Big North Graphite Corporation ("NRT") - Luciana Prospect Option - Abitibi Greenstone Belt - Quebec:
A $100,000 first-phase exploration program has been approved and will commence when field conditions permit in 2013. The program is anticipated to consist of an airborne survey and follow-up program of prospecting and sampling with the objective of defining target areas on the property for the establishment of detailed mini-grids, geological mapping and ground geophysical surveys, with the objective of defining drill targets. Golden Valley Mines is the project operator.
The Luciana Prospect is prospective for both gold and REE (Rare Earth Element) mineralization, as it straddles the Cameron Lake Deformation Zone, well known for its spatial association with gold mineralization, and its proximity to the Grevet Carbonatite Complex that is associated with REE mineralization as well as known occurrences over the southern part of the property. Big North Graphite has until May 30, 2013 to incur the first tranche of expenditures consisting of $250,000 on the Luciana Prospect per the terms of the amended option agreement.
Sirios Resources Inc. ("SOI-TSXV") - Cheechoo Gold Project - James Bay, Quebec
Gold Valley Mines granted an option (the "SOI Option") to Sirios Resources Inc. ("Sirios") to acquire the Company's 60% interest in and to the Sharks and Cheechoo prospects (the "S&C Properties") located in the James Bay area of Northern Quebec and in which Sirios currently holds a 40% interest. For additional details on the terms of the option agreement, please refer to the Company's June 15, 2012 news release.
As reported to date by project operator Sirios, a total of eight diamond drill holes of NQ caliber have been completed for a total of 938 metres. Sirios further reported that more than 600 core samples are currently being prepared to be sent for assaying at the ALS Chemex laboratory in Val-d'Or. For additional details on program results made to date by Sirios on the S&C Properties, please refer to Sirios' continuous disclosure documents available for viewing by the public through the internet at the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com) by accessing Sirios' issuer profile or by visiting Sirios' website at www.sirios.com.
Mr. Glenn J. Mullan, is the Qualified Person (as that term is defined in National Instrument 43-101) who has reviewed this news release and is responsible for the technical information reported herein.
About Golden Valley Mines Ltd.: The Company typically tests initial grassroots targets while owning a 100% interest therein and then seeks partners to continue exploration funding. This allows the Company to carry on its generative programs and systematic exploration efforts at other majority-owned grassroots projects. The Company (together with its various subsidiaries) holds property interests in projects in Canada (Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec).
Forward Looking Statements:
This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or realities may differ materially from those in forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.
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Golden Valley Mines Ltd.
Glenn J. Mullan
Chairman, President, and CEO
Telephone: 819.824.2808 ext. 204
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