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THE NEW TIMMINS GOLD BOOM? $EXS.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:18 PM on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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  • GOLDCORP IS SPENDING BILLIONS
  • NEW MILL AT 50,000 TONNES PER DAY IN AS LITTLE AS 2-3 YEARS
  • SOURCES REPORT GOLDCORP QUIETLY ACQUIRING CLAIMS IN THE REGION

Restaurants are busy, with lineups out the door.  Hotels are fully booked, and rental properties are scarce. We would expect that in New York City or Hong Kong, but this is Timmins,a small city 435 miles north of Toronto, with an official population of 41,788.WHY is this small mining town buzzing with activity? Are these tourists? Scanning the restaurant patrons and hotel guests, I’m not seeing travel brochures, binoculars, or fishing rods.

After reading the latest couple of postings on Agoracom’s  Explor Resources Discussion Forum, I was intrigued by some of the commentary offered by one of our regular contributors. Apparently, the influx of new faces is coming from a growing number of engineering firms & contractors, that are flooding into Timmins in response to the proposed construction of a huge, new mill by Goldcorp. That has incredible potential ramifications for junior resource companies in the area, most notably, in our opinion, for Explor Resources, (EXS-TSX.V; EXSFF-OTCQB; E1H1-FRFT/BE), one of our featured Junior Gold & Base Metals exploration companies.

GOLDCORP IS SPENDING BILLIONS

Sources tell us that Goldcorp has spent over $50 Million to date on a study to expand their existing Dome Open Pit and build a 50,000 tonne per day Gold mill. I’m also hearing they intend to spend some $2Billion to develop and produce their Gold assets in Timmins. That’s huge news.However, never willing to buy into thegrand,& often exaggerated stories from miners and drillers, we decided to do our own research and found significant corroborating evidence backing up the rumours.

Specifically, Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines Mine Manager, Marc Lauzier, made the following statement in December, 2016, in an article that exposed the possible re-opening of the Dome Open Pit mine in Timmins Porcupine:

What weve basically done is stitched together all the (geologic) models from the underground and the surface and re-ran a new pit shell.  What that determined, when we ran a new pit shell, was that we had the potential for a deeper open pit (Gold mine) than the initial open pit that was there.

NEW MILL AT 50,000 TONNES PER DAY IN AS LITTLE AS 2-3 YEARS

Further, Goldcorp President, David Garofalo, made an even bolder statement during the company’s Q3 presentation when he stated:

“I view it as the cornerstone of (Timmins) Porcupine moving forward, he explained. “We’re envisioning a new mill, much higher throughput, probably three or four times the throughput we have now at our existing mill, which is about 11 or 12 thousand tonnes a day.

Another reliable source told us that “sterilization drilling” is currently taking place to ensure no economic Gold ore is under the proposed new structure.  “It’s not cheap. A few million dollars easy”. A structure of this size would have an enormous foot print and you don’t want it sitting on top of the very Gold it’s supposed to process.

Moreover, one of our sources claims,“Goldcorp have all the permits in place, with the exception of the construction permit, which is the easiest one to get. As such, the new mill could be up and running within 2-3 years if they started today.

What will happen to the old mill Garofalo mentioned above? Sources tell us the old mill IS sitting on top of a Gold ore body, “which means it has to go.  If it has to go, it has to be replaced before it goes.  This statement was supported by an article that stated:

“With the opportunity to extend the Dome Open Pit (Gold mine), new infrastructure would be required as the current mill, processing plant and administration building sit on top of what is envisioned to be the extended open pit.

Summing up, the rumours of a $2Billion, 50,000 ton a day mill development plan appear to have a basis in fact, bearing in mind the Garofalo & Lauzier comments, and all the new faces in Timmins.Goldcorp’s CEO Garofalo isn’t just “envisioning” a new mill, it appears to be underway.

SOURCES REPORT GOLDCORP QUIETLY ACQUIRING CLAIMS IN THE REGION

Its common knowledge that Goldcorp’s Regional Gold mining operations are insufficient to support a 50,000 ton a day mill. So where is the mill feed going to come from? “Therefore, we will have to acquire more projects. Apparently,Goldcorp has been quietly picking up privately held Gold claims in the region. Further, our sources are telling us Goldcorp has been acquiring ground around the open pit, just to provide them with additional breathing room needed to accommodate the development.

WHICH SMALL CAP COMPANY STANDS TO BENEFIT THE MOST?

With all of this Goldcorp action taking place in Timmins, there are a number of small Gold exploration companies that could stand to benefit. Having researched a number of these, the one Ifeel will benefit the most is Explor Resources. (TSX VENTURE:EXS) (OTCQX:EXSFF) (FRANKFURT:E1H1) (BERLIN:E1H1)

Yes, they are a sponsor of AGORACOM, so assume we are horribly conflicted.  Here are the facts for you to consider:

  • Explor’s flagship project is the Timmins Porcupine West (TPW) Gold deposit,
  • It is located less than 7miles SE of the new Goldcorp mill.
  • The established strike length of Explor’s Gold deposit to date is 2,000meters (1.25miles), ‘open’ at both ends, and ‘open’ at depth.
  • The ‘Discovery Hole’ 10-30 assayed9.22gr per tonne over 11.0 meters.
  • The property hosts the largest ‘porphyry’ ever found in the Timmins Mining Camp, or the entire legendary Abitibi Greenstone Belt, home of The Dome, McIntyre, & Hollinger Mines, to name just a few.
  • According to Chris Dupont, President & CEO of Explor, only about 30% of the porphyry has actually been explored, so it has the potential to be one of the largest Gold deposits ever found in Canada.
  • Estimates suggest Explor’s TPW porphyry is easily 7-10 times larger than Goldcorp’s own Hollinger pit, which hosted and produced 19,327,691ounces of Gold by the time it shut down.In a recent article on MetalsNews.com Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, a well-knownMining expert,stated“The Timmins Porcupine West (TPW) GOLD deposit model your team created, appears to suggest a potential of 25-30 Million ounces of GOLD in the ground”.

Given Goldcorp’s massive undertaking in Timmins, it stands to reason the TPW Gold Resource has become a very valuable target. Clearly,Goldcorp does not have enough ore to feed a 50,000 ton a day mill, and, logically, they will have to try to consolidate players or projects in the area, including Explor Resources to fulfill their needs.To this end, one of our sources stated,“You don’t build it for just 5 million ounces – but if you add everybody else’sexisting resource, you can easily get to 20 million ounces and more”.

                                                            US$250MILLION MORE REASONS

Explor has 250 Million more reasons to be attractive to Goldcorp.

The TPW Net Smelter Return Royalty (NSR) of 3%, originally negotiated in a deal with Dome Mines …. but now owned by Goldcorp! Under the Royalty Agreement, Explor Resources has the right to buy back 1% of the 3% for just $1million,leaving a lot of money on the table for Goldcorp. For example, if the TPW ended up containing 20 million ounces, the 1% royalty could actually be worth $US250million. (i.e. 20Million ounces x 1% = 200,000 @ US$1,250ounce).

Clearly, Goldcorp.has 250 Million reasons to take a serious look at Explor’ TPW.

With Goldcorp clearly on the move in Timmins and Explor Resources holding both a resource and an NSR of great potential value to Goldcorp, value that is far beyond the current market capitalization of Explor, you have all the reasons necessary to take a serious look at Explor Resources as well.

Canadian based funds holds significant positionsin Explor Resources and we are also told major European investment fundsalso holds meaningful positions.

Explor Resources Inc. TSX.V:EXS, OTCQB:EXSFF, FRANKFURT/BERLIN:E1H1

http://www.explorresources.com/

http://agoracom.com/ir/Explor

http://agoracom.com/ir/Explor/profile

Skype Interview With Explor Resources President, Chris Dupont, March 13, 2017

AGORA Internet Relations Corp. holds shares of Explor Resources. We receive either monetary or securities compensation for our services. We stand to benefit from any share appreciation this write-up may generate. The information contained in such write-ups is not intended as individual investment advice and is not designed to meet your personal financial situation. Information contained in this report is obtained from sources we believe to be reliable, but its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The opinions expressed in this report are those of AGORA Internet Relations and are subject to change without notice. The information in this report may become outdated and there is no obligation to update any such information. Do your own due diligence.

FORUM: Explor Resources (TSXV:EXS) looking to attract growing numbers of investors in the Chinese mainland markets, as well as domestic Chinese investors $EXS.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:12 AM on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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A variety of steps are being taken to appeal to the huge, & growing numbers of investors in the Chinese mainland markets, as well as domestic Chinese investors

Rouyn-Noranda, Canada – Some of you may have noticed a little red flag in the corner of the Company’s website. When you click on that, you will see sections of the website in Chinese. Obviously, a variety of steps are being taken to appeal to the huge, & growing numbers of investors in the Chinese mainland markets, as well as domestic Chinese investors. Apparently, regulation has made both physical GOLD, & Bitcoin less attractive investments to the mainland investment community. I believe Dupont is working with an Australian based firm, making decisions about regional advertising to offer an incentive to those prospective investors to take a serious look at EXS/EXSFF/E1H1.

When I last spoke to Chris, he seemed very optimistic about the evolving plan to reach this vast new audience. Adding to the new video contributions to the website, an audio interview was completed over the weekend, and has been disseminated worldwide. You can listen to that at the following link:

http://www.abnnewswire.net/press/en/87833/exs

At, or around the beginning of every month, I’m led to believe an updated video interview will be available to investors, offering updates on the Company’s variety of projects moving forward.

Its intended these will be disseminated on a worldwide basis as well, through syndications like Reuters, Bloomberg, & Google+, to name but a few. The Toronto based www.agoracom.com Investment Website is releasing a full feature story on the massive new Goldcorp mill, and their perceptions of the impact on Explor.

Specifically, they are highlighting the Timmins Porcupine West GOLD deposit, and its obvious importance as a source of GOLD ore to Goldcorp’s 50,000 ton per day mill development. As I pointed out last week, Goldcorp does not have enough local resources to accommodate their new monster facility.

Mainstream media, Investment websites, & Precious Metals newsletters recently seem to be in agreement that GOLD will see higher prices in the near term, reacting to evolving events on the world stage. Some expert commentary even suggests price detachment from the USD, as a hedge against a major retracement, or correction, in many of the major markets.

Having said all that, and trying not to be redundant, the lab has given the Company yet another promise to provide assay results from drilling north of the Glencore Kidd Mine. I’m hoping they keep this one, but I’m not holding my breath. Focused paperwork continues regarding proposed drill plans at the PG-101, the Montrose property, Duparquet (East Bay), as well as completion of the recent financing.

NOTE: This forum commentary was published from a third party source. It has not been verified by the company.
About Explor Resources Inc.:

Explor Resources Inc. (CVE:EXS) (OTCMKTS:EXSFF) (FRA:E1H1) 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. Teck Resources Ltd. (NYSE:TECK) is currently conducting an exploration program as part of an earn-in on the TPW property.

Source:

Explor Resources Inc.

Contact:

Explor Resources Inc.
Chris Dupont, Managing Director
T: +1-819-797-4630
F: +1-819-797-1870
E: info@explorresources.com
WWW: www.explorresources.com

FEATURE: Explor Resources (EXS: TSX-V) 609K oz Indicated / 470K oz Inferred Gold $EXS.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:54 AM on Monday, April 10th, 2017

Why Explor Resources?

  • Flagship Property Offers The Following:
  • NI 43-101 Resource – 609,000 oz Indicated / 470,000 Inferred
  • Teck Resources To Spend $12 MILLION To Earn 70%
  • 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

ONTARIO AND NEW BRUNSWICK PROPERTIES CURRENTLY UNDER EXPLORATION

Timmins Porcupine West (TPW) (4300 ha)

  • NI 43-101 Resource: 609,000 oz Indicated
    470,000 oz Inferred Gold
  • 13 km from downtown Timmins
  • Property is 2.5 km, NE of LSG West Timmins Mine
  • Model: Hollinger McIntyre Gold System: 30,000,000 oz. Au
  • Discovery Hole 10-30 : 9.22g/tonne over 11.0 meters
  • Optioned to Teck Resources
  • Teck to spend $12,000,000 to earn 70% interest

Chester Copper & VMS Project (3500ha)

  • Recent intersection of 2.187% Copper Over 9.66 Meters
  • Mineral Target: Cu, Pb, Zn, Ag, & Au
  • 70 km SW of Bathurst NB
  • Structural Model Complete
  • 300 m wide x 2000m long mineralized Corridor identified
  • Ramp to ore zone (480 meter long (3m x 4m)
  • Optioned to Brunswick Resources (BRU)
  • Brunswick to spend $500,000 over 3 years
  • Explore to receive $40,000 and 5,000,000 shares of BRU
  • Open pit resource – NI 43-101 Resource: 1,400,000 Indicated t @ 1.38% Cu
    2,089,000 Inferred t @ 1.26 % Cu
  • Recently completed diamond drill Holes for a total of 2,027 meters


Kidd Creek Project (2466 ha)

  • Mineral Target: Cu-Zn Ore
  • Located 1.0 km west of Kidd Creek Mine
  • Kidd Mine yielded 130M tonnes of Cu-Zn Ore since 1960
  • Numerous Geophysical max/min and IP Targets
  • So encouraged by the initial results of the 3000 meter program, decided to more than double the diamond drilling program planned to 7275.7 meters

QUEBEC PROPERTIES CURRENTLY UNDER EXPLORATION

East Bay (3203 ha):

  • Mineral Target: Gold
  • Lies on Porcupine Destor Fault Zone, on strike with Beattie & Donchester mine
  • Historical channel samples by Lacana Mining in 1982 including: 0.81 oz/ton over 5ft; 0.16 oz/ton over 6 ft; 0.10 oz/ton over 10 ft
  • Wrap around Clifton Star

Nelligan (1198 ha):

  • Mineral Target: Nickel
  • Located in Val d’Or mining district of Quebec
  • Historical grab samples of 10% Ni and 0.6% Cu obtained by INCO
  • Discovered anomalous Nickel, Copper Zones

Launay (2250 ha):

  • Mineral Target: Nickel
  • Mineralized zones contained in mafic volcanic rocks
  • Contiguous to Royal Nickel’s Dumont property (NW end)

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Mining Minute – 2.11 KWG Gas Reduction Patents & Protection $KWG.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:58 AM on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

INTERVIEW: Monarques Gold discusses Gold Bug results of 17.1 g/t Au over 5.9 metres $MQR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:15 AM on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

American Creek Provides Update on Joint Venture Partner Tudor Gold’s Treaty Creek Project Progress $AMK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:13 AM on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

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  • Provided update outlining the significant progress and future 2017 plans at the Treaty Creek JV Project located in BC’s “Golden Triangle” immediately north of Seabridge Gold’s KSM project and in the same region as Pretivm’s Brucejack project

CARDSTON, ALBERTA–(April 5, 2017) - American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AMK) (“American Creek”) is pleased to report that operator Tudor Gold Corp. (“Tudor”) has provided an update outlining the significant progress and future 2017 plans at the Treaty Creek JV Project located in BC’s “Golden Triangle” immediately north of Seabridge Gold’s KSM project and in the same region as Pretivm’s Brucejack project.

Tudor, in yesterday’s news release, provided background, summarized 2016 exploration progress and developments, and outlined the main goals for the 2017 Treaty Creek program (click here for Tudor news release).

Significant achievements in 2016 included:

  1. Successfully conducting an MT survey over a large portion of the property utilizing the exact same technology (and same geophysicist) that was key to the discovery of Seabridge’s several deposits located immediately to the south of the Treaty Creek property.
  2. Significantly expanding the known gold zone around American Creek’s previous Copper Belle discovery hole.

Regarding the success of the MT survey, Tudor included the following in their news release:

The current understanding of the model generated by the 2016 MT survey suggests these things:

  1. The geology underlying the encouraging assays generated by the 2007, 2009, and 2016 drilling in the Copper Belle zone extends over a larger area than has yet been tested through diamond-drilling. The survey suggests the mineralization in the Copper Belle zone might extend for as much as seven hundred meters in the near-surface zone (less than 600 m depth), at it might extend for up to one kilometer at greater depths,
  2. The geology underlying the encouraging assays generated by the 2007 and 2009 drilling in the GR2 zone extends over a larger area than has yet been tested through diamond-drilling and might extend for several hundred meters,
  3. The geology underlying the encouraging assays generated by the 2007, 2009, and 2016 drilling in the Copper Belle zone extends towards the Seabridge Gold Iron Cap deposit.

Regarding Tudor’s 2017 Treaty Creek exploration goals, Tudor included the following in their news release:

  1. Carry out diamond drilling in the Copper Belle zone to both the south and north of prior drilling with the goal of developing a preliminary resource estimate for a low-grade bulk deposit along a strike length of approximately 1000 m,
  2. Carry out diamond drilling in the GR2 zone with the goal of determining how much further drilling or other exploration is required to develop a preliminary resource estimate for that zone, and
  3. Carry out diamond drilling to confirm that the mineralization in the Copper Belle zone extends towards the adjacent Seabridge Gold Inc. Iron Cap deposit.

The precise details of how these drilling programs will be carried out are still being developed.

In addition to these drilling programs, Tudor Gold is also considering further exploration work in the Konkin Gold zone where early exploration produced grab samples, chip samples and trenching samples carrying in excess of 28 ounces of gold per tonne (these historical results are taken from a 1987 Assessment Report submitted to the provincial government by Mr. Cremonese, P. Eng., president of Teuton Resources Corp.; these historical results have not been independently verified by Tudor Gold). Tudor Gold is of the view that further exploration work will be beneficial in understanding the geology and mineralization of the Konkin Gold zone.

Darren Blaney, President and CEO of American Creek stated: “Tudor’s 2016 work at Treaty was a great success and really sets the stage for future advancement including Tudor’s stated goal of developing a Copper Belle preliminary resource estimate in 2017. We are excited about the plans being formulated for the upcoming season. Further adding to the excitement is Seabridge Gold’s plan to conduct an extensive drill program on the Deep Iron Cap zone following up on their spectacular drill hole IC-16-62 from last summer. The Iron Cap is within 1 km of the claim boundary of the Treaty Creek property.”

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).

About American Creek

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

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.

Kelvin Burton
403-752-4040
info@americancreek.com
www.americancreek.com

Durango Seeks CFIA Certification for Limestone as Fertilizer $DGO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

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  • Management has initiated discussions with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in relation to using its limestone for fertilizer use

Vancouver, BC / April 5, 2017 – Durango Resources Inc.(TSX.V-DGO) (OTC-ATOXF), (the “Company” or “Durango”) announces that management has initiated discussions with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in relation to using its limestone for fertilizer use.

Fertilizer and supplement products are regulated under the authority of the Fertilizers Act, which is administered by the CFIA.

Limestone is extremely beneficial for the agricultural industry, as the chemical properties of agricultural lime can significantly boost the profit yield of farms and increase efficiencies of the fertilizers of up to 50%increasing crop yields and profitability.

The limestone is activated when it meets with water and dissolves into the soil, which lowers the acidity and raises the pH, which is essential for crop yields. The lime also adds desirable nutrients to the soils such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, which can improve soil structure, increase rates of air and water infiltration, improve plant cell wall formation, and help to regulate the nutrient uptake through the roots of the plant. Hydroponic systems are more prone to incur a calcium deficiency and require the use of limestone, therefore Durango is investigating the synergy of agricultural limestone for such soil conditioning mediums.

Further details on the suitability of Durango’s limestone for use as a fertilizer will be provided as they become available.

About Mayner’s Fortune

The Mayner’s Fortune property is located 7.5 kilometres southwest of Terrace, B.C., along the CN rail route between Terrace and Kitimat and hosts six historically mapped subparallel limestone units. Durango completed two exploration visits on the Mayner’s Fortune project in the late fall of 2016, which included sampling to test limestone quality and mapping substantiate historic reports. Assays results as announced on February 8, 2017 and December 14, 2016 achieved very high calcium carbonate levels.

About Durango

Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company has a 100% interest in the Mayner’s Fortune and Smith Island limestone properties in northwest British Columbia, the Decouverte and Trove gold properties in the Abitibi Region of Quebec, and the NMX East lithium property near the Whabouchi mine and the Buckshot graphite property near the Miller Mine in Quebec, the Whitney Northwest property near the Lake Shore Gold and Goldcorp joint venture in Ontario.

For further information on Durango, please refer to its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Marcy Kiesman, Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243

Facsimile: 888.266.3983

Email: durangoresourcesinc@gmail.com

Website: www.durangoresourcesinc.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations, including, but not limited to obtaining certifications, producing limestone, commencement and completion of future exploration and the impact on the Company of these events. Forward-looking information is subject to significant risks and uncertainties, as actual results may differ materially from forecasted results. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. For a detailed list of risks and uncertainties relating to Durango, please refer to the Company’s prospectus filed on its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

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 release.

Monarques Gold intersects 17.1 g/t Au over 5.9 metres (19.4 feet) on Gold Bug (Croinor Gold) $MQR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Drilling confirms that the shear corridor is mineralized over a width of 15 metres, to a vertical depth of at least 115 metres

MONTREAL, April 4, 2017MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION (“Monarques” or the “Corporation”) (TSX-V: MQR) (FRANKFURT: MR7) is pleased to announce the results of drilling in the Gold Bug area, which lies less than 500 metres from the Croinor Gold deposit.

The 2017 drilling program on Gold Bug was aimed at testing the gold-bearing potential of the zone discovered by the Corporation in January, when Hole CR-16-521 returned an intersection of 8.41 g/t Au over 25 metres (see press release dated January 24, 2017).

Drilling has confirmed that the shear corridor contains anomalous to economic gold grades over a width of about 15 metres, to a vertical depth of at least 115 metres. Hole CR-17-532 intersected 6.96 g/t Au over 15 metres (see plan view), including 17.1 g/t Au over 5.9 metres. That intersection, as well as those from Holes CR-17-526 and CR-17-533, confirms that the shear corridor intersected near surface in Hole CR-16-521 is about 15 metres wide. In addition, Holes CR-17-527 and CR-17-528 returned 0.27 g/t Au over 8.6 metres (from 101.1 to 109.7 metres) and 0.97 g/t Au over 6.7 metres (from 158.1 to 164.8 metres), respectively, demonstrating that the shear corridor extends to a vertical depth of approximately 115 metres. The shear corridor remains open along strike and at depth.

“The results for Gold Bug show increasingly attractive economic gold potential due to the width and depth of the gold-bearing structure discovered in January,” said Jean-Marc Lacoste, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monarques. “We believe that this area could eventually add to the resource for the Croinor Gold project. A key advantage at Gold Bug is that the structure lies close to surface, and could therefore be mined more easily, at a lower cost. This area will remain a high-priority drill target, with further testing of the structure along strike and at depth.”

The following table shows the results for the 2017 drilling program on Gold Bug:

Hole

From (m)

To (m)

Length (m)

Au (g/t)

CR-17-526

   Including

35.8

41.0

51.2

44.2

15.4

3.2

0.69

2.49

CR-17-527

   Including

101.1

101.1

109.7

104.8

8.6

3.7

0.27

0.45

CR-17-528

   Including

158.1

159.5

164.8

161.9

6.7

2.4

0.97

1.73

CR-17-529

166.3

168.3

2.0

0.10

CR-17-530

106.7

107.7

1.0

0.37

CR-17-531

   Including

43.9

49.3

49.8

49.8

5.9

0.5

0.29

2.22

CR-17-532

   Including

21.0

21.0

36.0

26.9

15.0

5.9

6.96

17.07

CR-17-533

   Including

43.3

46.3

61.9

49.5

18.6

3.2

0.63

2.04

 

The widths shown are core lengths; true width cannot be estimated. High grades were cut to 70 g/t, which is the cutoff grade used to calculate the resource estimate for the Croinor Gold deposit.

The technical and scientific content of this press release has been reviewed and approved by Donald Trudel, P.Geo., B.Sc., the Corporation’s Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

Sampling normally consisted of sawing the core into two equal halves along its main axis and shipping one of the halves to the ALS Minerals laboratory in Val-d’Or for assaying. The samples are crushed, pulverized and assayed by fire assay with atomic absorption finish. Results exceeding 3.0 g/t are re-assayed using the gravity method, and samples containing gold grains are assayed using the metallic sieve method. Monarques has established a full QA/QC protocol, including the insertion of standards, blanks and duplicates.

ABOUT MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION

Monarques Gold is a growing junior gold company focused on becoming the leading explorer and developer of gold properties in the Val-d’Or/Abitibi gold camp in Quebec, Canada. The Corporation currently has approximately 200 km² of gold exploration properties (see map) along the Cadillac Break, as well as its main asset, the Croinor Gold mine, which has great potential to become a producing mine. Monarques Gold is well financed and has close to $9 million in credits from Quebec’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.

(Watch our latest Corporate Video)

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.

SOURCE Monarques Gold Corporation

 

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2017/04/c5950.html

Jean-Marc Lacoste, President and CEO, 1-888-994-4465 x 201, jm.lacoste@monarquesgold.com, www.monarquesgold.comCopyright CNW Group 2017

Explor closes a first tranche of a maximum of $1 million private placement in flow-through shares $EXS.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:20 PM on Friday, March 31st, 2017

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  • Announced the closing of a first tranche of a non-brokered private placement of a maximum of 11,764,705 flow-through common shares at a price of $0.085 each, for total gross proceeds of up to CDN $1,000,000
  • The first tranche of the Private Placement closed on March 30, 2017 consists in the sale of 5,294,000 flow-through shares for an aggregate subscription of $449,990

ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC–(March 31, 2017) - Explor Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EXS) (OTCQB: EXSFF) (FRANFURT:E1H1) (BERLIN:E1H1) (“Explor” or the Corporation) announces the closing of a first tranche of a non-brokered private placement of a maximum of 11,764,705 flow-through common shares at a price of $0.085 each, for total gross proceeds of up to CDN $1,000,000 (the “Private Placement“). The first tranche of the Private Placement closed on March 30, 2017 consists in the sale of 5,294,000 flow-through shares for an aggregate subscription of $449,990.

The net proceeds from the Private Placement will be incurred by the Corporation in exploration expenditures on mining properties located in the province of Québec.

In connection with the Private Placement, the Corporation will pay to an arm’s length finder, finder’s fees representing a cash amount equal to 8% of the subscribed amount through the finder, and non-transferrable finder’s warrants entitling to purchase such number of common shares of the Corporation equal to 8% of the aggregate number of shares subscribed through the finder. These finder’s warrants will be exercisable at a price of $0.085 per common share, up to 24 months from the closing date.

The securities issued pursuant to the first closing of the Private Placement are subject to a hold period of four months and a day ending July 31, 2017. The Private Placement is subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

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.

Christian Dupont, President
888-997-4630 or 819-797-4630
Fax: 819-797-1870
Website: www.explorresources.com
Email: info@explorresources.com

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:42 PM on Friday, March 31st, 2017