VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Nov. 4, 2016) – Salazar Resources Limited (TSX VENTURE:SRL)(FRANKFURT:CCG)(“Salazar” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the start of the 10,000 metre Phase V drilling program on the Curipamba project, Ecuador. The planned 10,000 meter drill program is designed to further expand the El Domo volcanogenic massive sulphide (“VMS”) deposit and explore its margins, as well as to test regional anomalies and showings (Figure 1).
Fredy Salazar, President and CEO of Salazar, comments: “We are pleased to be restarting exploration on the Curipamba project to the benefit of Salazar’s shareholders. The El Domo deposit is a significant discovery and Salazar believes the size of the deposit can be increased through diamond drilling. The Phase V drill program will be focused on extending the El Domo deposit but will also test a number of high potential geophysical and geological targets.”
Salazar has mobilized one of its drill rigs to site and drilling has commenced. The Company anticipates mobilizing its second drill rig in late November or early December. A total of 40 drill holes are planned and the program is anticipated to continue through December 20th, when operations will cease for Christmas break. Drilling will resume on or about January 5th 2017 and continue until late March 2017.
The El Domo deposit lies within the “Las Naves” concession, which is one of the 7 concessions that make up the Curipamba project (21,537.48 hectares) in the Bolivar and Los Rios Provinces in central Ecuador. El Domo is a high-grade, VMS deposit, with the following indicated and inferred resources as announced in the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) dated March 2014:
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Figure 1. CURIPAMBA PROJECT – PHASE V DRILL PROGRAM TARGETS: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/SLR114.jpg
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF SALAZAR RESOURCES LIMITED
President & CEO
Salazar Resources Limited
Salazar Resources Ltd. is a publicly-listed (TSX VENTURE:SRL) mineral resource company engaged in the exploration and development of new highly prospective areas in Ecuador. Led by a senior Ecuadorian management team and most notably by its namesake Fredy Salazar, this team has been instrumental in other major discoveries throughout Ecuador, including Aurelian’s Fruta del Norte discovery, IAMGold’s Quimsacocha Deposit, Mozo Deposit, Ex Newmont’s Cangrejos Project and International Minerals Rio Blanco and Gaby Deposit. Being an Ecuadorian based company gives the Company a strategic advantage enabling the Company to complete exploration at a rapid pace. With an excellent property portfolio (4 projects – 151,000 hectares), good geopolitical positioning and a number of strategic corporate and financial partnerships, Salazar has positioned itself to be a strategic player in Ecuador.
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