TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan 14, 2014) – Braeval Mining Corporation (TSX:BVL) (“Braeval Mining” or the “Company”) reports it has received initial diamond drilling results from the Guaynopa Project located in the Chihuahua State of Mexico and determined to redirect its efforts in favour of its more prospective assets.
The Guaynopa project is located 290km northwest of the city of Chihuahua in the municipality of Madera and is made up of three mineral claims; La Esperanza, Tres Naciones, & Tayopa, totalling 546.67 hectares.
The 2013 drill program was a planned four hole, 1,200 m drill program focused on testing gold-copper skarn targets previously identified on the property. Only 3 drill holes totalling 619.15 m were completed due to limited gold mineralization encountered in the drill core.
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The drill holes were planned to test the best surface anomalies at Tres Amigos and Las Chalas zones and did not intersect any significant mineralization. As a result, the drill program was curtailed.
The drill results indicate that the magnetometry anomaly was caused by a magnetic diorite intrusion and not a massive magnetite skarn as previously anticipated.
The results from the drill program have culminated in the decision for the Company to return the project back to the owner and to discontinue any work in the area.
The Company will focus its 2014 exploration efforts on the Acropunco Property located in Huancavelica, Peru where an initial phase of detailed sampling and mapping identified a principal anomalous area of over 6 square kilometres, consisting of hydrothermal alteration and associated gold anomalies. Phase One diamond drilling at Arcopunco is planned for first quarter of 2014 (weather and community relation permitting), consisting of an initial program of 1,500 m.
The Company’s unaudited cash balance as of December 31, 2013, was approximately $11.0 M.
Scientific and technical information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Gernot Wober P.Geo., the Vice President, Exploration of the Company and a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101. For further information in relation to the Guaynopa Project please see the technical report entitled “Technical Report Guaynopa Gold Skarn Project, State of Chihuahua, Mexico” dated February 18, 2013 and effective February 1, 2013, and for further information in relation to the Huancavelica Project please see the “Technical Report for the Huancavelica Lithocaps Project, department of Huancavelica, Peru”, dated January 31, 2013 and effective January 14, 2013, both prepared by Dr. Stewart D. Redwood, BSc (Hons.), PhD, FIMMM, FGS, Consulting Geologist, and a “Qualified Person” under National Instrument 43-101. These technical reports are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Corporation website at www.braevalmining.com.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
A total of 71 drill core samples from the Guaynopa Project were shipped to ALS Geochemistry – Chihuahua, Avenida de las Industrias No 6500 Col. Zona Industrial Nombre de Dios, Chihuahua, Mexico 31156. Samples were prepped using the ALS Global PREP31 code where core samples are crushed to 70% less than 2mm, riffle split off 250g, then pulverise split to better than 85% passing 75 microns. Gold was analyzed using the AU-AA23 package where gold is analysed by fire assay and Atomic Absorption Spectrometry finish. In addition the ME-ICP41 package for 35 element by Aqua Regia ICP-AES was used for additional element analysis. Commercially prepared standards, blanks, and field duplicates were inserted into the sample stream by the Company for a total of 12.6% QA/QC samples to ensure precision of the results.
About Braeval Mining Corporation
Braeval Mining is a junior mineral exploration company focused on the exploration and development of precious metals resource properties in Mexico and Peru. The Company holds options to acquire an interest on the Guaynopa located in Mexico and Arcopunco in Peru. Braeval Mining is exploring these properties for precious metal deposits including gold, silver and copper.
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