Calgary, Alberta – April 15, 2021. Tocvan Ventures Corp. (CSE: “TOC”) (“Tocvan” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce the start-up of the Phase II drill program (the “Program”) at its flagship Pilar Gold-Silver Project. The Program will consist of two stages and plans for a minimum of 4,000-meters of Reverse Circulation (“RC”) Drilling. Stage One will focus on the continued definition and expansion of the Main Zone, which during Phase I returned 94.6-meters at 1.6 g/t Au including 9.2m at 10.8 g/t Au and 38 g/t Ag in drill hole JES-20-32. Stage Two will begin to test new targets across the property including the Triple Vein Zone and 4-Trench Extension.
“We are extremely excited to be back drilling at Pilar,” commented VP Exploration, Brodie Sutherland. “Recent exploration on surface has identified several new target areas which we will begin to drill test during this program. Follow-up on our successful Phase I program will aim to expand the Main Zone along strike and further at depth. Drill crews and geological staff are mobilizing to site today and expect to be ready to start drilling tomorrow.”
Drilling will include follow-up on highlight holes from Phase I Program:
• 94.6 meters at 1.6 g/t Au from 57.9 to 152.5 meters
o including a high-grade core of 9.2 meters at 10.8 g/t Au and 38 g/t Ag from 57.9 to 67.1 meters
• 24.4 meters at 2.5 g/t Au and 73 g/t Ag from 96.1 to 120.5 meters
o including a high-grade core of 9.2 meters at 6.3 g/t Au and 192 g/t Ag from 96.1 to 105.2 meters
o including 1.5 meters at 33.4 g/t Au and 1,090 g/t Ag from 96.1 to 97.6 meters
• 600-meter strike length identified by historic workings and surface sampling
o highlighted by 19.9 g/t Au with 8 g/t Ag and 5.1 g/t Au with 142 g/t Ag in rock samples
• 400-meter strike length identified by surface mapping and sampling
o highlighted by 4.5 g/t Au with 735 g/t Ag and 4.3 g/t Au with 96 g/t Ag in rock samples
Figure 1. 3D Target Map of Pilar Gold-Silver Project. Mapped veins are outlined in red. Phase II drilling will focus on Main Zone expansion and drill testing targets at 4-Trench Extension and Triple Vein Zone.
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 19,200 m of drilling have been completed to date. Significant results are highlighted below:
• 2020 Phase I RC Drilling Highlights include (all lengths are drilled thicknesses):
o 94.6m @ 1.6 g/t Au, including 1.5 m @ 9.2m @ 10.8 g/t Au and 38 g/t Ag;
o 41.2m @ 1.1 g/t Au, including 3.1m @ 6.0g/t Au and 12 g/t Ag ;
o 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:
o 61.0m @ 0.8 g/t Au
o 16.5m @ 53.5g/t Au and 53 g/t Ag
o 13.0m @ 9.6 g/t Au
o 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.
Samples collected are of rock grab and rock chips, grab samples are selective and not necessarily representative of the mineralization over wider widths. Rock and RC chip samples 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.
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 currently has approximately 27 million outstanding and is earning into two exciting opportunities. The Pilar Gold-Silver project in Sonora, Mexico and the Rogers Creek Copper project in southern British Columbia, management feels both projects represent tremendous opportunity to create shareholder value.
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