- Cascade Copper, a company formed with Tocvan’s original project, Rogers Creek, is now trading on the CSE
- Dividend to Tocvan Shareholders Planned (See May 19th, 2022, news release)
- Initial Duplicate Sampling of Bulk Crush Material Returning Consistent Silver Values Along with Gold
- 15 samples assayed up to 14.9 g/t Ag, averaging 8.8 g/t Ag
- Same 15 samples range between 1.11 and 2.18 g/t Au, averaging 1.64 g/t Au (previously reported)
- Additional Samples (130 in total) are Pending Results
Calgary, Alberta – April 26, 2023 – Tocvan Ventures Corp. (the “Company”) (CSE: TOC; OTCQB: TCVNF; FSE: TV3), is pleased to announce Cascade Copper (CSE: CASC) has completed its Initial Public Offering and is now trading on the CSE as of April 25, 2023. As previously announced in a news release on May 19, 2022, Tocvan plans to dividend shares of Cascade acquired from the sale of Rogers Creek to shareholders. Tocvan will update once a timeline for the dividend has been set.
“We are excited to see Cascade complete its IPO and look forward to unlocking the value of this new opportunity to our shareholders” stated Brodie Sutherland, CEO. “Cascade has assembled a portfolio of exploration projects with excellent exposure to copper and gold targets in southern British Columbia. We wish the Cascade team all the best in this new endeavor. Meanwhile, Bulk Sample results at Pilar continue to produce encouraging results of consistent gold and silver values. We look forward to updating shareholders very soon with additional results.”
About Cascade Copper
Cascade Copper is an exploration stage natural resource company engaged in the evaluation, acquisition and exploration of mineral resource properties with the intention, if warranted, of placing them into production. More specifically, Cascade’s objective is to conduct an exploration program on its flagship Rogers Creek Property located in the Coastal Mountain Belt of British Columbia about 90 kilometres northeast of Vancouver, in the Southwest Mining Region. Cascade currently has three projects, with its core project being the Rogers Creek Property. The Rogers Creek Property is comprised of 10 mineral claims within two non-contiguous blocks covering approximately 10,586 hectares or about 105.86 square kilometres. The Rogers Creek Property is currently being operated and explored by Cascade. Refer to the Cascade’s Prospectus dated January 24, 2023 on www.sedar.com for details of the Rogers Creek Property and the exploration program.
Bulk Sample Update
In addition, the Company is pleased to provide and update from its Pilar gold-silver projects in Sonora, Mexico. Bulk sample progress is ongoing, initial sampling of crush reject or duplicate material from the first two-days of crushing blended material has returned consistent gold and silver values. Samples were submitted to local certified lab, LTM. In total, 15 samples were collected averaging 1.64 g/t Au and 8.8 g/t Ag (see Table 1 for full results, gold values were previously released). An additional 130 samples have been submitted to ALS for full Fire Assay and ICP analysis to evaluate gold and silver; results are pending. Over 800 tonnes of bulk sample material have been prepared for processing, an additional 350 tonnes of crushed material and 250 tonnes of raw-bulk sample are available for gravity recovery and later agitated leach testing as recommended by an independent report provided by LTM (see Diagnostic Leach Study Summary below).
Crush Reject Sampling Results
Table 1. Summary of Results from Duplicate Samples from On-site Crushing of Bulk Sample Material. Samples were collected during the first two-days of crushing. *Gold values were previously released on April 20th. ND – no detection recorded.
Photo 1. Bulk Sample Heap Leach Pile Dimensions
Photo 2. Heap Leach Pile ready for processing.
About the Bulk Sample
Over 1,400 tonnes of oxide-gold material have been extracted from select areas exposed at surface across the project area, focusing on the Main Zone and 4-T Trends where preliminary column leach studies have returned promising head-grade and recovery results. Bulk Sample material will be prepared for processing by heap-leach method at a private mining operation less than 25 kilometers to the west of Pilar. Information from the sample will aim to provide a more detailed account of expected head-grade and recovery percentage of gold along with providing key information to optimize future production facilities. The information provided from the sample will be used for planning in coordination for permitting of full-scale mine and process facilities on-site at Pilar.
Diagnostic Leach Study Summary
Full results from the Diagnostic Leach Study are available on the Company’s website and in the March 29th news release. A summary is provided below.
Table 2. Summary of Results from the Precious Metals Diagnostic Leach Study completed by LTM.
About the Pilar Property
The Pilar Gold-Silver property has recently returned some of the regions best drill results. Coupled with encouraging gold and silver recovery results from metallurgical test work, Pilar is primed to be a potential near-term producer. Pilar is interpreted as a structurally controlled low-sulphidation epithermal system hosted in andesite rocks. Three primary 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-T. The Main Zone and 4-T trends are open to the southeast and new parallel zones have been recently discovered. Structural features and zones of mineralization within the structures follow an overall NW-SE trend of mineralization. Mineralization extends along a 1.2-km trend, only half of that trend has been drill tested so far. To date, over 23,000 m of drilling has been completed.
- 2022 Phase III Diamond Drilling Highlights include (all lengths are drilled thicknesses):
- 116.9m @ 1.2 g/t Au, including 10.2m @ 12 g/t Au and 23 g/t Ag
- 108.9m @ 0.8 g/t Au, including 9.4m @ 7.6 g/t Au and 5 g/t Ag
- 63.4m @ 0.6 g/t Au and 11 g/t Ag, including 29.9m @ 0.9 g/t Au and 18 g/t Ag
- 2021 Phase II RC Drilling Highlights include (all lengths are drilled thicknesses):
- 39.7m @ 1.0 g/t Au, including 1.5m @ 14.6 g/t Au
- 47.7m @ 0.7 g/t Au including 3m @ 5.6 g/t Au and 22 g/t Ag
- 29m @ 0.7 g/t Au
- 35.1m @ 0.7 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 @ 6.0 g/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
- 15,000m of Historic Core & RC drilling. Highlights include:
- 61.0m @ 0.8 g/t Au
- 16.5m @ 53.5 g/t Au and 53 g/t Ag
- 13.0m @ 9.6 g/t Au
- 9.0m @ 10.2 g/t Au and 46 g/t Ag
About the El Picacho Property
The El Picacho Gold-Silver property is interpreted as an orogenic gold system within the regional Caborca Orogenic Gold Belt known for producing gold mines that include La Herradura (>10 Moz Au) and San Francisco (>3 Moz Au). The project is 140 kilometers north of Hermosillo and only 18 kilometers southwest of the producing San Francisco Mine. The Project totals 24 square kilometers of area showing similarities in geology and structure as the San Francisco Mine. Five primary zones of mineralization have been identified across the property totalling over six kilometers of prospective trends. Surface sampling and historic workings have identified high-grade gold and silver values. Recently the Company completed its first drill program at El Picacho, confirming its model and hitting significant gold mineralization In a step-out to historic workings. Drill hole SRA-22-010, intersected 44.2-meters of 0.6 g/t Au, including 12.2-meters of 2.0 g/t Au and 7 g/t Ag. As exploration and drilling continues, Tocvan believes this provide an excellent opportunity for discovery of a muti-million ounce district.
About Tocvan Ventures Corp.
Tocvan is a well-structured exploration development company. Tocvan was created in order to take advantage of the prolonged downturn in the junior mining exploration sector, by identifying and negotiating interest in opportunities where management feels they can build upon previous success. Tocvan has approximately 39 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.
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
Composite samples were shipped for sample preparation and analysis to LTM in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
The LTM Hermosillo facilities are ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 17025 certified. Gold was analyzed using 30-gram nominal weight fire assay with atomic absorption spectroscopy finish. Silver was analyzed aqua regia digestion with atomic absorption spectroscopy finish. Control samples comprising certified reference samples and blank samples were systematically inserted into the sample stream and analyzed as part of the Company’s robust quality assurance / quality control protocol. A full report from the Diagnostic Leach Study is available on the Company website for review.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains “forward-looking information” which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future. Forward-looking information in this news release includes statements regarding the use of proceeds from the Offering. Such forward-looking information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words and phrases such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved.
These forward-looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment regarding the direction of our business. Management believes that these assumptions are reasonable. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, risks related to the speculative nature of the Company’s business, the Company’s formative stage of development and the Company’s financial position. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.
There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.
For more information, please contact:
TOCVAN VENTURES CORP.
Brodie A. Sutherland, CEO
820-1130 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 4A4
Telephone: 1 888 772 2452
Email: [email protected]