VANCOUVER, July 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Network Exploration Ltd. (the
"Company") (TSXV: NET) is pleased to announce that a Community
Agreement (the "Agreement") has been signed with the authorities from
the Fundición and Jesus Maria communities in Peru's Moquegua District
for further exploration at its flagship Picha project.
The agreement, which is a critical part of the permitting process and
required by Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines, allows for
commencement of the Company's planned diamond drilling.
Alexander Helmel, CEO of Network Exploration Ltd. states, "Through the
combined efforts of our project partner Lara Exploration Ltd. ("Lara")
and our local geological team we have been able to form a solid
relationship with the local communities. We are committed to
developing our projects in a sustainable and responsible way while
working closely with the people in the nearby areas. We extend our
thanks to the efforts of Lara, the people of Fundición and Jesus Maria
communities, and Network's crew on the ground in Peru."
The Picha Project
The 6,000 hectare Picha copper-silver property is located within the
Tertiary volcanic arc of southern Peru, host to a wide variety of
epithermal gold, silver and copper porphyry-skarn deposits that are the
targets of many major and junior exploration companies. Picha is
situated approximately 122km east of the city of Arequipa and
approximately 12km NE of Goldfield's 7.6M oz Au/Ag Chucapaca deposit.
Due to its favorable location, geology and existing mineralized
showings, the Company believes that this property has the potential to
yield significant mineralization.
Preliminary exploration work at the Picha project found widespread
alteration, brecciation and vein stockworking indicative of the
presence of a nearby porphyry system. Recent geochemical programs
covering over 50 square km of the property have outlined seven zones
with anomalous copper and silver values, several of which are
associated with known mineralized showings that have been mined on a
small scale in the past. Also, recent induced polarization and magnetic
surveys have outlined six separate chargeability anomalies, interpreted
to be indicative of sulphide mineralization that are contained within a
broader area of moderate chargeability and higher magnetic response
thought to be hosted in volcanic or intrusive rocks.
Thirteen priority drill targets have thus been outlined from the
combined geochemical and geophysical programs mentioned above, and the
Company intends to commence drilling select targets within the Moquegua
District as soon as possible.
Cautionary Statement and Qualified Person
This press release has been read and approved by Bob Friesen, P. Geo, a
director of the Company and the Company's Qualified Person.
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.
ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY
Chief Executive Officer
Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking
statements regarding the future success of the business of the Company
that is subject to risk and uncertainties. Examples of such
forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements
concerning the Company's option of the Picha Project and exploration
activities at the Picha project and generally, government regulation of
exploration and mining operations, indications and benefits of
exploration, drilling test work and engineering assessments,
environmental risks, title disputes or claims, and the Company's
intention to raise additional capital and financing. These
forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risk and
uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results, performance
or achievements to be materially different from any future results,
performance or achievements expressed or implied in these
forward-looking statements. These risks include risks related to the
option agreement, key personnel, competition, risks related to newly
acquired businesses, the uncertainty of timing or approval of
permitting and licensing requirements, uncertainty of social and
community requirements, uncertainty and dilution as a result of
additional financing and the ability of the Company to service its
current and future debt obligations, as well as the risk factors
described in the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis filed on
SEDAR at www.sedar.com and the risks described in any Management Information Circular of the
Company. The forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of
the date of this news release and are expressly qualified in their
entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the
Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any such
forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or
in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such
forward-looking statements may be based, or that may affect the
likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the
SOURCE Network Exploration Ltd.
For further information:
Please contact Moises Uribe, CFO at 604-638-7363, or visit the Company's website at www.networkexploration.com