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Fabled Santa Maria Structure Reports 24.50 meters 0f 110.81 g/t Ag Eq; Including 379.30 g/t Ag Eq with 1.25 g/t Au over 1.5 meters

Fabled Silver Gold Corp. ("Fabled" or the "Company") (TSXV:FCO; OTCQB:FBSGF, and FSE:7NQ) announces the results of surface diamond drilling from the upgraded 14,400 -meter drill program on the "Santa Maria" Property in Parral, Mexico Peter J. Hawley,…

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Fabled Silver Gold Corp. ("Fabled" or the "Company") (TSXV:FCO; OTCQB:FBSGF, and FSE:7NQ) announces the results of surface diamond drilling from the upgraded 14,400 -meter drill program on the "Santa Maria" Property in Parral, Mexico

Peter J. Hawley, CEO and President, remarks, "As you can see below, planned definition hole SM20-48 was designed to fill in a drill poor gap in the past resource area and to follow the down dip mineralized plunge intercepted in drill hole SM20-47 which reported a broad zone of 13.10 meters grading 98.31 g/t Ag Eq with numerous higher-grade intercepts within such as 379.30 g/t Ag Eq including 1.25 g/t Au over 1.50 meters. See Figure 1 below.

Figure 1 - Longitudinal View of Area of Current Drilling

SM20-48

Definition Diamond Drill Hole SM20-48 was drilled at a dip or angle of -72 degrees for a planned total drilled length of 325 meters but actual drilled meterage was 312 meters and was designed to hit the targeted zone at approximately -275 meters below surface.

Before intercepting the targeted Santa Maria Structure at depth, the previously newly discovered mineralized hydrothermal breccia was intersected once again from 153 - 154.50 meters which graded 59.96 g/t Ag Eq over the 1.50 meters. See Photo 1, Figure 2 and Table 1 below.

Photo 1 - SM20- 48

As previously reported in hole SM20-47, this is the same newly discovered mineralized hydrothermal breccia that was intersected from 143.2- 144.2 meters which graded 162.08 g/t Ag Eq over the 0.95 meters.

The main target which was the the Santa Maria footwall structure was intercepted from 277.60 - 301.10 meters where the entire 24.50 meters reported 110.81 g/t Ag Eq of very consistent grade over the entire interval. This mineralized intercept correlates well with the results of exploration hole SM20-03 which previously reported 110.51 g/t Ag Eq over a width of 12.50 meters. See Figure 2, Table 1, Photo2 below.

Photo 2

Figure 2 - Cross Section Diamond Drill Hole SM20-48

The 24.50-meter section of the Santa Maria Footwall structure encountered was composed of alternating zones of mineralized hydrothermal breccias within a porphyritic diorite dike host rock, which has fine disseminated sulphides. See Figure 2 above, Table 1 and Photos 3, 4 below.

Photo 3

Table 1- SM20-48 Drill Hole Assay Results

Drill Hole

From m

To

m

Width m

Au g/t

Ag g/t

Ag Eq* g/t

Pb %

Zn %

Cu %

SM20-48

153.00

154.50

1.50

0.04

57.90

59.96

0.24

0.25

0.01

277.60

302.10

24.50

0.40

90.23

110.81

0.24

0.52

0.03

Including

283.50

300.60

17.10

0.49

113.30

138.51

0.31

0.68

0.04

291.00

298.50

7.50

0.60

129.00

159.86

0.38

0.84

0.05

Including

291.00

294.00

3.00

0.83

210.50

253.20

0.61

1.41

0.07

291.00

292.50

1.50

0.42

106.00

127.60

0.61

1.59

0.08

292.50

294.00

1.50

1.25

315.00

379.30

0.61

1.23

0.05

Including

297.00

297.15

1.50

0.58

171.00

200.84

0.58

1.19

0.10

  • ** Ag Equivalent ("Ag Eq") grade is calculated using $20 per ounce Ag and $1,600 Au.

The purpose of planned definition hole SM20-48 was to once again fill in a drill poor gap, at depth, in the past resource area and was very successful in doing so. As seen below, the multi phased hydrothermal breccias along and within the Dike unit are well mineralized. See Photo 4 below.

Photo 4 - SM20- 48

Summary

Hole SM20-48 was not only successful in the infill drilling of a drill poor area, but also followed the vertical down plunge of the Santa Maria structure by -175 meters from hole SM20-47 which intercepted 13.10 meters of silver mineralization.

Definition diamond drill hole SM20-49 is located approximately 50 meters to the west and designed to test the structure horizon at the -275 meters vertically depth and in-fill the lack of drill pierce points into the structure at this depth.

Holes SM20-49 - 50 have been completed and been submitted for assay. See Figure 5 below.

Figure 5

QA QC Procedure

Analytical results of sampling reported by Fabled Silver Gold represent core samples that have been sawn in half with half of the core sampled and submitted by Fabled Silver Gold staff directly to ALS Chemex, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. Samples were crushed, split, and pulverized as per ALS Chemex method PREP-31, then analyzed for ME-ICP61 33 element package by four acid digestion with ICP-AES Finish. ME-GRA21 method for Au and Ag by fire assay and gravimetric finish, 30g nominal sample weight.

Over Limit Methods

For samples triggering precious metal over-limit thresholds of 10 g/t Au or 100 g/t Ag, the following is being used:

Au-GRA21 Au by fire assay and gravimetric finish with 30 g sample.

Ag-GRA21 Ag by fire assay and gravimetric finish.

Fabled Silver Gold monitors QA/QC using commercially sourced standards and locally sourced blank materials inserted within the sample sequence at regular intervals.

Agreement with Machai Capital Inc.

Fabled Silver Gold Corp. has entered into a digital awareness services agreement (the "Machai Agreement") with Machai Capital Inc. ("Machai") pursuant to which Machai will provide certain digital awareness services (including branding and content and data optimization) in compliance with the policies and guidelines of the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") and other applicable legislation. The engagement is effective January 5, 2021 and has an initial term of six months. Thereafter, the engagement will automatically renew for another six month term if not cancelled within 15 days after the expiry of the first 6 month period. Under the terms of the Machai Agreement, Machai will receive $50,000 in cash for each 6 month term, plus applicable taxes.

Machai is a marketing, advertising and public awareness firm based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, specializing in the mining and metals, technology and special situation sectors. It assists companies in branding, content creation and data-optimization to create powerful marketing campaigns. Machai is able to track, organize and execute its plan through Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Lead Generation, Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing and Brand Marketing.

Machai does not have any interest in the Company or its securities, or any right or intent to acquire such an interest. Machai is at arm's length to the Company and has no other relationship with the Company except pursuant to the Agreement. The Agreement is subject to the approval of the TSXV.

Stock Options Post Arrangement

The Company wishes to clarify that pursuant to the closing on December 21, 2021 (the "Effective Time"), of its previously announced spin-out of its interest in the Muskwa copper project in northern British Columbia, by way of distributing the shares it held in Fabled Copper Corp. ("Fabled Copper") to the shareholders of the Company through a statutory plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") that pursuant to the terms of the Arrangement, all existing stock options (the "Old Stock Options") of the Company have been exchanged for new stock options ("New Stock Options") of the Company. The New Stock Options have the same terms as the Old Stock Options other than the exercise price of the New Stock Options is equal to the product of the exercise price of the Old Stock Option, multiplied by the fair market value of a common share of the Company at the Effective Time, divided by the total of the fair market value of a common share of the Company and the fair market value of 1/5 of one Fabled Copper common share, each at the Effective Time.

About Fabled Silver Gold Corp.

Fabled is focused on acquiring, exploring and operating properties that yield near-term metal production. The Company has an experienced management team with multiple years of involvement in mining and exploration in Mexico. The Company's mandate is to focus on acquiring precious metal properties in Mexico with blue-sky exploration potential.

The Company has entered into an agreement with Golden Minerals Company (NYSE American and TSX: AUMN) to acquire the Santa Maria Property, a high-grade silver-gold property situated in the center of the Mexican epithermal silver-gold belt. The belt has been recognized as a significant metallogenic province, which has reportedly produced more silver than any other equivalent area in the world.

Mr. Peter J. Hawley, President and C.E.O.

Fabled Silver Gold Corp.
Phone: (819) 316-0919
peter@fabledfco.com

For further information please contact:

info@fabledfco.com

The technical information contained in this news release has been approved by Peter J. Hawley, P.Geo. President and C.E.O. of Fabled, who is a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) does accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute "forward-looking information" as such term is used in applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information is based on plans, expectations and estimates of management at the date the information is provided and is subject to certain factors and assumptions, including, that the Company's financial condition and development plans do not change as a result of unforeseen events and that the Company obtains any required regulatory approvals.

Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause plans, estimates and actual results to vary materially from those projected in such forward-looking information. Some of the risks and other factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: impacts from the coronavirus or other epidemics, general economic conditions in Canada, the United States and globally; industry conditions, including fluctuations in commodity prices; governmental regulation of the mining industry, including environmental regulation; geological, technical and drilling problems; unanticipated operating events; competition for and/or inability to retain drilling rigs and other services; the availability of capital

on acceptable terms; the need to obtain required approvals from regulatory authorities; stock market volatility; volatility in market prices for commodities; liabilities inherent in mining operations; changes in tax laws and incentive programs relating to the mining industry; as well as the other risks and uncertainties applicable to the Company as set forth in the Company's continuous disclosure filings filed under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, other than as required by applicable law.

SOURCE: Fabled Silver Gold Corp



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Taylor Wimpey share price up 3% as housebuilder promises to return more cash to investors

The Taylor Wimpey share price has risen by 3.3% today, reversing some of the…
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The Taylor Wimpey share price has risen by 3.3% today, reversing some of the losses taken over a bad start to the year that has seen the housebuilder’s valuation decline by over 10%, after the company today promised investors it would return more cash to them over coming months. The windfall comes as a result of what Taylor Wimpey described as an “excellent” 2021.

Demand for larger properties, especially houses with gardens, has leapt as a result of the pandemic. As well families spending more time at home desiring more space, buyers were further encouraged to take the leap by the stamp duty holiday that ran from 2020 until late last year, offering savings of up to £15,000. Rock bottom interest rates and fierce competition between providers also led to cheaper mortgages which helped maximise selling prices.

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The combination of favourable headwinds means the homebuilder expects to now realise an operating profit of £820 million for 2021 from the sale of a little under 14,000 homes. That represents a growth of 47% in the number of new-built properties delivered compared to 2020, when construction work and administrative processes were delayed by Covid-19 disruption.

As a result, Taylor Wimpey finished last year with a bank balance of £837 million. It will now, it says, see how much cash is left once it has paid out its dividend and planned for expenses over the rest of the year. Any “excess cash” surplus will be returned to shareholders, most likely through a major share buyback. The company will confirm details alongside its full-year results, due to be reported in March.

Taylor Wimpey is worth around £6 billion and is a member of the FTSE 100. It has existed in its present format since 2007 when created out of a merger between the housebuilders George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow. The deal was legendarily struck by current chief executive Pete Redfern at a service station on the M40.

Despite sector concerns over how much it will cost to replace dangerous cladding used on buildings over the past 20 years and now banned as a result of the Grenfell Tower scandal, Taylor Wimpey has repeatedly stated it is confident the £165 million it has set aside to cover related expenses will suffice. It has been challenged on the sum but still considers it a “reasonable estimate”.

If the cladding provision does prove sufficient, that should leave plenty of cash for redistribution to investors through a major share buyback over 2022.

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VIDEO — Eric Nuttall: Oil in Multi-year Bull Market, Supply Crisis Coming

Eric Nuttall: Oil in Multi-year Bull Market, Supply Crisis Coming

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Supply and demand fundamentals show oil is in a multi-year bull market with a supply crisis in the works.

That's according to Eric Nuttall, partner and senior portfolio manager at Ninepoint Partners. He manages the firm's Ninepoint Energy Fund, which he said was the best-performing energy fund of 2021.

"The risk/reward for me in the sector is incredible," he told the Investing News Network in an interview. "My biggest challenge is everything looks good — large caps look good, small caps look good. Oil looks good, natural gas looks good. Services look good, offshore drilling looks good — everything looks good."


Nuttall said supply-side factors are key for oil right now, and explained that there are three main baskets to keep in mind: US shale, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the rest of the world.

Looking at 2022, he said US shale is no longer experiencing hypergrowth, meaning that production will grow, but will no longer exceed global demand growth. Meanwhile, OPEC is getting close to using up its spare capacity.

"By the end of this year I believe we will exhaust OPEC's spare capacity, and that will be the most bullish catalyst for oil in easily the last decade," Nuttall said during the conversation.

The "rest of the world" category includes major oil producers like Shell (NYSE:RDS.A,LSE:RDSB) and BP (NYSE:BP,LSE:BP), which Nuttall said have invested insufficiently in new production since 2014, and as a result will effectively post no growth until the end of the decade.

In terms of what that means for prices, Nuttall said it's tough to give a 2022 forecast due to variables like COVID-19, but he thinks oil will be "well in excess" of US$80 per barrel this year, with a shot at making it to US$100. Looking out further, he sees a new all-time high of US$140 to US$150 in the cards for oil.

"I feel very confident that we're in a multi-year bull market for oil. Energy stocks, despite the run, still in my opinion represent a generational opportunity due solely to energy ignorance — people frankly are clueless in terms of how oil is used and how long it's going to take to displace," he explained.

"We will all be consuming oil for the rest of our lifetimes, and yet that fear of peak demand is leading to a reality of peak supply. The writing is on the wall: We're heading towards an oil supply crisis."

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Graphite Outlook 2022: Demand from Battery Segment to Remain High

Click here to read the previous graphite outlook. Graphite is an essential raw material used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries, and as sales of EVs grow, market watchers believe demand for the metal will surge. Despite discussions about battery chemistry

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Graphite is an essential raw material used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries, and as sales of EVs grow, market watchers believe demand for the metal will surge.

Despite discussions about battery chemistry changes, many experts think graphite will remain a dominant element in EV batteries for at least the next decade. Both synthetic graphite and natural graphite, in the form of the intermediate product spherical graphite, are used in the anodes of lithium-ion batteries.

Here the Investing News Network (INN) looks at the key trends in the graphite market in 2021 and what the graphite outlook is for 2022.


Graphite trends 2021: Shipping and power cost challenges


After a tumultuous 2020 in which supply chains were put to the test as economies shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, graphite kicked off 2021 on a bright note.

In early 2021, prices for natural flake graphite were slightly higher than expected as a result of unexpectedly strict environmental investigations and closures in China, Suzanne Shaw of Wood Mackenzie told INN back in July.

“There was also considerable shipping disruption early on in the year with containers and vessels not where they should be as routes reopened post-COVID,” she said. “Limited availability was prioritized for higher-value cargos, with lower-value raw materials flows disrupted. This situation subsided through Q2.”

Pricing was relatively flat during the first six months of 2021, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence data.

“Prices for +100 mesh flake concentrate, across all purities, have moved upward by around 5 to 10 percent year-to-date, while pricing for all other grades has moved less than 5 percent so far this year due to continued structural oversupply in the graphite market,” Miller told INN at the end of H1. “Moreover, the global shipping situation at the moment is hindering upward price pressure.”

Prices took a turn in August, jumping on the back of the energy crisis, which hit producers and disrupted output. Battery grades were particularly hit by rising power costs as both the manufacture of synthetic graphite and the processing of spherical graphite from natural flake are known for their high levels of energy consumption.

In terms of supply, Chinese production was expected to ramp up to meet rising domestic battery demand, as there is still a lot of overcapacity in China.

“However, the overall trend is that China is showing less appetite on the raw material side and investing in higher-value downstream industries rather than exploration/mining across most mineral sectors,” Shaw said at the end of H1. “It will continue to increase its own imports of flake graphite.”

Meanwhile, on the synthetic graphite front, the market could be driven into a deficit as a result of increasing demand from the lithium-ion battery and downstream EV sectors worldwide, Roskill, which was acquired by Wood Mackenzie, reported back in August.

“From a performance perspective, EV automakers prefer synthetic graphite, citing its superior fast charge turnaround and battery longevity,” a November Fastmarkets report reads. “Synthetic graphite, however, is costly, power intensive and environmentally unfriendly, with supply centered in China at odds with North American and European automakers’ desire for more localized supply.”

Graphite outlook 2022: What’s ahead


At the end of last year, analysts were expecting demand from the battery segment to continue to grow on the back of increased EV sales, with growth opportunities for both synthetic and natural graphite.

According to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence data, demand for natural graphite from the battery segment amounted to 400,000 tonnes in 2021, with that number expected to scale up to 3 million tonnes by 2030. Meanwhile, demand for synthetic graphite reached about 300,000 tonnes in 2021 and it’s expected to increase to 1.5 million tonnes by 2030.

“We do expect recycling to plug some of these gaps, but this isn't really likely to reach the necessary scale until post 2030,” Miller said in a December webinar. “So at the moment, the focus is really on synthesizing and mining this material as quickly as possible to meet the demand that we might see into the future.”

By volume, graphite is one of the most important elements in any electric vehicle battery ― there is between 50 and 100 kilograms of graphite, whether synthetic or natural, present within each vehicle.

“We can really see the sector growing progressively to around 15 times the demand we see today by 2030, outpacing moderate growth and demand from industrial applications,” Miller said.

That said, it's important to note that only certain types of natural graphite supply are relevant to and able to be qualified for the lithium-ion supply chain.

“This is really the biggest challenge in using natural graphite as a battery input,” Miller said. “This has the potential to exclude further capacity from projects in development.”

The expert explained that if all planned supply reached the market, it would have the potential to balance out demand up to 2029 to 2030, but with these limitations on which material can be qualified, the story takes a different direction.

“The primary limitation here is the mesh size inputs for the battery supply chain must be fine to medium flake,” Miller said, adding that consistency and high purity, somewhere around 94 to 95 percent carbon, is also key. “Flake graphite for the lithium ion supply chain must have low levels of impurity in order to avoid compromising the quality and longevity of the end product.”

According to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, today, synthetic graphite anodes make up the majority of market share and approximately 57 percent of the anode market.

“Going forward, we do expect this to shift in the direction of natural graphite anodes to around a 50-50 balance for a multitude of reasons,” Miller said. His reasons include tight graphitization capacity, higher costs for synthetic graphite anode material and also the environmental shortcomings of the synthetic graphite supply chain at the moment.

Graphitization is the process of producing synthetic graphite from carbon-rich, oil-derived feedstock raw materials, and this process is energy intensive.

“In China, graphitization capacity has been mainly located in Inner Mongolia, a province which has some of the lowest energy costs in the country and where other high-energy metal producers, such as ferro-chrome smelters, are based,” Fastmarket reports. “But Inner Mongolia was the first in the firing line when the 2021 energy crisis unfolded.”

This resulted in reduced production and unpredictable cost increases for synthetic graphite, and the reason why many battery manufacturers in China could turn to natural graphite instead.

Looking ahead at how overall demand for graphite will perform, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence expects the battery segment to challenge industrial applications as the leading end-market for graphite demand. Over the next decade, anode demand will grow at an average of 27 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

“Unlike some of the other critical mineral markets, there is still time for both the natural and synthetic graphite market deficits to be redressed — so long as adequate funding is provided for junior miners in the near term,” Miller said.

Commenting on price performance, Fastmarkets maintains the view that both flake and spherical graphite prices will trend stable to higher in the near term.

“The only potential reprieve we see for graphite prices would be if the power constraints diminish EV lithium-ion battery production, and in turn reduce demand for graphite anodes sufficiently to stem the upward pressure on graphite prices,” analysts said.

Another key trend for graphite investors to watch in the new year is how western automakers keep up with China, which has become the dominant player in all steps of the anode supply chain.

Interestingly, before 2021 came to an end, US-based Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) made a move to secure graphite supply from top graphite producer Syrah Resources (ASX:SYR).

The ASX-listed company will process graphite from its Balama mine in Mozambique in its Louisiana plant, and will supply the EV maker with anode graphite material for an initial four year period. Tesla also has an option to offtake additional volume subject to Syrah expanding its capacity beyond 10,000 tonnes per year.

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