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Tartisan Resources Corp. $ to change name to Tartisan Nickel Corp. $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:50 AM on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

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  • Company to change name to Tartisan Nickel Corp.
  • Engaged MineMap Pty. consulting engineers for the preliminary review of the Kenbridge Project
  • MineMap will provide an updated block model on Kenbridge



Toronto, Ontario (FSCwire)Tartisan Resources Corp. (CSE: TTC, FSE: 8TA) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has engaged MineMap Pty. Ltd. of Midland, Western Australia (“MineMap”), as consulting engineers for the preliminary review of the Kenbridge Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project. MineMap will provide an updated block model based on data acquired from predecessor company Canadian Arrow Mines Limited, with NI 43-101 compliant resources, and where appropriate to do so, outline the relevant underground and surface work planning for the Kenbridge Project.


MineMap Pty. Ltd., headed by W. Seldon Mart, Ph.D. (Australia) P. Eng. Geo, has since 1975 been developing geological and mining design software. Mr. Mart, together with William L. Makar, Geo, ASIMM. built MineMap™ software to integrate drill hole visualization, resource/reserve calculation, and Lersch-Grossman analysis of resource financial integrity based on underground and/or surface primary pit and site designs. MineMap also offers products and services in NPV-based production scheduling, pit haul road design based on reserve distribution, and real-time haul truck based tonnage and grade tracking from pit/stope to mill which updates ore, waste, and/or reserve, or resource databases as appropriate.


“We are delighted to have MineMap involved as primary subcontractor for the resource review,” said CEO Mark Appleby, “In the context of the first NI 43-101 Technical Report that Tartisan Nickel Corp has planned for the Kenbridge Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project. We look forward to reviewing the MineMap initial conclusions within the next 90 days”


The Kenbridge Deposit hosts measured and indicated resources of 7.139 million tonnes of 0.62% nickel, 0.33% copper, and 0.16% cobalt; and inferred resources of 118,000 tonnes of 1.38% nickel, 0.88% copper, and 0.003% cobalt. In total a contained nickel resource of 97.8 million pounds and 47 million pounds of copper. The Kenbridge Deposit is equipped with a 623m shaft and has never been mined. Mineralization is open at depth and along strike.


Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders


Additionally, Tartisan announces the results from their recently held Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders which was held on February 20, 2018. The record date for the Shareholder Meeting had been fixed as January 12, 2018. Meeting particulars can be found on SEDAR.


All Resolutions presented Passed including: All four incumbent directors were re-appointed as directors of the Company namely; D. Mark Appleby, Denis Laviolette, Douglas Flett and Yves Clement, all by 26,920,058 votes In Favor with nil against. Mark Appleby will continue in his role as President and CEO and Daniel Fuoco will continue in his role as CFO.


Collins Barrow LLP was appointed as the Company’s auditor and the Company’s stock option plan was approved.


Additionally, by a Special Resolution, Tartisan shareholders voted In Favor of the Company proceeding with a proposed name change to “Tartisan Nickel Corp.” or such other name that the board of directors of the Company saw fit. “Tartisan is committing substantial manpower and financial backing into the newly acquired nickel-sulphide, copper, cobalt assets,” said Mark Appleby, Tartisan CEO, “As we both witness and become a part of the Electric Vehicle revolution and subsequent demand for battery grade nickel.” “Tartisan will continue to seek out, acquire and develop undervalued assets as part of our overall corporate strategy.”


Tartisan also wishes to announce that it has settled certain debts with three consultants to the Company in the amount of $55,000 by issuing 275,000 shares at 0.20 cents.


About Tartisan Resources Corp.


Tartisan Resources Corp. is a Canadian based mineral exploration and development company which owns a 100% stake in the Don Pancho Zinc-Lead-Silver Project in Peru just 9 km from Trevali’s Santander mine and owns a 100% stake in the Ichuna Copper-Silver Project, also in Peru, contiguous to Buenaventura’s San Gabriel property. Tartisan also owns a significant equity stake (6 million shares and 3 million warrants at 40 cents) in Eloro Resources Ltd, which is exploring the low-sulphidation epithermal La Victoria Gold/Silver Project in Ancash, Peru.


Tartisan Resources Corp. common shares are listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE: TTC, FSE 8TA). Currently, there are 93,308,550 shares outstanding (105,142,594 fully diluted). Tartisan Resources Corp. is a member of the CSE Composite Index.


For further information, please contact Mr. D. Mark Appleby, President & CEO and a Director of the Company, at 416-804-0280 ( Additional information about Tartisan can be found at the Company’s website at or on SEDAR at


Jim Steel MBA P.Geo. is the Qualified Person under NI 43-101 and has read and approved the technical content of this News Release.


This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.


The Canadian Securities Exchange (operated by CNSX Markets Inc.) has neither approved nor disapproved of the contents of this press release.

To view the associated document to this release, please click on the following link:

Source: Tartisan Resources Corp. (CSE:TTC)

$ Great Great Atlantic Has Completed the Final Option Payment on Its 100% Owned South Quarry Tungsten Property, Newfoundland

Posted by Er at 8:23 AM on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Vancouver, British Columbia (FSCwire)GREAT ATLANTIC RESOURCES CORP. (TSXV.GR) (the “Company” or “Great Atlantic”) is pleased to announce it has made the final option payment for its South Quarry Tungsten Property, located in east-central Newfoundland. The property hosts tungsten mineralization in multiple areas, including high grade veins. Multiple grab samples collected by Great Atlantic in 2015 exceeded 5% WO3 (W% x 1.26 = WO3%) (News Release of November 19, 2015).


Tungsten Bearing Pegmatite Veins at South Quarry

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Tungsten bearing pegmatite veins occur in the northern region of the property including at a quarry referred to as the South Quarry and an adjacent smaller quarry. Great Atlantic confirmed high grade tungsten mineralization (scheelite) in veins in rubble and bedrock at these quarries during 2015 (News Release of November 19, 2015). Eleven rubble grab samples exceeded 5% WO3 (W % x 1.26 equals WO3%). A 20 cm long channel sample along a 15cm wide vein in the small quarry returned 2.96% WO3 while a grab sample from a 0.25 meter wide vein in the South Quarry returned 11.94% WO3. A qualified person verified this sample data. The qualified person supervised the 2015 sampling and verified the sample data. The samples (and lab-inserted blank, duplicate and standard samples) were analyzed at ALS Minerals in Sudbury, Ontario (ALS Minerals is independent of Great Atlantic Resources). Tungsten analysis was by lithium metaborate fusion followed by acid dissolution and ICP-MS analysis with some samples re-analyzed by XRF.


Scheelite – bearing vein cutting metasediment rubble

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Tungsten mineralization is reported in the southern region of the property, reported in narrow (<1m) calc-silicate horizons (source: Newfoundland and Labrador Dept. of Natural Resources Mineral Assessment Reports). A qualified person has not verified this mineralization.


Great Atlantic is planning work in 2018, to be focused in the area of the South Quarry and adjacent small quarry. Additional sampling of veins is planned to provide data on tungsten grade and distribution of tungsten bearing veins. The company will apply for diamond drilling and stripping permits for this area. Pending results of this work, the company is considering metallurgical studies including ore sorting technologies. The company is also planning diamond drilling further north of these quarries where 2016 trenching exposed tungsten bearing veins. The Company has received a permit to drill five holes in this area.

The South Quarry Property covers an area of 3,600 hectares. Access to the property is excellent with a paved road transecting the property.

Christopher R. Anderson, President, stated “Mr. Martin and Myself were an integral part of the initial Management team that advanced the Sisson Tungsten-Molybdenum Project in New Brunswick, an advanced stage project currently operated by Northcliff Resources Ltd.   We understand the tungsten market and feel that the South Quarry Tungsten Property, although early stage, has the ear marks of being a significant asset for the company.  Currently Great Atlantic has two Joint Venture partners and we would be happy to welcome a third to assist in advancing the South Quarry Tungsten Project.”

David Martin, P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 and VP Exploration for Great Atlantic, is responsible for the technical information contained in this News Release.


About Great Atlantic Resources Corp.: Great Atlantic Resources Corp. is a Canadian exploration company focused on the discovery and development of mineral assets in the resource-rich and sovereign risk-free realm of Atlantic Canada, one of the number one mining regions of the world. Great Atlantic is currently surging forward building the company utilizing a Project Generation model, with a special focus on the most critical elements on the planet that are prominent in Atlantic Canada, Antimony, Tungsten and Gold.




On Behalf of the board of directors

“ Christopher R Anderson ”

Mr. Christopher R Anderson “ Always be positive, strive for solutions, and never give up ”

President CEO Director



INTERVIEW: $ Discusses 1,900 % Increase In Total Mass Of Silicon Metal Produced By Gen2 PUREVAP

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:50 AM on Friday, February 16th, 2018

FEATURE: 2018, The Year of Northern Sphere $ #FCE.tsx

Posted by Er at 11:23 AM on Friday, February 16th, 2018

       2018: The Year of Northern Sphere


NSM holds world class exploration properties in Sudbury’s Nickel District and within Arizona’s Porphyry Copper District. Recent reports of visible gold, high concentrations of copper, zinc, cobalt, vanadium, and manganese is setting Northern Sphere up to become the best of the high-quality juniors.  By incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) in conjunction with its ongoing Geochemical Survey, Hyper-spectral Imaging, 3D Geophysics (magnetic re-inversion), Northern Sphere is uniquely poised to usher in the future of the mining/exploration industry.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify Future Drill Targets

Artificial intelligence (AI) use is gaining traction within the mining industry. In 2017 NSM began utilizing machine learning algorithms in conjunction with “state of the art” exploration software to assist with target optimization at both its’ Arizona Copper and Scadding Gold properties.

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Scadding Underground Model & Workings

Scadding Gold Project, located within the Sudbury’s Nickel District, possesses untapped potential highlighted during Northern Sphere’s 2017 exploration program. The 40,000-acre property is relatively unexplored at depth.

In 2017, Northern Sphere underwent a modest but highly focused diamond drilling program completing six diamond drill holes. Highlights of the drilling was a intercept grading 13.3 grams gold over 10.5 m containing visible gold (VG) located 100 me below a previously reported drill intercept containing 12.9 grams gold over 19.2 m.

Prior to 2017, mining and exploration results on the company’s property included numerous gold and copper showings including; the historic Alwyn-Porcupine Mine, East Red Rock Occurrence, the Glade Occurrence, and Tecumseh showing.

NSM is currently receiving assistance from Laurentian University of Sudbury to better understand the geochemical signature noted during its’ 2017 results. Elevated levels of Vanadium, Barium, Molybdenum, Nickel, Cobalt, and Manganese within the host sediments, provide intrigue new potential for future discoveries on the property.



Arizona Exploration

Northern Sphere Mining’s Arizona land package has an excellent geologic address. Located 15 km from Freeport McMoRan’s Open Pit Copper Operations and within Arizona’s Porphyry Copper Mining District, the 4800-acre property contains multiple historic underground silver mines, large scale, near surface, silver-gold prospects, and more recently as evidenced by geochemical soil surveying, extremely encouraging multi element anomalies.


In 2017 Northern Sphere underwent a geochemical soil survey demonstrating outstanding geochemical soil results over the entire area.  Results included elevated values of copper, zinc, manganese, silver, molybdenum, and cobalt, leading the company to believe that there is very prospective targets just beneath the soils. With new drill targets being optimized, aided by Artificial Intelligence and “cutting edge” technologies, the company is ready to reveal Arizona’s next porphyry mine.


Incorporating Blockchain into the Mining Industry

NSM is currently working to develop blockchain models that will revolutionize the industry for mining and exploration companies.. This forward-thinking will allow NSM to enjoy the benefits of blockchain technology while still focusing on exploration bringing increased value to its’ Investors.


Northern Sphere has plans to undertake strategic diamond drilling at both its’ Ontario and Arizona in 2018 to further investigate numerous targets generated by “AI” algorithms that incorporated geochemical, geophysical, hyper-spectral imaging, digital geologic modeling and previous diamond drilling data.

Northern Sphere Mining Corp has its’ sights on being the best of the high-quality juniors in the mining industry.

John Carter, Chief Executive Office

Northern Sphere Mining

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INTERVIEW: Augusta Industries $ With Real #Blockchain In A Real Company With Real Data and Real Revenues $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:35 AM on Friday, February 16th, 2018

INTERVIEW: betterU $ Discusses $100M Investment at $3USD / Share

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:22 PM on Thursday, February 15th, 2018

DC #Blockchain Hearing Sees Call for Congressional Commission $SX $ $ $ #Blockstation

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:03 AM on Thursday, February 15th, 2018
  • Members of the U.S. House of Representatives got a crash course on blockchain today, with subcommittees of the Science, Space and Technology Committee meeting to hear testimony on the tech
  • During the “Beyond Bitcoin: Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technologyhearing, the House Subcommittee on Research and Technology and the Subcommittee on Oversight asked a range of questions, primarily aimed at getting a sense of which use cases have attracted the most attention today – and could, in theory, wind up being used by the U.S. government itself.
Feb 14, 2018 at 21:20 UTC  |  Updated  Feb 14, 2018 at 21:25 UTC

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives got a crash course on blockchain today, with subcommittees of the Science, Space and Technology Committee meeting to hear testimony on the tech.

During the “Beyond Bitcoin: Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technologyhearing, the House Subcommittee on Research and Technology and the Subcommittee on Oversight asked a range of questions, primarily aimed at getting a sense of which use cases have attracted the most attention today – and could, in theory, wind up being used by the U.S. government itself.

Ultimately, the witnesses would recommend that Congress set up a legal framework which would encourage and, perhaps, even fund research into uses of the technology within the public sphere.

“I would encourage Congress to commission a blockchain advisory group,” said Aaron Wright, an associate clinical professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and co-director of its Blockchain Project.

He later elaborated:

“So the idea with the blockchain commission would be to provide a degree of uniformity and a unified approach to the numerous regulatory decisions. Some issues raised by the witnesses today – there’s privacy issue, identity issues, consumer protection, commodities laws, and there’s competing interpretations that have been issued already by federal agencies, so the thought would be to standardize that.”

Applications, not regulations

The hearing pointedly sought to avoid a topic that has been a hot one, both in and outside of Washington, D.C.: regulation. While it was a subject that came up through witness testimony, chair Ralph Abraham (R-LA) said he wanted to focus on what he described as a potentially “transformative” technology.

To that end, the hearing called for examples of how the technology can be used, both in the private sector and by the federal government.

Representative Barbara Comstock (R.-VA) started listing use cases by noting that her personal information was likely stolen or compromised by a data breach at the Office of Personnel Management. As a result, she said she was “pleased” to hear about efforts to create more secure identity management platforms that uses blockchain as a means to encrypt data.

One notable topic of exploration came through Chris Jaikaran, a cybersecurity analyst from the Congressional Research Office, who discussed the tech’s use for underpinning voting systems.

“The blockchain doesn’t record the vote, it records the person, the identity, the voting. The vote itself is stored on another secure system,” he explained.

Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety, Walmart Inc., detailed his company’s work with blockchain to the subcommittee members, explaining how the retail giant is using the tech to track food shipments.

Yiannas spoke on the pilot projects the retail giant had concluded already, explaining that blockchain has already seen success in helping track food supply chains.

He explained:

“In 2017, Walmart and IBM decided to trial a blockchain to track mangos from source to store … at the end of the trial, we proved we could cut down the time to trace food from seven days to 2.2 seconds. That’s food traceability at the speed of thought.”

Security concerns

While committee members seemed enthused on the idea of private-sector blockchains helping businesses solve problems, they shared concerns about using similar platforms to share government-related information. Representatives Clay Higgins (R-LA) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) in particular asked for clarification on how distributed ledgers would be secured from potential attackers.

Charles Romine, director of the Information Technology Lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), noted that 51 percent attacks and compromised computers could both disrupt a blockchain, but that these types of attacks would be less dangerous for large – and therefore powerful – networks.

One particular area that was honed in on is quantum computing, which some have warned could undermine the security of blockchain systems.

These concerns are being considered but are at least 15 to 30 years away from becoming a reality, Romine explained.

“If there is a concerted effort to develop quantum computing, I believe we have a number of years before it reaches maturity – what we refer to as being cryptographically relevant.”

Looking ahead

As with any hearing before Congress, the natural question becomes: what comes next?

Prior to the hearing, aides to the committee downplayed the prospects of immediate action, though they floated the idea that the testimony on Wednesday could form the basis of work toward some kind of legislation around blockchain.

IBM’s Jerry Cuomo prepared a list of potential actions Congress could take in order to provide more support for blockchain research. First and foremost, he recommended that the government should encourage projects which can directly impact the U.S.

Cuomo argued in favor of a “thoughtful” approach to legislation.

“Perhaps most importantly, [Congress should] recognize the difference between blockchain’s use in new forms of currency from broader uses of blockchain when considering regulatory policy. Carefully evaluate policies established regarding cryptocurrencies to ensure that there will not be unintended consequences that stymie the innovation and development surrounding blockchain.”

Ultimately, it’s tough to say whether Congress will move on such legislation anytime soon – especially considering the current political climate in the U.S. today – but the process likely moved one step closer through today’s testimony.

Panel image via YouTube


betterU Education Corporation $ Scheduled to Launch National Marketing Campaign Across India During Prime Minister Trudeau’s State Visit $ARCL $BPI $

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:55 AM on Thursday, February 15th, 2018

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  • Announced the completion of the first tranche of $1.25M from the $10M equity investment to be made by Hindustan Times over the next two years
  • Corporation will launch national marketing print campaign across India promoting betterU’s brand, courses, services as well as global partnerships.
  • Timing of the campaign is scheduled to coincide with Prime Minister Trudeau’s State visit

OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2018 – betterU Education Corp. (TSX-V:BTRU) (FRANKFURT:5OGA), (the “Corporation” or “betterU”), is pleased to announce the completion of the first tranche of $1.25M from the $10M equity investment to be made by Hindustan Times over the next two years into betterU subject to TSXV and board approvals at time of consumption. This private placement announcement was first announced on December 21, 2017.

Starting February 19th 2018, the Corporation will launch a national marketing print campaign across India promoting betterU’s brand, courses, services as well as global partnerships. The timing of the campaign is scheduled to coincide with Prime Minister Trudeau’s State visit. The launch during the state visit will enhance the exposure of betterU’s campaigns, increase awareness about Canada’s brand along with supporting Canada and India’s collective innovation towards education. The Corporation’s national campaigns will run daily across Hindustan Times (English print), Hindustan (Hindi print) and The Mint (Business print) for the duration of Prime Minister Trudeau’s visit and will continue on regular intervals for the foreseeable future. “Our team is excited that millions of people across India will learn more about what betterU has to offer and how we can help advance their careers, upgrade their skills, prepare them for job opportunities and so much more. Mass marketing is a critical part of our business and this step is the first to significant awareness and growth,” said Brad Loiselle, President and CEO betterU.

About betterU

betterU, a global education marketplace, aims to provide access to quality education from around the world to foster growth and opportunity to those who want to better their lives. The company plans to bridge the prevailing gap in the education and job industry and enhance the lives of its prospective learners by developing an integrated education-to-employment ecosystem. betterU’s offerings can be categorized into several broad functions: to compliment school programs with flexible KG-12 programs preparing children for next stage of education, to provide access to global educational opportunities from leading educators, to foster an exceptional educational environment by providing befitting skills that lead to a better career, to bridge the gap between one’s existing education and prospective job requirement by training them and lastly, to connect the end user to various job opportunities. and

Neither 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 press release may contain forward-looking statements and information, which may involve risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from actual results or events. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, competitive developments, risks associated with betterU’s growth, the state of the financial markets, regulatory risks and other factors. There can be no assurance or guarantees that any statements of forward-looking information contained in this release will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These and all subsequent written and oral statements containing forward-looking information are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, betterU disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise. Readers should not place undue reliance on any statements of forward-looking information that speak only as of the date of this release. Further information on betterU’s public filings, including their most recent audited consolidated financial statements, are available at

For further information, please visit

On behalf of the Board of Director,
betterU Education Corp.
Brad Loiselle, CEO

For further information:

Investor Relations
1-613-695-4100 Ext. 233

Significant Developments in B.C.’s Golden Triangle $ $SEA $SA $ $ $PVG

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:24 AM on Thursday, February 15th, 2018

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  • BC’s “Golden Triangle” has just experienced its greatest year of mineral exploration in the last decade
  • All indicators are showing that the upcoming 2018 season promises to be far more significant, especially for the Treaty Creek Project and adjoining neighbours


BC’s “Golden Triangle” has just experienced its greatest year of mineral exploration in the last decade. All indicators are showing that the upcoming 2018 season promises to be far more significant, especially for the Treaty Creek Project and adjoining neighbours.

On January 31, 2018 Seabridge stated that the size and grade of their Lower Iron Cap zone (located approximately 600m west of the Treaty Creek property boundary) is so significant that it has the ability to reduce initial capital expenditures and increase initial higher-grade feed for a KSM mine.  This has the potential to dramatically improve the feasibility and to rapidly accelerate the development of the KSM project.

On February 13, 2018 Seabridge released a new updated resource calculation on the Iron Cap (and Lower Iron Cap zone) of a staggering 25 million ounces gold, 10 billion pounds copper and 170 million ounces silver, all categories included!

This appears to be THE catalyst in advancing the KSM project as analysts recently stated:

“We believe a number of top-tier base metal and gold miners are lining up to offer JV terms to Seabridge on KSM. Based on management commentary, we are pushing this event to April/May next year (2018), from our previous estimate of exit 2017”.

Seabridge moving towards production has very positive implications for Treaty Creek as Seabridge’s feasibility study includes building roads from Highway 37 to within a couple kilometers of the Copper Belle gold zone on Treaty Creek. In order to actually get any gold out of their project, Seabridge has also proposed twin access tunnels to be constructed through the Treaty Creek property. The proposed tunnel route passes through the area in which the Copper Belle and GR2 discoveries are being drilled.

On February 13, 2018 Tudor Gold stated their intention to dramatically increase the scale of the drill program on the Copper Belle zone taking it from 27 holes in 2017 to 50-60 holes this year! Given this increase, the tremendous success of the 2017 drill program, and the maiden resource calculation scheduled to come out shortly, the 2018 Treaty Creek program has the potential to be one of the most significant developments in the Golden Triangle.

Walter Storm, President and CEO of Tudor Gold recently commented on the project. He stated: As we analyze Treaty Creek from an overview perspective we find a very compelling image:   Our discoveries, as expected, are closely related to the now-famous “Red Line” (Triassic/Jurassic contact), as predicted in the seminal research report by British Columbia government geologists Kyba and Nelson.  The Sulphurets Fault (coincident with the Red Line), weaves its way for over 20 kms from the southern end where the Kerr, Kerr Deep and Valley of the Kings deposits are located, winding its way northward through the Sulphurets, Mitchell, Snowfields, Iron Cap and Iron Cap Deep discoveries before crossing into Treaty Creek and up to the Copper Belle and GR2 zones.  As observed in the Kyba/Nelson research report, major discoveries lie generally within 2 kms of the Red Line and that is the case with all these deposits.  Tudor has a 3 km unexplored gap between the Copper Belle discovery and the Seabridge Gold’s Iron Cap deposit, in which our MagnetoTelluric Geophysics survey identifies strong anomalous targets that have not yet been drilled.  Results from Tudor Gold’s drilling in 2017 show that in the Copper Bell zone, gold mineralization is expanding northward and eastward with improving grades, increasing copper and silver credits, not to mention other promising areas within the zone like Hole CB-17-26 which returned 149.1m of 1.78 g/t gold.

This prolific hdyrothermal system which hosts the many gold deposits of Seabridge Gold and Pretium Resources, as well as the nascent gold mineralization currently being drilled on Tudor Gold’s Treaty Creek property, is known as one of the seven largest hydrothermal systems in the world for hosting porphyry-type mineral deposits of gold and copper-gold (Alldrick).  Moreover, Seabridge Gold’s KSM property is currently recognized as hosting the world’s largest undeveloped reserves of copper and gold.  In close proximity to these reserves are Pretium Resources’ very large, porphyry gold Snowfields deposit and its high-grade, Valley of the Kings gold mine, the latter recently having entered into commercial production.  This is an excellent area in which to be looking for another “elephant” and early indications are that mineralization continues onto the Treaty property, right past an arbitrary line called a ‘claim boundary’.”

Tudor Gold has released an updated presentation that summarizes the past 2017 program and highlights the upcoming plans for 2018.  You can view it here:

For further insights on Treaty Creek and where the project is headed, you can watch this recent interview:

The exploration season ahead clearly has the potential to be transformational with significant advances being made on both the KSM and the adjoining Treaty Creek Project.

The Treaty Creek Project may finally get the attention and recognition it deserves.

The Treaty Creek Project is a joint venture between Tudor, Teuton Resources Corp., and American Creek. Tudor is the operator and holds a 60% interest with both American Creek and Teuton each holding respective 20% carried interests in the property (American Creek and Teuton are not required to contribute to their proportionate costs until a production notice is given).

A summary of the Treaty Creek Project can be viewed here:

About American Creek

American Creek holds a strong portfolio of gold and silver properties in British Columbia. The portfolio includes three gold/silver properties in the heart of the Golden Triangle; the Treaty Creek and Electrum joint ventures with Walter Storm/Tudor, as well as the recently acquired 100% owned past producing Dunwell Mine. Other properties held throughout BC include the Gold Hill, Austruck-Bonanza, Ample Goldmax, Silver Side, and Glitter King.

For further information please contact Kelvin Burton at: Phone: 403 752-4040 or Email: Information relating to the Corporation is available on its website at

HPQ Silicon $ Reports 1,900 % Increase In Total Mass Of Silicon Metal Produced By Gen2 PUREVAP Versus Baseline Gen1 Result $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $NEP

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:26 AM on Thursday, February 15th, 2018

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  • 1,900 % Increase In Total Mass Of Silicon Metal Produced By Gen2 PUREVAP Versus Baseline Gen1 Result
  • Total mass of Si produced during Gen2 test #007 was 28.1 grams; 20 times greater than the baseline Gen1 test #63 result of 1.4 grams and 1.4 times greater than Gen2 test # 003 result of 19.9 grams1;

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Feb. 15, 2018) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to inform shareholders that PyroGenesis Canada Inc (PyroGenesis) has submitted an updated progress report on the ongoing Gen2 PUREVAPTM Quartz Reduction Reactor (“QRR”) test work. The Gen2 PUREVAP™ process improvements and design modifications continue to produce very encouraging results.


Increasing yield (Si quantity) and Production Yield of Gen2 PUREVAP™ are key objectives of the ongoing program. The results include the latest tests completed, which attained the following key milestones:

  • Total mass of Si produced during Gen2 test #007 was 28.1 grams; 20 times greater than the baseline Gen1 test #63 result of 1.4 grams and 1.4 times greater than Gen2 test # 003 result of 19.9 grams1;
  • Gen2 test #007 28.1 grams is the highest quantity of Si produced to date: 3.2 times greater than the best results of 8.8 grams from Gen1 test #322;
  • Gen2 test #007 achieved a Production Yield3 of 13.4%, the highest to date: ten times greater than baseline Gen1 test #63 Production Yield of 1.3% and 1.8 times greater than Gen2 test # 003 Production Yield of 7.4%;


Gen1 testing confirmed the key relationship between production yield and purity (November 1 2017 release) and from these results and ongoing tests PyroGenesis extrapolated as follows:

  1. These results support the expectation that under a semi-continuous PUREVAPTM process, assuming standard production yield of 90%, it would be possible to transform Quartz (SiO2) into Silicon Metal (Si) with purity levels acceptable to the solar industry (4N+ or 99.998% Si)(4);
  2. The positive correlation between production yield, purity, and PUREVAPTM QRR reactor size is optimized with a 50 Tonne per year reactor;
  3. The Gen2 PUREVAP™ reactor capacity has limited achievable production yield at 15% (± 3%).


With the Gen2 reactor now operating within the 90th percentile of its achievable production yield, test work in the current phase will concentrate on establishing a repeatable process at maximum yield prior to moving on to implementing and testing additional pathways to increase the final purity of the Si produced.

Purity of Gen 2 test #007 material was analyzed at (CM)2 (École Polytechnique de Montréal) using the SEM-EDS method(5) and result confirmed, as expected, the production of 99.9+% pure Si, using low purity feedstock, 98.84% SiO2.

Subsequent Si produced will be sent to outside laboratories for bulk purity analysis using ICP-OES (inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry). In this area, the expertise of Apollon Solar will be a great advantage given their long track record of conducting these types of tests for material very similar to the one currently being produced by the Company.

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated, “Our methodical approach is yielding exciting results and the Gen2 is proving to be an invaluable bench test platform for testing new design and process improvements prior to the final design and assembly of the pilot plant equipment later this year. Our objective for 2018 continue to be building on our technical successes as we get ready to commence the Pilot Plant phase with our ‘Solar Silicon Team’ of Pyrogenesis and Apollon Solar, as well as, building market awareness of our progress and plans. With every successful milestone, we are de-risking our project, while our ongoing tests are providing valuable information to implement the adjustments needed to produce the Solar Grade Silicon Metal necessary for the manufacture of multi and monocrystalline solar cells for high performance photovoltaic conversion.”

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Milestones of the GEN2 PUREVAP™ program in 2018 are:

  • Tapping Silicon Metal from the Gen 2 PUREVAP™;
  • Increasing Production Yield of Gen 2 PUREVAP™ over multiple test cycles from high grade feedstock;
  • Testing the Purity of the Si produced and implementing additional methods to increase the final purity of the Si produced;
  • Testing electrical parameters of the High Purity Si;
  • Provide additional data to calculate the economics of PUREVAP™ QRR.
  • Adapt the methods and processes developed in GEN2 PUREVAPTM to the final design and assembly of the Pilot Plant equipment.

Pierre Carabin, Eng., M. Eng., has reviewed and approved the technical content of this press release.

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About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. is a TSX-V listed resource company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Purity, Solar Grade Silicon Metal (SoG Si) producer and a manufacturer of multi and monocrystalline solar cells of the P and N types, required for production of high performance photovoltaic conversion.

HPQ goal is to develop, in collaboration with industry leaders that are experts in their fields of interest, the innovative metallurgical PUREVAP™ “Quartz Reduction Reactors (QRR)” process (patent pending), which will permit production of the highest efficiency SoG Si. The pilot plant equipment that will validate the commercial potential of the process is on schedule for 2018.


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(1) Evaluating the progression of the Gen2 PUREVAP™ reactor requires a baseline Gen1 result and similar testing conditions for the Gen 2 tests.

(2) Since the tests were done under different reactor operating conditions, the results are nice to know, but not material for the program

(3) Production Yield is the conversion efficiency of Quartz into Silicon Metal of the process

(4) Pyrogenesis Canada Inc. Technical Memo: “TM-2017-830 REV 00, – Final Report-Silicon Metal Purity Enhancement”

(5) Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy Detection limit 1000 ppm, a 100% Si = Purity of 3N+ (99.9+%)

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc.
Bernard J. Tourillon
Chairman and CEO
(514) 907-1011

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc.
Patrick Levasseur
President and COO
(514) 262-9239