18 Apr 2018

Dunnedin Closes Over-Subscribed Placement and Raises $2 Million

April 18, 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (the “Company” or “Dunnedin”) (TSX-V: DVI) today announced that it has closed an over-subscribed non-brokered private placement of non flow-through (each, a “NFT Unit”) and flow-through (each, a “FT Unit”) units for gross proceeds of $1,702,500 (the “Offering”).  The Company has also received $378,124 through exercise of common share purchase warrants since March 2018, for total gross proceeds of $2,080,624.

The Company has issued 5,341,667 NFT Units at a price of $0.30 per share and 250,000 FT Units at a price of $0.40 per share through the Offering. Each NFT Unit consists of one common share and one-half-of-one share purchase warrant entitling the holder to acquire an additional common share at a price of $0.35 for a period of twenty-four months.  Each FT Unit consists of one common share and one-half-of-one share purchase warrant entitling the holder to acquire an additional common share at a price of $0.47 for a period of twenty-four months.  The share purchase warrants issued as part of the FT Units and the NFT Units are subject to accelerated expiry in the event the closing price of the common shares of the Company on the TSX Venture Exchange is $0.65 or greater for twenty consecutive trading days.

Chris Taylor, CEO of Dunnedin, said, “We look forward to advancing our exploration program at the Kahuna diamond project and testing a comprehensive suite of priority drill targets. The first phase of drilling is currently under way and we expect the diamond recovery results in Q2 and Q3. These results will inform the prioritization of further drill targets and we are now funded to add a second phase of drilling in the summer.”

Proceeds of the Offering will be used in part to fund the Company’s 2018 exploration program on the Kahuna Diamond Project in Nunavut and for general corporate purposes.

In connection with closing of the placement the Company paid finders’ fees of $45,642 and issued 136,140 share purchase warrants exercisable to acquire a common share of the Company at a price of $0.35 for a period of twenty-four months (each, a “NFT Broker Warrant“) and 12,000 share purchase warrants exercisable to acquire a common share of the Company at a price of $0.47 for a period of twenty-four months (each, a “FT Broker Warrant“) to eligible parties who introduced subscribers to the placement.  Each NFT and FT Broker Warrant is exercisable for a period of twenty-four months, subject to accelerated expiry on the same terms as the warrants comprising the FT Units and the NFT Units.  All securities issued in connection with the private placement are subject to a four-month-and-one-day statutory hold period.

For further information please contact Mr. Knox Henderson, Investor Relations, at 604-551-2360 or khenderson@dunnedinventures.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Dunnedin Ventures Inc.

 

Chris Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

 

About the Kahuna Project

Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: DVI) is a Vancouver-based company whose primary asset is the 100% owned, advanced-stage Kahuna Diamond Project in Nunavut which hosts a high-grade, near surface inferred diamond resource and numerous kimberlite pipe targets.  The Company holds diamond interest in 1,664 km2 of mineral tenure located 26 kilometers northeast of Rankin Inlet and adjacent to Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine gold mine.  To define and prioritize kimberlite pipe targets, Dunnedin has evaluated an extensive historic data set and recovered diamonds and indicator minerals from a series of kimberlite and till samples over three seasons of field work. Working with advisor and shareholder Dr. Chuck Fipke, the Company has used the same till sampling and mineral screening protocols employed during Dr. Fipke’s discovery of Canada’s first diamond mine at Ekati, NWT., but improved by over 20 years of additional diamond data and experience.  The Kahuna Diamond Project has an Inferred Resource Estimate of 3,987,000 tonnes at an average grade of 1.01 carats per tonne, totalling over 4 million carats of diamonds (+0.85 mm) (see news release dated March 31, 2015).  The largest diamond recovered from the property to date is a 5.43 carat stone from the Kahuna dike which was a piece of a larger diamond that had been broken during the sample preparation process and was reconstructed as having an original size of 13.42 carats.  Dunnedin is backed by a world-renowned team of diamond experts with decades of combined experience in Arctic exploration and capital markets strength.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning our plans, intentions and expectations, which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, “forward-looking statements”.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “expects” and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the Company’s future operations and business prospects, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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05 Apr 2018

Dunnedin Expands 2018 Exploration Program and Announces $1.5M Non-Brokered Private Placement

April 5, 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (the “Company” or “Dunnedin”) (TSX-V: DVI) announces that it will expand its 2018 exploration program and undertake a C$1,500,000 million private placement to fund this additional work.  Advisors, management and close associates will participate for approximately C$1,000,000 of the placement.

 

Expanded Program

Dunnedin has defined over 30 drill targets to test for diamondiferous kimberlite, 17 of which are scheduled to be drilled during its current spring program (see March 29, 2018 news release). Further targets will be tested in a second phase of drilling, slated to begin in summer 2018.  In addition, kimberlites found to be diamond-bearing during Phase 1 will require follow-up drill holes to define their size and shape, and to collect larger samples for diamond recovery. While a rotary air blast rig is being utilized during Phase 1 drilling, a core rig will be used to accurately define phases of kimberlite and correlate them to diamond content during Phase 2. Maps showing all drill targets, including those planned for Dunnedin’s Phase 2 program, are provided as Figures 1a and 1b below.

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Fipke, Dunnedin’s advisor and discoverer of Canada’s first diamond mine at Ekati commented, “The abundance and quality of diamond indicator minerals at Dunnedin’s Kahuna project is exceptional and bodes well for the potential discovery of new diamond sources. I look forward to the drill results and will continue assisting the Dunnedin team with the exploration and development of this project.”

Chris Taylor, Dunnedin’s CEO said, “Our diamond indicator mineral (DIM) work accurately highlights the location of all previously drill-confirmed diamond occurrences on the property.  Many new, undrilled targets with similar DIM fingerprints in till have now been identified. Some of the targets cannot be drilled with our current rig due to field conditions and we have more high-quality targets than we can test with our current drill budget.  It is our intention to fund a second phase of drilling in advance, so that such work can be expedited as soon as diamond recovery results are received from Phase 1.”

Figure 1a: 2018 Drill Targets, Including Phase 2 Summer Targets (yellow) – South Boundary Area

Figure 1b: 2018 Drill Targets, Including Phase 2 Summer Targets (yellow) – Josephine Area

 

Private Placement

The Company plans to raise approximately C$1,500,000 through the issuance of a combination of non-flow-through units (each, a “NFT Unit”) and flow-through units (each, a “FT Unit”) in a non-brokered private placement (the “Offering”). The Company’s advisors, management and close associates will participate for approximately C$1,000,000 of the Offering.

Each NFT Unit will be offered at a price of $0.30 and will consist of one common share and one-half of one share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant entitling the holder to acquire an additional common share at a price of $0.35 for a period of twenty-four months.  Each FT Unit will be offered at a price of $0.40 and will consist of one “flow-through” common share and one-half of one share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant entitling the holder to acquire an additional non-flow-through common share at a price of $0.47 for a period of twenty-four months. The Offering is expected to close on or before April 19, 2018, and is subject to regulatory approval.

The Company will determine the allocation of NFT Units and FT Units based on investor interest.  The Offering will result in the issuance of between 3,750,000 and 5,000,000 units depending upon the ratio of NFT Units and FT Units issued.  The share purchase warrants issued as part of the NFT Units and the FT Units will be subject to accelerated expiry if, at any time after the date that is four months and one day after the closing of the Offering, the closing price of the common shares of the Company on the TSX Venture Exchange is $0.65 or greater for twenty consecutive trading days.

The proceeds from the Offering will be used to fund the Company’s expanded 2018 exploration program on its Kahuna Project, and for general corporate purposes. All securities issued in the Offering will be subject to a four month hold period.

Shareholders seeking further information about participation in the Offering should contact the Company at the telephone number or email address below.

 

QA/QC

Till samples collected on the Kahuna property are shipped to the CF Mineral Research Ltd. (“CFM”) laboratory in Kelowna, BC for processing and analysis. CFM employs proprietary mineral chemistry filters and classification criteria to determine diamond indicator minerals (“DIM”), which distinguish indicator minerals that formed with diamonds from indicators associated with kimberlite host rocks (“KIM”). Sample sites are subsequently ranked from 1 (low priority) to 10 (high priority) based on both the quantity and quality of DIMs and quantity of KIMs in each sample. CFM operates using reference standards, quality assurance protocols, security and operating procedures for processing, recovery and reporting of kimberlite indicator minerals. The CFM laboratory is accredited and audited for international quality standards through the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 17025:2005, which includes ISO 9001:2015 specifications.

Jeff Ward, P.Geo, Vice President Exploration and a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this release.

For further information please contact Mr. Knox Henderson, Investor Relations, at 604-551-2360 or khenderson@dunnedinventures.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Dunnedin Ventures Inc.

 

Chris Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

 

About the Kahuna Project

Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: DVI) is a Vancouver-based company whose primary asset is the 100% owned, advanced-stage Kahuna Diamond Project in Nunavut which hosts a high-grade, near surface inferred diamond resource and numerous kimberlite pipe targets.  The Company holds diamond interest in 1,664 km2 of mineral tenure located 26 kilometers northeast of Rankin Inlet and adjacent to Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine gold mine.  To define and prioritize kimberlite pipe targets Dunnedin has evaluated an extensive historic data set and recovered diamonds and indicator minerals from a series of kimberlite and till samples over three seasons of field work. Working with advisor and shareholder Dr. Chuck Fipke, the Company has used the same till sampling and mineral screening protocols employed during Dr. Fipke’s discovery of Canada’s first diamond mine at Ekati, N.W.T., but improved by over 20 years of additional diamond data and experience.  The Kahuna Diamond Project has an Inferred Resource Estimate of 3,987,000 tonnes at an average grade of 1.01 carats per tonne, totalling over 4 million carats of diamonds (+0.85 mm) (see news release dated March 31, 2015).  The largest diamond recovered from the property to date is a 5.43 carat stone from the Kahuna dike which was a piece of a larger diamond that had been broken during the sample preparation process and was reconstructed as having an original size of 13.42 carats.  Dunnedin is backed by a world-renowned team of diamond experts with decades of combined experience in Arctic exploration and capital markets strength.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning our plans, intentions and expectations, which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, “forward-looking statements”.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “expects” and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the Company’s future operations and business prospects, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and the Company disclaims any obligationto update any forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable securities laws.

 

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29 Mar 2018

Dunnedin Reports Drill Plans And Commences 2018 Exploration Program

March 27, 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX-V: DVI) today reports its drill plans and announces the commencement of its 2018 exploration program. Drill crews and equipment have been mobilized and preparations are under way to commence drilling of high–priority kimberlite targets at its 100% owned Kahuna project, Nunavut.  Drilling is expected to begin near the end of March and will continue through April as conditions permit.

A total of 17 high-priority targets have been identified for drill testing in the winter of 2018.  Most targets are pipe-like geophysical signatures associated with diamond indicator mineral chemistry occurring down-ice. In addition, drilling will investigate untested “blows”, or potentially wide sections along known high-grade diamond bearing kimberlite dikes. In order to ground-truth and delineate the drill targets, ground geophysical surveying using magnetic and OhmMapper electric-resistivity methods are currently being undertaken.

Chris Taylor, Dunnedin’s CEO stated, “We have observed excellent indicator mineral chemistry that is associated with diamonds at producing mines in till samples collected down-ice from our new drill targets.  In many locations the known diamond-bearing kimberlite dikes are unlikely to be the source of this chemistry, and the potential to identify new diamond-bearing kimberlites is high in these areas.”

Claudia Tornquist, Dunnedin’s President said, “This drill program is the culmination of three years of field work and the analysis of an extensive historic data set. We are fortunate to count Dr. Charles (Chuck) Fipke as our advisor whose expertise in prioritizing the most prospective drill targets is second to none. Our world-class exploration team benefits from many years of experience in Nunavut, and I am confident we have all the pieces in place to make this drill program a success.”

The 2018 winter drill targets occur in six priority clusters on the Kahuna Property and are presented as Figure 1a and 1b below.  The Company’s extensive historic geophysical database was used to model target areas three dimensionally and several targets demonstrate significant depth extent below 200 metres.  An example of geophysical compilation and modelling on high priority target KH009-01 is provided as Figure 2.

Dunnedin will utilize a Rotary Air Blast (“RAB”) rig to economically test the maximum number of targets during this maiden drill program.  The drilling is expected to reach depths of 50 to 75 metres, with the goal of collecting up to 250 kilograms of material from each new kimberlite. The material will be analyzed for microdiamond content and results are expected in late Q2 2018. Kimberlites that prove to be significantly diamondiferous will be further tested on future programs to determine size and to obtain mini-bulk samples. In addition, the Company continues to complete indicator mineral recovery, analysis and ranking from a remaining 733 priority till samples collected on the Kahuna property in 2017. Results will further delineate the six priority areas on the property (see February 22, 2018 news release).

Figure 1a: Winter 2018 Drill Targets – South Boundary Area

Figure 1b: Winter 2018 Drill Targets – Josephine Area

Figure 2: Geophysical Compilation of Kimberlite Target KH009-01

QA/QC

Till samples collected on the Kahuna property are shipped to the CF Mineral Research Ltd. (“CFM”) laboratory in Kelowna, BC for processing and analysis. Processed heavy mineral concentrates are picked for kimberlite indicator minerals (“KIM”) and high probability kimberlitic grains are selected and probed by scanning electron microprobe (“SEM”) for constituent chemistry, providing definitive mineral identification. CFM employs proprietary mineral chemistry filters and classification criteria to determine diamond indicator minerals (“DIM”), which distinguish indicator minerals that formed with diamonds from those just associated with kimberlite host rocks. Sample sites are subsequently ranked from 1 (low priority) to 10 (high priority) based on both the quantity and quality of DIMs and quantity of KIMs in each sample. This discrimination using proprietary CFM classifications and rankings allow the Company to potentially differentiate diamond-bearing kimberlite sources from those which are not.

CFM operates using reference standards, quality assurance protocols, security and operating procedures for processing, recovery and reporting of kimberlite indicator minerals. The CFM laboratory is accredited and audited for international quality standards through the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 17025:2005, which includes ISO 9001:2015 specifications.

Jeff Ward, P.Geo, Vice President Exploration and a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this release.

For further information please contact Knox Henderson, Investor Relations, at 604-551-2360 or khenderson@dunnedinventures.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Dunnedin Ventures Inc.

Chris Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

About the Kahuna Project

Dunnedin Ventures Inc., (TSX-V: DVI) is a Vancouver-based company whose primary asset is the 100% owned, advanced-stage Kahuna Diamond Project in Nunavut which hosts a high-grade, near surface inferred diamond resource and numerous kimberlite pipe targets.  The Company holds diamond interest in 1,664 km2 of mineral tenure located 26 kilometers northeast of Rankin Inlet and adjacent to Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine gold mine.  To define and prioritize kimberlite pipe targets Dunnedin has evaluated an extensive historic data set and recovered diamonds and indicator minerals from a series of kimberlite and till samples over three seasons of field work. Working with advisor and shareholder Dr. Chuck Fipke, the Company has used the same till sampling and mineral screening protocols employed during Dr. Fipke’s discovery of Canada’s first diamond mine at Ekati, N.W.T., but improved by over 20 years of additional diamond data and experience.  The Kahuna Diamond Project has an Inferred Resource Estimate of 3,987,000 tonnes at an average grade of 1.01 carats per tonne, totalling over 4 million carats of diamonds (+0.85 mm) (see news release dated March 31, 2015).  The largest diamond recovered from the property to date is a 5.43 carat stone from the Kahuna dike which was a piece of a larger diamond that had been broken during the sample preparation process and was reconstructed as having an original size of 13.42 carats.  Dunnedin is backed by a world-renowned team of diamond experts with decades of combined experience in Arctic exploration and capital markets strength.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning our plans, intentions and expectations, which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, “forward-looking statements”.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “expects” and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the Company’s future operations and business prospects, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.

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22 Feb 2018

Dunnedin Reports New Diamond Target Area at Kahuna Project

February 22, 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (the “Company” or “Dunnedin”) (TSX-V: DVI) today announced it has identified a cluster of new, potentially diamond-bearing kimberlite targets in the south-central portion of its 100% owned Kahuna Diamond Property, Nunavut.

The Company also reports that it is on schedule to begin its upcoming drill program in March 2018, which is expected to run through late winter into May. The drill program will test 10 to 15 kimberlite targets and will focus on circular geophysical pipe-like responses supported by high quality Diamond Indicator Minerals (“DIMs”) in till immediately down-ice.  Dunnedin’s work continues to highlight clusters of priority targets across the Kahuna Property by using unique mineral screening protocols and classification employed by C.F. Mineral Research Ltd. and Dr. Chuck Fipke.  The 2018 drill program is fully funded and the Company is currently working with local stakeholders and contractors to finalize operational plans.

Dunnedin’s work to date has highlighted five separate priority areas with drill-ready targets.  These prospective areas already host the inferred diamond resource at Kahuna-Notch, plus other diamond-bearing bedrock sources identified by historic work.  The Company has now identified a sixth and new area from 392 high priority sample results that are part of a suite of over 3,000 till samples collected during summer 2017. Preliminary results define a three kilometre by two kilometre area of diamond-associated mineral chemistry in till, southeast of the high-grade PST kimberlite.  This new area is also characterized by a cluster of circular geophysical targets consistent with kimberlite pipes.  No historic drilling or trenching has been reported in this new area and specific targets will be drill-tested by Dunnedin as part of the upcoming program.

Chris Taylor, Dunnedin’s CEO said, “We are excited to add a sixth new area to our drill plans for 2018. With clusters of geophysical targets having indicator mineral chemistry similar to, or better than known diamond-bearing kimberlites on the property, we believe that our six priority areas have the potential to deliver the first-ever significantly diamond bearing kimberlite pipes at Kahuna.”

A map showing the six high priority target areas and the focus of Dunnedin’s 2018 drill program is provided as Figure 1 below.

Figure 1. 2018 Priority Drill Target Areas, Kahuna Diamond Project

 

The Company is currently completing indicator mineral recovery, analysis and target ranking from a further suite of 733 priority till samples collected in 2017 to confirm details of individual drill targets in each of the six target areas.  The final drill targets will be released prior to the 2018 drill program.

 

Mr. Jeff Ward, P.Geo, is the qualified person responsible for the technical content of this news release.

For further information please contact Mr. Knox Henderson, Investor Relations, at 604-551-2360.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

 

Dunnedin Ventures Inc.

 

Chris Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

 

About the Kahuna Project

Dunnedin Ventures Inc., (TSX-V: DVI) is a Vancouver-based company whose primary asset is the 100% owned, advanced-stage Kahuna Diamond Project in Nunavut which hosts a high-grade, near surface inferred diamond resource and numerous kimberlite pipe targets.  The Company holds diamond interest in 1,664 km2 of mineral tenure located 26 kilometers northeast of Rankin Inlet and adjacent to Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine gold mine.  To define and prioritize kimberlite pipe targets Dunnedin has evaluated an extensive historic data set and recovered diamonds and indicator minerals from a series of kimberlite and till samples over three seasons of field work. Working with advisor and shareholder Dr. Chuck Fipke, the Company has used the same till sampling and mineral screening protocols employed during Dr. Fipke’s discovery of Canada’s first diamond mine at Ekati, N.W.T., but improved by over 20 years of additional diamond data and experience.  The Kahuna Diamond Project has an Inferred Resource Estimate of 3,987,000 tonnes at an average grade of 1.01 carats per tonne, totalling over 4 million carats of diamonds (+0.85 mm) (see news release dated March 31, 2015).  The largest diamond recovered from the property to date is a 5.43 carat stone from the Kahuna dike which was a piece of a larger diamond that had been broken during the sample preparation process and was reconstructed as having an original size of 13.42 carats.  Dunnedin is backed by a world-renowned team of diamond experts with decades of combined experience in Arctic exploration and capital markets strength.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning our plans, intentions and expectations, which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, “forward-looking statements”.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “expects” and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the Company’s future operations and business prospects, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.

 

 

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31 Jan 2018

Solstice Gold Raises $8.37 as Dunnedin Completes Spin Out of Gold Assets at Kahuna Project

Solstice Gold Raises $8.37 as Dunnedin Completes Spin Out of Gold Assets at Kahuna Project

January 31, 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (the “Company“) (TSX-V: DVI) today announced it has completed its previously announced plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement“), involving the spinout of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Solstice Gold Corp. (“Solstice“).  Under the terms of the Arrangement, one common share of Solstice was distributed for every three common shares of the Company outstanding as of July 17, 2017.  In addition, the Company completed a reorganization of its share capital such that all existing common shares of the Company were reclassified as “Class B Common Shares”.  The Arrangement was approved by the shareholders of the Company, and the Supreme Court of British Columbia, on December 22, 2017.

Solstice holds the Company’s gold mineralization rights, including 66 full claims and one-half of 12 additional claims covering the Kahuna Project (“Kahuna“).  The property interests comprise a district scale land package of 806 square kilometres adjacent to claims controlled by Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. which host the world class Meliadine Deposits, and exclusive secondary rights on an additional 858 square kilometres.  Kahuna is located in Nunavut, Canada approximately 26 kilometres from Rankin Inlet.

Concurrent with completion of the Arrangement, Solstice has completed a non-brokered private placement financing consisting of both units (the “Units“) and flow-through shares (the “Flow-Through Shares“) for a gross amount of $8,376,400.  Solstice issued a total of 26,534,400 Units at a price of $0.25 per Unit.  Each “Unit” consists of one common share and one-half-of-one warrant.  Each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase a further common share of Solstice at a price of $0.35 for a period of thirty months.  Solstice has also issued 5,809,334 Flow-Through Shares at a price of $0.30 per Flow-Through Share.  Solstice Management and Board participated for a total of 6.5% of the financing.

The net proceeds from the financing will be used for exploration activities on Solstice’s Kahuna project and for general corporate purposes.  In connection with the financing, Solstice paid finders’ fees of $334,914 and issued 636,722 broker warrants to unrelated parties.   Each broker warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share of Solstice at a price of $0.30 for a period of thirty months.

David Adamson, Executive Chairman of Solstice, stated, “Solstice management would like to thank Dunnedin for recognizing the potential gold value in the Kahuna Project and undertaking the spin-out.  We would also like to thank our investors for their strong support.  We believe that the extensive Kahuna project has already demonstrated the presence of gold over a large area.  We are currently formulating plans for 2018 aimed at defining drill targets and further evaluating our district-scale land package.” Further details of the Kahuna gold project can be found at www.solsticegold.com.

Chris Taylor, CEO of Dunnedin, stated, “We at Dunnedin are confident that Kahuna’s impressive gold potential will be unlocked by the experienced and capable management team at Solstice.   As we move into active 2018 exploration programs, we look forward to delivering shareholder value as Dunnedin and Solstice advance both the diamond and gold assets of the Kahuna project.”

For further information concerning the Arrangement, readers are encouraged to review the management information circular prepared by the Company in connection with the shareholder meeting held to approve the Arrangement.  A copy of the circular is available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

Dunnedin has also granted an aggregate of 2,240,000 stock options to management, directors and consultants of the Company, exercisable at $0.24 per share for a period of five years.

Mr. Jeff Ward, P.Geo, is the qualified person responsible for the technical content of this news release.

For further information please contact Mr. Knox Henderson, Investor Relations, at 604-551-2360.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

 

Dunnedin Ventures Inc.

 

Chris Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

 

About the Kahuna Project

Dunnedin’s primary asset is its 100% owned Kahuna diamond project.  Kahuna is an advanced stage high grade diamond project located near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.  Dunnedin is now recovering diamonds and indicator minerals from a series of kimberlite and till samples collected from three seasons of field work.  An Inferred Resource released by Dunnedin showed over 4 million carats of macrodiamonds (+0.85 mm) at a grade of 1.01 carats per tonne had been defined along the partial strike length of the Kahuna and Notch kimberlite dikes through shallow drilling, and remains open to extension.  The largest diamond recovered was a 5.43 carat stone from the Kahuna dike which was a piece of a larger diamond that had been broken during the sample preparation process and was reconstructed as having an original size of 13.42 carats.  Recent results include a 2.03 tonne sample of the PST kimberlite dike which returned 223 macrodiamonds totalling 8.17 carats (+0.85 mm) and a 2.36 tonne sample of the Notch kimberlite which returned 89 macrodiamonds totalling 2.38 carats (+0.85 mm).

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

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29 Dec 2017

Shareholders Approve Plan of Arrangement to Spin Out Gold Assets at Kahuna Project

December 29, 2017 – Vancouver, BC, Canada. – Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (the “Company” or “Dunnedin”) (TSX-V: DVI) today announced results of an Annual General and Special Meeting (the “Meeting”) of shareholders (the “Shareholders”) held on December 22, 2017.

At the Meeting, Shareholders approved a plan of arrangement (the “POA”), involving the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary Solstice Gold Corp. (“Solstice”), pursuant to which the Company will spin out Solstice as a separately listed company (see press releases dated November 29, 2017; November 27, 2017; May 11, 2017; May 1, 2017 and November 23, 2016).  Under the terms of the POA, shareholders of record of Dunnedin on July 17, 2017 will be entitled to receive one share of Solstice for every three shares of Dunnedin held.

Following the Meeting, the Company was granted a final order from the Supreme Court of British Columbia, approving the POA.  Completion of the POA remains subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions, and the Company will issue a further news release once the effective date for completion of the POA has been confirmed.

Solstice holds Dunnedin’s gold mineralization rights covering the Kahuna Project (“Kahuna”), including registered ownership of 66 full claims, 50% of 12 additional claims as well as certain other mineral rights.  Solstice will be operated by an experienced management team comprised of Executive Chairman David Adamson Ph.D., President Marty Tunney P.Eng., Vice President Exploration Bob Singh P.Geo, and Chief Financial Officer Tony Ricci CPA, CA.

Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in the management information circular prepared in connection with the POA, any information released or received with respect to the POA may not be accurate or complete and should not be relied upon.  The TSX Venture Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed POA and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release.

For further information please contact Mr. Knox Henderson, Investor Relations, at 604-551-2360.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

 

Dunnedin Ventures Inc.

Chris Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

 

About the Kahuna Project

Dunnedin’s primary asset is the Kahuna project, where it is completing final steps to earn a 100 percent interest.  Kahuna is an advanced stage high grade diamond project located near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.  Dunnedin is now recovering diamonds and indicator minerals from a series of kimberlite and till samples collected from three seasons of field work.  An Inferred Resource released by Dunnedin showed over 4 million carats of macrodiamonds (+0.85 mm) at a grade of 1.01 carats per tonne had been defined along the partial strike length of the Kahuna and Notch kimberlite dikes through shallow drilling, and remains open to extension.  The largest diamond recovered was a 5.43 carat stone from the Kahuna dike which was a piece of a larger diamond that had been broken during the sample preparation process and was reconstructed as having an original size of 13.42 carats.  Recent results include a 2.03 tonne sample of the PST kimberlite dike which returned 223 macrodiamonds totalling 8.17 carats (+0.85 mm) and a 2.36 tonne sample of the Notch kimberlite which returned 89 macrodiamonds totalling 2.38 carats (+0.85 mm).

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning our plans, intentions and expectations, which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, “forward-looking statements”.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “expects” and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the Company’s future operations and business prospects, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.

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29 Nov 2017

Dunnedin Provides Update on Spin-Out and Meeting of Shareholders

November 29, 2017 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (the “Company” or “Dunnedin”) (TSX-V: DVI) today announced that it has mailed its meeting materials for an Annual General and Special Meeting (the “Meeting”) of shareholders to be held on December 22, 2017 at the offices of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Suite 2200, 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3E8 at 10:00 a.m. (PST) to shareholders of record on October 27, 2017 (the record date for the purposes of determining the shareholders entitled to vote at the Meeting).

At the Meeting, in addition to regular business, shareholders will be asked to consider and vote upon a proposed plan of arrangement (the “POA”), involving the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Solstice Gold Corp. (“Solstice”).  Pursuant to the POA, the Company proposes to spin out Solstice as a separate reporting issuer.  Under the terms of the POA, shareholders of record on July 17, 2017 (the record date for the purposes of determining the shareholders entitled to receive common shares of Solstice), will receive one common share of Solstice for every three common shares of Dunnedin held by them.  In addition, option and warrant holders of Dunnedin will receive options or warrants to acquire common shares of Solstice, exercisable in similar terms and taking into account the above distribution ratio.

Prior to completion of the POA, Dunnedin will transfer certain mineral claims and rights to all minerals, excluding diamonds, gemstones and all minerals found within kimberlitic rocks on the Kahuna property and $1,000,000 in cash to Solstice in return for shares of Solstice which will then be distributed to Dunnedin shareholders.  Based on the total outstanding common shares of Dunnedin as at July 17, 2017, the total number of shares of Solstice to be distributed will be approximately 34,418,922.

In addition, as disclosed in the Meeting materials, the Company is pleased to announce that an experienced and proven management team has been engaged to operate Solstice, comprised of Executive Chairman David Adamson Ph.D., President Marty Tunney P.Eng., Vice President Exploration Bob Singh P.Geo, and Chief Financial Officer Tony Ricci CPA, CA.

Completion of the POA remains subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions, including, among other things, approval of shareholders at the Meeting, and receipt of a final order of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  For further information concerning the POA, readers are encouraged to review the notice of meeting and management information circular describing the terms of the POA, all of which are available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

The Board of Directors of the Company has unanimously approved the POA and recommends that shareholders vote in favour of the POA.

 

Mr. Jeff Ward, P.Geo, is the qualified person responsible for the technical content of this news release.

For further information please contact Mr. Knox Henderson, Investor Relations, at 604-551-2360.

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Dunnedin Ventures Inc.

 

Chris Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

 

About the Kahuna Project

Dunnedin’s primary asset is the Kahuna project, where it is completing final steps to earn a 100 percent interest.  Kahuna is an advanced stage high grade diamond project located near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.  Dunnedin is now recovering diamonds and indicator minerals from a series of kimberlite and till samples collected from three seasons of field work.  An Inferred Resource released by Dunnedin showed over 4 million carats of macrodiamonds (+0.85 mm) at a grade of 1.01 carats per tonne had been defined along the partial strike length of the Kahuna and Notch kimberlite dikes through shallow drilling, and remains open to extension.  The largest diamond recovered was a 5.43 carat stone from the Kahuna dike which was a piece of a larger diamond that had been broken during the sample preparation process and was reconstructed as having an original size of 13.42 carats.  Recent results include a 2.03 tonne sample of the PST kimberlite dike which returned 223 macrodiamonds totalling 8.17 carats (+0.85 mm) and a 2.36 tonne sample of the Notch kimberlite which returned 89 macrodiamonds totalling 2.38 carats (+0.85 mm).

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning our plans, intentions and expectations, which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, “forward-looking statements”.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “expects” and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the Company’s future operations and business prospects, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.

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20 Nov 2017

Dunnedin Appoints Tornquist as President, Adds to Operations Team in Advance of Drilling

November 20, 2017Vancouver, BC, Canada. – Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (the “Company” or “Dunnedin”) (TSX-V: DVI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Claudia Tornquist, M.Eng, MBA as the company’s new President.  Ms. Tornquist, a senior-level executive, initially joined Dunnedin as an advisor in 2015 and was appointed to the board of directors in 2016.  The Company also announces the appointment of Mr. Jeff Ward, P.Geo, as Vice President, Exploration, Mr. Andrew Berry as Vice President, Operations and Ms. Emily McNie as Project Geologist.  Mr. Ward, Mr. Berry and Ms. McNie have over 30 years of collective experience in Nunavut, and a successful track record of diamond exploration and discovery.

Chris Taylor, Dunnedin’s CEO said, “We are anticipating a very active 2018 as we drill a number of newly identified kimberlite pipe targets, and also drill to expand our existing diamond resource at our 100% owned Kahuna project in Nunavut.  Ms. Tornquist’s experience with Rio Tinto’s Diamonds Group will add breadth and depth of advanced-stage diamond industry experience to a strong exploration team that is currently advised by Dr. Charles Fipke and Mr. John Robins.  With extensive experience in Nunavut and a background in diamond exploration and processing, Mr. Ward and Mr. Berry provide operational experience to Dunnedin that will allow the Company to grow through the advanced-stage exploration work anticipated in the new year.”

Claudia Tornquist, Dunnedin’s President said, “I am very excited about the tremendous opportunity Dunnedin has at the Kahuna project in Nunavut and the world-class team Mr. Taylor has assembled. The Kahuna project stands out as an advanced project with proven diamond potential and an existing 4 million carat resource with a clear path to expansion at low cost. In addition, Dunnedin’s large land package provides tremendous exploration upside and numerous kimberlite pipe targets have been identified with the potential for a transformative discovery.  2018 will be an important year to bring the Kahuna project to the next level.”

The new Dunnedin Ventures appointments are as follows:

Claudia Tornquist, M.Eng, MBA, President and Director

Ms. Tornquist’s prior experience includes her role as Executive Vice President of Business Development at Sandstorm Gold, a streaming and royalties company where she financed junior mining companies in the precious metals, base metals and diamond sectors.  Prior to that she worked for nine years at Rio Tinto as general manager in strategy, business evaluation and business development roles.  In the diamonds sector Ms. Tornquist led the development of a growth strategy for Rio Tinto’s Diamonds Group and she also evaluated and advised Rio Tinto’s Investment Committee on major expansions of the Argyle and Diavik diamond mines.

Jeff Ward, P.Geo, VP Exploration

Mr. Ward has over 30 years of exploration experience across Canada’s north, most recently as President of Kivalliq Energy Corp. (TSX-V: KIV), and will assist Dunnedin will all aspects or program planning and implementation.  As Regional Project Manager for Ashton Mining of Canada Inc. he directed diamond exploration in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Alberta.  As General Manager-Laboratory Services for Ashton and Stornoway Diamond Corp (TSX: SWY), he supervised operations at a 50-person North Vancouver head office and laboratory facility specializing in diamond evaluation.  Mr. Ward also ran several on-site DMS plants processing for surface and underground bulk samples at the Renard Project in Quebec, Canada’s newest diamond mine.

Andrew Berry, VP Operations

Mr. Berry has been COO of Kivalliq Energy Corp. since 2010 and will co-manage exploration activities for Dunnedin.  He has both surface and underground experience with precious metal, base metal and diamond deposits in South America, Africa and Canada, including mine development with Flanagan McAdam Ltd. and the Muscocho Group in Ontario. As Project Manager with Ashton Mining of Canada Inc. and Stornoway Diamond Corp., Mr. Berry specialized in operational logistics while exploring for diamonds in Canadian arctic environments for over 15 years.

Emily McNie B.Sc, Project Geologist

Ms. McNie has been working in the vicinity of Dunnedin’s Kahuna project as Project Geologist with Kivalliq Energy Corp. since 2011.  She will assist with program implementation and will supervise field operations.  Ms. McNie’s background includes technical and regulatory reporting and administration of environmental compliance and permitting in Nunavut with a focus on the Kivalliq district.

Update on Plan of Arrangement

In addition to published diamond resources in two kimberlite bodies, and identification of new potentially diamond-hosting kimberlite pipe targets that will be drill tested in early 2018, Dunnedin also announced the discovery of widespread gold in tills across the Kahuna property in 2016, and its intention to spin out gold rights to the project.  The project is contiguous with the Meliadine property of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. and overlies similar banded iron formation units that also host gold at Meliadine.

The Company notifies shareholders of record on July 17, 2017 that materials related to the proposed Plan of Arrangement (“POA”) to spin out the gold mineralization rights at Kahuna will be mailed out by the close of November, and a special meeting to approve the POA is expected to take place in mid-to-late December, 2017.  Details of the POA will be included in the mail out material and will also be announced by the Company at the time of mailing.

Figure 1: Expanded boundaries of the Kahuna project, September 2017.  Agnico Eagle’s (TSX: AEM) Meliadine project is contiguous with the Kahuna project and is shown in yellow.

Mr. Jeff Ward, P.Geo, is the qualified person responsible for the technical content of this news release.

For further information please contact Mr. Knox Henderson, Investor Relations, at 604-551-2360.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

 

Dunnedin Ventures Inc.

Chris Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

 

About the Kahuna Project

Dunnedin’s primary asset is the Kahuna project, where it is completing final steps to earn a 100 percent interest.  Kahuna is an advanced stage high grade diamond project located near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.  Dunnedin is now recovering diamonds and indicator minerals from a series of kimberlite and till samples collected from three seasons of field work.  An Inferred Resource released by Dunnedin showed over 4 million carats of macrodiamonds (+0.85 mm) at a grade of 1.01 carats per tonne had been defined along the partial strike length of the Kahuna and Notch kimberlite dikes through shallow drilling, and remains open to extension.  The largest diamond recovered was a 5.43 carat stone from the Kahuna dike which was a piece of a larger diamond that had been broken during the sample preparation process and was reconstructed as having an original size of 13.42 carats.  Recent results include a 2.03 tonne sample of the PST kimberlite dike which returned 223 macrodiamonds totalling 8.17 carats (+0.85 mm) and a 2.36 tonne sample of the Notch kimberlite which returned 89 macrodiamonds totalling 2.38 carats (+0.85 mm).

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning our plans, intentions and expectations, which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, “forward-looking statements”.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “expects” and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the Company’s future operations and business prospects, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.

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14 Sep 2017

Dunnedin Expands Kahuna Project To 166,402 Hectares

September 14, 2017 – Vancouver, BC, Canada. – Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (the “Company” or “Dunnedin”) (TSX-V: DVI) today announced that it has expanded the Kahuna project through staking of an additional 36 claims totaling 42,128 Ha.  The total area of the Kahuna project is now 166,402 Ha, or 1,664 square kilometres.  The new claims are prospective for both gold and diamonds.

 

The summer field program has been extended to survey the newly staked ground and geological mapping, bedrock and till sampling are underway.  The new claims cover extensions to greenstone belts containing banded iron formations that have been mapped by field crews, and are known from historical work to contain gold mineralization.  Some of the new claims also cover probable up-ice sources of recently disclosed diamond indicator minerals found in tills, and geophysical targets consistent with kimberlite pipes.  The new boundaries of the Kahuna project are shown below in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Expanded boundaries of the Kahuna project, September 2017.

The Company further reports that is has begun mobilizing fuel and other materials for its planned winter drill program and is currently seeking drill bids.  Furthermore, all outstanding diamond-focused till results from its 2016 sampling program have now been received, and results will be released as soon as analysis is completed.

 

Mr. R. Bob Singh, P.Geo, Exploration Manager, is the qualified person responsible for the technical content of this news release.

For further information please contact Mr. Knox Henderson, Investor Relations, at 604-551-2360.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

 

Dunnedin Ventures Inc.

 

Chris Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

 

About the Kahuna Project

 

Dunnedin’s primary asset is the Kahuna project, where it is completing final steps to earn a 100 percent interest.  Kahuna is an advanced stage high grade diamond project located near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.  Dunnedin is now recovering diamonds and indicator minerals from a series of kimberlite and till samples collected from two seasons of field work.  An Inferred Resource released by Dunnedin showed over 4 million carats of macrodiamonds (+0.85 mm) at a grade of 1.01 carats per tonne had been defined along the partial strike length of the Kahuna and Notch kimberlite dikes through shallow drilling, and remains open to extension.  The largest diamond recovered was a 5.43 carat stone from the Kahuna dike which was a piece of a larger diamond that had been broken during the sample preparation process and was reconstructed as having an original size of 13.42 carats.  Recent results include a 2.03 tonne sample of the PST kimberlite dike which returned 223 macrodiamonds totalling 8.17 carats (+0.85 mm) and a 2.36 tonne sample of the Notch kimberlite which returned 89 macrodiamonds totalling 2.38 carats (+0.85 mm).

 

The Kahuna project is located adjacent to the development-stage Meliadine gold project of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. and has generated gold results in tills, bedrock and drill core across a wide area.  Gold is associated with several metasediment belts that cross the project.  The adjacent Meliadine project is also hosted by metasediments and has approximately 14.5 million tonnes of Proven and Probable Reserves grading 7.32 g/t gold, containing 3.4 million ounces of gold as of December 31, 2015.   There is an additional Indicated Resource of 20.7 million tonnes grading 4.95 g/t gold containing 3.3 million ounces of gold, and an additional Inferred Resource of 14.7 million tonnes grading 7.51 g/t gold containing 3.5 million ounces of gold (source: www.agnicoeagle.com).

 

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning our plans, intentions and expectations, which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, “forward-looking statements”.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “expects” and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the Company’s future operations and business prospects, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.

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24 Aug 2017

Dunnedin Provides Update, Reports New Pipe Targets To Be Drilled At Kahuna

August 24, 2017 – Vancouver, BC, Canada. – Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (the “Company” or “Dunnedin”) (TSX-V: DVI) today provided an update on diamond exploration and permitting progress.

The Company has focused on a priority region of high quality Diamond Indicator Minerals (“DIMs”) correlated to a number of geophysical targets consistent with kimberlite pipes, as shown on Figure 1.  Three of these targets have been “boxed” by till sampling and are drill-ready, as DIM concentrations have been found down-ice from the targets, but not up-ice with respect to glacial transport.  Elsewhere on the project, field crews have also identified a pipe or “dyke-blow” target along strike of a proven diamond-bearing kimberlite dyke.  Drilling of these targets is planned for winter 2017-2018.

 

Dunnedin further reports that all required land use, water use and access permits have now been received from local, territorial and federal governments to allow a winter drill program.  The Company is sufficiently funded to execute the planned drilling.

 

New Cluster of Kimberlite Pipe Targets

 

A priority area of interest is located east of the Kahuna kimberlite dyke and is notable for having:

  • 3 drill-ready kimberlite pipe targets that have sourced high quality DIMs in tills, including clinopyroxenes with chemical signatures associated with large diamonds recovered from diamond-producing mines
  • 19 additional high priority DIM occurrences observed by Dunnedin to-date that are currently being assessed by field crews,
  • More than 30 geophysically suggested kimberlite pipe targets within a 5 kilometre radius, and
  • 10 historically drill-confirmed kimberlite pipes

While the area was also historically explored, none of the new targets specifically defined by Dunnedin have been drilled.  Dunnedin’s exploration methods differ from historical techniques by employing proprietary DIM classification filters developed by the Company’s advisor Dr. Charles Fipke, and used during the original Canadian diamond discovery at Ekati.  These filters highlight diamond-bearing kimberlites as priority targets, and allow the Company to avoid kimberlites with low diamond potential.

The Company has also engaged in3D Geoscience Inc. to model the three-dimensional shape of the kimberlite targets using the Company’s extensive geophysical database, and will use results to assist with planning of individual drill holes.

 

Figure 1: DIM results and kimberlite pipe targets east of the Kahuna dyke. Higher DIM rankings on this image are provided by a combination of higher DIM counts per till sample, quality of DIM chemistry, and assessed distance to potential bedrock source.  The area contains both drill-ready targets and additional targets now being assessed by field crews.

 

Exploration Update and Additional Targets

 

Field crews have been actively exploring the project since June of 2017.  Results to-date include mapping of the surface expressions of possible kimberlite pipes in areas that have sourced diamonds and/or DIMs.  An example of a new pipe-type target is provided in Figure 2.  The “Jigsaw” kimberlite dyke was bulk sampled in 2006 and returned 2.53 carats of commercial-sized diamonds (+0.85mm) from a 5.15 tonne bulk sample, for a sample grade of 0.49 carats per tonne.  Field crews have identified a prominent circular topographic depression adjacent to the area of historical sampling that will also be drill tested this winter.

 

Processing is also now over 90% complete on a series of 1,111 till samples collected in summer 2016 that are being analyzed at C.F. Mineral Research Ltd. of Kelowna, B.C.  Results will continue to be released as received and analyzed.

 

Figure 2: Potential kimberlite pipe target identified for follow-up drilling.  Circular topographic depression measures approximately 100m across, and may be a “dyke-blow”.


Based on the strength of results to-date, Dunnedin has expanded the scope of its ongoing till sampling program and is collecting approximately 3,500 till samples from across a 1,000 square kilometre area, in order to test a number of new targets and new areas of the project that were staked in late 2016.

 

Details of the upcoming drill program and any further drill targets will be provided when final till sampling results from the 2016 program are received, which are expected in September.

 

Mr. R. Bob Singh, P.Geo, Exploration Manager, is the qualified person responsible for the technical content of this news release.

For further information please contact Mr. Knox Henderson, Investor Relations, at 604-551-2360.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

 

Dunnedin Ventures Inc.

 

Chris Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

 

About the Kahuna Project

 

Dunnedin’s primary asset is the Kahuna project, where it is completing final steps to earn a 100 percent interest.  Kahuna is an advanced stage high grade diamond project located near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.  Dunnedin is now recovering diamonds and indicator minerals from a series of kimberlite and till samples collected from two seasons of field work.  An Inferred Resource released by Dunnedin showed over 4 million carats of macrodiamonds (+0.85 mm) at a grade of 1.01 carats per tonne had been defined along the partial strike length of the Kahuna and Notch kimberlite dikes through shallow drilling, and remains open to extension.  The largest diamond recovered was a 5.43 carat stone from the Kahuna dike which was a piece of a larger diamond that had been broken during the sample preparation process and was reconstructed as having an original size of 13.42 carats.  Recent results include a 2.03 tonne sample of the PST kimberlite dike which returned 223 macrodiamonds totalling 8.17 carats (+0.85 mm) and a 2.36 tonne sample of the Notch kimberlite which returned 89 macrodiamonds totalling 2.38 carats (+0.85 mm).

 

The Kahuna project is located adjacent to the development-stage Meliadine gold project of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. and has generated gold results in tills, bedrock and drill core across a wide area.  Gold is associated with several metasediment belts that cross the project.  The adjacent Meliadine project is also hosted by metasediments and has approximately 14.5 million tonnes of Proven and Probable Reserves grading 7.32 g/t gold, containing 3.4 million ounces of gold as of December 31, 2015.   There is an additional Indicated Resource of 20.7 million tonnes grading 4.95 g/t gold containing 3.3 million ounces of gold, and an additional Inferred Resource of 14.7 million tonnes grading 7.51 g/t gold containing 3.5 million ounces of gold (source: www.agnicoeagle.com).

 

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning our plans, intentions and expectations, which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, “forward-looking statements”.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “expects” and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the Company’s future operations and business prospects, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.

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