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Element 29 Drills 418.0 Metres of 0.51% CUEQ at the Elida Copper Project

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 15, 2021) – Element 29 Resources Inc. (TSXV: ECU) (OTCQB: EMTRF) (“Element 29” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce results from the next two drill holes of a seven-hole, 4,500 metre (“m“) drilling program in progress at its 100% owned Elida Copper Project (“Elida” or “the Project“) located in central Perú (Figure 1).

Richard Osmond, Chairman and Interim CEO, comments, “Following the results of the first two drill holes at Elida, we are very pleased with the results from holes ELID021 and ELID022. These holes have long, continuous mineralized intervals with attractive copper and molybdenum grades. ELID021 has traced the mineralization to a depth of over 700 m below surface and drilling has tested the lateral continuity over a strike-length of 300 m on the east side of Target 1. It is very encouraging to see the drilling confirm the geometry of the mineralized zone as previously inferred from sparse historical drilling and continue to show low levels of arsenic. The mineralized zone remains open at depth beneath these latest holes and continues to support our belief that Elida has the potential to be a large-scale copper project, which will be enhanced by its low elevation and proximity to infrastructure.”

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Elida Drilling Highlights

  • Drill hole ELID021 intersected 556.1 m of 0.36% copper (“Cu“), 0.024% molybdenum (“Mo“), and 2.40 g/t silver (“Ag“) for 0.47% copper equivalent1 (“CuEq“) (Figure 2). The hole confirmed the northern limit and the eastward continuity of mineralization.
  • Drill hole ELID022 intersected 388.0 m of 0.34% Cu, 0.026% Mo, 2.36 g/t Ag (0.45% CuEq1) (Figure 3). This hole was drilled to obtain information from the east side of the mineralized zone and define the northern extent of mineralization.
  • Target 1 mineralization is now traced by drilling to a depth of approximately 700 m below surface. Mineralization remains open at depth.
  • The latest drill holes support the preliminary interpretation of the Target 1 mineralized zone, which was derived from sparse historical drilling. Results indicate strong lateral and vertical continuity of Cu and Mo mineralization.
  • With the encouraging results to date, the drill program has been extended by 500 m to complete a seventh hole to test the deeper extent of mineralization.

Table 1: Length-weighted assay intervals for holes ELID021 and ELID022 with results from ELID019 and ELID020 released previously.

Hole From
(m)
To
(m)
Length2
(m)
Cu
(%)
Mo
(%)
Ag
(ppm)
As (ppm) CuEq1
(%)
ELID021 207.9 764.0 556.1 0.36 0.024 2.40 100.77 0.47
includes 244.0 662.0 418.0 0.40 0.025 2.55 90.55 0.51
 
ELID022 145.0 533.0 388.0 0.34 0.026 2.36 79.54 0.45
includes 201.0 405.0 204.0 0.38 0.026 2.71 70.23 0.50
and includes 201.0 229.0 28.0 0.62 0.022 4.23 65.93 0.74
and includes 283.0 405.0 122.0 0.39 0.032 2.77 76.26 0.52
includes 425.0 451.0 26 0.43 0.024 3.18 78.69 0.55
 
ELID019 43.15 426.9 383.75 0.54 0.035 4.2 47 0.71
includes 43.15 358.0 314.85 0.60 0.033 4.7 32 0.76
 
ELID020 143.00 451.00 308.00 0.43 0.028 3.9 15 0.56
includes 249.00 353.00 104.00 0.54 0.031 4.6 12 0.69
includes 384.20 451.00 66.80 0.62 0.041 5.2 17 0.81

 

1 Copper equivalent grades (CuEq) are for comparative purposes only. Calculations are uncut and recovery is assumed to be 100% as metallurgical data is insufficient to allow for estimation of metal recoveries. Copper equivalence (CuEq %) is calculated as: CuEq (%) = Cu (%) + [3.55 × Mo (%)] + [0.0095 × Ag (g/t)], utilizing metal prices of Cu – US$3.34/lb, Mo – US$11.86/lb and Ag – US$21.87/oz. Metal prices are based on a 2-year average of monthly LME metal prices.
2 Intervals are downhole drilled core lengths. Drilling data to date is insufficient to determine true width of mineralization. Assay values are uncut.

The 4,500 m diamond drilling program in progress at the Project (as announced on August 4, 2021) is focused on testing Target 1 with the objectives of: (1) investigating the vertical continuity and zonation of Target 1 mineralization, (2) improving the confidence in the interpreted mineralization boundaries, and (3) achieving a drill hole spacing that is appropriate for estimating a potential mineral resource for a portion of Target 1.

ELID021 returned a continuous interval of Cu-Mo mineralization (556.1 m at 0.36% Cu, 0.024% Mo, 2.4 g/t Ag for 0.47% CuEq1) to a down-hole depth of 764.0 m. The drill hole was terminated in the mineralized zone at 770.7 m, where a fault zone prevented further drilling. Cu-Mo mineralization associated with potassic alteration and multiple veining events has now been traced by drilling to a depth of approximately 700 m below surface and remains open at depth. Shorter but still significant intervals with higher Cu grade mineralization are distributed across the mineralized zone (e.g., 418.0 m at 0.40% Cu, 0.025% Mo, 2.55 g/t Ag for 0.51% CuEq1) (Figure 2).

ELID022 was collared a short distance north (outside) of the mineralized zone (Figure 1) to delimit the northern extent of Cu-Mo mineralization in this area. The hole was also designed to test the eastward continuation of mineralization from ELID021 and to obtain information from the eastern side of Target 1, where mineralization is interpreted to wrap around the eastern edge of an early-mineral quartz monzonite porphyry stock (“QMP“). The position of the northern mineralization limit interpreted from sparse drilling was confirmed by this hole. The continuous interval of mineralization (388.0 m of 0.34% Cu, 0.026% Mo, and 2.36% Ag for 0.45% CuEq1) included an interval of 204 m of 0.38% Cu, 0.026% Mo, and 2.71 g/t Ag (for 0.50% CuEq1) starting at a depth of 201.0 m (Figure 3). Several shorter higher-grade intervals are also reported along the length of the entire mineralized intersection (e.g., 28 m of 0.62% Cu, 0.022% Mo, 4.23 g/t Ag for 0.74% CuEq1). As with previous drill holes, the Cu-Mo mineralization is associated with potassic alteration of sedimentary host rocks and combinations of quartz and sulfide veining.

Both ELID021 and ELID022 test a 300 m strike length on the eastern segment of Target 1 and extend the depth of mineralization in this area to depths of 500 m to 700 m below surface. These holes returned long, intervals of Cu-Mo mineralization containing shorter intervals of coherent, higher Cu grades. The geometry of Target 1 required both holes to terminate within the mineralized zone and the mineralization remains open at depth. Further drilling will be required to test the complete width and depth extent of mineralization in this area.

Project Update
Two drill rigs remain at the Project and are completing the final two holes of the 2021 drilling campaign (Figure 1). Given the encouraging results from ELID019 and ELID020 (see October 18, 2021 news release), the Company decided to add hole ELID025 to the program to test the deeper extent of mineralization. Using geological information from ELID019, hole ELID025 was inclined steeply to the north to avoid intersecting the QMP intrusion at depth, as was the case in ELID019. The additional hole extends the completion date of the program to mid-December, 2021.

Analytical Quality Control & Quality Assurance
Elida Resources S.A.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of Element 29 Resources Inc., supervises drilling and carries out sampling of HQ core. Logging and sampling are completed at a secured Company facility situated near the Elida project site. Sample intervals are nominally 2 m long. Drill core is cut in half using a rotary diamond blade saw and samples are sealed on site before transportation to the ALS Peru S.A.C. laboratory in Lima by Company vehicles and staff. Samples are analyzed for 35 elements using an Aqua Regia digestion and ICP-AES analysis (ME-ICP41). Samples reporting over limits are analyzed by Aqua Regia digestion with ICP-AES finish (ME-OG46). ALS meets all requirements of International Standards ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO 9001:2015 for analytical procedures.

Element 29 employs an independent, internal quality assurance/quality control program that includes insertion of duplicate, blank, and certified reference samples at the field site. The Company is not aware of any drilling, sampling, recovery, or other factors that could materially affect the accuracy or reliability of the data reported.

Qualified Person
The scientific and technical content of this press release has been reviewed and approved by Paul J. Johnston (PhD, PGeo), who is Vice President of Exploration for Element 29 and is a “Qualified Person” as defined in National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

About Elida
Elida is a porphyry copper-molybdenum exploration project within a property composed of 28 mining concessions totaling 19,210 hectares that are 100% owned by Elida Resources S.A.C., a Peruvian subsidiary of Element 29. The property contains a large, 2 x 2 kilometre (“km“) alteration system enclosing a cluster of porphyry centres that represent five distinct exploration targets. A first-pass drill program consisting of 18 diamond drill holes totaling 9,880 m completed in 2014/15 identified significant copper, molybdenum, and silver mineralization associated with a QMP stock at Target 1. The remaining four large targets are untested. Under the current drill permit, the Company can elect to drill-test all identified targets.

The Project is located in central Perú, approximately 85 km inland from the Pacific coast at moderate elevations between 1,500 m and 2,000 m and close to transportation and power infrastructure, including a 45 mega-watt hydroelectric generation facility situated 15 km from the project.

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

About Element 29 Resources Inc.
Element 29 Resources Inc. is an emerging copper exploration and development company focused on advancing its portfolio of Peruvian projects towards development in one of the world’s lowest-risk mining jurisdictions. Element 29’s growth strategy is led by our strong board and management, who have a proven track record of discovery and delivering significant value to our shareholders.

The Company’s principal objective is to explore and develop its flagship Flor de Cobre porphyry Cu-Mo project located in southern Perú, 26 km southeast from Freeport-McMoRan’s Cerro Verde Cu-Mo mine. At the same time, the Company intends to build on its potential copper inventory with continued exploration of its Flor de Cobre project as well as its remaining 22,000 ha of mining concessions in Perú, including the recently discovered Elida porphyry Cu-Mo-Ag system located in central Perú and 85 km from the coast. Both projects are well located for future mine development and will benefit from nearby infrastructure including roads, powerlines, ports, water, and a skilled workforce.
More information is available at www.e29copper.com.

For more information:
David Jan
Investor Relations
1-888-246-7881
[email protected]

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation (collectively, “Forward-looking Statements“). All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute Forward-looking Statements. Words such as “will”, “intends”, “proposed” and “expects” or similar expressions are intended to identify Forward-looking Statements. Forward-looking Statements in this press release include statements related the Company’s resource properties, and the Company’s plans, focus and objectives.

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 related to fluctuations in copper and other commodity prices, uncertainties inherent in the exploration of mineral properties, the impact and progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and other risk factors set forth in the Company’s prospectus under the heading “Risk Factors”. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any Forward-looking Statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Element 29 to predict all of them or assess the impact of each such factor or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any Forward-looking Statement. Any Forward-looking Statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

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Figure 1. Plan view of Target 1 at the Elida Porphyry Cu-Mo project. Drilling is continuing on ELID024 and commenced on ELID025, which will be the last hole of the 2021 Phase 1 drilling campaign. Analyses are pending for ELID023. The location of sections for Figures 2 and 3 are indicated with white dashed lines. Holes ELID001 – ELID018 were completed by Lundin Mining in 2014/15.

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Figure 2. Cross section at 260150 E showing the position of ELID021. The hole was designed to define the near-surface northern limit of mineralization. Weak Cu mineralization associated with potassic alteration was encountered at the bedrock surface beneath approximately 35 m of unconsolidated gravel (colluvium). Continuous Cu-Mo-Ag mineralization was intersected down to 770.7 m, where the hole entered a fault zone that prevented further drilling.

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Figure 3. Cross section 260250 E showing hole ELID022. The hole entered anomalous Cu mineralization associated with weak potassic alteration beneath approximately 35 m of unconsolidated colluvial gravel. The hole was designed to constrain the near-surface northern limit of mineralization, obtain information on the northern part of the mineralized zone, and confirm the eastward continuity of mineralization intersected by ELID021.

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Table 2
: Drill hole collar locations for reported drill holes.

Hole ID East North Elev
(m)
EOH
(m)
Azimuth
(degrees)
Dip
(degrees)
ELID019 260056 8835184 1690 4800 0 -90
ELID020 259900 8835350 1759 567.0 180 -65
ELID021 260150 8835360 1740 770.0 179 -78
ELID022 260274 8835320 1713 602.2 179 -70

 

Coordinates are in WGS84 zone 18S UTM

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Image 1. ELID021, 538.4 m from a sample interval reporting 0.62% Cu, 0.005% Mo, 3.9 g/t Ag. A 25 millimetre (“mm“) wide quartz vein (A vein) containing chalcopyrite, pyrite, magnetite, and molybdenite. Host rock is feldspathic arenite with pervasive secondary biotite alteration. Core is HQ diameter (63.5 mm).

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Image 2. ELID022, 209.2 m from a sample interval reporting 1.43% Cu, 0.037% Mo, 9.5 g/t Ag. A chalcopyrite-pyrite vein in potassic-altered feldspathic arenite containing pervasive secondary biotite. Chalcopyrite is introduced by sulfide veins like the one shown here and quartz-pyrite-chalcopyrite-molybdenite veinlets (A veins). Core is HQ diameter (63.5 mm).

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Rio2 Limited and Sixth Wave Innovations Inc. Sign Contract for Further IXOS® Mining Technology Trials

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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sixth Wave Innovations Inc. (CSE:SIXW) (OTCQB:ATURF) (FSE:AHUH) (“Sixth Wave or SIXW or Company”) and Rio2 Limited (“Rio2) (TSXV:RIO) (OTCQX: RIOFF) (BVL: RIO) are pleased to announce the signing of a contract (“Contract”) which provides for the continuation of testing of SIXW’s patented IXOS® purification polymer (the “IXOS® Mining Technology”) at Rio2’s Fenix Gold Project in Chile using Rio2’s nearby Lince Infrastructure facilities. The Contract follows successful completion of testing done on representative samples of ore from Rio2’s Fenix Gold Project at Sixth Wave’s Salt Lake City, Utah facility undertaken pursuant to the non-binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) entered into between Sixth Wave and Rio2 in September 2020. See Sixth Wave’s and Rio2’s joint press release dated September 14, 2020 for additional information regarding the LOI. The move to near-site testing represents a significant step forward, and investment by the two companies, in the trial test project.

Under the terms of the LOI, Rio2 sent representative ore samples from its Fenix Gold Project to Sixth Wave for testing and analysis. The testing confirmed that IXOS® Mining Technology outperformed activated carbon on several key metrics including gold adsorption efficiency, ease of elution, and overall adsorption kinetics. A comprehensive costs/benefit analysis was performed using the data obtained in the laboratory testing along with ongoing testing performed by Rio2 on activated carbon as part of their pilot operations. The analysis also detailed the expected plant size, potential CAPEX and OPEX savings, and expansion capability/pathways. IXOS® polymer is reusable and the potential for favorable usage life over activated carbon especially with scaling agents in the mine’s water source provided sufficient encouragement that the project should proceed to the next phase of test work.

Sixth Wave will perform recovery tests from leach solution using its IXOS® Mining Technology and the leaching columns already commissioned and utilized by Rio2 to evaluate adsorption kinetics and other parameters. Testing is expected to start in Q4 2021, post winter months, assuming that current COVID-19 restrictions in Chile will abate. The testing will include 50 days of on-site operation of the system under a variety of testing scenarios to validate IXOS® performance and determine additional details regarding the cost/benefit analysis. Tests with a parallel set of activated carbon columns will allow for direct comparison between the two adsorbents under common testing conditions. Potential positive environmental impact and reduced carbon footprint (CO2 emissions) of using IXOS® over activated carbon for the process plant will also be explored during this phase of the project. The IXOS® Mining Technology operates at significantly reduced power consumption with fewer reagents than activated carbon. Therefore, opportunities exist for enhancing Rio2’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) posture should IXOS® Mining Technology continue to show advantages in overall process efficiency.

Consistent with the terms of the LOI, Rio2 will pay travel expenses, external test work, and the operation of the pilot equipment during the test. The SIXW team will be lead by Mr. Nicol Newton, Sixth Wave’s Director of Technical Services and a 20 year gold mining veteran. Mr. Newton will be accompanied by Dr. Glen Southard, one of the inventors and developers of IXOS® Mining Technology. Sixth Wave will provide in-kind labor to support testing and analysis and all of the testing apparatus/pilot equipment for use during the project. The field kit will be returned to SIXW upon completion of the pilot.

Upon successful completion and receipt of positive results from the column test pilot program, the companies will move to a second near site testing phase incorporating the IXOS® Mining Technology into a long term pilot plant that will operate alongside the currently planned carbon adsorption circuit, This will provide long-term operational data including the determination of the useful life of the IXOS® polymer beads, and specifications for full-scale implementation pegged to the mine operation and potential future mine expansion plans.

Sixth Wave continues to be very positive on the project and working relationship with Rio2. Moving to near-site testing with a solid and well focused test plan will validate and extend the laboratory testing already completed and help both companies make defensible, data driven decisions about next steps toward adoption,” noted Dr. Jon Gluckman, President and CEO of Sixth Wave. He went on to say, “We have really been impressed by the Rio2 team and the investment in time and resources that they are making to further this program. We will continue to do our part to deliver a positive return on this investment through our contributions to the cost sharing and delivering tangible benefits to Fenix Gold Project.”

“Rio2 is always looking to embrace and trial new technology with the objective of bringing enhanced value to our stakeholders through the reduced capex/opex opportunities that innovative technologies may bring. The Fenix Gold Project is currently the largest undeveloped gold heap leach project in the Americas and we look forward to working alongside Sixth Wave during the development phase of the project,stated Mr. Alex Black, President and CEO of Rio2 Limited.

About RIO2 Limited

Rio2 is a mining company with a focus on development and mining operations with a team that has proven technical skills as well as a successful capital markets track record. Rio2 is focused on taking its Fenix Gold Project in Chile to production in the shortest possible timeframe based on a staged development strategy. In addition to the Fenix Gold Project in development in Chile, Rio2 Limited continues to pursue additional strategic acquisitions where it can deploy its operational excellence and responsible mining practices to build a multi-asset, multi-jurisdiction, precious metals company.

To learn more about Rio2 Limited, please visit: www.rio2.com or Rio2’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF RIO2 LIMITED

Alex Black
President, CEO & Director
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 1 (604) 260-2696

About Sixth Wave

Sixth Wave is a development stage nanotechnology company with patented technologies that focus on extraction, purification, and detection of target substances at the molecular level using highly specialized Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs). The Company is in the process of commercializing its, IXOS®, a line of extraction polymers for the gold mining industry.

Sixth Wave can design, develop and commercialize MIP solutions across a broad spectrum of industries. The company is focused on nanotechnology architectures that are highly relevant for detection, purification, and separation of viruses, biogenic amines and other pathogens, and nutraceuticals for which the Company has products at various stages of development.

For more information about Sixth Wave, please visit our web site at: www.sixthwave.com

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jon Gluckman
Jonathan Gluckman, Ph.D., President & CEO

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Phone: (801) 582-0559
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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively “forward-looking information”) within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding Rio2’s planned development of its Fenix Gold Project, other aspects of Rio2’s anticipated future operations and plans, and the testing and performance of Sixth Wave’s IXOS® Mining Technology.

All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, may be forward-looking information and such information involves various risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “seek”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “continue”, “estimate”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “predict”, “potential”, “targeting”, “intend”, “could”, “might”, “should”, “believe”, and similar expressions. The forward-looking information is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by management of Rio2 and Sixth Wave, including but not limited to: expectations concerning prevailing commodity prices, exchange rates, interest rates, applicable royalty rates and tax laws; capital efficiencies; legislative and regulatory environment of Chile; future production rates and estimates of capital and operating costs; estimates of reserves and resources; anticipated timing and results of capital expenditures; the sufficiency of capital expenditures in carrying out planned activities; performance; the availability and cost of financing, labor and services; and Rio2’s ability to access capital on satisfactory terms.

Rio2 and Sixth Wave believe 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 in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. A description of assumptions used to develop such forward-looking information and a description of risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be found in disclosure documents of both Rio2 and Sixth Wave on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com or the websites of Rio2 (www.rio2.com) and Sixth Wave (www. www.sixthwave.com), ‎respectively.‎ In particular, successful commercial deployment of the IXOS® technology is subject to ‎the risk that the technology may not prove to be successful in achieving sufficient ‎environmental or production efficiencies, uncertainty of timing or availability of required ‎regulatory approvals, lack of track record of developing products for mining applications ‎and the need for additional capital to carry out product development activities.‎ Forward-looking statements included in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and such information should not be relied upon as representing its views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. Rio2 and Sixth Wave have attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to vary from those current expectations or estimates expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. However, there may be other factors that cause results, performance or achievements not to be as expected or estimated and that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from current expectations. Rio2 and Sixth Wave disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities legislation.

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Cartier Iron Announces Closing of Marketed Private Placement of Units & Flow-Through Units

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TORONTO, July 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cartier Iron Corporation (CSE:CFE) (“Cartier Iron” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced fully marketed private placement offering (the “Offering”) (see press releases dated June 14, 2021 and June 17, 2021) with Cormark Securities Inc. (“Cormark”) acting as the agent. Under the Offering, which includes the exercise in full of the option granted to Cormark, the Company issued: (i) 19,166,667 units of the Company (the “Units”) at a price of $0.09 per Unit for gross proceeds of $1,725,000.03, and (ii) 28,750,000 flow-through units of the Company (the “Flow-Through Units”, collectively with the Units, the “Offered Units”) at a price of $0.12 per Flow-Through Unit for gross proceeds of $3,450,000.

Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one Common Share purchase warrant of the Company (a “Warrant”). Each Flow-Through Unit consists of one Common Share (a “Flow-Through Share”) and one Warrant, each of which qualifies as a “flow-through share” for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada). Each Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.14 for a period of 36 months following the closing of the Offering.

The net proceeds from the sale of the Units will be used for exploration expenditures and for working capital and general corporate purposes. The proceeds from the sale of the Flow-Through Units will be used on exploration expenses as permitted under the Income Tax Act (Canada) to qualify as “Canadian exploration expenses”.

Additionally, the Company would like to again welcome as a new Company shareholder Peter Marrone, the founder and Executive Chairman of Yamana Gold Inc., who has known Dr. Bill Pearson, P. Geo., Chief Technical Advisor for Cartier, since 2006.

This press 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 within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of a U.S. person (as 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 Cartier Iron Corporation

Cartier Iron is an exploration and development Company focused on discovering and developing significant iron ore resources in Quebec, and a potentially significant gold property in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Company’s iron ore projects include the Gagnon Holdings in the southern Labrador Trough region of east-central Quebec. The Big Easy gold property is located in the Burin Peninsula epithermal gold belt in the Avalon Zone of eastern Newfoundland.

Please visit Cartier Iron’s website at www.cartieriron.com.

For further information please contact:    
     
Thomas G. Larsen   Jorge Estepa
Chief Executive Officer   Vice-President
(416) 360-8006   (416) 360-8006


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Aurcana Announces C$15.223 in Non-Brokered Private Placements With a Combination C$9.723 Million in Units and C$5.5 Million in Secured Convertible Debentures

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AURCANA SILVER CORPORATION (“Aurcana” or the “Company“) (TSXV: AUN) is pleased to announce that it has signed subscriptions for a non-brokered private placement offering (the “Unit Private Placement”) consisting of 13,891,072 Units (C$9,723,750.40 at a price of C$0.70 per Unit (the “Units”).

Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company and one full common share purchase warrant (“Warrant”), with each Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one common share at a price of C$0.90 for a period of 36 months following the closing of the Private Placement, subject to adjustment upon certain customary events.

The Company is also pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Rio Grande Mining Co. (“Rio Grande”) has signed a subscription for a non-brokered private placement offering (the “Debenture Private Placement”) of a secured convertible debenture (the “Debenture”) in the sum of $5.5 Million.

The Debenture will have a maturity date of four years from closing and shall bear interest at a rate of 5.75% per annum, payable semi-annually. The principal sum of the Debenture, or any portion thereof, may be converted by the holder into shares of the Company at a conversion price of C$0.74. Each C$1,000 face value of Debenture shall come with 1,351.35 share purchase warrants (“Debenture Warrants”), with each full Debenture Warrant entitling the holder to acquire one additional common share in the capital of the Company at a price of C$0.95 per share for a period of four years from closing.  

Subject to specific carve outs, the Debenture shall have first ranking security over the assets of Rio Grande including a pledge over the shares of Shafter Properties Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (“Shafter”).

The Company will be closing each of the Unit Private Placement and Debenture Private Placement subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The net proceeds of both Private Placements will provide additional contingency funding for the restart of the Company’s wholly-owned Revenue Virginius (RV) Mine as well as funding for growth of the resource base at the RV Mine which may enable the Company to grow future production volumes. Net proceeds will also be used for working capital and general and administrative expenses including potential opportunities to advance its wholly owned Shafter Project in light of the current silver price.

Finder’s fees to third parties may be paid in certain circumstances as part of the Unit Private Placement and the Debenture Private Placement, as permitted by the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange and in accordance with applicable securities laws.  The Debentures, Units, Conversion Shares, Warrants, Warrant Shares and any securities issued in connection with any finder’s fees, will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day after the date of issuance thereof.

The Units and Debentures will be issued on a private placement basis pursuant to applicable exemptions from prospectus requirements under applicable securities laws. The common shares and Warrants (and any common shares issued pursuant to the Warrants, as applicable) forming the Units and the common shares and Debenture Warrants issued upon conversion of the Debentures and any securities issued in connection therewith will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance of the Units and Debentures.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in the United States nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the 1933 Act and any applicable securities laws of any state of the United States or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements is available.

ABOUT AURCANA SILVER CORPORATION

Aurcana Silver Corporation owns the Revenue-Virginius Mine, in Colorado, and the Shafter-Presidio Silver Project in Texas, US. The primary resource at Shafter and Revenue-Viriginius is silver. Both are fully permitted for production.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF AURCANA SILVER CORPORATION

Kevin Drover
President & CEO

For further information, visit the website at www.aurcana.com or contact:

Aurcana Silver Corporation
850 – 789 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1H2
Phone: (604) 331-9333

Gary Lindsey, Corporate Communications
Phone: (720)-273-6224
Email: [email protected]

CAUTIONARY NOTES

This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words “anticipate”, “plan”, “continue”, “expect”, “estimate”, “objective”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “should”, “predict”, “potential” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward looking statements. In particular, this press release contains forward looking statements concerning, without limitation, statements relating to the Private Placement (including with respect to the timing of closing of the Private Placement). Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward looking statements because the Company cannot give any assurance that they will prove correct. Since forward looking statements address future events and conditions, they involve inherent assumptions, risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of assumptions, factors and risks. These assumptions and risks include, but are not limited to, assumptions and risks associated with the receipt of regulatory or shareholder approvals, and risks related to the state of financial markets or future metals prices.

Management has provided the above summary of risks and assumptions related to forward looking statements in this press release in order to provide readers with a more comprehensive perspective on the Company’s future operations. The Company’s actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward looking statements and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive from them. These forward looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and, other than as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise.

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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