ATEX Strengthens Management Team
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 31, 2022) - ATEX Resources Inc. (TSXV: ATX) ("ATEX") is pleased to announce that Ben Pullinger will join ATEX as Senior Vice President Exploration and Business Development effective June 1, 2022. Mr. Pullinger has extensive international exploration and development experience including senior corporate roles with Roxgold Inc., Excellon Resource Inc. and, most recently, with Golden Star Resources Ltd until its acquisition in early 2022. He is a Registered Professional Geologist in Ontario.
Throughout his career, Mr. Pullinger has directly contributed to the growth and development of significant mineral projects as well as contributing to business development initiatives and investor relations activities.
"I am very excited to have Ben join the team," said Raymond Jannas, President and CEO of ATEX. "Ben's experience in managing and developing exploration projects through to production will be invaluable as we continue to delineate and advance the Valeriano copper gold porphyry deposit and pursue other value building opportunities within the Company."
About the Valeriano Copper Gold Deposit
The Valeriano copper gold deposit hosts an inferred resource of 297.3 million tonnes grading 0.59% copper, 0.193 grams per tonne gold and 0.90 grams per tonne silver (0.77% copper equivalent) at a cut-off grade of 0.50% copper. Contained metals total 1.77 million tonnes copper, 1.84 million ounces gold and 8.62 million ounces silver for 2.30 million tonnes copper equivalent. For further information on the inferred resource estimate, see the Technical Report titled "VALERIANO PROJECT INFERRED RESOURCE ESTIMATES Atacama Region, Chile" dated November 13, 2020, and filed at www.sedar.com.
National Instrument 43-101 Compliance
The Qualified Person, as defined by National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators, for the Valeriano Copper Gold Project is Sergio Diaz, a resident of La Senera, Chile. Mr. Diaz is a Public Registered Person for Reserves and Resources No. 51, in Chile and is also registered in the Colegio de Geólogos de Chile under No. 315.
The resource estimate copper equivalent grade was calculated based upon a copper price of $3.00 per pound, gold price of $1,800 per ounce and silver price of $25.00 per ounces (all prices in US$). Metal recoveries were not considered. The formula used for the copper equivalent calculation was: Cu Eq% = (Cu ppm/10,000) + (Au g/t * Au $/oz/ 22.0462 * 31.1035*Cu price) + (Ag g/t * Ag price / 22.0462 * 31.1035*Cu price).
About ATEX Resources Inc.
ATEX is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, development and monetization of projects throughout the Americas. ATEX's flagship Valeriano Copper Gold Project is located in Chile's prolific El Indio Mineral Belt.
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