Rapier has commenced the first stage of exploration on the Pen Gold property, 4 kilometers west-southwest of historical drilling. This work included preliminary mapping, overburden stripping of prospective geology and subsequent channel sampling. The surface work is the foundation to a staged exploration program designed to assist in assembling a more global picture of this area, its mineralization potential, and ultimately, narrow down targets for diamond drilling. Rapier intends to commence a diamond drill program to test the best targets resulting from this preliminary geological work in early March.
About AuRico Gold Inc.
AuRico is a leading Canadian gold producer with mines and projects in North America with solid production growth and exceptional potential. Their project pipeline also includes advanced development opportunities in Canada and Mexico. As of today they have a market capitalization of roughly $1.7 billion and currently operate the "Young Davidson gold mine" approximately 100 km southeast of Rapier's Pen Gold Property, as well as the "El Chanate gold mine" in Mexico.
About Rogue Iron Ore Corp.
Rogue Iron Ore Corp. is an exploration and development company with offices in Vancouver, BC and Timmins, ON. Rogue's flagship asset, the Radio Hill iron ore project, is unlike most other iron plays as it has exceptional infrastructure, including a highway, power, water, nearby natural gas and active railway siding providing access to the CN Rail mainline on site. The project is competitively positioned to access North American markets as well as overseas markets. The Company is currently conducting metallurgical studies on the Radio Hill drill hole core samples to assess the composition of the potential product that might be generated from the project.
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Freeman Smith, President & CEO
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