Premier Gold Announces The Results Of Its 2017 Meeting Of Shareholders

PREMIER GOLD MINES LIMITED (TSX:PG) is pleased to announce the results of its 2017 annual meeting of shareholders (the “Meeting”) held in Toronto, Ontario on June 22, 2017.

At the Meeting, all director nominees listed in the Company’s management information circular dated May 23, 2017 were elected as directors of the Company on a vote held by ballot.


Vancouver, June 23, 2017 – Leagold Mining Corporation (TSX-V: LMC) (“Leagold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the voting results of its Annual General and Special Meeting held on June 23, 2017. Leagold shareholders voted to re-elect all of the nominees of the Company’s Board of Directors. Shareholders holding 106,450,987 shares or 77.62% of the outstanding shares of the Company were present in person or by proxy at the meeting

Premier Provides Mid-Year Update on Projects

Premier Gold Mines Limited (TSX-PG) is pleased to provide an update of ongoing exploration and development programs at multiple project sites. The 2017 programs include surface exploration, sustained drilling efforts and development initiatives at several operations.

Highlights include:

Mercedes Mine

Underground drilling along strike from the Corona de Oro mine workings has discovered additional high-grade mineralization with intercepts including 116.39 g/t Au & 120.7 g/t Ag across 1.5 metres and 19.84 g/t Au & 700.4 g/t Ag across 3.2 metres.

Development has now reached the Diluvio deposit, located along trend from the Lupita mine workings. Surface and underground drilling continues to define the mineralized horizon prior to mine planning. Step-out drilling has expanded the Diluvio deposit with intercepts up to 10.92 g/t Au & 84.8 g/t Ag across 3.05 metres and 5.17 g/t Au & 13.5 g/t Ag across 30.60 metres.

Underground development (drifting) is underway to access the Marianas Zone, located down-plunge of the Lagunas mine workings. Underground drilling to convert the Marianas Zone from resource to reserve will commence in late 2017.

First Mining Finance Receives Approval To Graduate To TSX

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – June 21, 2017) – First Mining Finance Corp. (“First Mining” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:FF) (OTCQX:FFMGF) (FRANKFURT:FMG) is pleased to announce that it has received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) to graduate from the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) and list its common shares on the TSX.

First Mining’s common shares will commence trading on the TSX effective as of the open of market on June 22, 2017. First Mining’s common shares will continue to trade under the symbol “FF” on the TSX. In conjunction with the graduated listing to the TSX, the Company’s common shares will be voluntarily delisted from the TSXV prior to their commencement of trading on the TSX on June 22, 2017.

Santacruz Silver Announces Agreement to Consolidate 100% Ownership of the Veta Grande and Minillas Mineral Properties

Vancouver, B.C. — Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSX.V:SCZ) (the “Company” or “Santacruz”) reports that it has signed an agreement (the “Option Agreement”) with certain private Mexican companies (together “Contracuña”) pursuant to which Contracuña has granted Santacruz an option to purchase a 100% interest in the Veta Grande and Minillas properties, for aggregate cash consideration of US$15,500,000. The Company currently operates the properties on a 60%/40% net profits interest (“NPI”) basis pursuant to an exclusive thirty-year right granted by Contracuña (see news release dated November 2, 2015).

Torex Announces the Results of its 2017 Meeting of Shareholders

TORONTO, Ontario, June 21, 2017 – Torex Gold Resources Inc. (the “Company” or “Torex”) (TSX: TXG) announces the results of its 2017 annual and special meeting of shareholders (the “Meeting”) held in Toronto, Ontario on June 21, 2017.

Item 1. Election of Directors

At the Meeting, all director nominees listed in the Company’s management information circular (the “Circular”) dated May 11, 2017, were elected as directors of the Company. The detailed results of the vote by ballot are as follows:

Director Vote Type Number of Votes Percentage of Votes
A. Terrance MacGibbon For
Andrew Adams For
James Crombie For
Frank Davis For
David Fennell For
Michael Murphy For
William M. Shaver For
Elizabeth A. Wademan For
Fred Stanford For

Torex Delivers Very High Grade Sub-Sill Ore to the Processing Plant

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.”

Endeavour Silver Releases 2016 Annual Review and Sustainability Report

Vancouver, Canada – June 20, 2017 – Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR, NYSE: EXK) announces the release of its 2016 Annual Review and Sustainability Report entitled “Sustainability and Growth”. This marks the fifth consecutive year the company has reported on its sustainability initiatives, including the last four under the GRI G4 sustainability reporting framework.

Highlights include:

  • Health and Safety: Achieved a 6.6% decrease in reportable injury frequency rate; hired a new Regional Health and Safety Manager to oversee coordinators at each mine
  • Economic: Distributed $140 million in economic value in Mexico (including $40 million in employee wages and benefits, and $17 million in taxes)
  • Employees: Invested in more than 68,000 training hours for 1,600 full-time employees in Mexico, and 5,600 hours of on-the-job mine training for new employees at Terronera
  • Environment: Invested $1.5 million in environmental initiatives; reduced energy consumption by 5%, and planted 34,500 trees
  • Community: Identified potential strategic community investment projects near each mine; invested in community infrastructure projects and local cultural, environmental, sports, health and education projects
  • Recognition: Received the Socially Responsible Company award from CEMEFI (the Mexican Center for Philanthropy) and the Alliance for Social Responsibility for all three mines

Great Panther Silver Confirms Continuation Of Gold-Silver Mineralization At San Ignacio Mine

VANCOUVER, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – GREAT PANTHER SILVER LIMITED (TSX: GPR; NYSE MKT: GPL) (“Great Panther”; the “Company”) announces that surface drilling at its San Ignacio Mine, part of the Guanajuato Mine Complex (the “GMC”), has confirmed the continuation of strong gold-silver mineralization along strike of the current mine workings.

The drilling, which is ongoing, initially targeted the southeasterly strike extension of the Melladito vein structures, in particular, where this vein set is intersected and cut by, the Plateros vein trend.  The result of this intersection is a thickening of the veins, highlighted by hole ESI16-174, which returned a combined estimated true width of 19.24 metres averaging 6.36g/t gold (Au) and 261g/t silver (Ag).  This comprised 4.65 metres of 4.81g/t Au and 275g/t Ag in the Melladito vein and 14.59 metres of 6.86g/t Au and 257g/t Ag in the Plateros vein.  The extent of this thicker portion of vein intersection is not yet known and additional drilling and mine development will be required to determine its size and significance.  Nonetheless, several other holes returned excellent indications of high gold and silver grades as presented in the table below.

Torex Sub-Sill Infill Drilling Demonstrates The Continuity Of High Grade Gold Mineralization

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.”