Vancouver, B.C. September 29,2020 (TSX-V: OGN) Orogen Royalties Inc. ("Orogen" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on the Silicon project, located in the Bare Mountain district in Nevada, where Orogen holds a 1% net smelter return royalty (“NSR”). Property owner AngloGold Ashanti, N.A. ("AngloGold") has recently received approval of their Plan of Operations permit allowing 155 acres of additional surface disturbance with 109 approved Phase One drill sites on the main Silicon area.
Recent new drilling results announced by Coeur Mining, Inc.(“Coeur”) (NYSE:CDE) and Corvus Gold Inc. (“Corvus”) (TSX:KOR)on claims adjacent to the southern border of the Silicon property suggest significant expansion potential of the Silicon system.
Coeur recently announced drilling results1 from its C-Horst area located immediately south of the Silicon project boundary (Figure 1). Highlights from the first ten holes of an eighteen-hole drill program include:
· 71.6 metres grading 1.8 grams per tonnes (“g/t”) gold from 192metres downhole in hole CH20-002
· 97.5 metres grading 1.4 g/t gold from 164.6 metres downhole in hole CH20-007
· 80.8 metres grading 1.1 g/t gold from 163.1 metres downhole in hole CH20-008
Coeur also noted that the drilling results from C-Horst exhibit oxide-leach characteristics based on initial metallurgical test work and cyanide-fire assay results.
Corvus announced drilling results2 from a single drill hole on its Lynnda Strip claims located northwest of Coeur’s C-Horst claims and immediately south of AngloGold’s Silicon project (Figure 1). Drill hole CH20-11 intercepted 197 metres grading0.44 g/t gold starting at a drill depth of 263.7 metres. Higher-grade internal intervals, including 44.2 metres grading 0.90 g/t gold and 20 metres grading 0.74 g/t gold, are associated with stock work quartz veining in oxidized volcanic rocks.
Paddy Nicol, Orogen’s CEO states, “These results are exciting and have potentially meaningful implications for Orogen’s royalty on the Silicon project. The drill holes are located approximately 1,500 metres from the southern extent of AngloGold’s drilling on the main Silicon area. The intervening Silicon ground (Figure 2),which has yet to be drill-tested, holds potential for similar oxide gold intercepts.”
About the Silicon Project
AngloGold’s Silicon project covers a large area of steam-heated alteration characteristic of the upper portions of an epithermal gold system. Intense acid leaching has created localized areas of high purity silica, which have been mined in the past. In addition, the property contains numerous historic mercury prospects within the large alteration zone. AngloGold has completed47 drill holes totaling approximately 19,000 metres of core and reverse circulation drilling and has permitted an additional 155 acres of surface disturbance, including 109 approved drill sites in their Phase 1 program.
Qualified Person Statement
Orogen’s disclosure of technical and scientific information in this news release has been reviewed by Robert Felder, Senior Vice President for Orogen. Mr. Felder is a Certified Professional Geologist (#11012) with the American Institute of Professional Geologists and a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101.
About Orogen Royalties
Orogen Royalties Inc. is engaged in project generation for precious and base metal discoveries in western North America with a focus on organic royalty creation and royalty acquisitions. Orogen’s royalty portfolio includes the Ermitaño West gold deposit in Sonora, Mexico (2% NSR) being developed by First Majestic Silver Corp. and the Silicon gold project (1% NSR) in Nevada, USA, being developed by AngloGold Ashanti N.A. The Company is well financed with several projects actively being developed by joint venture partners.
On Behalf of the Board
OROGEN ROYALTIES INC.
President & CEO
To find out more about Orogen, please contact Paddy Nicol, President & CEO at 604-248-8648, and Liliana Wong, Manager of Marketing and Investor Relations at 604-248-8648. Visit our website at www.orogenroyalties.com.
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