Today Glencore International AG ("Glencore") announced, and has made Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI; NYSE:AUY; LSE:AUY) ("Yamana" or the "Company") aware under the terms of the MARA joint venture ("MARA JV"), that it has reached an agreement (the "Agreement") to acquire Newmont Corporation's ("Newmont") 18.75% shareholding in the MARA Project ("MARA" or the "Project"). Following completion of the Agreement, Yamana remains the MARA JV operator with a 56.25% interest in MARA, with Glencore owning the remaining 43.75%. Yamana welcomes Glencore's increased stake in the Project and believes the Agreement is a positive step for MARA, as the consolidation of ownership amongst partners provides a further endorsement of the quality and strategic optionality inherent in the Project, as well as underpinning its value.
New Break Resources Ltd. ("New Break" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company's common shares ("Common Shares") have received final approval for listing from the Canadian Securities Exchange (the "CSE"). The Common Shares are expected to commence trading on the CSE under the trading symbol "NBRK" at market open on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. New Break will also be featured on the CSE's YouTube channel, CSE TV, as the Company rings the bell as part of a virtual open, including an interview with Michael Farrant, New Break's President and CEO. The video will be available on the Company's website at www.newbreakresources.ca.
The ISIN and CUSIP numbers for the Common Shares are CA6425831089 and 642583108, respectively. New Break currently has 40,155,750 Common Shares issued and outstanding. Of the 4,348,000 Common Shares owned by management and directors, 10% will be released from escrow in connection with the commencement of trading, while 3,913,200 will remain in escrow, with batches of 652,200 released every six months over a period of three years.
Michael Farrant, President and CEO of New Break, commented, "Successfully completing a listing of New Break's common shares on the CSE is a significant milestone and comes just under two years after acquiring our Moray property south of Timmins, Ontario and 32 km northwest of the Young-Davidson gold mine operated by Alamos Gold Inc. Over that period of time, we've also added an extremely exciting package of mineral properties in Kivalliq Region, Nunavut, including signing an Inuit Owned Lands Mineral Exploration Agreement on the Sundog gold project and staking the highly prospective gold mineralized Esker claim, just east of South Henik Lake, historically drilled by Comaplex Minerals Corp. As a private company, we assembled over 190 shareholders, raised sufficient capital to allow us to complete a non-offering prospectus, attracted an extremely talented team of mining professionals that makes up our management, board of directors and advisory group and were awarded a grant of up to $200,000 under the Ontario Junior Exploration Program. While having our shares trade publicly gives our shareholders liquidity and allows the Company greater access to capital, it does not change the already high standards at which we operate in terms of corporate, social and environmental responsibility and good governance. We will continue to advance our mineral property interests giving the highest regard to all of our stakeholders, including our shareholders and the communities in which we operate. I hope that all of our shareholders are proud of the Company we've built to date and continue to support us on the path to discovery."
About New Break Resources Ltd.
New Break is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company with a dual vision for value creation. In northern Ontario, New Break is focused on its Moray Project, in a well-established mining camp, within proximity to existing infrastructure, while at the same time, through our prospective land holdings in Nunavut, we provide our shareholders with significant exposure to the vast potential for exploration success in one of the most up and coming regions in Canada for gold exploration and production. These complimentary visions are supported by a highly experienced team of mining professionals committed to placing a premium on Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance, respecting the values and interests of all our stakeholders. Information on New Break is available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.newbreakresources.ca.
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Top Stories This Week: Gold Weathers Latest Rate Hike, Powell Projects Painyoutu.be
Gold remained near lows not seen in over two years ahead of this week's US Federal Reserve meeting.
Trading as high as US$1,686 per ounce ahead of the event, which ran from Tuesday (September 20) to Wednesday (September 21), gold sank as low as US$1,658 in the immediate aftermath before rebounding to the US$1,670 level.
Friday (September 23) brought an end to the yellow metal's fairly steady showing, with gold falling to about US$1,640.
Investor attention has been on the Fed, which hiked interest rates by 75 basis points this week, putting the target federal funds rate at 3 to 3.25 percent. The already strong US dollar rallied to a 20 year high after the announcement, while 10 year Treasury yields reportedly rose to their highest since point since April 2010.
Powell more hawkish than ever after rate hike
Numbers are key when the Fed meets, but Chair Jerome Powell's commentary is also always highly anticipated.
In a press conference after this week's meeting, he reiterated that the Fed is committed to bringing inflation back to its objective of 2 percent, and will keep at it until the job is done. For context, the latest consumer price index reading shows that inflation was up 8.3 percent year-on-year in August.
"We have got to get inflation behind us. I wish there were a painless way to do that. There isn't" — Jerome Powell, US Federal Reserve
Despite those forceful comments, Powell stopped short of projecting what will happen at the Fed's gatherings in November and December, saying the plan is to take a meeting-by-meeting approach.
It's also worth noting that after sidestepping recession questions in July, Powell now seems more willing to talk about it — this week he said no one knows whether the Fed's process will cause a recession, or how bad it may be.
Some market watchers have more definitive views on what's coming. I heard from Brien Lundin of Gold Newsletter, who said he thinks we're at a turning point and the Fed will eventually have to admit it's powerless to fight inflation.
He emphasized that Powell doesn't have the same tools former Fed Chair Paul Volcker had in the 1970s, and said the massive amount of federal debt will prevent the central bank from pushing interest rates higher than the rate of inflation. Brien sees this as an opportunity to pick up beaten-down gold stocks — as long as they have money in the bank to support themselves.
"I think we are at a turning point. I think the Fed will be forced to admit essentially that it's powerless to fight inflation because it can't get interest rates higher than the rate of inflation. That of course is due to the size of the federal debt" — Brien Lundin, Gold Newsletter
Save the date — INN's 2022 conference plans
As we wrap up, I want to share a quick note on events the INN team will be attending in the final months of 2022.
This week was a busy one with INN's Georgia Williams at the Gold Forum Americas in Colorado, US, and Priscila Barrera attending two Fastmarkets conferences in Barcelona, Spain. I haven't had a chance yet to get their full recaps, but we're expecting to publish content from all three of those events next week. Stay tuned for those updates!
Looking at next month, I'll be at the New Orleans Investment Conference for the first time in four years, which I'm really looking forward to. In November, Priscila will be at Benchmark Minerals Week in Los Angeles. We'll have more details on these events as they approach, but for now feel free to send me an email if you have other events on your radar.
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Under the terms of the Agreement, Glencore will pay Newmont $124.9 million upon closing and a $30 million deferred payment upon commercial production subject to an annual interest charge of 6%. Total deferred consideration is capped at $50 million. Based on the NPV(8%) of $1.9 billion as determined by the 2020 PFS-B results summarized below, the implied P/NAV transaction multiple is approximately 0.5x which Yamana believes is in line with comparable precedent transactions for the sale of a minority interest in projects at similar stage of development.
Glencore previously operated Minera Alumbrera, in which Yamana was a partner. Currently Minera Alumbrera is part of the MARA Project after its integration with Minera Agua Rica, which Yamana wholly owned. Glencore has worked with Yamana in the formation of the MARA JV, the integration of the processing plant, related infrastructure and other assets of Minera Alumbrera with the Agua Rica deposit, and the advancement of the Project since then.
Yamana looks forward to continuing its work with Glencore and the local stakeholders as MARA advances its permitting, engineering, social licensing and field work towards the goal of finalizing the feasibility study and the environmental and social impact assessment, which the Company expects will further increase the Project's value.
The MARA project is high-quality, low-risk brownfield project located in the Catamarca province of Argentina. On a 100% basis, MARA has Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves of 11.8 billion pounds of copper and 7.4 million ounces of gold contained in 1.1 billion tonnes of ore (1) . Based on the results of the PFS(B) completed in 2020, the project highlights include:
- Initial long mine life of 28 years
- Annual ore feed of 42 million tonnes per year
- Annual production for the first 10 full years of 556 million pounds of copper equivalent production ( 2 )
- Cash costs ( 3 ) of $1.32 per pound and AISC ( 3 ) of $1.44 per pound for the first 10 years of production
- Initial capital of $2.78 billion
- NPV of $1.906 billion and an IRR of 21.2% assuming metal prices of $3.00 per pound of copper, $1,300 per ounce of gold price, $18.00 per ounce of silver, $11.00 per pound of molybdenum and using an 8% discount rate
- The project economics increase to an NPV of greater than $3 billion and an IRR of approximately 30% assuming $3.50 per pound of copper and $1,600 per ounce of gold
Additional Project information can be found on the MARA project webpage .
Scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Sébastien Bernier (P. Geo and Senior Director, Reserves and Resources). Sébastien Bernier is an employee of Yamana Gold Inc. and a "Qualified Person" as defined by Canadian Securities Administrators' National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
Yamana Gold Inc. is a Canadian-based precious metals producer with significant gold and silver production, development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Yamana plans to continue to build on this base through expansion and optimization initiatives at existing operating mines, development of new mines, the advancement of its exploration properties and, at times, by targeting other consolidation opportunities with a primary focus in the Americas.
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(1) Summary of MARA's attributable gold and copper Mineral Reserves. Mineral Reserves are estimated using a variable metallurgical recovery. Average metallurgical recoveries of 86% Cu, 35% Au, 43% Ag, and 44% Mo were considered. Open pit mineral reserves are reported at a variable cut-off value averaging $8.42/t, based on metal price assumptions of $3.00/lb Cu, $1,250/oz Au, $18/oz Ag, and $11/lb Mo. A LOM average open pit costs of $1.72/t moved, processing and G&A cost of $6.70/t of run of mine processed. The strip ratio of the mineral reserves is 1.7 with overall slope angles varying from 39° to 45° depending on the geotechnical sector.
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(2) Copper equivalent metal includes copper with gold, molybdenum, and silver converted to copper-equivalent metal based on the following metal price assumptions: $6,614 per tonne of copper, $1,250 per ounce for gold, $24,250 per tonne for molybdenum, and $18.00 per ounce for silver.
(3) A non-GAAP financial performance measure. Please refer to section 11 of the Company's Management's Discussion and Analysis for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, dated July 28, 2022, as filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, EDGAR and incorporated by reference to this press release. The most directly comparable GAAP metric is cost of sales.
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains or incorporates by reference "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information" under applicable Canadian securities legislation and within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to information with respect to the Company's strategy, plans, expectations and beliefs in connection with the MARA project, including production, capital and operating costs, and the advancement of its feasibility study. Forward-looking statements are characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "budget", "target", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made, and are inherently subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other known and unknown factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These factors include the Company's expectations in connection with the production and exploration, development and expansion plans at the Company's projects being met, the impact of proposed optimizations at the Company's projects, changes in national and local government legislation, taxation, controls or regulations and/or change in the administration of laws, policies and practices, and the impact of general business and economic conditions, global liquidity and credit availability on the timing of cash flows and the values of assets and liabilities based on projected future conditions, fluctuating metal prices (such as gold, silver, copper and zinc), currency exchange rates (such as the Canadian Dollar, the Brazilian Real, the Chilean Peso and the Argentine Peso versus the United States Dollar), the impact of inflation, possible variations in ore grade or recovery rates, changes in the Company's hedging program, changes in accounting policies, changes in mineral resources and mineral reserves, risks related to asset dispositions, risks related to metal purchase agreements, risks related to acquisitions, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, changes in project development, construction, production and commissioning time frames, risks associated with infectious diseases, including COVID-19, unanticipated costs and expenses, higher prices for fuel, steel, power, labour and other consumables contributing to higher costs and general risks of the mining industry, failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, unexpected changes in mine life, final pricing for concentrate sales, unanticipated results of future studies, seasonality and unanticipated weather changes, costs and timing of the development of new deposits, success of exploration activities, permitting timelines, government regulation and the risk of government expropriation or nationalization of mining operations, risks related to relying on local advisors and consultants in foreign jurisdictions, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, risks relating to joint venture operations, title disputes or claims, limitations on insurance coverage, timing and possible outcome of pending and outstanding litigation and labour disputes, risks related to enforcing legal rights in foreign jurisdictions, as well as those risk factors discussed or referred to in the Company's Annual Information Form filed with the securities regulatory authorities in all provinces of Canada and available at www.sedar.com, and the Company's Annual Report on Form 40-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates, assumptions or opinions should change, except as required by applicable law. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking information contained herein is presented for the purpose of assisting investors in understanding what the Company believes to be its true value proposition and may not be appropriate for other purposes.
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Today, Glencore International AG (GIAG) and Newmont Corporation (NYSE: NEM, TSX: NGT) announced they have reached an agreement in which Glencore will acquire Newmont's 18.75% shareholding in the MARA Project (MARA). Following completion of the transaction, Glencore will own 43.75% of MARA.
Under the terms of the agreement, Glencore will pay $124.9 million upon closing and a $30 million deferred payment upon commercial production subject to an annual interest charge of 6%. Total deferred consideration is capped at $50 million.
The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and regulatory filings.
The MARA Project, located in the Catamarca province of Argentina, is a joint venture formed in December 2020 between Yamana Gold, Glencore and Newmont following the integration of the Minera Alumbrera plant and mining infrastructure and Agua Rica project. Under the new structure, Yamana Gold Inc. will remain the operator with 56.25% of MARA, with Glencore owning the remaining shares.
A core asset for Yamana and Glencore, MARA has proven and probable mineral reserves of 5.4 million tonnes of copper and 7.4 million ounces of gold contained in 1.105 billion tonnes of ore with an initial mine life of 28 years.
Newmont is the world's leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company's world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical expertise. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.
At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. To learn more about Newmont's sustainability strategy and initiatives, go to www.newmont.com .
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With a strong minerals market, favourable government regulations, rich deposits and a strong industry presence, Ecuador is an incredibly attractive investment opportunity for Australian companies.
According to The Fraser Institute's 2021 annual survey of mining and exploration companies, Ecuador is the second most attractive destination in Latin America for mining investment. It's also notable for hosting some of the most attractive gold, silver and copper deposits in the region, many of which remain underexplored. The country's government, meanwhile, has been open about its plan to support mining industry growth.
Thus far, that plan has largely succeeded, with Ecuador's mining exports increasing by 74 percent in 2021. With investments by several powerhouse mining companies and increasing demand for the country's major mineral exports, the coming years will likely see similar growth. Moreover, because Australia is already a major investor in Ecuador, the two countries have existing multiple bilateral agreements in place.
The birth of a new mining landscape
The year 2018 was a transformative one for Ecuador's mining industry. It all started when the country’s newly appointed Vice Minister of Mines Fernando L. Benalcazar took a bold stance — revealing an aggressive plan to grow the country's mining sector from 1.55 percent of its GDP to an impressive 4 percent by 2021. Unfortunately, that goal was never achieved and mining represents 1 percent of the country’s GDP today.
And yet, the mining sector in Ecuador has never looked more promising. How so? This can largely be traced back to 2019 when the country's mining landscape significantly changed after Lundin Gold (TSX:LUG,OTC Pink:FTNMF) acquired a previously abandoned project and reached an agreement with the Ecuadorian government to further develop it.
Flash-forward to today and the now-prolific Fruta del Norte project is not only Ecuador's first large-scale modern gold mine — it's also the country's largest producing gold mine. Plus, Lundin Gold is not the only major mining company that's staked its claim on Ecuadorian soil. Several other companies are actively investing into developing projects in the country.
One example is the Cascabel project, a joint venture between Solgold (TSX:SOLG,OTC Pink:SLGGF) and Cornerstone Capital Resources (TSXV:CGP). Situated on a porphyry copper-gold deposit in Northern Ecuador, the mine recently underwent a pre-feasibility study with incredibly promising results.
Also of note is the fact that BHP (ASX:BHP,LSE:BHP,NYSE:BHP), the world's largest mining corporation, became Solgold's largest shareholder in 2019. Newcrest Mining (ASX:NCM) is another major investor.
Expected to begin production by 2025, Cascabel is one of the four largest developing projects in the country. The other three are all currently in the advanced exploration stage, expected to be operational by 2023. These are Dundee Precious Metals' (TSX:DPM) Loma Larga, Adventus Mining's (TSXV:ADZN) Curipamba and Atico Mining's (NASDAQ:ATY) La Plata.
The Chinese-owned Mirador copper-gold project is another major contributor to Ecuador's current mining growth. Owned and operated by a subsidiary of a state-owned consortium, it is Ecuador's first industrial-scale copper project. Mirador exported its first shipment of 22,000 tonnes of copper to China in January 2020.
Last but certainly not least is the San Carlos Panantza mine, owned and operated by the same subsidiary that owns Mirador. Situated in the Corriente Copper Belt, it represents one of the largest copper reserves in the world. However, the mine has been non-operational since 2020 due to resistance from members of the Shuar indigenous community.
Although the mining sector is still relatively new and its infrastructure is still underdeveloped, the presence of so many titans of industry is a very positive sign. It demonstrates long-term confidence that the region is a sound investment.
The strong relationship between Ecuador and Australia
Since Australia is a major investor in the Ecuadorian mining sector, the two countries have worked closely with one another on an international level for several decades. This has most recently taken the form of several Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) on work and holiday visas, mining cooperation, air services and political consultation. Australia and Ecuador also work closely with one another at the educational level, and have established several additional MoUs with Australian universities.
Although there is no official free trade agreement between the two countries, both are members of the United Nations, World Trade Organisation, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
All of these collaboration has culminated in a positively massive Australian presence in the South American country, sparked at least in part by BHP and Newcrest's Solgold play. Other Australian mining and exploration companies with a foothold in Ecuador include Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG), Hancock Mining, Titan Minerals (ASX:TTM), Tempus Resources (ASX:TMR), Challenger Exploration (ASX:CEL) and Sunstone Metals (ASX:STM). Of these, Titan Minerals could be a promising entry path to Ecuador.
An exploration and development company focused on potential tier one projects, Titan Minerals' holdings include the Dynasty gold project, Copper Duke project and Linderos project.
As Titan's flagship project, Dynasty's foreign resource estimate totals 2.1 million ounces at an average grade of 4.5 grams per tonne gold. Located in the Loja province of southern Ecuador, Dynasty consists of five concessions across a total area of 139 square kilometres. Titan plans to continue expanding the resource and exploring its underlying porphyry potential as it continues to develop its other two projects.
Located roughly 18 kilometres east of Dynasty, Copper Duke covers a total area of 130 square kilometres. Preliminary testing indicates geophysical characteristics similar to many regions that host tier one assets. The project also contains geophysical anomalies consistent with the presence of high-grade gold and copper.
Lastly, the Linderos project is located 20 kilometres southwest of Dynasty, in a corridor of mineralisation that extends from Peru through Northern Ecuador. It comprises four contiguous concessions across 143 square kilometres. Titan Minerals is currently engaged in an advanced-stage exploration plan that has already demonstrated great promise.
Ecuador's mining sector is still very much in its infancy compared to other nations of the world. However, the region shows enormous promise, particularly for Australian investors. The presence of major companies such as Newcrest and BHP is indicative of that and has served to draw many other organisations.
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Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) continues to demonstrate the impact of Barrick Gold Corporation's (NYSE:GOLD)(TSX:ABX) strategy of combining the best assets with the best people as new projects and prospects secure its future as a high-quality, long-life operation for decades to come, says NGM chairman Mark Bristow.
Speaking during a visit by a group of equity analysts and investors to see first-hand the development of the Goldrush underground project, the open pit operations and processing facilities at Cortez, and the Third Shaft project and core shack at Turquoise Ridge, Bristow said NGM had unlocked significant synergies by consolidating mines, teams, processing facilities and landholdings.
Since the formation of the joint venture with Newmont three years ago, NGM has produced 10 million ounces of gold (on a 100% basis) and distributed significant cashflows to the joint venture partners. Barrick operates NGM, the world's largest gold mining complex, and owns 61.5% of the business with Newmont Corporation holding the rest.
NGM has also added 14.7 million ounces of proven and probable mineral reserves (on a 100% basis before depletion) 2, 4 ,5 and 8.5 million ounces of inferred mineral resources (on a 100% basis) 3 ,4,5 . This growth has been further enhanced by Barrick's wholly-owned Fourmile project with 0.35 million ounces of indicated mineral resources and 2.2 million ounces of inferred mineral resources as at December 31, 2021, 5 which is not currently included in the NGM joint venture.
Bristow said that greatly improved knowledge of the orebodies had supported robust 10-year plans and increased the pre-merger life of mine substantially, while new opportunities for further optimization as well as new discoveries and innovations continued to extract more value from the assets.
"NGM's flagship development project is Goldrush, a world-class underground deposit at the Cortez complex, with a life of mine plan 1 in excess of 20 years. It is expected to employ 500 people during construction and 570 during operation," he said.
"NGM has also built strong relations across the full spectrum of the mines' stakeholders, and its wide-ranging support for educational and other community development initiatives is securing its social license as a valuable partner with Nevada and its people."
These initiatives include support for the College of Southern Nevada, its partnership with Discovery Education as well as its ongoing work with the University of Nevada, Reno and the Great Basin College to develop mining-focused curricula.
"Internally, NGM has launched a unique talent development program at their ‘training mines' for underground and surface mining as well as process operations with the aim of providing the company with well-rounded, safety-focused employees and maintaining quality control through structured, comprehensive, competency-based training. In addition, leadership development programs have been rolled out with a focus on safety," said Greg Walker, Executive Managing Director.
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The scientific and technical information contained in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Craig Fiddes, SME-RM, Manager – Resource Modeling, Nevada Gold Mines; John Steele, CIM, Metallurgy, Engineering and Capital Projects Executive; and Rodney Quick, MSc, Pr.Sci.Nat, Mineral Resource Management and Evaluation Executive — each a "Qualified Person" as defined in National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects .
|1.||Refer to the Technical Report on the Cortez Complex, Lander and Eureka Counties, State of Nevada, USA, dated December 31, 2021, and filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov on March 18, 2022.|
|2.||Proven and probable mineral reserves added since the formation of the NGM joint venture on July 1, 2019, calculated before depletion based on NGM's total proven and probable mineral reserves estimated as of December 31, 2021, including the 40% interest in South Arturo that NGM acquired in 2021 and that it did not already own, compared to the total pro forma proven and probable mineral reserves of NGM estimated as of December 31, 2018, including NGM's then 60% interest in South Arturo. See endnote 4 and endnote 5.|
|3.||Inferred mineral resources added since the formation of the NGM joint venture on July 1, 2019, based on NGM's total inferred resources estimated as of December 31, 2021, including the 40% interest in South Arturo that NGM acquired in 2021 and that it did not already own, compared to the total pro forma inferred resources of NGM estimated as of December 31, 2018, including NGM's then 60% interest in South Arturo and excluding Barrick's 100% owned Fourmile project. See endnote 4 and endnote 5.|
|4.|| The pro forma reserves and resources figures of Nevada Gold Mines set out below were derived by adding the respective reserves and resources in respect of Nevada operations reported by Barrick in its 2018 Annual Information Form and Newmont in its press release dated February 21, 2019 reporting its 2018 Reserves and Resources and its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 in respect of the relevant Nevada properties. The pro forma reserves and resources are provided for illustrative purposes only. Barrick and Newmont calculated such figures based on different standards and assumptions, and accordingly such figures may not be directly comparable and the pro forma reserves and resources may be subject to adjustments due to such differing standards and assumptions. In particular, Barrick mineral reserves and resources have been prepared according to Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum 2014 Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves as incorporated by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects , which differ from the requirements of U.S. securities laws. Newmont's reported reserves were prepared in compliance with Industry Guide 7 published by the SEC, however at that time, the SEC did not recognize the terms "resources" and "measured and indicated resources". Newmont had determined that its reported "resources" would be substantively the same as those prepared using Guidelines established by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) and that its reported measured and indicated resources (combined) were equivalent to "Mineralized Material" disclosed in its annual report on Form 10-K. |
Reserves and resources of Barrick in Nevada are stated on an attributable basis as of December 31, 2018 and include Goldstrike, Cortez, Goldrush, South Arturo (60%) and Turquoise Ridge (75%). Proven reserves of 84.4 million tonnes grading 4.36 g/t, representing 11.8 million ounces of gold. Probable reserves of 155.6 million tonnes grading 2.93 g/t, representing 14.7 million ounces of gold. Measured resources of 13.5 million tonnes grading 4.22 g/t, representing 1.8 million ounces of gold. Indicated resources of 101.6 million tonnes grading 4.34 g/t, representing 14.2 million ounces of gold. Inferred resources of 28.7 million tonnes grading 5.2 g/t, representing 4.8 million ounces of gold. Complete mineral reserve and resource data for all Barrick mines and projects referenced in this press release as of December 31, 2018, including tonnes, grades, and ounces, as well as the assumptions on which the mineral reserves for Barrick are reported, are set out in Barrick's 2018 Annual Information Form issued on March 22, 2019.
Reserves and resources of Newmont in Nevada are stated on an attributable basis as of December 31, 2018 and include Carlin, Phoenix, Twin Creeks (including Newmont's 25% equity in Turquoise Ridge) and Long Canyon. Proven reserves of 46.6 million tonnes grading 3.84 g/t, representing 5.8 million ounces of gold. Probable reserves of 378.1 million tonnes grading 1.32 g/t, representing 16.0 million ounces of gold. Measured resources of 19.7 million tonnes grading 2.2 g/t, representing 1.4 million ounces of gold. Indicated resources of 244.4 million tonnes grading 1.27 g/t, representing 10.0 million ounces of gold. Inferred resources of 45.5 million tonnes grading 1.81 g/t, representing 2.7 million ounces of gold. Complete mineral reserve and resource data for all Newmont mines and projects referenced in this press release as of December 31, 2018, including tonnes, grades, and ounces, as well as the assumptions on which the mineral reserves for Newmont are reported, are set out in Newmont's press release dated February 21, 2019 reporting its 2018 Reserves and Resources and its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.
|Below is additional reserve and resource data in respect of Nevada Gold Mines as of December 31, 2018:|
|2018 PROFORMA GOLD MINERAL RESERVES|
|PROVEN||PROBABLE||PROVEN & PROBABLE|
|Tonnes||Grade||Contained ozs||Tonnes||Grade||Contained ozs||Tonnes||Grade||Contained ozs|
|Barrick in Nevada||84||4.36||12||160||2.93||15||240||3.43||27|
|Newmont in Nevada||47||3.84||5.8||380||1.32||16||420||1.60||22|
|NEVADA GOLD MINES||131||4.18||18||530||1.79||31||660||2.26||48|
|2018 PROFORMA GOLD MINERAL RESOURCES (Exclusive of Mineral Reserves)|
|Tonnes||Grade||Contained ozs||Tonnes||Grade||Contained ozs||Tonnes||Grade||Contained ozs||Tonnes||Grade||Contained ozs|
|Barrick in Nevada||14||4.22||1.8||102||4.34||14||115||4.32||16||29||5.2||4.8|
|Newmont in Nevada||20||2.19||1.4||240||1.27||10||270||1.34||11||46||1.8||2.7|
|NEVADA GOLD MINES||33||3.02||3.2||350||2.17||24||380||2.24||27||74||3.1||7.5|
|5.||Estimated in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects as required by Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Estimates are as of December 31, 2021, unless otherwise noted. Reserves and resources for NGM as of December 31, 2021 are stated on a 100% basis. Proven reserves of 99 million tonnes grading 4.82 g/t, representing 15 million ounces of gold. Probable reserves of 422 million tonnes grading 2.58 g/t, representing 35 million ounces of gold. Measured resources of 168 million tonnes grading 4.13 g/t, representing 22 million ounces of gold. Indicated resources of 923 million tonnes grading 1.85 g/t, representing 55 million ounces of gold. Inferred resources of 305 million tonnes grading 1.6 g/t, representing 16 million ounces of gold. Complete mineral reserve and mineral resource data for all mines and projects referenced in this press release as of December 31, 2021, including tonnes, grades, pounds, and ounces, can be found on pages 34-47 of Barrick's 2021 Annual Information Form / Form 40-F on file with the Canadian provincial securities regulators on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and the Securities and Exchange Commission on EDGAR at www.sec.gov .|
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Certain information contained or incorporated by reference in this press release, including any information as to Barrick's and NGM's strategy, projects, plans or future financial or operating performance, constitutes "forward-looking statements". All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words "projects", "prospects", "secure", "future", "support", "continue", "expect", "potential", "will", and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements including, without limitation, with respect to: NGM's plans for its next growth phase including the potential for new opportunities and discoveries and the future inclusion of Barrick's Fourmile project in the joint venture; opportunities for further optimization of NGM's mine plans; NGM's ability to replace reserves depleted by production the anticipated mine life and benefits of the Goldrush project, including local employment during construction and operation; Barrick's and NGM's strategy, plans, targets and goals in respect of social issues, including local community relations and investments; and the anticipated safety benefits of NGM's training and leadership development programs.
Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions including material estimates and assumptions related to the factors set forth below that, while considered reasonable by the Company as at the date of this press release in light of management's experience and perception of current conditions and expected developments, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements and information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in the spot and forward price of gold, copper or certain other commodities (such as silver, diesel fuel, natural gas and electricity); risks associated with Goldrush and projects in the early stages of evaluation and for which additional engineering and other analysis is required; risks related to the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations, that quantities or grades of reserves will be diminished, and that NGM's resources may not be converted to reserves; risks associated with the fact that certain of the initiatives described in this press release are still in the early stages and may not materialize; changes in mineral production performance, exploitation and exploration successes; risks that exploration data may be incomplete and considerable additional work may be required to complete further evaluation, including but not limited to drilling, engineering and socioeconomic studies and investment; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development; changes in national and local government legislation, taxation, controls or regulations and/or changes in the administration of laws, policies and practices; expropriation or nationalization of property and political or economic developments in the United States or other countries in which Barrick does or may carry on business in the future; risks relating to political instability in certain of the jurisdictions in which Barrick operates; timing of receipt of, or failure to comply with, necessary permits and approvals, including for the development of Goldrush; non-renewal of or failure to obtain key licenses by governmental authorities; failure to comply with environmental and health and safety laws and regulations; contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties, or over access to water, power and other required infrastructure; the liability associated with risks and hazards in the mining industry, and the ability to maintain insurance to cover such losses; increased costs and physical risks, including extreme weather events and resource shortages, related to climate change; damage to the Company's reputation due to the actual or perceived occurrence of any number of events, including negative publicity with respect to the Company's handling of environmental matters or dealings with community groups, whether true or not; risks related to operations near communities that may regard Barrick's operations as being detrimental to them; litigation and legal and administrative proceedings; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities, including geotechnical challenges, tailings dam and storage facilities failures, and disruptions in the maintenance or provision of required infrastructure and information technology systems; increased costs, delays, suspensions and technical challenges associated with the construction of capital projects; risks associated with working with partners in jointly controlled assets; risks related to disruption of supply routes which may cause delays in construction and mining activities; risk of loss due to acts of war, terrorism, sabotage and civil disturbances; risks associated with Barrick's infrastructure, information technology systems and the implementation of Barrick's technological initiatives; global inflationary pressures driven by supply chain disruptions caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and global energy cost increases following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia; risks related to the demands placed on the Company's management, the ability of management to implement its business strategy and enhanced political risk in certain jurisdictions; uncertainty whether some or all of Barrick's targeted investments and projects will meet the Company's capital allocation objectives and internal hurdle rate; business opportunities that may be presented to, or pursued by, the Company; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions or complete divestitures; risks related to competition in the mining industry; employee relations including loss of key employees; availability and increased costs associated with mining inputs and labor; and risks associated with diseases, epidemics and pandemics, including the effects and potential effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Barrick also cautions that its 2022 guidance may be impacted by the unprecedented business and social disruption caused by the spread of Covid-19. In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins, flooding and gold bullion, copper cathode or gold or copper concentrate losses (and the risk of inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks).
Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can affect our actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, us. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. Specific reference is made to the most recent Form 40-F/Annual Information Form on file with the SEC and Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities for a more detailed discussion of some of the factors underlying forward-looking statements and the risks that may affect Barrick's ability to achieve the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.
We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
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Halcones Precious Metals Corp. ( TSXV: HPM) ("Halcones" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company's common shares have been listed and admitted to trade on the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV"), with trading to commence as of the opening of market today under the symbol "HPM". The Company completed its qualifying transaction with Halcones Precious Metals Inc., as previously announced in its press release dated September 20, 2022, and further details can be found in the Company's filing statement (the "Filing Statement") dated September 13, 2022. The Filing Statement is available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Halcones is a publicly-traded company which owns an option (the "Option") to acquire 100% of the right, title and interest of the Carachapampa project located in Diego de Almagro, Copiapo, Chile (the "Carachapampa Project" or the "Project").
The Carachapampa Project is located within the northeast part of the Maricunga Belt. The property is tied onto the Nueva Esperanza Property of Kingsgate which is a recent discovery. Other important deposits in the region include Salares Norte (Goldfields) and La Coipa (Kinross). The Project comprises 12 claims covering 2,868 hectares and is 2 km southeast of the Chimberos deposit, gold-silver past producing open pit mine.
The Carachapampa Project and adjacent production and development projects are part of a high sulfidation, epithermal gold environment. An important aspect of the area is that the erosional level is such that the mineralized zones now occur relatively close to or at the surface in this part of the belt. There is a thin layer of post-mineralization volcanic cover and the basement rocks can be prospected through windows in the cover. A second critical criterion is that high sulfidation deposits occur on the flank of volcanic domes. Two such volcanic domes have been identified on the Project. There are four main target areas identified to date on the Carachapampa Project, all with disseminated gold mineralization. Recent trenching in the Northeast Target returned values of up to 20.9 g/t gold in disseminated mineralization, not in veins. This area also features a well-defined IP anomaly (resisitivity and chargeability) associated with the window of basement rocks that were sampled through the volcanic cover.
The technical information in this news release has been prepared by David Gower, a director of Halcones, and a "qualified person" as defined in NI 43-101.
The TSXV has in no way passed upon the merits of the Transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.
Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements". Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements, or developments to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
Although the Company believes, in light of the experience of its officers and directors, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors that have been considered appropriate that the expectations reflected in this forward-looking information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. When used in this press release, the words "estimate", "project", "belief", "anticipate", "intend", "expect", "plan", "predict", "may" or "should" and the negative of these words or such variations thereon or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements and information. The forward-looking statements and information in this press release include information relating to timing for the commencement of trading of the Company's shares on the TSXV and the development of the Carachapampa Project and other mining projects and prospects thereof. Such statements and information reflect the current view of the Company. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent the expectations of the Company as of the date of this news release and, accordingly, are subject to change after such date. Readers should not place undue importance on forward-looking statements and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. 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.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities in the United States. The Company's securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.