Calgary, Alberta – March 24, 2022 Tocvan Ventures Corp. (the “Company”) (CSE: TOC; OTCQB: TCVNF; FSE: TV3), is pleased to provide an update from its Pilar Au-Ag Project in Sonora, Mexico. 1,500 meters of Phase III drilling has been completed in nine drill holes providing essential information across the Main Zone and 4-T Trend (see Figure 1). All samples have been submitted to ALS (Hermosillo) for preparation and analysis and will start to be released imminently.
Update on Drilling
Nine drill holes have been completed totalling over 1,540 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.
“As we prepare to receive the drill results from the start of Phase III drilling, we look forward to the next stage of planning and drilling at Pilar”, commented Brodie Sutherland, CEO. “Results have taken longer to process due to the changing COVID-19 environment, but we are thankful to see that improving in Mexico and thank our shareholders for their patience. Metallurgical results are also anticipated to be analyzed and released over the next two months and will provide us with further insight on gold and silver recoveries at Pilar.”
Update on Metallurgy
The Company has submitted five samples from Pilar for column leach study. A summary is provided in the Table 2. Head grade results for the first sample submitted to SGS Durango has returned 0.95 g/t Au and 9.5 g/t Ag.
Table 1. Summary of Metallurgical Bulk Samples
|Sample ID||Weight (Kg)||Head Grade (Au)||Head Grade (Ag)||Note|
|Met-Pil-01||321.6||0.95 g/t||9.5 g/t|
Annual General Meeting
The company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place April 8th, 2022. The Company encourages all shareholders to participate in the meeting.
Update on El Picacho Project
Site visits and planning are underway at Picacho to determine the best use of exploration funds in the near-term. Currently permitting is in place for up to 15 kilometers of drilling and two kilometers of trenching. Drilling will take place once assessment of key target areas by mapping, geochemistry and geophysics are complete. The Company believes El Picacho will create significant shareholder value. Highlights of the Picacho project are:
- Multi-Million Gold-Silver Ounce Potential
- 24 km2 area to explore
- 6 km of prospective trend defined thus far
- 18 km from producing San Fransico Mine (3 Moz Au)
- Road accessible (2.5 hrs from Hermosillo)
- National Rail line 3km to the east
- Fully permitted:
- 2 km trenching
- 15 km drilling
A video on El Picacho can be found here: https://youtu.be/OxPjdOMH04U
About the Pilar Property
The Pilar Gold-Silver property is interpreted as a structurally controlled low-sulphidation epithermal project hosted in andesite rocks. Three zones of mineralization have been identified in the north-west part of the property from historic surface work and drilling and are referred to as the Main Zone, North Hill and 4-Trench. Structural features and zones of mineralization within the structures follow an overall NW-SE trend of mineralization. Over 22,700 m of drilling have been completed to date. Significant results are highlighted below:
- 2021 Phase II RC Drilling Highlights include (all lengths are drilled thicknesses):
- 39.7m @ 0.96 g/t Au, including 1.5m @ 14. g/t Au
- 47.7m @ 0.70 g/t Au including 3m @ 5.6 g/t Au and 22 g/t Ag
- 29m @ 0.71g/t Au
- 35.1m @ 0.66 g/t Au
- 2020 Phase I RC Drilling Highlights include (all lengths are drilled thicknesses):
- 94.6m @ 1.6 g/t Au, including 9.2m @ 10.8 g/t Au and 38 g/t Ag;
- 41.2m @ 1.1 g/t Au, including 3.1m @ 6.0g/t Au and 12 g/t Ag ;
- 24.4m @ 2.5 g/t Au and 73 g/t Ag, including 1.5m @ 33.4 g/t Au and 1,090 g/t Ag
- 17,700m of Historic Core & RC drilling. Highlights include:
- 61.0m @ 0.8 g/t Au
- 16.5m @ 53.5g/t Au and 53 g/t Ag
- 13m @ 9.6 g/t Au
- 9m @ 10.2 g/t Au and 46 g/t Ag
About Tocvan Ventures Corp.
Tocvan is a well-structured exploration development company. Tocvan was created in order to take advantage of the prolonged downturn the junior mining exploration sector, by identifying and negotiating interest in opportunities where management feels they can build upon previous success. Tocvan has approximately 32 million shares outstanding and is earning 100% into two exciting opportunities in Sonora, Mexico: the Pilar Gold-Silver project and the El Picacho Gold-Silver project. Management feels both projects represent tremendous opportunity to create shareholder value.
Brodie A. Sutherland, P.Geo., CEO for Tocvan Ventures Corp. and a qualified person (“QP”) as defined by Canadian National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this release.
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TOCVAN VENTURES CORP.
Brodie A. Sutherland, CEO
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