Zonte Metals acquires iron oxide copper gold project
Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Zonte Metals Inc (TSXV: ZON) ("Zonte") is pleased to announce it has signed an option agreement to acquire 100% of the Cross Hills Iron Oxide Copper Gold Project, on the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador. The property is comprised of 327 claims covering 8175 hectares including 90 claims optioned from the property vendor and an additional 237 claims map staked by the Company.

The agreement entered into between Zonte and the property vendor grants Zonte the option to purchase a 100% interest in the project by making payments of $55,000 and issuing 1.5 Million common shares over four years. The claims are subject to a 3% NSR, 2/3rds of which can be purchased for $2,000,000. The acquisition is subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.

Terry Christopher, President and CEO states, "The Company reviewed over 100 properties between 2012 to 2016 which resulted in a short list for possible acquisition. Our acquisition criteria is simple: look for properties with large scale potential. In November 2016, the Company acquired the McConnells Jest Project based on its large scale potential and completed a successful first stage exploration program in the summer of 2017 which resulted in a gold discovery at the Two Four Target. We are now pleased to have added the Cross Hills Project to our portfolio which covers 25km of a regional structure which has geological, geochemical and geophysical characteristics of an Iron Oxide Copper Gold system. Historically, this project has been explored for a number of elements including rare earths and uranium as well as for its Iron Oxide Copper Gold potential, however, all historic programs were limited in scope. Zonte plans to conduct a focused program followed by drilling as targets are defined. Exploration is expected to start shortly in the form a ground magnetic survey over portions of the project."

As part of its due diligence, the Company visited the property in September 2017 and examined areas of known mineralization. Grab samples were collected from surface mineralization over several different areas. At the northern end of the project, samples were collected from surface mineralization at Dunns Mountain, where copper mineralization in the form of bornite was observed in magnetite veins within an area of about 270m by 100m. A few kilometres to the south, in the Carols Hat area, copper and uranium mineralization was sampled.

The Cross Hills Project hosts an Iron Oxide Copper Gold system (IOCG) covering 25km along a regional structure break called the Cross Hills lineament. Geologically the area is underlain by series of intrusives, volcanics and sediments. Historical exploration programs were limited, however, the data set provides a solid base to work from. Among the compiled data sets is a previous geophysical interpretation of Geological Survey airborne surveys which highlighted a number of areas that need detailed ground follow up. The Company has five of these targets under claim. In addition, the recent field visit was successful in identifying alteration patterns within the IOCG system as well as confirming a newly discovered large albitite breccia not previously known to exist on the Property. Additional field work will focus on mapping the system as well as ground geophysics.

About Zonte

Zonte Metals Inc. is a junior explorer focused on gold and copper. The Company has signed an Option Agreement to acquire 100% of the McConnells Jest project, in the Tintina Gold Belt, located in the Yukon Territory, which is composed of 172 claims totaling approximately 3,371 hectares, and holds the drill ready Wings Point Gold Project located in Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition, the Company and partner have an application over open areas sitting on top of the open pit outline of the Gramalote Deposit in Colombia, which is held by AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU) and B2Gold (TSX: BTO, NYSE: BTG). The title issuance is being contested by the state governing the application and the Company has started legal action to protect its rights.

For more information, please visit: http://www.zontemetals.com

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