VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VR Resources Ltd. (TSX.V:VRR) (FSE:5VR), the "Company", or “VR”, is pleased to announce that ongoing surface exploration has strengthened the targets within the high-grade copper-silver-gold vein system at the Junction property in northwestern Nevada. The Company continues to compile and synthesize new data towards the prioritization of targets for a first-pass drill program at Junction planned for this fall.
Three integrated targets are emerging along the 6 km trend of surface copper-silver-gold veins at Junction (see satellite image in Figure 1 below). Additional figures illustrating the summary information below are appended to this news release posted at the Company’s website www.vrr.ca/news):
Figure 5 is a reminder of the high-grade nature of the gold and silver content in the copper sulfide – copper oxide veins at Junction, reinforced further by the consistent correlation of copper and silver in 117 grab samples from across the entire 6 km trend of showings. Photographs of mineralized outcrops and hand samples are available at www.vrr.ca.
Commenting on the news today, VR’s CEO Dr. Gunning stated: “Exploration this spring has reinforced our conviction for the potential of the Junction copper-silver-gold vein system. The new radiometric anomalies correlate with existing gravity and soil geochemical anomalies at the Denio Summit and Wilder Creek showings. The vectors are becoming clear for drill testing the down-dip extension of the polymetallic vein and dyke system in both areas. Further, the concentric magnetic anomalies encompassing the Wilder Creek target highlight the potential for a larger intrusive body at depth as the source of the mineralized pegmatite dykes at surface in that area.”
The Company continues to evaluate and prioritize the three main target areas at Junction for a potential first pass diamond drill program this fall. Additional field work to start later this month to further refine targets will include:
Work Summary, Spring 2018
A summary of exploration completed at Junction this spring includes:
About the Junction Property
The Junction property is located in Humboldt County, near the Nevada – Oregon border, immediately east of Highway 140. The nearby town of Denio Junction is less than 6 kilometres to the north, and facilitates effective and cost-efficient field exploration programs. The Company has expertise to leverage and synergies to exploit at Junction by applying its exploration experience during the past four years at its nearby Bonita porphyry copper-gold project.
The Junction property consists of 179 claims in two blocks covering 3,698 acres (1,497 hectares) in an area approximately 10 by 3 kilometres in size. The property is on land administered by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and is outside of the BLM’s broadly defined area of proposed sage grouse protection.
The property is owned 100% by VR, registered to the Company’s wholly-owned, Nevada-registered US subsidiary Renntiger Resources USA Ltd. Fifteen claims in the western part of the property and twenty claims in the eastern part of the property were acquired and are subject to a royalty; the remaining 144 claims were staked directly by VR. There are no other carried interests, joint venture interests, or back-in rights to any mineral claims at Junction.
Summary technical information on the Junction Property geology is available at the Company’s website at www.vrr.ca.
Samples for geochemistry are submitted to the ALS Global (‘ALS”) laboratory facilities in Reno, Nevada, with final analytical work done at the ALS laboratories located in Vancouver, BC., including ICP-MS analyses for base metals and trace elements, and gold determination by atomic absorption assay. Analytical results are subject to industry-standard and NI 43-101 compliant QAQC sample procedures at the laboratory, as described by ALS.
Technical information for this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101. Scott Berdahl, P.Geo., Project Development at VR and a non-independent Qualified Person both oversees and participates in all aspects of the Company’s mineral exploration at Junction. The content of this news release has been reviewed on behalf of the Company by the CEO, Dr. Michael Gunning, P.Geo., a non-independent Qualified Person.
About VR Resources
VR is an emerging junior exploration company in the copper-gold space (TSX.V:VRR) (Frankfurt:5VR) (OTCBB:VRRCF). The diverse experience and proven track record of its Board in early-stage exploration and discovery is the foundation of VR. The Company is focused on exploring large copper-gold mineral systems in the western United States. VR is the continuance of 4 years of active exploration in Nevada by a Vancouver-based private exploration company. VR is well financed for its exploration strategy focused on three core assets: the Bonita, Junction and Danbo properties. VR owns its exploration assets outright and evaluates new opportunities on an ongoing basis, whether by staking or acquisition.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
“Michael H. Gunning”
Dr. Michael H. Gunning, PhD, PGeo
President & CEO
Forward Looking Statements
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