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#Gold jumps to near 4-month high as US dollar slips sharply $AMK.ca $EXS.ca $MQR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:35 PM on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
  • Gold jumped to its highest in nearly four months on Wednesday
  • US dollar tumbled to a six-week low versus the Japanese yen and slid against the euro,
  • lifting assets priced in the US currency and offsetting a rise in global yields

LONDON (Jan 10): Gold jumped to its highest in nearly four months on Wednesday as the US dollar tumbled to a six-week low versus the Japanese yen and slid against the euro, lifting assets priced in the US currency and offsetting a rise in global yields.

The US dollar fell as much as 1.2% against the yen after the Bank of Japan’s move to trim its long-dated government bond purchases earlier this week, putting the US currency on track for its biggest two-day drop in nearly eight months.

The BoJ move also lifted bond yields across the world, generally a negative factor for gold as it increases the opportunity cost of holding non-interest bearing bullion. However, the impact of the US dollar’s fall outweighed that factor.

Spot gold was up 0.9% at US$1,324.40 an ounce at 1107 GMT, having earlier touched its highest since Sept. 15 at US$1,326.56. US gold futures for February delivery were up US$11.50 an ounce at US$1,325.20.

“The story in the markets right now is most certainly the yen story, and that is going to provide enough support (to gold) for the yield story to be ignored,” Saxo Bank’s head of commodity strategy Ole Hansen said. “Dollar/yen is down more than 1%.”

“We are seeing underlying demand for gold here as the year kicks off,” he added.

The US dollar’s slide against the yen also saw it move lower against the euro, with the single currency up 0.6% versus the US unit.

Major government bond yields hit multi-month highs on Wednesday as investors reevaluated the likelihood of continued easy-money policies by the world’s major central banks following the BoJ move. The 10-year US Treasury yield hit 2.57% for the first time since March.

Among other metals, palladium was down 0.1% at US$1,098.50 an ounce, after hitting a record high on Tuesday at US$1,111.40. Tightening emissions standards and a switch away from diesel cars to more palladium-heavy gasoline models has shored up demand expectations for the autocatalyst metal.

“Yesterday once again saw moderate outflows from palladium ETFs,” Commerzbank said in a note. “Since the start of the year, holdings have already been reduced by just shy of 13,000 ounces. The trend seen in recent years appears to be continuing.”

“That said, the exodus from palladium ETFs since the end of 2015 has done nothing to prevent the massive price rise,” it added.

Silver was up 1.2% at US$17.16 an ounce, while platinum was 0.1% higher at US$965.90 an ounce.

Source: http://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/gold-jumps-near-4month-high-us-dollar-slips-sharply

#Gold Has Best Year Since 2010 With Near 14% Gain In 2017 #Mining $AMK.ca $EXS.ca $MQR.ca $GGX.ca $GR.ca $GZD.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
  • Gold posted second straight annual gain in USD in 2017
  • Gold in 2017: up 13.6% USD, up 2.7% GBP, down 1.4% EUR
  • 2017 is gold’s best year since 29.5% gain in 2010
  • Strong performance despite rate hikes and stock bubble
  • India’s gold imports surged 67% in 2017, Turkish, Chinese demand strong
  • Gold finished 2017 with longest rally since June 2016
  • 2018: Currency War and The Year of the Phoenix?

Gold waved a very positive goodbye to 2017 and was delighted to shout ‘Happy New Year!’ to all investors. In doing so, gold bullion prices advanced for an eighth session yesterday, extending its longest stretch of gains since mid-2011.

This was the perfect start to a new year which followed an annual surge of nearly 14%. 2017 is the second year of gains for gold. In 2016 it posted 14% gains, its best gains since the 29.5% gain in 2010.

Gold bullion’s stellar advance is even more impressive when one considers the extremely mixed year that was 2017. It ranged from Federal Reserve rate hikes to rapidly advancing stock markets. The year’s events were like a tug-of-war on the drivers of the gold price.

Gold: bad or good?

2017 on paper perhaps should not have seen a 14% gain in the gold price.

There was an acceleration in global economic growth as countries began to keep pace with one another. Much to Trump’s delight official figures showed the U.S. economy performed well. Not only did the the unemployment rate touch a record low, but inflation also remained subdued.

Meanwhile the Fed hiked interest rates three times, something many believed would be the kryptonite to gold’s superhuman strength.

Investments that are often seen to as alternatives to gold performed exceedingly well. The U.S. stock market continued its record-breaking rally, while bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies experienced what can only be described as a bubblicious and parabolic rise in the last few weeks of 2017.

And, right at the last minute the Republicans managed to pass a very dodgy looking tax bill, prompting Trump to peacock around even more.

Following Trump’s election there had been high hopes for the price of gold. After all, here was a man who had been elected without political experience and on the back of creating social and economic divisions. However, following Trump’s inauguration there was a post-election sell-off at the start of the year. Many were clearly feeling positive about Trump’s impact on both the domestic and international stage.

As various unexpected scenarios played out, from failure to get much done in the White House to sober-rattling with North Korea, the precious metal began to climb. Towards the end of summer, in early-September the gold price hit a year-high of $1346/oz. It then quickly sold off.

Whilst the yellow metal finished the year with a respectable run of gains, the final figures did not match those of say, the S&P 500 which climbed by over 19% in the same year.

Does this mean that relatively speaking the gold price is something we shouldn’t be delighted with? Not at all. The year of 2017 was one of arguably bearish events for the price of gold yet it still made near 14% gains, better than money in a savings account.

This second year of climbing by gold should serve as a timely reminder that the precious metal is not something that will be poked and prodded thanks to short-term, unsustainable economic and political events. Gold investment is for the long-term and there is little benefit thinking that one event will affect the reasons to hold gold.

All of the ‘positives’ of 2017 such as low inflation, Fed hikes and tax bills being passed arguably came about because of farcical economic readings and political manoeuvring. None of the statistics or decisions made as a result are sustainable, particularly against a background of increasing geopolitical risk. The gold price reflected this, particularly in its reactions to what should have been bearish Fed-rate hikes.

It is safe to say that in 2018 gold will be sent significantly higher thanks to ongoing US dollar weakness, higher debt and deficits,  stronger growth combined with potential wage inflation, coming together in a perfect storm with geopolitical risks.

One of the key reasons for gold’s 14% climb in USD terms is thanks to the weakness in the US Dollar itself. There was a strong correlation between the gold price and the greenback in 2017. It’s also worth mentioning that the level of yield of the inflation-protected 10-year Treasuries at the end of the year was similar to the level at the beginning of the year (about 0.5 percent). People do not want the global reserve currency anymore.

2018: The year of the Phoenix?

Nearly 30 years ago The Economist predicted that 2018 would be the year of a new currency uprising. You have to give the magazine some kudos for this prediction. Given what we saw in 2017 with both the rise in bitcoin, cryptocurrencies generally and, of course, efforts by Russia and China to build financial allegiances away from the US dollar, a new world currency in 2018 is more likely than not.

That’s right, whilst the financial media can talk as much as they like about how great 2017 turned out to be, there were plenty of events behind the mainstream wall that were clearly preparing for a financial world where decisions of the last decade come back to bite us.

Moves by Russia and China to step away from US dollar hegemony continued and rapidly progressed in 2017. This forthcoming year does not suggest any sign of let up. Much of the moves away from the US dollar involve the use of gold as the intermediary currency. Exchanges and trade agreements are in full swing.

We also cannot mention 2017 without bitcoin. This was the year that the lead cryptocurrency truly arrived and established itself in the minds of the establishment.

As we have explained several times, bitcoin is not a substitute for gold. It has attracted a lot of hot money in the last year, but long-term this is not to the detriment of gold.

The upward trajectory of bitcoin places it firmly in bubble territory. This is good for gold, as Walter Otstott, a senior broker at Dallas Commodity Co. explained to Bloomberg. ‘If 2017’s hottest asset comes crashing back to Earth, speculative money may be drawn back into gold…He sees gold peaking at $1,600 an ounce next year, compared with the price on Friday of about $1,297.’

Our own experts also see great things for gold this year, particularly thanks to geopolitical threats by those truly looking to end US-power : North Korea.

GoldCore’s Mark O’Byrne told Bloomberg:

‘Gold could end the year at $1,500 if geopolitics heats up in North Korea or the Middle East.’ This is despite gold’s lack of reaction at the various threats from both Trump and Kim Jong-Un. However, gold loves uncertainty and this is certainty a situation which is dripping in volatile uncertainty.

2018: Will it hold its own against the last two years?

2017 showed us that there is still a show to be played out by governments and central banks. There is still a farce to be seen when it comes to reassuring us about the state of the global economy.

Gold’s price rise and the dollar’s weakness shows that there are question marks over this recovery. Gold may be indicating  the reality that very little has changed since the financial crisis. Any ‘fixes’ have been done with a bit of sellotape and little else. We build over the cracks rather than repair them.

Gold investors were rewarded this year for their patience. This is particularly the case given there is seemingly little difference to where we find ourselves today compared to the last two years. Arguably the world is much more uncertain.

2018 is a year not to take chances and to own physical, allocated an segregated gold. The risks in the system are bigger than ever and investors would be wise to take all measures to protect their wealth.

News and Commentary

Gold hits 3-1/2-month highs before dipping on dollar recovery (Reuters.com)

Asian Stocks Extend Advance After U.S. Tech Surge (Bloomberg.com)

Global Manufacturers Strain to Keep Up With Faster Economy (Bloomberg.com)

Gold hits three-month peak after late December rally (Reuters.com)

Silver will fare better than gold in 2018: Goldman Sachs (Rediff.com)

By itself gold could solve Sudan’s economic problems, mining minister says (DabangaSudan.org)

The criminal underwold is dropping bitcoin for another cryptocurrency (Bloomberg.com)

India gold imports surge 67 percent in 2017 on restocking, retail demand – GFMS (Reuters.com)

Turkey’s gold-backed bonds: Government in quest for hidden treasures (Nikkei.com)

Nomi Prins: The Next Financial Crisis Will Be Worse Than the Last One (ZeroHedge.com)

Gold Prices (LBMA AM)

03 Jan: USD 1,314.60, GBP 968.20 & EUR 1,092.96 per ounce
02 Jan: USD 1,312.80, GBP 968.85 & EUR 1,087.52 per ounce
29 Dec: USD 1,296.50, GBP 960.84 & EUR 1,082.45 per ounce
28 Dec: USD 1,291.60, GBP 960.43 & EUR 1,082.75 per ounce
27 Dec: USD 1,285.40, GBP 958.78 & EUR 1,081.54 per ounce
22 Dec: USD 1,268.05, GBP 947.74 & EUR 1,069.85 per ounce
21 Dec: USD 1,265.85, GBP 945.97 & EUR 1,065.09 per ounce

Silver Prices (LBMA)

03 Jan: USD 17.12, GBP 12.63 & EUR 14.25 per ounce
02 Jan: USD 17.06, GBP 12.59 & EUR 14.15 per ounce
29 Dec: USD 16.87, GBP 12.48 & EUR 14.07 per ounce
28 Dec: USD 16.74, GBP 12.46 & EUR 14.02 per ounce
27 Dec: USD 16.50, GBP 12.30 & EUR 13.87 per ounce
22 Dec: USD 16.18, GBP 12.08 & EUR 13.65 per ounce
21 Dec: USD 16.15, GBP 12.08 & EUR 13.61 per ounce

Source: http://news.goldseek.com/GoldSeek/1514986020.php

FEATURE: Explor Resources $EXS.ca Flagship Hosts NI 43-101 Resource – 609K Oz Indicated , 470K Oz Inferred $EXN.ca $HBE.ca $OSK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:03 PM on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Why Explor Resources?

  • Flagship Property Offers The Following:
  • NI 43-101 Resource – 609,000 oz Indicated / 470,000 Inferred
  • Property Is 13 KM From Downtown Timmins
  • 2nd Project 43-101 Open Pit Resource
  • 1.4 MILLION T Indicated @ 1.38% Copper
  • 2.09 MILLION T Inferred @ 1.26% Copper

Explor $EXS.ca Increases Ogden Property $EXN.ca $HBE.ca $OSK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:21 PM on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

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  • Announced the acquisition of seven (7) patented mining claims situated in the Ogden Township, in the Porcupine Mining Division, District of Cochrane, Province of Ontario for a total of 115.34 hectares

ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC–(Nov. 23, 2017) – Explor Resources Inc. (“Explor” or “the Corporation”) (TSX VENTURE:EXS)(OTCQB:EXSFF)(FRANKFURT:E1H1)(BERLIN:E1H1) is pleased to announce the acquisition of seven (7) patented mining claims situated in the Ogden Township, in the Porcupine Mining Division, District of Cochrane, Province of Ontario for a total of 115.34 hectares. These claims are located in Ogden Township contiguous and to the east of the Timmins Porcupine West Gold Property. Highway 101 West is north of the property and provided excellent access to the city of Timmins. The claims were acquired because of encouraging results obtained in Explor’s past exploration on this property.

Explor Resources Inc. will pay CDN $45,000 and issue 2,000,000 common shares to acquire a 100% interest in the additional Ogden patented mining claims. The Optionors have retained a 2% NSR in the property. This acquisition is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

With this acquisition, the Ogden property now consists of 21 mining claims (115 mineral claim units) and 7 patented mining claims covering 1,958 hectares situated in the Porcupine mining division, district of Cochrane, in the Ogden and Price Townships, Ontario. The Ogden property has been previously explored by Hollinger Mines, Tex-Sol Exploration, Inmet Mining Corporation, Amax Mineral Exploration, Noranda Exploration and Knick Exploration. The majority of the holes drilled by previous operators were less than 100 meters in length. Historically on the Ogden Property, the only hole that hit significant mineralization was a diamond drill hole by Tex-Sol Exploration in 1965 which returned 6.0 g/t Au over 9.1 m at a shallow depth. On the TPW Gold Property significant mineralization was intersected below 300 meters of vertical depth requiring drill holes of 500 to 600 m in length.

The most significant deposits in Timmins are spatially associated with porphyry units that are in proximity to the Porcupine Destor Fault. The deposits appear to be also associated with splay faults that trend off and to the North of the Porcupine Destor fault inside an interpreted splay fault corridor.

Chris Dupont P.Eng is the qualified person responsible for the information contained in this release.

Explor Resources Inc. is a publicly listed company trading on the TSX Venture (EXS), on the OTCQB (EXSFF) and on the Frankfurt and Berlin Stock Exchanges (E1H1).

This Press Release was prepared by Explor. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the Policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) has reviewed or accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About Explor Resources Inc.

Explor Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based natural resources company with mineral holdings in Ontario, Québec, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Explor is currently focused on exploration in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. The belt is found in both provinces of Ontario and Québec with approximately 33% in Ontario and 67% in Québec. The Belt has produced in excess of 180,000,000 ounces of gold and 450,000,000 tonnes of cu-zn ore over the last 100 years. The Corporation was continued under the laws of Alberta in 1986 and has had its main office in Québec since 2006.

Explor Resources Flagship project is the Timmins Porcupine West (TPW) Project located in the Porcupine mining camp, in the Province of Ontario. The TPW mineral resource (Press Release dated August 27, 2013) includes the following:

Open Pit Mineral Resources at a 0.30 g/t Au cut-off grade are as follows:           Indicated: 213,000 oz (4,283,000 tonnes at 1.55 g/t Au)   Inferred: 77,000 oz (1,140,000 tonnes at 2.09 g/t Au)       Underground Mineral Resources at a 1.70 g/t Au cut-off grade are as follows:           Indicated: 396,000 oz (4,420,000 tonnes at 2.79 g/t Au)   Inferred: 393,000 oz (5,185,000 tonnes at 2.36 g/t Au)This document may contain forward-looking statements relating to Explor’s operations or to the environment in which it operates. Such statements are based on operations, estimates, forecasts and projections. They are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and may be beyond Explor’s control. A number of important factors could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements, including those set forth in other public filling. In addition, such statements relate to the date on which they are made. Consequently, undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements. Explor disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, save and except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

Explor Resources Inc.
Christian Dupont
President
819-797-1870
888-997-4630 or 819-797-4630
info@explorresources.com
www.explorresources.com

‘New normal’ of geopolitical risk likely to boost #gold prices in coming years, Citi $C forecasts $AMK.ca $EXS.ca $GGX.ca $GR.ca $MQR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:09 PM on Monday, November 20th, 2017
  • The geopolitical case for gold investment has been emboldened in recent months and it seems as strong today than at any point over the last four decades, Citi analysts said
  • Investors tend to move into safe-haven assets such as gold, the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen in times of geopolitical turmoil
  • Elections and political votes, military attacks and macroeconomic crises were recognized by Citi as some of the key geopolitical events likely to influence investment into gold

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Gold prices are likely to be buoyed by the “new normal” of elevated geopolitical tensions over the coming years, Citi analysts said Monday.

The geopolitical case for gold investment has been emboldened in recent months and it seems as strong today than at any point over the last four decades, Citi analysts said. As a result, gold prices were forecast to “push north of $1,400 per ounce for sustained periods” through to 2020.

Elections and political votes, military attacks and macroeconomic crises were recognized by Citi as some of the key geopolitical events likely to influence investment into gold. And while analysts said there was not a consistent pattern for gold price performance amid such times of global uncertainty, prices were seen to have rallied more frequently during these periods.

Investors tend to move into safe-haven assets such as gold, the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen in times of geopolitical turmoil as traditional assets such as stocks and bonds are often perceived as a more volatile investment.

‘Huge downside risk’

“Event-driven bids for gold seem to be occurring more frequently and may be the new normal… In short, even as the rates and forex channel dominate the outlook for gold pricing, the yellow metal is increasingly being used by investors as a policy and tail risk hedge,” Citi said.

Citi projected gold prices are on track to notch levels of $1,270 per ounce by the end of 2018, before climbing to around $1,350 per ounce and $1,370 per ounce over the next two calendar years.

“Philosophically everyone wants gold, it should always be safe but there is huge downside risk,” Nandini Ramakrishnan, global markets strategist at JPMorgan, told CNBC Monday.

Ramakrishnan said gold prices had witnessed “massive moves akin to the equity market,” before adding that investors should treat the commodity with caution.

Gold is highly sensitive to U.S. interest rate hikes, as such moves increase the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion, while supporting the dollar — in which the commodity is priced.

Spot gold edged 0.2 percent lower to $1,290 per ounce on Monday morning. The yellow metal is up 12 percent since the start of the year.

Sam MeredithDigital Reporter, CNBC.com
Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/20/new-normal-of-geopolitical-risk-likely-to-boost-gold-prices-in-coming-years-citi-forecasts.html

#Gold rises, tries to regain grip on $1,300 level, bodes well for $AMK.ca $EXS.ca $GGX.ca $GR.ca $GZD.ca $MQR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:37 AM on Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Silver futures up 12 cents, or 0.7%

 

Gold on the rise.

  • Gold futures rose Thursday, pushing the yellow metal toward $1,300 as investors read minutes from the Federal Reserve’s September policy meetings as slightly dovish
  • Offering a lift to the commodity
  • December gold GCZ7, +0.43% was $8.80, or 0.7%, higher at $1,297,
  • Flirting with its highest settlement since Sept. 26 at $1,301.70, according to FactSet data.

An account of the most recent meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, released after gold futures settled on Wednesday, showed signs that policy makers questioned the need for an interest-rate hike in December—though one appears likely—as levels of inflation continued to track below the central bank’s 2% annual target.

Although the market’s reaction was relatively subdued, the minutes suggest that Chairwoman Janet Yellen and other policy makers will increase interest rates once more in December, but that efforts to normalize policy will otherwise run at a gradual pace.

A measured rate of interest-rate increases can be supportive for gold, which doesn’t offer a yield. Wall Street is pricing in an 83% chance of a rate increase in December, compared with a nearly 88% probability the day before, according to CME Group data.

Meanwhile, a popular dollar gauge, the ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY, +0.19% was trading flat at 93.029. Gold prices are on track to climb for four of the past five sessions, as the dollar has weakened 0.8% over the week. A softer buck can make commodities priced in the currency more appealing to buyers using weaker monetary units.

Elsewhere, silver for December delivery SIZ7, +0.30% added 12 cents, or 0.7%, to trade at $17.255 an ounce, and is on track to rise five of the past six sessions. The silver-focused ETF, the iShares Silver Trust SLV, -0.18% was little changed.

Mark O’Byrne, research director at GoldCore Ltd, said recent gains can also be attributed to expected seasonally stronger demand for gold by India heading into the Diwali holiday, or Deepavali, as well as geopolitical tensions tied to North Korea, the Middle East and U.S. President Donald Trump. Tensions between Iraq and Kurds in the region have escalated after a Kurdish independence referendum, while Trump’s belligerent rhetoric with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has had investors on edge.

“Against this global macro backdrop, I do think that we possible we will push $1,400 [an ounce], and then close above $1,300 by year-end,” he said.

Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/gold-rises-tries-to-regain-grip-on-1300-level-2017-10-12

Explor $EXS.ca Signs Memorandum of Understanding with First Nations

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:38 PM on Friday, September 29th, 2017

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  • Announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Matachewan First Nation of Matachewan, Ontario and the Mattagami First Nation of Gogama, Ontario
  • Regarding the Montrose Property
  • MOU will serve as a framework to govern the relationship between Explor and the First Nations in accordance with their intention of further building a relationship

ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC–(Sept. 29, 2017) – Explor Resources Inc. (“Explor” or the “Corporation”) (TSX VENTURE:EXS)(OTCQB:EXSFF)(FRANKFURT:E1H1)(BERLIN:E1H1) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Matachewan First Nation of Matachewan, Ontario and the Mattagami First Nation of Gogama, Ontario (the “First Nations”), with respect to the Montrose Property.

The MOU will serve as a framework to govern the relationship between Explor and the First Nations in accordance with their intention of further building a relationship characterized by cooperation and mutual respect, in connection with the development of the Montrose Property. This represents an important milestone in moving the project forward and we welcome our new partners.

The MOU sets out the areas in which Explor and the First Nations have agreed to work together notably on mutual key interests such as environmental protection, employment and business opportunities, education and training for the First Nations communities.

Chris Dupont, President and CEO of Explor Resources, stated that “Explor is committed to working in partnership with the First Nations in the development of the Montrose Property. Explor looks forward to building a strong relationship with the First Nations that will be beneficial to both parties.”

In order to instill a relationship with the First Nations, Explor will issue 500,000 common shares to both the Matachewan and the Mattagami First Nations. This issuance of equity enables the Matachewan and the Mattagami First Nations to become shareholders and participate in the success of Explor Resources as Explor moves the Montrose Project to the next phase in the development of the property. This issuance of shares is subject to the approval of the regulatory authorities.

The Montrose property consists of 20 mining claims (217 units) located in the Montrose and Midlothian Townships in the Timmins-Porcupine Mining Camp for a total of approximately 3,472 hectares.

The Montrose property is contiguous to the North and East of the former producing Stairs Mine property where widespread alteration, generally within sediments, occurs proximal to felsic volcanic contacts. Alteration consists of wide zones of carbonate/pyrite alteration +/- silification and can obtain widths up to 100-200 m with more intense internal zones of sericite alteration and green mica alteration within the broad carbonate alteration. Gold valeurs are found most commonly with quartz ankerite veins but can also occur in massive sulphide veins, chromic-pyrite veins and sericite alteration.

Explor Resources Inc. is a publicly listed company trading on the TSX Venture (EXS), on the OTCQB (EXSFF) and on the Frankfurt and Berlin Stock Exchanges (E1H1).

This Press Release was prepared by Explor. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the Policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) has reviewed or accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About Explor Resources Inc.

Explor Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based natural resources company with mineral holdings in Ontario, Québec, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Explor is currently focused on exploration in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. The belt is found in both provinces of Ontario and Québec with approximately 33% in Ontario and 67% in Québec. The Belt has produced in excess of 180,000,000 ounces of gold and 450,000,000 tonnes of cu-zn ore over the last 100 years. The Corporation was continued under the laws of Alberta in 1986 and has had its main office in Québec since 2006.

Explor Resources Flagship project is the Timmins Porcupine West (TPW) Project located in the Porcupine mining camp, in the Province of Ontario. Teck Resources Ltd. is currently conducting an exploration program as part of an earn-in on the TPW property. The TPW mineral resource (Press Release dated August 27, 2013) includes the following:

Open Pit Mineral Resources at a 0.30 g/t Au cut-off grade are as follows:

Indicated: 213,000 oz (4,283,000 tonnes at 1.55 g/t Au)
Inferred: 77,000 oz (1,140,000 tonnes at 2.09 g/t Au)

Underground Mineral Resources at a 1.70 g/t Au cut-off grade are as follows:

Indicated: 396,000 oz (4,420,000 tonnes at 2.79 g/t Au)
Inferred: 393,000 oz (5,185,000 tonnes at 2.36 g/t Au)

This document may contain forward-looking statements relating to Explor’s operations or to the environment in which it operates. Such statements are based on operations, estimates, forecasts and projections. They are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and may be beyond Explor’s control. A number of important factors could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements, including those set forth in other public filling. In addition, such statements relate to the date on which they are made. Consequently, undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements. Explor disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, save and except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

Explor Resources Inc.
Christian Dupont
President
819-797-6050
Tel: 888-997-4630 or 819-797-4630
Website: www.explorresources.com
Email: info@explorresources.com

Explor $EXS.ca Flagship Hosts NI 43-101 Resource – 609K Oz Indicated , 470K Oz Inferred $TECK.ca #Gold #Mining

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:52 PM on Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Why Explor Resources?

  • Flagship Property Offers The Following:
  • NI 43-101 Resource – 609,000 oz Indicated / 470,000 Inferred
  • Property Is 13 KM From Downtown Timmins

INTERVIEW: Explor $EXS.ca Confirms Shear Zone #5 on the East End; Discovers Mineralized Shear Zone #6 Timmins Porcupine West #Gold #Mining

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:20 AM on Monday, August 21st, 2017

Explor $EXS.ca Confirms Shear Zone #5 on the East End; Discovers Mineralized Shear Zone #6 Timmins Porcupine West #Gold #Mining

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:59 PM on Friday, August 18th, 2017

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  • Strike length of the gold mineralization greater than 2000 meters at depth
  • Program designed to test the continuity of the near surface gold mineralization as it relates to a potential open pit
  • As well to test the interpretation that Shear Zone #5 extends from the west deep high grade zone to the lower grade near surface gold bearing zone

ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC–(Aug. 18, 2017) – Explor Resources Inc. (“Explor” or the “Corporation”) (TSX VENTURE:EXS)(OTCQB:EXSFF)(FRANKFURT:E1H1)(BERLIN:E1H1) is pleased to announce the results of 8 drill holes being the next series of holes on the diamond drilling program. This program consisted of the extension of 5 previously drilled holes and the completion of 3 new Diamond Drill Holes. Holes #TPW-17-101EX, #TPW-17-102EX, #17-103EX, #TPW-17-104EX and #TPW-17-109 were extended to test the theory that Shear Zone #5 extended across the property. New Holes #TPW-17-124, #TPW-17-125 and #TPW-17-127 were drilled and are reported in this press release.

The attached DDH and Open Pit Plan view show the location of the three potential Open Pit areas that are located over an 1800 meter strike length and 250 meters of depth. The recently completed Diamond Drilling Program was concentrated in the eastern end in proximity to and in Area “B” in order to increase the near surface resource and connect the eastern portion of the potential open pit areas.

Chris Dupont, President and Chief Executive Officer of Explor Resources Inc. commented: “We continue to be extremely pleased and encouraged by these excellent drill results. The fact that Explor continued to intersect near surface gold mineralization in area “B” continue to confirm existence of a near surface open pit gold resource that extends over a strike length of 1800 meters.”

It is important to note that the strike length of the gold mineralization is greater than 2000 meters at depth. The continuity of mineralization continues to be confirmed, and the structure remains open on strike and at depth. Explor has intersected gold mineralization in 121 out of 126 holes drilled to date and 64 out of 65 wedges. The Diamond drill Program recently completed was designed to test the continuity of the near surface gold mineralization as it relates to a potential open pit and to test the interpretation that Shear Zone #5 extends from the west deep high grade zone to the lower grade near surface gold bearing zone.

A total of 3163.4 meters were drilled to expand and update the open pit potential of the TPW property of Explor Resources by intersecting North-east-South-west trending Shear Zone #5 that was originally discovered in Hole #TPW-13-101 completed in the 2013 drill program.

The drill program was successful in intersecting Shear Zone #5 in four (4) holes with 14 gold values as well as intersecting an additional 14 gold values from 3 holes drilled in previously untested areas of the mineralized strike length. The addition of 28 gold values ranging from 1.06 to 7.3 g/t Au over 1.5 meters within the proposed open pit area clearly shows the extent and potential of this zone.

In summary, holes #TPW-17-101EX, #TPW-17-102-EX, #TPW-17-103EX and #TPW-17-104EX intercepted Shear Zone #5 with 14 gold values ranging from 1.06 to 7.3 g/t gold over 1.5 meters. As well, new fill in holes #TPW-17-124, #TPW-17-125 and #TPW-17-127 in Area “B” intersected 14 gold values from 1.1 to 5.1 g/t Au over 1.5 meters, mostly from east-west trending Shear Zones #1 to #4.

More importantly, Holes TPW-17-101EX, TPW-17-102EX and TPW-17-104EX intercepted gold values from a previously undetected east-west trending shear which has now been interpreted as Shear Zone # 6.

The spring 2017 drill program to increase the potential of the proposed open pit on the TPW property of Explor Resources was successful as it:

  1. Confirmed our interpretation of the location of Shear Zone #5 and more importantly the diamond drilling. 
  2. Revealed a gold mineralized Shear Zone to the south of Shear Zone #5 that we now call Shear Zone # 6.

The results are as follows:

Hole # From To Interval Gold
(m) (m) (m) (ft) (g/tonne) (oz/ton)
Hole #101EX 501.0 502.5 1.50 4.92 7.370 0.261
601.5 606.0 4.50 14.76 1.143 0.041
Hole #102EX 470.0 471.0 1.00 3.28 1.451 0.051
514.4 516.0 1.50 4.92 1.510 0.054
537.0 541.5 4.50 14.76 1.873 0.066
555.0 556.5 1.50 4.92 4.830 0.171
Hole #103EX 553.0 556.5 4.50 14.76 1.875 0.066
559.5 561.0 1.50 4.92 2.500 0.089
Hole #104EX 568.5 570.0 1.50 4.92 1.820 0.065
595.5 597.0 1.50 4.92 2.060 0.073
Hole #109EX Nothing of significant value
Hole #124 97.5 99.0 1.50 4.92 4.940 0.175
154.5 156.0 1.50 4.92 1.294 0.046
220.5 222.0 1.50 4.92 1.096 0.039
406.5 408.0 1.50 4.92 2.670 0.095
436.5 438.0 1.50 4.92 5.040 0.179
459.9 460.9 1.50 4.92 3.260 0.116
Hole #125 383.5 384.5 1.00 3.28 5.110 0.181
409.5 411.0 1.50 4.92 1.300 0.046
Hole #127 199.5 201.0 1.50 4.92 2.060 0.073
205.5 210.0 4.50 14.76 2.393 0.085
217.0 218.0 1.50 4.92 1.076 0.030
231.0 232.5 1.50 4.92 1.200 0.035
241.5 244.5 3.00 9.84 1.885 0.067
246.0 247.5 1.50 4.92 1.100 0.039

Assays are conducted on NQ sized half core sections. The diamond drill core is logged and sampled following general industry practices whereby logged and sample marked core is sawn in half, with one-half bagged and tagged for shipment to the assay laboratory and the remaining half of the sawn core returned to the core box for storage and future reference. Blanks and assay standards are inserted at regular intervals in each sample batch. Assays are conducted using a standard fire assay technique on a 30 gram sample with a gravimetric finish by Laboratoire Expert Inc., of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. Routine duplicates are completed by Laboratoire Expert inc. and Pulps and rejects are returned and stored in secure containers. Intersections are reported using drilled widths unless specified otherwise, with assay values as simple averages of duplicates and gravimetric results.

The mineralization on the south limb strikes Northeast -Southwest and dips to the north at 70 to 80 degrees. The drilling confirms the association of gold mineralization with Quartz feldspar (QFP) and syenite porphyry, found on both the Lakeshore and West Timmins Properties currently owned by Tahoe. The larger zones of mineralization display a strong spatial relationship with proximity to syenite intrusive rocks and high Fe-tholeitic volcanic rocks. The 3D Geological Model may be viewed on our website: www.explorresources.com.

Explor is focused on developing a mineable resource based on the drill results that have been obtained to date. A NI 43-101 technical report has been completed by P & E Mining Consultants of Brampton, Ontario (Press Release dated August 27, 2013).

The results of Explor’s drilling have been incorporated into the Timmins Porcupine West Exploration Video which is available for viewing on the website. The Timmins Porcupine West Project has as a Target Model “The Hollinger-McIntyre-Coniaurum System.” To date, Explor’s drill program has confirmed the idealized Hollinger-McIntyre-Coniaurum (HMC) isometric model. The HMC system has produced a total of over 30 million oz of gold and is spatially associated with the Pearl Lake Porphyry.

The Timmins Porcupine West Gold Property consists of 185 unpatented mining units and 3 patented claims located in the Bristol and Ogden Townships in the Timmins-Porcupine Mining Camp for a total 3,200 hectares. The property is contiguous with Lakeshore Gold West Timmins Mine. Highway 101 bisects the property and provides access from the city of Timmins located 13 km to the east.

The property has been explored since 1927 by numerous ground geophysical surveys and diamond drilling of up to 111 holes. In 1984, Dome Exploration discovered and delineated a gold mineralized zone that was approximately 350 meters long and 45 meters wide and is open below 350 meters of vertical depth. The drill program on the Timmins Porcupine West Property is on- going.

Chris Dupont P.Eng is the qualified person responsible for the information contained in this release.

Explor Resources Inc. is a publicly listed company trading on the TSX Venture (EXS), on the OTCQB (EXSFF) and on the Frankfurt and Berlin Stock Exchanges (E1H1).

This press release was prepared by Explor Resources Inc. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange Inc nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the Policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) has reviewed or accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About Explor Resources Inc.

Explor Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based natural resources company with mineral holdings in Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Explor is currently focused on exploration in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. The belt is found in both provinces of Ontario and Quebec with approximately 33% in Ontario and 67% in Quebec. The Belt has produced in excess of 180,000,000 ounces of gold and 450,000,000 tonnes of cu-zn ore over the last 100 years. The Corporation was continued under the laws of Alberta in 1986 and has had its main office in Quebec since 2006.

Explor Resources Flagship project is the Timmins Porcupine West (TPW) Project located in the Porcupine mining camp, in the Province of Ontario. The TPW mineral resource (Press Release dated August 27, 2013) includes the following:

Open Pit Mineral Resources at a 0.30 g/t Au cut-off grade are as follows:
Indicated: 213,000 oz (4,283,000 tonnes at 1.55 g/t Au) 
Inferred: 77,000 oz (1,140,000 tonnes at 2.09 g/t Au)
Underground Mineral Resources at a 1.70 g/t Au cut-off grade are as follows:
Indicated: 396,000 oz (4,420,000 tonnes at 2.79 g/t Au)
Inferred: 393,000 oz (5,185,000 tonnes at 2.36 g/t Au)

This document may contain forward-looking statements relating to Explor’s operations or to the environment in which it operates. Such statements are based on operations, estimates, forecasts and projections. They are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and may be beyond Explor’s control. A number of important factors could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements, including those set forth in other public filling. In addition, such statements relate to the date on which they are made. Consequently, undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements. Explor disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, save and except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

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Explor Resources Inc.
Christian Dupont
President
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