Exploration Beliefs - March 2017

Gold Standard Ventures has outlined plans for a $15.5 million 2017 exploration program on its Railroad-Pinion project on the Carlin Trend in Nevada, including up to 48,800 m of reverse-circulation and core drilling in a total of 117 holes. The budget also includes an extensive predevelopment component, with new resource estimates, further metallurgical work and economic studies to de-risk key assets.

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Columbus Gold has initiated an exploration drilling program to assess the expansion potential of its 100% owned Montagne d’Or gold deposit in French Guiana. The program consists of 36 core holes for a total 5,520 m and is designed as a first-pass investigation of exploration targets on strike of and in close proximity to currently defined mineral resources.

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 Mirasol Resources and OceanaGold have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) as a first step toward formation of a joint venture to explore and develop Mirasol’s La Curva gold project in Santa Cruz province, Argentina. Mirasol has undertaken an extensive exploration and geophysical program at the property over a number of years and outlined three priority prospects.

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Exploration Briefs - December 2016

Premier Gold Mines has entered into separate option agreements with Goldcorp and Kinross Gold to acquire prospective exploration projects in Nevada and Mexico.

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Exploration Briefs - November 2016

AngloGold Ashanti Australia (AngloGold) has signed a farm-in agreement with Saracen Mineral Holdings that allows AngloGold to earn up to a 70% interest in Saracen’s Butcher Well and Lake Carey tenements in Western Australia. The tenements are located along the western side of Lake Carey, west of AngloGold’s 100% owned Sunrise Dam gold mine, and are complementary to AngloGold’s existing large tenement package.

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Exploration Briefs - October 2016

Agnico Eagle Mines reported that drilling during the first half of 2016 at its Amaruq gold project in Nunavut, northern Canada, increased inferred mineral resources to 3.7 million oz of gold at a grade of 5.97 g/mt, including a 33% increase in open-pit resources to 2.4 million oz at a grade of 5.53 g/mt. The drilling and exploration program was scheduled for completion by mid-October, using seven diamond drill rigs.

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