VANCOUVER, Canada, November 3, 2014, Sonoro Metals Corp., (“Sonoro”) (TSXV: SMO), a precious metals exploration and development company, announces that its Mexican subsidiary, Minera Breco SA de C.V. (“Breco”), has increased the size of its San Marcial property in Sonora State, Mexico to 1,016 hectares, through the execution of an Option to Purchase Agreement (the “Option Agreement”) for 372 hectares located contiguous to the 3 concessions acquired pursuant to the acquisition of Breco as announced on May 6, 2014. The San Marcial property is located 20 km east of Timmins Gold’s San Francisco mine.
The Option Agreement was preceded by a Letter of Intent dated September 10, 2012 between Breco and the vendor and secured with a US$10,000 payment. Pursuant to the Option Agreement, Breco has made an additional US$10,000 payment and may make future-stage cash payments totaling US$160,000 over three years, at Breco’s election. A 2% Net Smelter Return royalty on the concession may be purchased for US$750,000 at Breco’s election.
“The expanded San Marcial concession encompasses the sites of the original mine workings of the San Marcial and Soledad mines that were active during the early 1900s,” said Kenneth MacLeod, President & CEO of Sonoro. “Both mine areas have yielded samples showing combined gold and silver mineralization that is locally high grade, with broader low grade zones of disseminated to stockwork forms of mineralization.”
The San Marcial concessions are situated at the southern end of the prolific Sonora-Mojave Megashear, a regional scale structural system measuring approximately 50 km in width and 500 km in length. Gold mineralization in the San Marcial concession is hosted in Jurassic sedimentary rocks consisting of quartzite, shale and limestone, in addition to younger porphyritic intrusive rocks. Previous work on the San Marcial concessions and in the immediate area date back to the late 1980s when Cominco’s Mexican subsidiary performed work that culminated in the drilling of 4 RC holes, results of which are not available. Other small programs were undertaken by Barrick and Campbell Resources, with the latest work done by Queenstake in the mid 1990s. Sonoro plans to perform a comprehensive program on the property beginning with a thorough data compilation followed by a property scale soil geochemical sampling program to aid in delineating anomalous zones in this structurally complex region.
Gold mines in the Megashear have produced over 10 million ounces with about 25 million ounces remaining in resources. Mines in this trend include New Gold’s Mesquite Mine near Yuma, Arizona, in addition to several mines located in the northwest corner of Sonora State, including La Herradura (Fresnillo and Newmont); El Chanate (Au Rico Gold); and San Francisco (Timmins Gold).
Stephen Kenwood, P. Geo. is a qualified person within the context of National Instrument 43-101 and has read and takes responsibility for this news release.
On behalf of the Board of SONORO METALS CORP.
Per: “Kenneth MacLeod”
President & CEO
About Sonoro Metals Corp.
Sonoro Metals Corp. is a precious metals exploration and development company with a portfolio of exploration-stage properties located in the Mexican state of Sonora, one of the most productive mining states in Mexico. Sonoro is focused on becoming the premier junior exploration and development company operating in this prolific gold-silver mineralized geological environment. Sonoro has a skilled exploration team in Mexico, headed by Hermosillo-based Chief Geologist Melvin Herdrick, a professional geologist with over 35 years experience, including 9 years as the Chief Geologist for Phelps Dodge in Mexico from 1994 to 2003 and 5 years as Vice President of Exploration for Pediment Gold Corp. until its takeover by Argonaut Gold Inc. in 2011.
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