Aurania Announces Positive Mapping Results at Tatasham & Awacha Porphyry Targets in Ecuador
Toronto, Ontario, September 26, 2022 – Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU; OTCQB: AUIAF; Frankfurt: 20Q) (“Aurania” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that an intensive “Anaconda method” mapping program (see press release dated August 8, 2022) at the Company’s Tatasham target has discovered highly prospective porphyritic felsic intrusive rock, and at the Awacha target area, mapping has confirmed diorite and other intrusive rocks, with local hydrothermal breccias. The intrusives are crosscut by several generations of quartz veinlets locally containing chalcopyrite and galena (see Figures 1 and 2). These results are considered positive indications of porphyry-style mineralization at both localities.
Tatasham and Awacha are contained in Aurania’s large, 207,764-hectare concession block in southeastern Ecuador, located immediately north of the highly productive mineralized belt containing Solaris Resources’ Warintza and SolGold’s Porvenir porphyry copper deposits, as well as operating mines at Mirador (copper) and Fruta del Norte (gold).
The mapping program at Tatasham has been completed and is currently underway at Awacha. This work is being carried out ahead of a drilling campaign which is anticipated to commence in the last quarter of 2022.
The Tatasham target is a blind geophysical target with no previously recognized alteration or mineralization at surface. The 3-kilometre (km) x 1 km target is both a magnetic and resistivity high, flanked by conductive anomalies, that are speculated to represent a mixed magnetite skarn and porphyry cluster.
The Awacha target area comprises a cluster of geophysical anomalies representing porphyry targets located in an area approximately 9 km x 6 km in size. These targets are covered by post-mineral sedimentary rock. Where streams have cut down through these sediments, they have exposed the classic phyllic alteration envelope (quartz-sericite-pyrite alteration) which typically accompanies copper mineralization. Low levels of copper and molybdenum have been returned in analyses of stream sediments in this area, as well as copper in soils (see press release dated April 19, 2022).
Figure 1: Quartz diorite porphyry from Tatasham
Figure 2: Hydrothermal breccia exposure at Awacha
Amendment to Option Terms
An amendment was made to the vesting period of the stock options granted to SRC Swiss Resource Capital AG (“SRC”), the details of which were announced in a press release dated August 18, 2022. The 35,000 stock options granted to SRC at a price of $0.84 CAD, will vest in quarters with ¼ vesting three months from the date of grant, ¼ vesting six months from the date of grant, ¼ vesting at the one-year anniversary from the date of grant, and ¼ vesting at the two-year anniversary from the date of grant. All other terms remain unchanged.
The geological 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 a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects of the Canadian Securities Administrators.
Aurania is a mineral exploration company engaged in the identification, evaluation, acquisition and exploration of mineral property interests, with a focus on precious metals and copper in South America. 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.
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