Aurania reports on key components of its new NI 43-101 Technical Report
Toronto, Ontario, February 10, 2020 – Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU) (OTCQB: AUIAF) (Frankfurt: 20Q) (“Aurania” or the “Company” - https://www.commodity-tv.com/play/aurania-resources-following-track-of-possible-road-lidar-program-started/) reports that it has filed a National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) technical report dated February 4, 2020 entitled, “A Technical Review of the Lost Cities – Cutucu Exploration Project, Morona-Santiago Province, Ecuador.” The report is available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website www.aurania.com/projects/technical-reports/. Aurania will host a conference call on February 12, 2020, at 10:00am EST to discuss the recommendations of the NI 43-101 and other recent developments in the Company. Dial-in details for the conference call are listed below.
Recommendations from the NI 43-101 Report
The author of the NI 43-101, Dr. Robert Page, P.Geo., of independent consulting firm Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited, has concluded that Aurania’s proposed 2020 exploration program, outlined below, is appropriate for the Project. The main components are:
- Complete the reconnaissance stream sediment sampling as the primary field tool to identify additional targets, the priority being to find potentially outcropping gold-bearing systems;
- Follow-up the geophysical targets identified by Independent Senior Geophysical Consultant, Jeremy S. Brett, who was involved throughout the Company’s heliborne geophysical survey from planning, daily review of the data as it was acquired in the field, to interpretation. He identified 64 individual targets, 31 of which were categorized as high priority for follow-up;
- Continue scout drilling the highest ranked of the 20 epithermal gold-silver targets within the extensive epithermal alteration systems at Latorre (where Crunchy Hill and Yawi are located), Apai and Tiria;
- Continue detailed geological work and field sampling of sedimentary-hosted copper-silver mineralization observed in scattered outcrops over a distance of 23km, to advance these targets to scout drilling;
- Advance the clusters of copper-gold and copper porphyry targets at Kirus, Jempe, Tsenken and Awacha through more detailed exploration, in preparation for scout drilling; and
- Undertake similar exploration of the carbonate replacement – style silver-zinc-lead mineralization which has been identified in sporadic outcrops and numerous boulders over a total of 12km in the Shimpia target area.
Conference Call & Webcast Details
Aurania’s Chairman and CEO, Dr. Keith Barron and President, Dr. Richard Spencer will be hosting a webcasted conference call on Wednesday, February 12, at 10:00am EST.
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Participant Telephone Numbers
Canada/USA TF: 1-800-319-4610
Toronto Toll: +1-416-915-3239
UK & Europe TF: 0808-101-2791
Callers should dial in 5 – 10 min prior to the scheduled start time and simply ask to join Aurania’s call.
The technical information pertaining to the NI 43-101 technical report in this press release has been verified and approved by Robert Page, Ph.D., P.Geo. Dr. Page is a Senior Associate of independent consultants, Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited Geological and Mining Consultants of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Page is a Professional Geoscientist registered in the Province of Ontario and is a Qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects of the Canadian Securities Administrators.
The technical information pertaining to geophysical data and related interpretations in this news release has been verified and approved by Jeremy S. Brett, M.Sc., P.Geo., an independent Senior Geophysical Consultant with MPH Consulting Limited. Mr. Brett is a Professional Geoscientist registered in the Province of Ontario and is a Qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects of the Canadian Securities Administrators.
All other technical information contained in this news release has been verified and approved by Jean-Paul Pallier, MSc. Mr. Pallier is a designated EurGeol by the European Federation of Geologists and is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects of the Canadian Securities Administrators.
Aurania is a junior mineral exploration company engaged in the identification, evaluation, acquisition and exploration of mineral property interests, with a focus on precious metals and copper. Its flagship asset, The Lost Cities – Cutucu Project, is located in the Jurassic Metallogenic Belt in the eastern foothills of the Andes mountain range of southeastern Ecuador.
Information on Aurania and technical reports are available at www.aurania.com and www.sedar.com, as well as on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/auranialtd/, Twitter at https://twitter.com/auranialtd, and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/aurania-resources-ltd-.
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Manager – Investor Services
Aurania Resources Ltd.
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Aurania Resources Ltd.
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