CompassDrone LiDAR Solution – Press Release

LiDAR

CompassDrone integrates UAV LiDAR. In conjunction with existing survey data, LiDAR data provides both accuracy and reliability to existing collection workflows

DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Centennial, CO – (January 31, 2019) – CompassDrone announced they have acquired the Riegl MiniVux as the best hardware system to provide reliable, consistent data for our customers solutions. CompassDrone will be celebrating with CompassData, Inc. on their 25th anniversary at the Geo Week in Denver, Colorado.

CompassData, a leading provider of accurate geospatial data, has expanded survey capabilities with the addition of the Riegl MiniVUX-1UAV mounted on a DJI M600 Pro Platform.

RIEGL MiniVUX: 1UAV
The RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV makes use of RIEGL’s unique Waveform-LiDAR technology, allowing echo digitization and online waveform processing. Multi-target resolution is the basis for penetrating even dense foliage.

DJI M600 Pro
The DJI M600 Pro with A3 Flight Controller has triple modular redundancy and diagnostic algorithms that compare sensor data from three GNSS antennas. Compatibility with D-RTK GNSS prevents magnetic interference while providing centimeter-level accuracy.

“After thorough investigation of the UAV – LiDAR market CompassData has established the Riegl MiniVux as the best hardware system to provide reliable, consistent data for our customers.”-Hayden Howard, Vice President CompassData/CompassDrone

CompassDrone is a one-stop-shop, providing air frames, sensors, software, support, training, and Part 107 classes. It also provides services, including post-processing and flight services. As the 1st geospatial dealer for DJI, CompassDrone sells, rents and supports DJI drone airframes and software to empower mapping professionals to deliver drone-based solutions. CompassDrone's CIRRUAS App for flight planning and video collection supports export of DJI FMV to ESRI ArcGIS for enhanced analytics.

It’s a big deal when accuracy matters. Learn how the OneCompass family can empower your business with CompassDrone solutions.

About CompassData, Inc.
Founded in 1994, CompassData, Inc.’s mission is to map the world. CompassData is a dedicated group of professionals who have been at the forefront of geospatial technology since 1994. They are the leading provider of Ground Control Points (GCP) for accuracy enhancement and verification. They collect new points daily and add them to our archive (available off-the-shelf) of over 50,000 GCPs around the globe. They also have commercially available accuracy verification software, developed specifically for geospatial users, to test and verify imagery and LiDAR data sets. Other areas of expertise are in drone mapping, mobile mapping, and airport mapping.

About CompassDrone
CompassDrone specializes in drone airframes, sensors, software and services. They empower their professional clients to collect high-quality, spatially-accurate photogrammetry and remotely sensed data. CompassDrone sells hardware from the world leaders in drone technology. Using the best suite of hardware and software, they support your efforts to enter this fast-growing market. The Compass family has worked in over 100 countries in our pursuit to map the world and as an authorized DJI enterprise dealer. They are uniquely qualified to support geospatial professionals with the best equipment to meet your project requirements, anywhere on the planet.

Contact Information
Andrew Carey
Business Development Manager
7074 S. Revere Parkway
Centennial, CO 80112
303-627-4058
www.compassdrone.com
solutions@compassdrone.com

Jostein Unhammer
CompassDrone
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Nexus Gold Corp to Acquire the McKenzie Gold Project, Red Lake, Ontario, Canada

Figure 1: Area map showing proposed NXS acquisition and surrounding companies & projects

Figure 2: Detailed area map showing proposed NXS acquisition and surrounding companies/projects

2017 high-grade grab samples include 331 g/t gold, and 313 g/t gold; 600-meter strike length established through prior drilling in 2005

Nexus Gold Corp (OTCQB:NXXGF)

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, January 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vancouver, Canada – January 30, 2019 – Nexus Gold Corp. (“Nexus” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: NXS, OTCQB: NXXGF, FSE: N6E) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter of intent with 1082545 B.C. Ltd. (the “Vendor”), an arms’-length party, to acquire the McKenzie Gold Project (the “Project”). The Project consists of a series of mineral claims located in the Red Lake region of Northwestern Ontario. In consideration for the Project, the Company is required to issue 6,000,000 common shares and complete a one-time cash payment of $150,000.

The McKenzie gold project is a 1,348.5-hectare property located in the heart of the Red Lake gold camp. The highly prospective geological setting is analogous to several past producers. McKenzie hosts nine documented historical gold occurrences with limited exploration.

In 2017 a ground reconnaissance program resulted in a prospecting discovery, with high-grade samples returning up to 313 grams-per-tonne (“g/t”) gold (“Au”). A new showing on the southwest corner of McKenzie Island, located in the northern portion of the project area, was also discovered during this program and returned multiple high-grade samples ranging from 9.37 g/t Au to 331 g/t Au. This new discovery lies approximately 100 meters west of a historical showing where gold values of up to 212.8 g/t Au have been reported in provincial government files.

In 2005, Cypress Development Corp conducted a small drill program near the southern boundary that intersected a strongly silicified, sericite-altered, east-west-trending mineralized zone up to 600 meters long and open along strike and to depth. Quartz veining accompanied by sphalerite, arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite and free gold returned gold values in drill core of up to and 2.2 g.t Au over 6 meters.

Quartz veining and sulphide mineralization are also reported in multiple locations on McKenzie Island, within the northern portion of the property boundary. Sampling conducted in 2017 returned up to 18.02 g/t Au in grab samples from the vein exposure.

“The McKenzie Gold Project, with numerous high-grade showings, presents a compelling exploration opportunity for Nexus. This acquisition will give us two highly prospective Canadian-based projects with potential high-grade upside, that provides an excellent compliment to our active West African portfolio,” said president & CEO, Alex Klenman. “Red Lake is a high-profile, well-established gold producing region that garners much market interest. By expanding our jurisdictional scope here, and elsewhere, Nexus can reach a much wider audience. Once this acquisition is completed, Nexus will have six projects on two continents, in some of the most prolific gold producing regions on the planet. We feel this puts the Company in an excellent position for growth, particularly in a stronger gold market,” continued Mr. Klenman.

Completion of the acquisition of the Project remains subject to a number of conditions, including the successful completion of a due diligence review of the Project, the negotiation of definitive document, and the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. The acquisition cannot completed until these conditions are satisfied, and there can be no guarantee that the acquisition will proceed as planned. All securities issued in connection with the acquisition will be subject to a four-month-and-one-day statutory hold period prescribed by applicable securities laws.

About the Company

Nexus Gold is a Vancouver-based gold exploration and development company with active projects in West Africa, and in Canada. The company is currently concentrating its efforts on establishing a compliant resource at one or more of it’s four current Burkina Faso-based projects which total over 560-sq kms (56,000+ hectares) of land located on active gold belts and proven mineralized trends. For more information please visit www.nexusgoldcorp.com.

Warren Robb P.Geo., Vice-President, Exploration, is the designated Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for the technical information contained in this release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of

NEXUS GOLD CORP.

Alex Klenman
President & CEO
604-558-1920
info@nexusgoldcorp.com
www.nexusgoldcorp.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. This news release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially because of factors discussed in the management discussion and analysis section of our interim and most recent annual financial statement or other reports and filings with the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable Canadian securities regulations. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable laws.

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Nexus Gold Corp
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CompassData, Inc. Celebrating 25 Years Dedicated To Excellence in Geospatial Technology

Celebrating 25 Years Dedicated To Excellence

CompassData is the world leader in Photo-ID ground control with an archive of over 50,000 points in 128 countries around the globe.

CENTENNIAL, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CompassData, Inc. Celebrating 25 Years Dedicated To Excellence in Geospatial Technology
WHEN ACCURACY MATTERS

Centennial, CO – (January 29, 2019) – CompassData, Inc. announced their 25 years of excellence in Geospatial Technology. The Control Freaks at CompassData Inc. are celebrating their 25th anniversary at the Geo Week in Denver, Colorado. Professionals from CompassData are attending the MAPPS meeting and exhibiting at the IMLF conference.
CompassData is the world leader in Photo-ID ground control with an archive of over 50,000 points in 128 countries around the globe. Their archive is growing daily as client task them for new collect GCPs to support their production of imagery and LiDAR products. Organizations doing large scale production are now subscribing to CompassData’s archive and can select points on demand to support volume production and QA processes.

CompassData’s excellence in survey and geodetic processing has led to the growth of their independent verification/validation services for photogrammetric and LiDAR projects, mobile mapping data collection, UAS services and aviation mapping. CompassData processes are ISO 9001:2015 and FAA DO-200A certified and monitored to ensure quality with each delivery, always oriented to the customer return on investment.

CompassData is only the second company to be granted a FAA Letter of Acceptance (LOA0006DE, April 1, 2014) from the Denver ACO. The LOA is based on their ability to provide highly accurate airport GNSS survey and to verify the accuracy of airport ortho-imagery that is used for Airport Mapping Databases (AMDB). This LOA is a statement of confidence in their ability to meet AC 20-153A and RTCA / DO-200A standards for production of aeronautical databases. CompassData has visited more than 2,500 ICAO active airports and has approximately 700 airport ortho-images currently available off-the-shelf.

In 2018, CompassData has taken their Mobile Mapping division to the next level, delivering more than 7,000 miles collecting 360° imagery. Including customized street level assets utilizing the ESRI® ArcGIS platform, more than 100,000 of features were extracted and integrated with their GIS, to support customer decision making and operational management. For 25 years, The Control Freak Team has delivered accurate geospatial products and services providing unique solutions to address challenges around the globe.

The newest member of the OneCompass Family is CompassDrone, a one-stop-shop providing air frames, sensors, software, support, training, FAA 333 exemption pursuits and services, including post-processing from mapping to professional grade. As the 1st industrial and geospatial dealer for DJI, CompassDrone sells, rents and supports DJI drone airframes and software to empower mapping professionals to deliver drone-based solutions to their clients. CompassDrone's CIRRUAS App for flight planning, and video collection supports export of DJI FMV to ESRI ArcGIS for enhance analytics for the complete workflow for imagery, video or LiDAR through UAS.

Stop by our booth #202/203 at IMLF, and inquiry about GCPs, Airports, Mobile and UAS Mapping data samples, and learn how the OneCompass Family can empower your return on investment on Geospatial projects.

About CompassData, Inc.
Founded in 1994, CompassData, Inc.’s mission is to map the world. CompassData is a dedicated group of professionals who have been at the forefront of geospatial technology since 1994. They are the leading provider of Ground Control (GCP) data for accuracy enhancement and verification, collecting new points daily and adding them to their archive (available off the shelf) of over 50,000 GCPs around the globe. They also have commercially available accuracy verification software developed specifically for geospatial users to test and verify imagery and LiDAR data sets. Other areas of expertise are in Drone/UAS mapping, mobile mapping, and airport mapping.

Contact Information
Bryan Frazier
Inside Sales, Operations Manager
7074 S. Revere Parkway
Centennial, CO 80112
303-627-4058
solutions@compassdatainc.com

LoAnn Crane
CompassData, Inc.
+1 303-999-3035
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Azincourt Energy Samples up to 8,061 ppm Uranium (0.95% U3O8) at Escalera Project, Puno, Peru

Figure 1: 8,061 ppm Uranium rock sample, 2018 recon program, Escalera Project

Figure 2: Escalera Project – sample locations

Figure 1: Project Location Map

Sample mapping identifies two new uranium prospective areas measuring an estimated 4.5 and 2.0 kilometres in length

Azincourt Energy Corp (TSX:AAZ)

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, January 23, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vancouver B.C., January 23, 2019 – AZINCOURT ENERGY CORP. (“Azincourt” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: AAZ, OTC: AZURF), is pleased to announce results from its late 2018 reconnaissance surveys of the Escalera Project properties in the Picotani volcanic field in Carabaya and San Antanio De Putina Provinces, Puno Region, in southeastern Peru.

Company consultants have completed a comprehensive reconnaissance-scale prospecting and geological interpretation program on the three Puno Peru concession groups; Escalera, Lituania & Condorlit (collectively, “The Escalera Group”). See attached rock sampling results map and the Company website for more information.

Highlight surface rock grab sampling and new uranium zone identification.

• Sampling at the priority Escalera Property has identified two new uranium prospective areas measuring an estimated 4.5 and 2.0 kilometres long.

• Escalera Property rock grab samples have yielded highlight laboratory results of up to 8,061 ppm uranium (0.95% U3O8), with a property total of 11 rock samples reporting above a 1,000-ppm uranium (0.12% U3O8) threshold. *

• Additional highlight samples return 6,812 ppm, 6,126 ppm, 3,560 ppm and 3,438 ppm Uranium

“Our maiden reconnaissance survey focused on the three separate project areas, covering much of the combined 7,400 hectares underlain by the target volcanic debris flow rocks,” said president and CEO, Alex Klenman. “In a very short time, field crews have successfully identified two areas for prospective uranium mineralization on the large Escalera property. We are particularly pleased that rock grab sampling has yielded rock sample clusters of prospective uranium mineralization over an area extending more than four kilometres. Our next work phase of detailed surface sampling, surface radioactivity geophysical surveying and geological mapping will focus on these two zones,” continued Mr. Klenman.

Observed surface radioactivity combined with uranium-in-rock laboratory results has shown that the Escalera Property will be the priority exploration focus going forward. Uranium laboratory results and surface radioactivity indications at Condorlit and Lituania were generally sub anomalous. For all three properties lithium-in-rock laboratory results were generally uniform and sub anomalous; averaging about 153 ppm Li with a high value 360 ppm Li. Interestingly, on the southwest part of the Escalera property there is a notable cluster of lithium-in-rock results ranging 290 to 360 ppm Li that will see follow-up work.

A total of 113 rock samples were collected during the three-week long reconnaissance sampling and prospecting program; with a total of 94 rock samples collected on the 5,500-hectare Escalera Property. To ascertain the potential for uranium enrichment in the target Paleogene – Neogene aged weathered felsic volcanic flow rocks, field staff used portable scintillometers to identify zones of elevated surface radioactivity to efficiently direct rock sampling. In particular, sampling focused on locations with elevated radioactivity associated with large fractures and faults in the volcanic flows, which likely reflects uranium remobilization due to extensive surface weathering.

At Escalera, the proposed uranium mineralization model is similar to that found at the Macusani Uranium deposit (Plateau Energy Metals) located about 100 kilometres to the northwest, where uranium has dissolved and precipitated from source frothy volcanic debris flow rocks through an intricate interaction between geomorphology, groundwater movement and evaporation. The Macusani Uranium deposit has a reported measured & indicated resource of 52.9 Mlbs U3O8 (248ppm) and an inferred resource of 72.1 Mlbs U3O8 (251ppm) (Plateau Energy Metals’ June 22, 2015 consolidated mineral resource estimate).

* Note: Rock grab samples are selective by nature and are unlikely to represent average grades on the property.

Quality Control

Rock samples were bagged, sealed and delivered directly to Bureau Veritas laboratory facility in Lima Peru where they were dried, crushed and pulped (code PRP70-250). Samples were crushed to with up to 80% passing 2mm and split using a riffle splitter. An approximately 250-gram sub-sample split was pulverized to minus 200 mesh (74μ). A 0.25-gram sub-split from the resulting pulp was then subjected to four acid digestion and multi-element ICP-ES and ICP-MS analyses (code 4A270).

Michael Moore, BSc, P.Geo, consultant to the Company and Qualified Person for purposes of National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed the technical information in this news release

About Azincourt Energy Corp.
Azincourt Energy is a Canadian-based resource company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of alternative energy/fuel projects, including uranium, lithium, and other elements critical to the future.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF AZINCOURT ENERGY CORP.

“Alex Klenman”
Alex Klenman, President & CEO

Neither the 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.
This press release includes “forward-looking statements”, including forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Azincourt. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially.

For further information please contact:

Alex Klenman, President & CEO
Tel: 604-638-8063
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Wyoming Legislators Want State to De-Risk Investments by Holding Gold and Silver

Wyoming legislators introduce three bills to protect the state's assets with gold and silver

CHEYENNE, WY, USA, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A group of Wyoming legislators have introduced three bills this week to de-risk the state’s financial holdings with modest allocations to physical gold and silver in the state’s pension fund, reserve fund, and mineral trust fund.

Introduced by Representative Roy Edwards (R-Gillette) and co-sponsored by 15 others, the Wyoming Sound Money Trust Act (HB 174) empowers the State Treasurer to hold at least 10% of the Permanent Wyoming Mineral Trust Fund in the monetary metals in a depository in or near the state of Wyoming.

The Permanent Wyoming Mineral Trust Fund is the state’s oldest and most well-funded permanent fund with over $8 billion in assets.

Last year, Rep. Edwards successfully passed the ground-breaking Wyoming Legal Tender Act, a measure which reaffirmed that gold and silver are constitutional money and removed all state taxation of them.

Meanwhile, the Wyoming Sound Money Pension Act (HB 156), introduced by Representative Mark Jennings (R-Sheridan), aims to reduce financial risk and better secure state-managed pension funds by allocating a modest 10% of Wyoming Pension System assets to the monetary metals.

And Representative Scott Clem (R-Campbell) introduced the third bill, the Wyoming Sound Money Reserve Act (HB 190). This measure requires that at least 10% of Wyoming’s Legislative Stabilization Reserve Account be held in gold and silver.

All of these measures would help the state hedge its risks of holding stocks, bonds, and short-term debt instrument with an allocation to a bedrock asset carrying no counterparty risk and proven to maintain purchasing power. The state has suffered significant investment losses in recent months, including a $220 million unrealized loss on investments in Third World debt.

Backed by the Sound Money Defense League and Campaign for Liberty, these measures protect Wyoming’s accounts by insulating them with the only money proven to protect against the Federal Reserve Note’s ongoing devaluation. Furthermore, an allocation to precious metals is proven to increase overall returns over time, reduce volatility, and reduce drawdowns.

The Sound Money Defense League is a public policy group working nationally to bring back gold and silver as America’s constitutional money and publisher of the Sound Money Index. For comment or more information, call 1-208-577-2225 or email jp.cortez@soundmoneydefense.org.

Jp Cortez
Sound Money Defense League
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Amerigo Reports Record 2018 and Q4-2018 Production Results

Amerigo Resources Ltd. (TSX:ARG)

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — January 16, 2019
N.R. 2019-2

Amerigo Reports Record 2018 and Q4-2018 Production Results

Vancouver, British Columbia – January 16, 2019/CNW/ – Amerigo Resources Ltd. ("Amerigo" or the "Company") (TSX: ARG) is pleased to announce production results for the year 2018 and Q4-2018 from Minera Valle Central ("MVC"), the Company’s 100% owned operation located near Rancagua, Chile.

MVC set new production records in 2018

In 2018, MVC completed the Cauquenes expansion project and produced record quantities of copper and molybdenum. MVC produced 65 million pounds of copper at a cash cost of $1.56 per pound. Annual molybdenum production was 1.9 million pounds.

Amerigo met its 2018 guidance of production of 65 to 70 million pounds of copper at a cash cost of $1.45 to $1.60 per pound and exceeded guidance of 1.8 million pounds of molybdenum.

In Q4-2018, MVC produced 18.5 million pounds of copper at a cash cost of $1.46 per pound, and 0.6 million pounds of molybdenum. Production was lower than forecast due to low grades in Cauquenes and a longer than anticipated start up for the new plant.

2018 Q4-2018 Q3-2018 Q2-2018
Q1-2018
Fresh tailings
Tonnes processed 43,403,906 10,642,607 11,125,346 11,114,743 10,521,210
Copper grade 0.118% 0.113% 0.121% 0.118%
0.119%
Copper recovery 18.9% 18.0% 19.1% 19.1% 19.3%
Copper produced (millions of pounds) 21.272 4.785 5.652 5.526 5.309
Cauquenes tailings
Tonnes processed 22,279,089 5,567,424 5,651,098 5,642,687 5,328,898
Copper grade 0.249% 0.252% 0.259% 0.238% 0.246%
Copper recovery 35.7% 44.5% 36.8% 30.7% 30.8%
Copper produced (millions of pounds) 43.683 13.747 11.903 9.132 8.901
Total copper produced (millions of pounds) 64.955 18.531 17.555 14.658 14.210
Total copper delivered (millions of pounds) 63.926 17.593 17.595 14.219 14.520
Cash cost ($/pound copper) 1.56 1.46 1.38 1.71 1.77

MVC provides record production and cash cost guidance for 2019

In 2019, MVC expects to produce 80 to 85 million pounds of copper and 2.5 million pounds of molybdenum at a cash cost of $1.30 to 1.45/lb Cu. Rob Henderson, Amerigo's President and CEO, stated “MVC performed strongly again in 2018 and we look forward to a banner year in 2019. Construction of MVC’s Cauquenes expansion is essentially complete, and the regrind mill is scheduled to be operational in early Q2-2019. MVC’s unit costs are the lowest they have been in a decade and we are well positioned to benefit from rising copper prices.”

Release of annual 2018 financial results on February 21, 2019

The Company will release annual 2018 financial results at market open on Thursday February 21, 2018.

Investor conference call on February 22, 2019

Amerigo’s quarterly investor conference call will take place on Friday February 22, 2019 at 11:00 am Pacific Standard Time/2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

To join the call, please dial 1-866-548-4713 (Toll-Free North America) and let the operator know you wish to participate in the Amerigo Resources conference call.

The analyst and investment community are welcome to ask questions to management. Media can attend on a listen-only basis.

About Amerigo and MVC

Amerigo Resources Ltd. is an innovative copper producer with a long-term relationship with Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (“Codelco”), the world’s largest copper producer.

Amerigo produces copper concentrate at the MVC operation in Chile by processing fresh and historic tailings from Codelco’s El Teniente mine, the world's largest underground copper mine. Tel: (604) 681-2802; Fax: (604) 682-2802; Web: www.amerigoresources.com; Listing: ARG:TSX.

For further information, please contact:

• Rob Henderson, President and CEO (604) 697-6203
• Aurora Davidson, Executive Vice-President and CFO (604) 697-6207


Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains certain forward-looking information and statements as defined in applicable securities laws (collectively referred to as "forward-looking statements"). These statements relate to future events or the Company’s future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The use of any of the words "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "should", "believe" and similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond the Company’s control, the Company cannot assure that it will achieve or accomplish the expectations, beliefs or projections described in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These forward-looking statements include but are not limited to, statements concerning:

• a forecasted increase in production and a reduction in operating costs;
• our strategies and objectives;
• our estimates of the availability and quantity of tailings, and the quality of our mine plan estimates;
• prices and price volatility for copper and other commodities and of materials we use in our operations;
• the demand for and supply of copper and other commodities and materials that we produce, sell and use;
• sensitivity of our financial results and share price to changes in commodity prices;
• our financial resources and our expected ability to meet our obligations for the next 12 months;
• interest and other expenses;
• domestic and foreign laws affecting our operations;
• our tax position and the tax rates applicable to us;
• the timing and costs of construction and tolling/production of, and the issuance and maintenance of the necessary permits and other authorizations required for, our expansion projects, including the expansion for the Cauquenes deposit and the timing of ramp-up to full production from Cauquenes;
• our ability to procure or have access to financing and to comply with our loan covenants;
• the production capacity of our operations, our planned production levels and future production;
• potential impact of production and transportation disruptions;
• hazards inherent in the mining industry causing personal injury or loss of life, severe damage to or destruction of property and equipment, pollution or environmental damage, claims by third parties and suspension of operations
• our planned capital expenditures (including our plan to upgrade our existing plant and operations) including the timing and cost of completion of our capital projects;
• estimates of asset retirement obligations and other costs related to environmental protection;
• our future capital and production costs, including the costs and potential impact of complying with existing and proposed environmental laws and regulations in the operation and closure of our operations;
• repudiation, nullification, modification or renegotiation of contracts;
• our financial and operating objectives;
• our environmental, health and safety initiatives;
• the outcome of legal proceedings and other disputes in which we may be involved;
• the outcome of negotiations concerning metal sales, treatment charges and royalties;
• disruptions to the Company's information technology systems, including those related to cybersecurity;
• our dividend policy; and
• general business and economic conditions.

Inherent in forward-looking statements are risks and uncertainties beyond our ability to predict or control, including risks that may affect our operating or capital plans; risks generally encountered in the permitting and development of mineral projects such as unusual or unexpected geological formations, negotiations with government and other third parties, unanticipated metallurgical difficulties, delays associated with permits, approvals and permit appeals, ground control problems, adverse weather conditions, process upsets and equipment malfunctions; risks associated with labour disturbances and availability of skilled labour and management; fluctuations in the market prices of our principal commodities, which are cyclical and subject to substantial price fluctuations; risks created through competition for mining projects and properties; risks associated with lack of access to markets; risks associated with availability of and our ability to obtain both tailings from Codelco’s Division El Teniente’s current production and historic tailings from tailings deposit; risks with respect to completion of all phases of the Cauquenes expansion, the ability of the Company to draw down funds from bank facilities and lines of credit, the availability of and ability of the Company to obtain adequate funding on reasonable terms for expansions and acquisitions, including all phases of the Cauquenes expansion; mine plan estimates; risks posed by fluctuations in exchange rates and interest rates, as well as general economic conditions; risks associated with environmental compliance and changes in environmental legislation and regulation; risks associated with our dependence on third parties for the provision of critical services; risks associated with non-performance by contractual counterparties; title risks; social and political risks
associated with operations in foreign countries; risks of changes in laws affecting our operations or their interpretation, including foreign exchange controls; and risks associated with tax reassessments and legal proceedings. Many of these risks and uncertainties apply not only to the Company and its operations, but also to Codelco and its operations. Codelco’s ongoing mining operations provide a significant portion of the materials the Company processes and its resulting metals production, therefore these risks and uncertainties may also affect their operations and in turn have a material effect on the Company.

Actual results and developments are likely to differ, and may differ materially, from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Such statements are based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to, assumptions about:

• general business and economic conditions;
• interest rates;
• changes in commodity and power prices;
• acts of foreign governments and the outcome of legal proceedings;
• the supply and demand for, deliveries of, and the level and volatility of prices of copper and other commodities and products used in our operations;
• the ongoing supply of material for processing from Codelco’s current mining operations;
• the ability of the Company to profitably extract and process material from the Cauquenes tailings deposit;
• the timing of the receipt of and retention of permits and other regulatory and governmental approvals;
• the availability of and ability of the Company to obtain adequate funding on reasonable terms for expansions and acquisitions, Including all phases of the Cauquenes expansion;
• the ability of the Company to draw down funds from bank facilities and lines of credit;
• our costs of production and our production and productivity levels, as well as those of our competitors;
• changes in credit market conditions and conditions in financial markets generally;
• our ability to procure equipment and operating supplies in sufficient quantities and on a timely basis;
• the availability of qualified employees and contractors for our operations;
• our ability to attract and retain skilled staff;
• the satisfactory negotiation of collective agreements with unionized employees;
• the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates and capital repatriation on our costs and results;
• engineering and construction timetables and capital costs for our expansion projects;
• costs of closure of various operations;
• market competition;
• the accuracy of our preliminary economic assessment (including with respect to size, grade and recoverability) and the geological, operational and price assumptions on which these are based;
• tax benefits and tax rates;
• the outcome of our copper concentrate sales and treatment and refining charge negotiations;
• the resolution of environmental and other proceedings or disputes;
• the future supply of reasonably priced power;
• our ability to obtain, comply with and renew permits and licenses in a timely manner; and
• our ongoing relations with our employees and entities with which we do business.

Future production levels and cost estimates assume there are no adverse mining or other events which significantly affect budgeted production levels.

We caution you that the foregoing list of important factors and assumptions is not exhaustive. Other events or circumstances could cause our actual results to differ materially from those estimated or projected and expressed in, or implied by, our forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements or the foregoing list of factors, whether as a result of new information or future events or otherwise.

Rob Henderson
Amerigo Resources Ltd.
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Nexus Gold Recovers Additional High-Grade Samples at Dakouli 2 Project, Burkina Faso, West Africa

Figure 1: Rock sample with visible gold in quartz, recovered at the Dakouli 2 concession

Figure 2: Close up of visible gold in quartz sample recovered at the Dakouli 2 concession

Figure 3: Dakouli 2 mineralized zones and bisecting Sabce faults/lineaments in red

Visible gold now recovered from multiple zones; New sample highlights include 17.6 g/t Au, and 11.1 g/t Au; Five of 25 samples greater than 11 g/t Au

Nexus Gold Corp (OTCQB:NXXGF)

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nexus Gold Corp. (“Nexus” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: NXS, OTCQB: NXXGF, FSE: N6E) is pleased to report additional sample results from the recently acquired, 100% -owned, 98-sq km Dakouli 2 Gold Project, located on the Goren Greenstone Belt, central Burkina Faso, West Africa.

A total of 13 samples were taken in the second round of prospecting on the Dakouli 2 property, with five returning values between 1.74 grams-per-tonne (“g/t”) gold (“Au”), and 17.6 g/t Au, and eight returning values from 0.052 to 0.864 g/t Au. Samples were collected from orpaillage dumps and from depths of 15 to 40 meters below surface within active artisanal pits and shafts.

Of the first 25 samples now collected on the property, 11 have returned values greater than 1 g/t Au. Five samples so far have exhibited various concentrations of coarse, nuggety, visible gold, returning assay values greater than 11 g/t Au. All 25 samples taken to date at Dakouli 2 have tested positive, with several returning significant gold values.

Ground reconnaissance recently completed by the Company has identified two new mineralized zones and a secondary vein structure just south of the primary Northeast Zone described in the Company’s January 8, 2019, news release.
The secondary vein structure identified is located 70 meters south of the primary Northeast Zone. The new workings are parallel to the primary orpaillage being worked and three samples taken 17 to 40 meters below depth returned gold values of 1.74 g/t Au, 3.68 Au and 17.6 g/t Au, respectively. The 17.6 g/t sample exhibited coarse visible gold. The workings of the Northeast Zone on the Dakouli 2 property now cover an area measuring 400 meters along strike enclosing two parallel gold bearing structures 150 meters wide.

An additional new zone, located on the western boundary of the Dakouli 2 permit, has returned two samples from workings located there of 2.72 g/t Au and 11.1 g/t Au. This second orpaillage, termed the Boken Vein Zone, consists of gold in quartz veins located proximal to a granitic plug.

“The secondary structure identified in the north east and the Boken Vein showings are revealing just how robust the Sabce fault zone is,” said Vice President of Exploration, Warren Robb, P.Geo. “The amount of coarse visible gold we have seen thus far makes this a very exciting exploration program,” continued Mr. Robb.

“These are positive early indicators at Dakouli,” said Alex Klenman, president & CEO. “We have already confirmed multiple mineralized zones on the property and are currently mapping out these zones to determine their relationship to known structural faults and trends. It is a prolific area in terms of gold mineralization and we are encouraged by both the abundance of visible gold at Dakouli and the sample grades so far. We have lots of similar ground to cover, I’m looking forward to a deeper and more extensive exploration program, including a maiden drill program, in the coming months,” continued Mr. Klenman.

Dakouli Samples greater than 1 g/t gold: DKL-001 – 3.15 g/t Au; DKL-004 – 27.5 g/t Au; DKL-009 – 2.90; DKL-010 – 4.93 g/t Au; DKL-011 – 29.5 g/t Au; DKL-012 – 12.4 g/t Au; DKL-021 – 2.72 g/t Au; DKL-022 – 11.1 g/t Au; DKL-023 – 17.6 g/t Au; DKL-024 – 1.74 g/t Au; DKL-025 – 3.68 g/t Au.

The Dakouli 2 exploration permit is located approximately 100 kilometers due north of the capital city Ouagadougou. The 98-square kilometer permit lies immediately south of the Company’s Niangouela property. Drilling at Niangouela has returned significant intercepts, including 26.69 g/t Au over 4.85m (including 1m of 132 g/t Au), and 4 g/t Au over 6m (including 20.5 g/t Au over 1m).

The Dakouli 2 property is located on the Goren Greenstone belt and is bordered to the north by granitic rocks. It is also bisected by the Sabce Shear, a major structural fault zone proximal to multiple gold deposits, which trends southwest northeast and bisects the entire long axis of the property.

The Sabce Nord trend starts at Nordgold’s Bissa mine continues through the Northeast Zone on the Dakouli 2 permit, and the southeastern corner of the Niangouela permit. It proceeds to Boken Vein Zone on the western boundary of Dakouli 2 and is approximately 12 kilometers in length. The Sabce Sud hosts Nordgold’s Gougre satellite pit, east of Dakouli 2, and runs approximately four kilometers across the property’s southern section, bisecting the Black Vein Zone. The Black Vein Zone, an active orpaillage featuring a series of deep shafts that trend sub parallel to the Sabce Sud, features hard, black siliceous rock, similar to what is being mind at the Gourgre satellite pit.

About the Company

Nexus Gold is a Vancouver-based gold exploration and development company operating primarily in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The company is currently concentrating its efforts on establishing a compliant resource at one or more of it’s four current Burkina-based projects which total over 560-sq kms (56,000+ hectares) of land located on proven gold belts and active mineralized trends.

Warren Robb P.Geo., Vice-President, Exploration, is the designated Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for the technical information contained in this release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of NEXUS GOLD CORP.

Alex Klenman
President & CEO
604-558-1920
info@nexusgoldcorp.com
www.nexusgoldcorp.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. This news release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially because of factors discussed in the management discussion and analysis section of our interim and most recent annual financial statement or other reports and filings with the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable Canadian securities regulations. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable laws.

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Holabird Western Americana Collections' five-day auction, titled Treasures Galore, will be held Jan. 24-28 in Reno, Nev.

Edison-Swan British patent archive (circa 1880-1883) pertaining to incandescent lighting (est. $10,000-$20,000).

Complete set of 11 five-ounce 999 silver medallions for the 50th anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (est. $1,700-$3,000).

Display board containing a near-complete set of the first 40 issues of the Society of Medallists, 1930-1949 (est. $2,000-$4,000).

Historic 500-troy ounce bullion scale made by Troemner out of Philadelphia for the U.S. Mint (est. $7,500-$10,000).

Stock certificate for 75 shares for the Eureka & Colorado River Rail Road Company (Nev.), from 1882 (est. $500-$1,000).

The auction will be held online and in Holabird’s gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno. Offered will be nearly 4,000 lots of Americana.

This is the third sale in what has been an exciting fall and winter season for us.”

— Fred Holabird

RENO, NEV., UNITED STATES, January 11, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections is following up its massive “to die for” auction in December with another five-day colossus comprising nearly 4,000 lots of Americana. The auction – appropriately titled Treasures Galore – will be held Thursday to Monday, January 24th thru 28th, online and in Holabird’s gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno.

Start times all five days will be 8 am PST. An office preview will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, from 9-5 (or by appointment). For those unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding will be facilitated by iCollector.com and Invaluable.com. “This is the third sale in what has been an exciting fall and winter season,” said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americana Collections.

Day 1, on Thursday, January 24th, will kick off with nearly 100 lots of antique bottles, many of them from the Geoff Pollock Collection, gathered throughout Utah. Offered will be whiskeys, medicines, poisons, cures, beers and more. Specialty lots like the three gorgeous Boca, California beers will supplement the category. Bidders looking to diversify their collections will be pleased.

The numismatics section – more than 200 lots – will feature token dies, tokens, medals, coins and currency, checks, books, ingots, so-called dollars and selections from the Medallic Arts / Northwest Territorial Mint liquidation, led by a display board containing a near-complete set (72 of 80 medals) of the first 40 issues of the Society of Medallists, 1930-1949 (est. $2,000-$4,000).

Other star lots on Day 1 promise to be a complete set of eleven five-ounce 999 silver medallions marking the 50th anniversary of the release of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, from 1987 (est. $1,700-$3,000); and an historic 500-troy ounce bullion scale made by Troemner out of Philadelphia for the U.S. Mint, with the original blue paint and base (est. $7,500-$10,000).

The session will also feature general Americana lots in various categories, to include American directories, 30 or more maps, history and reference books, badges, comic books, World’s Fair and Expos, political memorabilia, dolls, circus collectibles, breweriana, cigar and tobacco, Gold Rush items, jewelry and watches, postcards, toys, stereoviews, vintage apparel and Civil War.

Day 2, on Friday, January 25th, will start more Americana, including selections of non-mining and railroad stocks from the Ken Prag collection. Two significant archives will be sold: the Edison-Swan incandescent light patent archive from England and the Van Camp Hardware (Indiana) archive of about 3,500 pieces. Also sold will be railroadiana and rare western rails.

The Edison-Swan patent archive (circa 1880-1883) pertains to one of the most important modern inventions: incandescent lighting. The archive consists of original British patents issued to men working for Thomas Edison or Joseph Swan as part of the Edison-Swan Company at the onset of the invention and manufacture of incandescent lighting. It has an estimate of $10,000-$20,000.

Day 2 will also feature a stock certificate in the amount of 75 shares for the Eureka & Colorado River Rail Road Company (Nev.), issued to a Hiram Johnson, dated May 17, 1882, with a nice train vignette (est. $500-$1,000); and a group of photos showing a family climbing Cave Rock in the Glenbrook area of Lake Tahoe and engaging in other leisure activities (est. $900-$2,000).

Day 3, Saturday, January 26th, will see a continuation of Americana across the board, but with an emphasis on all aspects of mining. Most mine ore specimens are from Utah. Also sold will be high-grade specimens from the Geoff Pollock collection, as well as artifacts, old mine lighting, explosives and mining stocks, plus more of the Prag Silver Mountain (Aurora, Nev.) collection.

Additional mining lots will feature art, assay, bonds, books, hats, ingots, jewelry, fobs, maps, photos and postcards. Day 3 will also include transportation, Wells Fargo/Express, postal history items, military collectibles and more. One of the more intriguing lots is a baby stingray fossil, probably from the Green River formation, 6.5 inches by 4 inches and framed (est. $700-$2,000).

Day 3 also features a Becker fine balance scale, a rare, two-drawer showpiece that was either a lab or gold scale, made circa 1895-1915 (est. $3,000-$5,000). Christian Becker was one of ten balance manufacturers to begin making assay balances in the U.S. The Becker companies (N.Y.) also contributed to the development of analytical balance, bullion balance and specialty scales.

Day 4, Sunday, January 27th, will contain more mining collectibles, mostly from the Ken Prag collection, plus additional mining ephemera and stocks, both domestic and foreign. But the day will also feature original art (to include sculptures), Native American art and objects, cowboy collectibles, firearms, gaming and saloon. In total, 685 lots will cross the auction block on Day 4.

A Day 4 lot worth mentioning is a rare Yuba County (Calif) “Gold Lands” title, stating that 640 acres of “gold lands” were sold to a company in London, England for $200,000, in 1858. The deed is from John A. Sutter (of Sutter’s Fort fame) to Sylvester Patrick and others, with the grant then going to Edward Lee Hooff, who then assigned it to a Dr. A. Campbell (est. $1,000-$3,000).

Day 5, on Monday, January 28th, marks the expansion of the Bargain/Dealer Section that was started by Holabird over a year ago and became quite popular. The section contains over 1,300 lots, with many rarities. “We lowered the boom on prices,” Fred Holabird said, “reducing our normal pricing by up to half. We decided to put it in the catalog before lots hit the podium.”

An interesting Day 5 lot is the original book of stock certificates for the Porter Gold & Silver Mining Company of Butte County, Calif. The book contains about 230 issued pieces and around 250-300 unissued certificates, all showing vignettes of the mine. Lithography was performed by Drouaillet of San Francisco. The book binding shows wear and the estimate is $1,500-$4,000.

In addition to in-person and online bidding, telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

Color catalogs are available by calling 1-844-492-2766, or 775-851-1859. Also, anyone owning a collection that might fit into an upcoming Holabird Western Americana Collections auction is encouraged to get in touch. The firm travels extensively throughout the U.S., to see and pick up collections. Last year it visited Boston, Florida, Seattle and New York, among other destinations.

Holabird Western Americana is always seeking quality bottle, advertising, Americana and coin consignments for future auctions. To consign a single piece or a collection, you may call Fred Holabird at 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766; or, you can e-mail him at fredholabird@gmail.com. To learn more about Holabird Western Americana's Jan. 24th-28th auction, visit www.fhwac.com.

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Fred Holabird
Holabird Western Americana, LLC
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Safer Mining Practices Reduce Hazardous Exposures in Small-scale Mining in Nigeria

Visible dust from ore crushing machines prior to intervention…Photo Credit by OK International

Post intervention wet spray misting…Photo Credit by OK International

Safer mining project reduces toxic lead exposures among artisanal small-scale miners in Niger State.

This effort was an extraordinary success in reducing these significant health risks and protecting children from lead poisoning.”

— Dr. Adolphe Fotso, Medical Coordinator, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Nigeria.

ABUJA, FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, NIGERIA, January 11, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Abuja, January 11, 2019 – A pilot program to reduce lead poisoning in Nigerian gold mining communities has brought extraordinary improvements to an area where hundreds of children had died from lead poisoning according to a study published today. The study authors concluded that a two-year effort to introduce safer mining practices was effective at preventing deaths and reducing lead poisoning in highly exposed villages.

“Our pilot project demonstrated that low-cost dust control measures were effective at reducing average airborne lead exposures by 95 per cent,” said Perry Gottesfeld, Executive Director of Occupational Knowledge International (OK International) whose organization partnered with Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in this effort.

The safer mining project took place in the Shakira community in Niger State where high levels of lead are naturally present in the gold ore. The primary objective was to reduce lead exposures among artisanal small-scale miners and minimize take-home exposures.

“We worked cooperatively with miners to provide them with the information and tools to reduce their exposures to lead and silica dust. Together we showed that these efforts minimized contamination and helped save lives.” Gottesfeld said.

The organization demonstrated the effectiveness of reducing airborne lead levels by working with miners to convert dry operations into wet methods. Water spray misting was proven to be highly effective while minimizing water consumption. In addition to significant reductions in the airborne lead, the authors reported that these control measures reduced the smaller respirable silica dust by 80%.

Philip Aruna, Head of Mission in Nigeria for Doctors Without Borders said: “OK International has exceeded expectations in bringing an entire community together to prevent severe lead poisoning and by demonstrating significant reductions in lead exposures among miners.”

Gottesfeld noted that “Following our extensive outreach and training, these miners were motivated to take measures to reduce hazardous lead exposures and invested their own time and money to implement these protective measures.”

The authors of the Study “Reducing Lead and Silica Dust Exposures in Small-Scale Mining in Northern Nigeria” published in Annals of Work Exposures and Health noted that average lead exposures among ore processors before the implementation of safer practices were 19 times greater than the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permissible limit for lead. (available online at https://doi.org/10.1093/annweh/wxy095)
In Nigeria and in most other African countries, there are no occupational limits for exposure for lead or silica dust.

Silica dust causes silicosis, lung cancer and is a significant risk factor for tuberculosis (TB). Lead causes severe neurological deficits and death among children in these communities, but even at low exposure levels is responsible for 674,000 deaths each year primarily due to cardiovascular disease.

There are an estimated 40 million informal small-scale miners working in at least 70 countries around the world. Although some programs have attempted to reduce mercury exposures in these communities, this is the first such intervention to demonstrate reductions in lead and silica dust exposures. The authors of the published article note that in mining communities lead and silica hazards pose a far greater risk to human health than the use of mercury.

Dr. Adolphe Fotso, Medical Coordinator for Nigeria with Doctors Without Borders, and an author on the paper said, “this effort was an extraordinary success in reducing these significant health risks and protecting children from lead poisoning.”

In addition to introducing wet methods, OK International focused on training miners to implement simple measures including handwashing, showering, setting up separate eating areas, and changing out of work clothing before going home at the end of the day. The study estimated that the overall cost for introducing these measures in this community was approximately $5,000 USD.

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About Occupational Knowledge International (OK International)
OK International is a U.S. based NGO that works to build capacity in developing countries to identify, monitor, and mitigate environmental and occupational exposures to hazardous materials in order to protect public health and the environment. The organization seeks to address inequities in environmental standards between developed and developing countries. For more information: www.okinternational.org.

KAYODE EGBELEYE
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SOUTHERN PINES, NORTH CAROLINA, REALTOR® RICH CUMMINGS EARNS HIS MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION

They brought a helicopter overhead, using an anchor to unfold the seats, known as ‘Tree Penetration’ and it looks like a big lead teardrop. This was designed to penetrate the forests of Vietnam.”

— Rich Cummings

SOUTHERN PINES, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, January 9, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Richard “Rich” Cummings is a respected, admired, honored and appreciated Real Estate Agent with Towering Pines Real Estate in Southern Pines, North Carolina. He is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and served as a Jet Pilot. Rich was born in Yonkers, New York, and grew up in Downers Grove, Illinois. He graduated from Southern Illinois University, majoring in Industrial Technology and Aviation Technology and acquired two separate licenses; the Air Frame and Power-plant (A&P) licenses for Jet Engines. He worked as an electrician’s apprentice and took private Pilot lessons while studying Aviation Mechanics.

Rich was in the AFROTC program and then enlisted in the Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant. He says, “The Vietnam War was in full effect and my number came up. Growing up, my uncle flew a single-engine airplane and I loved it. I had a deep fascination with flying airplanes because of that experience." While in the ROTC, Rich was a cadet with the 205th Detachment. He trained at Laredo Air Force Base in Texas where he was assigned to a 38-student pilot training school. He learned basic flying and flew Jet T-37 while learning the aircraft systems, hydraulics, electronics, and engine avionics. He flew in a two-seater side by side with the instructor and learned how to take off, soar and land. He then went on to the High-Speed Supersonic and Tran-sonic T-38 Jets, learning formation flying with two planes that overlapped wings 2 feet apart traveling at the Speed of Sound.

Rich graduated in July 1973, and his first assignment was at Little Rock Arkansas Air Force Base on the C- 130 where he was a Pilot, Co-Pilot, Flight Engineer, Navigator, Load-master and Crew Chief. His first assignment was at the Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, is a base of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) in northeast Thailand, approximately 250 km (157 mi) northeast of Bangkok. Prior to that, Rich went to First Survival Training in Homestead, Florida, where he learned to survive in the ocean. He says, “In WWII, Pilots were afraid to bail out of the aircraft, so our mission was to take the fear out of the unknown. We bobbed around in the ocean for over 8 hours before being rescued. They brought a helicopter overhead, using an anchor to unfold the seats, known as ‘Tree Penetration’ and it looks like a big lead teardrop. We strapped in and were pulled up out of the water. This was designed to penetrate the forests of Vietnam.” Rich also went to Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington, to learn basic survival in the woods, including eating bugs, starting fires and building shelters to stay away from the enemy. Then onto Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines to learn Jungle Survival. Once finished with that duty, he married his high school sweetheart, Peggy.

While stationed at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Rich was assigned to Unit ADCCC – Airborne Command Control Center – where he was the Pilot who flew the “Intel” on board to monitor ground traffic on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, which was a Military supply route running from North Vietnam through Laos and Cambodia to South Vietnam. The route sent weapons, manpower, ammunition, and other supplies from Communist-led North Vietnam to their supporters in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He also flew the “Intel” over the Kong River in Cambodia and Thailand. There were two squads who led this Operation; 1) The Cricket Squad and 2) The Moonbeam Squad, which was Rich’s squad. One for the day, one for the night. In 1973 the entire Unit was relocated to the Philippines where Rich completed his Remote Tour. He was reassigned to Little Rock Air Force Base on the 62nd Tactical Airlift Squadron where he received his Aircraft Commander Rating for Pilots. He was then stationed in Decatur, Illinois, with the International Guard – 47th Aviation Branch where he flew Helicopters for the Army Unit.

Rich then decided to go into Administration and worked with the 183rd Tactical Group. He got an Honorable Discharge then reenlisted and transferred to New London, North Carolina, with the 235th ATC 5 Civilian Airfield where he worked in Communications, Radio Transmissions, and Radar Electronics. In 2002, he retired from the National Guard and reenlisted again with the Air Force Reserves in the 916 Civil Engineer Squadron at Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base. In 2008, Rich officially retired from his Military career.

While in Little Rock, Arkansas, as a civilian, Rich had worked as an Inspector for Caterpillar Tractors so, upon retirement from the Air Force, he went back to work for Caterpillar in North Carolina as an Industrial Engineer.

Because of having traveled all around the world, buying and selling homes, Rich became interested in Real Estate and decided to become a Real Estate agent. He says, “Having a home is the most important thing in life. It’s your sanctuary. I wanted to be able to provide people with the best quality of service when they are looking to buy a home. Southern Pines is a beautiful place to live. The people are warm and friendly. We have the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, Reservoir Park, Southern Pines Brewing Company, Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, The Creation Museum, and great Golf Courses, including Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines Golf Club, and Talamore Golf Course. I am honored to be the Realtor of choice for those who want to buy a home in our beautiful community”

For more information about “Military-Friendly” Real Estate Agent Richard Cummings, please visit these important websites.

https://www.toweringpinesrealestate.com/rich-cummings

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