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Calgary, AlbertaMay 11, 2021. Tocvan Ventures Corp. (CSE: “TOC”) (“Tocvan” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to provide an update for its flagship Pilar Gold-Silver Project in Sonora, Mexico. The Phase II drill program (the “Program”) is nearing the half-way point with a total of 4,000 meters planned. To date, eleven (11) drill holes have been completed for a total of 1,811 meters (Figure 1). Samples for the first five holes have been submitted to ALS Labs in Hermosillo, the remaining samples will be submitted later this week. Early drilling focused on the extension of the Main Zone, testing deeper down-dip extensions of mineralization in addition to stepping out along strike. Drill targeting has now shifted towards testing new areas along the 4-Trench Extension and Triple Vein Zone areas.

­­“We are extremely pleased with the progress of our Phase II Program,” commented CEO, Derek Wood. “We believe there is great potential to extend the Main Zone both at depth and along strike. Our Technical Team has been busy compiling data to maximize our drill targets. We are very excited to be back drilling at Pilar, as we continue to advance the Project.”

 

Figure 1. Planview Map of Phase II Drill Program Update.

Figure 1. Planview Map of Phase II Drill Program Update

Figure 2. Cross Section of Drill Hole JES-20-32 from Phase I drilling, looking northwest.

Figure 2. Cross Section of Drill Hole JES-20-32 from Phase I drilling, looking northwest

 

Photo 1. RC Drill Rig Setting up at Pilar.

Photo 1. RC Drill Rig Setting up at Pilar

 

 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 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):
    • 94.6m @ 1.6 g/t Au, including 1.5 m @ 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
    • 16.5m @ 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 currently has approximately 28 million shares 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.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

TOCVAN VENTURES CORP.

Derek A. Wood, President and CEO
Suite 1150 Iveagh House,
707 – 7th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3H6

Telephone: (403) 668 7855 EXT 101

Email:  dwood@tocvan.ca

 

 

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