VANCOUVER, Jan. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Darwin Resources Corp ("Darwin" or "The Company") (TSXV:DAR) (OTCPK:DARWF): Dr. Graham Carman, President & CEO, is pleased to provide an update on surface sampling at the Suriloma epithermal gold - silver project in the Department of La Libertad Peru. New results from channel sampling at the La Puerta prospect area are presented here, together with samples from five other gold-silver targets at Suriloma.
Dr Graham Carman states: "Recent channel sampling at the La Puerta area has reinforced our confidence in the continuity of gold mineralization (see Figure 1). Disseminated gold associated with quartz stockwork has been sampled over widths between 20 and 40 metres along a 500 metre strike length in andesite volcanics. Mineralization remains open in both directions, and the edges of the mineralized zones are often soil covered, suggesting the mineralized envelope could be significantly wider. We now believe that mineralization at La Puerta could be repeated a further 1.2km to the west, where similar mineralization is exposed at Inmaculada, again in volcanic rocks."
"Suriloma is proving to be a large and prospective epithermal system. About 600 surface samples have now been collected from six prospects within a 7km x 3km area on mineral concessions controlled 100% by Darwin (see Figure 2). Quartz veins sampled at Surupampa returned up to 130 g/t gold, indicating potential for very high-grade gold mineralization. Gold up to 4.4 g/t has also been recently discovered in quartzite rocks within stockwork mineralization at the Santa Felicita area. This discovery is particularly exciting because several other large gold deposits within 50km of Suriloma are hosted by quartzite rocks including La Arena (Rio Alto Mining), Lagunas Norte (Barrick Gold Corporation) and Shahuindo (Sulliden Gold Corporation)."
Darwin is progressing well with community engagement to gain the required drill permits for La Puerta. A community information workshop was successfully completed in December 2012, and other workshops are planned to inform surrounding communities of our activities. The Company is now finalizing access agreements with a number of individual landholders. Once completed, a drill plan of up to 20 separate drill pads will be submitted to the government for final approval, which we expect should take around 3 months, i.e. end of calendar Q1 or early Q2 2013.
The initial planned drill program will be approximately 2,000 metres and would start immediately after the approval process is completed.
Significant gold and silver channel results at La Puerta are highlighted in
Figure 1 and summarised in Table 1 below. The locations of all targets
discovered to date at Suriloma are shown in Figure 2 with the gold results highlighted.
Source: Darwin Resources Corp.