Month: April 2017

MX Gold Continues to Earn Interest in Durango Smelter Project in Mexico

MX Gold Corp. is pleased to announce that, further to its February 13, 2017 news release, the Company has paid an additional US$425,000 to American Metal Mining S.A. de C.V. as required under the option agreement dated February 6, 2017, as amended. To date, the Company has paid US$1,075,000 of the US$1,525,000 total amount required in order to acquire 50% of the shares of a private Mexican corporation that holds the IDS Project. As stated in the February 13th news release, the IDS Project consists of a past producing gold smelter, three acres of land situate around the smelter, and various equipment and permits associated therewith. Upon advancement of the initial payment, the Company was granted a 49.5% net profit participating interest in the IDS Project that will remain until option exercise, provided that all payments are made by the Company in accordance with the amended option agreement.

Vista Gold Corp. Announces First Quarter 2017 Results

Frederick H. Earnest, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We believe that we have sufficient working capital to cover our fixed costs for several years; to execute selected discretionary programs intended to optimize and add value to Mt Todd; and to complete all of the critical milestones, including permitting, necessary to advance the Mt Todd project to the point of a development decision.

Leagold Mining Announces Stock Option Grant

Leagold Mining Corporation announces that pursuant to the Company’s Stock Option Plan, a total of 9,000,000 incentive stock options have been granted to its officers, employees, consultants and a charitable organization. The stock options are exercisable at a price of C$2.85 per share for a period of 5 years, subject to regulatory approval.

New Gold Announces Results of Vote for Election of Board of Directors

New Gold Inc. today announces the voting results from the election of its Board of Directors at New Gold’s Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders held on April 26, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. The director nominees listed in the Management Information Circular dated March 13, 2017 were elected as directors of New Gold at the Meeting. Detailed results of the vote are set out below.

Vangold Resources Ltd. Announces the Filing of Its NI 43-101 Technical Report for the El Pinguico Mine High Grade Silver and Gold Project

Cameron King, President & CEO of Vangold Resources Ltd, commented; “This is a significant milestone for the Company. The Technical Report offers detailed history, collection and sampling of the underground stock mineral pile. The Company is also in the initial days of a three-month Exploration Program for 3D modelling and drill site selection. The Company will announce progress reports throughout the term of the Exploration Program”

Nyrstar announces sale of Campo Morado mine for a total cash consideration of USD 20 million

The Consideration payable to Nyrstar consists of USD 0.8 million that was paid to Nyrstar upon signing the Agreement, USD 2.7 million payable in cash by the closing of the Transaction, and USD 16.5 million payable in cash on or before the 12 month anniversary of the closing of the Transaction. Closing of the Transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to occur by Q3 2017.

Agnico Eagle Reports First Quarter 2017 Results; Strong Operational Performance Continues; Full Year Production Guidance Increased; Canadian Malartic Extension Receives Government Approval; Exploration Drilling Yields Favourable Results at Amaruq

“Operationally, 2017 has started strongly with solid performance on both the production and cost fronts. Higher gold production at lower costs has resulted in stronger cash flow generation and has allowed us to increase our production guidance for the year”, said Sean Boyd, Agnico Eagle’s Chief Executive Officer. “In the first quarter we also made very good progress at several of our growth projects with Meliadine progressing as expected, the Canadian Malartic extension receiving government approval and the Goldex Deep project ahead of schedule and under budget”, added Mr. Boyd.

Goldcorp Announces Voting Results From Annual Shareholders Meeting

The Company also announced that Peter Dey has retired from the Board of Directors. “On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone at Goldcorp I want to sincerely thank Peter for his service to the company, and wish him well on his retirement,” said Ian Telfer, Chairman of Goldcorp.

Excellon Provides Update On Optimization Program And Q1 2017 Production Results

“The Platosa optimization program is nearing completion,” stated Brendan Cahill, President and Chief Executive Officer. “With each additional submersible pump we are increasing the local rate of drawdown at Platosa resulting in drier mining conditions day-by-day and the results continue to confirm or exceed our projections. Essential well cleaning was largely completed during Q1 and we are now in position to install submersibles more rapidly. We remain on track for a dry mine by the end of Q2.”

Evrim Announces $3.21 million Private Placement

Evrim Resources Corp. announces a 10,700,000 unit private placement at $0.30 to raise gross proceeds of $3.21 million. Each unit will consist of one share and one-half non-transferable share purchase warrant. Each whole Warrant is exercisable into one common share at a price of $0.50 for three years from the date of closing.

Geologix Announces Terms of $3.0 Million Private Placement

Geologix Explorations Inc. is pleased to announce that it has finalized the terms of its previously announced private placement financing, led by Eight Capital on behalf of a syndicate of agents, including PI Financial Corp. and Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc. The Agents have agreed to offer for sale units of the Company, on a “best efforts” private placement basis, subject to all required regulatory approvals, at a price per Unit of $0.065, for total gross proceeds of up to approximately $3,000,000.

Coeur Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

“Coeur delivered a solid first quarter with strong earnings and cash flows, affirming the steps we have taken to reposition our portfolio and balance sheet,” said Mitchell J. Krebs, Coeur’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Rising production levels at our Palmarejo mine and higher metal sales more than offset the impact of record rainfall at our Rochester mine in Nevada and persistent drought conditions at our San Bartolomé mine in Bolivia. Companywide costs also continued to trend lower with first quarter metrics coming in well below full-year guidance. Combined with considerable interest savings from recent balance sheet improvements, we reported significantly higher earnings and cash flows compared to the same period last year.”

Goldcorp Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

“Strong first quarter results were driven by solid production and low all-in sustaining costs, with our $250 million annual sustainable efficiency program well advanced and already benefitting the bottom line,” said David Garofalo, President and Chief Executive Officer. “To deliver on the 20/20/20 growth plan we are maintaining a laser focus on execution, while simultaneously optimizing our asset portfolio and driving down costs. In addition, we continue to enhance the strongest growth pipeline in the gold industry with the planned 60 million ounce joint venture in the Maricunga District in Chile, financed by the sale of non-core assets. This transaction underlies our strategy of growing net asset value per share by delivering three to four million ounces of sustainable, annual gold production from six to eight core camps.”

Goldcorp Provides First Quarter 2017 Exploration Update

“During the quarter we continued to focus our efforts on reserve replacement and populating the resource triangle with new targets,” said Paul Harbidge, Senior Vice-President, Exploration. “I am encouraged with the positive results that we are seeing from our portfolio of projects as well as the generative studies which are laying the foundation for future exploration success. We are well positioned to meet our targeted 20% increase in reserves over the next five years.”

Alix Announces Gerhard Jacob to Board

ALIX RESOURCES CORP. is pleased to welcome Gerhard Jacob to its Board of Directors. Mr. Jacob is a seasoned professional with almost 30 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry. He has worked and evaluated numerous projects around the globe plus has extensive management experience. During his career Gerhard served on the board of several junior companies and as a lead advisor. His most recent directorship was with Pure Energy Minerals and has worked on lithium projects since 2011. Mr. Jacob holds an MSc. in Geology /Geochemistry from the University of Goettingen, Germany.

Arian Silver – Expiry of Option over Tailings Project

Jim Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Arian commented: “It is helpful to have come to a conclusion on the Noche Buena tailings project. In drawing a line under this project, we can focus on our lithium interests where we see the greatest upside potential. We expect to announce the first set of assay results from our recently acquired lithium projects imminently, and a preliminary technical report is scheduled to be completed soon thereafter.

Americas Silver Corporation Provides First Quarter Production and Cost Update

“As previously announced, the year began slowly at Galena with expected lower grades and some necessary mill maintenance affecting silver and lead production but we are encouraged for the rest of the year with the lower grades, the mill liner changed and the associated backfill challenges behind us,” said Americas Silver President and CEO Darren Blasutti. “Development at San Rafael has recently been slowed but measures have been taken to address the poor ground conditions. We anticipate being able to resume our targeted development rate once we are in more competent ground in early May. We continue to expect to begin production from San Rafael by the end of Q3, 2017 within budget. San Rafael will transform the Company to a first-quartile cash cost producer and generate substantial cash flow in 2018 and beyond.”

Capstone Mining First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

“In the first quarter of 2017 we generated $22 million of operating cash flow despite challenging operating conditions at Pinto Valley,” said Darren Pylot, President and CEO of Capstone. “All three of our mines generated positive net earnings for the quarter, supported by higher realized metal prices.”

Alix Intersects +1,000 ppm Lithium in the 1st Drill Hole on its Agua Fria Lithium Project, Sonora, Mexico

Mike England, president of Alix, stated: “We are very pleased with the results from the first drill hole and the drill progress to date the Agua Fria lithium clay targets. With an international team of Canadian, Australian and Mexican personnel, the objective is to discover lithium-rich clay deposits similar in grade and size to that of the Bacanora/REM La Ventana deposit.”

Oretest is a mining exploration drilling contractor based in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México. The company is managed by Bart Forsyth, with 36 years of extensive drilling experience on most continents with major companies. The company takes great pride in providing high-quality services while making safety a priority. Maintenance, cleanliness, precision and proper drilling habits makes a good safety environment and produces results.
Major Drilling Group International Inc. is one of the world’s largest drilling services companies primarily serving the mining industry. Established in 1980, Major Drilling has over 1,000 years of combined experience and expertise within its management team alone.

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