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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Xmet to acquire Duquesne mine 2012-09-20 09:13 ET - News Release Also News Release (C-CFO) Clifton Star Resources Inc Mr. Charles Beaudry of Xmet reports XMET TO PURCHASE CLIFTON STAR'S DUQUESNE MINE PROPERTY CONSOLIDATING THE DUQUESNE DISTRICT'S 1,233,000 INFERRED & 355,000 INDICATED OZ. AU Xmet Inc. has entered into a purchase agreement with Clifton Star Resources Inc. to acquire its 100-per-cent-owned mineral claims from Clifton Star (known as the Duquesne mine), which claims are immediately adjacent to Xmet's flagship Duquesne-Ottoman project in the province of Quebec. This agreement is scheduled to close concurrently with Xmet's previously announced purchase agreement for Brionor Resources Inc.'s Pitt gold project. These two acquisitions will consolidate all of the Duquesne district NI 43-101-compliant gold resources. As set forth in the NI 43-101 technical report (available under Clifton Star's corporate profile on SEDAR), the Duquesne mine is an NI 43-101-compliant gold ounce resource totalling 1,859,200 tonnes at 3.33 grams per tonne equalling 199,000 ounces Au at the indicated level and 1,563,100 tonnes at 5.58 grams per tonnes equalling 280,000 ounces at the inferred level. The Duquesne mine property is immediately adjacent to the eastern boundary of Xmet's Duquesne-Ottoman project. Xmet's Duquesne-Ottoman project which hosts its own compliant resource of 4.17 million tonnes at 6.36 grams per tonne uncut equalling 853,000 inferred ounces Au and as indicated in the Xmet's news release of May 16, Xmet has agreed to acquire Brionor Resources Inc.'s Pitt resource, which is an NI 43-101-compliant gold ounce resource of 600,000 tonnes at 7.83 grams per tonne equalling 156,000 ounces Au at the indicated level and 476,000 tonnes at 6.91 grams per tonnes equalling 100,000 ounces at the inferred level. Xmet plans on updating technical reports on all three contiguous properties, Pitt resource, Duquesne mine and Duquesne-Ottoman, within the coming months, to include all drilling and developments that have occurred since their respective reports were published and that are not included in the above resource calculations. The completion of both the Clifton Star and Brionor transactions will increase the gold resource on Xmet's combined Duquesne-Ottoman property to 1,233,000 inferred and 355,000 indicated NI 43-101-compliant Au ounces. "We believe we've negotiated very favourable terms to acquire both the Brionor and Clifton Star properties. These strategic 100-per-cent-owned acquisitions will almost double Xmet's compliant gold resource and will eliminate any contractual obligations for option payments or work obligations. This puts Xmet in a position to continue to explore the many targets that our technical team has identified. We view the consolidation of the Duquesne district complete, and with Clifton Star developing its 1.7-million-ounce indicated and 1.7-million-ounce inferred Au on their Duparquet property immediately west of the Duquesne district, the region as a whole certainly has a lot of potential to become a major producer," said Charles Beaudry, president and chief executive officer of Xmet. RESOURCE TABLE FOR THE EASTERN DUPARQUET DISTRICT CONSOLIDATION Indicated ounces Inferred ounces Tonnes Grade Ounces Tonnes Grade Ounces Xmet's Duquesne- Ottoman 4,171,000 6.36 853,000 Clifton Star's Duquesne mine 1,860,000 3.33 199,000 1,560,000 5.58 280,000 Brionor's Pitt resource 600,000 7.83 156,000 476,000 6.91 100,000 355,000 1,233,000 In exchange for 100-per-cent ownership of the Duquesne mine property, Xmet has agreed to issue Clifton Star a maximum of 19.9 per cent of its outstanding shares after Xmet has exercised its option from Globex. Completion of the transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including but not limited to the exercise of Xmet's option to purchase a minimum 75-per-cent interest in Duquesne-Ottoman project (see Xmet's press release dated March 5, 2012) and obtaining any necessary approvals, as well as the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Duquesne mine property was developed as an underground mining operation starting in 1941, and by the time it closed at the end of 1952, the property produced 103,883 tonnes averaging 10.25 g/t Au extracted from a three-compartment shaft down to a depth of 228 metres and further developments on a total of nine levels down to a depth of about 393 metres. The shaft was dewatered and rehabilitated in 1987, and further underground development led to extraction of 93,156 tonnes of material at an average grade of 9.40 g/t Au. The Duquesne mine property was the subject of exploration work by Clifton Star, and the company published the results of this work as first-ever NI 43-101-compliant resource estimate on July 26, 2011. The NI 43-101-compliant resource was estimated from recent drilling done in the immediate vicinity of the existing shaft. However, many holes drilled farther to the east and west, along the same structure, were not included in the estimate. Xmet management estimates that a limited infill drilling program may be sufficient to generate additional compliant resources on the property. Moreover there are known mineralized zones to the west of the shaft and near the northwestern boundary of the property that merit additional drill testing. The Clifton Star agreement is part of a larger initiative undertaken by Xmet management, which includes the purchase of 100-per-cent ownership of the Pitt resource, located immediately to the west of the Duquesne-Ottoman property. Xmet has agreed to issue Brionor a maximum of 10.56 per cent of its outstanding shares after Xmet has exercised its option from Globex. Completion of the transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including but not limited to the exercise of Xmet's option to purchase a 75-per-cent interest in Duquesne-Ottoman project (see Xmet's press release dated March 5, 2012) and obtaining any necessary approvals, as well as the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Pitt zone aligns with Xmet's Stinger zone, where Xmet has delineated a gold resource. The intervening area has been insufficiently drill tested, mainly due to drill permitting complexity related to positioning of drill collars, an issue that will be solved by the purchase of the Pitt property. Between the Pitt and Stinger zones, there are over 900 metres of strike along this horizon and at depth, which are open for additional exploration and discovery. With the completion of the acquisition of the Pitt gold project, drill permitting issues will be largely eliminated, and this target area will be a focus of the company's exploration in the near future. Xmet is also very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Beaudry to president and CEO of the company, effectively immediately. Mr. Beaudry succeeds Alexander Stewart who has been appointed executive chairman. Mr. Stewart says, "After 2-1/2 years of hard work by management in building this company to an important threshold, which will be culminated by these two acquisitions, I am confident that Charles will lead Xmet to a bright future."
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The only (but big) news from Friday is that Comstock announced they started drilling in the Yukon. I mentioned Comstock at $.145 several weeks ago and the stock has more than doubled during this time. Here is the story: Comstock Metals begins diamond drilling program at QV 2012-09-07 13:02 ET - News Release Mr. Rasool Mohammad reports COMSTOCK COMMENCES DRILLING AT VG ZONE ON QV PROJECT Comstock Metals Ltd. has commenced a diamond drilling program on the QV project in the White gold district in Yukon. The drilling program is designed to test strong gold enrichment discovered in trenches at the VG zone, including 3.31 grams per tonne gold over 95 metres from trench QVTR12-06 and 3.77 grams per tonne gold over 45 metres in QVTR12-15 (see Comstock news release dated Sept. 4, 2012). The gold mineralization occurs within lode quartz-carbonate veins, stockworks and breccias, as well as pyrite veinlets, fractures and disseminations, within a northeast-trending zone of strongly quartz-sercite-carbonate-altered felsic schists and granitic intrusives that has been defined over a minimum strike length of 390 metres, and is open to both the east and west. In addition to drilling, additional trenching and soil sampling are continuing to more closely define the limits of this gold anomaly. For detailed maps of the property and the locations, please visit the Comstock website. The 2012 drilling program is supervised by Jodie Gibson, PGeo, consultant for Comstock Metals, and Gordon Davidson, PGeol, director of Comstock Metals. Both are qualified persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Drill core will be cut in half using a diamond saw, with one-half placed in sealed bags, and delivered to Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd. in Whitehorse, Yukon. The technical information in this release has been reviewed by both Mr. Davidson and Mr. Gibson.
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