VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 4, 2021 / Element79 Gold Corp. (CSE: ELEM) (FSE: 7YS) (“Element79 Gold”, the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a securities exchange agreement (the “Securities Exchange Agreement”) with 1316524 B.C. Ltd. (“Goldco”) and the securityholders of Goldco, pursuant to which it will acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of Goldco.
Goldco has entered into an asset purchase agreement (the “Asset Purchase Agreement”) with Clover Nevada LLC and Maverick Springs Mining Company, LLC to acquire the flagship Maverick Springs Project (“Maverick Springs”) and 15 additional Projects that comprise the Battle Mountain Portfolio (individually, each a “Project”, and collectively, the “Battle Mountain Portfolio”). The flagship Maverick Springs Project and the Battle Mountain Portfolio are located in the gold mining regions of northeastern Nevada.
The Maverick Springs Project
The Maverick Springs Project hosts a historic gold equivalent resource of 1.7 million ounces (indicated) and 1.9 million ounces (inferred) with cutoff grade of 34.3 g/t silver equivalent, calculated using circa 2004 values of $327 USD per ounce of gold and $4.77 USD per ounce of silver (Table 1). Element79 Gold is not treating this historic estimate as current mineral resources and a qualified person has not reviewed the work to define the quality of work associated with this historic estimate.
The Maverick Springs Project consists of approximately 4,800 acres across 247 unpatented claims that straddle the border of Elko County and White Pine County, proximate to the Carlin Trend, a belt of gold deposits approximately 5 miles wide and 40 miles long that is one of the world’s richest gold mining districts, having produced more gold than any other mining district in the US.(1) The Maverick Springs Project is located just 30 kilometers northeast of Kinross’s Bald Mountain Mine with measured and indicated resources (inclusive of proven and probable reserves) of 4.5 million ounces grading 0.52 g/t gold.(2)
Ag Eq g/t
Spot Ag Eq g/t*
Spot Ag Eq Moz*
Spot Au Eq g/t*
Spot Au Eq Moz*
Table 1. Maverick Springs 2004 Historic Resource Estimate(3)
- This historic estimate is the most recent historic resource estimate relevant to the Maverick Springs Project, uses only the categories set out in Sections 1.2 and 1.3 of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, and was prepared to the quality and rigour as defined by NI 43-101 standards in 2004. A qualified person has not conducted sufficient work on the historical estimate required to categorize this resource to the CIM definition of a current mineral resource, which may include the preparation of a new NI 43-101 Technical Report on Maverick Springs. Element79 Gold is not treating this historic estimate as current mineral resources and a qualified person has not reviewed the work to define the quality of work associated with this historic estimate. Element79 Gold intends to have a qualified person conduct all work required to classify this historic resource estimate as a current mineral resource as defined by the CIM Definition Standards.
- Reported by Snowden Mining Industry Consultants in the document “Technical Report, Maverick Springs Project, Nevada, USA”, published April 13, 2004
- Calculated using a $US327/oz gold and $US4.77/oz silver price, not pit constrained
- Calculated using a 34.3 g/t Ag cut off grade
- Silver equivalency is calculated as Ag Eq = Ag +Au*68.46
- Based off 159 drill holes
- *Spot Ag Eq and Au Eq is calculated for comparison only, using recent prices of $US1,800/oz gold and $US24/oz silver
Maverick Springs is a silver-rich sediment/carbonate hosted or Carlin-type deposit, which are among the largest hydrothermal gold deposits in the world.(4) Gold production in Nevada is dominated by Carlin-type deposits, similar to Maverick Springs. Maverick Springs is a blind deposit comprising a 30-120 meter thick, flat-lying zone centered on an anticlinal structure with oxidation pervasive to 120 meters and intermittent to 270 meters.(3,5)
The Maverick Springs Project is accessible year-round via gravel road, with a network of drill roads spread throughout its claims. Nearby electrical power can be sourced from the eastern Nevada grid system to the northwest. The claims at Maverick Springs were first staked in 1986, with several exploration programs conducted from 1987 to 2004, including a total of 195 drill holes totaling 47,000 metres.(3,6)
The Surrounding Area
The Maverick Springs Project and the Battle Mountain Portfolio are primarily located in the same belts of gold deposits that house Nevada Gold’s most notable properties.
“The pending acquisition of this vast Nevada portfolio of mining assets offers Element79 Gold a seat at a distinguished table in the capital of North American gold mining,” stated James Tworek, President and CEO of the Company. “By executing the next step of our high-tempo development strategy through the pending acquisition of Maverick Springs and the Battle Mountain Portfolio, Element79 Gold is gaining access to one of the most prolific gold mining districts in the world.”
Maverick Springs is located just to the east of the Carlin Trend, the gold belt that hosts Nevada Gold’s Carlin Mine (a combination of Newmont’s Carlin Mine and Barrick’s Goldstrike Mine), the world’s second largest gold mine, which reported 1.665 million ounces of gold produced in 2020.(1) Through 2019, the Carlin Trend has produced over 92.5 million ounces of gold since the original Carlin Mine went into production in 1965(7), and between 1987 and the end of 2018, Barrick produced over 44 million ounces of gold from Goldstrike Mine alone.(8)
The majority of the Battle Mountain Portfolio is located within the Battle Mountain Trend (Figure 1), with several Projects in close proximity to globally reputable gold deposits including Nevada Gold’s Cortez Mine, the third largest gold mine in North America(9) and the sixth largest in the world, which reported 2020 gold production at 799,000 ounces.(1) The same belt of deposits also contains the recently discovered Goldrush complex that, as of 2016, carries measured and indicated resources of 25.2 million tonnes grading 10.6 g/t, representing 8.6 million ounces of gold in the ground.(10)
Figure 1. Map of Nevada showing location of Battle Mountain Projects, and select major gold mines.
The Battle Mountain Portfolio
The Battle Mountain Portfolio is comprised of 15 separate Projects that total over 44,478 acres across 2,203 unpatented claims in five counties: Elko County, Eureka County, Humboldt County, Lander County, and Nye County. The Battle Mountain Portfolio is primarily located along the Battle Mountain-Eureka Trend, a belt of gold deposits spanning over 100 miles in length between Battle Mountain and Eureka, Nevada, which is home to several of the United States’ largest gold mines, including Nevada Gold’s world-famous Cortez and Phoenix operations, which produced a combined 1 million ounces of gold in 2020(1), and‘s Marigold Mine, which is expected to produce approximately 2.37 million ounces of gold between 2018 and 2028.(11)
The northernmost Projects in the Battle Mountain Portfolio, the Golconda and Clover Projects, lie just south of theBelt, which bridges the northwestern ends of the Carlin and Battle Mountain Trends, and contains Nevada Gold’s Turquoise Ridge Mine, the third largest gold mine in the US with 537,000 oz of gold production reported in 2020.(1) The Brock and Stargo Projects are situated on the southern end of the Austin-Lovelock Trend, southwest of Eureka and northeast from ‘s Round Mountain Mine, which placed as the fourth largest gold mine in the US(1) and, in November of 2018, poured its 15 millionth ounce of gold since beginning operations in 1978.(12)
Below is a complete list of Projects that comprise the Battle Mountain Portfolio:
- The Brock Project: 220 unpatented claims in Eureka County
- The Clipper Project: 69 unpatented claims in Lander County
- The Clover Project: 169 unpatented claims in Elko County
- The Elder Creek Project: 6 unpatented claims in Lander County
- The Elephant Project: 197 unpatented claims in Lander County
- The Golconda Project: 108 unpatented claims in Humboldt County
- The Horseshoe Basin Project: 50 unpatented claims in Lander County
- The Long Peak Project: 34 unpatented claims in Lander County
- The North Battle Mountain Project: 67 unpatented claims in Lander County
- The North Mill Creek Project: 23 unpatented claims in Lander County
- The Pipeline South Project: 144 unpatented claims in Lander County
- The Stargo Project: 337 unpatented claims in Nye County
- The Walti Project: 402 unpatented claims in Eureka County and Lander County
- The West Cortez Project: 274 unpatented claims in Lander County
- The West Whistler Project: 103 unpatented claims in Eureka County
The Battle Mountain Portfolio is comprised of primarily early-stage projects. While drilling has been completed at some Projects, such as Elder Creek (155 holes) and Clover (104 holes), many have only surface sampling and geophysical surveys completed. Notable drill intersects include 25.3 g/t Au over 9.75 meters at Clover(13) and, according to documentation provided by Waterton Global Resource Management, Inc., 3.19 g/t Au over 38.96 meters at Elder Creek, and 8.02 g/t Au and 174 g/t Ag over 9.14 meters at Long Peak. Of particular note are the Long Peak, Elephant, Elder Creek, North Mill Creek, Clipper, Pipeline South, and West Cortez, and Walti Projects which are interpreted to lie along the northwest trending fault that hosts the high-grade Pipeline deposit, which is included in Nevada Gold’s Cortez Mine.
Terms of the Pending Acquisitions
Under the terms of the Securities Exchange Agreement between Element79 Gold and Goldco, Element79 Gold has agreed to acquire, subject to regulatory approval, all of the issued and outstanding shares of Goldco in exchange for a $300,000 cash payment, and 2,525,000 common shares of Element79 Gold. The Securities Exchange Agreement contains customary representations, warranties, covenants and closing conditions applicable to a transaction of this nature. Element79 expects to complete the acquisition of Goldco on or around November 30, 2021.
Goldco had previously entered into the Asset Purchase Agreement with Clover Nevada LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waterton Precious Metals Fund II Cayman, LP and Maverick Springs Mining Company, LLC (collectively, the “Vendors”) to acquire 100% interest in the Maverick Springs Project and the Battle Mountain Projects. Pursuant to the Asset Purchase Agreement, the Vendors will retain a $500,000 deposit previously advanced by Goldco and Element79 Gold, which will assume all obligations under the Asset Purchase Agreement upon completion of its acquisition of Goldco, will make an additional $1,500,000 cash payment as directed by the Vendors. Element79 Gold will also issue such number of shares as is required to result in the Vendors holding a 9.9% equity interest in Element79 Gold on a basic, non-diluted, basis immediately following the issuance of such shares, subject to a maximum of $6,000,000 worth of shares being issued. Element79 Gold must also create and issue a contingent value right (the “CVR”) to Waterton Nevada Splitter, LLC (“Splitter LLC”), a subsidiary of Waterton Precious Metals Fund II Cayman, LP. Pursuant to the CVR, Splitter LLC will be entitled to receive a cash payment of $2,000,000 payable on the earlier of the occurrence of commercial production and the date that is 12 months following the closing of the acquisition of Maverick Springs and the Battle Mountain Portfolio. Splitter LLC will also be entitled to receive a second payment, in cash or common shares of Element79 Gold, on the date that is 12 months following the closing of the acquisition of Maverick Springs and the Battle Mountain Portfolio. The amount of the second payment will be equal to the shortfall (if any) between $6,000,000 and the value of the common shares of Element79 Gold issued at closing pursuant to the Asset Purchase Agreement. Splitter LLC will be granted a security interest in Maverick Springs and the Battle Mount Portfolio, which will be released upon completion of the payments under the CVR. Splitter LLC will also enter into a voting support and lock-up agreement pursuant to which it will agree to: (i) vote all shares of Element79 Gold it holds in accordance with managements recommendations; (ii) retain 50% of the common shares of Element79 Gold issued to it pursuant to the Asset Purchase Agreement for at least six months after closing and the remaining 50% for at least twelve months after closing; and (iii) grant Element79 Gold a right of first offer to in relation to the sale of any common shares of Element79 Gold held by Splitter LLC.
The Maverick Springs Project possesses a total net smelter return royalty (“NSR”) of 7.4%, including 1.5% payable toElement79 Gold hopes to renegotiate the various NSRs in order to create an economically viable path forward to the benefit of all parties. The Asset Purchase Agreement as it relates to the Battle Mountain Portfolio and all 15 of its Projects is made on an as-is, where-is basis and accordingly does not disclose any net smelter return royalty or other royalties payable to any other party.
The technical information in this release has been reviewed and verified by Neil Pettigrew, M.Sc., P. Geo., Director of Element79 Gold and a “qualified person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
About Element79 Gold
Element79 Gold is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mining properties for gold and associated metals. The Company has an option to acquire 100% interest in the Dale Property which consists of 90 unpatented mining claims located approximately 100 km southwest of Timmins, Ontario, Canada in the Timmins Mining Division, Dale Township. For more information about the Company, please visit www.element79.gold or www.element79gold.com
For corporate matters, please contact:
James C. Tworek, Chief Executive Officer
E-mail: [email protected]
For investor relations inquiries, please contact:
Investor Relations Department
Phone: +1 (604) 200-3608
E-mail: [email protected]
Element79 Gold makes no warranty as to the completeness, accuracy, verifiability, or suitableness of any of the information contained on the following third-party links and expressly undertakes no obligation to update the following links.
(2) Kinross Bald Mountain Mine 2020 Mineral Reserves and Resources https://www.kinross.com/operations/default.aspx#reserves
(3) Technical Report Maverick Springs Project Nevada, USA prepared forand Silver Standard Resources, April 13, 2004, available on SEDAR
(4) Evidence for a magmatic origin for Carlin-type gold deposits: isotopic composition of sulfur in the Betze-Post-Screamer Deposit, Nevada, USA – Stephen E. Kesler, Lee C. Riciputi, Zaojun Ye, May 28, 2005 https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/46046/126_2005_Article_477.pdf;jsessionid=34000A663A86E4DA526E84CEB03811AD?sequence=1
(6), December 16, 2002, Resource Estimate Report for the Maverick Springs Project Nevada, USA, available on SEDAR
(7) Special Publication MI-2019: The Nevada Mineral Industry 2019 – Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, p. 3 https://pdacnv.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2019_MI_Report_Draft_21621.pdf
(8), March 22, 2019, NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Goldstrike Mine, Eureka and Elko Counties, State of Nevada, USA, available on SEDAR
Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor the Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This news release and related maps contain information about adjacent properties and properties with similar characteristics on which the Company has no right to explore or mine. Readers are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties or properties that share similar characteristics are not indicative of mineral deposits on the Company’s properties. Readers are also cautioned that this news release contains historical technical information which is based on prior data prepared by previous property owners. A qualified person has not done sufficient work to confirm such information; significant data compilation, re-drilling, re-sampling and data verification may be required to do so.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This press contains “forward‐looking information” and “forward-looking statements” under applicable securities laws (collectively, “forward‐looking statements”). These statements relate to future events or the Company’s future performance, business prospects or opportunities that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management made in light of management’s experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to: the completion of the acquisition of Goldco; the completion of the acquisition of Maverick Springs and the Battle Mountain Portfolio; anticipated benefits to Element79 Gold of the acquisitions of Goldco, Maverick Springs and the Battle Mountain Portfolio; the timing and receipt of required stock exchange and regulatory approvals for the acquisitions of Goldco, Maverick Springs and the Battle Mountain Portfolio; the Company’s business strategy; future planning processes; exploration activities; the timing and result of exploration activities; capital projects and exploration activities and the possible results thereof; acquisition opportunities; and the impact of acquisitions, if any, on the Company. Assumptions may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Consequently, forward-looking statements cannot be guaranteed. As such, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, assumptions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward‐looking statements. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “seek”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “continue”, “estimate”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “predict”, “forecast”, “potential”, “target”, “intend”, “could”, “might”, “should”, “believe” and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be “forward‐looking statements”.
Actual results may vary from forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to materially differ from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: the duration and effects of the coronavirus and COVID-19; risks related to the integration of acquisitions; actual results of exploration activities; conclusions of economic evaluations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; commodity prices; variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; actual performance of plant, equipment or processes relative to specifications and expectations; accidents; labour relations; relations with local communities; changes in national or local governments; changes in applicable legislation or application thereof; delays in obtaining approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities; exchange rate fluctuations; requirements for additional capital; government regulation; environmental risks; reclamation expenses; outcomes of pending litigation; limitations on insurance coverage as well as those factors discussed in the Company’s other public disclosure documents, available on www.sedar.com. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward‐looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward‐looking statements included herein should not be unduly relied upon. These statements speak only as of the date hereof. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable laws.
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Atico Produces 4.43 Million Pounds of Cu and 2,952 Ounces of Au in Q3 2021
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Atico Mining Corporation (the “Company” or “Atico”) (TSX.V: ATY | OTCQX: ATCMF)…
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —(the “Company” or “Atico”) ( | OTCQX: ATCMF) announces its operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2021 from its El Roble mine. Production for the quarter totaled 4.43 million pounds of copper and 2,952 ounces of gold in concentrates, a decrease of 20% for copper and an increase of 19% for gold over the same period in 2020.
“The production results for the quarter, particularly for copper were slightly below our 2021 objectives while the mined and processed tonnes are back on track after a challenging first half of the year. The decrease in copper is mainly driven by a lower head grade, partially expected in the mine plan for the period although expected to improve in the last quarter of the year,” said Fernando E. Ganoza, CEO. “We will continue looking for opportunities to improve metal production in the fourth quarter, with the primary goal of delivering our 2021 production guidance while operations still remain on track for record revenues in the second half of the year.”
Third Quarter Operational Highlights
- Production of 4.43 million pounds of copper contained in concentrates; a decrease of 20% over Q3 2020.
- Production of 2,952 ounces of gold contained in concentrates; an increase of 19% over Q3 2020.
- Average processed tonnes per day of 919, an increase of 7% over Q3 2020.
- Copper head grade of 2.77%, a decrease of 26% over Q3 2020.
- Gold head grade of 1.98 grams per tonne; an increase of 2% over Q3 2020.
- Copper and gold recovery of 93.2% and 59.7%; an increase of 2% and 6% for copper and gold, respectively over Q3 2020.
Third Quarter Operational Review
Overall production was in line with Company budget for the third quarter. The decrease in copper production is mainly explained by the decrease in head grade, partially offset by improved recoveries and an increase in processed tonnes over the same period last year. The gold output slightly improved due to an improvement in gold head grade, recovery and an increase in processed tonnes relative to Q3-2020. The inverse relationship between copper and gold head grades production during this period is explained by the current mining sequence of the orebody. During this period last year, we were mining higher grade base metal areas which typically have lower precious metal content, while during this period we mined lower base metal grade areas with higher precious metal content.
The Company continues to closely monitor developments around the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to maintain strict preventative measures at the El Roble mine site, La Plata project, as well as our corporate offices to safeguard the health of its employees, while continuing to operate effectively and responsibly in its communities.
Third Quarter Operational Details
|Q3 2021||Q3 2020||% Change|
|Production (Contained in Concentrates)|
|Copper (000s pounds)||4,435||5,550||-20||%|
|Tonnes of ore mined||76,276||71,993||6||%|
|Tonnes processed per day||919||860||7||%|
|Copper grade (%)||2.77||3.74||-26||%|
|Gold grade (g/t)||1.98||1.93||2||%|
|Copper and Gold Concentrates (dmt)||10,703||11,957||10||%|
|Payable copper produced (000s lbs)||4,175||5,263||-20||%|
|Note: Metal production figures are subject to adjustments based on final settlement.|
The number of shipments the Company can export in any given quarter depends on several variables some of which the Company does not control, hence there may be an inherent variability in tonnes shipped quarter to quarter.
|Amounts in dry metric tonnes|
|Number of shipments
|Note: Concentrate figures are subject to adjustments based on final surveys and final settlement of sales.|
El Roble Mine
The El Roble mine is a high grade, underground copper and gold mine with nominal processing plant capacity of 1,000 tonnes per day, located in the Department of Choco in Colombia. Its commercial product is a copper-gold concentrate.
Since obtaining control of the mine on November 22, 2013, Atico has upgraded the operation from a historical nominal capacity of 400 tonnes per day.
El Roble has Proven and Probable reserves of 1.00 million tonnes grading 3.02% copper and 1.76 g/t gold, at a cut-off grade of 1.3% copper equivalent with an effective date of September 30, 2020. Mineralization is open at depth and along strike and the Company plans to further test the limits of the deposit. On the larger land package, the Company has identified a prospective stratigraphic contact between volcanic rocks and black and grey pelagic sediments and cherts that has been traced by Atico geologists for ten kilometers. This contact has been determined to be an important control on VMS mineralization on which Atico has identified numerous target areas prospective for VMS type mineralization occurrence, which is the focus of the current surface drill program at El Roble.
Mr. Thomas Kelly (SME Registered Member 1696580), advisor to the Company and a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101 standards, is responsible for ensuring that the technical information contained in this news release is an accurate summary of the original reports and data provided to or developed by Atico.
Atico is a growth-oriented Company, focused on exploring, developing and mining copper and gold projects in Latin America. The Company generates significant cash flow through the operation of the El Roble mine and is developing it’s high-grade La Plata VMS project in Ecuador. The Company is also pursuing additional acquisition of advanced stage opportunities. For more information, please visit www.aticomining.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Fernando E. Ganoza
Trading symbols:| OTCQX: ATCMF
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 release.
No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release. The securities being offered 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 may not be offered or sold in the United States, or to, or for the account or benefit of, a “U.S. person” (as defined in Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act) unless pursuant to an exemption therefrom. This press release is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company in any jurisdiction.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This announcement includes certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, without limitation the use of net proceeds, are forward-looking statements. Forward- looking statements involve various risks and uncertainties and are based on certain factors and assumptions. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations include uncertainties relating to interpretation of drill results and the geology, continuity and grade of mineral deposits; uncertainty of estimates of capital and operating costs; the need to obtain additional financing to maintain its interest in and/or explore and develop the Company’s mineral projects; uncertainty of meeting anticipated program milestones for the Company’s mineral projects; the world-wide economic and social impact of COVID-19 is managed and the duration and extent of the coronavirus pandemic is minimized or not long-term; disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic or other health and safety issues, or the responses of governments, communities, the Company and others to such pandemic or other issues; and other risks and uncertainties disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the prospectus of the Company dated March 2, 2012 filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.
Fabled Retracts Certain Technical Disclosure in Respect of the Muskwa Copper Project
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 26, 2021 / Fabled Silver Gold Corp. ("Fabled" or the "Company") (TSXV:FCO)(OTCQB:FBSGF)(FSE:7NQ) is issuing the following…
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 26, 2021 /(“Fabled” or the “Company”) ( )(OTCQB:FBSGF)(FSE:7NQ) is issuing the following news release to retract certain technical disclosures made in relation the Muskwa Copper Project.
The Company wishes to retract and clarify certain technical disclosure made in the following media:
- a video (the “Video”) posted to the Company’s website and social media channels on August 11, 2021 entitled “Fabled Copper Update”;
- the Company’s management information circular (the “Circular”) dated September 27, 2021 in respect of its Annual General and Special Meeting to be held on October 28, 2021, and filed on the Company’s profile on SEDAR on October 1, 2021; and
- the Company’s 43-101 Technical Report (the “Technical Report”) entitled “Technical Report on the Muskwa Project” dated July 6, 2021 and posted to the Company’s SEDAR profile on October 1, 2021 and the SEDAR profile of it’s wholly owned subsidiary, Fabled Copper Corp. on September 27, 2021.
In the Video the Company made certain disclosures and statements regarding historical reserves and resources based upon a feasibility study conducted on a portion of the Muskwa Project in 1970 and speculated regarding the calculation of potential reserves and resources. Such statements are retracted by the Company and should not be relied upon. The Company has removed the video from its website and all social media channels. The Company confirms that the Muskwa Project is an early stage property without a Mineral Resource or Mineral Reserve, and as such, cannot support any feasibility study or preliminary economic assessment.
Information Circular and Technical Report
Portions of the Technical Report were copied to, and summarized in, the Information Circular. The Company wishes to retract and clarify certain statements made in the Technical Report and copied to the Circular.
- the Company confirms that the Churchill Copper deposit is not considered economic and there is no current economic analysis done on any part of the Muskwa Project and retracts any statements that suggest otherwise.
- The Company wishes to retract all statements regarding historical estimates and historical mining studies. The Company confirms that the Muskwa Project is an early stage property without a Mineral Resource or Mineral Reserve, and as such, cannot support any feasibility study or preliminary economic assessment.
- The Company confirms that only historical development work has been done on the Davis-Keays Property and there is no current authority for attributing a value to such work and no work has been done to assess the current condition of such historical work. Any statement to the contrary is retracted.
The Company is preparing a revised Technical Report that it expects to file on SEDAR prior to the completion of its proposed listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “Exchange”), which is expected to occur before December 31, 2021.
Fabled is focused on acquiring, exploring and operating properties that yield near-term metal production. The Company has an experienced management team with multiple years of involvement in mining and exploration in Mexico. The Company’s mandate is to focus on acquiring precious metal properties in Mexico with blue-sky exploration potential.
The Company has entered into an agreement with(NYSE American and ) to acquire the Santa Maria Property, a high-grade silver-gold property situated in the center of the Mexican epithermal silver-gold belt. The belt has been recognized as a significant metallogenic province, which has reportedly produced more silver than any other equivalent area in the world.
About Fabled Copper Corp.
Fabled Copper is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company whose primary interest is in exploring the Muskwa copper Project located in Northern British Columbia.
The Company is in the process of spinning out Fabled Copper by distributing the shares it holds in Fabled Copper to the shareholders of the Company through a statutory plan of arrangement (the “Spin Out Transaction”). Concurrently Fabled Copper is applying to list its common shares on the Exchange following completion of the Spin Out Transaction.
Mr. Peter J. Hawley, President and C.E.O.
Phone: (819) 316-0919
For further information please contact:
The technical information contained in this news release has been approved by Peter J. Hawley, P.Geo. President and C.E.O. of Fabled, who is a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) does accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.
Certain statements contained in this news release constitute “forward-looking information” as such term is used in applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information is based on plans, expectations and estimates of management at the date the information is provided and is subject to certain factors and assumptions, including, that the Company’s financial condition and development plans do not change as a result of unforeseen events and that the Company obtains any required regulatory approvals.
Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause plans, estimates and actual results to vary materially from those projected in such forward-looking information. Some of the risks and other factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: impacts from the coronavirus or other epidemics, general economic conditions in Canada, the United States and globally; industry conditions, including fluctuations in commodity prices; governmental regulation of the mining industry, including environmental regulation; geological, technical and drilling problems; unanticipated operating events; competition for and/or inability to retain drilling rigs and other services; the availability of capital
on acceptable terms; the need to obtain required approvals from regulatory authorities; stock market volatility; volatility in market prices for commodities; liabilities inherent in mining operations; changes in tax laws and incentive programs relating to the mining industry; as well as the other risks and uncertainties applicable to the Company as set forth in the Company’s continuous disclosure filings filed under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, other than as required by applicable law.
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Mandalay Resources Corporation Reports High-Grade Gold Discovered at the Brown’s Prospect – 2 km From the Shepherd Discovery and Youle Mine
Brown’s prospect contains visible gold along two main mineralized trendsTORONTO, Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mandalay Resources Corporation ("Mandalay"…
Brown’s prospect contains visible gold along two main mineralized trends
TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —[/nxtlink] (“Mandalay” or the “Company”) ( [/nxtlink], OTCQB: MNDJF) is pleased to provide an update on the deep drilling campaign completed at the Brown’s Prospect at its Costerfield Operation (Victoria, Australia).
- 17-hole diamond drill program confirms the presence of a promising gold system at the Brown’s Prospect, 2 km east of the current mining operation at Youle.
- Drilling has identified two main mineralized trends exhibiting high-grade gold intercepts, including:
- 19.5 g/t gold over a true width of 1.01 m in BWN009, including;
- 38.4 g/t gold over a true width of 0.51 m and;
- 19.9 g/t gold over a true width of 1.70 m in BWN023, including;
- 158.4 g/t gold over a true width of 0.09 m and;
- 110.8 g/t gold over a true width of 0.16 m
- 19.5 g/t gold over a true width of 1.01 m in BWN009, including;
Note: Further intercept details can be found in Table 1 in the Appendix to this document.
Dominic Duffy, President and CEO of Mandalay, commented: “We are pleased to report encouraging results from our ongoing drill testing campaign at the Brown’s Prospect situated 2 km to the east of the Shepherd discovery and Youle mine. The most recent results confirm significant gold grades within fault hosted breccias along two mineralized trends, building on previous high-grade results seen and reported in 2020.”
Mr. Duffy continued, “Mineralization across the two trends has been tracked over a 200 m strike and 300 m vertical extent. The Felix trend is associated with the historic shallow Felix Brown mine and associated alluvial workings that played an important role in gold production during the 1890’s. However, the newly discovered Western Trend is not associated to the old workings and was unknown to previous explorers; it is therefore still open up dip to surface.”
Mr. Duffy concluded, “A strong increase in data resolution through this prospect has allowed us to improve our understanding of the structural complexity associated with the mineralized trends. We observe that the structural controls on the Brown’s mineral system could be likened to those that allowed the formation of the nearby million ounces Bendigo and Castlemaine gold deposits. This inference, along with the knowledge that the geological setting of the Central Costerfield line sits below the recent drilling success, provides further confidence that there is a more extensive, high-grade mineralization at depth.”
A video has been prepared by Mr. Chris Davis, Vice President of Operational Geology and Exploration, to further explain the information in this release. The video can be found on Mandalay’s website or by clicking here.”
Drilling Results and Interpretation
Early success was achieved on the initial five-hole drill testing program at Brown’s with BWN001 intercepting 14.5 g/t gold over true width of 1.27 m underneath the historic (approx. 1883-1894) Felix Brown Mine and paving the way for a more detailed testing campaign. Since the release of the initial two holes (June 22, 2020), a further 20 holes have been drilled to identify the nature and extent of gold mineralization at Brown’s Prospect (Figure 1). To date, this drilling has identified multiple high-grade intercepts in a sequence of tightly folded sandstone-dominated turbidites crosscut by three main “panel boundary” thrust faults. Gold mineralization is concentrated in the middle thrust panel within narrow, brecciated and sheared fault zones along two main mineralized trends (Figure 2).
Figure 1: Surface map of the Brown’s prospect, showing collar locations and drillhole traces. Coordinates are in GDA95 Zone 55:
The Felix Trend is a moderately west dipping trend parallel to the axial plane of the main Brown’s anticline, expressing at surface with the historically mined Felix Lode. Mineralized structures associated with this trend are typically steeply dipping quartz-stibnite bearing fault hosted breccias, with associated stockwork veining and wide pyrite halos. These structures have developed preferentially in hinge zones of the main Brown’s anticline, parallel to the axial planar cleavage. Visible gold is present in several intercepts along this trend. Mineralization along the Felix Trend has been identified over a vertical extent of 200 m and a strike extent of ~100 m; however, gold anomalism along this trend has been observed down to the Swallowtail Fault at a depth of approximately 300 m. An increase in gold grade observed between 1000 RL and 1100 RL may be caused by the interaction of the fault-hosted breccias with syn-to-post mineralization, northeast dipping faults. The anticipated potential for upgrade in this zone was demonstrated with an intercept of the highest grade yet seen at Brown’s, comprising an interval with two steep east dipping gold bearing breccias and quartz-stibnite veining grading at 19.9 g/t gold with trace amounts of antimony over a true thickness of 1.70 m in BWN023 (Figures 3 and 4).
Figure 2: Brown’s Prospect cross section along 6200N (mine grid) showing main structures, mineralised trends and intercepts between 6300N and 6100N:
Figure 3: Drill core photos of BWN023 high-grade gold intercepts and gold grades for each sample:
Figure 4: Microphotographs of gold grains in the high-grade gold bearing quartz breccia grading at 110.7 g/t gold (0.16 m true width) in BWN023 at 223.77 m depth:
The Western Trend is a broadly subvertical corridor containing several high-grade intercepts that occur in structures that have developed across a secondary antiformal structure on the western limb of the Brown’s anticline. Like the Felix Trend, intercepts are characterized by quartz-stibnite fault-hosted breccias and veins with large pyrite alteration halos and in some cases visible gold. While mineralization along this trend has been identified over a vertical extent of approximately 100 m, the strike extent remains open and poorly constrained at this date. The Western Trend contains high-grade gold intercepts comparable to the Felix Trend, including a quartz-stibnite breccia with intense pyrite alteration grading 19.5 g/t gold and 2.4% antimony over a true thickness of 1.01 m in BWN009 (Figure 5).
Figure 5: Drill core photos of BWN009 high-grade gold intercept and gold grades for each sample:
Panel Boundary Faults
The panel boundary faults that control the mineralized structures at Brown’s Prospect are interpreted to predate mineralization and accommodate movement caused by shortening of the turbidite sequence. Minor fault reactivation during and after mineralization has been observed along these structures and drilling has identified areas of gold anomalism along them. The highest grade to date on a panel boundary fault was observed on the Metalmark Fault in BWN008 up-dip of the western trend, culminating in an intercept of 9.1 g/t gold over a 0.63 m true width. Mineralization has also been observed in the panel bounding Swallowtail Fault, the highest grade seen being 1.3 g/t gold over a true width of 0.67 m in BWN004. Excitingly, visible gold was also observed in the Swallowtail Fault in BWN002, confirming that the panel thrust faults bounding the mineralized middle thrust panel represent important pathways for the mineralized fluids. The Luna Fault, the deeper of the three panel boundary faults, exhibits intense sericitic alteration characteristic of a distal discharge of gold bearing hydrothermal fluids vectoring towards a gold rich fluid source at depth.
The Brown’s Prospect drilling program has demonstrated the presence of a promising mineral system extending at depth at the Brown’s prospect. Increasing levels of fold shortening compared to the central (Costerfield) line of lode has resulted in the formation of a strong fluid trapping environment and consequently, the distribution of the fault-hosted mineralized breccias is strongly controlled by fold geometry and bedding. Current interpretation suggests that this structural architecture may share similarities with the Bendigo and Castlemaine goldfields, which are found in a similar structural environment and exhibit similar controls on mineralization. Extension of the mineralized trends to the south, beyond the currently tested zone is expected based on the continuation of the north-south trending Brown’s anticline, as well as the presence of historically worked gold reef systems along-strike at the Robinson Prospect (press released June 22, 2020). A soil sampling and geochemistry program is currently underway to cover the entire eastern corridor and identify extension of the mineralised system to the south. In addition, surface drilling along the eastern corridor will continue in 2022, targeting depth and strike extensions, including the Robinson prospect.
Encouragingly, mineralized breccias in the middle thrust panel at the Brown’s Prospect may only represent the most surficial expression of a much more extensive mineral system at depth; district-scale structural and litho-stratigraphic modelling suggests that the geological and structural setting of the central corridor may be present at about 600 m depth under the tightly folded sequence of the Wapentake Formation turbidites. The depth continuation of the Brown’s mineral system may therefore be hosted in the same favourable lithostratigraphic environment that hosts classic Costerfield-style mineralization like that of the Youle and Cuffley deposits. Gold anomalism in two subvertical quartz breccias under the Luna fault intercepted in BWN010 provides additional evidence that such a domain may exist beneath the Brown’s prospect.
Figure 6: Conceptual cross section across Costerfield and Brown’s looking north:
Drilling and Assaying
All diamond drill core was logged and sampled by Costerfield geologists. All samples were sent to On Site Laboratory Services (OSLS) in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, for sample preparation and analysis by fire assay for gold, and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) for antimony. Samples featuring coarse grained visible gold were assayed using a variant of fire assay known as screen fire assay. This method is routinely used to mitigate potential problems associated with heterogeneity in the distribution of coarse gold within drill samples. The procedure collects all coarse heterogenous coarse gold by screening at 75µm after crushing and pulverisation, and subsequently fire assays the resultant mass to extinction. A mass weighted average of gold grade of the sample is subsequently calculated from the +75µm and -75µm fractions of the sample. Site geological and metallurgical personnel have implemented a QA/QC procedure that includes systematic submission of standard reference materials and blanks within batches of drill and face samples submitted for assay. Costerfield specific reference materials produced from Costerfield ore have been prepared and certified by Geostats Pty Ltd., a specialist laboratory quality control consultancy. See Technical Report entitled “Costerfield Operation, Victoria, Australia NI 43-101 Report” dated March 30, 2020, available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) for a complete description of drilling, sampling, and assaying procedures.
Chris Davis, Vice President of Operational Geology and Exploration at Mandalay Resources, is a Chartered Professional of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM CP(Geo)), and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. He has reviewed and approved the technical and scientific information provided in this release.
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This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the exploration and development potential of the Brown’s Prospect (Costerfield). Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by these statements depending on, among other things, changes in commodity prices and general market and economic conditions. The factors identified above are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Mandalay. A description of additional risks that could result in actual results and developments differing from those contemplated by forward-looking statements in this news release can be found under the heading “Risk Factors” in Mandalay’s annual information form dated March 31, 2021, a copy of which is available under Mandalay’s profile at www.sedar.com. In addition, there can be no assurance that any inferred resources that are discovered as a result of additional drilling will ever be upgraded to proven or probable reserves. Although Mandalay has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
Table 1. Significant intercepts of the Brown’s Testing Drilling Program
|DRILL HOLE ID||FROM
1. The AuEq (gold equivalent) grade is calculated using the following formula:
|AuEq g per t = Au g per t + Sb% x||Sb price per 10kg x Sb processing recovery|
|Au price per g x Au processing recovery|
Prices and recoveries used: Au $/oz = 1,760; Sb $/t = 12,800; Au Recovery = 93% and; Sb Recovery = 95%
2. LLD signifies an undetectable amount of antimony. Detection limit for the analysis used is 0.01%
3. Composites that are not interpreted to be connected to a named vein or trend and are below 1 g/t Au are not considered significant and are not recorded here.
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