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Tiria moves up the list of Aurania''s gold-silver target ranking

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(PresseBox) - Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU) (OTCQB: AUIAF) (Frankfurt: 20Q) (?Aurania? or the ?Company? - ) reports that soil sampling has defined compelling epithermal-style targets in the Tiria area of the Company?s Lost Cities ? Cutucu Project (?Project?) in southeastern Ecuador.

Pathfinder elements for epithermal gold-silver mineralization at Tiria are concentrated in four areas that partially enclose a core of silver-zinc-lead mineralization evident over a 13km trend..

Dr. Jeffrey Hedenquist, a consultant with global experience and expertise in epithermal and porphyry systems, visited the Project in early December 2019 and was impressed by the systematic arrangement of the epithermal pathfinder elements around the elongate central, carbonate-hosted area that contains silver-zinc-lead.ser to the gold-bearing zone of a typical epithermal system, than at Crunchy Hill and Yawi, which both have features that indicate the preservation of the paleosurface (Figure 1).

Details of the Tiria Targets

The interpreted location of the Tiria targets are illustrated in a generalized model of epithermal systems in Figure 1.

Tiria South: new grid-soil sampling shows that epithermal pathfinder elements such as antimony, arsenic, selenium and thallium, are enriched over an area 3km long and 400m wide (Figure 2). The Tiria South target is interpreted to be exposed at the level of antimony enrichment that lies between the land surface as it was at the time of mineralization, and the underlying gold-silver zone in the idealized epithermal target concept illustrated in Figure 1;

Tiria West: soil sampling along ridge-crests shows gold and silver enrichment over an area of 800m by 400m while silver and zinc enrichment increases 2km to the southeast on the margin of the Shimpia silver-zinc-lead target. Tiria West is therefore interpreted to be transitional from the deep, silver-zinc-lead part of the epithermal towards the gold-silver zone (Figure 1);

Tiria East is 10km from Tiria South ? and both targets lie on the same structure identified from satellite imagery and geophysics (radiometrics). Soil in the Tiria East target is enriched in the same elements as Tiria South, in an area 1.2km along and 300m wide, that is open to the north and to the south along trend of the structure that links Tiria South and Tiria East; and

Tiria North is defined by enrichment of naturally occurring mercury, antimony and thallium on the margin of silver-zinc-lead mineralization. The mix of pathfinder elements suggest that this target is shallowly eroded ? i.e. the gold-silver zone lies at slightly greater depth than in the other targets.

Next Steps

Grid soil sampling has proved to be a highly effective way of defining targets in the Tiria-Shimpia system and is being undertaken by local technicians while the Company?s geological team-leaders map the target areas and determine the location and shape of the target for drilling.s possible genetic link with the adjacent epithermal pathfinders, this approach is being reconsidered.

Update on Drilling at Yawi

Bore hole YW007, is being drilled from the same platform as YW003 and YW006 were drilled from.

Sample Analysis & Quality Assurance / Quality Control (?QAQC?)

Laboratories: The soil samples were prepared for analysis at ALS Global?s (?ALS?) lab in Quito, or at MS Analytical (?MSA?) in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Sample preparation: Soil samples consisted of approximately one kilogram of clay from the iron-rich ?B? horizon at each sample point. The soil samples were dried and subsequently screened through 80 mesh (using screens with apertures of approximately 0.18 millimetres).

Analytical procedure:

QAQC: Aurania personnel inserted a certified standard pulp sample, alternating with a field blank, at approximate 20 sample intervals in all sample batches. Aurania?s analysis of results from its independent QAQC samples showed the batches reported on above, lie within acceptable limits.

Qualified Person

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

About Aurania

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.

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This news release may contain 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 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.

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Date: 02/06/2020 - 08:12
Language: English
News-ID 1555735
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