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Solgold samples 617 g/t Au at Blanca Nieves

2018-07-18 07:58 ET - News Release

From: Sedar News Subject: SEDAR News: SolGold plc Attached PDF e:\sedaronline\sedar2018\sedar20180718\02796407-00000001-00043090-C@#SEDARfilings#solgold07182018-PDF.pdf File: 02796407-00000001-00043090-C@#SEDARfilings#solgold07182018-PDF.pdf 18 July 2018 SolGold plc ("SolGold" or the "Company") Regional Exploration Update 10 Priority Projects Identified Across Ecuador Significant Copper and Gold Results Continue to be Returned From Blanca Nieves, La Hueca and Porvenir The Board of SolGold (LSE & TSX code: SOLG) is pleased to provide an update from the Company's regional exploration activities, particularly results from its 100% owned La Hueca, Porvenir and Blanca Nieves projects SolGold's strategy to become a tier 1 copper and gold producing company through aggressive exploration is continuing to yield exciting results. Initial exploration of SolGold's 72- regional concessions, across Ecuador, is nearing completion. Based on the results of this initial exploration, a list of 10 priority targets have been identified for second phase exploration. Ecuador is located on the gold rich section of the northern Andean Copper Belt and is renowned as the production base for nearly half of the world's copper (Figure 1). Large copper gold deposits of similar age elsewhere in the Andes include Escondida, El Salvador, Collahuasi, Chuquicamata and Alpala - Solgold's 85% owned Cascabel project. Ongoing exploration will focus on advancing these priority projects, through geophysical surveys and detailed soil geochemistry, with a view to progress to drill testing as soon as permissions are in place. All of the 10 projects are held within the Company's 100% owned subsidiaries: Carnegie Ridge Resources, Green Rock Resources, Cruz Del Sol S.A. and Valle Rico Resources. The 10 priority projects are: dot Blanca Nieves; dot Rio Armarillo; dot Cisne Loja; dot Porvenir; dot Timbara; dot Chillanes; dot Salinas; dot Sharug; dot La Hueca; and dot Cisne Victoria. The Company has already announced exciting initial results from the Blanca Nieves, La Hueca and Porvenir projects and positive results continue to be returned. 1|P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 HIGHLIGHTS: Rock chip samples from the Cielito vein at the Blanca Nieves project return very high grade gold mineralisation; o 617g/t Au, 0.59% Cu, 317g/t Ag, 0.74% Zn o 542g/t Au, 0.54% Cu, 254g/t Ag, 0.50% Zn Target 6 at the La Hueca project continues to grow in size with recently discovered outcrops rich in copper and molybdenum. Best rock chip results include; o 6.27% Cu, 0.29g/t Au, 22.9 g/t Ag, >1% Mo o 4.58% Cu, 0.13g/t Au, 14.6g/t Ag, 0.16% Mo o 4.15% Cu, 0.24g/t Au, 16.1g/t Ag, 0.28% Mo o 2.19% Cu, 0.12g/t Au, 9.11g/t Ag, 0.02% Mo Initial results from ridge and spur augur soil sampling at the Porvenir project is delineating a large 2.5km by 2km copper porphyry target. Soil results of up to 0.42% Cu are delineating a priority drill target. Mapping and rock chip sampling at the Porvenir continues to return high grade copper results with recent assay results including; o 8.65% Cu, 0.19g/t Au, 38.1g/t Ag o 6.64% Cu, 0.09g/t Au, 33.1g/t Ag o 5.10% Cu, 0.05g/t Au, 22.3g/t Ag At Cisne Loja, SolGold has delineated a large, epithermal gold zone with rock chip values up to 15.25g/t Au and 23.6g/t Ag over a 2.5km x 1.5km zone (3.75km 2). Geophysical surveys are planned for all 10 priority projects. Commenting on today's regional update, SolGold's CEO, Nick Mather said, "SolGold has been convinced of Ecuador's prospectivity since the Company commenced operations in 2012, and started seeing outstanding results from the Cascabel project. Utilising its first mover advantage and the Cascabel exploration blueprint, SolGold has been aggressively scouring the country for more world class projects. Management is very excited to have been able to identify 10 priority, 100% owned projects, so far, that will progress to the next phase of exploration. Our high success rate has been achieved by operating multiple field teams utilising a specialised method of rapid prospect recognition in each of our four, 100% owned regional subsidiary companies. SolGold employs 42 experienced Ecuadorean geologists within these subsidiaries. Environmental and social teams work alongside the technical teams to ensure SolGold and its subsidiaries maintain a social licence to operate in order to rapidly progress these projects". 2|P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES & RESULTS Blanca Nieves The Blanca Nieves Project is located in northern Ecuador on the northern Eocene belt of the prolific Andean Copper Belt, immediately north of the Cascabel concession that hosts SolGold's flagship Cascabel copper-gold deposit. The Projects comprises two concessions (Blanca and Nieves) over 97km2. SolGold holds a 100% interest in these two concessions through its Ecuadorean subsidiary company, Carnegie Ridge Resources S.A. High grade epithermal style gold mineralisation has been identified over an interpreted 10km long NW trending structural corridor linking both the Nieves and Blanca concessions. The Blanca Nieves epithermal gold veins are situated in a previously unrecognised corridor of gold mineralisation highlighting once again the under explored potential of the Ecuadorean section of the Andean copper- gold belt. The rich epithermal gold mineralisation is thought to be associated with large copper gold porphyry systems in the area including the Alpala deposit. Cielito vein prospect Hosted in volcanics and volcanic breccias showing weak quartz-pyrite-illite and chlorite-sericite alteration (Photo 1 & 2). Sampling of the intermediate sulphidation Cielito vein returned very high grade gold mineralisation (Table 1); o 617g/t Au, 0.59% Cu, 317g/t Ag, 0.74% Zn o 542g/t Au, 0.54% Cu, 254g/t Ag, 0.50% Zn A ridge and spur auger soil program is underway traversing the projected trend of the epithermal structural corridor. Following the results of the geochemical sampling program, a targeted geophysical survey will be planned, and drill testing. La Hueca The La Hueca Project is located in Southern Ecuador and lies on the southern part of Ecuador's eastern Jurassic Belt (Figure 4), which contains the Fruta del Norte epithermal gold deposit currently being developed by Lundin Gold, the Mirador porphyry copper deposit and the Santa Barbara porphyry gold- copper deposit. The Hueca Project comprises three concessions over 160km2 and 100% owned by SolGold's subsidiary, Cruz del Sol S.A. As previously announced, SolGold's technical team have discovered an extensive new corridor of porphyry copper and gold mineralisation at La Hueca Project that also trends through the Company's Porvenir and Timbara Projects. Target 6 Target 6 has returned strong copper, gold and molybdenum anomalism over a large area 1.25km by 1.0 km (Figure 5 & 6). This new discovery by the Cruz del Sol team is significant due to k-feldspar, secondary biotite, and chlorite-sericite hydrothermal alteration intensity, and the presence of chalcopyrite, 3|P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 molybdenite and bornite. A- and B-type quartz veins are also present at variable density. Geochemical high Cu-Mo results are significant (Table 2), and they are dispersed over an extensive area. Best rock chip results from Target 6 include; dot 6.27% Cu, 0.29g/t Au, 22.9 g/t Ag, >1% Mo dot 4.58% Cu, 0.13g/t Au, 14.6g/t Ag, 0.16% Mo dot 4.15% Cu, 0.24g/t Au, 16.1g/t Ag, 0.28% Mo dot 2.19% Cu, 0.12g/t Au, 9.11g/t Ag, 0.02% Mo A program of gridded auger soil sampling is underway at Target 6 to further delineate drilling targets. Geophysical surveys are also planned over the La Hueca project. Porvenir The Porvenir Project is also located in Southern Ecuador and lies on the southern part of Ecuador's eastern Jurassic Belt. The concession covers 244km2 and is owned by the Company's 100% owned subsidiary, Green Rock Resources S.A (Figure 4). A stream sediment, mapping and rock chip sampling programs at the Porvenir Project delineated two porphyry copper prospect areas within the larger 6km x 5.5km stream anomaly, the Derrumbo and Bartolo prospects (Figure 7). A program of ridge and spur auger soil sampling is currently underway with initial auger soil results having identified a 2.5km by 2km zone of strong copper anomalism. Initial multi element soil geochemistry is delineating a strongly zoned porphyry copper target with copper in soil values of up to 0.42% Cu. Follow up mapping has confirmed mineralisation in outcrop, with best rock chip results including; dot 8.65% Cu, 0.19g/t Au, 38.1g/t Ag dot 6.64% Cu, 0.09g/t Au, 33.1g/t Ag dot 5.10% Cu, 0.05g/t Au, 22.3g/t Ag dot 4.27% Cu, 0.09g/t Au, 14.6g/t Ag Auger soil programs are continuing and infill programs are planned to delineate drill targets. Geopysical surveys are also planned over the Bartolo and Derrumbo prospects. Cisne Loja The Cisne Loja Project is located in the southern central region of Ecuador. Cisne Loja covers 147km2 and is owned by the Company's 100% owned subsidiary, Green Rock Resources S.A. First pass stream sediment surveys have identified several large areas of strong gold mineralisation across the tenement. Recent follow up of gold anomalies has led to the discovery of outcropping epithermal style alteration and mineralisation over an area of 2.5km by 1.5km with several episodes of quartz veining, which shows similarities to the epithermal gold system at Fruta del Norte in Southern Ecuador. 4|P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 Numerous areas of epithermal quartz veins with alteration exhibiting silica-kaolinite-quartz clay assemblages together with vuggy quartz, indicate an intermediate to low sulphidation epithermal environment. Numerous rock chip samples have returned gold and silver results greater than 1 g/t Au with a best rock chip sample of: dot 15.25 g/t Au and 23.6 g/t Ag Further detailed mapping, sampling and trenching is planned along with a geophysical survey, prior to drill testing. Timbara The Timbara Project is located in Ecuador's eastern Jurassic Belt which hosts the Fruta del Norte epithermal gold deposit (14 million ounces Au), the Mirador copper porphyry deposit (3 million tonnes Cu) and the Santa Barbara copper-gold porphyry deposit (8 million ounces Au). The concessions covers 151km2 and is owned by the Company's 100% owned subsidiary, Green Rock Resources. Results from rock chip samples collected during stream reconnaissance programs at Timbara include: dot 28.89% Cu, >100g/t Ag dot 4.00% Cu, >100g/t Ag dot 2.94% Cu dot 2.32% Cu The location and orientation of mineralised veins may represent a continuation of the highly prospective porphyry corridor identified at SolGold's La Hueca Project. Initial exploration programs are continuing. Rio Amarillo Located in northern Ecuador on the prolific Andean Copper Belt near SolGold's world class Cascabel Project, the three Rio Armarillo concessions cover an area of 123 km2. Two main prospects have been identified in both Rio Armarillo 1 & 2; Chilanes and the Pugaran Prospects. Chilanes consists of an extensive lithocap with surrounding strong stream sediment anomalies. The lithocap measures approximately 2.4km by 2.4km. It consists of crackle and hydrothermal breccias, with silca-clay and advanced argillic alteration, typical of the upper levels of a porphyry system. Pugaran hosts abundant B-type veins and zones of strong copper mineralisation. It represents a 250m long outcrop of copper mineralisation consisting of B type veins with pyrite, chalcopyrite, chalcocite and bornite. K-alteration overprinted by phyllic alteration. The next stage of exploration at Rio Armarillo project will start with detailed auger soil program over the Chilanes lithocap in Rio Armarillo 2 concession and geophysical surveys covering the entire project, to enable drill target selection. 5|P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 Chillanes The Chillanes project is located in the Miocene Belt in central Ecuador. The concession covers 48km2 and is owned by the Company's 100% owned subsidiary, Green Rock Resources S.A. Whilst initial exploration is yet to be completed over the entire concession, early results are very encouraging. Stream sediment geochemical sampling has return the highest copper results from any SolGold project in Ecuador with best results including 1140ppm Cu and 1110ppm Cu. Detailed follow up mapping and rock chip sampling is continuing with the best rock chip assay returned to date of 1.42% Cu. Hydrothermal alteration consists of phyllic alteration with abundant chalcopyrite and pyrite with lesser chalcocite and bornite mapped in outcrop. Following the completion of initial anaconda mapping, a program of auger soil geochemistry will be carried out to delineate priority drill targets. Cisne Victoria The Cisne Victoria Project is located in southeastern Ecuador. The concession covers 170km2 and is owned by the Company's 100% owned subsidiary, Cruz del Sol S.A. Numerous prospects have been discovered during SolGold's initial geochemical stream sampling. Significant alteration and mineralisation has been identified that is indicative of a large porphyry system. Best result include a 7m continuous channel chip sample that returned: dot 7m @ 2.29% Cu, 0.73 g/t Au, 8.83 g/t Ag Initial first pass exploration is continuing to define the extent of the copper mineralisation and locate new prospects. 6|P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 Figure 1: Location of the 10 priority projects 7|P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 Figure 2: Location plan Blanca Nieves Project 8|P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 Figure 3: Rock chip sample locations Blanca Nieves Significant Results Cielito Vein - Blanca Nieves Sample ID Easting Northing elevation Cu % Au ppm Ag ppm Te ppm Zn ppm R01000436 791125 94210 1120 0.581 269 133 222 1950 R01000437 791120 94205 1120 0.0699 66.7 32 72.9 1540 R01000439 790904 94161 1136 0.0112 18.3 1.3 17.35 104 R01000440 790904 94161 1136 0.011 27.2 1.34 19.85 96 R01000441 790904 94161 1136 0.0331 23.2 1.87 28.1 237 R01000468 790991 94213 1062 0.0099 3.58 0.57 0.25 42 R01000562 791150 94277 1125 0.59 617 317 >500 7480 R01000563 791148 94275 1125 0.127 116.5 64.9 143.5 1380 R01000564 791146 94277 1125 0.548 542 254 >500 5060 Table 1: Significant rock chip results Blanca Nieves 9|P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 Chalcocite Crystaline Quartz Photo 1: Sample: R01000562 617 g/t Au, 317g/t Ag, 0.59% Cu Py Cp Mix Sericite halo Crystaline Quartz Photo 2: Sample: R01000564 542g/t Au, 254g/t Ag, 0.54% Cu 10 | P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 Figure 4: Location Plan Porvenir and La Hueca Significant Results - Target 6 - La Hueca Sample ID Easting Northing Elevation Au_ppm Ag_ppm Cu_ppm Mo_ppm R02000802 743070 9564712 1171 0.289 22.9 62710 >10000 R02000785 743043 9564727 1161 0.132 14.65 45830 1570 R02000768 743025 9564722 1154 0.235 16.1 41500 2820 R02000784 743029 9564702 1165 0.124 9.11 21870 194.5 R02000774 743007 9564724 1147 0.284 5.96 19560 87.6 R02000783 743029 9564702 1165 0.213 3.49 18720 57.9 11 | P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 R02000781 743027 9564705 1163 0.166 10.65 16540 2180 R02000782 743028 9564704 1164 0.16 5.49 13940 208 R02000685 742747 9565046 1064 0.299 7.71 13080 19.95 R02000760 742798 9565018 1070 0.351 5.59 12300 7.18 R02000856 742579 9565298 1002 0.173 3.5 11190 373 R02000669 742744 9565042 1089 0.388 7.29 10850 19.2 R02000773 742996 9564759 1143 0.019 3.73 9580 18.9 R02000801 743069 9564717 1170 0.032 2.31 8340 186 R02000772 742997 9564761 1143 0.105 4.13 7870 152.5 R02000653 743882 9564206 1409 0.389 4.08 6470 0.79 R02000681 742736 9565051 1064 0.07 3.97 6450 6.98 R02000832 742618 9565308 1024 0.107 1.37 6310 199.5 R02000846 742599 9565310 1004 0.162 2.14 6270 213 R02000777 743013 9564722 1151 0.123 3.42 5930 23.9 R02000753 742835 9564977 1074 0.04 1 5730 2.67 R02000836 742611 9565307 1019 0.092 1.3 5480 93 R02000860 742582 9565299 1012 0.065 1.71 5450 157 R02000817 743081 9564709 1171 0.032 3.22 5340 899 R02000843 742578 9565159 1067 0.103 1.34 5080 322 R02000794 743069 9564719 1170 0.033 1.65 5060 127 Table 2: Significant rock chip results Target 6 La Hueca Project 12 | P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 Figure 5: Location Plan of La Hueca Targets Figure 6: Rock chip location plan Target 6 La Hueca 13 | P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 Figure 7: Rock Chip location plan Porvenir 14 | P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 Significant Rock Chip Results Porvenir Au Ag Cu Mo Sample ID Easting Northing Elevation Cu % ppm ppm ppm ppm R03000875 723685 9498009 1903 8.651 0.189 38.1 86510 9.65 R03000696 723560 9498545 1817 6.636 0.094 33.1 66360 523 R03000699 723704 9498523 1803 5.101 0.056 22.3 51010 76.8 R03000588 723445 9497708 1952 4.267 0.094 14.55 42670 1.59 R03000860 723378 9498462 1698 2.084 0.032 6.8 20840 17.35 R03000587 723420 9497763 1990 1.579 0.068 5.75 15790 88 R03000863 723387 9498451 1814 1.451 0.012 4.81 14510 48.8 R03000878 723448 9497712 1953 1.308 0.059 6.81 13080 8.12 R03000592 723931 9497638 1990 1.299 0.246 2.69 12990 160.5 R03000854 723870 9498352 2000 1.074 0.018 5.55 10740 189.5 R03000697 723674 9498534 1859 0.936 0.111 5.57 9360 254 R03000866 723462 9498392 1814 0.906 0.01 3.18 9060 42.4 R03000618 723583 9498126 1912 0.846 0.024 0.62 8460 7.37 R03000864 723397 9498442 1789 0.751 0.037 3.03 7510 89.2 R03000599 723445 9498410 1827 0.647 0.007 2.42 6470 34.2 R03000852 723782 9498420 1952 0.62 0.022 2.1 6200 70 R03000616 723598 9498118 1874 0.598 0.09 0.9 5980 147 R03000879 723954 9497712 1954 0.523 0.02 2.12 5230 83.4 Table 3: Significant rock chip results Porvenir Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 until the release of this announcement. Qualified Person: Information in this report relating to the exploration results is based on data reviewed by Mr Jason Ward ((CP) B.Sc. Geol.), the Chief Geologist of the Company. Mr Ward is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, holds the designation MAusIMM (CP), and has in excess of 20 years' experience in mineral exploration and is a Qualified Person for the purposes of the relevant LSE and TSX Rules. Mr Ward consents to the inclusion of the information in the form and context in which it appears. By order of the Board Karl Schlobohm Company Secretary 15 | P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 CONTACTS Mr Nicholas Mather Tel: +61 (0) 7 3303 0665 SolGold Plc (Chief Executive Officer) +61 (0) 417 880 448 nmather@solgold.com.au Mr Karl Schlobohm Tel: +61 (0) 7 3303 0661 SolGold Plc (Company Secretary) kschlobohm@solgold.com.au Ms Anna Legge Tel: +44 (0) 20 3823 2130 SolGold Plc (Public Relations/Investor Relations) alegge@solgold.com.au ABOUT SOLGOLD SolGold is a leading exploration company focussed on the discovery and definition of world-class copper and gold deposits. In 2017 SolGold's management team was recognised as an example of excellence in the industry, and continue to strive to deliver objectives efficiently and in the interests of shareholders. SolGold is the largest and most active concession holder in Ecuador and is aggressively exploring the length and breadth of this highly prospective section of the Andean Copper Belt. Ecuador dedicated to become a serious mining nation Ecuador has, over the last 5 years, been recognised globally as a frontrunner in emerging mining nations as it develops regulatory and fiscal frameworks to facilitate the development of a fiscally, socially and environmentally strong and responsible mining industry. Dedicated stakeholders SolGold employs a staff of over 400 and at least 90% are Ecuadorean. This is expected to grow as the operations at Alpala, and in Ecuador generally, expand. SolGold focusses its operations to be safe, reliable and environmentally responsible and maintains close relationships with its local communities. SolGold has engaged an increasingly skilled refined and experienced team of geoscientists using state of the art geophysical and geochemical modelling applied to an extensive data base to enable the delivery of ore grade intersections from nearly every drill hole at Alpala. About Cascabel and Alpala The Alpala deposit is the main target in the Cascabel concession, located on the northern section of the heavily endowed Andean Copper Belt, the entirety of which is renowned as the base for nearly half of the world's copper production. The project area hosts mineralisation of Eocene age, the same age as numerous Tier 1 deposits along the Andean Copper Belt in Chile and Peru to the south. The project base is located at Rocafuerte in northern Ecuador, an approximately three hour drive north of Quito, close to water, power supply and Pacific ports (Figure 1). Alpala has produced some of the greatest drill hole intercepts in porphyry copper-gold exploration history, as indicated by Hole 12 (CSD-16-012) returning 1560m grading 0.59% copper and 0.54 g/t gold including, 1044m grading 0.74% copper and 0.54 g/t gold. 16 | P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 Having fulfilled its earn in requirements, SolGold is a registered shareholder with an unencumbered legal and beneficial 85% interest in ENSA (Exploraciones Novomining S.A.) which holds 100% of the Cascabel concession covering approximately 50km2. The junior equity owner in ENSA is required to repay 15% of costs since SolGold's earn in was completed, from 90% of its share of distribution of earnings or dividends from ENSA or the Cascabel concession. It is also required to contribute to development or be diluted and if its interest falls below 10%, it shall reduce to a 0.5% NSR royalty which SolGold may acquire for US$3.5m. Approximately 123,500m of diamond drilling has been completed on the project. With 12 rigs currently active on the project (10 rigs drilling on the Alpala cluster (Figure 2), and 2 rigs drilling at the Aguinaga prospect (Figure 3)), SolGold produces some 10,000m of core every month. The Cascabel drill program currently focusses on extending and upgrading the status of the Alpala Resource, as well as further drill testing of the rapidly evolving Aguinaga prospect. Drill testing of the Trivinio target has commenced, whilst the numerous other untested targets, namely at Moran, Cristal, Tandayama-America and Chinambicito, are flagged for drill testing as overall program demands allow. Since the publication of the Alpala Maiden Mineral Resource Estimate in January 2018, which outlined a contained metal inventory of 5.2 million tonnes of copper and 12.6 million ounces of gold, the company has nearly doubled both drilled and reported metreage and will produce a revised resource statement addressing the evident growth in the size of the deposit at the conclusion of the current Alpala drill programme. Investors should consult the technical report dated December 18, 2017 for a detailed account of the assumptions on which the estimates were based as well as any known legal, political, environmental and other risks that could materially affect the development of the resources. Getting Alpala advanced towards development SolGold has appointed feasibility management to initially address the production of a preliminary economic assessment (PEA), prior to the prefeasibility and feasibility studies. The resource at the Alpala deposit boasts a high grade core which, in the event of the construction of a mine, is targeted to facilitate early cashflows and an accelerated payback of initial capital. SolGold is currently investigating development and financing options available to the company for the development of Cascabel on reaching feasibility. SolGold's regional push SolGold is using its successful and cost efficient blueprint established at Alpala, and Cascabel generally, to explore for additional world class projects across Ecuador. SolGold is the largest and most active concessionaire in Ecuador having recognised as early as 2014 that the country hosted the same untested prospectivity as the Northern Chilean section of the Andean Copper Belt, which accounts for some 25% of the world's copper resources. The Company believes Alpala is just the beginning for SolGold in Ecuador. The company wholly owns four other subsidiaries active throughout the country that are now focussed on ten high priority gold and copper resource targets, several of which the Company believes have the potential, subject to resource definition and feasibility, to be developed in close succession or even on a more accelerated basis from Alpala. SolGold is listed on the London Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange (LSE/TSX: SOLG). The company has on issue a total of 1,696,245,686 fully-paid ordinary shares, 31,795,884 share options 17 | P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 exercisable at 28p; 9,795,884 share options exercisable at 14p and 46,762,000 share options exercisable at 60p. See www.solgold.com.au for more information. 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The Company recognises that the term "World Class" is subjective and for the purpose of the Company's projects the Company considers the drilling results at the growing Alpala Porphyry Copper 18 | P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 Gold Deposit at its Cascabel Project to represent intersections of a "World Class" deposit. The Company considers that "World Class" deposits are rare, very large, long life, low cost, and are responsible for approximately half of total global metals production. "World Class" deposits are generally accepted as deposits of a size and quality that create multiple expansion opportunities, and have or are likely to demonstrate robust economics that ensure development irrespective of position within the global commodity cycles, or whether or not the deposit has been fully drilled out, or a feasibility study completed. Standards drawn from industry experts (1) Singer and Menzie, 2010; (2) Schodde, 2006; (3) Schodde and Hronsky, 2006; (4) Singer, 1995; (5) Laznicka, 2010) have characterised "World Class" deposits at prevailing commodity prices. The relevant criteria for "World Class" deposits, adjusted to current long run commodity prices, are considered to be those holding or likely to hold more than 5 million tonnes of copper and/or more than 6 million ounces of gold with a modelled net present value of greater than USD 1 Billion. The Company and its external consultants prepared an initial mineral resource estimate at the Cascabel Project in December 2017. Results are summarised in Table B attached. The Mineral Resource Estimate was completed from 53,616m of drilling, approximately 84% of 63,500m metres drilled as of mid-December 2017, the cut-off date for the maiden resource calculation. There remains strong potential for further growth from more recent drilling results, and continue rapid growth of the deposit. Any development or mining potential for the project remains speculative. Drill hole intercepts have been updated to reflect current commodity prices, using a data aggregation method, defined by copper equivalent cut-off grades and reported with up to 10m internal dilution, excluding bridging to a single sample. Copper equivalent grades are calculated using a gold conversion factor of 0.63, determined using an updated copper price of USD3.00/pound and an updated gold price of USD1300/ounce. True widths of down hole intersections are estimated to be approximately 25-50%. On the basis of the drilling results to date and the results of the Alpala Maiden Mineral Resource Estimate, the reference to the Cascabel Project as "World Class" (or "Tier 1") is considered to be appropriate. Examples of global copper and gold discoveries since 2006 that are generally considered to be "World Class" are summarised in Table A. References cited in the text: 1. Singer, D.A. and Menzie, W.D., 2010. Quantitative Mineral Resource Assessments: An Integrated Approach. Oxford University Press Inc. 2. Schodde, R., 2006. What do we mean by a world class deposit? And why are they special. Presentation. AMEC Conference, Perth. 3. Schodde, R and Hronsky, J.M.A, 2006. The Role of World-Class Mines in Wealth Creation. Special Publications of the Society of Economic Geologists Volume 12. 4. Singer, D.A., 1995, World-class base and precious metal deposits--a quantitative analysis: Economic Geology, v. 90, no.1, p. 88 104. 5. Laznicka, P., 2010. Giant Metallic Deposits: Future Sources of Industrial Metal, Second Edition. Springer-Verlag Heidelberg. 19 | P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 Discovery Major Deposit Name Year Metals Country Current Status Mining_Style Inventory 1 LA COLOSA 2006 Au,Cu Colombia Feasibility - New project Open Pit 469Mt @ 0.95g/t Au; 14.3MOz Au 2 LOS SULFATOS 2007 Cu,Mo Chile Advanced Exploration Underground 1.2Bt @ 1.46% Cu and 0.02% Mo; 17.5Mt Cu 3 BRUCEJACK 2008 Au Canada Development/Construction Open Pit 15.6Mt @ 16.1 g/t Au; 8.1Moz Au 4 KAMOA-KAKULA 2008 Cu,Co,Zn Congo (DRC) Feasibility - New project Open Pit & U/ground 1.34Bt @ 2.72% Cu; 36.5 Mt Cu 5 GOLPU 2009 Cu,Au PNG Feasibility - New project Underground 820Mt @ 1.0% Cu, 0.70g/t Au; 8.2Mt Cu, 18.5Moz Au 6 COTE 2010 Au,Cu Canada Feasibility Study Open Pit 289Mt @ 0.90 g/t Au: 8.4MOz Au 7 HAIYU 2011 Au China Development/Construction Underground 15Moz Au 8 RED HILL-GOLD RUSH 2011 Au United States Feasibility Study Open Pit & U/ground 47.6Mt @ 4.56g/t Au; 7.0MOz Au 9 XILING 2016 Au China Advanced Exploration Underground 383Mt @ 4.52g/t Au; 55.7MOz Au Source: after MinEx Consulting, May 2017 1 Source: http://www.mining-technology.com/projects/la-colosa 2 Source: http://www.angloamerican.com/media/press-releases/2009 3 Source: http://www.pretivm.com/projects/brucejack/overview/ 4 Source: https://www.ivanhoemines.com/projects/kamoa-kakula-project/ 5 Source: http://www.newcrest.com.au/media/resource_reserves/2016/December_2016_Resources_and_Reserves_Statement.pdf 6 Source: http://www.canadianminingjournal.com/news/gold-iamgold-files-cote-project-pea/ 7 Source: http://www.zhaojin.com.cn/upload/2015-05-31/580601981.pdf 8 Source: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/sedau/show-sedau.php?rec_id=103 9 Source: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2017-03/29/content_28719822.htm Table A: Tier 1 global copper and gold discoveries since 2006. This table does not purport to be exhaustive exclusive or definitive. 20 | P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000 Resource Tonnage Grade Contained Metal Category (Mt) Cu Au CuEq (%) Cu Au CuEq (Mt) (%) (g/t) (Mt) (Moz) Indicated 70 1.1 1.3 1.8 0.7 2.8 1.2 >1.1% CuEq Inferred 50 1.1 1.3 1.8 0.5 1.9 0.8 0.9 - 1.1% Indicated 50 0.7 0.5 1.0 0.3 0.9 0.5 CuEq Inferred 50 0.7 0.5 1.0 0.4 0.9 0.5 0.3 - 0.9% Indicated 310 0.4 0.2 0.5 1.2 2.3 1.6 CuEq Inferred 550 0.4 0.2 0.5 2.0 3.5 2.6 Total >0.3% Indicated 430 0.5 0.4 0.8 2.3 6.0 3.4 CuEq Inferred 650 0.4 0.3 0.6 2.9 6.3 4.0 Table B: Alpala Mineral Resource statement as of 18 December 2017 Notes: dot Mr. Martin Pittuck, MSc, CEng, MIMMM, is responsible for this Mineral Resource estimate and is an "independent qualified person" as such term is defined in NI 43-101. dot The Mineral Resource is reported using a cut-off grade of 0.3% copper equivalent calculated using [copper grade (%)] + [gold grade (g/t) x 0.6] based on a copper price of US$2.8/lb and gold price of US$1,160/oz. dot The Mineral Resource is considered to have reasonable potential for eventual economic extraction by underground mass mining such as block caving. dot Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. dot The statement uses the terminology, definitions and guidelines given in the CIM Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (May 2014). dot The MRE is reported on 100 percent basis. dot Values given in the table have been rounded, apparent calculation errors resulting from this are not considered to be material. dot The effective date for the Mineral Resource statement is 18th December 2017. 21 | P a g e SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: info@solgold.com.auWebsite: www.solgold.com.au Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4001 Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000

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