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Explor Commences an Exploration Program on the East Bay Property $EXS.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:23 PM on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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  • Announced the beginning of a diamond drill program consisting of 3,000 meters
  • During the winter of 2017, the Corporation completed a geophysical surveys consisting of airborne mag, VLF and EM by helicopter on the property

ROUYN-NORANDA, CANADA–(Aug. 15, 2017) – Explor Resources Inc. (“Explor” or “the Corporation”) (TSX VENTURE:EXS)(OTCQB:EXSFF)(FRANKFURT:E1H1)(BERLIN:E1H1) is pleased to announce the beginning of a diamond drill program consisting of 3,000 meters. During the winter of 2017, the Corporation completed a geophysical surveys consisting of airborne mag, VLF and EM by helicopter on the property. This airborne program has defined some very interesting structures on the property.

The Corporation also increased the Property by staking 12 claims over the last few months. The East Bay Property now consists of 347 claims located in the Duparquet, Hébécourt, Dufresnoy and Destor Townships, representing a total of 11,005.90 hectares as shown on the attached plan. The acquired claims are all along the Porcupine Destor Fault Zone (PDFZ). Explor has recently completed a surface reconnaissance and exploration program where grab samples were taken that graded up to 93 and 100 g/tonne gold.

This program is in line with the Corporation’s strategy of conducting exploration along the Porcupine Destor Fault Zone (PDFZ), where several notable gold deposits have been found in the past, including the Timmins mining camp which produced more than 65 million oz of gold. Explor’s East Bay property is contiguous and wraps around the western and northern portion of the former Clifton Star Resources’ Duparquet property.

The East Bay Gold Property is located to the west of the Consolidated Beattie and Donchester Gold Property and contiguous to the ground on which the former Clifton Star Resources Inc. intersected wide width of gold mineralization (Press Releases dated June 19 and June 6, 2013). The former Consolidated Beattie and Donchester Gold Mines, produced over 1.0 million oz of gold between 1933 and 1956. The former Clifton Star in a previous press release announced (Press Release dated April 09, 2014) significant proven and probable reserves of 1,895,530 oz at 1.50 g/t Au and a measured and indicated resource of 1,127,972 oz at 1.48 g/t Au on their property.

The current exploration program will be based on the coincident geophysical and geochemical anomalies as well as a study by CONSOREM using Paleo-Stress Modeling as it related to the mineralization along the PDFZ in the Duparquet Mining Camp.

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

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

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

About Explor Resources Inc.

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

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

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

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

A map is available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1100916a_map.pdf

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

Opawica Explorations Inc. Announces Drill Mob at Bazooka Property on Strike to Yorbeau-Kinross Rouyn Property, Quebec; and up to $1,200,000 Private Placement

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:14 PM on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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  • Commenced mobilization of an initial Phase I drill program of up to four holes at its 100% owned Bazooka gold property
  • Drill program will consist of one deep hole of approximately 1,000 metres to test for gold mineralization at depth

Vancouver, British Columbia–(August 15, 2017) – Opawica Explorations Inc. (TSXV: OPW) (the “Company”) announces that the Company has commenced mobilization of an initial Phase I drill program of up to four holes at its 100% owned Bazooka gold property located near Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec.

The drill program will consist of one deep hole of approximately 1,000 metres to test for gold mineralization at depth associated with the Cadillac Larder Lake Break and related stratigraphy. The hole will also serve as a platform to conduct down hole geophysics.

Three holes are planned to be drilled to fill in certain areas between past drilling at depths of up to 200 metres. Following this drilling, the Company will be in the position to proceed with a further Phase II drilling program that will include a resource calculation on the eastern 300 metre portion of the Bazooka property.

The initial 1,000 metre hole will be drilled first and is expected to commence drilling in the next two weeks and should be completed within 30 days.

ABOUT THE BAZOOKA PROPERTY

The Company’s Bazooka property adjoins the Yorbeau Resources Inc. (“Yorbeau”) – Kinross Gold Corporation (“Kinross”) optioned Rouyn property where up to 22,000 metres of drilling has been completed by Kinross as operator along certain sections of the 9 kilometre strike length of the Rouyn property. Some of this drilling has been completed within a few hundred metres of Opawica’s eastern boundary near the Augmitto shaft on the Rouyn property.

The Bazooka property hosts significant gold mineralization starting at the eastern border of the Yorbeau-Kinross Rouyn ground to at least 800 metres to the west on Bazooka. The Bazooka property is open on strike for seven kilometres to the west and is open at depth. Of the seven kilometres of strike length on the Bazooka property, only 800 metres have been tested within 300 metres of surface.

Past holes drilled by previous operators and current holes drilled by Opawica in 2017 have returned holes, such as and ranging between, 54.8 metres at 0.65 g/t Au (Opawica-2017), 48 metres at 1.38 g/t Au (uncut -2017 restated from Lake Shore Gold (“LSG”, 2003); 17 metres at 7.86 g/t Au as well as 3.20 metres @ 12.49 g/t Au (RT Minerals Corp 2011); and 94 g/t Au over 1.25 metres (LSG 2004) as well as other gold bearing intercepts. All of the above intercepts are estimated at 80 to 85% true widths and all of the above gold mineralization is within 300 metres of surface.

Mr. Yvan Bussieres, P.Eng., is the Qualified Person who has prepared or supervised the preparation of the information that forms the basis for the scientific and technical disclosure in this news release.

PRIVATE PLACEMENT

The Company proposes to undertake a private placement to raise gross proceeds of up to $1,200,000 (the “Offering”). The Company proposes to raise up to $400,000 through the sale of up to 8,000,000 non flow-through units priced at $0.05 (the “NFT Units”) and up to $800,000 through the sale of up to 10,000,000 flow-through units priced at $0.08 (the “FT Units”). Each NFT Unit consists of one common share and one half of a share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant (the “Warrant”) exercisable into one further common share at a price of $0.10 for a term of one year. Each FT Unit consists of one flow-through common share and one half of a share purchase warrant, with each whole Warrant exercisable into one further common share at a price of $0.10 for a term of one year.

The Warrants will contain an accelerated expiry clause such that, in circumstances where the closing price of the shares of the Company on the TSX Venture Exchange is $0.15 or greater for a 20 day consecutive trading period, they will expire if not exercised 14 days following the 20 day trading period.

The Offering will be conducted under available exemptions from the prospectus requirements of applicable securities legislation and participation in the Offering will be available to existing shareholders in qualifying jurisdictions in Canada in accordance with the provisions of BC Instrument 45-354 (the “Existing Shareholder Exemption”) and similar provisions in other jurisdictions’ securities legislation and will be available to persons in qualifying jurisdictions in Canada who have obtained advice as to the suitability of the investment from a person registered as an investment dealer in accordance with the provisions of BC Instrument 45-536 and similar provisions in other jurisdictions’ securities legislation.

The Company has set August 11, 2017 as the record date for the purpose of determining shareholders entitled to participate in the Offering in reliance on the Existing Shareholder Exemption. Qualifying shareholders who wish to participate in the Offering should contact the Company as detailed below. If the Offering is oversubscribed, units will be allocated pro rata amongst all subscribers.

The proceeds from the sale of the flow-through portion of the Offering will be used for exploration activity on the Company’s 100% owned Bazooka gold property. The proceeds from the sale of the non flow-through portion of the Offering will be used for general working capital.

A finder’s and/or administrative fee of up to 10% may be paid to registered representatives in connection with the Offering. The fee will be comprised of 50% cash and 50% common shares at $0.05 per share.

The Offering is subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange.

For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.opawica.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Paul Antoniazzi
Managing Director
Opawica Explorations Inc.
Telephone: 604-681-3170
Fax: 604-681-3552

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

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release relating to the Company’s exploration activities, project expenditures and business plans are approximate and are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of securities legislation. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements. These forward looking statements represent management’s best judgment based on current facts and assumptions that management considers reasonable, including that operating and capital plans will not be disrupted by issues such as adverse market conditions, mechanical failure, unavailability of parts, labor disturbances, interruption in transportation or utilities, or adverse weather conditions, that there are no material unanticipated variations in budgeted costs, that contractors will complete projects according to schedule, and that actual mineralization on properties may not achieve any category of resource(s). The Company makes no representation that reasonable business people in possession of the same information would reach the same conclusions. Forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. In particular, fluctuations in the price of gold, equity markets or in currency markets could prevent the Company from achieving its targets. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. There is no guarantee that drill results reported in this news release or future releases will lead to the identification of a deposit that can be mined economically, and further work is required to identify resources and reserves.  We seek safe harbour. 

HPQ to Start Expanded Geophysics Program on Beauce to Delineate the Boundaries of its Newly Discovered Major Fault Line #Gold $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:06 AM on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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  • Beauce Gold Fields Inc will immediately start a geophysics program in order to further delineate the boundaries of the company’s recently discovered major fault that rises beneath the historical placer gold deposit

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Aug. 15, 2017) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to announce that its 100% own subsidiary, Beauce Gold Fields Inc (“BGF”), will immediately start a geophysics program in order to further delineate the boundaries of the company’s recently discovered major fault that rises beneath the historical placer gold deposit, (HPQ Press release May 11, 2017) on BGF 100% owned Beauce Gold Fields property located in the municipality of St-Simon-Les-Mines in the Beauce region of Quebec.

The work program will consists of two lines audio-magnetotelluric (AMT) surveys, 2 lines of Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) surveys and multiple gravimetric surveys, and will be done under the supervision of Professor Marc Richer-LaFlèche, Ph.D. Geo of the INRS.

Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of HPQ Silicon stated, “This is an important follow-up to the discovery of the major fault line as this will narrow our search of the hard rock source of the St-Simon-Les-Mines gold placers, and since the equipment and the INRS technical team was already mobilized in the area, we just could not pass on this opportunity and wait until next year to have this important work done.” Mr. Levasseur also stated, “Also exciting is the addition of ERT surveys over an unexplored area of the old gold mines along the Giroux creek were some of the largest nuggets were found in the past.”

Audio-magnetotelluric (AMT) surveys of high vertical penetration will be conducted parallel to the east along Rang 6 road and along Rang Chaussegros road to the west of the previous survey that was carried out along a 5.6 km section along the St-Gustave road. This path crosses perpendicularly the stratigraphy of the Beauceville Formation and its main regional structures. Results will be used to to locate the direction of the major fault identified from the survey conducted on the St-Gustave Road. The survey will also be used to document the presence of conductors that may be associated with massive polymetallic sulphides deposits as suggested in the last survey.

Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) surveys will be made on both sides of the Giroux Creek extending past its confluence at the Gilbert river to end on lot #, on realestate owned by the Company. (southwestern part of the map in Figure 1). This area was mined in the nineteenth and early twentieth century (shafts and tunnels) and two of the largest gold nuggets discovered in the Beauce come from this sector. Geophysical imagery should allow visualization of the geometry of the quaternary units and detect electrically polarizable zones located in the bedrock (sulphide zones).

Gravimetric survey: Given the presence of volcaniclastic rocks and graphitic shales (electrically conductive), gravimetry is the best method for detecting the presence of massive sulphides of the Champagne type (VMS, Sedex) in the St-Simon- the mines.

Mr. Benoit Violette, P. Geo is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 that supervised the preparation of the information in this news release.

Beauce Gold Fields Spinout to be done by Plan of Arrangement

The Company is proceeding with the spinout of its Beauce Gold Fields Inc subsidiary via a listing on the TSX-Venture exchange by way of a court-approved statutory Plan of Arrangement. Legal counsel is finalizing the Plan that will be submitted to the court, once the plan has been pre-approved by the TSX-V.

This step is required in order to obtain an interim order from the court of the Plan, so that thereafter the Plan of Arrangement can be subject to the approval of the company’s shareholders at a special shareholder meeting to be called for the purpose of seeking such approval.

After having received approval of the Plan the Company will petition the court for a definitive approval of the spinout. Only upon reception of the definitive approval by the court can the Board of HPQ elect a date of record, after consultation with the TSX-V.

Further details and updates will be provided to shareholders and other stakeholders via news releases only.

Other Corporate subjects

Shares For Services Program: In accordance with the agreement between HPQ-Silicon and AGORACOM (see Uragold press release July 18, 2014), extended by both Parties from July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2017 under the same terms and conditions (see HPQ press release September 16, 2016), is extended by both Parties for an additional year, from July 15, 2017 to July 15, 2018 under the same terms and conditions.

In accordance with the shares for services agreement between HPQ and AGORACOM on August 10, 2017, HPQ Board approved the issuance of 78,470 common shares at a deemed price of $0.18 per share to pay $14,125 for services rendered during the period from January 16, 2017, ending April 15, 2017. Furthermore, today, HPQ Board has approved the issuance of 113,000 common shares at a deemed price of $0.125 per share to pay $14,125 for services rendered during the period from April 16, 2017, ending July 15, 2017.

About Beauce Gold Fields

Beauce Gold Fields Inc (BGF) is a wholly owned subsidiary of HPQ Silicon. HPQ is in the process of “Spinning Out” Beauce Gold Fields into a new publicly trading junior gold company.

The Beauce Gold Fields project is a unique, historically prolific gold property located in the municipality of Saint-Simon-les-Mines in the Beauce region of Southern Quebec. Comprising of a block of 152 claims 100% owned by HPQ, the project area hosts a six kilometer long unconsolidated gold-bearing sedimentary unit (a lower saprolite and an upper brown diamictite).

The gold in saprolite indicates a close proximity to a bedrock source of gold, providing possible further exploration discoveries. The property was also hosts numerous historical gold mines that were active from 1860s to the 1960s.

A Beauce Gold Fields presentation is available. It can be downloaded via link below
http://www.hpqsilicon.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/BGF-Presentation-V-Jul-2017.pdf

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.999+% Si) producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a disruptive High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending) and becoming a vertically – integrated High Value Silicon Metal and Solar Grade Silicon producer that can generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line.

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.

To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1100909_HPQSt-Simon-les-Mines_Geophysics.jpg

Patrick Levasseur
President and COO
(514) 262-9239

Bernard J. Tourillon
Chairman and CEO
(514) 907-1011
www.HPQSilicon.com

NEW CLIENT ALERT: AGORACOM Welcomes CKR Carbon Corporation $CKR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:04 AM on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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WHY CKR CARBON?

  • Only historical graphite producer in Namibia
  • High grade vein type deposit
  • Produced 25,000 tonnes of graphite periodically between 1940 and 1974
  • Occurs within a shear zone within the Namaqua Complex
  • Medium to large flake distribution
  • Located 120 miles from the Port of Luderitz
  • Underground water available on site

 

View Aukam Graphite Deposit 2016 Technical Report

CKR is an emerging Advanced Materials company focused on developing its 63% owned Lump graphite mine in Namibia. CKR expects to generate revenue supplying feed to a pre-existing processing facility in Namibia for refinement. CKR intends use of proceeds to contribute to its internal development of a Graphene tire to supply to the auto industry within the next 12 to 18 months.

The Aukam Mine

 

Requires Namibian Ministry of natural resources approval (2 environmental assessments) to reinstate all the mine; which has sat idle since 1974. There are open adits, underground narrow high grade veining of high quality, around 20% Carbon.  The graphite has the highest degree of crystallinity of all forms of graphite. There is no need to prove up mine beyond certain parameters, the mine is not the “asset” driving value; it’s the quality and purity of the graphite that allows for better economics in processing into graphene for “future” uses.

It’s the refinement of their “asset” for commercialization purposes that will drive value. CAPEX is very low, starting at 800k, CKR plans to produce 100tonnes of graphite per annum at $80 to 100$ p/t.

Aukam is scaleable – within the context of a growing market.

Commercialization will occur inside Namibia, qualifying the purification/processing of its graphite into a saleable, refined graphene suitable as inputs into the burgeoning Advanced Materials market. CKR intends to utilize its own graphene for development and industrial production of automobile tires containing graphene.  The addition of graphene is intended to reduce wear and tear and achieve greater longevity.

The Aukam mine  is a small though integral element for CKR to augment into its desired state, without it the company would not be as opportunistic  in the belief that they can mine, process and refine to revenue that will support their R&D in an emerging Graphene market. CKR seeks to develop sustainable revenue through Aukam mining that is supportive of internal R&D, developing applications for consumer and commercial uses within the car tire subsegment of the Automobile Industry

Accessibility, Climate, Local Resources, Infrastructure and Physiography

Accessibility

Access to the property farm gate is via a 52.6 km graded gravel road (D446 and D727) from the main tar road (B4 Highway). This road is accessible to conventional cars. From the farm gate to the foot of the range that hosts the deposit (another 1km) is accessible by four-wheel drive gravel track, but essentially all-weather. The mine site workings are on a rugged slope and there is limited access by a bulldozed road. Access to the upper adits and open pit is by foot.

Climate

The Aukam Graphite deposit is located in an area of southern Namibia with both summer and winter rainfall. In the austral summer, daytime temperatures peak in the mid 40° Celsius, while in winter temperatures can go as low as freezing. Rainfall in winter is generally light drizzle with occasional harder falls and sometimes flurries. In summer, the rainfall is associated with occasional thunderstorms and is of short duration, but can be of very high intensity. All of the streams within the area are ephemeral and can flow very strongly after summer rainfall. Average annual rainfall is 50-150 mm.

Infrastructure

The infrastructure in the area is good with access to the site possible throughout the year. The Aukam Graphite deposit is relatively close to a main tar road and well graded so the only construction required would be a ±2 km long access road to site. There is a national power grid that passes 2 km from the property. A link would likely be required. Water is available in large amounts from underground aquifers (there is an old pump station at the foot of the mountain which was used previously to supply operations with water). The nearest rail link is located next to the main highway (some 70 km from site). Suitable areas for tailings dams and flotation plants are available dependent on eventual plant design. The nearest town of Aus is some 87 km away by road. The area is very arid farmland. 

Physiography

The Aukam Graphite deposit lies at an elevation between 1150m and 1300m above sea level. The surrounding area is up until 1450m above sea level at the highest point. The area is rugged with steep sided valleys and abrupt changes in local relief caused by differential erosion.

Geological Setting

The Aukam graphite deposit daylights in an erosional window incised through the hard layers of sedimentary rocks that mantle southern Namibia. The older hosting rocks, known as the Namaqualand Complex, are assemblage of gneisses, marbles, schists, quartzites, amphibolites with nested intrusive rocks including granite and gabbros. This suite of rocks indicates that the entire complex was once deeply buried. Intrusive events of charnockites have been dated between 1300 and 900 million years ago (Kroner and Blignault, 1976). Steep dipping shear zones are common and some are dated by Joubert (1974) around 1200 million years ago.

A prominent flat-lying and resistant sediment layer overlies the erosional unconformity at the top of the Namaqualand Complex. The specific formation has yet to be confirmed; however, it is likely to be the lowest most member of the Nama Group (Dabis Formation).

Hydrothermal alteration is common to some rocks in the window as is pegmatite veining. Both are evidence of hot water flowing through the rock. The graphite occurs at one such site where over-pressured hot waters evidently carrying carbon dioxide and maybe methane mineralized carbon into a zone of broken rock. This hosting “shear zone” is exposed for 350 m.

Reimer (1984) identified the sheared host rock at Aukam as Proterozoic granite hydrothermally altered to kaolinite and speculated on a biogenic origin to the graphite. However, he also considers Mueller’s (1971) opinion that veins from an unspecified location in Namibia sounding like Aukam was an “inorganic derivation of the hydrocarbons”.

Schneider and Genis [2001] have published a brief description of the graphite deposit:

“The zone comprises three parallel lodes. Veins, lenses and pockets of ore, several centimeters wide, dip 70 to 90 degrees to the south. The graphite, which is of the fine-flakey to lumpy type, usually contains malachite specs, while sulphur occurs along cracks. The graphite veins are flanked by a pale-green, highly epidotized and kaolinized granite which is soft and highly decomposed.”

The grayish rock and lineaments in the Aukam shear zone are clearly visible in satellite imagery. An inspection of the satellite data has yet to find a similar structure, although there are multiple locations demonstrating alteration that need to be investigated.

 

 

 

Far East Tensions Cause Gold Prices to Perk, GREAT News for…$AMK.ca $EXS.ca $GGX.ca $GR.ca $GZD.ca $MQR.ca $OPW.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:34 PM on Friday, August 11th, 2017
  • Gold soared to two-month highs on Friday, as investors of all stripes sought refuge from the uncertainty of escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States

U.S President Donald Trump warned North Korea again on Thursday not to strike Guam or U.S. allies, saying his earlier threat to unleash “fire and fury” on Pyongyang if Kim Jong-un launched an attack may not have been tough enough.

Spot gold was up 0.3% at $1,290.36 U.S. per ounce, set for its biggest weekly gains since April. It earlier hit its highest since June 8 at $1,288.97 U.S. an ounce.

Geopolitical risks can improve demand for assets considered safe-haven investments such as gold.

Silver added 0.4% to $17.15 U.S. per ounce after hitting $17.24, its highest since June 14, in the previous session. It was on course for an over 5% weekly rise, the highest such gain since July 2016.

Platinum climbed 1.2% to $987.70 U.S. per ounce after touching $984.60 U.S. during the session, its highest since April 18. It was up about 2% for the week so far.

Palladium climbed 0.3% to $899.50 U.S. per ounce and was on track to end the week 2.3% higher.

Source: http://www.baystreet.ca/commodities/1212/Far-East-Tensions-Cause-Gold-Prices-to-Perk

INTERVIEW: American Creek Discusses New Intersections of Mineralization Grading 5.1 Meters of 9.57 G/T Gold $AMK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:56 AM on Thursday, August 10th, 2017

St-Georges to Develop Extraction Technology for Lithium Developer $SX.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:25 AM on Thursday, August 10th, 2017

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  • Signed binding term sheet with Iconic Minerals Ltd (TSX-V: ICM)
  • St-Georges has agreed to provide research and development utilizing products, extraction methods and proprietary technology to develop Iconic’s Bonnie Claire lithium project in separation, recovery, and purification of lithium from its lithium bearing material

Montreal, Quebec / August 10, 2017 – St-Georges Platinum and Base Metals Ltd. (CSE: SX) (OTC: SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) is pleased to announce that it has signed a binding term sheet with Iconic Minerals Ltd (TSX-V: ICM) pursuant to which St-Georges has agreed to provide research and development utilizing products, extraction methods and proprietary technology to develop Iconic’s Bonnie Claire lithium project in separation, recovery, and purification of lithium from its lithium bearing material.

In consideration for the R&D, which will include engineering services, and once a definitive agreement has been entered into, Iconic has agreed, subject to receipt of acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange, to issue St-Georges up to 5,000,000 common shares of its capital stock. The issuance will be done in stages over a 36-month period commencing on the date of execution of the Definitive Agreement. St-Georges has agreed that any and all Compensation Shares issued will be held by a third party escrow agent and released to St-Georges at the end of the 36-month period, contingent on St-Georges reaching certain performance benchmarks.

The Parties will establish a royalty stream on the commercial output of the Property for the entire mine life, which will be opposable to any successors of Iconic as a lien on the mining assets. St-Georges and Iconic will negotiate a right of first refusal in favor of Iconic. The royalty, of which further details will be defined in the definitive agreement within the guidelines of the “Royalty Formula” of the binding term sheet, will take the form of a 5% Net Revenue Interest or Net Revenue Return.

A further News Release will be disseminated once the Definitive Agreement has been entered into. The definitive agreement will be subject to acceptance of the board of directors of both companies and subject to review by regulatory authorities.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“Frank Dumas’

FRANK DUMAS, PRESIDENT & CEO

About St-Georges

St-Georges is developing new technologies to solve the biggest environmental problems in the mining industry. If these new technologies are successful, they should improve the financial bottom line of current mining producers. The potential success of these technologies would also involve upgrading certain current known metal resources to economic status while addressing the environmental and social acceptability issues.

The Company control directly or indirectly all of the active mineral tenures in Iceland. It also explores for Nickel on the Julie Nickel Project & for industrial minerals on the Quebec’s North Shore and for Lithium and rare metals in Northern Quebec and in the Abitibi area. Headquartered in Montreal, St-Georges’ stock is listed on the CSE under the symbol SX, on the US OTC under the Symbol SXOOF and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol 85G1. For additional information, please visit our website at www.stgeorgesplatinum.com

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of the contents of this release.

American Creek Reports New Gold Zone Discovery at Treaty Creek – Intersects Stratabound Mineralization Grading 5.1 Meters of 9.57 G/T Gold $AMK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:31 AM on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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  • Announced that JV partner and operator Tudor Gold Corp has discovered a new gold zone at the Treaty Creek Project
  • Stratabound Mineralization Grading 5.1 Meters of 9.57 G/T Gold
  • Five additional holes have been completed on this target at the Treaty Creek Property and assays are pending

CARDSTON, ALBERTA–(Aug. 9, 2017) – American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AMK) (“American Creek”) (“the Corporation”) is pleased to announce that JV partner and operator Tudor Gold Corp. (“Tudor”) has discovered a new gold zone at the Treaty Creek Project located in BC’s “Golden Triangle” immediately north of, and in the same hydrothermal system as, Seabridge Gold’s KSM project and Pretivm’s Brucejack project.

Tudor reported the following:

[The new zone was intersected in Hole HC-17-01 designed to test for northern extensions of GR2 zone mineralization as encountered in previous drilling in 2007 and 2009. Hole HC-17-01 intersected a stratabound, brecciated and silicified sulphide venting zone containing tetrahedrite, Sb-sulphosalts and pyrite located at the contact between an upper pervasively hydrothermally altered volcaniclastic unit and a footwall mudstone unit. The entire interval from 247.3 to 254.45m returned 7.15m of 6.20 g/t gold, including the venting zone – 1.05m of 4.12 g/t gold from 247.3 to 248.35m – and the vented sulphides in the immediate footwall mudstones – 5.1m of 9.57 g/t gold from 249.35m to 254.45m. True widths are uncertain at this time.

Five additional holes have been completed on this target at the Treaty Creek Property and assays are pending. Concurrently, drilling is proceeding with a second drill on the adjacent Copper Belle zone on porphyry gold and gold-copper targets. A third drill is being mobilized to the Treaty Creek Property.

Walter Storm, President and CEO of Tudor Gold commented as follows: “We are very encouraged by the results from the first hole into this target, particularly as it appears gold mineralization is extending to the north. The style of mineralization, stratabound sulphides, particularly tetraedrite, elevated gold values, hosted in mudstones, is also encouraging as it has affinities with the unique Eskay Creek mine mineralization located 12 km to the west.”]

Darren Blaney, President and CEO of American Creek stated: “This is a great start to the drill program at Treaty Creek. What is most exciting is that this newly discovered northern zone has key Eskay signatures such as stratiform mineralization, a mudstone host, and tetrahedrite. This may well be the catalyst to the Treaty Creek Project getting the market exposure and recognition it deserves. With three drills now turning on the property, we look forward to further developments as the program advances.”

Tudor’s main goals for the 2017 Treaty Creek program as outlined in their previous April 4, 2017 news release are: “Two of the primary goals of the 2017 exploration program on the Treaty Creek claims are to develop a primary resource estimate on the Copper Belle zone and to determine how much further drilling is required to develop a preliminary resource estimate on the GR2 zone.”

A summary of the Treaty Creek project can be viewed here: http://www.americancreek.com/images/pdf/Treaty_Creek_Joint_Venture_Project.pdf

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 Walter Storm/Tudor as well as the recently acquired 100% owned past producing Dunwell Mine group of properties. Other properties held throughout BC include the Gold Hill, Austruck-Bonanza, Ample Goldmax, Silver Side, Red Tusk and Glitter King.

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

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.

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

BULLETIN: Gold Prices Score a Lift as Dollar Softens $AMK.ca $EXS.ca $MQR.ca $OPW.ca $GGX.ca $GR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:19 AM on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
  • Gold futures rose on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar retreated, giving dollar-pegged commodities a modest lift in early trade.
  • December gold GCZ7, +0.28%  was $5.80, or 0.5%, higher at $1,270.50 an ounce, with the contract looking at back-to-back gains after Monday’s tepid rise.

The ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY, -0.12% a gauge of the buck against a half-dozen currency rivals, was down 0.1%. Although the dollar has climbed 0.5% so far this month, the currency gauge is down 2.8% over the past 30 days, underscoring the greenback’s recent downtrend amid doubts about the pace of economic growth in the U.S., including signs of weaker-than-hoped-for inflation. The uncertain economic picture leaves financial markets wondering if the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates again this year.

A softening dollar can make assets linked to the currency more attractive to buyers using weaker currencies.

Meanwhile, September silver SIU7, +0.79% added 12 cents, or 0.8%, at $16.38, putting the white metal in position to end a four-session slide.

Tuesday’s rise for metals also comes amid heightened geopolitical risk, headlined by rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea and its nuclear aspirations.

“Gold needs to break and trade over $1273.30 [an ounce] for the rest of the day to zoom,” said Chintan Karnani, chief market analyst at Insignia Consultants, based in New Delhi.

“Political news from [the U.S.] will be the key market mover today. The fact that U.S. dollar has not zoomed after the release of Friday’s July nonfarm payrolls can result in more losses for the greenback in the short term,” Karnani said.

The Labor Department on Friday showed that the U.S. added a better-than-expected 209,000 in July, pushing the unemployment rate to a 16-year low at 4.3%, but wage data remained tepid.

Mark O’Byrne, research director at GoldCore Ltd., said Friday’s selling in gold after the jobs report may have been overdone and said recent moves for the metal reflects that view. It’s also reflective of an uptick in concerns about meaningfully adding to assets perceived as risky with concerns persisting over drama in President Donald Trump’s White House and worries about a potential hike to the U.S. debt ceiling to avoid a government shutdown.

“I think there’s a little bit of risk aversion in the market,” O’Byrne said.

The Goldcore analyst said he’s optimistic on gold’s price for those reasons but recognizes that it could easily swing lower on sentiment that favors risk assets like stocks, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.14% and the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.16% both hitting all-time highs on Monday.

Tuesday’s modest gains in metals also comes as China trade data showed July exports and imports grew at a slower pace than they had recently, which should be a headwind for commodities prices.

Lackluster data have pressured shares of European miners, including iron-ore producers BHP Billiton PLC BLT, -1.29% BHP, -1.41% BHP, -0.23%  and Rio Tinto PLC RIO, -1.66% RIO, -1.25% RIO, -0.45% Anglo American PLC AAL, -0.50% lost 0.5%, while copper miner Antofagasta PLC ANTO, -0.52% moved down 1.2%.

In exchange-traded funds, the SPDR Gold Shares GLD, +0.45% rose 0.5% premarket, mining-company focused VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF GDX, +0.86% advanced 0.9%, while silver-oriented iShares Silver SLV, +1.17% gained 0.9%.

Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/gold-prices-score-a-lift-as-dollar-softens-2017-08-08

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

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:54 AM on Friday, August 4th, 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