Calgary, Alberta – June 8, 2022 Tocvan Ventures Corp. (the “Company”) (CSE: TOC; OTCQB: TCVNF; FSE: TV3), is pleased to announce drill results from its Pilar Au-Ag Project in Sonora, Mexico. Results for drill holes JES-22-63 and JES-22-65 are provided in this release, both testing parallel trends to the Main Zone (see Figure 1). JES-22-63 returned 54.9-meters at 0.3 g/t Au and 5 g/t Ag from 6.1-meters depth, including 13.7-meters at 0.6 g/t Au and 13 g/t Ag and 9.2-meters at 0.6 g/t Au and 3 g/t Ag. JES-22-63 was a RC reconnaissance drill hole testing a 200-meter gap between the Main Zone and 4-T Trend (see Plate 1). JES-22-65 was successful in intersecting a broad anomalous zone in the 4-T Trend, with elevated zinc (weight averaged >500 ppm) from surface to 81.2-meters down hole depth. Follow-up on each trend is warranted to evaluate the full extent of each. A total of 1,562 meters of Phase III drilling has been completed to date in nine drill holes providing key information across the Main Zone and 4-T Trend.
Drill Highlights (This Release)
“To conclude this stage of drill results with a discovery of a new trend parallel to our Main Zone, gives us confidence in the significance of the mineralized system at Pilar and provides us with more targets to follow-up on,” commented Brodie Sutherland, CEO. “For the first drill hole on this trend to return broad low-grade mineralization is extremely encouraging. We are very proud of the team and the success we have had to date, to have eight of nine drill holes return significant mineralization is a testament to their hard work. Planning is underway to complete more drilling within the next month to further evaluate these new target areas.”
Summary of Phase III Drill Highlights to Date (9 drill holes, totalling 1,562 meters)
Discussion of Results
As part of the Phase III program, nine drill holes have been completed totalling over 1,562 meters (Figure 1). Drilling looked to expand the Main Zone through 25, 50 and 100-meter step-outs to the southeast in a gap zone that has seen little drilling focused on the main trend between hole JES-20-32 (94.6m at 1.6 g/t Au) and hole JES-21-50 (39.7m at 0.96 g/t Au).
Drill hole JES-22-63 was successful in intersecting a significant zone of broad low-grade gold mineralization in a silicified andesite host with quartz veining (54.9 meters of 0.3 g/t Au, including 13.7 meters of 0.6 g/t Au and 9.2 meters of 0.6 g/t Au). The intersection included a near surface quartz vein zone grading 1.6 g/t Au and 29 g/t Ag over 4.6 meters. The broader low-grade interval is interpreted to be a new parallel trend, 100-meters northeast of JES-21-47 (47.3m of 0.7 g/t Au) and 200-meters northeast of JES-22-62 (108.6m of 0.8 g/t Au).
Drill hole JES-22-65 tested an area along the 4-T Trend where surface sampling returned consistent gold mineralization. Although no significant mineralization was recorded, a broad anomalous zinc zone with average grades above 500 ppm was recorded from surface to 81.2 meters depth. Propylitic alteration recorded in the hole associated with a silicified andesite host suggests the hole is proximal to more robust mineralization.
Table 1. Summary of Phase III Drill Results to Date.
No Significant Mineralization Recorded
*Reported widths are apparent widths.
Table 2. Phase III Drill Holes.
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 24,200 m of drilling have been completed to date. Significant results are highlighted below:
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 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.
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
RC chips and core 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. 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.
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.
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