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American Creek $AMK.ca reports on Treaty Creek Drilling up to 337.5m of 0.76 g/t #Gold, Including 124.5 m of 0.98 g/t Gold $SEA $SA $SKE.ca $TUD.ca $PVG

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:09 AM on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

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  • Intersected various mineralized zones
  • Most significant was 337.5m of continuous mineralization grading 0.76 g/t gold from 2 to 339.5m depth,
  • Including a higher grade intercept of 124.5m grading 0.98 g/t gold from 53.0 to 177.5m

January 23, 2018                                                                                                                    TSX-V: AMK

Cardston, AB – American Creek Resources Ltd (TSX-V: AMK) (the “Corporation”) is pleased to report on an additional three holes from JV partner Tudor Gold’s (“Tudor”) 2017 drill program on the Copper Belle zone at the Treaty Creek Project located in the Golden Triangle of northwestern British Columbia.

CB-17-27, a step-out hole drilled on the Copper Belle zone, intersected various mineralized zones where the most significant was 337.5m of continuous mineralization grading 0.76 g/t gold from 2 to 339.5m depth, including a higher grade intercept of 124.5m grading 0.98 g/t gold from 53.0 to 177.5mHole CB-17-27 was a 602m hole that was collared adjacent to the west side of the Treaty glacier where ice ablation (glacier melt-back) has exposed new opportunities for exploration access. Hole CB-17-27 is 81m southeast of CB-16-03 that graded 1.11 g/t Au for 58m from 88 to 146m; and 0.97 g/t Au for 122m from 304 to 426m. Hole CB-16-03 was drilled uphill at a higher elevation.  For locations of the other holes in this News Release please see the map.

Drill results for holes CB-17-27, CB-17-28 and CB-17-30 are summarized in the table below:

Walter Storm, President and CEO, 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’.”

Darren Blaney, President and CEO of American Creek stated: “At this very preliminary stage of exploration, we have already located significant zones of higher grade gold within the Copper Belle system. Including wide intersections of higher grade close to surface. Those higher grade sections add great promise as to the potential of the project going forward. Further, the MT Survey suggests that this deposit is open in all directions, including towards Seabridge’s Iron Cap discovery located several kilometers to the south.”

“Of major significance is the fact that both the Copper Belle and GR2 are situated on the northern side of the mountains and glacier…the same mountains and glacier that has forced Seabridge Gold to propose an expensive twin tunnel system in order to tunnel under the glacier to access their KSM project gold located to the south. Being advantageously located on the northern side, the Copper Belle and GR2 do not require tunnels for access and are in fact located closer to critical infrastructure…and with much improved logistics.”

The Copper Belle 2017 resource delineation drill program comprised 27 holes to depths below 700m (an estimated 13,722m) and step-outs of 50m where topography permitted.  Results from drill hole CB-17-29 at Copper Belle are still pending. Drill holes were targeted oblique to the northwesterly plunge of the main mineralized zone. A block of delineated mineralization will form the basis for a preliminary resource estimate. All drill holes were down hole surveyed at 25m stations using a Reflex Multi-shot device.

Tudor’s 2016 Magnetotelluric Geophysical Survey program (MT Survey) was effectively utilized as a guide for the drill program. The MT Survey suggests that the mineralization continues to the southwest, toward the Iron Cap deposit of Seabridge Gold Inc. The MT Survey also suggests that the mineralized zone continues in all directions. Tudor’s 2017 drill program was located five kilometers north of the Iron Cap deposit and Tudor intends to step out to the south in its 2018 program to see if it can determine a relationship between the two areas.

Drill location map:  http://orders.newsfilecorp.com/files/4494/32192_a1516623095073_39.jpg

The Qualified Person for the Treaty Creek results in this new release is James McCrea, P.Geo. for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101. He has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this news release.

Background on the Treaty Creek Project

The Treaty Creek Project is situated immediately north of Seabridge Gold’s KSM property and near Pretium’s Valley of the Kings Mine, both of which are located in BC’s Golden Triangle along the Sulphurets and Brucejack fault systems that continue northward into the Treaty Creek property.

Tudor conducted a major drill program (approximately 20,000 metres) on the Treaty Creek property this past summer. The objective of the drill program was to define a gold resource on the Copper Belle zone and to determine the future potential of the high grade gold/silver/zinc GR2 zone located in a separate area adjacent to the Copper Belle.

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 (fully carried until a production notice is given).

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

http://www.americancreek.com/images/pdf/Treaty_Creek_Joint_Venture_Project.pdf

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: info@americancreek.com. Information relating to the Corporation is available on its website at www.americancreek.com

Cautionary Statements regarding Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information. These statements relate to future events or future performance. The use of any of the words “could”, “intend”, “expect”, “believe”, “will”, “projected”, “estimated” and similar expressions and statements relating to matters that are not historical facts are intended to identify forward-looking information and are based on the Corporation’s current belief or assumptions as to the outcome and timing of such future events. Actual future results may differ materially. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and geological merits of the Treaty Creek Project and other future plans, objectives or expectations of the Corporation are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. 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. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Corporation’s expectations include actual exploration results, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, results of future resource estimates, future metal prices, availability of capital and financing on acceptable terms, general economic, market or business conditions, uninsured risks, regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of personnel, materials and equipment on a timely basis, accidents or equipment breakdowns, delays in receiving government approvals, unanticipated environmental impacts on operations and costs to remedy same, and other exploration or other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Corporation with securities regulators. Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause such actions, events or results to differ materially from those anticipated. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and accordingly readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

 

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

 

Canadian Arrow Mines Limited $CRO.ca Shareholders Approve Plan of Arrangement with Tartisan Resources Corp. $TTC.ca $LPK.ca $GOLD.ca $ORO.ca $LRA.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:25 PM on Friday, January 19th, 2018

  • Canadian Arrow Mines Limited Shareholders Approve Plan of Arrangement with Tartisan Resources Corp
  • Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Tartisan will issue to Canadian Arrow shareholders one common share of Tartisan for every 17.5 common shares of Canadian Arrow, resulting in the issuance of approximately 8,000,000 common shares of Tartisan

Toronto, Ontario – Tartisan Resources Corp. (CSE: TTC, FSE:8TA) – (“Tartisan”) announces that the shareholders of Canadian Arrow Mines Limited have voted in favour of a court-approved plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) in accordance with the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) with Tartisan Resources Corp. A definitive arrangement agreement (the “Agreement”) was announced on October 20, 2017 whereby Tartisan would acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Canadian Arrow upon receiving the requisite approval of not less than 66 2/3% of Canadian Arrow shareholders and 50% of Canadian Arrow disinterested shareholders.  Such approvals were obtained at the annual and special meeting of shareholders of Canadian Arrow (“Meeting”) on January 19, 2018.

Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Tartisan will issue to Canadian Arrow shareholders one common share of Tartisan for every 17.5 common shares of Canadian Arrow, resulting in the issuance of approximately 8,000,000 common shares of Tartisan. Additionally, Tartisan has set aside 4,500,000 common shares of Tartisan to settle Canadian Arrow debt pursuant to debt conversion agreements with various Canadian Arrow creditors. In addition, Canadian Arrow granted a 1% Net Smelter Return Royalty relating to its Kenbridge project as part of the debt settlement as it related to a previous loan.

Dean MacEachern, Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Arrow stated “the completion of this transaction will provide Canadian Arrow shareholders with liquidity, sustaining capital and an opportunity to participate in the potential upside of Tartisan. We look forward advancing the Kenbridge project as well as participating in other business developments as part of Tartisan.”

Completion of the Arrangement is subject to approval of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the “Court”).

Additionally, all other matters that were put before shareholders at the Meeting were approved.

Canadian Arrow’s application to the Court to obtain the final order approving the Arrangement is scheduled for January 25, 2018. Assuming Court approval is obtained and that the other conditions of the Arrangement are satisfied or waived, the Arrangement is expected to become effective on or about January 25, 2018, following which time the common shares of Canadian Arrow will be delisted from the TSX Venture Exchange.

Results of voting on resolutions presented to shareholders at the Meeting were as follows:

None of the securities to be issued pursuant to the Arrangement Agreement have been or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws, and any securities issued in the Arrangement are anticipated to be issued in reliance upon available exemptions from such registration requirements pursuant to Section 3(a)(10) of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable exemptions under state securities laws. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.

For more information on the matters voted on at the Meeting and for details of the Arrangement, please see Canadian Arrow’s management information circular dated December 15, 2017, which has been filed on Canadian Arrow’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About Tartisan Resources Corp.

Tartisan Resources Corp. is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company focused on project generation of precious and base metal properties. Tartisan owns a 100% stake in the Don Pancho Zinc-Lead-Silver Project just 9 km from Trevali’s Santander Mine and owns a 100% stake in the Ichuna Copper-Silver Project contiguous to Buenaventura’s San Gabriel Property. Tartisan Resources portfolio also includes an equity stake (6 million shares and 3 million warrants @ 40 cents) in Eloro Resources Ltd. (TSX.V:ELO). Tartisan Resources Corp. common shares are listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange and is a Member of the CSE Composite Index (CSE:TTC). There are currently 79,092,443 shares outstanding (93,045,827 fully diluted).

About Canadian Arrow Mines Limited

Canadian Arrow is an experienced exploration and mine operating team that is focussed on acquiring and developing economically viable nickel sulphide deposits near existing infrastructure. Canadian Arrow operates in north-western Ontario, near the towns of Kenora and Dryden. The company’s main asset is the Kenbridge Nickel Project, a nickel-copper sulphide deposit containing over 98 million lbs of nickel in Measured & Indicated Resources.  The deposit is equipped with a 620m shaft and has never been mined.

For further information, please contact Mr. Dean MacEachern, CEO and a Director of the company, at Mr. Dean MacEachern, CEO at (705) 673-8259 (dean@canadianarrowmines.com  ). Additional information about Canadian Arrow can be found at the company’s website at www.canadianarrowmines.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Forward Looking Information

Certain information contained in this news release constitutes forward looking information. All information other than information of historical fact is forward looking information. The use of any of the words “intend”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “continue”, “estimate”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “should”, “would”, “believe”, “predict” and “potential” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward looking information. This information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward looking information. No assurance can be given that this information will prove to be correct and such forward looking information included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon.

 

The forward looking information provided in this news release is based upon a number of material factors and assumptions including, without limitation: (a) that the Arrangement will be completed in the timelines and on the terms currently anticipated; (b) that all necessary CSE, TSXV, court and regulatory approvals will be obtained on the timelines and in the manner currently anticipated; (c) that all necessary Shareholder approvals will be obtained; and (d) general assumptions respecting the business and operations of both Canadian Arrow and Tartisan, including that each business will continue to operate in a manner consistent with past practice and pursuant to certain industry and market conditions.

 

Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of risks, uncertainties and assumptions are not exhaustive.

 

The forward looking information included in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement and is made as of the date of this news release. Neither Canadian Arrow nor Tartisan undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking information except as required by applicable securities laws.

 

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

To view this press release as a PDF file, click onto the following link:
public://news_release_pdf/Tartisan01192018.pdf

Source: Tartisan Resources Corp. (CSE:TTC)

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REPORT: New Age Metals Inc. $NAM.ca $PAWEF – Updating Resource Estimate at Canada’s Largest Undeveloped #PGM Deposit #Platinum #Palladium $WG.ca $XTM.ca $WM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:12 AM on Friday, January 19th, 2018

(TSXV: NAM / OTCQB: PAWEF / FSE: P7J)

  • River Valley Project is Canada’s largest primary undeveloped PGM deposit with Measured + Indicated resources of 91 million tonnes @ 0.58 g/t Palladium, 0.22 g/t Platinum, 0.04 g/t Gold, with a total metal grade of 1.28 g/t at a cut-off grade of 0.8 g/t PdEq for 2,463,000 ounces PGM plus Gold.
  • Equates to 3,942,910 PdEq ounces.
  • Northern portion of the project (Dana North), not including the new high-grade Pine Zone, there is 24 million tonnes @ 1.58 PdEq.
  • River Valley PGM-Copper-Nickel Sulphide mineralized zones remains open to expansion
  • The company has recently completed a drill program on the Pine and T3 Zone

 

Click image below to read entire report.

 

Monarques Gold $MQR.ca Produces 5,444 Ounces of #Gold and Generates $10.3 Million in Revenue in Q2 2018 $MUX.ca $SII.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:30 AM on Thursday, January 18th, 2018

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  • Ounces produced at Beaufor up 62% from the prior quarter
  • Monarques produced 5,444 ounces of gold in Q2 2018, a 62% increase over the 3,380 ounces produced in the prior quarter by the previous owner, and a 16% increase over the quarterly average of 4,715 ounces produced during the prior nine-month period.
  • The Corporation recorded revenue of $10.3 million in the second quarter based on an average gold price of $1,612 per ounce (US $1,268) and 5,444 ounces sold combined with toll milling activities.

MONTREAL, Jan. 18, 2018 – MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION (“Monarques” or the “Corporation”) (TSX.V:MQR) (OTCMKTS:MRQRF) (FRANKFURT:MR7) is pleased to report its production results and highlights for the second quarter ended December 31, 2017 (“Q2 2018”). All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Q2 2018 Production Highlights

  • Monarques produced 5,444 ounces of gold in Q2 2018, a 62% increase over the 3,380 ounces produced in the prior quarter by the previous owner, and a 16% increase over the quarterly average of 4,715 ounces produced during the prior nine-month period.
  • The Corporation recorded revenue of $10.3 million in the second quarter based on an average gold price of $1,612 per ounce (US $1,268) and 5,444 ounces sold combined with toll milling activities.
  • The Corporation reported strong results from its drilling program at the Beaufor mine, including 61.48 g/t Au over 3.9 metres (see press release dated January 11, 2018), which confirms the strong exploration potential in the area east of Zone Q.

“We exceeded our target for the quarter by producing more gold than anticipated,” said Jean-Marc Lacoste, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monarques. “Our toll milling activities were also strong. With the addition of Eldorado Gold (TSX:ELD; NYSE:EGO) and Nottaway Resources, the Camflo mill operated at 72% capacity during the last quarter, and based on the contracts signed for 2018 with Nottaway and Wallbridge Mining, among others, we expect to continue to increase mill productivity in the next quarter.  On the exploration side, our recent drilling program at Beaufor was a success, and we plan to continue drilling to increase the mine’s gold resource.”


 

Q2 2018 Corporate Highlights

  • On October 2, 2017, Monarques completed the acquisition of Richmont Mines’ Quebec assets, combined with a $6.5 million financing and a US $4.0 million credit facility (see press release).
  • On October 26, 2017, Monarques announced the results of an updated NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate on its wholly-owned Wasamac gold project, which established a Measured and Indicated resource of 2,587,900 ounces and an Inferred resource of 293,900 ounces of gold (see press release).
  • On December 14, 2017, Monarques reported strong results from its drilling program at the Croinor Gold deposit, including 7.84 g/t Au over 9.0 metres (29.5 feet) (see press release). These new results are additional evidence that the geological model provides predictability and that the Croinor Gold deposit remains open along strike and at depth.
  • On December 21, 2017, Monarques announced the acquisition of the McKenzie Break and Swanson gold properties from Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM; TSX:AEM) (see press release). This transaction allowed the Corporation to consolidate its land position in the Abitibi region by adding two high-quality gold projects to its portfolio, which, along with Wasamac and Croinor Gold, brings the total of Monarques’ advanced projects to four.
  • With the closing of the recent flow-through financings and the exercise of stock options and warrants in the month of December, the Corporation had over $17 million in cash as of December 31, 2017.

Next Steps

  • Monarques’ goal for the coming quarters is to increase the throughput of the Camflo mill with ore from the Beaufor mine and toll milling activities while reducing its production costs. The priorities at the Beaufor mine are to steadily improve productivity and increase grade through more selective mining.
  • The Corporation will also assess the possibility of restarting the Beacon mill in the second half of the year, as it foresees increased demand for toll milling services.
  • Finally, Monarques will continue exploring the Beaufor and Croinor Gold properties and will initiate new programs and/or technical studies to advance the Wasamac, McKenzie Break and Swanson gold projects.

“2018 will be another milestone year for Monarques, as we will pursue our growth strategy with the goals of improving our financial performance, increasing our gold resources and continuously enhancing the value of Monarques for our shareholders,” concluded M. Lacoste.

The technical and scientific content of this press release has been reviewed and approved by Marc-André Lavergne, Eng., the Corporation’s qualified person under National Instrument 43‑101.

ABOUT MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION

Monarques Gold Corp (TSX.V:MQR) is an emerging gold producer focused on pursuing growth through its large portfolio of high-quality projects in the Abitibi mining camp in Quebec, Canada. The Corporation currently owns close to 300 km² of gold properties (see map), including the Beaufor Mine, the Croinor Gold (see video), Wasamac, McKenzie Break and Swanson advanced projects, and the Camflo and Beacon mills, as well as six promising exploration projects. It also offers custom milling services out of its 1,600 tonne-per-day Camflo mill. Monarques enjoys a strong financial position and has more than 150 skilled employees who oversee its operating, development and exploration activities.

Forward-Looking Statements

The forward-looking statements in this press release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Monarques’ actual results, performance and achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied therein. Neither 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 press release.

Namaste $N.ca Announces 5% Equity Purchase LOI with Cannbit Ltd. $AERO $CBDS $CGRW $APH.ca $GBLX

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:09 AM on Thursday, January 18th, 2018

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  • Company has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Israeli medical cannabis producer, Cannbit Ltd
  • Namaste would acquire an equity position of 5% in Cannbit through an investment to be made in a proportion to be determined and agreed by both parties

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 18, 2018 – Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company”) (CSE:N), (FRANKFURT:M5BQ), (OTCMKTS:NXTTF) is pleased to announce that the Company has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with Israeli medical cannabis producer, Cannbit Ltd (“Cannbit)” whereby the companies propose to enter into a share purchase agreement and/or a subscription agreement (the “Agreement”) whereby Namaste would acquire an equity position of 5% in Cannbit through an investment to be made in a proportion to be determined and agreed by both parties. Cannbit will also offer Namaste a first right of refusal to purchase an additional 5% equity in shares at the same valuation.

Further to the Company’s September 15th, 2017 announcement of signing a Wholesale Supply Agreement (“Supply Agreement”) with Cannbit, Namaste intends to purchase high-quality medical grade cannabis from Cannbit through the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Cannmart Inc. (“Cannmart”). The Company is pleased to have the opportunity to participate in an equity position with Cannbit and in developing a long-term relationship that will be mutually beneficial to both parties. Cannmart is a late stage applicant for an Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”) medical cannabis “sale-only” license. Through Cannmart, Namaste plans to offer the largest variety of medical cannabis products to its patients through the sourcing of both domestic and internationally imported products. Namaste hopes to leverage its vast expertise with e-commerce, conversion rate optimization and enterprise technology to create Canada’s leading online marketplace for medical cannabis.

Terms of the LOI:

  • Namaste will make an investment in Cannbit in exchange for 5% equity, whereby the amount will be determined by a valuation agreed to by both parties.
  • Namaste will have a first right of refusal to purchase an additional 5% equity position in Cannbit, at the same valuation as originally agreed upon, for a period of one year from the date of execution of the proposed agreement.
  • Closing of the proposed agreement will be contingent upon negotiating and execution of definitive documentation and approval of the terms of the agreement by each party’s respective board of directors and shareholders, if applicable, and by the Canadian Securities Exchange, if applicable.

Namaste’s strategic investment in Cannbit, as well as other domestic and international licensed producers of medical cannabis, will bring value to the company in securing strong partnerships with leading cannabis cultivators to ensure ample supply of the largest variety of high-quality medical cannabis in the Canadian market. Namaste plans to seek additional opportunities by implementing Cannmart’s business model in other regions where the Company maintains significant market share.

Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste comments: “We’re very much looking forward to working with Cannbit and their team to import exceptionally high-quality medical cannabis into the Canadian market. Namaste expects to see strong value in this investment, as well as through the supply arrangement with Cannbit. We will continue to seek relationships with leading cultivators domestically and abroad. We are highly focused on creating a superior user experience and better availability of products for our patients, and believe this transaction will help us achieve that goal. Thank you to Cannbit’s management team for working hard to secure this LOI and Supply Agreement. We look forward to many years of business together and are excited at the opportunity to give Canadians access to the Israeli cannabis market.”

Yaron Razon, President and CEO of Cannbit Comments “We are very excited to have this partnership and strategic cooperation with Namaste. We believe Namaste is well-positioned with an impressive global marketing and distribution platform and led by a brilliant management team. Together with Namaste, Cannbit will reach many patients across the world with premium medical grade cannabis to help treat their health conditions. We anticipate exploring new opportunities with Namaste and are looking forward to working together soon.”

About Cannbit Ltd.

Cannbit is focused on growing high-quality medical-grade cannabis with advanced technology and agriculture platform while utilizing the best human resources to produce the highest level of quality available that will effectively treat a wide range of illnesses. The Israeli government is expected to approve the export of medical cannabis and Cannbit intends to become Israel’s leading exporter for medical cannabis to legal jurisdictions around the globe. Cannbit’s facility is 4,000 square meters with an additional 10,000 square meters available for expansion and is located in Neot Hakikar, an area well known in the Israeli agricultural community with clear advantages in the cold seasons. Our cultivation is carried out in a sophisticated greenhouse that provides ideal conditions for a variety of cannabis strains. Cannbit’s management is comprised of a group of industry professionals in relevant disciplines.

About Namaste Technologies Inc.

Namaste is the largest online retailer for medical cannabis delivery systems globally. Namaste distributes vaporizers and smoking accessories through e-commerce sites in 26 countries and with 5 distribution hubs located around the world. Namaste has majority market share in Europe and Australia, with operations in the UK, Canada and Germany and has opened new supply channels into emerging markets including Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Namaste, through its acquisition of Cannmart Inc., a Canadian based late-stage applicant for a medical cannabis distribution license (under the ACMPR Program) is pursuing a new revenue vertical in online retail of medical cannabis in the Canadian market. Namaste intends to leverage its existing database of Canadian medical cannabis consumers, along with its expertise in e-commerce to create an online marketplace for medical cannabis patients, offering a larger variety of product and a better user experience.

Forward Looking Information
This press release contains forward-looking information based on current expectations. These statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those implied by such statements. Although such statements are based on management’s reasonable assumptions. The Company assumes no responsibility to update or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances unless required by law.

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 can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks including various risk factors discussed in the Company’s disclosure documents which can be found under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com.

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The CSE has neither reviewed nor approved the contents of this press release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

“Sean Dollinger”
Chief Executive Officer
Direct: +1 (786) 389 9771
Email: info@namastetechnologies.com

Further information on Namaste and its products can be accessed through the links below:

www.namastetechnologies.com
www.namastevaporizers.co.uk
www.everyonedoesit.co.uk
www.australianvaporizers.com.au

INTERVIEW: HPQ Silicon Resources $HPQ.ca Discusses Significant Gen 2 PURVAP Milestones / Achieving Significantly Higher Production Yield $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $NEP $PYR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:59 PM on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

American Creek $AMK.ca Reports on Treaty Creek Drilling up to 149.1m of 1.78 g/t Gold, Including 59.2m of 2.84 g/t #Gold $SEA $SA $SKE.ca $TUD.ca $PVG

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:47 AM on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

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  • Hole CB-17-26, returned 149.1m grading 1.78 g/t gold (from 97.8 to 246.9m),
  • including a 59.2m interval of 2.84 g/t gold (from 97.8 to 157m depth)

American Creek Resources Ltd (TSX-V: AMK) (the “Corporation”) is pleased to report on an additional 17 holes from JV partner Tudor Gold’s (“Tudor”) 2017 drill program on the Copper Belle zone at the Treaty Creek Project located in the Golden Triangle of northwestern British Columbia.

The summary of results provided in the table below, include the most promising gold intersections reported to date. Hole CB-17-26, returned 149.1m grading 1.78 g/t gold (from 97.8 to 246.9m), including a 59.2m interval of 2.84 g/t gold (from 97.8 to 157m depth). So far, 15 of the 16 holes drilled in the Copper Belle zone contain prominent mineralization, which continues to expand the size of this potential deposit and increases the area of the resource estimate for this zone.

Walter Storm, President and CEO of Tudor Gold, stated: The outstanding interval of gold mineralization in Hole CB-17-26–149m of 1.78 g/t gold–contains the highest average gold grade yet recorded for porphyry style mineralization on the Treaty Creek property. It also ranks among the top tier, in terms of gold grades, of the hundreds of holes drilled during the past fifteen years into multiple porphyry targets on the adjoining KSM and Brucejack-Snowfield properties of Seabridge Gold and Pretium Resources, part of the same, large hydrothermal “Sulphurets” system. The fact that we have achieved these kinds of grades in only our second year after acquiring Treaty Creek speaks both to the potential of the property and also the expertise of our geological staff. This hole will serve to further guide our exploration at Copper Belle in 2018, as well as the more than 3km of ground yet to be explored between the Copper Belle and the Iron Cap Zone of Seabridge Gold to the south, an area defined by extensive magnetotelluric anomalies.”

Darren Blaney, President and CEO of American Creek stated: “Hole CB-17-26 is a game changer for the Treaty Creek Project. At this very preliminary stage of exploration, we have already located a significant zone of higher grade gold within the Copper Belle system. Further, the MT Survey suggests that this deposit is open in all directions, including towards Seabridge’s Iron Cap discovery located several kilometers to the south. What a terrific foundation for the upcoming 2018 drill program to expand upon.”

The Copper Belle 2017 resource delineation drill program comprised 27 holes to depths below 700m (an estimated 13,722m) and step-outs of 50m where topography permitted. Results from additional drill holes of the 2017 drill program at Copper Belle are still pending. Drill holes were targeted oblique to the northwesterly plunge of the main mineralized zone. A block of delineated mineralization will form the basis for a preliminary resource estimate. All drill holes were down hole surveyed at 25m stations using a Reflex Multi-shot device.

Tudor’s 2016 Magnetotelluric Geophysical Survey program (MT Survey) was effectively utilized as a guide for the drill program. The MT Survey suggests that the mineralization continues to the southwest, toward the Iron Cap deposit of Seabridge Gold Inc. The MT Survey also suggests that the mineralized zone continues in all directions. Tudor’s 2017 drill program was located five kilometers north of the Iron Cap deposit and the Company intends to step out to the south in its 2018 program to see if it can determine a relationship between the two areas.

A drill map of the Copper Belle can be found here: https://orders.newsfilecorp.com/files/4494/32005_tudor1enhanced.jpg

The Qualified Person for the Treaty Creek results in this new release is James McCrea, P.Geo. for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101. He has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this news release.

Background on the Treaty Creek Project

The Treaty Creek Project is situated immediately north of Seabridge Gold’s KSM property and near Pretium’s Valley of the Kings Mine, both of which are located in BC’s Golden Triangle along the Sulphurets and Brucejack fault systems that continue northward into the Treaty Creek property.

Tudor conducted a major drill program (approximately 20,000 metres) on the Treaty Creek property this past summer. The objective of the drill program was to define a gold resource on the Copper Belle zone and to determine the future potential of the high grade gold/silver/zinc GR2 zone located in a separate area adjacent to the Copper Belle.

Seabridge Gold’s proposed development plan for their KSM Project includes an access tunnel system through the Treaty Creek property as a key component. The Copper Belle and GR2 deposits located on the Treaty Creek property are both situated in the area in which Seabridge is proposing to construct tunnels connecting their KSM gold deposits with critical infrastructure such as the mill and tailings facilities.

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:

http://www.americancreek.com/images/pdf/Treaty_Creek_Joint_Venture_Project.pdf

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: info@americancreek.com. Information relating to the Corporation is available on its website at www.americancreek.com

Cautionary Statements regarding Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information. These statements relate to future events or future performance. The use of any of the words “could”, “intend”, “expect”, “believe”, “will”, “projected”, “estimated” and similar expressions and statements relating to matters that are not historical facts are intended to identify forward-looking information and are based on the Corporation’s current belief or assumptions as to the outcome and timing of such future events. Actual future results may differ materially. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and geological merits of the Treaty Creek Project and other future plans, objectives or expectations of the Corporation are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. 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. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Corporation’s expectations include actual exploration results, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, results of future resource estimates, future metal prices, availability of capital and financing on acceptable terms, general economic, market or business conditions, uninsured risks, regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of personnel, materials and equipment on a timely basis, accidents or equipment breakdowns, delays in receiving government approvals, unanticipated environmental impacts on operations and costs to remedy same, and other exploration or other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Corporation with securities regulators. Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause such actions, events or results to differ materially from those anticipated. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and accordingly readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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

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American Creek Resources Ltd
Kelvin Burton, 403-752-4040
info@americancreek.com
www.americancreek.com

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Submits Gen 2 PUREVAP™ Progress Report to HPQ Silicon Resources $HPQ.ca Inc.; Confirms Higher Yield and Rate

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:44 AM on Monday, January 15th, 2018

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  • Gen 2 PUREVAP can operate semi-continuously as designed and under vacuum
  • Gen 2 PUREVAP provides a higher production yield and rate
  • 5.7 times more yield and 23 times more product

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V:PYR) (OTCQB:PYRNF), a high-tech company (the “Company” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, is pleased to announce today that it has submitted to its client, HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (“HPQ”), a report entitled “Project Progress on GEN 2 PUREVAP”.

This report gives a summary of the first five (5) tests on the Gen 2 PUREVAP tests.  The main results of these initial tests are:

  • The Gen 2 PUREVAP can operate semi-continuously as designed and under vacuum. To our knowledge, this is the first time that this has ever been achieved.
  • The Gen 2 PUREVAP provides a higher production yield and rate (5.7 times more yield and 23 times more product).
  • The heat efficiency of the GEN2 is much better than GEN1. GEN2 achieves higher temperatures (i.e. more heat goes towards the process rather than being lost to various system components) and which allows for higher rate silicon production reactions and higher product purity.

“These initial Gen 2 results confirm the hypothesis we formulated when we initially designed this new reactor for higher yield and better performance.  The results also provide confirmation of our design parameters for the upcoming pilot phase of the project,” said Pierre Carabin, CTO of PyroGenesis.  “The next step will be to continue increasing the amount of material produced with the goal of being able to extract liquid metal directly from the reactor in operation.”

PyroGenesis has been engaged by HPQ to demonstrate, on a laboratory scale, that the PUREVAP™ process can produce high purity silicon metal from quartz in a one step process. Pursuant to a Can$8.3 MM contract signed with HPQ in August 2016, PyroGenesis is designing, fabricating, assembling, commissioning and testing a PUREVAP™ pilot system to produce silicon metal directly from quartz. The aim of the Gen 2 PUREVAP™ metallurgical testing program is to confirm previous findings, and to allow for downstream product testing as final steps are being put in place to assemble the Pilot Plant.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes. PyroGenesis provides technical and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, additive manufacturing (3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Its core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and technical services to the global marketplace. Its operations are ISO 9001:2008 certified, and have been ISO certified since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol:PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace (Ticker Symbol:PYRNF). For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com

 

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

For further information: Rodayna Kafal, VP, Investor Relations and Communications, Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: ir@pyrogenesis.com or rkafal@pyrogenesis.com

HPQ Silicon Resources $HPQ.ca Progress Report Confirms That GEN 2 PUREVAP™ Can Successfully Operate Under Vacuum In Semi-Continuous Feed Mode $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $NEP

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:48 AM on Monday, January 15th, 2018

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  • Submitted a first progress report on results from the Gen 2 PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction Reactor test work
  • Gen 2 PUREVAP™ reactor is operating as designed, and yielding results that are in line with expectations
  • Extremely promising for the PUREVAP™ ongoing development as process improvements and design modifications continue to be implemented

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Jan. 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 a first progress report on results from the Gen 2 PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction Reactor (“QRR”) test work. The Gen 2 PUREVAP™ reactor is operating as designed, and yielding results that are in line with expectations. This is extremely promising for the PUREVAP™ ongoing development as process improvements and design modifications continue to be implemented.

GEN 2 PUREVAP(TM) in operation: Inside view of Reactor (Top)

 

GEN 2 PUREVAP(TM) in operation: Inside view of the Reactor, (Top-hole opened)

 

GEN 2 PUREVAP(TM) in operation: Isolated Si Chunk size comparison of samples produced by Gen 1 (Left) and Gen 2 (right)

GEN 2 RESULTS START DEMONSTRATING COMMERCIAL SCALABILITY OF PUREVAP™ QRR

Key milestones to date:

  • Gen 2 PUREVAP™ has operated in semi-continuous feed mode under vacuum, over ever increasing time intervals;
  • Gen 2 PUREVAP™ completed 4 operating feed cycles, over 10-12 hours of operation;
  • Gen 2 PUREVAP™ can reach and, more importantly, maintain, the temperature ranges required for optimum operational parameters;
  • Gen 2 PUREVAP™ is achieving significantly higher production yield 5.7 times more (+469%) and production rate 23 times more (+2,259 %) compared to peak Gen 1 PUREVAP™ performance under similar testing conditions.

Very promising output results have also been attained:

  • The largest individual sample of Si produced to date with the Gen 2 PUREVAP™ is 8.5 grams; 8 times more massive than the maximum produced with Gen 1 PUREVAP™;
  • The total mass of Si produced during one Gen 2 PUREVAP™ test is 11.5 times greater than the average of the top 20 GEN 1 PUREVAP™ tests.

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated, “Our methodical approach is producing exciting results as we successfully transition from a static lab scale under vacuum to a semi-continuous operating mode under vacuum, with enormous improvements in production. The market so far has not yet comprehended the scope of what has been accomplished, in the lab, and in our breakthrough agreement with Apollon Solar announced in December. Our objective in 2018 is to continue to build on our technical successes and commence the Pilot Plant phase with our ‘Solar Silicon Team’ of PyroGenesis and Apollon Solar, and to build market awareness. The addition of Apollon Solar to our technical team will allow further refinements to the silicon purification and testing of the numerous process improvements now planned for the Pilot Plant. We have started de-risking our project and our ongoing tests are providing valuable information as we continue to implement the adjustments needed to produce the Solar Grade Silicon Metal that will allow the manufacturing of multi and monocrystalline solar cells for high performance photovoltaic conversion.”

“We are pleased to join HPQ in announcing this significant milestone with respect to the scaling up of the PUREVAP™ process,” said P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. “PyroGenesis has a track record of successfully taking new concepts from lab to commercialization. This is clearly demonstrated by our PAWDS waste destruction technology, which has been adopted by the US Navy, and more recently our proprietary Drosrite system, which has become a commercial phenomenon in its own right. We believe that simultaneously converting Quartz into High Purity Silicon Metal using a plasma arc within a vacuum furnace in a semi-continuous feeding mode is the beginning of another such success.”

KEY MILESTONES MOVING FORWARD

Milestones of the GEN 2 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 low grade feedstock;
  • Increasing production yield of Gen 2 PUREVAP™ over multiple test cycles from high grade feedstock;
  • Testing the Purity of the Si produced and implement additional methods to increase the final purity of the Si produced;
  • Testing electrical parameters of the High Purity Si;
  • Provide data to demonstrate the economics of PUREVAP™ QRR;
  • Adapt the methods and processes developed in GEN 2 PUREVAP™ 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.

This Press Release Is Available On The Company’s CEO Verified Discussion Forum, A Moderated Social Media Platform That Enables Civilized Discussion and Q&A Between Management and Shareholders. La version française du communiqué de presse est disponible sur http://www.hpqsilicon.com.

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.

Disclaimers:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s on-going filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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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Shares outstanding: 191,979,173

 

Contact Information

 

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
www.HPQSilicon.com

 

ThreeD Capital’s $IDK.ca Artificial Intelligence Investment, #Goldspot Discoveries, Completes $1.3 Million Financing With A Prolific Mining Financier and Hochschild Mining $PNP.ca $ZC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:20 AM on Thursday, January 11th, 2018

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  • Goldspot recently completed a $1.3 million equity financing from a prolific mining financier, as well as Hochschild Mining plc
  • Hochschild is a leading British-based silver and gold mining company operating in North, Central and South America
  • Hochschild produced 17.3 million ounces of silver and 246 thousand ounces of gold
  • Revenues in 2016 were US$688 million
  • Trades on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of US$1.7 billion

TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2018 — ThreeD Capital Inc. (the “Company”) (CSE:IDK), a Canadian-based venture capital firm focused on investments in promising, early stage companies and ICOs with disruptive capabilities, is pleased to announce the following news from Goldspot Discoveries Inc. (“Goldspot”), a developer of Artificial Intelligence capable of significantly improving mineral exploration targeting.  ThreeD owns approximately 18% of Goldspot’s common shares.

FINANCING FROM A PROLIFIC MINING FINANCIER AND HOCHSCHILD MINING

Goldspot recently completed a $1.3 million equity financing from a prolific mining financier, as well as Hochschild Mining plc (“Hochschild”).  Hochschild is a leading British-based silver and gold mining company operating in North, Central and South America. In 2016, Hochschild produced 17.3 million ounces of silver and 246 thousand ounces of gold. Hochschild revenues in 2016 were US$688 million and currently trades on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of US$1.7 billion.

“We are pleased that such key influencers in the mining sector have such confidence in our vision. More importantly, it is testament to the merits of our technology that one of our first clients has a vested interest in our success,” states Denis Laviolette, CEO and President of Goldspot Discoveries. “We believe that big data and machine learning are poised to disrupt the entire mining sector. Our innovation is reinvigorating an archaic sector, reducing significant risk, while giving our stakeholders the most torque for their buck.”

RAMON BARUA AND SHELDON INWENTASH ADDED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Along with the completion of this financing, Goldspot announced the appointment of Ramón Barúa and Sheldon Inwentash to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Barúa is currently the CFO of Hochschild Mining plc, a leading underground precious metals producer focusing on high grade silver and gold deposits, with over 50 years’ operating experience in the Americas. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Barúa served as CEO of Fosfatos del Pacifico, a mining project in northern Peru owned by Cementos Pacasmayo, an associate company of the Hochschild Group. During 2008, Mr. Barúa was the General Manager for Hochschild Mining’s Mexican operations, having previously worked as Deputy CEO and CFO of Cementos Pacasmayo. Prior to joining Hochschild, Mr. Barúa was a Vice President of Debt Capital Markets with Deutsche Bank in New York for four years and a sales analyst with Banco Santander in Peru.

Mr. Inwentash has more than 30 years of investing experience and success, financing hundreds of private and public start-up companies. The Financial Post called him a “A World Leader in financing junior resource firms”. Through two decades leading Pinetree Capital, Mr. Inwentash created significant shareholder value through early investments and subsequent exits in companies such as Queenston Mining (acquired by Osisko Mining Corp. for $550-million), Aurelian Resources (acquired by Kinross for $1.2-billion) and Gold Eagle Mines (acquired by Goldcorp for $1.5-billion), with the firm’s market capitalization exceeding $1 Billion at its peak.

Mr. Inwentash stated, “I want to congratulate Denis and the Goldspot team for achieving yet another important milestone.  Attaining this level of acceptance with two significant influencers in global mining provides third party validation of their Artificial Intelligence capabilities.  I believe this new and disruptive area of Artificial Intelligence will revolutionize the approach toward mineral discovery forever.”

About Goldspot Discoveries Inc.

Goldspot Discoveries is a technology/investment company that has developed a machine-learning algorithm capable of significantly improving mineral exploration targeting on both a regional and local scale. The Goldspot Algorithm is proven to mitigate investment risk and increase the efficiency and success rate of exploration in data-rich environments.  The company plans to lever this technology to create a new and exciting investment opportunity for the market, and to give its stakeholders the greatest upside in the mining sector while reducing the risk.

Goldspot Discoveries is aiming to completely change the investment decision model by using the Goldspot Algorithm to stake acreage, acquire projects and royalties, and invest in public vehicles to ultimately create a portfolio of assets with the greatest reward to risk ratio. Already, the company has staked highly prospective targets in the Abitibi region and is currently working with companies to delineate further targets in Ontario, West Africa, Nevada, Arizona, and South America.

About ThreeD Capital Inc.

ThreeD is a publicly-traded Canadian-based venture capital firm focused on opportunistic investments in companies in the Junior Resources, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain sectors.  ThreeD seeks to invest in early stage, promising companies and ICOs where it may be the lead investor and can additionally provide investees with advisory services, mentoring and access to the Company’s ecosystem.

For further information: Gerry Feldman, CPA, CA Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary feldman@threedcap.com
telephone: 416 606 7655