Saturday, April 2, 2022

Aton Resources Inc. - AAN.v

Aton Resources Inc. - AAN.v is a gold exploration company located in Egypt’s Arabian-Nubian Shield. The co acquired the Abu Marawat Concession in 2007 and has been advancing the development of a number of targets as the only public exploration company in Egypt.




On May 17, 2022 the co released assays;


On May 10, 2022 the co released NEWS.

Aton drills high grade sulphide mineralisation at Rodruin, with 39.4 g/t gold and 261.7 g/t silver over 9.9 metres, within an overall intersection of 88.6 metres grading 5.76 g/t gold, 42.0 g/t silver, 0.31% copper and 2.40% zinc.

On Mar 7, 2022, the co released News
Aton Resources Inc. (AAN: TSX-V) (“Aton” or the “Company”) is very pleased to update investors on the latest tranche of results from the Phase 2 diamond drilling programme at its advanced Rodruin gold exploration project. Rodruin is located in the Company’s 100% owned Abu Marawat Concession (“Abu Marawat” or the “Concession”), in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.
Highlights:
Diamond drilling is ongoing at Rodruin, with 21 drill holes having been completed to date, ROD-048 and ROD-051 to ROD-070, for a total of 1,992 metres; Drill holes ROD-056 to ROD-061 were drilled to test the Central Buttress Zone, an outcropping body of gossanous and mineralised carbonate rock; Drill hole ROD-056 was mineralised over its entire length from collar to end of hole and returned a mineralised intersection of 129.50m grading 1.00 g/t Au and 8.8 g/t Ag;
Other drill holes also returned wide mineralised intersections including 86.60m grading 0.76 g/t Au and 6.3 g/t Ag (hole ROD-057), 45.93m grading 0.93 g/t Au and 3.8 g/t Ag (hole ROD-059), and 85.40m grading 0.66 g/t Au and 10.2 g/t Ag (hole ROD-061); These results continue to confirm that a substantial block of predominantly gossanous carbonate hosted oxide gold mineralisation outcrops at surface at the Central Buttress Zone at Rodruin.








Monday, January 31, 2022

Orca Gold Inc. - ORG.v

Orca Gold Inc. - ORG.v is focused in North and West Africa. Orca's flagship is the Block 14 gold project, located in northern Sudan, near the border with Egypt. A Feasibility Study predicts average gold production of +200,000 ounces per year for at least seven years.
On 2022-1-31 the company released News

Orca Gold Inc. has welcomed Perseus Mining Ltd. as a new strategic shareholder and has provided a corporate update.
Perseus Mining is a 500,000-ounce-per-year gold producer that operates three mines in West Africa. Confirmed by its announcement today (see Perseus release for details), Perseus has purchased a 15-per-cent shareholding interest in Orca from Resolute Mining Ltd. (RSG). In addition to this purchase, Perseus has also agreed to provide Orca with a $5-million (U.S.) short-term loan facility, which will mature on June 30, 2022, with interest charged at a rate of 7.5 per cent per annum. The proceeds from the loan will be used as working capital and for continued exploration and development activities at Block 14. This strategic share acquisition and loan facility positions Perseus to complete its evaluation of Sudan and the Block 14 gold project toward a possible transaction to acquire the balance of the outstanding securities of Orca.
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On 2021-10-21 the company released News

Orca Gold Inc. and the Government of Sudan signed all the key development agreements to proceed with the formal construction of a large commercial gold operation at the Block 14 Gold Project in northern Sudan. The signing took place at an official ceremony held on October 20, 2021, at the Ministry of Minerals in Khartoum, Sudan. Orca's President and CEO, Richard Clark, signed on behalf of the Company and his Excellency, the Honorable Minister of Minerals, Mohamed Bashir Abu Numo, signed on behalf of the Government of the Sudan.











Friday, January 21, 2022

Deadly rocks and minerals

Arsenopyrite is arsenic iron sulfide, which is the same type of mineral as pyrite (fool’s gold, iron sulfide), but with a heavy addition of arsenic.

If one attempts to heat or in any way alter the mineral, a strong garlic odor of arsenic will be produced as lethally toxic, corrosive and carcinogenic vapors are released.
Torbernite prism shaped green crystals form as secondary deposits in granitic rocks, and are composed of uranium. It is formed through a complex reaction between phosphorous, copper, water and uranium.

Radon gas is slowly released from uranium decay.
Stibnite is antimony sulfide. The shining metallic crystals of this unstable compound were once fashioned into magnificent eating utensils.

Stibnite’s antimony laced crystals killed a number of people before it became known that use of the mineral was causing food poisoning of the worst kind.
Orpiment crystals are found growing below the surface in mineral formations, often near hydrothermal vents. The crystals release carcinogenic, neurotoxic arsenic powder.

Orpiment is known to give off a strong garlic smell due to its arsenic content, and may crumble into dangerous powder when exposed to light. The mineral was used as a primary component of ochre paint, and likely poisoned many of the artists who used it.
Cinnabar (mercury sulfide) is the single most toxic mineral to handle on Earth.

The name of the crystal means dragons blood, and it is the main ore of mercury. Forming near volcanos and sulfur deposits, the bright red crystals may release pure mercury if disturbed or heated, causing tremors, loss of sensation and death.



Friday, January 14, 2022

Minera Alamos Inc - MAI.v

Minera Alamos Inc - MAI.v is advancing a growing portfolio of high-quality Mexican assets, including the La Fortuna open pit gold project in Durango.




On December 7, 2021 the co released News

Minera Alamos Inc. is pleased to provide an update of the ongoing ramp-up of mining activities at the Santana gold mine in Sonora, Mexico. Through the end of November 2021 in excess of 7,300 ounces of gold have now been placed on the leach pad since the expansion of mining activities was initiated in August; the majority stacked during the 3 months of September, October and November. Mining operations continue to progress with approximately 100,000 tonnes of new mineralized material stacked on the leach pad in each of October and November.