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District-Scale Potential in the Prolific Abitibi Gold Camp in Ontario

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Many deem the prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt to be one of the world's most valuable gold mining districts. Since the 1990s, the geological marvel has yielded over 180 million ounces of gold and millions more in specialty and industrial metals.

In recent years, the southwestern portion of the Greenstone belt has been a prime hotspot for international investor attention and gold discoveries. Several multi-million-ounce gold deposits, mainly along the Ridout-Tyrrell deformation zone, present prospective mining companies with unparalleled exploration potential in the Abitibi.

Platinex Inc. (CSE:PTX) is focused on its 100 percent owned Shining Tree gold project near the prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt in Ontario, Canada. The Shining Tree gold project is a consolidation of 21,720 hectares adjacent to the Côté Gold-Gosselin development project owned by IAMGOLD and 2.3-million-ounce Juby gold deposit hosted by Aris Gold Corp. (TSX:ARIS).

Additionally, the Shining Tree property intersects the same north-south fault with the West Timmins mine and the Ridout-Tyrrell deformation zone. The property itself hosts some 20 historic gold prospects with several underexplored areas across the prominent land package.

Platinex recently acquired an additional 1,372 hectares adjoining its Shining Tree project that comprises 63 mining claims. The acquisition increased the company’s holdings to 23,219 hectares, with the new claims positioned in an area that was identified as a likely source of highly anomalous gold indication.

The next steps for the company include line cutting and IP surveying to prepare for an extensive drill program in 2021. The two-phase program will involve drilling 2,500 meters to test IP anomalies and drilling of an additional 5,000 meters for deeper definition exploration on the Herrick, Churchill and Ronda mines.

Platinex also operates a robust royalty portfolio, which provides gold, PGE, nickel, copper and chromium exposure. Key royalties include a 2.5 percent NSR royalty on production from the former Big Trout Lake property in northwestern Ontario. This asset is one of the largest known PGE and chromium deposits in Canada.

The company has a solid capital structure with an attractive CAD$10 million market cap and a CAD$1 million cash position with no debt. Its tight shareholder portfolio consists largely of board members & family, HNW/institutions and strategic partnerships with companies such as Treasury Metals Inc. (TSX:TML).

World-class management and a top-tier technical team lead Platinex. Their track record of success and extensive experience in mining, capital markets and finance sectors primes the company for tremendous economic growth and high-grade discovery potential.

Company Highlights

  • Platinex Inc. is a mineral exploration company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing highly prospective mineral projects across mining-friendly jurisdictions.
  • The company has created the largest combined gold-focused property package in the Shining Tree District with its 100 percent owned Shining Tree gold project. The property spans 23,219 hectares southwest of the prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt in Ontario, Canada.
  • The Shining Tree gold project sits strategically between the Côté Gold-Gosselin development project owned by IAMGOLD and 2.3-million-ounce Juby gold deposit hosted by Aris Gold Corp. The project boasts district-scale potential.
  • Platinex recently expanded its Shining Tree project by acquiring an additional 63 mining claims. This increased the company’s holdings to 23,219 hectares, with the additional 1,372 hectares located in an area that was identified as a likely source of highly anomalous gold indication.
  • Platinex also has an impressive royalty portfolio on gold, PGE and base metal properties in Canada Chile. This collection includes a 2.5 percent NSR royalty on production from the former Big Trout Lake property, one of Canada's largest known PGE and chromium deposits.
  • Platinex boasts an impressive capital structure and tight shareholder portfolio. An advantageous CAD$10 million market cap and strategic shareholder ownership pose significant growth for the company.

Key Projects

Shining Tree Gold Project

The Shining Tree gold property spans 23,219 hectares in the southwest portion of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt in Northern Ontario, Canada’s largest gold-producing region. The asset hosts excellent infrastructure, strategic positioning amongst some of the world’s most successful gold mines and initial discoveries of high-grade gold showings.

Shining Tree has seen limited modern exploration compared to other gold camps in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt but poses exceptional exploration potential. Its unique local intrusion structures have demonstrated the proliferation of known gold occurrences.

A 2020 channel sampling program revealed a collection of 21 grab samples of quartz vein material, which were assayed for gold. Sample highlights include returned gold grades between 0.1g/t and 5.43g/t gold.

Since 2018, the company has completed a NI 43-101 report, permit acquisition, test pitting program and exploration agreements with local Indigenous communities. In 2022, Platinex acquired an additional 63 mining claims, adjoining its Shining Tree property. This acquisition increased the company’s holdings to 23,219 hectares. The additional 1,372 hectares are located in the central western portion of the Shining Tree area, land that was identified as a likely source of highly anomalous gold indication.

Management Team

Greg Ferron — Interim CEO

Mr. Ferron has 20 years of mining industry and capital markets experience. He has held various senior level roles in mining, corporate finance, corporate development including Laramide Resources Ltd., Treasury Metals Inc., TMX Group and Scotiabank. He currently serves on the board of directors at Fancamp Exploration Inc. and Platinex Inc.

Graham C. Warren, CPA, CMA — Director, CFO & Corporate Secretary

Graham C. Warren is a senior financial executive with over 30 years of experience in the resource sector both domestically and internationally. Warren has served as CFO and director of numerous public and private companies. He has had extensive involvement in all facets of organizations, including finance, human resources, sales, marketing and operations and has guided boards in their corporate governance obligations.

Felix Lee, P.Geo — Director

Felix Lee is an economic geologist and senior executive with over 30 years of experience both in Canada and internationally. Lee was the former president of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.

Christophe Vereecke, MBA — Director

Christophe Vereecke is a businessman and entrepreneur based in Paris. He has a background in finance, oil and gas, mine royalties and renewable energy. Vereecke is currently a director of Treasury Metals Inc.

James R. Trusler, P. Eng. — Non Executive Chairman

James R. Trusler is a Chair Exploration Committee geological engineer with over 45 years of exploration experience and a history of discovery and strategic acquisitions of world-class gold, uranium and nickel-copper-platinum deposits. He has been involved in the discovery and drill definition of five nickel-copper-platinum deposits on the Raglan Nickel mine site hosted by the Glencore Group. Trusler has also supervised over ten field parties searching for uranium in the Athabasca Basin and led the exploration across 43 large properties throughout North America.

Sam Kiri, CFA, P.Eng, CMA - Director

Mr. Sam Kiri has over 20 years capital markets and asset management experience in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim, with a primary focus on the mining and energy sectors. He was an equity analyst for the Scotia Pacific Rim Mutual Fund and one of the founders of Proactive Investors, a global media network which provides information on capital market activities, with considerable focus on the mining Sector. In addition, he is involved in cross border capital markets with ASX, and London AIM companies onto the Toronto Stock Exchange. Sam was involved in macro policy research with focus on the impact of geo-politics on the energy and mining sectors. His past and present clients include Medley Global Advisors (US), Zimmerman Adams International (UK), CRU Group (UK) and Roskill/Wood Mackenzie (UK) global research institution specialized in Battery Metals and Industrial Minerals. Sam’s education includes a B. Sc. In Mechanical Engineering – (Petroleum Refining) and he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (London).

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