register free | resend password

Aurania Defines Specific Epithermal Target- "Crunchy Hill" -within the Latorre Area

ID: 1534574
recent pressrelease next pressrelease

(PresseBox) - Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU) (?Aurania? or the ?Company? - is pleased to report that the source of the ?vuggy silica? blocks ? a known indicator of epithermal gold-silver systems -

To view the discovery of vuggy silica at Crunchy Hill as recorded on a field camera, click on the link below:

CEO and Chairman, Dr. Keith Barron commented, ?In our last press release on the Latorre area (see press release dated February 28, 2018), we mentioned that blocks of vuggy silica had been found in the Latorre B target area; we have now found the source of this key marker of epithermal systems.

Crunchy Hill Target

Crunchy Hill, one of five targets within the larger Latorre area, was so-named because of the characteristic sound made underfoot as silica grains grind against each other in the clay-rich soil.

Rock-chip samples of blocks of vuggy silica, gossan and hematite (iron oxide) breccia in the streams draining Crunchy Hill have returned assays of up to 10 grams per tonne (?g/t?) of silver, along with high levels of pathfinder elements such as naturally-occurring arsenic, antimony, mercury and thallium ? volatile elements.

A second zone of vuggy silica with superimposed, banded chalcedonic silica, has been found one kilometre west of Crunchy Hill, while manganese oxide, along with adularia casts in banded chalcedonic silica veinlets, have been found in blocks in a stream approximately one kilometre north of Crunchy Hill.

Exploration Model at Crunchy Hill

The vuggy silica at Crunchy Hill is typical of high sulphidation epithermal systems such as Alto Chicama (Lagunas Norte Mine) in Peru, while the banded chalcedonic silica veinlets are more typical of intermediate or low sulphidation epithermal an intermediate sulphidation system similar to that in which the Fruta del Norte deposit occurs.

Soil sampling is currently underway over the Crunchy Hill target and initial results are expected in early May.lf of the year.

Latorre A Target

Additional stream sediment sampling in the Latorre A target area has detected elevated concentrations of naturally-occurring arsenic and antimony over an area approximately twice the size of the original target area (Fig. 1) reported in the Company?s press release dated February 28, 2018.

The next step in the Latorre A target area is more detailed geological review followed by soil sampling at regular intervals along the crests of ridges ? so-called ridge and spur soil sampling.

Technical Information

The technical information contained in this news release has been verified and approved by Jean-Paul Pallier, MSc., Aurania?s VP-Exploration.

About Aurania

Aurania is a junior exploration mining company engaged in the identification, evaluation, acquisition and exploration of mineral property interests, with a focus on precious metals and copper.

Information on Aurania and technical reports are available at and, as well as on Facebook at, Twitter at, and LinkedIn at

For further information, please contact:

Carolyn Muir

Manager ? Corporate & Investor Services

Aurania Resources Ltd.

(416) 367-3200


Dr. Richard Spencer


Aurania Resources Ltd.

(416) 367-3200


In Europe:

Swiss Resource Capital AG

Jochen Staiger


Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking information that involves substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, most of which are beyond the control of Aurania. Forward-looking statements include estimates and statements that describe Aurania?s future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that Aurania or its management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Forward-looking statements may be identified by such terms as ?believes?, ?anticipates?, ?expects?, ?estimates?, ?may?, ?could?, ?would?, ?will?, or ?plan?. Since forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although these statements are based on information currently available to Aurania, Aurania provides no assurance that actual results will meet management?s expectations. Risks, uncertainties and other factors involved with forward-looking information could cause actual events, results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, Aurania?s company?s objectives, goals or future plans, statements, exploration results, potential mineralization, the corporation?s portfolio, treasury, management team and enhanced capital markets profile, the estimation of mineral resources, exploration and mine development plans, timing of the commencement of operations and estimates of market conditions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, failure to identify mineral resources, failure to convert estimated mineral resources to reserves, the inability to complete a feasibility study which recommends a production decision, the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, regulatory, environmental or other project approvals, political risks, inability to fulfill the duty to accommodate indigenous peoples, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, changes in equity markets, inflation, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates and the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry, and those risks set out in Aurania?s public documents filed on SEDAR. Although Aurania believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. Aurania disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law.

More information:

Keywords (optional):

Company information / Profile:

PressRelease by


PressContact / Agency:

published by: PresseBox
print pressrelease  send to a friend  

Date: 04/09/2018 - 07:34
Language: English
News-ID 1534574
Character count: 11371
Firma: Swiss Resource Capital AG
Ansprechpartner: Feedback to about Pressrelease-id:
Stadt: Toronto, Ontario


Number of hits: 456


Direct Link to this PressRelease:

We would appreciate a link in your News-, Press- or Partner-Site.

Comments on this PressRelease

All members: 9 438
Register today: 0
Register yesterday: 0
Members online: 0
Guests online: 56

Don't have an account yet? You can create one. As registered user you have some advantages like theme manager, comments configuration and post comments with your name.