Alianza Minerals Makes First Payment for Haldane Silver Project, Keno District, YT
TSX VENTURE: ANZ
- TSX-V Approval Received
- Initial share payment completed
- Summer exploration planned
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alianza Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:ANZ) (“Alianza” or the “Company”) reports that TSX-V approval has been received for the purchase of the Haldane Property in the historic Keno Hill Silver District, YT, previously announced March 5, 2018. The Company also reports that the first share payment due to the vendor of the property, Equity Exploration Consultants Ltd. (“Equity”), has been made.
“This acquisition was made based on the opportunity to acquire an under-explored property with excellent exploration potential in one of the world’s richest mining districts,” stated Jason Weber, P.Geo., President and CEO of Alianza. “This is a mining-friendly jurisdiction with a very long history of mining and excellent infrastructure.”
Haldane Silver Property
Mineralization at the 7,665 ha Haldane Property is located 25 km west of Keno City, YT in the western portion of the Keno Hill Silver District. Mineralization consists of structurally-controlled, silver-bearing veins. Silver production began in the Keno district in 1913, with over 200 million ounces of silver produced through 1989. Production statistics from the Yukon government Minfile (2003) state that 4.87 million tonnes were mined at an average grade of 1,389 g/t silver, 5.62% lead and 3.14% zinc in that time.
Mineralization at Haldane consists of galena, sphalerite, tetrahedrite and pyrargyrite, with gangue of manganiferous siderite and quartz in veins, hosted within Keno Hill quartzite in proximity to the Robert Service Thrust. This mineralization and setting bears a strong resemblance to the main Keno Hill deposits.
The north-trending Mt. Haldane Vein System (MHVS) is the main target area on the property, where initial exploration dates back to 1918. Early workers hand sorted ore from underground workings at the Middlecoff Zone in 1918-19, recovering a reported 24.7 tonnes of ore averaging 3,102 g/t silver and 59% lead. Later work at the Johnson Zone recovered 2.1 tonnes of ore averaging 4,602 g/t silver and 57.9% lead in 1927. Little work was done on the property until the 1960s when trenching and further underground development and drilling was conducted. Recent work, including prospecting, mapping, soil geochemistry and limited diamond drilling, has shown that the MHVS veins show excellent potential for strike extension. Additional showings up to three kilometres east of the MHVS shows the potential for other mineralized structures on the property. Maps and figures for the Haldane property can be found on the Company’s website www.alianzaminerals.com under the Properties section.
2018 Exploration Plan
Alianza’s preliminary plans for the 2018 field season at Haldane include additional prospecting and soil sampling to identify new vein structures and strike extension of known structures. This may be augmented by magnetics and Very Low Frequency (VLF) electromagnetics geophysical surveys, soil geochemical surveys and trenching. Equity Engineering Consultants Ltd. will undertake the 2018 program on Alianza’s behalf.
Alianza purchased the Haldane Property from Equity for the following consideration:
- issuing to Equity, 2 million shares of Alianza upon receipt of TSX-V approval (payment made);
- making two staged cash payments of $50,000 each to Equity by June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2019;
- making a final $100,000 payment in cash or by issuing the number of shares of equivalent value at the Alianza’s election, on June 30, 2019;
- and by making bonus share payments to Equity:
- issuing Equity 250,000 shares upon the public disclosure of a Measured Mineral Resource (as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects) of 5 million oz silver-equivalent at 500 g/t silver-equivalent;
- issuing Equity 500,000 shares upon the decision to commence construction of a mine or processing plant on any part of the Haldane Property.
Alianza has also agreed to grant Equity the right to manage exploration programs at Haldane through 2023 and to assume all the obligations with respect to the underlying 2% net smelter royalty on the property.
About Alianza Minerals Ltd.
Alianza increases the chances of success in mineral exploration by using the Prospect Generator business model, focussing on gold and copper exploration in Latin America and Nevada.
The Company has 37.4 million shares issued and outstanding, and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V:ANZ). Mr. Murray Jones, MSc, P.Geo., of Equity Exploration Consultants Ltd. is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Jones supervised the preparation of the technical information contained in this release.
For further information, contact:
Jason Weber, President and CEO
Sandrine Lam, Shareholder Communications
Tel: (604) 687-3520
Fax: (888) 889-4874
To learn more visit: www.alianzaminerals.com
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