Prophecy: Paca Returns Chip Sample Results Up to 1500 g/t Silver, 2.49% Zinc and 6.72% Lead
Vancouver, British Columbia (FSCwire) - Prophecy Development Corp. (“Prophecy” or the “Company”) (TSX:PCY, OTC:PRPCF, Frankfurt:1P2N) is pleased to announce, further to its press release dated June 16, 2016, the assay results for the first group of 40 samples collected from the Paca exploration program at its Pulacayo project. During the sampling program, 233 samples were collected. However, due to a backlog at the testing laboratory, Prophecy prioritized the 40 most prospective samples for assay. Thus, the assayed samples are not representative of the sample population. These results are taken from the first group of samples Prophecy delivered. Samples were obtained by continuous chip channel sampling across the width of the vein mineralization at locations one meter apart.
|Sample||Sampling Method||Ag g/t||Zn %||Pb %||Ag Eq. g/t|
|P225||Chip Channel Sampling||>1500||0.82||2.84||>1617|
|P224||Chip Channel Sampling||838||1.85||2.18||965.3|
|P233||Chip Channel Sampling||866||0.32||0.88||902.0|
|P206||Chip Channel Sampling||721||0.10||2.78||802.6|
|P229||Chip Channel Sampling||674||0.66||1.19||731.1|
|P232||Chip Channel Sampling||639||0.39||1.42||692.9|
|P192||Chip Channel Sampling||599||0.07||0.50||615.5|
|P228||Chip Channel Sampling||565||0.55||1.04||613.7|
|P231||Chip Channel Sampling||502||0.53||1.58||565.1|
|P230||Chip Channel Sampling||493||0.60||1.49||556.4|
|P210||Chip Channel Sampling||518||0.28||0.69||547.4|
|P227||Chip Channel Sampling||469||0.97||0.66||522.1|
|P186||Chip Channel Sampling||271||0.83||6.72||489.5|
|P226||Chip Channel Sampling||356||2.27||1.37||475.5|
|P201||Chip Channel Sampling||373||0.10||3.35||470.7|
|P184||Chip Channel Sampling||351||0.76||2.53||449.3|
|P213||Chip Channel Sampling||273||2.49||1.74||410.6|
|P223||Chip Channel Sampling||289||1.67||1.71||396.5|
|P180||Chip Channel Sampling||250||0.84||4.15||396.6|
|P211||Chip Channel Sampling||295||0.31||1.43||346.3|
|P183||Chip Channel Sampling||250||0.73||2.39||343.1|
|P222||Chip Channel Sampling||174||1.78||3.24||328.4|
|P187||Chip Channel Sampling||231||0.24||2.20||301.4|
|P199||Chip Channel Sampling||242||0.12||1.84||297.9|
|P185||Chip Channel Sampling||149||0.80||3.53||276.7|
|P207||Chip Channel Sampling||194||0.40||1.78||258.3|
|P196||Chip Channel Sampling||128||0.16||2.97||217.1|
|P190||Chip Channel Sampling||187||0.10||0.64||208.5|
|P189||Chip Channel Sampling||121||0.29||2.38||198.2|
|P191||Chip Channel Sampling||141||0.08||0.73||164.5|
|P208||Chip Channel Sampling||97||0.54||1.33||153.0|
|P188||Chip Channel Sampling||57||0.20||2.56||135.8|
|P176||Chip Channel Sampling||89||0.59||0.88||135.0|
|P197||Chip Channel Sampling||83||0.08||1.46||126.8|
|P198||Chip Channel Sampling||47||0.17||2.44||122.0|
|P179||Chip Channel Sampling||53||0.55||1.89||125.2|
|P193||Chip Channel Sampling||79||0.18||0.93||112.1|
|P182||Chip Channel Sampling||46||0.59||1.40||106.6|
|P181||Chip Channel Sampling||22||0.53||1.00||69.2|
|P177||Chip Channel Sampling||15||0.39||0.61||45.7|
Silver equivalent (Ag Eq.) calculations are based on the following closing prices as of August 9, 2016: USD$19.79/oz for Ag (www.kitco.com), USD$1.03/lb for Zn and USD$0.81/lb for Pb (London Metals Exchange spot prices). Metal recoveries are assumed to be 100%.
The samples were delivered to ALS Geochemistry Laboratory in Oruro, Bolivia (“ALS”) for assayand included QA/QC samples. Standard reference, duplicate and blank samples were used – all of which, produced acceptable results. ALS is an independent laboratory and was qualified and accredited by the Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certification (ICONTEC) and the Standards Council of Canada for the methods used during the time the samples were prepared and assayed. Records were maintained to document the secure handling of the samples and to verify their identities were maintained.
Chip channel sample P225 returned a silver grade that is greater than the 1,500 g/t detection limit. This sample will now undergo another assay for precious metals content using methods having a greater upper detection limit. Results are expected to be received in approximately three weeks.
Samples were obtained from shallow depth drifts within the Paca mine which appear to have limited historic development. The area of sampled drifts has an estimated dimension of 90 metres length (east to west) and 75 metres width (north to south) and occurs at an average depth of 100 metres. Mineralization mainly consists of silver sulphides (mostly tennantite), galena and sphalerite in the pores of the sedimentary rocks and in breccias. The sampled area is within the Paca resource boundary, but was not included in the block model used to estimate the resources* recently disclosed according to National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”).
|*Paca Mineral Resource Statement – Effective September 9, 2015|
|Ag Eq. Cut-Off (g/t)||Category||Tonnes**||Ag (g/t)||Zn (%)||Pb (%)||Ag Eq. (g/t)|
**Tonnes are rounded to nearest 10,000
***Base case resources are those reported at the 300 g/t Ag Eq. cut-off
Inferred resources do not have demonstrated economic viability and are speculative.
The mineral resource estimate was prepared by Mercator Geological Services Limited (“Mercator”) under the supervision of Michael Cullen, P.Geo., who is an independent Qualified Person as set out in NI 43-101. The Paca mineralization starts from surface, with approximately 95% of the resource existing at the cut-off value of 300 g/t Ag Eq. occurring within 100 metres of surface (please refer to the Company’s news release dated September 21, 2015).
Map 1. Esmeralda Adit Area and Paca Drill Holes Intercepts
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Map 2 (b). Cross Section View of Esmeralda Adit West to East
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The above sampling maps (both plan and cross section) are also available at: www.prophecydev.com along with high resolution, close-up pictures of selected assayed samples.
The technical content of this news release, sampling maps and pictures were reviewed and approved by Christopher M. Kravits, CPG, LPG, who is a Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101. Mr. Kravits is a consultant to the Company and serves as its Qualified Person and General Mining Manager.
Prophecy Development Corp. is a Canadian public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange that is engaged in developing mining and energy projects in Mongolia, Bolivia and Canada. Further information on Prophecy can be found at www.prophecydev.com.
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