Vancouver, B.C. – May 2nd, 2018: San Marco Resources Inc. (SMN: TSX-V) (“San Marco” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Suanse property in the Mexican government’s recent mineral concession lottery.
The property covers 1,115 hectares and is located 62 kilometres (“km”) southeast of the world class Buenavista copper mine (formerly named Cananea) and 42 km to the north-west of La Caridad mine (both operated by Southern Copper Corporation, www.southerncoppercorp.com), in the prolific Cananea-La Caridad copper belt of Northern Sonora State, which is known for being host for world-class porphyry copper deposits, and many high quality exploration copper-moly prospects.
The Suanse property is sandwiched between two mineral concessions within the Llano del Nogal porphyry copper moly property, controlled by Evrim Resources Corp. For related images, visit the Suanse Project on Company’s website.
The Llano del Nogal property hosts Laramide equivalent intrusives with alteration varying from propylitic to locally potassic and quartz-sericite. The primary copper mineralization is chalcopyrite associated to chlorite-K feldspar pyrite and magnetite veins. Interpretation suggests the presence of a shallowly buried porphyry target. *
The Batamote porphyry copper property controlled by Millrock Resources Inc., located 12 km to the east of Suanse, hosts a main alteration zone extending 6 km by 3 km. Millrock has outlined several copper-moly exploration targets, including hydrothermal breccia bodies, porphyry copper sheeted and stockwork mineralization.*
Christian Grijalva, San Marco’s Vice President stated, “We are fortunate to have been awarded a mineral concession covering part of what we believe is a district scale, highly prospective mineral endowed region. Preparations are being made to initiate an exploration program to evaluate the potential of Suanse.”
According to Mexican governmental geological data, the Suanse property overlies a section of a large oxidation and argillization cell, which has an elongated shape trending northeast-southwest and measuring over 8 km along its axis. Associated to this alteration cell are many polymetallic and precious metals prospects hosted by Upper Cretaceous dacitic to andesitic rocks, which in turn are being affected by porphyritic intrusive bodies. Relevant mineral “showings” located within the large alteration cell are Suanse Norte and Suanse Sur prospects which the Mexican geological survey describes as being part of a group of high angle epithermal to shallow mesothermal (Au, Ag, Pb, Zn and Cu) vein systems.
San Marco geological staff is preparing to do a first-pass ground validation and prospecting work at Suanse. The aim is to assess the alteration cell and look for mineralization within the main Laramide age rock domain and its peripheries, where Late Tertiary (post-mineral) rocks might be obscuring part of any potential mineralized system.
*The geological information on the Llano del Nogal property and the Batamote porphyry copper property have not been verified by the Company, and readers are cautioned not to place undue weight on such information. The information is sourced from publicly disclosed information; The Llano del Nogal property, source Evrim Resources Corp. (www.evrimresources.com) and The Batamote property, source Millrock Resources Inc. (www.millrockresources.com).
About San Marco
San Marco Resources Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company with a portfolio of promising projects in mining-friendly Mexico, including the Chunibas, Mariana and 1068 Projects in Sonora State.
San Marco actively pursues a strategic project generation program focused on high-caliber, low acquisition cost opportunities in northwestern Mexico. The Company has a committed management team with extensive experience in Mexico and a proven track record of building shareholder value.
On behalf of the Board of Directors:
Christian Grijalva, B.Sc.
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National Instrument 43-101 Disclosure
This news release has been approved by San Marco’s CEO, Robert D. Willis, P. Eng. a “Qualified Person” as defined in National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects of the Canadian Securities Administrators. He has verified the data disclosed, including sampling, analytical and test data, underlying such technical information by reviewing the assay reports provided to San Marco by its independent testing laboratory.
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