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Explor Resources Inc.

June 04, 2013 12:42 ET

Explor Signs Memorandum of Understanding With First Nations

ROUYN-NORANDA, CANADA--(Marketwired - June 4, 2013) - Explor Resources Inc. ("Explor" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:EXS)(OTCQX:EXSFF)(FRANKFURT:E1H)(BERLIN:E1H) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with the Flying Post First Nation of Nipigon Ontario and the Mattagami First Nation of Gogama Ontario (the "First Nations"), with respect to the Timmins Porcupine West Property.

The MOU will serve as a framework to govern the relationship between Explor and the First Nations in accordance with their intention of further building a relationship characterized by cooperation and mutual respect, in connection with the development of the Timmins Porcupine West Property. This represents an important milestone in moving the project forward and we welcome our new partners.

The MOU sets out the areas in which Explor and the First Nations have agreed to work together notably on mutual key interests such as environmental protection, employment and business opportunities, education and training for the First Nations communities.

Chris Dupont, President and CEO of Explor Resources, stated that "Explor is committed to working in partnership with the First Nations in the development of the Timmins Porcupine West Property. Explor looks forward to building a strong relationship with the First Nations that will be beneficial to both parties."

In order to instill a relationship with the First Nations, Explor will issue 500,000 common shares to both the Flying Post and the Mattagami First Nations. This issuance of equity enables the Flying Post and the Mattagami First Nations to become shareholders and participate in the success of Explor Resources as Explor moves the Timmins Porcupine West Project to the next phase in the development of the property. This issuance of shares is subject to the approval of the regulatory authorities.

The Timmins Porcupine West Gold Property consists of 185 unpatented mining units and 3 patented claims located in the Bristol and Ogden Townships in the Timmins-Porcupine Mining Camp for a total 3,200 hectares. The property is contiguous with Lakeshore Gold West Timmins Mine. Highway 101 bisects the property and provides access from the city of Timmins located 13 km to the east.

The property has been explored since 1927 by numerous ground geophysical surveys and diamond drilling of up to 111 holes. In 1984, Dome Exploration discovered and delineated a gold mineralized zone that was approximately 350 meters long and 45 meters wide and is open below 350 meters of vertical depth. The drill program on the Timmins Porcupine West Property is on-going.

Explor Resources Inc. is a publicly listed company trading on the TSX Venture (EXS), on the OTCQX (EXSFF) and on the Frankfurt and Berlin Stock Exchanges (E1H).

This Press Release was prepared by Explor.

About Explor Resources Inc.

Explor Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based natural resources company with mineral holdings in Ontario, Québec, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Explor is currently focused on exploration in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. The belt is found in both provinces of Ontario and Québec with approximately 33% in Ontario and 67% in Québec. The Belt has produced in excess of 180,000,000 ounces of gold and 450,000,000 tonnes of cu-zn ore over the last 100 years. The Corporation was continued under the laws of Alberta in 1986 and has had its main office in Québec since 2006.

Explor Resources Flagship project is the Timmins Porcupine West (TPW) Project located in the Porcupine mining camp, in the Province of Ontario. The TPW mineral resource (Press Release dated April 16, 2013) includes the following:

Open Pit Mineral Resources:
Indicated: 74,000 oz (1,248,000 tonnes at 1.85 g/t Au)
Inferred: 186,000 oz (2,502,000 tonnes at 2.31 g/t Au)
Underground Mineral Resources:
Indicated: 224,000 oz (1,758,000 tonnes at 3.96 g/t Au)
Inferred: 594,000 oz (6,145,000 tonnes at 3.01 g/t Au)

This document may contain forward-looking statements relating to Explor's operations or to the environment in which it operates. Such statements are based on operations, estimates, forecasts and projections. They are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and may be beyond Explor's control. A number of important factors could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements, including those set forth in other public filling. In addition, such statements relate to the date on which they are made. Consequently, undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements. Explor disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, save and except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

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

Contact Information

  • Christian Dupont, President
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    819-797-6050 (FAX)
    http://www.explorresources.com/

    Investor Relations:
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