VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – December 17, 2014 – MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE: XMG) is pleased to announce the Company has prepared and plans to file a Notice of Work with the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines to complete diamond core drilling at the Longworth Silica Property (the “Property”).
A nine hole, 2,600 foot drill program will test high priority targets within the Snow Claim, where outcrop sampling has shown consistent high grade (~99%) silicon dioxide (SiO2) over an area spanning approximately 400 meters in length and width (Assessment Report 14815). The purpose of the drill program will be to delineate an initial mining block for development of metallurgical grade silicon. The Company plans to submit the Notice of Work before year end and commence drilling within 120 days.
The Company has also retained ALS Minerals of North Vancouver to conduct frac sand analyses. ALS will produce an initial wet and dry fraction analyses to determine initial suitability of the high-grade silica for natural gas exploration and development throughout the Province of British Columbia.
MGX can earn a 50% undivided interest in the Property by incurring $100,000 in exploration expenditures, including eight drill holes, within 12 months and completing a National Instrument (N.I.) 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate within 18 months (see press release dated November 20, 2014). The transaction remains subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange.
MGX retains Venture Liquidity Providers
Additionally, the Company has, subject to regulatory approval, retained Venture Liquidity Providers Inc. (“VLP”) to initiate market-making services and provide assistance in maintaining an orderly trading market for the common shares of the Company.
Market-making service will be undertaken by VLP through a registered broker, W.D. Latimer Co. Ltd., in compliance with the applicable policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange and other applicable laws.
For its services, the corporation has agreed to pay VLP $5,000 per month for a period of 12 months. The agreement may be terminated at any time by the corporation or VLP. The corporation and VLP act at arm's length, and VLP has no present interest, directly or indirectly, in the corporation or its securities. The finances and the shares required for the market-making service are provided by W.D. Latimer. The fee paid by the company to VLP is for services only.