Vancouver, BC / TheNewswire / December 14, 2016 – Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO), (the “Company” or “Durango”) is pleased to announce that, further to its news of November 1st, 2016, limestone quality of up to >99.99% CaCo3* (56.20% CaO) has been reported on its 100%-owned Mayner’s Fortune limestone project.
The 320-hectare Mayner’s Fortune property is located 7.5km southwest of Terrace, B.C. along the CN rail route between Terrace and Kitimat and hosts five historically mapped sub-parallel limestone units. Durango completed its first phase of exploration on its limestone properties in late October, which included sampling to test limestone quality and substantiate historic reports. The assays in this release pertain to the late October visit.
Out of 8 unique samples taken from limestone outcrops at the Mayner’s Fortune property, all 8 yielded grades greater than 86.9% CaCo3* (48.7% CaO). All limestone samples from the property are shown in Table 1.
Table 1: Mayners Fortune Outcrop Samples
|Sample||Easting||Northing||CaO (%)||CaCo3 (%)
Note: All coordinates are NAD83 UTM Zone 9N
* Theoretical value of CaCo3 is calculated based on the assay value of CaO * 1.78476 and is used to estimate limestone (CaCO3) composition. This calculation assumes all CaO analysed is present as CaCO3.
Cautionary statement: Readers are cautioned that grab samples are selective by nature and are not necessarily representative of mineralization hosted on the property.
All samples were grab samples and were analyzed by Bureau Veritas, Vancouver, British Columbia. The analytical methods used correspond to Bureau Veritas code LF700 – Whole Rock Analysis by XRF.
An additional 26 outcrop samples were taken during a recent follow-up survey as announced on December 06, 2016 and are still pending assay at Bureau Veritas in Vancouver, BC. Assay results will be announced when they become available.
Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango stated, “We are extremely pleased with the assays received for the Mayner’s Fortune project. Favourable grades of up to >99.99% limestone from Limestone Unit #5 (by calculation), has created additional opportunities for potential end users. Despite snow and winter conditions, our geological crew successfully mapped limestone in the northern section of Unit #5 to an extent of 650m along strike by 140m apparent thickness with the unit remaining open at both ends. This compares well with historical mapping of 1,600m strike length and an apparent thickness of 180m in the south end of the limestone bed. These assay and mapping results have affirmed the vast potential of this property and Durango plans to continue to advance its limestone prospects through 2017.”
The technical contents of this release were approved by Mr. Case Lewis, P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The property has not yet been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report.
Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company has a 100% interest in the Mayner’s Fortune and Smith Island limestone properties in northwest British Columbia, the Découverte and Trove gold properties in the Abitibi Region of Quebec, and certain lithium properties near the Whabouchi project, the Buckshot graphite property near the Miller Mine in Québec, the Dianna Lake silver project in northern Saskatchewan, the Whitney Northwest property near the Lake Shore Gold and Goldcorp joint venture in Ontario, as well as three sets of claims in the Labrador nickel corridor.
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Marcy Kiesman, Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243
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