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Argonaut Gold Inc

Argonaut Gold Inc (AR)

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Lowjack Lowjack 10 months ago
Total assets $1,426,809,000! Should be ~$1 or more!
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Lowjack Lowjack 1 year ago
https://s22.q4cdn.com/115151820/files/doc_news/2023/03/04-27-23-Argonaut-Gold-Offering-PR-Final.pdf
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Lowjack Lowjack 3 years ago
Oversold on the weekly!

https://schrts.co/xkFnWvUS

Closing above $2.50 would make the chart look stronger.
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Lowjack Lowjack 3 years ago
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A Dinosaur A Dinosaur 3 years ago
Oops. Sorry.

Dino
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A Dinosaur A Dinosaur 3 years ago
I wouldn't hold my breath.

................Price. . .Day Change Day Week Month... YTD
USDCAD 1.25160 0.00053 -0.04% -0.34% 0.00% -1.71% Aug/13

Although the Fed & Admin are trying their best.

Dino
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Lowjack Lowjack 3 years ago
Still can't decide...

It won't matter if $CAD gets to par.
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Lowjack Lowjack 4 years ago
https://ih.advfn.com/stock-market/AMEX/alio-gold-ALO/stock-news/82111871/argonaut-gold-and-alio-gold-announce-friendly-at-m
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whytestocks whytestocks 5 years ago
Article: $AR Stock with unusually volume activity- Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR)

On Tuesday, Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) reached at $2.80 price level during last trade its distance from 20 days simple moving average w...

Find out more Stock with unusually volume activity- Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR)
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MerthyrQ MerthyrQ 8 years ago
With the recent milestones and mountains of ore be moved at San Agustin, the company should have some pleasant things to say in the next quarter or so.
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A Dinosaur A Dinosaur 9 years ago
I think everyone else is, too. With no explanation from the company, it allows the stockholders to get the impression that the management is incompetent. On second thought, make that the former stockholders.

Dino
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geigerbutte geigerbutte 9 years ago
AR made a mistake judging the viability of the open pit heap leach operation project on the Julio/Santa Elena property. The reasoning that the entire property was not viable at the current POG doesn’t make sense as there were plenty of sites previously drilled that did “pan out” and were quite rich. The shallow and remote RC sites that they drilled would just reveal where not to go till the price firmed up which could have been years down the road. I am very disappointed in this decision.
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A Dinosaur A Dinosaur 9 years ago
The symbol for Argonaut has been changed so that we get news and prices for the correct stock. The question now is would we prefer to have the stock quoted as TSX.AR in Canadian dollars or as ARNGF in US Dollars?

My preference is to use the OTC symbol, but I'd like to hear from other members of this forum. Please cast your vote and I'll let admin know what the group prefers.

Dino
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geigerbutte geigerbutte 9 years ago
Mexus Gold is Pleased to Announce That Argonaut Gold Has Completed Phase I Drilling at Julio Project Per Option/JV Agreement
11/30/2015 09:30 AM

Mexus Gold is Pleased to Announce That Argonaut Gold Has Completed Phase I Drilling at Julio Project Per Option/JV Agreement

CARSON CITY, Nev., Nov. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexus Gold US (OTCQB:MXSG) ("Mexus" or the "Company") president Paul Thompson recently returned from Mexico and is happy with his findings at the Santa Elena/Julio site. Mexus has an option/JV agreement with, Argonaut Gold on the project and Argonaut has informed Mexus that on November 16(th) , they completed their Phase I work program on the Julio project and have fulfilled the initial 6 month work obligation as defined in the Company's Joint Venture Agreement. During the program, 16 RC drill holes were completed for a total of 1990 meters. Drilling was focused on three main target areas referred to as Los Mantos, Los Cruses, and The Central Zone. All samples have been sent to ALS Chemex for analysis with assays pending. Drill results will be disseminated when they are available.

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c43319b3-b2b0-49e1-902e-70295f848e7e

President Paul Thompson closed, "We are pleased with the progress Argonaut has made on the project and we look forward to reviewing the results of the drilling once assays are received. In my opinion, Mexus is greatly underestimated and undervalued given our low overhead, and the properties and contracts we control."

About Mexus Gold US

MEXUS GOLD US is an American-based exploration company with holdings in Mexico. Mexus' fully owned Julio/Santa Elena property is located 54km NW of Caborca, Mexico. In July 2015, Mexus and Argonaut Gold Inc. (TSE:AR) entered into a joint venture option agreement for this property. The property sits in an area which is currently being mined by some of the largest mining companies in the world. Mexus has drill results which show a high grade, multi vein system throughout the property. Mexus also owns the rights to the Ocho Hermanos property, which is located 80km NE of Hermosillo, Mexico. This property will be drilled to show a proven reserve once our flagship property is in full production. Preliminary drilling on this property has been extremely promising. Founded in 2009, Mexus Gold US is committed to protecting the environment, mine safety and employing members of the communities in which it operates.

For more information on Mexus Gold US, visit www.mexusgoldus.com.
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geigerbutte geigerbutte 9 years ago
Watch for news from AR on their newest acquired property Julio/Santa Elena near Caborca, Sonora State, Mexico. Through a joint venture with Mexus Gold, (MXSG), they have been surveying and drilling and most likely will have something to report within the next 45 days. This looks very promising whether you are an AR or a MXSG shareholder. There have been rumors for years that this is a million oz. property.
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A Dinosaur A Dinosaur 9 years ago
Argonaut is hit by an illegal strike. Let's hope it gets solved soon.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct 22, 2015) - Argonaut Gold Inc. (AR.TO) (the "Company", "Argonaut Gold" or "Argonaut") announces that mining operations at the El Castillo mine in Durango, Mexico have been halted as the result of an illegal blockade. The Company continues to operate the processing and leaching facility and to ensure that all environmental and safety commitments are met. At this time, metal production has not been impacted.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/argonaut-gold-el-castillo-222701217.html

Dino
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Timothy Smith Timothy Smith 9 years ago
AR raises its quarterly distribution 8% Q/Q and sees distributable cash flow of $160M-$170M in 2015 vs. prior guidance of $150M-$160M with an expected DCF coverage ratio in excess of 1.2x, driven by higher than expected throughput volumes, lower property taxes and lower operating costs.
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Timothy Smith Timothy Smith 9 years ago
Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE:AM) agrees to acquire Antero Resources' (NYSE:AR) integrated water business for $1.05B in a combination of cash, assumed debt and AM units.

In addition, AM could receive two potential $125M earn-out payments at year-end 2019 and 2020 if certain fresh water volumetric delivery targets are met.

AM also will enter into a 20-year water services agreement covering AR's 534K net acres in West Virginia and Ohio, with a right of first offer on all future areas of operation.

"Antero Midstream takes another step towards becoming a full value chain midstream services provider in the Appalachian Basin, and Antero Resources reduces debt by $794M," says AM CEO Paul Rady.

Driven by the drop-down acquisition, AM raises its 2015 EBITDA outlook to $170M-$180M from a prior $150M-$160M; also sees 2015 distributable cash flow of $150M-$160M vs. prior guidance of $135M-$145M, and maintains capex guidance of $425M-$450M.

The help fund the acquisition, AM will launch a $243M private placement.
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Vincal999 Vincal999 9 years ago
I'm down with that.
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bobbyinredwood bobbyinredwood 9 years ago
Of course I remember Rich! Good to see you posting over here. Looks like a bright future for MXSG and Argonaut! I've been buying as much MXSG as I can handle and might start a position in Argonaut soon as well.

Hope things are well with you.
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rich2 rich2 9 years ago
Ricykbobby34, Don't know if you remember me. We met at a shareholders meeting for another mining stock about 3 tears(spelling on purpose) ago. I see you are posting here. Have you been checking out Argonaut - they have cash, and what looks like a top notch management team.

I know we both own the other half of this JV - but I am strongly thinking that Argonaut should be really going up also. Are you buying in here ?

I am really thinking about doing some bottom fishing as soon as I am able to with Argonaut.

Patience is a virtue
this I have been told
especially when waiting for a pile of silver and gold


Cheers
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bobbyinredwood bobbyinredwood 9 years ago
New joint venture for Argonaut!

http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/07/13/751556/0/en/Mexus-Gold-US-Signs-Option-Joint-Venture-Agreement.html
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yellolab yellolab 9 years ago
Banro gold (baa)
two brand new gold mines
Amazing claim
Among the lowest cost per ounce in the industry
Below 20cents a share
do some dd
I expect an amazing payoff within the year.
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Vincal999 Vincal999 9 years ago
I got a few nice gold plays working out. Love this AR.
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yellolab yellolab 9 years ago
Funny I came in here and one post
Listed.
I've been watching Argo fall and rise with gold. Big swings.
Serious money to be made in 50$ gold increase.
Was waiting on a Chinese boost to see what happens after their holiday.

Good luck to ya

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Vincal999 Vincal999 9 years ago
I'm putting a few shekels on this because my other consideration to buy big has seen the stock tank, thanks Yogie Company, so I am putting my dianrs on this baby. I don't post much but whenn I do peeps listen...
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goforthebet goforthebet 10 years ago
thx, but what is AR Argonaut Gold Inc. then???
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LasNubes LasNubes 10 years ago
AR is Antero
Oil and gas play
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goforthebet goforthebet 10 years ago
can you tell me if Argonaut Gold (AR) is the same as Antero Resources (AR)? When I search for AR I get only Antero Resources.. confusing..

thanks for an answer
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teifhals teifhals 10 years ago
Big things coming here.
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LasNubes LasNubes 10 years ago







By 2016, the above firm transportation portfolio provides Antero the ability to direct 49% of its production to the Gulf Coast, 28% to Appalachia and 23% to Midwest pricing, including Chicago and Detroit. Antero's all-in average firm transportation and firm sales cost per MMbtu assuming full utilization, including both demand and commodity charges, is $0.31, $0.32 and $0.42 for 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively. The firm transportation portfolio, based on current futures pricing and differentials, would result in an approximate $0.15 per MMbtu basis differential improvement in its 2016 realized prices compared to 2014 realized prices.
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LasNubes LasNubes 10 years ago
Antero’s oil and gas wells are located in the Utica and Marcellus shale regions of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Although it has lowered some of its expectations for the Utica, it still estimates producing 783 to 787 millions of cubic feet per day of natural gas, up 105 percent from 2013’s first quarter and up 16 percent from the previous quarter.

Today was typical market over-reaction to the first part of above without consideration for the second part.

I took advantage and loaded up on the dip.

Good luck to all longs here!
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Penny Roger$ Penny Roger$ 11 years ago
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Hockmir Hockmir 12 years ago
Argonaut Gold Announces Record Q3 Gold Production of 31,074 Ounces and Increases 2012 Production Guidance to 101-103,000 Ounc...

Argonaut Gold Inc. ("Argonaut Gold" or the "Company") (TSX:AR), announced today
that the Company had record gold production of 31,074 ounces during the 3rd
quarter ended September 30, 2012. This included 24,575 ounces at its 100% owned
El Castillo Mine ("El Castillo") which is located 100 km north of the city of
Durango, Mexico and 6,499 ounces at its 100% owned La Colorada Mine ("La
Colorada") which is located 50 kilometers southeast of Hermosillo, Mexico.


THIRD QUARTER 2012 HIGHLIGHTS:

El Castillo



-- Record production of 24,575 gold ounces represents a 46% improvement
over Q3 2011
-- 41,630 gold ounces loaded on the pad (+39% improvement over Q3 2011)
-- Conveying and stacking system on the East Side Pad was fully functional
during the third quarter
-- In September, greater than 500,000 ore tonnes were crushed and
placed on the East Side Pad thru the conveyor
-- West Side Pad 8 permit granted, with pad construction to be commenced in
fourth quarter
-- Land agreement signed extending term for an additional 10 year period



La Colorada



-- Production of 6,499 gold ounces and 41,937 silver ounces
-- 12,276 gold ounces and 1,164,742 silver ounces loaded on the pad
-- Phase 2 pad construction is one-third complete
-- Refining facility completed; now handling all materials from El Castillo
and La Colorada
-- Crushing circuit relocation and enhancements scheduled for Q4
-- Final crushing circuit expansion scheduled for early in Q2 of 2013
-- Commenced overburden removal for fresh ore mining in Q3 of 2013; 1.8M
tonnes moved



Financial



-- Cash balance of $43 million as of September 30, 2012, after repayment of
$6 million debt
-- Record 42,534 ounces of gold sold



Exploration



-- Signed letter of intent with Bravada Gold Corp.
-- Wind Mountain Project in Nevada with reported indicated and inferred
gold resource (see Bravada NI 43-101 dated April 11, 2011)
-- Aligns with Argonaut Gold's jurisdictional focus
-- Low entry risk with $250,000 commitment
-- Reasonable acquisition cost of $30/ounce for full purchase
-- Good exploration potential on the project with a goal of increasing
resources



Fourth Quarter Outlook



-- El Castillo production estimates of 22-23,000 ounces of gold
-- La Colorada production estimates of 3-4,000 ounces of gold



Full year Outlook



-- El Castillo production estimates of 84-85,000 ounces of gold
-- La Colorada production estimates of 17-18,000 ounces of gold
-- Total production guidance estimate of 101-103,000 ounces of gold



THIRD QUARTER 2012 El CASTILLO OPERATING RESULTS

Third quarter 2012 operating statistics showed improvement over third quarter
2011 results. Ore production is now at an annualized rate of approximately 12
million tonnes. Currently both sides of the operation are receiving ore to the
pads and running their respective processing plants.




El Castillo Operating Statistics
3 Months Ended September 30,
2012 2011 % Change
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Mining (Tonnes 000)
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Total tonnes mined 6,355 4,842 +31%
Tonnes ore mined 3,083 2,908 +6%
Heap Leach Pad (Tonnes 000)
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Direct ore tonnes to pad 1,811 2,283 -21%
Crushed ore tonnes to pad 1,270 613 107%
Production
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Gold grade (g/t) 0.42 0.32 +30%
Gold loaded to pad (oz) 41,630 29,997 +39%
Gold loaded to carbon (oz) 24,575 16,884 +46%
Gold sold(oz) 33,839 13,260 +155%
1 "g/t" is grams per tonne
2 "oz" means troy ounce



Richard Rhoades, Chief Operating Officer of Argonaut Gold said "Capital
expansion programs completed in the first half of 2012 provided the framework
for production improvements that are now coming to fruition. The El Castillo
team has delivered continual year over year production increases, with updated
2012 guidance providing an 18% increase in production over full year 2011
production."


Capital investments at the property included the addition of a conveying and
stacking system which is now fully functional. During September, the circuit
provided more than 500,000 tonnes of crushed ore delivered to the pad. The
strong third quarter production was positively impacted by the rainy season
which brought additional water to the pads during the quarter. Permits necessary
to begin construction on West Side Pad 8 have been granted and construction will
begin in Q4 of 2012, ahead of schedule."


THIRD QUARTER 2012 LA COLORADA OPERATING RESULTS

Third quarter operating statistics showed continued improvement at the mine. To
date, more than 75% of the Phase I run of mine material to be reprocessed has
been recrushed and stacked for leaching.


Overburden removal has begun at La Colorada in preparation for the mining of
fresh ore in the first quarter of 2013. Original plans for relocating the
crusher were pushed to the fourth quarter; as a result the fourth quarter
production expectations are approximately 3-4,000 ounces of gold, with 2012
guidance at La Colorada revised to 17-18,000 ounces.




La Colorada Operating Statistics

Q3 2012 Q2 2012 % Change
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Mining (Tonnes 000)
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Total tonnes moved 2,708 840 +222%
Ore tonnes moved 924 806 +15%
Heap Leach Pad (Tonnes 000)
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Crushed ore tonnes to pad 848 743 +14%
Production
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Gold grade (g/t) 0.43 0.43 -
Gold loaded to pad (oz) 12,276 10,173 +21%
Gold loaded to carbon (oz) 6,499 4,590 +42%
Silver loaded to carbon (oz) 41,937 25,796 +63%
Gold sold (oz) 8,695 5,298 +64%
Silver sold (oz) 52,861 9,748 +442%
1 "g/t" is grams per tonne
2 "oz" means troy ounce



Richard Rhoades, Chief Operating Officer of Argonaut Gold said "La Colorada has
seen record production at the mine during the third quarter. The Company awarded
a mining contract for the property and began pre-stripping to prepare for fresh
ore mining to commence in early 2013. The capital expansion program for La
Colorada is now well underway and with significant accomplishments made at the
mine contributing to the growing production profile."


In discussing the Company's third quarter highlights, Mr. Pete Dougherty,
President and CEO said "I am extremely proud of the men and women in our
organization who daily achieve exceptional results, reflected in the Company's
accomplishments. In just two and a half years the El Castillo production rate
has more than tripled. The team at site has delivered upon yearly production
expectations along with timely completion of construction and expansion projects
necessary for future growth. This coupled with a fantastic start-up of the
recently commissioned La Colorada property have now pushed annual production
guidance over the 100,000 ounce mark for the Company."


Record sales for the quarter reflect 8,200 ounces carried over from the Q2 and
should contribute to record earnings which will be released November 14th. With
a fully functioning refining circuit at La Colorada we have now been able to
reduce the time and finished goods build up associated with final gold sales all
of which were reflective in the quarter.


At La Colorada record production has yielded way to the preparation for mining
activities to advance in 2013. The project continues in its development with
construction and expansion programs laying the ground work for production growth
at that property. The Company anticipates that the experiences at El Castillo
will lend themselves well in the growth and development of La Colorada.
Furthermore, we look to the exploration team for additional drilling on the La
Colorada property, with an aim to add further value to the project."


Argonaut Gold Q3 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast:

The Q3 financial results call is set to take place on November 14, 2012 at 8:30
am ET. Details for the call in participation are included below:




Q3 Conference Call Information:
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Toll Free (North America): 1-877-440-9795
International: 1-416-340-8527

Webcast: www.argonautgold.com






Q3 Conference Call Replay:
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Toll Free Replay Call (North America): 1-800-408-3053
International Replay Call: 1-905-694-9451
Passcode: 7860049



The conference call replay will be available from 10:30 a.m. ET on November 14,
2012 until November 21, 2012.


Argonaut Gold Confirms Filing of Preliminary Economic Assessment for San Antonio

Argonaut Gold is pleased to confirm the filing today, pursuant to NI 43-101, the
Preliminary Economic Assessment in relation to its San Antonio Property. For
further information on the San Antonio Project please see the technical report
entitled "NI 43-101 Technical Report on Resources San Antonio Project" dated
effective as of September 1, 2012 and available on www.sedar.com and under the
Company's profile as well as the Company's website, www.argonautgold.com.


The preliminary economic assessment is preliminary in nature, includes inferred
mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the
economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorizes
as mineral reserves, and that there is no certainty that the preliminary
economic assessment will be realized. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves
and do not have demonstrated economic viability. There is no certainty that all
or any part of the mineral resource will be converted into mineral reserves.
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Hockmir Hockmir 12 years ago
I suppose it could be "buy on rumour, sell on news", or, it could be "unseen market forces". One day is one day. I think I'll hang around a few more days until I see how things develop.
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candeeman candeeman 12 years ago
Why did it drop over 6% today then on almost 7X its average daily volume?
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Hockmir Hockmir 12 years ago
Argonaut has been one of the good performers in my portfolio lately. This news can only make a good thing better.
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gsfl gsfl 12 years ago
Added to the S&P/TSX Composite Index

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 14, 2012) - Argonaut Gold Inc. (TSX:AR) ("Argonaut Gold", "Argonaut" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Standard & Poor's Index Operations will be adding Argonaut Gold to the S&P/TSX Composite Index effective as at the open on Monday, March 19, 2012.

One year ago in March of 2011, Argonaut Gold was added to the S&P Global Gold Index and the Global Mining Index. Argonaut has maintained inclusion in these two indices.

At the end of 2011, Argonaut Gold had a fully diluted market cap of $824 million (2010 ended at $383 million) and an average trading volume of 556,000 shares a day (2010 ended at 150,000 shares a day).

Mr. Peter Dougherty, President and CEO of Argonaut Gold, stated "The Company takes great pride in being able to announce we have been included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index. The accomplishments our team has achieved in just two years are very gratifying, and it's all because of the dedicated employees we have throughout every level of our organization". Mr. Dougherty added: "Over that time period we have seen a continual increase in both our market capitalization and share liquidity. The company is focused on delivering on our objectives as we strive to continue Creating Value Beyond Gold".
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gsfl gsfl 12 years ago
Thanks. I've really been blessed over the last few years but I believe all of that will nothing compared to what's ahead. I'm transferring shares over to my sons accounts also for them to do what they want with them. "If we have not charity we are nothing. "
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Hockmir Hockmir 12 years ago
Well, I've often heard it said that no one ever went broke by taking profit when it was in front of him. Good luck with all of your trades.
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gsfl gsfl 12 years ago
I'm going to start selling at $10.00 and liquidate a little at a time. Probably every .50 until I'm out.
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Hockmir Hockmir 12 years ago
Looks like a positive day yesterday, with some strong motion upward. Still thinking off the $10 exit point, or holding a while longer?
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gsfl gsfl 12 years ago
2012 Project Initiatives
Gold Production has Begun at La Colorada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2012) - Argonaut Gold Inc. (TSX:AR) ("Argonaut" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its plans for 2012 project initiatives for both of the Company's operating mines in Mexico. The El Castillo mine is located 100 km north of the capital city of Durango in Durango, Mexico, and the La Colorada mine is located 50 km southeast of the capital city of Hermosillo in Sonora, Mexico.

El Castillo 2012 Initiatives:


-- Mining Fleet
-- In Q1, the haulage fleet will increase to a total of 18, one hundred
ton capacity trucks.
-- Expanding heap leach capacity
-- In Q2, west leach pad #7A will be commissioned, providing an
additional 2.6 million tonnes capacity.
-- Reducing truck haulage requirements
-- In Q3, a new crushing, conveying and stacking system will be in
place reducing truck haulage requirements.
-- Future Pad expansions
-- In Q4, construction to begin on pad #8 on the west side land which
was acquired at the end of 2011.

Pete Dougherty, Argonaut President and CEO, stated: "These initiatives will be implemented in a stepped phase throughout the year, and are designed to create a more efficient mining environment at El Castillo. At the end of last year as we extended operations to the east pads and plant, El Castillo experienced higher cash operating costs. We feel these initiatives will mitigate these costs. We believe El Castillo will be in a position to take the next steps in advancing production by year end with the addition of the new west pad #8."

La Colorada 2012 Initiatives:


-- Production in Q1
-- The Company began stacking and leaching material early in the first
quarter.
-- Completion of desorption plant and refinery
-- Expected to be completed in Q2, this new plant will provide refining
capacity for all Mexican operations allowing for faster metal
recovery and sales.
-- Expanding Mine Footprint
-- In Q2, the phase two permit for expansion is expected to be received
and mining is to begin at the La Colorada pit.

Mr. Dougherty commented: "The Company is happy to announce that gold production has begun at the La Colorada mine. We are currently reprocessing material from the existing leach pads. Construction is well underway on the new desorption and recovery plant, as well as the refinery. When completed in the second quarter, it will have the capacity to handle material from all of the Company's Mexican operations. The enhancement of the desorption and refining circuit will allow the Company to process all loaded carbon at a single site, therein reducing costs, and expediting our sales process. It is satisfying to see the La Colorada mine begin ahead of schedule and continue to expand."

Total Capital Expansion Program for 2012


El Castillo $8-10 million
La Colorada $15-20 million
San Antonio (1) $3-4 million
Exploration (2) $7-8 million
Note: (1) Subject to permitting process timeline
(2) Subject to exploration success

Mr. Dougherty commented: "The Company is pleased to add a second producing mine to the Company's portfolio. The initiatives underway at both mines will allow for greater efficiencies and enhancements to production. Gold production at El Castillo is expected to be between 17,000 and 18,000 ounces for Q1 and is budgeted to increase each quarter. Q4 production is expected to reach 21,000 - 22,000 ounces, finishing the year for a total of 75,000 and 80,000 ounces at an average cash cost for the year of $625 to $650 per ounce. Gold production at La Colorada is expected to be between 2,000 and 2,500 ounces of gold for Q1 with gradual increases anticipated each quarter;. Q4 production is expected to be between 4,500 - 5,500 ounces at an average cash cost for the year of $625 to $650 per ounce. Full year La Colorada production is expected to be 13,500 to 17,000 ounces."

About Argonaut Gold

Argonaut is a Canadian gold company engaged in exploration, mine development and production activities. Its primary assets are the production-stage El Castillo Mine in the State of Durango, Mexico, the La Colorada Mine in the State of Sonora, Mexico, the advanced exploration stage San Antonio project in the State of Baja California Sur, Mexico, and several exploration stage projects, all of which are located in Mexico.

Creating Value Beyond Gold

Cautionary Language Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains and refers to forward-looking information based on current expectations. All other statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release are forward-looking statements (or forward-looking information). The Company's plans involve various estimates and assumptions and its business and operations are subject to various risks and uncertainties. For more details on these estimates, assumptions, risks and uncertainties, see the Company's most recent Annual Information Form and most recent Management Discussion and Analysis on file with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, such statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this news release. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements that are included herein. The release should also reference La Colorada as being brought into production without a feasibility study demonstrating economic and technical viability and that there may be increased uncertainty and certain risks (identify if possible) of failure associated with the production decision.

Qualified Persons

Preparation of this press release was supervised by Mr. Thomas Burkhart, Argonaut's Vice President of Exploration and a "Qualified Persons" as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Alberto Orozco, Argonaut's Mexico Exploration Manager, also supervised the drill programs and on-site sample preparation procedures at La Colorada.

For more information, please refer to the appropriate project's technical report available on the Company's website as well as www.sedar.com:


La Colorada NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment La Colorada Project
Sonora, Mexico (October 15, 2011)

El Castillo NI 43-101 Technical Report on Resources and Reserves Argonaut
Gold Inc. El Castillo Mine Durango State, Mexico (November 6,
2010)
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Hockmir Hockmir 12 years ago
Its certainly better to walk away when you are sitting on a pile of profit. Glad you found this one early.
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gsfl gsfl 12 years ago
my target price is $10.00 and I'm done... It's been a great ride
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Hockmir Hockmir 12 years ago
Looks like if gold does well, this one has a good chance as well.
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Hockmir Hockmir 12 years ago
The management roster looks pretty good, at first reading.
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Hockmir Hockmir 12 years ago
So, I'll give it a try.
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Hockmir Hockmir 12 years ago
Still, it looks like there is more run-up to be had from this one. I think maybe I'll look at grabbing a little and see how it works out.
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gsfl gsfl 12 years ago
I'm getting close to selling. From .75 to today's price of $8.20 is 1100% gain. I don't want to get too greedy. LOL!
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