Month: January 2016

Alset Energy Appoints Gennen McDowall as Chairman of the Board

Alset Energy Corp. is pleased to announce that, subject to regulatory approval, it has appointed Gennen McDowall as a director and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Company. Throughout his career, Mr. McDowall has held senior positions at major mining companies and has been a director of several public mining companies. His experience and network of contacts in the mining and financial sector will be a valuable addition as he helps guide Alset’s Board of Directors.

Endeavour Silver Provides Production and Cost Guidance for 2016; Conference Call at 10:00am PST Today

Bradford Cooke, Endeavour CEO, commented, “Our Guanaceví and Bolañitos mines continue to be profitable at current metal prices but the El Cubo mine continues to lose money in spite of our successful efforts to expand the operation and reduce cash operating and all-in sustaining costs three years in a row. Therefore, we plan to mine the accessible reserves this year at El Cubo and have suspended investments on exploration and mine development there until metal prices improve. That means El Cubo will see a steady decline of production through the year until it goes on care and maintenance in the fourth quarter.

Arian Silver Corp. – Placing and Directors’ Dealings

Jim Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Arian commented: “I am once again excited to be taking Arian forwards in what could be described as a new chapter. Our cash outflows have reduced significantly in recent months as head office costs have been streamlined, most notably through internal reorganisation and reduction in salaries paid, we have to date generated monthly savings of US$0.1 million. Looking at 2016, we will have a stronger balance sheet, firstly through the elimination of debt financing, and secondly with the injection of cash from this financing. The market is ripening with opportunities, which we are positioning ourselves to seize.”

IMPACT Silver celebrates 10 year Anniversary of Continuous Production at the Royal Mines of Zacualpan Silver District and reports Record Silver Production in 2015

Fred Davidson, President and CEO of IMPACT Silver, stated “Ten years of continuous production at Zacualpan is a great milestone. I congratulate all our employees and contractors, past and present, on this proud achievement. From our modest beginnings in 2006, the IMPACT team has built up the operations year by year and as a crowning achievement saw record production in 2015 of nearly one million ounces of silver. Currently we are in a tough metals market but the Zacualpan operations have weathered downturns in the past and we will continue our efforts to weather this downturn through the exceptional skills and dedication of our team to keep costs low, and we are blessed with high grade silver zones in the ground on our 100% owned land package. We will continue to focus on growth opportunities and generation of value for our shareholders in the coming next decades.”

Exploration Work Defines Gold Zone and Drilling Targets at The Tajitos Gold Project, Sonora, Mexico

Riverside Resources Inc. is pleased to announce that exploration work continues with partner Centerra Gold Inc. at the Company’s Tajitos Gold Project in Sonora, Mexico. The initial exploration program funded by Centerra Gold over the past two months included extensive continuous rock chip channel sampling and stream sediment sampling. Drill targets are being defined with further work now underway and up to 4,500 metres in drilling expected to follow.

Gold Resource Corporation Intercepts Additional Multiple High-Grade Parallel Veins at Switchback Including 6.32 Meters of 5.87 G/T Gold

Gold Resource Corporation today announced new Switchback drill highlights from its El Aguila Project’s Arista Mine including 6.32 meters of 5.87 grams per tonne (g/t) gold, 139 g/t silver, 0.58% copper, 5.00% lead and 8.14% zinc. Gold Resource Corporation is a gold and silver producer with operations in Oaxaca, Mexico and exploration in Nevada, USA. The Company has returned over $108 million to shareholders in monthly dividends since commercial production commenced July 1, 2010, and offers shareholders the option to convert their cash dividends into physical gold and silver and take delivery.

Minera Alamos Inc.: Issues Resource Estimate for Los Verdes North Deposit and Updated Work Plan

“The mineralization at the North Deposit is very similar in metal content to that of the South Deposit. Mineralization extends surprisingly close to surface and also exhibits the same potential for high grade “starter pit” mining opportunities as are currently being evaluated for the Company’s South Deposit”, said Darren Koningen, President, Minera Alamos Inc. “The deposit may offer a superior initial route to mining operations at the Los Verdes project, potentially eliminating months of waste pre-stripping along with the associated capital costs”.

Primero Increases Production by 15% and Lowers AISC by 20% in 2015; Expects Additional Cost Reductions in 2016

“We completed 2015 with production momentum, low costs, and financial strength from our two mines in stable Americas-only jurisdictions,” saidJoseph F. Conway, Chief Executive Officer. “Although 2015 was a volatile year in the markets we remained focused on delivering our operating plan. We advanced the San Dimas expansion while cutting its estimated capital costs significantly and delivered excellent exploration results across our asset portfolio. We are also well prepared to execute on the planned succession of Ernest Mast to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer and myself to Executive Vice Chairman later this month.”

Azure Minerals Ltd. – Resource Drillout Completed at Mesa de Plata, Further Potential Identified

Azure’s Managing Director, Mr Tony Rovira said, “Our exploration is continuing and studies by our geologists and external consultants indicate that the alteration and mineralisation styles at Mesa de Plata and in nearby areas are typical of other lithocap-hosted, epithermal gold and silver deposits in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America. This supports the Company’s belief that a large mineralising system is present here with potential to host significant precious metal deposits.”

Almaden Files Updated Preliminary Economic Assessment Technical Report for Its Ixtaca Gold-Silver Deposit, Mexico

Almaden Minerals Ltd. announces that the independent NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment Update Technical Report, for its gold-silver Ixtaca Deposit, Mexico, has been completed and filed on SEDAR. A summary of findings from the PEA were announced in Almaden’s press release issued December 9th, 2015. The full report, “Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Ixtaca Project”, prepared by Moose Mountain Technical Services can be obtained from www.sedar.com…

Bacanora Announces Consultancy Agreement and Option Grant

BACANORA MINERALS LTD. is pleased to announce the entering into of a consultancy agreement in respect of the liason with and procurement of potential purchasers for the Company’s lithium products. The agreement is with a private company that is controlled by Mark Hohnen, who is a proposed nominee for election to the Board of Bacanora whose approval as a director remains subject to final regulatory approval. The consultancy agreement is for a period of eighteen months, subject to early termination by either party upon one month notice…

Colibri Appoints New Directors and Officers

Colibri Resource Corporation is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Edward Stringer as the Company’s new President, CEO and a Director, Mr. William D. Macdonald , as a Director of the Company, and Mr. Jacques F. Monette , as a Director of the Company effective January 4, 2016 .

Endeavour Silver Updates Reserve and Resource Estimates; Deep Drilling Intersects Highest Grades Yet at Terronera

Bradford Cooke, CEO of Endeavour, stated, “We are gratified to have replaced our P&P reserves and boosted our M&I silver resources given the challenging metal price environment last year. Our exploration efforts were successful in identifying new mineralization at each mine and the Terronera mine project should be a significant driver of new reserves and resources in 2016.”

New Gold Exceeds Guidance With Record 2015 Gold Production And Provides 2016 Operational Outlook

“We had a very solid year operationally and financially in 2015, despite the challenging market conditions,” stated Randall Oliphant, Executive Chairman. “Our operations delivered record gold production that exceeded guidance and our low costs continue to enable us to generate a robust margin even at lower gold prices. At the same time, we successfully advanced our portfolio of growth projects. We completed the New Afton mill expansion project ahead of schedule and under budget and made significant progress in the construction of Rainy River. Importantly, we also strengthened our financial position by$330 million with the completion of the Rainy River stream sale and El Morro transaction.”

Timmins Gold Signs New Credit Facility Term Sheet

Timmins Gold Corp. is pleased to announce that it has signed an indicative term sheet with Sprott Resource Lending Partnership and Goldcorp Inc., which outlines the material terms of an amended and restated credit facility that is expected to replace the existing credit facility.

Gold Resource Corporation Expands High Grade Arista Mineralization

“It is not only exciting to drill additional high-grade mineralization within Arista’s known veins, but also impressive to discover another new high-grade vein while testing the margins of this deposit,” commented Gold Resource Corporation’s Vice President of Exploration, Mr. Barry Devlin. “The multiple veins that make up the Arista deposit exhibit unique mineralization, as we see in Viridiana’s high-grade gold component and Marena’s polymetallic composition including a high-grade zinc phase. I believe the potential exists to discover additional high-grade veins at Arista with future drill programs testing the margins of this expanding deposit.”

Canarc Reports Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment For the El Compas Gold-Silver Mine Project in Zacatecas, Mexico with Low All-In Sustaining Costs Estimated at US$614 per ounce AuEq.

Canarc CEO Catalin Chiloflischi comments: “The PEA clearly indicates that our El Compas Mine has the potential to be an economically robust, low cost, high margin, rapid payback project even at lower metal prices, thanks in part to its high grades, low costs and low capital expenditure requirements. We will now turn our focus to arranging the capital financing needed to develop this attractive gold-silver mine and place it into production.”

Great Panther Silver Reports 30% Increase In Metal Production For 2015 To Record 4.16 Million Silver Equivalent Ounces

“Continued strong performance in the fourth quarter capped off a transformative year for Great Panther”, stated Robert Archer, President & CEO. “We delivered new annual records for silver, gold, and total metal production and beat our already upwardly revised guidance by about 300,000 Ag eq oz. The ongoing ramp up in production at San Ignacio, with higher gold grades, was the major factor in this year-over-year increase. In addition, Topia exceeded one million Ag eq oz for the first time. Operational efficiencies and grade control improved significantly and I would like to congratulate our entire team for a banner year. The increase in production at higher grades allowed us to lower our costs substantially such that Great Panther is well-positioned to withstand this period of depressed metal prices and take advantage of future price rises.”

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