Month: February 2018

Golden Minerals Announces New Resource Estimate at El Quevar’s Yaxtche Deposit

Golden’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Warren M. Rehn, notes, “We are pleased with the results of this independently?prepared estimate, as it presents a potentially viable mining opportunity for us in El Quevar’s Yaxtché deposit. Potential to increase the size of the Yaxtché deposit remains, as the deposit is open to the west. Additional high?grade silver targets identified by drilling exist in several areas near Yaxtché. We plan to expand on this new resource to enhance the potential viability of a possible operation….”

Almaden Exploration Drilling Hits 10.00 Meters of 2.11 g/t Gold Including 2.00 m of 8.17 g/t Gold Approximately 1.2 KM Southwest of PFS Pit at the Ixtaca Project Mexico

J.D. Poliquin, chairman of Almaden stated, “We are very encouraged by these results which are beginning to define a new mineralised zone well outside of the PFS pit and resource area. These results demonstrate the potential for discovery on the project and for the Ixtaca mine plan to grow with continued exploration. Ongoing drilling will continue to seek more such zones even as the engineering work and Feasibility Study progress.”

Defiance Identifies Large Target at San Acacio

“We are pleased that our recent exploration program confirms our geological model that the Veta Grande vein continues to pinch and swell along strike. IP and drilling have delineated a coincident target with strong potential to host a virgin silver shoot,” stated Peter J. Hawley, President and CEO. “While it is still in its early days, this proves that the Veta Grande’s potential continues along its 4.4km of strike length yet to be tested. We are excited with the target and look forward to drilling it.”

Alset to Work with CINVESTAV for Pilot Plant Tests

Allan Barry Laboucan, president and chief executive officer of Alset Minerals, said: “We have completed first-pass leach testing of composite sediment samples from our salars that show, with dilute acid, we can recover between 79 per cent and 97 per cent of the lithium in a matter of hours. Cinvestav has completed the advanced leaching analysis that needs to be carried out prior to pilot plant testing. This work will provide key data for various water temperatures, leaching times and acid amounts, which are important in understanding the low-cost potential of lithium recovery from our salars. With the help of Dr. Perez Garibay and his team at the Cinvestav lab in Saltillo, we can complete the work required to establish these low costs. This work will be potentially transformative for the company, and we are excited to move ahead. Once we have signed this collaborative agreement, we will report on the findings from the advanced leaching analysis completed by Cinvestav.”

Torex Appoints Steven Thomas as Chief Financial Officer

Fred Stanford, President and CEO of Torex stated “I’m pleased to welcome Steve to the Torex Team. He brings excellent operational judgement, acquired from many years of working closely with mine sites. This judgement, his team based approach, and aligned values, will blend well with the senior team as they continue to optimize the operations. He also brings a strategic mindset, with M&A experience, which will be key in his role, as we advance the growth of the Company. We are all looking forward to April 2nd, when Steve joins the team.”

Santacruz Reports Progress on Veta Grande Mill Expansion and Additional Drilling Campaign at Armados Vein

Carlos Silva, COO of Santacruz, stated “The expansion of the Veta Grande Project diamond drill program to include the Armados vein will allow us to better delineate a mine plan on this vein in anticipation of the inminent expansion of the Veta Grande mill capacity.” Mr. Silva continued “The mill expansion activities are in line with our budget and commissioning of the new ball mill is scheduled to start by the end of the first quarter aiming to achieve designed efficiencies during the month of April.”

Advance Gold Update to Shareholders on its Silver and Gold Projects

Allan Barry Laboucan, President and CEO of Advance Gold Corp. commented: “For a junior exploration company with a tiny market valuation we have a lot on the go. At our 100% owned Tabasquena silver mine in Mexico, we are planning a geophysical survey together with a follow up drill program. The well known Milagros silver mine lies approximately 8 kilometres to the south east of the Tabasquena mine. We believe that these two mines lie on the same structure.

Bacanora Minerals Ltd. – Update re Investor Financing

As announced on 14 December 2017, NextView previously entered into a binding placing letter with the Company pursuant to which it agreed to acquire 32,976,635 common shares in the Company at a price of 94.53 pence (approximately C$1.6223) per share for aggregate gross proceeds of £31,172,813 (approximately C$53,498,000). The initial target date for completion of the Placing was end of January 2018. The Company has fulfilled all of its obligations in respect of the Placing, however, NextView has failed to forward the Placing proceeds to the Company, leaving it in default under the terms of the Placing Letter.

Evaluation and Re-interpretation of the Geology of La Tuna Property Provides a New Perspective for Gold Potential

Jim Culver, CEO of VVC said, “We are excited by the results of the sampling campaign and the new interpretation of the geology and potential of the La Tuna project. The limited sampling on the property and in the old artisanal mines confirmed high grade gold mineralization is present and gave us a new vision for the property. I encourage readers of this news release, particularly those who have a technical interest, to go to the VVC website and view our presentation that shows the geology and potential of the property”.

Alset Hires SRK Consulting to Make Resource Estimates

President and chief executive officer Allan Barry Laboucan said: “In the past year we expanded our Mexican portfolio from having six lithium prospective salars, to an additional seven salars and then staked nearly one million acres over three very large salars. All of these salars are 100-per-cent-owned Alset projects. We look at it as two main project regions, with a southern cluster of 13 salars in the states of Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi, and the second much larger northern cluster in the state of Coahuila. The salars that make up the southern cluster are the most advanced, with enough historical data and recent work to be able to complete a number of mineral resource estimates. These are the three mentioned earlier which include our largest salar, the highest-grade lithium salar and the salar with the highest-grade lithium sample in the southern cluster. We are excited to be able to complete initial mineral resource estimates on these three salars. This work will help provide scope to the tonnage potential of these three salars and help lead our future work on exploration and development of all our lithium prospective salars in the southern cluster.”

San Marco Announces Completion of I.P. Survey at 1068 Project, Textbook Porphyry Geophysical Target Identified

Robert Willis, San Marco’s CEO stated; “The IP survey has generated a classic “textbook” porphyry-style geophysical target. These geophysical results add additional support to our theory of significant vertical extent below the large surface footprint. Drill hole collars are expected to be located at or near copper/gold/moly mineralization, which has been locally, identified right at surface. Each new layer of data that has been generated at 1068 has simply strengthened the target potential.”

Azure Completes Heavily Oversubscribed A$8.2 Million Placement to Accelerate Sara Alicia and Oposura Projects

Azure’s Managing Director, Mr Tony Rovira, said the strong investor support had significantly strengthened the balance sheet, and allowed for the continued exploration and development at Oposura and Sara Alicia. “I am very pleased with the strong support shown from institutions in North America, Europe and Australia. This heavily oversubscribed placement places Azure in a very strong position moving forward, as we work towards completing development studies at Oposura and fast-track exploration at the Sara Alicia gold and cobalt project. With both zinc and cobalt prices at decade highs, we believe that the Company is ideally placed to accelerate both Oposura and Sara Alicia towards development.”

SilverCrest Announces Las Chispas Maiden Resource Estimate; 3.4 Million Tonnes @ 3.66 gpt Au and 297 gpt Ag or 572 gpt AgEq for 63 Million Oz AgEq

N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng and CEO, remarked, “The delivery of this maiden resource estimate is a major milestone for SilverCrest Metals as we continue to systematically expand high-grade mineralization in the district and fast-track the advancement of Las Chispas. In late 2017, we were targeting a total resource number around 40 to 50 million ounces AgEq grading an estimated 500 gpt AgEq but with the recent multiple high-grade intercepts in Area 51, this target has been exceeded. Area 51 (near-surface Babicanora Vein extension) alone has an estimated 32.2 million contained AgEq ounces, grading an impressive 7.43 gpt Au and 469 gpt Ag, or 1,026 gpt AgEq and is open for potential expansion. The Area 51 resource is similar to the 1800s historic production from the adjacent Las Chispas Vein which was approximately 30 million ounce AgEq grading an estimated 15 gpt Au and 1,700 gpt Ag. With continued drilling success, the Company intends to complete an updated resource and plans to prepare a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) in H2 2018. Congratulations to our SilverCrest team, contractors, consultants and associated communities for making this impressive high-grade precious metal discovery and maiden resource possible.”

Palamina Completes Oversubscribed $2.15 Million Private Placement

Net proceeds of the Offering will be used for general corporate and working capital purposes and to advance Palamina’s gold projects in south eastern Peru in the Puno Orogenic Gold Belt. All securities issued pursuant to the Offering are subject to a statutory hold period ending June 27, 2018. The Offering is subject to TSX-V acceptance of regulatory filings.

Newcrest to Acquire Indirect 19.9% Interest in El Cobre Through Investment of CAD$19 Million; Almadex to Spin-Out Mineral Exploration and Royalty Assets

J. Duane Poliquin, Chairman of Almadex, commented, “Participation of Newcrest in El Cobre further validates the potential of the district and enables Almadex to conduct the work program at El Cobre which our recent programs have clearly demonstrated is justified. We look forward to working with Newcrest which has extensive experience internationally in similar geological environments as we conduct further exploration at El Cobre”.

Westminster To Recommence Trading; Extend Warrant Terms

Westminster Resources Ltd. is pleased to announce that the TSX Venture Exchange has confirmed that Trading will resume at the open. Westminster Resources was halted as part of the acquisition of the Peru Copper projects, which consist of two advanced exploration projects, Ilo Norte and Ilo Este, and a number of nearby extensions and earlier stage targets, totalling 44 concessions covering 36,000 hectares in the coastal copper belt of southern Peru. This region of southern Peru hosts numerous producing copper porphyry and IOCG deposits, with Peru being the third-largest producer of copper. Ilo Norte is an IOCG type deposit that has had significant prior drilling, while Ilo Este is a large copper porphyry system with coincident gold, silver and molybdenum mapped at surface over more than 3 square kilometres.

Alexander Mining Acquires Zambia Patent For Leaching Cobalt Method

“The technology described in the patent has potential application for the extraction of cobalt from a range of oxidised or non-sulphide deposits. Cobalt, an essential component of lithium ion batteries, is a core target metal for the commercialisation of our intellectual property and we now have patent protection coverage in Zambia, one of the world’s most prospective countries of patent use,” said Chief Executive Officer Martin Rosser.

DynaResource Inc. and DynaResource De México SA De C.V. Announce a Favorable Decision From a US District Court Magistrate Judge Recommending the Vacating of a 2016 Arbitration Award

DynaResource Inc. and its affiliate DynaResource de México SA de C.V., the 100 percent owner of the San José de Gracia Project in Sinaloa, México, announce that a recent attempt by Goldgroup Resources Inc. to confirm an international arbitration award adverse to DynaResource has been rejected by a United States District Court.

Americas Silver Corporation Provides an Update on Zone 120 Exploration Drilling

“Recent drilling continues to expand the footprint of Zone 120,” stated Darren Blasutti, President and CEO of Americas Silver Corporation. “These results have increased our confidence that Zone 120 will become an important part of the Company’s near-term future. We expect that evaluation of development scenarios will start immediately after all new drilling data has been incorporated into an improved mid-year resource estimate.”

Endeavour Silver Reports 2017 Financial Results; Conference Call at 10am PST (1pm EST) Today

Bradford Cooke, CEO, commented, “Overall, we worked hard in 2017 to turn a year of challenges into a year of opportunities. I am pleased to report strong growth in net earnings in 2017, up 148% to $9.7 million or $0.08 per share, notwithstanding slightly lower revenues compared to 2016. In addition, our financial performance in the Q4, 2017 was up across all metrics compared to Q4, 2016. We reduced our operating costs during the year and expect to continue that trend into 2018. After a tough start to the year in the first quarter, Endeavour posted three consecutive quarters of improved production, making the fourth quarter our best of the year. Ore grades and throughput both improved in the second half. In 2017, silver equivalent production met the low end of our original guidance and the high end of our revised guidance, despite overcoming operational challenges at the Guanacevi mine. A new productivity optimization program was launched at Guanaceví last month and additional operational improvements are planned this year at Bolañitos and El Cubo. As we advance our development projects and continue optimizing our existing mines, we look forward to delivering one of the best growth profiles in the silver mining sector.”

Torex Clarifies Media Misinformation Regarding Land Lease Agreement

Fred Stanford, President & CEO of Torex stated: “Our understanding is that the Lease Agreement in place is the second most generous land agreement for mining in the country. The fact is this small group of families does not have the legal authority to speak for the Ejido, and they do not have the support of the Ejido to challenge the Lease Agreement or to conduct these illegal activities. We have no intention of being extorted to change what is already a fair and lucrative contract.” He added: “This illegal, thuggish behavior on the part of a few families and an outside union is a blatant attempt to intimidate and extort the Company. I want to be clear in saying that when Torex is scheduled to return to mining in EL Limon Pit, the Company’s employees will do so, and will not be intimidated.”

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