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Mawson Publishes Inaugural ‘Digbee’ ESG Score Underlining Commitment to Transparency and Disclosure Through Independent Assessment

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2021 / Mawson Gold Limited ("Mawson" or the "Company") (TSX:MAW)(FRA:MXR)(OTC PINK:MWSNF) is pleased to announce…

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VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2021 / Mawson Gold Limited (“Mawson” or the “Company”) (TSX:MAW)(FRA:MXR)(OTC PINK:MWSNF) is pleased to announce the results of its inaugural Environmental and Social Governance “ESG” assessment, undertaken independently through the Digbee ESG reporting and assessment framework. The Digbee framework provides an ESG assessment for junior mining companies across 22 global ESG standards, including SASB, GRI, International Finance Corporation, Equator Principles Association and World Gold Council. Mawson is the first company using the Digbee platform to publish its inaugural score, which is not mandatory in its inaugural year under the platform. In addition to what Mawson has accomplished to date, the report provides for how Mawson will continue to improve its performance moving forward.

Highlights:

  • Overarching Mawson Gold score of ‘BB’, noting the Company has “strong ESG leadership and demonstrates a clear desire to operate in a sustainable manner both now and in the long term”.
  • Rajapalot with the most positive score of ‘BBB’, referencing the contribution of Mawson’s “well respected Environmental Director [Ms Noora Ahola] who is not only helping to improve the project from an already good base, but also taking part in industry and national level forums”.
  • Sunday Creek and Redcastle + Whroo both scoring ‘BB’.
  • Every aspect of the business has the potential to reach ‘AAA’ through risk mitigation, as demonstrated in the confidence bands applied by the assessors.
  • Scoring is undertaken by an independent team of accredited ESG experts who have deep experience in mining projects similar to those being scored.
  • Mawson is the first Digbee participant to publish its inaugural ESG score. Publishing is not mandatory at this time, and underlines Mawson’s commitment to transparency and disclosure to ESG matters.

Ivan Fairhall, CEO Mawson Gold, states: “We are incredibly proud to be a leader and first to publish our inaugural ESG score in the true ESG spirit of transparency and disclosure. This score independently endorses what I quickly understood about Mawson before joining – that ESG stewardship is deeply embedded in everything that Mawson does. Rajapalot is one of the most broadly supported projects in Finland with demonstrative support from local communities, municipalities, reindeer herders, and Lapland’s political and administrative leadership, amongst others. I sincerely thank our Environmental Director Noora Ahola for leading these efforts over the last 7 years, and look forward to working alongside her and Mawson’s team in continuing to demonstrate our commitment to local stakeholders, as well as our investors who expect the highest standards of governance and accountability.”

Jamie Strauss, CEO Digbee, states: “We commend Mawson’s initiative in self-reporting their inaugural Digbee ESG Score. ESG is all about transparency and continuous improvement, and we are proud that Digbee’s ESG platform is recognized as an enabler of this within the mining industry. There are billions of dollars of investment capital looking for companies who wholly embrace ESG and can demonstrate real action on the ground to improve conditions across the ESG spectrum. Mawson have demonstrated this today, and as more companies step forward in this way, it will create the transparency and culture of improvement necessary to drive real change.”

A Digbee ESG submission comprises two types of questionnaires: (1) a single corporate-level questionnaire, and (2) one or more project-level questionnaires. The questionnaires are tailored to the stage of the mining company and its projects (i.e., exploration, development and/or producing). Each question is scored in accordance with Digbee’s scoring criteria and averaged to provide an overall output score along with a confidence banding. A confidence banding illustrates the potential range with which the awarded score can move should any of the risks be realized or mitigated. Scoring is undertaken by a team of accredited ESG experts who have deep experience in mining projects similar to those being scored. Each scoring team consists of two scorers and a team lead. This team of three ensures consistent scoring through robust peer review and quality control. Figure 1 depicts Mawson’s scores graphically.

Figure 1: Digbee ESG scores for Mawson Gold, and its constituent business units

A comprehensive qualitative analysis by Digbee is available through the Mawson Gold website here In summary:

Mawson Gold Ltd – The Company has strong ESG leadership and demonstrates a clear desire to operate in a sustainable manner both now and in the long term. The Board consists of a diverse range of skills and individuals, which enhances the professional approach to business practices and governance regarding decision making. The Mawson Gold team are encouraged to actively participate in industry interest groups as well as the development of new technology that will help to make the sector more sustainable.

Rajapalot (Finland) – A very promising gold and cobalt exploration project in Finland with more than 10 years of exploration activity to date. The team is enhanced by a well-respected Environmental Director who is not only helping to improve the project from an already good base, but also taking part in industry and national level forums and communities. While a small portion (18%) of the total permit area lies within biodiversity conservation areas (Natura 2000), it should be noted that Mawson is permitted to complete all exploration for its priority target areas.

Sunday Creek (Australia) – An early-stage gold exploration project located in an area which has been an active mining prospect since the 19th Century. Located 65km north of Melbourne, the project’s workforce is drawn almost entirely from the local population. Infrastructure required for more advanced exploration and development is already in place.

Redcastle and Whroo (Australia) – Two separate projects, at similar stages of exploration, located in the same local government area within 100km of one another, and therefore assessed in the same Digbee ESG review. As with Sunday Creek, these projects are located within historic mining areas and are approximately 120km north of Melbourne. Redcastle is located immediately adjacent to an active mining operation and large national defence training facility. Part of the lease for the projects is located in a state forest, in which the government is supportive of mining activities. These land uses are therefore positive regarding the potential for a new mining operation

About Mawson Gold Limited (TSX:MAW)(FRA:MXR)(OTC PINK:MWSNF)

Mawson Gold Limited is an exploration and development company. Mawson has distinguished itself as a leading Nordic Arctic exploration company with a focus on the flagship Rajapalot gold-cobalt project in Finland. Mawson also owns or is joint venturing into three high-grade, historic epizonal goldfields covering 470 square kilometres in Victoria, Australia and is well placed to add to its already significant gold-cobalt resource in Finland.

About Digbee ESG

Digbee has partnered with leaders in the ESG world to develop a right-sized, future-looking and industry endorsed set of frameworks for all stages of mining companies to assess and disclose their ESG metrics while ensuring best practice. This impact-based approach has recognized over 25 initiatives and reporting frameworks, is practical and addresses real risk. The questionnaire is accompanied with clear rationale and guidance. Submitted annually, through a Board Approval process, Digbee ESG allows comparison to peers, helps management and the Board to integrate ESG within the company strategy while improving risk management, and will become the benchmark for engagement with capital providers and other stakeholders.

On behalf of the Board,

“Ivan Fairhall”
Ivan Fairhall, CEO

Further Information
www.mawsongold.com
1305 – 1090 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V6E 3V7
Mariana Bermudez (Canada), Corporate Secretary, +1 (604) 685 9316, [email protected]

Forward-Looking Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). All statements herein, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based upon various estimates and assumptions including, without limitation, the expectations and beliefs of management, including that the Company can access financing, appropriate equipment and sufficient labor. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate, and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. Mawson cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to: capital and other costs varying significantly from estimates; changes in world metal markets; changes in equity markets; ability to achieve goals; that the political environment in which the Company operates will continue to support the development and operation of mining projects; the threat associated with outbreaks of viruses and infectious diseases, including the novel COVID-19 virus; risks related to negative publicity with respect to the Company or the mining industry in general; reliance on a single asset; planned drill programs and results varying from expectations; unexpected geological conditions; local community relations; dealings with non-governmental organizations; delays in operations due to permit grants; environmental and safety risks; and other risks and uncertainties disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Mawson’s most recent Annual Information Form filed on www.sedar.com. While these factors and assumptions are considered reasonable by Mawson, in light of management’s experience and perception of current conditions and expected developments, Mawson can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, Mawson disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise.

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Kiplin Metals Looks to Expand Uranium Project Portfolio Athabasca, Saskatchewan, Canada

 

Vancouver, British Columbia – TheNewswire – October 25th, 2021  – Kiplin Metals Inc. (the “Company”) (TSXV:KIP) (Frankfurt: 17G1) announces…

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Vancouver, British Columbia – TheNewswire – October 25th, 2021  – Kiplin Metals Inc. (the “Company”) (TSXV:KIP) (Frankfurt: 17G1) announces that its board of directors has commenced a strategic review of several uranium projects in Athabasca, Saskatchewan, Canada with the plan to expand the Company’s project portfolio.

Peter Born, Director of the Company commented; “after considerable consultation with our strategic advisors, the board has determined that, given the deep technical knowledge of our team, combined with the global initiative to transition the world’s energy needs away from fossil fuels, the company has initiated a strategic review of several uranium projects in Athabasca, Saskatchewan.  The company’s technical team has extension experience with uranium exploration and we are confident the addition will bring significant value to Kiplin Metals shareholders.”

About Kiplin Metals

Kiplin Metals is an early-stage exploration and development mining company.  The Company’s management understands that the greatest value creation for shareholders is through the discovery, and development of mineral resources, therefore the company focuses on project that can provide such impact.  Kiplin Metals has the rights to two highly perspective minerals exploration assets in Canada, a region in the world known for its resources, collaborative regulatory structure and stable economic and political environment.  

The Exxeter Gold Project covers an area of 715ha located in Val d’Or Quebec, one of the premier gold camps in the world which produced over 113.4M oz Au by the end of 2019. The project covers 3.8km of the Cadillac Tectonic zone, which is the principal geologic structure responsible for cold mineralization in the Val d’Or.

The Lac Rochester Copper Project is located on the eastern border of the Val d’Or mining camp, 50km southeast of the city of Val D’Or, and 14km south of the Company’s flagship property, the Exxeter Gold Project. Past exploration of the Lac Rochester Copper Project has identified multiple high copper and iron values, concurrent with a large, northeast trending magnetic anomaly.

For further information, contact the Company at 604-622-1199.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

“Peter Born”

Director

 

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

 

This news release may include forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. There can be no assurances that such statements will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required under the applicable laws.

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Klondike Gold Closes First Tranche Raising $2,242,851

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 25, 2021 / Klondike Gold Corp. (TSXV:KG)(FRA:LBDP)(OTC PINK:KDKGF) ("Klondike Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to…

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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 25, 2021 / Klondike Gold Corp. (TSXV:KG)(FRA:LBDP)(OTC PINK:KDKGF) (“Klondike Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that further to its news release of September 30, 2021, the Company has closed the first tranche (the “First Tranche”) of its non-brokered private placement financing, raising $2,242,851.25 of which $1,935,000 is flow through funds. The Company anticipates to close the balance of the financing in the coming weeks.

In closing the First Tranche, the Company issued 9,675,000 flow-through units at the price of $0.20 per unit, comprising of 9,675,000 common shares which are “flow through” shares for Canadian income tax purposes and 4,837,500 warrants. The Company further issued 1,759,150 non-flow-through units at a price of $0.175 per unit, comprising of 1,759,150 common shares and 879,575 warrants.

All warrants issued in the First Tranche of the financing are exercisable at a price of $0.25 per share until October 22, 2023.

All securities issued in connection with the First Tranche are subject to a four month and one day statutory hold period expiring on February 23, 2022, in accordance with applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The Company intends to use the proceeds from the financing to continue exploration and development of the Company’s Yukon properties, as well as for general working capital.

ABOUT KLONDIKE GOLD CORP.

Klondike Gold Corp. is a Vancouver based gold exploration company advancing its 100%-owned Klondike District Gold Project located at Dawson City, Yukon Territory, one of the top mining jurisdictions in the world. The Klondike District Gold Project targets gold associated with district scale orogenic faults along the 55-kilometer length of the famous Klondike Goldfields placer district. To date, multi-kilometer gold mineralization has been identified at both the Lone Star Zone and Stander Zone, among other targets. The Company is focused on exploration and development of its 586 square kilometer property accessible by scheduled airline and government-maintained roads located on the outskirts of Dawson City, YT within the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation traditional territory.

ON BEHALF OF KLONDIKE GOLD CORP.

“Peter Tallman”
President and CEO
(604) 609-6138
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.klondikegoldcorp.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 release.

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information

“This press release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. This information and statements address future activities, events, plans, developments and projections. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. Such forward-looking information and statements are frequently identified by words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend” and similar terminology, and reflect assumptions, estimates, opinions and analysis made by management of Klondike in light of its experience, current conditions, expectations of future developments and other factors which it believes to be reasonable and relevant. Forward-looking information and statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause Klondike’s actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information and statements and accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed thereon.

Risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to vary include but are not limited to the availability of financing; fluctuations in commodity prices; changes to and compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including environmental laws and obtaining requisite permits; political, economic and other risks; as well as other risks and uncertainties which are more fully described in our annual and quarterly Management’s Discussion and Analysis and in other filings made by us with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and available at www.sedar.com. Klondike disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements except as may be required.”

SOURCE: Klondike Gold Corp.

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Discovery Harbour Announces Results from First of Five Drill Holes on Caldera Gold Property, Nevada

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 25, 2021) – Discovery Harbour Resources Corp. (TSXV: DHR) (OTC Pink: DCHRF) (FSE: 4GW) (the "Company"…

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 25, 2021) – Discovery Harbour Resources Corp. (TSXV: DHR) (OTC Pink: DCHRF) (FSE: 4GW) (the “Company” or “Discovery Harbour“) announces that the first of five drill holes results have been received from the Company’s Caldera drill program. Selected core from each of the five holes has been sent for analysis, with the next results expected in late November. The initial drill hole, CP21-01, has anomalous gold results up to 324 parts per billion gold over 1.4 metres. The drillhole intersected primarily volcanic tuffs, moderate to strong propylitic and argillic / sericitic alteration as well as multiple fault zones.

The Company completed drilling a total of slightly over 1900 metres, testing five low sulphidation epithermal gold targets (see map below) on the Caldera Property. Each hole was deeper than any previous drilling on Caldera and each site was selected to test the boiling zone, typically found at approximately 300+ metres below the paleo-surface, where precious metals are concentrated. The Caldera gold property lies in a fertile gold region at the intersection of the Walker Lane and Northumberland Gold Belts northwest of Tonopah, Nevada.

Caldera Gold Project, Completed Drill Holes

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Alan Morris, CPG, is the Qualified Person for Discovery Harbour as defined in NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this news release.

About Discovery Harbour
Discovery Harbour is focused on sourcing, exploring and developing mineral properties in mining-friendly jurisdictions. Its current primary focus is the drill program on Caldera, a low sulphidation epithermal gold project in Nevada. Additionally, Discovery Harbour has an agreement with Newcrest Mining Limited on its Fortuity 89 property in Nevada.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DISCOVERY HARBOUR RESOURCES CORP.

“Mark Fields”

Mark Fields, B. Sc. (Geology), B.Comm.(Hon.)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Discovery Harbour Resources Corp.
Tel: (604) 681-3170
Fax: (604) 681-3552

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains forward‐looking information that involves various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward‐looking information can include without limitation statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance of Discovery Harbour, such as statements that Discovery Harbour intends to pursue the Caldera Project. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and Discovery Harbour’s plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward‐looking information, including: (i) adverse market conditions; (ii) exploration results, (iii) permitting requirements or (iv) the financial position of the Company. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. These and all subsequent written and oral forward‐looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Except as required by law, Discovery Harbour does not intend to update these forward‐looking statements.

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.

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