Altius Releases 1st Quarter 2018 Project Generation Update

Altius Minerals Corp. updated its Project Generation (PG) business activities and its public junior equities portfolio.

In a release on April 24, the Company noted market value of the junior equities portfolio at the close of trading April 23, was $52.9 million.

This value includes an increased shareholding in Alderon Iron Ore Corp., as detailed in a press release dated March 23. It does not include a $10 million debenture that is convertible into Champion Iron Ore shares, various in-the-money share purchase warrants or other equities to be received in exchange for announced project transactions that remain subject to final closing.

Project Updates and New Agreements

Altius continued to advance the new diamond discovery at its Lynx project in Manitoba during the quarter with the execution of an Exploration Agreement with the Bunibonibee Cree Nation. Microdiamond analysis data received to date from 15 samples from the Eastern Bay zone has yielded 1,693 microdiamonds (+0.106 mm to +0.850 mm size fraction) from 240 kg of ultramafic host units collected over an approximately 3 km strike length. An independent NI 43-101 report will be provided in Q2 as Altius prepares to launch a new public company vehicle around the project. This is anticipated to be undertaken in partnership with certain strategic investors in order to facilitate the advancement of the project through bulk sampling programs as quickly as technically feasible.

Aethon Minerals Corp. is expected to begin trading in the first week of May. Aethon was created when Altius vended a portfolio of copper-gold projects to Watusi Capital Corp. As a condition of the transaction, Aethon raised $7.7 million via a non-brokered private placement led by Sprott Capital Partners and affiliates.

Following the transaction Altius will hold or control approximately 19.9 percent of Aethon and a 2 percent gross sales royalty covering its current portfolio of projects.

A Letter of Intent has been executed to vend the Sail Pond silver-copper-lead-zinc project, located in northwestern Newfoundland, to New Found Gold Corp. (NFG). As consideration, Altius will receive 12 million common shares of NFG and will retain a 2 percent net smelter return (NSR) royalty over the project. Other key conditions of the Letter of Intent include NFG listing its common shares on a recognized Canadian stock exchange and raising a minimum of $7.5 million via a private placement, of which Altius would invest a minimum of $1 million.

Altius has received 7,754,371 common shares of Sokoman Iron Corp. as payment for its option of the Moosehead gold project in Central Newfoundland while retaining a 2 percent NSR royalty.

Junior Equities Portfolio Highlights

In April, Adventus Zinc Corp., in which Altius holds an approximately 27 percent shareholding, released infill drilling results from the El Domo VMS deposit at its Curipamba copper-lead-zinc project in Ecuador. To date Adventus has completed approximately 2,100 metres of its planned 7,500 metre program. Seven drill holes have returned significant intersections of semi-massive to massive sulphide mineralization with a highlight being drill hole CURI-250 which intersected 10.35 metres grading 3.85 percent copper, 5.12 g/t gold, 10.34 percent zinc, 139.0 g/t silver, and 0.95 percent lead. On April 16th, Evrim Resources Corp. announced significant exploration results from its 100 percent-owned Cuale gold project in Mexico that included assays from a surface trench that graded 13.61 g/t gold (uncut) over 106.2 metres. Altius holds a 1.5 percent NSR royalty for precious metals on the Cuale Project and is Evrim's largest shareholder with approximately 17 percent of the outstanding shares of the company plus additional common share purchase warrants.

On April 4th, Wolfden Resources Corp. announced results from five of the 15 holes drilled in the current 10,000 metre exploration program at its Picket Mountain Project in Maine, with the highlight being an intercept of 7.9 metres grading 14.8 percent Zn, 5.7 percent Pb, 2.4 percent Cu, 187.3 g/t Ag & 1.3 g/t Au from hole PM-18-007. The intent of this program is to confirm and expand upon historical drilling done in the 1980s as Wolfden works to complete a qualified mineral resource estimate by year end.

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Among other insights, the roundup revealed:

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  2. Disney Theme Parks topped the list of things to do
  3. The average hotel stay was two nights
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