Environmental Approval forSonora Lithium Project, Mexico and Update

http://ir1.euroinvestor.com/IR/Files/RNSNews/255092/BacanoraMinerals_13711546.pdf

Bacanora, the London and Canadian listed (AIM: BCN, TSXV: BCN) lithium exploration and development company, is pleased to announce that the Environmental Impact Statement, the Manifestacion de Impacto Ambiental (‘MIA’), for its flagship Sonora Project (‘Sonora’ or the ‘Project’) in Mexico has been approved by SEMARNAT, the Environment Ministry of Mexico. The Company is also pleased to provide an update on its ongoing Feasibility Study (‘FS’) for a 35,000 tonnes perannum lithium carbonate operation atSonora, which on course forcompletion in late 2017.
Overview
· MIA approval received for a 35,000tpa lithium carbonate operation at Sonora, following completion of comprehensive environmental and social baseline studies carried out over the site during a two year period
· Approval represents a major milestone for Bacanora and is in line with its strategy to construct an open-pit mine and a large scale beneficiation processing facility at Sonora
· FS expected to confirm Sonora occupies a favourable position in the industry cost curve due to:
o Planned open pit mining operations
o Development of a conventional beneficiation process followed by a standard SO4
roasting process that has been de-risked by the Project’s pilot plant which has continuously produced batery grade lithium since May 2016
o Free digging lithium deposit which removes the need for the lithium ore to be drilled, blasted, crushed and ground prior to processing as is the case with hard rock
o Ability to re-cycle Na2SO4 into the roaster negates the requirement to purchase expensive sulphuric acid as a sulphate SO4 source
· Sonora has an Indicated Mineral Resource (established in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects(“NI-43-101”) of 4.5 million tonnes LCE[1] and 2.7 million tonnes Inferred[2] and Probable Mineral Reserves (based upon the 2016 PFS[3]) of 2.1million tonnes LCE.

Highlights on the First Week of October, 2017. Mineral Exploration in Mexico

During the 40th week of the year (October 2nd to October 8th, 2017), at least 25 press releases were announced by companies working in Mexico, including two quarterly reports. ON MEXICO ISSUES: a blockade to Goldcorp’s Peñasquito mine entrance in Zacatecas was lifted by assembling a government sponsored round table to assess protesters arguments. ON EXPLORATION: Activity seems to be gaining pace, with ten companies presenting press releases on their properties. In Sonora, Silver Viper has commenced the first drilling campaign on its Clemente project; Aztec Minerals disclosed interesting Au-Cu values from trenches at its Cervantes project; Canuc Resources released drilling results from its San Javier property. In Chihuahua, Sierra Metals informed on thick high-grade intercepts from drill testing deep geophysical targets at its Bolivar mine; Radius Gold disclosed initial rock chip sampling from its Los Tarros property; Harvest Gold announced exploration results on the Cascaritas prospect within its Cerro Cascaron project. In Sinaloa, Santana Minerals released metallurgical results from its Cuitaboca property. In Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi Alset Minerals released lithium and potassium results from auger drilling on 13 additional salars. In Veracruz Almadex Minerals disclosed good assay results on a long interval of its last hole at El Cobre; Mexican Gold informed that the first hole of a new drill campaign at its Las Minas property intersected two mineralized intervals containing chalcopyrite and bornite. ON MINING: Telson announced that mill clean up and refurbishment is nearing completion at its Campo Morado mine in Guerrero. US Antimony is to increase production at three of its four mines in Mexico. Americas Silver produced its first lead and zinc concentrates from the San Rafael mine in Sinaloa. Alio Gold and Coeur Mining presented third quarter 2017 reports.  ON FINANCING: Southern Silver closed the final tranche of its private placement, raising $502 K; Azure Minerals is to seek shareholder approval to share consolidation. ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT: Candelaria Mining retracted the environmental permit on its Caballo Blanco project in Veracruz.  Kootenay Silver announced assay results from drilling by partner Pan American Silver on its La Negra prospect in Sonora. ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES: Magellan Resources announced that its purchase of the SDA mill in Nayarit remains on track to completion. Radius Gold signed a binding agreement with a private Mexican company on Los Tarros property in Chihuahua. Prospero Silver received authorization from the TSX on a related third party agreement.

ON MEXICO ISSUES

  • Goldcorp suffered entrance blockades at Peñasquito, in Zacatecas. For a week the entrance to the Peñasquito mine in Zacatecas was blocked by protesters. The blockade was terminated by the establishment, aided by the federal government, of a round table to discuss the protesters grievances. The table is to be leaded by the Zacatecas State government.

ON EXPLORATION

  • Silver Viper Minerals Corp. has mobilized a drill rig to its Clemente project in Sonora. The drill program envisages 2,000 m of diamond core drilling, focusing on the El Mundo and Nuevo Mundo areas, where Ag-Au-base metals mineralization is hosted by quartz shear veins, quartz stockworks and hematitic vein breccias. The best sample to date is from the El Mundo area is 0.5 m wide @ 1,895 g/t Ag, 4.46 g/t Au, 1.9% Pb, 1.6% Zn. The environmental permit for drilling has been approved, with land and access permit agreements in place.
  • Kootenay Silver Inc. reported that Aztec Minerals Corp. disclosed attractive sampling results from trenching in the Jasper prospect at the Cervantes property in Sonora (which is under option from the former by the latter). The new manual trenching connected two previous trenches, extending Cu-Au-Mo mineralization for 92.3 m @ 0.52% Cu, 0.62 g/t Au, 76 ppm Mo, staying open in both directions. The rock is highly leached quartz feldspar porphyry with chrysocolla and neotocite as oxide copper minerals. A 50 by 50 m soil grid was completed over the Jasper project.
  • Alset Minerals Corp. released results from auger sampling on 13 additional salars in Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi. “Of the 13 salars sampled, 9 had average lithium grades exceeding 200 ppm, with 4 salars averaging lithium grades of around 400 ppm and higher…”. Dry lake sediment samples were collected using a hand-held motorized auger, or a hammer and hollow-tube sampling method, and assaying the material collected between 0.5 and 1.0 m of depth. The Caliguey salar averaged 769 ppm Li and 3.4% K; the Hernandez salar averaged 556 ppm Li, 1.6% K; the Chapala salar averaged 416 ppm Li, 1.2% K.
  • Almadex Minerals Ltd. disclosed assays for the last hole at the Norte area of its El Cobre property in Veracruz. Noteworthy intervals comprise 481.65 m @ 0.67 g/t Au, 0.27% Cu, including 187.25 m @ 1.02 g/t Au, 0.33% Cu (from 354.00 to 541.25 m). The hole was drilled to test for continuity of mineralization between two other holes within the area.
  • Sierra Metals Inc. informed that the first four holes to test 22 high priority targets identified with the recently completed Titan 24 geophysical survey intersected wide high-grade copper bodies in three different zones with no previously known mineralization. The intercepts include 25.3 m @ 0.38 g/t Au, 31 g/t Ag, 1.55% Cu, 1.95% Zn; 28.65 m @ 0.34 g/t Au, 34 g/t Ag, 1.97% Cu, 0.91% Zn; 13.05 m @ 1.79 g/t Au, 37 g/t Ag, 2.05% Cu; 33.4 m @ 0.10 g/t Au, 32 g/t Ag, 1.04% Cu, 0.20% Zn. The four intercepts are deep seated, between 340 m and 492.90 m in the core, along length (Note of compiler.- This seems a significant discovery).
  • Canuc Resources Corp. announced that the third hole at its San Javier project in Sonora intersected the Santa Rosa vein in two splays, the first with 0.37 m @ 156 g/t Ag, 0.39 g/t Au, 1.0% Pb, 5.6% Zn, and the second with 1.48 m @ 1,514 g/t Ag, 2.91 g/t Au, 4.2% Pb, 5.6% Zn. Canuc has concluded the agreement to acquire the Tule 1 concession, which envelops the property to the NE, adding considerable strike length to the Santa Rosa vein. In the NE land package is the Carranza breccia zone, with 11 m @ 274 g/t Ag on the surface, and the Cerro Colorado breccia zone, with 11.3 m @ 285 g/t Ag.
  • Radius Gold Inc. has signed a binding agreement with a private Mexican company to option the 473 has Los Tarros project in Chihuahua. Several breccia bodies occur within a 3.5 km by 1 km area, with the largest breccia exceeding 250 m by 250 m. The volcanic hosted explosive breccias are cemented by silica and iron oxides. The average of 26 samples collected is 1.42 g/t Au, 66 g/t Ag. At the Rosario breccia (>150 m by 60 m) an old pit returned 10 m @ 2.95 g/t Au, 18 g/t Ag, staying open in all directions. Other significant breccia bodies include Regalito, La Bufa (the only one hosted in granodiorite), San Nicolas and San Miguel.
  • Mexican Gold Corp. informed that step-out drilling at its Las Minas property in Veracruz intersected two intervals of chalcopyrite-bornite-magnetite mineralization in the first hole drilled beyond the current western limit of the El Dorado/Juan Bran zone. A 3.0 m interval contains magnetite and an estimated chalcopyrite content of up to 3% by volume. An 8.0 m interval further downhole is a mineralized exoskarn with up to an estimated 5% chalcopyrite by volume, and visible bornite and magnetite. Assays are pending on these core-length intervals.
  • Santana Minerals Ltd. reported good results from initial metallurgical test work on composite samples from three drill holes from the Mojardina prospect at its Cuitaboca project in Sinaloa. A 75 micron, 48 hours, bottle-roll standard carbon in leach test on the three holes returned 93.1%, 95.3%, 98.4% silver recoveries respectively; the rougher flotation test achieved 93.6%, 88.2%, and 86.8% silver respectively.
  • Harvest Gold Corp. identified six silver-rich polymetallic veins at the Cascarita prospect of its Cerro Cascaron Project in Chihuahua. High grade silver with strong Pb and Zn values were sampled in historic adits. The six veins are within a 900 m by 300 m corridor, attain up to 3.3 m in width and display colloform and drusiform quartz textures, as well as local amethyst quartz. Vein textures indicating boiling are preserved at one of the veins, as quartz pseudomorphs after bladed calcite. Results include 1.4 m @ 114 g/t Ag, 5.2% Pb, 1.3% Zn; 2.0 m @ 127 g/t Ag, 8.7% Pb, 0.5% Zn; 2.3 m @ 311 g/t Ag, 1.6% Pb, 0.3% Zn; 2.1 m @ 245 g/t Ag, 6.4% Pb, 0.5% Zn; 3.3 m @ 104 g/t Ag, 2.4% Pb, 0.5% Zn.

ON MINING

  • Telson Resources Inc. announced that mill clean up and refurbishment is nearing completion at its Campo Morado mine in Guerrero. Underground mining is being ramped up, having delivered 25 K tonnes to the coarse ore patio. Ore crushing is operational, putting 5 K tonnes to the crushed ore stockpile. Commercial production at a 1,400 tonnes per day (tpd) is projected to be achieved during October, while production levels to the 2,500 tpd mill capacity is to take 6 to 12 months.
  • United States Antimony Corp. plans to increase production at three of its four mines in Mexico. At Wadley, in San Luis Potosi, the gravity mill will process lower grade ore (not direct shipping ore), which could results in a 25-50% increase in production. At Soyatal in Queretaro, direct shipping ore is to be produced once new powder magazines are built. In Zacatecas a mine road to the Guadalupe mines is to be repaired, allowing mining to be resumed at the Santa Monica mine. The Los Juarez mine in Queretaro is awaiting a permit from SEMARNAT for the cyanide circuit at the Puerto Blanco mill.
  • Americas Silver Corp. announced that the first lead and zinc concentrates produced from its San Rafael project at its Cosalá operation in Sinaloa were produced during the last week of September. Commercial production is expected to be reached before the end of the fourth quarter, when the Nuestra Señora mine is expected to enter in care and maintenance.
  • Alio Gold Inc. released 3rd quarter preliminary production results from its San Francisco mine in Sonora. 1.9 M tonnes of ore @ 0.40 g/t Au and 5.2 M tonnes of waste were moved (3.15 waste to ore strip ratio) to produce 19,429 Oz Au, 8,808 Oz Ag. Production guidance stays on track to produce 88 -90 K Oz Au during 2017.
  • Coeur Mining Inc. disclosed third quarter 2017 production results, including figures from its Mexican operations. At Palmarejo, in Chihuahua, 413.1 K tonnes were milled @ 172 g/t Ag, 2.49 g/t Au, achieving recoveries of 83.6% Ag, 83.1% Au, to produce 1.91 M Oz Ag, 28,948 Oz Au

ON FINANCING

  • Southern Silver Exploration Corp. closed the final tranche of its previously reported private placement, for gross proceeds of $502 K. The three tranches gathered total gross proceeds of $3.58 M (Cerro Las Minitas, Durango).
  • Azure Minerals Ltd. is to seek shareholder approval for consolidation of the issued capital through the conversion of every twenty existing shares into one share.

ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Candelaria Mining Corp. decided to retract the environmental permit for the Caballo Blanco project in Veracruz, citing the current political climate and upcoming state and federal elections. “…The postponing of the permit will allow Candelaria to optimize certain aspects of the project and improve upon existing and establish new relationships with our stakeholders. “
  • Kootenay Silver Inc. announced the results of 13 infill drill holes completed by Pan American Silver Corp. on its La Negra property in Sonora. Highlighted intercepts are 34.3 m @ 159 g/t Ag (including 8.2 m @ 306 g/t Ag); 17.1 m @ 192 g/t Ag (including 3.55 m @ 597 g/t Ag); 48.7 m @ 281 g/t Ag (including 1.95 m @ 3,004 g/t Ag, 1.0 m @ 2,146 g/t Ag, 5.35 m @ 558 g/t Ag); 21.0 m @ 274 g/t Ag (including 1.1 m @ 3,018 g/t Ag); 31.8 m @ 403 g/t Ag (including 8.85 m @ 1,098 g/t Ag); 29.25 m @ 138 g/t Ag; 38.7 m @ 289 g/t Ag (including 7.6 m @ 674 g/t Ag); 76.35 m @ 236 g/t Ag; 53.8 m @ 174 g/t Ag (including 12.15 m @ 308 g/t Ag); 5.35 m @ 571 g/t Ag.

ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES

  • Magellan Gold Corp. announced that its purchase of the SDA mill in Nayarit is on track to be closed by the end of October 2017.
  • Radius Gold Inc. has signed a binding agreement with a private Mexican company to option the 473 has Los Tarros project in Chihuahua. Radius can earn a 100% interest in the project by making an immediate payment of US5 K, and staged payments over four years totaling US$1.68 M, of which US$1.2 M is a final payment at the end of the four year period. A 2% NSR can be bought by Radius for US$1 M for each 1%.
  • Prospero Silver Corp. has received TSX approval of the option to own agreement with Exploraciones Altiplano S.A. de C.V. regarding Altiplano’s Buenavista claims in Durango. The agreement constitutes a “related party transaction” under the TSX policies.

Content like what you have just read can be seen at https://gambusinoprospector.com/ and at LinkedIn’s Mexico Mineral Exploration Group.

On the picture below, the Peña Colorada mine pit in Colima. Photo by Jorge Cirett.

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Alset Reports Positive Lithium Results from 13 Salars in Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi, Mexico

http://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/29401/Alset-Reports-Positive-Lithium-Results-from-13-Salars-in-Zacatecas-and-San-Luis-Potosi-Mexico#.WdQ4wGjWzIU

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 2, 2017) – Alset Minerals Corp. (TSXV: ION) (“Alset” or “the Company”) is pleased to report further results from sampling of the Company’s 100% owned salars located in the states of Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi, Mexico. All of these salars returned positive lithium and potassium results. Upon completing the drilling at the La Salada salar (see Company news release dated: 2017-08-09), a reconnaissance auger sampling program was initiated on 13 additional salars to investigate mineralization of soils in the first 1 metre layer. The Company is very encouraged by the results with all the salars being mineralized including some with very promising grades of lithium and potassium.

Discussion of Analytical Results

Of the 13 salars sampled, 9 had average lithium grades exceeding 200ppm, with 4 salars averaging lithium grades of around 400ppm and higher (Table 1). Santa Clara, the largest salar, had an average lithium grade of 392ppm with a high of 890ppm. At Chapala salar, lithium grades reached a high of 530ppm with an average of 416ppm. Hernandez salar returned a high of 670ppm and average of 556ppm. The highest maximum and average lithium grades came from the Caliguey salar with a high of 1820ppm and an average of 769ppm.

Sampling also returned encouraging results for potassium (K). The average potassium grade for all 13 salars range from 1.20% to 3.38% K, with 9 of the salars exceeding an average grade of 2.00% K. At Caliguey, Santa Clara and El Salitral the average grade exceeded 3.38% K. Caliguey returned a maximum grade of 5.29% K, with an average grade of 3.38% K. Santa Clara, returned a maximum grade of 4.60% K. El Salitral returned a maximum grade of 4.28% K and an average grade of 3.78% K.

Highlights on the Fourth Week of September, 2017. Mineral Exploration in Mexico

During the 39th week of the year (September 25th to October 1st, 2017), at least 22 press releases were announced by companies working in Mexico. ON MEXICO ISSUES, No relevant news. ON EXPLORATION, in Sonora, San Marco continues to define the footprint of a porphyry copper system at its 1068 project. In Chihuahua, Kootenay is to drill the Las Venadas zone of its La Cigarra project. In Zacatecas, Arian Silver is to halt exploration in three lithium projects after receiving auger drill results. ON MINING, Telson released details on the sale of concentrate from its Tahuehueto property in Durango. Arian Silver released financial results for the first six months of 2017.  ON FINANCING; Defiance Silver completed the first tranche of its financing for $1.7 M, VVC Exploration has raised CA$900 K and is increasing the offering ceiling to CA$2 M., MX Gold closed a non-brokered private placement for C$4 M and San Marco announced an upcoming private placement for C$1.26 M. Silver Viper completed its IPO raising $3.0 M.  ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT; Lea Gold commenced the portal development of the 1.3 km ramp at Bermejal in Guerrero.  GoldCorp has achieved 40% completion on the Pyrite Leach Project. Levon informed on the drill definition of a gold rich zone at its Cordero property in Chihuahua. Mexican Gold commenced the phase-2 drilling of its Las Minas project in Veracruz.  ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES, Sierra Metals and Jinchuan Group signed a MOU for cooperation on the Bahuerachi project in Chihuahua.

ON MEXICO ISSUES

  • No relevant news.

ON EXPLORATION

  • San Marco Resources Inc. announced that the surface alteration and mineralization footprint on its 1068 project in Sonora has been mapped over an area of 1.6 Km x 1.5 km, and is still open in two directions. A stockwork-quartz-veined volcanic lithocap phyllically altered sits on top of a poorly exposed intrusive with potassic alteration and fresh pyrite, chalcopyrite and molybdenite. Semi-continuous channel sampling over part of a new road cut ran 62 m @ 0.1% Cu, 215 ppm Mo, 0.044 g/t Au. Exploration plans include further geologic mapping up to 1 km to the NE and SE, expansion of the rock chip sampling grid and detailed mapping on the lithocap to define drill targets and drilling the potassic core.
  • Kootenay Silver Inc. completed the last hole at Las Venadas zone of its La Cigarra property in Chihuahua. The rig has been mobilized to La Navidad zone in the same project. This zone is 500 m to the east and parallel to the San Gregorio zone, which holds 60% of the mineral resource estimate at La Cigarra. Rock and soil sampling programs completed on La Navidad defined a mineralized area 1,000 m long by 300 m wide that is similar in size and in soil values as in the San Gregorio zone.
  • Arian Silver Corp. informed that in light of assay results from the initial auger drill program carried out in the Pozo Hondo, Columpio and Abundancia projects in Zacatecas, no further exploration in the properties is to be undertaken. The company owns 12 silver mining concessions covering 1,500 has in Zacatecas.

ON MINING

  • Telson Resources Inc. announced the final details of the sale of 155.4 tonnes and 316.4 tonnes of Pb and Zn concentrates respectively, from its Tahuehueto project in Durango, for proceeds of US $1.6 M. The concentrates were produced from 4,123 tonnes of ore mined from the Level 10 of El Creston Zone, grading 6.26 g/t Au, 60 g/t Ag, 2.08% Pb, 5.61% Zn. The recoveries achieved were @ 83.6% Au, 89.3% Ag, 86.1% Pb, 85.5% Zn. Mining is averaging 166 tonnes per day during September 2017, with 2,530 tonnes of ore awaiting transport to the Atocha mill.
  • Arian Silver Corp. released its financial results for the first six months of 2017. At the end of the period the company had total assets of US$1.5 M, of which $0.9 M was cash.

ON FINANCING

  • Defiance Silver Corp. closed the first tranche of its private placement for gross proceeds of $1.72 M. Finder’s fees of $122.9 K were paid in connection with the first tranche of the private placement (San Acacio, Zacatecas).
  • VVC Exploration Corp. has raised to date about CA$900 K and have commitments for an additional $460 K on its previously announced CA$1 M in a non-brokered private placement. The company is increasing the maximum amount of the offering to CA$2 M (Samalayuca copper project, Chihuahua).
  • Silver Viper Minerals Corp. has successfully completed its initial public offering (IPO), for gross proceeds of $3.0 M (Clemente, Sonora).
  • MX Gold Corp. closed a non-brokered private placement, for gross proceeds of C$4 M. Aggregate cash finder’s fees of $15.6 K will be paid (Magistral, Durango).
  • San Marco Resources Inc. is arranging a private placement to raise gross proceeds of up to C$1.26 M (Chunibas, Sonora).

ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Lea Gold mining Corp. has commenced portal development for the 1,325 m long exploration ramp at its Bermejal Underground deposit in Guerrero. The US$ 13 M budget includes 3,136 m of ramp and cross-cut development and two ventilation raises totaling 560 vertical m. The Bermejal Underground drilling program is over 50% complete with 28,846 m drilled on 67 holes of the planned 56,000 m in 113 holes. “All holes intersected iron-oxide skarn mineralization as targeted and only two holes …..  were below a 3 gpt over 3 m diluted minimum width threshold” . The mineralization remains open in several directions.
  • GoldCorp Inc. informed the Pyrite Leach project (PLP) at Peñasquito in Zacatecas has achieved 40% completion on its $420 M investment, which is expected to be commissioned three months ahead of schedule, by the fourth quarter of 2018. The PLP is to recover 40% of the gold and 48% of the silver that currently go to the tailings. A prefeasibility study on Eco-Tails is expected by the first quarter of 2018.
  • Levon Resources Ltd. announced that drilling has extended a gold enriched sulfide zone in the northern part of the center of the current resource at its Cordero project in Chihuahua. A total of 5,655 m were drilled in 18 core holes, with results supporting extension of the gold zone for 350 m on strike to the NE. Additional infill resource drilling is needed to completely define the resource internally.
  • Mexican Gold Corp. commenced the phase 2 diamond drilling program at its Las Minitas Cu-Au property in Veracruz. The drill program is to include step-out drilling beyond the current resource at the El Dorado/Juan Bran zone, high-grade intercepts at the Cinco Señores and Las Minillas Drill targeting is to be aided by the ground magnetic and TDEM surveys.

ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES

  • Sierra Metals Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Jinchuan Group Co. Ltd., formalizing the intention to cooperate on Jinchuan’s Bahuerachi property in Chihuahua. The Bahuerachi property is adjacent to Sierra´s Bolivar mine, where Sierra has been producing copper since 2012.

Content like what you have just read can be seen at https://gambusinoprospector.com/ and at LinkedIn’s Mexico Mineral Exploration Group.

On the picture below, rock fence with fine grained quartz vein fragments in Chihuahua. Photo by Jorge Cirett.

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INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2017

http://www.ariansilver.com/news/interim-results-for-the-six-months-ended-30-june-2017

Arian Silver Corporation (“Arian” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2017.

Jim Williams, Chief Executive of Arian, commented: “Our strategy is to create a portfolio of primarily lithium, silver and gold exploration projects, principally in Mexico.

Bacanora Minerals Ltd – Restricted Share Plan and Director Dealings

http://ir1.euroinvestor.com/IR/Files/RNSNews/255092/BacanoraMinerals_13691374.pdf

Bacanora Minerals Ltd. has implemented a restricted share unit plan along with the grant of an aggregate of 1,192,277 restricted share units thereunder and the grant of an aggregate of 2,227,410 options to acquire common shares in the capital of Bacanora at a price of pounds sterling 0.80 (approximately $1.32) pursuant to the stock option plan of the company.

RSU Plan

In order to further align the interests of the company’s senior executives, key employees, consultants and directors with those of the shareholders of the company, the board of directors has approved the implementation of the RSU Plan, subject to receipt of final approval by the TSX Venture Exchange and ratification by the company’s shareholders at the next annual meeting thereof. The TSX-V has granted conditional acceptance of the RSU Plan, subject to confirmation of shareholder ratification. Under the RSU Plan, eligible persons may (at the discretion of the board) be allocated a number of RSUs as the board deems appropriate, with vesting provisions also to be determined by the board, subject to a maximum vesting term of three years from the end of the calendar year in which RSUs were granted. Upon vesting, eligible participants shall be entitled to a cash payment equal to the number of RSUs granted, multiplied by the fair market value of the Company’s common shares on the redemption date. The company shall also have the option (at the discretion of the board) to settle amounts owing to eligible persons via the issuance of common shares of the company.

Alset Appoints New Director to Lead Business Development in Mexico

https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/28830/Alset-Appoints-New-Director-to-Lead-Business-Development-in-Mexico#.WbArdcjyjIU

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – September 6, 2017) – Alset Minerals Corp. (TSXV: ION) (“Alset” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that Gilberto Zapata Castaneda, a Mexican mining entrepreneur based in Zacatecas, Mexico, is joining the Alset board to lead business development efforts in Mexico. Gilberto Zapata Castaneda has an accounting degree, MBA, and has been active in the mining industry in Mexico throughout his career.

Gilberto built up a network of government contacts that helped Alset quickly obtain the necessary drilling permits and he will continue to play a key role in this area. He also has an excellent network of mining and business contacts throughout Mexico which helps our exploration and development efforts run smoothly.

Allan Barry Laboucan, President and CEO of Alset said; “Gilberto, has been an important part of our exploration and drilling activities, his assistance has enabled Alset to complete its exploration work very rapidly on a small budget. So far, our work has presented us with results that suggest we have a dual track going forward. First, we have promising grades of lithium in the soils of the La Salada salar; second, we have high-grade potassium in the near surface brines and the soils.

Highlights on the Fifth Week of August, 2017. Mineral Exploration in Mexico

During the 35th week of the year (August 28th to September 3rd, 2017), at least 20 press releases were announced by companies working in Mexico, including three quarterly financial reports. ON MEXICO ISSUES, no relevant news. ON EXPLORATION, in Sonora, Alix released drilling results from its Electra property in Sonora. ON MINING, Maverix Metals and Santacruz Silver and Southern Silver reported second quarter 2017 financial results. Telson Resources initiated underground mining at Campo Morado in Guerrero. ON FINANCING, VVC Exploration, Colibri and Southern Silver announced the opening or closure of financing rounds for CA$1 M, $1.2 M and $468 K respectively. Marlin Gold withdrew $7 M from its loan facility with Wexford during July and August. Goldgroup Mining amended a credit line with Credipresto. ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT, VVC Resources initiated a drilling program in Samalayuca, Chihuahua. Sierra Metals released high-grade results from drilling at Cusi, in Chihuahua. Kootenay Silver released drilling results from La Cigarra, also in Chihuahua. Silver Bull is starting an underground drilling campaign at Sierra Mojada, Coahuila. Endeavour Silver released drilling results from Guanacevi, Durango. Mx Gold intends to begin processing of the Magistral del Oro tailings in Durango by the fourth quarter 2017. Geologix is working on the goal of expanding the resource at Tepal, Michoacan. ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES, VVC Exploration signed a LOI on the La Tuna property in Sinaloa.

ON MEXICO ISSUES

  • No Relevant News.

ON EXPLORATION

  • Alix Resources Corp. completed, in partnership with Lithium Australia, 1,762 m of RC drilling on 16 holes on its Electra project in the Agua Fria property in Sonora. The program resulted in the discovery of the West Flank zone, which is 25-50 m thick and extends for nearly 2.5 km. Results include 82 m @ 938 ppm Li; 75.0 m @ 966 ppm Li; 30.0 m @ 917 ppm Li; 33.0 m @ 991 ppm Li; 57.0 m @ 719 ppm Li; 45.0 m @ 816 ppm Li; 90.0 m @ 904 ppm Li.

ON MINING

  • Telson Resources Inc. has commenced underground mining operations at Campo Morado in Guerrero. Plans are to accumulate up to 80,000 tons to support the initial start-up of the flotation mill. “The initial processing is planned to commence at approximately 1000 tons per day and will slowly be ramped up to the mill’s ultimate capacity of 2,500 tonnes per day.”
  • Maverix Metals Inc. announced financial results for the second quarter 2017. The royalty and streaming company, which has a NSR from gold production from Pan American Silver’s La Colorada mine in Zacatecas, had a revenue of CA$4 M, with average cash cost per attributable AuEq ounce of CA$187. The company has a current cash balance of CA$32 M.
  • Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. reported financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2017. The company owns the Veta Grande and Rosario projects in Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi, respectively; producing 270.7 K AgEq Oz at cash cost $21.24 per AgEq Oz and all-in sustaining cost (AISC) of $24.62 per AgEq Oz during the period. Santacruz disposed of its interests in the Gavilanes, San Felipe and El Gachi projects for proceeds of $19.14 M, settling debt to JMET and LLC for $7.36 M and making payments to the underlying vendors of the properties for $3.48 M. The company also entered into the Membrillo property agreement to augment mineralized feed to the Rosario mill.
  • Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. announced its financial results for the second quarter 2017. During the period the company produced 8,785 Oz Au at its La Trinidad mine in Sinaloa, selling 9,825 Oz Au. Currently the company has cash and finished gold account for $2.6 M, $1.7 M of finished gold and $14.2 M of gold-in-process. “Investments in shares of Golden Reign Resources Ltd. stood at $8.7 million at quarter end”.

ON FINANCING

  • VVC Exploration Corp. has opened a non-brokered private placement for up to CA$1 M (Samalayuca, Chihuahua).
  • Colibri Resource Corp. announced a non-brokered private placement intending to raise up $1.2 M (Pitaya and Pilar, Sonora).
  • Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. informed on its second quarter report that during July and August the company received US$2 M and US$5 M respectively from the Wexford loan facility, increasing the Wexford loan to US$37 M (La Trinidad, Sinaloa).
  • Goldgroup Mining Inc. announced the amendment of its outstanding loan facility from Credipresto SAPI de CV SOFOM ENR. Javier Reyes, a director of Goldgroup, is an executive officer and director at Credipresto. The aggregate outstanding balance (15% interest per annum) is now US$627 K, with the available credit set at US$1.5 M, of which US$1 M is intended to be drawn shortly. Three and a half million warrants (on Goldgroup shares) were issued to Credipresto (Cerro Prieto, Sonora).
  • Southern Silver Exploration Corp. closed the second tranche of its previously announced private placement, with gross proceeds of $468 K. The private placement was comprised of a brokered and non-brokered component. Gravitas Securities received a cash fee of $42.2 K and 105.6 K options. The proceeds are to be used on the continuing exploration of the Cerro Las Minitas property in Durango.

ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT

  • VVC Exploration Corp. started a diamond drilling program on its Samalayuca copper project in Chihuahua. The 3,000 m program is focusing on the area of the La Gloria open pit, mined by Gambusinos in the 1960’s. A recently completed magnetic survey is backing the location site for 15 inclined holes that are to be 100 to 300 m in length.
  • Sierra Metals Inc. presented results from the expanded 14,000 m drilling program on 22 holes completed at the Santa Rosa de Lima zone within its Cusi property in Chihuahua. Intercepts include >3.8 m @ 287 g/t Ag, 0.1% Pb, 0.1% Zn; >4.5 m @ 401 g/t Ag, 0.1% Pb, 0.2% Zn; >4.0 m @ 205 g/t Ag, 2.4% Pb, 3.1% Zn; >13.8 m @ 465 g/t Ag, 0.5% Pb, 0.3% Zn; >4.7 m @ 172 g/tAg, 5.3% Pb, 5.1% Zn. The average grade and true width of infill intercepts is 343 g/t AgEq over 3.63 m, with the step-out holes extending the known mineralization zone to 1.7 km along the 12 km long Santa Rosa de Lima structure.
  • Kootenay Silver Inc. disclosed results from the last drill hole to extend the recently discovered Las Venadas zone within its La Cigarra property in Chihuahua. The hole is 140 m northeast from the last hole, intercepting 7.0 m @ 169 g/t Ag; 12.0 m @ 121 g/t Ag; 24.2 m @ 93 g/t Ag. “The strength and intensity of brecciation, veining and alteration observed in hole CC-17-28 is consistent with discovery hole CC-17-26, which bottomed in veining. Textures are indicative of a variant of an epithermal hydrothermal breccia complex”.
  • Silver Bull Resources Inc. started a 2,000 m underground diamond drill program targeting the recently identified zone of high grade sulfide mineralization at its Sierra Mojada project in Coahuila. The program is to be carried out by the company owned Termite drill rig, capable of drilling up to 100 m of HQ size diamond core.
  • Endeavour Silver Corp. released drilling results extending high-grade mineralization along strike on the Santa Cruz vein and on a newly discovered splay named the La Negra vein, on its Guanaceví mine in Durango. Highlighted true width intercepts: 2.0 m @ 0.4 g/t Au, 259 g/t Ag (on La Negra vein); 2.9 m @ 0.5 g/t Au, 260 g/t Ag; 2.6 m @ 0.3 g/t Au, 334 g/t Ag; 1.9 m @ 0.5 g/t Au, 324 g/t Ag; 3.4 m @ 0.7 g/t Au, 786 g/t Ag; 1.3 m @ 0.4 g/t Au, 397 g/t Ag; 1.9 m @ 0.8 g/t Au, 357 g/t Ag; 1.2 m @ 1.7 g/t Au, 618 g/t Ag.
  • MX Gold Corp. announced in its JV with GracePoint Mining Corp. the project completion and production commencement by the fourth quarter of 2017 on its Magistral del Oro tailing s project in Durango. “…includes a fully permitted, 500 tonne-per-day dynamic cyanide countercurrent system plant constructed in 2013 and tailings containing a historic estimate of 1.25 million tonnes averaging 2.06 grams per tonne gold.”
  • Geologix Explorations Inc. is re-logging selected drill hole intersections on the South Pit of its Tepal property in Michoacan, trying to determine where the high grade structurally controlled ore lies. Rockchip samples are being collected for assay, and also for alteration and geophysical studies. The work is aimed to expand the economic resource base and make additional discoveries, enhancing the preliminary economic assessment (PEA).

ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES

  • VVC Exploration Corp. signed a letter of intent with Southern Fuels, Inc. to buy the La Tuna gold property in Sinaloa. To complete the acquisition, due diligence work is being carried out, and a formal purchase and sale agreement needs to be negotiated, with a first payment to be made during September 2017.

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On the picture below, Cananea and the Buenavista del Cobre mine as seen from the North. Photo by Jorge Cirett.

 

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Alix Defines Lithium Target Over 2.5 Kilometer Strike Length on the Agua Fria Project, Sonora Mexico

https://www.fscwire.com/newsrelease/alix-defines-lithium-target-over-25-kilometer-strike-length-agua-fria-project-sonora

Vancouver, British Columbia (FSCwire) – ALIX RESOURCES CORP. (“Alix” or the “Company”) (AIX-TSX:V) (37N–FRANKFURT) is pleased to announce the completion  of its drill program on the Electra Project in the Agua Fria property located in Sonora, Mexico, in partnership with Lithium Australia. In total 16 RC holes were completed totaling 1762 meters of drill material on multiple targets (Table 2). Highlight of the exploration program includes the discovery of the “West Flank” lithium zone, which extends in a NNW-SSE direction for nearly 2.5 km on the western portion of the Agua Fria concession.

 

The “West Flank” lithium target is the most significant target and is defined by

 

  •  A surface grid sampling completed in May 2017 (rock chip sampling), with 33 samples returning Li assays around 1,000 ppm out of 187 samples in total;

 

  • Three trenches undergoing systematic and continuous sampling yielding 949 ppm Li over 31 m, 954 ppm Li over 25 m and 928 ppm Li over 43 m, respectively.

 

  • RC drill holes  collared on the West Flank Target produced: 1,058 ppm Li over 33 m from the collar (AF-17-01),  1,031 ppm Li over 48 m form 63 meters (AF-17-02), 917 ppm Li over 30 m from 27 meters (AF-17-03), and 1,050 ppm Li over 24 m from the collar (AF-17-14) (see Table 1).

 

  • RC drill holes sunk on the edge (east side) of the West Flank Target revealed assay values of 867 ppm Li over 24 m from the collar (AF-17-11),  and 816 ppm Li over 45 m from the collar (AF-17-12) (see Table 1), Other RC drill holes did not provide significant results.

Highlights on the Fourth Week of August, 2017. Mineral Exploration in Mexico

During the 34th week of the year (August 20th to August 26th, 2017), at least 20 press releases were announced by companies working in Mexico, including two quarterly reports. ON MEXICO ISSUES, no relevant news. ON EXPLORATION, in Sonora, Azure is soon to release drilling results from the Oposura project, while Colibri is planning to drill the Pilar property near Suaqui. In Hidalgo Prospero intends to drill the El Petate property. In Zacatecas Arian Silver completed the drilling of three lithium salars. ON MINING, Impact Silver and Santacruz Silver reported second quarter production results for 2017. ON FINANCING, no relevant news for the first time in the year.  ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT, Monarca is trying to secure surface rights at its Tejamen property in Durango. Mexican Gold is to realize a geophysical survey at Las Minas in Veracruz. Telson Resources has received permits for tailings facilities in Durango. Silver Bull identified a new zone of sulfide mineralization at Sierra Mojada, Coahuila. Almaden released drilling results from inside the planned pit at Tuligtic, Puebla. Consolidated Zinc released high-grade drilling intercepts at Plomosas, Chihuahua. Bacanora Minerals provided an update on the FS of the Sonora Lithium project. Americas Silver released drilling results from the Cosalá mine complex in Sinaloa. ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES, Sonora Metals started trading on the OTCQB Venture Market.  Azure Minerals acquired the gold-cobalt Sara Alicia property in Sonora.

ON MEXICO ISSUES

  • No Relevant News.

ON EXPLORATION

  • Azure Minerals Ltd. is advancing on the planning and approval process of an upcoming drilling campaign at its newly-acquired Oposura Zn-Pb-Ag project in Sonora. The previous owner drilled 994 m in 16 diamond drill holes, assay results for which are expected shortly. “Significant sulphide mineralisation, including massive, banded and disseminated, was observed in most holes.”
  • Azure Minerals Ltd. acquired the Sara Alicia property in Sonora (see note below). The 9 hectares concession covers all the historical mine workings and observed Au-Co and Cu-Zn-Ag manto mineralization exposures related to the intrusion of a granodiorite porphyry into a thick limestone sequence. Sampling on the Au-Co zone returned 2.5 m @ 39.0 g/t Au, 6.1% Co; 2.5 m @ 12.5 g/t Au, 6.9% Co; 3.0 m @ 5.7 g/t Au, 2.4% Co; 2.1 g/t Au, 3.2% Co; while sampling at the Cu-Zn-Ag zone returned 2.4 m @ 2.2% Cu, 2.4% Zn, 84 g/t Ag; 1.0 m @ 3.4% Cu, 3.1% Zn, 124 g/t Ag; 3.5 m @ 2.1% Cu, 4.2% Zn, 54 g/t Ag; 2.5 m @ 5.2% Cu, 2.5% Zn, 170 g/t Ag; 1.5 m @ 2.1%Cu, 3.2% Zn, 133 g/t Ag.
  • Prospero Silver Corp. intends to begin drilling in September at the El Petate project in Hidalgo, funded by strategic partner Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. High level epithermal alteration is exposed over a 5×4 km area, showing a robust mineralized system with additional potential to host a carbonate replacement deposit at depth. Surface sampling returned a continuous channel sample of 67.5 m @ 0.93 g/t Au. A total of 2,800 m on 29 holes has been proposed to Fortuna.
  • Colibri Resources Corp. is planning three tranches of RC drilling (10,000 m) at its recently acquired Pilar gold project in Sonora. The surface rights agreement has been signed on friendly terms.
  • Arian Silver Corp. completed the first phase of auger drilling on its three lithium projects in Zacatecas. The drilling of 28 holes resulted in 214 samples that have been sent for assay at ALS Global. The results are expected in about three or four weeks.

ON MINING

  • Impact Silver Corp. released its financial and production results for the second quarter of 2017. Most of the production was from the San Ramon Deeps, Cuchara, Mirasol and San Patricio mines at its Zacualpan property in Mexico State. The average silver feed to the mill was 173 g/t Ag, to produce 227.5 K ounces of silver. Exploration work is focused on larger and higher-grade targets at Alacran and Alacran North. The cash position at the end of the period was $6.8 M, with net working capital of $8.6 M.
  • Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. reported second quarter 2017 production results. At the Rosario project in San Luis Potosi 28 k tonnes were milled @ 42 g/t Ag (172 g/t AgEq), recovering 87% Ag, to produce 33.2 K Oz Ag, 298 Oz Au, 40 tonnes Pb, 408 tonnes Zn (124.7 K Oz AgEq). At Veta Grande in Zacatecas 29.7 k tonnes were milled @ 102 g/t Ag (218 g/t AgEq), recovering 64% Ag, to produce 56.1 K Oz Ag, 174 Oz Au, 198 tonnes Pb, 317 tonnes Zn (145.9 K Oz AgEq). At Rosario the focus has been on increasing the input from the Membrillo vein and the Cinco Estrellas property. At Veta Grande the focus is in through-put maximization and grade control.

ON FINANCING

  • No Relevant News.

ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Monarca Minerals Inc. is trying to secure the surface rights at Tejamen, Durango. To date Monarca has met with senior government officials at the Federal, State and Municipal level, earning full support for the project, and contact with the leaders of the community has been initiated aiming to become a responsible Community partner. A new deeper drilling program is being planned to follow high grade feeder veins and test the base of the volcanic rocks over sedimentary rocks where manto and carbonate replacement mineralization might occur; initial work is to involve re-logging all drilling samples of the previous campaigns.
  • Mexican Gold Corp. has commenced field work preparation for ground magnetic and time domain electromagnetic surveys at its Las Minas project in Veracruz. The surveys aim to identify targets for the upcoming 3,000 m diamond drill program by contractor K.D.L. Mexico S.A. de C.V. at the Cinco Señores, Las Minillas and El Dorado/Juan Bran zones.
  • Telson Resources Inc. has received permits from Semarnat for reactivation of the existing tailings disposal facility and for the construction of a new larger tailings facility for the Tahuehueto project in Durango. The permitted capacity of over 13 M cubic meters can accommodate more than 30 years of production at the planned 1,000 tonnes per day mining rate.
  • Silver Bull Resources Inc. identified a new massive sulfide zone at its Sierra Mojada project in Coahuila. This zone lies within a 1.4 km long chargeability anomaly within which other two zones of sulfide mineralization that present high grade Zn-Pb-Cu. Approximately 280 m of previously non-accessible workings were opened and 19 samples collected with results like: 2.34 m @ 1,315 g/t Ag, 9.0% Cu; 2.32 m @ 392 g/t Ag, 0.4% Zn, 1.8% Cu; 1.4 m @ 329 g/t Ag, 42% Zn, 3.2% Cu; 1.52 m @ 713 g/t Ag, 3.4% Zn, 0.1% Pb, 1.1% Cu; 1.13 m @ 1,130 g/t Ag, 22.2% Zn, 3.3% Pb, 12.9% Cu; 2.00 m @ 495 g/t Ag, 7.1% Zn, 2.7% Pb, 1.1% Cu; 2.00 m @ 33 g/t Ag, 8.1% Zn, 3.4% Pb, 0.1% Cu; 2.0 m @ 42 g/t Ag, 1.5% Zn, 2.4% Pb, 0.2% Cu; 2.0 m @ 73 g/t Ag, 19.2% Zn, 4.8% Pb, 0.3% Cu: 2.0 m @ 491 g/t Ag, 24.7% Zn, 0.4% Pb, 1.6% Cu; 2.0 m @ 277 g/t Ag, 19.6% Zn, 18.3% Pb, 0.7% Cu.
  • Almaden Minerals Ltd. released high-grade drilling results from a previously undrilled area inside the planned pit at its Tuligtic project in Puebla. The hole reported intersected 74.5 m @ 0.66 g/t Au, 45 g/t Ag; 64.30 m @ 0.79 g/t Au, 74 g/t Ag; 46.85 m @ 0.49 g/t Au, 68 g/t Ag.
  • Consolidated Zinc Ltd. reported new high-grade results from underground sampling from the Las Espadas West stope area. Significant assays include 1.0 m @ 22.2% Zn, 3.5% Pb, 20 g/t Ag; 1.5 m @ 28.8% Zn, 13.2% Pb, 41 g/t Ag; 1.2 m @ 36.3% Zn, 12.8% Pb, 50 g/t Ag; 1.5 m @ 37.9% Zn, 12.3% Pb, 36 g/t Ag; 1.0 m @ 33.2% Zn, 6.9% Pb, 32 g/t Ag; 1.0 m @ 20.4% Zn, 10.8% Pb, 25 g/t Ag. Mineralization is coarse grained massive sulfides, comprising low iron sphalerite and galena at a ratio of around 2 to 3:1.
  • Bacanora Minerals Ltd. provided an update on the feasibility study (FS) for a 35,000 tonnes per year lithium carbonate operation that is to be completed in late 2017. A sodium sulfate (Na2SO4) roast has been developed over the more expensive gypsum (Ca2SO4) roast previously contemplated. “Ausenco Engineers is currently undertaking final plant layout, capital equipment tenders and flow sheet optimization work.” Mechanical and metallurgical optimization of the Hermosillo plant is underway, while the mine plan optimization continues. On the energy supply side five independent proposals have been received, including gas and electrical sources. Long term debt funding is being sought for the construction phase, which should take 18 months.
  • Americas Silver Corp. released results from drilling at the Zone 120 deposit, adjacent to the San Rafael development project, part of the Cosalá property in Sinaloa. Highlighted true width (TW) recent intercepts include 61.4 m @ 306 g/t Ag, 0.23 g/t Au, 0.8% Cu (including 9.4 m @ 932 g/t Ag, 0.82 g/t Au, 1.9% Cu and 9.4 m @ 479 g/t Ag, 0.29 g/t Au, 1.1% Cu); 39.6 m @ 205 g/t Ag, 0.28 g/t Au, 0.5% Cu; 22.8 m @ 138 g/t Ag, 0.22 g/t Au, 0.37% Cu; 18.1 m @ 113 g/t Ag, 0.08 g/t Au, 0.2% Cu.

ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES

  • Sonora Metals Corp. has started trading on the OTCQB Venture Market. The company owns the over 1,000 ha San Marcial property in Sonora, which contains the old Soledad and San Marcial mines.
  • Azure Minerals Ltd. has acquired the Sara-Alicia gold-cobalt project in southern Sonora. The property saw limited underground mining of gold and cobalt in the 1930’s. To get hold of the property the company successfully obtained the revocation of the recently cancelled mining concession, and a further payment of US$125,000 will be made to the family once commercial production is achieved, no NSR to be paid. The company is to wait for the liberation of a recently expired surrounding 22,000 has tenement to apply for further terrain.

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On the picture below, artisanal rock mill, or “tauna”, in the Sierra Madre of Chihuahua. Photo by Jorge Cirett.

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