It is a short exploration and drilling season in BC’s Golden Triangle. Jim Pettit, CEO of Aben Resources (V.ABN), knows the company has only four or five months to accomplish its program. Aben’s property is in the North Coastal Mountains where 30 or even 40 feet of snow could fall. “Winter drilling is possible,” said Pettit, “But it is a logistical nightmare and really, really expensive.”
DXI Energy Inc. (TSX:DXI.TO) (OTCQB:DXIEF) (“DXI” or the “Company”), an upstream oil and natural gas exploration and production company operating projects in Colorado’s Piceance Basin and the Peace River Arch region in British Columbia today announced that the implementation of operational enhancements by the new project operator designed to significantly improved production efficiency at the Kokopelli gas/liquids field. By leveraging existing facilities nearby, owned by operator TEP of Houston Texas, and spreading the Kokopelli operational costs over a large number of production wells, the operator is significantly reducing or eliminating key current expenses associated with Kokopelli such as labor, supervision and chemical costs. As a result, DXI expects to experience a net revenue improvement of approximately 100% for its current U.S. production profile. Additionally, it should be noted that Nymex gas price has risen in recent weeks to approximately US$3.25 per mmcf, a 20%+ improvement over the 1st half of 2018, proceeds of which should also be noticeable in monthly net revenues. DXI Energy, through its U.S. subsidiary, maintains an ownership position of 25% WI in this 2,200 acre HBP property. The Kokopelli project hosts 12 production wells, including a 12000’ Mancos discovery, a state-of-the-art PWD facility and an inventory of over 250 undrilled locations to access the Williams Fork and/or Mancos, the two primary producing hydrocarbon horizons of this Basin. About DXI ENERGY INC. DXI Energy Inc. maintains offices in Calgary and Vancouver, Canada and has been producing commercial quantities of oil and gas since 2008. The company is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DXI.TO) and the OTCQB (DXIEF).
Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ABN) (OTCQB: ABNAF) (Frankfurt: E2L2) (the “Company”) announces that additional analytical results have been received from the early-stage drilling at the 23,000 hectare Forrest Kerr Property (the “Property”) located in the Golden Triangle region of British Columbia. The eight drill holes reported here consist of step-out drilling at the North Boundary Zone and most of the holes intersected shallow, high-grade gold mineralization. Highlights include: 5.08 g/t Au over 12.0m in hole FK18-12; 23.3 g/t Au over 2.0m in hole FK18-13; and 10.62 g/t Au over 3.0m in hole FK18-17. To date, final analytical results have been received for 3,000m of a total projected 10,000m (table of values and hole descriptions near end of release).
Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ABN) (OTCQB: ABNAF) (Frankfurt: E2L2) (the “Company”) has arranged and closed a non-brokered private placement of 2,375,000 flow-through common shares at a price of $0.40 each for gross proceeds of $950,000. The financing was placed with institutional investors. The Company intends to utilize the proceeds from the private placement on the expansion of its 2018 exploration and drilling program at its Forrest Kerr Gold Project located in the Golden Triangle region of British Columbia. The Company had originally announced and budgeted for up to 5000 metres of drilling and now intends to at least double that amount this year.
Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:ABN) (OTCQB:ABNAF) (Frankfurt:E2L2) (the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on its exploration drill program currently underway at the Forrest Kerr Property in BC’s Golden Triangle. The Company has intersected mineralization 1.5km south of the North Boundary Zone in a newly discovered area called the South Boundary Zone. Aben has now completed 4,850 meters of drilling in 16 holes at Forrest Kerr in 2018. The majority of drilling has taken place at the North Boundary area where high-grade precious and base metal mineralization was discovered in 2017 drill holes as well as in the first reported drill hole of 2018 (see news release dated August 9th, 2018). The ongoing drill program has been expanded and will continue well into the Fall.
Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ABN) (OTCQB: ABNAF) (Frankfurt: E2L2) (“Aben” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement financing (see news release dated August 15, 2018) for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately CAD $4.28 million. The Company intends to utilize the proceeds from this financing for its ongoing 2018 exploration and drilling program at its Forrest Kerr Gold Project located in B.C.’s Golden Triangle region and for general working capital purposes.
Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ABN) (OTCBB: ABNAF) (Frankfurt: E2L2) (the “Company”) announces a non-brokered private placement of up to 13,333,333 units at a price of $0.30 each to raise gross proceeds of up to $4,000,000. Each unit will consist of one common share and one warrant (each, a “Warrant”) exercisable to purchase one additional common share at a price of $0.45 each for a period of two (2) years from the date of issuance. The lead order is for $2,000,000 from Eric Sprott who will subscribe for 6,666,667 million Units. Additionally, Palisade Global Investments will subscribe for 2,750,000 million Units and Venture Ad Network will subscribe for 600,000 Units.
MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE: XMG / FKT: 1MG / OTCQB: MGXMF) is pleased to report results of diamond drilling from its Koot silicon project (“Koot”) north of Cranbrook, British Columbia. Nine drill holes were completed across 50 meter spacings to further expand known mineralization within the North and South zones. Five drill holes were located in the North Zone and were collared in quartzite and ended in quartzite. Four holes collared in the South Zone started in quartzite and two out of four holes ended in quartzite. The Company began evaluation of commercial applications for silica with silicon processing experts DORFNER ANZAPLAN this Spring; including testing of material for upgrading of metallurgical grade and solar-grade silicon with results expected shortly.
Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ABN) (OTCQB: ABNAF) (Frankfurt: E2L2) (the “Company”) is pleased to report that assay results from the first drill hole of 2018 have been received with multiple high-grade zones and precious metal values intersected in the hole at shallow depths. Drill hole FK18-10 was collared in the North Boundary Zone of the Forrest Kerr Property in BC’s Golden Triangle region where drilling late in the season in 2017 discovered strong precious and base metal mineralization. Hole FK18-10, the first of eight holes that have been drilled thus far, has four separate high-grade zones with the best zone returning and interval of 38.7 g/t Au over 10.0m including 62.4 g/t Au over 6.0m starting at 114 metres downhole.