Marathon Gold Corporation

12:00 PM EST - Marathon Gold Corporation : Provided an update on upcoming milestones concerning the exploration and development of the Valentine Gold Project in central Newfoundland. In summary: Mineral Resource updates for both the Leprechaun and Marathon deposits to be completed in the fourth quarter. Infill drilling has been completed at the Leprechaun deposit, and both infill and exploration drilling are ongoing at the Marathon deposit. Exploration drilling in the Sprite Zone gap area will commence in September. The Valentine Gold Project has been registered with the relevant provincial and federal regulatory agencies, and an anticipated 24 month assessment period has begun. Marathon Gold Corporation shares T.MOZ are trading down $0.05 at $1.43.