The PHC Consortium Rises to the Challenge of Supplying Free Computers with TROM-Jaro to People in Lockdown

A TRADE-FREE Operating System based on MANJARO Linux

A TRADE-FREE Operating System based on MANJARO Linux

Project Health Control - A Career Path for Solution Finders

Project Health Control – A Career Path for Solution Finders

PHC for Performance Improvement

PHC for Performance Improvement

Anyone affected by social restrictions during lockdown can claim their free refurbished computer from old stocks rescued from their journey to landfill .

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

— Winston S. Churchill

SOUTHMINSTER, ESSEX, UNITED KINGDOM, January 18, 2021 / — Order Efficiency Ltd is leading a mission to provide a free computer to people who are isolated in the lockdown and without the technical means to continue their studies. Many in this situation are struggling to afford computer equipment without which it is almost impossible to continue their courses.

"It's an old but good idea" says technology enthusiast Tracy Hathaway, "to build up a stock of workstations from old equipment and spare parts that businesses would otherwise throw away. Work stations that can be put to immediate good use by students as a temporary solution to see them through their studies."

There are government schemes in place to address this problem and computers are being made available for schools in their thousands. The TROM Computers project is intended to run alongside the government scheme as an alternative source for supply of old reconditioned computers refurbished with a state of the art alternative to Windows operating system and with full ongoing technical support.

First priority for the project is to establish a list of people who could benefit from a TROM Computer, followed closely by an appeal for donations of equipment from individuals and businesses about to discarding or liquidate their written-off old stock.

"Although the government route exists, I personally found the application process difficult and time consuming, and for me as an individual, I was never really sure whether or not I was eligible to apply." said Hannah Griffin, New City College Nursing Student, "but after I registered my interest in a TROM Computer, one was made available for me the very next day, and completely free of charge.""

For a look inside TROM Jaro, the operating system of choice for the TROM Computers project, there is an in-depth review by Tech News World. TROM Jaro is a Unix variant and is far superior to the operating system generally found pre-installed on new computers, and because it is not bloated with intrusive commercial add-ins, it is more likely to work well on older hardware.

On the 'TROM' You Tube channel there is a plethora of video demonstrations and tutorials including a walk-through of the TROM_Jaro – Trade Free Operating System. When you enter the world of TROM you discover a wide range of first class applications that are not only free, but 'trade free' which means that the creators gift them to the world with no expectation of ongoing revenue outside the voluntary donations that users may make from time to time as a show of appreciation for the effort that the developer put into the design of the application.

Before the project can start in earnest, there needs to be interest shown from prospective takers of the free computers. "If there proves to be no demand, then unfortunately there is nothing for us to do" says David Winter, Director of Order Efficiency Ltd, "but as soon as the demand is evident, which we expect in huge proportion, we will make intensive effort in gathering hardware needed to accelerate the project's operations."

The only workshop currently established is located in Southminster, Essex. But requests for a free TROM Computer are invited from anywhere in the world, as new workshops will spring up wherever there is a demand. We expect that the network of workshops will become widespread and abundant, with free TROM Computers distributed everywhere. We can think of the whole network of workshops as a vast library where stocks of computers are loaned out and returned, and each user considers the computer 'on loan' for as long as it is required in the user's situation. There will be a continual movement of individual computers that is tracked by the central PHC Consortium database.

To make a request for a TROM Computer an individual should join the PHC Consortium by sending a blank e-mail to

Then once registered, the new member will be given simple instructions on how to make the request using the PHC Portal. Once in the PHC Consortium each user will have the opportunity to use the portal for other things, such as training to be a PHC Consultant, but there is no commitment at all in PHC Consortium membership .

"The best case scenario is for us to be overwhelmed with requests for a TROM Computer so that demand massively outstrips the supply," said Ngozi Anthony, Business Development Consultant, "that will make a huge incentive for us to build and streamline our operations so we can satisfy as much of the demand as possible, and make this an ongoing service that persists long after the current Coronavirus crisis."

Order Efficiency Ltd is a British company offering service in Performance Improvement via the Project Health Control (PHC) Consortium.

The PHC Portal is an interactive online window to information on projects like TROM Computers, new users register by sending a blank email to

David Winter
Order Efficiency Ltd
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TROM-Jaro – A Trade Free Operating System

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Durango Welcomes Joanna Cameron to its Board of Directors


Windfall Road


Durango Resources Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of M. Joanna Cameron to its board of directors.

Durango Resources Inc. (TSX:DGO)

Our team is thrilled to have Joanna Cameron join Durango. We are certain that her presence on our board will strengthen the company as we accelerate our exploration efforts at Windfall Lake.”

— Marcy Kiesman

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, January 18, 2021 / — Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO) (Frankfurt-86A1) (OTCQB -ATOXF), (the “Company” or “Durango”) is pleased to announce the appointment of M. Joanna Cameron to its board of directors.

Ms. Cameron is Associate Counsel at DuMoulin Black LLP and has 24 years’ experience as a lawyer, providing corporate, governance, securities and corporate advice to clients. Prior to joining DuMoulin Black, she was the Vice President Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of NexGen Energy Ltd., a development stage uranium company listed on the TSX and NYSE American. Prior to that role, Ms. Cameron was also previously a law partner at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Lawson Lundell LLP and BHT LLP (now Norton Rose LLP). Ms. Cameron obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan, a Bachelor of Arts, Honors from Queen’s University and is now an EMBA candidate (2022) at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Ms. Cameron was named in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Mining) for 2015 and 2016, achieved the Martindale Hubbell, BV Distinguished rating, named in Best Lawyers in Canada (2013 to 2016, 2020 and 2021) for Mining, Corporate and Securities law and was a finalist in the Lexpert “Top 40 Under 40” (2009). In 2017, Ms. Cameron was a Finalist in the Western Canadian General Counsel Awards (Deal Making category) and is currently a director of District Metals Corp. (TSXV:DMX).

Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango, stated, “Our team is thrilled to have a woman of Joanna Cameron’s caliber joining the board of Durango Resources. She is a very experienced and well-respected corporate lawyer with years of experience in mining. We are certain that her presence on our board will strengthen the company as we accelerate our exploration efforts at Windfall Lake.”

Durango granted Ms. Cameron an option to acquire 200,000 common shares of the Company, at an exercise price of $0.10 per share. The options expire five years from the date of grant and vest immediately.

About Durango
Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company is positioned for discovery with a 100% interest in a strategically located group of properties in the Windfall Lake gold camp in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada.

For further information on Durango, please refer to its SEDAR profile at

Marcy Kiesman, CEO
Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243

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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Azincourt Energy Completes Geophysical Program, Adds Drill Targets at the East Preston Uranium Project

Figure 1: Target corridors at the East Preston Uranium Project, Western Athabasca Basin Saskatchewan

Figure 2: 2020 HLEM Survey Interpretation at the East Preston Uranium Project

Figure 3 Project Location – Western Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada

Company generate additional drill targets at its 25,000 hectare Western Athabasca property

Azincourt Energy Corp (TSX:AAZ)

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, January 18, 2021 / — AZINCOURT ENERGY CORP. (“Azincourt” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: AAZ, OTC: AZURF), is pleased to announce the recent ground-based geophysical exploration program at the East Preston uranium project, located in the western Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada, has been completed and the results indicate several new drill targets have been identified.

The program comprised a horizontal loop electromagnetic survey (“HLEM”) originally consisting of a total of 33 line-km of line-cutting and surveying. An additional 5 lines of cutting and surveying were added, bringing the total survey coverage to 40.5 line-km in six grid target areas. Previous updates on this survey were provided by the Company in news releases dated November 23, 2020 and December 9, 2020.

Unconformity related uranium deposits associated with the Athabasca Basin are closely associated with basement conductive packages. The HLEM survey was utilized to refine and prioritize target areas where untested conductive corridors have been identified in existing property-wide airborne VTEM survey results. The survey was successful in delineating several conductors over the six selected target areas, G1, G2, G3, K, Q and H (see Figure 2). Many of the conductors show strong well-defined responses which are deemed suitable for drill testing.

“The survey results are encouraging, and we are excited to be in a position where these targets are now ready for drill testing,” said Exploration Manager, Trevor Perkins.

“The goal was to expand the existing drill target inventory and the positive survey results have done so in meaningful way,” said president and CEO, Alex Klenman. “Adding drill targets increases the prospectivity of East Preston to an even greater degree. Simply put, more targets mean more opportunities for impactful discovery. We’re eager to complete the earn-in and continue drilling,” continued Mr. Klenman.

The total cost of the HLEM program allowed Azincourt to meet the total spend requirement of the joint venture earn-in agreement with Skyharbour Resources and Dixie Gold. Once the Company makes the final payment of the agreement (due by March 31, 2021) the earn-in will be completed and Azincourt will have earned a 70% interest in East Preston.

The Company is planning a 2021 winter drill program, details will be announced shortly.

Patterson Geophysics of La Ronge, Saskatchewan, conducted the geophysical program. Bingham Geoscience of Saskatoon oversaw the program and completed the interpretation.

Alex Klenman
Azincourt Energy Corp
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Konstant Recognized As One of The Best Mobile App Development Company by CompHQ

Konstant Infosolutions - Top Web & Mobile App Development Company

Mobile App Development Services by Konstantinfo

Find the reasons why CompHQ chose Konstant as one of the best mobile app development company recently!

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 18, 2021 / — Konstant has consecrated its efforts into various forms of software development with mobile app development to be their solemn obligation. Their commitment to it has been total, which led to them being ranked 3rd amongst top mobile app development companies by ComHQ.

Now, what compelled ComHQ to come to this point? The top mobile app developers listed are the ones who created apt applications catering to the needs of their customers. Their applications are feature-rich. They've utilized the latest technologies, optimized to improve performance and delivered on time. They imbibed client feedback on time and catered to every query back and forth. Plus, they came forward with the best solutions at a reasonable price, on time. This attracted a lot of positive reviews and testimonials from their clients. Their applications are suited to all legal and compliance specifications.

The directors proclaim, “We’ve tried focussing on marketing, optimization, and target audience and development platform. In our tryst to do better every time, we have helped start-ups, small businesses to start from scratch and enterprises in handling their legacy applications. This has helped up keep up with the momentum and grounded. We do not hesitate stirring up some old and new technologies and to reshape them with the platform to create something new."

About ComHQ

ComHQ is a research and advisory firm aiming to democratize business applications and services, within their concern. The information listed on their website is highly venerable as it is backed with opinions from numerous experts, research and studies in respective domains.
About Konstant

Konstant Infosolutions is in web and mobile app development for 17+ years. Having served various industries and domains, their work is appreciated globally. Their proactive mindset coupled with an excellent team has enabled them to deliver on time, much to their clients' delight.

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The Metal Industry Aims To Increase Efficiency And Safety With Automated Manufacturing Systems

Metal Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact And Recovery To 2030

Metal Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact And Recovery To 2030

The Business Research Company’s Metal Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, January 17, 2021 / — New year, new updates! Our reports have been revised for market size, forecasts, and strategies to take on 2021 after the COVID-19 impact:

Automated manufacturing systems are gaining popularity as they enhance manufacturing productivity and reduce operating costs in the metal industry. An automation system refers to a machine, tool or technology such as robotic and AI technology that helps to reduce human intervention and improve safety in the metal manufacturing processes such as processing, assembling, material handling. This metal market trend allows metal manufacturing companies to increase efficiency and production, improve safety on the manufacturing floor, enhance product quality, perform complex and varied tasks, enhance process stability, provide flexibility to produce products and eliminate routine manual tasks. According to a KPMG report, 63% of the executives say they are considering investing in automation. In 2018, according to an article in Production Machining, an online magazine, 56% of global companies consider automation in manufacturing processes and observed 30% of increase in their production. According to global robotics report 2016 by International Federation of Robotics (IFR), a robotic company, global industrial robots deployed in manufacturing processes are expected to increase to 2.6 million units by 2019.

The global metal market size is expected to grow from $3.32 trillion in 2020 to $3.54 trillion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6%. The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. Metal market analysis shows that the market is expected to reach $4.61 trillion in 2025 at a CAGR of 7%.

Here Is A List Of Similar Reports By The Business Research Company:

Metal And Mineral Manufacturing Global Market Report 2020

Metal Ore Mining Global Market Report 2020-30: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery

Rolling Mill And Other Metalworking Machinery Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030

Interested to know more about The Business Research Company?
The Business Research Company is a market intelligence firm that excels in company, market, and consumer research. Located globally it has specialist consultants in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, chemicals, and technology.

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Rhotex Inc. Imposes a New Eco-Friendly Concept to Cryptocurrency Mining

Rhotex Inc. Imposes a New Eco-Friendly Concept to Cryptocurrency Mining

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, January 16, 2021 / — Rhotex Inc., a leading provider of cryptocurrency mining solutions, announces its latest product line, developed through the integration of its world-class hardware and software technologies. Rhotex offers the first factory design cooling case that keeps mining operations working perfectly, while consuming less power versus output performance.

The design of Rhotex Inc. miners allows for cooling systems to be built within the case. Keeping temperatures down ensures that the machine runs smoothly, consistently, and at peak efficiency.

The Rhotex Inc. product line includes:

RHO Lite – $3,150

Hash rate: 1000 TH/s – Bitcoin
Hash rate: 5GH/s – Ethereum
RHO Pro – $5,800

Hash rate: 1800 TH/s – Bitcoin
Hash rate: 10 GH/s – Ethereum
RHO Rack – $12,999

Hash rate: 4100 TH/s – Bitcoin
Hash rate: 20 GH/s – Ethereum
For more information, visit

About Rhotex Inc.

Our inbuilt cooling system cases provide an environmentally responsible solution to today's challenges with the traditional miners. Rhotex inbuilt cooling systems are engineered to cool the machine as the chips generate heat. These systems are safe for computer chips and keep the chips cool as they run and generate heat. The cooling systems work automatically. This simply means you only need to turn on the cooling system, then the system automatically regulates the temperature within the case while the machine works efficiently.


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Pinestar Announces Change in Management

Pinestar Announces Change in Management


Pinestar Announces Change in Management

Pinestar Gold Inc. (“Pinestar” or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Balu Gopalakrishnan has been appointed to the board of directors.

Mr. Gopalakrishnan is a Chartered Accountant with significant public company experience, including more than six years with XCEED Mortgage Corporation, where he gained significant experience preparing the company’s annual and quarterly consolidated financial statements, Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) of for quarterly and annual regulatory filings in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.

For additional information:

Michael Lerner
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer & Director
T: 416-710-4906

Michael Lerner
Pinestar Gold Inc.
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Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center Appeals to the Family of a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma to Call to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Get Very Specific Answers About Compensation Rather Than a "free' Booklet

"Mesothelioma compensation is typically based on the specifics of how, where and when a person with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos as Erik Karst will explain at 800-714-0303. ”

— Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center

BOISE, IDAHO, USA, January 15, 2021 / — The Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center is appealing to the wife or adult son-daughter of a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma in Idaho to please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 to get specific answers to their questions about mesothelioma compensation. Mesothelioma compensation is typically based on the specifics of how, where and when a person with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos as Erik Karst will explain. It is also incredibly important for a person with mesothelioma in Idaho to try to list specific instances of places where they were exposed to asbestos. It is this type a specific information that might dramatically increase a person's mesothelioma compensation.

The group says, "We do not want a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma rolling the dice on a lawyer to pursue compensation and we are warning an individual with mesothelioma in Idaho top start signing up for 'free' booklets, kits, guides, calculators or other nonsense unless you want lawyers you have never heard of before calling you-or stopping by your home. If a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma in Idaho or their family want information about mesothelioma compensation and or what is involved-please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303. We are certain you will be glad you did."

The Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to emphasize theirs is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim anywhere in Idaho including communities such as Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Wallace, Post Falls, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Coeur d’Alene, Twin Falls, or Lewiston. https://Idaho.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Center also puts a huge premium on treatment options for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma. For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Idaho the Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital:

St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute Boise, Idaho:

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Idaho include US Navy Veterans, Naval Nuclear Research Lab maintenance workers, Mountain Home Air Force Base workers, miners-Mullan-Wallace-Kellogg, power workers, manufacturing workers, pulp and paper mill workers, smelter workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers.

According to the CDC, the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s website related to this rare form of cancer:

Michael Thomas
Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center
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Visionary Proprietor, Lisa M. Berman, of Sculpture to Wear Gallery Celebrating 22nd Anniversary

Lisa M. Berman (Photo by Bonne Schiffman)

“There’s Tiffany, Cartier & then, there’s SCULPTURE TO WEAR”. – Where Magazine

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 / — On Jan. 16th, 2021 Visionary Proprietor Lisa M. Berman of Sculpture To Wear Gallery will celebrate their 22nd Anniversary. The inaugural exhibition Structural Integrity – Jewelry's Foundation in Bergamot Station Art Center in Santa Monica not only launched the West Coast iconic gallery but the careers of dozens of important designers of today. Sculpture To Wear, similar to the Algoncqin in NYC was the gathering place to find the most interesting and cutting edge works creating a new genre of art – Wearable ART by international artists. Art Directors and Stylists loved working with the unusual pieces because they made a bold statement and Berman innately understood their vision. From the cutting edge shows which were curated geographically or with a specific theme in mind, the works were shown in a museum quality presentations and caught the eye of collectors and museums alike. Berman has placed jewelry, paintings & photographs in museum collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, LACMA, the GETTY, MAAD, etc. Her most recent exhibition titled, "Feel the Frill" honored the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and received contributions of COLLARS from around the world. The first piece purchased was from the one of the most prominent donors / collectors / museum makers on the West Coast.

“When it comes to understanding contemporary art jewelry, I’ve never met anyone who gets it like Lisa does. This is a microcosm of the fine art world in general and like any other art form, it's about understanding the nuance of design, material and the artists commitment. Lisa has developed a new vocabulary for looking at artwork which very few people speak in," states Robert Berman, Gallery and Auction House owner and expert of Man Ray in the United States.

Wearable Art, although technically jewelry from the un-converted eye is considered a niche market – Berman is committed to changing that and its place in the Art world. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sculpture to Wear sold the largest collection of the Robert Lee Morris ARCHIVES to a single collector during Morris' vast 50-year long career! Also notable, all eight pieces were purchased via email, never touched by the collector (who had no prior knowledge of RLM before Lisa’s 45 min. interview on the Jewelry Journey Podcast) and trusted the expertise of Berman’s guidance. "Lisa is a wonderful addition to my professional world, and I appreciate all that she does and say and all the efforts she spends on my behalf. We lovers of Sculpture to Wear need to stick together and grow this light filled force as much as we can," states Coty Award and unprecedented 3-time CDFA Award recipient, legendary jewelry designer, Robert Lee Morris. Sculpture to Wear has been named the “Official West Coast Representative for the Robert Lee Morris Archives.

Sculpture To Wear International Contemporary Art Jewelry is the quintessential link between the artist and collector. The work represented is conceived from visionary imagination, evolved through the creative artistic process and solidified into the indelible from cultivated craftsmanship. Wearable art from the gallery has been featured in hundreds of magazines (Vogue ELLE, W, Vanity Fair, People, BAZAAR, Angeleno, TV shows and films and has “attended” the MTV awards, The Emmy’s, Governors Ball, and the Academy Awards.

Dorris Raymond, owner of The Way We Wore Vintage boutique and TV show of same title, also thinks highly of Lisa and her gallery. Dorris states, “Lisa M. Berman is the (Coco) Chanel of Los Angeles. No one wears her wares like Lisa." This 22nd Anniversary is quite an achievement and we have no doubts that many more successful years are to come.

Sculpture To Wear gallery is a place to explore the legacy of wearable art. The first owner, Joan Sonnabend, presented only jewelry by fine established artists such as Alexander Calder, Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, Jean Arp, and Louise Nevelson. Sonnabend also launched the career of Robert Lee Morris, who opened his iconic Artwear store and has traversed various genres of fine, studio, fashion, and costume jewelry in his illustrious career. According to writer Gloria Lieberman, speaking about the original location in NYC, “Sculpture To Wear was responsible for the creation of a market for artists-made studio jewelry in the United States.” Today, Sculpture To Wear continues that legacy with presentations of eclectic works in metal, textiles, and unexpected and recycled materials.

The global Wearable Art movement emerged at the close of the 1960s, flowered in the 1970s, and continues in the early 2000s. It is no accident that wearable art crystallized at the end of the tumultuous 1960s. The social, political, and cultural upheavals of that decade provided fertile ground for personal expression and explorations into body adornment. Wearable art, for all intensive purposes, was first the “step-child” of the art world, as photography was 60 years ago and was passed over without a glance. The addition of technology and the collaboration of the previously established mediums combined made ART Jewelry into a small, yet indelible impact into the global artworld. The important by-product of this transition is the verifiable and collectable markets of this genre, especially into fine art museums and notable cultural institutions.

"I am so pleased someone understands how special this work is and that Lisa is doing so well. Lisa is our hope for the future of ART Jewelry," concludes Helen Drutt, considered by most as the Grand Dame of Art Jewelry in the United States (Founder of the Helen Drutt Gallery just celebrated her 90th Birthday & currently sits on the Advisory Council for the Smithsonian and many other boards).


Lisa M. Berman

Lisa M. Berman, is the Visionary Proprietor of Sculpture To Wear, a gallery instrumental in launching studio jewelry in the United States. Berman curates exhibitions and places collections into museums, as well as offering an eclectic array of art, jewelry and unique objects via her gallery installations to discerning collectors, media and art institutions, which have been featured in multiple films, television and publications. She is also the founder of Berman Arts Agency, Director of the Oropeza Sculpture Garden, Official West Coast Representative of the Archival Collections of Robert Lee Morris and Cara Croninger. In 2020, Berman was appointed as the first Ambassador for the Milan based company ARTISTAR Jewels in the United States and her gallery is the first to collaborate with their global brand. Berman continues to be a trailblazer.

Berman is a consultant for Jewelry, fashion, design and fine art-her expertise extends to major markets, museums, and corporations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia, and Europe. Based in Southern California, Berman has served on the Board of Governors for Otis College of Art and Design, as Public Relations Chair for the Fashion Council at LACMA, and on the museum collection board at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Renée C. Byer’s nonprofit, Positive Change Can Happen. Berman volunteers for projects supporting wearable art/studio jewelry and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) projects. Berman recently collaborated with sculptor and ArtPrize winner Daniel Oropeza to launch the six-acre Oropeza Sculpture Garden at the Nursery by SouthWinds in Irvine, CA, which also hosts an atelier for Sculpture To Wear.

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Amerigo Reports 2020 Annual Production Results and Provides 2021 Guidance

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, January 14, 2021 / — N.R. 2021-02

Amerigo Reports 2020 Annual Production Results and Provides 2021 Guidance

Amerigo Resources Ltd. ("Amerigo" or the "Company") (TSX: ARG) is pleased to announce 2020 production results from Minera Valle Central ("MVC"), the Company’s 100% owned operation located near Rancagua, Chile.

MVC produced 56.2 million pounds (“M lbs”) of copper at a cash cost of $1.76 per pound (“/lb”) and 1.4 M lbs of molybdenum. All dollar amounts in this news release refer to U.S. dollars (“USD”).

Annual copper production results were 1% below the latest guidance provided in the Q3-2020 production results. Annual molybdenum production was 6% higher and annual cash cost was $0.02/lb lower than the Company’s latest guidance.

2020 Q4-2020 Q3-2020 Q2-2020 Q1-2020
Fresh tailings
Tonnes per day 123,690 136,011 119,285 119,435 120,037
Operating days 353 92 92 91 78
Tonnes processed 43,662,625 12,512,980 10,974,235 10,868,556 9,306,854
Copper grade 0.134% 0.135% 0.136% 0.137% 0.125%
Copper recovery 19.9% 19.3% 20.4% 20.3% 19.9%
Copper produced (M lbs) 25.6 7.17 6.68 6.66 5.13
Cauquenes tailings
Tonnes per day 47,453 54,541 54,292 35,875 43,763
Operating days 326 91 79 89 67
Tonnes processed 15,488,590 4,985,031 4,362,040 3,164,898 2,976,621
Copper grade 0.251% 0.247% 0.245% 0.257% 0.261%
Copper recovery 34.2% 34.2% 34.5% 34.9% 33.4%
Copper produced (M lbs) 29.31 9.28 8.00 6.31 5.72
Fresh tailings + Cauquenes (M lbs) 54.95 16.45 14.68 12.97 10.85
Slag Processing
Tonnes processed 14,960 – – – 14,960
Copper grade 4.6% – – – 4.6%
Copper recovery 80% – – – 80%
Copper produced (M lbs) 1.23 – – – 1.23
Copper produced (M lbs) 56.18 16.45 14.68 12.97 12.08
Copper delivered (M lbs) 56.34 15.90 14.92 13.70 11.82
Cash cost ($/lb) 1.76 1.65 1.80 1.72 1.94
Molybdenum produced (M lbs) 1.41 0.50 0.37 0.35 0.19
Molybdenum sold (M lbs) 1.46 0.50 0.37 0.36 0.23

Q4-2020 Results

In Q4-2020, MVC produced 16.5 M lbs of copper at a cash cost of $1.65/lb and 0.5 M lbs of molybdenum, which represent production increases of 12% for copper and 35% for molybdenum from Q3-2020.

Copper production was positively impacted by higher tonnage processing from fresh tailings and to a lesser degree from Cauquenes and from more operating days at Cauquenes but was 3% below the latest quarterly guidance due to lower-than-expected recoveries.

In Q4-2020, molybdenum production was 19% over guidance and cash cost was within guidance.

Q4-2020 production results are summarized below:

October 2020 November 2020 December 2020 Q4-2020
Fresh tailings
Tonnes per day 135,574 136,535 137,627 136,011
Operating days 31 30 31 92
Tonnes processed 4,170,564 4,096,062 4,246,354 12,512,980
Copper grade 0.134% 0.134% 0.137% 0.135%
Copper recovery 19% 19% 19% 19%
Copper produced (M lbs) 2.39 2.31 2.47 7.17
Cauquenes tailings
Tonnes per day 53,516 55,271 54,919 54,541
Operating days 31 30 30 91
Tonnes processed 1,643,851 1,658,130 1,683,050 4,985,031
Copper grade 0.249% 0.250% 0.243% 0.247%
Copper recovery 35% 34% 34% 34%
Copper produced (M lbs) 3.12 3.09 3.07 9.28
Copper produced (M lbs) 5.51 5.40 5.54 16.45
Cash cost ($/lb ) 1.61 1.69 1.67 1.65
Molybdenum produced (M lbs) 0.16 0.17 0.17 0.50

Water reserves at Colihues at year end 2020 remained high at 8.5 million cubic meters, which are sufficient for MVC to maintain projected Cauquenes tonnage processing through 2021.

MVC’s operations have continued without any significant disruptions due to Covid-19.

2021 Guidance

In 2021, Amerigo expects to produce 61.0 M lbs of copper and 1.5 M lbs of molybdenum at a cash cost of $1.79/lb. The following quarterly production breakdown is currently expected based on MVC’s mine plan, including grade and projected recoveries in each quarter:

Q1-2021 Q2-2021 Q3-2021 Q4-2021 2021
Copper production (M lbs) 15.6 15.6 14.7 15.1 61.0
Molybdenum production (M lbs) 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 1.5
Cash cost ($/lb) 1.83 1.74 1.77 1.81 1.79
Production in H1 is expected to be stronger than in H2 given that MVC and El Teniente’s annual plant shutdown will take place in September and October instead of in Q1, as has been the case historically. MVC anticipates losing 8 production days due to the annual plant maintenance shutdown.

MVC has identified additional plant optimization initiatives together with its technical consultant 911Metallurgy Corp., most of which are expected to be completed by the end of Q2-2021, with some of the work continuing into Q3-2021. The Company’s 2021 production targets do not include any impact from the optimization work underway.

The Company’s 2021 cash cost forecast in this news release assumes a market copper price of $3.50/lb (2020: $2.80/lb), a molybdenum market price of $9.30/lb (2020: $8.8/lb) and an exchange rate of the CLP to the USD of $715 (2020: $792).

The projected 2021 cash cost is currently expected to be slightly higher than in 2020 due to a stronger projected CLP. A 10% change in molybdenum price could have a $0.02/lb impact on cash cost, and a 10% change on the CLP to USD foreign exchange rate could have an impact of $0.06/lb on cash cost.

At these assumed variables, the DET royalty would be $0.90/lb in 2021. The DET royalty is calculated on a sliding scale based on copper prices.

Projected 2021 EBITDA considering these combined variables is expected to be $50 million.

Annual sustaining capital expenditures (“Capex”) in 2021 are expected to be $5.3 million and capitalizable maintenance and strategic spares are expected to be $2.4 million. The most significant 2021 sustaining Capex project will be to further optimize the MVC water thickeners with a target increase in water recovery from 1,560 liters per second to 2,100 liters per second, at a cost of $3.6 million, followed by $0.7 million on miscellaneous plant improvements, $0.5 million on environmental safety and compliance projects and $0.5 million on information technology improvements at MVC.

With respect to MVC’s financial obligations, the Company currently expects the following to occur in 2021:

a) MVC is expected to repay a $7.2 million loan due to El Teniente, which loan originated in 2020 in connection with price settlement adjustments. The loan will be repaid monthly in equal instalments of $0.6 million plus interest.

b) MVC also expects to make two semi-annual bank loan payments of $4.7 million each plus interest in March and September. After these payments are made, MVC’s bank debt would be $37.5 million, currently due by September 2023. Under the terms of the loan agreement, MVC can make additional loan prepayments.

c) Finally, MVC will make payments of approximately $1.3 million in connection with its molybdenum plant lease.

“We would like to thank our Amerigo and MVC employees and partners along with our shareholders for a successful 2020 which I believe is demonstrated in our production results. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic we were able to increase production consistently quarter to quarter. We look forward to 2021 and remain optimistic towards the sector and our industry”, stated Aurora Davidson, President and CEO of Amerigo

Release of 2020 results on February 18, 2021

The Company will release its 2020 financial results at market open on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

Investor conference call on February 19, 2021

Amerigo’s quarterly investor conference call will take place on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 11:00 am Pacific Standard Time/2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

To join the call, please dial 1-800-806-5484 (Toll-Free North America) and enter passcode 1259759# 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 and molybdenum concentrate as a by-product 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:; Listing: ARG:TSX.

For further information, please contact:
Aurora Davidson Graham Farrell
President and CEO Investor Relations
(604) 697-6207 (416) 842-9003

For Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information, please refer to the news release dated January 14, 2021 on the Company website at

Aurora Davidson
Amerigo Resources Ltd.
+1 604-697-6207
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Source: EIN Presswire