TORONTO, June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Eloro Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:ELO) (FSE:P2Q) (“Eloro”) is pleased to announce that the ongoing reconnaissance geological mapping and sampling program has outlined a major new mineralized trend in the Victoria South area of the La Victoria Gold-Silver Project, Ancash Department, in the North-Central Mineral Belt of Peru. This mineralized area appears to be closely associated with the Puca Fault, a major northeast-southwest striking regional fault that is a likely feeder structure for multiple stages of epithermal gold-silver mineralization on the property (Figures 1, 2 and 3). Geologically the style of mineralization is similar to that of Rufina located approximately 1.7 kilometres to the southwest (Figures 1 and 3) and is the likely northern continuation.
Assays from an initial twenty-two rock chip samples returned encouraging results (Figure 2; Table 1):
- 33.02 grams gold per tonne (g Au/t) over 0.30 metres across a quartz vein with arsenopyrite and pyrite, in intrusive diorite;
- 8.02 g Au/t over 0.20 metres, in the intersection of a series of low-angle structures;
- 5.46 g Au/t Au gold across a 0.30-metre-wide quartz vein in altered diorite, with disseminated arsenopyrite and pyrite.
In addition to the higher-grade bonanza-style gold mineralization, significant results were also returned from limited sampling of the host breccia zones including 13.66 g Au/t over 1.10 metres, 2.73 g Au/t over 0.20 metres and 1.10 g Au/t over 0.60 metres. Much of the mineralized breccia is not well exposed and has been heavily oxidized hence trenching will be required to more accurately assess its potential.
The new mineralized zone at Victoria South is approximately 170 metres wide and strikes northwest-southeast extending for at least 1 kilometre along strike (Figure 2). It appears likely (see Figure 1 and 3) that this zone is the southern continuation of the mineralized zone at San Markito which is marked by strong induced polarization anomalies that also trend northwest-southeast. This would suggest the potential strike length may be more than 3 kilometres. A second target at Victoria South, the breccia zone, that trends northeast-southwest for approximately 850 metres, is up to 200 metres wide and is a potential target for bulk tonnage mineralization. Trenching is required to better expose this zone for sampling.
Tom Larsen, President & CEO of Eloro commented: “We are very encouraged by the results of the geological work which continues to expand our known mineralized zones and outline additional targets for diamond drilling. Our Peruvian-based team lead by Vice President, Exploration Luc Pigeon, P.Geo., is working on completing the final details for permitting of the planned diamond drilling program. In addition, a new DIA will be filed for proposed drilling in the Victoria South and Ccori Orrco target areas based on the new promising results.”
Dr. Bill Pearson, P.Geo., Chief Technical Advisor to Eloro commented: “Our geological work continues to show that there is an extensive multi-phase epithermal gold-silver mineralizing system on La Victoria property centred around the Puca Fault and environs (Figures 1 and 3). Gold mineralization occurs in a variety of structural settings both parallel to the northeast trending Puca Fault as well as perpendicular along likely tear faults related to this structure. Mineralization has been identified vertically over 1 kilometre from elevation 3100 metres at Rufina to elevation 4200m at San Markito as well as along strike on different structures for up to 3+ kilometres. We are continuing to focus our work on outlining the best targets for diamond drilling.”
|Table 1: Results of Reconnaissance Chip Sampling, Victoria South|
|Sample ID||Easting||Northing||Elev(m)||Width(m)||Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)||Description|
|C001520||173835||9081780||3757||0.40||0.036||<0.2||Silicified microdiorite dyke|
|C001526||173819||9081736||3769||1.00||0.03||0.5||Stockwork in altered diorite|
|C001533||173777||9081687||3747||0.30||33.02||28||Massive arsenopyrite vein|
|C001535||173728||9081660||3730||2.00||0.082||1.6||Altered diorite dyke|
|C001536||173726||9081661||3730||2.40||0.30||1.6||Altered diorite dyke|
|C001537||173724||9081662||3730||2.40||0.20||1.9||Altered diorite dyke|
|For all samples, width equals true width; “m” = metres; “g/t” = grams per tonne; “Au” = gold; “Ag” = Silver|
Samples were analysed for Au and Ag by fire assay and 31 element ICP analysis at SGS del Peru S.A.C.
In Lima, Peru. In addition to the standard laboratory QA/QC procedures Eloro employs a system of external blanks and standards.
About Eloro Resources Ltd.
Eloro is an exploration and mine development company which holds a 100% undivided interest in the La Victoria Gold/Silver Project, located in the prolific North-Central Mineral Belt of Peru. The La Victoria Gold/Silver Project covers 80.4 square kilometres and is within 50 km of several large, low-cost producing gold mines, with three producers visible from the property. Infrastructure in the area is good with access to road, water, and electricity and is located at an altitude that ranges from 3,100m to 4,200m above sea level. Eloro also holds a portfolio of gold and base-metal properties in northern and western Quebec. For additional technical information on the La Victoria Project, the reader is referred to the NI 43-101 Technical Report on the La Victoria Au-Ag Property, Ancash, Peru filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).
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CONTACT: For further information please contact Jorge Estepa, Vice-President of Eloro Resources Ltd. at (416) 868-9168.