Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Berkwood Resources MAG and TDEM surveys indicate 3 km and 1.8 km trends for Graphite near Mason's advanced property

Berkwood Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: BKR) ("Berkwood" or the "Company") is pleased to announce preliminary results of a helicopter-borne magnetic (MAG) and time-domain electromagnetic (TDEM) survey recently completed over its Lac Guéret South Graphite Property (“the Property”), in northeast Quebec.
The high-resolution geophysical survey, comprising 413 linear kilometres with a line spacing of 200 metres, was performed by Prospectair Geosurveys Inc. of Gatineau, Quebec and outlined several good conductors. The results were processed and interpreted by Dubé Geoscience of Ottawa, Ontario.

The survey successfully delineated an electromagnetic (EM) anomaly along a 1.8 kilometre trend, including a large circular conductive anomaly with a diameter of approximately 900 metres. Additional targets defined by the survey, within the Lac Guéret South Graphite Property, include a strong bedrock conductor, 3 km in length, situated at the Property’s northern border with Mason Graphite’s advanced Lac Guéret Property.

Preliminary analysis indicates that the anomalies are likely strong bedrock conductors which have electromagnetic Z component channels response consistent with a potential graphitic source. Geophysical analysis recommends the next course of action to be follow-up ground geophysics in the form of the PhiSpy ground TDEM system to better define the conductive source positions and their extents in order to guide precision prospecting, trenching and drilling in spring and summer 2015.

The newly generated exploration targets increase Berkwood’s confidence that there is significant potential to discover new mineralized zones, which could enhance the value of Berkwood’s Graphite property portfolio.

Brian Buchanan CEO & Director of Berkwood Resources stated We consider the initial results to be very encouraging, furthering our objective of discovering and defining graphite targets in the newly acquired Lac Guéret South Graphite Property, which should allow us to quickly advance exploration on the project.”

Alain Berclaz, P.Geo a consultant to the Company and a Qualified Person under the definition of Canadian National Instrument 43-101, approved the technical information in this news release.

To view details, maps and photos of Berkwood’s Graphite properties please click here.
About Berkwood Resources:

Berkwood has an option to earn a 100%-interest in the recently acquired 5,788 ha Lac Guéret South Graphite Property, located in northeastern Quebec. The Lac Guéret South Graphite Property borders the southern boundary of Mason Graphite’s Lac Guéret Project which has a NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate with measured & indicated mineral resources of 50 million tonnes grading 15.6% Cgr (including 6.6 million tonnes grading 32.4% Cgr).  Berkwood also holds a 100% interest in the Lac Guéret East Graphite Property which is adjacent to the eastern boundary of Mason Graphite’s Lac Guéret Property. Berkwood’s Lac Guéret East and South Graphite Properties share a similar geological environment to Mason Graphite`s Lac Guéret Property including along strike stratigraphic units and structures.

Berkwood also holds a 100% interest in the Prospect Valley Gold Property near Merritt, BC.  Several areas of gold mineralization have been identified on the 10,871 Ha property. The majority of historic drilling has taken place in the centre of the claim block along the Discovery Trend. This drilling has outlined an extensive low grade epithermal gold system with indications of potential for additional and higher grade mineralization. The system remains open for expansion and other known zones of gold mineralization have yet to be drilled (see Berkwood news release dated January 25, 2012, for details).

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Karim Sayani, Corporate Communications
Tel: (604) 662-7455 E-mail: karim@berkwoodresources.com

Tom Steer, Corporate Development
Tel: (604) 681-7455 E-mail: tomsteer@berkwoodresources.com


On Behalf of Berkwood Resources

Brian Buchanan, President and Director

 
This Berkwood News Release contains certain "forward-looking" statements and information relating to Berkwood that are based on the beliefs of Berkwood's management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to Berkwood's management. Such statements reflect the current risks, uncertainties and assumptions related to certain factors including, without limitation, competitive factors, general economic conditions, relationships with strategic partners, governmental regulation and supervision, seasonality, technological change, changes in industry practices, and one-time events. Should any one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results and forward-looking statements may vary materially from those described herein. Except as required by law, Berkwood does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement. The Mason Graphite NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate was sourced from the Mason Graphite news release dated July 29, 2014. The Qualified Person has been unable to verify the information contained within the Mason Graphite news release and the mineralization on the Mason Graphite property is not necessarily indicative of the mineralization on the Company’s property.
 
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

IBC Advanced Alloy Moves to Broaden US Institutional Investor Outreach

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.

TSX VENTURE : IB
OTCQX : IAALF




November 18, 2014 09:00 ET

IBC Advanced Alloys Engages Stonegate Inc.




VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2014) - IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (TSX VENTURE:IB)(OTCQX:IAALF) announces that it has retained the services of Stonegate Inc. to provide investor relations services to the Company with a specific focus on the US small-cap institutional investment community.
Stonegate Inc. is a 40-year-old investor relations, research and investment banking firm based in Dallas, Texas. Its research covers companies in a variety of industries and is distributed to its wide network of institutional investors. Stonegate's primary focus is assisting small cap companies to achieve their capital markets objectives and to both increase and strengthen their institutional shareholder base.
Anthony Dutton, President and CEO of IBC commented, "With increasing interest from the aerospace and precision manufacturing sectors, now is the ideal time to introduce IBC to targeted US institutional investors. We understand their investment criteria, are confident we are meeting those criteria, and we believe Stonegate is a great fit for us because of their expertise in this sector. We look forward to working with them and have targeted early December for our first investor presentations."
In connection with the engagement, Stonegate will receive US$5,000 per month commencing November 17, 2014. The term of the agreement is six months and may be cancelled subsequently, in writing, with standard notice provisions. The agreement is subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange.
About IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.
IBC is an integrated manufacturer and distributor of rare metals (beryllium) based alloys and related products serving a variety of industries including nuclear energy, automotive, telecommunications and a range of industrial applications. IBC has 80 employees and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with production facilities in Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Missouri. IBC is creating a dynamic global beryllium and advanced alloys company. IBC's common shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "IB" and the OTCQX under the symbol "IAALF."
This news release was prepared by management of IBC, which takes full responsibility for its contents. The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy of this news release. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This disclosure contains certain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control including: the impact of general economic conditions in the areas in which the Company operates, industry conditions, changes in laws and regulations including the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, limited availability of raw materials, fluctuations in commodity prices, foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities. In addition there are risks and uncertainties associated with manufacturing activities therefore the Company's future results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. All statements included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on assumptions made by the Company based on its experience, perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances.

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IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.
Ian Tootill
Director of Corporate Communications
(604) 685-6263 ext. 110
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www.ibcadvancedalloys.com

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Monday, November 3, 2014

IBC Advanced Alloys Partners with Baoshida Swissmetal and Avins to Develop and Distribute a New High Performance Alloy



VANCOUVER, BC - November 3, 2014 - IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (TSX-V: IB; OTCQX: IAALF) reports that its Copper Alloys division is partnering with Baoshida Swissmetal Ltd. and Avins USA Inc. to manufacture a high performance alloy for use in multiple markets and applications. The initial business development focus will be targeted North American and European opportunities with revenues expected to exceed $10 million in the first three to five years of production.

"We are pleased that Baoshida Swissmetal and Avins have chosen us as their partner on this project and we have already begun preparation at our facilities for the first trial," said Douglas Veitch, Vice President of Business Development for IBC.  "We are continuing to develop our manufacturing capabilities in new alloys, and working with a globally recognized and respected company like Baoshida Swissmetal will open the door for additional opportunities in the future."

 
Baoshida Swissmetal Ltd. (www.swissmetal.com), headquartered in Reconvilier, Switzerland, is an integrated manufacturer and distributor of high quality, specialty products made from copper and copper alloys serving the electronics, aerospace, military, oil and gas exploration, automotive, and consumer goods industries. The company has 250 employees in two production facilities in Reconvilier and Dornach Switzerland.

 
Mr. Jean-Pierre Tardent, the Chief Executive Officer, proudly announced the upcoming partnership with IBC Advanced Alloys and said, "Driven by requests from our technically demanding customers from around the world, Baoshida Swissmetal looks forward to the partnership with IBC Advanced Alloys which will expand our product offering in high performance alloys".

 
Avins USA, Inc. (www.avins.com) is a 60-year-old, family-owned company specializing in the engineering and design support, supply chain management, and distribution of globally sourced high quality metal and alloy products. Avins has four offices (New Jersey, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Guadalajara) and twelve warehouses located throughout North America with a comprehensive product line of specialty bars, rods, wires, tubing, strip, foils, forgings, castings, billets and custom-extruded profiles. Avins has been the exclusive North American distributor for Baoshida Swissmetal for over 40 years and is the ideal partner for this new alloy project.  

About IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.

 
IBC is an integrated manufacturer and distributor of rare metals (beryllium) based alloys and related products serving a variety of industries including nuclear energy, automotive, telecommunications and a range of industrial applications. IBC has 80 employees and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with production facilities in Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Missouri. IBC is creating a dynamic global beryllium and advanced alloys company. IBC's common shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "IB" and the OTCQX under the symbol "IAALF." 
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This news release was prepared by management of IBC, which takes full responsibility for its contents. The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy of this news release. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This disclosure contains certain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control including: the impact of general economic conditions in the areas in which the Company operates, industry conditions, changes in laws and regulations including the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, limited availability of raw materials, fluctuations in commodity prices, foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities. In addition there are risks and uncertainties associated with manufacturing activities therefore the Company's future results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. All statements included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on assumptions made by the Company based on its experience, perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Trading Halted on Lomiko Metals as it advances future of graphene based products

Lomiko Signs Licensing Agreement to Produce and Supply Power Converter Systems to E-Commerce Customers

Lomiko Metals Inc. ("Lomiko") (TSX VENTURE: LMR) (PINKSHEETS: LMRMF)(FRANKFURT: DH8B) and its 100% owned subsidiary Lomiko Technologies Inc. are pleased to announce an agreement to license from Megahertz Power Systems Ltd. ("Megahertz") rights to manufacture and sell three (3) power converter system designs ("Licensed Power Systems"), acquire a pending supply contract ("Customer Contract") with a Canadian LED system integrator ("LED Customer") and support the research and development of new products. 

"The Power Converter Market is a multi-billion dollar market. With the increasing demand for energy-efficient electronic devices, the advent of re-chargeable batteries and the new market for quick-charge supercapacitors, Lomiko has the opportunity to move into a growing market with a profitable business model.", stated A. Paul Gill, CEO. 

Lomiko will establish cash-flow under the current Customer Contract within six months which is based on proven and in-demand devices designed by MegaHertz. The creation of an e-commerce site in three to four (3-4) months will increase the customer base for the Licensed Power Systems over the estimated five (5) year product cycle. In the long term, Lomiko and MegaHertz will work on innovative new designs that power products using graphite and graphene based devices to dramatically raise operating efficiencies and help reduce the energy waste for the Electronic equipment, Energy Storage and Automotive Industries worldwide. 

Lomiko Metals Inc. has been involved in the exploration and development of graphite assets in Quebec since 2012. After a February 11, 2013 Strategic Alliance with Graphene Labs, Lomiko Technologies Inc. was formed in May, 2014 in order to become involved in the end uses of graphite and graphene. On December 4, 2013, Lomiko reported on a successful conclusion to Phase I of its Graphene Supercapacitor Project which involved Graphene Labs and Stony Brook University. Currently, Lomiko is working with Graphene Labs to launch Phase II of the Graphene Supercapacitor Project and will announce details shortly. A power converter designed to charge a graphene supercapacitor within minutes is one long term design goal of the MegaHertz deal. 

Assignment of Customer Contract and Initial Funding
Megahertz has agreed to assign and transfer the pending revenue-generating Customer Contract for an existing OEM 120VAC 60 Watt LED Driver design (the "Custom LED Driver") with the LED Customer. Megahertz shall grant non-exclusive licenses to Lomiko to manufacture and sell the following three power converter system designs as the Licensed Power Supplies:
--  A custom OEM 60W 120V OEM Led driver solely for the existing LED
    Customer ("Custom LED Driver" - the design of which is owned by the LED
    Customer);
--  A Type AB in-wall AC receptacle with USB ports for recharging laptops,
    smartphones and tablets ("AB-USB6 Receptacle") for e-commerce sales;
--  A 60W LED driver product ("LED90+ Driver") for online e-commerce sales.
--  Lomiko will pay Megahertz a 15% royalty on Lomiko's net sales of
    Licensed Power Supplies, (the "Royalty").

Lomiko shall advance the sum of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Canadian Dollars (Cdn. $250,000) (the "Start-up Funds") in order to:
--  Organize and set up contract manufacturing of Licensed Power Supplies;
--  Develop an e-commerce web-site for sales of certain Licensed Power
    Supplies;
--  Establish a local office in support of Lomiko's sales of Licensed Power
    Supplies;
--  Manage initial contract manufacturing, sales, customer relations,
    general business administration and technical support for customers and
    contract manufacturers ("Project Management Services") for the initial
    year of operations.

About Lomiko Metals Inc.
Lomiko Metals Inc. is a Canada-based, exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties that contain minerals for the new green economy.

About Lomiko Technologies Inc.
On February 12, 2013 Lomiko Metals and Graphene Labs signed a Strategic Alliance to develop vertical integration within the graphite field and develop new businesses in the nanotechnology field which resulted in the creation and IPO of Graphene 3D Lab. Lomiko Technologies was created in currently holds 4,396,970 shares of Graphene 3D Lab. 

About MegaHertz Power Systems Ltd.
MegaHertz Power Systems Ltd (www.mhps.co) is a FAB-less technology licensing company focused on the development of miniature extremely low cost, and very efficient Power Supply Solutions. MegaHertz provides low cost electronic components and efficient custom power supply designs to foster new business opportunities for manufacturers around the globe. Innovative new designs are under way to dramatically raise operating efficiencies and help reduce the energy waste for the Electronic equipment and Automotive Industries worldwide. 

For more information on Lomiko, review the website at www.lomiko.com.
On Behalf of the Board
A. Paul Gill, Chief Executive Officer
We seek safe harbor. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Contacts:
Lomiko Metals Inc.
A. Paul Gill
Chief Executive Officer
604-729-5312
info@lomiko.com
www.lomiko.com


SOURCE: Lomiko Metals Inc.

Editors Notes: Graphite is also a critical component of Lithium-Ion Batteries and cannot be economically replaced.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Graphite bulk sample of 29% cg being tested by Mason Graphite

Mason Graphite Initiates Pilot Plant Testing on a 60 Tonne Bulk Sample at 29% Cg

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 21, 2014) - Mason Graphite Inc. ("Mason Graphite" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:LLG)(OTCQX:MGPHF) is pleased to announce that a pilot plant test for the Lac Gueret graphite project has been initiated at COREM's research facility in Quebec City. The operations are under the supervision of engineering firm Soutex, also based in Quebec City.
The pilot program is planned to operate for a six week period, during which COREM will test a bulk sample of approximately 60 tonnes of graphite mineralization obtained from Mason Graphite's Lac Gueret property, located in northeastern Quebec. The average head grade of the bulk sample is 29.1% Cg. The pilot program is designed to test the concentration process developed at the laboratory level by Mason Graphite, COREM and Soutex.
Samples collected during the pilot will serve multiple purposes, including:
--  Testing of additional processing technologies;
--  Characterization for the upcoming environmental impact assessment;
--  Testing to create value added products such as spherical graphite used
    in lithium-ion batteries (these tests will be part of a complete
    technical study program for value added graphite products); and
--  Testing with key potential customers.

The results of the pilot plant program will also be used for the upcoming feasibility study.
Qualified Person
Jean L'Heureux, Eng., Mason Graphite's Executive Vice-President Process Development and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical content of this press release.
About Mason Graphite
Mason Graphite is a Canadian mining company focused on the exploration and development of its 100% owned Lac Gueret graphite property, located in northeastern Quebec. The property hosts a National Instrument 43-101 compliant Mineral Resource featuring 50,024,000 tonnes grading 15.6% Cg, including 6,672,000 tonnes grading 32.4% Cg, in the Measured and Indicated categories and 11,861,000 tonnes grading 17.1% Cg, including 2,637,000 tonnes grading 30.5% Cg, in the Inferred category (see press release dated December 5, 2013). Excellent potential exists for further mineral growth. A Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) study was completed on a 7.6Mt mineral resource estimate from July 2012 which features 22 years of production at 27.4% Cg and a pre-tax internal rate of return of 33.7% (see technical report entitled "Technical Report on the Mineral Resources Estimation Update 2013, Lac Gueret Graphite Project, Quebec, Canada" issued on January 17, 2014). The Company's senior management team possesses significant graphite expertise from their experience at Timcal/Imerys, including Benoit Gascon, CPA, CA, who held executive positions for 20 years, including over 6 years as President and CEO of Stratmin Graphite, the only graphite mine in North America; Jean L'Heureux, Eng., Executive Vice-President, Process Development, with over 20 years of experience; and Luc Veilleux, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-President, with 8 years of experience. Timcal, now owned by Imerys, is one of the largest graphite producers in the world.
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Cautionary Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. All information contained herein that is not clearly historical in nature may constitute forward-looking information. Generally, such forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: (i) volatile stock price; (ii) the general global markets and economic conditions; (iii) the possibility of write-downs and impairments; (iv) the risk associated with exploration, development and operations of mineral deposits; (v) the risk associated with establishing title to mineral properties and assets; (vi) the risks associated with entering into joint ventures; (vii) fluctuations in commodity prices; (viii) the risks associated with uninsurable risks arising during the course of exploration, development and production; (ix) competition faced by the resulting issuer in securing experienced personnel and financing; (x) access to adequate infrastructure to support mining, processing, development and exploration activities; (xi) the risks associated with changes in the mining regulatory regime governing the resulting issuer; (xii) the risks associated with the various environmental regulations the resulting issuer is subject to; (xiii) risks related to regulatory and permitting delays; (xiv) risks related to potential conflicts of interest; (xv) the reliance on key personnel; (xvi) liquidity risks; (xvii) the risk of potential dilution through the issue of common shares; (xviii) the Company does not anticipate declaring dividends in the near term; (xix) the risk of litigation; and (xx) risk management.
Forward-looking information is based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable at the time such statements are made, including but not limited to, continued exploration activities, no material adverse change in metal prices, exploration and development plans proceeding in accordance with plans and such plans achieving their stated expected outcomes, receipt of required regulatory approvals, and such other assumptions and factors as set out herein. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. Such forward-looking information has been provided for the purpose of assisting investors in understanding the Company's business, operations and exploration plans and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is made as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake to update such forward-looking information except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The estimate of mineral resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, sociopolitical, marketing, or other relevant issues.
The quantity and grade of reported inferred mineral resources in this news release are uncertain in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define these inferred mineral resources as indicated or measured mineral resources and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in upgrading them to indicated or measured mineral resources.
The PEA is preliminary in nature and includes Inferred Mineral Resources, which are considered too geologically speculative to have mining and economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. There is no certainty that the reserves development, production, and economic forecasts on which the PEA is based will be realized.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Investor Relations
info@masongraphite.com
www.masongraphite.com


Simon Marcotte
Vice-President Corporate Development
+1 (416) 861-5822


Benoit Gascon
President & CEO
Head Office (Greater Montreal)
3030 Le Carrefour blvd. Suite 600
Laval QC H7T 2P5


Toronto Office
65 Queen Street West, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M5H 2M5




Source: Mason Graphite Inc.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TNR Gold Shareholders will finally get to cash in on Giant Los Azules Copper Project.

TNR Gold Corp. and McEwen Mining Inc. Agree to Convert
TNR’s Back in Right to a NSR on the Los Azules Copper Project, Argentina

Vancouver, B.C. October 17, 2014, TNR Gold Corp. (the "Company" or “TNR) (TSX VENTURE:TNR.V ) announces that it has entered into a transfer agreement (the “Transfer Agreement”) with McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE:MUX, TSX:MUX) ("McEwen") pursuant to which the Company will convert all of rights and interests (the “E&O Agreement Rights”)  under a Cordon de Los Azules Exploration and Option Agreement dated effective as of May 15, 2004, as amended April 26, 2005 and November 8, 2012, including its 25% back-in right (the “Back-In Right”) in the northern portion of the Los Azules Copper Project (the “Project”) in San Juan Province, Argentina.  The Back-In Right is exercisable following the completion of a feasibility study and if the Company elected to back-in for 5% or less or had its interest diluted to 5% or less, TNR would receive a net smelter royalty of 0.6% from the northern portion of the Project (see TNR News Release November 12, 2012).
In exchange for TNR converting the E&O Agreement Rights, McEwen will:
 (1) cause its  wholly owned Argentinian subsidiary, Andes Corporacion  Minera S.A. (“Andes”) to enter into a net smelter royalty agreement with Compania Minera Solitario Argentina S.A.  (“Solitario”), an Argentinian company controlled by TNR,  pursuant to which Andes will pay Solitario a 0.4% net smelter returns royalty (“NSR”) in respect of the entire Project;

(2) issue TNR 850,000 common shares; and

(3) pay TNR 1% of any purchase price paid to and received by McEwen in respect of any sale, assignment of transfer of all of its interest in the Project, to a party other than to an affiliate of McEwen, on or before the third anniversary of the Transfer Agreement.

The Company believes converting the E&O Agreement Rights are in the best interest of its shareholders because it clarifies the ambiguity surrounding the details of the Back-In Right and the conditions under which the Back-In Right can be exercised.

Gary Schellenberg, President and CEO of TNR commented, “We have noted significant confusion in some of our shareholders regarding the particulars of the Back-In Right. It is the goal of TNR, through its lead generator business model, to advance toward the royalty ownership model as our projects, identified at an early stage of exploration, are advanced toward development by joint venture partners. This latest agreement with McEwen now completes the process for the Los Azules Project.”

 “We are very pleased to reach this agreement with McEwen. I would like to thank Rob McEwen personally for his efforts to work with us to find an amenable solution to simplify the Back-In Right at Los Azules. I am confident this transaction will facilitate the advancement of the Los Azules Project. Los Azules is a unique, long-life, copper mining opportunity in Argentina. Recent acquisitions which include the Las Bambas copper mining project in Peru acquired by Minmetals Group from China and the Taca Taca copper deposit in Argentina acquired by First Quantum Minerals Ltd. confirm there is significant value to be realized for projects in this region. TNR Gold now carries an industry standard NSR on the entire Los Azules project which also allows McEwen Mining to facilitate further strategic transactions with this Project and I believe the shareholders of TNR will benefit as the Project advances through the feasibility stages,” commented Mr. Kirill Klip, Non-Executive Chairman of TNR.

ABOUT LOS AZULES

The Los Azules copper deposit is located in the San Juan province of Argentina. McEwen is the current operator on the Los Azules copper deposit and the Company has previously advised that on May 15, March 28, and March 13, 2013, McEwen Mining Inc. issued press releases in relation to the deposit, which are accessible on SEDAR at http://www.sedar.com and on McEwen Mining Inc.’s website at http://mcewenmining.com.
McEwen's press releases appear to be prepared by Qualified Persons and the procedures, methodology and key assumptions disclosed therein are those adopted and consistently applied in the mining industry, but no Qualified Person engaged by TNR has done sufficient work to analyze, interpret, classify or verify McEwen's information to determine the current mineral reserve or resource or other information referred to in their press releases. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned in placing any reliance on the disclosures therein.

ABOUT TNR GOLD Corp.  (www.tnrgoldcorp.com)

Over the past twenty-one years TNR, through its lead generator business model, has been successful in generating high quality exploration projects around the globe. With the Company's expertise, resources and industry network, it is well positioned to aggressively identify, source, explore, partner and continue to expand its project portfolio.
TNR recently reported an inferred mineral resource at the Shotgun Gold project in Alaska containing 20,734,313 tonnes at 1.06 grams per tonne (“g/t”) gold for a total of 705,960 ounces gold (“Au”) using a 0.5 g/t Au cut-off (see news release dated 22 April 2013).
TNR is also a major shareholder of International Lithium Corp. (TSX:ILC.V) (“ILC”), a company created by TNR to advance its internationally acquired lithium prospects. TNR currently holds about 25.5% of the outstanding shares of ILC.
At its core, TNR provides significant exposure to gold and copper through its holdings in Alaska and Argentina and is committed to continued generation of in-demand projects, while diversifying its markets and building shareholder value.
John Harrop, PGeo, FGS, is a "Qualified Person" as defined under NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.
For further details please see our website at http://www.tnrgoldcorp.com/s/NewsReleases.asp
On behalf of the board,

Gary Schellenberg
President

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Mason Graphite CEO "pleased" with new drill results

Mason Graphite Reports High Grade Intercepts from Infill Drilling in the GC Zone, Including 27 Meters at 40.3 % Cg, and Announces the Appointment of a New Director of Sustainable Development

Mason Graphite Inc. ("Mason Graphite" or the "Company") (TSX.V: LLG; OTCQX: MGPHF) is pleased to report the second batch of assay results from the 2013-2014 drilling program at its Lac Guéret project in northeastern Quebec. The drill program consisted of 97 holes totaling 15,108 metres and was designed to pursue three objectives:

to explore for mineral extensions to the North-East and beyond the defined resource envelope of the GC Zone (18 holes totaling 2,085 metres) – Results previously reported in the press release dated July 29, 2014;
to explore for mineral continuity within the defined resource envelope of the GC Zone (68 holes totaling 11,323 metres); and
to conduct exploration drilling on graphite showings on the property located beyond the areas where drilling had previously been conducted (11 holes totaling 1,700 metres).

This press release reports assay results from drilling conducted in the GC zone. The remaining drilling results will be reported in upcoming communications.

Results Confirm Presence of High Grade Areas in the GC Zone

"We are very pleased that these new results confirm the continuity of the mineralization within the GC zone. Furthermore, we continue to obtain high graphite grades, which supports our belief in the exceptional quality of the Lac Guéret property. These latest results will be combined with those from the North-East extension to update our resource estimate, which is expected to lead to the upgrade of the resource categories and to also allow for the optimization of the mining plan during our Feasibility Study.” said Benoit Gascon, President and CEO of Mason Graphite.

Drilling was performed in a quincunx pattern, with new holes drilled roughly in the middle of four (4) existing holes, resulting in an average distance of 35 metres between holes. The former drilling followed a grid pattern, with average spacing of 50 x 50 metres.

Intercept highlights from drilling conducted inside the PEA open pit envelope in the GC Zone include:

Hole LG-403 intersected 76 metres at 27.5 % Cg, including 38 metres at 39.3 % Cg;
Hole LG-421 intersected 46 metres at 28.7 % Cg, including 27 metres at 40.3 % Cg;
Hole LG-424 intersected 86 metres at 32.7 % Cg, including 73 metres at 36.1 % Cg; and
Hole LG-471 intersected 50 metres at 23.9 % Cg near the surface (4 metres), including 21 metres at 37.4 % Cg.

Intercept highlights from drilling conducted outside the PEA open pit envelope in the GC Zone include:

Hole LG-420 intersected 42 metres at 24.6 % Cg, including 17 metres at 34.7 % Cg near the surface (7 metres);
Hole LG-439 intersected 58 metres at 20.2 % Cg, including 14 metres at 36.6 % Cg;
Hole LG-455 intersected 202 metres at 21.6 % Cg, including 3 intersections of 17, 24 and 46 metres at 30.7 % Cg to 33.3 % Cg, respectively;
Hole LG-458 intersected 91 metres at 25.3 % Cg, including 30 metres at 40.8 % Cg; and
Hole LG-463 intersected 130 metres at 26.7 % Cg, including 57 metres at 39.0 % Cg.

Table 1 – Most relevant drill results from the GC Zone, inside the PEA Pit Envelope
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Table 2 – Most relevant drill results from the GC Zone, outside the PEA Pit Envelope
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Appointment of Director of Sustainable Development

Mason Graphite is also pleased to announce that Mrs. Jacqueline Leroux, Eng. has joined its management team as Director of Sustainable Development. Mrs. Leroux has worked for two major mining projects in the province of Quebec (Project BlackRock and Project Éléonore) where she was in charge of sustainable development, various environmental studies and social relations. She successfully conducted the permitting processes for both projects. Her experience is expected to be invaluable to the development of the Lac Guéret project.

About Mason Graphite
Mason Graphite is a Canadian mining company focused on the exploration and development of its 100% owned Lac Guéret graphite property, located in northeastern Québec. The property hosts a National Instrument 43-101 compliant Mineral Resource featuring 50,024,000 tonnes grading 15.6% Cg, including 6,672,000 tonnes grading 32.4% Cg, in the Measured and Indicated categories and 11,861,000 tonnes grading 17.1% Cg, including 2,637,000 tonnes grading 30.5% Cg, in the Inferred category (see press release dated December 5, 2013). Excellent potential exists for further mineral growth. A Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) study was completed on a 7.6Mt mineral resource estimate from July 2012 which features 22 years of production at 27.4% Cg and a pre-tax internal rate of return of 33.7% (see technical report entitled “Technical Report on the Mineral Resources Estimation Update 2013, Lac Guéret Graphite Project, Quebec, Canada” issued on January 17, 2014). The Company's senior management team possesses significant graphite expertise from their experience at Timcal/Imerys, including Benoît Gascon, CPA, CA, who held executive positions for 20 years, including over 6 years as President and CEO; Jean L'Heureux, Eng., Executive Vice-President, Process Development, with over 20 years of experience; and Luc Veilleux, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-President, with 8 years of experience. Timcal, now owned by Imerys, is one of the largest graphite producers in the world.
Qualified Persons/Quality Control and Assurance

Yves Caron, P. Geo., Mason Graphite's Director of Exploration and Geology and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, supervised the drill program and has reviewed and approved the geological scientific and technical content of this press release.

Jean L’Heureux, Eng., Mason Graphite's Executive Vice-President Process Development and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the metallurgical scientific and technical content of this press release.

Analyses for this drilling campaign were carried out by AGAT Laboratories Ltd. in Mississauga, Ontario, a company independent from Mason Graphite, exercising a thorough Quality Control and Assurance program (QA/QC) with Mason Graphite personnel inserting one blank, two standards and one duplicate every 100 samples. AGAT Laboratories is an accredited analytical laboratory. Carbon as graphite ("Cg") assays reported in this press release were obtained by using the LECO analytical technique ASTM E1915-07A with a detection limit of 0.01% Cg. Drill holes were sampled over an average of 1.5 metre intervals.


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Forward-looking information is based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable at the time such statements are made, including but not limited to, continued exploration activities, no material adverse change in metal prices, exploration and development plans proceeding in accordance with plans and such plans achieving their stated expected outcomes, receipt of required regulatory approvals, and such other assumptions and factors as set out herein. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. Such forward-looking information has been provided for the purpose of assisting investors in understanding the Company's business, operations and exploration plans and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is made as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake to update such forward-looking information except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The estimate of mineral resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, sociopolitical, marketing, or other relevant issues.

The quantity and grade of reported inferred mineral resources in this news release are uncertain in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define these inferred mineral resources as indicated or measured mineral resources and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in upgrading them to indicated or measured mineral resources.

The PEA is preliminary in nature and includes Inferred Mineral Resources, which are considered too geologically speculative to have mining and economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. There is no certainty that the reserves development, production, and economic forecasts on which the PEA is based will be realized.

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