Chalice Gold Mines Limited - December 2016 Quarterly Activity & Cash flow Reports

Symbol:                    ASX: CHN TSX:  CXN

Shares outstanding:              269 million

Fully diluted:                           277 million

PERTH, Western Australia, Jan. 30, 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 December 31, 2016 have been issued today.  The full texts of these reports are available at the Company's website and under the Company's profile at

Quarterly Highlights:

  • Binding option and farm-in term sheet executed with Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX: RIC; NYSE: RIC) to acquire a 70% interest in the Chimo Gold Project, located in the highly endowed Abitibi region of Quebec, Canada, a premier gold district hosting several multi-million ounce deposits.
  • The Chimo Gold Project is located adjacent to the Nordeau Gold Project (together now named the East Cadillac Gold Project), which Chalice also secured recently under an option agreement – allowing it to consolidate a contiguous ~16km strike length along the Larder Lake-Cadillac fault, ~35km east of the >20Moz Val d'Or gold camp.
  • Recent drilling by TSX-V-listed gold explorer Cartier Resources close to the boundary of the East Cadillac Gold Project has returned impressive intercepts.
  • Approvals received for drilling at Warrego North Project in the Northern Territory with drilling to commence as soon as possible (weather permitting) targeting high-grade copper-gold Tennant-Creek-style mineralisation.
  • Planning and approvals continue in preparation for an active drilling campaign at four projects in Canada, the Northern Territory and WA within the next 6 months.
  • During the Quarter Chalice sold 14.1 million shares in First Mining Finance for gross revenue of A$11.5 million.
  • As at December 31, 2016, Chalice remains well-funded with cash of A$40.4 million and 18.2 million shares held in First Mining Finance Corp (TSX-V: FF).
  • 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, 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.

In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as plans, expects or does not expect, is expected, will, may would, budget, scheduled, estimates, forecasts, intends, anticipates or does not anticipate, or believes, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, might or will be taken, occur or be achieved or the negative of these terms or comparable terminology.  By their very nature forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  Such factors may include, among others, risks related to actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of mineral resources; possible variations in mineral resources or ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities; as well as those factors detailed from time to time in the Company's interim and annual financial statements, all of which are filed and available for review on SEDAR at  Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.  There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Chalice Gold Mines Limited

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For further information: Tim Goyder, Managing Director, Richard Hacker, CFO, Chalice Gold Mines Limited, Telephone +618 9322 3960

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