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Aurwest Completes Induced Polarization Survey – Receives New Rock Assays up to 14.2 g/t Gold at Paradise Lake, Newfoundland

Calgary, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – November 22, 2021) – Aurwest Resources Corporation (CSE: AWR) ("Aurwest" or the "Company") is pleased to provide its…

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Calgary, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – November 22, 2021) – Aurwest Resources Corporation (CSE: AWR) (“Aurwest” or the “Company“) is pleased to provide its shareholders with an update on its 2021 exploration program on its Paradise Lake gold project located in the Central Newfoundland Gold Belt.

Paradise Lake Highlights:

  • A 74 line-km deep penetrating Induced Polarization (IP) survey has been completed over the Paradise Lake gold project. Preliminary IP results identified structurally hosted disseminated sulfide over a 4.5 km strike length. These geophysical anomalies parallel two intrusions emplaced within the Botwood Group sediments.
  • Rock sampling continues to locate significant gold mineralization in the vicinity of Paradise Lake. The most recent sampling has returned assays up to 14.22 g/t Au in quartz breccia, the highest yet from the property.
  • Anomalous gold concentrations in boulders and sub crop occur over an 8-kilometer strike length and exhibit a strong spatial correlation with near surface IP anomalies. Out of 399 rock assays from Paradise Lake, 38 samples range from 100 ppb to 14.22 g/t Au.
  • Drilling targets have been proposed and a phase I program of a minimum of 3,000 meters is being planned in early 2022 to target high-grade gold in rock samples that coincide with IP anomalies and the regional “Cape Ray Valentine Lake” shear zone.

Colin Christensen, President and CEO of Aurwest, commented, “Our 2021 program continues to locate significant gold-pyrite mineralization in the vicinity of Paradise Lake with recent results returning up to 14.22 g/t gold. Paradise Lake is located on the CRVL structural trend and our work to date has identified an 8 kms long structural corridor hosting significant gold-pyrite mineralization in the Botwood sediments and late-stage intrusive rocks associated with the CRVL. The recently completed IP survey over this structural corridor has successfully mapped the location and down dip extensions of these structurally controlled leakage halos characterized by gold-pyrite mineralization. Aurwest is planning an initial drilling program to test the depth of the mineralization in these leakage halos in early 2022.”

The Paradise Lake gold project includes 23,600 hectares (804 claims) of contiguous ground situated within the Central Newfoundland Gold belt. Detailed airborne magnetic surveys completed in 2019 revealed several key geological structures that exhibit a strong spatial correlation with gold mineralization across the property.

At Paradise Lake, three linear, parallel intrusive bodies occur along these structural trends hosted in the Botwood Group sediments and Stony Lake volcanics indicating significant post sedimentary intrusive activity. Epithermal style quartz breccias have returned gold mineralization up to 14.22 g/t Au and is spatially associated with the intrusives.

Preliminary IP Results:

The recently completed IP survey over the area of anomalous gold concentrations within the structural corridor has identified linear positive chargeability anomalies covering 4.5 kms associated with the intrusive bodies, disseminated pyrite and low-sulfidation epithermal and structurally controlled gold mineralization up to 14.2 g/t Au. This combination of results has led to several drill targets being identified for early 2022.

Exploration Model:

The Paradise Lake Project is situated on the 450 km long, Cape-Ray-Valentine Lake (“CRVL”) structural zone that is host to gold deposits including Valentine Lake, Cape Ray, Moosehead and Queensway. During orogenic events in Newfoundland, these primary and secondary structures were re-activated allowing late stage intrusives and hydrothermal fluids to emanate upward from deep seated faults in the basement rocks to form “leakage halos” within the overlying rocks including the Botwood Group sediments and Stony Lake volcanics. Various styles of quartz veining with associated sulfides (pyrite + arsenopyrite) and gold mineralization formed along these discrete structures. At Paradise Lake an intrusion of granodiorite likely belonging to the Mt. Peyton Intrusive suite is considered an important source for gold-bearing hydrothermal activity.

Mapping and Rock Sampling:

Additional rock sampling at Paradise Lake has returned 14.22 g/t gold, the highest yet recovered on the property. A total of 39 rock samples greater than 100 ppb gold form an eight-kilometer trend surrounding Paradise Lake. These anomalous gold bearing boulders appear locally derived surrounding Paradise Lake. Quartz veining in brecciated sandstone and syenite coincide at the contact of two linear intrusions that emanate from beneath Paradise Lake. These are positive indications of “leakage halos” proximal to the CRVL structural zone.

Stony Caldera Project:

A glacial till geochemical sampling program was completed on the adjoining Stony Caldera property. Analytical results for the 930 samples collected are expected in early 2022. Sampling was conducted across geological structures related to the CRVL structural zone. A similar strategy of till sampling and follow up prospecting at the Paradise Lake and Miguel’s Lake project successfully identified trends of gold mineralization along these mapped structures. Out of the 1147 till samples collected at Paradise Lake and Miguel’s Lake projects, 52 samples contained anomalous gold concentrations (>10ppb Au), five of which 51.1 to 1,114 ppb (1.11 g/t Au) gold. These target areas have been the focus of detailed sampling and IP geophysics.

Analytical Procedures:

Sample preparation and analytical work was completed by Eastern Analytical (“Eastern”) located in Springdale, Newfoundland Labrador. Gold concentrations were determined in parts per billion (“ppb”) using 30g fire assay with atomic absorption finish. Trace elements concentration are determined in parts per million (“ppm”) on 200 milligram samples, using four acid digestion and analyses by ICP-OES. Aurwest’s QA/QC protocol includes insertion of Standard Reference Material and blanks in the sample streams. Eastern has an ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.

Elmer B. Stewart, MSc. P. Geol., is the Company’s independent, nominated Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101, Standards for Disclosure for Mineral Projects, and has reviewed and approves the scientific and technical information disclosed in this news release.

On Behalf Of Aurwest resources Corporation

“Colin Christensen”
President and Chief Executive Officer

For additional information please contact:

Colin Christensen
Telephone: (403) 483-8363
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.aurwestresources.com

About Aurwest Resources Corporation

Aurwest is a Canadian-based junior resource company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold properties in Canada. The Company currently has three Option Agreements to earn a 100% interest in Paradise Lake and Stony Caldera projects covering a 47,800-hectare (478 sq kms) package of gold exploration licenses within the emerging Central Newfoundland gold district. The Company also currently holds a 100% interest in the 24,533-hectare Stellar porphyry copper project, and an adjoining 50% interest in the recently acquired 2,136 hectare Stars porphyry copper property, located approximately 25 kilometers southwest of Houston, British Columbia.

Forward-Looking Information

Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning our plans, intentions, and expectations, which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “expects” and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements, including without limitation: the project wide glacial till sampling survey; positive rock sampling results; areas of quartz veined, sulfide bearing (pyrite-arsenopyrite) sandstone; glacial till sampling on the Stony Caldera project and positive Induced Polarization anomalies.

In connection with the forward-looking information contained in this news release, Aurwest has made numerous assumptions regarding, among other things: the geological advice that Aurwest has received is reliable and is based upon practices and methodologies which are consistent with industry standards; and the reliability of historical reports. While Aurwest considers these assumptions to be reasonable, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies.

Additionally, there are known and unknown risk factors which could cause Aurwest’s actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained herein. Known risk factors include, additional exploration of the Properties may not locate significant gold mineralization, the exploration program may not be completed as planned or at all; the Stony Caldera glacial till sampling survey may not locate anomalous metal concentrations; exploration of the areas of anomalous metal concentrations may not locate significant mineralization; receipt of permits to conduct the exploration plans and matters relating to the Company’s future operations and business prospects; certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such risks and uncertainties and should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, except in accordance with the applicable laws.

The Canadian Securities Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Lundin Mining Announces TSX Approval for a Normal Course Issuer Bid

Lundin Mining Announces TSX Approval for a Normal Course Issuer Bid
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TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2021

TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2021 /CNW/ – (TSX: LUN) (Nasdaq Stockholm: LUMI) Lundin Mining Corporation (“Lundin Mining” or the “Company”) announces th…

Lundin Mining Announces TSX Approval for a Normal Course Issuer Bid

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TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2021 /CNW/ – (TSX: LUN) (Nasdaq Stockholm: LUMI) Lundin Mining Corporation (“Lundin Mining” or the “Company”) announces that the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) has accepted the notice of Lundin Mining’s intention to renew its normal course issuer bid (the “NCIB”).

The Company intends to continue to utilize the NCIB at its discretion to make opportunistic purchases to create shareholder value and manage the number of outstanding common shares of the Company (the “Common Shares”).

This approval allows the Company to purchase up to 63,762,574 Common Shares, representing 10% of the 735,122,870 issued and outstanding Common Shares as of November 30, 2021, minus those Common Shares beneficially owned, or over which control or direction is exercised by the Company, the senior officers and directors of the Company and every shareholder who owns or exercises control or direction over more than 10% of the outstanding Common Shares, over a period of twelve months commencing on December 9, 2021. The NCIB will expire no later than December 8, 2022.

All purchases made pursuant to the NCIB will be made through the facilities of the TSX or other alternative Canadian trading systems. In accordance with TSX rules, any daily purchases (other than pursuant to a block purchase exemption) on the TSX under the NCIB are limited to a maximum of 565,398 Common Shares, which represents 25% of the average daily trading volume of 2,261,595 Common Shares on the TSX for the six months ended November 30, 2021. The price that Lundin Mining will pay for Common Shares in open market transactions will be the market price at the time of purchase.

In connection with the NCIB renewal, Lundin Mining entered into an automatic repurchase plan with its designated broker to allow for the repurchase of Common Shares at times when the Company ordinarily would not be active in the market due to its own internal trading blackout periods, insider trading rules or otherwise (any such period being an “Operating Period”). Before entering an Operating Period, the Company may, but is not required to, instruct the designated broker to make purchases under the NCIB in accordance with the terms of the plan. Purchases made pursuant to the plan, if any, will be made by the Company’s designated broker based upon the parameters prescribed by the TSX, applicable Canadian securities laws and the terms of the written agreement entered between the Company and its designated broker. Outside of these Operating Periods, Common Shares will be purchasable by Lundin Mining at its discretion under its NCIB.

The automatic repurchase plan will commence on the effective date of the NCIB and will terminate on the earliest of the date on which: (i) the purchase limit under the NCIB has been reached; (ii) the NCIB expires; and (iii) the Company terminates the automatic repurchase plan in accordance with its terms. The automatic repurchase plan constitutes an “automatic plan” for purposes of applicable Canadian securities legislation and the agreement governing the plan has been pre-cleared by the TSX.

The actual number of Common Shares that may be purchased and the timing of such purchases will be determined by the Company. Decisions regarding purchases will be based on market conditions, share price, best use of available cash, and other factors. Any Common Shares that are purchased under the NCIB will be cancelled.

Under the Company’s current NCIB that commenced on December 9, 2020 and expires on December 8, 2021, the Company previously sought and received approval from the TSX to purchase up to 63,682,170 Common Shares. As of November 30, 2021, the Company has purchased 4,323,100 Common Shares under its current NCIB through open market transactions at a weighted average price of approximately $11.25 per Common Share.

About Lundin Mining

Lundin Mining is a diversified Canadian base metals mining company with operations in Brazil, Chile, Portugal, Sweden and the United States of America, primarily producing copper, zinc, gold and nickel.

The information in this release is subject to the disclosure requirements of Lundin Mining under the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out below on December 6, 2021 at 22:00 Eastern Time.

Cautionary Statement in Forward-Looking Information

Certain of the statements made and information contained herein is “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this document constitute forward-looking information, including but not limited to statements with respect to Lundin Mining’s proposed normal course issuer bid, the Company’s pre-defined plan with its broker to allow for the repurchase of Common Shares, and the number of Common Shares that may be purchased under the normal course issuer bid. Words such as “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “contemplate”, “target”, “plan”, “goal”, “aim”, “intend”, “continue”, “budget”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “can”, “could”, “should”, “schedule” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking information is necessarily based upon various estimates and assumptions including, without limitation, the expectations and beliefs of management; assumed and future price of copper, nickel, zinc, gold and other metals; anticipated costs; ability to achieve goals; the prompt and effective integration of acquisitions; that the political environment in which the Company operates will continue to support the development and operation of mining projects; the Common Shares will, from time to time, trade below their value; the Company will complete purchases of Common Shares pursuant to the NCIB; and assumptions related to the factors set forth below. While these factors and assumptions are considered reasonable by Lundin Mining as at the date of this document in light of management’s experience and perception of current conditions and expected developments, these statements are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements and information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: the market price of the Common Shares being too high to ensure that purchases benefit the Company and its shareholders; and other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those described in the “Risk and Uncertainties” section of the Annual Information Form and the “Managing Risks” section of the Company’s MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2020, which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com under the Company’s profile. All of the forward-looking statements made in this document are qualified by these cautionary statements. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, forecast or intended and readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all factors and assumptions which may have been used. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that the Common Shares will, from time to time, trade below their value and that the Company will complete purchases of Common Shares pursuant to the NCIB. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate and forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance. Readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information contained herein speaks only as of the date of this document. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking information or to explain any material difference between such and subsequent actual events, except as required by applicable law.

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Bessor Announces the Passing of Director Richard T. Kusmirski

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bessor Minerals Inc. (TSXV:BST) ("Bessor" or the "Company") is sad to report the recent…

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bessor Minerals Inc. (TSXV:BST) (“Bessor” or the “Company“) is sad to report the recent passing of Richard (“Rick”) T. Kusmirski, P.Geo.,M.Sc. Bessor wishes to extend its sincere condolences to Rick’s family, friends, and business associates.

An accomplished and well respected exploration geologist, Rick had served as a Director of the Company since its establishment and his collegiality, technical competence and sage advice will be sorely missed.

BESSOR MINERALS INC.

Kieran Downes, Ph.D., P.Geo.
President, CEO & Director

For further information, contact:
Investor Relations
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bessorminerals.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.




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Corrected: Secova Announces Flow-Through Financing to Raise up to $500,000

  

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – TheNewswire – December 6, 2021 – Secova Metals Corp. (“Secova” or the “Company”) (CSE:SEK) (CNSX:SEK.CN)…

  

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – TheNewswire – December 6, 2021 – Secova Metals Corp. (“Secova” or the “Company”) (CSE:SEK) (CNSX:SEK.CN) USA (OTC:SEKZF) is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement to raise gross proceeds to the Company of up to $500,000 (the “Offering”) by the issuance of up to 2,702,703 flow through common shares  (the “Flow-Through Shares”) at a purchase price of $0.185 per Flow Through Share.

 

The Company will use the proceeds from the sale of the Flow-Through Shares to incur flow-through expenditures which qualify as 100% Canadian Exploration Expense (“CEE”), and will renounce said flow-through expenditures to the investors for the taxation year ending December 31, 2021. For subscribers residing in Quebec, they will be eligible for maximum deductions for Quebec income tax purposes.

All securities issued in connection with the Offering will be subject to a statutory hold period expiring in accordance with applicable securities legislation.  

The Company may pay eligible finders a fee (the “Finder’s Fees”) on the Offering within the amount permitted by the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”).

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described in this news release in the United States. Such securities have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws, and, accordingly, may not be offered or sold within the United States, or to or for the account or benefit of persons in the United States or “U.S. Persons”, as such term is defined in Regulation S promulgated under the U.S. Securities Act, unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption from such registration requirements.

Pour une traduction française de ce communiqué de presse, veuillez visiter notre site Web à www.secova.ca.

About the Company

 

Secova Metals Corp. is a Canadian environmentally aware resource exploration and processing company. Management has demonstrated expertise in advancing gold exploration projects into acquisition targets, most notably in the province of Quebec. Secova’s principal restoration and recovery project is the Montauban property situated in Quebec, just 80 kilometers west of Quebec City. The Company is proposing to commence operations by the middle of 2022. The Company’s main exploration focus is its 100% ownership of the Eagle River project, which is adjacent to and on-trend to several gold projects in the Windfall Lake district of Urban Barry in Quebec. Secova will use its expertise in early-stage exploration to create shareholder value by attempting to prove out the resource in these assets.

 

For more information on Secova Metals Corp. please contact [email protected], Tel: +1 604-803-5229 or visit the website at www.secova.ca for the French version of this news release, past news releases, media interviews and opinion-editorial pieces by CEO and Chairman Brad Kitchen.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors, SECOVA METALS CORP.

“Brad Kitchen”

Chairman, CEO, and Director

 

Tel: +1 604-803-5229

Email: [email protected]

This press release contains “forward-looking information” that is based on the Company’s current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections. This forward-looking information includes, among other things, statements with respect to the Company’s exploration and development plans. The words “will”, “anticipated”, “plans” or other similar words and phrases are intended to identify forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, level of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward looking information.

 

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

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