"Los Azules is a large undeveloped copper porphyry system located in western
San Juan Provincewithin a belt of porphyry copper deposits that straddles the Chilean/Argentine border. This belt contains some of the world's largest copper deposits, including Codelco's El Teniente and Andinamines, Anglo American's Los Bronces mine, Antofagasta PLC's Los Pelambres mine and Xstrata'sEl Pachón project, among others. Los Azules is one of the world's largest, highest grade, undeveloped copper-porphyry deposits not owned by a major base metals company."
"Action with McEwen Mining was quite interesting this week and, particularly, on Friday. Stock has refused to follow the Gold that day and stubbornly was climbing higher all day. Rob McEwen was making some of his magic on Thursday at the conference call after the Q1 update and McEwen Mining Shareholders meeting will be taken place next week. Chief Owner has promised release from one of the exploration program before it and Los Azules new resource estimate is due by the end of May. According to his facebook page, Rob was on the road last few weeks talking to numerous Investment Banks..."
PI Financial Corp. Engaged as Financial Advisor for Sale of TNR Gold's Back-in Right to the Los Azules Copper Project, Argentina TNR.v, MUX
May 16, 2013
Vancouver B.C., May 16, 2013: TNR Gold Corp. (the "Company" or "TNR") advises that McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE:MUX, TSX:MUX) ("McEwen Mining") has issued a news release dated May 15, 2013 in relation to the Los Azules Copper Project in San Juan Province, Argentina. TNR holds a 25% back-in right, exercisable upon the completion of a feasibility study, on the northern part of the Los Azules property.
The news release issued by McEwen Mining summarizes an updated mineral resource estimate completed on the property. In their press release McEwen Mining states, "Key developments include the successful conversion of inferred resources into the indicated category while increasing the size of the resource. The resource remains open along strike, to depth, and laterally." The news release is available at SEDAR http://www.sedar.com and onhttp://www.mcewenmining.com. TNR encourages its shareholders to read the press release issued by McEwen Mining to gain a better understanding of the work performed and the potential impacts this will have on the project. McEwen Mining has also stated that an updated preliminary economic assessment ("PEA") will be completed later this year that will utilize the expanded resource and "will evaluate the possibility of: (1) increasing the daily throughput; (2) producing copper cathode instead of a concentrate and (3) processing low-grade mineralized material not previously considered, via a heap leach".
McEwen Mining's press release appears to be prepared by Qualified Persons and the procedures, methodology and key assumptions disclosed therein are those adopted and consistently applied in the mining industry, but no Qualified Person engaged by TNR Gold Corp. has done sufficient work to analyze, interpret, classify or verify McEwen Mining's information to determine the current mineral reserve or resource or other information referred to in the press release. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned in placing any reliance on the disclosures therein.
ABOUT LOS AZULES
The Company has a 25% back-in right in the northern portion of the Los Azules property which is exercisable following the completion of a feasibility study. If the Company elects to back-in for 5% or less or has its interest diluted to 5% or less, TNR will receive a net smelter royalty of 0.6% from the Northern Portion.
The Los Azules copper deposit is located in the San Juan province of Argentina. McEwen Mining Inc. is the current operator on the Los Azules copper deposit and the Company has previously advised that on March 13 and March 28, 2013, McEwen Mining Inc. issued press releases in relation to the deposit, which are accessible on Sedar at http://www.sedar.com and on McEwen Mining Inc's website at http://mcewenmining.com.
Over the past twenty-one years TNR, through its lead generator business model, has been successful in generating high quality exploration projects around the globe. With the Company's expertise, resources and industry network, it is well positioned to aggressively identify, source, explore, partner and continue to expand its project portfolio.
TNR is also a major shareholder of International Lithium Corp. (TSX:ILC.V) ("ILC"), a company created by TNR to advance its internationally acquired lithium prospects. TNR currently holds about 25.5% of the outstanding shares of ILC.
At its core, TNR provides significant exposure to gold and copper through its holdings in Alaska and Argentina and is committ ed to continued generation of in-demand projects, while diversifying its markets and building shareholder value.
John Harrop, PGeo, FGS, is a "Qualified Person" as defined under NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.
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