VANCOUVER, Feb. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Garibaldi Resources Corp. (TSX.V: GGI) (the "Company" or "Garibaldi") is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent ("LOI") with Gainey Capital Corp. (TSX.V: GNC) to initiate an immediate program to deliver mineralized material from the Company's La Patilla Gold Property in Sinaloa State, Mexico, to Gainey's 300 tpd processing facility just 40 miles to the southeast.
This LOI marks another important step for Garibaldi at La Patilla where the Company's strategic plan since acquiring this asset in 2013 has been to move to the exploitation stage as quickly as possible to generate cash flow.
Artisanal miners have been active at La Patilla for decades, the Company has negotiated a long-term agreement with the local community to allow for exploitation at this property, and a highly successful drill program in early 2014 confirmed the presence of near-surface mineralization including 8.5 g/t Au over 10.4 meters within a broader interval of 3.1 g/t Au over 30 meters in diamond drill hole LP-14. La Patilla is considered very prospective for high-grade "shoots".
Garibaldi and Gainey will use this LOI as a framework for a potential long-term revenue sharing agreement between the two companies. In addition, the processing of mineralized material from La Patilla will provide Garibaldi with important additional metallurgical and grade information to further assess the exploitative potential of this asset. Preliminary La Patilla metallurgical testing by Garibaldi has produced encouraging results.
"Our team in Mexico was very impressed with Gainey's state-of-the-art gravimetric/flotation processing center," commented Steve Regoci, Garibaldi President and CEO. "This should be an excellent fit for advancing La Patilla which importantly is located just a short distance away."
Investors are cautioned that the planned processing of mineralized material from La Patilla is not based on a National Instrument 43-101 mineral resource or reserve estimate, preliminary economic assessment, prefeasibility study or feasibility study. As a result, there is no assurance that Garibaldi will be able to economically extract mineralization from La Patilla.
Garibaldi eagerly anticipates updating shareholders with regard to the latest exploration developments including assay results from ongoing work at Rodadero, its Mexican flagship project, during the week of March 2, 2015.
Recent corporate developments, including a Rodadero site visit by a second leading producer, and the recently announced bid for Paramount Gold and Silver Corp. by Coeur Mining Inc., have required management to weigh competing strategies to ensure maximum value for shareholders.
Garibaldi values and appreciates its shareholders' loyalty and patience as the Company continues to work toward a breakthrough year in both Mexico and British Columbia.
Garibaldi at PDAC
Garibaldi invites shareholders and interested investors to visit the Company's booth (#3153) and meet with management at PDAC, Sunday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 4, at the Toronto Convention Centre. Drill core from Rodadero will be on display.
Dr. Craig Gibson, Certified professional Geologist and a director of Garibaldi is a non-arms-length Qualified Person for the Company's Mexico projects and a direct manager of the technical programs operated under contract by Prospeccion Y Desorrollo Minera del Norte (ProDeMin). Dr. Gibson has reviewed this news release and approved the content thereof.
Garibaldi Resources Corp. is an active Canadian-based junior exploration company focused on creating shareholder value through discoveries and strategic development of its assets in some of the most prolific mining regions in Mexico and British Columbia.
We seek safe harbor.
GARIBALDI RESOURCES CORP.
Per: "Steve Regoci"
Steve Regoci, President
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SOURCE Garibaldi Resources Corp.
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