February 23, 2022 – Toronto, Ontario: Royal Road Minerals Limited (TSXV:RYR) (“Royal Road” or the “Company”) announces results from a further six diamond drill holes and the commencement of further follow-up drilling at its Guintär copper-gold project, in Antioquia Department, Colombia.
The Guintär project is part of the Guintär-Niverengo and Margaritas (GNM) project area which comprises the two contiguous Guintär, and Niverengo concession contracts and the neighboring Margaritas concession contract located in the Middle Cauca Valley, approximately 50 Km west of Medellin in Antioquia Department, Colombia. The titles were acquired through the Company’s purchase of Northern Colombia Holdings Limited, an affiliate of AngloGold Ashanti Limited (see Press Release May 31, 2019). The GNM area is subject to a Strategic Alliance Agreement between the Company and Mineros S.A. (“Mineros TSX:MSA; see Press Release March 3, 2020). Under the terms of the Agreement, Mineros currently own a 25% interest in the GNM project area and may acquire a further 25% (up to a total 50%) interest by providing the balance of a further USD $1.5M in exploration funding. Royal Road Minerals are operators of the Strategic Alliance.
The Company has received results from the remaining six diamond drill holes from its 2021 drilling program at the Guintär project, details are presented in Table 1. Results did not identify any immediate southward extension to the copper and gold mineralization intersected in drill holes GUI-DD-011 and GUI-DD-012 (see Press Release December 14, 2021). However, all drill holes, whether in skarn, hornfels or intrusive rocks, returned relatively long intersections of anomalous gold and copper (for example GUI-DD-15; from 0 to 240 meters at 0.3 grams per tonne gold and GUI-DD-19; from 252 meters to end of hole, returning 135 meters at 0.12% copper) which, together with detailed logging of alteration intensity and intrusive paragenesis, will assist in locating drill holes for the follow-up drilling program which is now underway.
Reconnaissance auger soil sampling conducted to the north of the Guintär title area, on the Guintär North title application (over which the Company has an option to earn 100% - see Press Release December 14, 2021), shows a northward extension of copper and gold mineralization along strike from drill holes GUI-DD-011 and GUI-DD-012 (see Figure 1).
“On the basis of current information it seems likely that porphyry style copper and gold mineralization at Guintär continues to the north onto the Guintär North title application area and possibly also at depth, towards the northwest and onto our Niverengo title”. said Tim Coughlin, Royal Road’s President and CEO. “Previous drilling from the Niverengo area intersected skarn-style mineralization and up to 88 meters at 0.9 grams per tonne gold, as a consequence of last years drilling, we now know that such grades hosted in skarn rocks elsewhere within the project area are indicative of intrusive and probably porphyry style mineralization nearby”.
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The information in this news release was compiled, reviewed and verified by Dr. Tim Coughlin, BSc (Geology), MSc (Exploration and Mining), PhD (Structural Geology), FAusIMM, President and CEO of Royal Road Minerals Ltd and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Royal Road Minerals employees are instructed to follow standard operating and quality assurance procedures intended to ensure that all sampling techniques and sample results meet international reporting standards. More information can be found on Royal Road Minerals web site at www.royalroadminerals.com
Quality Assurance and Quality Control:
Sample preparation and analyses are conducted according to standard industry procedures. Drill core samples are crushed, split and pulverized prior to analysis of Gold by fire assay and Atomic Absorption and multi-elements by ICP-AES and ICP-MS after four acid digestion. Soil samples are sieved to -200 mesh and analyzed for Gold by fire assay and ICP AES and multi-elements by ICP-AES and ICP-MS after aqua regia digestion. Analytical performance is monitored by means of certified reference materials (CRMs), coarse blanks, coarse and pulp duplicate samples. Surface samples have been prepared in ALS Chemex preparation lab in Colombia and analyses have been completed in ALS Chemex Lima.
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For further information please contact:
Dr. Timothy Coughlin
President and Chief Executive Officer
+44 (0)1534 887166
In Colombia Royal Road Minerals operates through its wholly-owned Colombian companies Minerales Camino Real SAS founded in 2015 and Exploraciones Northern Colombia SAS acquired from previous owners in 2019. In Argentina Royal Road Minerals operates through its wholly owned Argentinian company, Minerales Camino Real Argentina. In Saudi Arabia and Morocco the Company operates through its 50% owned Saudi Arabian registered subsidiary, Royal Road Arabia.