Month: February 2016

Bacanora Announces Interim Results for Six Months Ended December 31, 2015

Peter Secker, CEO of Bacanora, said, “With Indicated lithium resources of 5.0 Mt LCE contained in 364 Mt of clay, at a Li grade of 2,600 ppm, Sonora is one of the world’s larger lithium deposits. During the period under review we commenced a PFS to establish the commerciality of a plant at Sonora with the potential to deliver up to 35,000 tonnes per annum of lithium carbonate, in a two phase process. We are highly encouraged by the progress made to date and we expect to be in a position to announce the results of the PFS in Q1, 2016.

Primero Provides Exploration Update; Black Fox Froome Zone Expanded With Intersection of Significant Continuity; New Vein Discovery at San Dimas

“We continue to demonstrate upside through exploration at our two operating mines,” stated Ernest Mast, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Continued investment in exploration is critical to maintaining successful underground mining operations, and we are pleased to see significant returns on our investment dollars. Primero will continue to explore and grow our mines with $9.1 million budgeted for exploration at San Dimas in 2016 and $8.9 million at Black Fox. The Company is committed to preserving the longevity of its key mines, ensuring stable revenue generation and secure employment for our workers for years to come.”

Riverside Wins Right to Stake Ariel Copper-Gold Project through Lottery, Sonora, Mexico

Riverside’s President and CEO, John-Mark Staude, stated: “We are pleased to be adding new quality gold and copper targets to the Riverside portfolio for low acquisition and go-forward carrying costs. We will look forward to completing follow up sampling and further field evaluations at Ariel in 2016. Winning rights to stake properties through the Mexico lottery system has been one way for Riverside to continue to add quality assets at deep discount prices without any underlying deal terms or royalties.”

Baja Corporate Update — Boleo Ramp-up and 2016 MMB Budget

Baja Mining Corp. is pleased to report that Tom Ogryzlo — Interim CEO and Director, and Wolf Seidler — Director, visited the Boleo Mine on February 19, 2016, and met with operations management of Minera y Metalu?rgica del Boleo, S.A. P.I. de C.V. to discuss progress at Boleo, including both the underground and open pit mining and the process plant production ramp-up.

First Dore Bar Produced at Starcore’s Altiplano Plant

“The Plant is open for business,” said Robert Eadie, President of the Company. “This is a huge milestone for us in Mexico. With Altiplano’s leaching process, we are able to offer the local miners more flexible financing options compared to what is currently being made available to them by smelters and international traders. We see the Altiplano Plant as a synergistic cash-flow producing arm of the Company, growing our asset base for our shareholders.”

Vista Gold Corp. Announces 2015 Results and Provides Update on Guadalupe de los Reyes

Frederick H. Earnest, added, “The Guadalupe project is a non-core project for Vista. The work that Great Panther and its subsidiary (Coboro Minerales de Mexico, S.A. de C.V) completed over the last two years has confirmed previous work and provided additional information about the low-sulfidation epithermal veins systems in the district. We continue to believe that the Guadalupe project has good prospects for future development based on the identified and prospective mineral resources. At the appropriate time we intend to seek a new partner who can advance the project to a development decision.”

Alcanza la Mina Mulatos de Alamos Gold 4 Millones de Horas-Hombre Sin Accidentes Incapacitantes

La Mina Mulatos del corporativo Alamos Gold Inc., enclavada en la Sierra Madre Occidental en territorio Sonorense, ha logrado un record difícilmente igualable en la Industria Minera al alcanzar recientemente 4 Millones de Horas-Hombre trabajadas sin accidentes incapacitantes en la mina Mulatos de su filial Minas de Oro Nacional, lo cual la posiciona como una de las empresas más seguras no solo de la Industria Minera sino del sector industrial en general.

Great Panther Silver Terminates Option On Guadalupe De Los Reyes Project

“This was a difficult decision,” stated Robert Archer, President & CEO. “However, our 2015 exploration program did not yield the results we had anticipated and, after an extensive review, we concluded that the project does not meet the criteria for our current growth strategy. Vista has been a terrific partner and we wish them all the best in advancing the GDLR Project to its full potential.”

Kootenay Silver Inc. Reports Northair Silver and Pan American Silver Transactions Advancing as Per Schedule

Kootenay President and CEO James McDonald stated: “This is an exciting time for Kootenay and Northair shareholders. The Kootenay-Northair transaction alongside the concurrent financing and option arrangement with Pan American, announced on February 16, 2016, puts us in a strong position to build on our consolidation platform and to advance both the La Negra and La Cigarra assets. I look forward to updating both the Kootenay shareholders and Northair shareholders as we continue to grow.”

Silver Standard reports fourth quarter and year-end 2015 results

Paul Benson, President and CEO said, “This was a quarter and a year of records for Silver Standard. Marigold exceeded our improved production and cash cost guidance and produced over 207,000 ounces of gold, a record in the mine’s 28-year history. Pirquitas also performed at the top end of guidance, driving total production to over 350,000 gold equivalent ounces at cash costs 11% lower than in 2014. We continued to invest in our future and generated significant exploration success at Marigold while also advancing our option to earn into the Chinchillas project, a potential satellite deposit for Pirquitas. …”

Arian Silver Corp. – Memorandum of Understanding with Tierra Nueva Mining

Jim Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Arian, commented, “We are pleased to be making progress in rebuilding Arian, whilst remaining cognisant of the current low metal prices and the fact that investor sentiment towards the mining sector remains negative. With this in mind, we are initially concentrating our efforts on near-term and low-cost production opportunities, possibly through the leaching of tailings. Mining and metals markets operate in cycles and the current sentiment will change in time, as such we are also looking at projects with longer-term potential.”

Torex Announces Operational Update For Its El Limon-Guajes Mine

Fred Stanford, President & CEO of Torex stated: “The ramp up of the processing plant is tracking nicely ahead of plan, costs remain on budget, security and safety performance has been excellent, relationships with local communities continue to be productive, and the construction of production support facilities is drawing to a close. The next three milestones will be the declaration of commercial production, the resettlement of the El Limon village, and the commissioning of the El Limon Crusher / RopeCon. All of these milestones are on schedule for achievement in Q2 2016.” …

El oro será el ‘superhéroe’ de 2016

El mejor analista de metales preciosos según Bloomberg, OCBC, pronostica que el oro podría llegar hasta los mil 400 dólares la onza si la aversión al riesgo se intensifica.

Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. Announces Intention to Commence A Normal Course Issuer Bid

Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. is pleased to announce its intention to commence a normal course issuer bid, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company intends to purchase, from time to time as it considers advisable over the 12-month period of the NCIB program, an aggregate of 2,000,000 common shares in the capital of the Company, representing approximately 1.73% of the Company’s issued and outstanding Common Shares and approximately 8.79% of the Company’s “public float”.

Northair Announces Sampling Results at La Colorada Zone, La Cigarra Project, Mexico

Recent surface exploration work conducted by Northair included 15 channel and rock samples taken from veined faults traced over a distance of approximately 100 metres near the eastern margin of the La Colorada intrusive center. This work returned 125 g/t silver over a 1.5 metre channel width with 7 samples reporting values greater than 10 g/t silver. Additionally, 7 rock chip samples returned greater than 0.10 g/t gold, with 3 samples reporting over 1.0 g/t gold. The highest grade channel sample returned 6.92 g/t gold over a 1.5 metre width.

MAG Silver Announces US$65 Million Bought Deal Financing

MAG Silver Corp. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Scotia Capital Inc., BMO Capital Markets and Raymond James Ltd., pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis, 8,905,000 common shares of the Company at a price of US$7.30 per Common Share, for total gross proceeds of US$65,006,500. The Company will also grant to the Underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to 1,335,750 additional Common Shares. The Over-Allotment Option will be exercisable for a period of 30 days following closing.

Almaden Hits 43.0 Meters of 2.26 g/t Au, 85.7 g/t Ag Including 12.75 Meters of 6.1 g/t Au and 158.5 g/t Ag in Ixtaca Zone Metallurgical / Infill Drillhole

Almaden Minerals Ltd. is pleased to announce partial assay results from Almaden’s Ixtaca Zone exploration and development program at the Company’s 100% owned Tuligtic project, Mexico. Drill hole TU-15-457 was drilled into limestone hosted mineralisation in the core of the updated PEA pit, between holes on section 10 + 500, in order to better define the high grade zone and to provide additional metallurgical sample material for the final stages of the Company’s ongoing Pre-Feasibility metallurgical program. Highlights from hole TU-15-457 released today include the following intercepts:

Baja Class Action Settlement Approved and Suit Dismissed

Tom Ogryzlo, Interim CEO, stated, “I am pleased to have the distraction caused by the class action litigation behind the Company at last. As I noted previously, the prospect of this final settlement has enabled us to focus on seeking opportunities for creating value for our shareholders.” Mr. Ogryzlo added, “While these markets remain challenging, I believe that projects with the right characteristics can be funded and advanced. Our objective remains to preserve the Company’s longer-term participation in the Boleo Project, through the development of a platform that will enable the Company to pursue projects with potential to generate short term cash flow.”

IMPACT Silver Corp. Announces Appointment of New Independent Director

Mr. Frederick Davidson, CEO and President, of IMPACT commented as follows: “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Lishman to the Board as his extensive experience in the natural resources sector and as an investment fund manager will be extremely valuable for the Company.”

Santacruz Silver Provides Update on Veta Grande Mine Commissioning

“The first phase of commissioning of the refurbished Veta Grande processing plant has gone according to plan. Going forward the mill-feed for the plant is expected to be sourced solely from newly developed underground mine workings, which should result in a steady increase of the silver grades and improved recoveries,” stated Arturo Préstamo, CEO of Santacruz. “We have been very pleased with the progress achieved both in the mine and at the Veta Grande plant. The operations team has done an excellent job refurbishing this asset and making improvements that will benefit us as we progress through the year. In addition we are assessing the opportunity to deliver Veta Grande mill-feed to the Rosario Mine in order to leverage the available capacity at the Rosario milling facility. Any such decision will not impact the primary objective of maximizing production at the Veta Grande Mine.”

Cyprium Mining begins rehabilitation of the Potosi silver mine, provides corporate update

Mr. Alain Lambert, Chairman and CEO of Cyprium commented: “The rehabilitation of shaft #3 is an important step towards restarting production at Potosi. The rehabilitation of shaft #3 is expected to take about six weeks at which point we expect to be able to start small scale production.The goal of this project is to gain access to mine levels 3 and 4 which were last mined between 2010 and 2012. Once production resumes, Cyprium intends to send the mineralized material extracted through shaft #3 of the Potosi silver mine to the Aldama plant.”

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