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Forsys Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Forsys Metals Corp. (TSX: FSY) (FSE: F2T) (NSX: FSY) (“Forsys” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement by issuing 3,235,294 units at $0.17 per unit for gross proceeds of C$550,000.

Each unit consists of one Class A Common Share and one half of one Common Share purchase warrant, whereby each full warrant entitles the holder to acquire a new Common Share in Forsys at a price of $0.23 for a period of two years from the date of issue. All securities issued pursuant to the private placement are subject to a four-month and one-day hold period from the closing date.

Proceeds from the private placement will be used to fund the Norasa Uranium project in Namibia, as well as for general working capital purposes.

About Forsys Metals Corp.
Forsys Metals Corp. is an emerging uranium producer with 100% ownership of the Norasa project that comprises the fully permitted Valencia uranium project and the Namibplaas uranium project in Namibia, Africa, a politically stable and mining friendly jurisdiction. Information regarding current National Instrument 43-101 compliant Resource and Reserves at Valencia and Namibplaas are available on the Company website. Shares outstanding: 156.9m

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Forsys Metals Corp. Marcel Hilmer, Chief Executive Officer.

For additional information please contact:

Marcel Hilmer, Chief Executive Officer                                                  
Telephone: +61 417 177 942 or Email: mhilmer@forsysmetals.com                                           

www.forsysmetals.com
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Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains projections and forward-looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward-looking information can include without limitation statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance of the Company. The following are important factors that could cause Forsys actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: fluctuations in uranium prices and currency exchange rates; uncertainties relating to interpretation of drill results and the geology; continuity and grade of mineral deposits; uncertainty of estimates of capital and operating costs; recovery rates, production estimates and estimated economic return; general market conditions; the uncertainty of future profitability; and the uncertainty of access to additional capital. Full description of these risks can be found in Forsys Annual Information Form available on the Company’s profile on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results and the Company’s plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information. Actual results and future events could differ materially from anticipated in such information. These and all subsequent written and oral forward looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and expressed qualified in their entirety by this notice. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstance or management’s estimates or opinions change. The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 

Itronics Reports 2018 First Half Total Revenues and Provides Updates on Current Operations and Growth Projects

RENO, Nev., Sept. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Itronics Inc. (OTC:ITRO), a diversified producer of GOLD’n GRO zinc fertilizers and silver products and a green “Zero Waste” technology development Company, today announced sales results and summarized its operations and growth projects for the first half  of 2018, ending June 30. 

Total Revenues for the six months were $804,497 compared to $1,245,626 in the same period in 2017.  Fertilizer sales were significantly lower compared to 2017 due to adverse weather conditions in the Company’s California markets. GOLD’n GRO fertilizer sales rebounded in April and May; fertilizer sales slowed sharply in June.  After the quarter end, sales increased sharply, up almost 3.5 times compared to the prior year in July and August.

Silver bullion is now providing an expanding non-seasonal sales component that is expected to stabilize the seasonality and weather influenced variability of GOLD’n GRO fertilizer sales. The Company is expecting silver sales to make a significant contribution to total sales in 2018.  One bullion shipment was made in the second quarter.  Due to significant lag time between bullion shipments, most of the growth in silver sales is expected in the second half of 2018.  For example, the bullion shipment made in the second quarter was settled in late July.

In March the Company completed 20 years under its exclusive manufacturing and distribution agreement with its distributor, Nutrien Ag Solutions.  During that time Itronics developed, field tested, and registered eleven GOLD’n GRO fertilizers.  Four of these are micronutrient fertilizers, of which two have become “best-selling” products.  The Company is now implementing a sales plan that has the goal of turning the GOLD’n GRO line of fertilizers into a large-scale revenue division by creating a sales team to focus on expanding sales and market share.

In late March the Company took delivery of a commercial scale e-scrap grinder.  The machine was installed in the Reno-Stead manufacturing facility so that it could be tested and to provide finely ground e-scrap feed for the refining furnaces.  In June the Company announced that the e-scrap grinder made it possible to increase refining furnace per melt yield by more than 50 percent.

In early May the Company announced that it had acquired an exclusive one-year option to purchase a 48-acre, 54,000 square foot manufacturing facility located at Wabuska, Nevada for a purchase price of $1.6 million.  The site is zoned for fertilizer manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, and foundry operations.  It has four dry product silos and four liquid product tanks with a total volumetric capacity of almost 300,000 gallons and is adjacent to a Union Pacific rail siding.  The purchase option includes almost 9-acre feet of water rights and there are two water wells on site.  The site includes a large electrical power supply and a large natural gas supply.  This is a long-term strategic site acquisition for commercial expansion of Itronics portfolio of “Zero Waste Technologies”.  

In early May the Company and Comstock Mining, Inc. announced that Itronics’ KAM-Thio technology is able to recover residual gold and silver from cyanide leached mine tailings while simultaneously neutralizing the residual cyanide to drinking water standards in the KAM-Thio leaching liquid, and to almost “non-detect” levels in the washed rock.  The KAM-Thio solution also removes metal oxides of iron, manganese, copper, and the residual zinc introduced into the rocks by use of the Merrill-Crowe process to recover gold and silver from the cyanide liquids that were used in the original cyanide leaching.  Itronics’ proprietary silver removal technology is able to completely remove these metals from the KAM-Thio leaching solution while partially regenerating the leaching solution.  The Company believes that this is a revolutionary breakthrough for application in the silver/gold mining sector.

In June Dr. John Whitney, Itronics President was invited to attend the Comstock Mining Annual shareholders meeting to be introduced to shareholders and to speak about the potential for the KAM-Thio technology at the Comstock Virginia City operations.

In mid-June Itronics announced that three metals, tin, antimony, and palladium, being recovered by Itronics “Breakthrough E-Scrap Refining Technology” are included in the list of 35 minerals deemed critical to U.S. National Security and the Economy published by the U.S. Department of the Interior on May 18, 2018. Itronics is positioned to be the first domestic e-scrap refiner to recover tin and antimony from e-scrap, making Itronics an emerging domestic “critical minerals” producer.

The Company is working cooperatively with Comstock Mining Inc. whose operations are in the Comstock Mining District near Virginia City, Nevada.  Itronics subsidiary, Whitney & Whitney, Inc. is developing a process flowsheet that is being designed specifically to benefit from the mineral characteristics of the leached rock in Comstock Mining’s American Flat stockpile at its Virginia City operations.  Based on test work completed to date, it appears that after removal of metal, nitrogen, sulfur and other impurities it may be possible to use the washed rock to prepare saleable aggregate and mineral materials.  Further testing is under way to evaluate this possibility.  If this works, then it may be possible to sell the stockpile materials, making this a “Zero Waste” process for mining and creating a new industrial minerals revenue stream from silver and gold mining in the Comstock Mining District.

2018 First Half Sales Results

Unaudited Revenues for the second quarter, and 6 months ended June 30, 2018 together with comparative figures for 2017 are presented below:

          
     ITRONICS INC  
          
   For the Quarter For the 6 Months
   Ended June 30  Ended June 30
    2018  2017  2018  2017
REVENUE         
          
Fertilizer  $547,666 $ 792,009 $ 772,657 $ 1,208,798
Silver  $   720 $   786 $   6,124 $   9,318
Photo Services $ 9,943 $  9,630 $  19,137 $  17,593
Mining Technical Services$   2,374 $   5,387 $  6,579 $  9,917
        
Total Revenues $560,703 $807,812 $804,497 $1,245,626
             

                                                                                                                   
Operational Developments

Itronics is aggressively advancing development of its sustainability maximizing portfolio of new “Zero Waste” technologies whose objective is to create new non-seasonal lines of business using the Company’s core technologies.  The Company’s plan is to operate these technologies and to expand the scale of operations as funding and market conditions permit.  The current focus of the hydromet and pyromet refining technology extensions is on pilot scale development of refining e-scrap (computer waste) that contains recoverable silver, gold, and palladium and recoverable base metals including copper and tin, while at the same time recovering iron and sulfur for use as raw materials for manufacturing GOLD’n GRO micronutrient fertilizers.

The Company’s 3.5-acre site with a 35,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Stead, Nevada is a major asset and is strategically located near a rail siding.   It is next to the Reno-Stead Airport and is being used for chemical processing and manufacturing.  This facility is also the Company’s research and development site.  We expect this property to continue to increase in value as the Company continues to expand its manufacturing and research and development on new “zero waste” technologies.

Early in the second quarter the Company announced that it had entered into an agreement to purchase a 48-acre parcel of land with 54,000 square feet of buildings on it to serve as an expansion location for the technology developments that are currently underway at the Reno facility.  The land is located at Wabuska, Nevada about 12 miles north of Yerington, Nevada.  It is strategically located about 15 miles west of the Auric Fulstone Project area and is adjacent to a Union Pacific rail siding.  The Company expects to use this industrial location as a strategic building block for its long-term development plans.

The Company hired a commercial real estate appraiser in early August to prepare separate appraisals of value for each property to provide the Company a current measure of market value.  Property values in northern Nevada have been increasing rapidly due to the sizeable industrial developments being undertaken by Tesla, Apple, Amazon, Google, Switch, and other large companies in northern Nevada.

GOLD’n GRO fertilizers.   During the first 20 years of its distribution agreement with Nutrien Ag Solutions, the GOLD’n GRO line of eleven Greentech fertilizers was created, field tested, and labeled for use in Nevada, California and other states.  Commercial sales of its GOLD’n GRO 9-0-1+7% Zn began in 2002 in California, followed by GOLD’n GRO 9-0-2 +3% Zn micro blend in 2004.  The GOLD’n GRO micronutrient fertilizer sales have grown substantially since that time.

These fertilizers are very competitive because of superior field demonstrated effectiveness in providing micronutrients when applied through drip and micro sprinkler irrigation for tree crops such as almonds and pistachios, vegetable crops such as tomatoes and lettuce, and field crops such as cotton and sileage corn, and for wine and table grapes in the central valley in California.  The GOLD’n GRO fertilizers benefit commercial growers by improving crop quality and yield, and by improving the tilth of the soil when used for soil application over a period of several years.

The Greentech base liquids for these fertilizers are manufactured at the Reno facility using spent desilvered photographic liquids. The Company’s hydromet processing is now recovering iron and sulfur for use as raw materials for manufacturing GOLD’n GRO micronutrient fertilizers.  Being able to source high-quality low-cost zinc from zinc flue dusts and other zinc-bearing powders in the future is expected to contribute to longer term stable competitive pricing to our distributors for these Greentech based high quality fertilizers. 

Access to rail service is expected to make the GOLD’n GRO micronutrient fertilizers cost competitive nationally in bulk when shipped by rail.  The Company’s goal is to use the reduced cost that rail delivery provides to establish a significant national market share in zinc, iron, and manganese micronutrient fertilizers.  The Company also plans to use the proven long-term stability of these fertilizers to develop an international market for the GOLD’n GRO fertilizers.  The Wabuska Manufacturing Facility will be used by the Company to expand its operations to meet the needs of the national and international markets.   

In March 2017 Itronics announced that its goal for minimum stable storage of four years for its GOLD’n GRO micronutrient fertilizers has been significantly exceeded.  Stability has now been demonstrated to exceed eleven years.  GOLD’n GRO micronutrient liquid zinc fertilizer is now stable enough so that a customer from anywhere in the world could purchase the fertilizer, ship it a long distance, hold it in a warehouse until needed, and then use it, or distribute it to farmers or farm retailers for seasonal needs.

A potential customer can justify purchasing GOLD’n GRO in larger quantities for use over more than one fertilizer season due to freight cost savings that greatly exceed the interest cost of the funds used to make the purchase.  The freight savings make this a profitable transaction for United States based customers, both distributors and growers. The Company believes that this interest cost savings compared to shipping cost would apply to foreign purchasers as well.

In May 2017 the Company placed a consumer fertilizer, GOLD’n GRO 6-3-9+4% Sulfur, for retail sales through Buy Nevada First Gift Shop, located at 4001 S. Virginia St. in Reno.  The fertilizer is a plant food for use on house plants and garden plants and has been generating on-going sales.  Due to the enthusiastic customer response to this fertilizer, the Company added a lawn fertilizer, GOLD’n GRO 20-1-7+3% Sulfur to this retail offering.  This fertilizer is for lawns and can be used for fertilization from early spring to late fall.  The Company started this retail program in response to many northern Nevada customer requests.

In 2016 Itronics identified a potential new environmental benefit that may be obtained by using GOLD’n GRO fertilizers to reduce the uptake of cadmium from the soil by vegetable crops.

The Company’s distributor performed field tests in 2016 that demonstrated that two of the GOLD’n GRO fertilizers, when applied together, can reduce cadmium uptake from high cadmium content soil by broccoli and romaine lettuce to a level of “non-detect” in harvestable plants. Two application approaches have been identified to reduce cadmium soil availability to the plants.  The Company is providing support for field testing on spinach to further develop this new technology.

E-Scrap Refining and Silver Production.  The Company is now operating its refining operation on a continuous basis.  Its development focus is on optimizing furnace operating procedures and on optimizing the refining chemistry. This work is providing quantitative data that is being used to evaluate the profitability of refining e-scrap to recover its silver, gold, palladium, copper, and tin content.  The refining operation is producing green energy, silver bullion, and silver-bearing glass.  The production is non-seasonal and will increase Itronics sales as production continues and expands in 2018 and future years.

Now that e-scrap refining is underway, the Company is focusing on expanding the FeLix, SuLix hydromet pilot plant and improving its operational efficiency in 2018.  The addition of a centrifuge to the process will be a significant step in expanding this operation.  The Company is now planning on moving and expanding the hydrometallurgy leaching operations at its new Wabuska location where it has room to do this at the scale that will be required for larger commercial operations.  

The FeLix, SuLix leaching technology pilot operation five times scale up is fully operational for use for batch leaching.  It is being used as a pilot-scale batch operation to separately leach iron and sulfur from the low-grade silver concentrate produced by the Company in its photoliquid desilvering operation.  This project is intended to supply the high silver content concentrates required by the e-scrap refining operations.

The leaching operations have become a production bottleneck due to the length of time required to separate the leaching liquid from the residual silver-bearing solids using standard filtration methods. It now takes about five months to do this for both process steps and to produce enough material for production of a silver bullion shipment.  The Company is planning to use centrifuge technology to resolve this bottleneck.   Laboratory centrifuge studies have been on-going and have provided the technical information needed to specify a suitable type of centrifuge for this operation.  A pilot scale centrifuge has been located and is being rented, with an option to purchase if the pilot scale testing is successful.  This work is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter 2018.  The Company believes that the centrifuge could shorten the 5-month elapsed time to 2 weeks or less. 

The Company’s strategic joint venture with Disability Resources New2U Computers, which employs people with disabilities, is providing a reliable supply of circuit boards that have been stripped to the Company’s specifications for processing.  The Company has entered into an agreement for sales of its silver bullion, and a separate agreement for sales of its silver-copper bearing glass.  With these agreements in place, the financial terms are known, and sales can be increased as production expands.  The green energy generated by the breakthrough refining process is reducing the power cost for refining by about 50 percent.

Research into availability of e-scrap in northern Nevada has identified a large enough supply of circuit boards (e-scrap) to support 100 times increase in the Company’s pilot scale e-scrap refining operation.  The Company has now begun planning to expand the pilot operation in stages, by adding more furnaces, to increase the capacity of the operation by at least 100 times.

KAM-Thio Process Development. The KAM-Thio technology is being developed by re-purposing one of the already proven and field tested GOLD’n GRO fertilizers.  Development of this technology is expected to add non-seasonal sales from the silver/gold mining industry, and potentially from other industries. 

The Company has been informed about a large industrial waste stream where it may be possible to use the KAM-Thio technology to neutralize cyanide and recover commercial products for sale (new “Zero Waste” Technology).  Some discussion as to how this might be accomplished has been underway for some time with certain potentially interested parties.  At this point it looks like joint-venture development is probably going to be the best approach.  The waste stream, which will be identified later, is very large, is generally classified as a toxic waste, and is produced at certain industrial sites world-wide, but is not associated with production of precious metals.

The Company has three commercial objectives for KAM-Thio commercial joint venture development: (1) non-seasonal sales of KAM-Thio chemistry, (2) using its proprietary technology for recovering silver and other metals from liquids, to recover the metals from the KAM-Thio leaching liquids to produce silver-bearing concentrates for processing by the Company, (3) licensing fees or profit sharing to provide a return on the large cumulative investment that Itronics has made to create this revolutionary breakthrough technology.

The Company’s plan is to introduce and operate the KAM-Thio technology through licensing joint ventures with mining companies that have suitable silver/gold deposits and leached mine tailings that need remediation.  In house study of the requirements to use KAM-Thio leaching at a mine site indicates that a recovery system consisting of leaching followed by metal recovery will have to be developed as a customized process for each mine that is considered.  The new processing system will include neutralization of residual cyanide in the ore that is being treated making this a revenue producing environmental remediation and metal recovery process that is non-seasonal.

The Company is working cooperatively with Comstock Mining Inc. whose operations are in the Comstock Mining District near Virginia City, Nevada.  Itronics subsidiary, Whitney & Whitney, Inc. is developing a process flowsheet that is being designed specifically to benefit from the mineral characteristics of the leached rock in Comstock Mining’s American Flat stockpile at its Virginia City operations.  Based on test work completed to date, it appears that after removal of metal, nitrogen, sulfur and other impurities it may be possible to use the washed rock to prepare saleable aggregate and mineral materials.  Further testing is being performed to evaluate this possibility.  If this works, then it may be possible to sell the stockpile materials, making this a “Zero Waste” process for mining and creating a new industrial minerals revenue stream from silver and gold mining in the Comstock Mining District.

Zinc Flue Dust Process Development.  An Itronics press release dated March 17, 2015 announced a technical breakthrough by successfully testing electrowinning as a process to recover metallic zinc powder from zinc enriched liquids that are produced by leaching zinc oxide from zinc bearing flue dust.  The innovative zinc recycling technology Itronics is developing is expected to eliminate the waste completely by converting all components to saleable goods (a new “Zero Waste Technology).  The process being developed may use up to 40 percent less electrical energy compared to conventional zinc refining. The potential energy savings would be a strong economic driver for the project.  This work was put on hold in the second half of 2015 while higher priority projects are being completed.

Development of the zinc flue dust recovery technology is desirable to the Company due to cost savings that would be achieved by using recovered zinc to replace primary zinc that is currently purchased for manufacture of the GOLD’n GRO zinc micronutrient fertilizers.

The Company’s smaller leach reactor system is being upgraded so that it can be used for the necessary pilot scale leaching test work that must be completed to perfect the new process.  A time table to proceed with this work has not yet been established.  The Company has reached agreement with a zinc flue dust producer who will supply material for testing once a decision is made to proceed with this development project.

Itronics plans to develop and expand the zinc flue dust processing technology at its Wabuska location.

Battery Recycling Evaluation:   The Company is studying the potential use of the electricity generating contents of silver batteries and “non-rechargeable” alkaline batteries as a source of raw material for use in manufacturing the GOLD’n GRO fertilizers and for silver production. Once the Company has completed the testing and startup of e-scrap refining, it will evaluate processing of silver oxide batteries which have to be crushed or ground up prior to introduction into the refining furnace. Processing silver oxide batteries would increase the silver feed to the refinery for use in refining e-scrap and would be non-seasonal.

Alkaline batteries contain potassium, zinc, and manganese.  The potassium and zinc are recoverable using Itronics’ leaching technology and are raw materials needed for manufacturing GOLD’n GRO fertilizers.   The manganese remains in the solid residue from leaching. The Company has begun laboratory evaluation to develop leaching technology to solubilize manganese.   The work has produced some positive results.  The lab work is currently on hold due to higher priority work that needs to be completed to support on-going pilot scale operations.

The Company will continue to develop this technology as funding and market opportunities become available.

Auric Fulstone Project.  An Itronics press release dated January 20, 2015 announced that its subsidiary Whitney & Whitney, Inc. has identified surface high grade zinc-lead-silver mineralization at its Auric Gold & Minerals Fulstone copper-gold exploration project. Within the Auric Fulstone project area, the Company has discovered surface high grade zinc, lead, and silver mineralization that contains anomalous molybdenum in a large area that is geochemically anomalous for zinc. It has also discovered high grade copper mineralization that contains anomalous gold and molybdenum in a separate area that is anomalous for copper.    Discovery of the potential for significant zinc, lead, silver, and molybdenum mineralization increases the economic attractiveness of the project by adding potentially significant near surface zinc, lead, silver, and molybdenum values to the over-all copper and gold values that are expected to be identified as the project is explored.

At the end of 2016 Auric Gold & Minerals received an advance from a project partner for staking up to 28 additional lode claims to expand the claim coverage of the high-grade zinc anomaly that has been identified in the Fulstone Project Area.  The claims were staked in the first quarter 2017.  In the second quarter an update of the confidential Fulstone project technical report was started and was completed early in the third quarter.  In the fourth quarter a second update of the Fulstone project report was started and was completed in January 2018.  The updated report identifies five target areas and recommends drilling two investigative holes in each target area.

The Auric Fulstone Project is about 15 miles west of the Wabuska property which could serve as a support location for future exploration activities at the project site.  Having a near-by Company owned base may facilitate project development.    The Company is continuing to evaluate options for developing this project.

About Itronics
Headquartered in Reno, Nevada, Itronics Inc. is a “Creative Green Technology” Company which produces GOLD’n GRO specialty liquid fertilizers, silver bullion, and silver-bearing glass. The Company’s goal is to achieve profitable green technology driven organic growth in specialty GOLD’n GRO fertilizers, silver, zinc, and minerals.  The Company’s technologies maximize the recovery and uses of metals and minerals and by doing this maximize sustainability.

Through its subsidiary, Itronics Metallurgical, Inc., Itronics is the only company with a fully permitted “Beneficial Use Photochemical, Silver, and Water Recycling” plant in the United States that converts 100 percent of the spent photoliquids into GOLD’n GRO liquid fertilizers, silver bullion, and silver bearing glass. This is internationally recognized award winning “Zero Waste” Technology.  The Company is developing a portfolio of environmentally beneficial “Zero waste” processing and mining technologies.  Itronics has received numerous domestic and international awards that recognize its ability to successfully use chemical science and engineering to create and implement new environmentally green recycling and fertilizer technologies.

The Company's environmentally friendly award winning GOLD'n GRO liquid fertilizers, which are extensively used in agriculture, can be used for lawns and houseplants, and are available at the Company's "e-store" on Amazon.Com. Due to expanded retail customer interest, GOLD'n GRO fertilizer may now be purchased in Reno, Nevada at the "Buy Nevada First Gift Shop" at 4001 S. Virginia St.

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("Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains or may contain forward-looking statements such as statements regarding the Company's growth and profitability, growth strategy, liquidity and access to public markets, operating expense reduction, and trends in the industry in which the Company operates.  The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in risks, uncertainties or assumptions underlying or affecting such statements, or for prospective events that may have a retroactive effect.)

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Pure Energy Comments on Recent Market Activity

DENVER, Sept. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the request of IIROC, Pure Energy Minerals Limited (TSX VENTURE:PE) (OTCQB:PEMIF) (the “Company” or “Pure Energy”) wishes to confirm that the Company’s management is unaware of any change in the Company’s circumstances that would account for the recent increase in market activity.

About Pure Energy Minerals Limited

Pure Energy Minerals is a lithium resource developer that is driven to become a low-cost supplier for the growing lithium battery industry. The Company is developing the Clayton Valley Project (“CV Project”) in Clayton Valley, Nevada. The Company is also exploring a lithium brine project in the Lithium Triangle of South America, the Terra Cotta Project (“TCP”). The TCP is located on Pocitos Salar in Salta, Argentina, where it enjoys some of the best infrastructure and access of any lithium brine exploration project in Argentina.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Patrick Highsmith
Chief Executive Officer

Telephone – 604 608 6611, ext 3

Pure Energy Minerals Limited (www.pureenergyminerals.com)
Email: info@pureenergyminerals.com

Cautionary Statements and Forward-Looking Information

The information in this news release contains forward looking statements that are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in our forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences include: changes in world commodity markets, equity markets, costs and supply of materials relevant to the mining industry, change in government and changes to regulations affecting the mining industry. Forward-looking statements in this release may include: the potential for future low-cost production from the CV Project, future exploration on the CV Project and the Terra Cotta Project. Although we believe the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, results may vary, and we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.

The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except as required by applicable laws.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Pacton Expands Exploration to Include its Friendly Creek Project in the Pilbara’s Egina Area

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacton Gold Inc. (TSXV: PAC, OTC: PACXF) (the “Company” or “Pacton”) announces that following the initiation of preliminary exploration on its Arrow tenements (News: Sept 4 and April 5, 2018), located adjacent to Novo Resources Corp’s (NVO: TSXV) Egina project, it is mobilizing a team to conduct an initial ground exploration plan on its Friendly Creek project (News: May 28, 2018), located adjacent to and south of Novo’s Egina block, and immediately northeast of Kairos’ recently discovered Croydon conglomerate gold play.  Pacton has five projects in this part of the Pilbara craton: three to the north along the Mallina trend; the Arrow block, a large 35 km long block adjacent to Novo’s western Egina boundary; and the Friendly Creek project, located adjacent to the southern boundary of the Novo block. Access to all Pacton tenements is good, being located between 40 to 100 km southwest of Port Hedland. The Egina is an active exploration gold area play within the Pilbara craton. (See Figure 1).

Exploration of Pacton’s Arrow project, located immediately west of the large Novo tenement block, has commenced and the initial stage will continue until December. Pacton has identified stratigraphic units within the Arrow project that are continuous, along strike, into two of Novo’s Egina gold hotspots. These will be investigated as soon as full access approvals are received. This is an exploration priority, validated by the most recent Novo Resources acquisition announcement (Novo: Sept 17, 2018) that notes: “Gold nuggets have been found in modern surface gravels over a vast area around Egina since the late 1800’s. Upon researching the distribution and nature of gold nuggets earlier this year, Novo has concluded these are largely derived from weathering and erosion of basal Fortescue conglomerates similar to those at Comet Well and Purdy’s Reward. This makes Egina particularly intriguing. Not only is there potential for the discovery of gold-bearing conglomerates, there is also very good potential for significant surface gold deposits occurring in modern lag gravels. Acquisition of the core tenements at Egina consolidates Novo’s position in this potentially very important gold district.”

Pacton’s Friendly Creek Project presents a crisply defined 11 km by 4 km target area that encompasses the historic Pilbara Well alluvial and elluvial gold discoveries that sparked gold rush activity in the Pilbara in 1888. Despite this long history and known gold endowment, the remoteness of the area, before modern infrastructure, prevented systematic exploration.

The historic goldfield sits in the Pilbara Well Greenstone Belt, consisting of basalts, ultramafics, and silicified sediments which have undergone deformation and metamorphism. This in turn, is overlain by cherts of the Cleaverville Formation. The greenstone belt has suffered late stage brittle deformation resulting in a series of north-east trending faults. 

The historic gold occurrences along the 11 km by 4 km wide Friendly Creek system are described as elluvial nugget concentrations. Unlike alluvial concentrations (i.e. placer deposits concentrated in streams) elluvial deposits are concentrated in place by weathering of the host rocks, or soils. Elluvial concentrations can be effective pathfinders for underlying gold concentrations.

Modern exploration has focussed on two regional scale north-east trending shear zones in the area, the John Bull and Pilbara Well shear zones. John Bull strikes for 7 km, while the Pilbara Well Shear Zone is a length of 21 km, on the south-east margin of the Pilbara Well Greenstone Belt. Most of the historic workings are on these shears, except a third group, west of the John Bull Shear Zone, containing the Foochow, Hong Kong and Empress historic mines. Gold is found in quartz veins in north-east trending shear zones, or at the contact between the greenstone and Yule Granitoid Complex. 

Initial exploration at Friendly Creek will consist of a re-examination of historic occurrences, prospecting, mapping of the gold bearing stratigraphy, and methodical sampling over prospective gold targets.

About Pacton Gold

Pacton Gold (TSXV: PAC, OTC: PACXF) is a well-financed Canadian junior with key strategic partners focused on the exploration and development of conglomerate-hosted gold properties located in the district-scale Pilbara gold rush in Western Australia.  The Company recently raised approximately $5.5 million, currently controls the third largest conglomerate-hosted gold property portfolio totaling in excess of 2,500 km2, and continues to aggressively review additional accretive acquisitions.

The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Peter Caldbick, P.Geo., a director of the Company and a Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101. The qualified person has not yet verified the data disclosed, including sampling, analytical, and test data underlying the information or opinions contained in the written disclosure.

On Behalf of the Board of Pacton Gold Inc.

Alec Pismiris
Interim President and CEO

For more information, please contact 1-(855)-584-0258 or info@pactongold.com.

This news release may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations, including, but not limited to the Company achieving success in exploring its properties and the impact on the Company of these events, including the effect on its share price. Forward-looking information is subject to significant risks and uncertainties, as actual results may differ materially from forecasted results. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise such information to reflect new events or circumstances. References to other issuers with nearby projects is for information purposes only and there are no assurances the Company will achieve similar results.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange, the Toronto Stock Exchange nor their 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.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/deb63148-7fd0-4954-9413-c48bb00f49f4

Centerra Gold 2018 Third Quarter Results Conference Call and Webcast

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX: CG) will host a conference call and webcast of its 2018 third quarter financial and operating results at 11:00AM Eastern time on Wednesday October 31, 2018.  The results are scheduled to be released before the market opens on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

  • North American participants should dial the toll-free number (800)-406-7408. 
  • International participants may access the call at +1 (303)-223-4395.  
  • The conference call will also be broadcast live by Nasdaq and can be accessed at Centerra Gold’s website at www.centerragold.com.
  • A slide presentation of the third quarter results will also be accessible on Centerra Gold’s website at www.centerragold.com

An audio recording of the call will be available approximately two hours after the call via telephone until midnight Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  The recording can be accessed by calling (416) 626-4100 or (800) 558-5253 and using the passcode 21896053.  In addition the webcast will be archived on Centerra Gold’s website www.centerragold.com.

About Centerra
Centerra Gold Inc. is a Canadian-based gold mining company focused on operating, developing, exploring and acquiring gold properties in North America, Asia and other markets worldwide and is the largest Western-based gold producer in Central Asia.  Centerra operates two flagship assets, the Kumtor Mine in the Kyrgyz Republic and the Mount Milligan Mine in British Columbia, Canada and is building its 100% owned Öksüt Gold Mine in Turkey.  Centerra's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol CG.  The Company is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Additional information
Additional information on Centerra is available on the Company’s website at www.centerragold.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

For further information, please contact:
John W. Pearson
Vice President, Investor Relations
Centerra Gold Inc.
416-204-1953
john.pearson@centerragold.com

A PDF accompanying this announcement is available at http://resource.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/2cfe9edd-f045-4c94-af57-6c8c3b1a690d

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