Welcome!

News Feed Item

Medgold Closes Acquisition of Klondike Gold's Portuguese Assets

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/30/14 -- Medgold Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:MED), the European focused gold exploration company, is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of Klondike Gold Corp's ("Klondike") Portuguese exploration assets (see Medgold press release dated December 11, 2013). The portfolio is comprised of five gold exploration permits covering 600 sq km in northern Portugal, primarily located along the Valongo Belt, which has been identified as a major gold-bearing district.

Dan James, the President of Medgold, said: "We're very happy to announce the closing of the Klondike acquisition which puts Medgold at the forefront of gold exploration in Portugal. The deal has secured a major land position covering a series of excellent, large-scale, exploration targets in the north of the country. We now control most of the highly prospective Valongo Belt, including the Castromil project, in addition to our existing Boticas and Vila de Rei projects, which equates to a total land-holding of approximately 1,000 sq km. Our objective now is to generate drill targets for testing as soon as possible."

The Klondike Projects

The Klondike projects combine five exploration licences (Balazar, Valongo, Legares, Castelo do Paiva and Ponte de Barca), totaling 604 sq km, with four covering the majority of the Valongo anticline, plus Ponte de Barca, which covers several orogenic gold occurrences in the very north of Portugal. The Valongo anticline is a large overturned fold hosting numerous gold occurrences, many of which were exploited by the Romans. Recent interpretations clearly demonstrate that mineralization within the Valongo Belt was introduced by a series of faults and fractures, and is focused into 'saddle reefs' and en echelon vein arrays, commonly with zones of massive sulphide and quartz veining in a number of different lithologies.

The most advanced project is the Castromil project, located within the Legares licence. Historical exploration, undertaken by both Connary Minerals plc ("Connary") and previous explorers, focused on near-surface high-grade mineralization, and included multiple phases of shallow percussion and diamond drilling, culminating in a 1997 mineral resource estimate (historical, see below) of 2.42 Mt at 1.89 g/t Au measured and indicated for approximately 145,000 oz Au. ("Class III feasibility study, Castrolmil Gold Mine, Portugal, for Connary Minerals plc", ACA Howe Mining & Metallurgy Ltd., October 1997; "the Connary Report"). Recent work by the Company's adviser, Jim Mortensen, clearly demonstrates that the mineralization is open at depth and along strike in both directions, highlighting the potential for additional discovery.

A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical mineral resource given in the Connary Report as a current mineral resource, and the Company is not treating the historical mineral resource as current. Neither the qualified person nor the Company has independently verified the information contained in the Connary Report. The historical mineral resource was prepared by ACA Howe Mining & Metallurgy Ltd. using a geologically constrained block model, with block grades calculated using an anisotropic inverse distance weighting method with an elliptical search radius oriented down the plunge of interpreted mineralized rock volumes. The qualified person has been unable to verify whether the definitions of "measured" and "indicated" used in the Connary Report in the context of its mineral resource statement are equivalent to those set out in section 1.2 of National Instrument 43-101. The mineral resource statement in the Connary Report does not report the measured and indicated resource categories separately, and reports no resources in the inferred category. The definition of "Class III feasibility study" described in the Connary Report does not correspond to the definition of "feasibility study" as set out in section 1.4 of National Instrument 43-101. The work described in the Connary Report appears to the Company and its qualified person to have been performed to a high technical standard and they consider it reliable, but it is currently unknown what work would be required to upgrade or verify the historical mineral resource as current, or if it is possible.

The Ponte de Barca licence is located in northern Portugal and approximately 75 km northeast from the city of Porto. The geology and controls on mineralization are very similar to the Boticas project, where high-grade mineralization is controlled by a series of strike-extensive and high-angle tension veins. Klondike has completed some limited rock-chip sampling, with 15 samples collected, yielding results from trace to 14.8, 12.9 and 12.0 g/t Au. The Company has not independently verified Klondike's results.

Qualified Person

Mr. David Clark, M.Sc., P.Geo. (APEGBC), Consulting Geologist to the Company, is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Mr. Clark has approved the disclosure of technical information contained in this news release.

About Medgold

Medgold is aiming to become the leading Mediterranean-focused gold exploration and project development company, with an extensive portfolio and pipeline of projects across Portugal, Italy and Spain, targeting economically stressed, but politically stable European countries that are seeking foreign investment to invigorate the mining sector.

Additional information on Medgold can be found on the Company's website at www.medgoldresources.com and by reviewing the Company's page on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Daniel P. James, President & Director

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-looking statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, and other related matters. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Medgold's projects in Europe are at an early stage and all estimates and projections are based on limited, and possibly incomplete, data. More work is required before the mineralization and the projects' economic aspects can be confidently modelled. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in this news release. No representation or prediction is intended as to the results of future work, nor can there be any promise that the estimates and projections herein will be sustained in future work or that the projects will otherwise prove to be economic.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
In IT, we sometimes coin terms for things before we know exactly what they are and how they’ll be used. The resulting terms may capture a common set of aspirations and goals – as “cloud” did broadly for on-demand, self-service, and flexible computing. But such a term can also lump together diverse and even competing practices, technologies, and priorities to the point where important distinctions are glossed over and lost.
Predictive analytics tools monitor, report, and troubleshoot in order to make proactive decisions about the health, performance, and utilization of storage. Most enterprises combine cloud and on-premise storage, resulting in blended environments of physical, virtual, cloud, and other platforms, which justifies more sophisticated storage analytics. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Peter McCallum, Vice President of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor, discussed using predictive analytics to mon...
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of Soli...
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago, facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new service. In his session at 19th Cloud Exp...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
Regulatory requirements exist to promote the controlled sharing of information, while protecting the privacy and/or security of the information. Regulations for each type of information have their own set of rules, policies, and guidelines. Cloud Service Providers (CSP) are faced with increasing demand for services at decreasing prices. Demonstrating and maintaining compliance with regulations is a nontrivial task and doing so against numerous sets of regulatory requirements can be daunting task...
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, sha...
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to impr...
Join Impiger for their featured webinar: ‘Cloud Computing: A Roadmap to Modern Software Delivery’ on November 10, 2016, at 12:00 pm CST. Very few companies have not experienced some impact to their IT delivery due to the evolution of cloud computing. This webinar is not about deciding whether you should entertain moving some or all of your IT to the cloud, but rather, a detailed look under the hood to help IT professionals understand how cloud adoption has evolved and what trends will impact th...
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, will discuss how AI can simplify cloud operations. He will cover the following topics: why clou...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.