BRICS countries mull forming single gold trade system

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From TASS, Moscow
Friday, November 24, 2017

http://tass.com/economy/977276

MOSCOW -- BRICS countries are discussing the possibility of establishing a single gold trade system, First Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov said Friday.

"The traditional (trade) system based in London and partially in Swiss cities is becoming less relevant, as new trade hubs are emerging, first of all in India, China and South Africa." Shvetsov said. "We are discussing the possibility to establish a single (system of) gold trade both within BRICS and at the level of bilateral contacts."

He added that this system may serve as a basis for further creation of new benchmarks.

According to Shvetsov, the Bank of Russia has already signed a memorandum on development of bilateral gold trade with Chinese colleagues. The regulator plans to take first steps toward formation of a single trade system with the People’s Republic of China in 2018, he added.

"We assume that trade and clearing links should be established. The point is that gold buyers should decide on the place of purchase," the official said, adding that trade links would enable market participants to make deals on international exchanges via the central counterparty.



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Gold Standard Ventures Infill Drilling Could Increase
Size and Grade of Pinion Oxide Gold Deposit in Carlin Trend

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Gold Standard Ventures Corp. (TSX: GSV; NYSE:GSV) today announced results from 11 of 19 completed reverse-circulation and core holes at the Pinion oxide gold deposit on its ully owned and controlled Railroad Project in Nevada's Carlin Trend.

These drill holes are a portion of Gold Standard’s 2017 US$15.5 million program, which includes up to 48,800 meters of reverse-circulation and core drilling in 117 holes.

The Pinion drilling was designed to 1) upgrade and potentially add to resources by reducing drill spacing in critical portions of the deposit and 2) expand drill coverage near the margins of the current pit design for possible resource additions.

All 11 drill holes intersected oxidized and altered multi-lithic dissolution collapse breccia, the principal Pinion host rock, and seven of the holes returned significant, higher-grade intercepts greater than 1 gram of gold per tonne. Results include 56.4 meters of 1.68 gram per tonne in PIN17-02, 42.7 meters of 1.23 gram per tonne in PIN17-10, 15.2 meters of 1.66 gram per tonne in PIN17-04, and 32 meters of 0.89 grams per tonne in PIN17-05. In most instances the new results either confirm or outperform the expectations in the current resource estimate block model. ...

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https://goldstandardv.com/news/2017/gold-standard-ventures-infill-drilli...



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