Day: May 24, 2012

Mexico promises to protect Huichol Indian lands

Mexico’s government says it will protect a half-million acres held sacred by the Huichol Indian tribe that inspired a protest movement against a Canadian company’s silver-mining concessions in the northern desert.

Esperanza Resources Corp. Announces Closing of $34 Million Special Warrant Offering

Esperanza Resources Corp. is pleased to announce that it has closed the previously announced private placement of 24,000,000 special warrants at a price of C$1.25 per Special Warrant for aggregate gross proceeds of C$30 million. The Offering was conducted through a syndicate of agents co-led by Cormark Securities Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc. and including Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Stonecap Securities Inc. The Agents also partially exercised the Agents’ option and sold an additional 3,214,000 Special Warrants at the Issue Price for additional gross proceeds of approximately C$4 million. As consideration for their services in connection with the Offering, the Company has paid to the Agents a cash commission equal to 6% of the proceeds of the Offering.

Arco Closes Property Sale to Argentum Silver

Arco Resources Corp. announces that it has closed the sale of the Lachiguiri and Silacayoapan properties to Argentum Silver Corp. in accordance with a settlement and purchase agreement dated May 9, 2012 (see Arco’s news release dated May 10, 2012).

Serengeti Reports Recent Drilling Expands Victoria Mineralized Zone

Serengeti Resources Inc. announces results from the remaining 16 holes of a recently completed 19 hole reverse circulation drill program at the Victoria project, located in Southern Chihuahua State, Mexico. Drilling continued to demonstrate the presence of widespread poly-metallic (gold-silver-zinc+/-lead) mineralization at the Victoria project, which had previously been identified in holes 1 and 2 (see news release dated May 8th, 2012). Hole V13 intersected 1.95% Zn, 0.26% Pb, 0.07 g/t Au, and 5.1 g/t Ag over 24.0 metres. In addition, hole V16 intersected 1.0 g/t Au and 17 g/t Ag over 1.5 metres, and hole V9 intersected 5.31% Zn and 4.0 g/t Ag over a 3.0 metre interval.

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