Oceanus Provides Update on El Tigre ProjectMar 05, 2018
El Tigre Formation Continues Along Strike for Five Additional Kilometres
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – March 5, 2018 – Oceanus Resources Corporation (TSXV:OCN and OTCQB:OCNSF) ("Oceanus" or the “Company”) announces that the regional mapping project carried out to the south of Gold Hill has demonstrated that the prospective El Tigre Formation continues along strike in a southeastern direction for an additional 5 kilometres. The Company also announces it has received an updated 3D model of the historical El Tigre Mine underground workings that incorporates assay data from 2,500 underground channel samples collected in the drifts, stopes and raises of the El Tigre, Sooy and Seitz Kelly veins.
“The discovery of the extension of the El Tigre formation to the southeast represents an exciting new chapter in Oceanus systematic efforts to identify new gold and silver mineralization at El Tigre” stated Glenn Jessome, Oceanus President and CEO. “Furthermore, the acquisition of the historical underground sampling results confirms the high tenure of the mineralization in the old workings and instills further confidence in the potential of the unmined Protectora, Caleigh and Fundadora areas where our drilling intersected similar bonanza grade mineralization. We are only starting to unlock the value that exists in this 35-kilometre land package which we believe is a district style project in a mining friendly jurisdiction.” continued Mr. Jessome.
Regional Mapping Extends Strike Length of El Tigre Formation
The regional mapping project that was carried out to the south of Gold Hill demonstrated that the El Tigre Formation continues along strike in a southeastern direction for an additional 5 kilometres to the Lluvia de Oro prospect. Figure 1 illustrates up-to-date geology on the east side of the mountain, the locations of the veins, and the geochemical anomalies representing samples with a gold equivalent grade >0.75 g/t.
Tunnels exposing quartz veins with the same alterations and mineralization as observed in the existing El Tigre area and assays demonstrate significant potential for additional near surface mineralization in this newly defined area.
The El Tigre Formation is the rock package that hosts the historic El Tigre Mine which operated from 1903 to 1938 and was reported to have produced a total of 353,000 ounces of gold and 67.4 million ounces of silver from 1.87 million tonnes averaging 7.54 g/t gold and 1,308 g/t silver (Craig, 2012). Oceanus drilling has intersected similar style gold-silver mineralization in the El Tigre Formation at the Protectora, Caleigh and Fundadora areas to the north of the old mine as well as to the south, past Gold Hill.
A maiden resource estimate for the El Tigre project was reported on September 13, 2017 and filed on SEDAR on October 26, 2017 containing indicated resources of 661,000 gold equivalent ounces at 0.77 g/t (21 g/t silver and 0.51 g/t gold) and inferred resources of 341,000 gold equivalent ounces at 1.59 g/t (88 g/t silver and 0.52 g/t gold). The full National Instrument 43-101 technical report is posted to the Company’s website, and by clicking here.
3D Model of the Historical El Tigre Mine Underground Workings
While the Company was conducting a review of the historical maps and files of the Anaconda Geological Documents Collection archived at the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming, historical data was discovered which enabled Oceanus to update its 3D model of the El Tigre Mine’s underground workings. The Anaconda Geological Documents Collection is the scientific product of the Anaconda Minerals Company’s (“Anaconda”) exploration and development work throughout the United States and 110 foreign countries from the late 1890’s to 1986 when Anaconda ceased mineral exploration and mining activities.
Anaconda held the El Tigre Property under option from 1981 and 1984, and during that time completed an extensive district scale exploration program including surface geological mapping, underground geological mapping, diamond drilling of the vein structures with 22 holes totaling 7,812 metres, 352 metres of exploration drifting at the Fundadora Vein, aerial photography and petrographic studies.
The plans discovered date from 1912 and present the silver and gold assays of channel samples collected across the working face (typically 3.5 feet) every 5 feet along the drift. The data was digitized, converted to metric units and geo-referenced for the 3D Minesight Model by SPM Mineria in Hermosillo, Mexico. These assay results are not compliant with NI 43-101 but are of historical nature indicative of the gold and silver grades as reported by the Manager of the El Tigre Mine, R. T. Mishler, in 1926.
Mining operations at El Tigre started with the Brown shaft in 1903. The focus soon changed to mining high-grade silver veins in the area with the majority of the production coming from the El Tigre vein. Historical underground mining on the El Tigre vein extended 1,450 metres along strike and mined on 14 levels to a depth of 450 metres.
El Tigre Property
The El Tigre Property is approximately 35 kilometers long and comprises 21,842.78 hectares. The El Tigre gold and silver deposit is related to a series of high-grade epithermal veins controlled by a north-south trending structure cutting across the andesitic and rhyolitic tuffs of the Sierra Madre Volcanic Complex within a broad gold and silver mineralized prophylitic alternation zone. The veins dip steeply to the west and are typically 1 meter wide but locally can be up to 5 meters in width. The veins, structures and mineralized zones outcrop on surface and have been traced for a distance of 5.3 kilometers along strike. Historical mining and exploration activities focused on a 1.5 kilometer portion of the southern end of the deposits, principally on the El Tigre, Seitz Kelly and Sooy veins. Four veins in the north (Aguila, Escondida, Fundadora and Protectora) were explored with only limited amounts of production.
David R. Duncan, P. Geo, vice-president, exploration, of the corporation, is the qualified person for Oceanus as defined under NI 43-101. Mr. Duncan has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this press release.
About Oceanus Resources Corporation
Oceanus Resources Corporation is a gold exploration and development company operating in Mexico, with 100% ownership of the 35-kilometre-long, royalty free El Tigre property located in Sonora. A maiden resource estimate for the El Tigre project was reported on September 13, 2017 and filed on SEDAR on October 26, 2017 containing indicated resources of 661,000 gold equivalent ounces at 0.77 g/t (21 g/t silver and 0.51 g/t gold) and inferred resources of 341,000 gold equivalent ounces at 1.59 g/t (88 g/t silver and 0.52 g/t gold). The full National Instrument 43-101 technical report is posted to the Company’s website, and can also be accessed by clicking here. Oceanus is managed by a team of mine finders with extensive experience in exploring and developing large hydrothermal gold projects in Mexico. Oceanus is currently exploring the El Tigre Property in the Sierra Madre Occidental.
For further information, please contact:
Vice President, Investor Relations
416 419 2750
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This News Release includes certain “forward-looking statements”. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization, resources and reserves, the ability to convert inferred resources to indicated resources, the ability to complete future drilling programs and infill sampling, the ability to extend resource blocks, the similarity of mineralization at El Tigre to the Ocampo mine, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of Oceanus, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as “may”, “is expected to”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “intends”, “plans”, “projection”, “could”, “vision”, “goals”, “objective” and “outlook” and other similar words. Although Oceanus believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Oceanus’s expectations include risks and uncertainties related to exploration, development, operations, commodity prices and global financial volatility, risk and uncertainties of operating in a foreign jurisdiction as well as additional risks described from time to time in the filings made by Oceanus with securities regulators.
© 2022 Silver Tiger Metals Inc.|TSXV:SLVR, OTCQX:SLVTF|Disclaimer
The following terms and conditions, along with all other terms and legal notices located on this https://silvertigermetals.com website (collectively, "Terms"), govern your use of this https://silvertigermetals.com website (the "Website"). If you do not understand and agree to be bound by all Terms, do not use this Website. Your use of this Website at any time constitutes a binding agreement by you to abide by these Terms.
Certain material found on this Website is protected by copyright. Certain names, graphics, logos, icons, designs, words, titles or phrases on this Website may constitute trade names, trademarks or service marks of Silver Tiger Metals Inc. ("Silver Tiger") or other entities. Trademarks may be registered in Canada and in other countries, as applicable. The display of trademarks on pages at this Website does not imply that a licence of any kind has been granted.
Although care has been taken in preparing and maintaining the information and materials contained on this Website, they are provided on an "as is" basis, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the information and Silver Tiger does not assume any responsibility or liability whatsoever for publishing them herein. In using this Website, you agree that Silver Tiger shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever (including indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages and loss of profits, opportunities or information) arising from (a) your use of or reliance on information contained on this Website; (b) any inaccuracy or omission in such information or failure to keep the information current; (c) use of any third-party web sites linked or referred to in this Website; (d) any delays, inaccuracies or errors in, or in the transmission of, any stock price quotes or historical price data; (e) any Internet software used in connection with this Website or computer viruses or other destructive programs encountered as a result of using this Website; and (f) any other matter connected with the Website, even if Silver Tiger is made aware of the possibility of such claims, damages or losses.
This Website contains links to, or feeds from, sites that Silver Tiger does not maintain. Silver Tiger assumes no responsibility for the contents of third-party sites accessed through links on, or otherwise incorporate in, this Website. Access to or information from such third-party sites is provided for your convenience only. Silver Tiger does not monitor or endorse such third-party sites.
This Website is not to be construed as a form of promotion, an offer to sell securities or as a solicitation to purchase our securities. This Website has been produced as a source of general information only.
Please note that this Website contains "forward-looking information", within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, information with respect to our plans respecting our mineral projects and our other key mineral properties and the ability to secure and maintain required permits for such projects and properties, exploration expenditures and activities and the possible success of such exploration activities, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, costs and timing of the development of new deposits, mineral pricing, mine life projections, the availability of third-party concentrate, business and acquisition strategies and the timing and possible outcome of pending litigation. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words like "plans", "expects", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "understands", "anticipates", and similar expressions. Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such information is provided and is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including risks associated with the mining industry such as economic factors (including future commodity prices, currency fluctuations and energy prices), failure of plant, equipment, processes and transportation services to operate as anticipated, dependence on key personnel and employee relations, environmental risks, government regulation, actual results of current exploration activities, possible variations in ore grade or recovery rates, permitting timelines, capital expenditures, reclamation activities, land titles, and social and political developments and other risks of the mining industry. Although we have attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except as required by applicable securities laws, or to comment on analyses, expectations or statements made by third parties in respect of us, our financial or operating results or our securities.
Cautionary Note to US Investors
The disclosure on this Website has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of Canadian securities laws, which differ from the requirements of United States securities laws. Disclosure, including scientific or technical information, has been made in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101 -- Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"). NI 43-101 is a rule developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators that establishes standards for all public disclosure an issuer makes of scientific and technical information concerning mineral projects. As a result, information contained on this Website containing descriptions of the mineral properties or estimates of mineral reserves or resources of Silver Tiger is not comparable to similar information disclosed by U.S. companies in reports filed with the SEC.
For example, the terms "measured mineral resources", "indicated mineral resources", "inferred mineral resources", "proven mineral reserves" and "probable mineral reserves" are used on this Website to comply with the reporting standards in Canada. While those terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the SEC does not recognize them.
Under the rules and regulations of the SEC set forth in Industry Guide 7, a U.S. company may only disclose estimates of proven and probable mineral reserves, and may not disclose estimates of any classification of mineral resources. In addition, the definitions of proven and probable mineral reserves used in NI 43-101 differ from the definitions in the SEC Industry Guide 7. Under United States standards, mineralization may not be classified as a "reserve" unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically and legally produced or extracted at the time the reserve determination is made. Investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of the mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into mineral reserves. Any estimate of mineral reserves or resources has a great amount of uncertainty as to its existence, and great uncertainty as to its economic and legal feasibility with estimates of mineral resources having a greater degree of uncertainty. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources or inferred mineral resources will ever be upgraded to a mineral reserve or mined. Further, in accordance with Canadian rules, estimates of inferred mineral resources cannot form the basis of feasibility or other economic studies. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part of the reported measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources, or inferred mineral resources on this Website will ever be classified as a reserve. Disclosure of "contained ounces" is permitted disclosure under Canadian regulations; however, the SEC normally only permits issuers to report mineralization that does not constitute reserves as in place tonnage and grade without reference to unit measures.