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To: LoneClone who wrote (162758)1/13/2022 2:48:32 PM
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Endeavour Silver to Acquire the Pitarrilla Project, One of the World’s Largest Undeveloped Silver Projects¹, Leveraging Regional Platform and Operating Expertise in Mexico

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Endeavour Silver Corporation
Thu., January 13, 2022, 4:00 a.m.·9 min read

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Endeavour Silver Corp. (“Endeavour” or the “Company”) (TSX: EDR, NYSE: EXK) has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the Pitarrilla project (“Pitarrilla”) in Durango State, Mexico by acquiring all of the issued and outstanding shares of SSR Durango, S.A. de C.V. (the “Transaction”) from SSR Mining Inc. (NASDAQ/TSX: SSRM; ASX: SSR) ("SSR Mining") for total consideration of $70 million and a 1.25% net smelter returns royalty (“NSR Royalty”). All references to dollars ($) in this news release are to United States dollars (US$).

Pitarrilla is a large undeveloped silver, lead, and zinc project located 160 kilometres north of Durango City, in northern Mexico. The Pitarrilla property consists of 4,950 hectares across five concessions and has significant infrastructure in place with direct access to utilities. SSR Mining filed a technical report prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) titled “NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Pitarrilla Project” dated December 14, 2012 (the “2012 Technical Report”). The 2012 Technical Report provided a feasibility study outlining a large, mainly open-pit operation and a mineral resource estimate, which has since been updated by SSR Mining for its Annual Information Form for the financial year ended December 31, 2020 (the “SSR Mining 2020 AIF”) (together, the “Historical Estimate”)2.

“The acquisition of Pitarrilla, one of the world’s largest undeveloped silver projects1, accelerates our vision to become a premier senior silver producer,” said Dan Dickson, Endeavour’s Chief Executive Officer. “We now have a tremendous growth pipeline, which in addition to Pitarrilla includes the Terronera and Parral projects, in a country where we have extensive experience and expertise. While Terronera is the next project to be developed, we anticipate that Pitarrilla will be a significant asset in our portfolio and may take priority over the advancement of Parral. We will be in a position to make such a decision once we complete further drilling and analyze the economics of various scales and options for production.”

Total Consideration

Total consideration payable on closing of the Transaction is $70 million, consisting of $35 million in Endeavour shares and a further $35 million in cash or in Endeavour shares at the election of SSR Mining and agreed to by Endeavour. The number of Endeavour shares to be issued will be based on a deemed price of $4.0805 per share, being the volume weighted average price of Endeavour’s common shares on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) for the 10 business days immediately preceding the date of signing the definitive agreement. The shares will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day following the date of closing.

SSR Mining will retain a 1.25% NSR Royalty on Pitarrilla. Endeavour will have matching rights to purchase the NSR Royalty in the event SSR Mining proposes to sell it.

Any cash component will be satisfied with cash on hand. As at September 30, 2021, Endeavour had $101 million in cash and cash equivalents and $129 million in working capital.

Strategic Rationale for Acquisition

  • Acquiring One of the World’s Largest Undeveloped Silver Projects

  • As outlined in the 2012 Technical Report and updated in the SSR Mining 2020 AIF, Pitarrilla has the following mineral resource estimate which Endeavour is treating as a Historical Estimate3:

  • a measured & indicated mineral resource (open-pit and underground) of 525.27 million ounces (oz) silver (Ag) in 164.79 million tonnes grading 99.1 grams per tonne (gpt) Ag.

  • an open-pit inferred mineral resource of 21.21 million oz Ag in 8.52 million tonnes at an average grade of 77.4 gpt and underground inferred mineral resource of 5.46 million oz Ag in 1.23 million tonnes at a grade of 138.1 gpt.

  • By way of comparison, Endeavour Silver has the following mineral reserve and resource estimates4 as outlined in its Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2020:

  • a proven and probable mineral reserve of 86.3 million oz silver equivalent (AgEq) from 6.99 million tonnes at 380 gpt AgEq.

  • a measured & indicated mineral resource of 43.7 million oz AgEq in 4.40 million tonnes at an average grade of 309 gpt AgEq.

  • an inferred mineral resource of 87.13 million oz AgEq in 8.04 million tonnes at an average grade of 337 gpt AgEq.

  • Pitarrilla Leverages Endeavour’s Platform and Experience in Mining-Friendly Mexico

  • Acquisition is an excellent fit for Endeavour’s experienced regional team, which has a successful development, exploration and underground mining track record.

  • Accretive Acquisition at an Attractive Valuation

  • Once a current resource is defined, Pitarrilla is expected to be substantially accretive on a silver equivalent resource per share metric -- anticipate announcing a current resource in 2022.

  • Endeavour expects to maintain significant silver exposure, silver beta and trading multiples.

  • Pitarrilla provides additional optionality in a rising silver price environment.

  • Enhances Endeavour’s Attractive Growth Pipeline

  • Pitarrilla, together with Endeavour’s Terronera and Parral projects, form the key cornerstones of Endeavour’s mid to long-term growth profile.

  • Over the next several years, analyze the economics of various scales of production, including underground option, and then advance towards potential development and production to strengthen Endeavour’s long-term production and free cash flow profile.

  • Currently categorized as a development asset, Pitarrilla has been de-risked by SSR Mining as follows:

  • several key exploration and mining permits have been obtained; and

  • collaboration agreements are in place with the local community.

  • Potential Exploration Upside as Land Package Remains Largely Underexplored

  • Deposit remains open with minimal drilling completed to explore the deposit at depth.

  • Significant underexplored land package with an opportunity to make new discoveries.

  • The geology at Pitarrilla and at Endeavour’s underground mines – Guanacevi and Bolanitos – is broadly similar.

  • Upside potential from upper oxide resource as well as open-pit and underground optionality.

  • Approvals and Timing

    The Transaction has been approved by the board of directors of Endeavour.

    Closing of the Transaction remains subject to TSX and NYSE regulatory approvals and receipt of Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission approval, as well as customary closing conditions for a transaction of this kind, which is expected to occur in the first half of 2022.

    On closing, Endeavour plans to prepare a current mineral resource estimate for Pitarrilla, develop exploration targets and analyze the economics of various scales of production.

    Advisors and Counsel

    PI Financial acted as Endeavour’s financial advisor. Koffman Kalef LLP acted as the Company’s legal counsel.

    Conference Call and Webcast

    Management will host a live conference call and audio webcast later today to discuss the highlights of the Transaction as follows:

    Date & Time:

    Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET



    Telephone:

    Toll-free in Canada and the US +1-800-319-4610


    Local or International +1-604-638-5340


    Please allow 10 minutes to be connected to the conference call.



    Webcast:

    Pitarrilla Acquisition Webcast



    Replay:

    A replay of the conference call will be available by dialing +1-800-319-6413 in Canada and the US (toll-free) or +1-604-638-9010 outside of Canada and the US. The required passcode is 8339#. The replay will also be available on the Company’s website at www.edrsilver.com.



    Note:

    A slide presentation will be available for download at www.edrsilver.com in advance of the call.


    Endeavour Qualified Person and QA/QC

    The scientific and technical data contained in this news release relating to the Pitarrilla project has been reviewed and approved by Dale Mah, P.Geo., a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Mr. Mah is Vice President Corporate Development of Endeavour.

    About Endeavour Silver

    Endeavour Silver is a mid-tier precious metals mining company that operates two high-grade, underground silver-gold mines in Mexico. Endeavour is currently advancing the Terronera mine project towards a development decision, pending financing and final permits and exploring its portfolio of exploration and development projects in Mexico, Chile and the United States to facilitate its goal to become a premier senior silver producer. The Company’s philosophy of corporate social integrity creates value for all stakeholders.

    SOURCE Endeavour Silver Corp.

    Contact Information
    Trish Moran
    Interim Head of Investor Relations
    Tel: (416) 564-4290
    Email: pmoran@edrsilver.com
    Website: www.edrsilver.com

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    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States private securities litigation reform act of 1995 and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements and information herein include but are not limited to statements regarding the timing and completion of the Transaction, estimates of mineral resources including the Historical Estimate, future plans and objectives of the Company, proposed operations of the Company at Pitarrilla including mine development and future events and conditions that are not historical facts. The Company does not intend to and does not assume any obligation to update such forward-looking statements or information, other than as required by applicable law.

    Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable including, but not limited to, the ability to obtain regulatory approvals required for completion of the Transaction, the reliability of mineral resource estimate, the continuation of exploration and mining operations, no material adverse change in the market price of commodities, mining operations and production will be completed in accordance with management’s expectations and achieve their stated production outcomes, and such other assumptions and factors as set out herein. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or information, there may be other factors that cause results to be materially different from those anticipated, described, estimated, assessed or intended. There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements or information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements or information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

    Forward-looking statements or information involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such statements. Such factors include but are not limited to the inability or failure of the Company or SSR Mining to satisfy the conditions for closing the Transaction including regulatory approvals; the availability of funds; the financial position of the Company, timing and content of work programs; results of exploration activities and development of mineral properties; the calculation of mineral resources including the Historical Estimate; the receipt and security of mineral property titles; project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses; currency fluctuations; the ultimate impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on operations and results; national and local governments’ legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments in Canada and Mexico; financial risks due to precious metals prices; operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; risks and hazards of mineral exploration, development and mining; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development and risks in obtaining necessary licenses and permits.

    Although the forward-looking statements contained herein reflect management's current beliefs and reasonable assumptions based upon information available to management as of the date hereof, Endeavour cannot be certain that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information. As a result, the Company cannot guarantee that the Transaction will be completed on the terms and within the time disclosed herein or at all.

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    1 One of the world’s largest undeveloped silver deposits is based on publicly filed data available on SNL Metals and Mining and company disclosure as at December 31, 2021 and includes the following projects: Navidad project (Argentina), Cordero (Mexico) and Escobal (Guatemala). Other companies may calculate their respective resource base differently.

    2 For more information on the Historical Estimate and related notes, please refer to the 2012 Technical Report and the SSR Mining 2020 AIF, which are available at www.ssrmining.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The economic analysis presented in the 2012 Technical Report is not considered current, is not being relied upon by Endeavour and should not be considered as representing the expected economic outcome under Endeavour’s ownership. A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the Historical Estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves. The Company is not treating this information as current mineral resources or reserves, has not verified this information and is not relying on it. Following closing of the Transaction, Endeavour plans to prepare a current mineral resource estimate for Pitarrilla, develop exploration targets and analyze the economics of various scales of production.

    3 For more information on the Historical Estimate and related notes, please refer to the 2012 Technical Report and SSR Mining’s 2020 AIF, which are available at www.ssrmining.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The economic analysis presented in the 2012 Technical Report is not considered current and is not being relied upon by Endeavour and should not be considered as representing the expected economic outcome under Endeavour’s ownership. A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the Historical Estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves. The Company is not treating this information as current mineral resources or reserves, has not verified this information and is not relying on it. Following closing of the Transaction, Endeavour plans to prepare a current mineral resource estimate for Pitarrilla, develop exploration targets and analyze the economics of various scales of production.

    4 For more information regarding Endeavour’s mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates and related notes, please refer to the Company’s annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2020 dated February 25, 2021 available on the Company’s website at www.edrsilver.com and SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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    To: LoneClone who wrote (162759)1/13/2022 2:50:09 PM
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    Equinox Gold Reports Record Production with 210,400 Ounces of Gold Produced in Fourth Quarter, Achieves Guidance with 602,100 Ounces of Gold Produced in 2021

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    Equinox Gold Corp. Jan 13, 2022, 07:30 ET

    all dollar figures are in US dollars, unless otherwise indicated

    VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 13, 2022 /CNW/ - Equinox Gold Corp. (TSX: EQX) (NYSE American: EQX) ("Equinox Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce record production in Q4 2021 of 210,400 ounces ("oz") of gold. Equinox Gold achieved fiscal 2021 guidance with 602,100 oz of gold produced, a 26% increase over 2020 production. Full financial and operating results will be reported in late February.

    Christian Milau, CEO of Equinox Gold commented: "Equinox Gold had a strong fourth quarter. Outstanding performance at Mesquite and Aurizona was supported by a full quarter of operations at Los Filos and consistent performance at our other mines. During the quarter we commenced construction at our Greenstone project in Ontario, Canada and made significant construction progress at Santa Luz in Brazil. These new mines will produce more than 400,000 ounces (of which 60% is attributable to Equinox Gold) and 100,000 ounces of gold annually, respectively. We drew no additional debt during 2021 and also announced the sale of our Mercedes Mine, an agreement that will further strengthen both our balance sheet and investment portfolio.

    "During 2021, Equinox Gold produced its millionth ounce of gold as a company and realized over $1 billion in revenue. In addition to strong cash flow from our operating mines, Equinox Gold has more than $300 million in cash, $200 million available to draw on our revolving credit facility, expected proceeds from the Mercedes sale and an investment portfolio worth approximately $450 million at current market prices. Equinox Gold is in a strong position to deliver on our ambitious growth strategy in 2022, including commencing production at our new Santa Luz mine, advancing construction at Greenstone and conducting exploration programs across our operations."

    The Company's Los Filos mine outperformed expectations and exceeded the top end of guidance following five months of consistent operations in H2 2021 and the commencement of mining the new Guadalupe and Bermejal deposits. The Mesquite and Aurizona mines had strong fourth quarters, with 66,900 and 41,300 ounces of production, respectively, underpinning total Q4 2021 production of 210,400 oz of gold.





    2021 Production (oz of gold)


    Actuals

    Guidance1

    Mesquite

    137,500

    130,000 - 140,000

    Aurizona

    135,000

    130,000 - 140,000

    Fazenda

    60,400

    60,000 - 65,000

    RDM

    58,800

    60,000 - 65,000

    Los Filos

    144,100

    120,000 - 140,000

    Mercedes2

    31,800

    30,000 - 35,000

    Castle Mountain

    25,300

    20,000 - 30,000

    Pilar3

    9,334

    9,334

    Total – Mines4

    602,100

    560,000 - 625,000






    1. Guidance updated on May 5th to reflect the acquisition of Premier Gold and sale of Pilar and again on August 4th to reflect solid performance at the Brazil sites and the disruption to mining and development activities at Los Filos as the result of blockades, which were removed at the end of July. 2. Production attributable to Equinox Gold post completion of the Premier Gold acquisition on April 7, 2021. Full-year production was more than 42,000 oz of gold. 3. Actuals attributable to Equinox Gold prior to completion of the Pilar Mine sale on April 19, 2021. 4. Totals may not sum due to rounding.




    The 2021 production, cash balance and cost figures are preliminary and subject to change when the Company releases its Q4 2021 and audited full-year 2021 financial and operating results in late February. Equinox Gold expects to provide 2022 production and cost guidance around the end of January.

    2021 Highlights

    • Achieved guidance (560,000 to 625,000 oz) with total production of 602,100 oz of gold
    • Cash costs and all-in-sustaining costs1 are expected to be within guidance of $1,025 to $1,075 per oz and $1,300 to $1,375 per oz sold, respectively
    • Achieved 17% and 60% better safety and environmental performance compared to 2020, respectively, released an inaugural ESG report, continued quarterly online reporting of safety and environmental data
    • Continued proactive COVID-19 health and safety protocols with no production days lost due to COVID-19
    • Completed acquisition of Premier Gold, increasing diversification and scale with the multi-million-ounce, low-cost, long-life Greenstone project in Canada
    • Increased Greenstone ownership interest to 60% of what will become a cornerstone asset for the Company
    • Commenced Greenstone construction with first gold pour targeted for H1 2024
    • Advanced Santa Luz construction with first gold pour targeted for late Q1 2022
    • Increased Aurizona Mineral Reserves by 73% and completed a positive pre-feasibility study for the addition of an underground mine to the existing open-pit operation, extending the Aurizona mine life to 11 years and increasing annual production
    • Increased Castle Mountain Mineral Reserves by 17% and completed a positive feasibility study for the Phase 2 expansion, extending the Castle Mountain mine life to 21 years with production increasing to more than 200,000 oz annually during Phase 2
    • Advanced Los Filos expansion projects: commenced mining the new Guadalupe open-pit and Bermejal underground deposits
    • Strengthened balance sheet by selling a portion of the Company's shares in Solaris Resources (TSX: SLS) for gross proceeds of C$82.5 million with potential for an additional C$50 million in Q1 2022
    • Strengthened balance sheet and investment portfolio by selling the Pilar Mine for $38 million, a 1% net smelter return royalty and 11.6 million shares of Pilar Gold Inc.
    • Invested C$51 million in i-80 Gold (TSX: IAU) to maintain an approximate 25% interest on a fully diluted basis
    • Announced agreement to sell the Mercedes Mine for $100 million, a 2% net smelter return and 24.73 million common shares of Bear Creek Mining Corporation (TSX-V: BCM)2
    • Current market value of Equinox Gold's investment portfolio, not including shares in Bear Creek Mining that will be issued upon completion of the Mercedes sale, is approximately $450 million
    • Cash balance (unrestricted) at December 31, 2021 of approximately $310 million (unaudited) with an additional $200 million available to draw under the revolving credit facility



    1. AISC per oz sold is a non-IFRS measure. See Non-IFRS Measures and AISC per Ounce Sold in Cautionary Notes. 2. Subject to completion of definitive documentation, customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.




    About Equinox Gold

    Equinox Gold is a growth-focused Canadian mining company operating entirely in the Americas, with seven operating gold mines (including Mercedes) and a clear path to achieve more than one million ounces of annual gold production from a pipeline of development and expansion projects. Equinox Gold's common shares are listed on the TSX and the NYSE American under the trading symbol EQX. Further information about Equinox Gold's portfolio of assets and long-term growth strategy is available at www.equinoxgold.com or by email at ir@equinoxgold.com.

    Cautionary Notes

    Technical Information

    Doug Reddy, Msc, P.Geo., Equinox Gold's COO, is the Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 for Equinox Gold and has reviewed and approved the technical information in this document.

    Non-IFRS Measures

    This news release refers to all-in sustaining costs ("AISC") per ounce sold, which is a measure with no standardized meaning under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Its measurement and presentation is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Non-IFRS measures are widely used in the mining industry as measurements of performance and the Company believes that they provide further transparency into costs associated with producing gold and will assist analysts, investors and other stakeholders of the Company in assessing its operating performance, its ability to generate free cash flow from current operations and its overall value. Refer to the "Non-IFRS measures" section of the Company's Management's Discussion and Analysis for the period ended September 30, 2021, for a more detailed discussion of this non-IFRS measure and its calculation.

    Cautionary Note to U.S. Readers Concerning Estimates of Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources

    Information about mineral reserve and resource estimates in this news release has not been prepared in accordance with the requirements of U.S. securities laws. The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian reporting standards and certain estimates are made in accordance with NI 43-101. NI 43-101 is a rule developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators that establishes standards for all public disclosure an issuer makes of technical information concerning mineral projects. Unless otherwise indicated, all mineral reserve and resource estimates contained in this news release have been prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves (CIM Definition Standards). Canadian standards, including NI 43-101, differ significantly from the historical requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), and mineral reserve and resource estimates contained in this news release, or incorporated by reference, may not be comparable to similar information disclosed by U.S. companies. The SEC has adopted amendments to its disclosure rules to modernize the mineral property disclosure requirements for issuers whose securities are registered with the SEC (the SEC Modernization Rules). The SEC Modernization Rules replace the historical property disclosure requirements for mining registrants that are included in SEC Industry Guide 7. U.S. companies must provide disclosure on mineral properties under the SEC Modernization Rules for fiscal years beginning January 1, 2021 or later. Under the SEC Modernization Rules, the definitions of proven mineral reserves and probable mineral reserves have been amended to be substantially similar to the corresponding CIM Definition Standards and the SEC has added definitions to recognize measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources and inferred mineral resources which are also substantially similar to the corresponding CIM Definition Standards; however, there are still differences in the definitions and standards under the SEC Modernization Rules and the CIM Definition Standards. Therefore, the Company's mineral resources and reserves as determined in accordance with NI 43-101 may be significantly different than if they had been determined in accordance with the SEC Modernization Rules.

    Forward-looking Statements

    This news release contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities legislation and may include future-oriented financial information. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information in this news release relate to, among other things: the strategic vision for the Company and expectations regarding exploration potential, production capabilities and future financial or operating performance; the Company's ability to successfully advance its growth and development projects, including the construction of Santa Luz and Greenstone and the expansions at Los Filos, Aurizona and Castle Mountain; the expectations for the Company's investments in Solaris Resources, i-80 Gold and Pilar Gold; completion of the sale of the Mercedes Mine; the duration, extent and other implications of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19); and the Company's production and cost guidance. Forward-looking statements or information generally identified by the use of the words "will", "strategy", "expects", "expected", "advancing", "clear path", and similar expressions and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "could", "would" or "should", or the negative connotation of such terms, are intended to identify forward-looking statements and information. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements and information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements since the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. The Company has based these forward-looking statements and information on the Company's current expectations and projections about future events and these assumptions include: Equinox Gold's ability to achieve the production, cost and development expectations for its respective operations and projects; prices for gold remaining as estimated; currency exchange rates remaining as estimated; construction at Santa Luz and Greenstone being completed and performed in accordance with current expectations, expansion projects at Los Filos, Castle Mountain and Aurizona being completed and performed in accordance with current expectations; tonnage of ore to be mined and processed; ore grades and recoveries; availability of funds for the Company's projects and future cash requirements; capital, decommissioning and reclamation estimates; Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource estimates and the assumptions on which they are based; prices for energy inputs, labour, materials, supplies and services; no labour-related disruptions and no unplanned delays or interruptions in scheduled construction, development and production, including by blockade; the Company's working history with the workers, unions and communities at Los Filos; that all necessary permits, licenses and regulatory approvals are received in a timely manner; the Company's ability to comply with environmental, health and safety laws; the strategic vision for i-80 Gold and its ability to successfully advance its projects; the strategic vision for Solaris Resources and its ability to successfully advance its projects; the exercise of the Solaris Resources warrants; and the ability of Pilar Gold to successfully operate the Pilar mine and to meet its payment commitments to the Company. While the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available, they may prove to be incorrect. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on the forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release.

    The Company cautions that forward-looking statements and information involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release and the Company has made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. Such factors include, without limitation: fluctuations in gold prices; fluctuations in prices for energy inputs, labour, materials, supplies and services; fluctuations in currency markets; operational risks and hazards inherent with the business of mining (including environmental accidents and hazards, industrial accidents, equipment breakdown, unusual or unexpected geological or structural formations, cave-ins, flooding and severe weather); inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance to cover these risks and hazards; employee relations; relationships with, and claims by, local communities and Indigenous populations; the Company's ability to obtain all necessary permits, licenses and regulatory approvals in a timely manner or at all; changes in laws, regulations and government practices, including environmental, export and import laws and regulations; legal restrictions relating to mining including those imposed in connection with COVID-19; risks relating to expropriation; increased competition in the mining industry; a successful relationship between the Company and Orion; the failure by Pilar Gold to meet one or more of its payment commitments to the Company; and those factors identified in the Company's MD&A dated March 19, 2021 and its Annual Information Form dated March 24, 2021, both of which relate to the year-ended December 31, 2020, and in the Company's MD&A dated November 3, 2021 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, all of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov/edgar. Forward-looking statements and information are designed to help readers understand management's views as of that time with respect to future events and speak only as of the date they are made. Except as required by applicable law, the Company assumes no obligation to publicly announce the results of any change to any forward-looking statement or information contained or incorporated by reference to reflect actual results, future events or developments, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting the forward-looking statements and information. If the Company updates any one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that the Company will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

    SOURCE Equinox Gold Corp.

    For further information: Equinox Gold Contacts: Christian Milau, Chief Executive Officer; Rhylin Bailie, Vice President, Investor Relations; Tel: +1 604-558-0560, Email: ir@equinoxgold.com



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    Royal Fox Reports Additional 2021 Drill Results Including 0.98 g/t Gold over 20.0 Metres, and Commences the 2022 Diamond Drill Program

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    Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - January 13, 2022) - Royal Fox Gold Inc. (TSXV: FOXG) ("Royal Fox" or the "Company") is pleased to report assay results from the 2021 diamond drilling campaign and results from historically drilled core not previously sampled on the Philibert gold deposit, Chibougamau, Quebec.

    Highlights (Grades uncut; lengths measured along hole, Table 1):

    • DDH PB-21-318 returned 0.98 g/t Au over 20.0 metres, including 3.68 g/t over 4.0 metres, from 319.0 metres to 339.0 metres
    • DDH PB-21-318 returned 0.73 g/t Au over 18.0 metres from 288.0 metres to 306.0 metres
    • Royal Fox Gold is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2022 diamond drill program on the Philibert Deposit
    Simon Marcotte, President and CEO of Royal Fox, commented: "As we aim to deliver a maiden NI 43-101 resource estimate in 2022, we couldn't be more excited to commence the 2022 drill program and untap the full potential of the Philibert deposit."

    The Philibert deposit, located 60 kilometres southwest of Chibougamau, Quebec, is defined by 60,000 metres of historic diamond drilling, including approximately 25,000 metres of unsampled drill core from campaigns completed between 1984 and 2014.

    2021 DIAMOND DRILLING CAMPAIGN

    As part of the due diligence process, and to expand its knowledge of the deposit, Royal Fox drilled five diamond drill holes, totalling 1,147 metres during the property acquisition process in March and April 2021. The campaign focused on four key areas - N1, N7, S1_S2, and S3_S4 associated with 15 northwest-trending mineralized domains related to the Opawica-Guercheville Deformation Zone, a large system of anastomosing shear and fault zones, and host to numerous mines including the former Joe Mann Mine. Even more significant is the nearby Nelligan Project host to an inferred resource of 3,194,000 oz averaging 1.02 g/t Au (NI 43-101 Technical Report and Initial Mineral Resource Estimate for the Nelligan Project, Québec, Canada. Alain Carrier et al., December 4, 2019), with a mineralization style having similarities to Philibert.

    Adree DeLazzer, Vice-President Exploration of Royal Fox, commented: "We are extremely pleased with the results released today which continue to demonstrate unidentified and unmodeled gold mineralization in the upper portions of the Philibert deposit. The 2022 drill program is designed to define the upper portions of the deposit which was not the focus during historical campaigns."

    To date, 731 assays from the 921 samples sent for analysis in June have been received from the labs. Table 1 sets out the highlights from the results reported today. The results from the 190 outstanding samples will be released as they are received.

    Drill HoleFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Au (g/t)Domain
    PB-21-317168.0174.06.00.82JSUD
    PB-21-318260.0263.03.01.2NA
    and288.0306.018.00.73NA
    including288.0291.03.01.79NA
    and including296.0297.01.02.47NA
    and319.0339.020.00.98G
    including321.0325.04.03.68G
    NA - no zones previously modeled


    Table 1: Highlights from the assays received to date.

    Note: drill results are presented uncapped; lengths represent core lengths.

    Results reported today include the most northwestern drill hole, PB-21-318, drilled from section L11920W to test 8 stacked domains, including 137, 137SUD, 137NORD, G, 37-1W, 106, 106SUD, and 106SSUD. Results include 0.98 g/t Au over 20.0 metres from 319.0 metres to 339.0 metres from domain G including 3.68 g/t Au over 4.0 metres. Hole PB-21-318 also returned anomalous gold outside any modeled domains including 0.73 g/t Au over 18.0 metres from 288.0 metres to 306 metres, including 1.79 g/t Au over 3.0 metres.

    PB-21-317 drilled from section L10320W to test area S1_S2, returned 0.82 g/t Au over 6.0 meters between 168.0 metres and 174.0 metres. The intersection was associated with domain JSUD at the western limit of the zone.

    See Figure 1: long section of the Philibert trend looking northeast, Figure 2: Section 11920W, and Figure 3: Section 10320W.



    Figure 1: Looking Northeast across the Philibert trend (50 metre cut width). Excludes N1 area intercepts.

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    Figure 2: Section 11920W, looking southeast (40 metres section width) with PB-21-318 plotted off section

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    Figure 3: Section 10320W, looking southeast (40 metres section width)

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    Historical Drill Core Sampling

    Today's results include 56 assays reported from unsampled historical core, while another 216 samples remain pending. No significant values are being reported today but the company plans to continue the sampling campaign in March of 2022.

    2022 Drill Program

    One drill commenced drilling on the Philibert property on January 8, 2022 and a second on January 12, 2022. A third drill is expected to follow in the next week. The company is completing a 12,000-metres drill program designed to test the upper 200 metres of the 3-kilometres strike of the Philibert deposit. Approximately 5,000 metres will be designated to test high grade zones at depth, and along plunge, as well as exploration targets identified by utilizing existing modeling, geochemical data, high resolution drone magnetic survey, and other targeting tools. The drilling contract has been awarded to Les Forages Géo-Nord from Dolbeau-Mistassini, Québec.

    This drilling program is fully funded following the closing on December 13, 2021 of a non-brokered private placement through the issuance of 28.3 million charity flow-through units at a price of 10 cents per flow-through unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $2.83 million.

    Sampling and Laboratory

    True widths of the intercepts reported in this press release have yet to be determined but are estimated to be 60% to 70% of reported core lengths. All NQ-size split core assays reported for 2021 were obtained by fire assay with atomic absorption finish and samples returning values over 5 ppm Au are re-analyzed, utilizing standard Fire Assay-Gravimetric methods. Samples were shipped to AGAT Laboratories with sample preparation done in Val-d'Or, QC and sample analysis done in Mississauga, ON. The quality assurance and quality control protocol include insertion of blank or standard every 10 samples on average, in addition to the regular insertion of blank, duplicate, and standard samples inserted by AGAT Laboratories during the analytical process.

    The technical content and scientific aspects of this press release have been reviewed and approved by Mrs. Adree DeLazzer, P. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by the National Instrument 43-101. Mrs. DeLazzer is Vice-President Exploration of Royal Fox Gold and is not considered independent.

    About Royal Fox Gold Inc.

    Royal Fox Gold Inc. is a mineral exploration company focused on the development of the Philibert Project near Chibougamau, Québec. The Philibert Project comprises 110 mineral titles having a total approximate area of 5,393 hectares of highly prospective ground, 9km from IAMGOLD's Nelligan Gold project which was awarded the "Discovery of the Year" by the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (AEMQ) in 2019.

    To date, more than $10M (historical value) have been spent on the Philibert Project, with more than 60,000 metres of drilling completed. The Company is focused on de-risking the asset and releasing a maiden NI 43-101 resource estimate which will incorporate results from both brownfield and greenfield exploration, combined with extensive historical data. The Philibert Project is owned by SOQUEM. Royal Fox is currently undergoing an ownership option process, details of which can be found in the corporate presentation available on the Company's website. More details are available in the corporate presentation of Royal Fox at: www.royalfoxgold.com.

    About SOQUEM

    SOQUEM, a subsidiary of Investissement Québec, is dedicated to promoting the exploration, discovery, and development of mining properties in Quebec. SOQUEM also contributes to maintaining strong local economies. Proud partner and ambassador for the development of Quebec's mineral wealth, SOQUEM relies on innovation, research, and strategic minerals to be well-positioned for the future.

    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    "Simon Marcotte", CFA
    Simon Marcotte, President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Fox Gold Inc.

    For further information, please contact:

    Simon Marcotte, CFA
    President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Fox Gold Inc.
    +1-647-801-7273
    Email: smarcotte@royalfoxgold.com

    Cautionary Statements

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

    The information contained herein contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements relate to information that is based on assumptions of management, forecasts of future results, and estimates of amounts not yet determinable. Any statements that express predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to the TSXV listing, risk related to the failure to obtain adequate financing on a timely basis and on acceptable terms; risks related to the outcome of legal proceedings; political and regulatory risks associated with mining and exploration; risks related to the maintenance of stock exchange listings; risks related to environmental regulation and liability; the potential for delays in exploration or development activities or the completion of feasibility studies; the uncertainty of profitability; risks and uncertainties relating to the interpretation of drill results, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; risks related to the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses; results of prefeasibility and feasibility studies, and the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations; risks related to commodity price fluctuations; and other risks and uncertainties related to the Company's prospects, properties and business detailed elsewhere in the Company's disclosure record. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations or projections.

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    ESSEX OPTIONS MT TURNER COPPER-MOLYDENUM PROJECT TO ASX-LISTED FIRST AU LIMITED

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    Thu., January 13, 2022, 5:00 a.m.·8 min read

    VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 13, 2022 /CNW/ - Essex Minerals Inc. (the "Company") (TSXV: ESX) (OTCQB: ESXFM) (FRA: EWX1) is pleased to announce that has entered into binding terms with First Au Limited (ASX: FAU) ("FAU"), a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, for an arm's length option, earn-in and acquisition of the Mt Turner project in north Queensland, Australia, where preliminary exploration by the Company has outlined a very large copper-molybdenum (with gold and silver) porphyry target.

    Highlights

  • Upon execution of a formal agreement once certain conditions are met, FAU shall pay Essex an Option Fee comprising 5,000,000 fully paid ordinary FAU shares and 5,000,000 two-year share purchase options exercisable at AUD$0.03 per option and within 220 days fund a minimum AUD$500,000 on exploration of the Mt Turner Project, including a detailed induced polarization program over the main Mt Turner mineralized anomaly. Payment of the Option Fee is conditional on 60 days due diligence by FAU, completion by Essex of its share purchase of KNX Resources Limited, signing of a formal agreement, and TSX Approval (if required).

  • Subject to completing the minimum expenditure during the Option period and their willingness to proceed, FAU shall pay Essex a further 10,000,000 fully paid ordinary FAU shares and then shall have the right to earn a 51% interest in the Mt Turner project by spending a further AUD$2,000,000 on exploration over two-years from exercise date of the Option.

  • At completion of the earn-in, FAU shall then have the right to acquire the remaining 49% interest in Mt Turner by issuing to Essex either 49% of the equity in a special purpose vehicle formed to hold the Mt Turner project, or that number of shares in FAU equivalent to an independent valuation of the 49%.

  • Essex shall retain a 1.5% net smelter return royalty over the project, which FAU can acquire for the payment of AUD$3,000,000 cash.

  • FAU considers Mt Turner a strategic acquisition that complements the Australian explorer's existing copper prospects of Dogwood in Victoria and Mabel Creek in South Australia.

  • Essex Minerals President and CEO Paul Loudon: said: "Copper is expected to play a critical role in the electrification of the global economy and the transition to green energy. An independent report by Goldman Sachs last year indicated the worldwide demand for copper for transitioning to green energy alone will increase from under 1Mt in 2020 to approximately 5.4Mt by 2030 (16% of total global copper demand).

    "We are very pleased that our initial exploration has demonstrated the potential for the discovery of a large copper-molybdenum (with silver and gold) deposit at Mt Turner and resulted in favourable option, earn-in and acquisition terms with FAU.

    "Having incubated the project with initial exploration expenditure, Essex is now leveraging its position in the project by joint venturing the next round of exploration expenditure then monetizing the project with a spin out or sale.

    "This project incubation then spinout, particularly where we can retain a royalty and a right to provide stream or project finance, is fundamental to the Company's business growth model."

    On October 26, 2021, the Company reported as follows:

    Summary Geology and Mineralization of the Mt Turner Project

    The Mount Turner Property lies in the western portion of the Georgetown Inlier, which constitutes the bulk of the proclaimed Etheridge Goldfield. It consists of variably metamorphosed and deformed sedimentary and volcanic rocks of Palaeo- to Mesoproterozoic age, intruded by Mesoproterozoic granites.

    The Proterozoic rocks have been intruded by Siluro-Devonian age granitic rocks during a period of subduction and underplating that is thought to have occurred during the Tabberabberan cycle of the Tasman Orogen (ca 430-380 Ma).

    The Georgetown Inlier subsequently experienced a period of felsic intrusion and accompanied sub-aerial volcanism during the Carboniferous to Permian period (ca 350-230 Ma) associated with extension and rifting that developed during the Hunter-Bowen cycle of the Tasman Orogeny. This magmatism is termed the Kennedy Association, which consists of widespread and voluminous extrusive and intrusive igneous rocks, producing a number of large volcanic subsidence structures. This magmatic event was responsible for the 5 million-ounce Kidston gold deposit located some 70 kilometres to the SE of Mt Turner.

    The Permo-Carboniferous Mt Turner intrusive complex, which is centred within the property, consists of multiple phases of rhyolite to micro-granodiorite dykes, stocks and associated breccias, hosted by Meso-Proterozoic Mount Turner Granite and metasediments of the Palaeo-Proterozoic Lane Creek Formation. The overlying subaerial volcanics are postulated to have preserved the porphyry-style mineralisation.

    The property was initially examined during the 1975 field season by geologists of the Australian Government's Bureau of Mineral Resources (now Geoscience Australia) and the Geological Survey of Queensland after discovery of extensive hydrothermal alteration around Mt Turner.

    The subsequent report (Baker & Horton, 1982) described the intrusive complex as a porphyry copper- molybdenum system with zoned polymetallic mineralisation. The report was based on 11 widespread, shallow vertical drill holes, <100 metres in depth and four diamond holes, only one of which was located near the intrusive centre. None of the drill holes were assayed in their entirety.

    A portion of Mt Turner was held by Kidston Gold Mines ("KGM") in 1994-1998 and assessed for gold only, then held by Mega Uranium in 2006-2007 and explored for uranium. No follow-up exploration has been undertaken on the porphyry copper-molybdenum potential identified in the 1970s until the ground was staked in 2019 by KNX Resources Limited ("KNX") and subsequently joint ventured to Essex in 2020.

    Essex and KNX each own 50% of the Mt Turner property. On September 22, 2021, Essex announced that it had agreed to acquire all the issued and outstanding shares in KNX in exchange for the issuance of 5,000,000 ordinary shares and 5,000,000 two-year share purchase warrants in Essex to the shareholders of KNX. The purchase is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. On completion of the acquisition, Essex will own 100% of Mt Turner.

    Exploration results to date by Essex-KNX Joint Venture

    The ESX-KNX Mt Turner Property comprises two granted exploration permits totaling approximately 100 sq km.

    Soil sampling in a 100m x 100m grid by KGM (2,336 minus 80 mesh and 2,462 BCL samples) and Essex (719 samples) has outlined a 4km x 4km soil anomaly which shows classic Cu-Mo zonation – copper in soil flanking a molybdenum core (See Figure 1). This area is sufficient to contain a very large (+500Mt) deposit.

    An aeromagnetic survey (100m flight lines) flown by Mega Uranium in 2006-7 shows a curvilinear NW trending magnetic low corresponding to magnetite destruction alteration, with complex magnetite highs in the centre, which is the classic copper porphyry around a molybdenum rich core signature (See Figure 2). The features in the magnetics are coincident with the copper and molybdenum soil anomalies.

    Gold-silver and base metal soil anomalies occurs on the periphery of the copper-molybdenum core zone associated with breccia bodies at Balaclava Hill, immediately to the north west of Mt Turner, in major faults such as the 14 km Drummer Hill Fault, and in association with historically mined, high-grade Ag-Pb-Zn veins. The peripheral breccias and Drummer Fault remain excellent targets for gold mineralization.

    Rock samples collected during detailed mapping by Essex field team demonstrate the property has been subjected to multi-phase intrusive events which provides the potential for multi-stage mineralization episodes, therefore potential for higher grades.

    One Queensland Government drill hole (NS4) to 295m in 1977 drilled peripheral to the porphyry target ended in near ore grade mineralization – 0.187% Cu, 0.075% Mo.

    Re-logging of the core from this hole by Essex has shown multi-lithological intrusive clasts in breccia at depth which also suggest a poly-phasal intrusive history.

    The re-logging has also demonstrated early widespread potassic alteration then an overprinting phyllic event (sericite) then a late stage second potassic event associated with multi-stage vein mineralization. This pattern of alternation conforms to the classic model for multi-stage mineralization. The later stage second potassic event towards the end of the hole also suggests that the hole ended above the main mineralization target zone.

    The next phase of exploration will involve detailed ground geophysics to define the targets ahead of an initial drilling program.

    About Essex

    Essex Minerals is an exploration and development company focused on mineral exploration and mine development and finance opportunities where it can adopt an option earn-in and joint venture model. The company identifies geological teams that have already expended the time and capital to assemble top quality, advanced projects, with a particular emphasis on gold projects in Tier 1 jurisdictions, where the Company can earn an interest by funding exploration. Management's time is shared across several different projects, as the geological teams already in place at the project level manage the approved exploration and development programs. This strategy has the potential to accelerate the growth in shareholder value for Essex by earning an interest in a range of projects of merit in a much shorter time frame than otherwise would be possible.

    Qualified Person

    All of the scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and/or prepared by Mr Lee K. Spencer, BSc (Hons), MSc, MAusIMM, a "Qualified Person" within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Minerals Projects.

    ISSUED ON BEHALF OF ESSEX MINERALS INC.

    Paul Loudon
    President & CEO

    www.essexminerals.com

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





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    Hot Chili: Wide & Shallow Copper-Gold Results Lift Cortadera’s Open Pit Potential

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    Thu., January 13, 2022, 5:00 a.m.·16 min read

    Perth, Australia --News Direct-- Hot Chili Limited

    Highlights
  • New drill results from the Cortadera copper-gold porphyry deposit in Chile confirm growth of shallow resources at both Cuerpo 1and 2. These include:

  • CRP0148 - 156m grading 0.4% CuEq* (0.4% copper (Cu), 0.1g/t gold (Au)) from surface, including 32m grading 0.6%CuEq* (0.5% copper (Cu), 0.2g/t gold (Au))from 90m depth

    CRP0183 - 80m grading0.4% CuEq* (0.4% copper (Cu),0.1g/t gold (Au)) from 10m depth including 12m grading0.6%CuEq* (0.6% copper (Cu), 0.1g/t gold (Au)) from 44m depth

    CRP0178 - 72m grading0.4% CuEq* (0.4% copper (Cu), 0.1g/t gold (Au)) from surface including 28m grading0.7%CuEq* (0.7% copper (Cu), 0.1g/t gold (Au)) from surface

    CRP0176 - 114m grading 0.3% CuEq* (0.3% copper (Cu), 0.1g/t gold (Au)) from surface including 24m grading0.6%CuEq* (0.6% copper (Cu), 0.1g/t gold (Au)) from surface

    CRP0158 - 62m grading0.4% CuEq* (0.4% copper (Cu), 0.1g/t gold (Au)) from 4m depth including 18m grading0.7%CuEq (0.6% copper (Cu), 0.2g/t gold (Au)) from 26m depth

  • Exploration drilling commenced across the Productora central porphyry target, immediately adjacent to the Productora Mineral Resource – several large copper-gold targets scheduled for testing this year

  • Further assay results from Cortadera being compiled for release in advance of a major resource upgrade in Q1 this year, following over 46,000m of additional drilling completed in 2021





  • Hot Chili Limited (ASX: HCH) (TSXV:HCH) (OTCQB: HHLKF) (“Hot Chili” or “Company”) is pleased to announce that recent drill results from its Cortadera copper-gold discovery continue to expand the deposit ahead of a global resource upgrade for the Company’s Costa Fuego coastal copper development in Chile.

    Three months of drilling results from the end of the Company’s 2021 drilling campaign at Cortadera are being compiled and further announcements are expected.

    Hot Chili’s Managing Director, Christian Easterday, said 2022 is shaping up to be an exciting year following a very strong set of achievements in 2021.

    “We commence the year with $34 million in treasury, 100 percent ownership of Cortadera, Glencore as a strategic investor and our Company now consolidated and dual-listed in Canada.

    “It is pleasing to see further growth in Cortadera’s open pit potential with these new drill results and we look forward to announcing further results soon.

    “A resource upgrade this quarter and a combined pre-feasibility study in the third quarter will position Costa Fuego as a production front-runner in the senior copper development space this year.

    “In addition, we have kicked off our next phase of growth, with first drilling well underway across the first of several large exploration targets we will be testing this year, all capable of materially lifting the scale and economics of Costa Fuego even further.”

    New Drill Results Expand Shallow Resource Potential at Cortadera

    Drilling in late 2021, focussed on expanding any remaining open flanks on each of Cortadera’s three porphyries and completing required in-fill drill holes for upgrading resource classification.

    Initial results analysed from shallow Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling across Cuerpo 1 and Cuerpo 2 has confirmed wide intersections of copper-gold mineralisation from surface across both porphyries.

    Cuerpo 2 has recorded some of the highest grade copper results at Cortadera and the recent campaign to delineate the shallow mineralisation has proven successful. Expansion of the +0.4% CuEq mineralisation from surface was bolstered by several drillholes, particularly to the south and east of Cuerpo 2.

    So far, up to five drillholes have recorded significant intercepts of +0.3% CuEq mineralisation at a maximum of 36 m downhole with the majority from less than 10 m downhole. This material is predominately within the oxidised weathering zone and suggests that an expansion of the +0.4% Cu material laterally and vertically is likely at Cuerpo 2.

    In addition, several wide intersections of mineralisation were recorded across Cuerpo 1, further expanding the +0.3 CuEq* mineralisation extent.

    2022 Drilling Campaign Underway

    Hot Chili has commenced an initial 20,000m exploration drilling programme to test several prioritised, large copper-gold targets within its combined Costa Fuego landholding in Chile.

    RC drilling commenced in late December 2021 across the Productora central target, located immediately adjacent to the Productora resource and measuring 1.2km by 1.0km in dimension.

    Three of eight first-pass RC drill holes are complete, and several diamond hole extensions are planned once RC drill results are received.

    Additional targets located within the consolidated Costa Fuego landholdings (Productora, Santiago Z and El Fuego) are scheduled for drilling over the coming months. The Company has received regulatory approval for platform clearing at Santiago Z, which is planned to commence in the coming month.

    In addition, drilling is planned across multiple extensional targets located within the Cortadera landholding, outside of the Cortadera resource window.

    All priority targets have been selected based on their potential to add further bulk tonnage scale to the Costa Fuego development or alternatively provide higher grade ore sources for early production.

    News Flow and Key Catalysts in 2022

    Hot Chili is fully funded for 18 months to accelerate its growth and development plan for Costa Fuego. The Company expects to provide further news flow over the coming weeks, including:

    Further Cortadera drilling results being received, reviewed and compiled from 2021 resource drilling.

    Development study updates related to advances in mining optimisations and metallurgical workstreams for the Costa Fuego combined Pre-feasibility study,

    Corporate updates, and

    Exploration drilling updates as results are received Key

    Catalysts expected this year include:

    1. Global Mineral Resource upgrade for Costa Fuego expected in Q1

    2. Off-take agreement with Glencore (60% of first 8 years of production) expected in Q1

    3. Pre-feasibility study for Costa Fuego expected in Q3

    This announcement is authorised by the Board of Directors for release to ASX. For more information please contact:

    Christian Easterday

    Tel: +61 8 9315 9009

    Managing Director – Hot Chili

    Email: christian@hotchili.net.au

    Penelope Beattie

    Tel: +61 8 9315 9009

    Company Secretary – Hot Chili

    Email: Penelope@hotchili.net.au

    ASX Investor

    Investor & Public Relations (Australia)

    Email: eliza@asxinvestor.com.au

    Harbor Access LLC

    Email:Graham.Farrell@harboraccessllc.com

    Investor & Public Relations (Canada)

    Email:jonathan.paterson@harboraccessllc.com


    or visit Hot Chili’s website at www.hotchili.net.au

    Table 1 New Significant RC Drill Results at Cortadera


    Coordinates

    Azim

    Dip

    Hole

    Intersection

    Interval

    Copper

    Gold

    Silver

    Molybdenum

    Cu Eq

    Hole_ID

    Depth


    North

    East

    RL




    From

    To

    (m)

    (% Cu)

    (g/t Au)

    (ppm Ag)

    (ppm Mo)

    (% Cu Eq)

    CRP0148

    6813870

    335545

    993

    84

    -61

    252

    0

    252

    252

    0.3

    0.1

    0.6

    4

    0.4






    including


    0

    156

    156

    0.4

    0.2

    0.8

    5

    0.4






    or










    including

    90

    122

    32

    0.5

    0.2

    0.9

    2

    0.6

    CRP0149

    6813791

    335636

    1009

    10

    -58

    266

    112

    204

    92

    0.3

    0.1

    0.4

    3

    0.3

    CRP0151

    6813865

    335540

    992

    169

    -75

    162

    0

    124

    124

    0.2

    0.1

    0.5

    15

    0.3

    CRP0152

    6813938

    335679

    982

    180

    -60

    162

    10

    158

    148

    0.2

    0.1

    0.5

    10

    0.2

    CRP0153

    6813959

    335619

    977

    31

    -60

    102

    36

    86

    50

    0.3

    0.1

    0.5

    18

    0.3

    CRP0154

    6813959

    335619

    977

    321

    -60

    168

    8

    114

    106

    0.2

    0.1

    0.4

    17

    0.2

    CRP0158

    6813926

    335491

    977

    200

    -60

    150

    4

    66

    62

    0.4

    0.1

    0.6

    11

    0.4






    including


    26

    44

    18

    0.6

    0.2

    1

    3

    0.7

    CRP0176

    334831

    6814172

    953

    143

    -71

    252

    0

    114

    114

    0.3

    0.1

    0.6

    46.8

    0.3






    including


    0

    24

    24

    0.6

    0.1

    1.2

    7.7

    0.6

    CRP0177

    334735

    6814270

    976

    10

    -60

    294

    14

    34

    20

    0.3

    0.1

    0.5

    34

    0.3

    CRP0178

    334834

    6814171

    953

    210

    -70

    312

    0

    72

    72

    0.4

    0.1

    0.8

    46

    0.4






    including


    0

    28

    28

    0.7

    0.1

    1.5

    17

    0.7

    CRP0183

    334935

    6814283

    960

    257

    -74

    234

    10

    90

    80

    0.4

    0.1

    0.8

    8

    0.4






    including


    44

    56

    12

    0.6

    0.1

    1.1

    12

    0.6







    and

    192

    214

    22

    0.3

    0

    0.7

    28

    0.3

    CRP0184

    334814

    6814328

    957

    199

    -75

    150

    0

    80

    80

    0.2

    0.1

    0.3

    3

    0.2







    and

    124

    150

    26

    0.4

    0.1

    1.2

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    Significant intercepts are calculated above a nominal cut-off grade of 0.2% Cu. Where appropriate, significant intersections may contain up to 30m down-hole distance of internal dilution (less than 0.2% Cu). Significant intersections are separated where internal dilution is greater than 30m down-hole distance. The selection of 0.2% Cu for significant intersection cut-off grade is aligned with marginal economic cut-off grade for bulk tonnage polymetallic copper deposits of similar grade in Chile and elsewhere in the world.

    Down-hole significant intercept widths are estimated to be at or around true-widths of mineralisation

    * Copper Equivalent (CuEq) reported for the drill holes were calculated using the following formula: CuEq% = ((Cu% × Cu price 1% per tonne × Cu_recovery)+(Mo ppm × Mo price per g/t × Mo_recovery)+(Au ppm × Au price per g/t × Au_recovery)+ (Ag ppm × Ag price per g/t × Ag_recovery)) / (Cu price 1% per tonne). The Metal Prices applied in the calculation were: Cu=3.00 USD/lb, Au=1,550 USD/oz, Mo=12 USD/lb, and Ag=18 USD/oz. Average Metallurgical Recoveries used were: Cu=83%, Au=56%, Mo=82%, and Ag=37%



    Figure 1 Location of Productora and the Cortadera discovery in relation to the coastal range infrastructure of Hot Chili's combined Costa Fuego copper project, located 600km north of Santiago in ChileRefer to ASX Announcement “Costa Fuego Becomes a Leading Global Copper Project” (12th October 2020) for JORC Table 1 information related to the Cortadera JORC compliant Mineral Resource estimate by Wood and the Productora re-stated JORC compliant Mineral Resource estimate by AMC Consultants

    * Copper Equivalent (CuEq) reported for the resource were calculated using the following formula: CuEq% = ((Cu% × Cu price 1% per tonne × Cu_recovery)+(Mo ppm × Mo price per g/t × Mo_recovery)+(Au ppm × Au price per g/t × Au_recovery)+ (Ag ppm × Ag price per g/t × Ag_recovery)) / (Cu price 1% per tonne). The Metal Prices applied in the calculation were: Cu=3.00 USD/lb, Au=1,550 USD/oz, Mo=12 USD/lb, and Ag=18 USD/oz. For Cortadera (Inferred + Indicated), the average Metallurgical Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=56%, Mo=82%, and Ag=37%. For Productora (Inferred + Indicated), the average Metallurgical Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=43% and Mo=42%. For Costa Fuego (Inferred + Indicated), the average Metallurgical Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=51%, Mo=67% and Ag=23%.

    ** Reported on a 100% Basis - combining Cortadera and Productora Mineral Resources using a +0.25% CuEq reporting cut-off grade



    Figure 2 Plan view across the Cortadera discovery area displaying the location of new RC drill results (cyan) in relations to significant historical copper-gold DD intersections across Cuerpo 1, 2, and 3 tonalitic porphyry intrusive centres (represented by modelled copper envelopes, yellow- +0.1% Cu and magenta +0.4% Cu).



    Figure 3 Plan view across the Cuerpo 1 of the Cortadera discovery area displaying significant copper-gold DD intersections since the October 2020 resource estimate. The plan view displays the Mineral Resource extents (represented by modelled copper envelope, yellow- +0.1% Cu). Note the new significant results reported including CRP0183, CRP0176 and CRP0178. All new results are shown by cyan collars.



    Figure 4 Plan view across the Cuerpo 2 of the Cortadera discovery area displaying significant copper-gold DD intersections since the October 2020 resource estimate. The plan view displays the Mineral Resource extents (represented by modelled copper envelope, yellow- +0.1% Cu). Note the new significant results reported including CRP0158, and CRP0148. All new results are shown by cyan collars.



    Figure 5 View across Productora resource looking SE. The figure displays the location of the Productora Central target where first-pass RC drilling is underway

    Qualifying StatementsThe Mineral Resource summary for the Costa Fuego Project is presented in the following tables.

    Productora Mineral Resource Summary - reported by classification (open pit, using +0.25% CuEq cut-off grade), 28 October 2021



    Reported at or above 0.25% CuEq*. Figures in the above table are rounded, reported to appropriate significant figures, and reported in accordance with CIM and NI-101. Metal rounded to nearest thousand, or if less, to the nearest hundred.

    Copper Equivalent (CuEq) reported for the resource were calculated using the following formula:: CuEq% = ((Cu% × Cu price 1% per tonne × Cu_recovery)+(Mo ppm × Mo price per g/t × Mo_recovery)+(Au ppm × Au price per g/t × Au_recovery)+ (Ag ppm × Ag price per g/t × Ag_recovery)) / (Cu price 1 % per tonne). The Metal Prices applied in the calculation were: Cu=3.00 USD/lb, Au=1,550 USD/oz, Mo=12 USD/lb, and Ag=18 USD/oz. For Productora (Inferred + Indicated), the average Metallurgical Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=43% and Mo=42%

    Cortadera Mineral Resource Summary – reported by classification (using +0.25% CuEq cut-off grade) and by open pit (top), underground (middle) and total (bottom), 28th October 2021







    Reported at or above 0.25% CuEq*. Figures in the above table are rounded, reported to appropriate significant figures, and reported in accordance with CIM and NI 43-101. Metal rounded to nearest thousand, or if less, to the nearest hundred.

    Copper Equivalent (CuEq) reported for the drill holes were calculated using the following formula: CuEq% = ((Cu% × Cu price 1% per tonne × Cu_recovery)+(Mo ppm × Mo price per g/t × Mo_recovery)+(Au ppm × Au price per g/t × Au_recovery)+ (Ag ppm × Ag price per g/t × Ag_recovery)) / (Cu price 1% per tonne). The Metal Prices applied in the calculation were: Cu=3.00 USD/lb, Au=1,550 USD/oz, Mo=12 USD/lb, and Ag=18 USD/oz. Average Metallurgical Recoveries used were: Cu=83%, Au=56%, Mo=82%, and Ag=37%

    ** Note: Silver (Ag) is only present within the Cortadera Mineral Resource estimate

    Competent Person’s Statement- Exploration Results

    Exploration information in this Announcement is based upon work compiled by Mr Christian Easterday, the Managing Director and a full-time employee of Hot Chili Limited whom is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG). Mr Easterday has sufficient experience that is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a ‘Competent Person’ as defined in the 2012 Edition of the ‘Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’ (JORC Code). Mr Easterday consents to the inclusion in the report of the matters based on their information in the form and context in which it appears.

    Competent Person’s Statement- Productora Mineral Resources

    The information in this Announcement that relates to the Productora Project Mineral Resources, is based on information compiled by Mr N Ingvar Kirchner. Mr Kirchner is employed by AMC Consultants (AMC). AMC has been engaged on a fee for service basis to provide independent technical advice and final audit for the Productora Project Mineral Resource estimates. Mr Kirchner is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG). Mr Kirchner has sufficient experience that is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity being undertaken to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the ‘Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’ (the JORC Code 2012). Mr Kirchner consents to the inclusion in this report of the matters based on the source information in the form and context in which it appears.

    Competent Person’s Statement- Cortadera and Costa Fuego Mineral Resources

    The information in this report that relates to Mineral Resources for the Cortadera and combined Costa Fuego Project is based on information compiled by Elizabeth Haren, a Competent Person who is a Member and Chartered Professional of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. Elizabeth Haren is employed as an associate Principal Geologist of Wood, who was engaged by Hot Chili Limited. Elizabeth Haren has sufficient experience that is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity being undertaken to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the “Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves”. Elizabeth Haren consents to the inclusion in the report of the matters based on her information in the form and context in which it appears. For further information on the Costa Fuego Project, refer to the technical report titled "Resource Report for the Costa Fuego Technical Report", dated December 13, 2021, which is available for review under Hot Chili's profile at www.sedar.com.

    Reporting of Copper Equivalent

    Copper Equivalent (CuEq) reported for the resource were calculated using the following formula: CuEq% = ((Cu% × Cu price 1% per tonne × Cu_recovery)+(Mo ppm × Mo price per g/t × Mo_recovery)+(Au ppm × Au price per g/t × Au_recovery)+ (Ag ppm × Ag price per g/t × Ag_recovery)) / (Cu price 1 % per tonne). The Metal Prices applied in the calculation were: Cu=3.00 USD/lb, Au=1,550 USD/oz, Mo=12 USD/lb, and Ag=18 USD/oz. For Cortadera (Inferred + Indicated), the average Metallurgical Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=56%, Mo=82%, and Ag=37%. For Productora (Inferred + Indicated), the average Metallurgical Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=43% and Mo=42%. For Costa Fuego (Inferred + Indicated), the average Metallurgical Recoveries were: Cu=83%, Au=51%, Mo=67% and Ag=23%.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This Announcement is provided on the basis that neither the Company nor its representatives make any warranty (express or implied) as to the accuracy, reliability, relevance or completeness of the material contained in the Announcement and nothing contained in the Announcement is, or may be relied upon as a promise, representation or warranty, whether as to the past or the future. The Company hereby excludes all warranties that can be excluded by law. The Announcement contains material which is predictive in nature and may be affected by inaccurate assumptions or by known and unknown risks and uncertainties and may differ materially from results ultimately achieved.

    The Announcement contains “forward-looking statements”. All statements other than those of historical facts included in the Announcement are forward-looking statements including estimates of Mineral Resources. However, forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks include, but are not limited to, copper, gold and other metals price volatility, currency fluctuations, increased production costs and variances in ore grade recovery rates from those assumed in mining plans, as well as political and operational risks and governmental regulation and judicial outcomes. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to any “forward-looking statement” to reflect events or circumstances after the date of the Announcement, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. All persons should consider seeking appropriate professional advice in reviewing the Announcement and all other information with respect to the Company and evaluating the business, financial performance and operations of the Company. Neither the provision of the Announcement nor any information contained in the Announcement or subsequently communicated to any person in connection with the Announcement is, or should be taken as, constituting the giving of investment advice to any person

    Disclaimer

    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 news release.

    Appendix 1. JORC Code Table 1 for CortaderaSection 1 Sampling Techniques and Data

    Criteria

    JORC Code explanation

    Commentary

    Sampling techniques

    Nature and quality of sampling (e.g. cut channels, random chips, or specific specialised industry standard measurement tools appropriate to the minerals under investigation, such as down hole gamma sondes, or handheld XRF instruments, etc.). These examples should not be taken as limiting the broad meaning of sampling.

    Include reference to measures taken to ensure sample representivity and the appropriate calibration of any measurement tools or systems used.

    Aspects of the determination of mineralisation that are Material to the Public Report.

    In cases where ‘industry standard’ work has been done this would be relatively simple (e.g. ‘reverse circulation drilling was used to obtain 1 m samples from which 3 kg was pulverised to produce a 30 g charge for fire assay’). In other cases more explanation may be required, such as where there is coarse gold that has inherent sampling problems. Unusual commodities or mineralisation types (eg submarine nodules) may warrant disclosure of detailed information.

    Drilling undertaken by Hot Chili Limited (“HCH” or “the Company”) includes both Diamond and Reverse Circulation (RC). Drilling has been carried out under Hot Chili (HCH) supervision by an experienced drilling contractor (BlueSpec Drilling).

    The majority of DD drilling completed by HCH comprises RC pre-collars to an average depth of 300), followed by HQ3 DD core to an average depth of 660m, followed by NQ2 DD core at depths greater than approximately 660 metres.

    Samples were obtained using both reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling (DD).

    RC drilling produced a 1m bulk sample and representative 2m cone split samples (nominally a 12.5% split) were collected using a cone splitter, with sample weights averaging 5 kg.

    Geological logging was completed, and mineralised sample intervals were determined by the geologists to be submitted as 2m samples for RC. In RC intervals assessed as unmineralised, 4m composite (scoop) samples were collected for analysis. If these 4m composite samples return results with anomalous grade the corresponding original 2m split samples are then submitted to the laboratory for analysis.

    HQ3 and NQ2 diamond core were drilled on a 3m run. The core was cut using a manual core-saw and half core samples were collected on 2m intervals.

    Both RC and DD samples were crushed and split at the laboratory, with up to 1kg pulverised, and a 150g pulp sample analysed by industry standard methods - ICP-OES (33 element, 4 acid digest) and Au 30 gram fire assay.

    Sampling techniques used are deemed appropriate for exploration and resource estimation purposes for this style of deposit and mineralisation.

    Data compiled from historical drilling has been collated from documents supplied by SCM Carola.

    All historical drilling was diamond core (DD) from surface. Historical diamond sampling was predominantly HQ3 half core. 99% of the sample data comprises 2m composited samples (taken at 2m intervals).

    Assay techniques for legacy data comprise 30g fire assay for gold, and for copper, either 4-acid or 3-acid digest followed by either an ICP-OES, ICP-MS, ICP-AAS or HF-ICP-AES.

    HCH has verified as much as possible the location, orientation, sampling methods, analytical techniques, and assay values of legacy data. HCH has completed a review of SCM Carola QA/QC data with no issues detected in that review.

    Drilling techniques

    Drill type (eg core, reverse circulation, open-hole hammer, rotary air blast, auger, Bangka, sonic, etc) and details (eg core diameter, triple or standard tube, depth of diamond tails, face-sampling bit or other type, whether core is oriented and if so, by what method, etc).

    HCH drilling consisted of RC with face sampling bit (140 to130mm diameter) ensuring minimal contamination during sample extraction.

    HCH DD drilling uses NQ2 bits (50.5mm internal diameter) and HQ3 bits (61.24mm internal diameter). DD core was oriented using a Reflex ACT III RD tool. At the end of each run, the low side of the core was marked by the drillers and this was used at the site for marking the whole drill core with a reference line.

    Historical DD drilling used HQ bits (61.24mm internal). Historical drill core was not oriented.

    Drill sample recovery

    Method of recording and assessing core and chip sample recoveries and results assessed.

    Core recovery was measured and recorded continuously from the start of core drilling to the end of the hole for each drill hole. The end of each 3m length run was marked by a



    Measures taken to maximise sample recovery and ensure representative nature of the samples.

    Whether a relationship exists between sample recovery and grade and whether sample bias may have occurred due to preferential loss/gain of fine/coarse material.

    core block which provided the depth, the core drilled and the core recovered. Generally, the core recovery was >99%

    All DD drilling utilised HQ3 and NQ2 core with sampling undertaken via half core cutting and 2m sample intervals.

    Drilling techniques to ensure adequate RC sample recovery and quality included the use of “booster” air pressure. Air pressure used for RC drilling was 700-800psi.

    Logging of all samples followed established company procedures which included recording of qualitative fields to allow discernment of sample quality. This included (but was not limited to) recording: sample condition (wet, dry, moist), sample recovery (poor, moderate, good), sample method (RC: scoop, split; DD core: half, quarter, whole).

    The majority of HCH drilling had acceptable documented recovery and expectations on the ratio of wet and dry drilling were met, with no bias detected between the differing sample conditions.

    Historical DD core recovery has not been quantitatively assessed. However, inspection of core photography has been undertaken, with good core recovery observed, and no material issues noted.

    Methods taken to maximise historical sample recovery, quality and condition are unknown, however it is noted that the drill method (HQ3 DD) is consistent with best practice for sample recovery. No analysis of historical samples weights, sample condition or recovery has been undertaken.

    Twin analysis of RC and DD drilling has identified a slight sample bias. RC samples appear to display a negative bias for assay results, meaning that RC samples appear to under call the assay grades. This is not yet fully understood or confirmed, and requires further analysis and investigation with future twin holes.

    Logging

    Whether core and chip samples have been geologically and geotechnically logged to a level of detail to support appropriate Mineral Resource estimation, mining studies and metallurgical studies.

    Whether logging is qualitative or quantitative in nature. Core (or costean, channel, etc) photography.

    The total length and percentage of the relevant intersections logged.

    HCH Drilling: Detailed descriptions of RC chips and diamond core were logged qualitatively for lithological composition and texture, structures, veining, alteration and copper speciation. Visual percentage estimates were made for some minerals, including sulphides.

    Geological logging was recorded in a systematic and consistent manner such that the data was able to be interrogated accurately using modern mapping and 3D geological modelling software programs. Field logging templates were used to record details related to each drill hole.



    Historical Drilling: Geological logs were provided as part of historical data from SCM Carola. These logs have been reviewed and are deemed to be of an appropriate standard. HCH has also completed a verification and re-logging programme of historical diamond drill core and has aligned the codification of both generations of geological data to one unified coding system.



    Core reconstruction and orientation was completed where possible prior to structural and geotechnical observations being recorded. The depth and reliability of each orientation mark is also recorded.



    All logging information is uploaded into an acQuire™ database which ensures validation criteria are met upon upload.

    Sub- sampling techniques and sample preparation

    If core, whether cut or sawn and whether quarter, half or all core taken.

    If non-core, whether riffled, tube sampled, rotary split, etc and whether sampled wet or dry.

    HQ3 (85mm) and NQ2 (63.5mm) diamond core was sawn in half, with half core collected in a bag and submitted to the laboratory for analysis, the other half was retained in the tray and stored. All DD core was sampled at 2m intervals.

    RC drilling was sampled at two metre intervals by a fixed cone splitter with two nominal 12.5% samples taken: with the primary sample submitted to the laboratory, and the second sample retained as a field duplicate sample. Cone splitting of RC drill samples occurred regardless of the sample condition. RC drill sample weights range from 0.6kg to 17kg, but typically average 5kg.

    All HCH samples were submitted to ALS Coquimbo (Chile) for multi-element analysis. The sample preparation included:

    DD half core and RC samples were weighed, dried and crushed to 70% passing 2 mm and then split using a rotary splitter to produce a 1kg sub-sample. The crushed sub-


    For all sample types, the nature, quality and appropriateness of the sample preparation technique.


    Quality control procedures adopted for all sub-sampling stages to maximise representivity of samples.


    Measures taken to ensure that the sampling is representative of the in situ material collected, including for instance results for field duplicate/second-half sampling.


    Whether sample sizes are appropriate to the grain size of the material being sampled.




    sample was pulverised with 85% passing 75 µm using a LM2 mill and a 110 g pulp was then subsampled, 20 g for ICP and 90g for Au fire assay analysis.

    ALS method ME-ICP61 involves a 4-acid digestion (Hydrochloric-Nitric-Perchloric-Hydrofluoric) followed by ICP- AES determination.

    Samples that returned Cu grades >10,000ppm were analysed by ALS “ore grade” method Cu-AA62, which is a 4- acid digestion, followed by AES measurement to 0.001%Cu.

    Samples determined by geologists to be either oxide or transitional were also analysed by Cu-AA05 method to determine copper solubility (by sulphuric acid).

    Pulp samples were analysed for gold by ALS method Au- ICP21; a 30g lead-collection Fire Assay, followed by ICP- OES to a detection limit of 0.001ppm Au.

    Historical half DD core was routinely sampled on 2m intervals. All samples were submitted to accredited laboratories- ACTLAB, ACME Labs (now Bureau Veritas), ALS Global and Andes Analytical Assay.

    Typical analysis methods used for historical samples included;

    For copper and multi-element; either 4-acid or 3-acid digest followed by either an ICP-MS, ICP-AAS, or a HF digest with ICP-AES. E.g. ACTLAB method 3ACID-AAS, ALS method Cu-AA61, Andes Analytical Assay method (4A-AAS1E01 or ICP_AES_HH22).

    Gold grades were analysed for Fire Analysis (30g charge).

    E.g. ACTLABS method FA-AAS, ALS method Au-AA23, Andes Analytical Assay method AEF_AAS1EE9.

    HCH has verified historical sampling methods, analytical techniques, and assay values with no material issues identified.

    Field duplicates were collected for RC drill samples at a rate of 1 in 50 drill meters ie. 1 in every 25 samples (when 2m sampling intervals observed). The procedure involves placing a second sample bag on the cone splitter to collect a duplicate sample.

    Field duplicates for DD samples were submitted at a rate of 1 in 50 drill metres (ie. 1 in 25 samples). The procedure involves cutting the half core and the lab (instructed by Hot Chili) collected a second coarse duplicate sample after the initial crushing process of the original sample. Crushed samples were split into two halves, with one half flagged as the original sample and the other half flagged as the duplicate sample.

    Review of duplicate results indicates that there is good correlation between the primary and duplicate assay values, implying that the selected sample size is reasonable for this style of mineralisation.

    The selected sample sizes and sample preparation techniques are considered appropriate for this style of mineralisation, both for exploration purposes and MRE.

    Quality of assay data and laboratory tests

    The nature, quality and appropriateness of the assaying and laboratory procedures used and whether the technique is considered partial or total.

    For geophysical tools, spectrometers, handheld XRF instruments, etc, the parameters used in determining the analysis including instrument make and model, reading times, calibrations factors applied and their derivation, etc.

    Nature of quality control procedures adopted (eg standards, blanks, duplicates, external laboratory checks) and whether acceptable levels of accuracy (ie lack of bias) and precision have been established.

    All HCH drill samples were assayed by industry standard methods through accredited laboratories in Chile. Typical analytical methods are detailed in the previous section and are considered ‘near total’ techniques.

    HCH undertakes several steps to ensure the quality control of assay results. These include, but are not limited to, the use of duplicates, certified reference material (CRM) and blank media:

    Routine ‘standard’ (mineralised pulp) Certified Reference Material (CRM) was inserted at a nominal rate of 1 in 25 samples.

    Blank certified material is inserted every 100 samples (Coarse unmineralised quartz) at the logging geologist’s discretion- with particular weighting towards submitting blanks immediately following mineralised field samples. Routine field duplicates for RC and DD samples were submitted at a rate of 1 in 25 samples.

    Analytical laboratories provided their own routine quality controls within their own practices. No significant issues have been noted.




    All results are checked in the acQuire™ database before being used, and analysed batches are continuously reviewed to ensure they are performing within acceptable tolerance for the style of mineralisation. Any QC failures require the batch to be re-analysed prior to acceptance into the database.

    No umpire laboratory checks have been undertaken by HCH. It is a recommendation of the MRE that umpire checks be completed.

    Assessment of historical QA/QC data was undertaken as part of the MRE. CRM and duplicate assay data were reviewed with no significant issues identified. Umpire laboratory checks were undertaken on historical drilling, however the results of this have not yet been assessed. Historical assay data comprised approximately 10% QA/QC data.

    Verification of sampling and assaying

    The verification of significant intersections by either independent or alternative company personnel.

    The use of twinned holes.

    Documentation of primary data, data entry procedures, data verification, data storage (physical and electronic) protocols.

    Discuss any adjustment to assay data.

    All DD sample intervals were visually verified using high quality core photography, with selected samples taken within mineralised intervals for petrographic and mineragraphic microscopy.

    All assay results have been compiled and verified by an independent database consultant to ensure veracity of assay results and the corresponding sample data. This includes a review of QA/QC results to identify any issues prior to incorporation into the Company’s geological database.



    No adjustment has been made to assay data following electronic upload from original laboratory certificates to the database. Where samples returned values below the detection limit, these assay values were set to half the lowest detection limit for that element for the purposes of MRE.



    The capture of drill logging data was managed by a computerised system and strict data validation steps were followed. The data is stored in a secure acQuire™ database with access restricted to an external database manager.



    Documentation of primary data, data entry procedures, data verification and data storage protocols have all been validated through internal database checks and by a third- party audit as part of the Cortadera MRE.



    Visualisation and validation of drill data was also undertaken in 3D through the use of multiple software packages- Surpac, Datamine and Leapfrog with no errors detected.



    Twinned drilling was completed by HCH, to compare the results of RC samples to historical HQ DD samples. Four sets of twin drill holes were completed, with no appreciable assay variance observed between the different drilling and associated sampling methodologies.



    A slight negative bias was observed for RC samples in select intervals, however overall, the twin hole assay results correlated well for both techniques. This supports the use of both RC or DD samples as being representative and appropriate for mineral exploration and resource estimation for this style of mineralisation.



    Hot Chili has undertaken quarter core duplicate sampling across selected intervals of historical half DD core and its own DD core to test assay repeatability and to provide metallurgical samples.



    An analysis of field duplicate samples was undertaken, with results from duplicates returned within acceptable range for this type of mineralisation and for classification of the MRE. The comparison showed no evidence of bias, with a robust correlation achieved between duplicate samples.



    All retained core and pulp samples are stored in a secured site and are available for verification if required.

    Location of data points

    Accuracy and quality of surveys used to locate drill holes (collar and down-hole surveys), trenches, mine workings and other locations used in Mineral Resource estimation.

    Specification of the grid system used. Quality and adequacy of topographic control.

    The WGS84 UTM zone 19S coordinate system was used for all undertakings.

    Drill hole collar locations were surveyed on completion of each drill hole using a handheld Garmin GPS with an accuracy of +/-5 m. On completion of each HCH drill campaign an independent survey company was contracted to survey drill collar locations using a CHCNAV model i80 Geodetic GPS, dual frequency, Real Time with 0.1cm accuracy.



    Drill collar survey methods used by SCM Carola are unknown, however all collars were located by HCH and have been surveyed using the same method as HCH drilling.



    Downhole surveys for HCH drilling were completed by the drilling contractor every 30m using an Axis Champ Navigator north seeking gyroscope tool. Downhole surveys for historical drilling were completed every 10m by gyroscope. Exact specifications for the gyroscope tool are unknown.

    Some drill holes could not be surveyed due to downhole blockages, these holes used planned survey or compass bearing/ dip measurements for survey control, and the majority of these holes lie outside of the resource area.

    The topographic model used at Cortadera is deemed adequate for topographic control. It comprises a high resolution topographical elevation model as supplied by SCM Carola.

    Validation of the final topographical model used for resource estimation was completed via visual validation against: high resolution drone orthophotography, drill collars, and known infrastructure (roads, tenement pegs etc.)

    Topography at the project ranges from ~900m to 1050m ASL.

    PSAD56 zone 19S coordinate system was used for all historical undertakings, with all data since converted to WGS84 zone 19S.

    Data spacing and distribution

    Data spacing for reporting of Exploration Results.

    Whether the data spacing and distribution is sufficient to establish the degree of geological and grade continuity appropriate for the Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve estimation procedure(s) and classifications applied.

    Whether sample compositing has been applied.

    Drill spacing is nominally 80 metres across strike by 80 metres along strike. In total there were 82 drillholes used to inform the Cortadera geological model, of which 72 were contained within the mineralisation wireframe used to constrain the MRE.

    The current drilling density provides sufficient information to support a robust geological and mineralisation interpretation as the basis for Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources for the majority of the drill defined deposit.

    The mineralisation is still open laterally and at depth and further drilling is planned to explore these zones in 2021 and beyond.

    Compositing of drillhole samples was undertaken on 2 metre intervals, and in some cases 4 metre intervals in unmineralised areas.

    Orientation of data in relation to geological structure

    Whether the orientation of sampling achieves unbiased sampling of possible structures and the extent to which this is known, considering the deposit type.

    If the relationship between the drilling orientation and the orientation of key mineralised structures is considered to have introduced a sampling bias, this should be assessed and reported if material.

    The spacing and location of drilling at Cortadera is variable, ranging from 80m to 300m. The selected drill spacing and orientation over the resource area ensures that drilling is optimised to intersect perpendicular to mineralisation.

    The majority of drilling was oriented from -60 to -80° toward northeast, with some scissor holes drilled to the southwest. In addition, some other drill orientations were used to ensure geological representivity and to maximise the use of available drill platforms.

    The orientation of drilling is considered appropriate for this style of mineralisation, and no sampling bias is inferred from drilling completed as part of the MRE. In addition, copper-gold porphyry mineralisation is typically fairly homogenous meaning a limited chance of bias likely to be caused from drilling orientation.

    The coordinates and orientations for all of the historical Cortadera drill holes have been reported to ASX in Table 1, Section 2 of the Company’s previous drilling announcements, most recently 10th July 2020.

    Sample security

    The measures taken to ensure sample security.

    HCH has strict chain of custody procedures that are adhered to. All samples have the sample submission number/ticket inserted into each bulk polyweave sample bag with the id number clearly visible. The sample bag is stapled together such that no sample material can spill out and no one can tamper with the sample once it leaves Hot Chili’s custody.

    Measures taken to ensure sample security during historical drilling are unknown. All retained core and pulp samples are currently stored in a secured warehouse facility and are available for verification if required.

    Audits or reviews

    The results of any audits or reviews of sampling techniques and data.

    As part of the Cortadera MRE WoodPLC have conducted an independent review of the drill database. This review has



    found the data to be accurate and acceptable for MRE purposes.


    About Hot Chili

    Hot Chili Limited is a mineral exploration company with assets in Chile. The Company's flagship project, Costa Fuego, is the consolidation into a hub of the Cortadera porphyry copper-gold discovery and the Productora copper-gold deposit, set 14 km apart in an excellent location – low altitude, coastal range of Chile, infrastructure rich, low capital intensity.The Costa Fuego landholdings, contains an Indicated Resource of 391Mt grading 0.52% CuEq (copper equivalent), containing 1.7 Mt Cu, 1.5 Moz Au, 4.2 Moz Ag, and 37 kt Mo and an Inferred Resource of 334Mt grading 0.44% CuEq containing 1.2Mt Cu, 1.2 Moz Au, 5.6 Moz Ag and 27 kt Mo, at a cut-off grade of 0.25% CuEq.The Company is working to advance its Costa Fuego Project through a preliminary feasibility study (followed by a full FS and DTM), and test several high-priority exploration targets.

    Certain statements contained in this news release, including information as to the future financial or operating performance of Hot Chili and its projects may include statements that are "forward-looking statements" which may include, amongst other things, statements regarding targets, estimates and assumptions in respect of mineral reserves and mineral resources and anticipated grades and recovery rates, production and prices, recovery costs and results, and capital expenditures and are or may be based on assumptions and estimates related to future technical, economic, market, political, social and other conditions.These forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Hot Chili, are inherently subject to significant technical, business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from estimated or anticipated events or results reflected in such forward-looking statements.

    Hot Chili disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, circumstances or results or otherwise after the date of this news release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, other than as may be required by law. The words "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "indicate", "contemplate", "target", "plan", "intends", "continue", "budget", "estimate", "may", "will", "schedule" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

    All forward-looking statements made in this news release are qualified by the foregoing cautionary statements. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance and accordingly investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.

    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 news release.

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    Filo Mining Reports 64m at 1,214 g/t Silver at Filo del Sol

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    Tue., January 11, 2022, 9:01 p.m.·10 min read

    VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 12, 2022 /CNW/ - Filo Mining Corp. (TSX: FIL) (Nasdaq First North Growth Market: FIL) (OTCQX: FLMMF) ("Filo Mining", or the "Company") ("Filo Mining", or the "Company") is pleased to provide initial assay results and an update on the Filo del Sol drilling program. Highlights are listed below, along with drillhole locations on the accompanying plan map: View PDF.

  • Drillhole FSDH055A returned 64.0 m at 1,213.8 g/t Ag and 0.49 g/t Au from a depth of 362m; this represents the best intersection of high-grade silver on the project to date.

  • A total of 5,000m of diamond drilling has now been completed during the current program, with one hole (FSDH054) completed to a depth of 1,370m and five holes currently underway.

  • Commenting on the initial results, Jamie Beck, President and CEO stated, "Hole 55A is one of the longest, highest-grade silver intercepts seen globally in a long time. It is a great reminder of the outstanding precious metal content of this remarkable deposit and demonstrates that we've got a significant silver deposit contained within the major copper-gold deposit at Filo del Sol. This hole also adds to the evidence that the area around hole FSDH041 is one of the centres of the system and we look forward to assays from additional step-out holes in this area."

    FSDH055A is located 50m to the west of, and parallel to, FSDH041. It intersected the high-grade silver zone as shown in the table below, before being abandoned at a depth of 485m due to drilling difficulties. FSDH055C is currently underway at the same location to re-drill this hole to target depth.

    HOLE-ID

    From (m)

    To (m)

    Length (m)

    Cu %

    Au g/t

    Ag g/t

    FSDH055A

    362.0

    426.0

    64.0

    0.01

    0.49

    1,213.8

    incl.

    374.4

    402.0

    27.6

    0.01

    0.50

    2,439.2

    incl.

    380.0

    388.0

    8.0

    0.01

    0.45

    5,280.0


    This is the best intersection of the high-grade silver zone at Filo del Sol drilled to date and sits completely outside the current mineral resource. This intersection is open in several directions, with a 420m undrilled gap to the north, between FSDH055A and FSDH037 (104m at 120 g/t Ag, see News Release dated April 12, 2021) which is currently being tested by holes FSDH057 and FSDH059. To the east, this intersection correlates with the silver zone in hole FSDH041 (46m at 75 g/t Ag, see News Release dated April 12, 2021). The intersection is completely open to the west. Additional drilling is required to fully understand the geometry of this intersection, however based on correlation with other holes it is interpreted to be approximately true width.

    Initial holes for this program were designed to explore the area around the high-grade intersection in FSDH041 from the 2020/2021 season, with holes FSDH054, FSDH055 and FSDH056 as 50m step-outs to the east, west and south respectively. FSDH054 was completed at a depth of 1,370m in early December, and this drill has been moved to FSDH059 located 100m north of FSDH041. Two larger step-outs are also underway, FSDH057 located 200m north of FSDH041 and FSDH058 located 450m to the south of FSDH041.

    Outlook

    Drilling will continue year-round at Filo del Sol in 2022 with our most ambitious field program ever. The Company plans to add an additional two drill rigs in early February, bringing the total rig count to seven drills operating throughout the year. Assay results have been received for approximately 2,100m of the length drilled to date, and additional results will be released as they are received, analyzed and confirmed by the Company.

    On behalf of Filo Mining,

    Jamie Beck
    President and CEO

    About Filo del Sol

    Filo del Sol is a high-sulphidation epithermal copper-gold-silver deposit associated with one or more large porphyry copper-gold systems. Overlapping mineralizing events combined with weathering effects, including supergene enrichment, have created several different styles of mineralization, including structurally-controlled and breccia-hosted gold, manto-style high-grade silver (+/- copper) and high-grade supergene enriched copper within a broader envelope of disseminated, stockwork and breccia-hosted sulphide copper and gold mineralization. This complex geological history has created a heterogeneous orebody which is characterized by zones of very high-grade copper +/- gold +/- silver mineralization within a large envelope of more homogeneous, lower-grade mineralization.

    Qualified Persons and Technical Notes

    The scientific and technical disclosure for the Filo del Sol Project included in this news release have been reviewed and approved by Bob Carmichael, B.A.Sc., P.Eng. who is the Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Carmichael is Vice President, Exploration for the Company. Samples were cut at Filo Mining's operations base near the town of Guañizuil, Argentina by Company personnel. Diamond drill core was sampled in 2 metre intervals (except where shortened by geological contacts) using a rock saw for sulphide mineralization. Oxide mineralization was cut with a core splitter in order to prevent dissolution of water-soluble copper minerals during the wet sawing process. Core diameter is a mix of PQ, HQ and NQ depending on the depth of the drill hole. Samples were bagged and tagged and packaged for shipment by truck to the ALS preparation laboratory in Mendoza, Argentina where they were crushed and a 500g split was pulverized to 85% passing 200 mesh. The prepared samples were sent to the ALS assay laboratory in Santiago, Chile for copper, gold and silver assays, with a second split sent to the ALS laboratory in Lima, Peru for multi-element ICP and sequential copper analyses. ALS is an accredited laboratory which is independent of the Company. Gold assays were by fire assay fusion with AAS finish on a 30g sample. Copper and silver were assayed by atomic absorption following a 4 acid digestion. Samples were also analyzed for a suite of 36 elements with ICP-ES and a sequential copper leach analysis was completed on each sample with copper greater than 500ppm (0.05%). Copper and gold standards as well as blanks and duplicates (field, preparation and analysis) were randomly inserted into the sampling sequence for Quality Control. On average, 9% of the submitted samples are Quality Control samples.

    About Filo Mining

    Filo Mining is a Canadian exploration and development company focused on advancing its 100% owned Filo del Sol copper-gold-silver deposit located in Chile's Region III and adjacent San Juan Province, Argentina. The Company's shares are listed on the TSX and Nasdaq First North Growth Market under the trading symbol "FIL", and on the OTCQX under the symbol "FLMMF". Filo Mining is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies.

    Additional Information

    The Company's certified adviser on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market is Aktieinvest FK AB, +46 8 506 51703, rutger.ahlerup@aktieinvest.se.

    The information contained in this news release was accurate at the time of dissemination, but may be superseded by subsequent news release(s). The Company is under no obligation nor does it intend to update or revise the forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    This information was submitted by Filo Mining Corp. for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, on January 12, 2022 at 00:01 EST.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements made and information contained herein in the news release constitutes "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation (collectively, "forward-looking information"). The forward-looking information contained in this news release is based on information available to the Company as of the date of this news release. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update this forward-looking information. Generally, this forward-looking information can frequently, but not always, be identified by use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "projects", "budgets", "assumes", "strategy", "goals", "objectives", "potential", "possible", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events, conditions or results "will", "may", "could", "would", "should", "might" or "will be taken", "will occur" or "will be achieved" or the negative connotations thereof. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements.

    The Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information included in this news release are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking information should not be unduly relied upon. Information contained in this news release is as of the date of this press release. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking information pertaining to assumptions made in the interpretation of drill results, geology, grade, geochemistry and continuity of mineral deposits; expectations regarding access and demand for equipment, skilled labour and services needed for exploration and development of mineral properties; and that activities will not be adversely disrupted or impeded by exploration, development, operating, regulatory, political, community, economic, environmental and/or healthy and safety risks. In addition, this news release may contain forward-looking statements or information pertaining to: potential exploration upside at the Filo del Sol Project, including the extent and significance of the porphyry copper-gold system underlying the current Mineral Resource and the prospectivity of exploration targets; exploration and development plans and expenditures, including a transition to year-round operations and the timing thereof; the ability of the Company's COVID-19 operating protocol to continue to meet government-mandated health and safety guidelines enabling it to conduct its field programs as planned; the success of future exploration activities; potential for resource expansion; the impact of the Company's winterization efforts at Filo del Sol, and whether such efforts will enable year-round operations and have adequately anticipated and prepared for the challenges of winter operation at Filo del Sol, including but not limited to weather and potential supply chain disruptions; ability to build shareholder value; expectations with regard to adding to its Mineral Reserves or Resources through exploration; expectations with respect to the conversion of inferred resources to an indicated resources classification; ability to execute planned work programs; plans or ability to add additional drill rigs; timing or anticipated results of an update to the mineral resource estimate for Filo del Sol; government regulation of mining activities; environmental risks; unanticipated reclamation expenses; title disputes or claims; limitations on insurance coverage; and other risks and uncertainties.

    Statements relating to "mineral resources" are deemed to be forward-looking information, as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions that the mineral resources described can be profitably produced in the future.

    The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release and Filo does not undertake any obligations to publicly update and/or revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of additional information, future events and/or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans and allowing investors and others to get a better understanding of the Company's operating environment. Forward-looking information is based on certain assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable, including that the current price of and demand for commodities will be sustained or will improve, the supply of commodities will remain stable, that the general business and economic conditions will not change in a material adverse manner, that financing will be available if and when needed on reasonable terms and that the Company will not experience any material labour dispute, accident, or failure of plant or equipment. These factors are not, and should not be construed as being, exhaustive. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that would cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. All the forward-looking information contained in this document is qualified by these cautionary statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information due to the inherent uncertainty thereof.

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    Kingfisher Confirms Drill Target at Day Trip Zone, Goldrange Project

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    Wednesday, January 12, 2022 5:30 AM

    VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / January 12, 2022 / Kingfisher Metals Corp. (TSXV:KFR)(FSE:970)(OTCQB:KGFMF) ("Kingfisher" or the "Company") is pleased to announce results from the 2021 Induced Polarization (IP) geophysical survey and geochemical sampling program at the Day Trip Zone within the Goldrange Project. The Day Trip Zone is located approximately 5 km southeast of the Cloud Drifter Trend and was discovered by Kingfisher in 2020. Kingfisher's 100% owned Goldrange project is located approximately 25 km south of the town of Tatla Lake in the Chilcotin region of Southwest British Columbia.

    Highlights

    • Discovery of a very high, at surface IP chargeability and conductivity anomaly that underlies highly Au anomalous geochemistry and veins on surface.
    • Geochemical sampling in 2021 expanded upon the 2020 talus fines survey increasing the footprint of anomalous (>100 ppb) Au in talus from ~50 m x 100 m to ~100 m x 450 m.
    • The Day Trip target is fully permitted and ready for track mounted RAB drilling in May 2022.
    Dustin Perry, CEO of Kingfisher commented, "I am very excited to see how our mapping, geochemical sampling, and now IP geophysical survey have all validated this attractive target. These results confirm an excellent drill prospect on a brand-new area that we discovered in 2020 through our prospecting program."

    Target Overview

    The Day Trip Zone covers a rounded to flat mountain top approximately 5 km southeast of the Cloud Drifter Trend (Figure 1). The target is situated between two interpreted fault splays of the regional Ottarasko Fault. High-density intrusive-hosted veins up to 2 m in width occur over an area ~100 m by 400 m. Quartz veins from this area returned grades from below detection limit to 6.7 g/t Au. Adjacent to the intrusion is a ~70 m x 90 m area of arsenopyrite-cement breccia in subcrop. Approximately 20% of the subcrop material in this area consists of arsenopyrite-cement breccia and grades from 3.4 to 20.1 g/t Au. Talus fine sampling in 2020 outlined a broad area of gold anomalism coincident with areas of gold in outcrop and subcrop that graded up to 8.4 g/t Au over the subcrop breccia area. Rock and talus fine geochemistry both yield a strong multi-element signature of As, Ag, Cu, Bi, Te, and Pb associated with Au.

    Figure 1: Day Trip Zone Drone Image

    2021 Exploration Program

    The 2021 exploration program at the Day Trip Zone consisted of 4.2-line km of Induced Polarization (IP) geophysical surveying in addition to 189 talus fine samples (Figures 2 and 3). The program was designed to follow up on an area of arsenopyrite cement breccia subcrop adjacent to an area of intrusive-hosted quartz veins.

    Talus fine sampling in 2021 covered an area of ~400 m x 450 m. The 2021 talus fine sampling expanded the anomaly (>100 ppb Au) to cover an area measuring ~100 m x 450 m with talus fines collected in 2021 grading up to 1.0 g/t Au.

    Figure 2: Day Trip Zone Geochemistry

    The IP geophysical surveying ( IP Survey Inversions) delineated three domains with significant high chargeability values (>32 mV/V), the largest of which is broadly coincident with areas of known mineralization and talus fine anomalies. The strongest chargeability values (>60 mV/V) within the survey area are coincident with high conductivity responses on survey lines 3500, 3600, and 3700. The anomaly on survey line 3600 coincides with a 90 x 70 m subcrop of sulfide-cement breccia. The geophysical anomalies are open to the south, north, and southwest as well as at depth. No rock or soil samples have been collected in the western chargeable zones to date.

    Figure 3: Day Trip Zone IP Geophysics

    2022 Proposed Exploration Program

    Track-mounted rotary air blast (RAB) drilling is planned to begin in May 2022. Given the low snowpack in the area of interest, drilling can commence at the Day Trip Zone prior to the Cloud Drifter Trend. Drilling will focus on testing areas of coincident geophysical and geochemical anomalism within the area of sedimentary-hosted arsenopyrite-cement breccia as well as the intrusive-hosted vein domain. Track-mounted RAB drilling will allow for efficient and low-cost initial testing of this at-surface target.

    Additional Claim Staking

    An additional seven (7) claims (Figure 4) comprising 12,077 Ha have been staked at the Goldrange Project. The majority of claims staked were focused along the northern, road accessible region of the project. Several drainages in the northern claims contain stream sediment anomalies for orogenic pathfinders including As, Sb, Bi, and Te identified in the British Columbia Regional Geochemical Survey (BC RGS).

    Figure 4: Goldrange Project Tenure Additions

    Qualified Person

    Dustin Perry, P.Geo., Kingfisher's CEO, is the Company's Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, and has prepared the technical information presented in this release.

    About Kingfisher Metals Corp.

    Kingfisher Metals Corp. (https://pr.report/a-Fud30A) is a Canadian based exploration company focused on underexplored district-scale projects in British Columbia. Kingfisher has three 100% owned district-scale projects that offer potential exposure to high-grade gold, copper, silver, and zinc. The Company currently has 84,673,300 shares outstanding.

    For further information, please contact:

    Dustin Perry, P.Geo.
    CEO and Director
    Phone: +1 236 358 0054
    E-Mail: info@kingfishermetals.com

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

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    Mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company's property. This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management's current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements or information. Forward-looking statements or information in this news release relate to, among other things: formulation of plans for drill testing; and the success related to any future exploration or development programs.

    These forward-looking statements and information reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant operational, business, economic and regulatory uncertainties and contingencies. These assumptions include; success of the Company's projects; prices for gold remaining as estimated; currency exchange rates remaining as estimated; availability of funds for the Company's projects; capital, decommissioning and reclamation estimates; prices for energy inputs, labour, materials, supplies and services (including transportation); no labour- related disruptions; no unplanned delays or interruptions in scheduled construction and production; all necessary permits, licenses and regulatory approvals are received in a timely manner; and the ability to comply with environmental, health and safety laws. The foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive.

    The Company cautions the reader that forward-looking statements and information involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release and the Company has made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. Such factors include, without limitation: risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic; fluctuations in gold prices; fluctuations in prices for energy inputs, labour, materials, supplies and services (including transportation); fluctuations in currency markets (such as the Canadian dollar versus the U.S. dollar); operational risks and hazards inherent with the business of mineral exploration; inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks and hazards; our ability to obtain all necessary permits, licenses and regulatory approvals in a timely manner; changes in laws, regulations and government practices, including environmental, export and import laws and regulations; legal restrictions relating to mineral exploration; increased competition in the mining industry for equipment and qualified personnel; the availability of additional capital; title matters and the additional risks identified in our filings with Canadian securities regulators on SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com). Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, described, or intended. Investors are cautioned against undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

    SOURCE: Kingfisher Metals Corp.

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    Gold Bull 3D modelling yields new compelling drill targets at Sandman

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    Gold Bull Resources Corp.
    Wed., January 12, 2022, 3:30 a.m.·6 min read

    Figure 1



    Sandman geological model showing concept of new planned drill holes which target high grade ore shoots below existing deposits. The target zone is in the Tertiary volcanic sequence interface with the Triassic basement rocks along high grade mineralised faults. Drill holes are planned for North Hill, Silica Ridge and Abel Knoll.

    Figure 2



    Sandman map showing planned drill holes, CSAMT survey, geochemical lag sample locations and existing deposit locations. Drill holes are located below existing resources and some holes are targeting new deposit discoveries.

    Figure 3



    Plan of Sandman project facing northwest depicting North Hill and Silica Ridge deposits. Preliminary north-south CSAMT Windmill lines are shown as well as Windmill geochemical lag sample locations completed in November-December 2021. Further geochemical lag sampling is located west of North Hill, this will be completed after the season rains. Prior Gold Bull 2D IP-Resistivity lines are also shown between North Hill and Silica Ridge.

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Bull Resources Corp. (TSX-V: GBRC) (“Gold Bull” or the “Company”) is pleased to report its upcoming drill plan for its 100% owned Sandman Project (“Sandman” or the “Project”) located in Humboldt County, Nevada, USA.

    HIGHLIGHTS & UPDATE:

  • High grade bonanza style drill targets planned for North Hill, Silica Ridge and Abel Knoll.

  • Phase 1 planned drill holes comprise 18 holes for 4,100m – drilling to commence in mid January 2022

  • Drill holes are targeting interpreted hydrothermal fluid conduits beneath existing mineral resources, as well as new deposits

  • Ground Geophysics (CSAMT) survey is now complete, results under evaluation

  • Laboratory assay results for the surface lag samples at Windmill area are pending

  • Gold Bull CEO, Cherie Leeden commented:

    “After testing stratigraphic lower grade bulk tonnage mineralisation in 2021 drill holes, our exploration team has moved beyond prior explorer’s stratigraphic influenced targets and are now testing for higher grade bonanza gold targets, if discovered, capable of adding significant gold ounces. The higher-grade targets are located close to the Tertiary and Pre-Tertiary basement contact where high-grade ore shoots are believed to be the source of the near surface gold mineralisation. These steeply dipping structures project down to deeper untested levels. We are essentially testing the interface above basement rocks where gold is most likely to have dropped out where the fluid pressure-temperature drop is greatest in more porous host rocks.

    We are very excited to drill these targets and this work is a culmination of focussed study conducted over the past six months in reviewing Newmont and other previous explorers’ data. Targets at these depths (circa 200-300m) have not previously been tested and are very similar to the nearby multimillion ounce ‘Sleeper’ deposit model.”

    To learn more, please see our video called "Finding the Motherlode".

    Background: Exploring for bonanza drill targets

    Gold Bull’s 2021 drill program results and gold grade distribution studies incorporating historic data assisted in the definition of new high-grade gold targets at North Hill, Silica Ridge and Abel Knoll. This contrasts with the approach of previous explorers, who focussed on drilling favorable host lithologies within the Tertiary stratigraphic sequence near surface, targeting lower grade bulk tonnage.

    Spatial distribution of high-grade gold zones appears to be influenced by steeply dipping structures which cut the stratigraphic sequence and extend at depth beneath existing resources. The drill holes are testing potential extensions of gold deposits beneath the resource at the interface of the Tertiary volcanic sequence with underlying Triassic basement rocks. Based on other known Nevadan gold deposits, it is hypothesized this interface may host high grade gold shoots at the fluid pressure-temperature drop as fluids passed from tight basement rocks to more porous Tertiary volcanic sequence. This interface has not previously been targeted beneath current deposits. If discovered, these bonanza style targets Gold Bull is now testing have potential to significantly increase the old mineral resource estimate.

    Eighteen (18) drill holes have been planned for total 4,100 m, testing targets beneath existing resources at North Hill, Silica Ridge and Abel Knoll, as well as exploration holes targeting new deposit discoveries. Further new deposit drill targets are being developed from recently acquired CSAMT and lag geochemical sample data and will be revised after completion of the current 18x hole drill program.

    Recent ground geophysical and geochemical work has defined two new prospects of interest, Windmill and Midway (see Figure 3.)

    Figure 1. globenewswire.com

    Figure 2. globenewswire.com

    Figure 3. globenewswire.com

    Ground Geophysical Survey

    The Controlled Source Audio Magnetotellurics (CSAMT) ground survey is now complete and results are being compiled and evaluated. Surface geochemical lag samples taken in November and December 2021 in the Windmill area (figure 3, east of Silica Ridge) are being processed at the laboratory. The next step is to further target new deposit discovery drill holes in the Windmill area using the CSAMT and lag geochemical sample results.

    Next Steps

    An RC drill rig has been secured and drilling is anticipated to commence in mid January 2022.

    About Sandman

    In December 2020, Gold Bull purchased the Sandman Project from Newmont. Gold mineralization was first discovered at Sandman in 1987 by Kennecott and the project has been intermittently explored since then. There are four known pit constrained gold resources located within the Sandman Project, consisting of 21.8Mt @ 0.7g/t gold for 494,000 ounces of gold; comprising of an Indicated Resource of 18,550kt @ 0.73g/t gold for 433kozs of gold plus an Inferred Resource of 3,246kt @ 0.58g/t gold for 61kozs of gold. Several of the resources remain open in multiple directions and the bulk of the historical drilling has been conducted to a depth of less than 100m. Sandman is conveniently located circa 25-30 km northwest of the mining town of Winnemucca, Nevada.

    Qualified Person

    Cherie Leeden, B.Sc Applied Geology (Honours), MAIG, a “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has read and approved all technical and scientific information contained in this news release. Ms. Leeden is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Cherie Leeden relied on resource information contained within the Technical Report on the Sandman Gold Project, prepared by Steven Olsen, a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, who is a Qualified Persons as defined by the National Instrument NI 43-101. Mr Olsen is an independent consultant and has no affiliations with Gold Bull except that of an independent consultant/client relationship. Mr Olsen is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and is the Qualified Person under NI 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

    About Gold Bull Resources Corp.

    Gold Bull’s mission is to grow into a US focused mid-tier gold development Company via rapidly discovering and acquiring additional ounces. The company’s exploration hub is based in Nevada, USA, a top-tier mineral district that contains significant historical production, existing mining infrastructure and an established mining culture. Gold Bull is led by a Board and Management team with a track record of exploration and acquisition success.

    Gold Bull’s core asset is the Sandman Project, located in Nevada which has a 494,000 oz gold resource as per 2021 43-101 Resource Estimate. Sandman is located 23 km south of the Sleeper Mine and boasts excellent large-scale exploration potential. Drilling at Sandman is currently underway.

    Gold Bull is driven by its core values and purpose which includes a commitment to safety, communication & transparency, environmental responsibility, community, and integrity.

    Cherie Leeden
    President and CEO, Gold Bull Resources Corp.

    For further information regarding Gold Bull Resources Corp., please visit our website at www.goldbull.ca or email admin@goldbull.ca.

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    This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” with respect to the Company within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential”, “indicates”, “opportunity”, “possible” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although Gold Bull believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results or realities may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such material risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to raise sufficient capital to fund its obligations under its property agreements going forward, to maintain its mineral tenures and concessions in good standing, to explore and develop its projects, to repay its debt and for general working capital purposes; changes in economic conditions or financial markets; the inherent hazards associates with mineral exploration and mining operations, future prices of copper and other metals, changes in general economic conditions, accuracy of mineral resource and reserve estimates, the potential for new discoveries, the ability of the Company to obtain the necessary permits and consents required to explore, drill and develop the projects and if obtained, to obtain such permits and consents in a timely fashion relative to the Company’s plans and business objectives for the projects; the general ability of the Company to monetize its mineral resources; and changes in environmental and other laws or regulations that could have an impact on the Company’s operations, compliance with environmental laws and regulations, dependence on key management personnel and general competition in the mining industry. Forward-looking statements are based on the reasonable beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company’s management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

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    ExGen: Report Confirms Significant Potential at the Red Star Silver Discovery

    ca.finance.yahoo.com

    ExGen Resources Inc
    Wed., January 12, 2022, 11:30 a.m.·12 min read

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    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ExGen Resources Inc. (TSX.V: EXG; OTC: BXXRF) (“ExGen”, the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update in respect of Phoenix Copper Ltd.’s (“Phoenix”) exploration and development activities at the Empire Mine Project in Custer County, Idaho, USA. Further to previous ExGen news releases, ExGen owns 20% and Phoenix owns 80% of Konnex Resources, Inc. (“Konnex”), which holds the leases and claims to the Empire Mine Project. ExGen further owns 1,330,000 common shares of Phoenix.

    ExGen is pleased to report that Phoenix, (the operator of the Empire Mine Project), has provided the assay results from additional drilling at the Red Star silver – lead deposit (NI 43-101 Technical Report: Updated Mineral Resource Estimate for the Empire Mine Project, Custer County Idaho USA, prepared by Hard Rock Consulting LLC, dated May 30, 2020), which is located 330 metres northwest along strike from the present northern limits of the proposed Empire Mine open pit resource (NI 43-101 Technical Report: Updated Mineral Resource Estimate for the Empire Mine Project, Custer County Idaho USA, prepared by Hard Rock Consulting LLC, dated November 25, 2020) and appears to be part of the same mineralized system.

    The following program highlights were provided by Phoenix:

    Hole RS21-01

  • 27.4 m of 0.69% copper, 0.8 grammes per tonne (“g/t”) gold and 14.9 g/t silver starting at a depth of 38.1 m,

  • including 7.6 m of 1.61% copper, 2.3 g/t gold and 38.6 g/t silver from 50.3 m,

  • and including 1.5 m of 2.71% copper, 3.9 g/t gold and 50.7 g/t silver from 51.8 m

  • Hole RS21-02

  • 36.6 m of 0.52% copper, 0.5 g/t gold, 24 g/t silver, 0.28% lead, and 0.64% zinc starting at a depth of 82.3 m,

  • Including 13.7 m of 23.9 g/t silver and 1.46% zinc from 82.3 m,

  • Including 1.5 m of 0.56 g/t gold, 92.3 g/t silver, 3.13% lead, and 2.77% zinc from 83.8 m

  • Including 7.6 m of 1.35% copper, 1.2 g/t gold and 49.0 g/t silver from 102.1 m

  • Hole RS21-05

  • 7.6 m of 0.20% copper, 0.3 g/t gold, and 17.4 g/t silver from 35.1 m depth

  • Including 3 m of 0.29% copper, 0.7 g/t gold, and 28.9 g/t silver from 39.6 m

  • During the 2021 field season, a ground magnetics survey was conducted in the Red Star project area. The results of the survey identified three subsurface magnetite zones east of the Red Star discovery outcrop, which had not been apparent in the surface outcrop. In early October 2021, a RC drill rig became available for a short period of time and drilled seven exploratory holes (876.3 meters) at various locations throughout the newly identified magnetic zones as a precursor to a future and more extensive diamond core drilling program.

    The Red Star exploration program was designed to test and help delineate the boundaries of the magnetite zones and to provide geochemical data and targeting for the next phase of drilling. The results confirmed the continuity of magnetite related mineralization along northerly trending structures. The Red Star mineralization appears as discrete zones plunging steeply to the east along the structures mapped in the geophysical survey, similar to the well understood magnetite zones encountered in the Empire Open-Pit resource (NI 43-101 Technical Report: Updated Mineral Resource Estimate for the Empire Mine Project, Custer County Idaho USA, prepared by Hard Rock Consulting LLC, dated November 25, 2020).

    Silver and lead grades encountered in the drilling are consistent with, or exceed, those reported in the Red Star maiden resource (NI 43-101 Technical Report: Updated Mineral Resource Estimate for the Empire Mine Project, Custer County Idaho USA, prepared by Hard Rock Consulting LLC, dated May 30, 2020); copper, gold and zinc were also encountered in significant quantities. Significant drill results are listed in Table 1. These results, together with the results of the recently completed ground magnetic survey on Red Star, will be used to target a planned 3,000 m diamond core drilling program in 2022.

    Phoenix noted:

  • The 2021 Red Star ground magnetics survey identified three magnetic zones east-southeast of the Red Star discovery outcrop covering nearly 46 acres. These seven exploratory drill holes, RS21-01 to RS21-07 reported here, targeted specific areas within those 46 acres for the purpose of providing subsurface exploratory information for future drilling programs.

  • The latest drilling results have accomplished that purpose, and the Phoenix team is excited to apply what has been learned to the next phase of drilling at Red Star.

  • All seven drill holes encountered mineralization consistent with, if not exceeding, the grades in the maiden Red Star resource ((NI 43-101 Technical Report: Updated Mineral Resource Estimate for the Empire Mine Project, Custer County Idaho USA, prepared by Hard Rock Consulting LLC, dated May 30, 2020), further demonstrating the widespread polymetallic mineralization at Empire, and the continuity of a northerly trending system.

  • The drilling results confirm that the surface geology and geochemistry, as well as the magnetic anomalies identified in the ground magnetics survey, show a continuous northerly-trend toward the Horseshoe-White Knob prospect as expected, and are reliable and provide prospective drill targets for a planned 3,000 m core drilling program in 2022.

  • In addition to its ongoing exploration programs, Phoenix continues to focus its efforts on the Empire Open-Pit copper oxide feasibility study, scheduled for completion in Q2 of 2022 and with the ongoing permitting of the Empire copper-oxide open pit.

  • The evaluation of the Navarre Creek gold project, ahead of an anticipated exploratory drilling program in 2022, is also in progress, as is the planned reporting of the results of the Navarre Creek ground magnetics survey and geophysical program in the coming weeks.

  • Table 1 – Red Star Reverse Circulation Drilling Results

    Drill Hole

    Intersection Metres*

    g/tonne

    %

    %

    %

    Mo

    W

    Number

    From

    To

    Interval

    Au

    Ag

    Cu

    Pb

    Zn

    ppm

    ppm

    RS21-01

    38.1

    65.5

    27.4

    0.8

    14.9

    0.69

    0

    0.03

    7.6

    5

    including

    50.3

    57.9

    7.6

    2.3

    38.6

    1.61

    0

    0.03

    2

    5

    including

    51.8

    53.3

    1.5

    3.9

    50.7

    2.71

    0.01

    0.04

    3

    5

    RS21-02

    51.8

    54.9

    3

    2

    2.7

    0.01

    0.05

    0.06

    7

    5

    and

    82.3

    118.9

    36.6

    0.5

    24

    0.52

    0.28

    0.64

    147.3

    61.3

    including

    82.3

    96

    13.7

    0.2

    23.9

    0.07

    0.72

    1.46

    380.1

    24.4

    including

    83.8

    85.3

    1.5

    0.6

    92.3

    0.18

    3.13

    2.77

    2950

    90

    including

    102.1

    109.7

    7.6

    1.2

    49

    1.35

    0

    0.16

    4.8

    6

    RS21-03

    30.5

    32

    1.5

    0.1

    13.2

    0.28

    0.01

    0.29

    2

    5

    RS21-04

    50.3

    62.5

    12.2

    0.4

    16.5

    0.12

    0.07

    0.04

    47.9

    293.8

    including

    53.3

    57.9

    4.6

    0.9

    24.5

    0.15

    0.08

    0.04

    60.3

    403.3

    RS21-05

    7.6

    15.2

    7.6

    0.2

    9.2

    0.16

    0.01

    0.04

    1.4

    5

    RS21-05

    35.1

    42.7

    7.6

    0.3

    17.4

    0.2

    0.02

    0.21

    2.2

    8

    including

    39.6

    42.7

    3

    0.7

    28.9

    0.29

    0.02

    0.24

    2.5

    12.5

    RS21-06

    173.7

    176.8

    3

    0.5

    7.9

    0.29

    0.01

    0.12

    4

    10

    RS21-07

    42.7

    65.5

    22.9

    0

    2.2

    0.01

    0.01

    0.21

    2.4

    5.3


    Note – downhole not true widths

    Jason Riley, CEO of ExGen, commented: “We are highly encouraged by the results of this latest Red Star drill program and eagerly await the results from Horseshoe-White Knob and Navarre ground magnetic surveys.”

    QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL PROTOCOLS

    Rock, drill core and reverse circulation samples were analyzed by ALS Global, Reno, an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited facility. Copper, zinc, silver, lead, molybdenum, and tungsten were determined by ICP method. Copper, zinc, and lead >1% ICP are assayed using four-acid digestion and silver >100ppm by four acid digestion, whereas gold was determined by a 30gm fire assay followed by atomic absorption. Standards, duplicates and blanks were inserted into the sample stream for QA/QC purposes. Blanks and duplicates were inserted roughly every 50ft and standards were inserted roughly every 100ft. Core samples are saw cut in half and stored in a secure facility. RC chips and channel samples are stored in the same secure facility. All samples are delivered to the laboratory under chain of custody protocol and submitted using sub-form sample numbers.

    QUALIFIED PERSON

    Kieran Downes, Ph.D., P. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and verified the technical information provided in this release.

    ABOUT EXGEN RESOURCES INC.

    ExGen, formerly Boxxer Gold Corp, is a project accelerator that seeks to fund exploration and development of our projects through joint ventures and partnership agreements. This approach significantly reduces the technical and financial risks for ExGen, while maintaining the upside exposure to new discoveries and potential cash flow. The company intends to build a diverse portfolio of projects across exploration stages and various commodity groups. ExGen currently has 5 projects in Canada and the US.

    For more information on ExGen please contact ExGen Resources Inc.

    Jason Tong
    Chief Financial Officer
    Email: jason@catapultgroup.ca

    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.

    Forward-Looking Information: This news release contains certain forward-looking information. All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking information and such information involves various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking information in relation to: the observations made on drill core from the diamond drilling program on the Empire Mine Project; the further exploration and development of the Empire Mine Project; the exploration and development strategy of the Empire Mine Project, including the exploration program, drilling, mine development, and permitting. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. There can be no assurance that the development of the Empire Mine Project will be completed, and if development is completed, that such development will result in a producing mine. In the forward looking information contained in this news release, ExGen has made numerous assumptions, based upon practices and methodologies which are consistent with the mineral industry. In addition, ExGen has assumed: the continued market acceptance of its joint venture partnership model; the ability of ExGen and its partners to raise future equity financing, if needed, at prices acceptable to ExGen or its partners; ExGen's current and initial understanding and analysis of the Empire Mine Project; the ability of ExGen or third parties to discover viable exploration targets and the results of exploration on the Empire Mine Project; the ability of Phoenix to explore and develop the Empire Mine Project; the cost of exploration, including sampling, drilling and assaying, on the Empire Mine Project, the costs of developing the Empire Mine Project and the costs and the ability of Phoenix to produce a feasibility study in compliance with NI 43-101; and ExGen's general and administrative costs remaining sustainable. While ExGen considers these assumptions to be reasonable, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies. Additionally, there are known and unknown risk factors which could cause ExGen's observations, actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained herein. Known risk factors include, among others: the possibility that the analytical results from future core sampling does not return significant grades of copper, gold, silver, zinc, lead or any other molybdenum by-products; uncertainties relating to interpretation of drill results and the geology; continuity and grade of mineralization; there is no certainty that the ongoing work programs will result in significant or successful exploration of the Empire Mine Project or development of the Empire Mine Project into a producing mine; uncertainty as to the actual results of exploration and development or operational activities; uncertainty as to the availability and terms of future financing; uncertainty as to timely availability of permits and other governmental approvals; ExGen may not be able to comply with its ongoing obligations regarding its properties; the early stage development of ExGen and its projects, and in particular, the Empire Mine Project; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; capital market conditions and market prices for securities, junior market securities and mining exploration company securities; commodity prices, in particular copper, gold, silver, and zinc prices; competition; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; accidents and other risks inherent in the mining industry; lack of insurance; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; changes in legislation, including environmental legislation, affecting ExGen; conclusions of economic evaluations; and lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals. A description of additional assumptions and risk factors used to develop such forward-looking information that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be found in ExGen's disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. Although ExGen has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. ExGen does not undertake to update any forward-looking information except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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    Radisson exploration drilling suggests potential fourth high-grade mineralized trend, 1,200 m east of the old O’Brien Mine

    radissonmining.com


    12 January 2022
    Press releases

    Multiple intercepts including 31.56 g/t Au over 2.00 m and 13.83 g/t Au over 2.40 m Key highlights

    • Significant intercepts from exploration drilling along new high-grade trend #4
    • OB-21-241: 31.56 g/t Au over 2.00 m including 60.80 g/t Au over 1.00 m
    • OB-21-228: Multiple high-grade intercepts including,
      • 13.83 g/t Au over 2.40 m including 29.30 g/t Au over 1.10 m
      • 9.30 g/t Au over 1.90 m including 17.55 g/t Au over 1.00 m
      • 5.66 g/t Au over 2.00 m including 10.35 g/t Au over 1.00 m
    • OB-21-229: 5.14 g/t Au over 2.00 m and 5.95 g/t Au over 2.20 m
    • OB-21-244: 4.03 g/t Au over 2.15 m and 4.70 g/t Au over 2.00 m
    • New results along with historical drilling suggests a fourth potential high-grade mineralized vector (trend #4) approximately 1,200 m east of the old O’Brien Mine
    • This sector does not contribute meaningfully to current resources. Drilling has traced mineralization down to a vertical depth of 330 m in this area which remains open for expansion over 750 m laterally and at depth.
    • Significant intercepts from resource expansion drilling along high-grade trend #3
    • OB-21-255: 15.68 g/t Au over 2.00 m including 25.10 g/t Au over 1.00 m
    • OB-21-256: 11.75 g/t Au over 2.50 m including 24.30 g/t Au over 1.00 m
    • Drilling to date has traced mineralization to a depth of 500 m in this sector where current resources are largely limited to a vertical depth of 240 m.
    • 130,000 m drill program underway at O’Brien
    • 116,000 m completed thus far with results pending for 34,000 m
    • Cash balance of approx. $11.0 million
    “In addition to targeting resource expansion along previously defined high-grade trends 1, 2 and 3, we are also stepping out to define additional O’Brien-like mineralized trends to the east of trend #3 and to the west of the historic O’Brien Mine. We are very pleased to report recent results including 13.83 g/t over 2.40 m (OB-21-228) and 31.56 g/t Au over 2.00 (OB-21-241) that appear to confirm a potential fourth high-grade mineralized vector further east of trend #3 and 1,200 m east of the old O’Brien Mine. Current and historical intercepts have now traced mineralization down to a vertical depth of 330 m in this sector that does not meaningfully contribute to current resources. In addition, drilling continues to highlight resource expansion potential along high-grade trend #3, with notable new intercepts including 15.68 g/t Au over 2.00 m (OB-21-255) and 11.75 g/t Au over 2.50 m (OB-21-256).

    While results thus far cover only 1.2 km of strike to the east of the O’Brien Mine, today’s results re-affirm the potential upside from the more than 5 km of prospective strike that we control along the Cadillac Break. Results are pending from 34,000 m of drilling in 74 holes, of which 33 holes have visible gold occurrences. This includes an initial 5,700 m exploration drill program completed to the west of the O’Brien Mine and 28,300 additional meters completed on Trend 0, 1, 2 and 3. In addition, we are currently drilling high priority targets below previously encountered mineralization in trend #1 and #2. We expect a significant amount of news flows in the weeks and months ahead as these results become available.” commented Rahul Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer.



    HoleZone From (m)To (m)Core Length (m)Au (g/t) - UncutComments
    OB-21-228Trend #4








    171.10173.001.909.30 Pontiac Sediments

    Including
    172.00 173.00 1.00 17.55

    AND
    394.90 397.30 2.40 13.83 Southern porphyry

    Including
    394.90 396.00 1.10 29.30

    AND
    442.30444.302.005.66 Northern porphyry

    Including
    442.30 443.30 1.00 10.35
    OB-21-229Trend #4








    77.0079.002.005.14 Pontiac Sediments

    AND
    152.80155.002.205.95Pontiac Sediments *VG
    OB-21-241Trend #4








    145.00 147.00 2.00 31.56 Southern Porphyry *VG

    Including
    146.00 147.00 1.00 60.80
    OB-21-244Trend #4








    36.0038.152.154.03 Pontiac Sediments*VG

    AND
    153.80155.802.004.70 Pontiac Sediments*VG
    OB-21-255Trend #3








    352.00 354.00 2.00 15.68 Southern Mafic Volcanic*VG


    Including 353.00 354.00 1.00 25.10
    OB-21-256
    Trend #3







    416.00 418.50 2.50 11.75 Northern Porphyry


    Including 417.30 418.50 1.20 24.30

    4. Table includes only intercepts that meet 5 g/t Au cut-off and minimum mining width constraints used in the 2019 MRE. For a full listing of drill results from current drilling program click here. Drilling at O’Brien continues to validate the litho-structural model while highlighting resource growth potential laterally and at depth

    Drilling to date has continued to define and expand four high-grade mineralized trends, located approximately 300 m, 600 m, 900 m and 1,200 m respectively to the east of the old O’Brien Mine. Mineralized trends identified bear similarities with structures previously mined at O’Brien down to a depth of 1,100 m (historical production of 587 koz grading 15.25 g/t).

    Drilling so far has demonstrated continuity of mineralization well below the boundary of defined resources in all three trends, which remain open for expansion laterally and at depth. In trend #1, drilling has highlighted continuity of mineralization down to a vertical depth of 950 m, while current resources are mostly limited to a vertical depth of approximately 600 m. In trend #2, drilling has highlighted continuity of mineralization down to a vertical depth of over 800 m, while current resources are mostly within 400 m from surface. We are currently drilling a series of deeper holes below 950 m in trend #1 and 800 m in trend #2, in order to test high potential targets at depth in these sectors. In trend #3, drilling has traced mineralization down to 500 m vertical depth from surface. Current resources are mostly confined to within a vertical depth of 240 m. While trend #4 does not materially contribute to current resources, drilling thus far has traced mineralization to a vertical depth of 330 m.

    Results released thus far from the ongoing campaign cover a strike length of approximately 1.2 km to the east of the old O’Brien mine, representing only a small portion of more than 5.2 km of prospective strike that Radisson controls along the Cadillac Break. Given current geological understanding, the ongoing validation of the litho-structural model, the company estimates there is strong exploration for additional high-grade gold trends along the whole 5.2 km prospective land package on the prolific Larder-Lake Cadillac Break.

    116,000 m of drilling completed to date with results pending for approx. 34,000 m

    This release represents approximately 5,391 m of drilling in 16 drill holes. Results are pending for approximately 34,000 m in 74 holes including 33 holes with visible gold occurrences. Released results to date (since the commencement of drilling in August 2019) represent approximately 63% of the 130,000 m planned thus far. The company remains well funded with approximately $11.0 m in cash as of December 31, 2021.


    ZoneAllocated drilling (m)Drilled - Results published (m)Drilled - Results pending (m)To be drilled (m)
    Trend 018,3006,60011,7000
    Trend 140,70027,9006,8006,000
    Trend 238,50025,2004,3009,000
    Trend 315,70010,2005,5000
    Trend 4 / Eastern Exploration 11,00011,00000
    O'Brien West5,70005,7000
    Total129,90080,90034,00015,000



    Figure 1. Au Grade Distribution: OB-21-228, OB-21-229, OB-21-241, OB-21-244, OB-21-255, OB-21-256



    Figure 2. O’Brien Gold Project: Resource Block Model @ 5.0 g/t cut-off; Longitudinal section looking North



    Figure 3. O’Brien Gold Project: Trend #3 and #4 – Longitudinal section



    Figure 4. O’Brien Gold Project: Trend #3 – Cross section



    Figure 5. O’Brien Gold Project: Trend #4 – Cross section



    Figure 6. Visible gold in OB-21-229, OB-21-241, OB-21-244 and OB-21-255

    QA/QC

    All drill cores in this campaign are NQ in size. Assays were completed on sawn half-cores, with the second half kept for future reference. The samples were analyzed using standard fire assay procedures with Atomic Absorption (AA) finish at ALS Laboratory Ltd, in Val-d’Or, Quebec. Samples yielding a grade higher than 5 g/t Au were analyzed a second time by fire assay with gravimetric finish at the same laboratory. Samples containing visible gold were analyzed with metallic sieve procedure. Standard reference materials, blank samples and duplicates were inserted prior to shipment for quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) program.

    Qualified Person

    Nicolas Guivarch, M. Sc., P.Geo., Senior Geologist – Technical Services is the qualified person pursuant to the requirements of NI 43-101, and have reviewed and approved the technical disclosure in this press release.

    Radisson mining resources Inc.

    Radisson is a gold exploration company focused on its 100% owned O’Brien project, located in the Bousquet-Cadillac mining camp along the world-renowned Larder-Lake-Cadillac Break in Abitibi, Quebec. The Bousquet-Cadillac mining camp has produced over 21,000,000 ounces of gold over the last 100 years. The project hosts the former O’Brien Mine, considered to have been the Abitibi Greenstone Belt’s highest-grade gold producer during its production (1,197,147 metric tons at 15.25 g/t Au for 587,121 ounces of gold from 1926 to 1957; Kenneth Williamson 3DGeo-Solution, July 2019). For more information on Radisson, visit our website at www.radissonmining.com or contact:

    On behalf of the board of directors

    Rahul Paul
    President and Interim CEO

    For more information on Radisson, visit our website at www.radissonmining.com or contact:

    Hubert Parent-Bouchard
    Chief Financial Officer
    819-763-9969
    hpbouchard@radissonmining.com

    Forward-Looking Statements

    All statements, other than statements of historical fact, contained in this press release including, but not limited to, those relating to the intended use of proceeds of the Offering, the development of the O’Brien project and generally, the above “About Radisson Mining Resources Inc.” paragraph which essentially describes the Corporation’s outlook, constitute “forward-looking information” or “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as of the time of this press release. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Corporation as of the time of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. These estimates and assumptions may prove to be incorrect. Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can directly or indirectly affect, and could cause, actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements and future events, could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. A description of assumptions used to develop such forward-looking information and a description of risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward looking information can be found in Radisson’s disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

    By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks exist that estimates, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved or that assumptions do not reflect future experience. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management’s endeavours to develop the O’Brien project and, more generally, its expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as a number of important risk factors and future events could cause the actual outcomes to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, anticipations, estimates, assumptions and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and those made in our other filings with the securities regulators of Canada. The Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable law.

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