VANCOUVER, Aug. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Etruscus Resources Corp. (CSE: ETR) (the "Company" or "Etruscus"), a Vancouver-based junior exploration company, is pleased to announce it has expanded its claim package through strategic staking at its 100%-owned Rock & Roll Property (the "Property") and in an area to the northwest known as the Sugar Property (or "Sugar"). All claims are near the past producing Snip mine situated in the Eskay region of Northwest B.C.'s prolific Golden Triangle.
- Through strategic staking of 4 contiguous claims totaling 5,868 hectares ("Ha"), the Rock & Roll Property that hosts the Black Dog volcanogenic massive sulphide ('VMS') discovery is now 21,955 Ha comprising 39 claims (Click Here to View Map);
- 10 mineral claims known as the Sugar Property were staked approximately 7 km northwest of the Rock & Roll Property.
- 2 days of prospecting, mapping and sampling were spent on claims staked in March 2019 to confirm historic showings and understand the mineralizing systems
- Consultant geologist and nickel expert Dr. Peter Lightfoot spent 1 day of mapping and sampling with Etruscus at Hoodoo North and Hoodoo West, staked in March 2019. Assays are pending; and
- Drilling permits have been received for this summer's drill program at the Rock & Roll project and Etruscus' first ever drill program will begin shortly.
Rock & Roll Northwestern Extension
Following the previously announced staking (see News Release dated April 30th, 2019), 3 of the 4 additional claims were staked in the northwestern extension, located north of the Iskut River, due to their location within the favorable Stuhini Group which hosts the Company's Black Dog deposit. This high, mountainous terrain has seen limited geological work but remains highly prospective due to the rapid glacial retreat of the Hoodoo and Twin Glaciers.
Notable areas within the northwest extension include:
- Hoodoo North (Minfile 104B414) has several mineralized gossanous zones anomalous in silver and copper as well as a gabbroic intrusion. Historic grab samples from this broad area returned assays up to 4.8% copper and 164 g/t silver; and
- Hoodoo West (Minfile 104B283) includes mineralized polymetallic veins and historic assay results highlighted by a grab sample assaying 9.5 g/t gold.
The 4th claim, Hoodoo East, was staked along the northeast border of the Property to cover favourable geology to the southwest of the Burgundy Ridge trend, situated on Crystal Lake's Newmont Lake property where a major drill program is currently underway.
The decision to pick up the Sugar Property followed an extensive review and technical analysis of historical data available, including but not limited to, past Assessment Reports and Minfiles. Sugar comprises 10 contiguous claims totaling 4,508 Ha located within BC's Golden Triangle, 25 km southwest of the Galore Creek deposit. Past mapping on the property has outlined multiple Texas Creek intrusive units that are commonly associated with important copper and/or gold deposits within the Golden Triangle including Galore Creek, KSM copper-gold deposit and Pretium's Brucejack (Valley of the Kings) gold deposit.
Sugar includes several types of copper and copper/zinc occurrences which are mainly associated with skarns and/or quartz veins/stockworks. A 4 km long mineralized skarn, a nearby, copper-bearing quartz vein stockworks and a prominent gossan have been located on Sugar. No drilling has been done yet on Sugar, but historic rock samples have returned numerous results greater than 1% copper and 5% Zinc. All of the available data is being incorporated into a detailed GIS compilation in order to assess the potential and guide further work on the Sugar.
Etruscus Resources CEO Gordon Lam stated, "A stand-alone property can prove costly for companies working in the remote areas of the Golden Triangle, however, Sugar, as a satellite project to our existing operation at Rock & Roll, warranted staking and further field work." He went on to add, "The granting of our drill permits along with the staking of additional claims to the north of Rock & Roll is a clear message to our investors that we plan an aggressive approach to moving this project forward in 2019."
Technical aspects of this news release have been reviewed and approved by Lindsay Bottomer P.Geo., FAusIMM who is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
About the Rock & Roll Property
Etruscus Resources Corp. is a Vancouver-based exploration company focused on the development of its 100%-owned Rock & Roll Property situated in the heart of Northwest B.C.'s prolific Eskay region. The Property was originally staked in 1988 on behalf of the Prime Resources Group, one of Murray Pezim's companies.
In 1990, exploration (line cutting, geochemical soil sampling, mapping, prospecting, ground geophysical surveys and trenching) led to the discovery of polymetallic, silver-gold-zinc-lead-copper massive sulphide mineralization that became known as the Black Dog Zone. Notably, the surface expression of the Black Dog Zone is readily apparent in geochemical soil samples and ground geophysical data.
In the period immediately following the discovery of the Black Dog showing, Prime drilled 94 holes totalling 11,063.2 metres, testing the Black Dog and SRV zones. Subsequently, 20 holes totalling 3,321.6 metres were drilled by several junior companies, mainly to expand or better define the known mineralized zones. No work was done on the Property from 2012 to 2018.
Etruscus acquired the Property in early 2018, consisting of 14 contiguous minerals claims totalling 4,723 Ha. On August 3, 2018, Etruscus reported a current NI-43-101 compliant Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate for the Rock & Roll deposit which can be accessed on www.sedar.com. Since acquisition, the Company has staked an additional 25 claims, expanding the size of the Property by 465% to now total 21,955 Ha.
Etruscus Resources Corp. is a well-funded Vancouver-based exploration company focused on the development of its 100%-owned Rock & Roll Property situated near the past producing Snip mine in Northwest B.C.'s prolific Eskay region. The company was listed on the CSE Exchange in January 2019. Total company claim holdings are 26,464 Ha which includes the Sugar property covering 4,508 Ha located approximately 7 km west of the Property. Etruscus trades under the symbol ETR on the Canadian Securities Exchange and currently has 19,394,001 shares issued and outstanding.
On behalf of the Board of Directors:
/s/ "Gordon Lam"
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
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