Rambler Metals & Mining plc

Rambler Metals & Mining plc
Maritime Resource Corp.

May 28, 2013 09:30 ET

Rambler's Strategic Partner Releases Its First NI43-101

Resource Estimate on the Green Bay Property Group

LONDON, ENGLAND and BAIE VERTE, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - Rambler Metals and Mining plc (TSX VENTURE:RAB)(AIM:RMM) ('Rambler' or the 'Company') would like to announce that its Strategic Partner, Maritime Resource Corp. (TSX VENTURE:MAE) ('Maritime') has released its first NI43‐101 compliant resource estimate encompassing the entire Green Bay Property group, located in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Maritime holds 100% of the Green Bay Property which hosts the former producing Hammerdown Gold Mine and the newly discovered Orion deposit.

A copy of Maritime's press release has been attached in its entirety under Appendix 1. For more information on the Green Bay Property group please visit Maritime's website at www.maritimeresourcescorp.com. A technical report is being prepared and will be filed with SEDAR within 45 days.

George Ogilvie, President and CEO, comment:

"We are pleased to see our Strategic Partner, Maritime Resources, advancing this project forward with its first NI43‐101 resource estimate. Rambler's investment in Maritime was partly based on the potential of the Hammerdown Gold Mine and it's synergies with our own Nugget Pond milling facility, where the ore from Hammerdown was formerly processed between 2000 and 2004.
In many ways the Hammerdown Gold Mine resembles the Ming Mine before it was dewatered and brought back into production. The increase in resource ounces on the Orion deposit is also encouraging as it may add new flexibility to the potential of the property group.
We look forward to continuing to build on our strategic partnership with Maritime."


Rambler is a mining and development Company that in 2012 brought its first Mine into commercial production. The group has a 100% ownership in the Ming Copper‐Gold Mine, a fully operational copper and gold processing mill and year round bulk storage and shipping facility all located on the Baie Verte peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Our Company Vision is to be the leading mine operator and resource developer in Atlantic Canada through the expansion of the Ming Mine, discovering new deposits and through mergers and acquisitions. Rambler listed on the London AIM in 2005 and Toronto TSX‐V in 2007.


Maritime Resources holds a 100% interest in the Green Bay property group which hosts the past producing Hammerdown gold mine, the Orion gold deposit, separated by a 1.5 km distance, and the Lochinvar base / precious metals deposit.

Hammerdown itself was successfully mined by Richmont Mines between 2000 and 2004 with gold prices averaging $325 US per ounce. During its operation a total of 291,400 tonnes of ore were mined and milled, at an average head grade of 15.83 g/t gold, recovering a total of 143,000 ounces during its life. All ore was processed at the Nugget Pond mill, now owned and operated by Rambler Metals and Mining, with an average gold recovery of 97.1%. Mining concluded in 2004 due to low gold prices with mineralization remaining, although uneconomic at that time. The Orion gold deposit consists of two main vein systems, both of which are open along strike, up and down plunge.

Larry Pilgrim, P.Geo., is the Qualified Person responsible for the technical content of this release and has reviewed and approved it accordingly. Mr. Pilgrim is an independent consultant contracted by Rambler Metals and Mining plc.

Tonnes referenced are dry metric tonnes unless otherwise indicated.

Caution Regarding Forward Looking Statements:

Certain information included in this press release, including information relating to future financial or operating performance and other statements that express the expectations of management or estimates of future performance constitute "forward‐looking statements". Such forward‐looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the financial strength of the Company, estimates regarding timing of future development and production and statements concerning possible expansion opportunities for the Company. Where the Company expresses or implies an expectation or belief as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis. However, forward‐looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by such forward‐looking statements. Such risks include, but are not limited to, interpretation and implications of drilling and geophysical results; estimates regarding timing of future capital expenditures and costs towards profitable commercial operations. Other factors that could cause actual results, developments or events to differ materially from those anticipated include, among others, increases/decreases in production; volatility in metals prices and demand; currency fluctuations; cash operating margins; cash operating cost per pound sold; costs per ton of ore; variances in ore grade or recovery rates from those assumed in mining plans; reserves and/or resources; the ability to successfully integrate acquired assets; operational risks inherent in mining or development activities and legislative factors relating to prices, taxes, royalties, land use, title and permits, importing and exporting of minerals and environmental protection. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed on forward‐looking statements and the forward‐looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward‐looking statements contained herein are made as at the date hereof and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or revise any such forward‐looking statements or any forward‐ looking statements contained in any other documents whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities law.

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May 28, 2013
News Release: 13-04

Maritime Releases First NI 43-101 Resource Estimate for Green Bay Gold Property, Newfoundland

Maritime Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:MAE) ("Maritime" or the "Company") - is pleased to announce that the Company has received the initial independent NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate for its 100% owned Green Bay Gold property near Springdale, Newfoundland. The mineral resource for the property is estimated to contain in excess of 400,000 ounces of gold in the Measured and Indicated category, using a 3 g/t cut-off grade, and in excess of 600,000 ounces in the Inferred category, also at a 3 g/t cut-off grade.

The estimate was compiled by Tetra Tech and includes all newly discovered gold mineralization resulting from the 2011 and 2012 exploration programs in addition to any un-mined deposits on the Green Bay property that remain from previous operation. The property consists of the former Hammerdown Mine (developed between 2001 and 2004), including the Rumbullion and Muddy Shag zones in the north, and the Orion deposit situated 1.5 km to the south. The effective date of the Mineral Resource Estimate is May 23, 2013.

Eric Norton, President and CEO, comments:

"We are extremely pleased to have completed this maiden Mineral Resource Estimate. The resource model is robust and incorporates all historic as well as new drilling results. The uniquely appealing aspects of this project are the high grades of the veins, the accessibility of the deposit from surface, including access to the existing underground ramp system, and excellent local infrastructure including roads, power and fresh water to the site. It is particularly satisfying to see that the overall grade of the Hammerdown deposit is relatively insensitive to the selection of the cut-off grade.
Our exploration activity completed in 2012 demonstrated that the deposit remains open along strike, and the Company is confident that there is potential for this estimate to increase with further work. The 3D modelling that has now been completed will help guide future drill programs by highlighting strategic drill targets that can hopefully add new ounces, or upgrade resource categories."

The Mineral Resource Estimate incorporates 724 historic drill holes from which over 16,000 gold assay samples were collected. Recent work includes over 3,700 metres of diamond drilling in 11 holes at Orion in 2011 and 2,500 metres in 16 holes drilled at Hammerdown in 2012. The 2012 exploration program also trenched and exposed 120 metres of the Rumbullion vein system at surface where 445 channel samples were taken from 37 channels cut at strict three metre intervals. Work was curtailed due to the onset of winter weather, but the veins remained robust at the eastern extremity and are available for further follow-up work and sampling.




Deposit or Zone

(g/t Au)
Measured Hammerdown157,10012.3562,400
Measured Subtotal202,90012.1279,000
Indicated Hammerdown289,30011.71108,900
Indicated Subtotal524,60011.39192,100
M&I Total727,50011.59271,100
Muddy Shag72,00014.9134,500
Inferred Total1,767,0007.68436,000
CategoryDeposit or ZoneTonnesGrade
(g/t Au)
Measured Subtotal000
Indicated Subtotal1,096,5004.47157,500
M&I Total1,096,5004.47157,500
Inferred Total1,288,0005.44225,100
Cut-off Deposit Tonnes Grade
(g/t Au)
2 g/t AuHD, RM, MS831,33010.46279,574
Measured and3 g/t AuHD, RM, MS727,46011.59271,072
Indicated Orion1,096,5004.47157,582
4 g/t AuHD, RM, MS642,18012.67261,592
5 g/t AuHD, RM, MS562,76013.82250,048
2 g/t AuHD, RM, MS2,204,0006.64470,513
3 g/t AuHD, RM, MS1,767,0007.68436,304
Inferred Orion1,288,0005.44225,272
4 g/t AuHD, RM, MS1,336,0009.02387,440
5 g/t AuHD, RM, MS1,027,00010.39343,066
HD = Hammerdown RM = Rumbullion MS = Muddy Shag
  1. CIM definition standards were followed for the resource estimate.
  2. The 2013 resource models used Ordinary Krig grade estimation within a three-dimensional block model with mineralized zones defined by wireframed solids.
  3. A cut-off grade of 3.0 g/t Au over 1.2 metres was used for reporting resources with capping of gold grades at 125 g/t at Hammerdown and 50 g/t at Orion.
  4. A Specific Gravity of 2.84 was applied.
  5. Numbers may not add exactly due to rounding.
  6. Mineral Resources, which are not mineral reserves, have not demonstrated economic viability.
  7. 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.
  8. A portion of the estimated resource, specifically the Hammerdown mineralization, may be located in close proximity to previously mined areas and, as such, may not be recoverable due to structural or safety concerns.

The Resource Estimate was prepared by Todd McCracken, P. Geo. of Tetra Tech, Sudbury, ON. Mr. McCracken is a qualified person and independent of the Company, as defined by section 1.5 of NI 43-101.The mineral resource estimate is based on the combination of geological modeling, geostatistics and conventional block modeling using the Ordinary Krig method of grade interpolation. The mineral resources were estimated using a block model with parent blocks of 5m X 5m X 5 m split three times into sub -blocks. The geological model including mineralized intercepts were generated by Maritime personnel and then audited by Tetra Tech. The QAQC protocols and corresponding sample preparation and shipment procedures have been reviewed by Tetra Tech.

A technical report is being prepared and will be filed on SEDAR in the next 45 days.


Maritime Resources holds 100% of the Green Bay property which hosts the past producing Hammerdown gold mine and the Orion gold deposit separated by a 1.5 km distance, and the Lochinvar base metals/precious metals deposit.

The Hammerdown gold deposit was successfully mined by Richmont Mines between the years 2000 and 2004 while gold prices averaged $325/oz. During its operation a total of 291,400 tonnes of ore were mined and milled, at an average grade of 15.83 g/t Au, recovering a total of 143,000 ounces of gold. All of the ore was processed at the Nugget Pond mill, now owned and operated by Rambler Metals, with an average gold recovery of 97.1%. Mining concluded in 2004 due to low gold prices with mineralization remaining, although uneconomic at that time. The Orion gold deposit consists of two main vein systems, both of which are open along strike, up and down plunge.

Maritime would like to acknowledge the financial support provided by the Junior Exploration Assistance Fund granted by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Department of Mines and Energy.

A map of the Green Bay property showing the location of the gold deposits and local infrastructure are available, along with additional information regarding the Resource Estimate, at the Company's website (www.maritimeresourcescorp.com).

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Eric W. Norton, President & CEO

Statements in this press release, other than purely historical information, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or expected results, may include forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in resource exploration and development. As a result, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility adequacy or accuracy of this release. The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Rambler Metals and Mining
    George Ogilvie, P.Eng.
    President and CEO

    Rambler Metals & Mining Plc
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    Stewart Dickson / Jeremy Stephenson
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    Marcin Zydowicz
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    Ocean Equities Limited
    Guy Wilkes
    +44 (0) 20-7786-4370

    Maritime Resources Corp.
    Cathy DiVito
    Investor Relations
    (604) 484-7111