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Colombian Gold Stocks; Tax Incentives and Skilled Labour Make Colombia Ideal for Mining

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Point Roberts, Washington and Delta, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - September 16, 2021) - Investorideas.com, a leading investor news resource covering gold and mining stocks releases a special report on gold mining in Colombia and what makes Colombia such a draw for mining companies and investors.

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Colombia is fast becoming a top mining district. As an OECD member country with a growing economy and one of the lowest inflation rates in Latin America, it is hard to ignore how highly prospective the mining sector of this thriving and vibrant country has become.

Colombia hosts high-grade underground mines and a rich history of mining across various commodities like gold, silver and copper. With the right exploration and production company, discovering the true potential of the country's widespread mineralized landscape could present tremendous economic potential, yield and expansive growth.

O2Gold Inc. (TSXV: OTGO), a mineral exploration company with activities in Colombia is focused entirely on the exploration of the Otú Fault project, with drilling currently underway.

The Company's senior management is based nearby in Medellín. The team's deep roots and experience in Latin America, in both capital markets and mining, gives it the regional knowledge and operational expertise to create a world-class project.

Management recently told Investor Ideas in a podcast, "Part of the risk-reward upside of gold exploration plays in emerging markets is conditional to operational capacity. So, jurisdictional knowledge becomes extremely valuable in companies like these."

The company recently announced the results of the geophysical survey in the Aparecida brownfield. Key Highlights included: The ground geophysical survey allowed the interpretation of one zone of 650 x 500 meters in area with an anastomosed vein pattern, which had already been identified in surface mapping but whose extent was unknown. At least four different vein directions were identified, including the vein from the Fortaleza mine, where channels chips with values of up to 42.3 g/t Au have been collected.

The geoelectrical survey methodology was chosen because it is known to identify vein structures in the same geological context successfully.

The grids used were perpendicular to the vein structures, with variable spacing between 100 and 200 meters and with measuring points every 20 meters.

In Aparecida, due to the mapping having indicated veins with different strikes, a grid was used instead of lines perpendicular to the main structure.

Previous exploration work reported in the Company's National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") report recorded multiple entries from artisanal mines in different veins with various directions, showing a mineralization system with an orthogonal pattern.

A geophysical grid of the soil was carried out to assist in interpreting the structures. The interpretation of this work presented a pattern of "anastomosed" veins (Figure 1B), in an area of 650 x 500 meters, with two preferential directions EW and NS, but with other low resistive anomalies (in blue) in directions orthogonal to these main structures, including the vein that feeds the production at the Fortaleza mine. At this mine, the O2Gold team sampled quartz vein chips in channels, obtaining gold values of up to 42.3 g/t.

For the Aparecida target, 1,000 meters of scout drilling are planned to verify the vein system's extension, depth, thickness, and gold grade.

O2Gold Inc. also announced that it has begun drilling at the Aurora mine targets, the site of an expected 2,000 meters of drilling. The Company has also received the results of additional geophysics surveying in the Aurora project area.

Key Highlights included: The ground geophysics survey allowed the interpretation of the Quintanillo mine's vein structure of 1.2 km, which had already been identified in surface mapping but whose extent was unknown. In addition to showing the continuity of this vein, the survey also indicated the possibility of two more associated orthogonal vein structures and two structures that could be extensions of the Aurora vein system. The integration of the Aurora-Quintanillo target shows a projected vein system of almost 4 km in length along strike.

The grids used were perpendicular to the vein structures, with variable spacing between 100 and 200 meters and with measuring points every 20 meters.

The geological mapping and sampling on the Quintanillo target identified occurrences beyond those known from the artisanal production works in the Quintanillo mine. Due to the coverage by colluvial material and weathered rocks, these occurrences could not be followed in the field, hence the choice of geophysical methods to verify their continuity.

Another large gold mining company, B2Gold Corp.has their Gramalote Project, which is located approximately 230 km northwest of the Colombian capital of Bogota and approximately 120 km northeast of Medellin, the regional capital of the Department of Antioquia.

B2Gold has a 50% interest in the Gramalote Project (Anglo Gold Ashanti -50%) and on January 1, 2020 became the operator of the Project.

The initial 2021 budget for the Gramalote Project is $52 million (B2Gold's 50% share is $26 million) for the continued development of the project, along with continued environmental and social activities supporting local communities. The Gramalote budget also includes $9 million for exploration in 2021. A total of 18,000 metres of diamond drilling is planned in 2021. This includes 8,000 metres for further drilling at Gramalote Ridge and 10,000 metres at two satellite deposits (Trinidad and Monjas West), which are proximal to the planned infrastructure.

B2Gold has also partnered with AngloGold Ashanti Limited on theGramalote Project, a joint venture between AngloGold Ashanti (50%) and B2Gold (50%), which is located near the towns of Providencia and San Jose del Nus within the municipality of San Roque, in the northwest of the Department of Antioquia. It is approximately 124km northeast of Medellín, the regional capital of the Antioquia Department. B2Gold became the project manager and operator in 2020.

Gran Colombia Gold Corp., another large Colombia-based mining company, recently announced its unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying management's discussion and analysis (MD&A) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021.

In their results they discussed not only some of their recent financial highlights but also some of the successes of their Colombian based operations such as their Segovia Operations.

Second Quarter and First Half 2021 Highlights included :Gran Colombia has completed a major step forward in its strategy to grow through diversification, completing the acquisition on June 4, 2021 of all the shares of Gold X Mining Corp ("Gold X") it did not already own and then closing a $300 million offering on August 9, 2021 of 6.875% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2026 (the "2026 Notes") to fund the development of the Toroparu Project in Guyana, to prepay the remaining $18.0 million balance of its Gold Notes and for general corporate purposes. The Company is nearing completion of an updated preliminary economic assessment ("PEA") for the Toroparu Project incorporating the recently announced high-grade results from the 2020-2021 drilling program undertaken by Gold X.

Key highlights included:

The Company added a 27% equity interest in Denarius Silver Corp. ("Denarius") to its portfolio in the first half of 2021, giving it exposure to the Lomero-Poyatos polymetallic deposit located in Spain, in close proximity to the Matsa JV project in the Iberian Pyrite Belt, and to the Guia Antigua and Zancudo Projects in Colombia.

In February 2021, Gran Colombia also successfully brought its spin out of the Marmato Mining Assets to a conclusion, one in which the Company has a continuing equity ownership of 44% in Aris Gold Corporation ("Aris"). The Marmato operating and financial results are only consolidated up to February 4, 2021 and thereafter the Company equity accounts for its investment in Aris.

Gran Colombia's gold production from its Segovia Operations totaled 52,198 ounces in the second quarter of 2021 compared with 44,377 ounces in the second quarter of 2020. Total gold production from Segovia for the first half of 2021 amounted to 101,256 ounces compared with 94,723 ounces in the first half last year. In July 2021, Segovia's gold production, which reflected the impact of a planned four-day maintenance shutdown at the plant, was 15,258 ounces. This brings the Company's trailing 12-months total gold production from its Segovia Operations at the end of July 2021 to 201,688 ounces, up 3% over 2020. The Company remains on track with its annual production guidance of 200,000 to 220,000 ounces of gold from Segovia in 2021. Including Marmato production up to February 4, 2021, consolidated gold production for the first half of 2021 was 103,684 ounces compared with 104,475 ounces in the first half last year.

Consolidated revenue amounted to $96.4 million and $198.3 million in the second quarter and first half of 2021, respectively, up from $77.1 million and $178.1 million in the second quarter and first half, respectively, of 2020. The year-over-year increase in revenue largely reflects an increase in the Company's realized gold price (1) which averaged $1,805 per ounce sold in the first half of 2021 compared with an average of $1,622 per ounce sold in the first half last year.

Another large factor driving mining to this area has been the recent tax deductions which help support positive financials like those shown above. Under the latest Colombia Tax Reform corporate income tax is 31% for 2021 and expected to be 30% for 2022 and onwards.

With these incentives and more in favor of drilling in Colombia, we can expect to see more gold results reported sooner rather than later and can expect these mining developments to increase in the years to come.

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CopperBank Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Long Term Incentive Plan at Special Meeting; Leadership Team Additions Announced

VANCAOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 15, 2021 / CopperBank Resources Corp. ("CopperBank" or the "Company") (CSE:CBK)(OTC PINK:CPPKF)(FRANKFURT:9CP) is…

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VANCAOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 15, 2021 / CopperBank Resources Corp. ("CopperBank" or the "Company") (CSE:CBK)(OTC PINK:CPPKF)(FRANKFURT:9CP) is pleased to announce that earlier today shareholders of Copperbank voted at the special meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") to approve the long term incentive plan of the Company (the "LTIP"), as further described in the management information circular of the Company dated September 14, 2021, with approximately 98% of votes cast in favour of the new LTIP. Additionally, the company is pleased to announce key appointments to the senior leadership team.

As previously announced in the Company's September 2, 2021 press release, the board of directors of CopperBank approved grants of 9,650,000 stock options to eligible participants under the LTIP, which grant was subject to the approval of the LTIP by shareholders. The grant, which will be effective as of today's date, permits each holder to purchase one common share of the Company for each option held at a price of $0.40 for a period of three years.

Leadership Team Appointments

The Company is also pleased to announce that Graham Richardson, Thomas Bissig and Zach Allwright will be joining the leadership team as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Exploration, and Vice President of Projects and Evaluations, respectively. Paul Harbidge, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "I am very excited to welcome Graham, Thomas and Zach to the CopperBank team as we work on advancing our exciting copper projects in the world-class mining districts of Arizona and Nevada. It is a testament to the quality of the projects that we have been able to attract three key senior individuals and I look forward to leveraging their experience and expertise as we work to unlock the value inherent in the CopperBank portfolio."

Mr. Graham Richardson joined the Company on October 15, 2021, as Chief Financial Officer and is a Canadian CPA with over 10 years of finance experience in the mining sector and a proven track record of adapting and partnering with various levels of organizations to achieve desired outcomes. In his most recent role as Senior Director, Finance and Accounting at Fortuna Silver Mines Inc., Mr. Richardson was closely involved in the financial due diligence and integration activities in connection with the acquisition of Roxgold, while also being responsible for the delivery of the quarterly reports and oversight of the finance function and Vancouver Corporate Office. Previously, he was the Assistant Controller, North America at Newmont, following the acquisition of Goldcorp in April 2019. Prior to his role with Newmont, he was the Director, Finance Performance Management at Goldcorp after joining in 2016 and holding progressively senior finance roles within the organization. Mr. Richardson started his career with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited in their mining practice in Vancouver, and subsequently Melbourne, where he gained diverse experience working with operations across Canada, Australia, USA, Mexico and West Africa. Mr. Richardson has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business.

Dr. Thomas Bissig joined the Company on October 1, 2021, as the Vice President of Exploration. Dr. Bissig is a geologist and geochemist with more than 23 years of experience in exploration and applied research on porphyry and epithermal deposit types across the Americas. He most recently worked as a consulting geoscientist providing services ranging in scale from orebody knowledge to regional exploration. From March 2017 to February 2020 he held the position of Director, Geochemistry for Goldcorp/Newmont providing subject matter expertise to exploration teams across the Americas. From 2008 to 2017 he was a senior research associate at the Mineral Deposit Research Unit at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) where he was responsible for multiple gold and copper research programs and exploration, focused in the Andes, British Columbia, Nevada and Eastern Europe. Dr. Bissig was also a Professor at the Universidad Catolica del Norte in Antofagasta, Chile from 2004 to 2007 after graduating in 1997 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich with a diploma in Earth Sciences. Dr. Bissig carried out his PhD research at Queen's University in Kingston (Ontario, Canada) on the metallogeny of the El Indio epithermal belt in Chile and Argentina, graduating in 2001.

Mr. Zach Allwright joined the company on October 15, 2021, as the Vice President of Projects and Evaluations. He is a skilled mining professional with 15 years of diversified international experience, specializing in asset optimization and technical evaluations. In his most recent role as Director, North America for Mining Plus Consulting (part of the Byrnecut Group from Australia), he successfully delivered an extensive range of technical studies and asset evaluations in team environments. Notable engagements include the delivery of technical advisory to GT Gold (supporting the subsequent acquisition by Newmont in May 2021), facilitating the mining technical due diligence for Goldcorp culminating in the Newmont/Goldcorp merger in April 2019, leading the transformation of Lac Des Illes mine through the implementation of sub-level caving 2015-2018 and advancing the Pumpkin Hollow (Nevada Copper) project from an optimized concept to first production between 2016 and 2018. Mr. Allwright (P.Eng) holds a Mining Engineering degree from the Western Australian School of Mines and an MBA from Curtin Graduate School of Business.

About CopperBank

CopperBank is a Canadian exploration company focused on advancing two copper projects in The United States of America. The Company trades on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol "CBK".

For additional information please contact:

Paul Harbidge, President and Chief Executive Officer

CopperBank Resources Corp.
Suite 1500, 409 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2

Phone: 778-987-2761
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.copperbankcorp.com

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Pure Gold Mining Inc. Closes Previously Announced Non-Brokered Financing of Approximately C$3.47 Million

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pure Gold Mining Inc. (TSXV:PGM LSE:PUR) (“PureGold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed the non-brokered private placement (the “Offering”) announced on October 5, 2021.

Pursuant to the Offering, the Company issued a total of 3,307,619 units of the Company (the “Units”) to AngloGold Ashanti Limited (“AngloGold”) at a price of C$1.05 per Unit, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$3,473,000. The Offering brings AngloGold’s ownership percentage in the Company to 14.96% of the issued and outstanding common shares on a non-diluted basis upon completion of the Offering.

Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (a “Unit Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole common share purchase warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant is transferrable and entitles the holder to acquire one common share of the Company until April 15, 2023, at a price of C$1.36.

Due to its share ownership, AngloGold is considered a “related party” of Pure Gold and, accordingly, the Offering constitutes a “related party transaction” within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 (“MI 61-101”). The Offering was exempt from the minority approval requirement of Section 5.6 and the formal valuation requirement of Section 5.4 of MI 61-101 as neither the fair market value of the Offering, nor the fair market value of the consideration of the Offering, exceeded 25% of Pure Gold’s market capitalization. A material change report in connection with the Offering will be filed less than 21 days before the closing of the Offering. This shorter period was reasonable and necessary in the circumstances as the Company wished to complete the Offering in a timely manner.

The net proceeds received from the Offering will be used to fund the continued ramp up of operations at its 100%-owned PureGold Mine Project located in Red Lake, Ontario, underground drilling and development of the high-grade 8 zone, and for general corporate purposes. The securities issued under the Offering have a hold period of four months and one day from closing, expiring on February 16, 2022.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The 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 may not be offered or sold to U.S. Persons (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws, or an exemption from such registration is available.

ABOUT PURE GOLD MINING INC.

PureGold is a growth company, located in the very heart of Red Lake, Canada. Our objective is pure and simple. To develop a highly-profitable long life gold mining company, becoming Canada’s next iconic gold producer. Our plan is very disciplined, very methodical and financially sound. To expand organically, and develop PureGold’s multi-million ounce high grade gold asset incrementally, step-by-step, using a phased mining development plan to deliver maximum return.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
"Darin Labrenz"
Darin Labrenz, President & CEO

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Adrian O’Brien
Director, Marketing and Communications
604-809-6890
[email protected]

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This news release contains "forward-looking information" which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects and the expected use of proceeds of the Offering. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. 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. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances, management's estimates or opinions should change, except as required by securities legislation. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.


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Benton and Sokoman Enter into Mutual Participation Agreements Governing Cost Reimbursement Under Their Strategic Exploration Alliance

Thunder Bay, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – October 15, 2021) – Benton Resources Inc. (TSXV: BEX) ("Benton") and Sokoman Minerals Corp. (TSXV: SIC) (OTCQB:…

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Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - October 15, 2021) - Benton Resources Inc. (TSXV: BEX) ("Benton") and Sokoman Minerals Corp. (TSXV: SIC) (OTCQB: SICNF) ("Sokoman") (jointly, "the Companies" or singularly a "Joint Venture Party") are pleased to announce that they have entered into mutual participation agreements (the "Participation Agreements") that govern cost reimbursement between the Companies relating to certain option agreements entered into by each of Benton and Sokoman on behalf of their strategic exploration alliance announced on May 20, 2021. Pursuant to the strategic alliance the Companies agreed to share, on a 50/50 basis, exploration costs and costs associated with the exercise of property options entered into by either party on behalf of the strategic alliance. In cases where one of the Joint Venture Parties enters into an option agreement that requires shares to be issued to a third party optionor the other Joint Venture Party will contribute its 50% of the costs by reimbursing the first company for 50% of the option payments. Where common shares are required to be issued as part of the option payments in order to ensure that the costs are equally divided the monetary value of such shares will be calculated and the Joint Venture Party that did not enter into the option agreement will issue such number of shares to the Joint Venture Party that did enter into the option agreement that have a monetary value equal to 50% of the value of the shares issued by the Joint Venture Party that has entered into the option agreement.

Sokoman and Benton have on behalf of the strategic alliance, each entered into two property option agreements that have previously been announced that are being contributed to the strategic alliance and governed by the Participation Agreements. The Participation Agreements simply formalize and clarify what cash payments and share issuances are required to be made by the Joint Venture Party that did not directly enter into a particular option agreement in order to reimburse the Joint Venture Party that did enter into the option agreement.

  1. Benton Participation Agreement

    1. Sokoman entered into an option agreement that provides it with the right to acquire a 100% interest in a mineral license consisting of seven mineral claims (the "Lewis Option") lying within the Grey River Gold Property. In order to exercise the Lewis Option Sokoman is required to make four cash payments of $10,000 each by June 15, 2024, and issue four tranches of shares of 50,000 each by June 15, 2024 (see Sokoman news release dated July 13, 2021). In accordance with the terms of the Benton Participation Agreement in order to contribute its 50% of the costs of the Lewis Option Benton will, to the extent that Sokoman continues to exercise the Lewis Option, reimburse Sokoman by: a) paying to Sokoman 50% of the cash payments made by Sokoman to exercise the Lewis Option ($20,000); and b) issuing to Sokoman such number of shares of Benton having a value equal to 50% of the value of each tranche of shares Sokoman issues to exercise the Lewis Option (292,208 Benton shares - 100,000 Sokoman shares at a floor price of $0.45 = $45,000 / $0.154 floor price for Benton shares).

    2. Sokoman entered into an option agreement that provides it with the right to acquire a 100% interest (subject to a 1.5% NSR, two-thirds of which may be purchased for $1 million) in three licenses consisting of four mineral claims (the "G2B Option") lying within the Grey River Gold Property. In order to exercise the G2B Option Sokoman is required to make three annual cash payments of $10,000 each and issue three tranches of shares of 50,000 each (see Sokoman news release dated July 13, 2021). In accordance with the terms of the Benton Participation Agreement in order to contribute its 50% of the costs of the G2B Option Benton will, to the extent that Sokoman continues to exercise the G2B Option, reimburse Sokoman by: a) paying to Sokoman 50% of the cash payments made by Sokoman to exercise the G2B Option ($15,000); and b) issuing to Sokoman such number of shares of Benton having a value equal to 50% of the value of each tranche of shares Sokoman issues to exercise the G2B Option (219,156 Benton shares - 75,000 Sokoman shares at a floor price of $0.45 = $33,750 / $0.154 floor price for Benton shares).

  2. Sokoman Participation Agreement

    1. Benton entered into an option agreement that provides it with the right to acquire a 100% interest (subject to a 2% NSR, half of which may be purchased for $1 million) in eleven mineral claims (the "Keats Option") at the Kepenkeck gold project. In order to exercise the Keats Option Benton is required to make the following cash payments and issue the following shares: (i) an initial $10,000 and issue 200,000 shares; (ii) on the first anniversary $20,000 and issue 200,000 shares; (iii) on the second anniversary $20,000 and issue 200,000 shares; and (iv) on the third anniversary $40,000 and issue 400,000 shares (see Benton news release dated May 6, 2021). In accordance with the terms of the Sokoman Participation Agreement in order to contribute its 50% of the costs of the Keats Option Sokoman will, to the extent that Benton continues to exercise the Keats Option, reimburse Benton by: a) paying to Benton 50% of the cash payments made by Benton to exercise the Keats Option ($45,000); and b) issuing to Benton such number of shares of Sokoman having a value equal to 50% of the value of each tranche of shares Benton issues to exercise the Keats Option (171,111 Sokoman shares - 500,000 Benton shares at a floor price of $0.154 = $77,000 / $0.45 floor price for Sokoman shares).

    2. Benton entered into an option agreement that provides it with the right to acquire a 100% interest (subject to a 2% NSR, one-half of which may be purchased for $1 million) in two licenses consisting of thirty mineral claims at Larry's Pond (the "Rogers Option"). In order to exercise the Rogers Option Benton is required to make the following cash payments and issue the following shares: (i) an initial $10,000 and issue 50,000 shares; (ii) on the first anniversary $10,000 and issue 50,000 shares; (iii) on the second anniversary $10,000 and issue 50,000 shares; and (iv) on the third anniversary $30,000 and issue 50,000 shares (see Benton news release dated June 29, 2021). In accordance with the terms of the Sokoman Participation Agreement in order to contribute its 50% of the costs of the Rogers Option Sokoman will, to the extent that Benton continues to exercise the Rogers Option, reimburse Benton by: a) paying to Benton 50% of the cash payments made by Benton to exercise the Rogers Option ($30,000); and b) issuing to Benton such number of shares of Sokoman having a value equal to 50% of the value of each tranche of shares Benton issues to exercise the Rogers Option (34,222 Sokoman shares - 100,000 Benton shares at floor price of $0.154 = $15,400 / $0.45 floor price for Sokoman shares).

  3. For the purposes of paragraph 1 and 2 above: a) the value of Sokoman shares issued or to be issued to exercise the Lewis Option, the G2B Option or shares to be issued under the Sokoman Participation Agreement shall be the share price that is the greater of $0.45 and the 20-day volume weighted average price (the "VWAP") of Sokoman shares prior to the day the Sokoman shares are issued, and b) the value of Benton shares to be issued to exercise the Keats Option, the Rogers Option or shares to be issued under the Benton Participation Agreement shall be the share price that is the greater of $0.154 and the 20-day VWAP of Benton shares prior to the day that Benton shares are issued.

About Benton Resources Inc.

Benton Resources is a well-funded Canadian-based project generator with a diversified property portfolio in Gold, Silver, Nickel, Copper, and Platinum group elements. Benton holds multiple high-grade projects available for option that can be viewed on the company's website. Parties interested in seeking more information about properties available for option can contact Mr. Stares directly.

About Sokoman Minerals Corp.

Sokoman Minerals Corp. is a discovery-oriented company with projects in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The company's primary focus is its portfolio of gold projects: Moosehead, Crippleback Lake (optioned to Trans Canada Gold Corp.) and East Alder (optioned to Canterra Minerals Corporation) along the Central Newfoundland Gold Belt, and the recently acquired district-scale Fleur de Lys project in northwestern Newfoundland, that is targeting Dalradian-type orogenic gold mineralization similar to the Curraghinalt and Cavanacaw deposits in Northern Ireland, and Cononish in Scotland. The company also recently entered into a strategic alliance with Benton Resources Inc. through three large-scale joint-venture properties including Grey River, Golden Hope and Kepenkeck in Newfoundland. Sokoman now controls independently and through the Benton alliance over 150,000 hectares (>6,000 claims) of land, making the company one of the largest landholders in Newfoundland, Canada's newest and rapidly emerging gold districts. The company also retains an interest in an early-stage antimony/gold project (Startrek) in Newfoundland, optioned to White Metal Resources Inc., and in Labrador, the company has a 100% interest in the Iron Horse (Fe) project that has Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) potential.

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: 416-868-1079 x 251
Email: [email protected]

Benton Resources Inc.
Stephen Stares, President & CEO
Phone: 807-475-7474
Email: [email protected]

Sokoman Minerals Corp.
Timothy Froude, P.Geo., President & CEO
Phone: 709-765-1726
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.bentonresources.ca, www.sokomanmineralscorp.com
Twitter: @BentonResources, @SokomanMinerals
Facebook: @BentonResourcesBEX, @SokomanMinerals

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Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to failure to obtain adequate financing on a timely basis and on acceptable terms; risks related to the outcome of legal proceedings; political and regulatory risks associated with mining and exploration; risks related to the maintenance of stock exchange listings; risks related to environmental regulation and liability; the potential for delays in exploration or development activities or the completion of feasibility studies; the uncertainty of profitability; risks and uncertainties relating to the interpretation of drill results, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; risks related to the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses; results of prefeasibility and feasibility studies, and the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with the Companies' expectations; risks related to gold price and other commodity price fluctuations; and other risks and uncertainties related to the Companies' prospects, properties and business detailed elsewhere in the Companies' disclosure record. 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 statements. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Companies do not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Companies' expectations or projections.

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