Month: January 2012

Starcore Closes $2.25 million Financing

Vancouver, B.C. — Further to its press release of January 24, 2012, Starcore International Mines Ltd. (the “Company”) announces that it has closed its non-brokered financing for gross proceeds of $2,252,500. The financing was in the form of 9,010,000 Units at $0.25 per Unit (a “Unit”), each Unit comprised of one common share of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one-half of one transferable share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each whole Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share of the Company at a price of $0.35 to January 30, 2014.

Argentum Begins Drilling at Coyote Property

Argentum Silver Corp. reports that it has commenced the first phase of its drilling program at the 1053-hectare Coyote Property, located in the State of Jalisco, Mexico. Argentum has planned a 2000-metre diamond drill program consisting of nineteen holes ranging in depth from 80 to 130 metres. These holes are targeted to test six of the identified mineralized veins from surface. Argentum can extend this drill program to 3000 metres or more without re-mobilizing the drill crew. This decision will be made based on initial results of the drilling.

Source Exploration Corp. Announces Increase in Non Borkered Private Placement to Raise up to $2,990,000

Source Exploration Corp. is pleased to announce that due to strong investor demand for its recently announced non-brokered private placement of up to 10,000,000 units of the Company at a price of $0.26 per Unit, the Company has agreed to increase the size of the Offering to raise up to $2,990,000. The Offering will now include the issuance of an additional 1,500,000 Units, for a total of up to 11,500,000 Units.

AuRico Gold Provides 2012 Operational Guidance

AuRico Gold Inc. (TSX: AUQ) (NYSE: AUQ), (“AuRico” or “AuRico Gold” or the “Company”)provides operating and capital expenditure guidance for 2012. All amounts are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Fortuna Silver mine protester killed

A dispute over a water pipeline in San José del Progreso, a municipality in the Ocotlán district of the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, turned deadly on Jan. 18 when supporters of Mayor Alberto Mauro Sánchez Muñoz reportedly opened fire on demonstrators. Protesters Bernardo Méndez Vásquez and Abigail Vásquez Sánchez were wounded; Méndez Vásquez died the next day in a hospital in Oaxaca city, the state capital. Both were members of the United Peoples of the Ocotlán Valley Coordinating Committee (COPUVO), which has been engaged in a three-year struggle against the Trinidad silver mine owned by Compañia Minera Cuzcatlan S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

Riverside and Mexigold Commence Drilling at the Pedernal Gold-Silver Project in Durango, Mexico

Riverside Resources Inc. is pleased to report that an initial five hole drill program has commenced at the Pedernal Project in Durango, Mexico. The main focus of the program will be the Tablones Norte Vein, where the recent trenching and soil sampling returned encouraging results (News release January 24, 2012). The program also proposes to test the Milpas Vein structure with at least a single drill hole. Drill holes will vary from 200 to 400 metres in depth with angles of -50 degrees to -60 degrees.

Northair Outlines 2012 Work Programs for Precious Metal Projects in Mexico

International Northair Mines Ltd. is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved a significant exploration budget for the coming year. Work will focus on the Company’s 100% owned La Cigarra silver project, located in the state of Chihuahua and its 50% owned Sierra Rosario silver/gold project located in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico.

Goldgroup Drilling Continues to Extend the La Paila Zone at Caballo Blanco

Goldgroup Mining Inc. is pleased to announce that additional diamond drill holes at the Company’s 100% wholly owned Caballo Blanco gold project in Veracruz, Mexico have yielded significant gold intercepts. All diamond drill holes are contained in completely oxidized, vuggy and siliceous rock occurring within and peripheral to the La Paila Zone, which lies within the Northern Zone. All 11 drill holes reported below (see Tables 1 and 2 and the drill hole location map) are above the established cut-off grade and are part of the ongoing drilling program intended to increase mineralized resources at Caballo Blanco. Of the 11 drill holes reported below, six of these drill holes further define the La Paila mineral resource, and the remaining five drill holes expanded the southwestern flank of the La Paila Zone. The zone currently remains open to the south and southwest.

Galena Appoints Craig Lindsay as President and CEO

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (January 27, 2012) – Galena Capital Corp. (TSX.V: FYI), (“Galena” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Craig Lindsay as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Lincoln Mining Announces Private Placement of Up to $300,000

Lincoln Mining Corporation announces its plans to conduct a non-brokered private placement of up to 4,000,000 units at a price of $0.075 per unit for total proceeds of up to $300,000. Each Unit will be comprised of one common share of the Company and one half of one non-transferable common share purchase warrant. Each whole purchase warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one additional common share of the Company at a price of $0.10 per share for a period of one year from closing.

Source Exploration Corp. Announces Non Brokered Private Placement of Up to $2,600,000

Source Exploration Corp. (“Source” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:SOP) is pleased to announce that it has arranged a non-brokered private placement (the “Offering”) of up to 10,000,000 units of the Company (the “Units”) at a price of $0.26 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to $2,600,000. Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company and one half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one common share of the Company for a period of twelve months from the closing date of the Offering at a price of $0.60 per common share, provided that the Company will have the right to accelerate the expiry date on notice to the Warrant holders if the closing price of its common shares on a stock exchange in Canada is higher than $0.80 per common share for a period of 20 consecutive trading days after four months from the closing date of the Offering, in which case the Warrants will expire 30 days after the date on which such notice is given.

First Majestic Is Ready To Run With A New Plant, New Mine

On Jan. 24, 2012 First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) announced the inauguration of the new La Parrilla floatation/cyanidation plant in the State of Durango, Mexico on Jan. 18. The new plant has a total capacity of 2,000 tpd (1,000 tpd in the flotation circuit and 1,000 tpd in the cyanidation circuit). It is expected to be operating at full capacity in February 2012. It is currently operating at 1,500 tpd. Once completed, annual production from La Parrilla mine is estimated to be approximately 3.0 million ounces of pure silver, 6.0 million pounds of lead, and 4.3 million pounds of zinc. AG is now set to grow EPS by 73.10% in 2012. This is great news for investors, and it should provide a springboard for AG’s stock price to move significantly upward.

Newstrike reports Mexico Gold Assays as high as 1.54 g/t over 73m

Newstrike Capital Inc TSXV:NES announced assays from its Ana Paula project in Mexico. Results include

0.88 g/t gold over 14.3 metres
0.56 g/t over 36.6 metres (including 1.5 g/t over 7.3 metres)
0.75 g/t over 46 metres (including 1.27 g/t over 14 metres)
1.54 g/t over 73 metres
0.63 g/t over 54.3 metres (including 1.21 g/t over 12.3 metres)
0.67 g/t over 27.4 metres (including 1.58 g/t over 6.2 metres)

El Tigre Silver Corp. Announces Closing of Private Placement

El Tigre Silver Corp. is pleased to announce that it has closed the second and final tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement. The Company closed the first tranche of the Private Placement on December 30, 2011. Aggregate gross proceeds from both the first and second tranches total $1,116,000. The final tranche consists of 1,528,000 units of the Company for aggregate gross proceeds of $382,000. Each Unit consists of common share of the Company and one-half of a common share purchase warrant. Each whole Warrant entitles the holder to acquire an additional common share of the Company for a period of 2 years from the date of issue at a price of $0.40 per share.

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