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    REX   CA68616X1006


Delayed Bourse de Toronto  -  09:35 2022-11-28 am EST
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Orex Minerals : Annual Management Discussion and Analysis

07/26/2022 | 05:02pm EST



For the Year Ended April 30, 2022

(Expressed in Canadian Dollars)



Dated July 26, 2022

Management's Responsibility for Financial Reporting:

The accompanying financial report for the year ended April 30, 2022 has been prepared by management using accounting policies consistent with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). Other information contained in this document has also been prepared by management and is consistent with the data contained in the annual financial report.

The Company's certifying officers, based on their knowledge, having exercised reasonable diligence, are also responsible to ensure that the financial report and Management Discussion and Analysis (together the "filings") do not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated or that is necessary to make a statement not misleading in light of the circumstances under which it was made, with respect to the period covered by these annual filings, and the annual financial report together with the other financial information included in these filings fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, financial performance and cash flows of the Company, as of the date of and for the periods presented in these annual filings.

The Board of Directors approves the annual financial report together with the other financial information included in the annual filings and ensures that management has discharged its financial responsibilities. The Board's review is accomplished principally through the Audit Committee, which meets periodically to review all corporate filings prior to filing.

Certain statements in this report may constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Consequently, readers should not place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. In addition, these forward-looking statements relate to the date on which they were made.

In particular, forward looking comments regarding both the Company's plans and operations included in the "Description of Business" with respect to management's planned exploration and other activities, and in "Liquidity", "Commitments" and "Corporate Summary" regarding management's estimated ability to fund its projected costs of exploration work and general corporate costs of operations, and its ability to raise additional funding through the placement of the Company's common shares, are plans and estimates of management only and actual results and outcomes could be materially different.

In March 2020 the World Health Organization declared coronavirus COVID-19 a global pandemic. This contagious disease outbreak, which has continued to spread, and any related adverse public health developments, has adversely affected workforces, economics, and financial markets globally, potentially leading to an economic downturn. It is not possible for the Company to predict the duration or magnitude of the adverse results of the outbreak and its effects on the Company's business or results of operations at this time.

Description of Business:

The Company is engaged primarily in the acquisition and exploration of "exploration and evaluation assets".

SANDRA PROJECT, MEXICO - (Previous name Sandra Escobar Project)

The Sandra Project is situated north of the town of Tepehuanes, Durango, in the heart of the "Mexican Silver Trend", midway between the mining districts of Tovar and Guanacevi and is 75 km west of Endeavour Silver Corp's La Pitarrilla. This prolific trend hosts some of the world's largest silver camps and deposits, including Fresnillo, Guanajuato, La Pitarrilla, La Preciosa, Real de Angeles, and Zacatecas. Excellent infrastructure exists in the Sandra area, including paved road access, electrical power, water and manpower from nearby communities.




For the Year Ended April 30, 2022

(Expressed in Canadian Dollars)

Description of Business (cont'd…):

SANDRA PROJECT, MEXICO - (Previous name Sandra Escobar Project) (cont'd…):

The Sandra Project consists of 6,976 hectares of mineral concessions and covers multiple mineralized epithermal quartz veins, stockwork, disseminations and breccia structures. These veins form a high level silver-gold-base metals system, hosted in andesitic and rhyolitic rocks, centered on a large rhyolite dome complex in the north and silver systems in smaller rhyolite dome complexes to the southeast. Intense alteration zones and fluid flooding in permeable formations may also indicate the presence of bulk tonnage silver targets.

On September 15, 2015, the Company announced that it had entered into an option agreement with Canasil Resources Inc. (TSX-V: CLZ) ("Canasil"), with respect to Canasil's Sandra Project in Durango, Mexico. Pursuant to the terms of the Option Agreement, Orex had a right to earn up to a 65% ownership interest in the Project.

The Option Agreement provided that Orex may earn a 55% ownership interest (the "First Option") in the Project by making a payment of $500,000 to Canasil upon execution of the Option Agreement and completing US$ 2,000,000 in exploration and development expenditures (the "Expenditures") on the Project within three years of entering into the Option Agreement. In connection with the First Option, Orex must incur a minimum of US$ 675,000 in Expenditures in the first year of the Option Agreement and US$ 500,000 in Expenditures in the second year of the Option Agreement. Provided that Orex exercised the First Option, Orex may earn an additional 10% ownership interest (the "Second Option", and together with the First Option, the "Options") in the Project, for a total 65% ownership interest, by completing a further US$ 2,000,000 in Expenditures within two years of exercising the First Option and by making a payment to Canasil of $500,000 in cash and/or Orex shares, at the option of Orex. In connection with the Second Option, Orex must incur a minimum of US$ 675,000 in Expenditures during the first year of the Second Option.

Upon exercise of the Options, Orex and Canasil would enter into a joint venture with respect to the development of the Project based on their respective interests in the Project. If Orex exercises the Second Option, Orex's interest in the joint venture would be increased to 65%.

On October 15, 2015, the Company initiated a surface exploration program on the Sandra Project the results of which were announced in a news release dated November 9, 2015.

On December 9, 2015, the Company initiated a Phase - I diamond drilling program in the southeastern region of the Sandra mineral concessions. Drilling of the first three holes was completed before the year-end work stoppage on December 21, 2015. Drilling recommenced during the second week of January 2016. By the end of February 2016, 17 drill holes totalling 2,003 metres had been completed.

Results for the first hole SA-15-001, were announced in a news release dated January 25, 2016. This hole yielded an intercept of 61 metres (true thickness 43.1 metres) grading 359 g/t silver. Within this intercept was a subinterval of 3 metres (true thickness 2.12 metres) grading 2,271 g/t silver. Highlighted drilling intercepts also included SA-16-006 yielding 37 metres (true thickness 33.5 metres) grading 328 g/t silver (news release 23 February 2016).

Phase-II diamond drilling commenced in March 2016 consisting of 21 drill holes totalling 2,354.6 metres. Highlights included SA- 16-019 yielding 60 metres (true thickness 49.15 metres) grading 205 g/t silver and SA-16-023 yielding 46 metres (true thickness 40.5 metres) grading 218 g/t silver (news release 9 May and 24 May 2016).

Phase-III diamond drilling program commenced in July 2016, consisting of 24 drill holes totalling 4,014.65 metres. Highlights included SA-16-041 yielding 67 metres (true thickness 58 metres) grading 192 g/t silver and SA-16-048 yielding 65 metres (true thickness 56 metres) grading 114 g/t silver (news releases 29 August and 12 September 2016).

Phase-IV diamond drilling program commenced in November 2016, consisting of 3 holes totalling 1,580.35 metres. These were reconnaissance holes north of the main zone of the Boleras Deposit area.




For the Year Ended April 30, 2022

(Expressed in Canadian Dollars)

Description of Business (cont'd…):

SANDRA PROJECT, MEXICO - (Previous name Sandra Escobar Project) (cont'd…):

Total diamond drilling by the Company in the first four Phases to date on the Sandra Project equals 9,952.60 metres in 65 drill holes.

On October 31, 2016, Orex announced the results from the first resource estimate on the Boleras Silver Deposit of the Sandra Project. This study was conducted by Mining Plus Consultants Ltd, serving as "Independent Qualified Persons" as defined in National Instrument 43-101. At a "Base Case" of 45 g/t Ag cut-off, the Inferred Resource Estimate yielded 9.8 million tonnes grading 106 g/t Ag for a total of 33.3 million ounces of silver. The "Effective Date" is October 25, 2016 and the Technical Report has been filed on www.sedar.com. (News releases October 31, 2016 and December 15, 2016)

On December 15, 2016, the Company announced the preliminary metallurgical results for the Boleras Main Zone of the Sandra Project. Early tests by hydrochloric acid, or sulphur dioxide pre-treatment before cyanidation demonstrated that a portion of the mineralization is refractory and more investigation was required. The silver recovery is grade dependent, with percentage recovery values between 6.1% and 93.0%. (News release December 15, 2016) On January 16, 2017, Orex announced the completion of the terms of the "First Option" payments and work expenditures for the Sandra Project and that it had earned a 55% ownership interest in the project. A joint-venture committee between Orex and Canasil was to be formed to manage ongoing exploration. Orex also notified Canasil that it would not be proceeding with the "Second Option". (News release January 16, 2017)

No exploration activities were conducted on the Sandra Project from the second quarter of 2017, and throughout 2018 and 2019 due to negotiations between the respective joint-venture parties. Mineral concessions were maintained in good standing with taxes paid as well as general overhead costs.

On December 19, 2017 the Company announced the signing of a "Letter of Intent" with Pan American Silver Corp. and Canasil Resources Inc. to combine their respective mineral concessions in the Sandra District into a single joint venture project to advance the exploration of the properties.

Through various stages, the planned joint venture would allow Pan American to acquire an undivided 51% of the resultant project following an aggregate expenditure of US$ 5 million. The Company would retain an undivided 26.95% of the resultant project and Canasil would retain an undivided 22.05% of the resultant project following an aggregate Orex/Canasil expenditure of US$ 1 million.

On October 24, 2018, Canasil announced the signing of a separate "Letter of Intent" to sell their interest in the Sandra Project to Pan American's Mexican subsidiary Plata Panamericana S.A. de C.V.. On June 28, 2019, Canasil Resources Inc. issued a news release announcing the signing of a definitive agreement providing for Pan American Silver to acquire Canasil's interest in the Sandra Project.

On July 8, 2019, the Company announced the signing of a "Letter Agreement" with Pan American Silver Corp., through its subsidiary Plata Panamericana SA de CV, regarding a restructured Sandra project. This followed on the news that Pan American had acquired all of the interest of Canasil in the project.

On March 9, 2020 the Company entered into a Joint Venture Letter Agreement to form a joint venture with Pan American to further explore the Sandra Property. The joint venture was formed on March 1, 2021. The Company has a 40% interest and Pan American has a 60% interest in a new joint venture company, Empresa Minera Sandra-Escobar, S.A. De C.V. Pan American and the Company will make their proportionate share of contributions. The Company is the operator.

On October 19, 2020, the Company initiated a field based geological mapping and geochemical sampling program on the Sandra Property to consolidate the two groups of mineral concessions. (News release October 19, 2020)




For the Year Ended April 30, 2022

(Expressed in Canadian Dollars)

Description of Business (cont'd…)

SANDRA PROJECT, MEXICO - (Previous name Sandra Escobar Project) (cont'd…):

Field based geological mapping and lithogeochemical sampling programs were conducted on the Sandra Property, with the assistance of Geotech Evaluation and Support ("GES") a Mexican consulting firm, with strict COVID-19 protocols in place. This program was completed in November, 2021.

On June 22, 2022, Orex and Pan American initiated Phase-I of a new diamond drilling program on the Sandra Project, which will consist of approximately 2,500 to 3,000 metres. The drilling contract has been awarded to Globexplore, an experienced diamond drilling service company, utilizing low environmental impact, man-portable drill rigs. Most of the planned holes will be exploratory on mineralized targets away from the defined Boleras Silver Deposit.

Total diamond drilling to date on the Sandra Project by both Orex and Canasil equals 11,801.35 metres in 76 holes.

Ben Whiting, P.Geo, is the Qualified Person, as defined in National Instrument 43-101, and takes responsibility for the technical disclosure in this report with regards to the Sandra property.


On July 16, 2009, the Company signed a letter of intent to purchase 100% of the core mineral concessions within the Coneto silver- gold mining camp in Durango State, Mexico, in exchange for 2,200,000 common shares of the Company. The definitive purchase agreement, signed on September 1, 2009, was subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. After receiving TSX Venture Exchange approval, on April 15, 2010, the Company issued 2,200,000 shares to the vendors of the Coneto concessions, valued at $2,090,000. The Coneto Property is subject to a 2.5% NSR royalty payable to the vendors.

Located in the Mesa Central on the eastern flank of the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains, Coneto is centrally positioned in the "Mexican Silver Trend". This silver trend, stretching from Guanajuato in the southeast, through the states of Zacatecas and Durango, hosts some of the world's largest silver deposits, including Real de Angeles, Zacatecas, Fresnillo, La Preciosa, and La Pitarilla mining camps.

The Coneto mining camp has a history going back over 400 years. More than 40 epithermal silver-gold quartz veins have been documented in a window of exposed Tertiary Lower Volcanic andesites. Past underground production was achieved on three of the veins down to the water table. Prior to Orex, very little diamond drilling had been carried out within the property in spite of its long history of episodic production.

The Coneto mining camp historically consisted of approximately 3,300 hectares of claims. During 2010, the Company announced its successful applications to locate new mineral concessions called Lomas 3 and Lomas 4, which surround the historical claims. With the addition of these new mineral concessions, the total area of the Coneto Property increased to 16,346 hectares.

The initial work program on this property consisted of detailed structural geology mapping and geochemical sampling in the areas around Calaveras, Colemanito, Promontorio, Loma Verde, Durazno and Impulsora. This program was designed to guide a diamond drilling program. As of December 2009, regional geology mapping at 1:10,000 scale covered 35 sq km and detailed structural geology mapping at 1:500 scale covered 15 sq km. Forty-nineline-kilometres of geochemical sampling, both for soil and rock channel/chip/grab, total 1,794 samples. The Loma Verde, Promontorio and Impulsora sectors yielded multiple anomalous values for gold and silver.

The Phase-I drilling campaign of approximately 5,000 metres of HQ and NQ diameter core commenced in May 2010 and was performed by Major Drilling de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. utilizing a surface UDR-200 rig. A total of 21 holes were completed in the




For the Year Ended April 30, 2022

(Expressed in Canadian Dollars)

Description of Business (cont'd…):

CONETO, MEXICO (continued):

Loma Verde, Durazno, Promontorio, Impulsora, Estrella-Calaveras and Sauce-Palma areas. Over 2,000 drill core samples were submitted for analyses to SGS Mineral Services in Durango, Mexico. The assay results of the drilling campaign were announced by news releases on July 6, 2010, August 9, 2010 and November 1, 2010. Nine holes yielded high values for gold and silver, especially in the Loma Verde and Impulsora areas.

During fiscal 2011, the Company signed a non-binding letter of intent with Fresnillo PLC ("Fresnillo") to jointly explore the contiguous mineral concessions held by the Company and Fresnillo in the Coneto mining district. A definitive Association Agreement was signed on February 2, 2012. The principal terms of the Association Agreement are:

  1. Fresnillo will spend a minimum of US$2,000,000 on exploration during the first year after the necessary exploration permits are obtained (Fresnillo fulfilled this commitment during fiscal 2013). A minimum of 70% of this exploration must be conducted on the Company's concessions. (Note 6)
  2. Fresnillo will have the option to spend an additional US$2,000,000 per year on exploration for each of the following two years. A minimum of 70% of this exploration must also be conducted on the Company's concessions.
  3. Upon Fresnillo spending an aggregate of US$6,000,000 on exploration activities, the Company and Fresnillo will each contribute their respective Coneto mining concessions to a new company ("NewCo") that initially would be owned 55% by
    Fresnillo and 45% by the Company.
  4. Fresnillo will have the right to increase its ownership of NewCo to 70% by either completing a prefeasibility study or spending up to an additional US$21,000,000 in the process of preparing a prefeasibility study.
    If Fresnillo chooses to not exercise the right to increase its ownership of NewCo to 70%, the costs incurred to complete a prefeasibility study will be shared by Fresnillo and the Company in proportion to their ownership of NewCo; 55% by Fresnillo and 45% by the Company.
  5. Any additional funding required by NewCo will be provided by the Company and Fresnillo in proportion to their respective ownership interests in NewCo at that time.
  6. Fresnillo has a right of first refusal to acquire the Company's ownership interest in NewCo if the Company receives an offer for its interest in NewCo that it proposes to accept.
  7. During the life of the Association Agreement, in the event that the Company, or any of its subsidiaries, enters into a transaction to acquire an interest in any additional mineral properties in Mexico and then later decides to sell or option out that interest to a third party, Fresnillo will have a right of first refusal to participate in such transaction on the same terms and conditions as offered to the third party.

In conjunction with entering into the Association Agreement with Fresnillo, on February 8, 2012, the Company issued 2,500,000 units to Fresnillo at $0.80 per unit for gross proceeds of $2,000,000 under a non-brokered private placement. Each unit consisted of one common share and one half of one transferable share purchase warrant. Each whole share purchase warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one additional common share for 24 months from the date of closing at a price of $1.00 per common share.


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