Prospero Begins Drilling at Matorral Project, Durango, Mexico

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June 22, 2017 — Vancouver, B.C. – Prospero Silver Corp (PSL.V; the “Company” or “Prospero”) is pleased to announce that drilling has started at the Matorral project in in the Santa Maria del Oro camp, Durango State, Mexico.

The drilling is part of a planned 6,900m program to test 3 of Prospero’s projects under the terms of the recent strategic investment from Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. ((NYSE: FSM, TSX: FVI)). Prospero is planning to drill four holes at Matorral project, followed by eight holes at its Petate project, and then by eight holes at Pachuca SE (see Prospero news release dated May 30, 2017). This drilling program is under the terms of Prospero’s strategic agreement with Fortuna Silver Mines. Drill collar maps for Matorral will be available shortly on Prospero’s website.

Colibri Resource announces AGM and Special Meeting results

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DIEPPE, NB, June 16, 2017 /CNW/ – (CBI: TSX-V) Colibri Resource Corporation (“Colibri” or the “Company”) announces the results of its Annual and Special Meeting (AGM) held on June 15, 2017. Of the shares voted, more than 99% were in favour of all management resolutions proposed in the Company’s Information Circular.

Resolutions proposed and approved include:

      1. Minutes of the previous AGM approved.
      2. The re-appointment of Anton, Bryson, & Schindler LLP as auditor of the Company.
      3. The number of Directors was set at six.
      4. The six Directors re-elected to the Board of Directors are: Edward Stringer, Ronald Goguen Sr., William Macdonald, Jacques Monette, Roger Doucet and Paul Bartos.
      5. The approval by Special Resolution of the acquisition of Canadian Gold Resources Ltd. and its wholly owned Pilar Gold Property, including approval by minority shareholders excluding votes by Shareholders required to be excluded pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions.
      6. The approval by Special Resolution of the amendment to the Company’s Notice of Articles to remove Pre-Existing Company Provisions and the adoption of new Articles.
      7. Approval of the Company’s Stock Option Plan.

Endeavour Silver Completes Review of Director’s AGM Election Status

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Vancouver, Canada – June 12, 2017 – Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK; TSX: EDR) advises that at the Company’s Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) held on May 3, 2017, all director nominees were re-elected to the Board of Directors (see news release of May 3, 2017). However, as Mario Szotlender did not receive a majority of the votes cast at the meeting in his favour, he tendered his resignation as a director of the Company subject to a review by the Board of Directors in accordance with the Company’s Majority Voting Policy. Pursuant to the Policy, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board reviewed the reasons for which it believed Mr. Szotlender had not received a majority of votes cast in favour of his election. The Committee determined that this was due to a recommendation made by a proxy advisory firm who considered Mr. Szotlender to be “over-boarded” by virtue of sitting on the Boards of Directors of six different public companies. Mr. Szotlender subsequently resigned from the Board of one of these companies. Being a director of only five companies and having attended all Board meetings of the Company during fiscal 2016, Mr. Szotlender would no longer be considered “over-boarded” under the guidelines of proxy advisory firms. The Committee recommended that Mr. Szotlender’s resignation should not be accepted, the Board of Directors considered the recommendation and has accordingly declined to accept Mr. Szotlender’s resignation.

Minera Alamos Announces Increase to Previously Announced Brokered Private Placement Financing

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Minera Alamos Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MAI) (the “Company” or “Minera Alamos“) is pleased to announce that as a result of positive institutional and retail demand for its previously announced best-efforts brokered private placement offering, the Company has amended the terms to increase the size of the offering to $4,500,000 (the “Upsized Offering“).

Under the terms of the Upsized Offering, the Company has entered into an amended agreement with Haywood Securities Inc., as lead agent on behalf of a syndicate of agents (collectively, the “Agents“), pursuant to which the Agents have agreed to sell, on a best-efforts private placement basis, up to 30,000,000 common shares of the Company (the “Common Shares“) at a price of $0.15 per Common Share (the “Issue Price“), for gross proceeds to the Company of $4,500,000. Minera Alamos has granted the Agents an option, exercisable in whole or in part by the Agents at any time up to 48 hours prior to the closing of the Upsized Offering, to sell up to an additional 20% of the Upsized Offering in Common Shares at the Issue Price.

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

During the 21st week of the year (May 22nd to May 28th, 2017), at least 25 press releases were announced by companies working in Mexico. ON EXPLORATION, Zenith announced sample results from its brine project in Zacatecas. The bulk of exploration press releases relate to work in Sonora, with San Marco commencing exploration of the Oregano project, Minaurum identifying two new structures at its Alamos Silver project (formerly La Quintera), Goldex presenting the exploration status of the Mingeo project, Oceanus presenting drilling results from El Tigre and Alix announcing metallurgical results for its Agua Fria project.  ON MINING, An illegal strike and union blockade paralyzed operations at First Majestic’s La Encantada mine in Coahuila, Fortuna Silver presented financial results for Q1 2017 and Torex reported a fatal accident at its Limon-Guajes mine in Guerrero. ON FINANCING, five companies announced some form of financing, with Evrim closing a private placement for $4.3 M, Arian raising £600 K, West Minster $678 K and Mexican Gold 1.8 M, Bacanora signing a subscription agreement for US$9.6 M and Coeur ending the purchase of 2021 tender notes for $117.9 M. ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT, Consolidated Zinc has defined new geophysical targets in Plomosas, Chihuahua, Marlin released high grade results from drilling within the pit area in La Trinidad mine in Sinaloa and Almadex Mnerals reported new drill results from El Cobre in Veracruz. ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES, Goldex entered into a LOI to acquire the Mingeo property in Sonora.

ON MEXICO ISSUES

  • No relevant news.

ON EXPLORATION

  • Zenith Minerals Ltd. has released high grade lithium results from its Zacatecas brine project. Lithium is up to 1,046 ppm on the San Juan lagoon, where a 4 km x 2 km zone with sediment samples over 100 ppm was defined. A passive seismic survey confirmed the presence of a sedimentary basin beneath the surface salt lakes, with a layer 50 to 70 m thick recognized through the area and a yet unconfirmed deeper layer at 150-180 m of depth. A reservoir of brine has to exist to advance the project, with the next exploration steps involving an electrical based geophysical survey followed by drilling.
  • San Marco Resources Inc. commenced exploration at its Oregano project in Sonora. Within the 73 K hectares concession application there is a set of quartz veins interpreted as the shallow part of an epithermal system, with true widths of the veins appearing to be in the 5 to 15 m range. Vein textures include lattice, bladed and cockade features, with quartz varieties including chalcedony, opaline, silica replacing calcite and cryptocrystalline. Initial continuous diamond saw cut channel sampling has returned 23.5 m @ 0.33 g/t Au, 9 g/t Ag; 14.3 m @ 0.31 g/t Au, 5 g/t Ag; 31.4 m @ 0.12 g/t Au, 15 g/t Ag; 16.6 m @ 0.12 g/t Au, 10 g/t Ag.
  • Minaurum Gold Inc. identified two new well mineralized vein systems at its Alamos Silver project (La Quintera). The Europa-Palomas and El Tigre veins lie in a down-faulted block, and their structural model indicates a high level system. The Europa-Palomas vein system can be traced for 1.4 km, with Chips and dumps sampling returning up to 1,085 g/t Ag, 1.3% Cu, 3.1% Pb, 5.3% Zn. The El Tigre vein has been mapped for over 800 m, and chip sampling has returned up to 438 g/t Ag, 0.3% Cu, 1.6% Pb, 11.5% Zn.
  • Goldex Resources Corp. presented the exploration status of the Mingeo property, which it has under a letter of intent (LOI). The property “lies within the carbonate rocks of the Mural or Morita Formation Cretaceous siltstones and Paleozoic carbonate sedimentary rocks of the Sonoran Bisbee-Cananea rift basin. One of the main mineralized structures consists of a low angle dipping quartz epithermal vein/manto with approximately 15° to 20° dip to the NE and a thickness that ranges from 0.50 to approximately 3 metres. Mineralization has been observed to comprise medium grained disseminated pyrite, arsenopyrite, minor chalcopyrite and rare galena”.
  • Oceanus Resources Corp. reported recent drilling assay results from its El Tigre property in Sonora: 67.6 m @ 1.24 g/t Au, 19 g/t Ag (including 23.4 m @ 2.77 g/t Au, 40 g/t Ag); 37.7 m @ 0.62 g/t Au, 12 g/t Ag; 9.0 m @ 0.18 g/t Au, 125 g/t Ag.
  • Alix Resources Corp. announced metallurgical results from lithium bearing clays at its Agua Fria project in Sonora. The acid leach process achieved 99% extraction over four hours with no roasting or expensive reagents required.

ON MINING

  • First Majestic Silver Corp. announced “that a rogue group of union workers have halted activities and blocked the access at the La Encantada mine in Coahuila. The illegal blockade arose after some of the unionized individuals did not agree with the bonus that the company and the National Union of Miners, Metallurgists, Steelworkers and Similar Workers of Mexico (National Union), agreed to offer the miners in lieu of profit sharing.”
  • Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter 2017. At San Jose in Oaxaca 267.3 K tonnes were milled (3,108 tonnes per day, or TPD) @ 226 g/t Ag, 1.67 g/t Au, recovering 92% and 91% respectively to produce 1.79 M Oz Ag, 13,116 Oz Au at cash cost $1.35 and AISC $6.61 per silver ounce net of by-product credits. Cash and cash equivalents stood at 191.2 M at the end of the period.
  • Torex Gold Resources Inc. reported a fatal accident at its El Limon-Guajes mine in Guerrero. An employee of a contractor was fatally injured when its truck rolled down a berm on El Limon Sur pit.

ON FINANCING

  • Evrim Resources Corp. has closed its private placement for gross proceeds of $4.3 M (Ermitaño, Sonora; Cerro Cascaron, Chihuahua).
  • Bacanora Minerals Ltd. has entered into a subscription agreement with Capital Research and Management Co. under which Capital will subscribe Bacanora shares for US$9.6 M (Sonora, Lithium project, Sonora).
  • Coeur Mining Inc. announced the expiration date of the previously announced cash tender offer to purchase its 7.85% senior notes due 2021, with $117.9 M of the notes validly tendered, or 66.2% of the 2021 outstanding notes (Palmarejo, Chihuahua).
  • Arian Silver Corp. has raised £600 K before expenses (lithium properties, Zacatecas).
  • Westminster Resources Ltd. closed the first tranche of a private placement, raising gross proceeds of $978 K, and expects to close a second tranche of up to an additional $462 K (El Cobre, Sonora).
  • Mexican Gold Corp. closed a non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of 1.8 M (Las Minas, Veracruz)

ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Consolidated Zinc Ltd. has defined new geophysical targets by reprocessing the magnetic and gravity data collected during the 2016 survey on its Plomosas project in Chihuahua. One of the main points is the interpretation of an intrusive body at depth that could explain the origins of mineralization in the Plomosas mine area. Geochemical vectoring is also being evaluated to assist in determining the presence of such intrusive body.
  • Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. released high grade drill results from the south part of the Taunas pit on its Trinidad mine in Sinaloa. Intercepts include 63.35 m @ 7.57 g/t Au (including 10.0 m @ 29.3 g/t Au); 11.90 m @ 2.53 g/t Au; 10.0 m @ 1.12 g/t Au.
  • Almadex Minerals Ltd. released assay results from drilling at the Norte zone in its El Cobre project in Veracruz. Intercepts results comprise 45.0 m @ 0.65 g/t Au, 0.28% Cu in one hole, and 378 m @ 0.65 g/t Au, 0.28% Cu (including 74.8 m @ 0.65 g/t Au, 0.25% Cu; 28.6 m @ 1.31 g/t Au, 0.57% Cu; 96 m @ 0.76 g/t Au, 0.28% Cu; 59.4 m @ 0.95 g/t Au, 0.33% Cu) in another hole.

ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES

  • Goldex Resources Corp. has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) for an option to acquire a 51% interest in the Mingeo property with Mingeo International S.A. de C.V. by spending US$500 K by April 2020, and another US$500 K by 2022. The Property consists of six concessions totaling approximately 1947 hectares and is located within the major porphyry belt of Sonora.

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On the picture below, irregular oxidized sulfide veining in a felsic volcanic rock, Central Chiapas. Photo by Jorge Cirett.

Oxidized sulfide veinlet, La Javia SE, 2m from sample 18595

Highlights on the Third Week of May, 2017. Mineral Exploration in Mexico

During the 20th week of the year (May 15th to May 21st, 2017), at least 27 press releases were announced by companies working in Mexico. ON EXPLORATION, In Chihuahua Kootenay has begun drilling at La Cigarra, whereas Levon started drilling at Cordero. In Zacatecas Alset has sent the first drill samples for assay and Defiance commenced a drill program at San Acacio. In Veracruz Mexican Gold announced one high grade gold drill intercept  at Las Minas.  ON MINING, Fortuna presented financial results 2016. Mexus keeps advancing to production at Santa Elena in Sonora. ON FINANCING, three companies announced private placements, or increased placements for $7.8 M. One company completed and offering to reduce paid interest on outstanding notes for 300 M. ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT, Alio announced a PFS on its Ana Paula project in Guerrero, while Almaden Minerals presented a PFS, on Ixtaca, in Puebla. Consolidated Zinc continues drilling to get a resource on its Plomosas mine in Chihuahua. ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES, SilverCrest Metals began trading at the OTCQX® Best Market, Fortuna is getting up to date with its SEC filings, Mexican Gold has bought two more concessions at its Las Minas project in Veracruz and Colibri received confirmation that it is to resume trading on May 18th.

ON MEXICO ISSUES

  • No relevant news.

ON EXPLORATION

  • Kootenay Silver Inc. has initiated a 7,500 m drill program at its La Cigarra project in Chihuahua. The program is to focus on the expansion of the current mineral resource by first targeting an 800 m expanse between Las Venadas and Las Carolinas zones.
  • Levon Resources Ltd. starts a 5,000 m core drilling campaign at its Cordero project in Chihuahua. The holes are being drilled in the Cordero felsic dome complex in the central portion of the resource, looking for better grades near the surface.
  • Alset Minerals Corp. has completed one drill hole and five auger holes at La Salada, the first of seven salars to be drilled in Zacatecas. Soil and brine samples were collected and sent for assay.
  • Mexican Gold Corp. announced that step-out drilling at the Cinco Señores zone, in its Las Minas project in Durango, has indicated a potential parallel mineralized zone. One hole intersected 2.0 m @ 10.8 g/t Au, 42 g/t Ag, 2.8% Cu.
  • Defiance Silver Corp. commenced a drill program at its San Acacio property in Zacatecas, with the aim to expand the current deposit. Previous drilling at Esperanza intersected 12.7 m grading 297 g/t AgEq, and at Almaden 8.3 m @ 278 AgEq. A third target to be tested is the Quartz-Pyrite Breccia. Previous drilling includes intercepts of 17.0 m @ 110 g/t Ag, 0.1 g/t Au (including 8.1 m @ 222 g/t Ag, 0.2 g/t Au); 16.7 m @ 101 g/t Ag, 0.75 g/t Au (including 3.2 m @ 419 g/t Ag, 0.8 g/t Au); 10.1 m @ 100 g/t Ag, 0.56 g/t Au. These intercepts display lead and zinc values of up to 1.9% and 4.6% respectively.

ON MINING

  • Fortuna Silver Mines Ltd. presented full year 2016 financial results, with a net income of $17.8 M on revenue of $213 M. At San Jose in Oaxaca 273 K tonnes were milled (3,103 tonnes per day, TPD) @ 225 g/t Ag, 1.69 g/t Au, recovering 92% Ag, 92% Au, to produce 1.82 M Oz Ag, 13,660 Oz Au at cash cost $1.85 and all-in sustaining cost $6.73 per silver ounce, net of by-product Au credits.
  • Mexus Gold US. has completed two holding ponds and a heap leach pad, commenced a cyanide drip system on the heap and started the Merryl Crowe recovery system at its Santa Elena mine in Sonora (not to mistake with First Majestic’s Santa Elena mine, also in Sonora). Smelting the first 250 pounds of precipitate is the next step to be accomplished in May.

ON FINANCING

  • Geologix Explorations Inc. intends to carry a private placement for proceeds of up to $1 M (Tepal, Michoacan).
  • Mexican Gold Corp. announced an increase on its private placement, from $1.5 M to $1.8 M (Las Minas, Veracruz).
  • New Gold Inc. announced that it has completed its offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Notes due 2025, intending to use the net proceeds to fund the redemption of its outstanding $300 million 7.00% Senior Notes due 2020 on or about June 3, 2017.
  • Southern Silver Exploration Corp. announced a private non-brokered placement intended to raise $5 M (Cerro Las Minitas, Durango).
  • Fortuna Silver Mines Ltd. announced that “The Company will not be proceeding with the brokered private placement announced on April 4, 2017 and April 27, 2017”.

ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Alio Gold Inc. announced the pre-feasibility study (PFS) results on its Ana Paula project in Guerrero. The report defines 13.4 M tonnes @ 2.36 g/t Au as proven and probable mineral reserves, containing 1.02 M Oz Au. The scope of the PFS involves an open-pit with a mine life of 7.5 years to produce 868 K Oz Au on an 85% recovery rate. A capital cost of $137.2 M and an NPV of $223 M and IRR of 34% after tax at $1,250/oz Au. “Mineralization occurs in the complex breccia, granodiorite, monolithic breccia, hornfels and limestoneshale. The bulk of the high grade mineralization at Ana Paula is centered on the complex breccia domain which is surrounded by a high-grade mineralized halo, mainly granodiorite. “
  • Almaden Minerals Ltd. has filed the pre-feasibility study (PFS) on its Ixtaca project in Puebla.
  • Consolidated Zinc Ltd. is drilling to determine the full scope and geometry of the Carola South and Tres Amigos zones, both with high-grade zinc recent results, as both areas are to be included in the upcoming resource update.

ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES

  • SilverCrest Metals Inc. has begun trading on the OTCQX® Best Market under its existing ticker symbol “SVCMF”, operated by OTC Markets Group, providing a better platform to reach U.S. investors (Las Chispas, Sonora).
  • Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. has filed its 2016 annual financial documents, complying with SEC requirements. The company still has to file the Q1 2017 financial statements, and is planning to comply by May 24th, 2017.
  • Mexican Gold Corp. Acquired two mining concessions at its Las Minas project in Veracruz. The company paid $150 K plus VAT for 100% interest on the properties, while the previous private owner is to retain 1.5% NSR, of which 0.5% can be purchased by $500 K. The Pueblo Nuevo concession covers 97.5 has with several historical underground mines, including one with 21 levels. The veins in marble and diorite are 100 to 300 m in length, and 0.50 to 3.0 m in width. Of three samples collected, one returned 11.99 g/t Au, 41 g/t Ag, 1.3% Cu over 1 m and one other 0.2 m @ 28 g/t Au, 14 g/t Ag. The 43 hectares La Luz concession covers an area prospective for skarn mineralization akin to the adjacent Las Minas area.
  • Colibri Resources Corp. has received confirmation from the TSX Venture Exchange that its shares will resume trading on May 18th.

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On the picture below, incipient brecciation sealed by oxidized sulfide in a volcanic rock, Central Chiapas. Photo by Jorge Cirett.

Breccia, La Javia SE 2

Colibri announces that trading of its shares will resume May 18, 2017

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DIEPPE, NB, May 17, 2017 /CNW/ – (CBI: TSX-V) Colibri Resource Corporation (“Colibri” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received confirmation from the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”) that its common shares will resume trading at the open on Thursday May 18, 2017.  The Exchange states that it has received satisfactory documentation in respect of the letter of intent dated December 15, 2016 between the Company, Canadian Gold Resources Ltd. (CGR) and Ontop Capital Limited (“Ontop”), under which Colibri  has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of CGR from Ontop (the “Transaction”).

Completion of the Transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including minority shareholder approval at Colibri’s  Annual General and Special Meeting on June 15, 2017 and final Exchange acceptance.

Further details of the Transaction and the matters requiring shareholder approval will be provided in the management information circular to be mailed to Shareholders connection meeting of the Company’s shareholders, which will be available on SEDAR on or after May 18, 2017. Please also see the news releases dated December 16, 2016 and April 3, 2017, which are posted on Colibri’s profile on SEDAR.

Highlights on the Second Week of May, 2017. Mineral Exploration in Mexico

During the 19th week of the year (May 8th to May 14th, 2017), at least 31 press releases were announced by companies working in Mexico. ON MEXICO ISSUES, Mexico was in 2016 the major producer of silver in the world for the seventh year in a row. ON EXPLORATION, In Sonora Riverside Resources initiated exploration on its Cecilia project and SilverCrest reported the discovery of a new high-grade silver vein at its Las Chispas project. Arian Silver presented lithium results from its projects in Zacatecas.  ON MINING, Eleven companies presented first quarter 2017 financial results: Hecla, Golden Minerals, Pan American, Excellon, GoGold, Premier Gold, Avino, Americas Silver, Sierra Metals, Aura Minerals and Mag Silver. ON FINANCING, Only one company, Alset Minerals, presented a press release relating to a $369 K financing round. ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT, Avino Silver presented an update in exploration and the expansion project on the process facilities, and a PEA on the tailings project. Hecla presented an update on exploration activities at San Sebastian. Argonaut presented an exploration update on its recently acquired property adjacent to El Castillo mine. Candelaria presented an updated technical report on the Caballo Blanco property. Consolidated Zinc presented more high-grade zinc results from Plomosas, and Timmins/Alio presented an optimization plan on the San Francisco mine. ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES, Red Tiger received failure-to-file cease trade orders from the Ontario securities Commission. Prospero closed a deal with Fortuna for $1.5 M. Mexico Gold closed a debt with shares. Timmins Gold is now formally Alio Gold.

ON MEXICO ISSUES

  • Mexico kept during 2016 the title as the major silver producer of the world for the seventh year in a row, producing 182.6 M Oz, even with a small drop in production relative to 2015. For this year the Mexican production is expected to rise by 2.5 M Oz of silver, aided by the production of the San Julian and Palmarejo mines in Chihuahua. On a world basis the silver production fell by 32.6 M Oz, or 0.6%, to 885.8 M Oz.

ON EXPLORATION

  • Riverside Resources Inc. has initiated an extensive rock-chip sampling campaign at its Cecila project in Sonora, with the aim of increasing the extent of the known zones of gold mineralization. Surface access agreements are in place.
  • Arian Silver Corp. reported assay results from sampling from its three recently optioned lithium properties in Zacatecas. Results are up to 120 ppm Li at Columpio, 88 ppm Li at Pozo Hondo and 158 ppm Li at La Abundancia.
  • SilverCrest Metals Inc. discovered an unmined high grade vein immediately adjacent to Las Chis0pas main vein. The new vein has been named Giovvani, appears to be continuous for 400 to 500 m and 150 to 200 m along dip, averaging 2.0 m in thickness. Giovvani vein intercepts include 1.0 m @ 0.05 g/t Au, 306 g/t Ag; 2.3 m @ 0.7 g/t Au, 125 g/t Ag; 2.1 m @ 1.7 g/t Au, 215 g/t Ag; 2.1 m @ 3.4 g/t Au; 330 g/t Ag (including 0.6 m @ 10.8 g/t Au, 890 g/t Ag); 0.5 m @ 7.5 g/t Au, 1,095 g/t Ag; 2.3 m @ 3.6 g/t Au, 578 g/t Ag; 0.9 m @ 4.4 g/t Au, 564 g/t Ag.

ON MINING

  • Hecla Mining Co. presented first quarter 2017 financial and operating results, including figures from its operations in Mexico. At San Sebastian in Durango, 750.8 K Oz Ag, 6,284 Oz Au were produced, operating at 407 tpd. The cash cost after by-product credits was negative $3.27 per Ag Oz, the AISC after by-product credits was $0.43 per Ag Oz. Cash and cash equivalents stand at 176.8 M. Recent drill intercepts include 1.86 m @ 124 g/t Au, 12,420 g/t Ag; 1.92 m @ 25.5 g/t Au, 3,866 g/t Ag; 0.73 m @ 1.5 g/t Au, 572 g/t Ag; 0.94 m @ 3.7 g/t Au, 379 g/t Ag; 1.10 m @ 24 g/t Au, 6,118 g/t Ag; 2.13 m @ 0.9 g/t Au, 385 g/t Ag.
  • Golden Minerals Co. provided financial results for the first quarter 2017. During March the lease on the Velardeña oxide mill to Hecla Mining Co. was further lengthened until December 2018. During January 2017 was released an estimate of mineralized material for the Rodeo property in Durango. In February 2017 a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) was completed for the company’s Santa Maria property in Chihuahua. Electrum Global Holdings L.P. has been drilling the Celaya property in Guanajuato, as part of an earn-in agreement. Cash and cash equivalents stand at $2.1 M at the end of 2017, with no debt.
  • Pan American Silver Corp. presented first quarter results 2017, including figures from its operations in Mexico. Production was 1.63 M Oz Ag, 870 Oz Au; 0.96 M Oz Ag, 24,390 Oz Au, and 0.35 M Oz Ag, 1,330 Oz Au respectively at La Colorada in Zacatecas, Dolores in Chihuahua and Alamo Dorado in Sonora.
  • Excellon Resources Inc. reported Q1 2017 financial results. During the period the company processed 11.9 K tonnes @ 317 g/t Ag, 2.9% Pb, 4.1% Zn, with recoveries of 89.8% Ag, 81.3% Pb, 81.8% Zn to produce 108 K Oz Ag, 610 K Lb Pb, 838 K Lb Zn. The mine dewatering optimization plan has now 6 of 12 pumps working, with the water level droping by more than 2.8 m. Cash and cash equivalents of $5.7 M at the end of the period, and net working capital totaled $6.2 M.
  • GoGold Resources Inc. released financial results for Q1 2017. During the period the company sold 413 K Oz AgEq Oz for revenue of $7.1 M, operating at cash cost $9.80 per AgEq Oz and AISC $11.76 per AgEq Oz (Parral tailings, Chihuahua; Santa Gertrudis, Sonora).
  • Premier Gold Mines Ltd. announced operational and financial results, including figures from its Mercedes mine in Sonora, where 166.8 K tonnes were milled @ 4.34 g/t Au, 44 g/t Ag, to produce 22,164 Oz Au, 88.6 K Oz Ag. Recoveries were 95.4% Au and 37.3% Ag. And cash in co-product basis was $675 per Au Oz sold, and all-in sustaining cost of $785 per Au Oz. The 2017 drilling program has been increased to 50,000 m, with currently five rigs working from the surface and four from underground. Cash and cash equivalents stood at $110.7 M at the end of March.
  • Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. presented the financial results for Q1 2017, period during which revenue was $8.1 M and net income after taxes $0.7 M. At the end of March the company had $17.7 M of cash and cash equivalents (Avino and San Gonzalo, Durango).
  • Americas Silver Corp. reported operational and financial results for the first quarter of 2017, period during which revenues of $15.2 M and a net loss of ($0.2) were obtained. The company purchased an option on the San Felipe project in Sonora for total payments of $7.0 M plus VAT. The cash balance at the end of March was $17.6 M (San Rafael, Cosalá, Sinaloa).
  • Sierra Metals Inc. reported Q1 2017 financial results, with revenue of $54.5 M. At Bolivar in Chihuahua, cash cost was $1.14 per CuEq pound, and AISC was $ 1.89 per CuEq pound. At Cusi, in Chihuahua, cash cost per AgEq Oz was $10.82, and AISC per AgEq Oz was $22.72. The company had $38.0 M in cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period.
  • Aura Minerals Inc. presented financial results for Q1, 2017, which include $34.9 M in revenue, and a net loss of ($5.02 M), (Aranzazu, Zacatecas)
  • Mag Silver Corp. disclosed financial results for the first quarter of 2017. A new resource estimate and design upgrades for the Juanicipio (Zacatecas) JV project with Fresnillo is to be completed on the second quarter. A 20,000 m 2017 exploration drill program was initiated after the quarter end. The company had cash and cash equivalents totaling $132.4 M at the end of the period.

ON FINANCING

  • Alset Minerals Corp. has filed documents with the TSX seeking final approval on their previously announced non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of $369 K (Lithium properties, Zacatecas).

ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. informed the installation of a fourth mill and flotation circuit on its San Avino mine is on progress, a positive PEA (Preliminmary Economic Assessment) was presented last April on the re-treating of the Avino mine tailings, a study is in progress to weight the different options to tailings management (backfill on underground, pit or new tailings dam). A 3,000 m, 18 holes, infill drill program has been expanded to include further 20 holes to test the gap zone between San Luis and Elena Tolosa, aiming to update the category of the resource. A small scale test pilot project is underway to test the reduction of bismuth content (to avoid smelter penalties) from the concentrate. At San Gonzalo testing of the zinc circuit continues in the effort to improve gold and silver recoveries.
  • Hecla Mining Co. updated development and exploration work at its San Sebastian mine in Durango. The company expects to transition from open pit to underground by the end of 2017. A ramp is under construction to connect the new portal with the existing workings. Drilling has focused on resource definition along the Middle and Francine veins, recently defining more than 9.6 km of mineralized strike length.
  • Argonaut Gold Inc. completed 11,540 m in 75 reverse-circulation (RC) holes at the North Target of its El Castillo mine in Durango. The North Target lies within the 420 hectare San Juan mineral concession recently acquired from Fresnillo PLC., and the drilling is part of an ongoing infill RC drill program outward from El Castillo open pit. Results include 99.1 m @ 0.64 g/t Au; 141.7 m @ 0.49 g/t Au; 153.9 m @ 0.53 g/t Au; 138.7 m @ 0.58 g/t Au, 111.3 m @ 0.54 g/t Au; 141.7 m @ 0.68 g/t Au.
  • Candelaria Mining Corp. announced an updated NI 43-101 technical report for the Caballo Blanco property in Veracruz. The report incorporates the results of 55 drill holes collared in 2012, which were not included in the last resource calculation. The new report includes 31.2 M tonnes @ 0.52 g/t Au as an indicated resource containing 521 K Oz Au, and 8.6 M tonnes grading 0.34 g/t Au containing 95 K Oz Au as an inferred resource.
  • Consolidated Zinc Ltd. confirmed the presence of high grade zinc on the Tres Amigos North zone, at its Plomosas property in Chihuahua. Six initial drill holes completed returned intervals as high as 1.5 m @ >30% Zn, 0.6% Pb, 52 g/t Ag; 1.85 m @ >30% Zn, 0.2% Pb, 11 g/t Ag; 0.5 m @ >30% Zn, 0.6% Pb; 0.5 m @ >30% Zn, 0.3% Pb. Other results include 2.2 m @ 2.8% Zn, 1.1% Pb; 0.6 m @ 6.6% Zn, 1.4% Pb; 0.5 m @ 5.9% Zn, 0.3% Pb; 0.6 m @ 8.5% Zn, 0.3% Pb; 0.6 m @ 5.3% Zn, 2.2% Pb.
  • Timmins Gold Corp. (in process to change name to Alio Gold Corp.) informed of a revitalization plan (i.e. pit push back) for its San Francisco mine in Sonora. Under this plan the production guidance is increased to 86 – 92 K Oz Au for 2017, and an average of 103 K Oz Au for a further six years at cash cost of $900 and AISC $935 per Au Oz. The updated reserves at San Francisco stand at 54.8 M tonnes @ 0.53 g/t Au containing 928.7 K Oz Au, measured and inferred resources of 74.8 M tonnes @ 0.54 g/t Au that contain 1.3 M Oz Au and 0.7 M tonnes of inferred resources containing 13 K Oz Au. The expansion capital adds up to $ 44.9 M from 2017 to 2019.

ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES

  • Red Tiger Mining Inc. has received failure-to-file cease trade orders from the Ontario securities Commission. The company aims to file the required 2016 annual filings by July 17, 2017 (La Luz, Sonora).
  • Prospero Silver Corp. closed the previously announced C$1.5 M strategic investment from Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. “Prospero will allocate C$1.2 million to drill testing selected projects and C$300k will be allocated towards Prospero’s generative efforts in Mexico. Fortuna will have the right to select one of the projects within 18 months from signing of the definitive agreement to joint venture with Prospero, potentially earning in to a 70% interest by spending US$8 million over 6 years and completing a Preliminary Economic Analysis on the selected property” (El Petate, Hidalgo)
  • Mexican Gold Corp. has issued an aggregate of 1.66 M shares to settle a debt of $478.9 K to certain officers and directors of the company (Las Minas, Veracruz).
  • Timmins Gold Corp. has formally changed name to Alio Gold Corp., expecting to be listed under the new name and ticker symbol on the Toronto Stock Exchange on March 16th.

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On the picture below, shear zone within a granodioritic protolith, Central Chiapas. Photo by Jorge Cirett.

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Alset Closes Private Placement And Issues Options

https://alsetenergy.ca/news/2017/alset-closes-private-placement-and-issues-options

May 9, 2017 Vancouver, British Columbia: Alset Minerals Corp. (TSXV: ION) (“Alset” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce it has filed documents with the TSX Venture Exchange seeking final approval on their previously announced (see NR March 27, 2017) non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of $369,000. Subject to regulatory approval Alset will be issuing 2,838,846 units (the “Units”), with each Unit consisting of 1 common share of the Company and 1 share purchase warrant (the “Warrants”), each warrant being exercisable for an additional common share of the company at a price of $0.20 for 12 months from closing, subject to the right of the company, after the 4 month hold period has expired, to accelerate the exercise period of the warrants should the closing price of shares of the Company be at or above $0.30 for a period of 10 consecutive trading days. Proceeds of this financing will be used to fund exploration of the Company’s salars in Mexico and for general working capital purposes. Directors and officers of the Company participated for approximately $100,000 of the financing with $52,000 from Alset’s Chairman.

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

During the 18th week of the year (May 1st to May 7th, 2017), at least 29 press releases were announced by companies working in Mexico. ON MEXICO ISSUES, no relevant news this week. ON EXPLORATION, In Sonora Alix released metallurgical tests results from its Elektra lithium property, San Marco is preparing to drill Chunibas, while confirming the presence of a porphyry copper system at project 1068, and Aztec informed that is likely to drill its Cervantes property on the same State. In Zacatecas Canasil disclosed high grade drill results from La Esperanza, Galore commenced a drill program at Dos Santos and Zenith disclosed advance on its lithium properties. ON MINING, Ten companies presented first quarter 2017 financial results: Marlin Gold, Santacruz Silver, Primero Mining, Gold Resource, Torex Gold, Endeavour Silver, McEwen Mining, Alamos Gold, Great Panther and First Majestic. ON FINANCING, Three companies, Evrim Resources, Aztec Minerals and Almaden Minerals presented information on financing rounds for $4.2 M, C$4.02 M and $15 M respectively. ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT, Consolidated Zinc presented an activities report on its Plomosas property in Chihuahua, and Alamos Gold released information on exploration on the Mulatos district in Sonora, with a hefty budget. ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES, Fortuna Silver presented an update on its MTCO and disclosed it is soon to comply with the regulatory agencies requested paperwork. Southern Silver entered into an agreement with La Cuesta to buy two properties adjacent to its Cerro Las Minas property in Durango.

ON MEXICO ISSUES

  • No relevant news this week

ON EXPLORATION

  • Alix Resources Corp. announced preliminary metallurgical tests released by its JV partner Lithium Australia ML, from the Agua Fria prospect, part of its Elektra project in Sonora. Preliminary sulphuric acid shaker tests were carried out at room temperature for a period of four hours, with Lithium extraction attaining up to 85%.
  • Zenith Minerals Ltd. is exploring its three lithium properties in Zacatecas, funded by partner Bradda Head Ltd. Surface sampling has been completed, with results pending, on the Zacatecas Li brine properties.
  • San Marco Resources Inc. informed that field work on its 1068 project has confirmed and expanded the size potential of a porphyry copper system. The work that included geological and alteration mapping, stream sediment and rock chip sampling, and petrographic samples increased the phyllic alteration zone to 1,000 x 450 m, with an internal zone of strong phyllic stockwork in the volcanic rock lithocap. The drilling application is in process and surface rights access have been secured over the main targets.
  • Canasil Resources Inc. disclosed assay results for three drill holes at its La Esperanza project in Zacatecas. True width (TW) intercepts include 1,87 m @ 231 g/t Ag, 1.2% Zn, 1.4% Pb; 11.23 m @ 0.74 g/t Au, 219 g/t Ag, 0.9% Zn, 0.4% Pb; 2.07 m @ 261 g/t Ag, 2.1% Zn, 0.9% Pb; 2.75 m @ 2.76 g/t Au, 552 g/t Ag, 1.1% Zn, 0.6% Pb; 1.51 m @ 0.39 g/t Au, 256 g/t Ag, 1.7% Zn, 0.7% Pb. The vein system is open in all directions, and the mineralization intercepted is interpreted as part of the upper part of the system.
  • Aztec Minerals Corp. expects to drill test the California target of its Cervantes property in Sonora, after the rainy season late this summer.
  • San Marco Resources Inc. is preparing to drill its Chunibas project in Sonora. The Chunibas targets are a series of high-grade gold bearing veins hosted in intrusive rocks. There are five main vein zones: Santa Rosa, Argentina, Santa Fe, Guasima, and Western, which comprise a corridor 750 m wide and 1.5 km long. Grades of up to 46 g/t Au have been obtained from the one to two metre-wide structures.
  • Galore Resources Inc. commenced a 3,500 m diamond drill program at its Dos Santos property in Zacatecas. The first drill hole began testing the main fault/vein system prevalent on Galore’s San Jose claim.

ON MINING

  • Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. presented financial results for 2016, which include total assets for C$102.2 M, and total liabilities of C$73.3 M for a total of 28.83 M Equity.
  • Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. reported financial and operating results for 2016. During the year Santacruz restructured its silver loan agreement with JMET LLC and divested from the San Felipe and El Gachi projects in Sonora, in order to reduce debt obligations. The company processed 42,746 tonnes of ore to produce 200.1 K Oz AgEq, at cash cost $23.97 per AgEq Oz, and AISC $26.15 per AgEq Oz. The company continues with its operations at Veta Grande, Zacatecas, working on the Guadalupana, Garcia and the Choros mines, while the Rosario mill in San Luis Potosi is processing ore from the Cinco Estrellas mine.
  • Primero Mining Corp. reported first quarter 2017 results, including figures from its San Dimas property in Durango. The San Dimas mine was subject to an unionized strike that left only 45 working days on the quarter, but the new work agreement sets better terms for more competitive operations. Total production was 10,118 Oz Au, 0.62 M Oz Ag, at cash cost $827 and AISC of $1,335. The mine expects to produce between 90 K and 100 K Oz AuEq during 2017. At March 31, 2017, the company had $30.6 M in cash and $15 M available under its line of credit.
  • Gold Resource Corp. presented Q1 2017 results. At its El Aguila operations in Oaxaca 101.3 K tonnes were milled at a rate of 1,206 tpd, and an average grade of 2.42 g/t Au, 143 g/t Ag, 0.28% Cu, 1.16 % Pb, 3.07% Zn. Recoveries were 86% Au; 92% Ag, 78% Cu, 76% Pb, 85% Zn, to achieve the production of 6,747 Oz Au, 427.9 K Oz Ag, 220 tonnes Cu, 927 tonnes Pb, 2,149 tonnes Zn. Total cash cost was $980 per Au-AgEq Oz before by-product credits, $263 Au-AgEq Oz after by-product credits and all-in sustaining cost of $920 per “precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold” (??).
  • Torex Gold Resources Inc. disclosed production and financial results for Q1 2017. 941 K tonnes were processed @ 2.49 g/t Au, and a recovery rate of 85% to produce 70,887 Oz Au at $671 cash cost and AISC $923 per Au Oz. During the period a maiden underground resource was announced, containing 324 K inferred and 89 K indicated Au Oz. The cash balance at the end of March was $108.5 M (of which $14.6 M is restricted).
  • Endeavour Silver released Q1 2017 financial results, with the production of 1.08 M Oz Ag, 11,724 Oz Au at cash cost $7.81 per Ag Oz and all-in sustaining cost of $18.24 per Ag Oz net of gold credits. During the period high grade results were disclosed for Terronera, in Jalisco, the decision to develop the El Cubo mine in Guanajuato was taken and announced a robust PFS on the Terronera project. Cash and cash equivalents stand at $70.5 M at the end of the period (Guanacevi, Durango; El Cubo and Bolañitos, Guanajuato).
  • McEwen Mining Inc. reported financial results for Q1 2017, including figures from its El Gallo property in Sinaloa, where 9,730 Oz Au, 722.8 K Oz Ag were produced at cash cost $564 per AuEq Oz and AISC $668 per AuEq Oz co-product. At the end of the period cash and cash equivalents stood at $55.1 M.
  • Alamos Gold Inc. presented its financial and operational results for the first quarter of 2017, including figures from its Mexican operations. At Mulatos and El Chanate in Sonora 40 K and 15.8 K Oz Au were produced at cash cost $920 and $1,144 per Au Oz, and all-in sustaining cost $920, $1,187 per Au Oz respectively. At Mulatos 1.8 M tonnes of ore were mined in the open pit, 1.89 M tonnes of waste were moved (Waste to ore ratio 1.04), 1.69 M tonnes were crushed and stacked @ 0.86 g/t Au, while 35.7 K tonnes @ 8.88 g/t Au were mined from underground operations and milled. The recovery rate stood at 70%. At El Chanate 906 K tonnes of ore were mined, 7.56 M tonnes of waste moved (Waste to ore ratio 7.34), 747.9 K tonnes @ 0.53 g/t Au were crushed and staked on the heaps. The waste to ore ratio is higher than usual due to a scheduled pit pushback that will extend into the second quarter. Cash and cash equivalents stand at $479.2 M at the end of the period.
  • Great Panther Silver Ltd. reported first quarter 2017 financial results. From its operations at Topia, Durango, and San Ignacio and the Guanajuato mine complex in Guanajuato, 82.6 K tonnes were milled, producing 366.4 K Oz Ag, 5,178 Oz Au at cash cost $10.99 per AgEq Oz, and AISC $19.10 per AgEq Oz. At Topia, the company is struggling to comply with one of the SEMERANT (environmental agency) requirements, with the continuity of operations at risk. Cash and short-term deposits stand at $53.2 M at the end of the period.
  • First Majestic Silver Corp. announced Q1 2017 financial results. During the period 822.3 K tonnes were milled, to produce 2.7 M Oz Ag, or 4.27 M Oz AgEq at cash cost $6.68 and all-in sustaining cost $12.21. At the end of such period cash and cash equivalents stood at $127.6 M.First Majestic Q1 2017 operating cost1

ON FINANCING

  • Evrim Resources Corp. has further increased its private placement to raise gross proceeds of $4.2 M (Ermitaño, Sonora, Cerro Cascaron, Chihuahua).
  • Aztec Minerals Corp. completed its IPO, for total gross proceeds of C$4.02 M (Cervantes, Sonora).
  • Almaden Minerals Ltd. entered into an agreement to raise, in a private placement basis, up to $15 M (Ixtaca, Puebla).

ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Consolidated Zinc Ltd. presented a quarterly update on activities at its Plomosas property in Chihuahua. A scoping study is in progress, which includes the assessment on the possibility to re-start the mine, targeting a 200-400 tonnes per day (tpd) operation. Exploration efforts have shown new areas of mineralization, as the underground Tres Amigos South, and Carola South areas, with 40 samples averaging 20% combined Pb-Zn, and surface exploration includes the drilling of the Tres Amigos North zone.
  • Alamos Gold Inc. presented exploration and development activities for the first quarter 2017, including information from its Mexican properties. In Sonora, development continues at La Yaqui, where $5.3 M were spent during the period and further $7.0 are to be spent to complete construction of the mine that is expected to produce 25 K Oz Au per year. At La Yaqui Grande also 9,227 m of drilling in 46 holes were collared, with many results still pending. The exploration budget for the Mulatos district is of $17 M, now focusing beyond La Yaqui and Cerro Pelon, as new targets emerge, including Los Bajios, La Yaqui Norte, El Refugio, El Halcon and El Carricito.

ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES

  • Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. provided an update on the ongoing regulatory review of the Company’s 2015 annual filings by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the management cease trade order (MCTO) it is subject to. Fortuna reported that the “SEC has verbally communicated it will accept the Company’s use of inferred resources for the calculation of depletion expense, provided that the Company includes additional disclosure regarding these calculations”. It anticipates it will file the needed documents in the coming weeks, not later than May 30, 2017.
  • Southern Silver Exploration Corp. acquired claims adjacent to the SW of its Cerro Las Minitas project in Durango. The claim package comprises two concessions, Biznagas and Los Lenchos, contiguous to the SW to Southern Silver’s concessions. Southern Silver has agreed to make to La Cuesta International Inc. “periodic payments on a semi-annual basis accelerating from $5,000 to $25,000 over a ninety-six month period and a 1% NSR with such periodic payments being credited to NSR payments. Subsequent to payment of $5,000,000 in NSR payments the royalty is reduced to 0.5%. All monetary references are to U. S. dollars.”

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On the picture below, Potassic feldspar alteration in diorite with quartz-barite veinlets, Central Chiapas. Photo by Jorge Cirett.

Diorite, strong potassic alteration, chlorite in fracures and barite veinlets