December 9, 2013, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Rockland Minerals Corp. (TSX Venture: RL) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the results of its annual general meeting of common shareholders held on December 6, 2013 in Vancouver. Resolutions passed at the meeting included the re-appointment of Saturna Group Charted Accountants LLP as auditors of Rockland, approval of Rockland's incentive stock option plan, ratification of the Advance Notice Policy (previously adopted by the Company, as announced on May 24, 2013) and the election of the following Directors: George F. Sanders, Brian Johnston, Rav Mlait, Bryan Loree and Kanwar Herr.
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October 1, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Rockland Minerals Corp. (TSX Venture: RL) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that Rockland’s ongoing compilation of proprietary historical data in the Labrador Trough, Québec is showing the potential for mineralization expansion at the Company’s Terrier Lake Cu-Ni-PGM claims located within the keel of the big Retty Lake Syncline, on-trend with Blue Lake, northeast of the town of Schefferville.
Rockland staked the Terrier Lake claims to protect the down-dip extension of the Terrier Lake Anticline, an analogous structure to the nearby Blue Lake Cu-Ni-PGM massive sulfides. Anglo American's staking adjacent to Rockland's outcropping Berry Lake Cu-Ni-PGM mineralization, in a similar structural setting to the east of Blue Lake, has again turned the spotlight on this area. The Terrier Lake, Nancy Lake, Starr Lake and Lost Lake zones were intensely studied by Falconbridge Nickel Mines Ltd. in the mid 1970's. More than 25 miles of detailed horizontal-loop electromagnetic surveys were conducted over 4 grids which now lie within Rockland's Retty Lake claims at the nose of the big Retty Lake Syncline structure. Over a dozen targets identified by this field work remain undrilled.
George F. Sanders, P.Geo, Director and Qualified Person responsible for the technical content of this News Release, states: "These large synclinal structures permit Rockland to develop deeper Cu-Ni-PGM targets because the folding has preserved the "middle sill" and the "upper sill" from erosion. We are increasingly confident that the small, parasitic drag folds in these large synclines indicate the presence of Cu-Ni-PGM massive sulfides at depth. Folding was localized precisely where the sulfide accumulations were thickest, and sulfides tended to migrate into the noses of these fold structures during dynamic metamorphism. Intriguing comments abound in the Falconbridge report, particularly about the possibility of new structural interpretations of the Terrier Lake Anticline"
Rav Mlait, president of Rockland states, "Over the course of 2013, Rockland has been working to compile large quantities of historical data that exists on our various property holdings in the Labrador Trough. This work provides us with critical knowledge to develop bigger and better targets for our exploration programs. Furthermore, these and other efforts have helped us keep exploration and overhead costs low to help navigate through the tough market conditions that junior exploration companies have faced over the last couple of years. We believe the increasingly strong outlook for platinum group metals and our strong portfolio of properties in Quebec has positioned us for growth."
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June 11, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Rockland Minerals Corp. (TSX Venture: RL) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Rockland’s ongoing compilation of proprietary historical data is showing the potential for mineralization expansion at the Company’s Chance Lake Ni-Cu-PGM property located 95 kilometers north of the town of Schefferville, in the Labrador Trough, Québec. New graphics posted to the Rockland website (rocklandminerals.ca) show a significant Ni>Cu trend immediately east of the Blue Lake district. On this easternmost trend, historical Ni-Cu tonnage was blocked-out at Chance Lake from the 1950's to the 1970's, with drill confirmation of the presence of platinum and palladium in the 1980's. Rockland Minerals drilled significant massive sulfide Ni-Cu-PGM mineralization in a pair of widely-spaced holes at Berry Lake in 2011. Massive sulphide, and strong disseminated "net texture" Ni-Cu-PGM sulphide mineralization tens of meters thick is associated with sheet-like bodies described as a "komatiitic-basalt", having a slightly higher MgO content than the "middle sill" at Blue Lake. This more "primitive" magma chemistry led geologists in the late 1980's to speculate that these eastern-trend ultramafic rocks might have erupted as sea floor lava flows (komatiites). The difference is significant, and has to do with better magma circulation in komatiite flows, often within "lava tubes". When new magma is repeatedly sulfur-contaminated, new droplets of metal sulfides repeatedly form and accumulate. This is how the northern Raglan belt-style Ni-Cu-PGM orebodies formed, in contrast to the Blue Lake-style Cu-Ni-PGM mineralization hosted in more restrictive sills and dikes.
Chance Lake has a non 43-101 historical resource of 550,000 tons of 0.89% Ni and 0.66% Cu. The massive sulfides were drilled in the 1980's to confirm the presence of Pt-Pd, because the precious metals were not assayed-for earlier. A pair of holes drilled by Rockland Minerals in 2011 at Berry Lake, situated 200 metres apart, cut massive sulfide intercepts of 4.00 metres at 0.20% Cu, 0.62% Ni, 0.10 g/t Pt, 0.21 g/t Pd, and 4.40 metres 0.19% Cu 0.50% Ni 0.10 g/t Pt 0.19 g/t Pd. At Chance and Berry, massive sulfides lie at the base of broad zones of disseminated "net texture" Ni-Cu-PGM sulfides typically ranging from a few metres up to 30 metres in thickness.
George F. Sanders, P.Geo, Director and Qualified Person responsible for the technical content of this News Release, states: "Drilling in the 1980's more than doubled the Blue Lake resource, and there is every indication that the Chance Lake historical resource can be significantly increased by drilling deeper than the typical 500-foot depth limit of previous exploration campaigns. There is excellent potential to discover unlooked-for platinum-palladium mineralization within these thick zones of sulphur-contaminated ultramafic rocks."
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May 24, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Rockland Minerals Corp. (TSX Venture: RL) (the “Company”) has adopted an advance-notice policy for the purpose of providing shareholders, directors and management of the Company with a clear framework for nominating directors. The policy is designed to further Rockland’s commitment to: facilitating an orderly and efficient annual general or, where the need arises, special meeting, process; ensuring that all shareholders receive adequate notice of the director nominations and sufficient information regarding all director nominees; and allowing shareholders to register an informed vote after having been afforded reasonable time for appropriate deliberation. The policy is in full force and effect as of May 24, 2013.
The policy contains a provision requiring advance notice to Rockland in certain circumstances where shareholders of Rockland nominate individuals for election to the board. The policy establishes deadlines by which director nominations must be submitted to Rockland prior to any annual or special meeting of shareholders and also outlines the information that must be included in the notice to Rockland for an effective nomination to occur.
The deadline for notice to Rockland in the case of an annual meeting of shareholders is not less than 30 days nor more than 65 days prior to the date of the annual meeting; provided, however, that in the event that the annual meeting is to be held on a date that is less than 50 days after the date on which the first public announcement of the date of the annual meeting was made, notice may be made not later than the close of business on the 10th day following such public announcement.
In the case of a special meeting (which is not also an annual meeting) of shareholders called for the purpose of electing directors (whether or not called for other purposes), the deadline for notice to Rockland is no later than the close of business on the 15th day following the day on which the first public announcement of the date of the special meeting was made.
The board has also approved the alteration of the company's articles to add the same advance-notice provisions, effective upon confirmation by the company's shareholders. The company will ask its shareholders to pass an ordinary resolution to confirm the alteration of the company's articles at its next annual general meeting. In the event the company's shareholders do not confirm the addition of the advance-notice provisions to the company's articles, the company's articles will remain unchanged. The policy will terminate and be of no further force and effect immediately following the next annual general meeting. The full text of the policy is available on SEDAR.
The Company has granted options to purchase 1,755,000 common shares under the Company's stock option plan, of which 1,275,000 were granted to directors and officers (exercisable for a period of ten years) and 480,000 to consultants (exercisable for a period of three years). The granted options have an exercise price of $0.10.
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April 23, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Rockland Minerals Corp. (TSX Venture: RL) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce receipt of a new Technical Report which outlines significant Cu-Ni-PGM discovery potential on the Blue Lake Project, Labrador Trough, Québec. The independent report details the 2012 Blue Lake drill program, provides new historical context, and presents several positive conclusions on the expansion of Cu-Ni-PGM mineralization at Blue Lake and surrounding areas. A web version of the Blue Lake Technical Report can be downloaded from the company's website below:
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The new Technical Report (IOS Services Géoscientifiques Inc. 2013), states that mineralized intervals tested in the "middle sill" ultramafic unit during the drilling campaign confirmed the location and continuity of the massive sulphide ore intersections described in previous work at Blue Lake from the 1950's to the 1980's. Rockland's 2012 drilling replicated the significant assay values for copper, nickel, platinum and palladium in the massive sulphide bands and lenses used to calculate the Blue Lake historical (pre-National Instrument 43-101) resource in 1989. In several cases, careful core recovery increased thicknesses of known mineralized intervals. Broad intervals of disseminated sulphide mineralisation not systematically sampled during previous drilling campaigns were documented by Rockland Minerals, and these contribute significantly to the overall near-surface bulk potential at Blue Lake.
The report introduces a conservative, recovery-based, copper-equivalent value (“CuEq”) for the Blue Lake massive sulphides to better help see the shapes of the Blue Lake mineralized bodies. Using this CuEq criteria, at 60% Ni recovery typical of these pyrrhotitic nickel ores, the non-43-101 Blue Lake 1989 historical massive sulphide resource is greater than 4 MT at a grade of greater than 2.2% CuEq. All the Blue Lake massive sulphides included in the historic resource contain approximately 0.2 g/t Pt and 0.8 g/t Pd, with richer grades in thin Pt-Pd-rich shear zones around the fringes of the massive sulphide lenses. These Pt-Pd rich zones were observed and tested in 1987, when a 350 meter underground bulk sample adit was driven into the Blue #1 massive sulfide lens. Elsewhere in the district, Rockland's claims cover two additional zones, within 4 kilometres on either side of Blue Lake, which hold excellent down-dip expansion potential. These zones, Starr Lake to the west, and Berry Lake to the east, both have historic massive sulphide drill intercepts greater than 1-metre thick with Blue Lake-style Cu-Ni-PGM values in excess of 2% CuEq, with the same tenor of Pt-Pd values.
George F. Sanders, P.Geo, Director and Qualified Person responsible for the technical content of this News Release, states: "Rockland found all the old drill locations in the field, and our 2012 drill results now verify the excellent quality of the historical Blue Lake resource data. Higher Pd values in the new CuEq equation drew the resource modeler to spot several holes at the edges of known sulfide bodies at Blue Lake #2-6, and Centre #2 zones. Results from these holes confirm potential to expand the Cu-Ni-PGM resources at Blue Lake."
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March 25, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Rockland Minerals Corp. (TSX Venture: RL) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Rockland’s ongoing compilation of proprietary historical data is showing 2 highly prospective zones with significant Cu-Ni-PGM massive sulfide drill intercepts at Blue Lake, Labrador Trough, Québec. These 2 zones, Starr Lake and Berry Lake, lie within the Company's 100% owned Retty Lake claims a few kilometres on either side of the Blue Lake Project, where Rockland drilled 1, 568 metres in 2012. These are the immediate focus of Rockland's Blue Lake Expansion project, and are likely to host significant new Cu-Ni-PGM massive sulfide lenses. Blue Lake is well located approximately 50 km from the town of Schefferville, Quebec which has its own airport and railhead.
The Starr Lake zone lies approximately 4 kms NW of Blue Lake. In 1975, a diamond drill hole at Starr Lake cut 2.13 metres of massive sulfide containing 1.22% Cu and 0.73% Ni. It was not assayed for Pt-Pd. The Berry Lake zone lies approximately 4 kms NE of Blue Lake. A pair of holes drilled by Rockland Minerals in 2011 at Berry Lake, situated 200 metres apart, cut massive sulfide intercepts of 4.00 metres at 0.20% Cu, 0.62% Ni, 0.10 g/t Pt, 0.21 g/t Pd, and 4.40 metres 0.19% Cu 0.50% Ni 0.10 g/t Pt 0.19 g/t Pd. In both cases, Cu-Ni-PGM bearing massive sulfides were intercepted at the base of broad zones of disseminated Cu-Ni-PGM "net texture" sulfides ranging from a few metres up to 30 metres thick. A new graphic showing the location of these targets has been posted to rocklandminerals.ca.
George F. Sanders, P.Geo, a director of the Company, is the Qualified Person under NI 43-101 responsible for the technical content of this news release.
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February 19, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Rockland Minerals Corp. (TSX Venture: RL) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement to complete a 100% earn-in on the Retty Lake, Cu-Ni-PGM property, Labrador Trough, Quebec. Rockland will pay (optionor) Ernest D. Black a final payment of 1,600,000 common shares to compete the option.
The Retty Lake claims surround the historical Blue Lake Cu-Ni-PGM massive sulfides and contain strongly mineralized showings on-trend, most notably at Starr Lake (Lac Retty Ouest), and at Berry Lake, adjacent to Anglo American's large claim block. Geological studies based on new Rockland drilling are beginning to define intrusive centres and magma conduits feeding the Retty Lake ultramafic complex. Sulphur-contamination of these ultramafic peridotite magmas by assimilation of black shales, rich in iron sulfide, created the Cu-Ni-PGM deposits. In a scenario very similar to the Southern Raglan Belt further to the north, the best mineralization occurs in the intrusive centres which are "refreshed" with new ultramafic magmas. These multiple events led to accumulation of massive Cu-Ni-PGM sulfides at the base of the intrusive sills, which have been intercepted in drilling at Blue Lake, Starr Lake and Berry Lake. Regional copper-palladium trace element geochemistry points to strong discovery potential in these areas, as well as the Lost Lake, Nancy Lake and Terrier Lake zones, which contain broad intercepts up to 30 metres thick of anomalous Cu-Ni-PGM sulfides believed to be at the fringes of additional massive sulfide lenses. New graphics on the Retty Lake targets will be posted to rocklandminerals.ca.
Rockland had approximately $620,000 in work commitments remaining on the Retty Lake property and the final share payment to E.D. Black will eliminate the work commitment. The amended option agreement is subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance. Mr. Black will retain a 3% NSR on the property that is subject to a buy-back right of the Company to repurchase the NSR for $3,000,000. George F. Sanders, P.Geo, a director of the Company, is the Qualified Person under NI 43-101 responsible for the technical content of this news release.
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January 29, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Rockland Minerals Corp. (TSX Venture: RL) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that a new technical report has been released on the Schefferville gold property by the Company highlighting new magnetic data, which will become the basis for future exploration on the property. The new report is available for download at www.rocklandminerals.ca.
The closely-spaced, low altitude, terrain-draped heli-mag survey was flown to pick up iron-bearing target rocks. After processing, the results have exceeded expectations, and will become the basis for future exploration on the property. The Schefferville Gold property hosts gold mineralization within arsenopyrite-bearing Archean iron formations which are strongly metamorphosed to the granulite facies. As the new report states: "Overall gold grade distribution suggests a general gold endowment in the area, associated with, but not limited to the pyrigarnet horizons (iron formations). The gold grade distribution is abnormally high for a prospecting program."
George F. Sanders, P.Geo, a director of the Company and the Qualified Person under NI 43-101 responsible for the technical content of this news release, states "The iron-bearing rocks show up very well on the new mag survey. The new maps show the robust gold and arsenic geochemistry correlating with the magnetic features. A summer geological mapping program is being planned to take advantage of this new data, to identify drill targets in this complex and highly prospective area."
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January 15, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada: For Immediate Release. January 15, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Rockland Minerals Corp. (the "Company" or "Rockland"), (TSX.V: RL) is pleased to announce that La Fosse Platinum Group Inc. ("La Fosse) and Rockland have amended payment and work commitment terms for the Blue Lake Cu-Ni-PGM property located in the southern Labrador Trough, Quebec. The amended terms reduce both the amount of cash required to be paid by Rockland in the short term, and reduces the annual work commitment amounts by adding an additional year to the agreement. The amendment provides greater flexibility for Rockland during the option period. Under the amended option agreement, the Company can acquire a 55% interest in the Property over a 5 year period by making cash payments totaling $350,000 and issuing an aggregate of 5.5 million common shares and by spending $4.5 million in exploration on the property. Rockland has met and surpassed the first anniversary work commitment expenditures on Blue Lake. The amended terms are as follows:
Going forward cash and common share payments to La Fosse:
$50,000 before December 31, 2011 and 1,000,000 shares (paid)
$45,000 and 1,500,000 shares - 1st anniversary of option agreement
$50,000 and 1,000,000 shares - 2nd anniversary of option agreement
$60,000 and 1,000,000 shares - 3rd anniversary of option agreement
$65,000 and 1,000,000 shares - 4th anniversary of option agreement
$80,000 - 5th anniversary of option agreement
Work commitment expenditures:
$700,000 - 1st anniversary of option agreement
$400,000 - 2nd anniversary of option agreement
$1,000,000 - 3rd anniversary of option agreement
$1,200,000 - 4th anniversary of option agreement
$1,200,000 - 5th anniversary of option agreement
The amended option agreement is subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance.
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January 7, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Rockland Minerals Corp. (the "Company" or "Rockland"), (TSX.V: RL) is pleased to announce that diamond drilling has encountered plus 1 g/t Pd values in Cu-Ni-PGM zones at the known outer margins of the Blue Lake massive sulfide lenses, Labrador Trough, Québec.
Hole 14 drilled 2 meters of 0.22 g/t Pt, 1.1 g/t Pd, 0.5% Cu, and 0.2% Ni. Hole 13 encountered two strongly mineralized zones; 1.6 meters of 0.18 g/t Pt, 1.2 g/t Pd. 0.5% Cu and 0.3% Ni at 148.90 m, and 1.2 meters of 0.16 g/t Pt, 0.77 g/t Pd, 0.67% Cu and 0.41% Ni at 162.40 m. Both drill holes tested the outer margins of the Blue Lake # 2 sulphide lens. Hole 10, located over 1,000 meters outside of the nearest known lens, near the southern property boundary next to Anglo American, drilled 28.72 meters of disseminated Cu-Ni-PGM mineralization. The drilling results from the outer margins of the known lenses and southern-most property boundary confirm the significant tonnage potential of the Blue Lake historical deposits. Historical drilling largely concentrated on defining known mineralization. Rockland’s 2012 drilling program shows that significant "step-out" potential exists. A drill hole location map and tabulated assay results can be found at the Company’s website.
All results have been received and all drilling encountered strong intervals containing precious metals values, copper and nickel, located at the base of meters-thick massive sulfide bodies, occurring at the bottom of the "middle peridotite" sill hosting the Blue Lake deposits.
NOTE: Hole DDH 903-12-009 was drilled to obtain whole-core petrophysical samples for density, susceptibility and resistivity. It was not split nor sampled.
A total of 16 holes were completed for 1,558 meters during July, 2012. The drill holes were strategically spread across the Blue Lake Cu-Ni-Pt-Pd property to explore and verify the Blue Lake massive sulfides. These drill results provide much needed new data from these sulfide lenses that will allow the Company to develop a new block model for these historical deposits. The Blue Lake mining lease is ideally located approximately 50 km from the town of Schefferville, Quebec which has its own airport and railhead.
George F. Sanders, Rockland Director and Qualified Person for the technical content of this news release under National Instrument 43-101, states, "The engineers are starting to call attention to precious metals trends in the data which were not studied in the same light back in 1980's. The latest holes in the drill program were collared down-dip, and at the edge of the known mineralization. We were enticed to drill here by thick (>10 m) zones of disseminated Pd values in this region of the Lease adjacent to the Anglo American ground. The widespread precious metals values disseminated in the ultramafic sill, often as stacked, multiple zones, are starting to positively affect our copper-equivalent equation, and will re-draw and expand the boundaries of the potentially economic sulfides of the Blue Lake cluster."
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