Symbol: ASX: CHN TSX: CXN
Shares outstanding: 263 million
Fully diluted: 272 million
PERTH, Western Australia, April 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Chalice Gold Mines Limited (ASX: CHN, TSX: CXN) ("Chalice" or the "Company") advises that its Quarterly Activity and Cash Flow Reports for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 have been issued today. The full texts of these reports are available at the Company's website www.chalicegold.com and under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com.
- Early stage drilling intersects high-grade gold within broader zones of lower-grade mineralisation at the East Cadillac Project in Quebec, Canada, confirming that the '5N' and '5M' structures have pronounced gold endowment.
- High quality airborne magnetic-electromagnetic survey flown in April at the East Cadillac Project with data currently being processed to allow targeting of high priority structural positions.
- Chalice expanded its ground-holding at the East Cadillac Project by staking contiguous claims south of the Larder Lake-Cadillac fault, ~35km east of the >20 million oz Val d'Or gold camp.
- Preparation continues for an active 2017 field and drilling campaign at Warrego North (NT), Latitude Hill (WA), East Cadillac (Quebec), and West Pilbara (WA) projects within the next 3-4 months.
- At the West Pilbara Project, a total of 130 rock-chip samples were taken across 9 prospects. Some samples show strong surficial copper mineralisation consisting of malachite, chalcopyrite and chalcocite in hydrothermal breccia zones. Assay results are expected to be received over the next two weeks.
- During the Quarter, Chalice sold 8.9 million shares in First Mining Finance for gross revenue of A$8.3 million.
- Chalice remains well-funded with cash of A$42.3 million, 9.3 million shares in First Mining Finance (TSX-V: FF) and 23.4 million shares in West African gold explorer Oklo Resources (ASX: OKU).
- Chalice continues to target additional high-potential opportunities globally.
Forward Looking Statements
This document may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively, forward-looking statements). These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and Chalice Gold Mines Limited (the Company) does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect Company management's expectations or beliefs regarding future events and include, but are not limited to, the results of business development activities which may result in a corporate transaction or investment, the actual number of shares and price which may be purchased pursuant to the share buy-back, the future share price performance of First Mining Finance Corp and Oklo Resources Limited, the likelihood of exploration success, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage.
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Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements
SOURCE Chalice Gold Mines Limited
For further information: Tim Goyder, Managing Director, Richard Hacker, CFO, Chalice Gold Mines Limited, Telephone +618 9322 3960