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@Newton $AAN out with new year message from #MarkCampbell by email here this morning. Opening words are: "Two words define 2016, resilience and execution." Well put, Mr. Campbell!
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@Newton Message also says "All that was accomplished in 2016 wouldn’t have been possible without our employees." Indeed! Hat tip to @bmonaghan for being active on the site here in an official capacity. I wonder what other great stories exist amongst workforce in Egypt.
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@Newton Reminds me of #NorthernMiner article on $AAN that does a good job covering back story of Sami El-Raghy as it relates to company. El-Raghy found Sukari mine and helped get it into production. Had to give up other explorations concessions when declared commercial discovery because of Egyptian government. Abu Marawat was one that they gave up at time. Apparently El-Raghy thought Abu Marawat area was even better than Sukari!
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@Newton One extended excerpt from message that jumped out at me is as follows: "The true test of a company’s strength is its ability to grow and succeed in even the most unpredictable environment. By that definition, Aton has never been stronger. Nowhere is this truer than in our exploration efforts. Having implemented a well-defined and focused exploration program, Aton’s exploration team delivered remarkable results. We achieved some of the best drill results in years from Hamama West, one of the three zones at Hamama, and the outcome of that program lays the groundwork for a much expanded exploration program at both Hamama and the Abu Marawat gold deposit in 2017. Aton has worked hard to build a focused exploration approach, which will serve us well as we seek to declare commerciality over the entire Abu Marawat Concession area in 2018. Aton enters 2017 with purpose and momentum. We believe that the Abu Marawat Concession has district-scale potential and contains many exciting gold exploration targets." Good review of some key points for $AAN in my opinion.
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@Newton Looks like Aton setting a new pace to start year. Improved communications and fundraising. Operations on track and focused. Excited to see what they can do this year!
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@bmonaghan Here is Mark's New Year message in its entireity.
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@bmonaghan A New Year’s message from Mark Campbell, Aton Resources Inc. President and CEO. Two words define 2016, resilience and execution. The year brought amazing opportunities, but it also brought some unexpected challenges. However, instead of letting those challenges become distractions, we didn’t miss a beat and delivered solid operational results. At the same time, creating shareholder value remained the key driving force. The true test of a company’s strength is its ability to grow and succeed in even the most unpredictable environment. By that definition, Aton has never been stronger. Nowhere is this truer than in our exploration efforts. Having implemented a well-defined and focused exploration program, Aton’s exploration team delivered remarkable results. We achieved some of the best drill results in years from Hamama West, one of the three zones at Hamama, and the outcome of that program lays the groundwork for a much expanded exploration program at both Hamama and the Abu Marawat gold deposit in 2017. Aton has worked hard to build a focused exploration approach, which will serve us well as we seek to declare commerciality over the entire Abu Marawat Concession area in 2018. Aton enters 2017 with purpose and momentum. We believe that the Abu Marawat Concession has district-scale potential and contains many exciting gold exploration targets. Aton’s focused exploration approach will ensure that we explore these opportunities in a prudent fashion that is focused on creating shareholder value. Whether that’s expanding our exploration activities with a multi-rig drilling program at Hamama and the Abu Marawat gold deposit or testing other gold exploration targets, Aton will approach each opportunity with the same level of operational excellence and financial discipline that served us well in 2016. From a financial perspective, Aton starts 2017 with a strong balance sheet. The recent $4.56 million financing has allowed us to eliminate the working capital deficit that we inherited and provides Aton with the funds to continue advancing the Abu Marawat Concession. 2016 was also an important year for strengthening relationships with Aton’s many stakeholders. We have earned a great reputation as a trusted partner to our advisors, consultants, contractors and suppliers. In addition, Aton’s relationship with The Egyptian Mineral Resources Authority continues to grow stronger as we advance the Abu Marawat Concession. Furthermore, Aton is working closely with several ministries’ to assist in changing the mining law in Egypt, which will help encourage and attract investments by mineral exploration and mining companies. The future of Egypt is bright and we look forward to playing a role in Egypt’s future successes. All that was accomplished in 2016 wouldn’t have been possible without our employees. Throughout Aton, smart and motivated individuals are focused on sustaining and driving growth. In addition, we have benefited from a strong board of directors that have been instrumental in developing strategy in partnership with management. With the executive team in place, and with the help of our employees, Aton is making tremendous strides in achieving its strategic goal of transforming from an exploration company to a gold mining company. We know that because of the efforts of our phenomenal team, Aton not only survived a challenging 2016, it thrived. We believe that 2017 will be an even more successful year for Aton and its shareholders. It’s an incredible feeling to know that when I meet with investors, both existing and potential, that there is no possible way that I can oversell the brilliance, competency and commitment of your team. Thank you shareholders. With kindest regards, Mark Campbell, President and CEO of Aton Resources Inc.
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anonymous New Year's message from Mark Campbell, Aton Resources Inc, President and CEO https://ceo.ca/aan?04df8919dd1e $AAN
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@Newton Good stuff $AAN! I was reading a book on social media recently and they asked it a company even needs their own website these days. Debatable! Good to see Aton putting content onto CEO.ca here.
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anonymous @bmonaghan taking into consideration the 5-1 roll back, the last two financings were $0.05 and $.065, effectively a $0.01 financing - has $aan ever done financing at this SP?
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@bmonaghan anonymous, re: #aan, I've told you that I wont respond to questions/posts from anonymous posters. However, I'm curious to know what you hope to achieve by continuously posting negative comments/questions. What is your agenda?
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@Rod #AAN "I've told you that I wont respond to questions/posts from anonymous posters. However, I'm curious to know what you hope to achieve by continuously posting negative comments/questions. What is your agenda?" Hey Knock Knock you are responding!
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@racker ‪Gold miner Centamin set to hike dividend on record production http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/01/09/gold-miner-centamin-set-hike-dividend-record-production/$CEE #EGYPT $AAN
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@stateside Good news for the Egyptian mining sector and indirectly $AAN Egypt opens gold assets to foreign companies, first time since 2009 http://www.mining.com/egypt-opens-gold-assets-to-foreign-companies-first-time-since-2009/
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@newswire Aaron's, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Call and Webcast @newswire/aarons-inc-announces-fourth-quarter-2016-earnings $AAN
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@marketwired Aton Announces Maiden Resource Estimate for Hamama West; Provides a Blueprint for Continued Resource Growth at Hamama @marketwired/aton-announces-maiden-resource-estimate-for-hamama $AAN  Hamama West hosts an Inferred Mineral Resource of 341,000 ounces gold equivalent and an Indicated Mineral Resource of 137,000 ounces AuEq. 
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@bmonaghan any questions regarding $aan Hamama West resource?
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@Markedtofuture $RGC $GSV $NVO $AAN Good Results from Redstar, Gold Standard, Novo and Aton http://www.321gold.com/editorials/moriarty/moriarty012517.html
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@Newton I've got a question here that I heard at #roundup a few times -- what's the difference between indicated and inferred?
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@shit Go away
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@newswire Aaron's Longtime Racing Partner, NASCAR Legend Michael Waltrip, Announces Final Race At Daytona 500 @newswire/aarons-longtime-racing-partner-nascar-legend-michael $AAN
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@DK Going to buy on the trumpet: $AAN $ORG
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@Newton Long time coming, but it's my pleasure to announce that I have entered into an agreement with Aton Resources $AAN to help tell their story on social media platforms! It's not an Investor Relations agreement and the details will not be disclosed.
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@Newton That said, I had a nice chat with @BMonaghan today regarding the recent news from $AAN and what is coming up next. Steady as she goes! The resource is out for Hamama West now, and there is already talk of expanding that. The news release mentioned "RC drilling with the aim of increasing the grade and resources from Hamama West’s oxide cap, and upgrading the oxide and transitional resource from the Inferred to Indicated category". The geophysical survey will start soon to get a handle on the "8-km long hydrothermally altered and mineralized zone between the Abu Marawat gold deposit and Miranda" with "Drill testing potential targets generated by the geophysical survey at Hamama, the Abu Marawat gold deposit and Miranda." All in all, they are moving forward on an aggressive exploration program to help get as much land as possible into an exploitation license.
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@Newton I asked around about Aton at the conferences last week and sentiment was pretty poor. Strong feelings about Sprott's involvement and the terms of the financing. Similar to the page here on CEO.CA. Tough because Sprott group are professionals and have helped finance some important successes for microcaps like $AAN. Reality is that a lot of capital is required to advance project like this and that means dilution. All those shares out can translate into a heavy offer on secondary markets, but Aton well-positioned with backers in primary markets. Interesting setup for long-term speculation.
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@Newton Best wishes to all. $AAN
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@bmonaghan Aton $aan currently in South Africa attending the Arlington Pre-Daba. Next week Indaba in Cape Town. Lots of good meetings set up.
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@newswire Aaron's and Progressive Leasing Provide 17th Keystone Makeover for Indiana Teens @newswire/aarons-and-progressive-leasing-provide-17th-keystone $AAN
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@tommy Would u ever go to Egypt @Brent_Cook I made my first (modest) score there http://cdn.ceo.ca/1c9p1t8-TH%20header.jpg+ and have welcomed Aton Resources $AAN as a CEO.ca sponsor.
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@bmonaghan @Brent_Cook Hi Brent, Blaine Monaghan here. Haven't given you the $aan pitch yet. Presently in Cape Town, Indaba, will give you a shout when I get back. Agree with you regarding Egypt, great geological potential, pity about the mining law. However, we have high hopes that they will come round.
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@bmonaghan @Brent_Cook FYI, Sprott Global Resource Investments participated in $aan PP that closed in December.
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anonymous @bmonaghan if $aan agreement is the same as oil and gas companies operating in Egypt, then those agreements such as Aton is its own law. These standalone laws cannot be changed by other laws, which means your suggestion that the changing Egypt's mining law will mean a change to $aan agreement is not correct but there is a concern what you and @newton have been communicating to investors.
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@Newton Thanks @anonymous. I will certainly try to get comments from $AAN regarding developments on #Egypt permitting front and communicate those comments going forward.
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@bmonaghan hoo dat? re $AAN financing. No, not suggesting that Brent participated in financing. Just letting him know that one of his pals did.
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@bmonaghan anonymous re $AAN Egyptian regulatory mining framework. Anonymous are suggesting that once a law is passed that it can never be changed?
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@bmonaghan anonymous, re $AAN, if you believe that is the case, please click on the link below. This could have a material, positive impact on Aton. News just came out http://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/egyptian-governments-golden-triangle-could-be-the-solution-to-its-own-bureaucracy
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@bmonaghan $AAN concession located in the Golden Triangle.
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@bmonaghan Re: $AAN, From the article: "This seems to be what Egypt’s government is planning with its Golden Triangle project, which will place about 9,200 square kilometres of land in the country’s impoverished south in a special economic zone largely out of the tentacles of public servants. This is particularly important if Egypt wants to develop its gold mining industry, which many geologists are convinced could earn billions of dollars if only the right framework were put in place. The Golden Triangle will stretch from the urban outskirts of Qena and Sohag along the Nile, across the mountains to the Red Sea ports of Safaga, Hamrawein and Abu Tartour. The government passed a law on January 29 creating a special authority to develop the area akin to that of the Suez Canal Economic Zone that was created in 2015. The Golden Triangle Authority will be independent of the Egyptian Mineral Resources Authority (Emra) and will issue its own set of terms in a new mining offering planned for 2018. This lets it get around the tortuous conditions laid down by Emra in a mining concessions bid round that opened last month. A number of investors have said these were so onerous that few private companies are likely to submit bids.
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anonymous @bmonaghan, @newton. Your response about the golden triangle did not really answer the question. So I will ask again... if $aan agreement is the same as oil and gas companies operating in Egypt, then those agreements such as Aton is its own law. These standalone laws cannot be changed by other laws, which means your suggestion that the changing Egypt's mining law will mean a change to $aan agreement is not correct...
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@bmonaghan anonymous re $AAN, I answered your question with my own question, do you think that laws are written in stone and that they can never be changed? P.S. In the interests of full disclosure, I think you should disclose who you are so participants can understand your biases.
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@marketwired Aton Announces That Drilling is Underway to Increase Resources and to Test New Exploration Targets @marketwired/aton-announces-that-drilling-is-underway-to-increase $AAN
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@JanuarysVeryOwn how long does it typically take for drilling results to be announced after the drilling has begun?
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@Newton Have a look at #drillplays @JanuarysVeryOwn for some discussion on the topic. I don't know how long it will take.
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@Newton I have studied past releases pretty closely and am trying to learn more about how exploration drilling is done. I liked the drill plan given in $AAN release: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1086390fig1.jpg+ Seemed clear to me how the holes could test several things. Quote from Rick Cavaney VP-Ex hits nail on head here: “The first thing we want to accomplish is to increase sulphide resources at Hamama West. We believe that we can accomplish this by drilling some deeper holes on the eastern flank of the Main Zone and by testing the western extension of Main Zone, where it strikes under the Western Boundary Fault. The second thing we set out to accomplish is to increase the potential size of the mineralized footprint in the Hamama area and the Western Carbonate Zone represents an excellent opportunity to do just that.” Good to see trenching over on Western Carbonate Zone, too. Hopefully that provides some guidance on first holes in that area, iirc. Exciting!
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@Newton I was also pleased to see update on #geophysics from $AAN, particularly the "ground magnetic, ground EM and downhole EM geophysical surveys". Those things can tell a great story in the hands of the right geologist. I also look forward to some new insight into the concession area, broadly. Example: "A geophysical program will also be conducted over an 8-km long hydrothermally altered and mineralized zone between the Abu Marawat gold deposit and Miranda." I first heard about that area in initial interview with CEO Mark Campbell @Newton/an-interview-with-aton-resources and good to see some work there. I was also intrigued to read that the geophysics could be used specifically for "improving the geological understanding of the mineralized horizon at Hamama." Lots of good stuff going on.
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