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Seabridge Improves Size, Grade and Quality of Courageous Lake Gold Resource

Seabridge News Release:

Toronto, Canada – An updated, independent mineral resource model for Seabridge Gold’s 100% owned Courageous Lake project in Canada’s Northwest Territories has (i) significantly increased the measured and indicated gold resources (ii) improved the average grade of the resource and (iii) increased the size of the deposit. The next step is to incorporate the updated resource model, prepared by Resource Modeling Inc. (“RMI”) of Stites, Idaho, into a new Preliminary Assessment (“PA”) scheduled for completion in April 2011.

The new NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate prepared by RMI is as follows:

Courageous Lake Gold Resources

Seabridge Gold President and CEO Rudi Fronk said the new model “incorporates data from 49 diamond core holes drilled in 2010 totaling about 22,000 meters. The focus of the 2010 drilling program was to upgrade inferred resources to higher categories. Using the same cut-off grade as the 2007 resource model, measured and indicated gold resources have increased by 60% while the average grade of these categories improved by 5%. Nearly all of that gain came from upgrading previously defined inferred resources to measured or indicated categories. In addition, the 2010 drilling found new inferred resources and increased the average grade of the inferred by 13% from the 2007 estimate. The new resource model and a substantially higher gold price should significantly enhance project economics in the April 2011 PA. The 2008 PA was based on $690 gold. In the current environment, we believe that Courageous Lake could be a highly robust gold project.”

For a detailed summary of the 2007 resource model see http://www.seabridgegold.net/NFeb28-07.pdf and for the 2008 PA see http://www.seabridgegold.net/NMar10-08.pdf.

The new resource model constructed for the Courageous Lake deposit now incorporates data from a total of 560 holes drilled by Seabridge, Noranda and Placer Dome totaling 150,584 meters. Gold mineralization within the Courageous Lake deposit is hosted in the upper part of an assemblage of Archean age felsic pyroclastic rocks, just below a transition zone to volcanoclastic and sedimentary rocks.

Similar to the 2007 estimate (also completed by RMI), block model gold grades for this latest Courageous Lake model were estimated using a multiple pass inverse distance weighting interpolation procedure. The 2010 drilling program was highly successful with the new drill hole assay data showing that (i) the 2007 model was a reasonable predictor of “ore and waste” and that (ii) a back analysis of comparing the 2010 drill hole intersections against the 2007 block model demonstrates a net gain of contained gold. In addition to using mineral zone wireframes to constrain the estimate of block grades, a dynamic anisotropic search strategy was used to select eligible composites. The search ellipse was allowed to dynamically conform to the hanging and footwall contacts of the key mineral zones, providing for a more geologically consistent and realistic distribution of in situ block gold grades. Individual assay grades were capped for each zone prior to compositing the assay data and interpolating block grades. The estimated block grades were classified into Measured, Indicated, and Inferred Mineral Resource categories using distance to drilling data and the number of drill holes used to estimate the block grades. For the principal mineral zones (3-5) Measured Resources were defined for blocks estimated by one or more drill holes within 7.5 meters of the block. For those same principal mineral zones, Indicated Resources were defined by blocks estimated by two or more drill holes with at least one sample within 30 meters of the block. Inferred Mineral Resources were defined by blocks estimated by at least one drill hole with a maximum allowable assay projection distance of 65 meters. It is RMI’s opinion that the new resource model is globally unbiased and locally reflects the grade of nearby drill hole composites.

The following table provides global resource estimates from the new model at various gold cutoff grades:

Courageous Lake Resource Comparison by Cut-off Grade

The cutoff grade for resource tabulation was set at 0.83 grams per tonne, consistent with cut-off grade used for previous Courageous Lake resource estimates. In all likelihood, the cut-off grade that will be employed in the 2011 PA will be lower than 0.83 grams per tonne due to higher gold prices.

Gold resource estimates included herein were prepared by Resource Modeling Inc. under the direction of Michael Lechner, who is independent of Seabridge and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Lechner is a highly regarded expert in his field and frequently undertakes independent resource estimates for major mining companies. Mr. Lechner has reviewed and approved this news release. The independent technical report detailing the new Courageous Lake resource model will be filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Exploration activities by Seabridge Gold at the Courageous Lake gold project have been conducted under the supervision of William E. Threlkeld, Registered Professional Geologist, Senior Vice President of the Company and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. A rigorous quality control/quality assurance protocol was employed during the 2010 Courageous Lake drill program including blank and certified reference standards inserted by the Company in every batch of assays. Repeats and re-splits of the sample rejects were analyzed at a rate of not less than one sample in every 25 for each type. Samples were assayed at Acme Laboratories, Vancouver, B.C. using fire assay atomic adsorption methods for gold and total digestion ICP methods for other elements. Cross-check analyses were conducted at a second external laboratory on at least 10% of the samples.

Seabridge holds a 100% interest in several North American gold projects. The Company’s principal assets are the KSM property located near Stewart, British Columbia, Canada and the Courageous Lake gold project located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. For a breakdown of Seabridge’s mineral reserves and mineral resources by category please visit the Company’s website at http://www.seabridgegold.net/resources.php .

All reserve and resource estimates reported by the Corporation were calculated in accordance with the Canadian National Instrument 43-101 and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Classification system. These standards differ significantly from the requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.

This document contains “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. This information and these statements, referred to herein as “forward-looking statements” are made as of the date of this document but many of them relate to estimates and projections prepared in 2007 and 2008. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect current estimates, predictions, expectations or beliefs regarding future events and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to: (i) the amount of mineral reserves and mineral resources; (ii) the amount of future production over any period; (iii) cumulative pre-tax net cash flow of the proposed mining operation; (iv) capital costs; (v) operating costs, including credits from the sale of other metals; (vi) mining rates; (vii) mine life; (vii) planned expenditures; and (viii) upgrading inferred resources. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “projects”, “estimates”, “envisages”, “assumes”, “intends”, “strategy”, “goals”, “objectives” or variations thereof or stating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative of any of these terms and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements.

All forward-looking statements are based on Seabridge’s or its independent consultants’ current beliefs as well as various assumptions made by them and information available to them on the date the statements are made. These assumptions include: (i) the presence of and continuity of metals at the Project at modeled grades; (ii) the capacities of various machinery and equipment; (iii) the availability of personnel, machinery and equipment at estimated prices; (iv) exchange rates; (v) metals sales prices; (vi) appropriate discount rates; (vii) tax rates and royalty rates applicable to the proposed mining operation; (viii) financing structure and costs; (ix) anticipated mining losses and dilution; (x) metals recovery rates, (xi) reasonable contingency requirements; (xii) receipt of regulatory approvals on acceptable terms; and (xiii) the negotiation of satisfactory terms with impacted First Nations groups. Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. Many forward-looking statements are made assuming the correctness of other forward-looking statements, such as statements of cumulative pre-tax net cash flow, which are based on other forward-looking statements and assumptions. The cost information is also prepared using earlier values, but the time for incurring the costs will be in the future and it is assumed costs will remain stable over the relevant period.

By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks exist that estimates, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved or that assumptions do not reflect future experience. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as a number of important factors could cause the actual outcomes to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, anticipations, estimates, assumptions and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These risk factors may be generally stated as the risk that the assumptions and estimates expressed above do not occur, but specifically include, without limitation, risks relating to variations in the mineral content within the material identified as mineral reserves from that predicted; variations in rates of recovery and extraction; developments in world metals markets;, risks relating to fluctuations in the Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar; increases in the estimated capital and operating costs or unanticipated costs; difficulties attracting the necessary work force; increases in financing costs or adverse changes to the terms of available financing, if any; tax rates or royalties being greater than assumed; changes in development or mining plans due to changes in logistical, technical or other factors; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; risks relating to receipt of regulatory approvals or settlement of an agreement with impacted First Nations groups; the effects of competition in the markets in which Seabridge operates; operational and infrastructure risks; and the additional risks including those described in the December 31, 2009 Corporation’s Annual Information Form filed with SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com) and in the Corporation’s Annual Report Form 40-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on EDGAR (available at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml). Seabridge cautions that the foregoing list of factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive.

When relying on our forward-looking statements to make decisions with respect to Seabridge, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Seabridge does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by Seabridge or on our behalf, except as required by law.


ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

“Rudi Fronk”
President & C.E.O.


For further information please contact:
Rudi P. Fronk, President and C.E.O.
Tel: (416) 367-9292 • Fax: (416) 367-2711
Email: info@seabridgegold.net

Source: Company website

Positive Exploration Drilling Results Continue at Brigus Gold’s Black Fox Complex

Recently we bought shares of Brigus Gold (BRD) @ CA$1.88 today the stock closed @ CA$1.83 We think the stock has the potential of doubling its value within a year and we will continue to watch this company closely.

Brigus Gold News Release:

Halifax, Nova Scotia; January 12, 2011 – Brigus Gold Corp. (“Brigus” or the “Company”) (NYSE Amex: BRD; TSX: BRD) has received all assay results from 14 drill holes and partial assay results from an additional three drill holes as part of an  ongoing exploration program at the Company’s 100% owned Black Fox Complex located in the Timmins Mining District, Ontario. The current exploration program is designed to expand the Black Fox Complex gold resource by systematically drilling mineralized structures.

Highlights from recent assay results include (all uncut, average gold grades with estimated true widths, unless otherwise noted):

Contact Zone

  • GF10-106:
    • 8.40 grams of gold per tonne (“gpt”) over 3.99 metres (“m”), and
    • 3.08 gpt over 4.23 m

  • GF10-114:
    • 12.10 gpt over 12.27 m
      • including 168.65 gpt over 0.81m
  • GF10-125:
    • 3.26 gpt over 15.21 m
      • including 5.28 gpt over 3.03 m
      • including 7.19 gpt over 3.75 m

New Discovery – Grey Fox South

  • GF10-115:
    • 10.65 gpt over a core length of 6.0 m
      • including 23.32 gpt over a core length of 1.0 m
      • including 16.12 gpt over a core length of 1.0 m
      • including 18.84 gpt over a core length of 1.0 m

The exploration program is following up on historical data and drill results while also testing new targets within the Black Fox Complex.  Three drill rigs are testing high potential gold targets at the Black Fox Complex  including: the Contact Zone, the Historic Gibson Deposit, the Gibson Shear, the School House Zone, the Hislop North Zone and the new Grey Fox South target recently identified from the positive results from drill  hole GF10-115. All targets are located within four kilometres (“km”) of the Company’s operating Black Fox Mine, providing the opportunity for Black Fox resource additions and rapid advancement.  In addition,  during the first quarter of 2011, Brigus will commence drilling on the Black Fox Mill property, host to the past producing Stock gold mine, located 31 km west of the Black Fox Mine.

Howard Bird, P. Geo., Vice President of Exploration for Brigus, said, “The Black Fox Complex drill program continues to confirm continuity of gold mineralization from multiple drill holes within the Contact Zone.  The discovery of high grade gold mineralization in the new Grey Fox South target, from hole GF10-115 which returned 10.65 gpt over a core length of 6.0 metres, is very encouraging and will be followed up with additional drilling.”

Contact Zone

The Contact Zone consists of a steeply dipping mineralized fault contact between the north-south trending metasediments and mafic volcanic rocks, and two other parallel mineralized zones.  The Contact Zone extends for at least 1,200 m and is open along strike and at depth.  The general dip of the feature is 78 degrees to the east with horizontal widths varying from 3.5 m to 35 m.

GF10-106displayed some visible gold and intersected 8.40 gpt gold over a true width of 3.99 m at 160 vertical m from surface and 3.08 gpt of gold over a true width of 4.23 m at 240 vertical m from surface.  The results from GF10-106 have expanded the gold mineralization from the assay results of GF09-45, drilled in 2009 on the same vertical section, which returned 6.07 gpt gold over a true width of 2.95m at approximately 130 vertical m from surface.

GF10-114intersected 12.10 gpt gold over a true width of 12.27 m, including 168.65 gpt gold over a true width of 0.81 m with visible gold in the sample.  The positive gold intersection is significant as it is located approximately 200 m along strike to the south from the main Contact Zone area. There are 27 assay samples pending from GF10-114.

Hole GF10-125 displayed some visible gold and intercepted 3.26 gpt gold over a true width of 15.21 m beginning at 85 vertical m from surface, including 5.28 gpt gold over a true width of 3.03 m, and 7.19 gpt gold over a true width of 3.75 m.   There are still 147 sample assays pending from GF10-125.  Hole GF10-103, drilled on vertical section with GF10-125, intersected 3.03 gpt gold over a true width of 2.83 m at 105 vertical m from surface, and 3.20 gpt gold over a true width of 2.37 m at 225 vertical m from surface.

Assay results over 2.0 gpt gold are listed in a table in Appendix 1 of this news release posted on the Company’s website at www.brigusgold.com.  An additional six drill holes have been completed on the Contact Zone and assays are pending.

Exploration Outlook

Commenting on the exploration potential at the Black Fox Complex, Mr. Bird said, “Over the next two years, our exploration team will focus on adding significant ounces to the gold mineral resources at the Black Fox Complex.  In addition to surface drilling, we also plan to target resource additions from underground drill stations at the Black Fox Mine.  Underground drilling will initially target gold mineralization to the southeast of the last underground drill station to follow up on positive results from previous drilling in 2004 and 2005 where three drill holes returned true width gold intersections of 31.16 gpt over 6.25 m, 7.48 gpt over 3.49 m and 12.65 gpt over 3.07 m.”

Surface drilling was conducted by Norex Drilling and was supervised by the Black Fox exploration staff.  All 2010 sample analyses reported herein were performed by Polymet Labs of Cobalt, Ontario, which is ISO 9001:2000 certified in North America using standard fire assay procedures. Intercepts cited do not necessarily represent true widths, unless otherwise noted. Brigus Gold’s quality control checks include insertion of blanks and standards to ensure laboratory accuracy.

Senior Exploration Project Manager John A. Dixon, P. Geo., reviewed the technical exploration information in this release as the Qualified Person for the Company.
About Brigus Gold

Brigus is a growing gold producer committed to maximizing shareholder value through a strategy of efficient production, targeted exploration and select acquisitions.  The company operates the wholly owned Black Fox Mine and Mill in the Timmins Gold District of Ontario, Canada.  The Black Fox Complex encompasses the Black Fox Mine and adjoining properties in the Township of Black River-Matheson, Ontario, Canada.  Brigus is also advancing the Goldfields Project located near Uranium City, Saskatchewan, Canada, which hosts the Box and Athona gold deposits. In Mexico, Brigus Gold holds a 100 percent interest in the Ixhuatan Project located in the state of Chiapas, and a 3% Net Smelter Royalty in the Huizopa exploration project located in the State of Chihuahua.  In the Dominican Republic, Brigus has a joint venture covering three mineral exploration projects.

Contact Information:

Wendy Yang, Vice President of Investor Relations

Phone: 303-524-3203

E-mail: ir@brigusgold.com

Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Concerning Estimates of Mineral Resources

This news release uses the term mineral “resources”.  The Company advises U.S. investors that while these terms are defined in and required by Canadian regulations, these terms are not defined terms under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Industry Guide 7 and are generally not permitted to be used in reports and registration statements filed with the SEC.  The SEC generally only permits issuers to report mineralization that does not constitute SEC Industry Guide 7 compliant “reserves” as in-place tonnage and grade without reference to unit measures. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into reserves.

Cautionary and Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes “Forward-Looking Statements” within the meaning of section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  All statements regarding the Company’s ability to successfully expand the Black Fox Complex gold resource, add to Black Fox resources, advance new discoveries,  and continue to obtain positive down dip continuity of significant gold mineralization are forward-looking statements and estimates that involve various risks and uncertainties.  There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include environmental risks and other factors disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Brigus Gold’s and its predecessor companies’ most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and elsewhere in Brigus Gold’s documents filed from time to time with the Toronto Stock Exchange, the NYSE Amex, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities.  All forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof.  The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Source: Company website

Copper Creek To Commence Work On Santa Lucia Property

Recently we bought shares of Copper Creek Gold. In a joint venture with Kootenay Gold work will commence at the Santa Lucia Property. Today the stock is up 2.5 cents (27,7%) to CA$0.115 we bought @ CA$0.075 meaning a 53,3% gain. We think both the Santa Lucia Project and the Bonsai Project are very promising, but still this investment will remain a very high risk one until drill results confirm the data we expect. These ground samples from the Santa Lucia Property look very promising.

Copper Creek Gold News Release:

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – January 6, 2011 – Copper Creek Gold Corp. (“Copper Creek” or the “Company”; TSX VENTURE: CPV) is pleased to announce that it plans to commence the exploration of its Santa Lucia property in Sonora, Mexico in early February 2011. Initially the exploration will consist of trenching, sampling and detailed geological mapping with a focus on the silver rich La Fortuna zone. This area is the site of numerous high grade gold and silver samples taken from surface outcrop, just west of a number of old artisanal mining pits.
Subsequent to the sampling program, 2200m of drilling is planned in approximately 10 holes. These holes will test the La Fortuna zone at depth, and will also penetrate untested resistivity anomalies along the 4km strike length of the La Fortuna North property.
These resistivity anomalies can be seen in both IP and CSAMT surveys done by Cominco Ltd.’s Mexican subsidiary in the 1990’s. The anomalies underlie over 4km of surface gold mineralization, and parallel a regional range-bounding fault that is interpreted to control mineralization on the property. These resistivity anomalies remain largely untested by drilling.
In late November 2010 the Santa Lucia North area was visited by a joint team of Kootenay Gold and Copper Creek geologists and managers. Six grab samples were collected from the Santa Lucia North area by Kristian Whitehead, Copper Creek’s consulting geologist, and were delivered to ALS Chemex Labs in North Vancouver, British Columbia for analysis. The samples verified the existence of strong gold-silver mineralization, with gold values ranging from 31 ppb Au to 1670 ppb Au and silver ranging from <5 ppm Ag to 64.9 ppm Ag. Analytical results are shown below.

Sample Area Description Au
(ppb)
Ag
(ppm)
As
(ppm)
Sb
(ppm)
H540836 La Fortuna tuff w/drusy quartz & hematite 321 5.5 5 5
H540837 West pit quartz vein 1670 44.5 12 5
H540838 La Fortuna silicified rhyolite w/ quartz vein 1065 32.4 17 5
H540839 Federico zone sil. rhyolite w/stockwork qtz veins 359 2.4 <5 5
H540840 East pit rhyolite w/minor silicification 449 64.9 6 <5
H540841 trench mottled silicified rhyolite 31 3.0 45 7

The Company has commissioned Robert G. Cuffney, P.Geo., of Reno, Nevada to produce an N1 43-101 compliant report on the property. This will be available to be viewed on Copper Creek Gold Corp.’s web site, and on SEDAR, upon acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.
Copper Creek can earn a 60% interest in the Santa Lucia project from Kootenay Gold Inc. by spending $2,000,000 in exploration expenses and by making various cash and share payments to Kootenay over a 4 year period. This agreement remains subject to Exchange approval.
About Copper Creek
Copper Creek Gold Corp. is a Canadian based mineral exploration company actively exploring in Northern British Columbia and Mexico. The Company holds two exploration projects, the Bonsai Property located in the Eskay Creek region of Northwest British Columbia, Canada, and the Santa Lucia Gold Property located at Sonora, Mexico. The Company may earn up to a 70% interest in the Bonsai property from Teuton Resources Corp. and a 60% interest in the Santa Lucia property from Kootenay Gold Inc. subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
James Anderson, President Phone: (604) 662-3004 extension #105 Email: james@coppercreekgold.com
Bing Jung, CEO Phone: (604) 662-3004 extension # 101 Email: bjung@coppercreekgold.com
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This news release includes certain forward-looking statements or information. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of Copper Creek are forward looking-statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Copper Creek’s plans or expectations include availability of capital and financing, general economic, market or business conditions, regulatory changes, timelines of government or regulatory approvals and other risks inherent in the oil and gas and mineral exploration industries and from the time to time in the filings made by Copper Creek. Copper Creek makes all reasonable efforts to update its corporate material, documentation and forward-looking information on a timely basis.

Source: Company website

Stock Pick: Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX EXN) Mexico’s Highest Grade Silver Producer

After weeks of examining about 50 mining companies, today we bought shares of Excellon Resources @ CA$0.99 We have made a second stock pick as well, but our buy order today was to low. We will try to buy shares again on Thursday. When we manage to do so, we will announce our second pick! The text below is from the Excellon website.

Excellon is a mineral resource company operating in Durango and Zacatecas States, Mexico, is committed to building value through production, expansion and discovery. The Company is producing silver, lead and zinc from high-grade manto deposits on its Platosa Property, strategically located in the middle of the Mexican silver belt. In fiscal 2010, Excellon’s focus remains on increasing its Mineral Resources at Platosa through an aggressive exploration program, and working towards expanding its operating capacity to maximize the value of the Miguel Auza mill acquired in 2009. The Platosa Property, not fully explored, has several geological indicators of a large carbonate replacement deposit (CRD) mineralized system, the tracking of which Excellon believes will lead to the discovery of a world class deposit. At Miguel Auza, located in the northern portion of the Zacatecas-Fresnillo silver belt, an initial exploration program to evaluate the potential of this largely underexplored property, the site of considerable historic and recent production from epithermal precious and base metal veins was completed in September 2010.

Click here to download the investor presentation of December 1 from the company website.

Copper Creek Gold Provides Update on Santa Lucia Property

Just two weeks ago we bought shares of Copper Creek Gold @ CAD$0.075 Today the company officially announced the exploration plans for the Santa Lucia Property, Sonora, Mexico. Copper Creek may earn an undivided 60% interest in the Santa Lucia Gold Property from Kootenay Gold by spending $2,000,000.00 on exploration and making various cash and share payments over a four year period.

Copper Creek Gold / Kootenay Gold News Release:

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – December 8, 2010 – Copper Creek Gold Corp. (“Copper Creek” or the “Company”; TSX VENTURE: CPV) wishes to update shareholders on its current exploration plans for its Santa Lucia project in the State of Sonora, Mexico. Recently, representatives from Copper Creek and its option partner, Kootenay Gold Inc., met in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico. Staging from there, the team travelled to the Santa Lucia site, inspected old workings, and conducted reconnaissance prospecting on the Santa Lucia North project. A number of grab samples were taken and submitted to ALS Chemex Labs in North Vancouver, British Columbia, for analysis. Various exploration strategies were discussed and plans for the 2011 exploration program were finalized.
The Company plans to begin a comprehensive exploration of the Santa Lucia project beginning in late January, 2011. The initial program will entail detailed mapping and mechanical trenching of the La Fortuna zone where high grade gold values have been uncovered on surface from highly silicified quartz veins and stockwork to the west of old artisanal mining pits. This trenching will help to establish specific drill targets in the La Fortuna area.
Subsequently, the Company plans to mobilize a drill to the property in March to target the high grade La Fortuna area, as well as to test CSAMT (Controlled-Source Audio-Frequency Magneto-Telluric) and IP resistivity anomalies that were discovered by Cominco Ltd. in the 1990′s. These anomalies remain untested, and underlie surface gold mineralization for approximately 4km.
An independent consulting geologist has been retained by the Company to produce an NI 43-101 compliant report on the Santa Lucia property as required by the TSX Venture Exchange.
The Company can earn a 60% interest in the Santa Lucia property from Kootenay Gold Inc. by spending $2,000,000.00 on exploration and making various cash and share payments over a four year period.
About Copper Creek Gold:
Copper Creek Gold Corp. is a Canadian based mineral exploration company actively exploring in Northern British Columbia and Mexico. The Company holds two exploration projects, the Bonsai Property located in the Eskay Creek region of Northwest British Columbia, Canada, and the Santa Lucia Gold Property located at Sonora, Mexico. The Company may earn up to a 70% interest in the Bonsai property from Teuton Resources Corp. and a 60% interest in the Santa Lucia property from Kootenay Gold Inc. subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
James Anderson, President
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
James Anderson, President
Tel. 604-662-3004, ext. 105
Cell: 778-989-5346
james777anderson@gmail.com

Source: Company website

First Majestic: La Parrilla Expansion to 1,600 tonnes!

First Majestic achieved significant production ramp up throughout 2010 at their La Encantada project after a successful expansion. Today the company announced a similar upgrade for their La Parrilla project. The budget for this operation is US$27.3 million.  All the required capital will be funded internally by cash flows. Completion will be in phases starting with the land clearing and preparation (already started, December 1) and finishing with the expansion of the cyanidation circuit early in the first quarter of 2012.

This day was a beautiful day for silver, the highest price since 1980 was reached and finally breaking through the $30.00 mark. First Majestic gained 6.68% just today. We bought First Majestic in September 2009 @ CAD$2.66 it closed @ CAD$13.58 today, that means a whopping 410% gain!  We sold 35% of our shares in First Majestic today to take profit. We will use the capital in the next big correction. We are following many interesting companies at the moment and are almost ready to announce a new stock pick! We will take this “additional time” at all-time highs to continue to read year reports, news releases, websites, geological reports and make sure to pick the next First Majestic when the in inevitable correction comes. We will probably wait till gold goes back to about $1385 again, for silver a pull-back to $29 might be a interesting moment to step in.

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First Majestic News Release:

First Majestic Silver Corp. is pleased to announce the expansion of its 100% owned La Parrilla Silver Mine, located in Durango, Mexico has commenced. The extremely successful completion of the expansion of the Company’s La Encantada Silver Mine has allowed management to focus its efforts on the Company’s next major expansion project with ground breaking that started on December 1st, 2010.

During the past three years the La Parrilla mine has undergone extensive development to prepare the mine for higher production levels. During the past six months this expansion plan has been assessed and defined to optimize the La Parrilla operation into the future. Once this construction project is completed, the La Parrilla mine will be operating at twice current levels. This expansion will result in the mill capacity reaching 1,600 tpd from the current 850 tpd and will effectively double the current output of the La Parrilla operation from approximately 1.5 million ounces to 3.0 million ounces of silver equivalent annually.

The following activities have been achieved to date:

  • Engineering and design work has been completed for the expansion of the processing plant including a new and larger crushing area, the addition of a third ball mill and the increase of capacity of both the flotation and cyanidation circuits. Each circuit’s capacity is currently 425 tpd and once the expansion is completed, each circuit will continue to run in parallel but at the higher rate of 800 tpd for a total capacity of 1,600 tpd.
  • Engineering plans for the Rosarios/La Rosa, San Marcos, Quebradillas and Vacas mines have been defined and scheduled, including the planning of development and preparation of required production areas, planning and scheduling the construction of a new production shaft for the Rosarios mine, and all other required mine infrastructure to achieve the expanded production levels.
  • All final documentation required for the Environmental Impact Statement and the ‘Change of use of Land’ have been submitted to the SEMARNAT (the government environmental authorities) office in Durango, with final approvals expected prior to year end.

Timelines for the Construction Project:

  • Land clearing and preparation activities commenced on December 1st, 2010
  • Construction of the new crushing area will begin in January 2011. A new third ball mill has already been purchased and is on site and is expected to be ready for installation by June 2011.
  • The expansion of the flotation circuit is planned for completion by the end of July 2011. This new circuit will produce both a lead and zinc concentrate. A full year of production at 800 tpd is expected to produce 5,673,096 pounds of lead and 5,236,704 pounds of zinc. In flotation, the silver will report to the lead concentrate which is expected to contain 1,429,991 ounces of silver annually.
  • The expansion of the cyanidation circuit will follow in the second half of 2011 with the replacement and expansion of eight leach tanks and the construction of four additional leach tanks. Several new technologies will also be utilized; similar to those adopted in the Company’s recently completed La Encantada operation. These items will include; new clarification filters, new induction furnaces and new filter presses for the tailings in order to recover and re-use solution and to save on water consumption. In addition, the plan includes new systems for automation of feeding processes for chemicals and reagents.
  • Inauguration of this newly expanded cyanidation circuit is expected to take place early in the first quarter of 2012. Once completed, this larger 800 tpd cyanidation circuit will produce an additional 899,792 ounces of silver in the form of silver Doré bars annually.

The total capital budget for this expansion is US$27.3 million, consisting of: US$17.7 million for plant equipment and construction costs; US$2.6 million for additions to the underground fleet; US$3.8 million for underground mine development and US$3.2 million for infrastructure including a new power line and substation. All required capital for this expansion project will be funded internally from cash flows.

The internal rate of return (IRR) on this investment is expected to be 126% considering a price of silver of US$20.00 per ounce and lead and zinc prices of US$1.00 per pound.

Once in full operation at the newly expanded rate of 1,600 tpd, the La Parrilla Silver Mine will produce 3.0 million silver equivalent ounces annually consisting of 2.3 million ounces silver and 0.7 million ounces of silver equivalents in the form of lead and zinc. The expected Total Cash Costs are anticipated to be US$5.50 per ounce of silver.

First Majestic is a producing silver company focused in Mexico and is aggressively pursuing its business plan to become a senior silver producer through the development of its existing assets and the pursuit through acquisition of additional assets that contribute to achieving its corporate growth objectives.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION contact info@firstmajestic.com, visit our website at www.firstmajestic.com or call our toll free number 1.866.529.2807.

FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP.

“Signed”

Keith Neumeyer, President & CEO

This press release includes certain “Forward-Looking Statements” within the meaning of section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results and future plans and objectives of First Majestic Silver Corp. are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Source: Company website

Rubicon Announces 4.0 Million Ounce Inferred Gold Resource Estimate Grading 20.1 g/t gold (0.59 oz/ton gold) at its Phoenix Gold Project, Red Lake, Ontario

Today Rubicon announced the results of the Geoex Limited research of the Phoenix Gold Project. These results are no surprise to us, many investors seemed  to be surprised, since the stock gained 33,26% today! We bought Rubicon in July of this year at a price of CAD$3,49 at today’s closing of CAD$6,13 meaning a 75,6% gain. We are not selling Rubicon. We expect the company to ad value for it’s shareholders for years to come. Production at the Phoenix Gold Project will able the company to aggressively explore their other projects, and thereby adding even  more to their inferred resources.

Rubicon News Release:

- Total geological potential of F2 Gold System 13.3 to 16.1 million ounces grading 24.4 to 26.8 g/t -

TORONTO, Nov. 29 /CNW/ – Rubicon Minerals Corporation (RMX:TSX | RBY:NYSE-AMEX) (“Rubicon”) is pleased to provide a NI 43-101 compliant inferred mineral resource estimate for the F2 Gold System, part of its 100%-owned Phoenix Gold Project located in the heart of the prolific Red Lake Gold District of Ontario. The estimate is summarized below:

Inferred Resource
(5 g/t cutoff & 10 gram x metre product minimum)
Tonnes Grade (g/t) Grade (oz/ton) Contained ounces
Total Inferred Resource 6,200,000 20.1 0.59 4,007,000

The inferred mineral resource estimate was prepared by Geoex Limited. (“Geoex”) based on 166,886 metres of diamond drilling in 237 drill holes carried out between February 27, 2008 (the date of the initial discovery) and July 31, 2010. The estimate does not include approximately 41,702 metres of drilling completed since July 31, 2010. The inferred resource estimate was prepared using the polygonal calculation method (see below for details) which, in the opinion of Geoex, is the appropriate method and is typically used for this type of deposit. The cut-off used is considered to be an economically reasonable estimate of breakeven mining costs.

“We are very pleased with these initial results. They demonstrate that the F2 Gold System is already a significant sized gold deposit. Importantly, the gold grade of 20.1 g/t gold is high compared to most major gold deposits around the world and is consistent with the overall Red Lake camp average grade, which is Red Lake’s key advantage. Our objective now, through our ongoing delineation program is to upgrade part of this large inferred resource, move towards development and to continue to expand the gold system. Underground development on the project has already cross-cut mineralized zones at the 305 metre level and delineation drilling is underway. Photographs of the new zones are available on the Company website at www.rubiconminerals.com.” stated David Adamson, President and CEO.

Geological Potential

In addition to the above referenced inferred resource estimate, Geoex carried out an evaluation of geological potential based on an analysis of the distribution of current drilling (strike length of 898 meters as of July 31,2010) and opportunity for infill and expansion drilling to depth. The system remains open along strike and to depth beyond the current limit of drilling.

The geological potential is based on the projection and extrapolation of the inferred resource present between 0 to 500 metres below surface as this area is considered well drilled and contains an inferred resource of 3,400,000 tonnes containing 2,680,000 oz at 24.4 g/t or 0.71 oz/ton. In the area between 500 and 1500 metres below surface, drilling is wider spaced and thus large parts of the system in this area have not been adequately drill tested, however, in the opinion of Geoex, based on a review of project data, experience from elsewhere in Red Lake and general observations on lode gold deposits, the grade and tonnage profile of the area above 500 metres is likely to be replicated to depth with additional drilling. The results of this analysis are summarized in the table below:

Depth Potential Tonnes Potential Grade Potential Ounces
Above 500m (well drilled) 3,400,000 to 3,700,000 24.4 to 26.8 g/t 2,680,000 to 3,190,000
500-1500 metres (wide spaced drilling) 6,800,000 to 7,500,000 24.4 to 26.8 g/t 5,330,000 to 6,460,000
1500-2500 metres (no drilling – open) 6,800,000 to 7,500,000 24.4 to 26.8 g/t 5,330,000 to 6,460,000
Total to 2500 metres (open at depth) 17,000,000 to 18,700,000 24.4 to 26.8 g/t 13,340,000 to 16,110,000

The potential tonnages, grades and ounces set forth in the analysis of geological potential are conceptual in nature, as there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource.

“From the early days of the discovery, we have always recognized that we are exploring a very robust and large mineralizing system, which is why we have dedicated significant drilling efforts to the 9X target area. As suggested by Geoex, the current 4.01 million ounce inferred gold resource may be only a small part of the overall gold potential of the F2 Gold System. Large areas remain to be infill-drilled and the system is open in all directions. We should also point out, we own 40% of the exploration real estate in Red Lake giving us a unique opportunity to find the next F2 Gold Deposit,” stated David Adamson, President and CEO.

Geoex will prepare an NI 43-101 compliant technical report in respect of the inferred resource estimate and geological potential discussed in this release which Rubicon will file on SEDAR within 45 days of the date this release was disseminated, and plans to complete a Preliminary Economic Assessment in respect of the F2 Gold System by the end of Q1, 2011.

Resource Calculation Methodology

The construction of the polygonal and block models was a product of collaboration between Rubicon and Geoex. Rubicon personnel included Matt Wunder P.Geo, V.P. Exploration and Eric Hinton P.Eng., Project Manager. All data in the resource evaluation were reviewed by Geoex with Mr. Peter George of Geoex assuming responsibility for the resource and geological potential estimates upon which the statements reported herein are based.

Polygonal Resource calculation

Source assay data were audited by a third party consulting firm (IoGlobal) specializing in data management and QA/QC analysis and composite intervals were calculated utilizing a minimum three and also a five gram cut-off and minimum 10 gram times metre product for all F2 system data to July 31, 2010. No top cut was applied to the data because, in the opinion of Geoex there is insufficient geostatistical data to properly determine an accurate top cut value at this time.   The X, Y and Z centroid points were calculated and horizontal thickness for each composite interval was calculated utilizing a set of east-west cross sections (local mine grid). The composite intervals were classified by geological unit and centroid points for each composite interval were plotted on long sections for each geological domain utilizing AMine software. Individual zones were then interpreted in AMine.

The interpretation is largely based on a series of detailed cross sections confirming geological continuity vertically down dip and along strike (mine grid north-south).  Polygons were plotted on long sections for each sub zone with ellipse parameters for the inferred resource of 75 metre vertical radius and 37.5 metre horizontal radius. Polygons were clipped where overlapping, clipped where the claim boundary and 15 metres below where the lake bottom surface was contacted.  Polygon areas were calculated for each centroid point, horizontal thickness was applied to determine the volume, a specific gravity (“SG”) of 2.85 g/cm3 was applied, being derived from the average SG in preliminary metallurgical studies (see news release dated October 19, 2010). The volume of each polygon was calculated and assigned a gold grade. The sum of the polygons constitutes the inferred resource.

Block Model calculation

In addition to the polygonal resource calculation, as a means of validating the inferred resource estimate by an independent method, a block model was calculated utilizing Surpac software resulting in 5,830,000 tonnes, 3,210,000 ounces at 17.2 g/t or 0.50 opt. The block model results are within 6.7% of the tonnage, 17.1% of the contained ounces and 24.9% of the grade of the polygonal estimate (6,200,000 tonnes, 4,007,000 ounces at 20.1g/t gold or 0.59 opt). While Geoex does not consider the block model the most appropriate method for this type of deposit, the results are considered to provide strong supporting validation for the preferred polygonal estimate reported above. It should be noted that the block model results do not differ significantly regardless of whether a northeast (East Bay trend) or northwest (F2 trend) oriented search ellipse is used in the block model.

Data were audited prior to completion of the block model. For this inferred resource estimate, the data were treated as one domain. Assay data were composited at 1.0 metre intervals (no top cut was applied) and variogram analysis was completed. Two times the variogram range was utilized for oriented search ellipse parameters (list parameters) for the inferred resource calculation.  A block size of 2m (E-W) by 4m (N-S) by 12m (vertical) was selected through an optimization process. Data were constrained by the lake bottom surface, the claim boundary and a western boundary was included to exclude any unrelated drilling carried out prior to February 2008. A SG of 2.85 g/cm3 was utilized.

Rubicon is a well-funded exploration and development company, focused on exploring and developing its high-grade gold discovery at its Phoenix Project in Red Lake, Ontario. Rubicon controls over 100 square miles of prime exploration ground in the prolific Red Lake gold district of Ontario which hosts Goldcorp’s high-grade, world class Red Lake Mine.

RUBICON MINERALS CORPORATION
“David W. Adamson”
President & CEO

Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The estimate of mineral resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, sociopolitical, marketing, or other relevant issues. The quantity and grade of reported inferred resources in this estimation are uncertain in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define these inferred resources as an indicated or measured mineral resource and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in upgrading them to an indicated or measured mineral resource category. The mineral resources in this press release were estimated using CIM Standards.

Qualified Persons

Rubicon has implemented a rigorous QA/QC program to ensure best practices in the sampling and analysis of drill core.  Assays were conducted on sawn NQ-sized half core sections. Delineation drilling intercepts represent true horizontal width. The saw blade is routinely cleaned between samples when visible gold is noted during logging and sampling of the drill core. Assays were conducted by SGS Minerals Services using standard fire assay on a 30 gram (1 assay ton) sample with a gravimetric finish procedure. Assays are uncut as is standard practice in Red Lake. Standards, blanks and check assays were included at regular intervals in each sample batch. Check assays on 5% of samples are carried out at a third party independent laboratory. Gold standards were prepared by CDN Resource Laboratories Ltd.  Exploration drill programs and all data forming the basis of the inferred resource estimate described in this release were supervised and verified by Terry Bursey, P.Geo,. Regional Manager for Rubicon and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.  All data required for the block calculation described in this release was prepared and verified by Eric Hinton, P.Eng, Project Manager of Rubicon and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-10.  The inferred resource estimate, including the polygonal resource calculation and the block model calculation, and the geological potential analysis were prepared by Peter George, P.Geo., President and consulting geologist of Geoex, an independent Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, and he verified all data received from Rubicon in connection with same.

Cautionary Note to U.S. Readers Regarding Estimates of Measured, Indicated and Inferred Resources

This press release uses the term “inferred resources.”  We advise U.S. investors that while this term is recognized and required by Canadian regulations, it is not recognized by the SEC. “Inferred resources” have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility.  It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an “inferred mineral resource” will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of “inferred mineral resources” may not form the basis of a feasibility study or prefeasibility studies, except in rare cases.  The SEC normally only permits issuers to report mineralization that does not constitute “reserves” as in-place tonnage and grade without reference to unit measures.  The term “contained gold ounces” used in this press release is not permitted under the rules of the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of a measured, indicated or inferred resource exists or is economically or legally mineable.

Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and “forward looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian provincial securities legislation (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) . Forward-looking statements often, but not always, are identified by the use of words such as “seek”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect”, “targeting” and “intend” and statements that an event or result “may”, “will”, “should”, “could”, or “might” occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements in this document include statements regarding estimates of mineral resources, estimates of gold grades and in-place ounces, the preparation and timing of a technical report in respect of the inferred resource estimate and the proposed Preliminary Economic Assessment and the timing and nature of future exploration programs.  Our exploration programs are dependent on projections which may change as drilling continues, or if unexpected ground conditions are encountered. In addition, areas of exploration potential are identified which will require substantial drilling to determine whether or not they contain similar mineralization to areas which have been explored in more detail. The description of the extent of mineralized zones is not intended to imply that any economically mineable estimate of reserves or resources exists on the Phoenix project. Similarly, although geological features of the F2 Gold System are interpreted to show similarities to nearby gold producing mines owned by third parties, this should not be interpreted to mean that the F2Gold System has, or that it will generate similar reserves or resources. Significant additional drilling is required at F2 to fully understand system size before a meaningful resource calculation can be completed.

The forward-looking statements that are contained in this news release are based on various assumptions and estimates by Rubicon and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. As a consequence, actual results might differ materially from results forecast or suggested in these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Rubicon to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ include; risks relating to fluctuations in the price of gold; the inherently hazardous nature of mining-related activities; uncertainties concerning reserve and resource estimates; results of exploration, availability of capital and financing on acceptable terms, inability to obtain required regulatory approvals, unanticipated difficulties or costs in any rehabilitation which may be necessary, market conditions and general business, economic, competitive, political and social conditions. These statements are based on a number of assumptions, including assumptions regarding general market conditions, timing and receipt of regulatory approvals, the ability of Rubicon and other relevant parties to satisfy regulatory requirements, the availability of financing for proposed transactions and programs on reasonable terms and the ability of third-party service providers to deliver services in a timely manner. Although Rubicon has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors which cause actual results to differ. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and Rubicon disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. 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.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Source: Company website

Highly Speculative Buy: Copper Creek Gold Corp. CPV – Latest Drill Results!

Today we did our most speculative buy ever: Copper Creek Gold. (TSXV:CPV) we bought at CAD$ 0,075 investing just a very minor part of our capital, since this buy is very, very speculative. This company has used very modern methods in finding their targets. Electro-magnetic (EM) data was used to determine where to drill, the results from the last two drill holes look very promising. We expect that a new drill program will be scheduled for next year. The company claims are very close to the famous Eskay Creek Mine.

Yesterday this new addition to our portfolio announced the results of the last two drill holes of their Bonsai Project.  Although precious metal grades discovered to date have been disappointing, the Company remains optimistic. Broad areas of disseminated sulphide mineralization have been noted in all 11 holes drilled to date. This mineralisation can at times be observed over hundreds of meters in drill core. The sulphide mineralisation intersected to date can be directly correlated to the IP charge-ability anomalies that were targeted by this seasons drilling. This large zone of sulphide mineralisation can now be traced for 800m in length, and up to 300m in depth.

Copper Creek Gold Copr. News Release:

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – November 22, 2010 – Copper Creek Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CPV) reports it has received assay results for the remaining four drill holes, BZ10-008 thru BZ10-011 from the Bonsai property located in the Eskay area of British Columbia.
During the summer exploration season, the Company drilled 3,460.86 metres of NQ2 diameter diamond drill core in 11 drill holes on its Bonsai property, 6km southwest of Barrick Gold Corp.’s past producing Eskay Creek mine. Results from holes BZ10-001 thru BZ10-007 have been previously released. Results from the remaining drill holes BZ10-008 thru BZ10-011 are found as this link . Anomalous silver mineralisation was intersected within 3 of the 4 drill holes reported.

Although precious metal grades discovered to date have been disappointing, the Company remains optimistic. Broad areas of disseminated sulphide mineralization have been noted in all 11 holes drilled to date. This mineralisation can
at times be observed over hundreds of meters in drill core. The sulphide mineralisation intersected to date can be directly correlated to the IP charge-ability anomalies that were targeted by this seasons drilling. This large zone of sulphide mineralisation can now be traced for 800m in length, and up to 300m in depth.
The Company will be consulting with its advisors over the winter season to develop a plan to further explore this large, intriguing zone of mineralisation, as well as to extend exploration to other prospective areas on the Bonsai property.
The Company also hopes to soon be in a position to update shareholders with regards to upcoming exploration plans on its Santa Lucia gold project in Sonora, Mexico.
Kristian Whitehead, P. Geo., a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101, is in charge of the exploration program on behalf of the Company. All samples are being assayed by ALS Minerals of North Vancouver, BC. and undergoing a QAQC program which includes standards, blanks, field duplicates and preparation duplicates.
About Copper Creek Gold:
Copper Creek Gold Corp. is a Canadian based mineral exploration company actively exploring in Northern British Columbia and Mexico. The Company holds two exploration projects, the Bonsai Property located in the Eskay Creek region of Northwest British Columbia, Canada, and the Santa Lucia Gold Property located at Sonora, Mexico. The Company may earn up to a 70% interest in the Bonsai property from Teuton Resources Corp. and a 60% interest in the Santa Lucia property from Kootenay Gold Inc. subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
James Anderson, President
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
James Anderson, President
Tel. 604-662-3004, ext. 105
Cell: 778-989-5346
james777anderson@gmail.com
Bing Jung, CEO
Tel. 604-662-3004, ext. 101
www.coppercreekgold.com
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This news release includes certain forward-looking statements or information. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of Copper Creek are forward looking-statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Copper Creek’s plans or expectations include availability of capital and financing, general economic, market or business conditions, regulatory changes, timelines of government or regulatory approvals and other risks inherent in the oil and gas and mineral exploration industries and from the time to time in the filings made by Copper Creek. Copper Creek makes all reasonable efforts to update its corporate material, documentation and forward-looking information on a timely basis.

Source: Company website

Silver Wheaton Reports Record Quarterly Earnings – Buy Alert!

This company has been our favourite since we started our website, it was our second gold/silver buy (first was International Royalty Company, sold at a 101,4% profit right before it was taken over by Royal Gold). It has been the backbone of our portfolio, and we expect it to be so for years to come.
We bought Silver Wheaton in June 2009 @ US$9,95 and in March 2010 @ US$14,95
Just in July of this year we issued a buy alert on Silver Wheaton to buy below $US 19,95
Using today’s intra-day high of $US37,20 this means respectively up 273,8% ; up 148,8% and up 86,4%
These results are slightly below our expectations, but because of logistical reasons within the company, and record breaking silver prices we expect a whopping fourth quarter.
The gold/silver ratio we continue to fall. With the influx of more investors searching an inflation hedge and gold getting very expensive, silver will get more attention. It just feels better if you can buy almost 50 grams of silver instead of one gram of gold.
Before the quarterly results were released yesterday, we issued another buy alert to our newsletter subscribers to buy below US$ 34,00 ; price target: US$ 52,00

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Press Release from Silver Wheaton:

VANCOUVER, Nov. 8 /CNW/ – Silver Wheaton Corp. (“Silver Wheaton” or the “Company”) (TSX, NYSE:SLW) is pleased to announce its unaudited results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010.

THIRD QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS
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– Net earnings more than doubled to a record US$69.2 million (US$0.20
per share), compared with US$33.6 million (US$0.11 per share) in
2009.

– Operating cash flows increased 55% to US$70.5 million (US$0.20 per
share)(1), compared with US$45.4 million (US$0.14 per share)(1) in
2009.

– Record attributable silver equivalent production of 5.9 million
ounces (5.5 million ounces of silver and 7,000 ounces of gold),
representing an increase of 41% over the comparable period in 2009.

– Silver equivalent sales of 4.7 million ounces (4.3 million ounces of
silver and 7,100 ounces of gold), lagging production for the quarter
due primarily to the build-up of concentrate inventory as the
Penasquito mine ramps up production, as well as timing of concentrate
shipments from the Yauliyacu and Campo Morado mines.

– As at September 30, 2010, approximately 2.2 million payable silver
equivalent ounces attributable to the Company have been produced at
the various mines and will be recognized in future sales as they are
delivered to the Company under the terms of their contracts.

– Total cash costs(1) of US$4.09 per silver equivalent ounce, compared
with US$4.08 per ounce in 2009.

– Cash operating margin(1) increased 42% compared to 2009, to a record
US$15.72 per silver equivalent ounce, while average silver prices
over the same period increased by 29%.

– Goldcorp Inc. announced that its world-class gold-silver-lead-zinc
Penasquito mine achieved commercial production during the quarter
with peak throughput rates as high as 105,000 tonnes per day. The
ramp up to full production capacity of 130,000 tonnes per day is
anticipated by early 2011. Annual production attributable to Silver
Wheaton from the mine is expected to average approximately 7 million
ounces of silver over the estimated 22 year mine life.

– Barrick Gold Corp.’s world-class gold-silver Pascua-Lama project
remains on track to enter production in the first quarter of 2013,
with detailed engineering and procurement nearing completion and
earthworks underway. Once in production, Pascua-Lama is forecast to
be one of the largest and lowest cost gold mines in the world with an
expected mine life in excess of 25 years. In its first five years of
operation, Silver Wheaton’s attributable silver production is
expected to average 9 million ounces annually.

– Goldcorp completed the sale of the San Dimas mine to Primero Mining
Corp. In conjunction with the sale, Silver Wheaton amended its silver
purchase agreement relating to the mine. The term of the silver
purchase agreement, which was set to expire in 2029, has been
extended to life of mine. During the first four years following
closing of the transaction, Primero will deliver to Silver Wheaton a
per annum amount equal to the first 3.5 million ounces of payable
silver produced at San Dimas and 50% of any excess, plus Silver
Wheaton will receive an additional 1.5 million ounces of silver per
annum to be delivered by Goldcorp. Beginning in the fifth year after
closing, Primero will deliver to the Company a per annum amount equal
to the first 6 million ounces of payable silver produced at San Dimas
and 50% of any excess. Goldcorp will continue to guarantee the
delivery by Primero of all silver produced and owing to the Company
until 2029, and a payment of US$0.50 per ounce for any shortfall
below 215 million cumulative silver ounces delivered to Silver
Wheaton by the end of 2031. Primero has provided Silver Wheaton with
a right of first refusal on any metal stream or similar transaction
it enters into.

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(1) Refer to discussion on non-GAAP measures at the end of this press
release.

“Silver Wheaton had record production in the quarter, anchored by the continued successful ramp up of one of our cornerstone growth assets, Goldcorp’s world-class Penasquito mine in Mexico,” said Peter Barnes, Chief Executive Officer of Silver Wheaton. “Penasquito reached commercial production during the quarter and expects to achieve full production capacity in early 2011, in what promises to be another year of significant production growth for Silver Wheaton.”

“While quarterly sales were lower than production, due in part to the build-up of concentrate inventory as Penasquito ramps up production, as well as the timing of shipments from the Yauliyacu and Campo Morado mines, we still achieved record earnings. Increased shipments in the fourth quarter are expected to make up for the sales shortfall and we remain on track to meet production guidance of 23.5 million silver equivalent ounces in 2010, growing to approximately 40 million ounces by 2013.”

“In an environment of continued economic uncertainty, investment demand for silver remains very strong, and silver prices approached 30 year highs in the quarter. This resulted in record cash operating margins of US$15.72 per ounce, generating strong free cash flows to fund future growth.”

“Lastly, during the quarter, Goldcorp finalized the sale of its San Dimas mine to Primero Mining, an emerging mid-tier gold producer. In conjunction with this, Silver Wheaton amended its silver purchase agreement, which continues to provide Silver Wheaton with a Goldcorp guarantee, extends the agreement from a fixed term to life-of-mine and, most importantly, incentivizes Primero Mining to increase silver production at this high-quality, low-cost, mine. San Dimas remains a key asset within our portfolio and we are confident that the amended silver purchase agreement will create additional long term value for our stakeholders.”

This earnings release should be read in conjunction with Silver Wheaton’s unaudited MD&A and Financial Statements, which are available on the Company’s website at www.silverwheaton.com and have been posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

A conference call will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2010, starting at 11:00 am (Eastern Time) to discuss these results. To participate in the live call use one of the following methods:

Dial toll free from Canada or the US: 1-888-231-8191
Dial from outside Canada or the US: 1-647-427-7450
Pass code: 15809030
Live audio webcast: www.silverwheaton.com

Participants should dial in five to ten minutes before the call.

The conference call will be recorded and you can listen to an archive of the call by one of the following methods:

Dial toll free from Canada or the US: 1-800-642-1687
Dial from outside Canada or the US: 1-416-849-0833
Pass code: 15809030
Archived audio webcast: www.silverwheaton.com

About Silver Wheaton

Silver Wheaton is the largest silver streaming company in the world. Forecast 2010 production, based upon its current agreements, is 22.0 million ounces of silver and 28,000 ounces of gold, for total production of 23.5 million silver equivalent ounces. By 2013, annual production is anticipated to increase significantly to approximately 40 million silver equivalent ounces. This growth is driven by the Company’s portfolio of world-class assets, including silver streams on Goldcorp’s Penasquito mine and Barrick’s Pascua-Lama project.

Gold And Silver Hit Record Highs: Update On Our Portfolio

Today a fresh all-time high was set for gold at $1399,40 and silver hit another multi decade high at $26,95

How is our portfolio doing? In 2009 we bought:

Avino Silver and Gold Mines Ltd. up 219%

First Majestic Silver Corp. up 274%

Great Panther Silver Ltd. up 85%

Minera Andes Inc. up 176%

Silver Wheaton up 231% and in 2010 we bought:

Seabridge Gold Inc. up 6%

Rubicon Minerals up 18%

Not a bad result so far we think. What to expect? Expect lots of volatility and a continuing bull market. We think gold will hit $1400 in the beginning of next week, and silver will break trough $27,00 Before we enter 2011 we see gold going as high as $1500 – $1550 When that major psychological barrier is near we might even see more volatility than last day’s. A passage of the $1500 mark can result in so much selling pressure, that daily gains or losses could surpass $100 It might take till the summer for prices to settle near the $1400 level again.  Than we have to wait till fall again to gain much, much more. Silver gains will continue to outperform gold. If you are planning to invest in gold or silver wait till gold has surpassed the $ 1400 mark, then selling pressure will push gold back to $1320 – $1350 and the perfect buying moment has come.