Cornerstone awarded Tioloma concession in Ecuador
OTTAWA, May 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. (“Cornerstone” or “the Company”) (CGP.V) (GWN.F) (GWN.F) (CTNXF) announces its subsidiary La Plata Minerales S.A. (“Plamin”) has been awarded the “Tioloma” concession in Ecuador following a public bidding process.
The 4,950 Hectares Tioloma concession is in south central Ecuador near the community of Gualel in the province of Loja, approximately 30 km northwest of the provincial capital city of Loja (Figure 1). The project area is situated in the Ecuadorian Andes on the east side of the Cordillera Occidental at elevations ranging from 1,550 m to 3,650 m above sea level. Access from Loja (or from the city of Cuenca to the north) is provided by paved roads and a secondary gravel road to Gualel, from which trails provide access to the property.
The Tioloma property has seen very little exploration to date. It is adjacent to Cornerstone’s Caña Brava property to the northeast and both concessions are strategically located at the junction of two main trends: 1) in the southwestern (SW) part of a northeast (NE) oriented belt of epithermal precious metal and related mineralized porphyry prospects and deposits, including (from SW to NE) the Caña Brava, Fierro Urco, Cañicapa, Encrucijada, Mozo and Gima prospects, and 2) a northwest-southeast (NW-SE) oriented belt of intrusives and associated epithermal and porphyry mineralization (Figure 2).
Tioloma is underlain by the same Oligocene age sequences of mafic and felsic volcanic flows, tuffs and sediments, part of the Saraguro Formation, which have been mapped and explored at Caña Brava. These rocks have been intruded by granodiorite, quartz diorite and diorite batholiths and stocks during mid-Miocene (Figure 3, see also News Release 15-04 dated February 26, 2015 – http://www.cornerstoneresources.com/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=697817).
Structurally, the area is bounded by two major north-northeast (NNE) trending regional faults, the Giron Fault which cuts directly through the property, and the Catamayo Fault located approximately 15 km to the east (E). Cross cutting transverse faults developed within this NNE structural trend commonly control the emplacement of intrusions and development of associated porphyry and epithermal alteration and mineralization (Figures 2, 3 and 4). Geochemical surveys at Caña Brava outlined strong gold, copper and molybdenum anomalies in both rocks and soils (Figure 5).
“This concession is located along the extension of the highly prospective exploration results obtained at Caña Brava,” said Brooke Macdonald, Cornerstone’s CEO. “It adds potential for extending the known results at Caña Brava and for discovering new porphyry and epithermal style mineralization in the same district.”
Maps can be seen in PDF format by accessing the version of this release on the Company’s website (www.cornerstoneresources.com) or by clicking on the link below:
Tioloma is subject to the usual rules under the Ecuadorian Mining Law, including an initial exploration period of four years, followed by four years for advanced exploration (including drilling), followed by two years for pre-feasibility and feasibility studies and definition drilling which period may be extended for a final two years prior to exploitation (mine development). Cornerstone is now working on getting the area permitted for initial exploration phase and will initiate exploration programs in the next few months.
Yvan Crepeau, MBA, P.Geo., Cornerstone’s Vice President, Exploration and a qualified person in accordance with National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for supervising the exploration programs for Cornerstone and has reviewed and approved the information contained in this news release.
Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. is a well-funded mineral exploration company with a diversified portfolio of projects in Ecuador and Chile, and a proven ability to identify, acquire and advance properties of merit. The company’s business model is based on generating exploration projects whose subsequent development is funded primarily through partnerships.
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Mario Drolet; Email: Mario@mi3.ca; Tel. (514) 904-1333
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Hugh Brooke Macdonald
President and CEO
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