Calgary, Alberta – December 15, 2021 Tocvan Ventures Corp. (the “Company”) (CSE: TOC; OTCQB: TCVNF; WKN: TV3/A2PE64), is pleased to announce drilling has commenced at its Pilar Au-Ag Project in Sonora, Mexico. Building off of successful Phase I and II drill programs (Figure 1.), drilling of 5,000 to 8,000 meters is planned between now and July of 2022. Drilling will focus on continued step-out drilling along the Main Zone Trend and new 4-Trench Trend. Exploration drilling will continue to evaluate target areas along the Triple Vein Zone. Surface exploration work is currently underway on key target areas and channel samples from the recent trench program have been submitted for analysis.
Drill Plan Overview
Initial Phase of 3,500 meters drilling planned for Q1/2022, followed by up to 4,500 meters of drilling
Drilling to include:
Step-outs of Main Zone Expansion targets
JES-21-43: 35.1m @ 0.66 g/t Au
JES-21-47 : 47.7m @ 0.75 g/t Au including 3m @ 5.6 g/t Au and 22 g/t Ag
JES-21-50: 39.7m @ 0.96 g/t Au, including 1.5m @ 14.6 g/t Au
Step-out and Exploration drilling along 4-Trench trend
JES-21-53 :15.3m @ 1.1 g/t Au – New 4-Trench Trend
Exploration drilling along Triple Vein Zone
Four artisanal surface and underground workings over 200-meter strike with surface sampling up to 4.5 g/t Au and 735 g/t Ag.
“We are very excited to be back drilling at Pilar.”, commented VP Exploration, Brodie Sutherland. “2021 was a very successful year for us and we look forward to building off that success by further evaluating the potential size of the mineralized system at Pilar. With trenching already completed and now with drilling underway we expect 2022 to be a very active year at Pilar. Drilling will pause momentarily over the holiday season and will recommence in the New Year. We expect results from trenching by the middle of January followed by our first drill results shortly after.”
Figure 1. Plan Map of Highlight Drill Holes from 2021 and Key Target Areas for Upcoming Operations.
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 @ 0.75 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
165m @ 53.5g/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
Soil and Rock sampling results from undrilled areas indicate mineralization extends towards the southeast from the Main Zone and 4-Trench Zone. Recent Surface exploration has defined three new target areas: Triple Vein Zone, SE Vein Zone and 4 Trench Extension.
Brodie A. Sutherland, P.Geo., VP Exploration 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
RC chips were shipped for sample preparation to ALS Limited in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico and for analysis at the ALS laboratory in North Vancouver. The ALS Hermosillo and North Vancouver facilities are ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 17025 certified. Gold was analyzed using 50-gram nominal weight fire assay with atomic absorption spectroscopy finish. Over limits for gold (>10 g/t), were analyzed using fire assay with a gravimetric finish. Silver and other elements were analyzed using a four-acid digestion with an ICP finish. Over limit analyses for silver (>100 g/t) were re-assayed using an ore-grade four-acid digestion with ICP-AES 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.
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 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.
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TOCVAN VENTURES CORP.Brodie A. Sutherland, VP Exploration
950-736 6 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3T7
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