Auryn starts work at the Sombrero project
Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018
Auryn Resources Inc. has completed a long-term access agreement with the Huancasancos Community which covers approximately half of the 2016 Sombrero claims located in southern Peru. The agreement gives Auryn surface access where exploration programs are underway in anticipation of an initial drill campaign. The Company has also expanded its land position by a total of 34,180 hectares through staking ground contiguous to the project area creating a 47,320 hectare district scale land position.

Ivan Bebek, Executive Chairman, stated, “The Sombrero Project represents a major discovery opportunity for Auryn shareholders because of the scale of the project, the high grades observed on surface and the prolific region in Peru where it is located. Although there has been impressive surface sampling by Auryn, the concessions have never been drilled and we are very excited to be commencing our upcoming exploration programs.”

The Sombrero property is hosted in the Andahuaylas – Yauri belt and is interpreted to be on the north-western margins of the Eocene-Oligocene aged copper porphyry and skarn belt that hosts the Las Bambas, Haquira, Los Chancas, Cotabambas, Constancia, Antapaccay, and Tintaya deposits.  The principle targets at Sombrero are copper-gold skarn and porphyry systems and precious metal epithermal deposits.

Surface Work and Planned Drilling

The surface work at Sombrero will consist of mapping, soil and rock sampling, trenching and ground magnetics expected to be completed prior to an initial drill program.

The aim of the surface program is to expand upon the previously recognized surface mineralization and to delineate drill targets on the southern half of the project where the Company has secured a long-term agreement with the Huancasancos community.  Additional community agreements for the northern portion of the project are currently being negotiated.

Previous work by Auyrn in the southern half of the project yielded a large 2.3 km long gold-in-soils anomaly with several high grade rock samples ranging up to 7.54g/t Au and several multi percent copper samples ranging up to 16% Cu. Auryn also previously trenched 53 meters of 1.75g/t Au, 37 meters of 1.07g/t Au, and 11 meters of 0.7g/t Au. For full details of these results, see Auryn Resources’ News Release dated February 24, 2017.

Expanded Land Position

The expansion of the land position is based on the results of a stream sediment survey.  An initial one day follow up on one of the anomalous drainage basins immediately to the north of the Sombrero project identified a previously unrecognized intermediate sulphidation system characterized by a hydrothermal breccia zone covering an area of approximately 400 meters by 200 meters. A single rock sample was taken in this area yielding 0.49g/t gold, 285g/t silver, and 1.39% Cu. Auryn’s technical team believes this initial follow-up demonstrates the effectiveness of the stream sediment technique in this region and that it could lead to new discoveries in and around Sombrero project.

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