase 3 drill program ready for logging at the Carmacks Project, September 2021

Live Webinar

Granite Creek Copper will be hosting a live webinar with Q&A on Tuesday, September 21 at 9 am Pacific Time. President & CEO, Tim Johnson, will provide a brief overview of the Carmacks Copper-Gold project, followed by an update on progress and discussion of the Company’s near and longer-term development plans. To register, please click here.

About Granite Creek Copper

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

Qualified Person

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

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

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Group Ten Metals – Maiden 43-101 Nickel-PGE Resource Update

Maurice:

Joining us for a conversation is Michael Rowley, the CEO of Group Ten Metals. Glad to be speaking with you today, as you have a big announcement for shareholders regarding the Black Lake–Drayton gold project. Before we begin, Mr. Rowley, please introduce us to Group Ten Metals and the opportunity the company presents to shareholders.

Michael Rowley:

Group Ten is focused on advancing our Stillwater West project as a premier source of low-carbon ‘green metals’ in Montana’s Stillwater district, beside Sibanye-Stillwater’s mine complex. Within the next few weeks, we expect to debut our maiden resource estimates of nickel, copper, palladium, platinum, rhodium, gold and cobalt, on that project which we expect will compare favorably with our peers and position us for growth based on this years drill campaign.

Along with owning half of the iconic Stillwater district in Montana, Group Ten also has two other district-scale land positions, the Black Lake Drayton gold project in Ontario that you mentioned a minute ago, and the Kluane PGE-Ni-Cu-Co project in the Yukon.  All three of these are big brownfield land positions in great districts, and they are 100% owned by Group Ten because we were acquiring them strategically during the bear market when great assets were available inexpensively. We are focused more than ever on Stillwater, and with that our non-core assets are effectively up for sale or spin-out in the first in a series in that regard.

Maurice:

Well, let’s begin today in Ontario is Group Ten Metals has just announced (Press Release) a letter of intent with Heritage Mining on the sale of the Black Lake–Drayton gold project. Congratulations, sir.

Michael Rowley:

Thank you, we are excited about the potential we see there.  Heritage Mining is a new listing with an excellent team, and they are well equipped to focus on Black Lake and give it the attention it deserves while granting excellent exposure to that success.

Black Lake is a rare asset that is hard to find in this current, improving market with increasing activity in junior exploration.  It checks all the boxes.  It is a big land position that shares an emerging district with a 3Moz development-stage high-grade gold project, yet is underexplored. So there is lots of smoke, someone just needs to find the fire.  Treasury Metals has done great work to the west of us consolidating the rest of the district, and Rainy River, farther to the west is now in production with New Gold. This whole belt was late to the game because of limited access and shallow ground cover, but developments at Rainy River in the 1990s changed that, and now there is over 14Moz in the belt, and growing.

Maurice:

All right, let’s get into the exciting stuff, sir. Please share the terms of the agreement with us and in particular, the cash and share compensation that group 10 metals will be receiving along with the carried interest in the potential for discovery payments.

Michael Rowley:

It’s a great deal for both parties. Group Ten will gain a major share position in a newly listed company that’s focused on precious metals and focused on developing tier one assets, developing resources. And we get that 10% free carried interest through to feasibility study. So we can be at the table at a later stage to negotiate the sale of that during a possible broader consolidation play in the district. We received $320,000 in cash payments in the first two years of the deal as well. And we receive bonus payments of $1 for every ounce of gold that is formerly brought on the books in any category at any time and even in multiple stages. That has a $10 million cap on that, the district already hosts more than 10 million ounces. So that figure is certainly possible given the area.

Maurice:

So that we better appreciate the terms. Would you please provide us with a quick bio on Heritage Mining and what they bring to the table?

Michael Rowley:

Heritage Mining is a very experienced team with an excellent track record of raising cash and advancing projects, especially in Ontario and Quebec. Heritage is familiar with this geology. They’re keen to hit the ground, which is very pleasing to us because the point of this deal is that we want someone else to raise the $5 million and advance this asset the way we think it can be advanced. So they certainly appear to be capable of that. They have an excellent record of proving ounces, developing mines, operating companies, and marketing, raising capital.

Maurice:

Where will this transaction put Group Ten Metals in terms of ownership, percentage on the share structure for Heritage Mining?

Michael Rowley:

Well, we’ll have to see what their first placement looks like once they’re trading and that’s a couple of months out from now. But we expect to be about 10% of the company initially, and then maintain between the 5% and 10% level from there. A key point on that note also is that we have that bonus structure having a carried interest. Therefore, we are not relying solely on our share position for value. We’ve got several avenues here to be exposed to that success that we expect them to have.

Maurice:

And when does Group Ten Metals expect the transaction will close?

Michael Rowley:

We look good to close around the 60-day mark around mid-October.

Maurice:

Leaving Ontario and onto the Yukon where Group Ten Metals has another non-core asset within his property bank that is equally has been receiving a lot of interest from prospective buyers. And I’m speaking of the Kluane PGE, nickel, copper project in the Yukon. Sir, any updates for us?

Michael Rowley:

The Kluane is another explored project. We have over 250 square kilometers in the under-explored Kluane Belt, which is a fantastic belt of deposits. Another ultramafic system like Stillwater reaching from BC through into Alaska. The most advanced one. There is Nickel Creek Platinum, formerly Wellgreen. And the news there is that they’ve been increasingly active in the past year. And that’s good to see. They’ve been drilling, they’ve been doing geophysics and they’ve been doing it up on the northwest end of the system towards us, which is music to our ears. We’ll be seeing them at Beaver Creek and we’re looking forward to further activity from them. You’re correct that we’re getting more interested in those projects and that they like Black Lake are effectively for sale. We just have low carrying costs. Then we’re taking our time looking for the right deals.

Maurice:

Leaving the Yukon less visit Montana, which hosts your flagship Stillwater West project. But before we get into the latest news on the Stillwater West, would you please remind us about the unique value proposition before us on your flagship project?

Michael Rowley:

The Stillwater West is fantastic.  In 2017, the opportunity was presented to us to own half of the iconic Stillwater District, which sounds too good to be true in a way. But thanks to several factors that came together at the right time. Most of all, a local vendor who had spotted a bankruptcy that left these claims available, and he was quick, he bought the data from the past operators and he tied up the claims. We’ve since tripled land position. We now own half the district we’ve built a terrific database, predictive geologic model. The point is that we are well on our way to proving ourselves as a primary source of green metals, battery-grade nickel, copper, cobalt, with platinum group elements, palladium, platinum, rhodium, and also gold.

In a US district beside three mines and a smelter complex. These are big disseminated, sulfide deposits. They convert easily and cleanly to nickel sulfate. And we are weeks away from our first resources on the project, which is a very exciting moment for any junior exploration company. This will be a solid debut, it’ll position us nicely among our peers. And we see terrific room to grow from there. If you’ve seen our news release back in April, where we related the 3D models from our IP survey, the emerging images of our Resource models, and the potential we have for expansion.

Maurice:

The Stillwater West is currently undergoing its largest exploration program to date, which is a 10,000-meter drill program there recently added a second drill rig, sir, take us on-site and get us up to speed on the program.

Michael Rowley:

We have 2 rigs turning, which is music to our ears. We’re hitting sulfide very nicely in both, massive sulfide in places, net texture, and disseminated in others. The predictive model that we’ve been working up the past few years is working beautifully. And that’s a key point. We’re now hitting with a high degree of predictability, which is what geologists want to see. The district is well mineralized.  Our neighbor has 87 million ounces in current resources, reserves, and 14 million ounces in past production of the highest-grade palladium-platinum in the world.

That’s a single magmatic pulse laid down across 40 kilometers. These things are staggering in scale, and it’s also a nickel-copper-sulfide deposit that is worth noting. We are just below them in that stratigraphy. And we’re seeing similar continuity of these horizons. We are hitting new ones all the time, they seem to run for great lengths and it’s easy to add ounces and pounds. The program that you mentioned that’s underway now should do very nicely for expanding the inaugural resources as fast as we can in 2022. So we’ll debut numbers here in summer 2021, and then look to expand them as fast as possible in 2022.

Maurice:

All right, you have two truth machines drilling away. Do you already have some core in the lab and any timeframe on when we may receive some assays?

Michael Rowley:

The first one and a half holes are in the labs, include some nice-looking core. The labs are saying six weeks though, give me into October to get those into a news release.

Maurice:

Now we will hold you to that, but we will hold the labs to that. All right, switching gears, let’s look at some numbers. Sir, please provide the capital structure for Group Ten Metals.

Michael Rowley:

Group Ten Metals has 163 million shares outstanding at today’s price. That puts us around a $50 million market cap. We feel that significantly below where we could be based on our peers. I think a good peer might be Canada Nickel, for example. Noting of course they don’t have the platinum group element component that we have. However, they are four or five times our market cap with a similar, large, lower-grade nickel project. And we think that makes it a compelling comparison. We have$ 6 million cash in the bank and we have $13 million in the money options and warrants. Those are priced between .21 and .30 cents. No placements are planned for the foreseeable future and a fully funded, fully permitted for this year’s program. And even into next year at this point.

Maurice:

Speaking of those warrants. Expect for me to go ahead and exercise mine. Speaking of the shares, Group Ten Metals recently upgraded its DTC eligibility. What does that mean for shareholders? I

Michael Rowley:

I had to look into it myself to be reminded. DTC is an electronic clearing service. This simplifies the process of trading and enhances liquidity For American traders, which we have a really good US shareholder base. So this is, meaningful in terms of fast and efficient settling of those trades.

Maurice:

Before we close Mr. Rowley, what would you like to say to shareholders?

Michael Rowley:

This is an exciting time for Group Ten Metals! If you’re familiar with the Lassonde Curve value creation in junior miners were at that just pre-discovery phase where you get that rapid increase in value. And it’s quite a privilege to be here. It’s exciting to be systematically exploring the Stillwater Complex, which is famously metal-rich, and yet also under-explored and it’s remarkable, but the 215 drill holes to date across 32 kilometers of claims, 61 square kilometers. That’s not a lot. And we’re testing things all the time that have never been drilled and we’re finding nice-looking sulfides there. So to be the ones systematically adding value and looking like, in terms of the market, that we’re on the left end of the Lassonde Curve, but knowing that we’re much farther along in terms of having comfort about some size and grade here. Pretty exciting.

Maurice:

Last question. What did I forget to ask?

Michael Rowley:

Well, it’s probably a good point to touch on the broader commodity markets and you know metal markets are going sideways at the moment but there are the fundamentals are in place perhaps more than ever for a really good steady increase. We’re looking for all the metals in our suite of commodity baskets to resume their upward momentum likely this fall. We’ve got the FED meeting behind us today. Things look positive the fundamentals are there and we’re looking forward to increased value for all our commodities, especially, in nickel. We’re hearing increasingly of the coming shortfall in nickel sulfide, in particular clean nickel that’s good for batteries or rather makes nickel sulfate in the most environmentally friendly manner. We’re excited to be part of that and we’re looking forward to that renewed momentum. This is a good buying opportunity to buy shares in Group Ten Metals. 

Maurice

Sir, for readers that want to get more information on Group Ten Metals, please share the website address.

Michael Rowley:

www.grouptenmetals.com

Maurice:

Mr. Rowley, it’s been a pleasure speaking with you today, wishing you and Group Ten Metals the absolute best sir.