Vancouver, BC – October 26, 2022 – Etruscus Resources Corp. (CSE: ETR) (OTC: ETRUF) (FSE:ERR) (the “Company” or “Etruscus”) is pleased to announce the completion of the Company’s 2022 field exploration program (the “Program”) at its 100% owned Rock & Roll Property (the “Property”) located in the prolific Golden Triangle in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. The Program included an expanded 14.25 line km induced-polarization (or “IP”) survey focussed on the Discovery and Heather Targets. These surveys test resistivity and chargeability to better outline the depth potential of a mineralized system and are used within exploration as the final step in advancement to delineated drill targets.
Carl Ryan, Etruscus’ Project Geologist, commented that “Recent major discoveries in the Golden Triangle have been identified by drilling deep underneath large QSP alteration zones where previous operators did not recognize the potential. This season, geological mapping at the Discovery Target confirmed one such zone which has been successfully extended by 700 m to 1 km in length. We thus expanded the IP Survey, greatly increasing the size and economic potential of this target. The next step is for us to apply the new 3D geophysical data to help properly advance it to a drill ready stage.”
2022 Exploration Program Highlights
- Geological mapping at the Discovery target has extended Quartz-Sericite-Pyrite (or “QSP”) porphyry style alteration 700 m to the east of the initial target area;
- An additional 3 lines were added to the original survey for a total of 14.25 line-km completed across both the Discovery and Heather targets (Click Here to View Map); and
- A total of 128 soil samples, 70 rock samples, and 10 samples for near-infrared spectroscopy were taken across the Property.
At the Discovery target, geological mapping was able to identify high level porphyry indicators such as epidote and jasper as well as QSP “porphyry style” alteration that has extended the system to over 1 km in length. This new mapping led to an additional 3 line-km to the east of the originally planned grid to fully assess the width and depth of the system. Additionally, 45 soil samples were taken down slope of the main showing along with 10 rock samples collected for hyperspectral imaging. This information will help the team better understand where the mineralized system lies relative to the surface so it can properly advance to a drill ready stage. Geological mapping of the surrounding stratigraphy has also highlighted the proximity to the Jurassic-Triassic boundary (or “red-line”) that is commonly associated to many of the major porphyry discoveries in the Golden Triangle.
At the Heather target where previous high grade rock samples of up to 25.4 g/t Au have been taken, a 3.75 line-km IP survey grid has now been completed across an extensive soil anomaly. Focused rock sampling also took place at a newly identified polymetallic quartz-carbonate vein zone containing chalcopyrite, sphalerite and galena. Additionally, a total of 71 soil samples were collected to further extend the 300 m by 350 m copper-gold-molybdenum anomaly identified last year.
All rock and soil samples have now been submitted to ALS Labs. Assay results and geophysical data will be publicly released after the team has reviewed and interpreted the data.
Other Company News
The Company also announces that, pursuant to the terms of the Company’s stock option plan, the Board of Directors has approved the grant of an aggregate of 1,475,000 incentive stock options (“Options”) to certain directors, officers, and consultants, at an exercise price of $0.15 per share, exercisable for a period of five years. The Options are subject to regulatory approval from the CSE Exchange. Along with previously granted stock options that remain outstanding and exercisable, the Company now has 3,650,000 outstanding stock options, representing 9.60% of the 38,011,622 outstanding shares of the Company.
Etruscus Resources Corp. is a Vancouver-based exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of precious metal mineral properties. The Company’s assets include the Lewis Property in central Newfoundland, for which the Company has an option to acquire a 100% interest, and the 100%-owned Rock & Roll and Sugar properties comprising 27,880 hectares near the past producing Snip mine in Northwest B.C.’s prolific Golden Triangle. Etruscus now has projects in two of Canada’s most active gold camps.
Etruscus is traded under the symbol “ETR” on the Canadian Securities Exchange, “ETRUF” on the OTC and “ERR” on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Fiore Aliperti, President & CEO
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