Dr. John-Mark Staude of Riverside Resources reports
RIVERSIDE RESOURCES OPTIONS CECILIA GOLD-SILVER PROJECT TO CARLYLE COMMODITIES CORP. WITH PLANS FOR IMMEDIATE PROGRESSION ON MULTIPLE TARGETS
Riverside Resources Inc. has entered into a definitive option agreement with Carlyle Commodities Corp. for Riverside's 100-per-cent-owned Cecilia gold-silver project in Sonora, Mexico. The Agreement would grant Carlyle 100% undivided right, title, and ownership to the Cecilia Project for an aggressive work program, cash payments, shares over-time and a 2.5% NSR with Riverside managing as operator. Riverside developed several targets after consolidating claims and expanding the Project further through the Mexican lottery to grow to a consolidated ~80km Superscript 2 tenure package.
Highlights of the Agreement include:
- Cash payments of C$200,000 over 3-years to Riverside;
- Share payments of 4,500,000 shares to Riverside;
- C$2,500,000 of exploration and drilling expenditures made by Carlyle at the Project;
- 2.5% NSR to Riverside.
Please see the Transaction Details section below for more information on the Agreement. The planned work program will be developed in the coming weeks with Carlyle Commodities Corp and can build upon previous sampling, mapping, and structural work that the Company completed. The soil lines combined with the 3D modeling of past drill holes and projection of the surface mapped geology to depth begins to develop a range of precious metals targets that can be tested. A value add of a drone aeromagnetic survey is a critical next step to get a good picture of the ~80 km2 property tenure which will aim to define the deeper feeder structures that could be controlling near surface mineralization.
Riverside's President and CEO, Dr. John-Mark Staude, stated: "We are excited to be working together with Carlyle to progress the various exploration targets at the Cecilia Project and particularly our shared keenness for discovery of high-grade mineralization on the district scale property package that Riverside consolidated and worked up."
Riverside will act as the project operator during at least the first twelve months of the Agreement, following the closing date with the option to extend at Carlyle's request. As operator, Riverside will be able to provide continuity and skills operating during these COVID-19 times in regions of Sonora where the Company is already running programs with other major mining company partners including BHP and Hochschild Mining Corp.
The Cecilia Project
In 2017 Riverside consolidated and acquired the Cecilia Gold-Silver Project located in NE Sonora, Mexico near the US/Mexico border. The Cecilia Project is a district scale gold and silver low sulfidation epithermal system centered on multiple mineralized rhyolitic flow-dome complexes. One of the workings at the Cerro Magallanes dome returned high grades up to 133.7 g/t Au and 335 g/t Ag (see Press release dated June 6, 2017). In addition to the rhyolite domes epithermal type mineralization the underlying sedimentary Cabullona group and Paleozoic limestone provide an additional environment for replacement style mineralization at depth. Riverside's current analogues for Cecilia are SSR Mining's Pitarrilla deposit and Fresnillo's San Julian deposit, which contain 526 million oz Ag (Measured + Indicated) and over 230 million oz Ag respectively.
Since the acquisition of the Project, Riverside has completed a number of sampling programs with impressive results, it has increased the size of the Project to > 7,700 hectares, produced new maps and has identified new mineralized zones and targets at Cecilia.
Qualified Person and quality assurance/quality control
The scientific and technical data contained in this news release pertaining to the Cecilia Project was reviewed and/or prepared under the supervision of Freeman Smith, P.Geo., a non-independent qualified person to Riverside Resources Inc. who is responsible for ensuring that the geologic information provided in this news release is accurate and who acts as a "qualified person" under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
About Riverside Resources Inc.
Riverside is a well-funded exploration company driven by value generation and discovery. The Company has no debt and less than 65M shares outstanding with a strong portfolio of gold-silver and copper assets in North America. Riverside has extensive experience and knowledge operating in Mexico and Canada and leverages its large database to generate a portfolio of prospective mineral properties. In addition to Riverside's own exploration spending, the Company also strives to diversify risk by securing joint-venture and spin-out partnerships to advance multiple assets simultaneously and create more chances for discovery.
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