Tocvan Ventures Corp. (CSE: TOC) (OTCQB: TCVNF) (FSE: TV3), is pleased to announce drill results from its Pilar Au-Ag Project in Sonora, Mexico. Results for core drill hole JES-22-62 are provided in this release, a 125m southeast step-out from hole JES-22-59 (116.9m at 1.2 g/t Au), infilling a gap 100m west of hole JES 21-47 (47.3m at 0.7 g/t Au, see Figure 1). JES-22-62 returned 108.6-meters at 0.8 g/t Au and 3 g/t Ag, including 31.9-meters at 2.4 g/t Au and 2 g/t Ag. Within the broader mineralized interval, consistent high-grade gold mineralization was recorded within a silicified sulphide-bearing breccia returning 9.4-meters at 7.6 g/t Au and 5 g/t Ag (see Table 2).
A total of 1,562 meters of Phase III drilling has been completed in nine drill holes providing key information across the Main Zone and 4-T Trend. Results for four drill holes are pending.
o Including 31.9m at 2.4 g/t Au and 2 g/t Ag, from 125.4m
o Including 9.4m at 7.6 g/t Au and 5 g/t Ag, from 144.8m
“We consider this new discovery of high-grade breccia hosted mineralization on trend with our Main Zone one of our most significant findings to date.”, commented Brodie Sutherland, CEO. “It also confirms our exploration model for targeting Pilar is effective in defining and expanding our mineralized zones. Past drilling had returned good indications of mineralization through this 200-meter gap area, but this is the first significant interval to date that outlines the larger potential, and so far, the furthest mineralization recorded to the southwest. Drill hole JES-22-62 expands our Main Zone and further confirms there is more to be discovered at Pilar. We look forward to reviewing the remaining drill hole data as it becomes available and planning our next steps at Pilar.”
Discussion of Results
As part of the Phase III program, nine drill holes have been completed totalling over 1,562 meters (Figure 1). Drilling looked to expand the Main Zone through 25, 50 and 100-meter step-outs to the southeast in a gap zone that has seen little drilling focused on the main trend between hole JES-20-32 (94.6m at 1.6 g/t Au) and hole JES-21-50 (39.7m at 0.96 g/t Au). Drilling also covered the 4-T Trend testing below trench T-21-3, which returned 19.5 meters at 0.61 g/t Au.
Drill hole JES-22-62 was successful in intersecting a significant zone of gold with broad mineralization in a silicified andesite host (108.9 meters of 0.8 g/t Au, including 31.9 meters of 2.4 g/t Au). The intersection included a high-grade breccia zone grading 7.6 g/t Au and 5 g/t Ag over 9.4 meters. The broader low-grade interval correlates with mineralization in the Main Zone Trend, the well-established centre of mineralization at Pilar. Results are pending for two holes on this trend on either side of JES-22-62. Historic drill hole JES-18-3 intersected a high-grade Au-Ag zone returning 13.5 meters of 5.6 g/t Au and 21 g/t Ag, 75-meters east of JES-22-62. Indicating there are other parallel high-grade zones present in the area.
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