Eloro Outlines Major New Mineralized Trend on La Victoria Project, Peru; Sample Results Return Values To 33 Grams Gold Per Tonne

June 13, 2017

TORONTO, June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eloro Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:ELO) (FSE:P2Q) (“Eloro”) is pleased to announce that the ongoing reconnaissance geological mapping and sampling program has outlined a major new mineralized trend in the Victoria South area of the La Victoria Gold-Silver Project, Ancash Department, in the North-Central Mineral Belt of Peru.  This mineralized area appears to be closely associated with the Puca Fault, a major northeast-southwest striking regional fault that is a likely feeder structure for multiple stages of epithermal gold-silver mineralization on the property (Figures 1, 2 and 3).  Geologically the style of mineralization is similar to that of Rufina located approximately 1.7 kilometres to the southwest (Figures 1 and 3) and is the likely northern continuation.

Assays from an initial twenty-two rock chip samples returned encouraging results (Figure 2; Table 1):

  • 33.02 grams gold per tonne (g Au/t) over 0.30 metres across a quartz vein with arsenopyrite and pyrite, in intrusive diorite;
  • 8.02 g Au/t over 0.20 metres, in the intersection of a series of low-angle structures;
  • 5.46 g Au/t Au gold across a 0.30-metre-wide quartz vein in altered diorite, with disseminated arsenopyrite and pyrite.

In addition to the higher-grade bonanza-style gold mineralization, significant results were also returned from limited sampling of the host breccia zones including 13.66 g Au/t over 1.10 metres, 2.73 g Au/t over 0.20 metres and 1.10 g Au/t over 0.60 metres.  Much of the mineralized breccia is not well exposed and has been heavily oxidized hence trenching will be required to more accurately assess its potential.

The new mineralized zone at Victoria South is approximately 170 metres wide and strikes northwest-southeast extending for at least 1 kilometre along strike (Figure 2).  It appears likely (see Figure 1 and 3) that this zone is the southern continuation of the mineralized zone at San Markito which is marked by strong induced polarization anomalies that also trend northwest-southeast.  This would suggest the potential strike length may be more than 3 kilometres. A second target at Victoria South, the breccia zone, that trends northeast-southwest for approximately 850 metres, is up to 200 metres wide and is a potential target for bulk tonnage mineralization.  Trenching is required to better expose this zone for sampling.

Tom Larsen, President & CEO of Eloro commented: “We are very encouraged by the results of the geological work which continues to expand our known mineralized zones and outline additional targets for diamond drilling.  Our Peruvian-based team lead by Vice President, Exploration Luc Pigeon, P.Geo., is working on completing the final details for permitting of the planned diamond drilling program.  In addition, a new DIA will be filed for proposed drilling in the Victoria South and Ccori Orrco target areas based on the new promising results.”

Dr. Bill Pearson, P.Geo., Chief Technical Advisor to Eloro commented: “Our geological work continues to show that there is an extensive multi-phase epithermal gold-silver mineralizing system on La Victoria property centred around the Puca Fault and environs (Figures 1 and 3).  Gold mineralization occurs in a variety of structural settings both parallel to the northeast trending Puca Fault as well as perpendicular along likely tear faults related to this structure.  Mineralization has been identified vertically over 1 kilometre from elevation 3100 metres at Rufina to elevation 4200m at San Markito as well as along strike on different structures for up to 3+ kilometres. We are continuing to focus our work on outlining the best targets for diamond drilling.”

Table 1: Results of Reconnaissance Chip Sampling, Victoria South
Sample ID Easting Northing Elev(m) Width(m) Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Description
C001520 173835 9081780 3757 0.40 0.036 <0.2 Silicified microdiorite dyke
C001521 173831 9081769 3779 0.60 1.10 2 Hydrothermal breccia
C001522 173829 9081756 3775 0.12 2.59 4.3 Quartz vein
C001523 173826 9081754 3774 0.40 0.016 2.7 Hydrothermal breccia
C001524 173825 9081750 3773 0.30 0.16 1 Hydrothermal breccia
C001525 173820 9081742 3770 0.30 0.41 1.7 Quartz vein
C001526 173819 9081736 3769 1.00 0.03 0.5 Stockwork in altered diorite
C001527 173816 9081732 3766 0.12 2.84 22.2 Quartz vein
C001528 173816 9081731 3766 0.30 5.46 5.4 Quartz vein
C001529 173806 9081719 3758 0.50 0.38 1.6 Hydrothermal breccia
C001530 173805 9081718 3759 0.25 0.75 2.1 Hydrothermal breccia
C001531 173802 9081715 3757 0.10 2.42 3.7 Quartz vein
C001532 173800 9081708 3755 0.10 0.26 3.5 Quartz vein
C001533 173777 9081687 3747 0.30 33.02 28 Massive arsenopyrite vein
C001534 173769 9081679 3744 0.25 0.14 2.3 Vein stockwork
C001535 173728 9081660 3730 2.00 0.082 1.6 Altered diorite dyke
C001536 173726 9081661 3730 2.40 0.30 1.6 Altered diorite dyke
C001537 173724 9081662 3730 2.40 0.20 1.9 Altered diorite dyke
C001538 173302 9082070 3912 0.10 0.006 <0.2 Quartz vein
C001539 173555 9081788 3874 0.20 8.02 5.4 Stockwork
C001540 173324 9081411 3608 0.20 2.73 33.9 Hydrothermal breccia
C001541 173554 9081786 3847 1.10 13.66 7.9 Hydrothermal breccia
For all samples, width equals true width; “m” = metres; “g/t” = grams per tonne; “Au” = gold; “Ag” = Silver
Samples were analysed for Au and Ag by fire assay and 31 element ICP analysis at SGS del Peru S.A.C.
In Lima, Peru.  In addition to the standard laboratory QA/QC procedures Eloro employs a system of external blanks and standards.

About Eloro Resources Ltd.

Eloro is an exploration and mine development company which holds a 100% undivided interest in the La Victoria Gold/Silver Project, located in the prolific North-Central Mineral Belt of Peru. The La Victoria Gold/Silver Project covers 80.4 square kilometres and is within 50 km of several large, low-cost producing gold mines, with three producers visible from the property. Infrastructure in the area is good with access to road, water, and electricity and is located at an altitude that ranges from 3,100m to 4,200m above sea level. Eloro also holds a portfolio of gold and base-metal properties in northern and western Quebec. For additional technical information on the La Victoria Project, the reader is referred to the NI 43-101 Technical Report on the La Victoria Au-Ag Property, Ancash, Peru filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

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Jim Steel MBA, P.Geo., a Qualified Person in the context of NI 43-101 has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

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CONTACT: For further information please contact Jorge Estepa, Vice-President of Eloro Resources Ltd. at (416) 868-9168.