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Mining Commisioner Issues Final Order in Cliffs Bid for Easement Over KWG Railroad Claims $KWG.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:46 PM on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

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  • Advises that the Mining and Lands Commission of Ontario has made a final Order that the “Pending Proceedings” notation be removed from the abstracts of the Mining Claims
  • Final Order also provided that no costs shall be paid by any party to the application.
  • Final Order follows the Supreme Court of Canada’s (“SCC”) dismissal of Canada Chrome Corporation’s application for leave to appeal the decision of Ontario’s Court of Appeal

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Sept. 27, 2016) - KWG Resources Inc. (CSE:KWG)(FRANKFURT:KW6) (“KWG”) advises that the Mining and Lands Commission of Ontario has made a final Order that the “Pending Proceedings” notation be removed from the abstracts of the Mining Claims of KWG subsidiary Canada Chrome Corporation, that the time during which they were the subject of pending proceedings be excluded, and that a new anniversary date for the filing of prescribed assessment work be established.

The final Order also provided that no costs shall be paid by any party to the application.

The final Order follows the Supreme Court of Canada’s (“SCC”) dismissal of Canada Chrome Corporation’s application for leave to appeal the decision of Ontario’s Court of Appeal. The following citation was published on September 4th:

2274659 Ontario Inc. v. Canada Chrome Corporation, 2016 ONCA 145 (36973) Canada Chrome staked more than two hundred mining claims along the 340-kilometre corridor of high ground [south]ward from its deposit to Exton, Ontario. Canada Chrome wanted to build a railway along that corridor and drilled boreholes for that purpose. When a partner in [the] deposit decided to pursue a different deposit, it approached the Ministry of Natural Resources for easements allowing the construction of a road from that deposit to Nakina, Ontario. The requested easements passed directly over the boreholes drilled by Canada Chrome for its rail lines. When Canada Chrome refused consent to the easements, the Minister referred the application to the Commissioner under s. 51(2) of the Mining Act. The Commissioner dismissed the application. The Divisional Court allowed an appeal from that decision (decision of Commissioner set aside; application to dispense with Respondent’s consent granted). The C.A. dismissed the appeal. C.A.: appeal dismissed. “The application for leave to appeal . . . is dismissed without costs.”

“This means that an application to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources which was made by Cliffs Natural Resources in early 2012, for the grant of an easement over the claims of Canada Chrome Corporation, may now proceed,” said KWG President Frank Smeenk. “In the decision of the Divisional Court of Ontario issued July 30th, 2014 Madam Justice Swinton wrote ‘the issue being decided under s. 51(4) of the Mining Act does not deprive CCC of its ability at the next stage to oppose Cliffs’ easement application or to ask for conditions that would protect its legitimate interests in its mining claims.’ However there is no indication that the easement application will be continued.

“At the time of the Divisional Court decision the possibility of CCC building a railroad to transport ore over its claims from the Ring of Fire was dismissed. We believe that our engagement of China Railway First Survey & Design Institute Group Company Ltd. to complete a Bankable Feasibility Study substantially overcomes that incredulity.

“It is unfortunate that our exploration industry has generally come to believe that the Court decisions in this contest mean that anyone can use our ‘railroad claims’ for their own competing purpose. We had hoped that the Supreme Court of Canada might address that kind of issue by reviewing the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal and confirming the ‘finders-keepers’ nature of mining claims staking in doing so. As that was not to be, we are pleased that this gratuitous attack on our company’s assets has now been exhausted and dissipated!”

About KWG:

KWG has a 30% interest in the Big Daddy chromite deposit and the right to earn 80% of the Black Horse chromite where resources are being defined. KWG also owns 100% of CCC which has staked claims and conducted a surveying and soil testing program, originally for the engineering and construction of a railroad to the Ring of Fire from Aroland, Ontario. KWG subsequently acquired intellectual property interests, including a method for the direct reduction of chromite to metalized iron and chrome using natural gas. KWG subsidiary Muketi Metallurgical LP is prosecuting two chromite-refining patent applications in Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, and USA. The filings have been receipted in each of those jurisdictions.

Shares issued and outstanding: 961,320,281

KWG Resources Inc.
Bruce Hodgman
Vice-President
416-642-3575
info@kwgresources.com

Demand For Esports Content Prompts Sky And ITV To Make $4 Million Ginx TV Investment $GMBL.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:30 PM on Monday, September 26th, 2016
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The demand for televised esports content is about as new a new thing as could be, but UK broadcasters ITV and Sky TV are determined to get ahead of the game.

Sky and ITV are doubling down on their initial investment in Ginx TV, which went live in June this year. Each has invested £1.55 million ($2 million) in cash and payment in kind via the provision of broadcasting services for a 16.5 percent stake in Ginx TV.

Ginx says that it is already to distributed to 14 million homes in the UK and Ireland and its foreign distribution takes the channel into another 23 million homes, letting Ginx claim to be the “largest eSports TV channel in the world, reaching 37 million homes.”

Emma Lloyd, group director of business development and strategic partnerships at Sky, commented:

“We’re really excited to have followed up our commercial partnership with Ginx with this investment, which will help us deepen our understanding of eSports and its audience. At Sky we are committed to bringing new programmes and channels such as GINX eSports TV to support and extend our leadership position in content.”

ITV and Sky have options to increase their stake further

The regulatory news announcement put out by ITV stated that:

“Both ITV and Sky have the option to acquire further holdings in Ginx TV. If either party does not take up its option, the remaining party may have the option to acquire 100%.”

Ginx is a 24/7 broadcaster offering a schedule that covers major esports tournaments such as FACEIT’s eSports Championship Series, and Valve’s The International Dota 2. It also offers independent programming, and rebroadcasts the Turner Broadcasting ELEAGUE.

Esports fans get to watch at times that are convenient to them, and the brand reputation of ITV and Sky help to create mainstream respectability for the content.

That 24/7 coverage also makes Ginx a critical resource and promoter for online esports betting.

TV coverage and esports betting can be expected to feed off each other as each expands. The consequent growth of Ginx may make the Sky and ITV options potentially very valuable.

Source: http://www.esportsbettingreport.com/sky-itv-invest-ginx-esports-tv/

FEATURE:Treaty Creek Included In Seabridge Gold Plan To Take KSM Into Production $AMK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:11 PM on Monday, September 26th, 2016

AMK: TSX-V, OTCBB: ACKRF

WHY AMERICAN CREEK RESOURCES?

  • American Creek has exceptional precious metal properties throughout British Columbia including two of the most prospective projects found in B.C.’s Golden Triangle; the Electrum and Treaty Creek properties.
  • The Electrum property is geologically similar to the nearby Brucejack (going into production in 2017) and the nearby Premier Mine (past producer).
  • So far over 130 million ounces of gold, 800 million ounces of silver and 20 billion pounds of copper (all categories included), representing one of the greatest concentrations of metal value on the planet, have been delineated within the geological system shared by KSM, Brucejack, and Treaty Creek.

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • A JV agreement with Tudor Gold was just signed to develop the Electrum and Treaty Creek projects.The people behind Tudor Gold were also behind Osisko Gold, one of Canada’s biggest mining successes.They have the resources, expertise, and experience of taking projects into production.
  • Specimens from the Electrum property average 27,092 gm/tonne silver and 248 gm/tonne gold. Read More
  • Tudor has now completed the previously announced Magnetotelluric survey and has commenced drilling Read More

EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTIES

The Electrum is located in British Columbia’s prolific Golden Triangle; one of the richest areas of mineralization in the world with one new mine having come online in 2015 (Imperial Mines Red Chris) and another scheduled for 2017 (Pretium Brucejack) and at least three more world-class mining projects headed toward production.

The property has a rich history with some of the highest grade hand-mined ore mined in North America (1,661 g/t Au with 2,596 Ag)combined with excellent logistics. The property is located directly between two high-grade veining gold/silver mines; the past producing Silbak Premier mine and Pretiums high-grade Brucejack mine (production in 2017). All three lie within the Iskut mineral district (a particularly prolific part of the Canadian Cordillera) with numerous geological similarities between them.

On May 11th 2016 American Creek formed a joint venture agreement with Tudor Gold wherein American Creek retains 40% of the property.Tudor Gold will be the operator while both companies will work together to develop the property.This partnership is very beneficial for American Creek as its flagship project will be able to advance at a much greater pace due to the geological expertise, experience, resources, management, and exposure that Tudor Gold brings to the table.

The Electrum Property holds significant potential which led to a JV agreement with Tudor Goldwhen considering its high-grade nature combined with the exceptional logistics in place.

  • Located in the prolific Golden Triangle of northwestern British Columbia, an area encompassing mineral rich belts that host more than 43 past producing mines including Eskay Creek, Silbak Premier, Granduc and Big Missouri. It is a hotbed of activity with one new mine having come online in 2015 (Imperial Mines Red Chris) and another scheduled for 2017 (Pretium Brucejack) and at least three more world-class mining projects headed toward production.
  • Located in a particularly rich valley with 4 past producing commercial mines and a 5th in the adjacent valley.
  • Includes the historic East Gold Mine that had intermittent small-scale production of approximately 46 tonnes of ore with grades averaging 1,661 grams of gold per tonne and 2,596 grams of silver per tonne (roughly 50oz gold with 75oz silver).
  • Mineralization is believed to be very similar to the silver-gold-base metal veins responsible for the precious metal mineralization found in the Silbak Premier Mine and the Big Missouri mines (located in same extended valley).
  • Pretiums Brucejack Summary Report (for exploration) compares itself geologically to the Silbak Premier mine.
  • Electrums Summary Report (for exploration) compares itself geologically to the Silbak Premier mine.
  • High-grade mineralization at surface has been confirmed extending over a 500 x 500m area. Specimens across that area include numerous bonanza grade results including 1,926 g/t gold with 37,995 g/t silver, 80.96 g/t gold with 80,818 g/t silver, 694 g/t gold with 550 g/t silver, 54.77 g/t gold with 14,903 g/t silver, 615 g/t gold with 616 g/t silver, 395 g/t gold with 46,601 g/t silver, and many more.
  • Drilling showed a continuation of high grade intervals at depth including grades up to 440 g/t gold with 400 g/t silver over 0.52m. Other high grade gold intervals include 38.4 g/t over 0.45m, 31.4 g/t over 2m, 29.9 g/t over 2m,16.9 g/t over 1.5m, 16.7 g/t over 1.3m, and 12.3 g/t over 1.9m along with longer intervals of 3 g/t over 26m, 1 g/t over 50m, and 0.5 g/t over 31m. High grade silver intervals at depth including 583g/t over 0.3m, 420 g/t over 0.9m, 384 g/t over 0.7m and 374 g/t over 0.65m were also discovered.
  • A very successful small program was run in the fall of 2015 wherein:
    o A new approach focusing on high-grade was employed
    o New zones of gold / silver mineralization were discovered with drill intersections grading from one up to 14 grams of gold per tonne.
    o A better understanding of the high-grade veining system was obtained
    o Numerous outcrops were tested on surface. 24 specimens were taken from the Shiny Cliff and averaged 248 g/t gold with 27,092 g/t silver, the highest sample being 1,926 g/t gold with 37,955 g/t silver. Specimens taken from a boulder 20m down slope from the Shiny Cliff averaged 10 g/t gold with 857 g/t silver.
    o Eleven specimens were collected along a quartz vein at the Rico showing. The specimens from the structure averaged 54 g/t gold with 11,512 g/t silver, the highest sample being 270 g/t gold with 44,048 g/t silver. Thirteen specimens were collected from a vein on Mine Hill and averaged 6 g/t gold with 522 g/t silver.
    o The program proved the Electrum Property has multiple high-grade gold-silver epithermal breccia vein systems and gave us a better understating of their sequencing.
  • Excellent logistics including road access, power located 2 km away and bulk tonnage shipping ports and supportive mining town located just40 km away in a mining friendly jurisdiction.

For a short video on the Electrum property; click here.

For a presentation on the 2015 drill program; click here.

Treaty Creek Property

Treaty Creek is located in British Columbia’s prolific Golden Triangle; one of the richest areas of mineralization in the world with one new mine having come online in 2015 (Imperial Mines Red Chris) and another scheduled for 2017 (Pretium Brucejack) and at least three more world-class mining projects headed toward production.

On May 11th 2016 American Creek formed a joint venture agreement with Tudor Gold wherein American Creek retains a carried interest of 20% of the property until a production notice is given. A partner with the expertise, backing, management team, and experience to develop this potential world scale project was sought after by AMK. Tudor Gold meets and exceeds all of those requirements needed to fully realize the potential of Treaty Creek. American Creek will not have to raise money or dilute as development takes place.

Mineralization in the Treaty Creek claims area lies within the same broad hydrothermal system that generated the several deposits on the Seabridge Gold KSM and the Pretivm Brucejack properties that lie immediately southwest of the Treaty Creek claims. So far over 130 million ounces of gold, 800 million ounces of silver and 20 billion pounds of copper (all categories included), representing one of the greatest concentrations of metal value on the planet, have been delineated within the geological system shared by KSM, Brucejack, and Treaty Creek.

Seabridge Gold’s KSM is the world’s largest undeveloped gold/silver project by reserves while Pretium’s Brucejack is the highest grading undeveloped large-scale gold project in the world. KSM has just past the environmental and permitting stage while the Brucejack is in construction phase. Treaty Creek is part of the same large hydrothermal system as it’s neighbours, hosts the same bedrock geology as its neighbours, the same magneto-telluric (MT) anomalies that proved to be large deposits on both Seabridge and Pretivm’s claims, the same major fault system (Sulphurets) that is responsible for KSM’s deposits, and initial exploration and drilling show similar results to initial drilling on KSM.

A recent Government geological report shows Treaty to be “in the right neighbourhood for B.C’s next big deposit”.Treaty meets all three main criteria of the report which states “that is a big game changer for explorers in the region, because it will get them closer to making a discovery”.

The geological markers on Treaty Creek are saying there are great similarities to the KSM / Brucejack / Valley of the Kings and other deposits found within the same hydrothermal system.Now the right partnership is in place to advance the project and realize its potential.

For a 2 minute video on Treaty Creek; click here.

For an in-depth geological video on Treaty Creek; click here.

Gold Hill Property

The Gold Hill property is located in Southern British Columbia near Cranbrook.Logistics are exceptional with forestry roads throughout the property and power nearby. Gold on the Wild Horse River was discovered in the fall of 1863 by American prospectors and one of the West’s greatest gold rushes ensued. The Wild Horse River yielded close to $7,000,000 dollars (48 tonnes of gold or around $2 Billion in today’s dollars). It is believed that a far greater amount was mined and never accounted for.

The river is considered to be one of the greatest gold creeks in the entire province of British Columbia. The majority of the gold taken from the river was located along a 6km stretch between Boulder Creek (upstream) and Brewery Creek (downstream). While most of the gold has been taken from the placer deposits downstream from Gold Hill, there are still placer operations in the area ranging from small scale panning / sluicing to full scale mining operations.

Historic efforts were made to trace the source / sources of the placer gold. This led explorers (including geologists from Cominco) up the Boulder Creek to what is now called the Gold Hill property. This property constitutes a significant portion of the watershed for Boulder Creek including two main areas where gold was recovered by Cominco (along with others). These areas are known as Big Chief and Gold Hill. Both areas are believed to be major contributing sources for the incredible resources found in the Wild Horse River and as such have tremendous potential. While gold was discovered on the property, the gold price in 1900 did not support extensive hard rock exploration at the time.

The property has been overlook and sat dormant for many years. American Creek was very fortunate to acquire a property with such a rich history and such huge potential.

PhytoPain Pharma Provides USA Regulatory Update for Its Cannabis Inhalation Product PPP001 $GCI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:41 AM on Monday, September 26th, 2016

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  • PPP had filed a RFD for PPP001 to be classified as a drug and assigned to the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
  • RFD enables the FDA to determine the product type and appropriate lead center.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Sept. 26, 2016) - PhytoPain Pharma (“PPP“), a subsidiary of GrowPros Cannabis Ventures Inc. (“GrowPros” or the “Company” or “GCI“) (CSE:GCI), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic cannabis-based products for the treatment of pain and other medical conditions, received an Acknowledgement Letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA“) after submitting a Request for Designation (“RFD“). PPP had filed a RFD for PPP001 to be classified as a drug and assigned to the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (“CDER“). The RFD enables the FDA to determine the product type and appropriate lead center. If the FDA has not issued a designation letter within 60 calendar days of the filing of the RFD, PPP’s recommendation will become the designated classification and assignment.

According to Dr. G. Chamberland, Chief Scientific Officer, the RFD was submitted to establish the lead review for the PPP001-kit. He stated, “PPP recommended that the product PPP001-kit (PPP001 drug component and PPP-titanium pipe device component) be regulated as a Combination Product and that based on the Primary Mode of Action (PMOA) that primary jurisdiction be granted to CDER.” Dr. Chamberland further commented that this regulatory filing is part of PPP’s dedication to the commercialization of marijuana as a prescription controlled drug and the corporation’s plan to seek reimbursement by insurers for patients.

About PPP001-kit product

PPP001-kit product will be prescribed by physicians and available in pharmacies as two separate products packaged together in a single package and is comprised of the prescription controlled drug PPP001 (dried standardized cannabis sativa in a blister pack) and the fully assembled device PPP001-titanium pipe. The titanium pipe will be used to generate the smoke by combustion to deliver the active ingredients via inhalation. The drug component and device component will be linked together by the labelling of each component. Each blister of PPP001 drug pellet contains cannabis sativa with a standardized amount of delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol. A single PPP001 drug pellet is pushed out of the blister by the patient and inserted into the PPP-titanium pipe for combustion and inhalation of the smoke.

About RFD

An RFD is also referred to as an applicant’s letter of request to the FDA (see 21 Code of Federal Regulations (“CFR”) 3.2(j)). It is a written submission to the Office of Combination Products (“OCP”). RFDs generally request a determination of (1) the regulatory identity or classification of a product as a drug, device, biological product, or combination product, and/or (2) either the component of FDA that will regulate the product if it is a non-combination product, or which Agency Center will have primary jurisdiction for premarket review and regulation if it is a combination product. A letter of designation, see 21 CFR 3.2(i), (alternatively referred to as a designation letter) is FDA’s formal response to an RFD and is a binding determination with respect to classification and/or center assignment that may be changed under conditions specified in Section 563 of the FD&C Act and 21 CFR 3.9 in the regulations.” For further information regarding the RFD process, please visit the FDA website, www.fda.gov. Text was taken from FDA’s Guidance for Industry – How to write a Request for Designation (RFD).

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

Forward-looking statements

Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words “may”, “will”, “should”, “continue”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “intend”, “plan” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrowPros MMP Inc., to obtain a licence for the production of medical marijuana; failure to obtain sufficient financing to execute the Company’s business plan; competition; regulation and anticipated and unanticipated costs and delays, and other risks disclosed in the Company’s public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake an obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities legislation.

GrowPros Cannabis Ventures Inc.
Dr. Guy Chamberland
Chief Scientific Officer
(514) 220-9225

GrowPros Cannabis Ventures Inc.
Andre Audet
Executive Chairman
(613) 421-8402

GrowPros MMP
Ryan Brown
President
(613) 421-8402

WEEKEND FEATURE: Nevada Energy Metals (BFF: TSX-V) Powering Our Green Future $BFF.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:44 PM on Friday, September 23rd, 2016

TSX-V: BFF, OTC Pink: SSMLF

Why Lithium?

 

  • Major companies such as Sony and Panasonic got behind lithium as an anchor material in a possible successor to the lead-acid battery paradigm.
  • Although it took decades, lithium-based batteries are now the industry standard.
  • Lithium has limited supply and increasing demand.
  • Lithium seems untouched by economic downturns.
  • Lithium prices increased by about 20% in 2014 and by a larger percentage in 2015 when gas, coal and natural gas were down 50%
  • Climate change has lead to the frenzied search for green energy solution
  • Because of its high reactivity, lithium does not occur as a pure element in nature but is contained within minerals in a range of hard rock types or in brine solutions (elements contained in salty water) in salt lakes, “salars.” Lithium’s primary driver for growth is:

Batteries and grid-scale energy storage:

  • Most important use of lithium is in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, grid-scale energy storage, phones, laptops, cameras, gaming consoles and hundreds of other electronic devices.
  • Lithium-ion batteries are increasingly used for bikes, power tools, forklifts, cranes and other industrial equipment. In essence, lithium powers modern technology.

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence estimates that the

“EV market will grow five-fold between 2015 and 2020 while the market for stationary storage will increase 8-fold.”

We have already seen Tesla increase the land holding of their $5 billion under-construction lithium-ion battery factory and Faraday Future strike a deal to build a $1 billion electric car plant.

Nevada Energy Metals Acquires 100% Ownership in Clayton Valley BFF-1 Lithium Project

  • Announced acquisition of 60 claims in Clayton Valley, Esmeralda County, Nevada
  • 250 meters from Albemarle Corporation’s Silver Peak lithium mine and brine processing operations
  • Also the location of Pure Energy Minerals’ 816,000 metric tonnes Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE) Inferred Resource
  • 3.5 hours away from Tesla’s Gigafactory, which has a planned annual lithium-ion battery production capacity of 35 gigawatt-hours per year by 2020
  • Aannounced that it has agreed to grant 1074654 Nevada Ltd an Option to acquire a seventy (70%) percent interest in the BFF-1 Clayton Valley Property

Nevada Energy Metals Expans Lithium Exploration Potential at San Emidio

Company has increased the exploration potential of the San Emidio property by adding 69 additional claims to its land position. The property now includes 155 claims (approximately 3,100 acres/1255 hectares) in the San Emidio Desert, Washoe County, Nevada, 95 km northeast of Reno.

Importantly, historical results by previous operators exploring the playa for lithium reported lithium value in sediments up to 312 ppm and up to 80 ppm lithium in brine from a depth of 1.5 meters.

Company acquired 160 placer claims, with an area of 3,200 acres/1,295 hectares, located in northern Big Smokey Valley, Township 13N., Range 43E, Nye County, Nevada.

BSV Property:

Big Smokey Valley is situated in central Nevada. It begins at a point 12 miles east of the town of Austin and extends approximately 100 miles in a southwesterly direction to reach a southern terminus near Clayton Valley to the west of Tonopah. Hydrologically and topographically the valley is divided into northern and southern sections by a physiographic high near the mining community of Round Mountain. The northern section, where the claims area is located contains three geothermal resources; the Darrough, the McLeod and the Spencer hot springs.

Projects

  • Acquired, by staking, 100 placer claims covering 2000 acres (809 hectares) at Teels Marsh, Nevada.
  • Property, called Teels Marsh West is highly prospective for Lithium brines and is located approximately 48 miles northwest of Clayton Valley and the Rockwood Lithium Mine, North America’s only producing brine based Lithium mine supporting lithium production since 1967.
  • Access to Teels Marsh is via dirt road, west of Highway 95 and northwest of Highway 360.
  • Completed an orientation survey
  • Collected twenty-seven shallow auger sediment samples
  • Lithium values ranged from 8.9 to 104.5 ppm. The two best results (93.2 and 104.5) were obtained downstream of thermal springs on the western part of the property

Teels Marsh West is a highly prospective Lithium exploration project, 100% owned without any royalties, located on the western part of a large evaporation pond, or playa (also known as a salar). Structural analysis reveals that Teels Marsh is bounded by faults and is tectonically active. Tectonic activities supply additional local permeability that could be provided by the faults that bound the graben and sub-basins.

  • Located 12 km (7.5 miles) northeast of Albemarle Corporation’s (formerly Rockwood Lithium),Silver Peaksolar evaporation ponds. Silver Peak is the only producing brine-based lithium facility in North America.
  • 60-40 earn-in joint venture with Dajin Resources Corp.
  • In addition to its proximity to Silver Peak, the property is 20 km (12.5 miles) east-northeast of Pure Energy Minerals’ Clayton Valley exploration project.
  • Preliminary data from ongoing exploration activities on the property, suggest that Alkali Lake could be situated on one of the most prospective areas in the entire basin.
  • Lithium assay results from sediment sampling carried out on the Alkali Lake property confirmed the presence of near-surface lithium at grades ranging from 73 ppm to 382 ppm.

  • Early stage exploration property, located in the northern foothills of the Alaska Range, which contains VMS (volcanogenic massive sulfide) mineralization.
  • Property is located in the east portion of the Bonnifield Mining District, central Alaska, approximately 60 mi (96 km) south of Fairbanks, Alaska (Figure 1).
  • Property consists of 36 quarter-section State of Alaska mining claims (Galleon 1-36; Appendix 1) held by Anglo Alaska Gold Corporation (AAGC). Rock Star Resources Inc (RSRI) holds the rights to a 100% earn-in interest under an agreement with AAGC to pay for exploration and make required payments.
  • Access to the Property currently is only by helicopter, or by trail from a nearby airstrip, however, strong potential exists for future development of a road connecting the Property with an existing mine road system to the west.
  • The claims are subject to a 3% Net Production Royalty to the State of Alaska beginning 3.5 years after mine start-up. All claims comprising the Galleon Property are in good standing at the time of this writing.

Energy metal markets are booming

The age of electrification across the transportation sector, the solar panel revolution, and Tesla’s battery gigafactory are igniting a battle for the cheapest battery. That will transform lithium into a boom-time mineral and the hottest commodity on the energy investor’s radar. It has been easy to take lithium for granted. This wonder mineral is the backbone of our everyday lives, popping up in everything from the glass in our windows to our mountains of electronics.

And while investors have long appreciated the steady rise in demand for this preferred mineral, the number of new applications continues to multiply. Smart phones, tablets, laptops, and other consumer electronics demand more lithium. But the largest driver for future lithium use will be in electric vehicles and home batteries for solar panels. That has lithium on the verge a boom for which supply can no longer be taken for granted.

Demand for gold could turn red hot thanks to the war on cash $EXS.ca $AMK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:34 PM on Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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  • Consumer price index (CPI), a measure of inflation, came in hotter than expected Friday, registering 2.3 percent year-over-year in August on expectations of 2.0 percent
  • With the five-year Treasury yielding 1.19 percent, government bond investors are now receiving a negative real rate of return (because 1.19 minus 2.3 comes out to negative 1.11 percent
  • This is highly constructive for the price of gold
Sep. 20, 2016, 6:48 PM

The consumer price index (CPI), a measure of inflation, came in hotter than expected Friday, registering 2.3 percent year-over-year in August on expectations of 2.0 percent. With the five-year Treasury yielding 1.19 percent, government bond investors are now receiving a negative real rate of return (because 1.19 minus 2.3 comes out to negative 1.11 percent).

This is highly constructive for the price of gold. As I’ve discussed many times before, the yellow metal has benefited when real rates have fallen below zero. This was the case in September 2011 when gold hit its all-time high of $1,900 per ounce. And last year around this time, the opposite was true—positive real rates were a drag on gold.

Although gold sunk to a two-week low on a strong U.S. dollar and fears over this week’s Federal Reserve meeting, the drivers are firmly in place to push prices higher.

Maybe you’ve heard that a new book out right now is planting propaganda voice in the war on cash. In “The Curse of Cash,” Harvard economics professor Kenneth Rogoff makes the case that nixing paper money—at the very least, larger-denominated bills—“could help more than you might think” in combating criminal activities such as drug trafficking, corruption, extortion and money laundering. It could even prevent the spread of terrorism and discourage illegal immigration, Rogoff argues.

It gets even worse. Central banks, he adds, should have the latitude to drop interest rates below zero during recessions to spur spending. If the Federal Reserve tried this now, of course, many people would likely convert their savings into paper—which at least yields 0 percent—and hoard it in bedroom safes. This is precisely what many Germans have reportedly done, prompting safe manufacturers to scramble to meet demand

But in a world where nothing larger than a $10 bill exists, hoarding cash would be highly impractical. Better to buy that new boat you don’t need!

While we all agree that corruption and terrorism are things that should be stopped, killing cash is the absolute wrong way to go about it.

Instead, perhaps Rogoff should consider “The Curse of No Cash.” Does he not recall what happened in Cyprus just three years ago? The government ransacked citizens’ bank accounts to “fix” its own mistakes and mismanagement. In example after example, people’s rights to save and freely hold cash have been disrupted, with tragic results.

I’ve written about this topic before. In a cashless society, your economic liberty is forever at risk. Every transaction could be monitored, taxed and charged a fee. Capital controls would be crippling, assets could be seized. Just ask the Colombians and Venezuelans

I’m not the only one who disagrees with the ideas in Rogoff’s polemic against money. As of this writing, nearly three quarters of Amazon customers have given the book a rating of two or fewer stars. And in a scathing Wall Street Journal op-ed, respected financial writer James Grant strips away the book’s “technical pretense” to uncover its true motive. Rogoff, he writes, “wants the government to control your money,” which is the extreme form of Keynesian economics.

Gold Has Shined Brightly During Currency Crises

There’s one area where Rogoff and I both agree, though. “As paper currency is phased out,” he writes, “gold prices will rise.” Were cash eliminated and interest rates plunged underwater, gold’s role as a store of value would become even more apparent and demand for the yellow metal would turn red hot, despite its price appreciation.

This has been the case in countless past examples. Rogoff himself cites Indians’ longstanding love of and cultural affinity to gold jewelry as protection against currency uncertainty. For centuries, inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent saw continuous regime change, not to mention imperialist rule by various European forces. During all this time, the one stable and widely accepted currency was gold.

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The tradition carries on today. A third of Indian gold jewelry demand comes from rural farmers, who annually convert a portion of their crop revenues into the yellow metal. Whether this gold is stored or given to a female family member, perhaps a daughter, before her wedding day, its purpose is twofold: one, as a beautiful heirloom to be worn and passed down to the next generation, and two, as a form of financial security.

It’s estimated that Indian households currently holdmore than 20,000 tonnes of gold. To put that in perspective, 20,000 tonnes is more than the official gold holdings of the U.S., Germany, Italy, France, China and Russia combined.

With speculation strong that a rupee devaluation is imminent, it makes just as much sense now as ever for Indians to have at least some of their wealth in gold. When the rupee unexpectedly dipped to record lows in August 2013, the wealth that prudent Indians had stored in the precious metal was, for the time being, safe.

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Although there’s little fear right now that the U.S. dollar is in trouble, I still recommend that investors maintain a 10 percent weighting in gold—5 percent in gold stocks, 5 percent in gold coins and jewelry.

Is Chicago Next to Declare Bankruptcy?

It’s not just Indian investors who should be aware of currency fluctuations and imbalances in monetary and fiscal policy. These can happen right here in our own backyards, and investors who aren’t paying attention—specifically municipal bond investors—could pay a steep price.

In the past few years, we’ve seen how financial mismanagement can bring calamity to state and local economies, the most notable example being Detroit’s $18 billion bankruptcy in July 2013, the largest in U.S. history. Right now, the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is in dire financial straits, owing some $70 billion, more than any state government except California and New York.

And then there’s Chicago, which is looking at $170 billion in unfunded pensions and other costs.

This came to my attention earlier this month when I visited Chicago to attend the Morningstar ETF Conference. While there, I had the opportunity to speak to several locals, who shared with me their frustration of high local tax rates—some of the highest in the country.

Taxes are high, they said, mainly because of outrageous pensions for public and union workers. Entitlement spending has exploded. Now, Chicago, which has the lowest credit rating of any major U.S. city, is edging scarily close to bankruptcy.

Unfortunately, it isn’t hard to see why. For starters, the state has one of the most highly unionized workforces in the country, compared to the national average.

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And instead of reining in costs, state and city officials continue to add to the pile of debt. The Land of Lincoln already has the least funded retirement system in the country, according to Bloomberg, and is on track to end the year $7.8 billion in the hole.

Lawmakers and other government workers are among the highest paid in the nation and enjoy “Cadillac” health care benefits and pensions. It’s not uncommon for them to retire in their 50s. TheIllinois Policy Institute estimates that the total annual operating cost for each state lawmaker—including salary, insurance and the like—stands at more than $100,000, with private taxpayers footing most of the bill.

“It’s like we work for the government,” one Chicagoan told me. “Everything we make goes to their pensions.”

Conveniently, the state constitution includes a clause that forbids any reduction of public pensions.

For these reasons, Illinois is saddled with some of the highest income and corporate taxes in the United States. Chicago’s sales tax is the highest of any major U.S. city. Despite the revenue this generates, it doesn’t come close to touching what’s been promised.

Look at the chart below. Between 2000 and 2015, Illinois tax revenue increased 57 percent. That’s a significant jump. But over the same period, state-employee insurance and pension benefits skyrocketed—166 and 586 percent respectively—while essential services such as higher education suffered.

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What this means is very little of taxpayers’ money is going toward anything tangible—new schools, new hospitals, new wastewater treatment plants. Nothing that provides jobs or has a multiple effect is being produced.

We’re already seeing serious consequences as a result of the state and city’s fiscal woes. In a recent study of jobs market competitiveness, CareerBuilder found that Chicago is the least competitive metropolitan area in the U.S. in terms of jobs growth. Between 2014 and 2015, the Windy City’s rate of adding jobs was far short of the national average.

Because of this—among other reasons, including crime, unemployment and political infighting—Chicago had the largest population loss of any metro in the U.S last year (6,263). Meanwhile, Illinois was one of only seven states to see a net decline (22,194).

And where are these people going? Where the jobs are, of course. I always say that money flows where it’s most respected. People behave the same way.

It’s no wonder, then, that the state that attracts the most Illinois expats is Texas, according to the Chicago Tribune. This falls in line with what I wrote just a couple of weeks ago. Between 2014 and 2015, Texas added more residents than any other state because of its strong economy, abundance of jobs and low taxes. CareerBuilder’s jobs study, I should point out, rated Dallas as the most competitive city. And within the next eight to 10 years, Houston is expected to surpass Chicago to become the nation’s third largest city by population.

I’m not saying this to beat up on Chicago, but to emphasize my earlier point about being aware and prepared—especially, in this case, when it comes to municipal bond investing. Many passive muni funds might hold Chicago debt because it’s high-yielding. But those yields could come at a huge cost. Three years ago, bondholders of Detroit’s bad debt learned the hard way that, in the event of a default, pensioners get paid first, investors last—or worse, not at all.

As active managers we’re well aware of this. We sincerely hope Chicago can straighten out its balance sheet, but in the meantime, we feel it’s not a space to be a buyer right now. Instead, we seek to invest primarily in high-quality, short-term munis.

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/war-on-cash-could-increase-gold-demand-2016-9

 

Pacific North West Capital Corp. Appoints Veteran Geologist and International Business Man Vice-President, Business Development $PFN.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:10 AM on Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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  • Appointment of Trevor Richardson, as Vice-President, Business Development.
  • Trevor is a Co-founder and Director of Caracle Creek International Consulting (CCIC), an International Geological consulting firm, with offices in South Africa and Canada

Vancouver, B.C., Canada / September 23, 2016 – PFN would like to announce the appointment of Trevor Richardson, as Vice-President, Business Development. Trevor is a Co-founder and Director of Caracle Creek International Consulting (CCIC), an International Geological consulting firm, with offices in South Africa and Canada. Trevor has extensive exploration experience, in Africa and Canada, in precious metals, more specifically Gold and Platinum Group Metals as well as base metals. Registered as a Professional Natural Scientist, under the South African Council of Natural Scientific Professions, Trevor has managed many multi-million dollar projects from conception through to exploration and production. Trevor was also the co-founder, CEO, President and Vice President/Director of various junior exploration companies on TSXV.

Harry Barr, Chairman and CEO comments; “We are very pleased to welcome Trevor Richardson to the Pacific North West Capital Team. Trevor’s experience as a Geologist, Platinum Group Metals Expert and International businessman, will add considerably to the company’s expertise. The fact that Trevor has developed projects from conception, through to exploration and production, as well as managing public companies, will add significantly to our the PFN Team’s experience.”

About PFN’s Platinum Group Metals Division

River Valley is Canada’s Largest Undeveloped Primary PGM Deposit.

Achievements to date and Future Plans for River Valley are outlined below as follows:

  1. 1.PFN currently has 100% ownership in the River Valley Project, subject to a 3% NSR, with Options to Buy Down
  2. 2.Completed Exploration and Development Programs, on the River Valley Property:

Include more than 600 holes drilled, since year 2000, and several Mineral Resource Estimates and Metallurgical Studies

  1. 3.Results for the current (2012) Mineral Resource Estimate are below
  2. 4.2015 Drill Program confirms New High Grade T2 Discovery
  3. 5.Exploration and Development Plans outlined for 2016
  4. 6.Ongoing Strategic Partner Search for River Valley Project
  5. 7.Results for the most recent Mineral Resource Estimate are summarized below:

-Prepared by Tetra Tech (Wardrop)

-High Confidence: Measured plus Indicated = 72% of total

-Reported on PdEq basis: Pd=40% & Pt=20% of the Payable Metals

-Pd to Pt ratio = 2.5:1; Cu to Ni ratio = 3:1

-High Grade Potential: particularly in the north part of the River Valley Deposit

-Resources under Evaluation for Development Potential, as Open Pit Mining Operation

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  1. 8.Results for the 2015 Discovery Drill Program on the T2 Target:

-Drill hole intercepts much higher than the average grade, of current Mineral Resource Estimate

-Possible New Mineralized Zone at the north end of the River Valley Deposit

-Show potential to take the River Valley PGM Project in a New Direction

-Additional Drilling is slated for mid-October, 2016


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  1. 9.Exploration and Development Plans for 2016

-Mineral Prospecting and Geological Mapping on surface: In Progress

-Drill Programs targeted to add more higher grade: Drilling Slated for Fall 2016

-Geological Interpretation and 2D/3D Modelling of all Drill and Surface Results

-Ongoing Strategic Partner Search for River Valley


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Figure 1: Geological map showing the location of the PGM Exploration Property, acquired from Mustang Minerals Corp. The acquired property is south and adjacent to PFN’s Mining Leases, covering the River Valley PGM Project. The acquisition increases the strike length of the PGM deposit, to 16 km, 64 km2, or 16,000 acres, on PFN property.

About PFN’s Lithium Division

The Company’s new Lithium Division will focus on the Discovery, Acquisition, Exploration and Development of Lithium Projects in Canada. In the United States, the Company will use its wholly owned U.S.A subsidiary, to Acquire and Develop Projects in Active Mining Camps in Nevada, Arizona and California.

Management believes that these New Age Metals, Lithium, PGMs and Rare Earths, have robust macro trends with Surging Demands and Limited Supply. Going forward, this New Division will Explore for the minerals needed to fuel the demand for Energy Storage and other core 21st Century Technologies.

The Company has a growing portfolio of Lithium Projects. The Clayton Valley Forks Li Project in Nevada is a recent Lithium Brine Project Acquired by the Company (PFN News Releases April 25th, 2016, May 11th, 2016 and June 16th, 2016). The Company also has Hard Rock Lithium projects in Canada (PFN News Releases April 21st, 2016, May 24th, 2016), July 5th, 2016 and July 21st, 2016) located in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field of SE Manitoba.

Lithium and Platinum Group Metal Prices have Improved Dramatically in recent months. Lithium Supplies remain in deficit, relative to their demand. Both Metals Groups are used for the expanding worldwide automobile industry (conventional and electric). In the case of PGMs, demand is increasing for Autocatalysts, a key component for reducing toxic emissions for automotive, gasoline and diesel engines. Regarding Lithium, there is an ever-increasing demand for batteries in cellphones, laptops, electric cars, solar storage, wireless charging and renewable energy products.

An aggressive 2016/17 Acquisition and Exploration Program is underway with the objective to have several projects at the drill ready stage, by early 2017.


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PFN’s 5 New Lithium Projects in Manitoba, Surrounding Tanco Mine


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Figure 1: Company claim blocks in the Clayton Valley area of Nevada

(Figure 1 is a Company-made composite and not intended for redistribution. The Company accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of these claim blocks, other than the claim block associated with the Clayton Valley Forks Li Project)

Clayton Valley is located in Esmeralda County, Nevada, host to the Albemarle Corporation’s Silver Peak Lithium Mine and Brine processing operations. The mine has been in operation since 1967 and remains the only Brine based Lithium Producer in North America. The new project acquisition in Nevada provides the Company a project, in an area that is well known for its Lithium Carbonate production. Clayton Valley is a centralized location in Nevada, with highway access, power infrastructure, water and local labour.

The company’s new Lithium Brine Project will be approximately 3.5 hours away from Tesla’s Gigafactory, which has a planned annual Lithium-ion battery production capacity of 35 gigawatt-hours per year, by 2020. The CV West Li project is located approximately 3 hours north of the Faraday Electric Car Factory to be operated in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clayton Valley is one of the few locations globally known to contain commercial-grade Lithium-Enriched Brines.

QUALIFIED PERSON

The contents contained herein that relates to Exploration Results or Mineral Resources is based on information compiled, reviewed or prepared by Dr. Bill Stone, Principal Consulting Geoscientist for Pacific Northwest Capital. Dr. Stone is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

“Harry Barr”

Harry Barr

Chairman and CEO

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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements: This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results and are based on current expectations or beliefs. For this purpose, statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements include statements in which the Company uses words such as “continue”, “efforts”, “expect”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “confident”, “intend”, “strategy”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “project”, “goal”, “target”, “prospects”, “optimistic” or similar expressions. These statements by their nature involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially depending on a variety of important factors, including, among others, the Company’s ability and continuation of efforts to timely and completely make available adequate current public information, additional or different regulatory and legal requirements and restrictions that may be imposed, and other factors as may be discussed in the documents filed by the Company on SEDAR (www.sedar.com), including the most recent reports that identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake any obligation to review or confirm analysts’ expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Medical Marijuana Seems To Reduce Deaths From Pharmaceuticals $MCOA.us $GCI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:47 PM on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
  • Columbia University epidemiologist June Kim and her colleagues report that fatally injured drivers are less likely to test positive for opioids in states that allow medical use of marijuana
  • That finding, together with the results of earlier studies, indicates that making marijuana legally available to patients saves lives by reducing their consumption of more dangerous medications.

BY: Jacob Sullum , Contributor

I cover the war on drugs from a conscientious objector’s perspective.

Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

Marijuana jars at the West Coast Collective, a dispensary in Los Angeles (Image: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Insys Therapeutics, the Arizona-based pharmaceutical company that recently became the biggest financial supporter of the campaign against marijuana legalization in that state, makes an oral spray that delivers the opioid painkiller fentanyl and plans to market another one that contains dronabinol, a synthetic version of THC. Insys says it gave $500,000 to the main group opposing Arizona’s legalization initiative because the measure “fails to protect the safety of Arizona’s citizens, and particularly its children.” But one needn’t be terribly cynical to surmise that Insys also worries about the impact that legalization might have on its bottom line, since marijuana could compete with its products.

A new study suggests Insys has good reason to worry. In an article published last week by the American Journal of Public Health, Columbia University epidemiologist June Kim and her colleagues report that fatally injured drivers are less likely to test positive for opioids in states that allow medical use of marijuana. That finding, together with the results of earlier studies, indicates that making marijuana legally available to patients saves lives by reducing their consumption of more dangerous medications.

Kim et al. collected data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) for 1999 through 2013, focusing on 18 states that drug-tested at least 80% of drivers who died in crashes. They found that drivers between the ages of 21 and 40 were half as likely to test positive for opioids in states that had implemented medical marijuana laws (MMLs) as in states that had not.

“Among 21-to-40-year-old deceased drivers, crashing in states with an operational MML was associated with lower odds of testing positive for opioids than crashing in MML states before these laws were operational,” the researchers write. “Although we found a significant association only among drivers aged 21 to 40 years, the age specificity of this finding coheres with what we know about MMLs: a minimum age requirement restricts access to medical marijuana for most patients younger than 21 years, and most surveyed medical marijuana patients are younger than 45 years.”

The fact that a driver tested positive for opioids does not necessarily mean the painkillers he took contributed to the crash, so it is not safe to draw any conclusions about medical marijuana’s impact on traffic safety from this study. But the FARS data are an indirect way of measuring the extent of opioid consumption in a given state. Kim et al. note that “severe or chronic pain is among the most common indications cited by medical marijuana patients.” It therefore makes sense that opioid use would decline (or rise less) in states that recognize cannabis as a medicine.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobsullum/2016/09/22/medical-marijuana-seems-to-reduce-deaths-from-pharmaceuticals/#1a6c82b7396e

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

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:42 AM on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

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)

  • 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


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
  • Diamond Drilling winter 2015/2016

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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PhytoPain Pharma Announces Interview With Radio-Canada Regarding Its Development of a Prescription Marijuana Drug $GCI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:28 AM on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Sept. 22, 2016) - PhytoPain Pharma (“PPP”), a subsidiary of GrowPros Cannabis Ventures Inc. (“GrowPros” or the “Company” or “GCI“) (CSE:GCI), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic cannabis-based products for the treatment of pain and other medical conditions announces that it gave an interview to the journalist Brigitte Bureau of Radio-Canada regarding the development of a prescription marijuana drug. Shareholders can view the interview on CBC’s website at http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/ottawa/2016/09/21/008-marijuana-medicinale-legalisation-gouvernement-trudeau.shtml

According to Dr. G. Chamberland, Chief Scientific Officer, “PPP is developing a prescription drug marijuana product for consumption via inhalation “smoking”. As part of its mission of bringing botanical-based therapies to patients with chronic diseases while maintaining the characteristics and properties of natural health products but backed by the scientific research and development of Pharma industry. Over the next years, the corporation is planning to develop the evidence to support the prescription of marijuana by physicians and to seek coverage by provincial and federal insurers.” “By implementing this approach, we believe that PPP is addressing the missing link that has existed for years as the major barrier of access to medical cannabis by both patients and physicians across the globe“, commented Ryan Brown, Vice-President of Business Development and Director of Communications for GCI.

Dr. Chamberland further commented that the company intends on submitting a Clinical Trial Application later this year (pre-CTA submitted in August 2016 as per previous news release) and when authorized by Health Canada would initiate its Phase I trial in humans later this year. “PPP001 is in its early stages of development, but based on published clinical trial data, the company is confident that it can bring this product to the market after completing the studies required by regulatory agencies“, commented Dr. Chamberland.

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

Forward-looking statements

Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words “may”, “will”, “should”, “continue”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “intend”, “plan” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrowPros MMP Inc., to obtain a licence for the production of medical marijuana; failure to obtain sufficient financing to execute the Company’s business plan; competition; regulation and anticipated and unanticipated costs and delays, and other risks disclosed in the Company’s public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake an obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities legislation.

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