Toronto, Canada, January 16, 2014 - Eloro Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ELO; FSE: P2Q) (“Eloro” or the “Company”) reports that Monarques Resources Inc. (“Monarques”) earlier today announced the preliminary results of the latest diamond-drilling campaign on the Simkar Gold Project (the “Property”), which is currently being explored by Monarques pursuant to a joint venture agreement with Eloro, whereby Monarques acquired a 50% interest in the Property (see Eloro’s press release dated September 23, 2013).
The Property is located 20 kilometres east of Val-d’Or, Quebec, just north of the Cadillac–Larder Lake Break, in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt and is host to a previously mined, gold-bearing, fault-fill and extensional quartz vein system, characteristic of nearby gold deposits in the Val-d’Or Gold Mining Camp.
The latest drilling program consisted of 19 holes, totalling 8,055 metres (m), and was primarily aimed at extending the gold-mineralized horizons previously identified as the “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, “East” and “South” zones, with the goal of confirming their projected horizontal and vertical extensions. A secondary goal was to develop and test new models of these same structures.
As reported by Monarques, holes SK13-01, SK13-02 and SK13-04 intersected 38.35 m, 66.00 m and 28.20 m of gold (Au) mineralization, respectively, at grades up to 3.86 grams per tonne (gpt) Au (see Table 1). The mineralized interval in Hole SK13-02 appear to be associated with Zone D, whereas holes SK13-01 and SK13-04 have mineralized intervals that are closer to surface and south of Zone D.
The 2013 exploration program was managed by MRB & Associates (“MRB”) of Val-d’Or, QC who designed the drilling campaign, supervised the program, and logged and sampled the core.
MRB implemented QA/QC procedures to ensure best practices in sampling and analysis of the core samples. The drill core was logged and then split, with one-half sent for assay and the other retained in the core box as a witness sample. Duplicates, standards and blanks were inserted regularly into the sample stream. The samples were delivered, in secure tagged bags, directly to the analytical facility for analysis; in this case Technilab’s facility in Val-d’Or (Quebec).
After sample preparation (crushing, pulverizing) all samples were, or are scheduled to be, assayed for gold-content using conventional Fire Assaying with 30 g fusions and atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) finish. MRB’s protocol calls for gravimetric check-assays to be completed on the coarse crushed reject for all samples reporting greater than 5 ppm (gpt) gold from the initial fire assay, whereas other samples within the intersection are re-submitted for check fire-assay using the original pulps. The final reported gold grade for a sample is either the gravimetric result, or the average of the fire assays.
The Property hosts a gold-bearing, fault-fill and extensional quartz vein system, characteristic of nearby gold deposits in the Val-d’Or Gold Mining Camp. As exploration activities by Eloro on the Property since 2009 have advanced, similarities between the gold mineralization at Simkar and that of the shear-zone associated gold deposit at the well-studied Sigma Mine in Val-d’Or, continue to be recognized.
John Langton (P.Geo.), Vice President Exploration for Eloro, and a qualified person (QP) under National Instrument 43-101, has approved the content of this release.
About Eloro Resources Ltd.
Eloro Resources is an exploration and mine development company with a portfolio of gold and base-metal properties in northern and western Quebec. The Company is focussed on expanding the historic gold resources at the past-producing Simkar Mine with the objective to outline quality gold resources in the established Val-d’Or Gold Mining Camp.
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