Month: December 2011

Soltoro reports Mexico Silver Resource of 77.4M ounces M&I, 1.18M ounces Inferred

Soltoro Ltd. announced a resource estimate for its El Rayo Silver Project in Jalisco State, Mexico. The 43-101 includes an updated silver estimate for Las Bolas and Highway Zone structures, an initial silver estimate for La Soledad structure and an initial gold estimate for El Rayo Northern Zone.The estimates for all zones use a 20 g/t silver cutoff. Total measured and indicated estimates showed 42.2 million tonnes grading 57.11 g/t for 77.4 million ounces silver. Total inferred estimates showed 580,000 tonnes grading 65.51 g/t for 1.18 million ounces silver.Las Bolas estimate showed 6.1 million tonnes grading 63.44 g/t for 12.4 million ounces silver measured and 29.3 million tonnes grading 49.49 g/t for 46.6 million ounces silver indicated.The Highway Zone estimate showed 2.9 million tonnes grading 57.39 g/t for 5.4 million ounces silver indicated and 210,000 tonnes grading 36.34 g/t for 245,000 ounces silver inferred.La Soledad estimate showed 3.9 million tonnes grading 104.2 g/t for 13 million ounces silver indicated and 370,000 tonnes grading 82.15 g/t for 935,000 ounces silver inferred.The silver estimates used prices of $27 an ounce. No credits were assigned for other metals.

Yale Terminates Agreement for Carol Property

Yale Resources Ltd. has terminated the option agreement for the Carol Property with El Condor Resources Inc. as certain financial milestones in the agreement were not met.

Oro Mining Reports Activities at Its Taunus Deposit

The Taunus deposit was previously owned and operated by Eldorado Gold from 1995 until 1998 when it was closed due to solution management matters and a low gold price. At the time it was known as the La Trinidad mine. Oro acquired the deposit in 2005 and by drilling the deposit to a depth of approximately 200 meters below surface, identified previously unknown gold mineralisation. Due to the brecciated nature of the rocktypes in the deposit area, including the mineralized material, a drilling technique known as sonic drilling was initiated in late 2010, and continued through September 2011. This drilling style was used in order to achieve maximum core recovery. This process is slow and costly but achieves the desired effect with depth limitations.

Riverside Resources Updates Drilling and Exploration Progress on Multiple Projects

Riverside Resources Inc. is pleased to provide an exploration update on partner funded drilling and exploration. The Company delivered strong deal flow in 2011 signing five different option agreements with other junior partners. Riverside and its partners were busy completing four separate drill programs during the second half of the year and are currently drilling a fifth project. The Company continues to generate and advance quality exploration prospects and will aim to deliver multiple partner funded drill programs in 2012. Recently completed drill programs along with exploration updates are summarized below.

Quitovac Mine Surface Land Agreement Signed, Sonora Mexico

Silver Scott Mines Inc. is pleased to announce the execution of a 10 year extendable surface land agreement for exploration within more than 4000 hectares held by the company, and within which up to 100 hectares is permitted with high impact work including mining. The agreement that was recently completed allows the mining activities within the 100 hectare tract in mineral concessions held by the company. The community vote was unanimous in favor of the proposal which included a .7 of 1 percent production royalty and a 5 year review process with the community. This completed agreement allows the company to move forward with drilling of the gold bearing oxidized mineralized zone and further detailed assessment of production with a technical report in 2012. In addition the concession application announced in Sept. 30, 2011, was recently granted two concession titles totaling 11,563 has. of the 12,000 application.

Mexigold and Riverside Resources Provides Update on Preliminary Drill Program at Catrina Property

Mexigold Corp. and its Joint Venture Partner (and operator) Riverside Resources Inc. are pleased to provide an update on the ongoing diamond drill program at the Catrina property, located in Durango State, Mexico. The drilling contract was awarded to Major Drilling of Hermosillo, Mexico. Drilling commenced on November 18th and to-date 5 holes have been completed. The drill is currently sitting on the 6th hole of the planned 8-hole drill program. Work has been temporarily halted to allow the exploration crew to take a short scheduled break for the Christmas season. Drilling will resume in January 2012.

Soltoro Reports NI 43-101 Compliant 77.4 Million Ounce in Pit Silver Resource at the El Rayo Primary Silver Deposit in Jalisco, Mexico

Soltoro Ltd. has received an in pit measured and indicated resource estimate of 77.4 million ounces silver on its 100% owned El Rayo silver project in the State of Jalisco, Mexico. The NI 43-101 compliant Mineral Resource was estimated by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. and includes an updated estimate for the Las Bolas and Highway Zone structures and an initial estimate for the La Soledad structure. La Soledad is a newly discovered deposit where drilling is ongoing with the objective of extending silver mineralization along strike and at depth. To date the Company has only tested a 600 metre section of the La Soledad structure where an associated series of airborne magnetic anomalies has been traced for over six kilometres. The current resource does not include any estimate for the La Catarina mine area where seven holes were recently completed to confirm a historic resource.

Oremex Silver Acquires Additional Concessions Adjacent to Chalchihuites Silver Project

Oremex Silver Inc. is pleased to announce that its’ wholly owned Mexican subsidiary, Minera Mantos S. de R.L. de C.V., has entered into a letter agreement to acquire the Navidad Group concessions. The Navidad Group consists of four exploration concessions totaling 392.53 hectares in the Chalchihuites district and adjacent to Oremex’s Chalchihuites silver project (Figure 1).

Virgin Metals Updates the Los Verdes Plan & Schedule

“The material economic improvement resulting from our recent acquisition of the Potreritos project requires an adjustment to our schedule in order to accommodate its additional resources into the pre-feasibility study,” said Chris Frostad, President and CEO, Virgin Metals Inc.

Maza Drilling is a Mexican company established in 2007 in Mazatlán, Sinaloa. Our Canadian founder, Mr. Guy de Launiere, has over 20 years of international experience managing diverse drilling operations. Maza Drilling strives to compete at the highest levels in terms of recovery, effectiveness, efficiency, and affordability at every project while keeping at the forefront of technology to meet our customer’s needs in this demanding market.

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