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Aug 11, 2020
Magna Gold Corp. Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Los Muertos Silver Project in Sonora, Mexico TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Magna Gold Corp. (TSXV: MGR, OTCQB: MGLQF) (“Magna” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an option agreement with a private party to acquire a 100% undivided interest in the Los Muertos silver-gold project located in the municipality of La Colorada, Sonora, Mexico. The Los Muertos silver-gold project is comprised of two claims, covering 1,756 hectares, (approximately 5km by 5km) which are located near Federal Highway 16, 80km southeast of the state capital of Hermosillo,and 30km southeast and on-trend with Argonaut Gold Inc.’s La Colorada mine (Figure 1).Highlights:Drill plan ready with coincident geochemical and IP targets.Structural orientations and alteration profiles same as at La Colorada mine.Exploration and drilling to commence immediately.Los Muertos is fully funded with cash and ongoing revenues from Magna’s producing San Francisco mine in Sonora.Geology of La Colorado DistrictThe Los Muertos project is in the Sonora-Mojave Megashear tectonic zone which runs approximately 700km northwesterly from Los Muertos to near Palm Springs, California,. The Sonora-Mojave Megashear contains numerous silver-gold deposits, including Magna’s producing San Francisco mine located 300km northwest of Los Muertos. The nearest current producer is Argonaut Gold’s La Colorada silver-gold mine, located 30km northwest of Magna’s Los Muertos project. (Figure 1. )The regional geological drivers of silver-gold mineralization in the southern part of the Megashear are well established. Precambrian basement rocks form an eroded undersurface which is overlain by Ordovician, Permian, and Triassic sedimentary rocks. Importantly, the district contains complex hydrothermal signatures related to Cretaceous plutonic activity, later higher-level plutonic events, and finally, the development of a pervasive, mineralized mid-Tertiary vein system.The La Colorada Gold District, which includes the Los Muertos area, is defined by hundreds of low sulphidation epithermal-vein type historic silver-gold deposits and showings which remain largely unexplored. Vein clusters at Los Muertos share a common orientation with the four main zones at the La Colorada mine, between 045° and 090°. Government geological maps indicate that the Los Muertos project’s immediate area is characterized by extreme silicification, hematization and argillic alteration, suggesting the potential for both extensive silver-gold veins systems, and coincident, pervasive disseminated mineralization in the host sedimentary and volcanic rocks.Figure 1. Project location within the Sonora Mojave Mega Shear https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/4f55b4f7-70d4-4e43-b895-714e34dd4182 Prior WorkThe Los Muertos project is ready for immediate RC drilling. The drill targets were generated by prior exploration work. Reconnaissance rock sampling over the properties returned values up to 388 ppm silver. A soil grid measuring 1km x 1.5km at a sample spacing of 50m x 100m returned clustered soil and rock silver anomalies (Figure 2). The project has been completely covered with an IP grid and the resulting resistivity and conductivity anomalies contribute importantly to the proposed drilling campaign.Figure 2. Project map showing geochemical and partial geophysical grids. https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/2d4e8880-03b2-4edf-910d-81340ecaa237 CEO Comment on Los Muertos Exploration PlanArturo Bonillas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Magna, notes that: “Los Muertos exactly fits into our exploration pipeline profile. We understand the regional and local geology, and we are excited with the potential of Los Muertos given the project’s easy access, demonstrated mineral showings, and good geophysics. Los Muertos is drill-ready, and we plan to complete target confirmation and begin drilling as soon as possible. Magna is in an excellent cash and cash-flow position due to its well performing San Francisco mine, also located in the Sonora-Mojave Megashear. Terms of the Option Agreement The terms of the option agreement (the “Transaction”) provide that Magna can earn a 100% undivided interest in the Los Muertos Project (Los Muertos concession and Los Muertos 1 concession) by paying an aggregate amount of USD$425,000 plus VAT in five annual installments commencing on the effective date of the Agreement, August 3rd, 2020 (the “Effective Date”), and ending on the 48th month from the Effective Date.Qualified Person James Baughman (P. Geo. ), Consulting Geologist and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standard of Disclosure for mineral Projects, has reviewed scientific and technical information in this news release.About Magna Gold Corp. Magna Gold Corp. is a Canadian gold company engaged in operations, development, exploration and acquisitions in Mexico. Its primary asset is the producing San Francisco gold mine in Sonora, Mexico and exploration stage projects include San Judas, La Pima and Mercedes.The Company’s shares trade on the TSXV under the trading symbol “MGR” and OTCQB under the trading symbol “MGLQF”. Magna is well integrated into its nearby communities, employs local residents, and uses local services when possible.For more information, please visit www.magnagoldcorp.com or contact Arturo Bonillas, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of the Company. Francisco Arturo Bonillas Zepeda
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