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FEATURE: AIM Exploration (AEXE: OTC) Exploring Anthracite Coal, The Highest Quality Metallurgical Coal Available $AEXE.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:35 AM on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

  • Coal is the world’s largest source of energy for the production of electricity.
  • 1 billion tons of coal used in global industrial steel production each year.
  • There are zero alternatives to coal in the industrial steel-making process.

Anthracite Coal

What Is It and Why This Is So Important?

Anthracite is officially classified as coal however it is not just another fuel, anthracite should not be confused with just ordinary bituminous coal.

Anthracite is the highest quality metallurgical coal available, clean burning, hard coal with the highest carbon content of any coal, very energy efficient and even burns smoke free.

This premium coal represents only 1% of world coal reserves.

The Cleanest Burning Solid Fossil Fuel

Anthracite is an almost pure form of carbon. It has a very high heat value, and very low levels of sulphur and other impurities. This makes it not only the most sought after home heating fuel but also a much sought after, high quality component for a number of industries.

The anthracite coal extracted from the AIM coal concessions in Peru have been tested by the world-wide highly regarded SGS labs and the findings indicate a very high fixed carbon, very low ash and sulpher content with a high calorific value.

AIM would be pleased to provide the analysis upon request.

Why Does the World Need Anthracite Coal?

As a result of its attributes, anthracite coal trades at prices substantially higher than thermal coal and has a lower environmental impact. High quality anthracite is increasingly sought for by the steel industry, always under pressure to reduce costs and improve margins.

Metallurgical coal together with iron ore is the principal raw materials used to make steel. As such, it supports an improved quality of life for all of us through its use in the construction of homes and hospitals, and in the production of everything from mass transportation vehicles to wind turbines.

Due to its high carbon content and low volatiles, anthracite is more reactive and efficient with respect to energy released than the lower–ranked coals and consequently has a lower environmental impact due to the lower greenhouse gas emissions.

The industry most commonly associated with anthracite is the steel industry.

Within the steelmaking industry, anthracite is used in three processes

  1. Pulverized coal injection
  2. Basic Oxygen Steel
  3. Electric Arc Furnaces

Present Activities

  • Anthracite Samples from AIM's PropertyAssets encompass 1,000 hectares of mining concession property consisting of three sites of 600, 200 and 200 hectares respectively.
  • Percana SA initially acquired these properties based on indications of the presence of high grade anthracite coal. Illegal artisan miners are currently operating multiple one-entry mines on the property, which further indicates the presence and mine-ability of these deposits.
  • To verify the geology and quality of the coal, Percana SA commissioned local geologists to compile a technical report on the 1,000 hectares. Although the report yielded optimistic estimates of resources, reserves and economics, it does not meet public reporting standards.

LOCATION

  • located in Huaranchal, which is one of ten districts in the province of Otuzco.
  • Two-hour drive from Trujillo (the second largest city in Peru), and an equal distance to the city of Otuzco.
  • Also strategically located 200km from Salaverry, which features a port that can service ships with capacities of up to 35,000 tons. The Port of Salaverry provides direct access to the Pacific Ocean.

INFRASTRUCTURE


Water

A river adjacent to the property provides access to water for mining operations. However, most of the coal on the property may be extracted with minimal or no coal washing.

Power
Power lines cut through the property, although Aim is yet to ascertain the capacity of these lines. The company expects to use diesel powered equipment for most of its mining activities.

Roads
The first half of the road from the property to Otuzco is along steep mountainsides and can support 25-ton trucks. The next half of the road to Otuzco is better maintained and can also support 25-ton trucks. The road from Otuzco to the Port of Salaverry is well constructed, paved, and has bridges that can support up to 50-ton loads. This will facilitate smooth hauling of coal to the port.

Besides accessibility to water, transportation and electricity, there are also small villages on the property with ample accommodations and restaurants to service exploration crews and other travelers.

Market Potential

  • Highly desirable resource with a variety of uses. I
  • Primarily used in the manufacturing of steel, the production of cement, and the generation of electricity.
  • 70% of the steel produced globally relies on coal (World Coal Association, 2013); 200kg of coal is required to produce one ton of cement (Van Oss, 2012); and 41% of global electricity production relies on coal (Clemente, 2012).
  • Highest ranking coal because it is older and harder, contains more carbon, has lower moisture content, and burns hotter than any other type of coal. Comprising only 1% of global reserves, anthracite is also the cleanest burning fossil fuel on the planet (Cornerstone, 2013).

Once the joint venture with Prina Energy Aim intends to sell its output to international customers through the joint venture corporation concentrating the marketing efforts in India.

  • Unavailability of Anthracite Coal in India creates a huge potential for coal as a fuel for Indian Steel industry, which is growing on progressive and steady pace.
  • Huge scope for growth is offered by India’s comparatively low per capita steel consumption and the expected rise in consumption due to increased infrastructure construction and the thriving automobile and railways sectors.

Competitive Advantage

Aim has a variety of advantages. The company has a team of technical experts on ground in Peru, and has also recruited advisors and directors who bring complementary skills to the venture. In terms of infrastructure, power lines run through Aim’s property, while a river runs adjacent to the site. The road network from the site to Otuzco can support 25-ton trucks. From Otuzco to Salaverry, the road is paved and well maintained, and can support up to 50-ton trucks. There are also accommodation facilities close to the property that can cater to Aim employees and contractors. Other advantages include competitive labour wages in Peru, and competitive storage and stevedoring costs at the port together with the ability to extract deposits with minimal or no coal washing.

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Durango Receives OK to use Limestone as Fertilizer $DGO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:50 AM on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

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  • Management confirms its limestone is suitable for fertilizer use
  • Limestone is extremely beneficial for the agricultural industry including its use as a soil conditioner

Vancouver, BC / April 12, 2017 – Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO) (OTC-ATOXF), (the “Company” or “Durango”) announces that further to the news of April 5, 2017 management confirms its limestone is suitable for fertilizer use.

Upon review, it was determined that Durango’s limestone is exempt from the registration process of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The limestone is still subject to regulations and required to meet all the standards and requirements set forth in the Fertilizers Act and Regulations. Fertilizer and supplement products are regulated under the authority of the Fertilizers Act, which is administered by the CFIA.

Limestone is extremely beneficial for the agricultural industry including its use as a soil conditioner. The limestone is activated when it meets with water and dissolves into the soil, which lowers the acidity and raises the pH, which is essential for crop yields. The lime also adds desirable nutrients to the soils such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, which can improve soil structure, increase rates of air and water filtration, improve plant cell wall formation, and help regulate the nutrient uptake through the roots of the plant. Hydroponic-type systems are more prone to incur a calcium deficiency and require the use of limestone.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango stated, “Durango is fortunate to have highly favourable grades of limestone on the Mayner’s Fortune property. This creates additional opportunities for potential end-users which Durango will now actively investigate commercial-use mediums for its limestone due to the recent CFIA discussions.”

About Mayner’s Fortune

The Mayner’s Fortune property is located 7.5 kilometres southwest of Terrace, B.C., along the CN rail route between Terrace and Kitimat and hosts six historically mapped subparallel limestone units. Durango completed two exploration visits on the Mayner’s Fortune project in the late fall of 2016, which included sampling to test limestone quality and mapping substantiate historic reports. Assays of results of February 8, 2017 and December 14, 2016 achieved CaCO3* (calcium carbonate) (56.00 per cent CaCO (calcium oxide)).

*Theoretical value of CaCO3 is calculated based on the assay value of CaO at 1.78476 per cent and is used to estimate limestone (CaCO3) composition. This calculation assumes all CaO analyzed is present at CaCO3.

About Durango

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

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

Marcy Kiesman, Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243

Facsimile: 888.266.3983

Email: durangoresourcesinc@gmail.com

Website: www.durangoresourcesinc.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations, including, but not limited to the acquisition of additional ground, the entering into of any transaction with any third parties, exploration results on the Mayner’s Fortune Property and the impact on the Company of these events. Forward-looking information is subject to significant risks and uncertainties, as actual results may differ materially from forecasted results. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. For a detailed list of risks and uncertainties relating to Durango, please refer to the Company’s prospectus filed on its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

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

St-Georges Release More Information on the Thor Gold Project & Arrange Financing $SX.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:55 PM on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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  • Project is part of the recent string of acquisitions by St-Georges
  • Located in the southwest portion of Iceland, about 20 km east of the city center of Reykjavik
  • Conditional to regulatory approval, company is proposing an equity financing of up to $500,000 that could be increased by a 20% over-allocation under certain conditions

Montreal, Quebec / April 11, 2017 – St-Georges Platinum and Base Metals Ltd. (CSE: SX) (OTC: XOOF) (FSE: 85G1) is pleased to present further information on its Thor exploration & development project in Iceland.

Please refer to our March 16, 2017 news release posted on the CSE or our website at www.st-georgesplatinum.com for additional information on location and terms.

Thor Joint-Venture Gold Project

The Thor Project is part of the recent string of acquisitions by St-Georges. The project is located in the southwest portion of Iceland, about 20 km east of the city center of Reykjavik. This area is an active rift zone.

A new internal report completed for St-Georges by Dr. Natasha Henwood, as part of the due diligence process for the acquisition of Iceland Resources, summarizes the previous work programs including the most recent work conducted in 2013. The report includes recommendations to bring the project forward to a resource estimate. St-Georges management is in contact with independent consultants in order to commission a National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report later this spring for the Thor project.

The work Dr. Henwood reviewed confirms the existence of high grade gold values contained in a low sulphidation epithermal system. The mineralized system is comprised of early banded chalcedony-ginguro veins cut by later silica-feldspar veins, and then remobilized faulting with clay gouge and disseminated sulfides.

The previous work program included detailed geologic mapping, petrography, stream sampling and core re-sampling and assaying. Geologic mapping proved difficult because of thick vegetation. Less than 10% of outcrop is available for mapping. Much of the outcrop is limited to ridge tops, cliffs and stream bottoms. The field works in conjunction with structural interpretation from aerial photos have given some limited perspective to geologic and structural controls for mineralization.

A review of past core drilling provided additional important information, Dr. Henwood determined that:

-True thickness on the vein intercepts ranged from 2.2 to 11.4 meters.

-Current length is 560 meters based on drill intercepts (Figure 2).

-Depths of mineralized intervals in core are from surface to 80 meters.

-Gold to silver ratio is approximately 2:1 with some variations.

The work completed on petrology, stream sampling, and core logging and re-assaying provides a strong argument for multiple episodes of gold deposition. Dr. Greg Corbett visited the property in 2004. He postulated plunging, high grade shoots of gold mineralization associated with extensional faulting (Figure 1). His work and drilling conducted on the vein system have shown the vein is open to the north. Stream sampling suggests the vein system may also extend to the south even though drilling appears to cut it off.

The core resampling program indicated substantial repeatability of higher grades of gold. However, no resamples were conducted on low and moderate grade samples in 2013. Historic sampling of the low and moderate grades was generally less than 10% difference. This problem will likely require twinning of past high grade drill holes with larger core.

Figure 1: Structural model for Iceland (Corbett 2004)


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The poor repeatability of the higher grade samples can be attributed to nugget effect and the current condition of the available core. Much of the resampling (12 of 15 samples) exceeded a 10% difference between the original 2006 sampling and the 2013 sampling. Eight of the samples measured significantly higher (24% to 286%) while 3 were significantly lower (-27% to -42%). Table 1 below shows the results of the sampling of best grades correlation of resampling of these intervals.

Table 1 – Results showing 2006 assays and 2013 re-assay

 


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Figure 2: Plan map of Thor project with drilling and vein intercepts.
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Past work along with Dr. Henwood’s summary analysis provides an excellent framework for St. Georges upcoming work programs. The company is determining the best geophysical methods to test for extensions of the known mineralization along strike and at depth. A drill program will then be permitted to test the results. The drilling will target specific high grade gold shoots based on past drilling and Dr. Corbett’s model. Deeper drilling will assess the gold encountered at depths of 420 meters with the goal of identifying additional high grade resources.

Financing

Management has been approached by different parties to finance the company. Conditional to regulatory approval the Company is proposing an equity financing of up to $500,000 that could be increased by a 20% over-allocation under certain conditions.

Terms

$0.03 per unit. Each unit includes one common share and one unit special warrant. Each unit’s special warrant will have an execution price of $0.06 and an 18 months life span. When executed the special unit warrants will enable the warrant holder to acquire one common share and one standard warrant. The standard warrant will be valid for 18 month concurrently to the special warrant and bear an execution price of $0.12. This warrant will allow the holder to receive one common share. All securities issued under this financing will be restricted from resale for 4 months.

If all warrants are executed, the holder of the units would have acquired 3 common shares for each unit subscribed at an average of $0.07 per share.

Related Parties Participation

Insiders and related parties, including geological contractors in Iceland may decide to participate in this financing. Insiders and related parties will participate on the basis of a voluntary 18 months restriction on the common share subscribed.

Multilateral Instrument 61-101

Given the proposed participation of the insider holders, the proposed financing constitutes a “related party transaction” within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101″).

St-Georges is relying on an exemption to both the formal valuation and the minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101, as neither the fair market value of the Units to be distributed to, nor the fair market value of the consideration to be received by St-Georges from the insider holders in connection with the proposed financing exceeds 25% of St-Georges’ share capitalisation.

The technical information in this release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Herb Duerr, P. Geo. a ‘qualified person’ as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

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.st-georgesplatinum.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.

THE NEW TIMMINS GOLD BOOM? $EXS.ca

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

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

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

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

GOLDCORP IS SPENDING BILLIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SOURCES REPORT GOLDCORP QUIETLY ACQUIRING CLAIMS IN THE REGION

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

WHICH SMALL CAP COMPANY STANDS TO BENEFIT THE MOST?

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

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

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

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

                                                            US$250MILLION MORE REASONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.explorresources.com/

http://agoracom.com/ir/Explor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Explor Resources Inc. (CVE:EXS) (OTCMKTS:EXSFF) (FRA:E1H1) is a Canadian-based natural resources company with mineral holdings in Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Explor is currently focused on exploration in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. The belt is found in both provinces of Ontario and Quebec with approximately 33% in Ontario and 67% in Quebec. The Belt has produced in excess of 180,000,000 ounces of gold and 450,000,000 tonnes of cu-zn ore over the last 100 years. The Corporation was continued under the laws of Alberta in 1986 and has had its main office in Quebec since 2006.

Explor Resources Flagship project is the Timmins Porcupine West (TPW) Project located in the Porcupine mining camp, in the Province of Ontario. Teck Resources Ltd. (NYSE:TECK) is currently conducting an exploration program as part of an earn-in on the TPW property.

Source:

Explor Resources Inc.

Contact:

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

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

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

Why Explor Resources?

  • Flagship Property Offers The Following:
  • NI 43-101 Resource – 609,000 oz Indicated / 470,000 Inferred
  • Teck Resources To Spend $12 MILLION To Earn 70%
  • Property Is 13 KM From Downtown Timmins
  • 2nd Project 43-101 Open Pit Resource
  • 1.4 MILLION T Indicated @ 1.38% Copper
  • 2.09 MILLION T Inferred @ 1.26% Copper

ONTARIO AND NEW BRUNSWICK PROPERTIES CURRENTLY UNDER EXPLORATION

Timmins Porcupine West (TPW) (4300 ha)

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

Chester Copper & VMS Project (3500ha)

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


Kidd Creek Project (2466 ha)

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

QUEBEC PROPERTIES CURRENTLY UNDER EXPLORATION

East Bay (3203 ha):

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

Nelligan (1198 ha):

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

Launay (2250 ha):

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

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Gaming for a living? It’s a real thing $GMBL.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:35 AM on Monday, April 10th, 2017
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was the challenge with $10,000 at stake as teams of four went head-to-head to work their way up the bracket
  • Infinite Warfare was the challenge with $10,000 at stake as teams of four went head-to-head to work their way up the bracket

For two days this past weekend, local video game aficionados were invited to bring their A-game to the Machine Shop for the first ever Sault Ste. Marie UMG Pro-Am tournament. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was the challenge with $10,000 at stake as teams of four went head-to-head to work their way up the bracket. The entire eSports event was broadcast on Twitch.tv and Microsoft’s new streaming platform, Beam.

“A lot of people identify video game tournaments with where they came from – college dormitories and things like that. Around 2010, we got the ability to broadcast tournaments and that’s really what’s made eSports the billion dollar industry that it is,” explained Cynn Smith, event lead at UMG. “In many way we emulate traditional sports – we have analysts, we have commentators, we have massive production needs.”

The world of eSports has grown very quickly, Smith said, and the players responsible for that surge are now gaming as professionals. While traditional sports recruit new talent from college, eSports recruitment is a bit more challenging.

“It’s actually rare for new teams to show up,” he said. “We’re looking at places like Sault Ste. Marie, and other places in Canada and around the world where we can find that new talent – getting them on stage, getting them on camera – so they can be noticed. We see ourselves as a stepping stone for their career just as much as a provider for entertainment.”

And gaming can definitely lead to a career. Upper echelon eSports teams can make a living at it, Smith said, but not from tournament prize money. The real money comes by way of corporate sponsorships.

“That’s way we keep our production and broadcast quality high,” he said. “We’re making these amateurs look like professionals, and that’s going to be the number one thing they need to get sponsors and to go full time. There’s a lot of teams that can and do this full time.”

While the majority of participating teams in the Sault Ste. Marie UMG Pro-Am tournament were local, a few traveled from out of town for the event including the reigning COD world champion SetToDestroyX. The Canadian team managed to live up to its title, taking home first place and $6,000 of the prize pool. 1 Hype placed second followed by PrimeTime Nation in third.

Source: https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/gaming-for-a-living-thats-a-thing-7-photos-584514

Tetra Bio-Pharma Upgrades to OTCQB to Engage and Expand U.S. Investor Audience $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:44 PM on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

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  • Announced that effective tomorrow, shares of the Company have been approved for and will commence trading on the OTCQB venture marketplace
  • Ticker symbol GRPOF

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(April 5, 2017) - Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(OTCQB:GRPOF), today announced that effective tomorrow, shares of the Company have been approved for and will commence trading on the OTCQB venture marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group, under the ticker symbol GRPOF. Shares of the Company previously traded on the OTCQI Pink Sheet Market. The Company also reiterated its strategy to create greater opportunity for its shareholders and attract new U.S. retail and institutional investors by providing transparency via this up-listing.

“We are extremely pleased to announce our up-list to the OTCQB Venture Marketplace,” said Andre Rancourt, CEO of Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. “Tetra is committed to the high level of financial and corporate disclosure that is required for this listing category which further demonstrates significant improvement in how we are categorized in the public markets. This move represents our expansion in growing our U.S. investor shareholder base as we believe that trading on the OTCQB will enhance trading liquidity and continue to increase market adoption of our business model, thereby enhancing shareholder value. We look forward to aggressively executing our business plan as we build a leading bio-pharmaceutical organization focused on developing medicinal cannabis as pharmaceutical drugs.”

The OTCQB is considered by the SEC as an established public market for the purpose of determining the public market price when registering securities for resale with the SEC. The OTCQB dramatically increases transparency, reporting standards, management certification and compliance requirements, the majority of broker dealers trade stocks on the OTCQB. Historically this has resulted in greater liquidity and awareness for companies that reach the OTCQB tier.

McMillan LLP serves as Tetra’s OTCQB advisor, responsible for providing professional guidance on OTCQB requirements and U.S. securities laws. U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure and quotes for the company on www.otcmarkets.com.

About Tetra Bio Pharma:

Tetra Bio Pharma is a multi subsidiary publicly traded company (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(OTCQX:GRPOF) engaged in the development of Bio Pharmaceuticals and Natural Health Products containing Cannabis and other medicinal plant based elements.

Tetra Bio Pharma is focused on combining the traditional methods of medicinal cannabis use with the supporting scientific validation and safety data required for inclusion into the existing bio pharma industry by regulators physicians and insurance companies. More information is available about the company at: www.tetrabiopharma.com.

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.

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Edward Miller
Vice President, IR & Corporate Communications
(343) 689-0714
edward@tetrabiopharma.com
www.tetrabiopharma.com

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

Health Canada urged to clear the way for medical pot insurance $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:07 AM on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Medical marijuana advocates in Alberta say Ottawa needs to expedite safety approvals that would allow insurance companies to provide coverage for costly prescriptions.

  • As the federal government prepares to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018, Grindle is among the advocates calling on Health Canada  to clear the way for coverage of legally-prescribed pot.

Medical marijuana advocates in Alberta say Ottawa needs to expedite safety approvals that would allow insurance companies to provide coverage for costly prescriptions. (CBC)

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Conventional pills did little to ease Jill Grindle’s PTSD and sleep disorder, but within months of turning to medical marijuana the Calgary mother says she was sleeping through the night.

Now she has another worry.

“It’s costing a pretty penny,” she said. “So what I do is I under-medicate greatly. I scrimp and I save and I only use it very sparingly.”

Like most Canadians, Grindle’s standard insurance plan doesn’t cover legally prescribed cannabis. For Grindle that adds up to $1,200 a month if she were to use her full four-gram daily allowance, so she gets by on one gram a day.

As the federal government prepares to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018, Grindle is among the advocates calling on Health Canada  to clear the way for coverage of legally-prescribed pot.

With the exception of limited coverage for veterans and patients with health care spending accounts, the standard insurance of most Canadians doesn’t reimburse the cost of medical cannabis.

Kait Shane, director of community outreach with Calgary-based Natural Health Services, describes it as the “missing link,” noting Canadians can claim cannabis on their their tax returns and travel with it on federal flights.

“Every patient comes in and is kind of wondering the same thing. Can we be covered; will we be covered?” said Shane, whose Calgary-based company prescribes cannabis at several western locations including Edmonton.

She said the problem is that medical marijuana doesn’t have a drug identification number (DIN); a classification that requires going through a rigorous, expensive approval process required of all new drugs.

Kait Shane with Natural Health Services says out-of-reach cannabis prices push some patients to illegal sources.

“It’s a matter of lobbying … to get Health Canada to recognize it’s not feasible for them to go through the same trials as other drugs,” said Shane, who points out that unlike other narcotics, cannabis has been used for a long time.

Shane worries not insuring medical cannabis will alienate those who can’t afford to get it through licensed producers.

“High costs currently push many patients to seek alternative options through illegal avenues with zero testing protocols,” she said. “The lack of testing could put a patient’s health at risk.”

Joan Weir, director of health police at the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, said the process is moving slowly, despite some employers adding coverage.

“There’s not a lot of good research on the impact of adding medical marijuana to your drug program,” said Weir. “So there needs to be a fair bit more research to make employers comfortable on including it as a benefit.”

Health Canada wasn’t immediately available for comment.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/health-canada-urged-to-clear-way-for-medical-pot-insurance-1.4053888