Toronto, Ontario–(November 15, 2013) – Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: AOZ) (“Aurania” ) is pleased to report that it has completed its initial exploration drill programs on the Mont Chemin gold and Siviez uranium-copper-gold properties, consisting of 1390.3 meters of drilling in 12 holes. Geonor Servicios Tecnicos S.L. of Galicia, Spain was contracted for the drilling. The drilling on Mont Chemin consisted of 1390.3 metres in 12 holes and at Siviez of 622.9 metres in 4 holes.
On the Mont Chemin gold project, the holes tested a number of surface gold showings including the Goilly Vein (where grades of up to 40.7 g/t gold were returned from trenching), gold showings at the Scheelite, Crevace, and Vouillamoz pit areas, as well as a number of geophysics anomalies. Samples from the drilling are presently at ALS Chemex’s laboratory in Ireland and results are expected shortly.
Upon completion of the Mont Chemin drilling, the diamond drill was mobilized to the Siviez uranium-copper-gold project to complete an initial four holes. This decision was based on the availability of the drill, the minimal mobilization cost, and road access to the northern-most part of the large Siviez property. The holes were selected to better understand the structural geology with the goal of improving target selection for the more significant drill program planned for 2014. Of note, the Siviez property has uranium-copper mineralization exposed along more than a 6 km strike length. The mineralization straddles the contact between the Nendaz Series, a Permo-Carboniferous unit of greenschist metamorphosed fluvial to fluvial-deltaic sediments, and the Siviez Series, a complex of predominantly banded metamorphosed mafic volcanic rocks. Uranium mineralization observed in outcrop at Siviez consists of disseminations, pods, and swarms of small veins of pitchblende and coffinite, together with pyrite and ubiquitous copper sulphides (chalcopyrite, tetrahedrite, chalcocite, covellite), as well as secondary copper carbonates (azurite and malachite). Native gold has been identified, but its distribution at Siviez is as yet unclear.
Dr. Keith Barron, Chairman and CEO reports “We are pleased that the drilling was completed within budget and achieved the objectives of the initial exploration drilling on our Swiss projects. We continue to be cognizant of the tight capital market conditions and are using our cash wisely. We have been examining and evaluating a number of business opportunities and gold-silver property submittals over the last several months, as industry conditions are creating opportunities for companies with even a modest cash position.”
The technical information contained in this news release has been verified and approved by Aurania’s Chief Geologist, Jean-Paul Pallier, a ‘qualified person’ for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects of the Canadian Securities Administrators.
For further information please contact:
Dr. Keith Barron
President and CEO
Tel: 416 367-3200
Tel: 416 367-3200
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