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ALX Resources Corp. Options Vixen Gold Project to First Mining Gold Corp.

Sep 9, 2021

ALX Resources Corp. has entered into an earn-in option agreement with First Mining Gold Corp. (TSX: FF) ("First Mining") on the Company's 100%-owned Vixen Gold Project ("Vixen"). Vixen consists of three sub-projects totaling 10,614 hectares (26,227 acres), Vixen North, Vixen South and Vixen West, located approximately 60 kilometres (37 miles) east of Red Lake, Ontario and near First Mining's Springpole Gold Project ("Springpole"). ALX first acquired and explored Vixen in 2019, and added additional claims acquisitions in 2021. 

Details of the Option Agreement

First Mining will have the option to earn an initial 70% interest in Vixen by making cash payments totaling $550,000, the issuance of First Mining common shares totaling $400,000 to ALX, and by incurring at least $500,000 of expenditures at Vixen during the first three years of the earn-in term. Upon completing the first stage of the earn-in, First Mining will hold, through its wholly-owned subsidiary company Gold Canyon Resources Inc. ("Gold Canyon"), a 70% interest in Vixen and will have an additional two-year period to acquire the remaining 30% interest in Vixen by electing to make a $500,000 cash payment to ALX and by the issuance of First Mining common shares to ALX totaling $500,000. In the event that First Mining elects not to complete the second stage of the earn-in, ALX and Gold Canyon will enter into a 70%-30% joint venture agreement with respect to Vixen. 

"ALX is pleased that its exploration efforts at Vixen have attracted a well-financed gold developer with a plan to search for new deposits in the Birch-Uchi greenstone belt," said Warren Stanyer, CEO and Chairman of ALX. "First Mining's multi-million ounce Springpole gold deposit is a focal point for the region with well-established camp facilities already in place, which is a huge logistical advantage for the advancement of Vixen."

The Birch-Uchi greenstone belt is one of the most under-explored and highly prospective gold belts in Canada with district-scale potential. The region hosts several past-producing mines, including the Argosy and Sol d'Or gold mines, with demonstrated historical high-grade gold mining and exploration. First Mining reports that it plans to undertake comprehensive regional exploration over the next twelve months and will be incorporating Vixen into the program. First Mining is focused on advancing and permitting its flagship Springpole project, which hosts the largest known gold deposit in the district and will be a critical strategic asset if more gold resources are found in the region.

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