(“Explor” or “the Corporation”) (TSX-V: EXS, OTCQB: EXSFF, FSE & BE: E1H1) is pleased to announce the acquisition of 2 mining claims (3 mineral claim units) situated in the Porcupine mining division, district of Cochrane, in the Ogden Township, Ontario. These claims are located in Ogden Township contiguous and to the east of the Ogden Property. Highway 101 West is north of the property and provided excellent access to the city of Timmins. The claims were acquired because of encouraging results obtained in Explor’s past exploration on this property.

Explor Resources Inc. will pay CDN $1,000 and issue 100,000 common shares to acquire a 100% interest in the additional Ogden claim. The optionors have retained a 2% NSR in the property. This acquisition is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

With this acquisition, the Ogden property now consists of 15 mining claims (99 mineral claim units) covering 1,588 hectares situated in the Porcupine mining division, district of Cochrane, in the Ogden and Price Townships, Ontario. The Ogden property has been previously explored by Hollinger Mines, Tex-Sol Exploration, Inmet Mining Corporation, Amax Mineral Exploration, Noranda Exploration and Knick Exploration. The majority of the holes drilled by previous operators were less than 100 meters in length. Historically on the Ogden Property, the only hole that hit significant mineralization was a diamond drill hole by Tex-Sol Exploration in 1965 which returned 6.0 g/t Au over 9.1 m at a shallow depth. On the TPW Gold Property significant mineralization was intersected below 300 meters of vertical depth requiring drill holes of 500 to 600 m in length. Explor has completed a drill program on the Ogden Property with the following encouraging results:

Hole #OG-16-02 intersected 2.06 g/t Au over 1.50m from 154.5 to 156.0 meters Hole #OG-16-05 intersected 1.99 g/t Au over 1.80m from 438.0 to 439.8 meters.

The preliminary exploration program conducted by Explor consisted of six NQ holes for a total of 3,648 meters of diamond drilling. The holes averaged 600 meters in length. The property was found to contained favourable geology to host gold mineralization. The diamond drill program used geophysical targets identified by Explor’s ground geophysical surveys conducted by Explor and Knick Exploration. The program was successful in that all IP targets were intersected. The geological environment identified was similar to the Timmins Porcupine West Property. Rock type intersected included Quartz Feldspar Porphyry (QFP), Mafic Volcanics, and Sulfide zones containing fine grain pyrite mineralization.

The most significant deposits in Timmins are spatially associated with porphyry units that are in proximity to the Porcupine Destor Fault. The deposits appear to be also associated with splay faults that trend off and to the North of the Porcupine Destor fault inside an interpreted splay fault corridor.

Chris Dupont P.Eng is the qualified person responsible for the information contained in this release.
Explor Resources Inc. is a publicly listed company trading on the TSX Venture (EXS), on the OTCQB (EXSFF) and on the Frankfurt and Berlin Stock Exchanges (E1H1).

This Press Release was prepared by Explor. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the Policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) has reviewed or accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About Explor Resources Inc. Explor Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based natural resources company with mineral holdings in Ontario, Québec, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Explor is currently focused on exploration in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. The belt is found in both provinces of Ontario and Québec with approximately 33% in Ontario and 67% in Québec. The Belt has produced in excess of 180,000,000 ounces of gold and 450,000,000 tonnes of cu-zn ore over the last 100 years. The Corporation was continued under the laws of Alberta in 1986 and has had its main office in Québec since 2006.

Explor Resources Flagship project is the Timmins Porcupine West (TPW) Project located in the Porcupine mining camp, in the Province of Ontario. Teck Resources Ltd. is currently conducting an exploration program as part of an earn-in on the TPW property. The TPW mineral resource (Press Release dated August 27, 2013) includes the following:
Open Pit Mineral Resources at a 0.30 g/t Au cut-off grade are as follows:
Indicated: 213,000 oz (4,283,000 tonnes at 1.55 g/t Au) Inferred: 77,000 oz (1,140,000 tonnes at 2.09 g/t Au)
Underground Mineral Resources at a 1.70 g/t Au cut-off grade are as follows:
Indicated: 396,000 oz (4,420,000 tonnes at 2.79 g/t Au) Inferred: 393,000 oz (5,185,000 tonnes at 2.36 g/t Au)

This document may contain forward-looking statements relating to Explor’s operations or to the environment in which it operates. Such statements are based on operations, estimates, forecasts and projections. They are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and may be beyond Explor’s control. A number of important factors could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in forwardlooking statements, including those set forth in other public filling. In addition, such statements relate to the date on which they are made. Consequently, undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements. Explor disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, save and except as may be required by applicable securities laws.



First Global Data pats self on back for “growth”

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First Global Data Ltd. is providing the following corporate performance update.

Since the beginning of the third quarter 2016, the company has experienced an average of 18-per-cent growth week over week in its international payments business, representing an overall growth in transaction volumes of 2,869 per cent

Since the Sept. 20, 2016, launch of its mobile payment service in India, the company has experienced an average of 22-per-cent week-over-week growth in number of new customers and an average of 20-per-cent week-over-week growth in transaction volumes, with customers performing an average of three transactions each.

“These are extremely promising statistics especially when you consider the Indian toll stations accepting VPayQwik and the Hidase Telecom initiative in Ethiopia are not yet contributing factors. Fintech is the future and our mandate is future forward. The focus for 2017 is to continue deploying on numerous geographic segments with large enterprise partners, penetrating their respective embedded customer bases and monetizing these clients. We look forward to an exponential year of growth in 2017,” said Andre Itwaru, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer.



Hope for the New Year

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In the early decades of the 19th century, a new cultural and philosophical movement emerged that embodies all that makes America great. Led chiefly by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, American transcendentalism praises the purity of the individual and stresses the importance of self-reliance.

“The great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude,” Emerson wrote.


The “Upcoming, Cataclysmic, Financial Big Bang To End All Big Bangs”-Upgraded From Inevitable To Imminent?


Before the U.S. has even opened for 2017 business, global markets have taken a dramatic step towards implosion – as the “year of monetary revolution” commences.  Yes, the gold Cartel started the year as they start nearly every day; i.e., with a “Sunday Night Sentiment” raid, for the 170th time in the past 178 weekends (albeit, on a Monday due to the holiday); and subsequently, when gold had the nerve to rebound, a “2:15 AM” attack for the 761st time in the past 876 trading days, to make sure the year “starts right.”


The TSX-Venture Has Begun Its Next Leg Higher

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This is the longest win streak for the TSX-V since April 2016 (9 sessions) and more importantly the current rally broke out of a downtrending channel which can be interpreted as a bull flag pattern. The August-December pullback was a garden variety 15% correction which found support at the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of the entire January-August rally. Perhaps most importantly the correction by time (4 months) should have built up enough potential energy to fuel the next leg higher which could very well surpass the 2016 rally (82%) in both magnitude and velocity.

Zooming out to a longer term chart it’s not difficult to see the upside potential which exists after major long term bottom was put in place in January 2016.


MX Gold Adds Another Gold Project



The holidays are behind us and resource investors can look forward to a cornucopia of news being released in January including a lot of nice drill results from a variety of companies. I will try to keep up with the news. Meanwhile. . .

MX Gold continues to move forward. I wrote about them back in Augustwhen the stock was pretty much fully priced and I said so. The shares have corrected with the rest of the resource market and today after a 55% correction the shares seem cheap.




Rouyn-Noranda, Canada, January 10, 2017 – Explor Resources Inc. (“Explor” or the “Corporation“) (TSX-V: EXS, OTCQB: EXSFF, FSE & BE: E1H1) is pleased to announce further results from the 12 Diamond Drill Holes completed on the Chester Copper Property. The Chester Copper property is located in the Northumberland County, 70 km southwest of Bathurst, New Brunswick and 50 km west-northwest of Miramichi, New Brunswick, within the Bathurst Mining Camp. This area has an extensive history in base metal production from VMS deposits.

There has been very little exploration work in this area of the Bathurst Mining Camp (BMC) since the initial exploration more than 60 years ago. Of significance also is the fact that three (3) age date studies of the rock in the area since 2005 have indicated an age of 469+/- 0.3 ma. All of the main largest VMS deposits in the BMC (including BMS #12 and #6, the Caribou Deposit (currently being developed by Travalli) and the past producing Heath Steele Mines, are associated with this age date for the footwall felsic rocks. That new data in 2007 places Explor’s Chester deposit is in the same time frame as the Brunswick Mining No. 12 and No. 6 deposits located in the BMC.

New Brunswick is the home of the No 12 massive sulphide deposit (The Brunswick Deposit) which was in continuous production from 1964 to its closure in March of 2013 (to Feb 2013, 135,903,168 tonnes milled at 3.44 % Pb, 8.74 % Zn, 0.37 % Cu and 102 g/t Ag). The Brunswick deposits (No 6 and No 12) are situated in the Nepisiguit Falls Group of rocks in the Lower Tetagouche group of the BMC. There are 46 known VMS deposits in the BMC.

The property is located in the southern-most part of the Bathurst Mining Camp and consist of 174 Mineral Claim Units within a total of five (5) Mineral Claims (1571, 2428, 6003, 6005 and 7045) comprising approximately 3,828 hectares as shown on the attached map.

Chris Dupont, President and Chief Executive Officer of Explor Resources Inc. commented: “We are extremely pleased and encouraged by these preliminary drill results. The presence of multiple copper mineralized zones in each of the holes drilled is very significant in terms of exploration. The increase in strike length of the known mineralization from 500 to 750 meters confirms the potential to significantly increase the resources on the property. The property continues to be open on strike to the west and Northwest.”

A total of 4 diamond drill holes were drilled on claim 1571. The first three diamond drill holes that were drilled were fan holes from the same location. This successfully tested the extension of the copper stringer zone for a distance of 250 meters west of previous drilling. The fourth drill hole was located approximately 100 meters west (and 38 meters south) of the first three drill holes, confirming the continuity of the mineralization to the west and Northwest and adding 250 meters of strike length to the known deposit. It intersected the target horizon and favorable geology from 49 meters to 172 meters.

Further to the west the copper deposit goes down dip and onto claim 6003. At about 1,100 meters west of the first drill hole, drill hole 6003-16-012 was drilled at a vertical dip. It eventually went to a depth of 600 meters and intersected previously unknown mineralization near surface (18 meters) and also extending the deep main Chester Stringer zone an additional 650 meters westward than any previous reliable drilling (i.e. casing in place and core in government storage). It also confirms the existence of the alteration zone and the host stratigraphic horizon to a depth not previously known or expected. The chloritized favorable horizon extends from a depth of 472.5 meters to 561 meters with low grade copper mineralization documented from 519 meters to 543 meters.

In the north part of claim 6003, an untested soil geochemical anomaly was tested. Copper mineralization was discovered as pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite veinlets in felsic volcanic associated with the soil anomaly. Copper mineralization was also discovered in this area in 2014 and a soil survey on claim 7045 to the west have unexplained copper and lead anomalies which may be associated with previously mentioned soil anomaly and this horizon.

To the south on Claim 6005, two drill holes were put down to test a soil anomaly apparently associated with a historical drill hole, dating to about the 1956 to 1958 era, with a reported value of more than 2% copper. No indication of any mineralization was discovered in the two drill holes.


A Tired Bull Awakens



It has been a long time since Thirdeyeopentrades commented on the gold market, here at 321gold.com, and it looks like now is an appropriate time to make a return!

The gold and silver markets have suffered terrible blows and a cruel bear market, beset with bankers manipulating the metals lower and profiting from raids done in ultra thin markets while many of us slept. The fines levied against them, merely slaps on the finger.


SWOT Analysis: Political Uncertainties Could Keep Precious Metals Positive




Palladium is starting this year as the best performer among the precious metals, heading for its biggest gain since March, reports Bloomberg. The metal rose 11.17 percent for the week on bets that carmaker demand will grow following positive U.S. and Chinese manufacturing data. Pollution control in China remains a problem, but in the U.S. some auto manufacturers are going to idle some auto plant capacity as dealer inventories are too high.

Gold traders and analysts surveyed by Bloomberg this week were the most bullish in a year. Those surveyed cited worries over U.S. and European political developments as well as expectations for stronger demand in the Lunar New Year. “Chinese New Year this year will fall on the last week of January, which suggests jewelry purchases are likely to hit their season peak in the next couple of weeks,” Vyanne Lai of the National Australia Bank said.


Gold – 2016 A Year in Review

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Today marks the final day before traders and investors call it a wrap and begin their holiday season celebration. The overwhelming characteristics that defined today’s trading activity were quiet and subdued.

With that in mind, this might be an excellent time to look at recent price action in gold, and put that action into the perspective of what happened this year. It is also good time to take a look at what has transpired this year, and then, see how this year’s activity fits within a longer-term perspective. When we look at the most recent activity in regards to gold pricing, we see that it has been in a defined correction, which began in July of this year. The correction then accelerated the pace of decline at the beginning of November, and gold’s pathway continues to this day.