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Pistol Bay Mining adds new property to Confederation Lake portfolio

February 16th, 2017

by Greg Klein | February 16, 2017

Pistol Bay Mining TSXV:PST hopes to unlock one of the puzzles of western Ontario’s Confederation Lake greenstone belt with its 100% option on the Joy North property. The 64-hectare claim lies contiguous with the company’s previously acquired Joy group of claims, which include five mineralized VMS zones. Pistol Bay’s Dixie zone is located about 11 kilometres east of Joy North.

Pistol Bay Mining adds new property to Confederation Lake portfolio

The new property covers a 1,000-metre-long conductive zone where a geochem survey found anomalous zinc, copper and gold. The conductor’s stronger areas also showed stronger magnetic responses.

In 1970 a single 48-metre hole found metavolcanic rocks with the intense alteration associated with volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits. The hole also revealed calc-silicate rocks “suggesting the property may lie at the same stratigraphic horizon as the Dixie zone,” Pistol Bay stated.

The previously acquired Joy group includes the Diamond Willow zone, with an historic, non-43-101 estimate of 270,000 tonnes averaging 4% zinc.

Past drilling highlights from the other four zones have included:

  • Joy Zone: 3.1% copper and 0.2% zinc over 5.7 metres
  • 4.01% copper and 0.17% zinc over 3.35 metres

  • Creek Zone: 2.33% copper and 0.27% zinc over 0.95 metres

  • South Zone: 0.28% copper and 17.17% zinc over 0.6 metres
  • 0.17% copper and 8.36% zinc over 0.25 metres

  • Caravelle Zone: 0.13% copper and 21.6% zinc over 0.25 metres
  • 0.22% copper and 4.44% zinc over 1.1 metres

The new acquisition “includes one of the very few electromagnetic anomalies in the prolifically mineralized Confederation Lake greenstone belt that has not been satisfactorily explained by diamond drilling,” commented CEO Charles Desjardins. The geochemical anomalies also “make it a prime exploration target,” he added.

Subject to approvals, Joy North’s price tag comes to a total of one million shares and $40,500 over four years. A 2% NSR applies, half of which may be bought back for $500,000 and the other half for $1.5 million. Pistol Bay must also drill at least two holes totalling 600 metres. The company intends to drill the project this year.

Last month Pistol Bay updated plans for a regional, multi-disciplinary approach to its Confederation Lake portfolio, which hosts properties that were previously explored by different companies in an inconsistent manner.

In Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin, Pistol Bay also holds the C4, C5 and C6 uranium properties, currently being drilled by a Rio Tinto NYSE:RIO subsidiary earning a 100% interest.

Two days before the Joy North announcement, the company appointed geologist Jody Dahrouge to its advisory board.

Read more about Pistol Bay Mining.

Pistol Bay Mining appoints Jody Dahrouge to advisory board

February 14th, 2017

by Greg Klein | February 14, 2017

Geologist Jody Dahrouge has joined Pistol Bay Mining TSXV:PST as an adviser, the company announced February 14. With a CV spanning over a quarter of a century in Canada and abroad, he brings a successful background in base metals, industrial minerals, rare metals and uranium exploration.

Pistol Bay Mining appoints Jody Dahrouge to advisory board

Jody Dahrouge

As president of Dahrouge Geological Consulting, he and his staff have worked with a broad range of exploration and mining companies. Until 2007, Dahrouge served as president/COO of Fission Energy, a predecessor of Fission Uranium TSX:FCU. While there he played a key role in the acquisition of Waterbury Lake and Patterson Lake South, both of which yielded significant discoveries. Dahrouge has also served as a director and VP of exploration for Commerce Resources TSXV:CCE since 2000.

“We are excited to be able to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of Mr. Dahrouge and look forward to working with him,” said Pistol Bay CEO Charles Desjardins.

Last month the company outlined plans for a regional and multi-disciplinary exploration approach to its Confederation Lake portfolio, the largest land package in the western Ontario greenstone belt. Pistol Bay expects to file a 43-101 technical report on Confederation Lake’s Arrow zone by mid-March.

In Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin, the company holds the C4, C5 and C6 uranium properties, now being drilled by a Rio Tinto NYSE:RIO subsidiary as it advances towards its 100% option.

Read more about Pistol Bay Mining.

Update: BonTerra Resources increases financings—again—to nearly $15 million

February 13th, 2017

by Greg Klein | February 13, 2017

What started as a $6-million bought deal for BonTerra Resources TSXV:BTR has been raised three times—twice in one day—for gross proceeds of $13.97 million, in addition to a non-brokered $1.02 million.

The company first announced the bought deal at $6 million on February 6. Just one day later the amount increased to $9.39 million. The morning of February 13, the bought deal hit $12.9 million as BonTerra also announced the non-brokered private placement. Hours later the $12.9 million got a “final” increase to $13.97 million. Gross proceeds of both offers come to $14,999,600.

Acting as lead underwriter will be Sprott Capital Partners, a division of Sprott Private Wealth LP, along with underwriter INFOR Financial Inc. The news comes as BonTerra readies a third rig for its Gladiator drill campaign in Quebec’s Abitibi region.

BonTerra Resources increases bought deal to $12.9 million, adds non-brokered $1 million

Additional financing will back BonTerra’s ambitious drill program.

The bought deal consists of 11 million flow-through shares at $0.35 and 36.16 million shares at $0.28. The non-brokered placement offers 3.66 million shares at $0.28. The parties anticipate closing by March 2.

On February 2 BonTerra released results from two holes drilled last year on Gladiator, which currently has two rigs busy and a third waiting to join in. Hole BA-16-47 intersected the project’s Main zone as well as a new zone south of the deposit, with highlights showing:

  • 5.6 g/t gold over 1 metre, starting at 254 metres in downhole depth (Main zone)

  • 2 g/t over 3 metres, starting at 376 metres (New zone)

BA-16-48 delivered these results:

  • 14.9 g/t gold over 1 metre, starting at 358 metres (Footwall zone)

  • 16.8 g/t over 3.8 metres, starting at 394 metres (Main zone)

True widths weren’t available.

Two days earlier the company released three intervals from this year’s first hole, with assays as high as 15.7 g/t over 8.5 metres. As the 25,000-metre program continues, BonTerra hopes to connect zones across a 1.2-kilometre potential strike.

A 2012 resource estimate used a 4 g/t cutoff to show an inferred 905,000 tonnes averaging 9.37 g/t for 273,000 ounces. An update could be completed this spring or summer.

BonTerra also holds the Larder Lake project in Ontario, which hosts two historic, non-43-101 deposits. The Bear Lake estimate came to 683,000 gold ounces inferred, while the Cheminis estimate showed 43,800 gold ounces indicated and 233,400 ounces inferred. With an additional 25,000 metres drilled by Gold Fields NYSE:GFI to consider, BonTerra has a new 43-101 in preparation.

Read more about BonTerra Resources.

Pistol Bay Mining CEO Charles Desjardins discusses the largest portfolio in Ontario’s Confederation Lake greenstone belt

February 10th, 2017

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Ontario Securities Commission director of enforcement Jeff Kehoe comments after two con men get jail time for a Tanzanian mining scam

February 7th, 2017

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Updated: BonTerra Resources bought deal increases from $6 million to $9.39 million, follows high-grade gold assays

February 6th, 2017

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Nickel One Resources signs definitive agreement to acquire Finnish PGE-polymetallic deposit

February 1st, 2017

by Greg Klein | February 1, 2017

Nickel One Resources signs definitive agreement to acquire Finnish PGE-polymetallic deposit

The 3,750-hectare LK property
benefits from $10 million of previous work.

Jurisdiction, infrastructure, two deposits and a mouthful of a name attracted Nickel One Resources TSXV:NNN to Finland and the Lantinen Koillismaa platinum group element-copper-nickel project. But the company calls it LK for short. On February 1 two parties signed a definitive agreement on a deal that’s been several months in the making.

Subject to regulatory approvals, Nickel One gets the property by taking over a subsidiary of Finore Mining CSE:FIN, which outlined resources for two potential open pits in 2013. The property’s Kaukua deposit shows:

  • indicated: 10.4 million tonnes averaging 0.73 g/t palladium, 0.26 g/t platinum, 0.08 g/t gold, 0.15% copper, 0.1% nickel and 65 g/t cobalt

  • inferred: 13.2 million tonnes averaging 0.63 g/t palladium, 0.22 g/t platinum, 0.06 g/t gold, 0.15% copper, 0.1% nickel and 55 g/t cobalt

Three zones on LK’s Haukiaho deposit total:

  • inferred: 23.2 million tonnes averaging 0.31 g/t palladium, 0.12 g/t platinum, 0.1 g/t gold, 0.21% copper, 0.14% nickel and 61 g/t cobalt

Companies accustomed to the Canadian north might look with envy at LK’s location, 65 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle. The property has power, year-round road access, rail 40 kilometres away and a port 160 kilometres west. Nickel One describes the region as “populated by several large-scale producers and three smelters,” while the company’s management “is highly experienced in the exploration and development of ultramafic intrusion-hosted nickel-copper-PGE projects.”

Part of that experience comes from Nickel One’s Tyko property in northwestern Ontario, from where the company announced drill results last spring.

Read more about Nickel One Resources and the Lantinen Koillismaa acquisition.

BonTerra Resources hits 15.7 g/t gold over 8.5 metres in Abitibi stepout drilling

January 31st, 2017

by Greg Klein | January 31, 2017

With the year’s first stepout hole to the east, BonTerra Resources TSXV:BTR announced three gold intercepts on January 31 from its Abitibi-region Gladiator project. The first interval revealed a new zone, the company stated, while the two deeper intercepts marked the 7,563-hectare property’s Main and Footwall zones, near the contact between mafic volcanic units and a mineralized felsic porphyritic intrusive. Results for hole BA-17-01 show:

  • 1.6 g/t gold over 10 metres, starting at 262 metres in downhole depth

  • 15.7 g/t over 8.5 metres, starting at 367 metres

  • 20.7 g/t over 5 metres, starting at 566 metres
BonTerra Resources hits 15.7 g/t gold over 8.5 metres in Abitibi stepout drilling

A placid camp contrasts with strenuous
activity elsewhere on the Gladiator property.

True widths weren’t available.

Gladiator’s 2012 resource used a 4 g/t cutoff to show an inferred 905,000 tonnes averaging 9.37 g/t for 273,000 ounces of gold. Last year’s campaign expanded the known mineralization from about 200 metres long and 200 metres deep to about 1,200 metres long and 650 metres deep. With two rigs now at work and a third waiting for suitable ice conditions, a resource update could arrive in spring or summer. The 2016-2017 campaign calls for about 25,000 metres of drilling.

Just over the Ontario border, BonTerra’s Larder Lake project has two historic, non-43-101 estimates, with Bear Lake showing 683,000 ounces of gold inferred, and Cheminis 43,800 ounces of gold indicated and 233,400 ounces inferred. The company is compiling a new 43-101 incorporating another 25,000 metres drilled by Gold Fields NYSE:GFI since the historic estimates.

Read more about BonTerra Resources.

Pistol Bay Mining president Charles Desjardins discusses the VMS potential of his company’s portfolio in Ontario’s Confederation Lake greenstone belt

January 30th, 2017

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Rio continues 100% option on Pistol Bay Mining’s Athabasca Basin uranium project

January 24th, 2017

by Greg Klein | January 24, 2017

Having resumed drilling, a Rio Tinto NYSE:RIO subsidiary advances towards a 100% interest in Pistol Bay Mining’s (TSXV:PST) C4, C5 and C6 uranium properties in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin. Rio Tinto Exploration Canada has so far earned 75% of the properties and stated its intention to exercise the full option. That would bring Pistol Bay $5 million by the end of 2019 and a 5% net profits interest.

Rio continues 100% option on Pistol Bay Mining’s Athabasca Basin uranium project

Located in a prolific area, C4, C5 and C6 adjoin Wheeler River, a JV of Denison Mines TSX:DML, Cameco Corp TSX:CCO and JCU (Canada) Exploration that hosts two exceptionally high-grade deposits. The Phoenix zone holds an indicated resource of 70.2 million pounds averaging 19.13% U3O8, the world’s highest-grade undeveloped uranium deposit.

Wheeler’s Gryphon zone shows an inferred 43 million pounds averaging 2.3%. C4, C5 and C6 are located about halfway between Cameco’s majority-held McArthur River, the world’s largest high-grade uranium mine, and Key Lake, the world’s largest uranium mill.

Rio plans four to six holes totalling about 2,600 metres on C5 beginning this month. Past work at C5 has included 12 holes totalling 6,104 metres, along with gravity and DC resistivity surveys.

Five kilometres of rough roads link the three properties to the all-weather route connecting McArthur River with Key Lake.

Last week Pistol Bay updated plans for its properties in Ontario’s Confederation Lake greenstone belt, where the company holds the area’s largest property package. Pistol Bay plans to bring modern geophysics and a region-wide approach to a district where previous companies have explored individual properties at different times.

Late last month the company closed a private placement first tranche totalling $201,850.

Read more about Pistol Bay Mining.