Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 21, 2017) – Affinity Metals Corp. (TSXV: AFF) (“the Corporation”) is pleased to report that it has entered into an option agreement with an arm’s length third party to acquire a 100% interest in the Regal Polymetallic Project located within the northern end of the prolific Kootenay Arc approximately 25km northeast of Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada.
The extensive property package spans 5,891 hectares and hosts the following past-producing mines:
Snowflake and Regal Silver (Stannex/Woolsey) Mines
The Snowflake and Regal Silver Mines were two former producing mines operated during the period 1936-1953. The last significant work on the property took place from 1967-1970, when Stannex Minerals completed 2,450 meters of underground development work and a feasibility study, but did not restart mining operations. In 1982, reported reserves were 590,703 tonnes grading 71.6 grams per tonne silver, 2.66 per cent lead, 1.26 per cent zinc, 1.1 per cent copper, 0.13 per cent tin and 0.015 per cent tungsten (Minfile No. 082N 004 – Prospectus, Gunsteel Resources Inc., April 29, 1986).
Note: The above resource and grades were prepared prior to adoption of NI 43-101 and are not compliant with current standards set out therein for calculating mineral resources or reserves
Allco Silver Mine
The Allco Silver Mine operated from 1936-1937 and produced 213 tonnes of concentrates containing 11 troz gold (1.55 g/t), 11,211 troz silver (1,637 g/t) and 173,159 lbs of lead (36.9%).
Recent Airborne Geophysics to Guide Future Exploration
An extensive airborne geophysics survey conducted by Geotech Ltd of Aurora, Ontario, for Northaven Resources Corp. in 2011, identified 4 well defined high potential linear targets correlating with the mineralogy and structural orientation of the Allco, Snowflake and Regal Silver mines. Northaven also reported that the mineralogy and structural orientation of the Allco, Snowflake and Regal Silver appeared to be similar to that of Huakan International Mining Inc’s J&L project located to the north, and on a similar geophysical trend line. The J&L is reporting a 43-101-compliant resource of 8,227,000 tonnes containing a combined 1,318,600 troz gold, 17,186,995 troz silver, 2.17% lead and 3.76% zinc. Northaven was unable to conduct further follow up exploration work on the property and forfeited the claims.
The property is being acquired through a four year option agreement with terms/payments as follows:
$5,000 cash and 50,000 shares
$10,000 cash and 50,000 shares
$20,000 cash and 100,000 shares
$30,000 cash and 150,000 shares
$40,000 and 250,000 shares
The vendor will retain a 3% NSR which can be fully bought out anytime for $500,000 cash and 100,000 shares per each 1%.
All shares issued under this agreement will be subject to a statutory 4 month hold period. This agreement is subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
Robert Edwards, CEO stated: “The Regal Project is an exciting acquisition for Affinity. With a historical non-compliant 43-101 resource, a recent and extensive geophysics survey and three past producing mines we are fortunate to benefit from all the past work completed on this property. We certainly have no shortage of high quality, prospective targets to focus our exploration in the coming year.”
About Affinity Metals
Affinity Metals is focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of strategic metal deposits within North America.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Robert Edwards, CEO and Director of Affinity Metals Corp.
Information relating to the Corporation is available at: www.affinity-metals.com
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