VANCOUVER, BC – Goldex Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE: GDX; Frankfurt: WKN-A2AEDT, Ticker: G6T2) (“Goldex” or the “Company”) is pleased to report initial gold assay results for the samples taken from the Mingeo Property located in northeastern Sonora, Mexico.
Gold mineralization is confined to low angle quartz “mantos” (0.10 to 3.0m wide), which contain drag folds, evidence of shearing and are transected by steep faults associated with mineralized quartz veins A chip channel sample 0.93m wide returned 22.2 g/t gold. Where observed, the quartz mantos are generally oriented with a WNW-ENE strike and moderate dip to the north and are believed to be of orogenic origin.
Vancouver, Canada: Radius Gold Inc. (TSX-V: RDU) is pleased to announce that it has signed a binding agreement with a private individual to option the 380-hectare Amalia Project which is host to high grade epithermal silver-gold mineralization. The Project is located approximately 25 km SW of the historic Guadalupe y Calvo mining district in Chihuahua, Mexico. During due diligence evaluation Radius geologists sampled bonanza grade outcrop containing 20.4 g/t Au and 5360 g/t Ag from a 1.2m chip.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – June 21, 2017) – Orla Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:OLA) (the “Company” or “Orla”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement dated June 20, 2017 (the “Agreement”) with Goldcorp Inc. (“Goldcorp”) to acquire the Camino Rojo Project (“Camino Rojo”), a gold and silver oxide heap leach project containing 1.7 million ozs of gold reserves* located in Zacatecas State, Central Mexico for consideration to Goldcorp consisting of 31.9 million common shares (“Consideration Securities”) of Orla and a 2.0% NSR (the “Acquisition”). All of the mineral reserves and resources estimates herein are historical estimates and Orla is not treating such estimates as current. In addition, Orla and Goldcorp have agreed to enter into an option agreement regarding the potential future development of a sulphide operation at Camino Rojo whereby Goldcorp will, subject to the sulphide project meeting certain thresholds, have an option to acquire a 60% to 70% interest in such sulphide project at Camino Rojo (the “Sulphide Option”, as described below).
- Acquisition of a second high quality advanced oxide heap leach project: The Acquisition leverages management’s and the board’s extensive exploration, development and operating experience in Mexico
- Significant mineral reserves and resources: 1.7 million ozs of oxide gold reserves and 4.0 million ozs of attributable Measured & Indicated gold resources1along with significant silver, lead, and zinc by-products*
- Highly attractive acquisition cost: Based on the last closing price of Orla common shares, Orla is paying approximately US$16/oz for oxide gold reserves, with the sulphide resource providing long term optionality to create additional shareholder value
- Large prospective land package: Over 200,000 hectares, potential to find additional oxide and sulphide mineral resources
- Ejido agreements and strong community relationships in place
TORONTO, Ontario, June 21, 2017 – Torex Gold Resources Inc. (the “Company” or “Torex”) (TSX:TXG) is pleased to announce that, on schedule, the Sub-Sill Access Ramp has entered into the high grade mineralization at its Sub-Sill underground deposit associated with its El Limon-Guajes Mine in southwest Mexico. The first 260 tonnes of ore from the Sub-Sill were delivered to the processing plant yesterday. A random sample from each truck load of ore from this first ‘round’ into mineralized Sub-Sill skarn, returned an average grade of 98 g/t Au.
Fred Stanford, President & CEO of Torex stated: “Going from discovery to first tonnes processed in less than eight months is a testament to the planning ability and the execution skills of our team. The quality of the asset speaks for itself. Infill and step-out exploration drilling programs for the Sub-Sill are ongoing. A mine plan is expected to be published after the infill drill program is completed, the resource estimate is updated, and a maiden Sub-Sill reserve is determined. This is all scheduled to occur by the end of the year.”
VANCOUVER, B.C. Almadex Minerals Limited (“Almadex” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: AMZ; OTCQB: AXDDF) is pleased to announce it has received assay results from holes EC-17-021 and EC-17-022 of the 2017 Norte Zone drilling program. EC-17-021 was drilled at an azimuth of 000 from a new pad, located about 285 meters to the south
from pad EC-16-010. Hole EC-17-022 was drilled from the same pad as hole EC-16-020 but to the north at an azimuth of 000 degrees. Hole EC-17-021 intersected significant mineralisation starting at a depth of 93 meters. Hole EC-17-022 helps define the mineralised zone along strike and provides a significant stepout from the previous hole drilled from this collar, EC-17-020. Highlights from holes EC-17-021 and 22 include the following intercepts which are also shown on the attached plan and sections:
Hole EC-17-021 NORTE ZONE, 000 Az, -60 dip
From 93.00 to 246.50, 153.50 meters @ 0.68 g/t gold and 0.27% copper
Including 95.50 to 179.50, 84.00 meters @ 0.96 g/t gold and 0.37% copper
From 273.00 to 440.00, 167.00 meters @ 0.27 g/t gold and 0.12% copper
Including 337.00 to 401.00, 64.00 meters @ 0.50 g/t gold and 0.21% copper
Hole EC-17-022 NORTE ZONE, 000 Az, -40 dip
From 120.91 to 376.55, 255.64 meters @ 0.26 g/t gold and 0.17% copper
Including 129.91 to 188.55, 58.64 meters @ 0.38 g/t gold and 0.23% copper
And 200.55 to 346.55, 146.00 meters @ 0.27 g/t gold and 0.18% copper
And 262.55 to 294.55, 32.00 meters @ 0.43 g/t gold and 0.24% copper
Vancouver, B.C. – Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSX.V:SCZ) (the “Company” or “Santacruz”) reports that further to the Company’s press release of May 29, 2017 wherein it announced that it had acquired an exclusive five year right to explore, develop and mine the Membrillo silver-zinc-lead-gold vein structure (the
“Membrillo Prospect”) located approximately four km from the Company’s Rosario Project mill facility located near Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Santacruz provides the following update. Santacruz’s mining activities at the Membrillo Prospect have been focused on drifting to access the Membrillo vein that generally strikes NW-SE and dips approximately 45 to 60 degrees to the southwest. This underground development has intersected a previously unknown E-W striking vein structure that dips approximately 50 to 52 degrees to the Southwest and is infilled by quartz, carbonate and sulfide minerals. This previously unknown vein is now known as the San Rafael vein. To date the Company has completed approximately 68 meters of drifting on Level 1 along the San Rafael vein where the true width of the vein is approximately 0.50 to 1.6 meters wide.
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 20, 2017) – Mexican Gold Corp. (“Mexican Gold” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:MEX) is pleased to announce a 3,000 metre diamond drilling program for its Las Minas gold – copper – silver project. The drilling program targets expansion of the recently discovered mineralization at the Cinco Senores zone as well as step-out drilling at the El Dorado / Juan Bran zone to extend the on-strike and down-dip mineralization. Additionally, a field exploration program, consisting of trenching, sampling and mapping will be carried out at the Santa Cruz zone to test the upward continuation of the zone above the area of previous drilling. Trenching, sampling and mapping will also be undertaken at the Pueblo Nuevo concession to further outline the quartz veins recently sampled at the site.
Brian Robertson, President and CEO, stated, “The exploration program is focused on three high priority mineralized zones at Las Minas. The program combines a geophysical survey with expansion and discovery diamond drilling and preliminary field exploration work. We believe the program will expand the resource at El Dorado – Juan Bran and lead to the discovery of new zones of mineralization at both Cinco Senores and Santa Cruz. The Pueblo Nuevo concession, with its numerous historical high-grade mines, is a high-priority target area.”
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Jun 19, 2017 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – June 19, 2017) – Riverside Resources Inc. (“Riverside” or the “Company”) (RRI)(otc pink:RVSDF)(frankfurt:R99), has completed an initial nine-hole diamond core drilling program at the 4 km2 Pitaya Target within the 36 km² Glor Gold Project (the “Project”), which is being explored with funding by partner, Centerra Gold Inc. (“Centerra”). The Project hosts five key target areas and is located approximately 8 km west of Alamos Gold’s El Chanate Mine in Sonora, Mexico. The recently completed drill program focused on the Pitaya Target located in the north-eastern sector of the Project, which had been defined by partner-funded soil geochemistry and induced polarization geophysical surveys and then further investigated with mechanical trenching and chip-channel sampling (see Company press releases issued on February 15 and April 17, 2017).
TORONTO, Ontario, June 19, 2017 – Torex Gold Resources Inc. (the “Company” or “Torex”) (TSX:TXG) is pleased to announce high grade intercepts for the first 25 holes of its infill drilling program at the Sub-Sill deposit, associated with its El Limon-Guajes Mine (ELG) in Southwest Mexico. Highlighted intercepts from this program include 39.1 g/t Au over 9.7m, including114.1 g/t Au over 2.9m, in borehole SST-49; 107.3 g/t Au over 3.1m in borehole SST-50; 32.1 g/t Au over 13.0m, including 68.9 g/t Au over 4.0m in borehole SST-54; and 27.3 g/t Au over 14.8m, including 62.1 g/t Au over 4.9m in borehole SST-47.
Fred Stanford, President & CEO of Torex stated: “The purpose of this infill diamond drill program is to upgrade a million tonnes of Inferred Sub-Sill resource to the Measured and Indicated categories, to facilitate mine planning and the determination of a maiden mineral reserve. Of the 50 planned infill diamond drill holes, 41 have been completed to date, and assays have been received for 25 of those holes. To date, the ‘hit ratio’ has been 96%, with 24 holes intercepting high grade gold mineralization. This exceptional demonstration of the continuity of the gold mineralization has held true across the current resource area, including at the periphery. This bodes well for the mine planning efforts and indicates the potential for resource expansion with step-out drilling. The timing is excellent as the access ramp is now through the sill and progressed 40 meters into the less prospective endoskarn, and is less than 10 meters from intersecting the highly prospective exoskarn.” He added, – “The step-out diamond drill program is getting underway as the infill program is completed. The step-out program comprises approximately 7,500 meters in 31 holes that test the area adjacent to the current resource and then out to the periphery of the prospective area for Sub-Sill expansion. This drill program is expected to be completed through the second half of the year and we look forward to sharing those results.”
During the 24th week of the year (June 12th to June 18th, 2017), at least 19 press releases were announced by companies working in Mexico. ON MEXICO ISSUES, the Mexican government released ground for staking for the first time in over two years. ON EXPLORATION, in Sonora Millrock and Centerra are to explore the Navidad project, while Canuc released information on the San Javier project. In Chihuahua VVC Exploration obtained a coveted drilling permit, and Harvest Gold disclosed high-grade rock sampling results from Cerro Cascaron. In Guanajuato, Vangold released results from an extensive rockchip program at its Pinguico property. ON MINING, no relevant news . ON FINANCING, Southern Silver closed the first tranche of a placement, raising $2.5 M. ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT, Mexus Gold announced the arrival of a secondary crusher and the installation of an atomic absorption lab at its Santa Elena mine in Sonora. ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES, Millrock and Western Mining. Entered into an agreement for the purchase of the Navidad property in Sonora. Nyrstar and Telson completed the transaction on the Campo Morado mine sale in Guerrero. San Marco sold to Goldcorp the La Pinta 06 concession in Zacatecas. Discovery Metals is to buy from private owners the La Kika concession in Coahuila.
ON MEXICO ISSUES
- The Direccin General de Regulación Minera released the first liberty announcement in more than two and a half years, to liberate ground for staking. The release includes 104 concessions that have been reduced in size, and a new title issued, 43 concessions relinquished by the concessionaires and 40 concessions cancelled by payment defaults. It is hoped the agency now can liberate ground on a steady manner (A bigger release was promised on October of 2015).
- Millrock Resources Inc. and Centerra Gold Inc. are to explore the recently optioned (see below) La Navidad gold project in Sonora. The 25 K hectares project presents gold mineralization hosted by low-angle faults related to the Magdalena Core Complex, with a zone of faults traced over 2.2 Km and 300-600 m surface width. Historic drill intercepts include 13.2 m @ 2.09 g/t Au; 6.6 m @ 1.34 g/t Au; 3.3 m @ 2.03 g/t Au; 19.5 m @ 0.84 g/t Au; 14.9 m @ 0.66 g/t Au; 8.3 m @ 1.03 g/t Au.
- Mammoth Resources Corp. released results from its surface channel sampling at its Tenoriba project in Chihuahua. At the Moreno zone 11.5 m (true width, or TW) were cut @ 0.64 g/t Au, while at Carnertios (3 km to the ENE) the samples returned 15.5 m @ 0.99 g/t Au and 7.0 m @ 1.28 g/t Au.
- Canasil Resources Inc. informed that the last drilling campaign at its Esperanza project in Zacatecas extends the known well-mineralized envelope on the Esperanza vein over 400 m of strike length and 350 m of depth, open in all directions. Based on alteration in volcanic rocks and geophysics, Canasil has outlined a 5 km long target for further exploration, as well as the presence of four other untested veins.
- VVC Exploration Corp. announced that the SEMARNAT (Environmental Agency) has approved the application for advanced exploration drilling at its Salamayuca copper project in Chihuahua. The program envisages core drilling in up to 53 locations at the site.
- Canuc Resources Corp. released compiled information from work done by the Santa Rosa Silver Mining Corp. on the San Javier project in Sonora, subsequent to 2012. Mineralization appears as vein and vein-breccia zones 1 to 4.5 m in width, alteration zones associated to the margins of felsic to intermediate dykes and quartz-stockwork breccia zones than can be much wider. At Colorado, the silica clay alteration is at least 11 m wide, with 11.2 m returning 284 g/t Ag, while the Carranza zone locally attains 31 m in width, with 11 m returning 283 g/t Ag. Nine prospects are located on a 2.4 km long corridor.
- Harvest Gold Corp. disclosed rock sampling results at Cerro Cascaron project in Chihuahua. At La Cascarita two samples returned 3 m @ 1,170 g/t Ag, 2.7 g/t Au, 1.0% Zn; 1.3 m @ 331 g/t Ag, 0.07 g/t Au, 1.6% Pb. A select sample from the Serpiente Dorada vein returned 826 g/t Au, and six other samples from the main vein field returned between 0.25 and 38.0 g/t Au.
- Vangold Mining Corp. released exploration results from its El Pinguico project in Guanajuato. To date 452 rock samples have been collected from surface and underground locations, results include (no widths provided) 3.4 g/t Au, 450 g/t Ag; 3.8 g/t Au, 331 g/t Ag; 4.1 g/t Au, 354 g/t Ag; 12.6 g/t Au, 1,490 g/t Ag; 5.5 g/t Au, 403 g/t Ag; 4.6 g/t Au, 350 g/t Ag; 9.2 g/t Au, 63 g/t Ag; 13.9 g/t Au, 278 g/t Ag. The program confirms the El Pinguico/El Carmen vein extends to the south, connecting with the La Joya, La Joyita and El Pirul vein systems, extending mineralization 1.5 km from the midpoint of the property.
- Southern Silver Corp. closed the first tranche of the previously reported brokered private placement, for gross proceeds of $2.5 M (Cerro Las Minitas, Durango).
ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT
- Mexus Gold US. announced the arrival of a secondary crusher to its Santa Elena mine in Sonora (not to mistake with First Majestic’s Santa Elena mine, also in Sonora), and reported assays for samples near the Don Julio vein system, reporting results of 8.3; 0.7; 1.9; 5.8; 5.0 ; 1.1; 1.3 g/t Au. The atomic absorption machine has been installed.
- Consolidated Zinc Ltd. announced that two more drill holes at its Plomosas mine in Chihuahua have intersected 1.75 m and 0.80 m of massive and semi-massive sulphide mineralization. Furthermore, 33 rock chip samples were collected over 150 m strike in underground workings, with massive and semi-massive sphalerite and galena mineralization in the Las Espadas area.
ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES
- Millrock Resources Inc. entered into an option agreement to purchase La Navidad project from a private Mexican firm, Western Mining S.A. de C.V.. To complete the 100% interest purchase, 2.5 M in option payments to Western may be made over a four-year period. An initial payment of 125 K has been made. Three further option payments of 125 K each may be made at annual intervals. A final option payment of $2 M could be made to complete the purchase of the mineral rights. Through its agreement with Millrock, Centerra has the option to earn an 80% interest in La Navidad by funding all the financial obligations in the underlying agreement between Millrock and Western.
- Nyrstar NV. Announced the completion of the sale of its Campo Morado mine in Guerrero to Telson Resources Inc. for a total cash consideration of USD 20 M, and the potential for additional future proceeds through a variable price agreement linked to production from the mine. The Campo Morado poly-metallic mine can process 2,500 tonnes per day, with the mining concessions covering over 12 thousand hectares. During 2014 the mine processed 657 k tonnes @ 1.2 g/t Au, 115 g/t Ag, 4.6% Zn, 1.2% Cu, 0.9% Pb.
- San Marco Resources Inc. entered into an agreement to sell its La Pinta 06 concession in Zacatecas to Goldcorp Inc. for US$225 K and a 1% NSR.
- Discovery Metals Corp. (formerly Ayubowan Capital Ltd.) entered into a mineral exploration and option agreement to acquire the La Kika concession in Coahuila from private vendors. On closing US $45 K are to be paid, and the company is to incur in not less than US $2 M in exploration expenditures, half of which is a firm commitment, and the issuance of an aggregated 1 M shares to the vendors. A 30% royalty on the operating profit of direct shipping operations (for the first 450 K tonnes), or a 2% NSR otherwise.
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On the picture below, setting up a geophysical survey in northeastern Chihuahua, circa year 2000. Photo by Jorge Cirett.