TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / January 31, 2023 / Magna Terra Minerals Inc. (the 'Company' or 'Magna Terra') (TSX-V:MTT) is pleased to announce through its 100% owned Argentine subsidiary Atala Resources S.A. ('Atala') that Oroplata S.A. ('Oroplata'), a subsidiary of Newmont Corporation ('Newmont'), has completed an initial exploration program on the Boleadora Project. The Boleadora Project ('Boleadora') is a large greenfields exploration land package (~55,000 hectares) encompassing 12 individual Manifestacion de Descubrimientos or exploration licenses situated 17 kilometres southeast of Newmont's Cerro Negro mine area in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina (Figure 1).
According to Newmont geologists, Boleadora is underlain by extensive Jurassic volcanic sequences that include welded pumice crystal-rich rhyolitic ignimbrites cut by bimodal subvolcanic domes. Main structural trends include northwest, north-northwest, and east-west corridors with chalcedonic and opaline silica veins with massive textures up to one-metre wide and silica sinter up to 50 metre by 50 metre exposures that might correspond to shallower levels of low-sulphidation epithermal system (Figure 2). This geology is favourable for hosting low-sulphidation epithermal gold mineralization.
As part of the exploration program, Oroplata recently collected 134 drainage samples covering main geological areas and collection of 51 rock grab samples* in areas of hyperspectral anomalies (Figure 3). Samples were delivered to Caleta Olivia - ALS prep facilities in Santa Cruz. Analytical results are pending for these samples.
Also, hyperspectral measurements will be taken at the lab to refine current spectral responses and products.
During fieldwork, Newmont geologists, recognized at least two new target areas (Targets A and B) at the northern edge of the property (Figure 3) that host associated silica structures with crackle breccia channels following the main structural corridors with subtle favorable hyperspectral responses.
- Large land package comprising ~55,000 hectares;
- 17 kilometres along strike from Newmont's Cerro Negro Mine;
- Geological environment with potential to host low-sulphidation epithermal gold deposits;
- Recognition by Newmont geologists of two target areas for follow-up exploration; and
- Assays are pending and expected later in the first quarter of 2023.
* Note: 'grab and float samples' are selected samples and are not necessarily indicative of mineralization that may be hosted on the property.
'We are very pleased that Newmont has completed this exploration field program at Boleadora. Their initial work supports the existence of a geological environment that is favourable for hosting low-sulphidation epithermal gold deposits in north-northwest structural control along strike from Cerro Negro, including two new areas that host silica structures and crackle breccia. We look forward to further results from Newmont's exploration efforts and are pleased with their advancement of the project to date. The trend associated with the north-northwest structural control that is an important geological feature to mineralization at Cerro Negro continues well into the Boleadora project area. The potential to delineate mineralization along this trend and identify additional similar structures within the Boleadora property is what attracted Newmont to Boleadora; that along with its close proximity to the existing infrastructure at Cerro Negro. With the geological knowledge Newmont has gained through exploring and mining Cerro Negro, we are confident that the application of this knowledge and their proven exploration techniques will add significant value to the Boleadora Project, and ensure that it is advanced in the near term.'
~ Lew Lawrick, President and CEO, Magna Terra Minerals Inc.
Boleadora Purchase Agreement
Magna Terra entered into a Purchase Agreement with Oroplata (Newmont) (see press release dated June 9, 2020) that will pay Magna Terra (Atala) US$1 million as follows: US$25,000 on signing and six installments totalling US$975,000 payable (US$75,000 paid) within six years from the date of the Agreement. In addition, Newmont (Oroplata) has granted a 2% NSR to Magna Terra (Atala) on the Boleadora package. The royalty can be reduced to 1% by payment of US$2.5 million by Oroplata to Atala at anytime, and the gross royalty payable is capped at US$20 million.
This news release has been reviewed and approved by David A. Copeland, P. Geo., Chief Geologist with Signal Gold Inc., a 'Qualified Person', under National Instrument 43-101 - Standard for Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
About Magna Terra
Magna Terra Minerals Inc. is a precious metals focused exploration company, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Magna Terra owns two district-scale, resource stage gold exploration projects in the top-tier mining jurisdictions of New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador. Further, the Company maintains a significant exploration portfolio in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina which includes its precious metals discovery on its Luna Roja Project, as well as an extensive portfolio of district scale drill ready projects available for option or joint venture.
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